Under-reported News from around the U.S.

NIMBY: Residents near Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, don’t want Gitmo detainees transferred there (Chicago Tribune)

A vacationing “President” Bush issued an executive order (read: dictatorial decree) to promote hunting at the expense of all other activities in the administration of federal lands. (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility)

Why didn’t Dick sign it?

The White House has a manual on how to keep all protest from Bush’s sight and from being associated with Bush. A heavily blacked-out version was made available to the ACLU.

That was the clever part of Cindy Sheehan’s strategy, dogging Bush and getting the publicity. I’m not an advocate of the “traditional” mass protest, but what if activists instead kept showing up where these “representatives” are and keep asking direct questions, demanding change and promising to vote. Every city. Every state. EVERY DAY.

Bush insists Gonzalez has done nothing wrong (Raw Story)

Why the anti-war movement doesn’t embrace the Iraqi Resistance : Phyllis Bennis (Zmag)

The Soundbite Every American Should Hear (DailyKos)

“Where does all the radioactive waste go Mommy” “Into the ocean dear(TownOnline)

The most famous photographer you never heard of died last week at 85 (Editor & Publisher)

US to expand domestic use of spy satellites (MParent)

Major Hollywood stars line up for anti-war flicks (Guardian, UK)

Good News: FISA orders Bush Administration to provide further documentation to ACLU in an unprecendented move (ACLU)

New details emerge on Gonzalez and Card pressuring the bedridden Ashcroft to sign off on warrantless wiretapping. (TheBlueState)
Ashcroft ordered security to keep everyone but family and then-FBI director Mueller out of his room.

Could the U.S. Attorneys scandal be bigger than we know? (ABC)

Talon SWAT Armed robots – similar to the ones now on patrol in Iraq – are being marketed to domestic police forces, according to the machines’ manufacturer and law enforcement officers. None of the gun-toting ‘bots appear to have been deployed domestically, yet. Both cops and company officials say it’s only a matter of time … In addition to the Massachusetts State Police, SWAT teams in Houston, San Francisco, and Lubbock, TX all have the robots, according to Foster-Miller spokesperson Cynthia Black. None of the team have armed the machines, so far.” (MParent)

US Government threatens retaliation against states that reject REAL ID (MParent)

So long “right to travel”, it’s been good to know ya (SheltersFromTheStorm blog)


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