Torture

28.01.2019

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

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 was the third annual Women’s March, which is a protest… »

17.01.2019

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

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 flat lie, serious defamation of Assange, and serious misleading… »

01.07.2018

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

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 been published. We ourselves have… »

10.05.2018

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

‘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 Dick Cheney on Thursday openly embraced… »

26.04.2018

109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s nomination

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 lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director… »

10.12.2016

Norway to prosecute Henry Kissinger

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 Peace Prize Watch (“Lay… »

12.03.2016

CIA Analyst Ray McGovern – Exclusive Interview Video

CIA Analyst Ray McGovern – Exclusive Interview Video

In this video acTVism Munich interviews former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government.  The interview surfaces a number of issues that include:… »

26.02.2016

Torture rhetoric In 2016 presidential campaign

Torture rhetoric In 2016 presidential campaign

Veterans For Peace Statement on Torture Rhetoric In 2016 Presidential Campaign Veterans For Peace strongly condemns and denounces the pro-torture rhetoric being used in the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent statements by several presidential candidates, most notably Donald Trump, but also Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and others, have advocated the use… »

09.02.2016

All Sides in Syria Killing Thousands of Detainees in Crimes against Humanity, UN Reports

All Sides in Syria Killing Thousands of Detainees in Crimes against Humanity, UN Reports

Human Wrongs Watch   Thousands of detainees have been killed while in the custody of the warring parties in Syria over the past four and a half years, with thousands held by the Government beaten to death or dying from torture and anti-Government groups brutalizing… »

05.01.2016

Humanity and compassion are better ways to resolve conflicts

Humanity and compassion are better ways to resolve conflicts

Constructive intelligence a smarter choice to finding peace in the world. Some maintain that intelligence acquired by the U.S. government, with methods ranging from torture to collection of Americans’ phone data, is necessary to prevent another 9/11. But let’s be clear about two types of intelligence. One type revolves around… »

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