Tag Archives: torture
Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]
Journalists I spoke with in Istanbul cited President Trump’s comments on the U.S. press as one of the causes of the impunity of authoritarian governments to jail critical journalists.
IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.
Giroux discusses torture, militarisation, surveillance, racism, education and austerity … and draws the links to the military-industrial-academic complex.
RT America’s Simone Del Rosario went to Guantanamo Bay to investigate how and if the prison will be soon shut down, and to see what conditions those detainees are living in.
Chris Hedges and two US veterans lament the brutality of the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, which fuels the conditions for terrorism, and speak out about the painful struggle of coping with PTSD in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt. Click here to read the transcript. TheRealNews Uploaded on Apr 2, 2016 Media […]
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 […]
From the article: Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who introduced the amendment with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said it was important because the presidential executive order banning torture could one day be lifted by a future president.
From the article: “Unless you have been strapped down to the board, have endured the agonizing feeling of the water overpowering your gag reflex, and then feel your throat open and allow pint after pint of water to involuntarily fill your lungs, you will not know the meaning of the word.
▶ Global Day of Action Against Torture and Drone Assassination, Minneapolis & Columbus, OH | So I Was Waterboarded
The summary of the torture report was released, and the dutiful US media did everything it could to change the story. The reasoning behind this was simple: it was in the best interest of the United States government to conceal the fact that 1 out of 4 people that were sodomized, waterboarded, or otherwise tortured by the US government were completely innocent.
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). […]
(We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.) Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society. Torture Is Who We Are David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon Monday, Dec 29, 2014 | It seems police can get away with […]
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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: […]
Legal experts and human rights advocates says prosecutions must follow Senate’s report on CIA torture as president says grave violations of domestic and international law should be kept “where they belong—in the past” By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams December 10, 2014 Despite executive summary of Senate panel’s report on Tuesday, President Obama is still unwilling to […]
Editor’s Note: This is an amazing panel. It draws together what Zunes calls “messianic militarism” in our times and looking back in history to worldwide colonialism/imperialism (and to the Doctrine of Discovery and native rights in this country although they are not mentioned directly) and the “settler states” that withdrew from the Durban conference led […]
Within the context of the world of diplomacy, the UNCAT findings belie the US insistence that it abides by the Convention Against Torture treaty (CAT), or that it is an adequate model for humane treatment of prisoners. By Jeff Kay FireDogLake.com November 28, 2014 The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) has released their “Concluding […]
By Jody Bolz BlogThisRock November 7, 2014 BLACK SITE “It’s one of the most sophisticated, refined programs of torture ever,” an outside expert familiar with the protocol said. —The New Yorker First, take away light. Leave time-but make it dark, disordered. Make it sleepless. Not day, not night. Leave space-but make it small. Make it […]