Tag Archives: Senate torture report

Raw Story: New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture

 “These are, simply, crimes. They are prohibited by federal law, which defines torture as the intentional infliction of “severe physical or mental pain or suffering.”  Former Vice President Dick Cheney (ABC TOM BOGGIONI  RawStory.com  December 22, 2014 In a blistering editorial published in the Monday [sic] edition of the New York Times, the editorial page […]

▶ 21 Arrested | Witness Against Torture members confront state violence at the Capitol

21, including Voices’ [for Creative Nonviolence] Brian Terrell, Arrested for Protest at US Capitol Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  […]

Sahar Aziz: Moving Beyond Politics to Accountability on US Torture Program

  Will the United States do what it demands of other nations, and hold its own government officials accountable for torture, or will it parrot authoritarian regimes as it invokes national security as a blanket excuse for crimes against humanity? January 11, 2009: “Who Would Jesus Torture?” sign at the International Day to Shut Down Guantanamo […]

Bill Conroy:Torture Report Reveals CIA’s Manipulation of US Media

So, in essence, the CIA operated as a propaganda machine, utilizing classified information as part of a larger effort to deceive the American public about the shortcomings of its torture program, if the Senate report is to be believed.

▶ Truthdiggers of the Week: Pardiss Kebriaei and the Center for Constitutional Rights

On Thursday, national security reporters Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill appeared at the IFC Center in New York City’s Greenwich Village after a screening of Scahill’s Oscar-nominated documentary, “Dirty Wars.” With them was Pardiss Kebriaei, a senior lawyer at the legal advocacy group the Center for Constitutional Rights