Truthout / Buzzflash 29 January 2013
29 January 2013 – Truthout / Buzzflash
Jason Leopold, Truthout, Reporting from Guantanamo Bay: “Who else is monitoring the Guantanamo military commission’s proceedings? That’s the key question that came up during pretrial hearings Monday at the tribunal for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other prisoners accused of planning the 9/11 attacks.” Now we know.
Mark Karlin, Truthout: In an interview about her book A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit discusses the possibilities that arise out of disaster.
Donald G. Schweitzer, Truthout: Sustained droughts and skyrocketing demand underscore the critical need to re-evaluate public policy to address the growing competition among farmers, residents and the energy industry for scarce water resources.
Candice Bernd, Truthout: After sparking a massive movement of First Nations people and allies in Canada, Idle No More is building a global movement to challenge a global ecological crisis.
Sam Sacks, Truthout: At this point, it seems likely that Gitmo will remain open for the next inauguration in 2016.
Ellen Dannin, Truthout: Neal Soss’ much-discussed chart of the United States’ 20 largest “tax expenditures” tells us nothing about the value in terms of costs and benefits to various constituencies of each expenditure. Workplace issues expert Ellen Dannin provides an example of how we can look at employer-provided health insurance.
Steve Fraser, TomDispatch: “Debt remains, as it long has been, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of capitalism.”
In today’s On the News segment: The Obama administration is considering its next move, after a panel of three Republican-appointed judges on a DC Circuit Court ruled last week that President Obama’s recess appointments were unconstitutional; women are still struggling to find equality in the workplace; a senior Obama administration official tasked with closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been reassigned from his position and will not be replaced; and more.
Laura Flanders, CounterPunch: Roe v. Wade was decided on the grounds of a woman’s right to privacy, but it is time that our laws focus on legislating equality.
Frances Moore Lappe, YES! Magazine: When Frances Moore Lappe visited India she met a collective of women farmers who showed her that hunger is caused by the scarcity of democracy, not of food.
Treasury Approved Bonuses and Raises for Wall Street Bankers Who Tanked Economy
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: If you want to be free from legal and job performance accountability – as well as make a fortune while cratering the economy – the Obama administration wants to help you out.
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