Chicago police torture victim Darrell Cannon and We Charge Genocide organizer Lauren Taylor discuss the $5.5 million deal and why systemic changes are still needed.
TRNN Top Stories of 2105: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells The Real News that the rectal hydration of Guantanamo detainees was a “medical procedure”, but prominent human rights attorney Michael Ratner says this was a torture tactic used to break hunger strikes and intimidate detainees
Patrick Cockburn, the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and The New Sunnis Uprising, says the rise of the Islamic State should compel us to question the effectiveness of torture and the War on Terror
There is fairly good evidence that the prime motive for torture was not 9-11, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising
McClatchy reporter Jonathan Landay says the CIA torture report is putting political pressure on the U.S. administration, but is unlikely to lead to any criminal prosecution
Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says the Obama administration is using the CIA to protect itself and Bush-era officials from being legally implicated in war crimes