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City Of Chicago Moves Forward With $5.5 Million Reparations Package For Jon Burge Torture Victims

Victims of police torture by Jon Burge are one step closer to reparations today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to a package deal for survivors which includes a $5.5 million dollar fund. [ more › ]

Chicago Proposes Reparations Package to Police Torture Victims  

Chicago is trying to put closure to a scandal that continues to haunt the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several city aldermen proposed Tuesday a $5.5 million reparations package for victims of police torture, reported the Associated Press. The package will be introduced Wednesday to the City Council.

Chicago to make $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Chicago will pay $5.5 million reparations to dozens of victims of police torture in the 1970s and 1980s and their family members, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen announced on Tuesday. The city also will provide psychological counseling, job placement aid and other services to victims of torture...

Why John Legend Should Perform In Bahrain

On the eve of John Legend's concert in Bahrain, a former Bahraini torture victim now living in exile asks the US singer to spare a thought for the country's persecuted.

This 2-year-old girl is so angry that her mom just had a new baby.

2 months agoHumor : Happy Place

"Noooooo!!!" I wouldn't worry too much about little Piper here. As soon as she discovers that her new baby sister isn't so much a threat as a fervent disciple and willing torture victim, she'll be thrilled about the addition to the family. There's nothing quite like a sibling!

Chicago Activists Push for Reparations for Victims of Police Abuse  

Chicago activists are fighting for reparations for the torture victims of former Chicago Police Chief, Jon Burge. Activists are organizing to demand the passage of the Reparations Ordinance for Chicago Police Torture Survivors reports In These Times.

North Korean Torture Victim's Ministry Helping Refugee Defectors in China Travel Undetected to Find Better Life in South Korea

A disabled North Korean defector has established a rescue ministry that is currently helping defectors who are being abused in China find undetectable paths into the democratic haven of South Korea.


. Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of Un..... What do you think would happen if someone dared to produce a movie about a plot to ass-asinate the Butt-tard in Chief?. Misdirection: Instead of torture victims, we are now supposed to feel sorry for a hacked politically incorrect Hollywood studio..... Show More Summary

Greenwald: U.S. Media Keeps Torture Victims Invisible

Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept: Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not even the ones recognized by the U.S. Show More Summary

Glenn Greenwald: Why Isn’t the Media Talking to Torture Victims?

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Torture has been a big topic in the news lately, and most of the big interviews networks have scored on the subject have been defenders of such interrogation techniques.. Glenn Greenwald today asks: what about the victims of torture...

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - December 15, 2014

4 months agoHumor : Happy Place

1. Dick Cheney Dares World To Give Him Another Chance To Rectally Feed A Torture Victim Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday in order to justify the Bush administration's use of torture on suspected terrorists, in the wake of a recently released report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Show More Summary

Report: ISIS tortured victims before beheadings

#ISIS tortured its captives before beheading them, reports @nytimes — CNN International (@cnni) October 27, 2014

I Spent a Night Pretending to Be a Tourist in London

Photos by Luke Overin Earlier this month, I spent a day trying to live like a tourist in London, where I live. Having grown weary of the tacky odyssey of fro-yo stalls, painted buses, and wax torture victims that I found on the city's...Show More Summary

Inside Syrian dictator's torture chambers (Warning: 'Horrific' images)

6 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The State Department has obtained 27,000 photographs showing the bodies of Syrian torture victims.

My Time in Secret Detention in Syria: "We Could Hear the Screams of Torture Victims"

When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution," he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities. Show More Summary

World View: Congress Reacts to Photos of Assad's Torture Victims in Syria

This morning's key headlines from Congress reacts to photos of Assad's torture victims in Syria Israel confirms the death of the abducted soldier Congress reacts to photos of Assad's torture victims in SyriaShow More Summary

Mary Jo White, Tough on Torture Victims

Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because...she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?

Psycholegal evaluations in Immigration Court: Free online training series

Torture victims from El Salvador. Gay people from Uganda. Immigrants with elderly dependents who are U.S. citizens.In our increasingly multicultural society, more and more people find themselves in U.S. Immigration Court. And, often, psychological evaluations play a role in deciding their fates. Show More Summary

The World's Most Depressing Museum Is in Iraq, of Course

A mannequin of a torture victim hangs from the ceiling above Chemical Ali's desk. "They used the wood so that nobody could hear the screams," explained Bawer, a smartly dressed Iraqi Kurd. He stood over a desk that once belonged to Ali...Show More Summary

From Beloved Family Dog to Tortured Victim, BSL and Craigslist Ad – REWARD

Dubbed “Puppy Doe,” the reports of the torture endured by this young pitbull defy imagination.  Once a beloved family dog, forced by BSL to “get rid” of the pitbull… there is no happy ending here… this poor dog’s only saving grace was euthanasia… in the truest meaning… a good death, relieving pain and suffering… and […]

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