John Kiriakou, Torture

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“Letter From Loretto”

“Letter From Loretto” from John Kiriakou, Federal Prisoner for Informing Americans about CIA torture program. Greetings from the Federal Correctional Institution at Loretto, Pennsylvania. I arrived here on February 28, 2013 to serve a 30 month sentence for violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. At least that’s what the government wants people to […]

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

By Andy Worthington   While Rodriguez — like John Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and senior Bush administration officials, up to and including the president — have never been criminally prosecuted, it is uncertain whether, overall, the apologists for torture are winning. Despite their protestations over the years, they have no proof that torture worked. :::::::: […]

Enhanced Interrogation: A Non-Thing

Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry claimed they would reinstate illegal programs that have been dismissed by experts as ineffective and illegal. They have sought to foster the ignorance in the Republican party that comes with a belief in a non-thing. This non-thing is called, “enhanced interrogation”. Each of these people continue an insult against […]

CIA: Detainee's Torture Drawings, Writings,

Detainees, Features, Torture, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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CIA: Detainee’s Torture Drawings, Writings, “Should They Exist,” to Remain Top Secret

Wednesday 5 October 2011 by: Jason Leopold, Truthout (Image: JR / t r u t h o u t) In 2002, not long after he was subjected to so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” by Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, psychologists under contract to the CIA, high-value detainee Abu Zubaydah made about ten drawings depicting the torture he endured […]

Author of Torture Memos Admits Some Techniques Were Not Approved By DOJ

Detainees, Documents and Reports, Features, Investigation/Prosecution, Private Contractors, Terrorism, Torture, Torture and Detainee Treatment, Torture Memos-OLC-OPR

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Author of Torture Memos Admits Some Techniques Were Not Approved By DOJ

Thursday 15 July 2010 by: Jason Leopold, reprinted from (make sure to support TruthOut with a donation today) Jay Bybee, who as a senior Justice Department lawyer signed two memos in 2002 authorizing CIA interrogators to torture “war on terror” prisoners, told a congressional panel that more than a half dozen other brutal methods […]

Accountability for Designing Torture

Intro and Interview with Jim Cox PhD – Forensic Psychologist Segment 1 Interview with Joseph Margulies – Lawyer/Professor of Law Segment 2 Audio reading of complaint filed Segment 3 Interview with Andy Worthington about complaint, BP, and World Cup Segment 4 TO listen in: CLICK HERE Copy of Complaint PDF: CLICK HERE

Saturday, June 26, 2010 Show-Oil, Judges and Jobs-Maher Arar and James Yee

Intro and Kate Gordon from Center for American Progress Segment 1 Rep. Gene Green Segment 2 Maria Lahood (Center for Constitutional Rights) Segment 3 James Yee Segment 4 Op-Ed on Dick Cheney Segment 5 TO listen in: CLICK HERE

An Interview with Captain James Yee

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An Interview with Captain James Yee

James Yee is a former US. Army chaplain who was subjected to arrest, confinement and charges of sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage, and failure to obey a general order. The charges were later reduced then dropped. But it raised the question about the U.S. attitude towards its own loyal service members who were also […]

Saturday, June 12 Radio Show-Malcolm Nance and Scott Horton

    Malcolm Nance (SERE Instructor) Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Scott Horton Listen Here Democracy Now segment with PHR from this show Listen Here ABCNews and Liz Cheney-Made ya look Listen Here Op-Ed on British Reaction to U.S. reaction to BP destruction Listen Here CSPAN audio of U.S. Helsinki Commission on torture from […]

Human Experimentation at the Heart of Bush Administration’s Torture Program

Reprinted with permission (and creative commons) from Don’t forget, it is very important to support independent journalist sites like by Jason Leopold – Sunday, June 6, 2010 High-value detainees captured during the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” who were subjected to brutal torture techniques, were used as “guinea pigs” to gauge the effectiveness […]