Stop Torture Now demonstrators hold signs

NC anti-torture advocates renew calls for reform, accountability

BY: - July 4, 2023

Despite sweltering conditions, 40 members and allies of North Carolina Stop Torture Now (NCSTN) made sure victims of the United States’ Torture Program were not forgotten on June 26, the United Nations International Day in Solidarity with Victims of Torture. Displaying numerous banners and placards decrying torture, the group gathered on a hillside outside the […]


Greensboro apology for Klan violence establishes a welcome precedent for CIA torture program

BY: - October 12, 2020

This week, in a historic and unprecedented move, the Greensboro City Council formally apologized for the city’s handling of the 1979 massacre by white supremacists in a low-income, predominantly African-American neighborhood of Greensboro. The apology to victims, their families, and the community comes after over four decades of persistent struggle for acknowledgement of the city’s […]


Congressman David Price demands answers about CIA torture program

BY: - October 7, 2020

As previously reported here and here, the advocacy group NC Stop Torture Now has been shining a light for years on the extremely troubling connections between North Carolina and a program of secret detention and torture run by the CIA in the years following the September 11 attacks of 2001. As the group has documented, […]


Tillis joins Burr in support for stifling the truth on torture

BY: - December 11, 2014

Well, this is off to a good start. Senator-elect Thom Tillis is already staking  out a less-than-courageous profile in his new job by essentially parroting the absurd remarks of his new colleague Richard Burr on the CIA torture report and attempting to make it a partisan issue — even though people of both major parties […]


North Carolina’s senior senator embarrasses himself and the state

BY: - December 10, 2014

It’s nothing new for Senator Richard Burr to express embarrassing views or to engage in inexplicable political behavior, but the senator’s comments yesterday on the horrific findings in the new report on the CIA’s un-American torture program hit a new low. As you can read for yourself here and here, the torture report details a […]