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Barton Gellman on Dick Cheney, Part II listen

10/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The New York Times said the following in its book review Monday about Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman’s new biography on Dick Cheney.

“Much attention has already been devoted to the administration’s malignant torture and surveillance policies, erected on the wobbly foundation of a monarchical view of the presidency by the likes of Addington and John Yoo, a deputy assistant attorney general. But Gellman reveals that the F.B.I. director, Robert Mueller, and top people in ...

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Torture of detainees by U.S. blasted

09/25/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up, we’ll look at the proposals to bail out the country’s financial sector and we’ll meet a member of Physicians for Human Rights who is a longtime critic of the abuse of detainees in U.S. custody.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s discussion of the Wall Street bail out. Here’s four comments from listeners.

First up today is Nathaniel Raymund, senior investigator with the group Physicians for Human Right...


Rocky Anderson on the 2008 election listen

08/15/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson was known as one of the most progressive mayors in the country. His second term ended early this year and he opted to not seek a third term. Anderson is currently president of the advocacy group High Road for Human Rights.

WMNF spoke with Anderson yesterday at the Florida Conference of Cities meeting in Tampa. We asked Anderson his opinions about the 2008 Presidential election.

“…Those [Democratic and Republican presidential nominees] who...

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Pinochet war crimes and Universal Jurisdiction

09/13/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Monday and Tuesday of this week, experts from three continents gathered at USF to discuss the crimes of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The two-day panel, called Human Rights, State Terrorism, and Universal Jurisdiction was sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

On September 11 1973, the democratically elected government of Chile, led by Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a military coup by General Augusto Pinochet. Juan Guzman, a Chilean...

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