The Justice Department has reportedly requested that the FBI conduct a criminal investigation into Senate staffers who have been involved in producing a study on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved torture.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday March 7, 2014 8:20 am|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00 pm|
It was comforting, back in the day, to think that once Bush was gone, this would all end.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:15 pm|
Reported and alleged Central Intelligence Agency spying on Senate Select Committee on Intelligence members should only increase the effort by senators to have a report on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program released.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 14, 2014 7:45 am|
A drone victim, journalist and activist who has spoken out against drone strikes in Pakistan, who was abducted from his home over one week ago, has been released.
|By: David Swanson Saturday February 8, 2014 1:59 pm|
William Blum would be a national treasure if outgrowing nationalism weren’t part of the process of learning from William Blum.
William Blum would be president if we had any sense.
|By: Jeff Kaye Wednesday January 29, 2014 3:42 pm|
Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) released a copy of a letter they sent to the Ethics Office of the American Psychological Association (APA). The letter sharply criticizes APA for sitting seven years on an ethics complaint made against Dr. John Leso, who was a military psychologist at Guantanamo and an early member of that prison’s Behavioral Science Consultant Team (BSCT). Rather than a dust-up between psychology groups, the issue goes right to the heart of the US’s ability to conduct coercive interrogations and torture with the input of behavioral specialists.
|By: bluewombat Friday January 17, 2014 11:25 am|
Rizzo comes across as pleasant, mild-mannered and self-effacing. He must have a very good barber, as he has this elegant, curvy sort of beard. But, as another member of the audience said to me after the presentation, he’s emblematic of the banality of evil.
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday January 16, 2014 6:47 am|
“Torture is immoral under all circumstances. It represents an extreme and shocking form of violating the human person. Like slavery, genocide and rape, it is never justified.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday January 11, 2014 11:00 am|
The United States transferred the first prisoners to a US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, twelve years ago today.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday January 10, 2014 11:01 am|
The film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution by SEAL Team 6, made it apparent how valuable Hollywood could be for the CIA.
Declassified memos showed the CIA valuing the film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow because, although it was a fictionalized version of true events, it would “help promote an appropriate portrayal of the Agency and the Bin Laden operation.”