Iraqi Journalists Sell Out: The pentagon has been paying Iraqi newspapers to write U.S. friendly articles as a propoganda technique.

South Africa Approves Gay Marriage: The highest court in S. Africa said gays should be given the same legal rights as male/female couples, making it only the fifth nation worldwide to do so.

World Aids Day: Today is world aids day, recognizing the need for solutions while 40.3 million people suffer from this disease worldwide.

Crips King Faces Death: Stanley Tookie Williams, founder of the crips street gang, is scheduled to die Dec. 13 for his involvement in gang activities. There is speculation that he will be pardoned (oops! I meant a stay of execution) because of his efforts, through writing books, to keep kids out of gangs and off the streets. He has been nominated several times for the nobel peace prize for his efforts.