Truthout / Buzzflash 29 January 2013

29 January 2013 — Truthout / Buzzflash


Reporting From Guantanamo: Secret Censor Revealed at Guantanamo Military Commissions

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.

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Rebecca Solnit on How Disasters Can Move Us From a Sense of Self-Interest to a Sense of Community

Mark Karlin, Truthout: In an interview about her book A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit discusses the possibilities that arise out of disaster.

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The Myth of Purifying Fracking Water in Saudi America: The Competition Between Food, Drink and Energy Needs

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.

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Idle No More: From Grassroots to Global Movement

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.

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Gitmo: A Fight Obama Never Had the Stomach For

Sam Sacks, Truthout: At this point, it seems likely that Gitmo will remain open for the next inauguration in 2016.

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Beyond the Chart: Sure, the Health Care Deduction Is Huge, but What’s the Return?

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.

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The Politics of Debt in America: From Debtor’s Prison to Debtor Nation

Steve Fraser, TomDispatch: “Debt remains, as it long has been, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of capitalism.”

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Administration Considers Next Move on NLRB Appointment

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.

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Laura Flanders | The Trouble With Roe v. Wade: It Didn’t Go Far Enough

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.

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What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger

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.

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BuzzFlash

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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Father of Newtown Victim Heckled by Pro-Gun Activists at Hearing

Read the Article at the Huffington Post

 

House GOP Silent as Senate Plans Vote on Violence Against Women Act

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

 

Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Banking Fraud to “Save the System”

Watch the Video at the Real News Network

 

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Can the Rising Progressive Tide Lift All Ships?

Read the Article at The Washington Post

 

Rupert Murdoch’s Hypocrisy

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

 

Culture Warriors Gearing Up for New Battle Against Immigration Reform

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

 

Will Obama the Constitutional Lawyer Please Stand Up?

Read the Article at The Nation

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Posted 29th January 2013 by InI in category Truthout

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