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Defining Torture

This episode of Austin News Real focuses on the shifting definition and meaning of torture, a trend that has accelerated with the Bush administration’s so-called war on terror. Pam Thompson’s guests are Dr. Jill Flores and Jim Harrington.Dr. Jill Flores is a practicing Mental Health professional, peace activist, and anti-torture advocate. She is on the steering committee for Psychologists for Social Responsibility ( and is a member of the School of the Americas Watch’s legislative working group ( Jim Harrington is the Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project ( and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.This Austin News Real program aired on May 22, 2008 on channelAustin 10. channelAustin is Austin’s public access television station / community media center (