All Further Articles for 2010-01-19

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Ralph Nader's Open Letter to Senator Chris Dodd to Fight for Consumer Financial Protection Agency
Consumer advocate, Ralph Nader, in response to reports that the Connecticut Senator intends to drop the CFPA from the financial reform package, penned an open letter to Dodd urging him to rethink such a decision.
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The Crime of Not 'Looking Backward'
In response to Scott Horton's revelatory reporting in Harper's , Glenn Greenwald examines the ever-hardening mythology regarding the Bush torture program, Obama's refusal to hold anyone accountable for it, and the media's continued inability to report on it: The real reason why "Looking Forward, Not Backwards" is so attractive to our political and media elites is precisely because they don't want to face what they enabled and supported. They want to continue to believe that it just involved the quick and necessary waterboarding of three detainees and a few slaps to a handful of the Worst of the Worst. Only a refusal to "Look Backwards" will enable the lies they have been telling (to the world and to themselves) to be sustained.
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RIP Kate McGarrigle 1946-2010
Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle, best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63.
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Too Many Guns, Too Little Aid
People in Haiti need food, people need water, people need shelter. People do not need more guns.
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Coming Home, Very Late
Justice Delayed Dept: More than 40 years after her family was forced from their home in a Michigan town, Sallie Sanders, 60, got the keys - on Martin Luther King Day - to her new home , part of the settlement of a decades-long housing discrimination case. Her parents were among 144 plaintiffs who sued Hamtranck officials for racial discrimination after their homes were destroyed for urban renewal; 350 houses will be built to fulfill the court order.
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Faith Comes by Water, Food and Medical Care
Amidst the diverse responses to the tragedy in Haiti arrives the U.S. evangelical group Faith Comes By Hearing, which alleges it is "providing faith, hope and love through God's Word in audio" by sending Haitians 600 solar-powered audio Bibles called Proclaimers. Hey: Maybe the victims can listen to them while reclining on the spare beach loungers being sent by the U.S. cruise company still bringing tourists to nearby beaches. Who would have thought there'd be room here for tragi-comedy? "Haitians will need that long-term hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy." - Jon Wilke, ministry spokesperson
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