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Happy Birthday, Iraq Warnew

The worst mistake in U.S. history turns 10.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  03-21-2013  |  War

A Prosecutor Lets Berkeley's Infamous Torture Professor off the Hooknew

In a long-awaited report released late last week, a career prosecutor in the US Department of Justice said UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo should not be held liable for authorizing torture and warrantless wiretaps while working for the Bush administration.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  02-24-2010  |  Politics

'Standard Operating Procedure' Lets the Soldiers of Abu Ghraib Hang Themselvesnew

Errol Morris has pointed his lens at lion tamers, Floridians, a Holocaust denier and now the Abu Ghraib soldiers, who talk themselves right into perdition.
Style Weekly  |  Wayne Melton  |  06-11-2008  |  Reviews

A Conversation with Errol Morris About the Abu Ghraib Atrocitiesnew

Errol Morris discusses Standard Operating Procedure and the way the Abu Ghraib scandal turned into a misleading and misunderstood episode: a "false narrative: false villains, false heroes, false everything."
INDY Week  |  Douglas Vuncannon  |  06-06-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Yoo, the Torture Professornew

Why UC Berkeley should fire the legal scholar whose work led to Abu Ghraib and secret spying on Americans.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-14-2008  |  Education

Errol Morris Casts Light on the Torture Chambers of Abu Ghraibnew

Standard Operating Procedure is perhaps the most thorough record to date of one of the lowest points of American foreign policy.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  05-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Errol Morris on the Photos, the Torture and the Smoking Gunnew

Morris has become much more of an activist filmmaker. His latest documentary, Standard Operating Procedure, digs into the atrocities committed by the U.S. military at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
NOW Magazine  |  Norman Wilner  |  05-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Standard Operating Procedure' Deconstructs the Abu Ghraib Photosnew

Once again, Errol Morris is dealing with war at its morally foggiest.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  05-02-2008  |  Reviews

Errol Morris and the Aesthetics of Evidencenew

While the endlessly loquacious and deeply political director has made a film about Abu Ghraib and the secondary victims (those who were punished of low rank and those of higher rank who created the atmosphere where such violations were possible were not), he's more interested in dissecting the meaning of photography.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  04-30-2008  |  Reviews

911 Is Our Only Hope

George W. Bush confesses to ABC News that he knew about and authorized torture of detainees, many of whom died from abuse. Forget impeachment--D.C. police must arrest the torturer and murderer at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-28-2008  |  Commentary

Take John Yoo to the International Criminal Courtnew

Yoo blithely tossed out the window the legal principle, enshrined in federal law, of posse comitatus, which says that the military cannot exercise law-enforcement functions that are the province of state officials. The president, in wartime, has the powers of a king, if you believe what Yoo wrote.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  04-15-2008  |  Commentary

Abu Ghraib Rxnew

Nurse Deanna Germain describes serving at Iraq's most notorious prison.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  As told to Kevin Hoffman  |  08-22-2007  |  War

APA Rejects Ban on Participating in Coercive Interrogationnew

While other leading medical associations have banned doctors and psychiatrists from participating in coercive prisoner interrogations at CIA-run sites, many American Psychological Association members argue that psychologists can help ensure subjects are treated in an ethical and humane manner.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rachel Stern  |  08-22-2007  |  Civil Liberties

Confessions of an American Torturernew

While the politicians and generals swore it wasn't happening, Tony Lagouranis was torturing detainees in Iraq -- just like they wanted him to.
Chicago Reader  |  John Conroy  |  03-02-2007  |  Politics

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