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Torture Awareness Month

In America, It's Always Torture Approval Month

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

I'll bet you didn't know that June is "torture awareness month." In this country, however, as a recent Amnesty International survey indicated, Americans are essentially living in Torture Unawareness Month, or perhaps even Torture Approval Month -- not just in June 2014 but every month of the year.

How to Forgive Your Torturer

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Ariel Dorfman

Forty-five percent of Americans believe that torture is "sometimes necessary and acceptable" in order to "gain information that may protect the public." Twenty-nine percent of Britons "strongly or somewhat agreed" that torture was justified when asked the same question. I wonder if they have ever met a victim of torture?

The March Against Torture, Guantanamo And Indefinite Detention

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

As a Presbyterian minister and as a leader in the interfaith effort to end torture forever, I look forward to the day when observances of Torture Awareness Month can speak of U.S.-sponsored torture as a relic of the past.

Torture Awareness Month

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

This adds to an already crowded month. Without any official declarations, June is also proving to be...