Saturday, September 14, 2019

Never Forget the Torture

Will everyone involved die of old age?

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Never Forget the Torture

Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the war crimes case against the five men accused of planning them entered its 38th pretrial hearing. The latest disclosure, Margot Williams reports from the Guantรกnamo Bay courtroom, was that the FBI had access to CIA black site detainees between 2003 and 2006, despite denying it for years. 

We also marked the anniversary of the deadly attacks by publishing 13 declassified cables that contain new details about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's so-called enhanced interrogation and the thinking behind the CIA's torture tactics. Amid revelations brutal and banal, we glimpse the power struggle between the interrogators and their subjects. 


Vanessa Gezari
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The FBI Was Deeply Involved in CIA Black Site Interrogations Despite Years of Denials, Guantรกnamo Defense Lawyer Says
Margot Williams

The word haunting the austere courtroom was torture. Torture not only tormented the perpetrators; it has delayed justice for the families of 9/11 victims.

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Harrowing Cables Detail How the CIA Tortured Accused 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Jeopardizing the Case Against Him
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Thirteen recently declassified cables reveal interrogators' attempts to turn detainees into collaborators in the war against Al Qaeda.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

YES: “I Am a Future Ancestor”





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September 13, 2019

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Josuรฉ Rivas
 

My friend Josuรฉ Rivas is an Indigenous photojournalist. When he found out we were doing a magazine issue on death, he told me about his idea for this photo essay. He wanted to document his healing from the trauma of losing his father when he was a child. It's actually a beautiful love letter to his young son and future generations. I wanted people to hear his voice as they view his photos, so he and I made this short video, too—an inspiring minute and a half about living honorably, as a future ancestor.
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Rethinking "Muffins With Moms" and "Donuts With Dads"

Tina Vasquez
 

Indigenous photographer @josue_foto talks about life, death, and healing in this stunning photo essay from our Death Issue: "Because all living things are connected, my healing and being able to live well honors not just my ancestors, but also future generations." 

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