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PBC News & Comment Tuesday, September 18

Unconstitutional detention law reinstated by appeals court judge; Romney campaign reels from release of fundraiser video…. We’ll update the NDAA detention case later this week with attorney Carl Mayer.

–NYT op-ed David Brooks slams Romney as “Thurston Howell Romney” for his misguided comments about the 47% of us that he says are freeloading

–the 10 states with the most people who don’t pay taxes are all red states, 9 in the deep south

–as Obama’s lead in the polls expands, don’t forget about the voter suppression tactics of the GOP

–in a Truthout opinion piece, activist Kevin Zeese notes that Obama has promised to fix NAFTA, but didn’t; and now is secretly negotiating a Pacific trade deal that will hurt more American workers

–Occupy marks its first anniversary, but where is the action?

–Afghan quagmire deepens: US stops joint ops with Afghans, Karzai objects to the latest civilian deaths, surge troops are leaving

NY Times editorial notes Gitmo “suicide” of Yemeni Adnan Latif, PBC updates the lives of two fromer Gitmo prisoners who are now detained in Europe

–IL teen accused of attemped terrorism with fake FBI bomb appears in court

–Shell Oil suspends Arctic drilling, temporarily