Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm


The top 10 big stories the US news media missed in the past year as compiled by the San Francisco Bay Guardian Sept. 5, 2007 and alerted on DailyKos. The full article is long and the DailyKos diary gives a precis, but here are the just the headlines (and quick subhead):

1. Suspension of Habeas Corpus (they can throw YOU in jail at any time for any reason and you can't say a word)

2. Martial Law (basically repealing the Posse Comitatus Act)

3. AFRICOM (re oil imports from Africa)

4. Secret Trade Agreements (Multinationals making the rules, not elected governments)

5. Slaves Construct Iraq Embassy

6. FALCON (numbers don't add up on arrests of sex offenders)

7. Blackwater (and, presumably, other mercenary armies)

8. Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (captive customer base for genetically modified foods)

9. Privatization of Infrastructure (don't raise taxes: outsource and put unregulated construction in a different budget line)

10. Vulture Funds (Poor countries default on loans to governments, who sell them to companies who sue for more than the amount owed)

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