September 28th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Ron van Dongen Wall Calendar

Ron van Dongen Wall Calendar

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2008 Ron van Dongen Wall Calendar

Long recognized for his botanical still lifes in black and white, Ron van Dongen recently began photographing in color, a move that was documented last year in our fifth monograph of his work, Effusus. The new color work, and resulting book, have met with great critical acclaim. To celebrate, we asked the artist to select of his favorite images which we are now delighted to announce in the form of our 2008 Ron van Dongen Wall Calendar. Ron van Dongen was born in Judibana, Venezuela and raised in Warmond, The Netherlands. He studied health science and biology at the Nederlandse Leraren Opleiding in Delft, and photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Ron van Dongen’s work has been the subject of eight monographs, and is widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His work has been featured in such publications as Provacateur, Foto Nederland, Martha Steward Living, and Bloom
Chris Keeley

works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop

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works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. 

In today's world there are more health care professionals involved in the design and structuring of torture than there are involved in providing care for survivors," said Douglas Johnson, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis. We also speak with professor Steven Miles, author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror."
As we broadcast from Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minnesota, we turn now to the issue of torture. Minneapolis is the home of the Center for Victims of Torture of Torture - an organization that works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide.

Today, we are joined by the center's executive director Douglas Johnson. Doctor Steven Miles is also with us. He is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a faculty member of its Center for Bioethics. He is the author of the book "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror."

But before we turn to our guests, we play an excerpt from Wednesday's Democratic debate at Dartmouth College. It aired on MSNBC and was moderated by Tim Russert.

 

  • Excerpt of Democratic debate on issue of torture.
  • Dr. Steven Miles, author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror." He is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a faculty member of its Center for Bioethics. He is also a practicing physician.
  • Douglas Johnson, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture and the past president of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.
Chris Keeley

Blackwater Shooting Scene Was Chaotic

BAGHDAD, Sept. 27 — Participants in a contentious Baghdad security operation this month have told American investigators that during the operation at least one guard continued firing on civilians while colleagues urgently called for a cease-fire. At least one guard apparently also drew a weapon on a fellow guard who did not stop shooting, an American official said.

At least eight Iraqis were killed in a shooting involving Blackwater private security officers in Nisour Square on Sept. 16



Blackwater Shooting Scene Was Chaotic

BAGHDAD, Sept. 27 — Participants in a contentious Baghdad security operation this month have told American investigators that during the operation at least one guard continued firing on civilians while colleagues urgently called for a cease-fire. At least one guard apparently also drew a weapon on a fellow guard who did not stop shooting, an American official said.

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