Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Silent March on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in January 2012. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/flickr/cc)
Omar Khadr—captured by the U.S. as a child, forced to endure torture, and detained 13 years, most of them at Guantánamo Bay—was recently released on bail to widespread media attention. But on Tuesday, leading human rights groups released an open letter reminding U.S. President Barack Obama—and the world—that 122 men still languish behind bars at...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The people of Poland are expressing outrage on Friday as news spread that their...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a landmark decision, the Chicago City Council approves reparations package for more than 100 survivors of police torture. (Photo: @bullhorngirl/Twitter)
Recognizing the horrific legacy of the Chicago Police Department and the...


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.