That’s torture in plain English, but since US president George W Bush prefers ‘EIT’ we’ll stick with that.
‘The prohibition of such acts is not ambiguous: it is absolute. It is binding on all states in all territories under their jurisdiction or effective control. It applies in all circumstances, in times of war as in times of peace. Nor is torture permissible when it is called something else. Euphemisms cannot be used to bypass legal obligations.’
UN secretary-general Kofi Annan’s message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2004
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Gerry Hart speaks to Simon Barr of Dawn Ray'd about black metal, its relationship with the far right and its radical potential
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David J. Lobina rediscovers a forgotten but fascinating figure in London’s radical and Jewish history
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Tina Ngata explains the social and legal legacies of a 15th-century Christian principle that paved the way for imperial violence in, and far beyond, New Zealand
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