Torture

Ending the Unthinkable Injustice of Human Chaining

By Emina Ćerimović and Kim Samuel When Akanni’s mother died in early 2018, she stopped eating for three weeks. Her mood became unpredictable; she was often shouting or sulking angrily. Medicine from a local pharmacist didn’t help. At a loss…

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Journalist Julian Assange has been held in solitary confinement in an English high security prison for weeks. He is in solitary detention, which is a form of torture in accordance with all human rights. The man who did nothing but…

Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

The highly dubious death of Jeffrey Epstein in a US maximum security prison is another strong reason not to extradite Julian Assange into one – particularly as many of the same people who are relieved by Epstein’s death would like…

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a…

Toxic femininity: ‘Badass’ US women demand right to torture and kill for Empire… just like men

Thanks to a new wave of feminism and its call for equality, it isn’t just toxic men who can kill, torture and surveil in the name of US militarism and empire, women can now do it too! This past weekend…

Julian Assange, Lord Carlile of Berriew, and the UK justice system

According to public notes by Lord Carlile of Berriew, former External Reviewer of Anti-terror Legislation for the Minister of Interior and anti-terror expert, Assange is wanted in relationship to sex crimes… To the best of my knowledge it is a…

The stain of Britain’s part in torture and rendition will never wash away

Sam Raphael, University of Westminster and Ruth Blakeley, University of Sheffield for The Conversation The long-awaited reports of the investigation by the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition between 2001 and 2010 have finally…

‘Well, this didn’t take long’: Endorsing Gina Haspel for CIA, Dick Cheney says bring back torture program

“The conversation turns to torture and… look who’s back…” by Common Dreams staff Highlighting the severe dangers that critics warn come with promoting Gina Haspel—who participated directly in the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program—to become the agency’s next director, former vice president…

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

“We did not accept the ‘just following orders’ justification after World War II, and we should not accept it now”. . First published on Russia Today, 25 Apr, 2018. . As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged…

Norway to prosecute Henry Kissinger

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger´s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel…

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