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Local leaders shut out of military-run relief efforts by Ansel Herz

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Howard Zinn: How I want to be remembered from Common Dreams

Howard Zinn: A radical treasure by Bob Herbert

Blackwater’s youngest victim by Jeremy Scahill

Why Daniel Ellsberg may still be ‘Most dangerous man in America’

MEDIA THINKING

Ideas for Change: Make broadband a universal service

Is there still a market for new local radio stations?

Not-so-Breitbart & the story of James O’Keefe from Media Matters

Dispatches from the stacks from The Contrarian

AMERICAN POLITICS

Supreme Court ruling on campaign cash adds fuel to populist fire

GOP dismayed by Obama’s performance, letting cameras roll a ‘mistake’

Obama speaks at Republican retreat in Baltimore from WA Post

Does Fox News coverage = GOP campaign contribution? by Eric Boehlert

HAITI LATEST

Sending hope over the airwaves by Ansel Herz

Community radio stations obliterated, off the air from CPJ

UN envoy criticizes US relief efforts from McClatchy

Oil in Haiti, reasons for US occupation by Ezili Danto

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Losing the Internet as we know it by Megan Tady  CLICK HERE TO FILE NOW!

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Tell PBS: Don’t abandon hard-hitting journalism from FAIR

White Power USA: The rise of right-wing militias from Democracy Now!

64 new food rules for better health by Michael Pollan

Cops can arrest you for filming them & Police fight cellphone recordings

POLITICS

Obama received $20m from healthcare industry during 2008 campaign

Senator Russ Feingold wary of approaching campaign finance ruling

Lobbyists aided Alaska senator in writing EPA limits bill from McClatchy

Why ACTA negotiations are secret from Slashdot

ECONOMY

Wall Street will be back for more by Chris Hedges

Unemployment: The 2010 time bomb by John Nichols

LISTEN- Matt Taibbi and RFK Jr. on Obama’s sellout to Wall Street

There’s plenty of good news, will the US ever hear it? by David Swanson

THE MEDIA

The fundamental unreliability of America’s media by Glenn Greenwald

Study: Watching TV shortens your life span from LA Times

Your guide to cutting the cord to cable TV from MediaShift

Fox News finally signs up Sarah Palin as commentator from Indecision Forever

AT&T consultant conjures evidence Obama is soft on net neutrality by Tim Karr

Google stops hosting AP News from TechDirt

Radio royalty fight heats up in DC from Forbes

Arbitron CEO resigns after questionable testimony to Congress

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Improper forensics, 2 decades in prison

Chicago prosecutor’s office trying to smear Innocence Project

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Officials hid truth about immigrant deaths in jail from NY Times

Court rulings erode spending restrictions for elections

FCC Chairman: We need airwaves from govt & broadcasters

Nader: One more term, Senator Dorgan, please? from Common Dreams

THE ‘T’ WORD

Answering Helen Thomas on why they want to harm us from Truthout

TSA is funding airport mind-reading machines from Raw Story

Body scanners: Known unknowns from ACLU

Op-ed: Sick with terror by Amy Goodman

THE U.S. ECONOMY

Study: More families using food stamps to feed kids from McClatchy

Unemployment: Pelosi & Obama call for new jobs bill from The Hill

US awards $2.3b worth of tax credits for green jobs

Are Dems & the corporate media hopeless? by Dave Lindorff

House committee wants Geithner testimony over AIG bailout scandal

Tim Geithner’s time to give answers by Congressman Darrel Issa

FOOD ECO

Three approved GMOs linked to organ damage from Truthout

Science confirms that blowing up mountains harms mountains from Grist

Most unhealthy restaurant meals (not fast food) from Alternet

Is Whole Foods bad for the planet? from Mother Jones

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Canadian diplomacy & the Honduran coup from The Dominion

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden demands secret IP treaty details from Wired

Did CIA deploy a Blackwater hit team in Germany? by Jeremy Scahill

Vancouver rail system jacks up the fees for busking musicians

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The Existential Crisis of magazines online

5 reasons to feel hopeful in 2010 from Change.org

Foreclosures still swamping federal efforts to help from McClatchy

Living on nothing but food stamps from NY Times

Backlash in UK over extension of TV product placement from Guardian

PolitiFact challenges Cheney’s latest lie

Iraq to support Blackwater lawsuit in US courts from Reuters

Ex-Blackwater employees not wanted in Iraq: Spokesman

More to publishing than meets the screen from NY Times

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A man accused by the Pentagon of being Osama bin Laden’s logistics chief may soon be released after nearly eight years of incarceration at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports.

Fouad al Rabiah, who remains accused before a military commission of providing material support for a terrorist organization and conspiracy, has been moved to the minimum-security wing of the detention center. According to McClatchy Newspapers, the move to Camp Iguana is a sign that he will be released. Prisoners in minimum security can order food from Pizza Hut or McDonald’s and use the Internet.

Rabiah’s civilian lawyer, David Cynamon says his client was tortured by his American interrogators at Guantanamo and has sent letters to the Senate Armed Forces Committee, the Defense Department and the Justice Department. In his letters, Cynamon notes that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling in September included “a detailed description of the abusive and coercive tactics used by interrogators to extract patently false confessions.”

Judge Kollar-Kotelly ordered Rabiah released, saying there was no credible evidence he had aided bin Laden. An unnamed intelligence analyst concluded the government witnesses weren’t believable, she said. Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog.com called her ruling “the most critical assessment of government evidence” yet.

According to Judge Kollar-Kotelly, frustrated interrogators “began using abusive techniques that violated the Army Field Manual and the 1949 Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.” The Guantanamo testimony was contaminated by a sleep deprivation program, and a confession that came only after Rabiah had been advised he needed to be convicted to go free.

Rabiah, a 50-year old Kuwaiti Airways engineer and father of four, claimed his trip to Afghanistan was for humanitarian purposes. Thirty-one release orders have been issued in response to habeas corpus petitions by Guantanamo prisoners.

The Obama administration was faced with a dilemma in Rabiah’s case. It had the option of appealing the order dictating his release, after the Judge said, “If there exists a basis for al Rabiah’s indefinite detention, it most certainly has not been presented to this court.”

Or set free a man accused of war crimes. The notification required to transfer Guantanamo detainees to a third country is classified. Cynamon told McClatchy he didn’t know if it had been made.

McClatchy has spent much of the past few years investigating related stories in a series called Guantanamo: Beyond the Law.

This article by Gavin Dahl originally appeared on The Raw Story.

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