This is crueler than anything Joffrey did.
This is crueler than anything Joffrey did.
The findings of a global survey have been described as “alarming”.
Kim Kwang-Il created these illustrations depicting conditions of torture and starvation that he both witnessed and endured to accompany his UN testimony. Warning: these images are graphic.
Kayum Ortikov says Uzbek authorities ran him through a horrifying gauntlet of torture because of his job at the British Embassy. Since his release, Britain hasn’t rushed to help him.
A new Human Rights Watch video features rare interviews with former political prisoners who survived years of systematic abuse, torture, and starvation in the country’s notorious prisoner camps. A UN report detailing the regime’s atrocities also included a letter to Kim Jong-un saying he could face trial for “crimes against humanity.”
In Saudi Arabia, a father cannot be executed for murdering his child.
There’s only one way to find out.
Hopefully, you’ll never find out. This new video from Amnesty International tries to give you a feel for it by putting you under the hood.
Brutal. This was a performance piece in the window of Lush Cosmetics in London, in which artist Jacqueline Traide was subjected to the simulated horrors of animal testing for 10 hours. The stunt was meant to encourage a ban on animal testing and highlight the fact that Lush sells no animal tested cosmetics.
You really don’t want to know. Knock off Uggs are made with the pelts of Chinese raccoon dogs rather than than the sheep skin found in authentic Uggs. In order to pass the savings for these counterfeits on to the customer, the raccoon dogs are tortured and murdered in a mind-blowingly horrific fashion. WARNING: Graphic.
Do not click if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of heart problems. I’ve thoughtfully included YouTube links to the scenes I could find. Buy a fifth of whiskey before you watch them. View List ›
As America continues to wage two wars in the Middle East, a striking new study shows a shift in attitudes about how to treat captured enemies. Daniel Stone reports on why the post-9/11 generation is in favor of gruesome interrogation techniques.
Kids grow up into torturers so fast these days. I mean, I love Joan and her willingness to do anything, but this is a little 1984. View Media ›
A “March of Time” newsreel visits the cutting-edge female slenderizing salon of 1945. It looks like a steampunk S&M dungeon. Watch Video ›
Waddling towards a police state.
Leno’s back, and he’s brought an audience with him, kicking and screaming. Team Coco 4EVR. Moment of silence, guys. Watch Video ›
A gripping exchange on the brutal “minotaur maze” detainee interrogations. This is the first cable news I’ve watched in months; I’ve really been missing out. (Yes yes, I know, “fake.”) Watch Video ›
With the assistance of dark piano and slow-motion, one bath for a pretty kitty might make you want to take your own life. We don’t normally like to give away any of our Cymbalta stash, but we’ve never seen a tabby in need of a tab worse than this poor guy. Cheer up, buddy! Worst part’s over! Watch Video ›
Conservative radio host, Erich “Mancow” Muller, had himself waterboarded during his Friday morning broadcast. He gives in after four seconds and concedes, reluctantly, that this is undeniably torture. Is Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity next? Watch Video ›
Lars Von Trier’s new movie features a scene in which Charlotte Gainsbourg smashes Willem Dafoe’s testicles and then proceeds with some other unladylike acts, before mutilating herself. (You can read about the scene in great detail below, but this is a family site.) People at Cannes are really pissed off about it, but everyone seems to be ok with cat videos at a film festival. I guess I don’t understand art anymore. Read More ›
In a sparring match with Charles Grodin last night, Sean Hannity (jokingly?) offered to be waterboarded for charity. If someone set up a “Sean Hannity Waterboarding Booth” and charged any American who wanted to dunk him $5 a pop, we could pay for universal healthcare through 2200.
Your favorite Bush Administration memorandum set to music. It’s part of Jonathan Mann’s effort to write a song a day, so I guess its kind of cheating. Watch Video ›
A British law group has released the songs used for torture at Guantanamo Bay. Listen to the playlist. Who did they miss? View Image ›