Torture







Norman Pollack writes at CounterPunch: And we thought the cold-blooded planning and execution of armed drone assassination vitiated any claim to moral character, a POTUS swaggering around on Air Force One methodically…






Noah Berlatsky analyzes how pop culture (movies, comic books, television) makes torture “ok.” He writes that “Torture, pop culture says, is effective, fun, and even funny.” Noah Berlatsky writes at Splice Today: In Frank…


Ariel Dorfman writes at Tomgram: What a way to celebrate Torture Awareness Month! According to an Amnesty International Poll released in May, 45% of Americans believe that torture is “sometimes necessary and acceptable”…





Joshua Day writes at Daily Kos: (note: This diary refers to innocents, but the “non-innocents” referred to are also not guilty, only more experienced.) The first thing a person who has been…