Industrial band Skinny Puppy demand $666,000 after music is used in Guantánamo torture

(http://www.theguardian.com/) A Canadian electro-industrial band is asking for thousands of dollars in royalties after learning that the US military used their music to torture prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Skinny Puppy claim they filed a $666,000 (£368,000) bill with America'd defence department. "We sent them an invoice for our musical services considering they had gone ahead... Continue Reading →

Rights group: Police torture in Philippines rife

[Human rights is a joke under capitalism - NP] MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday that five years after the Philippines passed a law criminalizing torture, the practice continues, with an overstretched police force resorting to "shortcuts" to extract confessions from criminal suspects. The Philippine National Police has acknowledged violations persist but stressed... Continue Reading →

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