Saturday, March 05, 2011

Daily Blend: Saturday, March 05, 2011

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US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning and his Quantico brig cell
Pfc. Bradley Manning and his cell

Is there ever any good news to report …?

  • Glenn Greenwald on Pfc. Bradley Manning now being forced to strip naked every night for the indefinite future – “as a ‘precautionary measure’ to prevent him from injuring himself”. Because nothing is more dangerous to a detainee than brig clothes. [pictured]

  • Sad but predictable: US Military betrays its promise to fund secular concert Rock Beyond Belief, forcing its cancellation. Jen has a good brief of the timeline of events. Good to know we can’t still can’t rely on the backstabbing, sectarian US Military to do the right thing.

  • Corpus Christi, Texas school reacts to a student attempting to create a Gay-Straight Alliance club by shutting down all extracurricular clubs.

  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rightfully upholds students’ right to be bigoted little assholes. Again: Free speech for all really means for all.

  • I understand the importance of letting strangers into schools. But suspending a student for opening a door for a woman whose hands were full is just a tad bit ridiculous.

If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.