Robin Lloyd

Taking on Torture

Robin Lloyd
For years, Vermont filmmaker and activist Robin Lloyd has traveled throughout Latin America, observing firsthand the death and destruction left behind by U.S.-bred military policies promoting counterinsurgencies. More recently, she has been traveling the world as part of the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom, and continues to work as a filmmaker and publisher of Toward Freedom, a progressive-minded, international public affairs website. On Nov. 20, she took her longstanding opposition to U.S. policies of torture and became one of 40 people arrested at an annual protest against the U.S. Army's Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), and expects to serve at least three months in a federal prison as a result and pay a fine of up to $5,000.

Cleaning up after suicide attack

Baghdad: Life During Wartime

[Photo: A man cleans up glass and blood after a suicide attack]

Two and a half years into the occupation, war still rages on in Baghdad, Iraq. Two of the deadliest attacks in the last month occurred at the Palestine Hotel and the Hamra Hotel. Although Westerners frequent these hotels, the casualties were almost exclusively Iraqis living and working in the area. Yet just a few hours after the attacks, citizens were back on the streets, as if nothing had happened.