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Tennessee criminalizes miscarriages, your liberal media: white Republican dudes dominate morning news

Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. The Supreme Court is asked to decide if government officials can be held accountable for torturing a US citizen, Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets are fair game for prosecutors to subpoena from Twitter, Tennessee Senate bill authorizes prosecution for death of an embryo, after its subsidiary bribed [...]

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10 years of Guantanamo, second birthdays, mass suicide threat at Xbox plant

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Ten year anniversary of Guantanamo, Jamie celebrates his second birthday, reports of a mass suicide threat by workers at Xbox plant in China, and more Listener mail. Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit http://wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t [...]

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Keystone pipeline is “game over for the climate,” protest in sports, DOJ blocks AT&T merger

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Keystone XL pipeline is “game over for the climate,” which is why hundreds have risked arrest/been arrested protesting its construction. Thus far, the Obama administration doesn’t appear to be listening. Protest in sports, DOJ blocks AT&T merger, Dick Cheney is still very much [...]

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Wikileaks’ Gitmo files, adults who believe in hell, Jamie thinks he’s dying

Listen to the new Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Wikileaks has released more documents, this time about Guantanamo, detailing how hundreds of innocent people (including elderly and handicapped people and children,) are being detained, and a journalist has been imprisoned for over six years. Allison talks about the different ways these damning documents are [...]

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Create your own NYT torture-euphemism headline!

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BoingBoing features a neat little tool that allows readers to create their own New York Times torture-euphemism headline. Some examples: Detainees suffered unusual concept gathering inquiries Reports indicate rigorous imploration inquests Toll of war includes tribulating discussion diagnostics Logs show intensified stress remonstrations Check it out here.

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The legal kind of torture

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I write a lot about tasers on this blog – usually from the victim’s perspective – but tasering is dangerous business all around, even for the police officers doing the electrocuting. Three South Carolina Highway Patrol officers have been hurt in Taser training incidents this year. One of the three is still not on the [...]

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Kinder, gentler Cheney admits to war crimes

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While haunting the nation’s airwaves this past Sunday, Darth Vader dropped The Bomb: he supports repealing DADT. “The society has moved on,” Cheney said. “It’s partly a generational question.” Progressives and liberals — as you might expect — reacted like battered puppies. They poked their heads out from under the couch — quizzical, slightly trembling. [...]

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