Tag Archives: U.S. torture policy

Torture: It’s Not Who We Are – Or Is It? by Todd Pierce

…the case was dismissed on the grounds that the defendants charged with the barbaric acts listed above had done them within the “scope of their employment” as U.S. officials – something which will stand as a permanent moral stain on all Americans.

Kathy Kelly: Before the Dawn

Kelly: People in the U.S. should consider how their horror at the violence of U.S. enemies encourages and exonerates the far more crushing violence of their own government, engaged at this moment in conflicts throughout the developing world and armed with weapons capable of extinguishing all human life within minutes.

Peter Brown: Torture, U.S. National Security Council Reverses Position

In contrast to positions previously taken by the U.S. government, the delegation will affirm that U.S. obligations under Article 16, which prohibits cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, do not apply exclusively inside the territorial United States.  By Peter Brown  November 12, 2014 Editor’s Note: Also note the upcoming workshops this Friday listed below. […]

Forum Video> “Ending Torture Now: Moving Forward by Looking Backward”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/47632993″>August 13, 2012 Torture Accountability Forum with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user544655″>Thomas Dickinson</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> From Coleen Rowley via Tackling Torture at the Top Here is the entire forum held in connection with the 10 year anniversary of the “torture memos” on Monday, August 13, 2012, “Ending Torture Now: Moving Forward […]

Chuck Turchick> Today is the anniversary of two tragedies

Today is the anniversary of two tragedies By Chuck Turchick   August 1, 2012 Today is the anniversary of two tragedies. Five years ago the 35W bridge collapsed, 13 people died and dozens of others were injured. We cut corners and people died. The other anniversary, equally tragic, won’t get as much attention in this […]

Polish PM Reveals that US Tortured at Black Sites in his Country

Polish PM Reveals that US Tortured at Black Sites in his Country Posted on 04/01/2012 by Juan Cole    Informed Consent Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk is now more or less admitting what has long been suspected: The Bush administration established a secret CIA prison in Poland and had Polish security officials help torture al-Qaeda suspects […]

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 […]