News bytes

– The “left-wing” Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega continues to expand a program that completely bans abortion. Human Rights Watch is rightly outraged.

– A former US official in Iraq reveals the cowboy-attitude of Blackwater.

-…  Yet more evidence that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is deliberately undermining the services of Palestinians themselves to please the Israelis and Americans.

– Chinese bloggers reflect on the recent troubles in Burma and democracy issues in their own country.

– Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is coming.