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Monday, 29 January 2007 05:06

Larry Beinhart: What Habeas Corpus Is

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

What is Habeas Corpus?

It is the right to be brought into court.

It is fundamental to - and a sort of shorthand for - the right to be in a legal system, with laws and judges, evidence and a defense.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Davidek-Waller

The Bush league sounds like a junta from another planet when it tries to outline and defend its policies to Americans.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

New Defense Secretary Robert Gates is primarily just a new face for the Bush Administration's failed war policy, but he is already starting to distinguish himself as marginally better than his arrogant, obnoxious, and vile predecessor. Somebody give this man a medal, ASAP!

 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

 

At first, it sounded like the protests were against five-year-olds hunting deer. But read closer and you discover the protests against the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners this month in Harrisburg were against banning five-year-olds hunting deer. That's very different.

Last year, Pennsylvania lawmakers made it legal for a child of any age -- yes including your toddler -- to hunt under the supervision of an adult to groom new hunters for the state. (Research reveals if kids don't start hunting young, they never will.) Groundhogs, squirrels, and gobblers were promptly put in juvenile sites.

Plan A is if there’s something to put over
Talk to Tim Russert -- he’s a pushover.
Who knew the way to beat the press
Was just to go on "Meet The Press?"

Monday, 29 January 2007 02:35

Cindy Sheehan: The Fifth Estate

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper." -- Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter

New York: January 28: This past weekend's anti-war march was big, say the organizers and I have no reason to doubt them. They made this claim:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

The largely unstated word at the massive anti-war demonstration and march in Washington on Saturday was "impeachment."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"PRESIDENT BUSH is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia." Look out, Bush is again preparing to do that which he says he isn't going to do!!! He's planning another preemptive invasion! Another "shock and awe" that ends in disaster, that's the Bush way of doing war business!

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

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