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ACLU: Indefinite Detention Map

A mapping project for the American Civil Liberties Union called The World is Not a Battlefield, which shows the locations of those held under the indefinite detention regime set up during the War on Terror (and which President Obama, mercifully, seems to be making steps towards curbing the worst excesses of. It's always chilling to engage with this material—we have another project in the works which deals with a similarly grisly aspect of the previous administration's policies—but it feels good to be participating in some small way in America's rehabilitation after a long period of madness and fear.

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ACLU: The World Is Not A Battlefield