torture

Ray McGovern on Gina Haspel

May 11, 2018
During her Senate confirmation hearings, CIA nominee Gina Haspel evaded questions about her role in using “enhanced interrogation” (torture) techniques, which have their origins in the Nazi-era, explains for CIA analyst Ray McGovern
Nomination of Torturer for CIA Director Reflects Spy Agency's Antidemocratic Dangers

Trump’s Nomination of Torturer to Lead ‘Out of Control’ CIA

May 10, 2018
Part 2 of journalist Robert Scheer’s discussion with TRNN’s Ben Norton. He says torturers like Donald Trump’s nominee Gina Haspel reflect how the CIA makes Americans less safe, despite bipartisan political support for the violent spy agency.

Police Brutalize 78-Year-Old CIA Whistleblower Protesting at Torturer Gina Haspel’s Senate Hearing

May 9, 2018

Ray McGovern, who worked as a CIA analyst for 27 years, disrupted the Senate confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, protesting her overseeing of torture. Police threw the 78-year-old whistleblower to the ground, dislocating his arm.

CIA Torture Architects Settle With Victims to Avoid Trial

August 17, 2017

Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s torture program, have reached a historic settlement in the case of three victims. John Kiriakou, the former CIA analyst who went to prison for exposing the torture program, says the duo settled to avoid accountability. (photo: ACLU)

US Interrogates Prisoners at UAE Torture Sites in Yemen

June 22, 2017

U.S. officials interrogated prisoners at United Arab Emirates-linked secret prisons in Yemen where extreme torture is routine, says Human Rights Watch’s Kristine Beckerle

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

March 12, 2016
Shoatz attorney and Legal Director of the Abolitionist Law Center Bret Grote discussed this forthcoming trial about the issue of solitary confinement.

10 Years Since Historic Legal Victory Protecting Rights of Guantanamo Detainees

June 25, 2014

Michael Ratner: 10 years after the Center for Constitutional Rights won a major civil rights case that ended or limited torture of Guantanamo detainees, 149 people remain in detention though 88 detainees have been cleared for release

White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe

March 16, 2014

Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff

March 16, 2014

Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration’s ‘war on…