A Closer Look at Our Basic Needs in a Time of Crisis

Jon Letman, The Hawaii Independent: "Ours is a nation obsessed with security. Two months after the bitter sting of the 9/11 attacks, the federal government formed the Transportation Security Administration and, one year later, the Department of Homeland Security ... Yet as we approach our ninth year of war and occupation in Afghanistan and our eighth in Iraq, Americans have seen security at home eroded by financial collapse, a neglected infrastructure, a hemorrhaging job market, anemic social services and public health care crisis, volatile energy and food markets, and the complex realities of climate change."

//www.truth-out.org/in-search-real-security-part-one-a-closer-look-our-basic-needs-a-time-crisis62823



"Between the Fences": A Review

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: "[Tony] Hefner has authored a book, 'Between the Fences: Before Guantanamo, There Was the Port Isabel Service Processing Center,' which details the struggles of a guard at an immigration detention facility in Texas' Rio Grande Valley to bring to light the numerous instances of sexual and physical abuse, extortion and intimidation experienced by both guards and immigrants at the facility on a regular basis."

//www.truth-out.org/between-fences62842

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Declare 9-11 “Government Blowback Day”

Strike the Root
by Lawrence Ludlow

08/31/10

This September 11, let’s help to change the ‘meme’ that has been used by the U.S. government to terrorize Americans into submission and to cynically manipulate the grief of those who lost loved ones in the 9-11 attack of 2001. This year in your community, join hands with others who understand the meaning of the event. Carry signs and wear black armbands. Remind people that the civilian victims of September 11, 2001 were the inevitable result of blowback from the U.S. government’s policy of international meddling...

//www.strike-the-root.com/declare-9-11-government-blowback-day


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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