CIA "Interrogation" or Islamic State Torture? See if You Can Tell the Difference

It's actually upsetting how impossible this is to get right.


Everyone Needs to Hear John McCain's Powerful Speech on the CIA Torture Report

The American people are entitled to the truth — even if it's a hard pill to swallow.

One Tweet Sums Up America's Hypocrisy on the CIA Torture Report

America needs to take some of its own medicine.

Two Charts Show Why the CIA's Torture Report Won't Change Anything

This is the sad reality of the modern American surveillance state.

16 Horrifying Excerpts From the Torture Report That the CIA Doesn't Want You to See

When you read them, you'll understand why they fought to keep this from you.

The Senate's Appalling CIA Torture Report, by the Numbers

16 numbers tell you everything you need to know.


The Senate's Report on Bush-Era Torture Is Even Worse Than We Thought

This is what the government has been doing in your name.

Everyone Needs to Read This Iranian Woman's Heartbreaking Final Message

She was executed Saturday for murder after defending herself from her rapist.

A Botched Execution In Arizona Is the Nightmare That Death Penalty Activists Warn About

A man was injected with what his lawyers called an "experimental formula."


What Life Is Like in a North Korean Prison Camp, According to Satellites and Survivors

New spy photos provide a rarely glimpse into the world's most isolated country.

Does the Taliban Treat Its Prisoners Better Than the U.S. Treats Prisoners?

The case of captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl poses tough questions about America's own detention practices.

These Are the Horrifying Images of Torture Extremists in Syria Are Now Tweeting

Now will the world wake up to what's really going on?

There's One Thing About Today's America That Disturbs Even the Game of Thrones Creator

This coming from the man behind one of the bloodiest shows on television.

11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror

These songs were chosen to "create fear, disorient … and prolong capture shock."


The Real Results of CIA Torture Tactics, According to a Former Operative

This whole thing is starting to sound like something out of the 'Bourne Identity.'

The Horrifying Way Doctors Were Used In the War On Terror

The CIA can apparently violate basic medical ethics without a second thought.

Guantánamo Bay is a Hellish Prison, That America Conveniently Tries to Forget

While Guantanamo prisoners face ongoing abuse and human rights violations, their plight is ignored by most American politicians.

What You Need to Know About the Exorcism Case That's Now An Exorcism Trial

Four men are on trial in France for instigating an "exorcism" that left a teenager tortured.

Pussy Riot Hunger Strike: How Nedezhda Tolokonnikova Could Transform Russia's Penal System

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's hunger strike has gathered international attention and could have far-reaching effects concerning freedom of speech in Russia.


This Week in Corruption: Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Ordered to Pay Interrogators' Legal Fees

It's true. The government and its contractors can successfully shield terrible war crimes with no ownership or accountability whatsoever.

As California Prison Hunger Strike Hits Day 50, Guards Resort to Brutal Gitmo Tactics

After nearly two months of protest, the hunger strikers are now facing Gitmo-style force-feeding and the United Nations has spoken out against solitary confinement in California.

California Is Using Gitmo Torture Tactics to Stop Protests In Prison

A California judge gives prison officials the right to force-feed prisoners participating in a hunger strike protesting solitary confinement. This is the very same tactic used in Guantanamo Bay.

Chinese Public Execution Video Sparks International Outrage

A video showing Chinese police executing a man in public went viral. Just how extreme can human rights violations be in the name of justice?

Bahrain's Government Has Declared War On Twitter

The Bahraini government continues its effort to suppress the Arab Spring by threatening Twitter users if they criticize the king or the government.


Sec. of State John Kerry Defended US Mistreatment of Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning was abused while in US custody, and Secretary of State John Kerry doesn't think anything is wrong with that.

Why is Ariel Castro Pleading Not Guilty?

Ariel Castro kidnapped three women, and tortured and raped them for over a decade. Castro has no hope of denying his crimes. So why is he pleading not guilty?

Why These 30,000 California Prisoners On Hunger Strike Deserve Your Support

Monday marked the beginning of the largest hunger strike in the history of the California (and possibly, America's) prison system. Here's why the inmates deserve your support.

To Celebrate Ramadan, U.S. Military Will Force-Feed Guatanamo Detainees Only at Night

Guantanamo's force-feeding procedures are not only disrespectful during Ramadan, but also inhumane and unjust.