Torture in Israeli Prisons

December 19th, 2014
by Stephen Lendman Washington and Israel replicate each other's worst crimes. A previous article discussed a UN Committee Against Torture report. Citing grave US civil and human rights abuses. Including systematic use of torture. Senate Intelligence… more »

Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

December 18th, 2014
James Petras Introduction The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch… more »

UN Committee Against Torture Report Criticizes US Policy

December 1st, 2014
by Stephen Lendman A new UN Committee Against Torture report criticizes serious US civil and human rights abuses. Including secret CIA detentions. Extraordinary renditions. Interrogation practices. Systematic use of torture. Immigration detention… more »

UN Report Denounces US Human Rights Record

March 31st, 2014
by Stephen Lendman It's deplorable. It's longstanding. It's by far the world's worst. It's a pariah state for good reason. Claims otherwise ring hollow. Ongoing genocidal crimes of war and against humanity continue. Homeland victims are targeted. So is… more »

“Pretending that one can dissociate torture from war or abjection from massacre is the lie of the powerful”, ‘Ordinary Victories’ by Manu Larcenet

October 6th, 2013
via chycho One of the most amazing aspects of the resource wars is that within their own countries, most western powers have been able to stifle opposition for their participation, not to mention being able to suppress any real criticism of how they… more »

The unclassified Zelikow torture memo as evidence of crimes

April 10th, 2012
By Michael Collins "My colleagues were entitled to ignore my views," he [Zelikow] continued. "They did more than that: The [2006] White House attempted to collect and destroy all copies of my memo. I expect that one or two are still at least in the… more »

Houston cops who stomp 15-yr-old charged with misdemeanor

February 18th, 2011
By Rady Ananda The recent public release of a video capturing police brutality that resulted in seven Houston police officers being fired while only four have been charged with misdemeanors has prompted fresh outrage. (Image: Top row: Officers Drew… more »

Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash

November 11th, 2010
By Andrew Kreig Posted by Michael Collins Justice-Integrity Project Here's why the Justice Department's halt to its probe of CIA obstruction of justice involving torture looks like another whitewash. (left-US Attorney General Eric Holder) The DOJ… more »

New Facts Call Into Question DOJ Investigations Past and Present

July 29th, 2010
By Andrew Kreig posted by Michael Collins Four days before Connecticut's Nora Dannehy was appointed to investigate the Bush administration's U.S. attorney firing scandal, a team of lawyers she led was found to have illegally suppressed evidence in a… more »

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