“[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.”
— Thomas Jefferson December 20, 1787
? “Egyptian army secures state TV studios”. Update: “Supporters of Egyptian president say military coup is underway”. Update: The Egyptian military has moved into key sites in Cairo”. Update: “Egypt state news agency says transitional period to be followed by presidential, parliamentary elections.” Update: “Travel ban imposed on Egypt’s President Morsi, Brotherhood members”. Update: Morsi’s gone.
? “Egyptian military leaders have assured the Obama administration that they are not interested in long-term rule following their toppling of President Mohammed Morsi”.
? Yes! “Amazing Human Shield Forms Around Women Protesters In Tahrir Square”. Photos.
? Finally: “West demands more progress from Afghanistan in return for aid: Meeting in Afghan capital billed as first step in ‘paradigm shift’ under which Kabul must deliver real progress in return for aid.”
? “CIA drone strike in Pakistan kills suspected militants: Government condemns missile attack on building near Afghan border said to have been used as unofficial sharia court.” 16 people killed.
? “A Turkish court has canceled” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s building project on Istanbul’s Taksim Square.
? The US Army just opened “Caserma Del Din, the new home of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team” in VIcenza, Italy which cost $310m.
? “Eurozone crisis: Portugal sends stock markets tumbling: Threat of Portuguese government collapse . . .”
? “France has called for the trade negotiations between the US and the EU to be put on hold for two weeks in the wake of Guardian and Spiegel revelations about American eavesdropping on its European allies.”
? “International credit card donations to WikiLeaks are flowing again after an Iceland court ruling forced MasterCard’s and Visa’s local agent to process payments”.
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? California Pacific Medical Center (part of Sutter Health) in San Francisco wanted to build a 550-bed hospital and huge medical office building, which meant closure of a well-established community hospital. California Nursing Association, community groups, and labor joined together and fought back. [cont’d.]