News Round-Up

Is it possible? -- Israeli PM Netanyahu seems to have started pissing off elites in the US.

Democrats Retreat on Civil Liberties in 2012 Platform-- on Indefinite Detention, on Warrantless Surveillance/PATRIOT Act, on Gitmo, on Racial Profiling, on Fighting Terrorism and Torture (not shocking but indeed disgusting)

Of course, the whole Gitmo story is sickening in itself, and the right-wing is even more terrible than the Obama admin.

People on Okinawa poisoned by 40 year old storage of Agent Orange, left from Vietnam war.

Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found to have deep ties to Big Tobacco's anti-science propaganda.
(again not shocking, but disturbing)

British MP ludicrously discusses dividing and conquering Afghanistan.

Really sickening-- Scotts Miracle-Gro to Pay Record Fines for Poisoning Birds and Selling Illegal Pesticides

Undercover Austin, TX policemen infiltrated the local Occupy group and set them up for extreme punishment.

"Does the F.B.I. Have an Informant Problem?" (of course they do)