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Monday, March 28, 2005
Hugo has pointed the way to two very different interesting destinations on the web...
An investigation by a US officer after a prisoner's jaw was broken found that inmates were hit with water bottles, made to do exhausting physical exercises until they collapsed, deprived of sleep, subjected to deafening heavy metal music and had cigarette smoke blown into sandbags they were forced to wear as hoods. One soldier said troops "always harassed the hell out of detainees"; another said that at times "the detainees would get so scared they would piss themselves".Hey losers, this is just part of the job of getting the best possible information so we can rid the world of terror and evil.
The other place of interest is zeynep's post entitled "Due to Today's Developments, Tens of Millions of People Not-Named Terri Schiavo May Die," which is primarily based on a March 23 AP article by Rajesh Mahaptra on criticism of India's new legislation that will curtail the ability of the Indian manufacturers to make low cost generic version of medications:
Some 50 percent of 700,000 HIV patients taking antiretroviral medicines in Africa, Asia and Latin America rely on low-cost drugs from India. A month's dose of a generic AIDS drug cocktail costs US$30 (euro22), or 5 percent of similar drugs sold by Western producers.I will be convinced that Hardt and Negri's "multitude" could become a reality when those with the technical know how necessary to produce these potentially life saving medications seize control of their production and find a means to then distribute them in a more just manner.