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Omar Khadr, a sixteen year old Guantanamo Bay detainee weeps uncontrollably, clutching at his face and hair as he calls out for his mother to save him from his torment. “Ya Ummi, Ya Ummi (Oh Mother, Oh Mother),” he wails repeatedly, hauntingly with each breath he takes.

The surveillance tapes, released by Khadr’s defence, show him left alone in an interrogation room for a “break” after he tried complaining to CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) officers about his poor health due to insufficient medical attention. Ignoring his complaints and trying to get him to make false confessions, the officers get frustrated with the sixteen year old’s tears and tell him to get himself together by the time they come back from their break.

“You don’t care about me. Nobody cares about me,” he sobs to them.

The tapes show how the officers manipulated Khadr into thinking that they were helping him because they were also Canadian and how they taunted him with the prospect of home (Canada), (good) food, and familial reunion.

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

He has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, suffering extremely harsh interrogations and torture (methods), and is now 25 years old.

27 now, and still imprisoned

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His eyes well up and a tear slides down his cheek when Feroz Abbasi, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, is asked what he would say to the other Guantanamo Bay detainees he was incarcerated with and “left behind” when he was released as a result of diplomatic arrangements between the US and the UK and after accusations that he was an “enemy combatant” could not be proven due to insufficient evidence.
“Uhibbuka fillah,” he mumbles, his voice trembling, his lip quivering as he tries to hold back tears, “means I love you for the sake of Allah. That’s when you love someone you tell them, tell them that. It’s very hard to see your friends in that situation, you know, still there after all these years, it’s not easy.”

Torture and humiliation methods used on/against the detainees by US forces include (but are not limited to) physical abuse, forced nudity, sexual humiliation, mock executions, sexual assault, forced injections, sleep deprivation, long and short shackling for hours on end, environmental manipulation, violent dogs, use of phobias as torture, extreme cold, cultural humiliation, religious humiliation, hours of interrogations, sensory bombardment, stress positions, sensory deprivation, isolation, and music torture.
(s/o to a-restless-being for linking the video on his tumblr)

And rape. We shy away from naming the sexual torture of Arabs and Muslims at Guantanamo “rape” because A) the victims are male and B) we do not want to think of the United States as a country that uses rape as a tool of war— but it is and we do. 

vsthepomegranate:

theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

(gif goes on for about 5 seconds)

His eyes well up and a tear slides down his cheek when Feroz Abbasi, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, is asked what he would say to the other Guantanamo Bay detainees he was incarcerated with and “left behind” when he was released as a result of diplomatic arrangements between the US and the UK and after accusations that he was an “enemy combatant” could not be proven due to insufficient evidence.

“Uhibbuka fillah,” he mumbles, his voice trembling, his lip quivering as he tries to hold back tears, “means I love you for the sake of Allah. That’s when you love someone you tell them, tell them that. It’s very hard to see your friends in that situation, you know, still there after all these years, it’s not easy.”

Torture and humiliation methods used on/against the detainees by US forces include (but are not limited to) physical abuse, forced nudity, sexual humiliation, mock executions, sexual assault, forced injections, sleep deprivation, long and short shackling for hours on end, environmental manipulation, violent dogs, use of phobias as torture, extreme cold, cultural humiliation, religious humiliation, hours of interrogations, sensory bombardment, stress positions, sensory deprivation, isolation, and music torture.

(s/o to a-restless-being for linking the video on his tumblr)

And rape. We shy away from naming the sexual torture of Arabs and Muslims at Guantanamo “rape” because A) the victims are male and B) we do not want to think of the United States as a country that uses rape as a tool of war— but it is and we do. 

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« Bize göre medeniyet ne Doğu’nun ve ne de Batı’nın yağma ve sömürü sonucu elde ettiği malları ve hayat tarzını tüketme kaygısının sonuçlarına bağlanamaz. Eşya-teknik-endüstri-yol-köprü-ulaşım biçimleri-konut sistemleri  “medeniyet” olarak tarif edilemez. Eşya ve hayatı idame araçlarının başkalarının haklarını çiğnememesi ise, işte medeniyet budur. Doğu ve Batı eşya-teknik-imalat sistemlerini “medeniyet” şeklinde tanımlayarak ortaya çıkardıkları sömürü-işgal-yağma-talan ve soygunu kendilerinden başkalarına dayatmakta, kavga da bu hırsızlık ve cürümden kaynaklanmaktadır. »

« Bize göre medeniyet ne Doğu’nun ve ne de Batı’nın yağma ve sömürü sonucu elde ettiği malları ve hayat tarzını tüketme kaygısının sonuçlarına bağlanamaz. Eşya-teknik-endüstri-yol-köprü-ulaşım biçimleri-konut sistemleri  “medeniyet” olarak tarif edilemez. Eşya ve hayatı idame araçlarının başkalarının haklarını çiğnememesi ise, işte medeniyet budur. Doğu ve Batı eşya-teknik-imalat sistemlerini “medeniyet” şeklinde tanımlayarak ortaya çıkardıkları sömürü-işgal-yağma-talan ve soygunu kendilerinden başkalarına dayatmakta, kavga da bu hırsızlık ve cürümden kaynaklanmaktadır. »

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hıhım, fotoğraf çekerken beni düşündüren şeylerden biri gözümüzün ne kadar güzel odakladığı, ışık ve derinliği ayarladığı, ne kadar güzel gördüğü oluyor. insanlar mikro fotoğrafları görünce ne kadar güzel diyorlar, oysa gördüğümüz milyon karenin bir tanesinin geri kalanlarından çekilip çıkarılışıdır fotoğraf. bize kaz görünür. bu fotoğrafa bakınca zamanı gördüm. oradaydık ve şimdi buradayız diyerek tolkiene selam yolladım. bugün yanından geçtiğim, yanlarından geçilen insanları düşündüm. kaç fotoğraf çektim acaba?
varları yoklardan ayırmamak gerek. tüm âmâları gözlerinden öpüyorum.
luzfosca:

Mario De Biasi
Skaters, 1953.
From La vitesse du déplacement ne compte plus

hıhım, fotoğraf çekerken beni düşündüren şeylerden biri gözümüzün ne kadar güzel odakladığı, ışık ve derinliği ayarladığı, ne kadar güzel gördüğü oluyor. insanlar mikro fotoğrafları görünce ne kadar güzel diyorlar, oysa gördüğümüz milyon karenin bir tanesinin geri kalanlarından çekilip çıkarılışıdır fotoğraf. bize kaz görünür. 
bu fotoğrafa bakınca zamanı gördüm. oradaydık ve şimdi buradayız diyerek tolkiene selam yolladım. bugün yanından geçtiğim, yanlarından geçilen insanları düşündüm.
kaç fotoğraf çektim acaba?

varları yoklardan ayırmamak gerek. tüm âmâları gözlerinden öpüyorum.

luzfosca:

Mario De Biasi

Skaters, 1953.

From La vitesse du déplacement ne compte plus

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