The American Way of Torture

Reprinted from (August 14, 2012) Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Perfecting Illegality Introduction by Nick Turse Her white hair peeked out from under a brilliant cerulean blue headscarf. Her lips and teeth were stained red from chewing areca nut and betel leaf, a mild stimulant favored by older Vietnamese women.  She was missing her right eye.  […]

Torture: The Movie

Cross-posted from ND2.0 by Lynn Parramore Understanding the U.S. stance on torture requires the suspension of disbelief.**Updated 4pm, Friday. Imagine that you’ve arrived at the local multiplex for a weekend flick. Popcorn in hand, you settle in to watch Matt Damon star in a new thriller as a young American soldier imprisoned by the government […]