The 2014 CIA torture revelations
By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2020
The CIA has released a TV commercial portraying the agency as a diverse workplace and appeals to young people to become US spies.
By Adam Mclean, 30 January 2020
James Mitchell, an Air Force veteran and psychologist who was a leading architect of torture methods used at US “black sites” testified that he threatened to cut the throat of the son of detainee Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
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By Joanne Laurier, 24 September 2019
The Report is a dramatization of the events surrounding the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into and writing of a report on pervasive CIA torture under the Bush administration.
By Thomas Gaist and Patrick Martin, 17 January 2015
CIA Director John Brennan discussed plans to investigate the Senate Intelligence Committee staff with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 January 2015
Wednesday saw the public release of a report produced by the CIA “accountability board” appointed by CIA Director John Brennan to review the agency’s spying on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as it prepared its report on the CIA torture program.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2015
One month after its release, official Washington and the American media have suppressed any discussion of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s detailed and grisly exposure of CIA torture.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 24 December 2014
The media and opposition parties are allowing the government’s claim that the US Senate report documenting CIA torture had “nothing to do” with Canada to go entirely unchallenged.
By Patrick Martin and David North, 23 December 2014
An editorial published Monday reveals a deep-going political crisis within the American ruling elite.
By Barry Grey, 23 December 2014
The news that the CIA-appointed review board has exonerated those involved in an unconstitutional attack on Congress illuminates the connection between the official use of torture and the creation of the infrastructure of dictatorship.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2014
Calls are mounting in the media and the political establishment demanding that Germany pursue its imperialist interests more independently from the US.
By Eric London, 22 December 2014
This is the third of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program.
By Chris Marsden, 20 December 2014
The European powers have issued only pro-forma and self-serving statements on the US Senate report into torture and extraordinary rendition by the US and its allies.
By Ed Hightower, 20 December 2014
This is the second of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program.
By Matthew MacEgan, 19 December 2014
A report from Physicians for Human Rights states that health professionals working under the direction of the White House committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Konrad Kreft, 18 December 2014
The publication of the US Senate report on torture has proven the existence of a clandestine CIA prison in Poland and the close collaboration between European and US governments.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 December 2014
Scalia’s remarks were made the day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on CIA interrogations.
By Tom Carter, 16 December 2014
This is the first of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report on the CIA torture program, released last week.
By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2014
The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners.
By Barry Grey, 13 December 2014
That the spy agency head issued the Obama administration’s rebuttal to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture makes clear who is really in control of the American state.
By Robert Stevens, 13 December 2014
Home Secretary Theresa May, among other senior UK government officials, met with members of the US Senate committee working on the CIA report.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2014
The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers.
By Roger Jordan, 13 December 2014
Canada acted as a major transit route for US rendition flights that sent captives to third countries or CIA black sites to be tortured.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2014
In the midst of the deepening crisis over CIA torture, the Obama administration has decided to sanction Venezuela for alleged human rights abuses.
By Niles Williamson and Joseph Kishore, 12 December 2014
CIA Director John Brennan gave an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters on Thursday, outlining the Obama administration’s response to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2014
The release of the CIA torture report in the midst of nationwide protests over US police killings has exposed a corrupt system in which state criminals at every level enjoy absolute impunity.
By Alex Lantier, 12 December 2014
Officials across Europe are reacting to confirmation of CIA torture by insisting that they should enjoy total immunity for their role in the program.
By Mike Head, 12 December 2014
Not a word of condemnation of the United States government has been heard within the Australian political establishment.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 December 2014
The response of the Obama administration and the political establishment to the Senate report on CIA torture makes clear that none of those responsible for heinous crimes will be arrested, indicted or prosecuted for their actions.
By Niles Williamson, 11 December 2014
The unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program documents the role of news media such as the New York Times in serving as a conduit for CIA propaganda.
By Eric London, 10 December 2014
The 500-page unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report implicates the US government in crimes that are far more extensive than previously acknowledged.
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2014
The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted?
By Patrick Martin, 9 December 2014
The CIA is backing a media campaign against the Senate report, warning that even a limited exposure of its crimes at secret prisons will produce a worldwide backlash against the US government.
By Tom Carter, 8 December 2014
From CIA torture abroad to unrestrained police violence at home, the American ruling class is facing a deep crisis of political legitimacy, with revolutionary implications.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2014
As documented by the UN Committee Against Torture, the US, which claims the right to attack any country in the world in the name of “human rights” and “democracy,” is guilty of the most heinous crimes.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 November 2014
While President Obama previously admitted that the US “tortured some folks,” the administration has blocked and obstructed investigations and prosecutions of those responsible.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 November 2014
The report to the UN Committee Against Torture calls for criminal prosecutions of all top US military and civilian officials implicated in the post-9/11 torture regime.
By Eric London, 31 October 2014
The highest echelons of the state are engaged in an unconstitutional plot to hide from the public the harrowing torture methods employed by the CIA.
By Tom Carter, 27 October 2014
The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program.
Thirteen years after the September 11 attacks
By Joseph Kishore, 11 September 2014
Recent events have confirmed that the highest levels of the US government and American intelligence authorized the most barbaric forms of torture.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 September 2014
According to a US Senate report that the CIA has sought to block, torture methods it used far exceeded what has previously been acknowledged.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2014
The British government has approached the US in an attempt to censor information regarding Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture.
By Eric London, 6 August 2014
Obama has fronted for the CIA and tacitly supported its months-long efforts to undermine the Senate probe and delay the release of the Intelligence Committee’s findings.
By Eric London, 2 August 2014
An internal State Department memo accidentally emailed to a journalist exposes the Obama administration’s continued efforts to cover up CIA torture programs.
By Eric London, 1 August 2014
An admission by the CIA that its employees spied on the US Senate as part of the cover-up of torture highlights the unchecked power of the military-intelligence apparatus in the United States.
By Tom Carter, 14 July 2014
The Obama administration’s refusal to bring charges underscores the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2014
The Intelligence Committee voted to make public its executive summary, while continuing to keep secret a more detailed accounting of the CIA torture program.
By Patrick Martin, 3 April 2014
Details of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture demonstrate that the ruling elite in the United States is a criminal class.
By Eric London, 2 April 2014
Information leaked from a still classified Senate Intelligence Committee report reveals previously unknown CIA torture methods, implicating the spy agency in a web of lies.
By Patrick Martin, 25 March 2014
The pseudo-left International Socialist Organization is covering up the far-reaching assault on democratic rights involved in the CIA spying scandal.
By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2014
A virtual blanket of silence covers the explosive allegations that the CIA spied on the US Senate committee charged with overseeing its activities.
By Joseph Kishore and Barry Grey, 14 March 2014
The extraordinary speech delivered Tuesday on the Senate floor by Senator Dianne Feinstein provides grounds for immediate impeachment proceedings against top government officials, including President Barack Obama.
By Barry Grey, 12 March 2014
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday accused the CIA of spying on committee staff members conducting an investigation into the agency’s program of interrogation and torture under President Bush.