Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anger in Oakland | Obama Voters Want Torture Prosecutions | Jews Say 'Not in Our Name'

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Mobilized Against Israel's Bombs, Jewish Activists Say 'Not in Our Name'  

Mobilized Against Israel's Bombs, Jewish Activists Say 'Not in Our Name'
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
"We as Jews have to say to this country that claims to represent us, 'Stop. Stop. This is a humanitarian disaster.'" Read more »

 

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today:

"The BART police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform and then refused to explain his actions to investigators was arrested Tuesday in Nevada on suspicion of murder, authorities said."

The police officer is the man behind the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who died on New Years Day after being shot in the back while lying, stomach first, on the BART platform. Oakland has been gripped by protests -- some of which have devolved into riots -- since Grant's death. Go here for a full account of the Oscar Grant murder and aftermath.

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Outrage in Oakland After Oscar Grant's Death: Piecing Together the Story  

Outrage in Oakland After Oscar Grant's Death: Piecing Together the Story

The execution-style shooting of a 22-year-old African American has sparked violent protests in Oakland and outrage throughout the country. Read more »

We Cannot Allow Obama to Be the Torturer-Elect  

We Cannot Allow Obama to Be the Torturer-Elect

Far from seeking to prosecute the criminals who authorized torture, Barack Obama has instead asked several to work for him. Read more »

Like 60,000 Other Gazans, We've Taken Our Belongings and Fled  

Like 60,000 Other Gazans, We've Taken Our Belongings and Fled

Even if the warplanes are gone by the time our baby is born, Israel's siege will keep the flames of this conflict alive for generations to come. Read more »

Campaign For Special Torture Prosecutor Takes Change.gov Site By Storm  

Campaign For Special Torture Prosecutor Takes Change.gov Site By Storm

The votes are in, and the top-ranked question -- out of 70,000 submitted to Obama's site -- asks for an investigation of torture and spying. Read more »

AlterNet Commenters Share Their Anger at the Killing and Atrocities in Gaza  

AlterNet Commenters Share Their Anger at the Killing and Atrocities in Gaza

The anger and frustration at U.S. politicians, the corporate media and the slaughter of hundreds of innocent civilians is palpable. Read more »

Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg: We Deserve Asylum in Europe  

Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg: We Deserve Asylum in Europe

Dozens of European men like myself have been released from Guantanamo, receiving no compensation for our lost years of life. Read more »

 

"Everything You Can Imagine, We Do Not Have": A Q&A with Gaza-Based Journalist Sameh A. Habeeb

"Today I wanted to go to the market to bring home some food. Thank God, I did not go; there was a massacre from artillery shells." Read more »

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Memo to Obama: Moving Forward Doesn't Mean You Can't Also Look Back  

Memo to Obama: Moving Forward Doesn't Mean You Can't Also Look Back

In one week, the U.S. Constitution will be front and center as Barack Obama solemnly swears to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. Read more »

Police Arrest Oscar Grant's Murderer in Nevada  

Police Arrest Oscar Grant's Murderer in Nevada

The BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year's Day is now in police custody. Read more »

Will the Bush/Cheney Crimes Get Flushed Down the Memory Hole?  

Will the Bush/Cheney Crimes Get Flushed Down the Memory Hole?

I'm not sure the "villagers," such as they are, control the conversation any more. Read more »

 

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