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Thanks to the cowardice of the Obama administration, no CIA officer or any higher official in the administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, no psychologist, no doctor, no one at all has yet been held accountable for the years of torture practiced on a global scale in the war on terror. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)
"The right to do whatever I want as president."
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Assange would face a politicized show trial in the United States if he were extradited to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables, documents and videos that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.
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It is the conscience of fellow human beings responding to a tiny voice in the heart that called whistleblowers and journalists to risk their lives and sacrifice their personal liberty in order to uphold higher ideals. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Views
Justice for Assange: Belmarsh Prisoners Remind Us of Our Duty of Civil Disobedience
This is a trial of the First Amendment as a foundation of our society and it calls for our participation.
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Regardless of uncertainties regarding Iran's actions in the 1980s, the U.S.’s campaign against Iran has violated the most critical lessons U.S. and UN officials claimed to have learned from the debacle in Iraq. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
This has led to an illegal regime of brutal sanctions, under which thousands of children are dying from preventable diseases and malnutrition, and to threats of another illegal U.S. war that would engulf the Middle East and the world in even greater chaos than the one the CIA engineered against...
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'Critical Moment' as Two Key Architects of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath in Guantanamo Bay
"Torture is never justified and anyone who uses it must be held to account."
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Trump, in other words, sees the U.S. government as infected by "Unelected, deep state operatives who defy the voters, to push their own secret agendas." (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Views
The 'Deep State' Does Not Mean What Trump Thinks It Means
For Trump the deep state is the government—or at least those parts of it that frustrate him in any way.
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 Protesters display signs as they march to mark the third anniversary of the war in Iraq March 19, 2006 in Portland, Oregon. Thousands participated in the event in Portland as demonstrators in cities across the U.S. called for an end to the conflict and withdrawal of U.S. troops. (Photo: Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images) Views
We Need a Strong Anti-War Movement—Yesterday
As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.
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The U.S. stores upwards of 50 B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Incirlik Views
An American General Probably Thinks- “Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!”
In 2017, Trump gave the CIA the authority to again use assassin drones after it had been withdrawn by the Obama administration.
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Such a cavalier approach to the use of deadly force permeates American behaviour among citizens, between citizens and the police, as well as between the military and other states, raising questions about US society beyond the ambit of foreign policy. (Photo: Veronique de Viguerie/Edit by Getty Images) Views
The Afghan War: A Failure Made in the USA
The US-made mess in Afghanistan has much to do with its failed policies and shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude.
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It is exceptionally rare for a film to show US personnel torturing their captives, and the film-makers are to be commended for their courage. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Everyone Should Watch The Report. Take It From a Guantánamo Bay Lawyer
This important film shines a light on an important story in recent history: the torture of detainees kept as forever prisoners in Gitmo.
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