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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
(Reuters) - CIA agents have written books about it. Former President George W. Bush has explained why he thought it was necessary and legal. Yet the al Qaeda suspects who were subjected to so-called harsh interrogation techniques, and the lawyers charged with defending them at the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals, are not allowed to talk about the treatment they consider torture.
Gu Kailai Receives Suspended Death Sentence
Madonna SUED For Millions
Meet Miss World 2012!
Drones Take On Unexpected Role
Monica Bauer: Pussy Riot in Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival held an event in solidarity with the Pussy Riot artists yesterday. About 35 people attended. About 10 took part in the direct organization and performance. Was it significant?
Jeff Cohen: My Visit to a London Embassy Under Threat
Besides all the mainstream journalists, cameras and satellite trucks across the street from Ecuador's embassy, I was heartened to see British citizens protesting their government's actions.
Thomas J. Buonomo: What U.S. and Iranian Leaders Can Do to Avert War
It is clear that if U.S. and Iranian political leaders continue down the present course they will almost certainly lead us into another bloody war. Out of empathy for those who will do the fighting and dying, here are a few things they can do to avert conflict.
Brian Koppelman: Lessons From Pussy Riot
Yes. We have troubles here. Just look at whatever may be written above or below me on the site. But the very fact that we can debate them, yell about them, fight for them, means that we have hope. Which is like oxygen. As long as you have it, you are alive.
Thor Halvorssen: How Dictators Triumph: With a Little Help From Their Friends
Francisco Macias Nguema may not be as notorious as Joseph Stalin, but the people of Equatorial Guinea know him to be just as devastating. After 33 years and a litany of human rights violations, Obiang has grown more conscious of his international reputation.

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