posted by @netwurker at 7:24 am
"This week, The Times published two articles that reminded us again that the American military prisons are profoundly and systemically broken and that no one is safe from the summary judgment and harsh treatment institutionalized by the White House and the Pentagon after 9/11."
Thursday, December 21, 2006
posted by @netwurker at 10:09 am
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
posted by @netwurker at 8:37 am
"Mr Leverett, who now works at the New America Foundation, a thinktank in Washington, is the latest in a series of analysts and agents to accuse the CIA publication review board of stifling criticism of the administration or the intelligence-gathering operations in the run-up to the war in Iraq. However, Mr Leverett goes a step further in accusing the White House of putting pressure on the CIA to prevent the distribution of views which do not conform to its policy of refusing any diplomatic discussions with Iran.",,1974216,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=12
Saturday, December 02, 2006
posted by @netwurker at 5:50 pm
The EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun
closing its nationwide network of scientific libraries,
effectively preventing EPA scientists and the public
from accessing vast amounts of data and information on
issues from toxicology to pollution. Several libraries
have already been dismantled, with their contents either
destroyed or shipped to repositories where they are
uncataloged and inaccessible.

The scientific information contained in the EPA
libraries is essential to the agency's ability to make
fully informed decisions that carry out its mission of
protecting human health and the environment. Members of
Congress have asked the EPA to cease and desist. Please
call EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson at (202) 564-4700
either today, December 1, or Monday, December 4, and
tell him how much scientists rely on data and
literature. Urge him to immediately halt the dismantling
of the library system until Congress approves the EPA
budget and all materials are readily available online.