Tag Archives: Abu Ghraib

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

CCR: Beyond awareness, accountability for torture – and action

Center for Constitutional Rights: June is Torture Awareness Month, and June 26 is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Center for Constitutional Rights  June 22, 2015 CCR is marking these occasions with a week of blog content focusing on our anti-torture work in a variety of cases and several events in Washington, DC as […]

Interview with Diana Johnstone, Paris-based American Journalist

Diana Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent, “France Under the Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous international magazines and on news sites. A distinguished researcher and commentator on global politics, Diana holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War, organizing the first international contacts between American citizens and Vietnamese representatives. She is a member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM).

Google Bullies, Censors MintPress & AntiWar.com Over Abu Ghraib Photos

MintPress News and AntiWar.com have both been targeted by Google AdSense with threats to kill ad revenue for publishing the infamous photos of Abu Ghraib detainee torture by American troops. Many are left wondering if this is an attempt to control the narrative on the war in Iraq. By Mnar Muhawesh  MintPressNews.com  March 27, 2015 Editor’s […]

Rebecca Gordon|Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes 

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”

WAMM’s T3 Press Release on Torture Report & NYT Editorial Statement

WAMM’s “Tackling Torture at the Top” Committee is gratified to finally witness today’s release of a redacted summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report. Media Release   December 9, 2014  (Direct to Rise Up Times) From:  Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) Contact:  Coleen Rowley, 952 393-0914 or Tom Dickinson, 612 822-9520 Re:  […]

David Swanson: What to Do About ISIS

Bombing is Not the Only Alternative by DAVID SWANSON  Counterpunch.org  WEEKEND EDITION AUGUST 29-31, 2014 Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and […]

American Unexceptionalism: Blackwater

The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others. By William Saletan  Slate.com  June 30, 2014 Blackwater was founded 17 years ago by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Two years ago, in a speech to the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of […]

Ramzy Baroud: Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture

It is as if the torturers have read from the same handbook. In fact, they did. The torture and degrading treatment of Iraqi prisoners—men and women—in Abu Ghraib prison was not an isolated incident carried out by a few “bad apples.” By Ramzy Baroud  March 26, 2014  ZCommunications hen they first put the electricity on me, I […]

UN Torture Report Stirs Pressure for Congressional Response> Tom Hayden

UN Torture Report Stirs Pressure for Congressional Response Monday 17 October 2011 by: Tom Hayden, The Nation | Report  via Truthout Ten years after promising that human rights would be protected in Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has verified “systemic torture” by Afghan security forces trained and funded by the United States. The UN […]