Court Reinstates Torture Case Against Abu Ghraib Military Contractor

Ruling rejects CACI’s argument that its conduct was outside the court’s bounds, stating, “It is beyond the power of even the president to declare [torture] lawful”

ABU GHRAIB PRISON

An appellate court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit against a private military contractor accused of torturing detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, reversing a lower court decision that dismissed the case and rejecting the defendant's claim that the issue of torture was beyond the court's jurisdiction. The Fourth Circuit Court of

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Stopping America’s Endless Wars Could ‘Sink The Ship Of State,’ Fmr. Bush Official Warns

Appearing on ‘The Empire Files,’ retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Abby Martin that the Abu Ghraib torture photos inspired him to speak out against U.S. imperialism.

WILKERSON

WASHINGTON --- Disgusted by the infamous Abu Ghraib torture photos, an assistant to the Bush administration now speaks out against the excesses of American empire. “I knew that the United States had been involved in heinous activities,” explained retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, during a Dec. 11 interview with journalist Abby Martin on

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US Stalling Release Of Thousands Of Torture Photos Worse Than Abu Ghraib

The ACLU believes one photo depicts “the body of Muhamad Husain Kadir, an Iraqi farmer, shot dead at point-blank range by an American soldier while handcuffed.”

Cpl. Charles A. Graner Jr. appearing to punch one of several handcuffed detainees lying on the floor in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON --- Next month, the U.S. government will return to court again to prevent the release of thousands of photos of military personnel torturing detainees at Abu Ghraib and other sites in Iraq and Afghanistan that have been described as more horrific than the infamous Abu Ghraib torture photos. It’s the latest round in a protracted legal

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American Psychological Association Bars Psychologists From Colluding In Torture

The largest association of psychologists passed a measure prohibiting members from participating in interrogations in name of national security.

The American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday voted overwhelmingly to bar its members from participating in the interrogation of U.S. prisoners on foreign soil, officially ending the association's complicity in torture of detainees and taking the first step out of "the dark side." All but one member of the APA's 173-person Council of

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Evidence Of Alleged Sexual Abuse Against Underage Boys By US Soldiers At Abu Ghraib Remains Classified

Ten years after Seymour Hersh first made claims of horrifying video and audio evidence of rape of underage boys in Iraq, we still know very little about what really happened.

In this Sept. 2, 2006, file photo, an Iraqi army soldier closes the door of a cell, in Abu Ghraib prison after the Iraqi government took over control from U.S. forces, on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

WASHINGTON --- Over a decade ago, the renowned journalist Seymour Hersh made one of the most startling claims of his career: that the U.S. government possesses video and audio evidence proving that U.S. soldiers raped teenage boys in Iraq. Hersh, a journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam

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Google Bullies, Censors MintPress and AntiWar.com Over Abu Ghraib Photos

MintPress News and AntiWar.com have both been targeted by Google AdSense with threats to kill ad revenue for publishing the infamous photos of Abu Ghraib detainee torture by American troops. Many are left wondering if this is an attempt to control the narrative on the war in Iraq.

A man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google recently noted ‘Usage of our services have increased every year, and so have the user data request number.’

On March 12, 2015, Google AdSense contacted MintPress News threatening to disable our Google Ads if we did not remove gruesome and now infamous photos of American soldiers torturing Iraqis in the Abu Ghraib prison. These same photos have been published by hundreds of news organizations across the world since they surfaced over a decade ago,

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