Topic: Torture

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Headlines for April 26, 2018

Supreme Court Justices Suggest They'll Allow Trump Travel Ban, U.S. Cancels Protected Status for Nepali Immigrants on Earthquake Anniversary, Veterans Affairs N...   [ continue reading...]

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Twenty-Five Years After the Lucasville Uprising, Its Survivors Are Leading a New Prison Resistance Movement

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, the longest prison revolt involving fatalities to occur in the history of the United States. S...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Court Cases Will Determine if the Judicial System Will Enforce the Constitution in the Face of Trump

Today, two courts will have to decide whether to uphold our country's system of checks and balances, limiting the damage the Trump administration has done and w...   [ continue reading...]

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Zimbabwe: Villagers in Marange Diamond Fields in Mass Protests

Expand Groups of miners in the diamond fields in Marange in 2006. When the scramble peaked...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon: Political Parties Shun Rights Issues

Expand Candidates for Lebanon’s parliamentary elections should commit to human rights...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria: on academic freedom and responsibility

The duty of intellectuals should be to ensure accountability, not to engage in frivolous revisionism. ...   [ continue reading...]

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‘The Death Of Stalin’ has laughs, but its satire falls short

Dave RileyIssue 1178April 26, 2018filmAustraliaCompared to other political satires, 'The Death of Stalin' has trouble leaving the drawing room.The Death of...   [ continue reading...]

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Why is Ireland still placing people detained for immigration-related purposes in prisons?

Research from Nasc sheds light on the treatment of those refused ‘leave to land’ at Irish borders and...   [ continue reading...]

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‘We want our freedom back,’ says Kurdish activist

Avesta AhmedIssue 1178April 26, 2018Afrin invasionSyriaTurkeyAvesta AhmedThe following speech was given by Avesta Ahmed at a forum organised by the Resista...   [ continue reading...]

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Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo's Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth

Making a Koch-supported climate denier the top U.S. diplomat is sheer lunacy. It is hard to think of a worse candidate than Mike Pompeo to lead the State...   [ continue reading...]

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Is 'A Quiet Place' Actually a Window Into a Growing Cultural Problem?

Sound isolation is being fetishized. The new film “A Quiet Place” is an edge-of-your-seat tale about a family struggling to avoid being heard...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Psychedelics the Answer to Addiction and Depression?

A new generation of research into psilocybin could change how we treat numerous mental health conditions Roland Griffiths was trying to meditate – b...   [ continue reading...]

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CIA Operative Gina Haspel Who Tortured, Ordered CIA Torture Tapes Destroyed, and Now Wants To Lead CIA Did Nothing Wrong, Says CIA

Jon Queally, staff writerIn what critics are calling a bald attempt to help Trump's controversial pick to lead the CIA get through a very difficult confirmation...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrat Heitkamp Backing War Hawk Pompeo Because Trump 'Entitled to His Own Cabinet''

Jon Queally, staff writerA day after Sen. Heide Heitkamp, the Democrat from North Dakota, received rebuke for making the "deeply disappointing" announcement she...   [ continue reading...]

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Dear Liberal America: The FBI Is Not Your Friend -- And It Never Has Been

The love and kisses tour of J. Edgar Comey has put a smiling face on an agency known for hardball and duplicity Have you been watching the roundelay of ap...   [ continue reading...]

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The ‘Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention’: and how it exposes the absence of any serious intention to help Syrians

Diplomacy should focus on the humanitarian situation and the need for civilian protection rather than or as well a...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico in the Time of the Caravan

Honest, fearless media is needed more than ever, and nonprofit newsrooms like Truthout need all the help we can get. Can you take a few seconds to support this...   [ continue reading...]

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Gina Haspel, Who Tortured and Destroyed Torture Tapes, Has Been "Cleared" by CIA of Wrongdoing

Gina Haspel, who was in charge of a black site in Thailand where torture occurred and ordered the destruction of CIA tapes of the human rights violations, has b...   [ continue reading...]

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Dilma Rousseff: Lula's Imprisonment Is Part of a Coup Corroding Brazil's Democratic Institutions

Protests are continuing in Brazil over the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Two weeks ago, Lula began serving a 12-year prison...   [ continue reading...]

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A 'Defining Moment' to Stand Against Torture as Human Rights Groups Demand Senate Reject Gina Haspel for CIA

Jake Johnson, staff writerAs Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA, continues to face intense scrutiny over her "central" role in overseein...   [ continue reading...]

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