Sunday, June 11, 2006

Gitmo Letters and Suicides; Congress Approves Iraq Permanency; Social Networks Compromised

The mainstream media services ain't all bad. Here's today's news, hot off the server:

1. Knight Ridder reports 10,000 letters, including numerous habeas corpus petitions, from Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. lawmakers are being withheld by the U.S. military.

2. New York Times reports three sucides at Guantanamo.

3. Reuters reports Congress is officially, if tacitly, approving permanent military bases in Iraq.

4. New Scientist, a magazine aimed mostly at science professionals, reveals that Friendster and Myspace are the National Security Agency's latest arena in which to spy on Americans.

(Note: Myspace is owned by Rupert Murdoch by way of state propaganda machine Fox News. Friendster is headed by a former NBC executive, which is owned by General Electric, a defense contractor.)

All this stuff connects. It's all part of the same story.