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Don't Expect Justice From CIA Torture Report's Summary Release

Nancy Talanian | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

Don't hold your breath to read the summary anytime soon, or to access the full report: It's gonna be a wild ride.

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.

My Ears Will Be So Grateful...

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Sucher

Ah, the arrival of autumn, and as I sit on the rustic porch of my 150-year-old-plus antique farmhouse in Southern Westchester anticipating the soon-to...

Gang Rape of Free Media in Our Western Democracies?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without our free media, all our other freedoms can be stolen from us under the darkness of fear. Our free press is under assault by the very institutions whose claim is that they are protecting us.

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."

America's Global Torture Network

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

When it comes to torture in the post 9/11 era, the record of the United States is so appalling that one must question our claimed abhorrence of the barbarism of other nations.

Renditions Continue Despite Widespread Condemnation

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But ...

US: Torture and Rendition to Gaddafi's Libya

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington) – The United States government during the Bush administration tortured opponents of Muammar Gaddafi, then transferred them to mistr...

American Muslim Alleges FBI Had A Hand In His Torture Overseas

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

Last June, while Yonas Fikre was visiting the United Arab Emirates, the Muslim American from Portland, Oregon was suddenly arrested and detained by E...

Surrendering 2011: Rendition and Methane

Jim Garrison | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Jim Garrison

In the fine print of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, passed just before the holidays, it turns out that in addition to being now legally ...

Did Congress Just Endorse Rendition For Americans?

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Lost in the noise over the National Defense Authorization Act's detention provisions were some equally disturbing rules regarding the transfer of terr...

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...

Will Rendition Always Remain a State Secret?

Emily Berman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

On President Obama's first day in office, he stated unequivocally that his administration was "committed to operating with an unprecedented level of openness in government." It is time for the president to live up to his promise.

Rumor of Time Dumping Assange Briefly Gains Internet Traction

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

It started on Twitter, and then it got a life of its own. The true definition of an Internet meme. Time Magazine, like Amazon, Visa and the Swiss post...

Is Assange Headed for Rendition?

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

If Julian Assange ends up in Sweden he could be extradited to the U.S., where he is public enemy #1.

Ken Buck, Gun Shows & Arming Criminals

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There's good reason for Bob Barr to think there are serious ethical questions that need to be answered by Ken Buck. Nothing like a little NRA on NRA violence two weeks before an election to make the day interesting.

Court Sides With CIA On 'Extraordinary Rendition,' Grants President Broad 'State Secrets' Privilege

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program t...

Bagram Renditions Risk Serious Consequences

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

A new U.S. plan for capturing individuals outside Afghanistan and transferring them to Bagram as a way to avoid the requirements of the U.S. constitution raises legitimate and sincere legal concerns.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

What Does Dick Cheney Want More: America's Safety or Obama's Failure?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Cheney has no hesitation in criticizing President Obama and suggesting that his policies are making us less safe. Deep down one senses that he would relish in an "I told you so" moment.

CIA Secret Prison Found At Horseback Riding School In Lithuania

ABC News | Brian Ross And Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government offici...

CIA Rendition Plane Spotted In Birmingham UK

The Guardian | Robert Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An American plane named in an inquiry by the European parliament into alleged CIA torture flights landed at Birmingham airport last month and was met ...

Obama To Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets

washingtonpost.com | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce a new policy Wednesday making it much more difficult for the government to claim that it is protecting state se...

Is Bagram Obama's New Secret Prison?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Obama administration is following Bush's lead by unilaterally rewriting the Geneva Conventions, presumably to allow it to continue exploiting prisoners of war for their supposed intelligence value.