02/04/11 – Jane Hamsher – The Scott Horton Show

by | Feb 4, 2011 | Interviews

Jane Hamsher, founder and publisher of Firedoglake.com, discusses Bradley Manning’s mistreatment in military custody, where punitive restrictions are justified as ‘safety’ measures necessary for mentally unstable prisoners — a practice reminiscent of Soviet gulags; how Wired’s infamous chat logs fail to make a Manning/Julian Assange connection — much to the disappointment of government prosecutors; the replacement of the Quantico Brig Commander who abused his authority by putting Manning on suicide watch as punishment; Manning’s excitement about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia; and how custody ‘preventive’ measures can cause the mental health problems they supposedly guard against.


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