Tuesday, July 01, 2008

tuesday reads

After a two-week fact-finding tour of U.S. prison and detention facilities, a U.N. human rights investigator has blasted the administration of President George W. Bush for a rash of shortcomings in the country's flawed justice system and continued violations of the rule of law.

Nukes & Spooks: So, IARPA was born. Did Total Information Awareness die?

Turkey's chief prosecutor laid out his arguments Tuesday to have the Islamist-rooted ruling party banned for seeking to undermine secularism in a landmark case before the country's highest court.

John Yoo's Attempt to Discredit a Critic

emptywheel: DOJ's Attempt to Shield Obstruction of Justice

Colorado is one among of handful of states where hundreds of firefighters, paramedics, police, and even corporate employees are being trained to hunt down and report a broadly defined range of “suspicious activities.” They’re called Terrorism Liaison Officers. The federally supported initiative trains them to look out for “observed behavior that may be indicative of intelligence-gathering or pre-operational planning related to terrorism.”

Evo Morales loses another one in Bolivia

Desperate in Milwaukee

John Cole offers up a VP for McSame.

Viva the DFH©!

Recycling theft is on the rise.

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