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An invitation to listen to survivors

“It’s an invitation,” says Aaron Hughes, cocurator of “Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations,” an exhibition currently on display at the DePaul Art Museum. Marking the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, the exhibit examines the similarities between survivors of torture at the U.S. military prison with survivors of […]

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Bad Timing for the Bedwetting Brigade

Yes, let’s have a public discussion, indeed: All of the state’s seven Republicans in the U.S. House say they oppose the deal, with U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Highland Par[k] – a candidate for U.S. Senate – leading the very public charge.* Like other opponents, Cross raised the specter of increased terrorist attention to the […]

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Stop playing on my sentiment

The WGN hosts were just talking about how a few years ago, during the midst of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the idea that America could ever host the Olympics would have been insane. I have to admit that’s the first time the concept of Chicago hosting them has made me sentimental. And part of me […]

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Ruminating Guantanamo

What are the legal, ethical and public safety ramifications of military detention? Sig Libowitz, an actor and film executive studying law at the University of Maryland, brought his varied careers together in The Response, a 30-minute dramatization of Guantanamo military detention hearing transcripts, screening twice today in the Loop. Libowitz wrote and produced the film. […]