Monday, November 12, 2007

monday reads

Robert Dreyfuss asks: Who is the enemy? Who, exactly, are we fighting in Iraq? Why are we there? And what's our objective?

Two lives blurred together by a photo

Changing the definition of privacy

As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.

Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's private communications and financial information.

"Corrupt Bastards Club"

Glenn Greenwald: Dianne Feinstein -- Bush's key ally in the Senate -- to support telecom amnesty

Hundreds of football fans rioted in Italy yesterday, attacking a police barracks with stones and clubs, after a man was shot dead by a policeman during a clash between supporters.

Federal investigators began a criminal investigation into San Francisco Bay's worst oil spill in nearly two decades by questioning crew members of a container ship that struck the Bay Bridge, ripping a gash in its fuel tank.

The Boston chapter of a group called Veterans for Peace estimated 15 of its members and supporters were arrested Sunday at the event sponsored by the American Legion. Boston Police said several arrests were made, but did not have an exact number. The detainees were later released on bail.

Building a better leaf

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