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Amnesty: Syrian forces routinely torture detainees listen

03/14/12 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama says the prospect of international military intervention in Syria is premature and could lead to a civil war.

Speaking at a White House news conference, Obama says military intervention could lead to more deaths in Syria. The U.N. estimates that more than 7,500 people have been killed in a year-long struggle between Bashar Al-Assad's regime and opposition forces.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy is urging humanitarian corridors for Syria and says its lea...

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Does killing of Osama bin Laden justify use of torture by U.S.?

05/05/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei, welcome to Radioactivity. In recent days several commentators have claimed that the killing of Osama bin Laden shows that there are positive benefits to torturing terror suspects. Here to talk about torture is Marjorie Cohn.

Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and author of the new book "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse."

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WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved out of Quantico listen

04/20/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Bradley Manning is being moved to a new prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The Army private is suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks. Pentagon general counsel Jay Johnson says more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available for Manning.

"This facility is appropriate to meet Private Manning's health and welfare needs. Given the possibility that he will remain in pre-trial confinement for an additional time, we have the sense that this is in Private...

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Obama won't say if he disagrees with P.J. Crowley that Bradley Manning's abuse is "counterproductive and stupid" listen

03/11/11 Seán Kinane
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Bradley Manning is accused of leaking a trove of diplomatic and war documents to WikiLeaks. He is being detained at a military brig in Quantico, Virginia. His attorney says his clothes are confiscated nightly and he is kept in solitary confinement 23-hours a day. Glenn Greenwald and others have decried the abuse of Manning.

U.S. State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley t...

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UAW President Bob King Joins SOA Watch Protestors listen

11/18/10 Lisa Marzilli
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This weekend tens of thousands of people from around the hemisphere will make their way to the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia with the single common goal of shutting down the School of the Americas or WHINSEC as it’s now known.

This will be the 20th year that opponents of torture and murder will join forces to call attention to US complicity in the atrocities the school’s graduates continue to commit against educators, union organizers, the religious and other innocents in Central and So...

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SOA Watch Founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois Speaks on US Human Rights Abuses (Part 2) listen

02/24/10 Lisa Marzilli
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For the last two decades Fr. Roy Bourgeois has been working to shut down the notorious School of the Americas, or SOA, now known as WHINSEC.

The US Army facility in Fort Benning, GA has trained some 60,000 Latin American military personnel in counter insurgency and torture since it opened in 1946. Its list of graduates includes some of the world’s most notorious human rights abusers. Speaking to a packed house at Lakewood United Church of Christ i...

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SOA Watch Founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois Speaks on US Human Rights Abuses (Part 1) listen

02/23/10 Lisa Marzilli
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Close to a hundred people packed the small Lakewood United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg Friday night to listen to a man who has spent the last two decades working to shut down the School of the Americas, or SOA, now known as WHINSEC. The US Army facility has trained some 60,000 Latin American military personnel in counter insurgency and torture since it opened in 1946. Its list of graduates is a veritable who’s who of some of the world’s most n...

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Father Roy Bourgeois, School Of The Americas Watch Founder

02/18/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest today is Father Roy Bourgeois, M.M., founder of SOA Watch and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He will speak at Lakewood United Church of Christ, 2601 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:00 PM.

Fr. Bourgeois founded SOA Watch in 1990 to close the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001 (SOA/WHINSEC).

The SOA/WHINSEC is based at the Fort Benning U.S. Army base in Columbus, GA, ...

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What Kind Of Person Tortures Another Human Being?

02/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll hear from an author who is an expert on torture.

Through his reporting and writing, author John Conroy examines how ordinary people put into extraordinary circumstances can become torturers or silent witnesses to torture. He has explored the topic in two books and numerous articles. His latest work, a two-act play based on the Chicago police torture scandal he uncovered, was recently written about in the New York T...

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Senator Graham calls for greater citizen involvement

08/26/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our next guest, former US Senator Bob Graham, has written a new book promoting civic engagement. Graham spent decades as a public servant, both in Florida and Washington DC. He is now focusing his efforts on training the next generation of public leaders and getting them engaged with the political system to effect change.

In this how-to guide of America, The Owner’s Manual: Making the Government Work for You (CQ Press, March 2009), readers are taken out of theoretical discussio...

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