The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency are in no hurry to release a 6,000 page report of the US torture program. The review was originally requested when George W. Bush was president and in the evaluation of the nearly 6 million documents, one continuous message was present, torture tactics did not produce the intelligence that lead American forces to the capture of Osama Bin Laden. The report which was approved for release last year has many wondering why the Obama administration has postponed the publication of this document. Marcy Wheeler, an investigative reporter for EmptyWheel.net, joins us to shed some light on this report.
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President George W. Bush's library was dedicated in Texas this week. Though it houses over 70 million documents and over 200 million emails from his presidency, the chances of the public accessing this information remains slim. More likely, visitors will be relegated to the replica of his Oval Office, the bullhorn he used after 9/11. and other presidential tchotchkes. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses the role of presidential libraries in general. Follow The Resident on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident
Gaza school children release balloons to show their support for Palestinians in Israeli detention.
On Monday, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange released a series of 1.7 million files showcasing the communications of the US Department of State between 1973 and 1976. According to Assange, the documents will give journalists insight into the US' political goal at that time and highlights Henry Kissinger's communications with foreign governments. So what does this new leak mean and why are they so important? WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson explains why they went public on WikiLeaks.
With the advancement of online commerce, it's hard to avoid having to input your personal information online. Some A-list celebrities and politicians had their personal information hacked and exposed for all to see. RT's Margaret Howell breaks down exactly what was leaked.