Thursday, May 21, 2009

SUM NEWS:

LITTLE KNOWN MILITARY THUG SQUAD STILL BRUTALIZING PRISONERS AT GITMO UNDER OBAMA
(this story has graphic descriptions of US behaviour at Gitmo - important, but hard to read)
By Jeremy Scahill, AlterNet
The 'Black Shirts' of Guantanamo routinely terrorize
prisoners, breaking bones, gouging eyes, squeezing
testicles, and 'dousing' them with chemicals.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/140022/little_known_military_thug_squad_still_brutalizing_prisoners_at_gitmo_under_obama/

DEMOCRATS DEAL BLOW TO GUANTANAMO CLOSURE (WTF??)
Agence France Presse
Barack Obama's plan to close the prison camp by early 2010
hits a snag as his Senate allies move to deny his $80
million request.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/140127/democrats_deal_blow_to_guantanamo_closure__/

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.