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Why Germany Can and Should Open an Investigation into US Torture
In 2004, four Iraqis filed a criminal complaint with the German federal prosecutor against senior United States officials alleging torture by US armed forces in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The US government strongly protested and warned that the complaint could affect US-German relationships. The...
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Past and Present, US Implicated in Abuses Inflicted by Iraq-Backed Militias
'The documents show how Washington...has consistently overlooked excesses by Shi’ite militias sponsored by the Iraqi government'
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Without Prosecution of Bush Officials, Obama Legacy 'Forever Poisoned'
Human Rights Watch offers legal blueprint for prosecuting architects of CIA torture program
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Islamic State Wants Us to Reject Refugees and Increase Airstrikes
When the brutal attacks in Paris occurred Friday night, social media was immediately abuzz with Facebook “ safety checks ” and breaking news reports that screamed ever-increasing death tolls in their headlines. Within 24 hours, people were making snap judgments and publishing lengthy and detailed...
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Tourists of Empire: America’s Peculiar Brand of Global Imperialism
The United States is a peculiar sort of empire. As a start, Americans have been in what might be called imperial denial since the Spanish-American War of 1898, if not before. Empire -- us? We denied its existence even while our soldiers were administering “ water cures ” (aka waterboarding) to...
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Pentagon War Manual Gives Military License To Target and Attack Journalists
The Pentagon has adopted a “law of war manual” [ PDF ], which enables commanders to treat journalists as “unprivileged belligerents.” It suggests that correspondents who report some information about combat operations may be taking “direct part in hostilities,” a disturbing argument for justifying...
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First Step for Reform: APA Votes to Bar Psychologists From Colluding in Torture
Largest association of psychologists passes measure prohibiting members from participating in interrogations done in name of national security
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Following Damning Report, American Psychological Association May Prohibit Interrogation Involvement
'The legal facade behind which these heinous acts were conducted relied heavily on the cooperation of professional psychologists'—Amy Goodman
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Torture, Impunity and the American Psychological Association
It has been almost a year since President Barack Obama admitted, “in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. ... we tortured some folks.” The administration of Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, carefully crafted a legal rationale enabling what it called “...
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Amid Torture Scandal, APA Officials Step Down
American Psychological Association leaders, including CEO, follow ethics director out the door
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