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What Ferguson, Eric Garner, and CIA torture have in common

What Ferguson, Eric Garner, and CIA torture have in common

By Luo Jie 13/12/2014 07:39

There’s no better way for Washington to commemorate Human Rights Day than by letting the public finally learn the truth about torture. And there’s no better way for concerned Americans to do so than by raising our voices to challenge the compounding crimes of our lawless agencies.

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Inside the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture

Inside the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture

By Adam Zyglis 13/12/2014 07:29

The disgraceful and unconscionable role of the CIA in President George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror included the sadistic torture and abuse that predated and exceeded the so-called Torture Memoranda of the Department of Justice; the pathetic mismanagement by CIA directors and deputy directors that actually abetted the sadism; and the pathological lying that has accompanied the CIA’s campaign to marginalize the Senate report and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

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Obama tortures, too

Obama tortures, too

By Migdad Eldikhery 13/12/2014 07:25

Yes, Obama is required to stop his desperate attempts to protect suspected war criminals of all kinds, including torturers and, worse, aggressors. While constantly executing some suspects, Obama chooses to protect (and also hire) other suspects – the ones who are suspected, often with far better reason, of incomparably worse crimes.

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The US story of torture doesn't have to end with impunity

The US story of torture doesn't have to end with impunity

By Rob Rogers 13/12/2014 07:22

After five long years of investigation, declassification, and redaction – not to mention outright obstruction by the CIA – the Senate Intelligence Committee today shone more light on CIA torture and made a historic and necessary contribution to public scrutiny, debate, and our nation's values.

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Obama as guilty as Bush on torture

Obama as guilty as Bush on torture

By 13/12/2014 07:18

The United States has become “worse in many respects” under President Barack Obama in comparison to the time of former president George W. Bush, says a political commentator in Washington.

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Russia Is Using the Past to Explain the Present

Russia Is Using the Past to Explain the Present

By Vboqorad 13/12/2014 07:13

In his address to the Federal Assembly last week, President Vladimir Putin turned again to his favorite "historical" method of reasoning to explain to the Russian people what is happening in the country and the world.

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Required reading: Prequels to the torture report

Required reading: Prequels to the torture report

By Ed Gamble 11/12/2014 14:35

As early as tomorrow, the long-awaited Senate torture report will finally see the light of day. If all goes as planned, the Senate Intelligence Committee will release the roughly 500-page executive summary of its 6,000-page report concerning the CIA's "rendition, detention, and interrogation" program. The report is said to be highly critical of the program.

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CIA paid millions to torture advisors

CIA paid millions to torture advisors

By Bado 11/12/2014 14:30

The United States had paid millions of dollars to two federal contractors to design the torture tactics the CIA used for years against prisoners in covert prisons overseas.

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