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the Phoenix Program in Afghanistan

You know, a decade ago, if someone had told me that senior politicians would soon be openly boasting about carrying out torture (cf Dick Cheney’s latest interview), I’d have thought them a little overheated — even more so, if they’d suggested that Australia would be running an assassination program based on the Vietnam-era Phoenix Program. Well, welcome to 2009. My thing on Phoenix is now up at New Matilda.

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Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. His recent books include Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right and No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

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