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2009-11-03 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music ("JTM"), a national non-profit that works with famous bands to get people involved with important social causes, released a new music video this week to focus attention on the horrors of torture by the United States government. JTM collaborated with the band Op-Critical, filming one of the band members getting waterboarded, hooded, hung from bars, dragged and confined in an abandoned prison. In just a few days, the video...

2009-09-01 13:38:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The former Army senior psychologist who was deployed to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay to improve the operations involving interrogation of detainees said the newest decision by the Obama administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA techniques may not be helpful to the intelligence community. "To reopen cases that were adjudicated as legal may be harmful to the mission and morale of the intelligence community," said Col. (Ret.)...

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2009-09-01 13:40:00

Health experts are being accused of playing a "central role" in advising and implementing the CIA's abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects, The Associated Press reported. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a U.S.-based medical rights advocacy group, issued its report on Monday after shocking details about the range of techniques used by interrogators -- including the simulated drowning known as water-boarding -- came to light one week ago with release of a 2004 CIA...

2009-08-06 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union released a video today featuring prominent figures, including Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone, reading from one of the infamous Bush administration legal memos used to justify the use of torture against detainees in U.S. custody. The video calls for accountability and the restoration of the rule of law. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aclu/39457/ "The...

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2009-06-01 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the National Press Club banquet hall work area, following former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech and answers:   "The gaps and deferrals in Cheney's speech and responses are overwhelming. His speech today and his other recent appearances leave huge holes and questions about his role in waterboarding, torture, wiretapping, U.S. attorney-firing, and Iraq decisions including WMD," says ex-White House and Congress spokesman Bob Weiner....

2009-05-11 08:35:00

In a recently-published two-part investigative series, a former Air Force officer reveals the inside story about a "turf war" being waged by bureaucrats within the Department of Defense over the use of portable lie detection technology during interrogations of enemy combatants, terror suspects and others on and off the battlefield. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recently-published two-part investigative series, former Air Force officer Bob McCarty reveals the inside story...

2009-05-03 12:39:00

COVER: "FEAR & THE FLU. The New Age of Pandemics." Contributor Laurie Garrett writes about the H1N1 flu virus and how it has spread from pigs and birds to humans around the globe. She explains why microbes like the H1N1 flu have become a growing threat. "We live in a globalized world, filled with shared microbial threats that arise in one place, are amplified somewhere else through human activities that aid and abet the germs, and then traverse vast geographic terrains in days, even...

2009-02-18 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading experts, including a former FBI director, an Army general who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, and a former Under Secretary of State, today called upon President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission to fully investigate and examine the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The commission's proposed mandate would allow it to identify detainee policy failures and...

2008-11-03 15:00:12

British actor Richard Armitage said a scene in which his "Spooks" character endures waterboarding was as difficult to shoot as it is disturbing to watch. The episode of the BBC's long-running spy series, featuring the controversial interrogation technique, is slated to air Monday night. The actor said that before he allowed himself to be subjected to waterboarding for the show he thought the technique was "a humane way of extracting information without hurting people." He admitted he...


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