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Monday, Nov 10, 2008, 4:05 pm

Monday night links: “Dostoevsky on the 11 Fullerton” edition

By Jarrett Dapier
World

-The violence in the Congo continues.

-A top former Rwandan aide, partially implicated in igniting the 1994 genocide there, was apprehended at a German airport recently and stands indicted under French anti-terrorism laws. The legacy of the Rwandan genocide, which saw 800,000 people slaughtered, is at the heart of the bloodshed today in DR Congo.

-The lonely fight for a free media: a single reporter in China is suing her government over the state-sponsored censorship of her work.

-Meanwhile, in Thailand, a civil war may be brewing.

USA

-All your questions about the upcoming Minnesota senate vote recount are answered by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

-Can an 8 year old be tried as an adult? Police in Arizona think so.

-Glenn Greenwald talks with the national ACLU's executive director about the priority of restoring civil liberties once Bush is gone. Listen or read the transcript.

-Why are the myopic economic architects of our current financial meltdown advising Obama? Dean Baker would really like to know.

-Bill McKibben: Obama must take "politically unpopular" action in order to tackle climate change.

-Memo to Obama: Don't "fully fund" NCLB - revise it so that it works.

Cold here in Chicago. Bite to the wind and a crick in my neck.

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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