Reaffirm and Extend the Geneva Conventions

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Evolving News

Report Finds 'Indisputable' Proof That U.S. Tortured Detainees After 9/11  April, 2013.

LINK TV has a collection of news videos available online on the theme of accountability for torture, including a call from Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez for a Truth Commission on the subject..  (Dec. 2009)


Torturing Democracy:
 A two hour video documentary on the US abandonment of the Geneva Conventions, and practice of torture, in the 2001-2008 time period -- from the National Security Archive & shown on PBS. (May 2009)


The Trouble With Torture...  A position paper against torture that explores the danger of torture for the people who inflict it and the countries that allow it.
By Dennis Rivers.(June 2009)



Torture issue erupts in U.S. politics with the release of previously classified legal memos that allow brutal interrogation, including waterboarding. (May 2009)

New York Times archive of articles and documents on the topic of torture.

Timeline on the USA Torture Memos

Video discussion



Two terror suspects waterboarded a total of 266 times (NY Times)



The Red Cross Torture Report: What It Means. April 30, 2009 article in the New York Review of Books by Mark Danner.



Report Outlines Medical Workers’ Role in Torture. April 6, 2009 article in NY Times.



Secret Red Cross report, now leaked, reveals US torture of detainees. What happens next?

(April 9, 2009)



Senate report on torture raises question of possible indictment of top officials in US government. (Dec. 2008)

N.Y. Times editorial

Video interview with Sen. Carl Levin on accountability of US officials for practice of torture



Guantánamo prosecutor resigns in protest over fairness of legal proceedings against prisoners (Oct. 2008)



U.S. Catholic Bishops release study guide on torture as a moral issue:
view web page
view PDF file



Physicians For Human Rights releases detailed report:

Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by the US.  (June, 2008)



A Torture Debate Among Healers:  Psychologists' professional association rocked with debate about psychologists participating in torture and harsh interrogation (April 2008)



Resolution Against Torture from the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) / (Sept. 2006)  10MB PDF file.



Pastoral Letter Against Torture from ministers of the United Church of Christ (May 2008)


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