Ode to the Corporate Communists by Bartholomew Bean

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by Bartholomew Bean
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
April 23, 2008

Oh “corporate communists”, how can it be, this world of ours
Can it flourish, with the likes, of thee?
Your vast world banks, of ink, paper, and numbers
Ramdon access memory, and wastefull blunders
Life destroyed by your greedy plundering schemes

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Detainees Allege Being Drugged, Questioned

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By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 22, 2008; Page A01

U.S. Denies Using Injections for Coercion

Adel al-Nusairi remembers his first six months at Guantanamo Bay as this: hours and hours of questions, but first, a needle.

“I’d fall asleep” after the shot, Nusairi, a former Saudi policeman captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2002, recalled in an interview with his attorney at the military prison in Cuba, according to notes. After being roused, Nusairi eventually did talk, giving U.S. officials what he later described as a made-up confession to buy some peace.

“I was completely gone,” he remembered. “I said, ‘Let me go. I want to go to sleep. If it takes saying I’m a member of al-Qaeda, I will.’ ”


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Siegelman speaks: Rove must testify (video)

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By Tommy Stevenson
Associate Editor
Saturday, April 19, 2008

BIRMINGHAM | Former Gov. Don Siegelman said Thursday that he wants former White House adviser Karl Rove to testify before Congress, whether ‘he lies under oath, tells the truth or pleads the Fifth.’

Siegelman was freed on bond March 28 after serving nine months in federal prison for bribery and obstruction of justice. He said that while his primary concern is winning his appeal, there are bigger issues involved in his prosecution by the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Montgomery.

‘This is not about Don Siegelman, and it’s not about the Alabama case,’ he said in his first interview with an Alabama newspaper since being released from a federal prison in Oakdale, La. ‘This is about America, it is about finding out who hijacked the Department of Justice and used it as a political tool to win elections.’


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