Trevor vs. The Torture Taxi
September 20, 2006 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Trevor Paglen is a scholar and artist who investigates the California prison-industrial complex and secret military bases in his work as an "experimental geographer." In his new book, Tracking the Torture Taxi, Paglen uses the methods of "21st century participatory journalism" (including a Google Earth image of a CIA interrogation facility) to uncover the network of private planes (such as Aero Contractors of Smithfield, NC) that whisk people off to secret prisons without oversight.
posted by jonp72 (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Snappy name.
posted by dreamsign at 4:33 PM on September 20, 2006

good post, jonp. These people have brass balls to be investigating this stuff. I am expecting the black helicopters to land just because I am reading about it. Fascinating and important stuff - it will take awhile to sort through it all. Thanks for the post.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:00 PM on September 20, 2006

Wow, lots to explore here. Thanks -- this is awesome. (Not the know what I mean! ;-) )
posted by salvia at 7:17 PM on September 20, 2006

very interesting stuff. thanks.
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:37 PM on September 20, 2006

Very interesting interviews in the second link... great post.
posted by Spacelegoman at 8:30 PM on September 20, 2006

This is very interesting. Thank you for this post.
posted by y2karl at 9:24 PM on September 20, 2006

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