Obama NSA Speech: Pretty Words, No Real Change

By: Saturday January 18, 2014 2:30 pm

A massive, frighteningly expensive program that does much harm and no good does not need tweaking. It needs to be ended.

 

Supreme Court Makes It Even More Impossible for Torture Victims to Win Lawsuits

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 4:30 pm

The US Supreme Court unanimously decided that foreign political organizations and multinational corporations cannot be sued for the torture or extrajudicial killing of persons abroad under an anti-torture law passed in 1992. The law only gives people the right to sue “an individual,” “who acted under the authority of a foreign nation.”

The Sexual Sadism of the Michigan Department of Corrections

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 11:31 am

A consortium of civil liberties, religious and health organizations, and experts including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging a strip-search procedure prisoners in Michigan’s Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) are forced to submit to that is nothing less than sexual sadism by the state. In the prison that operates under the umbrella of the Michigan Department of Corrections, women are forced to remove their clothing and spread the lips of their vaginas so that a guard can peer inside. Female prisoners are forced to do this after they meet with family members, religious workers, their lawyers, or anyone else who may visit them in prison.

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