Senate Considers Bill Authorizing More Torture

“The ACLU and over 30 other organizations sent a letter to the Senate asking them to oppose an effort in Congress that threatens to revive the use of torture and other inhumane interrogation techniques. If passed, an amendment introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to the Defense Authorization bill would roll back torture prevention measures that Congress overwhelmingly approved in the 2005 McCain Anti-Torture Amendment, as well as a 2009 Executive Order on ensuring lawful interrogations.   In a related development, republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann renewed her attack on the prohibition of waterboarding and other forms of torture ….”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/senate-considers-bill-authorizing-more-torture.html

Who do they think they’re kidding.  The US government has been torturing people TO DEATH for DECADES in places like latin america (see ref section).   Is this supposed to be a secret or something?

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1% allows a million children to die every month from preventable poverty

Despite the investment to save a million children’s lives from preventable poverty being just 0.7% of our gross national income, despite that every historical case of ending poverty reduces population growth rates, and despite US promises to make that investment at global summits, the 1% “leadership” in government and corporate media renege on all promises and allow this crushing torture, these excruciating and prolonged death spirals of children.”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/the-1%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cleaders%E2%80%9D-allow-a-million-children-to-die-every-month-from-preventable-poverty.html

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