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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Anne McClintock The question is still open: what is the purpose of Guantanamo Bay? Why torture people whom the government and the interrogators know are innocent? What kind of U.S. empire now extends its filaments throughout the global gulag of interrogation prisons, torture-ships and internment...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 152–165.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and beyond the Caribbean. Even the site that has been most explicitly constructed as an exception, Guantánamo, needs to be examined within this broader field. References to the detainee camp in Guantánamo as “a glaring exception” obscure the long history that allowed its formation. 31 We must remember...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib,” which examines the deadly coupling of imperial paranoia and omnipotence in the photos produced by US Army soldiers at Abu Ghraib. These photos make plain the importance of visuality in an age characterized by the unprecedented spectacularization of state...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... “Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib.” Michael McMillan is a writer, playwright, and curator/artist of Vincentian parentage. His recent plays include Blood for Britain (BBC Radio 4 Drama, 2001), Babel Junction (Maya Produc- tions, 2006), and Master Juba...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of persons who, though suspended within a living death, survive mental torture to speak to us, just as the detainees testifying from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib have re-entered the public sphere, in spite of the distortions of the media, the lies of the US president, and the complicity of its citizens, who...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 39–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... like Susan Sarandon and others to do just that, do the storytelling for Haitian refugees and asylum seekers on the news and other venues. There was a woman, for example, named Yolande Jean, who was an HIV-positive Haitian woman in detention at the US military base at Guantánamo...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
... employed in the construction of the railway, orga- nized the meetings in the house of Robert Dixon, who was from the island of St. Kitts. Meetings in English were also conducted in Guantánamo, where the testimonies were “translated . . . into French, which Spanish-speaking people were...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 50 Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib Anne McClintock 75 Reconstructing Manhood; or, The Drag of Black Masculinity Rinaldo Walcott 90...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of Samaná from the infamous fate befallen by Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. The Dominican leadership did not overtly refuse the base, and they suffered a significant financial loss of sovereignty in the process, but they kept the United States from building that base. As Cyrus Veeser reports, by 1890 the US...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”5 In the course of that fall, the naval base in Guantánamo Bay began to receive the first prisoners from the battlefields in Afghanistan. The Haiti colloquium eventually took...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Jamaica. 9 By April, in a more entrepreneurial response, a Jamaican journalist proposed turning these concerns to advantage, arguing that the Cuban siege of the US base at Guantanamo Bay meant that the Americans would need a new local base, so when an independent Jamaica opened negotiations...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
... ect the historical, social, and eco- nomic relations occupied by the inhabitants of this image. Th e faces of the individuals may not be visibly transformed by the disorientations caused by this compulsory migra- tion, yet the looming barbed wires and the ever-present fences of the Guantánamo Bay...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 178–187.
Published: 01 November 2014
... task of thought, no matter where it leads: into the chair where Guantánamo prisoners are strapped and force fed; into the solitary cell where US prisoners are indefinitely isolated; into the texts of case law where ghosts are born and the living translated into the dead. In graduate school, one...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in American mills, making shoes, driving bull carts, working in trades, doing domestic work, having children. One subject even worked at the US Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay. Many spent several years in one place before going to another; others spent decades in one place; some went back and forth...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
... fix the law of undarkness the dreadness of the avalanches of unjudgement22 In the post 9/11 ethos, with Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib becoming symbolic topoi of the penal regime of the US-led “War on Terror,” Brathwaite’s lines take on a particular poignant and prescient quality...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Dabilis, “Troika Wants Greece's Minimum Wage Scrapped,” Greek Reporter , 3 October 2011, greece.greekreporter.com/2011/10/03/troika-wants-greeces-minimum-wage-scrapped . 9 Anne McClintock, “Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib,” Small Axe , no. 28 (March 2009): 72. 10...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: A History of British Slavery (London: HarperCollins, 1992). SX26 • June 2008 • Patricia Saunders | 67 Think of the law today and what it is being used to do in terms of Guantanamo Bay? It’s the same old story where all of these disciplines...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for their “ghostly promise,” their “lost potential,” thereby allowing us to imagine “what has not yet been actualized, what has instead been forgotten in current juridical models of accountability” (91). Registering the existence of Guantánamo and “secret prison sites in this country and round the world” causes one...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in US-occupied Guantánamo Bay, an anecdote provided in the “Balseros” issue of the queer Cuban American periodical Perra! in 1995. 23 These are the forgotten, obscured, and complicated histories that I imagine the OREMI caldosa enacting in its disidentificatory practices. Grupo OREMI’s caldosa...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as either Uncle Sam or a caricatured US president. A 1909 edition features a caricatured president-elect William Taft with a scroll that reads “Platt Amendment,” as Liborio stands over the island near Guantánamo, where a US flag waves. Mr. Taft asks, “Liborio, do you know who I am?” to which Liborio replies...
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