Friday, May 02, 2008

friday reads

Pepe Escobar: How under-the-gun Iran plays it cool

Destitution and food insecurity among Gaza's 1.5 million residents has reached an unprecedentedly critical level, according to unpublished UN findings that they now need "urgent assistance" to avert a "serious food crisis" in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Zimbabwe's main opposition party leader beat President Robert Mugabe in the general election two months ago but did not win an outright victory, the country's electoral body said today.

Spencer Ackerman: The Insurgent as Counterinsurgent

Wikinews has learned that a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) IP Address has been blocked on Wikipedia after making edits to an article which were considered "vandalism".

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday urged troops to get psychiatric counseling for wartime mental health problems, saying it’s “not going to count against them” if they apply for national security clearances for sensitive jobs.

Bush administration officials want to have a plan in place to automate most aspects of the security clearance process by the time a new administration arrives.

Mark Morford - Behold, the ideal Republican wife: Prim, sexless, nearly useless, lets the men do the real thinkin'. Hot!

The first Friday of May is always...No Pants Day. May is also National Masturbation Month, everyone is welcome to participate.

The Preznit celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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