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The Smart Show - 01/28/13

KEVIN GOSZTOLA Gosztola just wrote the piece "CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail, Wears Conviction as ‘Badge of Honor'," which states: "A former CIA officer, who was the first member of the agency to publicly acknowledge that torture was official U.S. policy under the administration of President George W. Bush, has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. He was convicted in October of last year of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act when he provided the name of an officer involved in the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program to a reporter.
LEAH BOLGER
President of Veterans for Peace, Bolger said today: "It's kind of a civil rights issue, certainly anyone who is capable of doing any job should be able to do it. However, I don't see this as cause for a big celebration. We should be trying to abolish war. The U.S. shouldn't be sending ANY combat troops to these wars." Bolger can also talk about cases of sexual assault and harassment in the military.
Gay author Wade Rouse
Multiple award-winning story teller of minority issues
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The Smart Show - 01/14/13

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The Smart Show - 01/07/13

Michael Figura
While most Americans celebrated the holidays, President Barack Obama, on Sunday, December 30, quietly signed into law a five-year extension of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which made it legal for the National Security Agency to perform warrantless wiretapping, something that originated under the George W. Bush administration.
Ray McGovern is a veteran CIA analyst looking at obama's pick of Brennan as new CIA director.    Brennanknown for his backing of torture and drone killings. See his interview "Obama's and Brennan's 'Kill List'" and his letter on Brennan, in which he notes: "Nov. 24, 2008 saw the publication of a letter to President-Elect Obama, signed by 200 psychologists, urging him not to select John Brennan to head the CIA because of his open support of 'dark-side' policies (Brennan’s, as well as Dick Cheney’s, adjective). Brennan withdrew his name the next day, and The New York Times explained the move as a reaction to 'concerns he was intimately linked to controversial CIA programs authorized by President Bush.'
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