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(2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report) (Repost)

August 28, 201572 min
Edition #884 Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on how it should and should NOT be received   Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Senate releases report on CIA torture - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-9-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Human Rights - One Thing Ch. 4: Act 2: "We Are Awesome"... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-10-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Look At How Awesome We Are! - Look At How Awesome We Are! Ch. 6: Act 3: Juan Cole on the lack of response to US torture from the Middle East - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 12-12-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Machine - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack) Ch. 8: Act 4: Suggesting alternatives to torture - The Bugle (@hellobuglers) - Air Date: 12-12-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Seduce Me - Joyride Ch. 10: Act 5: Don't change the subject on torture - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-12-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: The Idiots Are Taking Over - The War On Errorism Ch. 12: Act 6: Pardons would label torturers as criminals - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 12-9-14 Ch. 13: Song 6: We Know Better - Small Fame Ch. 14: Act 7: Our culture of impunity - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 12-14-14 Ch. 15: Song 7: Accountability - I've Never Been to Heaven Ch. 16: Act 8: Prosecute #Torture via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism Act 8.5:  They Said No To Torture - @aclu videos - Air Date: 12-12-14 Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of Ch. 18: Act 9: Hayes Are really we a nation of laws? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-9-14 Ch. 19: Song 9: Law and Order - The Ultimate TV Themes Collection: Thrillers Ch. 20: Act 10: What happens when you betray your ideals - @dccommonsense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 12-14-14 Voicemails Ch. 21: What's needed to understand the discussion on race - Vphriamer Adis from New York Ch. 22: The heartland is in media darkness - Vicki from Oregon Ch. 23: American exceptionalism is bullshit - Chris from Colorado Springs Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 24: Final comments on the underserved oppressed group featured in the most recent bonus episode Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Prosecute #Torture via @ACLU Take Action: Write, email, and call (202-353-1555) the Department of Justice to demand the prosecution of those who ordered and orchestrated torture. SIGN the ACLU petition: No Free Pass For Torture Additional Activism: SIGN the ACLU petition demanding the president Honor Those Who Said No To Torture Sources/further reading: "Why a Criminal Investigation is Necessary” — The ACLU statement on the Senate Torture Report "Civil Rights Groups Call for Prosecution of Torture Architects” by Murtaza Hussain at The Intercept "SSCI Torture Report Key: They Knew It was Torture, Knew It Was Illegal” via empty wheel Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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