Archive for the 'torture' Category

Feb 17 2011

Update – Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, Torture

There has been no change for over seven months in the conditions under which Bradley Manning has been held, solitary confinement in Quantico, VA. “Twenty-five thousand other Americans are also in prolonged solitary confinement, but the conditions of Manning’s pre-trial detention have been sufficiently brutal for the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Torture to announce […]

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Feb 03 2011

Torture, Egypt and the USA

Published by under Omar Suleiman,torture

In light of our upcoming production of Conversation Storm, which deals with torture and America’s involvement with it, we are keeping an eye on major stories that have a torture angle. And it doesn’t get any more major than Egypt. The distinguished investigative journalist Jane Mayer, in her 2009 book, The Dark Side: The Inside […]

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Jan 29 2011

Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Update

Since Uranium Madhouse’s upcoming project concerns the American government’s involvement with torture, we have been following the case of Bradley Manning with particular interest. Read our earlier summary of the story here. Here are the latest developments: Amnesty International is the latest advocacy group to urge the government to modify “the harsh pre-trial detention conditions […]

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Jan 29 2011

Rick Burkhardt’s wonderful way with words

The more I learn about Rick Burkhardt, the author of Conversation Storm, the play we are producing in June, the more turned on I get. In general, I think that much of contemporary playwriting is involved with flashy verbal pyrotechnics in a way that can perhaps best be described as masturbatory. I am not going […]

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Jan 23 2011

Speaking of Madness – An Update on Private Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

Since Uranium Madhouse’s upcoming project concerns the American government’s involvement with torture, we have been following the case of Bradley Manning with particular interest. Private Bradley Manning is an army intelligence analyst charged with disclosing classified materials he easily gained access to while deployed near Baghdad. He is charged with “communicating, transmitting and delivering national […]

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