HUMR2401A Full set of lecture notes very useful for study

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Human Rights
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HUMR 2401
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Bill Skidmore

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HUMR2401A Human Rights Political Repression Bill Skidmore September 13 Ezat MossallanejedTorture in the Age of Fear Am iranian victim of torture discovered the value of regular exercise in 4 years prisongives u some control better able to withstand torture task setting keep urself busyart singing weor go crazy tell jokes to take the edge off of tensionThree questions what are methods of polirep do you kno anyone whos experienced it how has it affected youpolitical repression is not just physical the invisible hand of the market is often paired with the hidden fistSeptember 20prof stresses that violence is not the main form of repressioncould have the state remove you from your jobin all places there are some circumstances where you have to keep your voice down about some things or risk repercussionsprofs also are wary abt revealing their polisocio views bc they want to secure their tenureppl can become accustomed to being afraidtimidctrl can be maintained thru indoctrinationin school at home through the newsincreasingly it is also easy to just plain get distracted and not seek out informationstates often only resort to force once theyve lost ideological or economic controlrepression first targets those who speak out then everyonetorture is used to destroy the victim politically take away their will to continue and target 3rd parties as intimidationtorture first erodes the social world of the victim until it is just reduced to them the pain and the person who inflicts itthen it takes away your humanity alienating youthis isolationalienation unmakes their worldit strips it of meaning as it strips the very notion of civilizationJean Amery Austrian philosopher tortured by nazis Anyone who has suffered torture never again will be at ease in the worldfaith in humanity is never acquired againwhen som1 is dissapeared it does a number on their loved 1sare they alive deadshould i mourncan i mournin some cases a person cannot show any emotion over these things or else the state could come after them too
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