Category: Torture

Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

The River Kwai Passes Through Latin America and Washington

Richard Falk: Force-Feeding Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The depth of this deepening humanitarian crisis has even moved the normally passive Palestinian Authority to take some action

Glenn Greenwald: What Excuse Remains for Obama’s Failure to Close GITMO?

The excuse-making on behalf of President Obama has always found its most extreme form when it came time to explain why he failed to fulfill his oft-stated 2008 election promise to close Guantanamo

Seymour Hersh: ‘Problem is not interrogation, it’s war itself’

US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh disclosed the torture scandal of Abu Ghraib 10 years ago. But as he told DW, he is convinced that the US hasn’t learned any lessons from it

Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu Ghraib

It’s mind-boggling. Torture is still up for grabs in America. No one questions anymore whether the CIA waterboarded one individual 83 times or another 186 times. The basic facts are no longer in dispute either by those who champion torture or those who, like myself, despise the very idea of it. No one questions whether Read more…

David Swanson: Torture is Mainstream Now

Polls find greater support in the United States for torture now than when Bush was president

Yosef Brody: A Tortured Twist on Ethics

Why isn’t the American Psychological Association pursuing ethics charges against psychologist John Leso for abuses he helped carry out at the Guantánamo prison?

Yosef Brody: A Tortured Twist on Ethics

What will be done about doctors who helped carry out U.S. torture?

Bill Berkowitz: Doctors and Torture

The changing role of health professionals

Jeremy Varon: We Are America: Guantánamo, The Aamer Appeal, and the Passion of Andrés Thomas Conteris

“President Obama, stop the tortuuurrre,” bellowed Andrés Thomas Conteris, as a plastic tube snaked through his nose, down his throat, and into his stomach to deliver a bottle of Ensure nutrients to his starved body. Conteris, months into a grueling fast, voluntarily submitted to the nasogastric feeding in front of the US Court of Appeals Read more…

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