The more things never change, the more they stay the same

By: Friday November 22, 2013 1:30 am

Isn’t it enough that they can do all this and the story still ends up buried in the business section?


Chiquita’s Alleged Victims Can Sue for Torture, But Not Terrorism

By: Saturday June 4, 2011 5:00 pm

As fatster noted, Judge Kenneth Marra has allowed the suit against Chiquita for its support of Colombian terrorists to go forward. But the ruling is fascinating, because it holds that the plaintiffs can sue for Chiquita’s involvement in torture, but not for its involvement in terrorism.

Chiquita Law Suits: The Guns and Drugs and Union Busting CNN Didn’t Mention

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 1:18 pm

It is good that CNN mentioned this law suit. It would have been a lot better if they had mentioned the other, perhaps criminal, things that Chiquita did as well.

Whether or not this suit goes forward (and new documents released in April by National Security Archive make it clear that Chiquita considered their ties to terrorist groups a quid pro quo), it’s important to document what it means when corporations team up with terrorist organizations.

It Takes A The Village To Ignore Death Squads And Holder’s “Mushroom Year” At DOJ

By: Tuesday December 2, 2008 4:30 pm

Yesterday Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy offered up fulsome praise for Eric Holder, President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Attorney General. Yep: Senators Whitehouse and Leahy chose to support Eric Holder to lead the Department of Justice. Yep: the same DOJ where Holder, as Number Two, chose to privately support the Marc Rich pardon for a year without knowledge of the DOJ offices and officials formally charged with reviewing Presidential pardons. Yep: the same Marc Rich who chose for his pardon attorney Jack Quinn, a personal friend of Eric Holder….the DOJ # 2 who served Quinn’s client by cutting out the Department he puported to serve. Yep: the same Holder the DOJ # 2 who chose to ask Quinn — lawyer to DOJ petitioner RIch — to find jobs for a couple of Deputy Attorney General Holder’s ex-hires.

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