Black Sites

In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White House, he ordered the closure of the CIA’s so-called “black-site” prisons, where terror suspects had been held and, sometimes, tortured. The CIA says it is “out of the detention business,” as John Brennan, Obama’s pick to head the agency, recently put it... Read more...
Snatching people off the streets. Hanging people from the ceiling. A man freezing to death alone on a concrete floor. This is the story of how the United States used its position to cajole, persuade, and strong-arm 54 other countries to take part in the CIA's post-9/11 campaign of secret detention and torture. Read more...
So they're finally closing the book on this bloody chapter and nope, no one will be held accountable for anything. It was all some horrible misunderst Read more...
[media id=7605] Intro [media id=7606] Interview Rachel Maddow talks to Mark Danner who recently published an article in The New York Review of Books Read more...
[media id=3134] [media id=3135] On Tuesday PBS Frontline: "Extraordinary Rendition" explored Bush's use of the CIA to kidnap persons from sovereign Read more...

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The Village Voice would have you believe that it paves the way for some sort of international tribunal. I'm just hoping it doesn't go down the memory Read more...
Via Daily Kos: In addition to newspaper condemnations of APA's pathetic resolution, prominent psychologists are responding as well. Well-known psyc Read more...
CIA Veterans Condemn Torture Jason Vest has a great piece: "...Although outrage has focused on the existence and symbolism of the black sites, compar Read more...