Friday, September 15, 2006

  • Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the 'War on Terror'


    As Spain acknowledges its territory may have been used as a stopover for the CIA’s transfer of prisoners known as extraordinary rendition, we excerpt a new documentary by the human rights group Witness. "Outlawed" tells the stories of two men who have survived extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture by the U.S. government working with various other governments worldwide. [includes rush transcript]

  • Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights


    As President Bush admits the existence of secret overseas CIA prisons, we take a look at the U.S. government’s shadowy program of extraordinary rendition with the authors of the new book: "Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights." [includes rush transcript]

  • Jail Time For Journalists: The Government Crackdown on Reporters


    We speak with two journalists whose fates have been closely monitored by First Amendment advocates. Freelance reporter Josh Wolf spent 30 days in jail for refusing to give authorities a video of a protest he filmed in San Francisco. Lance Williams of the San Francisco Chronicle could soon be jailed for refusing to disclose confidential sources to the government in the Barry Bonds steroid case. [includes rush transcript]

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