If you open the window of torture, even just a crack, the cold air of the Dark Ages will fill the whole room by William Blum

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
December 20, 2014

American Exceptionalism and American Torture

In 1964, the Brazilian military, in a US-designed coup, overthrew a liberal (not more to the left than that) government and proceeded to rule with an iron fist for the next 21 years. In 1979 the military regime passed an amnesty law blocking the prosecution of its members for torture and other crimes. The amnesty still holds.

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