Category: Civil Liberties

Vincent Emanuele: Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Today, sexual abuse is not only used in US prisons abroad, but also in its domestic gulags

Santiago Carrion: New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal

William Blum: American Exceptionalism and American Torture

Do Americans and the world need yet another reminder that the United States is a leading practitioner of torture?

Ariel Dorfman: What Does it Feel Like to Be Tortured?

It is the compassionate imagination that we now desperately need at this dire moment of revelation, so that none of us will ever dare to justify, out of fear or out of expedience, cruelty that is inflicted upon our fellow humans

Danica Jorden: El Salvador: Miscarriage of Justice

17 Women in Prison for Miscarrying Await Pardon

Ramzy Baroud: Whitewashing CIA Torture

“We are [not so] awesome” after all

Pete Dolack: Civil Rights Marches Versus the Right to Puke

Racism began to be developed as an ideology to counter solidarity between Blacks and Whites and to counter poor White settlers who left the colonies to live among Indigenous peoples

Lawrence Wittner: Exposing the FBI

Review of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, by Betty Medsger

William Boardman: Architects of Atrocity Remain at Large, and Unrepentant

Along with everything else we know about these men who still defend their criminality, why isn’t that enough for probable cause and a criminal indictment?

Zoltan Grossman: The War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad

Things will not always stay the same, and old patterns do not have to be repeated. If social movements remain brave and unpredictable, they can move mountains

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