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The Report | Movie

The plot follows staffer Daniel J. Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee as they investigate the CIA's use of torture following the September 11 attacks. It covers more than a decade's worth of real-life political intrigue. Starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening. Streaming on Amazon.

Shut Down the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC

Dévora González and Azadeh Shahshahani Jacobin
military soldier with long gun The School of the Americas/WHINSEC in Fort Benning, Georgia, has become notorious for training and enabling torturers, dictators, and massacres throughout the Western Hemisphere...The school is still training...ICE and the Border Patrol.

Friday Nite Videos | November 15, 2019

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Billionaires Freak Out About Warren and Sanders. The Report | Movie. Bernie, AOC Unveil $180 Billion Green New Deal for Public Housing. Why It’s So Hard to Get Mental Health Care | Hasan Minhaj. Understanding the Science of Climate Change.

The Report | Movie

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it

U.S. Judges Admit Enhanced Interrogation Is Torture

Joseph Margulies Boston Review
They also acknowledged, for the first time, that the grounds for torturing Abu Zubaydah—the Saudi Arabian citizen detained in the wake of September 11, still languishing in Guantánamo—were mistaken.

One Night, Two Executions, and More Questions About Torture

Liliana Segura The Intercept
payer vigil against execution One veteran pharmacologist...testified that a 500-miligram dose of the acidic drug would rapidly destroy pulmonary capillaries and lung tissues upon injection...resulting in a sense of terror and drowning.
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