Wrongly Held, Never Tried, Fighting Back Wrongly Held, Never Tried, Fighting Back

The Tipton Three embody a nightmare scenario of the "war on terror": Young British men visiting Pakistan for a wedding wound up accused of terrorism in Afghanistan, imprisoned and ...

Dec 9, 2005 / Feature / Sarah Goldstein

Torture Tree Torture Tree

As The Nation's editors have written in the lead editorial of this special edition on torture, there is no longer any point in

Dec 8, 2005 / Feature / Steve Brodner and Peter Ahlberg

‘Never Before!’ Our Amnesiac Torture Debate ‘Never Before!’ Our Amnesiac Torture Debate

Does it lessen the horror to admit that this is not the first time the US government has used torture to wipe out political opponents? The exclusion of the impact of the School of ...

Dec 8, 2005 / Column / Naomi Klein

Beyond Braceros Beyond Braceros

In a misguided GOP reform effort, Congress is ready to pass measures that would militarize border controls, violate workers' rights and give corporations a new bracero program. Imm...

Dec 8, 2005 / Editorial / David Bacon

Conspiracy to Torture Conspiracy to Torture

No nation is immune from the insidious downward spiral signified by torture. In this special issue, The Nation confronts the sweeping moral seriousness what the torture conspiracy ...

Dec 8, 2005 / Editorial / The Editors

An Army of Lawyers An Army of Lawyers

Human rights organizations have coordinated an investigation into torture and an extensive defense of detainees, organizing lawyers who represent clients from nonprofits to oil and...

Dec 8, 2005 / Feature / Lisa Hajjar

Secrets and Lies Secrets and Lies

By the time the first prisoners were taken in Iraq, a green light to abuse had been issued in writing. Now torture is cloaked in a veil of secrecy, with obscured statistics, dismis...

Dec 8, 2005 / Feature / Karen J. Greenberg

Pop Torture Pop Torture

Pop culture does more than validate the claim that torture could help foil bombs seconds before detonation.

Dec 8, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Richard Kim

Rogue Scholars Rogue Scholars

Defenders of torture dwell not only in the White House and Pentagon, but in the halls of academia. When prominent law professors and academics cite the fantastic "ticking-bomb theo...

Dec 8, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Tara McKelvey

Disco Inferno Disco Inferno

Military detainees have been subjected to starvation, sleep deprivation and now Metallica and Britney Spears. Blasted at high volume, torture music has become a weapon of war, used...

Dec 8, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Moustafa Bayoumi