CIA report: ‘Torture is a crime and those responsible must be brought to justice’
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other rights advocates say prosecutions must follow Senate’s CIA torture report
Senate CIA Torture Report Details ‘Ruthless’ Brutality of Bush Era
Senate Intelligence Committee’s report says CIA abuse violated ‘U.S. law, treaty obligations, and our values.’ Journalists, experts and human rights advocates say that torture program under the Bush administration was systematically orchestrated by top officials.
CIA interrogation report: The 20 key findings
The US Senate Intelligence Committee has released a summary of a report into the CIA interrogation program established by US spy chiefs after the terror attacks of 11 September 2001.
Sexual Assault and Rectal Feedings: The CIA Report’s Messy Details
Interrogation Chief Said Forced Enemas Needed to Demonstrate ‘Control’
Report: CIA Tortured Many, Lied Often, Gained Little Intel
Captives Told Torturers What They Thought They Wanted to Hear
ACLU Reacts To CIA Torture Report
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the executive summary and findings of its landmark report on the CIA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture program.
CIA cited Israeli Supreme Court rulings to justify torture, Senate report says
‘Israeli example’ cited as possible justification for use of torture when interrogating terror suspects ‘where there is no other available means to prevent the harm’ they might inflict.
Senator compares CIA’s actions to ‘war crimes’
“We did things, Alisyn, that we tried Japanese soldiers for war crimes for after World War II,” he told the host of CNN’s “New Day,” Alisyn Camerota. “This is not America, this is not who we are, and what was done has diminished our stature and inflamed terrorists around the world.”
CIA torture report: China and North Korea quick to settle accounts
Asian neighbours regularly criticised by the US over human rights say Senate findings prove Washington should not lecture
Will growing consensus that torture is ‘morally repugnant’ lead to action?
Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques has revived a national debate about the effectiveness of torture. While opinion is divided, a consensus does seem to have formed around the idea that torture is a moral abomination.
CIA torture report: spy agency braces for global impact of inquiry as release date nears
Public airing of post-9/11 practices, coming after months of negotiation, is likely to attract attention worldwide and could come as early as Tuesday
Gorbachev: US ‘Triumphalism’ Fueling New Cold War
Former Soviet leader: ‘We need to return to the starting line when we began building a new world’
Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap
Accusations of the West towards Putin traditionally are based on the fact that he worked in the KGB. And therefore he is a cruel and immoral person. Putin is blamed for everything. But nobody ever accused Putin of lack of intelligence.
Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners
The US House of Representatives has joined Hillary Clinton, Obama, the neoconservatives, Washington’s vassals, and the American and European presstitutes in demonizing Russia and President Putin. The House resolution against Russia is a packet of lies, but that did not stop the resolution from passing by a vote of 411 for and 10 against.
House Chooses New Cold War With Russia
Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor of an anti-Russia resolution so full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War. Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and Ukraine!
“You Do Not Have The Courage To Resist The US Government”
German MP Criticizes Merkel For Putting US Before German Interests
Ukraine’s Made-in-USA Finance Minister
A top problem of Ukraine has been corruption and cronyism, so it may raise eyebrows that new Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, an ex-U.S. diplomat and newly minted Ukrainian citizen, was involved in insider dealings while managing a $150 million U.S. AID-backed investment fund, writes Robert Parry.
Syria Complains to UN After Israel Attacks Damascus Airport
Lebanese TV Claims Sites Were Iranian Intelligence Locations
UN reveals Israeli links with Syrian rebels
Reports by UN observers in the Golan submitted to 15 members of Security Council detail regular contact between IDF officers and armed Syrian opposition figures at the border.
Isn’t It Important To Realise Who Our Enemies Really Are?
Children are so often the forgotten victims of conflict – regardless of the perpetrators
Hunger Games: Western Terror Warriors Spurn Their Innocent Victims
So now there is no money left for the Syrian refugees created by the civil war fomented and fanned for years on end by Western governments. (Who, bizarrely, then prosecute any of their citizens who go off to fight in the war their governments promote as a noble and worthy cause.)
Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?
When Iran offered last month to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the Marivan region near the border with Iraq, the IAEA might have been expected to respond with alacrity to the opportunity.
NYPD Officer NOT Indicted for Chokehold Death of Eric Garner
‘First Ferguson, now Staten Island. The Grand Jury’s failure to indict sends the clear message that Black lives don’t matter. But they do.’
Netanyahu says only IDF in West Bank will ensure peace
In address to Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, prime minister lists requirements for peace and takes credit for failure to reach nuclear deal with Iran.
The Brown/Garner Killings are about a Larger State of Official Terror
America’s police forces increasingly serve as a a private corporate army, beyond the reach of the law. But our nation is distracted by race. And millions of white Americans are under the illusion that what was done to Michael Brown and Eric Garner can’t happen to them.
Chris Rock’s economic bombshell: What his “riots in the streets” prediction says about the American Dream
Comedian reveals what it means to be rich today — and how little the average American really understands about it
Evil: The Theory And Practice Of…
The word evil, if not readily definable in clear, comprehensive language, is at least roughly understood in concept by a person of normal intelligence. The purpose here is not to endeavor to define the term explicitly, but to examine the use made of it by men and nations and specifically by ours.
Waistband-Reaching Syndrome Could Get You Killed
The Bizarre Compulsion of Black Men to “Reach for their Waistbands”
Why Darren Wilson is driving you mad
Do not accept the Ferguson police officer’s retirement. Just keep talking about his phantasmagorical fear of the black body – or else
How Western Intervention Fuels ‘Terrorism’
The purpose of major terrorist activities directed at the West, from the 9/11 attacks to ISIS videos, is not to “cow” or “intimidate” Western countries. It is to get those countries to bomb Muslim countries or, better yet, invade them. The terrorists want to come to power in Muslim countries, not in Canada or Britain or the US. And the best way to establish your revolutionary credentials and recruit local supporters is to get the West to attack you.
Nuclear Chicken in the Middle East
To no surprise, nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers have become stalemated. Iran will not sink “to its knees” to win a nuclear deal with the great powers, said its leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, after the failure of six months of talks in Vienna.
Report: Russia to supply Syria with S-300 missiles
State-affiliated media in Syria have reported that the during a recent visit to Moscow by representatives of the embattled regime, Damascus received promises of widespread Russion support, including in the field of military.
Plan to retake Mosul from ISIS emerges
A military plan to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS could begin as soon as January using Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a U.S. official confirmed to CNN.
U.S. will use psych evaluations, stress tests to screen Syrian rebels for training
The U.S. military will subject Syrian rebels taking part in a new training program to psychological evaluations, biometrics checks and stress tests under a screening plan that goes well beyond the steps the United States normally takes to vet foreign soldiers, a sign of the risks the Obama administration faces as it expands support for armed groups in Syria.
Israeli FM’s Peace Plan: Pay Arabs to Leave
Lieberman’s Two State Solution Seeks to Court Israel’s Centrists
Why America Is to Blame for Mexico’s Carnage and Corruption
The crisis over 43 massacred students shows how dysfunctional and corrupt Peña Nieto’s government is. And yet Obama keeps patting him on the back.
‘No One Else Is Going to Stand Up For Us’: Workers Target Walmart on Black Friday
‘For all of my brothers and sisters who have experienced illegal threats, I am on strike.’
Arrests, protests & ‘Xmas carols’: Ferguson unrest enters fifth day, c15 detained
Black Friday protests in Ferguson saw activists singing the words “it’s a racist time in the city” to a Christmas tune. However, the holiday caroling mood was marred by clashes as police arrested at least 15 people for failing to clear the streets.
#BlackOutBlackFriday Protests Connect Ferguson with Consumer Boycott
‘We demand an immediate end to the brutal treatment and inhumane killings of our loved ones; the lives of our friends, our parents and our children have value and should be treated with respect.’