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Psychologists Urged To Examine Complicity In Supporting Abusive Systems Of Torture In US Criminal Justice System And Covert Government Programs

By: Ramola D, Intellihub News | This article was originally published on Intellihub News on April 18, 2016. Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), the group which led the call to end the involvement of American psychologists in the CIA Torture program at Guantanamo and took the American Psychological Association (APA) to task last summer for their ...Read More »

Obama’s Latest Phony Guantanamo Closure Scheme

In August 2007, candidate Obama lied, saying “(a)s president, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions.” “Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists.” Straightaway in office in January 2009, he vowed to close Guantanamo within one year, ...Read More »

State-Sponsored Murders At Guantanamo

Guantanamo is one of numerous US global black sites operating extrajudicially – torture and other forms of abuse still ongoing, major media entirely silent. Obama could have closed all US torture prisons by executive order on day one in office. He chose to keep them operating. His pledge to close Guantanamo during his first year ...Read More »

Another Brutalized Guantanamo Victim Freed

Guantanamo represents pure US evil. It’s the tip of a disturbing iceberg, one of numerous US global black sites operating extrajudicially. Unknown numbers of innocent victims languish under hellish conditions, subjected to torture and other horrific forms of mistreatment, denied all international law guaranteed rights. Most were uncharged, others falsely accused. They’re all Muslims, America’s ...Read More »

Documents Reveal Innocent Man was Caged And Tortured At Gitmo For 13-years – By Mistake

By: John Vibes | In times of War, especially war for profit carried out in the name of expanding empire, innocence is no guarantee of safety. After 13 years of holding him in an inhumane and lawless prison, US officials admitted that Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri should have never been in Guantanamo Bay, and that he was detained as ...Read More »

Guantanamo: One Of Many US Black Sites

Guantanamo is the tip of America’s global torture prison network, operating covertly in dozens of countries, subjecting victims to brutalized treatment. They include Shaker Aamer, one of 52 Guantanamo prisoners cleared for transfer to countries willing to accept them. Aamer is the last British detainee, approved for release by the Bush administration in 2007. Obama ...Read More »

Unidentified US Navy Nurse Honored For Refusing Involvement In Force-Feeding

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) deputy communications director Vesna Jaksic Lowe announced possible Pentagon efforts to revoke the security clearance for an unnamed navy nurse – in retaliation for his refusal to participate in unethical/immoral/illegal force-feeding amounting to brutal torture. PHR’s medical director, Dr. Vincent Iacopino, called “(t)he military’s latest action against the nurse…backdoor retaliation ...Read More »

“The US Worked With Hollywood To Make The War On Terror Look Better” (VIDEO)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with James G. Connell III- attorney at the U.S Defence Department, who represents Aamar al-Baluchi. Aamar stands accused of financing 9/11, and the CIA-backed Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty even based a character on him. James explains how Hollywood producers and directors works with the CIA, and why the U.S considers ...Read More »

Papillon At Abu Ghraib, Bagram And Gitmo

All our high school and college students should be made to read Henri Charriere’s 1969 memoir, Papillon, about his life in the penal colony at Devil’s Island in French Guiana, and then view Franklin Schaffner’s 1973 film of the same name. This writer first saw the film when it came out, and most recently read ...Read More »

Where Does Gitmo Fit In? The Long, Winding History Of Prison Camps (Infographic)

The U.S. spent $454 Million dollars in 2013 on Gitmo’s detention centers. Get a better grasp on Gitmo–from the history of prison camps to the financial, political and human toll it takes. Courtesy of: Infographic WorldRead More »

New NDAA Bolsters Guantanamo-Style Indefinite Detention For Americans

Top senators thought you wouldn’t notice. Behind closed doors, they wrote up new indefinite detention and Guantánamo provisions in the annual defense policy bill, and then waited 11 days to quietly file the bill. But we now have the bill, and everyone can read it. And everyone should understand what is in this new National ...Read More »

DoD's Lips Are Sealed On Secret Guantanamo Site

(CN) – A document that sheds light on the costs behind Guantanamo Bay’s secret “Camp 7,” which houses the accused Sept. 11, 2001, conspirators, should remain classified, the Defense Department told a federal judge. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg had filed her request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) about the Camp 7 costs ...Read More »

Guantanamo Prison’s Time Is Up – You’re Invited To Commemorate The End

Guantanamo Prison’s time is up – you are invited to commemorate twelve years of brutality, and encouraged to oppose the inhuman treatment of Gitmo prisoners. American Marine Major General Michael Lehnert, who was in charge of the construction and opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison, says he now believes the facility should not have been opened, ...Read More »

CIA Trained Guantanamo Prisoners As Double Agents

Not far from the administrative offices of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the CIA built eight small houses that were named as the Marriott because of the amenities offered. Those amenities were significantly superior to the ones imposed on the cells of the common prisoners. With hundreds of prisoners arriving at the naval base ...Read More »

Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues

In early February, detainees began hunger striking for justice. Dozens joined others. Numbers rose to about 130. Some were force-fed. Doing so constitutes torture. Most detainees continued courageously for months. About two dozen refuse food now. Brutalizing conditions took their toll. Force-fed strikers suffered most. Previous articles explained. Detainees are restrained in chairs. They’re called ...Read More »

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