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Special Report | Wikileaks and the Iraq War Logs

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  • Because this all continues in Afghanistan: Inside a Secret DOD Prison in Afghanistan
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Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations, Debra Sweet, The World Can't Wait
Key themes in the Iraq War Logs show:
•    Abuse, rape, torture, murder of detainees
•    Civilians are dying in greatest numbers
•    Hundreds of civilians killed at checkpoints
•    Private contractors non-uniformed, unsupervised, wreak havoc
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Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death, Simon Rogers, London Guardian | UK
Data journalism allows us to really interrogate the Wikileaks Iraq war logs release. Here is the statistical breakdown - and data for you to download

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Iraq war logs: These crimes were not secret, they were tolerated, Peter Beaumont, London Guardian | UK

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  • Why did we not investigate allegations of murder and torture in Iraq at the time, when it was well known what was going on?
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  • Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations
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More on the new Wikileaks release, World Can't Wait
Major media around the world have released reports and analysis based on access to 400,000 US military documents released through WikiLeaks covering the Iraq War, revealing massive cover-ups of torture, thousands of previously unreported civilian deaths, and more.

UN Demands Obama Investigate, FireJohnYoo.org
The UN's chief investigator on torture, Manfred Nowak, has called on President Obama to order a full investigation of US forces' involvement in torture, summary executions and war crimes.

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Atrocity Now: Wikileaks Release Puts Spotlight Back on Continuing War Crime in Iraq, Chris Floyd, World Can't Wait
Here's a headline you don't see every day: "War Criminals Hire War Criminals to Hunt Down War Criminals.

Because this all continues in Afghanistan: Inside a Secret DOD Prison in Afghanistan, Scott Horton, Harpers
In a new report (PDF) by the Open Society Institute, human-rights researcher Jonathan Horowitz contrasts the official prison system that the Pentagon has constructed in Afghanistan—where they often arrange press briefings and invite journalists on tours—with the super-secret facility run on the periphery of Bagram Air Base, the “Tor” or “Black Jail.”

Analysis of war docs shows some Iraqi detainees were handed back despite signs of torture, Raphael G. Satter and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press/Minneapolis Star Tribune | MN

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  • Field reports from the Iraq war published by WikiLeaks show that, despite Obama's public commitment to eschew torture, U.S. forces turned detainees over to Iraqi forces even after signs of abuse.
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  • Iraq war logs: These crimes were not secret, they were tolerated
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