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America is About to go Backwards on Torture Under Trump

Rupert Stone writes for The Independent:

Tuesday’s UK Supreme Court ruling, allowing two Libyans to sue the British government for alleged complicity in their rendition and torture by the CIA, takes us back to the dark days after 9/11 when America kidnapped people and handed them over to squalid foreign regimes, like Colonel Gaddafi’s or President Assad’s. 163 more words


The Morning Fight

Ugh. Every morning, it’s a struggle. And I don’t want to generalise, but I’m guessing that if you’re a parent, you probably have a pretty horrific experience most mornings. 1,647 more words

Parental Heroism (or Lack Of)


My mind tortures me

With memories of time shared –

Always in my heart


Life or Death: Torture

The night of the 2016 election, I posted a status on my Facebook page which ended with the words, “Tonight, church, we chose death. Tomorrow, let’s choose life.” That statement came as a bit of a shock to some and so I am taking some time to unpack what I mean by highlighting the issue of torture. 747 more words


…Coz Bulls Don’t Vote

If Pongal, be a fiesta of faith, not blood
Then why’s machismo’s venom, pushed down their throat
Who forsake their horns and honor, in mud… 116 more words


Transcript of Interviews with Lawyer Xie Yang (2)

January 20, 2017

Continued from Part One

(The interview started at 9:23:32 a.m. on January 5, 2017)

Chen Jiangang (陈建刚, “CHEN”): Today Lawyer Liu Zhengqing ( 2,467 more words


Assad is not Syria. Part 2: Hafez master of segregation, terror and illusion.

[Part 1] See: https://partnershipblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/assad-is-not-syria-part-1-assad-the-neo-colonialist-sectarian-hypocrite/

Between Syrian independence in 1946 And 1970, Syria moved from an evolving democracy to a clique dominated brutal dictatorship. Newly independent Syrian politics was dominated by the struggle between traditional Sunni Nationalist elites for power. 3,587 more words