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  •  Jeremy Scahill wrote about Shaye (4+ / 0-)

    in his book, "Dirty Wars." I went to his book signing a couple of weeks ago, it was quite an educational hour. I wrote about that discussion and you can watch the video of it here.

    Scahill was also on Democarcy Now with Amy Goodman on Thursday after Shaye's release:

    Yemeni Journalist Freed Over Obama's Objections


    "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013
    TheStarsHollowGazette.com

    by TheMomCat on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 10:55:46 AM PDT

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    •  That is an amazing story and one I (3+ / 0-)
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      wasn't aware of previously.  My gosh, Obama is showing a side of himself that is really, really ugly.  It was great to read Jeremy Scahill's comment on this---the more I hear him, the more I admire and respect him.

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 11:06:27 AM PDT

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    •  Scahill does awesome work. He's a true credit (2+ / 0-)
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      to his profession, and I hope he is undaunted in reporting Obama's, ahem, change of heart on the First Amendment. Thanks for the links, TMC.

      "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

      by CanyonWren on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 12:17:52 PM PDT

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    •  Scahill's comment in your link (1+ / 0-)
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      for inquiring minds:

      "My question for the White House would be you want to co-sign a dictator's arrest of a journalist, beating of a journalist, and conviction in a court that every human rights organization in the world has said was a sham court?" he said. "That's the side that the White House is on right now. Not on the side of press freedom around the world. They're on the side of locking up journalists who have the audacity to actually be journalists."

      "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

      by CanyonWren on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 12:20:53 PM PDT

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