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Culture of brutality
http://psychology.about.com/library/weekly/aa060100d.htm

Evidence for prison brutality in America. This makes the events in Iraq seem understandable.

I posted something to this effect in the Religion forum of compuserve, suggesting that the people who committed the atrocities in Iraq were simply doing what they had practiced in America. I was jumped on. They really do hate criticism.
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peterharvey From: peterharvey Date: May 31st, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
George,

I think that the USA is turning into a military state -- Sparta with hamburgers instead of black soup. Bush's war on terrorism is the expression of this because it is a war that can never be won but will always have an enemy. A perpetual war that will be used to justify perpetual militarism and denial of human rights. Gulag-style imprisonment is a part of that. Álvaro Gil-Robles, Chairman of the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commission, said the other day that if Guantánamo were in Russia people would rightly be using the word 'gulag' to describe it.

Peter
From: g_matthews Date: June 1st, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yesterday's Guardian had an article by John Sutherland that says two bills for reinstating the The Draft are going through Congress and that the local media have not mentioned them.

Shearer says this is not important. However, here is the article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1228178,00.html

And this time Canada won't be a refuge.
From: g_matthews Date: June 5th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1231978,00.html

Gerry Adams says he was tortured in the same way as was used in abu Ghraib.

The truth is Torture has become routine in British and American practice.
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