Yesterday, the US Senate Intelligence committee released its long-awaited report of the CIA torture practices.
As some of you may remember, six years ago I brought some of the same information about illegal torture in Article XVIII of the Impeachment President Bush.
One surprising response in the Senate report is that the torture, called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques,’ was “ineffective,” as if torture would have been OK if the torturers at the CIA had gained ‘useful’ information!
The CIA’s post-911 history of the use of torture, documented in the Senate report should cause every American to demand release of the full, unredacted report. There should be no hiding place nor refuge for anyone who was involved in the program. Torturers and those who authorized them ought to be brought to justice.
Sign the petition here demanding full release of the Senate’s Report on CIA Torture. Please contribute to our on-going efforts to keep the American people aware of the truth and of a path to action to reclaim our nation.
Once again we see the need for a US Commission on Truth and Reconciliation, where the American people can finally come face to face with the lies which our nation has been living since 911, address those lies and chart a new course of truth, at home and in the world.
It is imperative that the American people know what was done in our name and what continues to be done by our government and its agencies to promote division and war around the world.
Last week’s Kucinich Action post, “No War with Russia, Hot or Cold,” received a powerful national response, igniting a petition response and beginning a new debate over the direction of US–Russia relations, which are sadly bristling with violence. Thank you to everyone for their personal messages, which I am endeavoring to answer.
Today, December 10, 2014, is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech. I have been asked by Dr. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to make a special presentation, sponsored by the King Center, at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta, as part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration, celebrating her father’s life work for peace. I will send you the details of my presentation.
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