Chelsea Manning speaks from behind bars in new podcast

Amnesty International released a podcast with Chelsea Manning today. Listen here.

This is what happens when officials don't get prosecuted for illegally torturing people

Well, I guess this is a thing now…people running for president musing about whether they might reintroduce the torture techniques Obama “prohibited” when he took office. The latest is Jeb …

Chelsea Manning threatened with 'indefinite solitary confinement' for expired toothpaste and asking for a lawyer

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving an unjust thirty-five year jail sentence and who has already been tortured under US military supervision, is now being threatened with "indefinite …

Announcing major new crowd-funding effort to help pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal

Today we’re proud to announce a major new crowd-funding campaign in support of whistleblower Chelsea Manning to help pay for her important legal appeal. Chelsea is currently in the process …

Support the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's new project investigating the CIA torture report

Today, we’re launching our first crowd-funding campaign of 2015—in support of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s new reporting project on the Senate’s recently-released report on CIA torture. …

Why everyone should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today

Journalist Barrett Brown is expected to be sentenced by a judge today in a highly controversial case brought by the Justice Department. The below excerpt is an adapted and …

On Torture: The New York Times Gets the Right Result for the Wrong Reasons

I’ve been trying to feel good about the New York Times’ decade-late decision to call torture torture—that is, to “deploy the English language to describe things,” as the Washington …

DOJ: Feinstein’s Committee Controls Torture Report; Has Final Say Over Public Release

A report completed more than a year ago by a Senate panel that investigated the CIA’s torture program can only be released by the committee, which maintains complete "control” over …

Here Are The Secret Details Gitmo Warden Claimed Could Be Used By Al-Qaeda to Attack Prison

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Here's What the White House's "Secret" Plan to Close Guantanamo Looks Like

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