Day: June 13, 2009

By JAMES BOVARD Counterpunch International Posted by Bulatlat The Obama administration appears increasingly devoted to covering up the worst crimes of the Bush era. CIA chief Leon Panetta formally objected to federal judge Alvin Hellerstein who was considering releasing detailed information on 92 videotaped CIA torture sessions of detainees. Panetta asserted that releasing the written…

By GLORIA GOODALE Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat A long-running resource issue finally trickles down to more consumers. Move over carbon, the next shoe to drop in the popular awareness of eco-issues is the “water footprint.” That’s the word in environmental circles these days. Just as the image of a heavy carbon foot made it…

Detained peasant leader Randall Echanis today said President Macapagal-Arroyo’s so-called order abolishing the dreaded Inter-Agency Legal Action Group (IALAG) is not enough and urging the President to drop all charges against its victims. Reports said that the President has abolished the controversial IALAG that has been criticized by militant and cause-oriented groups for allegedly harassing…