Tag Archives: ACLU

CIA Won’t Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes

ACLU – VCS Lawsuit Update October 6, 2011 (Courthouse News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups cannot sanction, or find out who is responsible, for the Central Intelligence Agency destroying at least 92 interrogation videotapes of suspected … Continue reading

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VCS Book Review ~ The Tragic Impact of Bush’s Torture Order on Veterans and Survivors

None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture Written by:  Joshua E. S. Phillips March 3, 2011, Washington, DC (Veterans for Common Sense) – After suffering between 50 million and 70 million deaths, World War II also revealed … Continue reading

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Apr 25, VCS Torture Lawsuit News: Pentagon to Release Hundreds of Torture Photographs

April 25, 2009 – The Pentagon, in response to a lawsuit, will end a Bush administration legal battle and release “hundreds” of photos showing abuse or alleged abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. personnel, according to defense … Continue reading

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Apr 17: VCS Urges Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador and Request War Crime Probe of Bush Torture

The Spanish government may be moving forward with an investigation of war crimes – specifically torture – by the Bush administration.  Earlier this week, VCS wrote Spain’s ambassador to the United States and asked that the investigation continue. Spanish Judge … Continue reading

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Apr 6, VCS Weekly Update: VCS Supports ‘Truth Commission’ as Part of Ending Torture Era

Dear VCS Supporters: We have great news! Veterans for Common Sense plans to present our new web site to you later this month. We are also growing – VCS now has offices in both Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas. In … Continue reading

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Mar 26, VCS in the News: Obama’s Migraine – Torture Policies of Bush Administration

March 26, 2009 – Human rights lawyers are proving to be a major headache for the new administration of President Barack Obama by stepping up their court challenges on issues of prisoner abuse to test the reality of the president’s … Continue reading

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Senator Leahy Calls Hearing to Discuss Truth Commission to Investigate Bush Administration Abuses of Power

February 25, 2009 – On the Senate floor today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that his committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss proceeding with a “truth commission” to investigate the abuses of … Continue reading

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Feb 17, VCS Torture FOIA Lawsuit Update: Hearing Delayed 30 Days

UPDATE: This Hearing Has Been Cancelled as of 4PM February 17, But Will Be Re-scheduled. February 17, 2009, New York – February 17 – A federal judge will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine the Obama administration’s request for a … Continue reading

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Blog: Mutiny Among the Military

February 7, 2009 – UPDATE:The Washington Post on Sunday 9 February front-paged a 2-day story partially on this subject, based on an upcoming book by Thomas E. Ricks, called The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in … Continue reading

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Yes, Bush’s Torture Policies Resulted in Murder

February 11, 2009 – Newly declassified Defense Department documents describe a pattern of “abusive” behavior by U.S. military interrogators that directly led to the deaths of several suspected terrorists imprisoned at a detention center in Afghanistan in December 2002. The … Continue reading

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