CIA Files Confirm Guantanamo Bay Torture Program’s MKULTRA Roots

Kit Klarenberg investigates the troubling links between the CIA’s clandestine Guantanamo Bay torture program and MKULTRA-era mind control experiments.

Ammar al-Baluchi Feature iamge

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA -- In March the CIA declassified a 2008 CIA Inspector General report on the agency’s treatment of 9/11 suspect Ammar al-Baluchi at overseas ‘black sites’ and Guantanamo Bay. The report was released as a result of legal submissions and its shocking contents offer an unprecedentedly candid snapshot of the brutal physical and

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‘Is This Who We Are?’: Gitmo is America’s Enduring Shame

Even if Biden is able to overcome pressure from the military, from the CIA, and from Congress to shut Guantánamo down, justice will still be absent, not only because of the numerous lives that are forever shattered but because America still refuses to learn from its mistakes.

Guantanamo Demonstration

Washington -- “That's certainly our goal and our intention.” This was the non-committal answer given by White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, when, on February 12, she was asked by a reporter whether the new Joe Biden administration intends to shut down the notorious Guantánamo Bay Prison by the end of the president’s first term in

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The APA Wants Back into Gitmo – and the Pentagon’s Good Graces

A trip to an American Psychological Association convention revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo Bay after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon as well as a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner.


A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present

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Pentagon To Spend Close To $500 Million On Guantanamo Expansion

The Pentagon envisions some $500 million in new spending, with roughly half set aside for a five-bed hospital, leading to criticism that the plan costs $50 million per bed.


While President Trump is still trying to sort out exactly how to word his executive order,  but the plan is clearly to expand the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and start throwing more detainees into the facility. The Pentagon’s planning ahead on picking up spending at the site. The Pentagon envisions some $500 million in new spending,

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Four Last Transfers In Obama’s Failed Guantanamo Closure Plan

Obama said U.S. lawmakers have thwarted his efforts to shut the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba and “abdicated their responsibility to the American people.”


(REPORT) --- The United States sent four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, marking President Barack Obama's final prisoner transfers from a facility whose continued existence he said would be judged harshly by history. With Republican Donald Trump to be sworn in as

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Obama’s Legacy: Leaving The Indefinite Detention Regime Intact

The Obama administration will pass on a legal regime that enables President-elect Donald Trump to indefinitely hold alleged terrorism suspects in military detention away from any battlefield.

President Barack Obama salutes as he walks down the stairs from Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Aug. 23, 2016.

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. President Barack Obama’s administration will come to an end next month, but the administration will pass on a legal regime that enables President-elect Donald Trump to indefinitely hold alleged terrorism suspects in military detention away from any battlefield. The administration embraced the concept

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