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The Sexualization of Torture: An American Obsession

In recent years researchers have highlighted the US government’s use of sexual humiliation as a form of torture. For example, this article highlights how children were sodomized in front of women by American terrorists at Abu Ghraib, and this piece looks at how American officials ordered prostitutes to menstruate on so-called “terrorists,” also at Abu Ghraib. Several thought-provoking questions come out of these…… Continue reading The Sexualization of Torture: An American Obsession

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Obama Admits US Tortured “Folks” After 9/11

“Folks.” At least have the decency to call them people, Mr. President. Obama stated, “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that we got wrong, we did a lot of things that we right, but we tortured some folks … We did some things that were contrary to our values.” Gee, ya think? “It’s…… Continue reading Obama Admits US Tortured “Folks” After 9/11