Minnesota lawmaker Betty McCollum seeks to stop tax dollars from facilitating abuses by Israeli soldiers.
Manhattan is the kind of place where you can find just about anything. But it seems like the most improbable location in the world for a KGB Espionage Museum. Yet such a place has opened in a storefront at 245 West 14th Street, Manhattan — right in the heart of former enemy territory. (At least I hope it’s “former.”)
By scouring the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report and some declassified CIA documents, retired Psychologist Dr. Jeff Kaye has confirmed that there were two separate rendition, detention, and interrogation programs run by separate branches of the agency’s Counterterrorism Center.The first, which we refer to as “Program A” in this podcast, is already known.
After 17 years in Israeli jail, Ahmed Khris is unable to see his family.
Israeli teens arrested for terror offenses represented by anti-Palestinian lawyers.
Belgian-Palestinian artist Mustapha Awad sentenced to one year in Israeli prison.
Palestinian human rights group call for abolition of death penalty.
After release, poet Dareen Tatour vows to continue writing.
Muhammad al-Rimawi is the third Palestinian to die this year in Israeli detention.
Back when the existential competition between the communist USSR and the capitalist USA was reaching its fevered pitch, the CIA published a report on Communist bloc interrogation techniques — which it denounced as “police tactics which would not be condoned in a democratic country.”The 1956 CIA study was commissioned amid Cold War hysteria surrounding reports of the Communists’ seeming ability to
The other day, the Wall Street Journal published a ludicrous and tragically laughable op-ed from former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, “Immorality Is Part of the Job.” It argues that CIA directors should lie to Congress to protect “our boys.”
The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director. Because three Republicans opposed her, some Democrats were needed to get the necessary votes. In the end, six of them voted with the rest of the GOP to confirm “Bloody Gina.” That’s some #Resistance. Haspel oversaw torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand during the Bush administration, and was instrumental in the destruction of video tapes of the torture sessions.
In spite of a Senate hearing in which Gina Haspel repeatedly evaded tough questions about her views on torture, it appears that she will be confirmed as the new CIA director. Enough senators were apparently mollified by her qualified assurances that there will be no more “enhanced interrogation” at the spy agency on her watch.
The recent revisionist history about Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA director, should make very little difference in examining the totality of her record on torture and its cover up.According to John Kiriakou, a 15-year CIA veteran, and the whistleblower on the CIA covert torture operation, Gina Haspel is the “godmother of the torture program.”Regarding ProPublica&
The firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and President Donald Trump’s decision to replace him with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, was the big news in Washington on Tuesday. But what is even more stunning is that the president has nominated Deputy Director Gina Haspel to become the next CIA director.
It’s been nearly 17 years since hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000 people. It’s been 15 years since Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the alleged 9/11 planners, was captured in Pakistan. And it’s been 10 years since he was arraigned in a military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Yet Mohammed, whom the government characterizes as the “mastermind” of that horrific attack, has yet to stand trial.
World Medical Association refuses to take action on doctors’ role in torture of Palestinians.
Former prisoners star in Raed Andoni's genre-bending new film.
Ten members of Congress cosponsor bill focused on protecting Palestinian children.
Firm employing former Mossad agents ran operation against actress Rose McGowan.
European Union continues to reward Israel for its crimes.
Community activist prepares to leave US after four-year legal battle.
Overwhelming United Church of Christ vote calls for US to withhold arms from Israel.
Activists protest Israeli arms maker Elbit at Paris Air Show.
Largest private security firm takes another boycott hit over role in Palestinian rights abuses.
Hamas authorities hanged three men accused of collaborating with Israel.
Student leader previously arrested by PA now under prolonged interrogation by Israel.
Human rights groups suspect that a promised anti-torture law will contain major loopholes.
His lawyer says 14-year-old Ahmad Manasra did not carry out stabbing that injured two Israelis.
“Roof-knocking” warning missiles led to civilian deaths in Gaza. Now US is using them in Iraq.
[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2016-04-28%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: Nebraska abolishes civil forfeiture; a federal judge allows CIA torture suit to proceed; and chaos fails to descend when a small town's entire police force quits.
Late community leader's acquittal helped dissipate fear, encourage support for others targeted by post-9/11 prosecutions.