Last week, as millions of Americans got hyped about the Fourth of July, two men brutally tortured by the US government were quietly released from prison.
A look at how drug trafficking's massive profits feed high-level corruption, and how American policy is fanning the flames.
A look at the science behind the psychosis.
Former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell sat down with VICE News for a candid discussion about the Iraq war and the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
They claim the Chinese Government Is Selling Their Organs to Foreigners.
A new report alleges the APA helped justify the Bush administration's torture of detainees in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
We spoke to an Ex-CIA operative about torture, coercion, and how to spot when someone is lying to you.
In 1995, the US Air Force's torture training led to a court case and allegations that cadets had been abused, an eerie foreshadowing of the larger scandals that would come in the following decades.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Ratings board president Jean-Francois Mary said it's "a romance, you could even say schmaltzy."
Hick's former lawyer Dan Mori has said the US admission of innocence marks "the beginning of the end" of Hicks' ordeal.
For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common. Today, it's become a historical curiosity. We spoke to Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris to find out more about this bizarre practice.
The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
When the definitions are fuzzy, the things we do are not torture; the things our enemies do are terrorism. If the definitions are available to everyone, then we can all make our own value judgements over what does and does not qualify.
Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
We talked to Stephen Soldz, founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, about the dark theories behind the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics.
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
Earlier this week, the Senate released a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" (torture) techniques. The tactics in this comic were used by the agency at black sites around the world.
Among the least surprising findings of the Senate's CIA torture report is that the agency lied about enhanced interrogation. A lot. To everyone.
Before the CIA made rectal feeding a method of torturing terror suspects, it was a reputable means for caring for the sick.
A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee finds that the CIA deliberately misled Congress and the White House about Bush-era interrogation techniques.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.