General News

The Ratner Report

December 19, 2014
The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR

Contextualizing Baltimore’s Recent Police Shooting

December 17, 2014

LEAP’s Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement

The Three Remaining ‘Cuban 5’ Go Home

December 17, 2014

In a historic move bypassing congress, President Obama restores diplomatic relations with Cuba, and in a simultaneous telecast President Raul Castro hails the decision but reminds us that the blockade is still in place, says Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Reality Asserts Itself - Eddie Conway

December 16, 2014
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Mexico

December 15, 2014
Climate of impunity persists in Mexico and only 6.8 % of the 33 million crimes committed in 2013 were ever investigated says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Vijay Prashad

December 14, 2014
Vijay Prashad says the torture report is unclear about the chain of command, but the international community is making moves to hold those in power accountable

Torture

December 11, 2014
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

Will South America Bring Life to the Bank of the South?

December 11, 2014
The countries of South America need their alternative to the World Bank to step forward; if not, they will be back in crisis, explains historian and sovereign debt expert Eric Toussaint

Bush's torture legacy

December 9, 2014
The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights