Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Torture Hurts... we are better than that


Justin Norman writes: On the ninth anniversary of the Guantanamo
detention center's existence, members of Witness Against Torture began
an eleven day liquid-only fast and series of protests. Amongst them
were Iowans Ed Bloomer, Frank Cordaro, Elton Davis, Christine Gaunt,
Dan Hughes, Frankie Hughes, Justin Norman, and Palina Prasasouk."

--->Amnesty International: prosecute Bush for admitted waterboarding..."The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said...
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--->Violent chaos in Cairo...

--->Egypt protests: Israel watches anxiously...

--->Muslim Brotherhood: Suez Canal Must be Closed, Egypt Should be Ready for War with Israel (click). [I certainly cannot work up the least enthusiasm for the Muslim Brotherhood. Their ascendancy would very likely portend something akin to Armageddon...Spare us]

--->Report - WikiLeaks: tension in the Middle East and Asia has 'direct potential' to lead to nuclear war...

--->CNN's Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt...

--->Opinion - Rabbi Michael Lerner: Jewish prayers for Egypt's uprising..

--->Opinion - Professor Lawrence Davidson: Tunisia and Egypt, Why Now...?

--->Opinion - Simon Jenkins: The west's itch to meddle is no help. Leave Egypt alone...

--->Opinion - Slavoj Žižek: The western liberal reaction to the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia frequently shows hypocrisy and cynicism...

--->Opinion - U.S. Chickens Come Home to Roost in Egypt by Marjorie Cohn...

--->Plastic News: Murdoch's Daily iPad newspaper launches its first edition...

--->Cyclone Yasi hits Queensland as thousands hide in shelters and officials brace for deaths

--->First Things magazine: Between Smirks and Silence: Ignoring the Epidemic of Prison Rape...

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