An excellent essay by Melanie Richter-Montpetit. Analysis connects the Orientalism, anti-Blackness necessary for imperialism and enacted in torture tacics
A guest post from Melanie Richter-Montpetit, responding to the disclosure of the Senate Torture Report in December. Melanie is currently lecturer in international security at the University of Sussex, having recently gained her PhD from York University in Toronto. Her work on issues of subjectivity, belonging and political violence has also been published in Security Dialogueand the International Feminist Journal of Politics.
– Frederick Douglass (1846)[i]
– James Baldwin (1977)[ii]
– Eric Garner (2014)
No, bin Laden was not found because of CIA torture.[iii] In fact, the US Senate’s official investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 Detention and Interrogation program concludes that torture yielded not a single documented…
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