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Torturing Democracy

The Documentary PBS Does Not Want You to See Before Jan 21, 2009

Posted 12/09/2009

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"Torturing Democracy" is a new documentary which details how the government set aside the rule of law in its pursuit of harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists.

…“I really found this documentary, ‘Torturing Democracy,’ very, very disturbing.

“Americans who've been waiting for someone to graphically connect the dots between the legal memos justifying torture, abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo and beyond, and the consequences for the moral standing of this nation, need look no further.  It's all here. ‘Torturing Democracy’ should engender the same mass outrage as the 2004 photos from Abu Ghraib.” - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Annotated Transcript

The annotated transcript of "Torturing Democracy" provides the script of every word spoken during the 90-minute documentary, backed up with specific citations, footnotes and links, and includes documentation for the dramatizations in the film. Posting the annotated transcript allows viewers to check the facts for themselves, and enables researchers to build on the reporting to take the story even further. To download this 385k file in PDF format, click here.

 

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