Vox Populi

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Rebecca Gordon: Torture’s Legacy

If one administration can get away with confining detainees in coffinlike boxes and torturing them in myriad other ways, why shouldn’t a later one go unpunished for, to take but one example, putting migrant children in cages?

February 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Robert C. Koehler: Let the Prayer Continue

Let sanity — please, oh Lord — prevail, and the re-empowered voices of war and dominance return to shame and silence. Rev. Patrick Conroy, the chaplain of the House of … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Raymond Bonner: The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give

“I would be strapped to a board by my arms and legs and by my waist (which was very painful because of my wound.) Guards with black costumes, masks and … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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