Wednesday, April 16, 2008

wednesday reads

Bombs, Violence Kill 60 in Northern Iraq

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which claims that National Security Letters (NSLs) take too long and that it needs the authority to conduct surveillance without judicial oversight, delayed its own investigation of a student suspected of links to terrorism by employing an improper NSL to seek information on the suspect, at the direction of FBI Headquarters. The FBI failed to report the misuse for almost two years.

Itty Bitty Torture Committee

In northern Afghanistan it appears some parents are being driven by poverty and hunger to marry off their daughters at an early age.

The Dallas VA Medical Center has effectively closed its psychiatric wing after a fourth mentally ill patient this year committed suicide.

Vancouver transit riders tasered for not paying fares.

McSame's gas tax plan to help poor oil companies.

A confederacy of dunces

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