Sony Movie So Unreleased It’s Even De-Releasing Other Companies’ Movies

Sony has made headlines with its decision to halt its planned release of “The Interview” over fears that hackers, who may or may not be North Korea-linked, might launch 9/11 attacks on movie theaters. “The Interview” isn’t being released at theaters, and Sony Pictures says they have no plans to ever release it on DVD […]

Whitewashing CIA Torture: ‘We Are [Not So] Awesome’ After All

"This is not who we are. This is not how we operate," were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a long-awaited congressional report on the use of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). But what if this is exactly who we are? The report is difficult to […]

Panic Over ‘Movie 9/11’ Ends Planned Release of ‘The Interview’

A message released by claimed hackers of Sony Pictures threatened to carry out “9/11-like attacks” on movie theaters in the United States if the movie “The Interview” was released. The US has claimed the hackers may be linked to the North Korean government, although North Korea itself denies this. At any rate, the ability of […]

Andrew Hawkins Is Right: A Call for Justice Doesn’t Require an Apology

See also: Police officers across U.S. upset at being seen as brutal racists On Sunday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt during pre-game introductions that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford.” You can probably see where this is going. Tamir Rice was a 12-year-old killed by Cleveland police for having […]

Ray McGovern: Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture

When you get an opportunity like this, don’t fall back – I heard my Irish grandmother telling me last Thursday as I took my place at the table to discuss torture with a former congressional committee chairman whose job it was to prevent such abuse. Almost rubbing shoulders with me on my right was former […]

Torture and the Myth of Never Again: The Persecution of John Kiriakou

No one except John Kiriakou is being held accountable for America’s torture policy. And John Kiriakou didn’t torture anyone, he just blew the whistle on it. In a Galaxy Far, Far Away The United States sanctioned acts of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency and others. The acts took place in secret prisons (“black sites”) […]