Release of Top Secret CIA Document Reveals Deeper Medical Complicity in Torture Program

17 November 2018 — Physicians for Human Rights

With the release of a previously top secret document – made public thanks to a legal victory by the ACLU – disclosing the role of the Office of Medical Services (OMS) in the CIA’s torture program, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reminds health professionals that torture, in all its forms, is one of the most serious human rights violations and is absolutely prohibited under U.S. and international law, and that any collusion in its implementation – from planning through monitoring – is a gross violation of professional ethics.

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Why Washington is courting Hanoi in Vain By Martin Berger

26 October 2018 — NEO

More than half a century ago, at the height of Vietnam war US intelligence agencies were demanded to put an end to the partisan movement supporting the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. This resulted in the so-called Phoenix Program being launched which, according to historians, allowed CIA and a number of military bodies assisting it to locate and murder in cold blood more than 80 thousand people. That may have been the first time when American intelligence agencies were given a free hand in their approach to their work, which resulted in mass-executions and sadistic torture techniques getting rampant. Thus, long before the world learned about the extensive use of torture in the American prison of Abu Ghraib, American intelligence agencies were busy acquiring “peculiar anti-guerrilla skills.” And this “legacy” is hardly forgotten both in the United States, and especially in Vietnam, since the latter lost well over one million people to the unprovoked American aggression.

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UK and US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda By Eric Zuesse

29 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United Kingdom is resettling Al Qaeda’s Syrian medical unit, called the “White Helmets,” as “refugees” in UK. The White Helmets organization is funded by UK’s MI6 and America’s CIA [and the UK Foreign Office which gave them £196,000. WB], and is headed by Raed Saleh, who was prohibited from visiting the US because he’s a terrorist. These jihadists won’t just have UK honors (and they already have: a Hollywood Oscar-winning ‘documentary’ full of lies about how ‘heroic’ the White Helmets are), but, presumably, they’ll also obtain UK citizenship.

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US Vows to “Overthrow” Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians

24 September 2018 — Land Destroyer

(Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – A terrorist attack on a military parade targeting civilians and military personnel alike left at least 29 dead and up to 70 more wounded in Iran’s southwest region of Ahvaz.

At the same time, in New York City, US political figures including US President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudolph Giuliani attended and expressed open support for “revolution” in Iran at the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit organized by Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK).

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Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing! By Chris Marsden

31 August 2018 — WSWS

Recent weeks have seen the acceleration of a campaign by the right-wing of the British Labour party to paint Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite, in hopes of driving him from his position as leader of the party.

In its scale and ferocity, these efforts have all the hallmarks of a destabilisation campaign involving MI5 in the UK, Mossad in Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States.

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Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified

10 August 2018 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive Wins FOIA Lawsuit for Thailand Black Site Reports

Haspel described extended sessions of physical violence and waterboarding; CIA cables detail contract psychologists Mitchell and Jessen working for Haspel

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 636

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Will a Torturer Become CIA Director? By Ray McGovern

11 May 2018 — Global Research

Gina Haspel faces a confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become CIA director despite her record of supporting torture, which even the Pentagon admitted does not work, says Ray McGovern.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to recommend that Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The mind boggles.

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Social Activism Funded by Global Capitalism, Serves the Neoliberal World Order. By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

31 March 2018 — Global Research

The 2018 World Social Forum (WSF) in Salvador, Brazil

At the World Social Forum in Salvador de Bahia, thousands of people took to the streets “in the name of democracy”: the women’s movement, Black Lives Matter, Environmentalists, Indigenous People’s Organizations, the Landless Farmers Movement, Youth Organizations, Students, LGBT, among others. Continue reading

Trump’s “Spontaneous” Decision to Meet Kim Jong-un, Or was it the CIA’s Decision? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

11 March 2018 — Global Research

According to the US media (in chorus) it was president Trump who took the decision (without prior consultation with his Cabinet, national security and intelligence advisors) to meet face to face North Korean leader Kim Jon-un at a US-DPRK Summit.

According to reports, this decision was taken spontaneously by president Trump following discussions in the Oval Office with a South Korean delegation headed by ROK National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong on March 8: Continue reading