Bush “impressed” by Gamal Mubarak’s posse

US president Bush has given an interview to The Wall Street Journal, where he showered Egypt’s “young reformers” with praise. He doesn’t mean of course the Youth For Change secular activists who brave police beatings, torture, and sexual abuse, demanding an end to Mubarak’s autocratic rule, and calling for freedom of expression and association. Neither …

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US interrogation manuals

Following up on the previous posting, the new US army manual has been issued finally yesterday, supposedly “banning torture” and other inhumane treatment of prisoners in the army’s, but not the CIA’s custody. Here’s a report from Al-Jazeera website: Updated US Army manual bans torture, mock executions and electric shocks Thursday 07 September 2006 A …

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