Tag Archives: UN torture report

Henry A. Giroux: America’s Addiction to Torture

 With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s use of torture, it becomes clear that in the aftermath of the loathsome terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States entered into a new and barbarous stage in its history, one in which acts of violence and moral depravity were not […]

▶ Mike Gravel to Senator Mark Udall: Make Full Torture Probe Public Like I Did with Pentagon Papers

Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://democracynow.org – On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take […]

FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

Evergreene Digest: Revelations in Senate torture report demand prosecutions

Take Action. Join CCR and demand that the Department of Justice act now.  Please take action, share these materials widely, and help us build a groundswell of support for prosecuting those who torture and those who protect torturers! 10 appalling findings in the Senate’s torture report The Center for Constitutional Rights <http://www.ccrjustice.org/&gt; (CCR) Subscribe or […]

FAIR, UN Torture Report: ABC See US as Victim, Washington Post Uses Euphemisms and more

 “ABC Makes US the Victim in CIA Torture Report Story” and “Washington Post Does Not Call It Torture When We Torture” By Jim Naureckas FAIR.org  December 10, 2014 There’s an unfortunate impulse, when you or someone you’re close to does something wrong, to turn the situation around so that you can seem like the victim. That […]

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

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 […]

UN Review Cites Torture & “Ill Treatment” in U.S. Army Field Manual’s Appendix M

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 […]