#829 The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)

Today we look ahead to the forthcoming report on America's torture program and back at the process by which we keep getting ourselves into these situations

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: History Does Not Let Go - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 04-03-2014

Ch. 3: Song 1: Won't Let Go - Radiocalypse

Ch. 4: Act 2: CIA Lied About Torture To Justify Using It (Senate Report) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-02-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Look Back In Anger - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

Ch. 6: Act 3: Shocker! CIA Lied About Torture - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-16-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Going Home - The Talks

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Stop Torture Campaign via: @amnestyonline - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 9: Song 4: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 10: Act 5: Introduction to the AUMF and it's control over our foreign policy - RadioLab - Air Date: 4-28-24

Ch. 11: Song 5: Say goodbye - Ian Rhett

Ch. 12: Act 6: Rewriting History - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-21-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Re-Write History - Unreliable Narrator

Ch. 14: Act 7: How Barbara Lee became an American hero - RadioLab - Air Date: 4-28-24

Ch. 15: Final comments: Thanking an American hero

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Stop Torture: Act Now from Amnesty International

Follow/participate: #StopTorture

Sources/further reading:

United Nations Convention Against Torture

"Report Shows Widespread Torture, Despite UN Convention” by Katie Rucke

#CloseGitmo — National Day of Action to Close Guantanamo Bay


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-05-29 22:44:42 -0400
    stellar episode. loved the nick turse interview and the barbara lee parts. she showed a ton of f-ing courage voting no against the aumf. she’s definitely getting a thank you letter from me. excellent suggestion, jay.
  • commented 2014-05-27 09:17:32 -0400
    excellent program. I learned much listening to this, about our country and about myself. I would not say I could have been one of those to spew hate on Rep. Lee but I can say with much humility that I was caught up in the revenge mode as well.