- Organizers in Detroit call for the creation of community councils to resist the state-appointed Financial Manager, Kevyn Orr.
- The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about gay marriage for the second day in a row. Today’s proceedings concern the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the federal gay marriage ban. For a more nuanced discourse on the subject, here’s a recent interview with radical queer group Against Equality.
- The government of Cyprus has announced it will restrict access to bank accounts, in an effort to stave off an expected run when banks banks re-open tomorrow.
- Ecuador is planning on auctioning off large swaths of its Amazon rainforest to Chinese oil firms.
- The Portland chapter of the Sierra Club has come out against fluoridating Portland’s water.
- Congress rushes to the aid of a $380 million Lockheed missile system that the Pentagon does not want to fund and has no intention to buy.
- Former Wall Street giant investment bank Lehman Brothers has issued another payment to creditors, as it emerges from bankruptcy.
- Russia will take a larger role in partnership with the Afghan military after international occupation troops leave in 2014.