The Edwardian Torture Memory Hole: The Water Cure

The administration of President Donald J. Trump has recently declared its intention to hide a 2014 report describing the CIA’s harsh detention and interrogation programs. By returning the document to Congress, this shields the report from ever being accessible to the American public through the Freedom of Information Act. Throwing this 6700-page report down the memory …

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The Christmas Truce

Christmas Eve, darkness fell at about 7 pm on a long line of trenches held, on the one side, by a body of Saxon troops, on the other by the Leicestershire Regiment, the London Rifle Brigade, and some other British units. With it came a sudden calm. The German snipers seemed to have disappeared, and …

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Armistice Day

WAR ENDS AT SIX O’CLOCK THIS MORNING The State Department in Washington Made the Announcement at :45 o’Clock ARMISTICE WAS SIGNED IN FRANCE AT MIDNIGHT WASHINGTON, Monday, Nov 11, 2:48 AM–The armistice between Germany, on the one hand, and the allied Governments and the United States, on the other, has been signed. — New York …

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