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    Rick Rowley: Hiding Secrets from the American Public


    by GRITtv

    Secret wars breed deadly blow-back. It’s a truth as old as covert operations themselves but one that both Democratic and Republican administrations ignore, leading to a vicious cycle of spending on killing that soaks up billions of public dollars.
    That’s the story Rick Rowley and Jeremy Scahill tell in their documentary, Dirty Wars. The film follows reporter, Scahill, as he investigates one U.S. night raid in Afghanistan, and traces the truth from that country to Somalia, Yemen and back to the United States.

    Rowley says that there are two ways the United States government hides secrets. It buries them or it releases overwhelming information to the public. Distributed by