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November Café: 'Torture As A Government Service - the New Technopolitics of Pain'


Monday 10 November 2008
Dr Steve Wright Leeds Metropolitan UniversitySchool of Applied Global Ethics
'Torture As A Government Service - the New Technopolitics of Pain'
Many share the fear and loathing of the new torture technolgies deployed by the US in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. Few however realize that such techniques were originally pioneered here in the UK and only part of a new technopolitics being developed for military operations in urban terrain. The talk will discuss the creation and deployment of these new technologies and the efforts of academics, NGO's and comedians to return us to human security as if people mattered.