November 2009

Glenn Greenwald Salon 11/20/09

“What I’m absolutely clear about is that I have complete confidence in the American people and our legal traditions and the prosecutors, the tough prosecutors from New York who specialize in terrorism” President Obama  (more…)

November 16, 2009

Contact in Tucson: Jack or Felice Cohen-Joppa, 520-323-8697

More than 150 people rallied against torture on Sunday, November 15,
at Len Roberts Park in Sierra Vista, Arizona. (more…)

Five people crossed into Fort Huachuca Army Intelligence Center at the main gate at 2:45 pm and were taken into custody. The torture resisters called for an end to torture training here and drones killing civilians.  (more…)

By Malalai Joya

As an Afghan woman who was elected to Parliament, I am in the United States to ask President Barack Obama to immediately end the occupation of my country.  (more…)

Glenn Greenwald  Salon 11.05/09

The criminal conviction of 22 CIA agents (and 2 Italian intelligence officers) by an Italian court yesterday — for the 2003 kidnapping of an Islamic cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, off the street in Italy and his “rendition” to Egypt to be tortured — highlights several vital points:  (more…)

“This decision says that US officials can intentionally send a man to be tortured abroad, bar him from any access to the courts while doing so, and then avoid any legal accountability thereafter,” said attorney David Cole, who argued the case before the court. “It effectively places executive officials above the law, even when accused of a conscious conspiracy to torture.” (more…)

Center for Constitutional Rights Press Release

They were held in Guantanamo for years without charge. The American principle that is supposed to prove the guilty and protect the innocent didn’t exist for these men who now live free after being tortured and abused. This is their story — before, during and after Guantanamo.

Watch a 10-minute ACLU video

Maria J Dass The Sun Daily 11/01/09

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission today heard harrowing testimonies about the atrocities committed against the Guantanamo Bay detainees, which included psychological torture and routine humiliation.  (more…)

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