First Published Book by a Guantanamo Prisoner Vividly Recounts Torture & Rendition

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 5:00 pm

Mauritanian citizen Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who remains in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, has become the first prisoner to have a book written during his time in prison published. The book called “Guantanamo Diary” is a first person stream of consciousness story of what he experienced as he was subjected to rendition, torture, interrogations and [...]

 

White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

By: Friday January 16, 2015 9:00 am

According to a report by the CIA Inspector General, the White House was informed of the CIA’s plan to hack US Senate computers to discover what was going to be in the Senate Torture Report. CIA Director John Brennan met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough then ordered CIA employees to “use whatever [...]

Guantanamo Bay: A ‘Battle Lab’ Where Personnel Experimented on Prisoners to Develop Torture Techniques

By: Monday January 12, 2015 11:00 am

On the thirteenth anniversary of the first prisoners brought to Guantanamo Bay, a report from the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research examines how the United States government used the facility as a “battle laboratory.” Prisoners were treated like “test subjects” as personnel, including medical officers, engaged in experiments to develop new interrogation [...]

Let’s All Do Something Useful Today: Write to Manning and Kiriakou

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 5:57 am

Let’s all do something useful today. Call it a New Year’s Resolution. Prison sucks. Being in prison because you blew the whistle on our government sucks harder. Getting a letter makes it suck less. So if you want to do something good today, write a short letter to one of these guys. It need not [...]

Senator Mark Udall: Disclose the Full Torture Report

By: Monday December 29, 2014 10:35 am

As a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, I am proud to re-post this appeal from our group for Senator Mark Udall to release the full text of the Senate Torture Report. Senator Mark Udall has called for the full release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture. However, as a still-sitting member [...]

Year-End Episode of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast on Some of Most Significant Issues/Stories of 2014

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Police violence and torture. The rise of the Islamic State—or ISIS—and another war in Iraq. Another assault on the people of Gaza by Israel. These are the major stories highlighted on the year-end “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode. Our guest for the episode is Roqayah Chamseddine, a freelance writer based in Australia. After Ferguson police officer Darren [...]

Christmas in the White House Basement

By: Thursday December 25, 2014 9:00 am

Hold the fat bastard down! Answer me punk! Is it true that you give toys to every child in the world? Even the ones whose moms and dads are terrorists? Hah, that’s material support. Hit him with the electric shock. Do you refuse to hand over the naughty or nice list for us to use [...]

Before ‘Enhanced Interrogations,’ CIA Torture Architect Received Special Invite to FBI Academy Conference

By: Monday December 22, 2014 1:00 pm

The narrative is in place. James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen made millions of dollars having convinced the CIA to construct a torture program via reverse-engineering brutal methods of interrogation used in their previous employment in a military program meant to prepare U.S. military and intelligence personnel for torture by a foreign power or terrorist [...]

You Can Play the Home Torture Game

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 9:00 am

Jealous that CIA torturers get all the fun? Want to virtually torture someone right from your own desktop? Want to encourage your kids to see torture as fun and help desensitize them? Why not play the torture game, your very own torture simulator! Torture Game 3 is the most up-to-date version of the popular bloody [...]

NBC News Cites ‘Climate of Fear & Retaliation,’ Withholds Identity of Architect of CIA’s Defense for Torture

By: Friday December 19, 2014 11:00 am

NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for terrorism suspects. The official apparently developed “oft-repeated talking points that misrepresented and overstated” the effectiveness of torture. And, while the female official is [...]

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