[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Rebecca Gordon: Mainstreaming Torture

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======== REBECCA GORDON: MAINSTREAMING TORTURE ===============================

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in  
America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever  
morally permissible? Within days, some began to suggest that, in these new  
circumstances, the new answer was "yes." Rebecca Gordon argues that September  
11 did not, as some have said, "change everything," and that  
institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day  
before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the "war on  
terror" are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a  
history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of  
torture in American jails and prisons.

*Rebecca Gordon* received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.Div. and  
Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from Graduate Theological Union. She  
teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of San Francisco and  
for the university’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the  
Common Good. Previous publications include /Letters From  
Nicaragua / and /Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor  
People.  /She is a member of the /War Times [1] /organizing committee.


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*ISBN-13:* 9780199336432
*Availability:* Available to Order

*Published:* Oxford University Press (UK), 5/2014  

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617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [8] Upcoming Events:  Rebecca Gordon,  
Mainstreaming Torture [9] Tue Jul 29 7:00pm Porter Square Books Cambridge No  
Fracked Gas in Mass Rally [10] Wed Jul 30 11:00am State House Boston  
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Building a Nuclear Free World [11] Sun  
Aug 3 5:30pm Grace Vision Church Watertown Nuclear Savage: Film Screening and  
Potluck [12] Tue Aug 5 6:00pm First Church in Boston Boston Boston Remembers  
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Moving from Violence to Unity [13] Wed Aug 6 3:00pm  
First Church in Boston Boston The US and turmoil in the Middle East: an  
update on the latest crises [14] Thu Aug 7 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting  
Cambridge Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture [15] Tue Sep 2 7:00pm Walpole  
Public Library Walpole Hot War: Climate Change, Conflict and Sustainability -  
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