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Antiwar Radio: Jane Hamsher

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.