Views for 2010-05-30

Sunday, May 30, 2010
Marjorie Cohn
Rwandan Arrest of U.S. Lawyer Motivated by Politics
Professor Peter Erlinder, noted criminal defense lawyer and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested Friday morning in Rwanda for “genocide ideology.” Erlinder’s representation of...
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GRAIN
GM in the Public Eye in Asia
Monsanto's plans to push genetically modified (GM) food crops in Asia ran into a wall on February 9, 2010 when India's Environment Minister put a moratorium on the introduction of a variety of GM...
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Juan Cole
'This Scares Everybody' Says BP: Top Kill Fails, Imperils Gulf; 'There Are No Solar Spills'
British Petroleum's attempt to plug the petroleum gusher a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico through a "top kill," pumping mud into the oil pipeline in hopes of plugging it up, has failed, according to...
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Ian R MacDonald
BP's Behavior in the Gulf Is Appalling. But Our Thirst for Oil Is the Real Issue
As this piece is written, act one of the Gulf of Mexico tragedy continues, agonisingly, to unfold. We, the people of the region, keep hoping to leave behind the terrifying explosions and ghastly loss...
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Aisha Ghani
The Grim Future of Bagram Litigation
On May 21 st , the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that Bagram detainees do not have the right to habeas corpus; that is, the right to challenge their detention in U.S. Federal Courts; that is, the same...
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David Michael Green
I Can’t Wait for Barack Obama to Become President
Watching the latest tragedy unfold in the Gulf this last month, all I can say is: I can’t wait for Barack Obama to become president. This Bush guy is such a disaster, literally and figuratively. It...
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Ann Wright
Life Aboard an International Activist Ship
There is nothing easy about planning or conducting an international action, especially with moving parts called ships! Yet, activists on board keep their spirits afloat! After delays caused by...
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