#65 by joeshikspack
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:28 pm
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... ok-forward

'Bonded With a Common Goal': As Ferguson Recovers, Activists Look Forward


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/26/ ... ver_people

"This Country Values Property Over People": Ferguson Activist Speaks Out as Protests Spread


https://news.vice.com/article/darren-wi ... o-kill-him

Darren Wilson to Grand Jury: 'I Had to Kill Him'


http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/michael-b ... -ferguson/

Michael Brown's parents on grand jury decision, violence in Ferguson



Ferguson, Missouri: Highlights from VICE News Live Coverage - November 24, 2014


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014 ... very-mode/

The Ferguson Area’s Recovery Is Uncertain and Awkward


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/26/ ... vil_rights

Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil Rights Movement Shows Need for Feds to Bring Justice if State Fails


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/26/ ... upts_obama

Mississippi Burning: As Ferguson Erupts, Obama Honors Civil Rights Activists Slain By Klan in 1964


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... shot-vigil

'One of us': 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot by police remembered at vigil


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?opt ... ival=12715

Police Brutality Towards Black People Has Historically Gone Unchecked


http://news.antiwar.com/2014/11/25/with ... secretary/

With Hagel Gone, Does Anyone Really Want to Be Defense Secretary?


http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/ ... BG20141125

U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned


http://consortiumnews.com/2014/11/20/de ... a-ukraine/

Delusional US ‘Group Think’ on Syria, Ukraine


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/n ... ish-rights

Israeli president opposes proposed law to give ‘national rights’ to Jews only


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/n ... ems-report

Human rights abuses ‘leave a third of Libyans with mental health problems’


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/n ... protesters

Mexican authorities accused of persecuting peaceful protesters


This is an interesting interview of James Risen by Glenn Greenwald. It's worth checking out and there's a transcript at the site. Here's a taste:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014 ... -freedoms/

Talking to James Risen About Pay Any Price, the War on Terror and Press Freedoms

GREENWALD: I wanted to ask you two things about that. One is, is that something that you intended to do; that you set out to do when you began writing the book, and if so, what led you to do that, and the second part of it is, how much of this economic motive is the cause of the fact that we’ve now been at war for 13 years as opposed to traditional war objectives such as increasing domestic power or asserting foreign influence. How big of a role do you think it actually plays?

RISEN: That was my goal. That was one of the key objectives of writing the book, and I think it plays a really central role in why the war is continuing. I think it’s basically that after so many years there’s a whole class of people that have developed. A post-9/11 mercenary class that’s developed that have invested in their own lives an incentive to keep the war going. Not just people who are making money, but people who are in the government who their status and their power within the government are invested in continuing the war.

So I was trying to show that it wasn’t just greed—it was partly greed—but it was also status, and power, and ambition that all intertwined to make it so that there’s very little debate about whether to continue the war, and whether we should have any real re-assessment on a basic level. So you’re right, I was trying to get at those motivations, I was trying to understand how we could have this prolonged period of war with such little debate. And I think it’s both economic incentives and personal power incentives and ambition and status.


GREENWALD: And you’ve been really outspoken about the fact that it’s not just the continuation of the Bush national security agenda but the even—especially, rather—an escalation of the attack on journalism. I’ve seen you have some pretty extreme quotes on that, that he’s the worst president on press freedom since at least Nixon, maybe worse. Do you think that’s a byproduct of the fact that every president gets progressively worse, or do you think there’s something unique and specific about his worldview and approach that has made him so bad on these press freedom issues?

RISEN: I think one of his legacies is going to be that on a broad scale he normalized the War on Terror. He took what Bush and Cheney kind of had started on an emergency, ad-hoc basis and turned it into a permanent state and allowed it to grow much more dramatically than it ever had under Bush or Cheney, and part of that—I think within that—was his attack on whistleblowers and journalists. I think it’s all part and parcel of the same thing. If you believe in the national security state in the way Obama does, then you have to also believe in squashing dissent.


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014 ... ity-state/

The US/UK Campaign to Demonize Social Media Companies as Terrorist Allies


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... -democracy

Coalition Launches to Lead Global Fight For Open Internet and Digital Democracy


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/n ... ult-canada

Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault


http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... lines-smog

Obama unveils new limits on ozone pollution in victory for health groups


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... y-canceled

Idaho gray wolf 'killing derby' canceled after environmental groups sue


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... ch-neonics

Experts Urge Federal Task Force: Listen to Science. Ditch Neonics


http://www.thenation.com/article/191417 ... ly-matters

Naomi Klein - 4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... e-happiest

Which countries are happiest?


http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-th ... tomate-war

How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... al-outrage

Systemic Injustice Condemned as Ferguson Galvanizes National Outrage

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