Some Faces of Torture...

An article by Robert Fisk calls torture by the U.S. in Iraq, Cuba, and Afghanistan "America's Shame." Sadly, the supposedly most powerful country on the planet still employs such inhumane practices in an age when everyone should know better. It certainly sets a great example for the rest of the world to follow.

There are other kinds of torture in the world as well. An In These Times article details the effects of a carcinogenic pesticide used by banana companies in Nicaragua. It's not a pretty story.

In another type of torture, the U.S. adds all types of clauses to aid packages for needy countries. In Brazil, the gov't has rejected U.S. aid to fight AIDS because they reject the morality based clauses that come along with that aid. The mixture of religion and the gov't has reached new heights in the U.S. and it's about time somebody noticed.
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