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U.S. Anti-Torture History After 9/11

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In today’s program, we turn our attention to the history of torture in the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks.

Sociology professor Lisa Hajjar traces the post-9/11 history of torture through the victories and defeats, and to the ways in which torture and the fight against it have altered the legal terrain on torture, not only in the United States, but potentially on a global scale.

Image Caption:

“Equal Justice Under Law” & Black Hood & Orange Jumpsuit, Outside The Third Guantanamo Hearing At the Supreme Court (Washington, DC)

Image Credit & License:

Photo by “tacomabibelot”,


  • Dr. Lisa Hajjar, Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara and author of The War in Court: The Inside Story of the Fight Against Torture in the War on Terror.

Making Contact Staff

  • Host: Monica Lopez

  • Interim Executive Director: Jessica Partnow

  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Music Credits:

Xylo Ziko – “Fireflies,” “Last Light,” “Submersible”

Storby – “Whatever”

Blue Dot Sessions – “Di Breun,” “Arbic Tallow,”

Daniel Birch – “In Pursuit of Silence”

Meydan – “Underwater”

Tri-Tachyon – “Gardarike”

Tree As Man – “Snowy Eyes”

Ouri – “Surreal (johnny ripper remix)”


Author: Radio Project

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