Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: torture

Federal Bureau of Prisons covered up visit to CIA torture site

With a looming Trump presidency, the ACLU and many others are gravely concerned with the President-elect’s remarks on the campaign trail regarding the reimplementation of torture.

After a Landmark Legal Ruling, Will CIA Torture Victims Finally Have...

Here in Washington state last month, Federal Judge Justin Quackenbush allowed a landmark lawsuit to move forward against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA’s torture program.

Federal Judge is Allowing Torture Victims to Sue the Psychologists who...

For the first time, victims of the CIA torture program will be able to sue the Psychologists responsible for the program.

Former Guantánamo Chief Summoned by French Court Over Torture Allegations

General Geoffrey Miller presided over the U.S. military prison in Cuba from 2002 to 2004, after then-President George Bush approved of ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques including waterboarding.

VIDEO: We Won't Torture Anymore: APA Tells US to Withdraw Psychologists...

The American Psychological Association has barred psychologists from participating in national security interrogations through a new policy passed in August. Are these changes key to protecting health professionals from military prosecution?

Woman Pleads Guilty to Torturing and Enslaving Disabled People

Linda Weston pled guilty on Wednesday for stealing over $200,000 in Social Security benefits from disabled people. She and her co-conspirators held disabled adults and their children captive for roughly a decade.

VIDEO: 'These Are War Crimes:' Shocking Details Emerge of US Resident...

Details of Majid Khan's, the only known legal resident of the U.S. to be held at Guantánamo, torture provides new insight on the abuse by the CIA. The declassified information is both abusive and sick in nature.

Emails Show American Psychological Association Secretly Worked with Bush Admin to...

It's confirmed through emails that the American Psychological Association aided government-sanctioned torture under President George W. Bush. Their secret coordination with the CIA’s torture program raises many questions.

Chicago Police Accused of Operating CIA-style Black Site

The Chicago Police Department has recently been under scrutiny because of the way they are treating detainees. The CPD has been caught torturing people, denying access to defense attorneys, and using excessive force when questioning.

Exclusive: Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says 'I Would Do It...

John Kiriakou, a retired CIA agent, was recently released from prison after blowing the whistle on the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. He talks exclusively to Democracy Now! without regrets.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

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