An American Black Site

It’s not just at Guantánamo. In a supermax facility on US soil, inmates are force fed — and barred from sharing their stories. An inmate breaks his silence for the first time.

Bush’s Shadow Army

Jeremy Scahill reports on the Bush administration’s growing dependence on private security forces such as Blackwater USA and efforts in Congress to rein them in. This article is adapted from his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).

“Arrows for the War”

Christian mothers who believe in the “Quiverfull” movement — domestic warriors against 40 years of women’s liberation — aim to have more than six children, arrows in the quiver of God’s army.

Passive Resisters

In this sidebar to her story on taser-related deaths, Talvi shows how Taser’s promotional materials demonstrate how to use this “less-than-lethal” weapon on nonviolent protesters.

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