Torture Flights: North Carolina’s Role in the CIA’s Rendition and Torture Program

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Professor Jim Coleman, Duke Law and a N.C. Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) Commissioner; Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of N.C. Stop Torture Now; Professor Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law and an expert witness for and advisor to the NCCIT; Professor Robin Kirk, Duke’s Department of Cultural Anthropology and Commissioner and Co-Chair of the NCCIT; Catherine Read, Executive Director of the NCCIT; and, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author, Guantánamo Diary (via Skype); discuss the work of the Commission, a non-governmental and state-level inquiry into North Carolina’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program.

This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. The event is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society.

MY #1 SECRET to great flights

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today I’m sharing my mental secret to have a great flight on an airplane and at the airport, as I get on my third flight this week! catch up on yesterdays vlog:

I have been traveling a LOT lately. I’m basically a travel vlogger now… just kidding. But today I am have another airport vlog as I head from Seattle to Washington DC for playlist live! With this being my third flight this week i have learned some travel tips and airplane travel hacks. This biggest one being you must keep your mind busy to have a really great flight. That is my secret! I know its simple, but just think about playing a game, rather than just listening to music. If you let your mind wander you will get bored and time will pass slower.

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F-16 training flights at Des Moines’ 132nd Fighter Wing

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Lt. Col. Travis Acheson and his father, Keith Acheson, have nearly 50 years of flying jets at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines. F-16 flights will be phased out by this Fall, as the base transitions to a new mission.