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Sessions Backs Down On Support For Waterboarding, Muslim Ban By
(REPORT) — Jeff Sessions, a far-right senator from Alabama and Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, the country’s top lawyer, said waterboarding was unlawful at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Sessions, who...
Trump Backs Off Promise To Bring Back Torture By
President-elect Donald Trump has backed off of one of the most controversial pledges of his campaign today, his promise to bring back torture of detainees, saying following a talk with retired Gen. James Mattis that he was told torture doesn’t work as well as building...
The U.S. Government Continues Torture Practices As American Public Remains Silent By
As the American public prepares for a new president, it is important to reflect on the actions of the current administration so that we may avoid the mistakes of the past and the truth can be brought to light. While the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates...
The Terrifying Reality Of The US Torture Program And Why It Matters To You By
Pfc. Lynndie England holding a leash attached to a detainee in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. (ANTIMEDIA) Now that the world is done stating “Je suis Charlie,” it’s time to turn its collective gaze back to the US government’s torture program....
The US Says It Will Stop Using Torture … Mostly By
The Obama administration indicated on Wednesday that it will back away from a position held by the previous administration that claimed the United States is not obligated to abide by the UN Treaty Against Torture when operating on foreign soil. That’s the good...
State Dept: ‘No American Is Proud’ Of CIA Tactics By
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading...
Senate Committee OKs Release Of CIA Torture Report By
WASHINGTON  — The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully. The result...
Senate To Vote On Declassifying Bush-era Torture Report By
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee’s expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive...
Senate Report Shows CIA Torture Ineffective By
In recent months, the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee have been in a perceived state of hostility. A disagreement over the CIA’s handling of the “enhanced interrogation” program under former President George W. Bush has evolved into a rare fight between...
Senate Report: Torture Didn’t Lead To Bin Laden By
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The...