Darius Rejali: Reed College Professor and Torture Expert Talks About The Trauma To Interrogators


Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a scathing report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture after Sept. 11. It found, among other things, that harsh interrogation techniques did not help Americans find Osama Bin Laden, contrary to CIA claims. In the ensuing days, national news reporters turned to a Portland expert on torture—Reed College ...   More
Friday, December 26, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Project Censored

Ocean acidification, torture by U.S. allies and the other top stories ignored by the mainstream media.

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Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as t   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ

Murmurs: News That's Always Alert and Chatty

A former Portland resident who says he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government has been denied asylum in Sweden. Yonas Fikre, a Muslim from Oregon,    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Staff

FBI Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Torture Lawsuit


The FBI this week will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its agents had Portland resident Yonas Fikre kidnapped and tortured for months in the United Arab Emirates, then refused to let him re-enter the United States. Fikre is living in Sweden, where he sought asylum after being released from a UAE facility in September 2011, and after being denied an airline ticket ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON

The "War on Terror" — Another PDX Connection, This Time to Torture Allegations

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud last month for an alleged plot to blow up Pioneer Courthouse Square thrust Portland onto the front line of the so-called "global war on terror." A lesser-known local connection emerged again this past week when national media outlets reported that psychologists Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen participated directly in waterboarding terror suspects. Mitchell, ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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