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Questioning Authority: A Rethinking of the Infamous Milgram Experiments 12.2.2009 AlterNet
A famous 1970s experiment was recently replicated, revealing what it takes for us to question and resist those in positions of authority.
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Marjorie Cohn: A Call to End All Renditions 12.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Marjorie CohnJurist Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian residing in Britain, said he was tortured after being sent to Morocco and Afghanistan in 2002 by the...
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A Call to End All Renditions 11.2.2009 Truthout.com


Binyam Mohamed, reportedly tortured in US custody, was sent to detention facilities in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay under the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program. (Photo: The Enterprise)

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More Accuse Britain in Torture of Guantanamo Detainee 11.2.2009 Truthout.com

    London - Despite years of denials, new questions are being raised about Britain's possible involvement in the torture of a detainee now on a prolonged hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

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Johann Hari: Obama Must End the War on Drugs - or Mexico and Afghanistan Will Collapse 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
With the global economy collapsing all around us, the last issue President Barack Obama wants to talk about is the ongoing War on Drugs. But...
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Under Obama, Same Stance on Rendition Suit 10.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

SAN FRANCISCO - President Obama's Justice Department signaled in a San Francisco courtroom Monday that the change in administrations has not changed the government's position on secrecy and the rights of foreign prisoners - and that lawsuits by alleged victims of CIA kidnappings and torture must be dismissed on national security grounds.

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Four US Troops, Interpreter Killed in Blast in Iraq 10.2.2009 Truthout.com

    Baghdad - Four American soldiers and an interpreter were killed Monday in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in Iraq since May.

    The military said three of the service members were killed shortly after a person in a vehicle set off explosives. The fourth soldier and the interpreter working with the unit died later from wounds suffered in the blast, according to the military.

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Obama Maintains Bush Position on 'Extraordinary Rendition' Lawsuit 10.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Obama Administration today announced that it would keep the same position as the Bush Administration in the lawsuit Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Dataplan,...
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Headlines for February 9, 2009 9.2.2009 Democracy Now!
Senate Nears Stimulus Vote After Cutting Education Spending, Nearly 600,000 Jobs Lost in January, Loopholes Could Bypass Bailout Pay Caps, Bank Closures Bring 2009 Total to 9, Lawyer: Gitmo Conditions Deteriorating, 4 Gitmo Prisoners Returned to Iraq, Appeal in Boeing Rendition Case to Test Obama on Torture, Secrecy, Biden: US Will Continue Bush Missile Program, But Open to Compromise, Report: US Support for Uganda Attack Led to Rebel Massacre, 15,000 Flee Sri Lanka Fighting, Iraqi Girl Killed in US Attack, Trial Date Set for Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist, Israel to Hold National Elections, Khatami to Challenge Ahmadinejad in Iran Vote, Bolivia Enacts New Constitution, Australia Wildfire Toll at 131, Haiti Pleads for Aid, Urges End to Indirect US ...
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Rendition Case in S.F. to Test Obama Policies 9.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The public is likely to get its first close look at the Obama administration's policies on torture, secrecy and prisoners' rights in a San Francisco courtroom today, when federal judges press a government lawyer for a position on the practice known as extraordinary rendition.

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Headlines for February 9, 2009 9.2.2009 Democracy Now!
Senate Nears Stimulus Vote After Cutting Education Spending, Nearly 600,000 Jobs Lost in January, Loopholes Could Bypass Bailout Pay Caps, Bank Closures Bring 2009 Total to 9, Lawyer: Gitmo Conditions Deteriorating, 4 Gitmo Prisoners Returned to Iraq, Appeal in Boeing Rendition Case to Test Obama on Torture, Secrecy, Biden: US Will Continue Bush Missile Program, But Open to Compromise, Report: US Support for Uganda Attack Led to Rebel Massacre, 15,000 Flee Sri Lanka Fighting, Iraqi Girl Killed in US Attack, Trial Date Set for Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist, Israel to Hold National Elections, Khatami to Challenge Ahmadinejad in Iran Vote, Bolivia Enacts New Constitution, Australia Wildfire Toll at 131, Haiti Pleads for Aid, Urges End to Indirect US ...
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Guantanamo on the Brink: Death Looms for Inmates Amid Hunger Strikes and Beatings 9.2.2009 AlterNet
Dozens of hunger strikes, beatings, instances of forced feeding and other atrocities have reportedly reduced Guantanamo to near chaos.
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Headlines for February 6, 2009 6.2.2009 Democracy Now!
Senators Seek Stimulus Cuts as Obama Warns of Economic “Catastrophe”, Obama Signs Child Health Insurance Expansion, Probe: Govt. Bailout Exceeded Market Value of Firms’ Stocks, Assets, Jobless Benefits at 26-Year High, Madoff Whistleblower Faults SEC for Ignoring Warnings, Last Gitmo Trial Closed Under Obama Order, At Confirmation Hearing, Panetta Calls Waterboarding “Torture”, Vote Delayed on Labor Nominee, Study: Most Arrests in Immigrant Crackdown Nab Innocents, Arizona Sheriff Parades Undocumented Prisoners, LA to Pay $13M Settlement for May Day Crackdown, Israel Deports Passengers After Reportedly Attacking Gaza Aid Ship, South African Dock Workers Boycott Israeli Ships, Clinton: Obama Admin Will Follow Bush Stance on Hamas Boycott, US Considers ...
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Headlines for February 6, 2009 6.2.2009 Democracy Now!
Senators Seek Stimulus Cuts as Obama Warns of Economic “Catastrophe”, Obama Signs Child Health Insurance Expansion, Probe: Govt. Bailout Exceeded Market Value of Firms’ Stocks, Assets, Jobless Benefits at 26-Year High, Madoff Whistleblower Faults SEC for Ignoring Warnings, Last Gitmo Trial Closed Under Obama Order, At Confirmation Hearing, Panetta Calls Waterboarding “Torture”, Vote Delayed on Labor Nominee, Study: Most Arrests in Immigrant Crackdown Nab Innocents, Arizona Sheriff Parades Undocumented Prisoners, LA to Pay $13M Settlement for May Day Crackdown, Israel Deports Passengers After Reportedly Attacking Gaza Aid Ship, South African Dock Workers Boycott Israeli Ships, Clinton: Obama Admin Will Follow Bush Stance on Hamas Boycott, US Considers ...
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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? 5.2.2009 Democracy Now!
When President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and shut down Guantanamo, did he leave open the controversial rendition policy of kidnapping foreigners abroad? We host a debate between human rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Scott Horton. [includes rush transcript]
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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? 5.2.2009 Democracy Now!
When President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and shut down Guantanamo, did he leave open the controversial rendition policy of kidnapping foreigners abroad? We host a debate between human rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Scott Horton. [includes rush transcript]
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The Right's Jack Bauer Fantasy: 'Clip the Electrodes to His Balls and Turn on the Juice' 5.2.2009 AlterNet
"24" helped brainwash Americans to accept the brutal, illegal actions of the Bush administration.
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Bush's Secret Counterterrorism Law Book—and the Demands to Release It 28.1.2009 Democracy Now!
We take a look at the Bush administration's secret Justice Department memos on detention, interrogation, surveillance and prosecution. These opinions were issued by the Office of Legal Counsel and advised the executive branch on the legality of a range of tactics in fighting the so-called "war on terror." A few of these records have been made public, but many remain secret, including those relating to the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program. The investigative website ProPublica has compiled the first public database of all that is currently known about these memos. [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for January 23, 2009 23.1.2009 Democracy Now!
Obama Orders Gitmo Closure, Torture Ban, Mitchell, Holbrooke Named Mideast, Afghan-Pakistan Envoys, Obama Condemns Palestinian Rocket Fire, Silent on US-Backed Israeli Mass Killings in Gaza, Palestinian Health Ministry: Gaza Toll Passes 1,400, Group: 4,000 Afghans Killed in 2008, 1/3 by US-led Occupation, Report: Afghan Civilians Killed in US Attack, Venezuela to Ask Obama for Posada Extradition, NSA Whistleblower: Spying Targeted Journalists, Blair Denies Backing Indonesian Atrocities in East Timor, Senate Passes Wage Discrimination Bill, Abortion Clinic Attacked on Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Cheney Criticizes Bush for Not Pardoning Libby, Report: Bailed-Out Merrill Lynch Accelerated Bonus Payments, Gillibrand Picked to Fill Vacant NY Senate Seat, ...
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Obama Orders Closure of Guantanamo Prison, Interrogations Must Follow Army Field Manual 23.1.2009 Democracy Now!
In a break from the Bush administration, President Barack Obama yesterday ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison within a year, the immediate closure of secret overseas CIA prisons and for all agencies, including the CIA to abide by the Army Field Manual’s acceptable interrogation tactics. Obama also nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001. We speak with Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]
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