Monday, July 21, 2008

monday reads

The first Guantanamo war crimes trial began today with a not guilty plea from a former driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.

Chris Hedges: So Goes the Newsroom, the Empire and the World

The decline of newspapers is not about the replacement of the antiquated technology of news print with the lightning speed of the Internet. It does not signal an inevitable and salutary change. It is not a form of progress. The decline of newspapers is about the rise of the corporate state, the loss of civic and public responsibility on the part of much of our entrepreneurial class and the intellectual poverty of our post-literate world, a world where information is conveyed primarily through rapidly moving images rather than print.

Tomgram: William Astore, Generation Warfighters

Africom to begin "active security" missions in September.

Larisa Alexandrovna: How the GOP Framed Gov. Don Siegelman

Sam Seder interviews Gov. Sielgelman at Netroots Nation.

Congratulations to Michael Shaw for being awarded the first annual Gilliard Grant of Merit.

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