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 Whitewashing Gitmo 

Mosaic Intelligence Report: Whitewashing Gitmo

This episode points out the similarities between the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

 Tortured Words 

Global Pulse: Tortured Words

Is it interrogation, or torture? Trial or travesty? Was 9/11 a crime, or an act of war? This episode looks at the different terminology used by media outlets around the world as they covered developments in the "War on Terror".

 Global Pulse - Guantanamo Bay 

Global Pulse: Guantanamo Bay - The Constitution Asserted

In a stunning decision in June 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court declares even suspected foreign terrorists have legal protections under the Constitution.

 Alex Gibney 

Filmmaker Alex Gibney on Torture as a Political Tool

The "Taxi to the Dark Side" director discusses the use of torture to draw out false information for political purposes.

Alex Gibney 

Filmmaker Alex Gibney on Torture and Responsibility

Gibney speaks about the need for accountability and responsibility regarding torture at the very top of the chain in command.


Thomas Ricks 

Thomas Ricks on Bush Legacy and Accountability

The Washington Post journalist and author of the acclaimed book "Fiasco" predicts that the Bush administration will be judged harshly by history, especially for their use of torture.


Spotlight: Torture - We Have Ways of Making You Talk
This disturbing and candid BBC documentary explores the history of modern interrogation techniques and the rise of modern torture using revealing interviews with state interrogators and state torturers.


Gitmo - The New Rules of War

This investigative documentary examines the interrogation practices at the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and includes testimonials recounting various methods of abuse conducted at the base.

The Prisoner 

The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

This doc details the absurd comedy of errors where one freedom-loving Iraqi journalist ends up in Abu Ghraib.

The President Versus David Hicks 

The President versus David Hicks

This is the first serious documentary about Australian David Hicks and his five-year detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Mahvish Khan Discusses "My Guantanamo Diary"

Spurred by the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, young American lawyer Khan decided to offer help to the detainees.

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Code Pink 

Code Pink: Women for Peace urges you to remind President Barack Obama of the promises he made for peace before he was elected. This Code Pink video has footage of Obama promising a withdrawal from Iraq, an end to torture, and the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison.

Read the Torture Memos >


On April 16, 2009, the Department of Justice released four secret memos used by the Bush administration to justify torture. Read the memos here (links to PDFs):


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Spencer Ackerman: "One Law For Them, Another Law For Us"

Truthout: "Why the Faithful Approve of Torture"

Common Dreams: "Obama Returns to Bush Era on Guantánamo"

Mark Danner: If Everyone Knew, Who's to Blame?

Common Dreams: "Obama's Duty to Prosecute Torturers"

Real Clear Politics: "Even If It Works, U.S. Shouldn't Torture"

Naomi Wolf in the Huffington Post: "Don't Prosecute -- and Scapegoat -- Torture Operatives; Go for the Top"

Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby: "A Tortured Debate Over the 'Torture Memos'
Truthdig's Chris Hedges on Torture, Human Rights and the Need for Reverend Wright
Daily Beast's Bruce Fein: "How Obama Excused Torture"

CBS News Legal Analyst Andrew Cohen: "Feds Need Torture Commission Now"

Scott Horton in Harper's Magazine: "Licensed to Kill"

From The Daily Beast: Some of CIA Director Leon Panetta’s top advisors, including the number 2 and 3 posts at the CIA, were involved in torture program

Washington Post's Eugene Robinson: "Crimes That Deserve Punishment"

Salon's Glenn Greenwald: "There are no excuses for ongoing concealment of torture memos"

The Nation: Mr. Cheney, What About This 'Executive Assassination Squad'?

A Prison of Words: Has the Obama administration changed the legal rules for detaining suspects in the war on terrorism, or is it continuing in the footsteps of the Bush administration?

Atul Gawande in the New Yorker: "The United States holds tens of thousands of inmates in long-term solitary confinement. Is this torture?"

Common Dreams: "Obama's Guantanamo? Bush's Living Legacy at Bagram Prison"

Jane Mayer in the New Yorker: "The Hard Cases"

ProPublica: "Bush’s Secret Counterterrorism Law Book – and the Demands to Release It"

LA Times editorial page calls on Obama to "right the wrongs".

Harper's Magazine: "Justice After Bush: Prosecuting an Outlaw Administration"

Articles by Mark Danner, author of "Torture and Truth"

Senators Levin and McCain announce release of U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee report on the treatment of detainees, Dec. 11, 2008

Jonathan Turley's blog, constitutional law expert

Slate's Dahlia Lithwick urges Americans to "Forgive Not" in this New York Times op-ed piece

John W. Dean on AlterNet: "Are We Civilized Enough to Hold Our Leaders Accountable for War Crimes?"

David Danzig on Huffington Post: "What We Still Don't Know About Torture"

New York Times: "Obama's War on Terror May Resemble Bush's in Some Areas"

Newsweek/Washington Post Post Global: Experts Weigh in on What's Next for Detainees