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  1. Obama Might Want to Look Forward in 2012, but America's Torture Legacy Will Keep Staring Back

    Truthout, May 18 2012 05/18/2012 - 00:00

    In 2002, Maher Arar was stopped while on a layover at John F. Kennedy International Airport on his way home to Canada. US officials detained Arar for two weeks and then told him…

  2. Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit

    New York Times, May 16 2012 05/17/2012 - 12:12

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’…

  3. Reform Stop-and-Frisk

    New York Times, May 16 201205/16/2012 - 11:46

    Judge Shira Scheindlin of Federal District Court spoke up for the constitutional rights of blacks and Hispanics on Wednesday by granting class-action status to a lawsuit that accuses the New York Police Department of using…

  4. Christian Persecution in the 21st century: A Call of Conscience to Defend the Lives of LGBT People Worldwide

    Truth in Progress, May 16, 2012 05/16/2012 - 00:00

    Two weeks ago the United Methodist General Conference reaffirmed 40 years of anti-gay prejudice, voting to continue to bar lesbian and gay people from ministry and marriage while faithful gay United Methodists…

  5. The NYPD's Criminal Stop-and-Frisk Record

    Guardian, May 15 201205/15/2012 - 00:00

    Last week, the New York Police Department released quarterly data on its stop-and-frisk program. The numbers are worse than ever, and they confirm everything that is wrong with this practice.

  6. Persecution Is Not a Right

    Truthout, May 14 2012 05/14/2012 - 11:54

    "War is peace," "freedom is slavery," "ignorance is strength." Thanks to the religious right, we can update these examples from "1984's" doublespeak to include the idea in 2012 that persecution is liberty. …

  7. Privatized Torture

    New York Times, May 14 2012 05/11/2012 - 00:00

    On Friday, May 11, 2012, a federal appellate court ruled that private military contractors allegedly complicit in torture at Abu Ghraib aren’t immune from prosecution. In post 9/11 America, that counts as a significant victory…

  8. Shedding Light on the Secret Pre-Trial of Bradley Manning

    Truthout, April 26 2012 04/26/2012 - 17:01

    With the threat of life in prison and the ideal of government transparency looming heavily in the background, Pfc. Bradley Manning's hired defense attorney and attorneys representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pressed…

  9. Bradley Manning: a Show Trial of State Secrecy

    Guardian, April 24 2012 04/25/2012 - 12:58

    CCR President Michael Ratner discusses Bradley Manning's April 24 hearing in one of the most important court martial cases in decades. The accused faces life in prison for the 22 charges against him,…

  10. Why the U.S. Government Must Release Information on al-Majalah Killings

    Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 04/19/2012 - 14:27

    CCR Executive Director Vince Warren explains that the CIA and Pentagon maintain lists of suspected terrorists to be targeted for killing and have these "kill lists" approved only by an internal executive process.…