University of California, Santa Barbara

Torture and the Future

Perspectives from the Humanities

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SUGGESTED READINGS:

"Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power" by Joseph Margulies
http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=54&pid=518488

"American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination" by Kristian Williams
http://www.southendpress.org/2005/items/87530

"Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program" by Stephen Grey
http://www.ghostplane.net/

"Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar" by Moazzam Begg with Victoria Brittain
http://www.thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1634

"Report of the Events Relating to Maher Arar" by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
http://www.ararcommission.ca/eng/26.htm

"Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the C.I.A.'s Rendition Flights" by A.C. Thompson
http://www.mhpbooks.com/tt.html

"Torture and the Future" by Lisa Hajjar
http://www.merip.org/mero/interventions/hajjar_interv.html

"Torture and the Lawless 'New Paradigm'" by Lisa Hajjar
http://www.merip.org/mero/mero120905.html

"In the Penal Colony" by Lisa Hajjar
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050207/hajjar

"An Army of Lawyers" by Lisa Hajjar
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20051226/hajjar

Law professors blogging on torture and the law:
http://balkin.blogspot.com/2005/09/anti-torture-memos-balkinization-posts.html

"The Abu Ghraib Investigations: The Official Independent Panel and Pentagon Reports on the Shocking Prisoner Abuse in Iraq" by Steven Strasser and Craig R. Whitney
http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/publicaffairsbooks-cgi-bin/display?book=9781586483197

"The Interrogators: Task Force 500 and America's Secret War Against al Qaeda" by Chris Mackey and Greg Miller
http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/books/56/0316011533/index.html

"Torture: A Collection" by Sanford Levinson
http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780195172898

"The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib" by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua Dratel (editors)
http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521853248

"The Torture Debate in America" by Karen J. Greenberg
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521857925

"Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture" by Jennifer K. Harbury
http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=0307

"Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture" by John Conroy
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9487.html

"Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain" edited by Mark Reinhardt, Holly Edwards, and Erina Duganne
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/216237.ctl

Army Regulation 15-6: Final Report, Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility (the Schmidt report)
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jul2005/d20050714report.pdf

"The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary", edited by William F. Schulz, Foreword by Juan E. Mendez
http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14341.html

 

SUGGESTED FILMS:

"The Road to Guantanamo"
http://www.roadtoguantanamomovie.com/

"The Battle of Algiers"
http://www.rialtopictures.com/battle.html

PRESS COVERAGE:

http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1544

http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=12873

http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=12898

http://www.independent.com/archives/2007/01/strange_bedfellows.html

 



Signing Statement Law or An Alternate Set of Procedures
by John Nava, from the series "Neo-Icons", 2006
Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery
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