May 10th, 2006

Chris Keeley

the investigators in the Cunningham scandal are very closely looking at what role Shirlington played

Ken Silverstein on CIA Chief Porter Goss’ Abrupt Resignation & The Duke Cunningham Bribery Scandal
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/09/1415219
Kyle "Dusty" Foggo – Goss’s top aide and the CIA’s third highest official -- resigned Monday as the agency’s Executive Director. Foggo has been under internal review for his links to the bribery scandal that sent Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham to jail. Collapse )
Chris Keeley

Prescott Bush, President Bush’s grandfather — dug up Geronimo's remains from his burial plot in Ft.

Headlines for May 10, 2006
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/10/1345200
- Republicans Reach Agreement on Controversial Tax Bill
- HUD Secretary Turns Down Contractor Who Criticized Bush
- 44 Countries Join New UN Human Rights Commission
- US Peace Activists Travel to Tehran
- Quartet Says It Will Resume Aid to Palestinians
- 17 Killed in Tal Afar Suicide Bombing
- Controversial Nevada Bomb Test Delayed
- President Bush’s Approval Rating at 31%
- Yes Men Pull Off Halliburton Hoax
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Chris Keeley

An art exhibit at Brandeis University featuring 17 paintings by Palestinian youths was removed by un

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Brandies University Takes Down Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit Mounted by Israeli Jewish Student

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/10/1345208

An art exhibit at Brandeis University featuring 17 paintings by Palestinian youths was removed by university officials last week, after several complaints from students. We speak with the Israel Jewish student who organized the exhibit and the director of Brandies University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.

 


We look at a controversy that has erupted over an art exhibit at Brandeis University in Boston. The exhibit features 17 paintings of Palestinian youths who depict their perspectives on life under Israeli military occupation. But just four days into a two-week run, the exhibit was removed by Brandeis officials after several complaints from students. A university spokesperson has said the school would consider re-mounting the paintings if they were to appear alongside paintings showing an Israeli perspective. The exhibit was organized by an Israeli Jewish student who said she wanted to showcase a Palestinian perspective on campus. The exhibit was subsequently moved to MIT where it is being housed for one week.

 

Chris Keeley

200 faculty members had signed the letter and more than 1,000 members of the Boston College communit

Should Boston College Award Condoleeza Rice An Honorary Degree? A Debate
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/10/1345222
Last week, Boston College announced that Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice would be speaking at this year's commencement ceremony on May 22nd where she would also be receiving an honorary law degree. Over 200 faculty members have signed a letter in opposition. We host a debate between two Boston College professors on both sides of the issue.



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Last week, Boston College announced that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would be speaking at this year's commencement ceremony on May 22nd where she would also be receiving an honorary law degree. Soon after the announcement, two top theologians at the university circulated a letter of opposition among the faculty. As of yesterday, 200 faculty members had signed the letter and more than 1,000 members of the Boston College community have signed a petition opposing the awarding of an honorary degree to Secretary Rice.
An ad hoc faculty group has also sent a letter to the university asking them to rescind the honor. It reads in part, "The Honorary Doctorate of Laws is one of the University's highest honors, to be bestowed upon individuals worthy of such recognition as a result of highly admirable accomplishments in their personal and professional lives. We believe that Secretary Rice does not deserve this honor, and, to the extent that this degree is presumed to be conferred by the faculty, it is a compromised honor. Although Secretary Rice's personal biography and scholarly performance are noteworthy indeed, her decisions as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State discredit these achievements. Her statements and actions contradict Jesuit values and teachings on the ethics of war and violence against persons."

We go now to a debate on the issue.


Juliet Schor, professor of Sociology at Boston College. Her latest book is "Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture." She is also author of "The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure" and "The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer."
Marc Landy, professor in the political science department at Boston College, has written extensively on US politics. He has written several books and articles, including most recently the text book "American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights."
Chris Keeley

the incredibly strange story that began with a wrecked million dollar Ferrari Enzo in Malibu

Raid on company that issued police badge to Ferrari crasher

LA Times has the latest news on the incredibly strange story that began with a wrecked million dollar Ferrari Enzo in Malibu. The tiny private bus company that issued "anti-terrorism unit" police credentials to the man arrested for wrecking the car (along with a host of other charges), former video game exec and felon Bo Stefan Eriksson, was raided by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday.
Authorities have long been perplexed about why the tiny transit authority, which has five buses, needed its own police department [called the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority Police Department]. [San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority founder Yosuf] Maiwandi said in the past that the department had six sworn volunteer officers.

Eriksson and other businessmen joined the agency as advisors to help with a wireless camera system for the buses, Maiwandi told The Times in a March interview. The advisors were made deputy police commissioners and received identification cards and badges.

At Maiwandi's home, officials found a white, unmarked Ford Crown Victoria complete with radio equipment, computer mobile digital terminal, official government license plate, flashing front and rear lights and siren.

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ferrari10may10,1,4526629.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
Chris Keeley

a stunning 3.47 minute animation commemorating Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hoffman's discovery of LSD

http://www.normal-design.com/bicycle-ride.html

David Normal's "The Bicycle Ride" LSD anniversary film

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Artist David Normal created a stunning 3.47 minute animation commemorating Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hoffman's discovery of LSD in 1943. The video, titled "The Bicycle Ride," debuted at the LSD Symposium event celebrating Hoffman's 100th birthday in January.
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