Recruiters Instructed to Accept Gay Recruits

Impressive even if only temporary. The Department of Defense announced today that it is instructing military recruiters to accept enlistees who identify themselves as gay in order to comply with a court order to stop enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. According to a spokeswoman, recruiters have...

G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

G20 Aftermath Shakes Canadian Democracy: Public Inquiry NOW.

At this past weekend’s G20 Summit, Toronto the Good was transformed into Toronto the Garrisoned. Almost from the moment the summit began, 25,000 mostly-peaceful protesters faced a riot gear clad phalanx of security forces — 19,000 police officers in total, almost 20 times the number of Canadian...

The League of Extraordinary Warmongerers

First we have the attack on the Turkish flotilla bringing aid to Gaza. Then we see humanitarians murdered in Oaxaca while delivering aid. And now, the US Supreme Court is on board to curb humanitarianism and peaceful resistance, with its ruling in Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project. Any “material...

GOP Leaders in House Hate Gays and Lesbians More Than They Support U.S. Troops

Several Republican leaders in the House announced their intention today to vote against the latest Defense Authorization Bill, because it includes a provision to include gays and lesbians as a protected group under existing hate crimes law: Boehner, speaking at his weekly press conference Thursday, said the...

And the Pravda Award for Best Newspaper Reporting Via Government Diktat Goes To…

Anne Kornblut of the Washington Post! Glenn Greenwald presents this richly deserved recognition of Ms. Kornblut’s advanced stenographic abilities: The Washington Post‘s Anne Kornblut today producesĀ an extreme piece of government-serving, stenographic “journalism,” publishing a...

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