Truthout / Buzzflash 27 January 2013

27 January 2013 — Truthout / Buzzflash

With New Constitution, Post-Collapse Iceland Inches Toward Direct Democracy

Sam Knight, Truthout: When the global financial system crumbled over four years ago, Iceland played host to one of the most dramatic economic collapses in modern history. Now, its is making headlines for more positive reasons.

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Belzec: The Laboratory of Genocide

Matthew Feldman, Truthout: On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, more than 70 years after the opening of the first Nazi extermination camp for the Jews, we are still learning about the horrors of bureaucratic assembly-line murder as it was then practiced.

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Vietnam: Resistance, Regret and Redemption

H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout: The Paris Peace Accords were signed on January 27, 1973, making possible a re-united Vietnam, but the bitter divisions and toxic legacies of the war live on.

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Public Intellectuals Resisting Global Violence: An Interview with Brad Evans

Grace Pollock, Truthout: Since its beginning in 2010, the Histories of Violence project has become an important space of global resistance to prevalent modes and legitimations of violence.

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Truthout Radio with Thom Hartmann: Guns and the Second Amendment

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout Radio: Ted Asregadoo interviews Thom Hartmann on “Truthout Radio” about the Second Amendment, guns, gun violence, and the article he wrote on Truthout entitled, “The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery.”

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Obama, Civil Rights is About Legislation, Not Alliteration

Nancy Goldstein, The Guardian: Seneca Falls, Stonewall, Selma? Barack Obama‘s rhetoric rodeo won’t sucker us in the LGBT community again.

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“It’s Not Going to be the Same”: The School Year After Hurricane Sandy

Molly Knefel, AlterNet: It’s been more than two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, but for many students, the storm has continued to affect daily life and routines.

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Ordinary Evil: Vietnam’s History Reveals the Banality of Systemic Violence

Jerry Elmer, New. Clear. Vision.: My Lai was not unusual. But I am glad I came here, because it helps me understand and remember the wider phenomenon.

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FBI Militant Informant Tells All

Jeanne Devon, The Mudflats: Bill Fulton, undercover FBI informant in the “Alaska Militia Trial,” gave a lengthy interview to The Mudflats about his role in the case, and his controversial life in Anchorage before it was revealed.

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Fourth Sibling From Same Chicago Family Killed by Violence

Read the Article at The Chicago Tribune


Gun Trafficking Case in Charlotte May Have Exposed Loopholes in Gun Laws

Read the Article at Daily Kos


Israel Admits Foreign Women Were Given Birth Control Shots

Read the Article at Haaretz


Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website, Threatens DOJ Document Dump

Read the Article at Yahoo


US Unions’ Continued Decline Masks New Forms of Activism

Read the Article at The Guardian


The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy

Read the Article at The New York Times News Service


Big Line at Gun Buyback, News Missile Launcher

Read the Article at Seattle Pi

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Posted 28th January 2013 by InI in category Truthout

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