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About Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes. Her previous books include Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States and Letters from Nicaragua.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

American carnage, fighting the forever war

Published just after the end of the Vietnam War, The Forever War was a reflection of Haldeman’s own experience in Vietnam and his return to an unrecognizable US, all transposed to space.

Undeclared US war

Precisely because there are no US economic or military interests in Yemen, could it be the first arena in Washington’s endless war on terror to abandon ?

Why a Trump presidency will not create a 'new normal'

Over the last 50 years, African Americans, women, LGBT people, those with disabilities, and immigrants of whatever documentation status have all fought, and organised, and loved too long to give up now. 

American torture--past, present, and future?

Make no mistake. Getting even this partial and redacted report into public view is a real victory for everyone who hopes to end state torture. But it’s just the beginning.

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