Outrages of the Day
August 27, 2007, 6:07 pm
Filed under: colonialism, fascism, news, politics, troops, war

 19 year old Pfc. LaVena Johnson’s dead body was found in her tent, near Balad, Iraq. Her face was beaten, nose broken, teeth loosened, and she’d been shot through the left side of her head. A trail of blood was found nearby, and the tent appeared to be partly burned. The Army ruled it a suicide. Bloggers were doubtful. The Johnson family asked that the remains be disinterred and a better investigation launched. Meanwhile, the internet pushes back.” (via Metafilter)

The War As We Saw It : Seven U.S. Soldiers submitted an opinion piece to the NYTimes

A well articulated commentary by men on the ground in Iraq.

Living in the Weimar Republic of America (MParent)

A handful of new aerial drones are expected to begin patrolling the nation’s northern and southern borders within the next few years. (CNet News)

Homeland Security to secretly scan people’s emotions : Project Hostile Intent (PressEsc)

Cheney’s 1994 comment on why invading Iraq would be a bad idea (Radio Netherlands)

More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don’t care about the people they report on, a poll published August 9 showed. (AFP via MParent)


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