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Put These Guys in Guantanamo: AIG Gives $450 Million of Bailout Cash to Just 400 Employees
Bloomberg news is reporting this evening: AIG Said to Offer $450 Million in Retention Pay to 400 Derivatives Workers Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc., the insurer saved from collapse by government money after losses on credit-default swaps, offered about $450 million in...
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Ruth Rosen: Wait Until After the Revolution, Honey
At TPMCafe, Ruth Rosen writes this afternoon: Wait Until After the Revolution, Honey Today, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert asked , why listen to Republicans? Indeed. And yet this morning came the shocking and startling news that our new president has asked House Democrats to cut a provision...
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A New Night At The Movies?
Talk about hope and change. For those of us into this sort of thing, the annual awards season offers an uplifting look back at the year's movies. Despite the usual abundance of blood-and-guts-infused trash, this year seemed to celebrate an inordinate number of quality mainstream movies about...
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Santa Feans Remember a Palestinian Girl Now Dead in Gaza
KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio, reports: A young Palestinian woman who took part in a summer "peace" program in Santa Fe five years ago has died in the shelling in Gaza. The head of Creativity for Peace says Besson Abuelaish died in her home in Gaza along with two siblings. Another sister has been...
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Of Cereal and Coloring Books
The wrenching reality of many Gaza victims of Israeli attacks is made evident in a brief, matter-of-fact list in Dr. Mona El-Farra's CD "Views" piece, " Gaza Needs Many Years to Heal ." A Palestinian physician and rights activist, Dr. El-Farra thanks the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) for...
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Howard Zinn Turns Playwright: 'I Just Wanted To Do It.'
Today's Boston Globe reports: For Howard Zinn, Play is Much More Fun by Megan Tench Years after serving as a bombardier in the US Army, after earning his Ph.D. at Columbia University, teaching at Boston University, and writing the best-selling book "A People's History of the United States," Howard...
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An Open Letter to President Obama: Support Peace for the People of Gaza and Israel
Please add your name to this letter, and then ask your like-minded friends to do the same. Jewish Voice for Peace and Just Foreign Policy are aiming to deliver this letter on February 23.
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The Next War
There are troubling signs things are heating up in the volatile region thought to harbor Al Qaeda and Taliban militants: the missile strikes by suspected American planes in northwest Pakistan, the reported killing of militants and civilians in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and President Obama's...
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It's Obama's War Now: US Drones Fire on Pakistan Tribal Area
Al Jazeera is reporting: At least 19 people have been killed in two missile attacks by suspected US drones flying over northwest Pakistan. In the first assault, three missiles were launched on a house in North Waziristan close to Afghanistan, intelligence officials and witnesses said on Friday. "...
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Human Rights Group: Obama Left Wiggle Room On Torture
The Washington Post blog whorunsgov.com is reporting tonight: Did President Obama’s executive order today banning torture leave wiggle room for the possibility of reverting to coercive techniques that the current exec order outlaws? Michael Ratner, the president of the Center for Constitutional...
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