Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Recommended: “Corporate Media Discover Private Spies. In Other News, No WMD in Iraq“, Jeremy Scahill, blog of The Nation, 20 July 2010 — The amazing thing about the Washington Post revelations of the government’s intelligence empire is that it was public knowledge for so long, yet the media refused to mention it.
- Recommended: “Why has the Post series created so little reaction?“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 23 July 2010 — More about the revelations of American’s vast spying organization
- “No To Oligarchy“, Bernie Sanders, The Nation, 22 July 22
- More evidence of Stockholm Syndrome among conservatives: “Amen Canard – Breitbart lied about Shirley Sherrod. Now he’s lying about the NAACP“, William Saletan, Slate, 23 July 2010 — He lies to them, but they still love him. That leads to dark places, if continued.
- Southern representatives again talk of succession if America does not accede to their demands. Today’s example is Zach Wamp (R-TN), interviewed by Hotline OnCall.
- For more examples of elected southern secessionists, see this article at ThinkProgress.
About the young casualties of our war in Iraq
The US invasion brought gains to the Shiites, the Kurds, and Iran. And losses to the Sunni Arabs, the US, Iraq’s women. A new study suggests adding children to that list.
- “Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’“, The Independent, 24 July 2010 — “The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about battle”
- The actual study: “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009“, Chris Busby et al, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, August 2010