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CODEPINK: Women for Peace

We are a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge milit... Read more


At least 26 prisoners were held because of mistaken identities or bad intel

Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty

Washington Post
An exhaustive five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects renders a strikingly bleak verdict on a program launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, describing levels of brutality, dishonesty and seemingly arbitrary violence that at times brought even agency employees to moments of…Read More
I Can’t Be Forgiven for Abu Ghraib

The Torture Report Reminds Us of What America Was

Eric Fair
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — I SPENT this semester teaching creative writing at Lehigh University. I’ve been a soldier, a police officer and an interrogator. So hearing students call me “Professor” and assigning homework was a significant change of pace. But the course’s title, Writing War, kept me from straying too far from the memories that have haunted me…Read More
The CIA torture report's grisliest findings

Rectal rehydration and broken limbs: the grisliest findings in the CIA torture report

the Guardian
The full horror of the CIA interrogation and detention programmes launched in the wake of the September 11 terror attack was laid bare in the long-awaited Senate report released on Tuesday. While parts of the programme had been known – and much more will never be revealed – the catalogue of abuse is nightmarish and reads like something invented…Read More
Punishment, not apology!

Punishment, not apology after CIA torture report

Andy Worthington
What a dark day for the United States. Five years and nine months after Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kit Bond, the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced a review of the CIA's detention and interrogation programme in the so-called "war on terror", the 500-page executive summary of that report has been made publicly…Read More
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