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Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008, 7:51 pm

Wednesday Morning Links: Chest Cold Edition

By Jarrett Dapier

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-James Dobson's Focus On the Family is cutting 200 jobs.

-Israel has imposed a news blackout in Gaza (coinciding with a humanitarian crisis there).

-Check out this series of photos from the crisis in DR Congo published over at

-Hartford, CT is experiencing a disturbing rise in police action against students at area-schools.

-The Southern Poverty Law Center wins a shocking $2.5 Million verdict against Imperial Klans of America, which has 16 chapters in eight states, for the beating of a teen at a fair in Kentucky.

-Also from the SPL Center: A Tennessee cheese company threatens its workers with deportation.

-On November 9th, media reform advocate Bob McChesney, a co-founder of Free Press and supporter of In These Times, hosted independent journalist Aaron Glantz on his Champaign-Urbana, IL show, Media Matters. Glantz "specializes on the impact of war on those who have experiened it directly: soldiers and civilians, aid workers and journalists. Aaron reported extensively from inside Iraq from 2003 to 2005 and has been covering veterans’ issues since his return to the United States."

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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