Tag Archives: Torture

Murray Polner :
Who is Eric Fair and what did he do?

With all our folk tales about our innate goodness and freedom-loving ways, the Real America has always tortured when it wished to do so. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | February 2, 2015 Before we Americans become bored … finish reading Murray Polner :
Who is Eric Fair and what did he do?

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

The Mubarak regime, supported financially and militarily by the United States, was accused of serious human rights violations, including extensive use of torture. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

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Lamar W. Hankins : Guantánamo Turns Us All Into Monsters

Photo by AP. Image from Salon. The nation’s shame: Guantánamo turns us all into monsters The President says the right things, but he doesn’t seem to have the political will to release those wrongly imprisoned in Guantánamo. By Lamar W. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Guantánamo Turns Us All Into Monsters

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Jean Trounstine : Texas Calls it ‘Ad Seg’ but Prisoners Call It Torture

Image of life in solitary via Buried Alive in Texas Prisons. Solitary confinement:Texas calls it ‘Ad Seg’ butprisoners call it torture A recent conference on solitary confinement at Harvard University prompted prisoners at Between the Bars to tell their side … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Texas Calls it ‘Ad Seg’ but Prisoners Call It Torture

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images./ Foreign Policy. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency / 2 “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

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Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

Zero Dark Thirty reinforces the story of American innocence. Torture is trivial Zero Dark Thirty tells the story most Americans want to hear, not the story that needs to be told. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January … finish reading Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

Four more years. Image from NewsOne.Obama embraces fiveimmoral Bush policies “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period… was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” — … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

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Jim Turpin : Is the United States a ‘Banana Republic’?

Image from polisci.wisc.edu.Lookout, O. Henry!How did the United Statesbecome a ‘banana republic’? By Jim Turpin / The Rag Blog / February 1, 2011 ba•nan•a re•pub•lic (noun) A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity or on … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the United States a ‘Banana Republic’?

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SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

New national pastime:Torture and the San Francisco Giants By John Ross / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — The return of liver cancer has afforded me an unexpected opportunity to contemplate the National Pastime. As I … finish reading SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

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Jim Turpin : The Endless War and American Society

Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Is endless war the American way?Why militarism permeates our society By Jim Turpin / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2010 Orwell would be proud. The United States is about to begin its tenth year in … finish reading Jim Turpin : The Endless War and American Society

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Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

Portrait of a non-person. Image from girloftomorrow.Dred Scott redux:Enemy combatants denied legal standing …once again, 144 years after the Civil War, we have established as the law of the land and the policy of the United States government that whole … finish reading Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

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Human Rights in Colombia : School of the Americas and Plan Patriota

Image from redsolsur.com. / Impunity Watch South America.Colombia and the School of the Americas:A history of human rights abuse By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 3, 2009 See ‘Know your new military bases,’ a look at Tolemaida … finish reading Human Rights in Colombia : School of the Americas and Plan Patriota

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