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Rebecca Gordon: Making Atrocities Great Again

War Crimes and War Criminals, Old and (Potentially) New. A barely noticed anniversary slid by on March 20th. It’s been 15 years since the United States committed the greatest war … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Mohamedou Ould Slahi: My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored

“Who I am now, thanks to my lawyers, my family and friends, my publishers, and my readers, is a free man.” If I wanted to, I could put my pen … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: My War on Terror — Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

More on the Torture Report

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
An unrepentant Dick Cheney in 2008 W.J. Astore Six years ago, Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he had approved waterboarding as one of…

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sarah Lazare: ‘Duty to Refuse’: Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said ‘No’ to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

‘Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault.’ Leading medical groups are speaking out in support of a U.S. Navy nurse who refused on … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

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