Janis Karpinski: They Knew What They Were Doing
Thu Aug 30, 2007 18:25
 

 
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Janis Karpinski: They Knew What They Were Doing
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083007R.shtml
In June 2003, during the US-led occupation of Iraq, Gen. Janis Karpinski was given command of the 800th Military Police Brigade, putting her in charge of the fifteen detention facilities in southern and central Iraq run by Coalition forces, including Abu Ghraib. Truthout's Geoffrey Millard recently sat down with Karpinski to get her side of the story of how the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib was allowed to happen.

Justice Examining Gonzales's Honesty
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083007S.shtml
The Associated Press reports that "the Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating whether resigning Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied or otherwise misled Congress last month in sworn testimony about the Bush administration's domestic terrorist spying program."

Evidence Allowed in Texas Oil Tycoon's Trial
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083007T.shtml
David Ivanovich writes for The Houston Chronicle that "the jury in the criminal trial of Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt, scheduled to start next week, can be told about an Iraqi document that suggests he discussed American troop levels and possible dates for an attack with a member of Saddam Hussein's regime before the US-led invasion in 2003, a federal judge ruled today."

Bill Moyers Journal | Poet Robert Bly
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083007U.shtml
Bill Moyers interviews American poet Robert Bly and 92-year-old activist Grace Lee Boggs, who have spent their lives seeking change - Bly through poetry that speaks truth to power and Boggs through grass-roots activism.

The Mangrove Man
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007EA.shtml
Matthew Shaer for The Christian Science Monitor reports on "Mangrove Man" Abdoulaye Diame, who is on a crusade in his native Senegal to save the plant that is crucial to curbing floods.

Alaska Sees Cutbacks in Pentagon Funding for Cleanups
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007EB.shtml
The Associated Press reports that an old Northeast Cape Air Force base, 140 miles from the Russian mainland, is one of at least 640 contaminated military installations across Alaska dating from World War II and the Cold War. Cleanups of the contamination, which residents say they suffer from to this day, are subject to large cutbacks in funding from the Pentagon.

China Says One-Child Policy Helps Protect Climate
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007EC.shtml
Alister Doyle for Reuters writes that "China says its one-child policy has helped the fight against global warming by avoiding 300 million births, the equivalent of the population of the United States."

Teamsters Will Ask Court to Block Mexican Truckers
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007LA.shtml
The Associated Press reports that "the Teamsters Union said today it will ask a federal appeals court to block the Bush administration's plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States."

Planned Crackdown on Immigrants Denounced
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007LB.shtml
Spencer S. Hsu for The Washington Post reports that "the US Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO this week separately assailed a new White House-backed crackdown on illegal immigration, warning of massive disruptions to the economy and headaches for US citizens if the proposal goes ahead as planned in the coming days."

Judge Blocks New Missouri Abortion Law
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007WA.shtml
David Twiddy for The Associated Press reports that "a federal judge temporarily blocked a new Missouri abortion law Monday after Planned Parenthood said the law would harm women by dramatically reducing the clinics available to provide the procedure."

Patients Turn to No-Interest Loans for Health Care
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/083007HA.shtml
Milt Freudenheim for The New York Times reports that "zero-interest financing, a familiar come-on at car dealerships and furniture stores, has found its way to another big-ticket consumer market: doctors' and dentists' offices."

VIDEO | Janis Karpinski: They Knew What They Were Doing
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083007R.shtml
In June 2003, during the US-led occupation of Iraq, Gen. Janis Karpinski was given command of the 800th Military Police Brigade, putting her in charge of the fifteen detention facilities in southern and central Iraq run by Coalition forces, including Abu Ghraib. Truthout's Geoffrey Millard recently sat down with Karpinski to get her side of the story of how the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib was allowed to happen.

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