Posts tagged “Amy Goodman”

Purging the 2009 story hopper

For various reasons, these stories and videos never made their way into posts this year, though they were all worthy. This is in no way intended as your typical PR, tactical news dump. These are important stories that I actually want you to read. I just needed to clean out the hopper for the new year. So, please take your time and dig through these links and videos. There’s even some “feel good” links mixed in for good measure! Happy New Year!

Monsanto: Farmer suicides in India

The World According To Monsanto, Part 1

Elizabeth Warren on the Economy

Bill to “ban” organic farming

Monsanto’s dream bill

Buy “The World According To Monsanto”

Making the TransAfghanistan pipeline safe for democracy

Stop making sense by digby

In search of morale: are Americans too broken for the truth to set us free?

Who should resist and who will become serfs?

Why is America apathetic? Aww, screw it. Who cares?

From EFF’s secret files: Anatomy of a bogus subpoena

What do ISPs charge the law to spy on you?

Vienna students march on US embassy (in solidarity with UC students)

Waterboarding the rule of law

Spain investigates what America should

Amy Goodman and Canada’s Olympic Paranoia

Time Warner and Embarq can’t compete with city-owned ISP, trying to outlaw it

Cablevision power play: 101 Mbps Internet, no caps, $99

Parkinson’s Dirty Deal, Part 1

Student hoaxes world’s media on Wikipedia

Buggy ‘smart meters’ open door to power-grid botnet

Time Warner cable cannot possibly compete with the small city of Wilson, North Carolina

Literary Lessons: Authors, Poet write the news

FCC to examine mobile phone exclusives

Comics artist Mark Sable detained for Unthinkable acts

Should linking be illegal?

Bush’s secret NSA spying may have tainted prosecutions, report warns

Free the patents and laws, activist tells the Feds

Birth of new species witnessed by scientists [evolution in action]

Clinic with two doors, a symbol of two-tier care

Corporations rule (II): Walmart can close stores in Canada to block unions

Democracy Now! covers Olympic security

US forgoes billions in tax on Citi

Feds ‘pinged’ Sprint GPS data 8 million times over a year

American’s consume 34 Gb of content per day

Millions of missing Bush administration emails found

Scott Demuth’ statement on facing terrorism charges [graduate student charged as terrorist for not revealing his research sources]

The credit card’s newest trick: 79.9 percent interest

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U.S. interrogator opts for intellect, not torture

'Matthew Alexander' on Democracy Now!

“Matthew Alexander” (11 minutes into this Democracy Now! episode) was a US military interrogator who relied on the ethics he learned growing up as a normal human being to teach him that torture is an ineffective tool for gathering information.

This isn’t brain surgery, people! He used that “torture is wrong” insight to lead his team to locate the head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, who was subsequently killed. Yes, I realize it is strange to celebrate the lack of torture so you can then kill someone else.

He is no longer in the military and had to sue the Pentagon to get his book published. Alexander argues that torture is quite effective at pushing potential enemies over the edge, turning them into sworn enemies and murderous extremists. Well done, sir. If only people like you were running the military.

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Why the RNC police actions require coverage

Well, based on the comments I’m getting here and over on the YouTube channel, it is clear that a lot of people don’t really understand why freedom of the press is important and why cops should think before they arrest everyone in sight.

Free Speech TV: Amy Goodman on checks and balances


Back by popular demand, Amy Goodman explains (shortly after being let out of jail) why we need the checks and balances of a free press in our society. Those of you that were dozing during high school civics class or are too far removed to remember this, please pay attention.

Note: the producers mentioned in this video have since been released from jail thanks to Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN).

Pps: You could still call the numbers listed to let them know that this behavior is unacceptable

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