1. Discovered Files Show U.S., Britain Had Extensive Ties With Gaddafi Regime on Rendition, Torture

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    DemocracyNow.org - Human Rights Watch has uncovered hundreds of letters in the Libyan foreign ministry proving the Gaddafi government directly aided the extraordinary rendition program carried out by the CIA and the MI6 in Britain after the 9/11 attacks. The documents expose how the CIA rendered suspects to Libyan authorities knowing they would be tortured. One of the most prominent suspects rendered to Libya was an Islamic militant named Abdelhakim Belhaj, who is now the military commander for the Libyan rebels. At the time of his capture in 2004, Belhaj was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a group that had ties to al-Qaeda. Democracy Now! speaks to Peter Bouckaert, the emergencies director at Human Rights Watch, who helped find the documents in Tripoli; and Gareth Peirce, a well-known British human rights attorney who has represented numerous Guantánamo prisoners as well as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional reports on Democracy Now! about the Libyan conflict visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/libya FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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    • Libyan Rebels Try to Stabilize Tripoli As Weapons From Gaddafi Compounds Go Missing

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      DemocracyNow.org - In Libya, rebel forces say Col. Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold of Bani Walid is ready to come under the National Transitional Council's authority, despite pockets of resistance. Meanwhile, rebel troops say they have advanced about five miles towards Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte in heavy fighting today. Reuters reports the U.S. government has urged Niger to detain senior officials from the Gaddafi government who it believes crossed into the country in a convoy from Libya. Niger officials say the convoy carried several senior members of Gaddafi's government, but gave no indication that Gaddafi himself was among them. Democracy Now! interviews Peter Bouckaert, the emergencies director at Human Rights Watch who is working in Tripoli, who has recently discovered that Gaddafi’s warehouses, which were formerly full of assault rifles anti-aircraft missiles, have been looted. “We have been warning the U.S. and other Western countries that these weapons are floating around all over the country,” Bouckaert says. “Every time a city falls, they end up being looted... Every facility we go to where there were surface-to-air missiles, they are gone.” For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for additional reports on Democracy Now! about the Libyan conflict visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/libya FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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      • Free Audiobook on Vimeo: The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln (English Talking Book)

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        Download more free audio books in the English language, with the help of Audiobook Downloader Pro: http://www.superutils.com/products/audiobook-downloader-pro/ Try the Angel's Vox audiobook player: http://www.superutils.com/products/angels-vox/ If you need a batch tempo/pitch/playback rate converter for speed listening free audiobooks on a portable player: http://www.superutils.com/products/audio-speed-changer-pro/ Bundle offers including all three SuperUtils audio book softwares are available here: http://www.superutils.com/bundles/ 18% faster version of the free audiobook on Vimeo 'The Gettysburg Address' by Abraham Lincoln: http://www.vimeo.com/28949994 This public domain audio book is narrated and recorded by Michael Scherer. Summary: The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun smoke dissipated, leaving a little crossroads town in Pennsylvania heir to the human tragedy of over 7,000 corpses and 21,000 men suffering wounds. It was a most unnatural disaster. On November 19, the chief executive made the trip to the still-dazed, shot-torn community to deliver, almost as an afterthought (for he was not the keynote speaker), an address that clarified his belief that the Negro race should be liberated from its slavery, and that despite the loss of so much blood and life, the Union should hold to the goal of completing this emancipation. That he knew the eyes of the nation would rest of him was evident; this address was the first speech since his inauguration that he prepared in advance. But these carefully crafted words — only 269 of them — became a vital part of our nation's identity, and are a signature to the bedrock of our beliefs. The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln at LibriVox: http://librivox.org/us-historical-documents/ This audiobook at Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/united_states_documents The article at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address E-text at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4

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        • Uncivil War Title

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          Opening title animation for a documentary about the Civil War and the conflicts in education regarding the Civil War. To view the documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCQv7IAPJEc

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          • The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook book trailer

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            The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook is an informative full-color guide for American Civil War and Gettysburg enthusiasts of all ages. Authors J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, modern and historic photographs, tables, and artwork to narrate the history of the Gettysburg Campaign from the opening battle at Brandy Station in Virginia on June 9, 1863, to the escape of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River on July 14, 1863. As enjoyable to look at as it is easy to use, every casual and serious student of the Civil War and Gettysburg will want a copy of The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook as a constant companion while reading other books on the campaign—and even as a supplement and general field guide while walking the hallowed Pennsylvania ground.

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            • A Macro World - Civil War

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              These civil war models were all painstakingly hand painted by Steve Curtis. He also sets them up with the smallest details like grass, dirt, flags, and also researches for the correct time period colors. These are historically accurate and it takes a Macro lens to show off the finest details in the craftsmanship. Music: The Year of Jubilee from the movie Glory Camera lenses used: Tokina 35mm macro 2.8, Canon FL 55mm 1.2, Asanuma 70-220mm macro 3.5

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              • Solomon Hsiang on the New Study that Finds Link Between Climate Change and Local Conflicts

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                DemocracyNow.org - A new study has found that that often war is associated with global climate change. According to the report, there are links between the climate phenomenon, El Niño, and outbreaks of violence in countries from southern Sudan to Indonesia and Peru. The scientists find that El Niño, which brings hot and dry conditions to tropical nations, doubles the risk of civil war in up to 90 countries, and may help account for a fifth of conflicts worldwide during the past 50 years. Democracy Now! speaks with the report’s lead author, Solomon Hsiang, a postdoctoral researcher at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. For the complete transcript, to download the podcast, or for information about Democracy Now! and additional reports about climate change and conflict, visit http://www.democracynow.org FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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                • Minecraft Mausoleum (2011)

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                  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is known to be a computer geek. He used to be chairman of the 'Syrian Computer Society' and opened up his country to the internet in 2001. In the face of the Arab Spring's general enthusiasm for online tools, Minecraft Mausoleum utilizes Minecraft - an online building game - as context and medium to present a model of a Mausoleum for president Bashar. Bashar al-Assad is a British-trained ophthalmologist and the eye doctor’s tumbling E eye chart is the alpha and omega of the Syrian IPO chapter. Does Dr. Bashar still dream about E charts and the course for Syria they might chart: left, right, up or down? -- His father Hafez and brother Basil are buried in a vast echoing mausoleum in the city of Qardaha. This M (“E down”) shaped mausoleum might be how Assad's Mausoleum will look like. Soundtrack: 'Song for Lenin' from the CD 'Best of Communism, selection of revolutionary songs. Hungaraton Records 1997 http://www.ibraaz.org/projects/42

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                  • Civil War 2011

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                    First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, Florida - Youth Group. End of summer Civil War 2011. Filmed with GoPro HD Hero. Music: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei

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                    • Hope is the thing with feathers

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                      Emily Dickinson's famous poem in its historical context. Reading by the one and only Nic Sebastian. Film clips are in the public domain: "Civil War," by Encyclopaedia Brittanica Films, 1954. Editing etc. by yours truly for http://movingpoems.com

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