Monthly Archives: August 2008

Junior Has Declared a Permanent State of War (But Mostly on Democracy)

Bush quietly seeks to make war powers permanent, by declaring indefinite state of warBy John Byrne / August 30, 2008 As the nation focuses on Sen. John McCain’s choice of running mate, President Bush has quietly moved to expand the … finish reading Junior Has Declared a Permanent State of War (But Mostly on Democracy)

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Police State Amerikkka: Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Turn

Police officers watch a house that is being searched during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Protesters said police raided several Minneapolis homes on Saturday, just a few hours after Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies raided an … finish reading Police State Amerikkka: Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Turn

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Fontaine Maverick : John McCain is no Maverick!

Former Texas Congressman and San Antonio mayor Maury Maverick — the real thing.McCain’s just talking ‘gobbledygook‘By Fontaine Maverick / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2008 I just got a call from my brother, Maury Maverick, who said that if … finish reading Fontaine Maverick : John McCain is no Maverick!

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The Pursuit of Justice for Those Still Languishing in Guantanamo: Binyam Mohamed

Jackie Chase (left) of Brighton’s Save Omar campaign, with a picture of Binyam Mohamed, and Andy Worthington (right).London’s High Court Strikes a Blow at CIA: Shining a Light on the Dark PrisonBy Andy Worthington / August 30, 2008 In the … finish reading The Pursuit of Justice for Those Still Languishing in Guantanamo: Binyam Mohamed

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Gustav: Two Million People May Be Displaced

Waiting for the busAnother Journey Begins … Waiting in New OrleansBy Bill Quigley / August 30, 2008 In the blazing midday sun, hot and thirsty little children walk around bags of diapers and soft suitcases piled outside a locked community … finish reading Gustav: Two Million People May Be Displaced

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Iraqi-US SOFA* Talks in Jeopardy

Shiite Muslims march in Najaf on Aug. 21 to denounce the presence of U.S. troops and talks with Washington. Photo: Qassem Zein / AFP/Getty ImagesAgreement on U.S. withdrawal from Iraq said to be in peril as Maliki ousts negotiatorsBy Ned … finish reading Iraqi-US SOFA* Talks in Jeopardy

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We Are Iraqis and No One Cares About Our Safety

Iraqi checkpoint at nightThe Late IraqBy Anwar Ali / August 30, 2008 It was only my second time out of Iraq traveling to a foreign country. It was night and from above Turkey we could see lights, like millions of … finish reading We Are Iraqis and No One Cares About Our Safety

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Singin’ on Sunday – Clapton and Baby Face

Eric Clapton & Babyface – Change the World Thanks to Diane Stirling-Stevens / The Rag Blog

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Gustav: Another Chance for BushCo to Shine

CNN Breaking News, 6:09 PM PDT, 30 August 2008: “Mayor Ray Nagin orders New Orleans evacuated, calling Hurricane Gustav ‘the mother of all storms.’” And more CNN Breaking News, 8:14 AM PDT, 31 August 2008: “President Bush, Vice President Cheney … finish reading Gustav: Another Chance for BushCo to Shine

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Pop Goes Another (Banking) Weasel

The notice that appears if you visit the Integrity Bank Web siteIntegrity Bank Becomes 10th U.S. Failure This Year (Update2)By Alison Vekshin and Ari Levy / August 29, 2008 Integrity Bank of Alpharetta, Georgia, was closed by U.S. regulators today, … finish reading Pop Goes Another (Banking) Weasel

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FISA Foils ACLU Yet Again

Secret Spying Court Stays Secret, Rejects ACLU Plea AgainBy Ryan Singel / August 29, 2008 For the the third time in a year, a secret spying court rejected an ACLU request to let some sunshine pierce its dark curtains of … finish reading FISA Foils ACLU Yet Again

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Dumbing Down the War on Terror

Dumbest salvo yet in the war on terror, courtesy of the London policeBy Cory Doctorow / August 30, 2008 Today I spotted this sign at a Tesco’s grocery store in Islington, London — it might just be the single stupidest … finish reading Dumbing Down the War on Terror

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