Interesting stories, some modern day good, some modern day bad news...

Intellectual in Cuba? Nooo...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/02/cuba-communist-corrupti...
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Canadians Rally Against G20 Crackdown

Rallies were held across Canada on Thursday to show solidarity with the over 1,000 people arrested in the crackdown on G20 protests in Toronto last week. The arrests marked the largest mass detentions in
Canadian history and brought scores of allegations of police
misconduct. Shortly after her release, independent journalist Amy
Miller said police officers had threatened her with rape.

Amy Miller: "I was told I was going to be raped, I was told I was going to be gang-banged, I was told that I was never going to want to act as a
journalist again by making sure that I would be repeatedly raped while
I was in jail."

In addition to calls for dropping all charges against protesters, the city of Toronto is also facing demands for a public inquiry into the arrests.

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Penn State Panel Clears "Climategate" Scientist


And an investigative panel at Pennsylvania State University has cleared a scientist linked to the so-called "Climategate" controversy last year. The scientist, Dr. Michael Mann, was among the authors of
emails stolen from the computer system of the Climatic Research Unit at
the University of East Anglia in Britain. Deniers of global warming had
claimed the stolen emails provided evidence of an effort to silence
academics who have questioned or downplayed human-driven climate
change.
In its probe, Penn State said it found no evidence Mann
manipulated scientific findings on global warming.


- and then there's trying to downplaying any fascism examples through out the not so distant U.S. history from the book The Fundamentals of Extremism; try that.

Outstanding book only 1/2 way through...

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