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"Old-line Republican warns 'something's in the works' to trigger a police state," by Muriel Kane, Rawstory.com July 19, 2007
"Fascist America, in 10 easy steps," by Naomi Wolf, The Guardian, April 24, 2007
"The Global Gulag: Into The Shadows," by Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, April 5, 2004
"Keeping Secrets: The Bush administration is doing the public's business out of the public eye. Here's how--and why," by Christopher H. Schmitt and Edward T. Pound, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 12, 2003
"Fascism Anyone?" 14 Signs of Fascism, Free Inquiry Magazine, Volume 23, No. 2
"Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism," The Crisis Papers, June 9, 2003
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Top Bush Administration OfficialsAn ABC News report on April 9 described how key Bush administration officials authorized and even choreographed the torture of terrorist suspects held in U.S. custody at America's Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and elsewhere. The White House advisory group authorizing waterboarding and other abusive interrogation methods, included Vice President Dick Cheney and former officials National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft. In reaction to the news report, President Bush admitted that he knew and approved of his top national security advisers' authorization of torture.
Micromanaged Detainee Torture
Interview with Jeanne Mirer,
co-chairwoman of the National Lawyers Guild's International Committee,
conducted by Scott Harris
Although Attorney General Ashcroft was in agreement with authorizing the abuse of prisoners during dozens of secret White House meetings after Sept. 11, 2001, ABC News quoted him as saying, "History will not judge this kindly." Human rights groups, including the ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild have called on Congress to conduct an investigation into the possible commission of war crimes by Bush administration officials who approved or participated in establishing the U.S. torture program. Among those officials are John Yoo, a former deputy attorney general, now a professor of law at the University of California and James Bybee, a former assistant attorney general, now a federal judge. Both these men provided legal advice president Bush that his authorization of torture would not be a violation of international or domestic laws prohibiting the abuse of prisoners.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jeanne Mirer, co-chairwoman of the National Lawyers Guild, who explains why her group is calling for the prosecution and disbarment of White House officials who authorized torture, a war crime under international and U.S. law.
Contact the National Lawyers Guild's International Committee at (212) 627-2656 or visit their website at www.nlg.org
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