From Scarfolk, the English horror-town stuck in a ten-year loop in the 1970s, comes this Action Man waterboarding playset, marketed after overwhelming popular demand: "A survey conducted in 1978 found that the jobs boys most wanted when they were older included astronaut, engine driver and chief torturer for a totalitarian regime which uses its cover as a civilised democracy to commit national and international atrocities with impunity."
Kids at Jackson Junior High School in Amador County, California, were sat outside in record temperatures to punish them for making a mess in the school gym, reports ABC News: one parent describes it as "torture" and others claimed their children became sick as a result. A nearby airport recorded 111.9° temperatures that day. "The… READ THE REST
The CIA illegally kept a man as a torture training prop at one of its secret prisons in Afghanistan in 2003. Trainee torturers "lined up to take turns at knocking his head against a plywood wall, leaving him with brain damage," reports The Guardian. The technique of "walling" was approved by the "enhanced interrogation technique" guidelines… READ THE REST
I only recently heard the harrowing story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi on an NPR segment with Jodie Foster about her new film The Mauritanian, based on Slahi's memoir. Here's the blurb for that memoir: Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United… READ THE REST
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