Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports of Torture

Republished from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism October 23rd, 2010  |  by Angus Stickler President Barack Obama’s government handed over thousands of detainees to the Iraqi authorities, despite knowing there were hundreds of reports of alleged torture in Iraqi government facilities. Washington was warned by the United Nations and many human rights organisations that torture was […]

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Ariel Dorfman: Christopher Columbus in Iraq

    This is a re-post, which I have never done before, but “Columbus Day” demands it (and it is what inspired the essay coming next). The poem is from Chilean poet, Ariel Dorfman, set in Iraq and the Caribbean in 1492. By Ariel Dorfman, 10 April 2003 Christopher Columbus has words from the other […]

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The Colonization Will be Televised

“For a long time — at least six decades — photographs have laid down the tracks of how important conflicts are judged and remembered. The Western memory museum is now mostly a visual one”—Susan Sontag When a conservative British daily such as The Telegraph can feature a commentary (“Execution gives Saddam a martyr’s crown“) condemning […]

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