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Extraordinary Rendition

CIA Does The Torture, U.S. Ally Pays The Price

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

The European Court of Human Rights yesterday ruled against Poland, charging our ally with human rights violations for helping the CIA operate an 'extraordinary rendition' program. But no one at the CIA has ever been prosecuted for torturing suspects.

CIA Secret Prisons: A Decade Later, Justice in Africa?

John Sifton | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Sifton

Both the Bush and Obama administrations have opposed all efforts, inside and outside the United States, to hold CIA personnel accountable for violations of human rights law and domestic law.

Qaeda Suspect Should Be Transferred to the U.S. for Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The capture of alleged al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi by American forces last weekend in Tripoli raises a range of troubling questions. But the answer to one of them -- what to do with him now -- is clear.

Wanted Ex-Cia Official To Ask For Pardon

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

ROME, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Former CIA Milan station chief Robert Seldon Lady is to ask Italy's president to pardon him for kidnapping an Egyptian Musl...

Noise

Francis Levy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

There are two basic ways to go mad. One is historical and the other, existential. Your personality may be festering one or more maladies of a psycholo...

The Dick Cheney Presidential Library in Dallas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."

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.

How to Gain Expertise in Recognizing Torture: Go to Law School

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

There was a scarcely noted but classic moment in the Senate hearings on the nomination of John Brennan, the president's counterterrorism "tsar," to become the next CIA director.

The Latin American Exception

Greg Grandin | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Greg Grandin

All told, of the 190-odd countries on this planet, a staggering 54 participated in various ways in the American torture system. No region escapes the stain. No region, that is, except Latin America.

Outsourcing Torture

Allen Keller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Allen Keller

In his Senate confirmation hearing, Thursday, CIA director nominee John Brennan noted that the United States "needs to make sure we are setting a standard for the world."

Reagan Would Be 102 -- and Against Obama's Drone Policy

Will Bunch | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

Reagan, indefatigable Cold Warrior and conservative advocate for American strength, did not believe in torture, rendition, military tribunals, or in military strikes with a high risk of killing innocent civilians.

Joshua Hersh

Bush-Era Torture Program Spanned Over 50 Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and o...

The Sort of Country Your Mother Brought You Up to Avoid

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

If the former Soviet Union had built such an overseas gulag, run on the basis of torture and abuse, or if China did so today, there would be no question what Americans would have called it.

Why Bradley Manning Should Be Free (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

History is filled with examples of brave individuals who have broken the law to serve the greater good of humanity. In other words, whistle blowers ex...

Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time

Julian Assange | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Julian Assange

The information WikiLeaks has disclosed frustrates the controlled political discourse that is trumpeted by establishment media and Western governments to shape public perception. We will continue our fight against the financial blockade, and we will continue to publish.

Walking in a Muslim's Moccasins: A Different Perspective on the Muslim Protests

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

With Muslim faith and fancy lands and resources under continuous military and media attack for more than a decade, we should not be surprised at their resentment.

Canada Cuts Ties with Iran & Syria Despite Its Embarrassing Record on Defending Its Middle Eastern Immigrants

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Canada announced that it has cut ties with the governments of Iran and Syria, shutting down its embassy in Tehran and expelling diplomats from Canada. But Canada is notorious on the human rights of its Middle Eastern immigrants.

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.

An Apology the United States Must Make

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

"It was so painful, that I forgot every enjoyable moment in my life," said Maher Arar, of the beatings he suffered while held captive in Syria.

10 Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free

Jonathan Turley | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Turley

Americans remain confident that any definition of a free nation must include their own -- the land of free. Yet, the laws and practices of the land should shake that confidence.

Romania's CIA Prison Illuminates Failure of European Accountability

Crofton Black | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Crofton Black

Sadly, stubborn denial of 'War on Terror' complicity, even in the face of damning evidence, is standard practice for Europe's governments.

Return Of The Renditioned

Foreign Policy | Katherine Hawkins | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

For years, human rights groups have accused the CIA of "outsourcing torture" to unsavory U.S. allies. They cite the allegations of dozens of terrorist...

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism s...

Since When Are Moral and Constitutional Violations Judged by Whether or Not They Work?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is bizarrely fascinating to me that the conservatives have found vindication for torture, Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, foreign prison sites...

For the U.S. in Egypt, Blowback Is a Bitch

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

Ironically, blowback from the propaganda offense claiming the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction now enhances the credibility among Egyptian protesters of a man that same campaign tried to discredit.