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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Taxi To The Dark Side for revealing
that the total disregard for this innocent person's human rights could
happen to any of us. We are only as free as the least free person.

Taxi To The Dark Side

Taxi To The Dark Side (2008) - 106 minutes
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Oscar - winning director Alex Gibney investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in this gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. A disturbing, incisive and compelling documentary thriller, the Academy Award - winning Taxi To The Dark Side incorporates rare and never-before-seen images from inside the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons into its exposure of the Bush administration's "global war on terror." This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how this one man's life and death symbolize the erosion of our civil rights and how what it means to be an American has changed forever.

2-6-16 US military abuse scandal: Pentagon releases 198 prisoner photos
US military abuse scandal: Pentagon releases 198 prisoner photos
Nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago have been released by the Pentagon. The photos were released in response to a freedom of information request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The images show mainly bruises and cuts on prisoners' arms and legs. The abuse scandal erupted in 2004 when shocking photos emerged of US soldiers appearing to sexually humiliate and torture detainees in Iraq's Abu Ghraib. About 14 of the allegations were substantiated - leading to the disciplining of 65 service personnel, ranging from letters of reprimand to life imprisonment. About 42 allegations were unsubstantiated, the spokesman said. The ACLU has been fighting for more than a decade for the release of what it says are 2,000 photos documenting abuse at US detention centres. It said it would continue to fight for publication of the remaining 1,800. "The still-secret pictures are the best evidence of the serious abuses that took place in military detention centers," ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer said in a statement.


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Taxi To The Dark Side

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Taxi To The Dark Side for revealing
that the total disregard for this innocent person's human rights could
happen to any of us. We are only as free as the least free person.