Monday, 23 January 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • State-Sanctioned Torture in the Age of Trump

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Guards at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, where inmates were tortured while under American control, on Febuary 21, 2009. (Photo: Jehad Nga / The New York Times) Guards at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, where detainees were tortured while under American control, on Febuary 21, 2009. (Photo: Jehad Nga / The New York Times)

    Trump and his cabinet picks are on record defending torture as a legitimate form of interrogation, even calling torturers "patriots." With the torturers hired by the Bush administration having escaped prosecution, Trump's administration may feel that it can use torture with impunity.

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  • Women's March Outshines the Inauguration

    Women's March Outshines the Inauguration

    By Katie Klabusich and Zach Roberts, Truthout | Report

    Debates over intersectionality and inclusion continued in the final days leading up to the Women's March on Washington, which inspired sister marches in an estimated 673 cities across the world. Truthout spoke with participants in the DC march about why they came, how it felt to participate and the hard work that lies ahead for all of our overlapping movements.

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  • What Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants

    What Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants

    By David Bacon, Dollars & Sense | News Analysis

    While the government officials developing and enforcing US immigration policy changed on January 20, the economic system in which they make that policy did not. As fear sweeps through immigrant communities in the United States, understanding that system helps us anticipate what a Trump administration can and can't do in regard to immigrants, and what immigrants themselves can do about it.

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