Articles of interest, September 20, 2012

Funny of the day: Koch Bros. hold anti OWS protest. From the pics, it looks like about five people showed. Bwahah.

Interest Rate Manipulation Extends Far Beyond Libor, Secret Survey Reveals” This is double plus ungood, especially if it’s allowed to continue.

Congress takes money from 9/11 fund to help pay for deficit. Just like they’re blocking the veterans’ jobs bill.

According to scientists, we are officially in a state of “planetary emergency” due to the melting Arctic ice.

Turns out that what’s mostly killing bees is a pesticide made by Bayer.

Eric Holder gets away with no blame on Fast and Furious. Just like with Iran-Contra!

ACLU sues CIA over drone info. CIA says the entire program is classified, making it one of the worst kept secrets in history.

I think we’ve gone down this road before and it doesn’t end well: Greeks dealing with neo-Nazi rise.

There’s even more of a widening income gap in NYC, which is already the worst in the country and most of the world. “Recovery” is apparently only for Bloomberg and his buddies.

Rural Minorities Ponder The American Dream From The Bottom Rung Of The Economic Ladder

French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.”

Excellent article on the new prison slave labor.

Cop news of the day:

UC Davis pepper spray cop will not face charges.

Police start enforcing “Papers Please” law in AZ.

NYPD to waste another $3 million in recording statements made after arrests. I wonder if they’ll tape the pre-confession intimidation/roughing up as well.

NC cops targeting Latinos.

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