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"When the Most Powerful Nation Transgresses" by Charli Carpenter

By Charli Carpenter
During the Bush-era “war on terror,” detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and numerous other detention sites were tortured through such techniques as beating, stress positions, sleep deprivation, waterboarding, sexual assault, subjection to extreme heat or extreme cold, and confinement in small coffin-like boxes. During the Obama administration, deadly drone strikes targeted men and teenage boys merely suspected of crimes, killing numerous civilians—and even allegedly engaging in double-tap strikes of first responders. Most recently, the Trump administration has established a complex of detention camps on the U.S. border that include conditions far worse than the United States is required under the Geneva Conventions to provide to enemy prisoners. Read more here.

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