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'Did the Torture Work?' is the Wrong Question

‘Did the Torture Work?’ is the Wrong Question

by Waleed Shahid on December 15 2014, 6:15PM

Constantly framing the report about the CIA’s torture of alleged Islamic terrorist in terms of “success” invites us to minimize the specific, grisly experiences of the detainees.

Topics: National Security

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

by Asraa Mustufa on December 12 2014, 1:00PM

American Muslim leaders unload about the ‘utter moral depravity’ of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture and talk next steps.

Topics: National Security, Politics

'Rectal Feeding' the CIA Used on Alleged Terrorists Had Zero Nutritional Value

‘Rectal Feeding’ the CIA Used on Alleged Terrorists Had Zero Nutritional Value

by Akiba Solomon on December 10 2014, 5:27PM

The torture method is a sickening, humiliating twist on standard force-feeding.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules—With Big Exceptions

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2014, 11:59AM

The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, National Security, /NOW

Facing Race Spotlight: Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour

Facing Race Spotlight: Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2014, 10:00AM

Ahead of Facing Race, the civil rights activist discusses multi-racial solidarity and the overlap between the criminalization of black, Arab and Muslim communities.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, National Security

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2014, 4:59PM

Connecting the dots between COINTELPRO and modern-day domestic surveillance of Muslims.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

by Carla Murphy on August 18 2014, 3:35PM

It’s going to take more than pulling Iraq battle tanks off Ferguson’s Main Street

Topics: Ferguson, National Security, /NOW

American Muslims Sue for Being Watchlisted Without Due Process

American Muslims Sue for Being Watchlisted Without Due Process

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2014, 1:30PM

The federal government has “unjustly and disproportionately targeted American Muslims,” the complaint reads.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don't Surprise Muslims

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don’t Surprise Muslims

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2014, 5:16PM

“It is not silence that will keep the government from overstepping its bounds.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

by Carla Murphy on April 25 2014, 11:33AM

At least 700,000 people are now on the terrorist watch list.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Don Lemon Perpetuates 'Knockout Game' Hysteria

Don Lemon Perpetuates ‘Knockout Game’ Hysteria

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 2:49PM

He does it again.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 4:19PM

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM

Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Has Stop-and-Frisk Been Replaced by Youth Surveillance?

Has Stop-and-Frisk Been Replaced by Youth Surveillance?

by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 3:41PM

An article in today’s New York Times claims the NYPD is increasingly monitoring social media for youth gang activity.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

by Imara Jones on September 4 2013, 8:50AM

The president’s call for a congressional vote on Syria couldn’t come at a worst time for economic justice.

Topics: Economic Justice, National Security, Shutdown

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2013, 4:05PM

The reveling statement gives us a better understanding about Manning’s motivations.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:51PM

Amidst national debates around racial profiling, Obama endorses the head cheerleader for stop-and-frisk policies to head Homeland Security.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Stop and Frisk

It's Assata Shakur's Birthday -- And She's Still America's Most Wanted

It’s Assata Shakur’s Birthday — And She’s Still America’s Most Wanted

by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:31AM

Here’s rare interview footage from 1998 that was re-broadcast on Democracy Now last spring.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

by Imara Jones on June 17 2013, 8:45AM

The routine, legal activities of blacks, Latinos and immigrants online make them uniquely likely to be targeted for monitoring.

Topics: National Security, Spying

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