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  • Originally published 05/19/2015

    Skulls Suggest Violence Used as a Tool of Political Control

    Three skulls found in Bolivia have revealed that torture for reasons other than religious rituals and trophy-head taking was not just an iconographic feature of the pre-Columbian cultures in the region, but a very real practice.

  • Originally published 12/21/2014

    How to Read the Senate Report on CIA Torture

    With the release of this Senate report and the media’s pursuit of the facts behind its obfuscations, the full story of abuse, fabrication, and dissimulation inside the CIA is finally starting to emerge.

  • Originally published 12/10/2014

    The Water Cure

    Debating torture and counterinsurgency—a century ago.

  • Originally published 04/17/2014

    Bush: "Why Didn't I Know This?"

    "What did the third member of the triumvirate, Vice President Cheney—who had known about the conflict for weeks—say at this moment?"

  • Originally published 05/09/2013

    Mau Mau victims to be compensated

    The British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyans who were detained and severely mistreated during the 1950s Mau Mau insurgency in what would be the first compensation settlement resulting from official crimes committed under imperial rule.

  • Originally published 04/16/2013

    U.S. Practiced Torture After 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes

    WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and that the nation’s highest officials bore ultimate responsibility for it.

  • Originally published 02/19/2013

    Washington Tortures Everywhere ... Except Latin America

    Map of CIA rendition sites. Countries in red cooperate with the CIA to detain and allegedly torture terror suspects. Drawn from data first published in the Washington Post. Map credit: HNN staff/Wiki Commons.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com

  • Originally published 12/16/2014

    Who Knows Eric Fair?

    The recent revelation about  unaccountable Americans using torture on prisoners have again raised the question of morality and legality.

  • Originally published 12/14/2014

    Dick Cheney’s David Frost Moment

    “I'm more concerned with bad guys who got out and released than I am with a few that, in fact, were innocent.”--Dick Cheney on Meet the Press

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