articles of interest August 28, 2012

Lots today…

Methane showing up in PA water supplies.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have not been able to put food on their table in the past year.

Courts will soon decide if cops need a warrant for DNA evidence. How can they not??

How the right’s stance on abortion is way out of whack with the rest of the world.

Iran Call for Nuclear Abolition by 2025 is Unreported by New York Times

Remember the Marines who pissed on dead Afghans? Their punishment, if any, will not be disclosed.

Coal miners forced to give up their time AND make a donation to Romney.

Israeli court acquits Israel in murder of Rachel Corrie

Police enlist young offenders as confidential informants. But the work is high-risk, largely unregulated, and sometimes fatal.”

Poverty is “officially” back in Europe as brands hustle to change marketing strategies

In four years, the US will be $20 trillion in debt.

Now SC has voter ID laws designed to take the disenfranchised (poor, elderly, non-white) off the rolls. Meanwhile, “Boehner Says Out Loud He Hopes Blacks and Latinos ‘Won’t Show Up’ This Election” Good news, though, is that a judge put an end to the racist Texas redistricting

California’s Proposition 32, on the ballot this November, would severely limit unions’ election spending while leaving corporations free to spend as much as they like.”

Brave activists (including Chris Hedges) are suing Obama over the NDAA. What’s shocking is how far Obama & Co. will go to detain citizens–even though he specifically swore otherwise.

Recently, federal district court Judge Cormac J. Carney of the Central District of California, dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on grounds of bogus “state secrets privilege” claims made by the Obama administration.”

The awfulness that is an ICE prison. Rotting food is the best of it–these are people, by the way, not even officially accused of a crime.

Security at the RNC: George Orwell Meets a ‘Call of Duty’ Cityscape

Old article, but very relevant, about how the machines in the 2004 election were hacked.

Columbia finally willing to talk with FARC.

Fantastic, though long, profile on the lunatic Koch brothers.

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