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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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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US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter By Adam Johnson

15 February 2018 — FAIR

NYT: That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me

Jennifer Lawrence does not actually come up in New York Times reporter Scott Shane’s reminiscence (2/14/18).

As part of a promotion for the upcoming “Look, Evil Russians!” film Red Sparrow (hyping Hollywood films is apparently a thing reporters do now), New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane (2/14/18) wrote a synergistic Cold War 2.0 essay about the CIA’s alleged attempt to recruit him. It included a rather jarring—if not risible—paragraph summarizing Shane’s years of reporting: Continue reading

National Security Archive 31 July 2015: Los Quemados: Chile’s Pinochet Covered up Human Rights Atrocity

31 July 2015 — National Security Archive

Los Quemados: Chile’s Pinochet Covered up Human Rights Atrocity

Chilean Dictator Rejected Police Report Identifying Army Units which Burned Alive Teenage Protesters in 1986

Declassified Documents Could Provide Evidence in long-awaited Prosecution for Murder of Washington D.C. Resident Rodrigo Rojas, Burning of Carmen Quintana
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Imperialism and the Politics of Torture By James Petras

16 December 2014 — James Petras

Author of The Politics of Empire

Introduction
The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch and Congress to the vast secret police networks which span the globe – including the United States.

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CIA torture and the threat of dictatorship By Patrick Martin

3 April 2014 — WSWS

Only one conclusion can be drawn from the report published in the Washington Post Tuesday giving grisly details of CIA torture of prisoners and systematic lying by government officials to cover it up: the US ruling elite as a whole is guilty of war crimes for which it must be held accountable.

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Witch-hunt against Australian ABC escalates over refugee torture allegations By Mike Head

8 February 2014 — WSWS

As evidence continues to emerge indicating that the Australian navy may have assaulted refugees, deliberately causing burns, during operations to force them back to Indonesia, the government is intensifying its witch-hunt of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for reporting the accusations.

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