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From the Frontlines: May 17th, 2010

May 17, 2010 ·

Showdown on K Street, unheard voices from the Gulf, and finreg loopholes.

We're headed to the Showdown on K Street! Update on the rally later this afternoon. We'll also be showing the film Plunder: The Crime of Our Time, tonight at Busboys.

Another Gitmo detainee is set free, making the tally 35-13 for freed detainees vs. those held indefinitely.

The financial reform bill is a start, but it looks like there's a few glaring loopholes.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is heading to the UK this week, as British troops face the most violent assault since the start of the war nine years ago. A report mentioned in the article says opium trade is behind the increase in violence. IPSer Phyllis Bennis says it'll take more players and less soldiers if we want peace there.

The Gulf Coast's Vietnamese and Cambodian fishing communities are some of the hardest hit in the wake of the BP oil crisis.

In related news, BP chose a more toxic, less effective oil dispersant because it hates the Earth is produced by a company with close ties to the oil giant. Jim Hightower's convinced we've been slicked by Big Oil.

Local DC group Save Our Safety Net is headed to City Council on Wednesday to call for progressive tax rates.


Jennifer Doak
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