Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
11 Jul 2019

Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill

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Shashi Bellamkonda with CACI Chairman Dr. Jack London. Photo by Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr.
28 Feb 2019

Decade Of Attempts By CACI To Block Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit End As Judge Sets Trial Date

A private contractor has tried to prevent a lawsuit challenging their role in the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib a total of sixteen times. Now, the lawsuit against CACI Premier Technology, filed 13 years ago, finally has a date for a trial after a federal judge denied another motion

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10 Oct 2018

Citizen-Led Truth Commission Seeks Justice For Survivors Of North Carolina Torture Flights

The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture capped an 18-month investigation with a final report on the state’s role in the CIA torture program.

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19 Sep 2018

Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused

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National Security Advisor John Bolton. Still image from CSPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?451213-1/national-security-adviser-john-bolton-addresses-federalist-society
12 Sep 2018

Bolton’s Attack On International Criminal Court Was Hostile Expression Of Bipartisan Consensus In US Government

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, renewed his vendetta against the International Criminal Court.

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on the Senate floor professing his support for Gina Haspel before confirmation vote. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd6pfTscYGA
17 May 2018

Without Support Of Six Senate Democrats, Gina Haspel Would Not Be CIA Director

Six Senate Democrats helped President Donald Trump, Republicans, and the CIA confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director.

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
16 May 2018

An Open Letter To Those Who Believe Torture Accountability Should Start With First Woman Nominee For CIA Director

Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.

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Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director. (Photo via C-SPAN3)
09 May 2018

CIA Director Nominee: I Absolutely Was An Advocate For Destroying Torture Tapes

Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director, acknowledged that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005.

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
10 Apr 2018

Who’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director

An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel for CIA director.

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Image via Jared Rodriguez at Truthout on Flickr.
13 Mar 2018

Trump’s Nominee For CIA Director: This Is What Happens When There’s No Justice For Torture

President Trump nominates Gina Haspel for CIA director, who was briefly in charge of a black site prison and helped destroy evidence to cover up torture.

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