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The War On Terror – Unsubscribe


Matt posted this on his site this morning, and after watching it and reading about the backstory for it (the person in the video is actually not acting — he is in real pain), wanted to share it here too. The scene depicted in the film undoubtedly occurs daily in some parts of the world, namely Guantanamo Bay. I just read this little blurb on Wikipedia, and for some reason found it rather disturbing: In 1986, Guantanamo became host to Cuba’s first and only McDonald’s restaurant, as well as a Subway.[25] These fast food restaurants are on base, and not […]

Canadians Accused of Facilitating Torture


If you were reading the news yesterday, you probably heard of the allegations that Canadians overseas have aided in the torture of Afghan prisoners by handing them over to local authorities and then not following up on their treatment. To quote a few paragraphs from the Globe and Mail: Critics demanded the resignation of Defense Minister Gordon O’Connor yesterday over new allegations that Afghan prisoners, detained by Canadian soldiers and handed over to local authorities, had been tortured. […] Professor Michael Byers of the University of British Columbia, a specialist in international relations, said if the allegations proved true, Canada […]