Tag Archives: waterboarding

NSA Closely Involved in Guantanamo Interrogations, Documents Show

The NSA documents made explicit reference to the CIA working on interrogations at Guantánamo.

Karen J. Greenburg | Visiting the Torture Museum: Barbarism Then and Now

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.

Tom Tomorrow: Press Conference

MON AUG 11, 2014 AT 06:50 AM PDT  via Daily Kos Cartoon: Press conference byTom Tomorrow 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 […]

Werner de Gruijter, Truthout: The Zombification of the West

On the need for inner tranquility in order to avoid authoritarianism  By Werner de Gruijter, Truthout | Opinion  15 March 2014 (Photo: Anne Roberts / Flickr) The preamble of the US Constitution contains this prodigious message: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for […]

Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn’t Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

The Senate Intelligence investigation reportedly demolishes the CIA claims about the value of the brutal interrogation tactics the Bush administration approved. Coleen Rowley  12/20/2013  Huffington Post Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that […]

(Video) Democracy Now!> Senate Set to Confirm New FBI Head Who OK’d Waterboarding, Defends Mass Spying, Indefinite Detention

WAMM’s own Coleen Rowley on Democracy Now! speaking about the Senate hearing on the appointment of James Comey as head of the FBI.  Coleen is a member of the board of directors of Women Against Military Madness. Coleen’s article on questions to ask at the Senate hearing was published in the New York Times OpEd […]

“I Begged for Them to Stop”: Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture

“I Begged for Them to Stop”: Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture by Nick Turse  Sunday, February 24, 2013 by TomDispatch.com Try to remain calm — even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race.  Try not to panic as water starts flowing into your nose and mouth, while you attempt to constrict […]

Glenn Greenwald> Zero Dark Thirty: new torture-glorifying film wins raves

Zero Dark Thirty: new torture-glorifying film wins raves Can a movie that relies on fabrications to generate support for war crimes still be considered great? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk,  Monday 10 December 2012 A scene from Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, about the capture and assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Photograph: Jonathan Olley/jonathanolley.co.uk (updated below – Update […]

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 […]

Video: Torture, an animated cartoon about U.S. use of torture, by Kirk Anderson

Kirk’s political cartoons were featured recently at the art exhibit Canvas(ing) Against Torture at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in July.  The exhibit was sponsored by Tackling Torture at the Top, a WAMM committee, and  co-Sponsored by Amnesty International Twin Cities Chapters, the Center for Victims of Torture and WAMM.  Uploaded by Kirktoons on Aug […]