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Using autopsy reports and death certificates from U.S. military bases and prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan as her starting point, Rajkamal Kahlon makes Goya-esque drawings that illustrate the dark actions that still arise from our ongoing adventures in the War On Terror. “We are all in those reports,” Kahlon tells Hyperallergic, explaining: “We as Americans are linked to those deaths […]

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Since the release of the CIA Torture Report, critics of the policies have mostly made one of two arguments: “Torture is a despicable practice that is not only illegal under international law but also something that shouldn’t be considered by civilized society after millions of years of evolution, what are you a monster?!???!?” and/or “Torture makes […]

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Well, this is disheartening. Following the release of the outrageous details outlined by CIA Torture Report, The Washington Post says that a majority of Americans believe torture was justified after the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. The post conducted a poll in conjunction with ABC News and this is what they found: By an almost 2-1 margin, […]

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KLOPS is a prolific graffiti artist in New York City who not only writes his name, but also draws characters. He makes legal art, too: Every week, be on the lookout for an original KLOPS comic with the artist’s take on current events. […]

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As outrage continues over revelations that the CIA tortured terrorist suspects and often misled the government about the intel it received, it’s important to remember that the ultimate responsibility for such an enormous apparatus has to fall on George W. Bush — the commander in chief who allowed it to happen and defended the program […]

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The Unknown Known (2013) A portrait of an old man as an orchestrator of history. Master documentary filmmaker Errol Morris puts former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on the spot to discuss his ’60s congressmanning to the whole 2003 invasion of Iraq thing WTF WAS THAT AMIRITE?!!?! THE BUILDING SENSATION THAT OUR REALITY […]

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According to Kremlin-run news agency Russia Today and other Russian media, Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina has been released from prison, just minutes ago. However, the circumstances are bizarre. Her lawyer confirmed the release, despite Alyokhina’s desire to stay in prison. According to Russian-language tweets from @gruppa_voina, Alyokhina was escorted out of jail via a Federal Penitentiary Service vehicle and her lawyer was unable to […]

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In retaliation to the mass California Prison Strike, on its twelfth day now, guards and authorities have been blasting cold air into cells, stealing legal documents, and even preventing inmates from speaking with lawyers. Drastically decreased temperatures put thousands of prisoners — many of whom are already on the brink of starvation — at serious risk […]

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This is the Harrow, a torture/execution device conceived by Franza Kafka for In the Penal Colony, 1919. For condemned aren’t told their charges, naturally. They’re strapped into the machine for twelve hours as the needles inscribe their crime, burrowing deeper and deeper into their flesh in indiscernible script. By the time the sixth hours rolls […]

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NYC Park Department’s press release announcing Ai Weiwei’s public art display at the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth and 59th is forgetting something… something important… like that Ai hasn’t been heard from since he was arrested and detained by the Chinese gov on April 3rd under the pretense of ridiculous accusations like illegal distribution of pornography […]

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