Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police State, Martial Law, Ed Snowden (video)

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(Up Front) Exclusive interview from Russia: Edward Snowden discusses "guaranteed" American rights he is deprived of, such as the right to privacy, freedom of speech, and the right to a fair trial. A fair trial? Unlikely, says famous whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Pentagon Papers.

Trump-victory-indiana3Snowden would not be allowed to confront his accusers or testify in front of a jury. Instead, he would be put through a closed military tribunal, locked up with no detailed press coverage. Snowden also discusses war hawk Hillary Clinton and loose canon Donald Trump.
Torture in US prisons?
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A shocking new exposé in The New Yorker magazine documents how torture is conducted in the U.S.

Prison guards at the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida subject mentally ill prisoners to vicious beatings, scalding showers, and severe food deprivation.

Journalist Eyal Press notes the guards act with near impunity (facing no consequences) because prison staff, including health workers, often fear reprisals for speaking out against guards.

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Press writes that prisons have become America’s dominant mental health institutions.

The situation is particularly extreme in Florida, which spends less money per capita on mental health than any state with the exception of Idaho.

Democracy Now! speaks with Press and one of his sources, George Mallinckrodt, a psychotherapist and whistleblower who lost his job after reporting on abuse of his patients in the Dade Correctional Institution’s Transitional Care Unit. More

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