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Roger Waters Launches Campaign to Close Guantánamo Bay

Today marks seven years since President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay within one year. But Guantánamo remains open, and now Obama only has one year left to fulfill his pledge. We are joined … Continue reading

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Shaker Aamer: Outside the Box (Exclusive Interview with RT)

Shaker Aamer, who spent over a decade in Guantanamo bay, has talked to RT about how the prison works and why the detainees have not been prosecuted after 14 years of confinement. Here are his best quotes from the interview: … Continue reading

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John Kiriakou: CIA Torture Program was “Dick Cheney’s Baby”

“Hypocritical” is how CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou describes his arrest and imprisonment for exposing the spy agency’s use of torture while those who actually committed the heinous acts go unpunished. In an in-depth interview with RT’s Ben Swann, Kiriakou discussed … Continue reading

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Poll: Most Americans Believe Torture is Justified

A majority of Americans believe that the harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, even as about half the public says the treatment amounted to torture, according to a new Washington Post-ABC … Continue reading

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Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter

Abby Martin speaks with human rights lawyer, David Remes, about the contents of the newly released Senate torture report summary and how it will impact the future of the “war on terror”. The U.S. Torture Program: A Blueprint for Accountability … Continue reading

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Torture on Tape: Disturbing Video Shows U.S. Special Forces Observing Brutal Afghan Interrogation

A video just posted online by Rolling Stone shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified American military officers look on. According to investigative reporter Matthieu Aikins, the Army’s Criminal Investigation … Continue reading

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