- Planet Erstwild - 20130201 - Inside the Headlines

Newsvandal JP Sottile takes us "Inside the Headlines" for a look at the week's standout stories. Main categories: Justice Just Us, droning on & on & on (don't blame us, it's a US growth industry), and is there something in the water? Click "Read more" below for all of this week's headlines with links.

PLEASE NOTE: Next week James interviews Larry Warsh, author of a book of sayings by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei plus Gershon Baskin, founder and co-director of Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), currently on US tour.

1. And Justice For All?
Unexplained Blackout of Discussion of CIA Interrogation Centers at 9/11 Pre-Trial Hearing
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/unexplained-blackout-of-discussion-of-cia-interrogation-centers-at-911-pre-trial-hearing-130130?news=846921
 
Ex-CIA man Kiriakou gets 2 1/2 years for leaks, admitted leaking covert officer's name
http://www.startribune.com/nation/188352741.html
 
Pentagon Watchdog Clears Darpa in Ethics Probe
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/darpa-ethics/
 
Report Catalogues Exonerated Americans who Served more than 10,000 Years in Prison
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/report-catalogues-exonerated-americans-who-served-more-than-10000-years-in-prison-130128?news=846883
 
"Wall Street's new sheriff" Mary Jo White spent years defending big banks
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/nominee-for-sheriff-has-worn-banks-hat/

2. Droning On. And On. And On.
‘Rise of the Drones’ Is Mostly a PBS Infomercial for the Military Defense Industry
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/01/24/rise-of-the-drones-is-mostly-a-pbs-infomercial-for-the-military-defense-industry/
 
Press watchdog group criticizes Nova over drone program underwritten by Lockheed Martin
http://www.current.org/2013/01/press-watchdog-group-criticizes-nova-over-drone-coverage-sponsorship/
 
Jon Stewart Hosts Drone Expert, Asks Nothing About Civilian Deaths
http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/alyssa-figueroa/watch-jon-stewart-hosts-drone-expert-asks-nothing-about-civilian-deaths
 
Hollywood wants drones for filmmaking
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/279235-hollywood-wants-drones-for-movie-making
 
The Army Seeks super-small microcopter Black Hornet drones
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1c0728fea53f92104d84965f4c691207&tab=core&_cview=0
 
Why defense spending plunged 22% last quarter — and killed GDP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/30/why-defense-spending-dropped-22-last-quarter-and-shrunk-gdp/

3. Is There Something In The Water?
Tide of plastic devastates marine food chain
http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/tide-of-plastic-devastates-marine-food-chain-1-2761581
 
One-third of fish caught in the English Channel have plastic contamination, study shows
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/24/fish-channel-plastic-contamination
 
McDonald’s new sustainable fish is — surprise! — not so sustainable
http://grist.org/news/mcdonalds-new-sustainable-fish-is-surprise-not-so-sustainable/
 
Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink
http://www.propublica.org/article/message-from-mexico-u.s.-is-polluting-water-it-may-someday-need-to-drink
 
Satellite Analysis Shows: Gulf Oil Spills Typically Underestimated
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/satellite_analysis_shows_gulf_oil_spills_typically_underestimated/3754/
 
Nature’s Capital is the Limiting Resource
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/25/natures-capital-is-the-limiting-resource/

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
New Mexico City law punishes animal cruelty with jail
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21270385
 
James Carville, Mary Matalin leaving CNN
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/james-carville-mary-matalin-leaving-cnn-155516.html
 
Decrease in 'man boob' operations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21199952

ODDS & ENDS:
UN: Israeli settlements 'violate Palestinian rights'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21274061
 
Six Israeli security chiefs stun the world
http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/28/six-israeli-security-chiefs-stun-the-world/
 
US-led economic sanctions strangle Iran's drug supply
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2960116-6/fulltext
 
Alaskans Try to Flee Climate Change Impacts but Find Little Help
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=alaskans-try-to-flee-climate-change-impacts-but-find-little-help
 
Rhino Crisis Round Up: Killing Spree Continues in South Africa and India
http://planetsave.com/2013/01/25/rhino-crisis-round-up-killing-spree-continues-in-south-africa-and-india/
 
Chavez’s 681% Returns Mean Socialism Buoys Goldman: Andes Credit
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-30/chavez-s-681-bond-returns-buoy-goldman-andes-credit-correct-.html
 
Is America Training Too Many Foreign Armies?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/28/is_america_training_too_many_foreign_armies
 
Dung Beetles Use Milky Way To Guide Movement (Heh)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=dung-beetles-use-milky-way-to-guide-13-01-24
 
When Jim Crow Drank Coke
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/opinion/when-jim-crow-drank-coke.html
 
Oliver Stone vs. the Empire
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/oliver-stone-vs-the-empire-0505/
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