Tuesday, September 25, 2007

tuesday reads

Burmese protesters defy junta's threat of crackdown

Tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and their anti-government supporters today defied threats from the Burmese military regime to march through the streets of Rangoon.

Between 25,000 and 50,000 people have taken to the streets of the city, despite the presence of army trucks near the Shwedagon Pagoda - the most overt sign of a possible security crackdown after six days of demonstrations during which the army has remained in barracks.

Vehicles fitted with loudspeakers toured Rangoon, warning people not to join the monks in what has become the greatest challenge to the military dictatorship in almost two decades.

Naomi Klein Debates Alan Greenspan

A special agent for the Department of Commerce is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for using a Department of Homeland Security database to cyber-stalk his former girlfriend.

Marvin Kitman: Olbermann Rules!
What the evening news shows need is less "objectivity" and more analysis. The problem with objective journalism is that it doesn't exist and never did. Molly Ivins disposed of the objectivity question for all time when she observed in 1993, "The fact is that I am a 49-year-old white female, a college-educated Texan. All of that affects the way I see the world. There's no way in hell that I'm going to see anything the same way that a 15-year-old black high school dropout does. We all see the world from where we stand. Anybody who's ever interviewed five eyewitnesses to an automobile accident knows there's no such thing as objectivity."

The General on Priorites.

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