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Archive for the 'human rights' Category

Best Buy’s Geek Squad: Privacy-Invading Sleazeabaggery Reported

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

“Bloggers Catch The Tech Service Pilfering Porn“

“We Have War Criminals In the White House”

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Andrew Sullivan

Burma/Myanmar Human Rights Abuses

Monday, October 1st, 2007

George Bush is desperate for some trace of a legacy and knows people no longer listen when he lectures on Iraq. So he’s latched onto recent outrages in Myanmar. It’s nice that George can finally find time to muster some lip service on the subject, but what’s going on in Myanmar isn’t new, and, compared [...]

Making Religion Relevant in Appalacia

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Mountain top removal mining Appalachia Is Paying Price for White House Rule Change Christians For The Mountains

It’s Been Six Months Since I Posted a YouTube Video…

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

…from Todd Rundgren. So I’m overdue. Much of the language in this one is not safe for work. Enjoy. Todd Rundgren performing “Jesse” live in Baltimore 1991.

It Can’t Happen Here

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

No, in the view of some, it already has. With apologies to Sinclair Lewis…may I present Naomi Klein. [thanks to CJR Daily for pointing out the Guardian piece].

“In War, Truth Is the First Casualty” –Aeschylus, Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC – 456 BC)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Frontline World: “War of Ideas/Requiem” CJR Daily: Demands Unmet, the Taliban Take an Afghan Journalist’s Life ABC News The Blotter: Russian Journalist Dies in Suspicious Fall From Window

A Personal Farewell To His Very Own Quagmire

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Good riddance.

Freedom Of Expression and “Offensive Content”

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

From a late-October NPR broadcast debate: “Freedom of expression must include the right to offend.” . mp3 [24.1mb, 52:54]

Border Assault of Iraqi Kurds By Iran, Turkey

Friday, August 18th, 2006

There’s no mention of this on cnn.com and I could only find five pieces– all from overseas publications– via a Google News search. The senseless media swarm surrounding the Ramsey case takes priority, obviously. It’s a big story– it indicates an worrying escalation of warfare in the Mideast, and these are attacks on one of [...]