Tagged Guantanamo bay

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The CIA’s Memory Prison

The memory hole is deep at Guantánamo Bay. Its gaping maw has swallowed international law, the lives of hundreds of detainees and the moral consequences of torture. And now it has quite literally swallowed the memories of five men currently engaged in a prolonged pre-trial process at the infamous prison. They are the defendants charged…

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Victims

Perhaps it slipped by. It is understandable, I guess…amid the awful economic news and housing crisis. Maybe you heard that there is now a company called “Just Walk Away” that helps an ever-growing number of people, for a small fee, simply leave their homes and bloated mortgages behind. That’s it. They just sign the house…

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America’s Investment in Negative Assets

Another suicide at Guantanamo. Years and years of detention, strange psychological games and bizarre, “no really, it ain’t torture” rituals led another evildoer to take his own life. Of course, the Pentagon doesn’t it call it suicide. The term is “an act of asymmetrical warfare.” Seriously. When three evildoers ended their life sentence early in June…

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Judging Nuremberg, Judging Ourselves

The Nuremberg Trials closed the book. A book of horrors, a book of torture and killing and genocidal zealotry. A fitting end to those who set in motion the death of 40 million people. The end of World War II. Filmmaker Steve Palackdharry has made a poignant and strangely trenchant documentary, Journey to Justice, about the story…