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Robert Koehler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

God bless America. Flags wave, fireworks burst on the horizon. Aren't we terrific? But this idea we celebrate -- this nation, this principled union of humanity -- is just a military bureaucracy, full of dark secrets.

Ali Watkins

Congress Is Poised To Make Illegal Torture More Illegal | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers did Tuesday what rights groups and a broad chorus of government officials have urged for years: In this ...

Ali Watkins

It's Been A Year Since Senators Voted To Reveal CIA Torture. What Do We Have To Show For It? | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee, then under the command of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to share with ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

From The Blame Game To Half Confessions, Here's How Global Leaders Are Reacting To The CIA Torture Report | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's intensely critical report on the CIA's torture program, a summary of which was released last Tuesda...

Former Polish Leader Says He Was Unaware Of Torture In CIA Secret Prison

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — After years of denials, two former Polish leaders acknowledged Wednesday they had allowed a secret CIA prison to operate on th...

Lithuania Asks U.S. To Say If CIA Tortured Prisoners There

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

VILNIUS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius called on Washington on Wednesday to say whether the CIA us...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

More Than A Quarter Of The World's Countries Helped The CIA Run Its Torture Program | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For several months before the Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of its controversial report on the CIA's torture program ...

How Do We Torture? Let Them Count the Ways...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.

Happy Anniversary, CIA! 12 Years of Lawlessness!

Christopher E. Anders | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Christopher E. Anders

The CIA, with the backing or orders of the White House, ran a worldwide network of secret prisons where it tortured men with barbaric techniques; kidnapped people from European streets; and then reportedly lied to Congress, the White House, and the Justice Department about it.

Guantanamo Detainee Seeks Release Of Classified Senate Interrogation Report

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole asked a military judge Wednesday to order the...

Inside The CIA's Notorious Polish Prison

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

On a cold day in early 2003, two senior CIA officers arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw to pick up a pair of large cardboard boxes. Inside were bun...

Why The Obama Administration Is Questioning Suspected Terrorists On Ships

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama a...

Shadow Lives

Victoria Brittain | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Victoria Brittain

So powerful is the stigma of "terrorism" today that, in the name of "our security," whether in Great Britain or the United States, just about anything now goes, and ever fewer people ask questions about what that "anything" might actually be.

Report: At Least 20 'High-Value Detainees' Missing From Secret CIA Prisons

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing by Cora Currier, ProPublica Feb. 13, 2013, 7 a.m.In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White ...

Investigation Into Secret CIA Prisons Loses Steam

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

By Christian Lowe and Chris Borowski WARSAW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Lawyers for two men who say they were held illegally in a secret CIA j...

Getting Away With Murder

Andrea Prasow | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Andrea Prasow

In the years since the executive order was signed, tolerance for torture seems resurgent. What happened in those intervening years? Actually, what didn't happen is what matters.

Watch: Can We Ever Stop Torture?

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

President Obama closed the CIA's 'Black Sites' - secret prisons located abroad, where terror suspects were subjected to interrogation techniques that ...

Impunity at Home, Rendition Abroad

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

President Obama has closed the CIA's "black sites," But via rendition -- the sending of terrorist suspects to the prisons of countries that torture -- and related policies, his administration has outsourced human rights abuse to Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewhere.

WATCH: A Look At The CIA's Secret Romanian Prison

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — One of the CIA's most important secrets in the war on terrorism was hiding in plain sight, on a leafy residential street along a bu...

Judge Rules Yemeni's Detention at Guantanamo Based Solely on Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In granting Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman's habeas petition, Judge Kennedy called into question some of the government's evidence that the Yemeni man was detained legally.

Details Posted On Alleged CIA Flights To Poland

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — A government-run agency has for the first time provided official records confirming the landing in Poland of planes associated ...

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

Why Trial Date for African Embassy Bombing Suspect Is Good News

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The government will not use any statements made by the suspect in secret prisons, nor will the evidence "be very different" from that used when his alleged co-conspirators were tried by the federal court in 2001.

Disappeared in the Name of National Security

Mohamed Farag Bashmilah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohamed Farag Bashmilah

From October 2003 until May 2005, I was illegally detained by the U.S. government and held in CIA-run "black sites" with no contact with the outside world.

Obama To Close CIA "Black Sites"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is devoting his second full day in office to foreign affairs. While much attention has been paid to his plans to close the prison at G...