A breath of fresh air (video 6 mins.): Ursula K. Le Guin

Rawstory

A bare 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population controls nearly $30 trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world’s total wealth, according to a new study released Thursday. (more…)

Commondreams

Albert Woodfox sees conviction overturned after 42 years in isolation (more…)

Truthout

In a long, 200-year history of US interventionism, covert action and troubling support for repressive regimes, the story of the US Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, stands out as a grotesque example of militarism run amok. (more…)

Rawstory

Big Stone County Republican chairman Jack Whitley said he opposed waterboarding terrorists because he believed that Muslim “parasites” should be killed. (more…)

Commondreams.org

Amnesty International released a free program on Wednesday that scans computers for surveillance software that is often used by governments to spy on journalists, human rights lawyers, political organizers, and other activists—technology that has been discovered to be in use in countries around the world. (more…)

Read Katherine’s two most recent Truthout articles:  Anatomy of a ‘Terrorism” Prosecution and Fairness and Justice?

www.stripes.com

One of America’s leading nursing organizations is trying to save the U.S. Navy career of an officer, a nurse like them, who refused to force-feed hunger strikers this summer. (more…)

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