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ICE Is Abusing the ACLU’s Clients Because They are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Machine

ICE Is Abusing the ACLU’s Clients Because They are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Machine It took six months for enhanced interrogation to turn into torture. So what happens when a DACA kid is killed by ICE in custody? A kid who grew up here. Who had a life, a family, a job. What then?

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Donald Trump May Select an Architect of Bush’s Torture Program to Run CIA

Donald Trump May Select an Architect of Bush’s Torture Program to Run CIA The same people who attacked Hillary for destroying evidence of yoga classes are picking someone who destroyed evidence of torture.

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Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the […]

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Rand Paul’s “anti-torture” sham: Why his ignoring CIA scandal says so much – Salon.com

Rand Paul’s “anti-torture” sham: Why his ignoring CIA scandal says so much – Salon.com Put simply, if Sen. Paul’s commitment to his small government vision extended beyond the GOP’s usual hatred of taxes, throwing himself into the CIA torture scandal by vocally and repeatedly demanding the summary’s release would be the perfect way to prove […]

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C.I.A. Hires Yossarian to Censor Torture Report

C.I.A. Hires Yossarian to Censor Torture Report In Joseph Heller’s anti-war satire, “Catch 22,” the hero, Yossarian, is assigned to a censorship detail. He amuses himself by deleting all the adverbs and adjectives from soldiers’ letters, then all the articles, then everything but the articles, and so on. His job was to delete details that […]

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Believe Me, It’s Torture

You may have read by now the official lie about this treatment, which is that it “simulates” the feeling of drowning. This is not the case. You feel that you are drowning because you are drowning—or, rather, being drowned, albeit slowly and under controlled conditions and at the mercy (or otherwise) of those who are […]

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the torture veto

President Bush’s radio address today, where he announced that he’d vetoed the Senate authorization bill, which would have effectively outlawed waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” techniques for the CIA by limiting the CIA to the Army’s guide for interrogations, the Army Field Manual From TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Bush: Limiting CIA Interrogations “Could […]

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Connect The Dots

Connect The Dots – Amnesty International Flash animation from Amnesty International meant to demonstrate just how connecting the dots can lead from an average American to torture and other un-American activities done in our name.

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FDR Quote

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1882-1945) Makes me wonder why anyone would be against the McCain amendment no person in the custody or under effective control of the […]