Saturday, May 22, 2010 show

Segment One – Jason Leopold discusses BP catastrophe – Atlantis rig safety – Bush DOJ ignored whistleblower Segment 1 – Segment Two-Rep. Luis Gutierrez sends letter to Ken Salazar as part of Ban Permanently campaign Segment 2 – Segment Three-A look at the story of Abu Zubaydah, John Kiriakou and the War on Terror with […]

Saturday, May 15, 2010 show – 9pm EST

ANSWER coaliton SeizeBP campaign – Media Matters on BP/Halliburton spill and Andy Worthington Segment 1 – Matthew Alexander – How To Break A Terrorist Segment 2 – (note: there are portions of the audio which dropped out and were boosted from remaining low volume. They were included to retain as much of what Mr. Alexander […]

Detainees, Investigation/Prosecution, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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Eric Holder announces KSM to go on trial

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried in lower Manhattan. Republicans immediately went into their highly predictable panic attack. Below is AG Holder’s announcement:

Investigation/Prosecution, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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Italian Court convicts CIA agents for their role in rendition of cleric

As of today, there are 23 agents who are international fugitives after an Italian court ruled in the abduction of a cleric in Milan. NYTimes Article: An Italian judge sentenced 23 Americans to up to eight years in prison on Wednesday for the abduction of a Muslim cleric, in a symbolic condemnation of the CIA […]

Investigation/Prosecution

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FBI Interview with Dick Cheney- Thank you C.R.E.W. and Melanie Sloan

First, here are the documents that have been released by the FBI detailing the interview with Dick Cheney: Cheney Interview Transcript FBI Outline Notes FBI Interview Notes BIG THANKS: To Melanie Sloan and the hard workers at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) for their tireless effort to keep accountability and access a […]

Investigation/Prosecution

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Spanish Judge continues investigation into Cheney admin torture

Andy Worthington has a good new article on Judge Baltasar Garzon’s investigation of John Yoo, Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld and others who set up the U.S. Guantanamo interrogations. Read Article The investigation is being defined within the “universal jurisdiction” and whether a judge in Spain has the authority to investigate foreign leaders. Before this notion […]

Investigation/Prosecution, Terrorism, Torture, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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Cheney gets his wish, sorta

http://www.cheneywatch.org/documents/torture/cia-ksm-docs08242009.pdf The documents Cheney requested are now released, redacted of course, and they do little to foster his view. Reading over the reports above, its clear to see that normal interrogation techniques were clearly productive. There is no portion of these reports, unredacted portions, that defend Cheney’s views on torture as necessary and fruitful. If […]

Investigation/Prosecution, Torture, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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CIA Inspector Report released

http://www.cheneywatch.org/documents/torture/cia_oig_report.pdf Here is the long awaited report. Many new details have been released. We are reading the document and will elaborate the details here. And we will publish the news coverage related to this story. Stay tuned….

Documents and Reports, Investigation/Prosecution

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Documents By Chronology:

Documents By Chronology: The attacks on September 11, 2001 were the catalyst for the “war on terror”– and for a legal revolution in assertions of broad powers for the Commander-in-Chief. In this chronological library of 34 documents, it is possible to chart the decision-making that led to interrogations of prisoners in U.S. custody that were […]

Investigation/Prosecution, Torture, Torture and Detainee Treatment

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Is Eric Holder going to appoint a special prosecutor?

Reports are flying that Eric Holder has read the soon, supposedly, to be released, supposedly, CIA torture report. Will Eric Holder be compelled to investigate the torture program? At the same time we are reading that Dick Cheney instructed the CIA to withhold information to the Congress about a “program” that background talkers saying never […]