Unless we act now, whistleblower John Kiriakou will be the first and only person to go to prison in connection to CIA torture. Please donate $10+ to put this ad on YouTube and recruit supporters from across the country to call on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou. Why is the only American to go [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:24 am|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday January 18, 2013 12:52 pm|
President Obama has opposed waterboarding as torture since the 2008 campaign – so why is he sending the man who helped shed light on that practice to prison? Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who helped expose the Bush administration’s torture program, recently plead guilty to sharing the name of a colleague to journalists to use [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:23 pm|
We are working with the Tarsands Blockade on an appropriate response to the outrageous behavior of TransCanada. In the mean time, if you’d like to donate to the supply fund, we will be working with the group to send them supplies as they need them.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday April 20, 2011 11:09 am|
Dennis Kucinich spoke on MSNBC today about the Pentagon’s surprise move of Manning from Quantico to Ft. Leavenworth. Kucinich said he’s been “absolutely stonewalled by the Department of Defense.” He continued: “frankly, I don’t believe anything they say when it comes to Bradley Manning.”
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday April 19, 2011 2:00 pm|
Bradley Manning is set to be moved to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the only maximum security prison for members of the military, and the home to the military’s Death Row. The Pentagon is expected to announce the move tomorrow.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday April 13, 2011 8:16 am|
On Twitter last night, Crowley renewed his campaign against the Pentagon’s torture of Manning. In two tweets, Crowley contrasted the State Department’s push for human rights for an American held by North Korea with the Pentagon’s decision to “play by its own rules” in denying the UN Special Rappoteur on Torture an official visit with Bradley Manning.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday April 12, 2011 9:09 am|
The US Government appears to be sweating from the heat brought on by the United Nations after the international organization’s lead torture investigator publicly criticized the United States’ decision to deny official visits to Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. Sign our letter to Quantico and Pentagon leaders: follow your own rules and allow official visits to PFC. Bradley Manning. Click here to add your name.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 25, 2011 1:23 pm|
Our Republican leaders haven’t violated the Constitution’s 5th and 8th amendments by torturing suspected criminals, prisoners of war, and random foreign nationals. We simply submitted “enemy combatants”–who may or may not have actually been picked up on the battlefield–to “enhanced interrogation methods,” formerly known as torture (sort of like rock star Prince). Our Democratic President [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 21, 2011 7:30 am|
VIDEO: Eighty year-old Daniel Ellsberg was arrested on Saturday in front of the White House when he refused to leave at the request of police. He was one of 113 people who were arrested, handcuffed and taken to the police station on March 19, 2011 for protesting President Obama’s continued torture of Bradley Manning.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00 am|
Late last week Crowley called the Department of Defense’s treatment of Manning – including severe isolation and forced nakedness – “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” President Obama, when asked about Crowley’s statement in a press conference on Friday, sided with the Pentagon, saying that the abuse of Bradley Manning was “meeting our basic standards.”
Let there be no question: with Crowley’s ouster, President Obama now owns the abuse and torture of Bradley Manning.