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I interviewed Carol Rosenberg, who covers the Guantanamo beat for the Miami Herald, because of this article she wrote;

WikiLeaks: How U.S. tried to stop Spain's torture probe


concerted effort by Bush Diplomats to derail investigation of a Spanish Judge...
ambassador and other senior US diplomats...

Blathasar Garzón is known as one of the most crusading human rights advocates in Europe-- called out arrest warrant for Pinochet

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Spoke to Alberto Gonzalez

John Yoo responded by email.

Aguirrez, former Ambassador to Spain, refused to comment because of security.

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As we read through wikileaks and I'm looking at them everyday and I am mindful of the argument that these could be a danger to national security.

Revelations are not of a national security nature, just how difficutlt guantanamo was for foreign policy...

There is someone in the wikileaks chain that is redacting...

What I think is striking about wikileaks is just how much information is marked secret or classified that feels like either gossip or information already in the public domain.


Put wikileaks into context.

Wikileaks is such a trove of information

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We have reporters with a certain expertise, rather than trying to tackle the entire wikilikeaks probe, ".

When you take them and think about them and you reach out to the people involved... we learn a lot about mel Martinez role...

It's taking the thread and pulling it and asking the principal...

We have a sudden giant window into what diplomacy was trying to do at a certain period of time

Value of wikileaks
demystifies diplomacy a fair amount
In terms of Guantanamo it shows just what a struggle it is...


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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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