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Andy Worthington is the author of "The GuantÃ¡namo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison" (published by Pluto Press), as well as and "The Battle of the Beanfield" (2005) and "Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion" (2004). He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from GuantÃ¡namo." Visit his website at: www.andyworthington.co.uk.
SHARE Friday, December 28, 2012 Torture, Torture Everywhere
Americans who remain silent in the face of torture & assassinations done by their government in their name are fully responsible for these war crimes.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2012 Accountability for Bush's Torture
Obama came into office promising to ban the use of torture. His administration released 4 "torture memos" from 2003-2005. Thatwas the end of the Obama administration's flirtation with accountability. In court, every avenue that lawyers have tried to open up has been aggressively shut down by the government, citing spurious concerns for "national security".
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2012 Polish Senator's Startling New Allegations about the CIA Torture Prison in Poland
In the long quest for accountability for those who ordered, authorized, or were complicit in the Bush administration's torture program, every avenue has been shut down within the US by the Obama administration, the Justice Department, and the courts. The only hope lies elsewhere in the world, specifically Poland, one of three European countries that hosted secret CIA prisons where "high-value detainees" were tortured.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 7, 2012 Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial
While Rodriguez -- like John Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and senior Bush administration officials, up to and including the president -- have never been criminally prosecuted, it is uncertain whether, overall, the apologists for torture are winning. Despite their protestations over the years, they have no proof that torture worked.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 16, 2010 Ten Thoughts About Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
Ardent right-wingers (and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein) have looked idiotic in their hysterical condemnations of the leaks. Sen. Joe Lieberman suggested that the New York Times and other news organisations, as well as WikiLeaks, should be investigated under the Espionage Act.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 14, 2010 What Torture Is and Why It's Illegal and Not "Poor Judgment"
It's now over three weeks since veteran Justice Department (DOJ) lawyer David Margolis dashed the hopes of those seeking accountability for the Bush administration's torturers, but this is a story of such profound importance that it must not be allowed to slip away.