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Matthew Behrens | Later this week, human rights groups and individuals will mark the June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with an online writing and call-in event.
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Guantanamo prisoners are fighting to suppress statements given during torture. Image: Truthout.org/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As U.S. President Donald J. Trump faces trial for impeachment in the Senate, torture victims sit through pretrial hearings in Guantanamo Bay. Both cases are unlikely to deliver truth and justice.
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Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
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An installation on violence against women in Mexico City, 2018
Doreen Nicoll | By not distinguishing this form of torture in the Criminal Code, society diminishes the human rights violations survivors have endured and keeps women and girls silent, powerless, and invisible.
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Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia
Penney Kome | Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
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Ribbons at White House symbolizing opposition to torture. Photo: Justin Norman/flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Gina Haspel's work is shrouded in secrecy, but two things are well-known: She ran a CIA "black site" where people were brutally tortured, then she helped cover up the torture.
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Matthew Behrens | Ralph Goodale's series of new memos defy the absolute prohibition on torture. This is immoral and foolish, given how Canadian citizens have been treated and the deserved payouts they have received
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Breanna Ho | Students from the University of Alberta were one of many groups that mobilized on Khadr's behalf over five years ago.
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Omar Khadr. Image: Khadr family/Wikimedia Commons
Matthew Behrens | Canadian torture survivor Omar Khadr has been forced to surf the wild wave of Canadian racism and white fragility that marks so much of the gloating Canada 150 party.
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Matthew Behrens | What follows is a cautionary tale that, despite all the assurances by the RCMP that they would never consider protests to be terrorism under C-51, this remains standard operating procedure.
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Matthew Behrens | The wording and delivery of the Trudeau government's March apology for its role in the torture of Canadian citizens are clear indications that Ottawa is not willing to make much-needed changes.
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Matthew Behrens | The Trudeau government suffers from an acute case of cognitive dissonance, either failing to see (or cynically not caring about) the yawning gap between its lofty rhetoric and its actual policies.