Lakeside Diner

By: Friday August 10, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.


Fatster’s Roundup for May 13, 2012

By: Monday May 14, 2012 6:00 am

Fatster continues news roundups, with links to stories about London whale, German austerity, Spain’s Indignados, Israel, Occupy, Yglesias, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, fracking, whooping cough, surfer’s wave, Agenda 21, Agent Orange, Accretive Health, Guttmacher, Institute, and much more.

Compensate the Victims! 50th Anniversary of Start of US Chemical Warfare Program in Vietnam

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 5:03 pm

As Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn notes at CommonDreams, “Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam without sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government.” More than 3 million people, including Vietnamese, Vietnamese-Americans, US veterans, and their children have either died, sickened or been disabled, and their children may, too, as the result of the wide-scale use of chemical agents by US forces during the Vietnam War.

Veterans Group Calls for Removal of Alan Simpson

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 12:31 pm

It’s a fact of American life that veterans are seen as inviolate, and criticisms of veterans approaching treason. It’s one thing for Alan Simpson to call Social Security recipients greedy bastards, even though a chunk of them, a substantial chunk (almost half), includes military veterans. It’s quite another thing for him to go after veterans directly, as he did in denouncing disabled vets for luckily sucking up health care resources after exposure to Agent Orange.

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