Sarah Lazare, staff writer
After President Barack Obama agreed on Tuesday to sign a $607 billion "defense" bill that undermines his own plan to shutter the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, media outlets sounded the death knell for hopes that the facility will close before his term ends in 2017. But Omar Shakir, a Bertha fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"Psychology as a profession is based upon an ethical duty to 'do no harm,'" said Dr. Stephen Soldz of the orgnanization Physicians for Human Rights. (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc)
The American Psychological Association (APA) this week formally requested that...
Jon Queally, staff writer
After thirteen years held without charges at the offshore U.S. prison at...


Because no one has yet been held accountable for U.S. torture practices widely deemed "sadistic and terrifying," two open-government and FOIA activists are suing the CIA for its continued secrecy about its alleged secret surveillance of Senate lawmakers secretly investigating secret Bush-era torture. Welcome to the most transparent - and Kafkaesque - administration in history.