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Pentagon Threatens to Revoke Security Clearance of Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoners

Despite a decision to not pursue charges, the Department of Defense is threatening to revoke the security clearance of a Navy nurse, who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Physicians for Human Rights condemned this news and called it “backdoor retaliation for his refusal to force-feed Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike.” The advocacy organization...

The Roundup for July 23rd, 2015

I have returned. What did I miss? International Politics Overall – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I will “kill myself” to ensure the P5+1-Iran is stopped – Journalist Nick Fillmore joins The Real News to explain the financial deficits behind the Pan-Am Games in Canada – The U.N. envoy to Syria blamed the government for air strikes causing...

Late Night FDL: Baltimore

Prince – Baltimore Prince released his Baltimore video yesterday… Prince’s “Baltimore” — honoring 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose death incited protests in the city — now has a powerful video that drives home the song’s message about police brutality and the subsequent fight for justice. The video lays the ballad’s thought-provoking lyrics over images of peaceful...

Video Shows Iowa Cops Falsely Claimed Black Man Posed Threat When Shot Him 5 Times

After Waterloo police shot Jovan Webb while he was driving his car, officers from the police department in Iowa claimed he struck a police officer with his car. This allegedly led two officers to shoot at Webb’s vehicle multiple times. However, security video shows no officer was ever in danger and one police officer, who...

Late Night FDL: On The Road Again

Canned Heat – On The Road Again Canned Heat celebrated their 50th anniversary on the road and with a brand new album, Songs From The Road… Canned Heat will launch a Songs From The Road live pack to celebrate their 50th anniversary tour. The latest in Ruf Records’ Songs From The Road series arrives on...

Over Easy: It’s Electric

First off before I get into the subject of this post, here is a little something. And article in The New Yorker -The Really Big One.This is not tin hat stuff, this serious shit. According to the article and research it could come any time. That in this area – the Cascadia subduction zone –...

Aerospace company patents a terrible idea for airplane seating arrangement

Zodiac Aerospace, a large global aerospace supplier headquartered in France, has come up with an idea to squeeze more passengers on a plane: turn the middle seat in a three-seat row around, and eliminate the armrests. This way, the middle seat passenger will face the passengers in the aisle and window seats. The Oregonian calls...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! We got a hot, muggy weekend with more of the same coming. Along with scattered, yet intense, thundershowers. Some folks were still without power last night, though fortunately we weren’t one of them. Wish we could ship some of this to California! Fukushima Update: Lots of good stuff here. Bottom line: They’re admitting that...

Late Night FDL: Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock David has a new solo album due out in September… David GIlmour has released a stream of his track Rattle That Lock, taken from his solo album of the same name. The follow-up to 2006’s On An Island is released on September 18. The title track was inspired by...

Camera Work: Taking A Flyer

  Words fail me, like my high school teachers. In fact, words are like teachers, in the sense that they name things so we can talk about things. Busy week, learning much more about EECP, how it works, why it works. Then there is the issue of increased Radon in our drinking water, thanks to...

Podcast: Right Wing Attacks on Outspoken Muslims & Anti-Muslim Racism in the UK

Telegraph writer Andrew Gilligan has a history of right-wing attacks against radical Muslims in the United Kingdom and smear them in his reporting. Gilligan’s latest attack was against Abdullah al-Andalusi, an Islamic lecturer and writer. Al-Andalusi was the target of Gilligan’s slimy attack because he has worked for the public sector in the UK. Gilligan questioned whether...

Sunday Food: Chipotle, the Flavor

(Picture courtesy of Janet lackey at flickr.com.) Since all over the restaurant ads lately I keep seeing chipotle items mentioned, and here in Great Britain it’s popping up too, it seemed like a time to talk about what the word means.   There is the chain of restaurants by that name, too, of course, and since the...

Fighting Evil Corp. There’s an App For That!

By Spocko I’m a crappy chess player. This became clear to me when my 8 year-old nephew beat me while explaining, “The horsey piece can only move in an “L” way Uncle Spocko!” One of the things they say you learn from chess is thinking several moves ahead, anticipating your opponent’s responses and acting accordingly....

Saturday Art: The Fauve ‘School’ of Art

(Picture courtesy of Steven Zucker at flickr.com.) This is my last post from Great Britain, and since I have done two posts on art movements, or schools, I am throwing in the Fauves, since Van Gogh was mentioned in comments.   In present times, he is recognized as having been both inspired and mentally disabled,...

Big Ideas Poll Shows Republicans Are Clueless

The Progressive Change Institute conducted a nationwide cell phone poll in January to identify the major issues that concern voters. I was shocked and encouraged by the results. I was shocked because they indicate that the voters are more informed than I imagined them to be and I was encouraged to discover that a substantial...

Judge: CIA, Pentagon May Still Neither Confirm Nor Deny Records Exist on US Citizens Killed by Drones

A federal judge has ruled the CIA and Defense Department (DOD) do not have to confirm or deny whether they have records on the “factual basis for the killing” of either Samir Khan or Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who were killed in two separate drone strikes in September and October of 2011. In the same decision, which...

Nigerian Professor Argues For Coal Industry Revival

Albert Obanor, a professor at the University of Benin, said to an audience of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, on June 27, that Nigeria needed to revive its coal industry to prevent power shortages. Obanor specifically singled out President Muhammadu Buhari in using coal as an alternative to natural gas, which is not a reliable source of...

The Fire Next Time: On the Next Gaza War

Before Homes Are Even Rebuilt in the Ruins of the Gaza Strip, Another War Looms By Max Blumenthal “A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by...

‘Come Back When You’re Dangerous’: How Police Are Failing The Mentally Ill

This post was originally published at MintPressNews.com. Natasha McKenna was killed in February by a Special Emergency Response Team officer at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Virginia. She had been shot four times with a taser while her hands were cuffed behind her back, her legs shackled, and a mask secured to her...

Obama Tries to End Israel’s Temper Tantrum Over Iran Deal By Offering Country More Weapons

President Barack Obama’s administration has offered to increase US military aid by nearly fifty percent in order to calm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders, who are livid as a result of the Iran nuclear deal. “The fact that Netanyahu’s temper tantrum about the Iran deal could go towards an increase in...

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