By Bill Van Auken, 11 March 2017
Sessions call for sending new “enemy combatants” to the prison camp in Cuba is a measure of both the lawlessness of the new administration and its preparation of new wars of aggression.
By Barry Grey, 11 March 2017
Among the CIA officials the government is seeking to shield is Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel, who ran a secret torture site in Thailand in 2002.
By Fred Mazelis, 6 February 2017
Gina Haspel ran the black site prison in Thailand where waterboarding and other gruesome practices were carried out.
By Barry Grey, 23 January 2017
Trump’s attack on the corporate-controlled press underscores the degree of tension and conflict within the state as the new administration takes office.
By Shelley Connor, 21 January 2017
Newly declassified reports reveal evidence of the CIA’s torture techniques at black sites throughout the world excluded from the official Senate Torture Report released in 2014.
By Tom Carter, 7 January 2017
Virtually no one has been allowed to read the 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, and a concerted effort is underway to make sure that nobody is able to read it in the future.
By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2016
Canada’s security agencies developed their own rendition-type program to circumvent the prohibitions on detention without charge and torture.
By Kevin Martinez, 6 October 2016
The ex-detainees described gruesome forms of torture not mentioned in the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA torture program.
By Tom Hall, 12 September 2016
Manning began her hunger strike in military prison on Friday in protest against the abuse and harassment that drove her to attempt suicide in July.
By John Burton, 29 August 2016
Zubaydah, one of 41 inmates still not cleared for release or transfer eight years after Obama pledged to close Guantanamo Bay, made a brief, silent appearance on video.
By E.P. Bannon, 24 February 2016
The maneuver is a cynical ploy aimed at assuaging opposition to the horrific crimes committed in the name of the "war on terror," which have continued unabated under Obama.
By Patrick Martin, 11 February 2016
After his embrace of torture and “a hell of a lot worse” during last Saturday’s debate, the Republican frontrunner has now advocated assassination, targeting North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
By Tom Carter, 8 February 2016
After 12 years of litigation, the Obama administration has released only 198 out of at least 2,000 photographs depicting torture and other war crimes perpetrated by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By George Gallanis, 19 December 2015
While the report details horrendous accounts of torture, resulting in the death of a detainee, charges against all four SEALs were dropped.
By Tom Carter, 5 December 2015
The Human Rights Watch report calls for the criminal prosecution of senior US officials involved in CIA torture and exposes the ongoing cover-up by the Obama administration.
By Tom Carter, 16 November 2015
The Department of Justice has instructed its employees not to read the report, and the State Department has stamped the report, “Do Not Open, Do Not Access.”
By Robert Stevens, 4 November 2015
Shaker Aamer was released October 30 after 5,017 days in detention.
By Tom Carter, 31 October 2015
A federal district judge rejected the Obama administration’s latest attempt to block the disclosure of videos that depict beatings and force-feeding at the torture camp.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 October 2015
Although the CIA has officially admitted to having waterboarded only three individuals, the charges detail torture methods and abuse which can essentially be described as the same thing.
By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015
The US government has stamped “classified” on the declaration by a Guantanamo detainee of how he was tortured in a secret CIA prison.
By Tom Carter, 10 August 2015
The American Psychological Association overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Friday banning participation in national security interrogations.
By Tom Carter, 13 July 2015
A 542-page independent report made public Friday implicates the American Psychological Association in the CIA torture program.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 June 2015
The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend.
By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2015
Two new, not-so-comic comedies: one preoccupied with the life of Hollywood celebrities and the other, with the intelligence apparatus. What fun.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2015
Previously secret CIA internal regulations show that the agency has assumed sweeping powers to engage in illegal human experimentation and covert espionage against the US population.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 June 2015
Majid Khan was subjected to torture “more brutal and sadistic” than even that documented in the Senate report on CIA torture released last year.
By Ed Hightower, 22 May 2015
The court turned the facts and the law upside down to keep evidence of CIA torture and spying on Congress from seeing the light of day.
By Eric London, 21 May 2015
The PBS series’ May 19 episode is a chilling account of the CIA’s torture of hundreds of detainees during the Bush administration.
By George Marlowe, 18 May 2015
Reporters from the WSWS spoke to workers and youth about recent revelations of torture at Homan Square as well as the decaying social conditions in Chicago.
By Niles Williamson, 12 May 2015
An article by the Pulitzer Prize winner, published Sunday in the London Review of Books, exposes the entire official narrative of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden as a concoction of lies.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 May 2015
Sterling allegedly provided details of covert operations conducted by the CIA against Iran to journalist James Risen.
By Carl Bronski, 12 May 2015
The Conservatives have gone to extraordinary lengths to prolong Khadr’s ordeal since he was repatriated, fighting to ensure he remains behind bars.
By David Walsh, 1 May 2015
A report by health professionals and human rights activists exposes the collusion between the APA and the Bush White House in the torture and abuse of detainees.
By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2015
The Pentagon has been fighting for more than a decade to keep visual evidence of the torture at Abu Ghraib and other military sites from becoming public.
By Andre Damon, 27 February 2015
The Guardian newspaper has revealed the existence of a “black site” on the West Side of Chicago, where police detain, beat and torture prisoners.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2015
A report in the Guardian has revealed that a leading interrogator at Guantanamo Bay had used torture to extract false confessions as a police detective in Chicago.
By Tom Hall, 17 February 2015
John Kiriakou, the former CIA agent who helped reveal the agency’s use of waterboarding, was released from prison this month after serving a two-year sentence.
By Ed Hightower, 13 February 2015
The presence of a CIA spy on the defense team fits the show trial character of the proceedings as a whole, which make a mockery of due process.
By Tom Carter, 6 February 2015
Guantánamo Diary, written by a current inmate of the infamous camp and suppressed by the US government for seven years, is a terrifying exposure of the secret US torture program—and much more.
By Patrick Martin, 24 January 2015
The new Republican chairman of the committee has demanded the Obama administration return all copies of the report on CIA torture.
By Thomas Gaist and Patrick Martin, 17 January 2015
CIA Director John Brennan discussed plans to investigate the Senate Intelligence Committee staff with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 January 2015
Wednesday saw the public release of a report produced by the CIA “accountability board” appointed by CIA Director John Brennan to review the agency’s spying on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as it prepared its report on the CIA torture program.
By Tom Carter, 14 January 2015
The fact that Washington’s ally was the principal financier of the September 11, 2001 attacks calls into question the entire official “war on terror” narrative.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2015
One month after its release, official Washington and the American media have suppressed any discussion of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s detailed and grisly exposure of CIA torture.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 24 December 2014
The media and opposition parties are allowing the government’s claim that the US Senate report documenting CIA torture had “nothing to do” with Canada to go entirely unchallenged.
By Patrick Martin and David North, 23 December 2014
An editorial published Monday reveals a deep-going political crisis within the American ruling elite.
By Barry Grey, 23 December 2014
The news that the CIA-appointed review board has exonerated those involved in an unconstitutional attack on Congress illuminates the connection between the official use of torture and the creation of the infrastructure of dictatorship.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2014
Calls are mounting in the media and the political establishment demanding that Germany pursue its imperialist interests more independently from the US.
By Eric London, 22 December 2014
This is the third of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program.
By Chris Marsden, 20 December 2014
The European powers have issued only pro-forma and self-serving statements on the US Senate report into torture and extraordinary rendition by the US and its allies.
By Ed Hightower, 20 December 2014
This is the second of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program.
By Matthew MacEgan, 19 December 2014
A report from Physicians for Human Rights states that health professionals working under the direction of the White House committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Konrad Kreft, 18 December 2014
The publication of the US Senate report on torture has proven the existence of a clandestine CIA prison in Poland and the close collaboration between European and US governments.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 December 2014
Scalia’s remarks were made the day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on CIA interrogations.
By Tom Carter, 16 December 2014
This is the first of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report on the CIA torture program, released last week.
By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2014
The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners.
By Barry Grey, 13 December 2014
That the spy agency head issued the Obama administration’s rebuttal to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture makes clear who is really in control of the American state.
By Robert Stevens, 13 December 2014
Home Secretary Theresa May, among other senior UK government officials, met with members of the US Senate committee working on the CIA report.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2014
The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers.
By Roger Jordan, 13 December 2014
Canada acted as a major transit route for US rendition flights that sent captives to third countries or CIA black sites to be tortured.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2014
In the midst of the deepening crisis over CIA torture, the Obama administration has decided to sanction Venezuela for alleged human rights abuses.
By Dylan Lubao and Keith Jones, 13 December 2014
The pseudo-left International Socialists are lining up behind the trade unions’ campaign to back a Liberal or a Liberal-NDP coalition government.
By Niles Williamson and Joseph Kishore, 12 December 2014
CIA Director John Brennan gave an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters on Thursday, outlining the Obama administration’s response to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2014
The release of the CIA torture report in the midst of nationwide protests over US police killings has exposed a corrupt system in which state criminals at every level enjoy absolute impunity.
By Alex Lantier, 12 December 2014
Officials across Europe are reacting to confirmation of CIA torture by insisting that they should enjoy total immunity for their role in the program.
By Mike Head, 12 December 2014
Not a word of condemnation of the United States government has been heard within the Australian political establishment.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 December 2014
The response of the Obama administration and the political establishment to the Senate report on CIA torture makes clear that none of those responsible for heinous crimes will be arrested, indicted or prosecuted for their actions.
By Niles Williamson, 11 December 2014
The unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program documents the role of news media such as the New York Times in serving as a conduit for CIA propaganda.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2014
Even as she broke into tears at a ceremony accepting the report, President Rousseff reiterated her government’s support for an amnesty for military killers and torturers.
By Eric London, 10 December 2014
The 500-page unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report implicates the US government in crimes that are far more extensive than previously acknowledged.
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2014
The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted?
By Patrick Martin, 9 December 2014
The CIA is backing a media campaign against the Senate report, warning that even a limited exposure of its crimes at secret prisons will produce a worldwide backlash against the US government.
By Tom Carter, 8 December 2014
From CIA torture abroad to unrestrained police violence at home, the American ruling class is facing a deep crisis of political legitimacy, with revolutionary implications.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2014
As documented by the UN Committee Against Torture, the US, which claims the right to attack any country in the world in the name of “human rights” and “democracy,” is guilty of the most heinous crimes.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 November 2014
While President Obama previously admitted that the US “tortured some folks,” the administration has blocked and obstructed investigations and prosecutions of those responsible.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 November 2014
The report to the UN Committee Against Torture calls for criminal prosecutions of all top US military and civilian officials implicated in the post-9/11 torture regime.
By Eric London, 31 October 2014
The highest echelons of the state are engaged in an unconstitutional plot to hide from the public the harrowing torture methods employed by the CIA.
By Tom Carter, 27 October 2014
The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program.
By Richard Phillips, 25 October 2014
In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2014
The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers.
By Patrick Martin, 18 October 2014
The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 October 2014
The very existence of the tapes—which show the repeated physical abuse of hunger striker Abu Wa'el Dhiab—was denied by the Obama administration until May 2014.
Thirteen years after the September 11 attacks
By Joseph Kishore, 11 September 2014
Recent events have confirmed that the highest levels of the US government and American intelligence authorized the most barbaric forms of torture.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 September 2014
According to a US Senate report that the CIA has sought to block, torture methods it used far exceeded what has previously been acknowledged.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2014
The British government has approached the US in an attempt to censor information regarding Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture.
By Eric London, 2 August 2014
An internal State Department memo accidentally emailed to a journalist exposes the Obama administration’s continued efforts to cover up CIA torture programs.
By Eric London, 1 August 2014
An admission by the CIA that its employees spied on the US Senate as part of the cover-up of torture highlights the unchecked power of the military-intelligence apparatus in the United States.
By Nick Barrickman, 19 July 2014
The decision to transfer the detainees comes as the prison camp faces growing criticism for force-feeding prisoners.
By Gabriel Black, 24 May 2014
A federal court ordered the US Government to reveal the fact that it has kept video footage of the force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates.
By Gabriel Black, 21 May 2014
After the killings of 56 health workers in retaliation for the CIA’s fake vaccination program in Pakistan, the CIA is pledging to stop using vaccinations as a front for its operations.
By Nick Barrickman, 19 May 2014
The ruling comes on the heels of a large-scale hunger strike by the base’s detainees in 2013, protesting the conditions of their ongoing detention.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2014
The Intelligence Committee voted to make public its executive summary, while continuing to keep secret a more detailed accounting of the CIA torture program.
By Patrick Martin, 3 April 2014
Details of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture demonstrate that the ruling elite in the United States is a criminal class.
By Eric London, 2 April 2014
Information leaked from a still classified Senate Intelligence Committee report reveals previously unknown CIA torture methods, implicating the spy agency in a web of lies.
By Joseph Kishore and Barry Grey, 14 March 2014
The extraordinary speech delivered Tuesday on the Senate floor by Senator Dianne Feinstein provides grounds for immediate impeachment proceedings against top government officials, including President Barack Obama.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 December 2013
One of the prisoners facing a possible death penalty refused to cooperate with the court, citing torture and abuse.
By Richard Phillips, 7 December 2013
Hicks talks about the legal campaign to overturn his bogus terrorism conviction and his concerns about the escalating attacks on democratic rights.
By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2013
To conceal its role in the alleged torture and abuse of a British citizen, the UK government is utilising the Justice and Security Act, passed earlier this year.
By James Brewer, 5 November 2013
Health professionals were ordered by the US military and the CIA to violate the principles of medical ethics in order to participate in and design torture of detainees.