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Monday, Oct 27, 2008, 5:04 pm

Monday Night Links: The Army Comes Home To Roost

By Jarrett Dapier

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-First the tyranny of the police, now here comes the Army. Glenn Greenwald writes about the ACLU's efforts to uphold "the long-standing legal prohibitions against the use of the U.S. military for law enforcement purposes inside the U.S." This is in response to the Army's announcement that it is deploying the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division to American soil "to help with civil unrest and crowd control."

-Feds have disrupted a Neo-Nazi skinhead plot in Tennessee to "shoot or decapitate" 88 African-American high school students. The would-be assailants hoped to end their killing spree by assassinating Obama.

-A website to watch as the incidences of hate group violence rise in our country is the one run by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

-In July the Utne Reader ran a piece that offers fresh, practical ideas on how to contain gun violence. And, no, it says nothing about taking your guns away, so sit down.

-Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is, as Markos Moulitsas put it, guilty. guilty. guilty. guilty. guilty.

-Colm Toibin on Barack Obama and James Baldwin's experiential, literary, and religious parallels (and differences).

-Christopher Hitchens on Sarah Palin's hatred for science.

-Hey, conservatives ride bikes, too!

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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