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‘The Darkness Comes’: CIA Torture Victims Describe How the Mental Scars Never Go Away
The New York Times is publishing a devastating exposé series on the lasting psychological effects of U.S. government torture on men who once were held in CIA-run secret overseas prisons or at Guantanamo Bay. Two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, were independent contractors for the...
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Appeals Court Reinstates Torture Case Against Infamous Military Contractor
Ruling rejects CACI's argument that its conduct was outside the court's bounds, stating, "It is beyond the power of even the president to declare [torture] lawful"
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Congress Votes to Override Obama's Veto of 'Long-Awaited' 9/11 Victims Bill
Bill would allow victims and families to sue nations over any roles their governments may have played in 9/11 attack
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Abu Zubaydah: Torture’s ‘Poster Child’
The ugly legacy of George W. Bush’s torture program continues to haunt U.S. foreign policy as the “poster child” for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah, makes an appeal for his release from Guantanamo
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US Military Now Says ISIS Leader Was Held in Notorious Abu Ghraib Prison
In February 2004 , U.S. troops brought a man named Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badry to Abu Ghraib in Iraq and assigned him serial number US9IZ-157911CI. The prison was about to become international news, but the prisoner would remain largely unknown for the next decade. At the time the man was brought...
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Is Hypocrisy The Silent Strategy of Western Democracy?
ROME, Aug 3 2016 (IPS) - The official reasons for the US-led, UK-backed invasion of Iraq in 2003 were to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, end Saddam Hussein’s support of terrorism, and free the Iraqi people. However, immediately after the United States deposed and killed Iraq’s dictator...
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Australia's "Abu Ghraib"-Like Torture of Jailed Children Captured in "Chilling" TV Footage
UNICEF Australia says government's treatment of juvenile detainees "may amount to torture"
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The Illusion of Security
“Please be gentle.” The story is too easy to believe. At the Memphis airport, a confused, nervous teenager sets off the metal detector — possibly because she has sequins on her shirt — and is told she needs to come to a “sterile area.” Armed guards show up to escort her. She’s terrified. This...
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Damning Chilcot Report Confirms Iraq Invasion Was Bush/Blair's War of Choice
"Military action at that time was not a last resort."
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One More Warship: Remarks at the Launching of a ‘Stealth’ Destroyer
(Editor's note: The following remarks were delivered on Saturday, June 18, 2016 outside Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine during a protest against the christening of the U.S. Navy's new Zumwalt-class destroyer battleship. The author, along with eleven other people, was subsequently arrested during an...
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