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Daily Briefing—4th Aug 2010

Posted: 4 August 2010 by Editors in Daily Briefing
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Investigative journalist Andy Worthington dissects recently released documents shining more light on the Bush Administration’s dark rendition program and the complicity of collaborating governments in the mass-scale extrajudicial kidnapping program.

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Jason Leopold, deputy managing editor at Truthout, reports on the U.S. investigation of the kidnapped, rendition and extensive torture of Abu Zubaydeh. He was regarded as a “high-value detainee” of the Bush Administration—a claim which has since been recanted by the government, after submitting him to secret prisons around the world and numerous application of torture as a ‘guinea pig in an experiment’, a former N.S.C. official said.

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Brian Ross and Matthew Cole broke the story last night on the ABC News website. Their report on “Good Morning America” from Thursday morning (2:51):

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John Sifton details ‘grotesque’ C.I.A. torture at secret prisons as models for prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and other military detention centers. (11:01):

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AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton interviews David Vine, author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia, the most illuminating book I’ve read all year and the 2004 documentary by John Pilger, Stealing a Nation.

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Prof. Noam Chomsky on the torture memos and ‘American exceptionalism’: this is nothing new for American policy. (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux’s response to yesterday’s post: “Obama, Corruption and Guns” (23:37): (more…)

The only news is that this is news to the mainstream media. (more…)