Friday, January 09, 2009

friday reads

Photographic evidence has emerged that proves that Israel has been using controversial white phosphorus shells during its offensive in Gaza, despite official denials by the Israel Defence Forces.

Glenn Greenwald: America then and now

Gaza Brings Out Teh Stupid

Chuck Schumer - The Man in the Middle

Thursday, January 08, 2009

thursday reads

Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask

Richard Clarke in today's NY Daily News:

George Bush, still President, is engaging in a legacy tour of media outlets. This comes despite his earlier having said he did not know how history would judge the Iraq war "because we'll all be dead."

Actually, many people are already dead because of Bush, and that is the point to keep in mind when he talks about his legacy.

In a surprising feat which the RIAA claims is impossible with illegal file-sharing, NIN's "Ghosts I-IV" was announced as being Amazon's top selling MP3 album of 2008.

DOJ pursues the "real criminal" in the NSA spying scandal.

You know the economy is bad when the porn industy asks for a $5bn bailout.

Just a reminder, Saturday, January 10th is the Global No Pants Subway Ride.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

wednesday reads

District Court to hear Bagram detainees case today.

As the gas dispute between Gazprom and Ukraine heats up, things are getting much colder Wednesday in Western Europe as reports emerge that Russia has completely cut off gas supplies piped through Ukraine.

Responding to media reports that Israel had bombed a UN school serving as a refuge for Palestinian civilians, Congressman Dennis Kucinich is calling for a Congressional report on Israel's possibly illegal misuse of US weapons.

Headline of the Day: Guardsman would rather face Taliban than U.S. economy

The Atheist Bus Campaign

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

tuesday reads

An Israeli military strike killed three people at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City where they had sought shelter from an intensifying ground war inside the Gaza Strip, officials said Tuesday.

Multiple sources are reporting that medics and ambulances have come under repeated attack in Gaza by Israeli forces.

Glenn Greenwald on Dawn Johnsen, Obama's pick for OLC chief.

A veteran who has been out of the military for 15 years and recently received his AARP card was stunned when he received notice he will be deployed to Iraq.

Tomgram: Body Count Nation

Rover Strikes Back
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Monday, January 05, 2009

monday reads

Slaughtering civilians to "send a message".

Juan Cole: Have Bush and the Neocons Ruined it for the Israelis?

Howard Zinn on "War and Social Justice"

Making 'Duck Soup' Out of 2009

Scarecrow: Bush’s Legacy Is a Mirror We’re Afraid to Look Into

Harper's Index: A retrospective of the bu$h era