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Nearly 300 Legal Scholars Sign Letter Protesting Torture of Bradley Manning | AlterNet - 0 views

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    A coalition of 295 legal scholars from universities around the world have signed a letter protesting the torture of Bradley Manning, and published this week in the New York Review of Books. Composed and drafted by Bruce Ackerman, of Yale Law School, and Yochai Benkler, of Harvard, the letter details his treatment, and points out that it is a violation of both the Eighth and Fifth Amendments. "If continued," the letter states, "it may well amount to a violation of the criminal statute against torture, defined as, among other things, 'the administration or application…of… procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly the senses or the personality.'"
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Nearly a billion people worldwide are starving, UN agency warns | World news | The Guar... - 0 views

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    * Rising prices mean 14% now under-nourished * Urgency over food crisis lost amid credit crunch
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