Information Clearing House  Digest February 7-11 2005
 
 

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005

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Mother Lode

These are the spoils for which George W. Bush has killed more than 100,000 human beings.

By Chris Floyd

02/11/05 “Moscow Times” – – The hoary adage that “there are none so blind as those who will not see” should be carved in stone at the National Press Club in Washington. Surely there can be no better motto for the cozy clubhouse of America’s media mavens, who seem preternaturally incapable of recognizing the truth — even when it stands before them, monstrous and unavoidable, like a giant Cyclops smeared with blood.
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The Evolution of Revolution: The Human Animal

Manuel Valenzuela

Walled fortifications, more than anything else, show us the historical insecurity and fear gripping humans the world over. From the Americas to Asia to Africa to Europe and all points in between, our ancestors feared their fellow humans, building walls around their dwellings and their centers of commerce and political activity.
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Truck Bomb At Iraqi Mosque Kills 13:

In Baghdad earlier today, gunmen opened fire on a crowd at a bakery, killing at least nine people.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/02/9235
de34-39ab-4678-a170-e6df937f4129.html

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Gunmen kill 11 workers at Baghdad bakery:

The shooting took place in the New Baghdad neighbourhood, a predominantly Shi’ite Muslim area.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=609980

tinyurl.com/6u97p

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Marine faces death penalty:

A US Marine could be executed for shooting two Iraqis during a vehicle search
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1268&storyid=2647626

tinyurl.com/6jb54

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Group: US killed detainees:

A US human rights group has alleged that at least 37 detainees died of torture in US detention centres at Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
207.44.245.159/article8031.htm

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C.I.A. Interrogator’s Defense to Cite Bush at Brutality Trial:

An interrogator under contract with the Central Intelligence Agency, charged with beating an Afghan prisoner who died the next day, is basing his defense in part on statements by President George W. Bush
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/02/11/news/defense.html

tinyurl.com/5m864

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Britain accused over CIA’s secret torture flights:

UK airports are believed to be operational bases for two executive jets used by the CIA to carry out ‘renditions’ of terror suspects.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=609538

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Bush Wars — Crooks Get Contracts :

The main companies that were awarded billions of dollars worth of contracts in Iraq have paid more than $300 million in fines since 2000, to resolve allegations of fraud, bid rigging, delivery of faulty military equipment, and environmental damage.
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In case you missed it:

Video : Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.

Real Video
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Bush team tried to suppress pre-9/11 report into al-Qa’ida:

The report, withheld from the public for months, warned US airports that if “the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion, a domestic hijacking would probably be preferable”.
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Bush Administration’s First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified:

“We urgently need . . . a Principals level review on the al Qida network.”
www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB147/index.htm

tinyurl.com/6zalm

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US N-strategy calls for outsourcing strikes:

Study says nuclear warheads will be transferred to US non-nuclear allies. Experts view it as an attempt to skirt international law
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EU-Iran nuclear talks end: diplomat:

“We have accomplished serious work, which is continuing.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=7
32&e=1&u=/afp/20050211/wl_mideast_afp/irannucleareutalksend

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Jim Lobe : Iran War Drums Beat Harder:

Despite the Bush administration’s insistence that, at least for now, it remains committed to using diplomatic means to halt Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme, war drums against the Islamic Republic appear to be beating more loudly here.
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Bill supporting freedom for Iran introduced:

Sen. Rick Santorum, R- Pa., has introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would tighten the screw on Iran’s Islamic regime and give millions of dollars to groups fighting for freedom from the ruling mullahs.
www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/
article2DC81E59658E429BA9522506CA91E17C.asp

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Experts doubt United States intelligence on Tehran :

US intelligence is unlikely to know much about Iran‚s contentious nuclear programme and could be vulnerable to manipulation for political ends, former intelligence officers and other experts say.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-2-2005_pg4_18

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U.S. applies different standards on nukes:

A nuclear threat is a nuclear threat. Except when it‚s not, according to the White House.
www.qctimes.com/internal.php?story_id=1
045299&t=Nation+%2F+World&c=26,1045299

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The Human Rights Case Against Attacking Iran:

For human rights defenders in Iran, the possibility of a foreign military attack on their country represents an utter disaster for their cause.
www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/02/09/iran10159.htm

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While the United States Makes Demands on Iran:

This year the U.S. will spend nearly $7 billion to maintain and modernize nuclear warheads. Ten thousand nuclear warheads, with some 2,000 on hair-trigger alert, remain in the U.S. arsenal, each one many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped 60 years
www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/5755/

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Elliot Abrams: defender of death squads to direct US “democracy‰ crusade:

George W. Bush named Elliot Abrams as his deputy national security advisor. Nothing could more clearly expose the real aims of the US president‚s worldwide crusade for “democracy‰ than this appointment.
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/feb2005/abra-f10_prn.shtml

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Democracy = Criminality?:

Further proof that under the Bush Administration truth is stranger than fiction.
www.thenation.com/blogs/outrage?bid=13&pid=2188

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From Haiti to Iraq and Beyond The Pirates‚ Brand of ŒDemocracy‚:

In both Haiti and Iraq, many thousands have been slaughtered in pursuit of Condoleezza Rice‚s “organizing principle‰ ˆ a policy that the Bush men fantasize will prevail for the remainder of the century.
www.blackcommentator.com/125/125_pirates.html

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Meaningless Imperial Policy:

To understand the current Occupation of Iraq, it is important to recall the British Occupation of Iraq in 1920, and the crisis that followed since. The 1920 British-crafted and rigged elections saw Emir Faisal I (a Saudi living in exile in London) as the first handpicked dictator king of Iraq. Since then, Iraqis have rejected and resisted foreign interference in their affairs.
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Bush urged to end Iraq ‘misadventure’: 28 lawmakers okay resolution :

A group of 28 US lawmakers have endorsed a concurrent resolution calling on President Bush to develop a plan to end the “misadventure” in Iraq.
www.dawn.com/2005/02/11/int2.htm

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Allawi aims to lead opposition to Shiites:

“Iraqi” PM travels to Irbil to discuss possible coalition with Kurdish leader Barzani
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=12593

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The Shi’ites’ Faustian pact :

The majority of Iraqis – those who voted and especially those who didn’t – are not willing to surrender their oil, their economy and their land to corporate America. The popular resistance, on a national level, tends only to increase. Shi’ites – from Sistani to the SCIRI – better not enter into a Faustian pact.
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Coming to terms with Sistani:

In the post-September 11 world, the image of Sistani is not greatly welcomed by the West. Yet nobody in the West, especially the average American, knows who Ali al-Sistani really is.
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Stop Paying the Exorbitant Price of George Bush‚s Lies!:

George Bush invaded Iraq as immorally, illegally and as completely without warranted reason as Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Feb05/Rahkonen0210.htm

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Retired Army colonel, 70, sent to Afghanistan:

Dr. John Caulfield thought it had to be a mistake when the Army asked him to return to active duty. After all, he’s 70 years old and had already retired – twice. He left the Army in 1980 and private practice two years ago.
www.marionstar.com/news/stories/20041211/localnews/1731211.html

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The Return of the Draft:

Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He’ll bribe you to sign up. He’ll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that’s not enough, he’s got a plan to draft you.
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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
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Instruments of doom:

Israel’s nuclear history and capabilities and the indispensable US role in developing and sustaining the Israeli nuclear arsenal
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France demands list of Israeli firms selling arms to Ivory Coast:

The French government has demanded that Israel provide information on companies selling arms to the Ivory Coast, where a civil war is now raging.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/539082.html

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Israel: Back to the era of brawn:

Even the most sworn optimists cannot claim that Sharon has changed his permanent map, and that he intends to give the Palestinians more than three besieged enclaves comprising only half of The West Bank and Gaza.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/538394.html

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Defence link to expelled Israeli:

EXPELLED Israeli diplomat Amir Lati had a relationship with a woman who worked for Australia’s Defence Department. The latest development has thrown up yet another explanation as to why the diplomat may have been ordered to leave Australia in December.
www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/s
tory_page/0,5936,12214813^421,00.html

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Twighlight zone / The neighbors across the way :

In contrast to the private villas – tin shacks. In contrast to a `secure’ road – suffocation. In contrast to international attention – total disregard. The 8,500 Palestinians of the Muasi region are the Palestinians no-one has heard of.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/538909.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 02/10/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East.

QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/62qpz

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Russia clears way for Iran nuke plant:

Moscow to collect spent fuel rods to ensure peaceful use of facility
www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/
articleB1423741FDE64844A2DB954BB49B9108.asp

tinyurl.com/4n792

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Diplomats say U.S. lining up allies for possible bid to oust ElBaradei as head of U.N. nuclear agency:

The United States is lobbying allies in a bid to oust the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, perhaps as early as the end of the month, diplomats and officials told The Associated Press
www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2702915,00.html

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Calm before the Chechen storm?:

Rebels urge Russia to peace talks before Feb. 22 cease-fire deadline.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0211/p07s01-woeu.html

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An empire’s fraying edge:

IN ANY other European country, the carnage would have caused horror. But ten years of war in Chechnya have inured most Russians to the fates of desperadoes such as the obscure Islamist group that two weeks ago holed up in an apartment in Nalchik, the capital of the north Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.
www.economist.com/world/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3644579

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S.Korea Shocked, Suspicious at N.Korea Nuclear Boast :

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the country had been forced to boost its defenses and possessed nuclear weapons in the face of U.S. hostility and the policy of the Bush administration to seek regime change.
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?s
ection=Breaking&storyId=989052&tw=wn_wire_story

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Twenty Questions: Social Justice Quiz :

In 1968 the minimum wage was $1.60 per hour. How much would the minimum wage be today if it had kept pace with inflation?
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If the children are the future, we’re screwed:

Last week was a busy one on the creeping-fascism index. So busy, in fact, that I finally accepted there is even such a thing as a creeping-fascism index.
www.nypress.com/18/6/news&columns/AlexanderZaitchik.cfm

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Lawyer Stewart Convicted of Aiding Terrorism:

A New York lawyer aided terrorism by helping a client send messages to militant followers, a federal jury found on Thursday in a case critics said stemmed from Bush administration efforts to discourage the defense of accused terrorists.
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7600039

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Stewart’s Case Log: Revolutionaries, Hit Men, the Poor and the Obscure:

Lynne F. Stewart, the activist defense lawyer convicted yesterday of aiding terrorism, has spent her life passionately defending some very unpopular clients.
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Senate OKs Limit on Class Action Lawsuits :

`Every American’s legal rights are diminished by this anti-consumer legislation,’’ Eight Democrats were sponsors of the bill, leaving the rest with no way to block it.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4792998,00.html

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No Place to Hide:

Award-Winning Journalist Robert O’Harrow Goes Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society.

Real Audio & Transcript.
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This absurd practice of governing anonymously:

Here is a tiny part of the transcript of a White House press briefing on Social Security, held on Feb. 2. The transcript was published on the Washington Post’s Web site.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0502
100110feb10,1,1903881.column?coll=chi-news-col

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Date: Thurs, 10 Feb 2005

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The Love of Slaughter: From Rwanda to Iraq:

The people living in those two countries probably wonder who’ll win the debate. Many of them will not survive to find out. That’s too bad.
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More than 20 Bodies Found South of Baghdad:

The charred bodies of more than 20 Iraqi truck drivers and security forces were discovered south of Baghdad.
www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-10-voa34.cfm

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10 Iraqi police killed:

The battle, near the town of Salman Pak, about 65km southeast of Baghdad, continued for several hours.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12216058-23109,00.html

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Tape Shows Gunmen Killing 4 Iraq Policemen:

A video surfaced Thursday showing gunmen shooting dead four blindfolded men who identified themselves as Iraqi policemen.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/10863913.htm

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Rock Island woman killed in Iraq :

Sgt. Jessica M. Housby, 23, of Rock Island, serving with the 1644 Transportation Unit of the Illinois National Guard, Rock Falls, Ill., was killed in action Wednesday in Iraq.
qconline.com/archives/qco/sections.cgi?prcss=display&id=230129

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Soldier Admitted To Killing Iraqi, Shooting Self:

A military investigator said Thursday that an Indiana National Guard soldier charged with killing an Iraqi police officer changed his story multiple times before admitting to killing the man, then shooting himself.
www.theindychannel.com/news/4185114/detail.html

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Iraqi journalist and son, 3, shot dead in Basra
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1409548,00.html

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“Bomb” ‘likely cause’ of Iraq crash:

A bomb planted by anti-occupation forces “likely” blew the right wing off a Royal Air Force transport in Iraq and caused it to crash more than a week ago, killing 10 servicemen
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2642425

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Iraq: Nationalist using SAMs

And man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) to gain control of the sky
www.indiadaily.com/editorial/1558.asp

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North Korea Says It Has Nuclear Arms, Suspends Talks:

North Korea said it has produced nuclear bombs and is pulling out of negotiations with the U.S. and four other nations to abandon the weapons program.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aktUtr8xqcjI&refer=japan

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Bush: World Must Speak with One Voice on Iran Nukes:

President Bush said on Wednesday Iran with a nuclear weapon would be a “very destabilizing” force and that it was important for the world to speak with one voice against Tehran’s program.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050209/pl_nm/nuclear_iran_bush_dc_1

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US-Iran tensions escalate:

Tensions between the United States and Iran have increased today, with Iran’s President Mohammed Khatami threatening “massive consequences” if there is any attempt to shut down his country’s nuclear program. Audio and transcript.
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U.S. Intelligence on Iran Seen Lacking – Experts:

U.S. intelligence is unlikely to know much about Iran’s contentious nuclear program and could be vulnerable to manipulation for political ends, former intelligence officers and other experts say.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7586007

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In case you missed it:

The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target:

The Emerging Euro-denominated International Oil Marker
www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CLA410A.html

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British Bank to open Kish branch in Iran :

He hoped that Kish Island will soon turn into a regional hub for oil transactions.
tinyurl.com/3qpqt

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In case you missed it:

Iran takes on west’s control of oil trading :

Iran is to launch an oil trading market for Middle East and Opec producers that could threaten the supremacy of London’s International Petroleum Exchange.
www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1239644,00.html

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Hugo Chavez is right …

The US will knock off those who disagree with George one by one.
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America Chides Venezuela for Russian Weapons Deal:

Venezuela defended its purchase of new Russian weapons after a top U.S. official said Washington was concerned the arms could fall into the hands of illegal groups operating in the region.
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/10/050.html

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Law of Unintended Consequences:

Careful what you wish for in Iraq.: In a heightened display of saber rattling, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have been saying nasty things about Iran’s “unelected mullahs.”
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Hans Blix: ‘We told them we could not find evidence’:

Almost two years after the invasion of Iraq, Hans Blix denounced the US for opting for military intervention over inspection.
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Bush Is Leading America Into War and Disaster:

It is natural that Bush would want to divert our attention from his failures in all arenas by a new attack, this time on Iran
www.todaysalternativenews.com/index.php?event=link,150&values[0]=&values[1]=2259

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U.S. hopes to buy loyalty:

Bush to ask Congress for $400 million for ‘Solidarity Initiative’: George W. Bush said Wednesday that he would ask the U.S. Congress for $100 million to help modernize armed forces in Poland.
news.baou.com/main.php?action=recent&rid=20050

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EU snubs Rice to lift China arms embargo:

The European Union said yesterday it was moving ahead with plans to lift an arms embargo on China despite hearing a raft of reservations from the new American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=609506

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Pentagon Inquiry Is Said to Confirm Accounts of Sexual Tactics at Guantanamo:

The women rubbed their bodies against the men, wore skimpy clothes in front of them, made sexually explicit remarks and touched them provocatively.
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18-year-old Canadian Detainee Tortured At Guantanamo:

Attorneys representing an 18-year-old Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay ˜ accused of killing an American soldier ˜ claimed Wednesday he was tortured by U.S. interrogators
www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?
re=D20BFA0E-CFD1-44B5-9D0A-C09EE32486BB

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Torture horror of Bahraini detainee :

LAWYERS for a Bahraini prisoner at Guantanamo Bay claim he was tortured by US soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, shortly after being captured in December 2001.The allegations include claims that he was made to walk barefoot over broken glass and had his head pushed into the glass before being interrogated.
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=103999&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=27327

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Soldier blames ‘infected’ culture for Iraq abuse:

An Army corporal charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners with two other British soldiers has claimed it would have been “pointless” to report the alleged attacks.
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UK Soldier ‘Blew His Top’ at Iraq Abuse, Court Told:

A British army corporal accused of mistreating prisoners in Iraq told a court on Thursday he “blew his top” when he saw detainees forced to simulate oral sex and stopped the incident immediately.
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U.N. Human Rights Experts: ‘U.S. Treatment of Detainees Inhuman and Degrading’
tinyurl.com/5rw58

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Germany Won’t Prosecute Rumsfeld:

Germany’s federal prosecutor will not pursue a criminal complaint accusing US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld of war crimes in Iraq., reported Deutsche Welle.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=142&
newsid=57534&ch=0&datte=2005-02-10

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Report: US Aviation Officials Received Warnings About Hijackings Before 9/11 :

In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission.
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Montreal terrorist suspect testifies:

Calls 9/11 world’s biggest conspiracy – Says it may not be bin Laden
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Court to decide access to 9/11 tapes :

At issue before the Court of Appeals is access to tapes of 911 calls, Fire Department dispatches and transcripts of interviews with hundreds of firefighters who responded on the day of the attack.
www.911citizenswatch.org/modules.php?
op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=459

tinyurl.com/4qmst

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In case you missed it: 9/11 In Plane Sight :

“Shocking – Thought provoking – Raises serious questions about the government’s honesty in conducting the 9-11 investigation” Real Video.
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American Defeat in Iraq :

The only question is whether defeat comes sooner or later. The longer it takes, the more national resources will be squandered.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=7217

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Iraq’s ticking time-bombs:

A reign of terror overwhelms Iraq even as news of the election results recede into relative insignificance
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/729/re1.htm

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How to Protect Your Child from the Coming Draft :

“Fighting should be reserved for genuine self-defense in the face of imminent attack, when no other help is available. Preemptive strikes and aggression disguised as self-defense won’t pass muster under the Golden Rule.”
www.antiwar.com/orig/whitehurst.php?articleid=4789

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A Letter To Veterans: What Now?:

Veterans Have Failed To Stop Or Even Slow This Horrible War. Is It Time For Something More Radical?
tinyurl.com/5lvlv

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Al-Qaida blasts US notion of ‘freedom’:

Aired on Thursday, the audiotape message said the freedom sought by millions in the Islamic world was “not the freedom to destroy others … it is not the freedom that allows [America] to support oppressive regimes”.
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US still has 110 nuclear weapons in UK :

The US has more than 100 nuclear weapons at its Lakenheath base in Suffolk, three times the number previously thought, a respected US research agency said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1409671,00.html

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Someone is trying to capitalize on myths that Russian nuclear weapons are poorly guarded:

Russian Defense Minister Igor Ivanov has dismissed allegations widespread in the West that Russian nuclear weapons are poorly guarded.
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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
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A CIA cover-up?:

No one accountable on death of a missionary and her baby
msnbc.msn.com/id/6940982/

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In case you missed it:

Video: John Pilger; “Breaking The Silence”

A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror” Real Media
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Second Palestinian killed after summit:

Two days after a truce was agreed to in the historical Sharm al-Shaikh summit, Israeli troops have killed a seond Palestinian, while fighters in Gaza fired mortars at illegal settlements.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/72A72
EC3-EEE7-47B8-ACF2-6CDCB64F672D.htm

tinyurl.com/4zyxm

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Hamas Retaliates as Abbas Fires Gaza Commanders:

Hamas claimed responsibility for the mortar attacks, saying it was avenging the deaths of two Palestinians on Wednesday.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/
ap/20050210/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

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Robert Fisk: There will be no Middle East peace without justice:

If we are going to clap our hands like the Sharm El-Sheikh “peacemakers”, we‚d better realise that unless we are going to resolve these great issues of injustice now, this new act of “peacemaking” will prove to be as bloody as Oslo. Ask Mahmoud Abbas. He was the author of that first fatal agreement.
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A shameful kind of Zionist :

It’s been a long time since Zionism had such a revival. Everyone’s joining in the cause to affirm their contradictory position on the issue that is the heart and soul of Zionism – “redemption of the land.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/538398.html

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Ward Churchill : I mourn all 9/11 victims:

The comments by Ward Churchill came as the university backed off from canceling his Tuesday night speech.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nation
world/chi-0502090295feb09,1,2511000.story

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Killing Is Good:

Churchill attempted to make Americans understand why people around the world hate them and their government so much.
www.blackcommentator.com/125/125_fr_killing.html

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Video: Ward Churchill Speaks:

A University of Colorado professor who angered two governors and offended families of World Trade Center victims with his comparison of 911 victims to Nazis gave a speech Tuesday to a cheering crowd. Real video.
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Republican Dictionary: Victims of Terrorism:

This refers mostly to the 3,000 Americans that were killed during the attack on the twin towers in New York by foreign young agents. This does not apply to the tens of thousands of innocent people in both Afghanistan and Iraq killed brutally with American weapons.
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Bush budget scraps 9,790 border patrol agents :

President uses law’s escape clause to drop funding for new homeland security force
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/
archive/2005/02/09/MNGOKB837T1.DTL

tinyurl.com/5jd26

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Chomsky: Budget attacks America’s majority:

If you were poor, a Native American, a small farmer or an ecologist, you probably did not vote for George W Bush
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/09B3A
9EE-10E3-4ED0-83E3-F33DF298B869.htm

tinyurl.com/3uoh3

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Students ordered to wear tracking tags:

Parents protest school mandate on RFID badges
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6942751/

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The Republican Dictionary:

Bush’s personal retirement accounts=private retirement accounts=US government loans=US government borrowing=Chinese government lending=Chinese Communist Party loans.
www.thenation.com/edcut/index.mhtml?bid=7&pid=2182

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China executes two hundred people in last 2 weeks :

In December and January the number of excutions reported in local media topped 650, although that number could be much higher as China does not release details of all executions.
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=53235c1772c8d64a

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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005

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Bernard Weiner: Taking On the American Taliban:

Many Americans, frightened by terrorism and manipulated by the Bush Administration’s constant fearmongering, have in a sense welcomed Talabani-type thinking into their consciousness and behavior.
207.44.245.159/article8014.htm

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Outsourcing Torture

The Secret History of America’s “Extraordinary Rendition” Program

by Jane Mayer

On January 27th, President Bush, in an interview with the Times, assured the world that “torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand over people to countries that do torture.‰ Maher Arar, a Canadian engineer who was born in Syria, was surprised to learn of Bush‚s statement. Two and a half years ago, American officials, suspecting Arar of being a terrorist, apprehended him in New York and sent him back to Syria, where he endured months of brutal interrogation, including torture.
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12, including two US troops, die in Iraq attacks
www.albawaba.com/en/news/179904

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Four Iraqi police killed in Samarra:

Four Iraqi policemen were killed in a roadside bombing early Wednesday
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=12643

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Senior Housing Ministry Official Killed in Baghdad:

Earlier on Wednesday, gunmen killed an Iraqi journalist working for a U.S.-funded television network in Basra and kidnapped a senior Interior Ministry official in Baghdad.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=484535

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U.S. general says he believes British plane was downed by hostile act, not accident
www.boston.com/dailynews/040/wash/U_S_general_says_he_believes_B:.shtml

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Iraq Election Results Delayed on Recount :

Iraqi officials Wednesday delayed the announcement of final results from landmark national elections because they said the election commission must recount votes from about 300 ballot boxes
www.cumberlink.com/articles/2005/02/09/ap/headlines/d8853id00.txt

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US accuses Syria of exporting Middle East terror :

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice strongly criticised Syria on Tuesday for what she said was its policy of exporting terror and attempting to wreck a peace process in the Middle East.
www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10010245

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Rice Pursues Gunboat Diplomacy in Syria :

Rice made a statement in Italy accusing Syria of supporting terrorism and threatened the country with “isolation.” Rice emphasized that terrorists in Iraq were supported by Damascus and said the Damascus administration “supports at least the terrorism in the south of Lebanon” and asked for cooperation.
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&hn=16391

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PM agrees with Bush on Iranian threat :

ran is a sponsor of state terrorism and should realise it must not seek to obstruct progress towards a Middle East peace settlement, Tony Blair said yesterday.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/
09/nblair109.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/09/ixnewstop.html

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Strike Iran and Risk Huge Backlash, Blix Warns US :

‘’ I think the restraining element in this must be that the United States must know if they launch an attack, there (possibly) could be (a nuclear) retaliation,’’ said Blix.
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Nuclear Folly:

According to recent news reports and as hinted in the president’s State of the Union Address, the neocons who dominate the Bush administration are gearing up for another pre-emptive military attack, this time upon Iran. The ostensible reason for such an attack is that the Iranian government is developing nuclear weapons.
www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/wittner8.html

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Iran to take control of world’s oil trade in 2005?:

In 2005 Iran will launch a new oil exchange that is expected to put an end to Western domination of the international oil trade. The US and UK, currently home to the world’s largest oil markets, are unlikely to allow Iran to undermine their control of the oil trade without putting up a fight.
www.theinsider.org/mailing/article.asp?id=0508

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How to seek shelter when it’s raining fear :

When we look back at the past, people’s responses to perceived threats often strike us as disproportionate or simply crazy. Past panics tend to be quietly forgotten, or dismissed as embarrassing reminders of our capacity for group hysteria.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/02/07/news/edbourke.html

tinyurl.com/4ru79

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A CNN Executive Says G.I.s in Iraq Target Journalists:

Mr. Jordan, speaking in a panel discussion titled “Will Democracy Survive the Media?” said “he knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy,” said Rep. Barney Frank, a Democrat of Massachusetts who was on the panel with Mr. Jordan.
207.44.245.159/article8011.htm

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Stories from Fallujah:

American soldiers entered his house and woke them all up. They drug them into the main room of the house, and executed my cousin in front of his family. Then they simply left.‰
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Blair sorry for Irish jailed innocents:

In a video-taped statement released by Downing Street on Wednesday, Blair admitted the jailing of 11 innocent people for bomb blasts caused by the IRA was wrong.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/05A7C3DD-A436-4A76-AF05-FEC89D3E2F09.htm

tinyurl.com/468j8

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Lawyers allege Canadian teen abused in U.S. prison camp:

The federal government has “abandoned” a Canadian teenager being held as a terrorism suspect at a U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, broadening a shroud of secrecy that has failed to ensure his humane treatment for nearly three years.
canadaeast.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050208/CPN/18216017

tinyurl.com/4v3hm

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US has more nuclear weapons in Europe than thought: report:

The United States is keeping some 480 nuclear weapons in air bases in Europe — twice as many as analysts had previously estimated — to deter attacks from terrorists or rogue nations
www.spacewar.com/2005/050209070333.aov1fd6u.html

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Berezovsky Claims Chechen Rebels Have A-bomb:

Chechen rebels could have an atomic bomb, Boris Berezovsky, Russian tycoon currently living in self-imposed exile in Great Britain, told the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily on the phone. Russian security officials refused to comment on Berezovsky‚s statement.
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/02/08/berezobomb.shtml

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Russia and China announce strategic partnership:

Sources say, Russia and China have formally joined hands to stop expanding American and European military as well as economic global influences.
www.indiadaily.com/editorial/02-03b-05.asp

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China Poised to Overtake U.S. in 2020s-Author:

China’s unprecedented rise, fueled by foreign investment and technology, has put the Asian giant on a path to surpass the United States economically by 2025, the author of a new book on China said on Tuesday.
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2005/
02/09/china_poised_to_overtake_us_in_2020s_author/

tinyurl.com/3qnru

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Philippines: 20 soldiers and 30 rebels killed:

Adan said a total of six battalions, three each from the Army and the Marines, or roughly 3,000 troops, are now in hot pursuit against 500 followers of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Nur Misuari.
www.tribune.net.ph/headlines/20050210.hed02.html

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After Mideast Summit, What Lies Ahead: Report:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to meet Wednesday, February 9, with resistance factions to keep them posted on the latest understandings reached with Israel, listen to reservations and secure a unified Palestinian front, hoping to give his peace moves a much-needed momentum.
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-02/09/article03.shtml

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Likud rebels plan ultimatum to PM: No referendum, no budget :

Opening a new front in their campaign to foil the disengagement plan, Likud rebels Wednesday were preparing to issue an ultimatum to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, declaring that they would vote against the state budget unless Sharon came out in favor of a national referendum on the pullout, Army Radio reported.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/537891.html

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Amira Hass : The blood of Iman al-Hamas :

And the blood of Iman al-Hamas – on whose hands is her blood? With or without the confirmed killing, the soldiers in R.’s unit, with him or without him at the Girit outpost in Rafah, killed the 13-year-old schoolgirl who was walking on October 5 with her schoolbag in broad daylight.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/537863.html

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In case you missed it:

Hamas history tied to Israel :

Israel and Hamas may currently be locked in deadly combat, but, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial aid to Hamas over a period of years.
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=18062002-051845-8272r

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In case you missed it:

Secret Israeli Units Lived Among Palestinians for Years :

Israelis are fascinated with the revelation that for the past 40 years Israeli Jewish undercover agents have been passing themselves off as Palestinians and have not only lived with and worked with Palestinians, but have even married and had children with Palestinian women living inside Israel.
www.washington-report.org/backissues/1298/9812057.html

tinyurl.com/6koxr

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 02/08/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/4shtv

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Stranger Than Fiction!

What makes a terrorist tick?

A new US government-funded centre at the University of Maryland aims to find out. Scholars involved in the project, funded with a $US12 million ($15.67 million) three-year US grant, hope their research will explain what makes people adopt terrorist tactics, and then help stop attacks before they occur.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5744,12205154%255E1702,00.html

tinyurl.com/6zmal

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Pakistan Army Pays More Than Half Million Dollars to Al Qaeda in Bizarre Deal
www.satribune.com/archives/200502/P1_deal.htm

tinyurl.com/43xcq

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Tom Friedman: Scribe for New Age Imperialism:

Cutting through the baloney in a Tom Friedman article is like picking a nickel out of a dog’s breakfast; damn near impossible.
www.counterpunch.com/whitney02072005.html

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Pentagon to broadcast to millions of U.S. homes :

Moving on from its phase of embedding journalists, or as some would say, ‘a policy of restricting and contolling the flow of information,’ the Pentagon will now produce and disseminate the news itself. It will be beamed to the public at no charge.
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Dr. Teresa Whitehurst : ‘I’m Ready to Die’:

Fundamentalist Christianity Instills in Millions of American Followers a Depressing-and Dangerous-Nihilism
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Bush’s budget eliminates college loan program:

Bush also wants to force colleges to pay back all of the federal Perkins money they‚ve given to students ˜ about $6 billion nationwide ˜ over 10 years.
www.wvgazette.com/section/News/2005020823

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Professor, Noriel Roubini : Bush Budget is “a multi-trillion dollar decade long scam”:

Put it less politiely, a voodoo black magic to the power of two, the biggest Ponzi game in the financial history of humanity that would lead the US to certain bankruptcy by the next decade.
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Read it and make up your own mind!:

Ward Churchill “Some People Push Back” On the Justice of Roosting Chickens
www.kersplebedeb.com/mystuff/s11/churchill.html

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20 amazing facts about voting in USA

Did you know…
1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies:
www.newmatilda.com/home/articledetail.asp?ArticleID=471

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Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005

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Following a Paper Trail to the Roots of Torture:

Justice Department memos suggested that in a war like the present one, presidential power can override both congressional laws and “customary international law”: in short, that the president can choose to suspend America’s obligation to comply with the Geneva Conventions if he wishes, authorize torture or detain prisoners without a hearing.
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Imperial Delusions

By TARIQ ALI

The United States, unlike the Empires of old Europe has always preferred to excersize its hegemony indirectly. It has relied on local relays—uniformed despots, corrupt oligarchs, pliant politicians and obedient monarchs—rather than lengthy occupations and nation-building with carefully-controlled forms of elite, low-intensity democracy. It was only when rebellions from below threatened to disrupt this order that the Marines were dispatched and wars were fought.
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Panorama: Exit strategy

BBC Video

As Iraq holds historic elections, Panorama presents a major film examining the state of Iraq today. Will the elections put the country on the road to peace – or push it deeper into war?

Click here to watch it online
207.44.245.159/article8003.htm

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Authorities say 22 dead from Baghdad bombing :

The US military says 21 people were killed in addition to a suicide bomber who set off explosives outside an Iraqi army recruitment center. Today’s blast is considered the deadliest since last week’s election violence.
tinyurl.com/5bst4

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Iraqi politician survives assassination attempt but loses sons:

Alusi is a controversial figure in Iraq — he has been a vocal critic of Syria and Iran, and was widely criticised in Iraq for visiting Israel last year.
tinyurl.com/3lcnz

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Militant group claims it has killed Italian journalist:

On Monday, a Web posting in the name of the Jihad Organisation pledged to release Sgrena in a few days because it said an investigation had determined she was not a spy and after an appeal for her freedom by Sunni clerics.
www.eitb24.com/noticia_en.php?id=37460

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Kurds gain in election at expense of the Shias:

The results were undermined by revelations of vote-rigging and intimidation in the city of Mosul, where masked gunmen had burst into polling stations and stolen ballot boxes, stuffing them with their own papers.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1475207,00.html

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Kurdish Ticket Makes Gains in Iraq Voting :

A Kurdish ticket pulled into second place ahead of U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s candidates in Iraq’s national election after votes were released Monday from the Kurdish self-governing area of the north
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050207/
ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=2100

tinyurl.com/3n6tg

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George Monbiot: Fraud and corruption :

Forget the UN. The US occupation regime helped itself to $8.8 bn of mostly Iraqi money in just 14 months
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6 Kuwaiti prisoners allege abuse:

Six Kuwaiti prisoners said they were severely beaten, given electric shocks and sodomized by U.S. forces in Afghanistan
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/world/10843563.htm

tinyurl.com/45ndw

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Dire prison conditions, violence against women persist in Afghanistans:

The UN Independent Expert on Human Rights in Afghanistan, Cherif Bassiouni, has also voiced “grave concern” over “a very unusual practice” in which foreign coalition forces have taken upon themselves the right, without legal process, to arrest people, detain them, mistreat them and possibly even torture them.
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=13260&Cr=afghan&Cr1

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‘It’s torture, it’s sheer torture’: :

Detainees at South Australia’s Baxter Detention Centre were being psychologically tortured and humiliated, a volunteer worker at the centre said today.
207.44.245.159/article8004.htm

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Australia: Mental illness rife at detention centre: nurse:

Mental illness was rife at the Woomera detention centre, but went untreated because management wanted to hide it, a former nurse at the centre said today.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/02/07/1107625098237.html

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Sharon, Abbas Declare Cease-Fire :

Neither side signed a truce declaration at the Egyptian summit Tuesday. But the Palestinian leader described what he called a new opportunity for restoring the Middle East peace process. He then declared an end to the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation.
www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-08voa110.cfm

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Falluja Residents Testify to the Destruction of Their City:

Three months after the American offensive and capture of the Sunni bastion, barely 20% of the population has returned. Some residents survive in the ruins. The Red Crescent tries to help, while the Iraqi Army patrols and loots whatever remains.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/020705H.shtml

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 02/07/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/3j3g4

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Hamas says not bound by cease-fire declarations:

Hamas said on Tuesday that it will not be bound by Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire declarations made at the Sharm el-Sheik summit, the group‚s representative in Lebanon said.
tinyurl.com/4mj2u

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Egypt, Jordan envoys to return to Israel:

Egypt and Jordan, the only Arab countries to sign peace treaties with Israel, have not had ambassadors in Israel since early in the Palestinian uprising which broke out in 2000.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8D318B4D-069D-4BC3-BAE7-FD8410BA3F31.htm

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Sharon visit stirs protests in Egypt:

University students staged demonstrations on campuses across the country and the journalists’ syndicate organised a two-hour sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo to register disapproval at the visit.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E8A7A116-A965-48DF-B2A5-E9FF3FCF1F10.htm

tinyurl.com/5s7s9

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WMD official cautions US over Iran:

The US official who declared the White House’s hunt for illicit weapons in Iraq to be a failure driven by faulty intelligence has warned the Bush administration against repeating its mistakes in the current war of words with Iran.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A6DF7B6F-83F9-4BB0-902B-26D6A5CBA19B.htm

tinyurl.com/6d2cc

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US nuclear upgrade may violate test ban:

As it accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons, America is preparing to upgrade and renew parts of its own ageing nuclear arsenal. Critics believe the upgrades could lead the US to breach the treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=608874

tinyurl.com/6d3my

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Judge Rejects ‘Stop Loss’ Suit Vs. Army :

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Army’s right to force soldiers to serve past the dates of their enlistments, the so-called ``stop loss’’ policy that can keep men and women in uniform during war or national emergencies.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4784778,00.html

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Is the Army‚s Manpower Problem So Bad it Must Now Recall the Injured?:

Apparently˜as that is what it has done to Adam Mowery
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Back from Iraq – and suddenly out on the streets:

Social service agencies say the number of homeless vets is rising, in part because of high housing costs and gaps in pay.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0208/p02s01-ussc.html

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Gimme Shelter:

Some Iraq veterans are returning home, only to face homelessness and mental problems. Meanwhile, the VA is MIA.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/21191/

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Bush Budget Raises Prescription Prices for Many Veterans:

President Bush’s budget would more than double the co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs and would require some to pay a new fee of $250 a year for the privilege of using government health care, administration officials said Sunday.
www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
20050207/ZNYT04/502070314/1004/LOCAL

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Despite Proposed Cuts, Bush Budget Is Bigger:

Even as President Bush proposes deep cuts in healthcare, farm subsidies and other domestic programs, his new budget makes one thing clear about the legacy of his first term in the White House: The era of big government is back.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news3/latimes21.htm

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Bush budget: Military wins:

Bush proposed a $2.57 trillion budget for 2006 on Monday that would erase scores of programs, cull savings from Medicaid and cut housing for the disabled and many other programs. Its fate will be decided by Congress over coming months.
www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21474~2698887,00.html

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Bush’s budget axe to fall on poor :

President Bush is proposing to reduce spending on public health and social welfare in the US to help pay for tax cuts and the war in Iraq, according to early reports of today’s White House budget.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1407400,00.html

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Paul Krugman: Spearing the Beast:

President Bush isn’t trying to reform Social Security. He isn’t even trying to “partially privatize” it. His plan is, in essence, to dismantle the program, replacing it with a system that may be social but doesn’t provide security. And the goal, as with his tax cuts, is to undermine the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt.
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Antiwar Protesters to Use New Peace “Tax Return” :

Thousands of U.S. taxpayers opposed to the war in Iraq are expected to use a new “Peace Tax Return” as a means to protest-or even resist-the spending of their federal tax dollars for the war.
www.commondreams.org/news2005/0206-01.htm

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Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005

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Not Worth My Son’s Sacrifice:

This war was sold to the American people by a slimy leadership with a maniacal zeal and phony sincerity that would have impressed snake oil salesmen a century ago. The average American needs to hear from people who have been devastated by the arrogance and ignorance of an administration that doesn’t even have the decency or compassion to sign our “death” letters.
207.44.245.159/article7998.htm

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The ethics of war

Is The U.S. Military Guilty Of War Crimes In Iraq?

By Jeremy Iggers

It isn’t only a question about the moral culpability of American troops, their commanders or their political leaders. While they bear moral responsibility for their actions, we as citizens in a democracy share responsibility for actions undertaken in our name. That responsibility is not diminished by the fact that Iraqi insurgents are committing horrific crimes against their own people. In years to come, the world community will likely ask of us: Did we know? Did we care? Did we speak out?
207.44.245.159/article7988.htm

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Oh Lord, ain’t it hard

By Sheila Samples

Most Americans seem hesitant to question Bush’s grand scheme to fight terror by creating even more terror with his “doctrine” of assassination and collateral damage. Only a few have dared to approach him with even a tentative suggestion that perhaps the public deserves an explanation for the heinous torture, abuse and even murder of those unfortunate enough to be scooped up and detained in prisons such as Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay. And, sadly, nobody seems to notice the growing daily death toll of American citizens in Iraq.
207.44.245.159/article7983.htm

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22 Iraqi Officers and 14 Resistance Fighters Killed Near Baghdad :

Elsewhere, one U.S. soldier from Task Force Baghdad was killed and two others were wounded Sunday afternoon
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4782355,00.html

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Suicide bomber kills 12 at Iraqi hospital:

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hospital compound in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing 12 policemen and injuring four others, hospital officials said.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/
RTGAM.20050207.wiraq0207/BNStory/International/

tinyurl.com/5zy3z

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Eight people killed in Baghdad car bombing:

A car bomb exploded on Monday outside the police headquarters in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad, killing eight people, hospital sources said.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1231754,001300180001.htm

tinyurl.com/5ecom

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Militant group kills Iraqi translator:

Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said it had shot dead an Iraqi translator working for U.S. forces and posted an Internet video of the killing on Monday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0731130.htm

tinyurl.com/573xu

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Reporter’s captors warn Italy to pull troops from Iraq :

The purported kidnappers of an Italian journalist abducted in Iraq claimed they still were interrogating her and said they had given Rome a final warning to withdraw its troops from the country, according to a statement posted on the Internet Sunday.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=world_home&articleID=1838378

tinyurl.com/4uw47

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Out with the old, in with the new :

The Iraqi elections were designed not to preserve the unity of Iraq but to re-establish the unity of the west
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1407210,00.html

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Juan Cole: The Republicans’ Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iraq:

The Republican Party spin machine was bouncing around the airwaves like an overloaded washing machine on Sunday attempting to obscure from the American public that they had by their actions managed to install a Shiite religious ruling class in Iraq.
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The siege of democracy:

The election in Iraq has disappointed the vast majority of Arab people. The whole process made us wonder whether this election was to serve the Iraqi or the American purpose. Even before the results were declared, American leaders started claiming the credit for the conduct of the election.
207.44.245.159/article7987.htm

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Rep. Ron Paul: Democracy Is Not Freedom:

George Orwell wrote about “meaningless words‰ that are endlessly repeated in the political arena. Words like “freedom,‰ “democracy,‰ and “justice,‰ Orwell explained, have been abused so long that their original meanings have been eviscerated
www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul233.html

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Beware the euphoria about Iraq’s election:

History has a sober lesson for those intoxicated by the poll
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Elections‚ Aftermath:

The elections were designed to establish sectarianism in Iraq, not democracy.
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Breaking Ranks to Shun War :

His sergeant called him a coward to his face. His chaplain sent him an e-mail saying he was ashamed of him. His commanders had him formally charged with desertion.
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Most shootings aren’t publicized :

The shootings rarely make news — outside the towns where they occur. The military does not make a practice of publicizing cases of “collateral damage” unless by chance reporters are embedded with units and write about the events they witness.
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Deadly cases of mistaken IDs:

On three occasions, troops shot and killed civilians: a dump truck driver, a mother and father, and a young girl. In two incidents, the cars sped away, leaving their passengers’ fates unknown.
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Unqualified medics ‘did amputations’:

UNQUALIFIED US military medics stationed at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison reportedly carried out amputations and recycled used chest tubes. A Time magazine report today said staff also lacked medical supplies to treat inmates account, to cover up a homicide inside the jail.and that a medic was ordered, by one
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5744,12172134%255E1702,00.html

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The Abu Ghraib Scandal You Don’t Know:

In what amounted to a perversion of the traditional doctor’s creed of “first, do no harm,” the medical system at the prison became an instrument of abuse, by design and by neglect.
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CIA renditions of terror suspects are ‘out of control:’ report:

Michael Scheuer, a former CIA counter terrorism agent, told The New Yorker magazine “all we’ve done is create a nightmare,” with regard to the top secret practice of renditions.
us-politics.news.designerz.com/cia-renditions-of-
terror-suspects-are-out-of-control-report.html?d20050206

tinyurl.com/4bjnk

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`Pre-emptive’ study of Iran data started:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched what its chairman called a “pre-emptive” examination of U.S. intelligence on Iran as part of an effort to avoid the problems that plagued America’s prewar assessments on Iraq.
207.44.245.159/article7989.htm

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Rice warns Iran against provoking Israel :

Condoleezza Rice turned Washington’s rhetoric on Iran up another notch yesterday, telling Iranians they would have to “live up to their international obligations” to avoid a conflict with Israel.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1407388,00.html

tinyurl.com/4rbud

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WMD official cautions US over Iran:

The US official who declared the White House’s hunt for illicit weapons in Iraq to be a failure driven by faulty intelligence has warned the Bush administration against repeating its mistakes in the current war of words with Iran.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A6DF7B6F-83F9-4BB0-902B-26D6A5CBA19B.htm

tinyurl.com/6d2cc

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A nuclear Iran is not the problem :

Whatever happened to the theory of mutually assured destruction? Better to demonise Islam further by shivering over an Islamic bomb.
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U.S. draft law designates PLO officials as “terrorists‰ :

A U.S. draft law, introduced on January 26, 2005, states that any foreigner representing the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) would be treated as a “terrorist‰.
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=6969

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Spy theory the buzz in Canberra:

ISRAELI authorities have reportedly ordered an inquiry into “weird” circumstances surrounding Australia’s expulsion of a diplomat from Canberra.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12184619-421,00.html

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Israel’s President unlikely to visit New Zealand :

Prime Minister Helen Clark on Monday ruled out a visit by President Moshe Katsav to New Zealand next month, saying diplomatic relations were still strained following a passport fraud case involving suspected Mossad spies.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/536846.html

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World watch :

It was strange, observed one passerby, when statues of tyrants were being toppled elsewhere, to see the unannounced return – in now tarnished bronze – of the lugubrious monarch who is still remembered as the cruellest face of European colonialism in Africa.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1407207,00.html

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U.S. Forces Korea issues warning
stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=27048

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Apocalypse now: how mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth:

Floods, storms and droughts. Melting Arctic ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans turning to acid. The world’s top scientists warned last week that dangerous climate change is taking place today, not the day after tomorrow. You don’t believe it? Then, says Geoffrey Lean, read this…
news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=608209

tinyurl.com/638pb

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Bush’s budget axe to fall on poor :

President Bush is proposing to reduce spending on public health and social welfare in the US to help pay for tax cuts and the war in Iraq, according to early reports of today’s White House budget.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1407400,00.html

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Domestic programs lose in Bush budget:

President Bush’s budget will propose slashing grants to local law-enforcement agencies and cutting spending for environmental protection, American Indian schools and home-heating aid for the poor
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-05020
60427feb06,1,6972040.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

tinyurl.com/5rchg

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Homeless vets wait years for aid :

John Staresinich is a Purple Heart veteran who has slept in cracks in highway overpasses and abandoned cars, camped out in thin tents next to railroad tracks and fought off rats and bugs in Chinatown flophouses
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-wvets06.html

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Cheney Sees More U.S. Borrowing for Pension Accounts:

Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday acknowledged trillions of dollars in future borrowing may be needed to cover the cost of private retirement accounts under President Bush’s plan to retool the Social Security retirement system.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=LHW
NE3PKY3WCQCRBAEZSFFA?type=politicsNews&storyID=7549153

tinyurl.com/5ysxb

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Shhhh. U.S. appeals USA PATRIOT loss:

Last year the ACLU, representing an anonymous ISP, mounted a constitutional challenge to the FBI’s authority to issue “national security letters” that force a communications provider to hand over sensitive customer information to the bureau without a court order, and to keep the matter a secret for all time.
www.securityfocus.com/news/10432

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