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June 21, 2021

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Oyster Roundup!

~Thick and fast they came at last, and more, and more, and more! Derby Day! That’s right. Today with your plate of tasty oyster news nuggets, you can also enjoy a mint julep. (pause while that sinks in) OK, maybe not the best combination, but you understand my metaphorical drift. It should be an interesting race today. There are 19 horses in this year’s race, and there’s a great summary in the Wall Street Journal (linked above) for those of you looking for a quick primer. It’s been a long, strange trail to the 137th Kentucky Derby, which gets underway…

Boots on the Ground – Torture Judge Comes to Anchorage

~Ruth Sheridan and Tom Macchia   By Ruth Sheridan, Alaskans for Peace and Justice On Thursday, May 5, three activists from Alaskans for Peace and Justice were in the Federal Courtroom in Anchorage where a panel of three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals were holding hearings. One of those three judges was Jay Bybee, author of the “Bybee Memo” aka “the torture memo.”  When the session ended at about 10:30 and before the judges left the room, we stood up. One person held a banner reading – Impeach Bybee War Criminal and said “Remember the torture memos!” …