Wednesday, Oct 8, 2008, 5:31 pm
Wednesday Night Links: No Laughter In A Police State Edition
-While the efforts (and names) of non-violent activists are being crushed in Maryland, the Treasury, according to the editor of the Financial Times, is actively (and lawfully) being looted by its own Secretary in order to enrich his personal friends and allies.
-Dennis Kucinich on The Bailout: “This was the largest single act of class warfare in the modern history of this country.”
-According to a press release from Veterans for Peace, four US military women stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina have been murdered in the past nine months, three of them since June. "Military men have been accused of the murders." Tonight NOW of Fayatteville, Veterans for Peace, and Quaker House are hosting a vigil for the latest victim, US Army Sergeant Christina Smith, 29, who was stabbed in the neck on September 30, 2008. These four murdered women are part of a larger, insidious trend of violence (including rape and murder) against women in the military that has yet to be stemmed or even seriously accounted for.
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.