Torture, Torture Everywhere

Andy Worthington    Without accountability, the toxic virus of torture in America’s body politic will continue to infect the whole country with its poison. It is time for the denial to end.

Egypt’s President Mursi assumes sweeping powers

  BBC        Yet many will be alarmed by the extensive powers that the president has now granted himself – largely to see off ongoing legal challenges. But of most concern is the line that Mr Mursi’s decisions “are final and cannot be contested”. He starts to sound more powerful than the autocratic leader that Egyptians […]