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UPDATED: The Friday edition of this blog.
10:30 Great news, film we’ve highlighted here for several weeks, inspired by release of Collateral Murder by WikiLeaks — and focusing on U.S. soldier Ethan McCord who rescued two children and has denounced war — just won best documentary short at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Jurors said of Incident in New Baghdad directed by James Spione: : “The winner is a film that bravely explores the residual effects of experiencing trauma in war in a truthful and fearless manner. Using a mixture of archival and current material, this timely film is the story of one man’s struggle to reconcile war, his place in it, and the legacy he will pass on to his children.” An excerpt below:
7:40 My colleague Kevin Gosztola interviews longtime Gitmo files expert Andy Worthington.
7:35 The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson connects Obama releasing birth certificate — and banning some people from clicking on Gitmo files links.
6:00 And now, added to reports (below), a local public radio station describes the Manning Media Tour at Leavenworth today — first time the prison had done it for any prisoner. Did not get to see him or his cell but were given photos….
5:25 Now AP is out with its story on today’s Manning Media Tour (see other items below).
3:40 National Catholic Reporter writer out with first piece I’ve seen on what was viewed on the "Manning media tour" at Leavenworth today, as military tries to put best face forward. Oddly, they say Manning will be medium custody prisoner starting "tomorrow morning," even though he has been there for over a week now. He is now "allowed three hours of recreation a day, the U.S. Army announced this afternoon. The announcement came at the end of a morning press tour of the facility here where Manning is being held. NCR was part of the tour, which included about a dozen representatives from local, national, and international press organizations."