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Eric Holder Calls For Release Of 'As Much As Possible' Of CIA Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for the release of "as much as possible" of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, mak...

Senator Thinks Cheney Should Try Waterboarding 'If He Doesn't Think That Was Torture'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should give waterboarding a try himself if he doesn't believe the interro...

Matt Sledge

Senate Committee Approves Release Of CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to declassify the executive summary of a report detailing the CIA's George W. Bush-era torture and int...

Matt Sledge

The CIA Torture Debate Is Only Beginning

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to vote Thursday on whether to publicly reveal the conclusions of a report on the Bush-era CIA interrogation ...

CIA Misled On Torture Program: Report

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

April 1 (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency misled the U.S. government and public for years about aspects of its brutal interrogation progra...

Why Pres. Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes -- and Still Can (By Other Means)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Engaging in counterfactual, what-if history can be uselessly speculative, but here are three demonstrable ways the Obama administration -- and America too -- have been hurt by not prosecuting Bush officials for the crimes of torture and fraudulent war.

Matt Sledge

Human Rights Advocates Call For Release Of Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Human rights advocates called Tuesday for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture now caught in the middle of a dispute o...

NSA? No Problemo... Until?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

This level of dangerous blowback is exactly the harm Snowden blew the whistle on! But isn't it also what Senator Obama campaigned he would change, if elected to the presidency, before further damage could occur to our Constitutional rule of law?

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Blasts CIA For 'Transparent Attempt To Intimidate' Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted the CIA in a second Wednesday letter, alleging that the agency has engaged in a "transparent attemp...

Beyond CIA and NSA Spying: Corruption

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Few have recognized that both the NSA's pattern of spying and then lying about it and the CIA's trajectory of first committing torture crimes, then spying on Congress to cover it up, then lying about the spying when caught, can be described in a single word: corruption.

The Senate Report on CIA Torture and Why We Speak Out

Curt Goering | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

If the United States is to speak with any authority on human rights, our government's action must reflect its rhetoric. That means, in part, that we uphold our legal obligations to fully investigate credible reports of torture committed by our own officials, and make the results public.

Michael McAuliff

Top Intel Committee Republican Eyes CIA Special Investigator

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday distanced himself and his members from bombshell spying allegations ab...

Closing the Book on Torture

Curt Goering | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

The American people are entitled to a complete reporting of the facts, detailing how and why the CIA's policies of torture and cruel treatment came to be used.

Matt Sledge

CIA Director Grilled On Domestic Surveillance, Torture At Senate Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Three senators pummeled CIA Director John Brennan at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday, peppering him with tough questions on torture ...

Tackling Torture Video Contest Finalists Announced -- Jury and Audience Voting Begins

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.20.2014 | Arts
Coleen Rowley

The Tackling Torture Video Contest has chosen eight finalists for its first competition. The five Serious video finalists and three Satirical finalist...

John Rizzo, If Torture Is 'Sadistic,' Why Did You Approve It?

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

In his new book, Company Man, former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends the CIA's use of torture and details his role in approving it.

2013: An Important Year Toward the End of Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

2014 could be a very important year in the effort to ensure that U.S.-sponsored torture never happens again. The number of detainees at Guantanamo could decrease significantly, the Senate Intelligence Committee could release its report on torture, and Congress could begin to create legislation on the basis of this report.

Senator Demands CIA Report Amid Dispute Over Torture Study

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday disclosed the existence of a secret Central Intelligenc...

Time to Settle the Debate on Torture

Melina Milazzo, Esq. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Melina Milazzo, Esq.

On December 13, 2012, a bipartisan majority of the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to adopt the single most comprehensive study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program. Nevertheless, one year later, this groundbreaking report remains top secret.

Torture in U.S. Custody: Why It Will Happen Again If We Don't Address It Now

Mehroz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

If we don't take an introspective look at the policies and actions we've taken in the name of national security, actions that grossly violate our fundamental values, then we are leaving the door open for this to happen again.

Torture and Us

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe there is a moral imperative to oppose torture unequivocally, to work hard to prevent it from happening and to heal the wounds of torture. This essential human moral imperative becomes an inescapable obligation if torture is committed and in your country's name.

Without a Doubt

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 12.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

It is time that the truth about U.S. government-sponsored torture sees the light, that our nation openly deals with the legal and moral consequences of our past policies, and that once and for all, we relegate torture to where it belongs -- shameful history never to be repeated.

Vice President Cheney: Waterboarding is No Joke

Curt Goering | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

It has been reported that waterboarding was the object of jokes at a recent roast of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

It's Time to Right the Wrongs of Torture

Curt Goering | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

The government's unlawful, ineffective and misguided torture policies following September 11, 2001, left us with a terrible legacy that continues to trouble our nation today.

It's Never Too Late to Account for Our Torturous Past

Melina Milazzo, Esq. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Melina Milazzo, Esq.

Eleven years ago, government lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee "redefined the law" to provide distorted legal justifications -- where none exist -- to torture detainees held in U.S. custody. The public release of the 6,000 page Senate report on the CIA torture program would be a significant step in the right direction.