torture of prisoners

Jan 16, 2012

U.K. won't prosecute spies over torture claims

Maher Arar
The U.K.'s spy agencies have been cleared of involvement in the torture of former Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohammed, who had alleged that Britain knew that he was being tortured.
Jan 12, 2012

Guantanamo Bay after 10 years

The hundreds of men who have left Guantanamo this past decade have been released because of pressure on governments from grassroots campaigning. One hundred seventy-one men remain imprisoned there.
Sep 28, 2011
Photo: David P. Ball

Police rough up anti-Cheney protesters

Police escorted speech-goers into a private Vancouver club to hear former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney talk about his memoirs. Meanwhile, hundreds protested his appearance.
Sep 22, 2010

Torture in Iraq continues

Combat operations in Iraq are over, if you believe President Barack Obama's rhetoric. But torture in Iraq's prisons, first exposed during the Abu Ghraib scandal, is thriving.
Dec 1, 2009

A hero stands up to cowboys

The disregarding of Richard Colvin's warnings is part of a larger problem -- the adoption of a Bush-like War on Terror mentality in the top ranks of our military and government.
Nov 27, 2009

Long live the leakers

This week's Afghan detainee hearings in Ottawa have been a lesson in how useful some actual information can be.
Nov 20, 2009

Our own little Abu Ghraib?

The truly sickening part about Canada's role in turning Afghan detainees over for torture is that it provides one more proof that the war on terror has become the chief incubator of terror, post-9/11.
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Prisoners' Justice Day

On This Day
Prisoners' Justice Day began with a hunger strike and day of mourning by prisoners in Millhaven Institution on August 10, 1975 in memory of Edward Nolan.
May 20, 2009

Yoo's views make Philly news

The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of that city's two major daily newspapers, is in the news itself these days after hiring controversial former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo as a monthly columnist.
Apr 24, 2009

Those torture memos

There is something precious and virginal about the torture debate in the United States. As if that nation never knew torture before the shock of 9/11, and had to play catch-up.
Apr 22, 2009

Torturers should be punished

George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture. But the four Bush-era memos released last week by the Obama administration's Justice Department paint a starkly different picture.


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