The whistleblower website WikiLeaks has posted a graphic video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYTxuW2vmzk) of a US army assault in Baghdad in 2007 that left 12 people dead, including two Reuters news agency employees. Citizen Radio discusses the importance of whistleblowers, the military’s cover-up of war crimes, CNN’s editing of the WikiLeaks footage, and the Pentagon’s claim that it has “lost the tapes” showing the 2007 tragedy.
Next, it’s time for some sweetass LISTENER MAIL! Your questions/comments this week involve Chuck Norris, vegetarianism, the origins of Citizen Radio, and how to handle global warming denialists.
The city of Baltimore requires that a "limited-service pregnancy center" post an easily readable sign, written in English and Spanish, stating that the center does not provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services. A center failing to comply within 10 days of being cited could be fined up to $150 a day. Seems simple/logical enough, which is probably why the Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is suing the city, claiming oppression because they are asked to be clear in the range of services they will offer. (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bal-md.ci.pregnancy30mar30,0,4172720.story)
PZ Myers points out that one would think Catholics would be proud to publicly state their anti-choice sentiments (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/04/but_youd_think_theyd_be_proud.php).
The governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, wants to proclaim April “Confederate History Month,” and somehow doesn’t understand why people, who remember slavery, are upset. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2010/04/post_666.html?hpid=topnews)
Jamie wants to start a campaign to lobby President Obama to do an interview with Citizen Radio. Are YOU ready to serve the People’s Republic of The Internet? Announcements to come!
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