Thursday, June 30, 2011

30 June 2011

Video: "Breaking the Blockade", via Alternate Focus. The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian led movement committed to solving issues between Israel and Palestine. Huwaida Arraf is one of the co-founders of the group and was filmed giving a speech at San Diego State University.

The Christan Science Monitor's title, reinforcing my sense of their recent rightward turn, was "Violent video games: Do parents want help from a nanny state?"

Parents weigh in on Monday's Supreme Court ruling, which struck down, by a 7-2 vote, a California law that prevented the sale of violent video games to minors.

ZDNet:USA PATRIOT Act: The Myth of a Secure European Cloud

Bachmann Backers Edit John Quincy Adams Wikipedia Page, Emulate Palin Camp
Gaffe-prone presidential candidate Michele Bachmann‘s supporters are changing history to support her claim John Quincy Adams was one of our nation’s Founding Fathers.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department is conducting a full investigation into the deaths of two individuals in CIA custody during the Bush administration.

Rob Payne, "How America spent trillions, murdered over a million, just so China can drill for oil in Iraq"

Jyoti Prasad Das, "Why Is Libya in the Crosshairs of the West?" June 13, 2011

The thaw in US-Libyan relations came in 2003, when Qaddafi abandoned his WMD program, renounced terrorism, opened up the oil sector to Big Oil, and compensated the victims of the 1986 Berlin disco attack and the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

Alternet, "Assault on Gaza Flotilla Ship: 'Sabotaged by Divers' in Port, Attacked by Legal Group Funded by Christian Right 'Mad Pastor' John Hagee"

from CNN: Extreme tuition hikes ahead,Main Street whiplashed on debit fees, Minnesota braces for a shutdown, Milwaukee lays off 354 teachers, Gates gets Medal of Freedom

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