Information Clearing House  Digest March 1-7 2005

 
 

Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005

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U.S. Citizen Jose Padilla : Imprisoned Without Trial for 2 Years and 274 Days

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“The Tools of Tyrants” – Jose Padilla and the 10 Commandments

So long as Padilla sits in prison, deprived of all his constitutional rights, there are no guarantees of personal liberty in America.

By Mike Whitney

It shouldn‚t surprise us that the Supreme Court has decided to take a case about the public displaying of the 10 Commandments, but refused to hear the case of Jose Padilla, the alleged “dirty bomber”.
207.44.245.159/article8206.htm

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None Us Are Free – If One Of Us Is Chained.

A Must Watch Flash Presentation.

Watch it online now!
207.44.245.159/article8199.htm

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Is Lebanon walking into another nightmare?

By Robert Fisk in Beirut

Have we forgotten 150,000 dead? Have we forgotten the Western hostages? Have we forgotten the 241 Americans who died in the suicide bombing of 23 October 1983? This democracy, if it comes, will be drenched with blood – but the blood will be that of the Lebanese who live here, not that of the foreigners who wish to bestow freedom upon them.
207.44.245.159/article8208.htm

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Land of ŒMurka‚

An Inside Look at George W. Bush‚s “Murka‰
The religion of millions of Murkans is the Almighty Dollar; their god is greed; their temple of worship the television monitor sitting in the center of family affairs

By Manuel Valenzuela

Murka is the land of profit over people, revenues over integrity, corporations over citizens, pollution over environment, the bottom line over universal principles of humanity, injustice and inequality over justice and equality, greed over reason, and the addiction to wealth over the virtue of moderation.
207.44.245.159/article8210.htm

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At least 25 dead in Iraq attacks as parties thrash out coalition deal:

The worst bloodshed happened in Balad, north of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at the home of an Iraqi army officer, killing 15 people, who included at least two soldiers, and wounding 23, police said.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38143

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Iraqi Resistance Distances Itself From Civilian Blood:

The resistance faction called on its members to avoid cooperation, of any kind, with armed groups involved in killing Iraqis or civilians.
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-03/07/article05.shtml

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Bulgaria presses Washington over ‘friendly fire’ death in Iraq:

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Svinarov said on Monday that US friendly fire was to blame for the death on Friday of a Bulgarian machinegunner.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38144

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Italy honours officer slain by US:

Italy has paid homage to an intelligence officer killed in Iraq by US forces, giving him a full state funeral that was tinged with anger over how he was gunned down while protecting a freed Italian hostage.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/32D3D404-CC5E-4FDE-8C33-A784F54F6A87.htm

tinyurl.com/5uoa6

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Italian hostage accuses US of trying to kill her as thousands mourn her rescuer :

The former Italian hostage who saw her rescuer shot dead at a US checkpoint in Baghdad said yesterday they might have been targeted because of US objections to Italy’s policy of negotiating with kidnappers.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1432040,00.html

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Outrage as US soldiers kill hostage rescue hero :

‘The hardest moment was when I saw the person who had saved me die in my arms,’ she said. Her poignant words and weak, haggard appearance as she had to be helped from the jet that brought her back from Baghdad are fuelling national rage.
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1431436,00.html

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Shattered bridges:

Is there more to the abduction of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena than meets the eye?
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/732/in2.htm

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UK opposition party demands withdrawal of troops from Iraq :

British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced renewed criticism over his Iraq policy on Saturday when the leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy urged him to withdraw British troops from Iraq.
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Lawyers’ panel indicts Bush, Blair:

US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair deserve life sentences, with the possibility of parole after 25 years, for the war crimes and genocide in Iraq, according to a lawyers’ panel.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D8C1C363-308C-41F7-8B32-935312621768.htm

tinyurl.com/4jytm

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Bush Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to UN Post :

In a breathtaking victory for right-wing hawks, U.S. President George W. Bush has nominated Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton to become his next ambassador to the United Nations.
207.44.245.159/article8211.htm

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More On “John Bolton”
tinyurl.com/5ddjp

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Charge him or let him go:

Holding U.S. citizens indefinitely with no recourse or prospect of resolving their status is un-American and just plain wrong.
www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/11070182.htm

tinyurl.com/4oheg

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“The Tools of Tyrants‰ — Jose Padilla and the 10 Commandments:

It shouldn‚t surprise us that the Supreme Court has decided to take a case about the public displaying of the 10 Commandments, but refused to hear the case of Jose Padilla, the alleged “dirty bomber‰.
207.44.245.159/article8206.htm

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Join the club:

The top ten other regimes that imprison without trial:
www.sundayherald.com/48170

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CIA Flying Suspects To Torture:

Witnesses tell the same story: masked men in an unmarked jet seize their target, cut off his clothes, put him in a blindfold and jumpsuit, tranquilize him and fly him away. They’re describing U.S. agents collaring terrorism suspects.
207.44.245.159/article8204.htm

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U.S. targets spy services abroad:

The new mission for counterintelligence is to identify foreign spies and terrorist threats, and then develop “a counterintelligence doctrine of attacking foreign intelligence services systematically via strategic counterintelligence operations,”
www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20050305-111738-8027r

tinyurl.com/65v3u

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Syria Orders Hamas, Jihad Leaders Out:

“Syria closed the offices of (Islamic) Jihad and Hamas, cut off their phone lines and ordered (Ramadan) Shallah and (Khaled) Meshaal to leave its territory,‰ ex-head of the Palestinian National Council, Khaled Al-Fahoum, told IOL
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-03/07/article03.shtml

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Reporters say there are signs that’s Syria moving troops in Lebanon
tinyurl.com/6dudd

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Hizbollah Warns Against Withdrawal of Syrian Troops From Lebanon:

Lebanon’s most powerful and only armed party – Hizbollah – called for peaceful protests on Tuesday in support of Syria and warned of mayhem if Syrian troops were to leave.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/07/1449238

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The Syrian Hoax:

Once again the Bush propaganda machine has swung into action, inciting America to believe there‚s a terrible threat to the world‚s future ˜ a threat that must be destroyed, by force if necessary. And that threat is Syria.
harrybrowne.org/articles/SyrianHoax.htm

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What’s Happening in Lebanon:

The sad part is that Israel produces “evidences” that are always “bought” in Washington.
www.counterpunch.com/leupp03052005.html

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Israel: Partial Syrian pullout not enough :

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wants Syria to withdraw completely from Lebanon, and will not be satisfied with only a partial pullout.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/548222.html

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Uri Avnery: US policy risking civil war in Lebanon and chaos in Syria:

When the banners of “freedom” and “democracy” are hoisted over a crusade by an avaricious and irresponsible superpower, the results can be catastrophic.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery116.htm

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Ireland: Mossad Agents Attempted to Assassinate Palestinian :

Two Mossad agents were caught in the act of planning to assassinate a Palestinian “terrorist” in Ireland. No complaint has been filed by Dublin in Israel for this Mossad activity.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=77917

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Study: Young American Jews ambivalent toward Israel :

“The attachment of American Jews to Israel has weakened measurably in the last two years,” according to a study carried out by Prof. Steven Cohen of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a leading researcher of U.S. Jewry.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/548265.html

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U.S. used banned weapons in Fallujah: health ministry :

Dr. Khalid ash-Shaykhli, an official at Iraq‚s health ministry, said that the U.S. military used internationally banned weapons during its deadly offensive in the city of Fallujah.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7216

tinyurl.com/5qcx8

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In case you missed it:

Napalm Raid on Falluja? :

73 charred bodies — women and children — were found : We buried them, but we could not identify them because they were charred from the napalm bombs used by the Americans
www.ilmanifesto.it/pag/sgrena/en/420dd721e0ff0.html

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In case you missed it: Napalm bombs in the Iraq war :

Until now, the Pentagon denied strictly any use of Napalm in the Iraq-war and repelled all suspicions made by US-journalists who were in Iraq with the US troops as embedded journalists . But this was a lie . As John Goetz and Georg Restle have found out now .”
207.44.245.159/article4395.htm

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How dare some say, ‘Support our troops’? :

Someone recently informed me that they didn’t know that my son was being deployed to Iraq and asked why I hadn’t told them. I really didn’t have an answer.
207.44.245.159/article8209.htm

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They’re back from Iraq, but are they OK?:

One still jumps if you touch his neck. Others refuse to sleep in beds. Those who do may awake in a sweat.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/214804_ephratafolo07.html

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The Silent Scream:

P.T.S.D. is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ~ and atleast one out of every six American soldiers in Iraq has it or will experience it.
blogs.salon.com/0002255/

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Anti-Soldier Vote:

Senate Republicans Defeat Military Exemption to Bankruptcy : U.S. Senate Republicans blocked an effort by Democrats to shield military personnel from changes to bankruptcy law that would force more debtors to repay their creditors.
www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=2921

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US foreign policy: It is two-faced and despicable :

Sure, India must be friendly with Washington; national interests come first, as late J N Dixit, National Security Adviser, would have said, but even when making friends, we should have no illusions about what friends are like, in this case, the United States of America.
newstodaynet.com/guest/0703GU1.htm

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Aristide’s Lavalas puts UN duplicity to the test in Haiti :

Evidence continues to mount of the United Nation’s complicity in an on-going campaign by the US-installed government of Gerard Latortue to terrorize and exterminate sympathizers of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s political party
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=55&ItemID=7375

tinyurl.com/42dow

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Buffett deepens dollar worries:

Warren Buffett has warned that the US trade deficit risks creating a “sharecropper‚s society‰ as his letter to shareholders sounded an increasingly bearish tone about the value of the dollar.
news.ft.com/cms/s/14d1fb9c-8da0-11d9-a4d2-00000e2511c8.html

tinyurl.com/67c6c

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Warren Buffett’s Letter To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.:

PDF Format
www.berkshirehathaway.com/2004ar/2004ar.pdf

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“Do You Agree That a Coporation is a Person?”:

“Does anybody have trouble with the belief that a corporation is a person?” What are we? A nation of sheep?
www.counterpunch.com/stillwater03052005.html

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Do not forget ‘Bloody Sunday’ :

“The freedom we won here in Selma and on the road to Montgomery was purchased with the precious blood of many,”
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/NEWSV5/storyV5edselma307w.htm

tinyurl.com/672o4

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Bush accused of ‘fiddling while world burns’ by ignoring climate change:

One of Britain’s most eminent scientists has attacked President Bush for acting like a latter-day Nero who fiddles while the world burns because of global warming.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/environment/story.jsp?story=617595

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Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005

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U.S. Citizen Jose Padilla : Imprisoned Without Trial for 2 Years and 272 Days

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None Us Are Free – If One Of Us Is Chained.

A Must Watch Flash Presentation.

Watch It Now!
207.44.245.159/article8199.htm

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Bush a hypocrite to lecture Putin

BY ANDREW GREELEY

Suppose that Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Canada and announced that the United States was retreating from its principles of freedom since the World Trade Center attack. The United States, he might have said, has denied due process of law to some American citizens. It has established a concentration camp in Cuba. It has tortured prisoners, indeed often and in many places. It denies aliens the right to trial by jury — indeed, it acts like the only ones who have Mr. Jefferson’s inalienable rights are American citizens, and not always.
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For the Sake of Our Children

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

From the beginning of American history our greatest political leaders – Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams and Andrew Jackson – have warned America against allowing large corporations to dominate our political systems and our lives.
207.44.245.159/article8203.htm

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Seven Iraqi soldiers killed in attacks; curfew in Samarra:

Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in various attacks on Saturday, security sources said, as a daytime curfew was imposed in the restive town of Samarra
tinyurl.com/4v4hj

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Bulgarian soldier killed in Iraq shootout:

A Bulgarian soldier was killed in a shootout with insurgents near the central Iraqi city of Diwaniya, the Defence Ministry in Sofia said.
tinyurl.com/4nrqr

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Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq, One Wounded, Military Says
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=100
00087&sid=a4GIIFrKGros&refer=top_world_news

tinyurl.com/4k6ev

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‘I just want to survive and go home with all my body parts’ :

The daily drip of US casualties passes almost unnoticed now, a footnote to the wider slaughter of Iraqis
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1430376,00.html

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US attack against Italians in Baghdad was deliberate: companion :

“Giuliana had information, and the US military did not want her to survive,” he added.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38029

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US troops kill rescuer as Italian hostage is plucked to safety in Iraq :

American soldiers in Iraq opened fire on a car carrying an Italian journalist who had just been freed by kidnappers last night, injuring the woman and killing an Italian secret service agent who tried to protect her.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1431126,00.html?gusrc=rss

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Italian agent killed at U.S. checkpoint in Baghdad had negotiated release of previous hostages:

Nicola Calipari was a veteran Italian secret service agent and practiced negotiator who had helped return two hostages kidnapped in Iraq home to their loved ones in Italy.
cbsnewyork.com/international/Italy-AgentProfile-ai/resources_news_html

tinyurl.com/6xnyd

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Berlusconi stunned by US shooting at Italian journalist in Iraq :

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday he was stunned that the newly released Italian female journalist Giuliana Sgrena was shot and wounded by US soldiers in Baghdad, and demanded an explanation from Washington.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200503/05/eng20050305_175637.html

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Bush calls Italy’s Berlusconi with regrets:

US President George W. Bush called Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to express his regrets after shots fired by US soldiers killed an Italian secret service agent outside Baghdad, the White House said Friday
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38023

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Five Killed in Afghanistan Gunbattle

A gunbattle between U.S.-led coalition forces and militants in eastern Afghanistan left three militants and two civilians dead, the U.S. military said Saturday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=553739

Ramadi Madness: Video shows U.S. soldier kicking a wounded, cuffed prisoner.

U.S. army investigators found no cause to charge anyone with abuse, army documents released Friday showed.
207.44.245.159/article8202.htm

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Newly Released Army Documents Detail Ongoing Abuse of Detainees by U.S. Forces :

“Ramadi Madness” DVD of Abuses Was Destroyed by Soldiers Under Investigation
www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=17652&c=206

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A Few Words From A “Liberated” Iraqi:

We do not hate America for its “freedom or democracy‰. We don‚t hate America. We hate the crimes, the destructions, and the devastation committed by America against the innocent people in our country.
207.44.245.159/article8201.htm

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Blair still took us to war on a lie :

To insist that the ends now justify the means is morally disgraceful
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1431009,00.html

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Former Sen. Boschwitz nominated to be Ambassador to the United Nations’ Commission on Human Rights:

He said he would try to steer the Commission on Human Rights in a direction more favorable to the United States.
www.kstp.com/article/stories/S6759.html?cat=1

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Assad announces Lebanon troop withdrawal :

The Syrian president, Bashar Assad announced today that Syria will move its troops in Lebanon to the country’s eastern region, to be followed by a withdrawal to the Syrian-Lebanese border
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,13031,1431405,00.html

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Assad says Mideast peace impossible without return of occupied lands:

In a speech to parliament , he said: “Peace in our region will never be achieved unless our land that is occupied is returned to us.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38050

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Lebanese troops deploy near Syrian intelligence office :

The deployment near the symbol of Syrian power in the Lebanese capital came ahead of a speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAHR’ AH’-sahd). He’s expected to announce a pullback of Syrian forces in the country.
tinyurl.com/6odck

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90 Iraqi weapons inspection sites looted or razed: UN :

About 90 sites in Iraq containing dual-use equipment and materials that can be used for either peaceful ends or acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) have been looted or razed, a UN panel said on Friday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/05/content_2653346.htm

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Nuclear row: Iran warns of oil crisis:

Iran’s top nuclear official has warned the US and Europe of the danger of an oil crisis if Tehran is sent before the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/12F91023-623A-4C63-BE0A-B88A97BE55C6.htm

tinyurl.com/6lm3n

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Iran weary of protracted nuclear talks :

Europeans should focus on the element of “time”, Rowhani said, because Iran will not tolerate prolonged talks.
www.iribnews.ir/Full_en.asp?news_id=188347&n=11

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US may help Iranian activists:

Washington is considering a more aggressive effort to foster opposition inside Iran and seeking ways to use new funds to support activists without exposing them to the risk of arrest.
www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/World/GC05Wd02.html

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Noam Chomskey: Promoting democracy in Middle East:

A genuine threat is that in recent years the US has dispatched more than 100 advanced jet bombers to Israel, with loud announcements that they are capable of bombing Iran ˜ updated versions of the planes that Israel used to bomb the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.
tinyurl.com/66q8t

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Why Israel Really Fears Iranian Nukes:

Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear device would have an enormous political fallout that dramatically change the political map of the Middle East to Israel’s disadvantage.
www.antiwar.com/orig/howard.php?articleid=5076

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Israel’s Third Wall:

We‚ve all heard that when they met at Sharm el-Sheikh on February 8, Mahmoud Abbas and Ariel Sharon agreed to “stop the violence in a historic agreement that signals the end of the Intifada.‰ During the following two-and-a-half weeks, the Israeli army observed the “cease fire‰ by killing seven more Palestinians, three of them children.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar05/Brooks0303.htm

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Jihad denies leadership involved in Tel Aviv bombing :

A senior Islamic Jihad leader denied on Saturday the group’s leadership had any involvement in a Tel Aviv night club bombing which killed five Israelis and wounded 50 others.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/05/content_2654660.htm

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62% of Israelis think Prime Minister Sharon is corrupt
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=839172676e7059f7

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Iraqi newspaper condemns US arrest of journalist :

An Iraqi mainstream newspaper on Saturday condemned the arrest of its journalist by US forces.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/05/content_2655732.htm

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Analysts see bin Laden, Zarqawi as independent operators: report :

“Zarqawi may be a partner (of bin Laden) or a competitor, but it is not like they are close and in a binding relationship,” a senior intelligence officials was quoted as saying.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/05/content_2655844.htm

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Thousands March in Haitian Slums :

The march in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince was the second pro-Aristide demonstration in five days. On Monday, Haitian police opened fire on a demonstration and killed at least three Aristide supporters.
www.metronews.ca/reuters_international.asp?id=59774

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In Haiti, ‘hunger in dark places’ is real … and ignored:

U.S. media, rights groups silent on country’s torment
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/3069064

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Chavez makes U.S. murder plot claim:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has evidence the United States was planning to assassinate him, an allegation the U.S. government earlier dismissed as “wild”.
tinyurl.com/6waqy

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Greenfield Spy Was Trained in Soviet Russia ˜ U.S.:

A Greenfield truck driver accused of offering to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to the Iraqi government received espionage training in Russia about 30 years ago, authorities say.
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/03/05/greenfieldspyrus.shtml

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From Gloucester to Afghanistan: the making of a shoe bomber :

Saajid Badat this week pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up a plane. What drove this quiet football fan to thoughts of terror?
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1430964,00.html

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Key Iraq wound: Brain trauma:

A growing number of U.S. troops whose body armor helped them survive bomb and rocket attacks are suffering brain damage as a result of the blasts. It’s a type of injury some military doctors say has become the signature wound of the Iraq war.
tinyurl.com/4jkcs

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Number of black Army recruits declining:

The Army strains to meet recruiting goals in part because black volunteers have fallen 41 percent ---- from 23.5 percent of recruits in fiscal 2000 down steadily to 13.9 percent in the first four months of fiscal 2005.
www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/03/05/news/columnists/philpott/3405184934.txt

tinyurl.com/6c8qn

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Helen Thomas: Recalls nearly 45 years as White House correspondent :

Helen Thomas had a front row seat to history unfolding before her eyes, but she said the current administration is making her wish she was blind.
www.troyrecord.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14
087628&BRD=1170&PAG=461&dept_id=7021&rfi=6

tinyurl.com/4aa5e

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Christian Right Regroups for a New Attack:

Religious conservatives momentarily have shifted their attention away from the stalled campaign to ban same-sex marriage and instead are concentrating on getting behind a bill that would allow religious leaders to openly endorse political candidates.
villagevoice.com/news/0510,webmondo,61772,6.html

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Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005

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U.S. Citizen Jose Padilla : Imprisoned Without Trial for 2 Years and 270 Days by our Government
While one of us is chained, None of us are Free
www.chargepadilla.org/

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America No. 1?

No. In most important categories we’re not even in the Top 10 anymore. Not even close.

The United States is 49th in the world in literacy (the New York Times, Dec. 12, 2004).
The United States ranked 28th out of 40 countries in mathematical literacy (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

The USA is “No. 1" in nothing but weaponry, consumer spending, debt, and delusion.
207.44.245.159/article8191.htm

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Car bombs kill six across Iraq:

Two suicide car bombs exploded outside Iraq’s interior ministry, killing five policemen
www3.turkishpress.com/w.asp?s=i&i=050303112258.jppbnmog

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Suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq town:

Witnesses near the scene said there were casualties.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=26034

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U.S. military dead in Iraq rises to 1,500:

Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,362 U.S. military members have died
www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/U_S_military_dead_in_Iraq_rise:.shtml

tinyurl.com/6q36a

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Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PIP343878.htm

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Talks on Iraqi Coalition Government Falter :

Politicians had hoped to convene the new parliament by Sunday. But Ali Faisal, of the Shiite Political Council, said the date was now ``postponed’’ and that a new date had not been set.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4837863,00.html

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Saddam son ‘was poised to topple dad’:

THE eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12428588-23109,00.html

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House GOP wants more defense, less foreign aid :

Republicans want to spend one-point-eight (b) billion dollars more than the president is asking for
www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=3023723

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U.S. soldiers investigated for shooting Afghan villagers :

Two witnesses said that after the initial gunfire, soldiers approached one of the wounded Afghans and shot him dead at close range.
www.vermontguardian.com/dailies/0904/0303.shtml

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The price of torture:

The techniques employed by the American torturers in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay are among the most insidious and effective.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/
archive/2005/03/02/EDGAMBID291.DTL

tinyurl.com/6gw9k

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Russia slams US human rights report :

Russia has rejected criticism on human rights from the United States, attacking the US State Department’s annual human rights report as a “politically biased” document that ignored the rest of the world’s concerns on alleged US violations of human rights.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1314993.htm

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Full text of Human Rights Record of the US in 2004 :

Following is the full text of the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2004, released by the Information office of China’s State Council Thursday, March 3, 2005.
english.people.com.cn/200503/03/eng20050303_175406.html

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Maximum pain is aim of new US weapon:

Pain researchers are furious that work aimed at controlling pain has been used to develop a weapon. And they fear that the technology will be used for torture
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7077

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U.S. Official Says Iran, Syria ‘Against All of Us’:

“State sponsors of terrorism such as Iran and Syria are with the terrorists and therefore against all of us,” said Frances Townsend, homeland security adviser to President Bush.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=QLWZRZM
VVTH3SCRBAEKSFEY?type=worldNews&storyID=7789586

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Iran nukes may invite attack by other regional power‚:

General John Abizaid, head of the US Central Command, told members of Congress he was surprised the Iranian military had not given more thought to the strategic consequences of acquiring nuclear weapons.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en76463&F_catID=&f_type=source

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Entire Bushehr project under IAEA control, says Russian FM :

Iran`s nuclear reactor in Bushehr poses no risks to peace in the Middle East and Moscow has received no protests from the west about its assistance on the project, says Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov
www.irna.ir/?SAB=OK&LANG=EN&PART=_NEWS&TYPE=HE&id=20050303162607

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Iran’s arguments for nuclear power make some sense:

Iran’s argument that despite vast oil and gas reserves it needs nuclear power to meet booming energy demand holds more water than U.S. officials give credit.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdgeNews&storyID=683282

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U.S. sees deceit in Iran‚s nuke claims :

The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of “cynically‰ pursuing nuclear weapons, saying Tehran‚s claims that its aims were peaceful constituted willful deceit and required action by the U.N. Security Council.
nsnlb.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20050303/NEWS03/50303008/-1/news

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Ray McGovern : It sounds crazy, but …

The notion that the Bush administration would mount a “preemptive” air attack on Iran seems insane. But Bush administration policy toward the Middle East is being run by men – yes, only men – who were routinely referred to in high circles in Washington during the 1980s as the “crazies”.
atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GC03Ak03.html

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Inside the Committee that Runs the World:

The inner circles of the U.S. national security community˜represent what is probably the most powerful committee in the history of the world, one with more resources, more power, more license to act, and more ability to project force further and swifter than any other convened by king, emperor, or president.
www.foreignpolicy.com/story/files/story2601.php

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North Korea ends missile-test moratorium :

North Korea ended a self-imposed moratorium on testing long-range missiles and said “hostile” US policy was forcing it to develop its nuclear arsenal, prompting immediate condemnation from Japan.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/135443/1/.html

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US to alert fellow countries against Chávez’ :

US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega stated, “I am not saying that Venezuela is to be isolated, but Chávez must be asked more frequently about his intentions and his stance vis-à-vis guerrilla groups.”
www.eluniversal.com/2005/03/02/en_pol_art_02A537663.shtml

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No CIA agents searching for Osama in Pakistan :

Pakistan has not allowed CIA agents to launch operation on its soil to track down Osma Bin Laden, Al Qaeda chief, said Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, information minister.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-3-2005_pg10_4

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China’s pearl in Pakistan’s waters:

When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visits Pakistan this month to inaugurate the Gwadar deepsea port, China will take a giant leap forward in gaining a strategic foothold in the Persian Gulf region.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GC04Df06.html

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Nepal’s army to blame for widespread ‘disappearances’:

Nepal’s army, which backed King Gyanendra’s February 1 seizure of power, is responsible for widespread enforced disappearances and rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050
301/wl_sthasia_afp/nepalrights_050301102136

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Haiti: U.N. mission slams police:

After Monday’s deadly attack on protesters, the head of Haiti’s U.N. mission said peacekeepers will not put up with human rights abuses by police.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/11036451.htm

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Even the dead are left untouched in pro-Aristide areas of Haitian capital:

The Blue Helmets gaze at the torn flesh of the murder victim lying face down, bare chested and shoeless, among a heap of fly-infested trash in the stronghold of the followers of deposed president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
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UK: High Backing For Britain‚s Terrorism Measures :

76 per cent of respondents believe it may be necessary to take action against people who have not yet committed any offence, if the intelligence services have evidence that they are planning an act of terrorism.
angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=6156

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The Padilla Ruling Is a Victory for Freedom:

The power assumed by the U.S. military and the Bush administration in the Padilla case constitutes what is arguably the most ominous and dangerous threat to the freedom of the American people in our lifetime.
www.fff.org/comment/com0503a.asp

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AWOL in America: When desertion is the only option:

The Pentagon has estimated that since the start of the current conflict in Iraq, more than 5,500 U.S. military personnel have deserted, and yet we know the stories of only a unique handful, all whom have publicly stated their opposition to the war in Iraq,
www.notinourname.net/troops/awol-23feb05.htm

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Canada a haven again:

They spoke of crimes perpetrated by their country, of fleeing in the dead of night to avoid a brutal war they would have been forced to fight.
www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-us
awol0302,0,1214455.story?coll=ny-nation-big-pix

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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005

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U.S. Citizen Jose Padilla : Imprisoned Without Trial for 2 Years and 269 Days by our Government

While one of us is chained, None of us are Free
www.chargepadilla.org/

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Why death is no big deal

By AL Kennedy

Abdul Wali, he’s dead now. He died after being interrogated by a CIA contractor in Afghanistan, but so what? Then there’s Zaydun al-Samarrai. He’s dead now. His cousin Marwan Hassoun is upset about this, but you can be sure he’s overreacting – after all Sgt Tracy Perkins, one of the people who drowned al-Samarrai in the Tigris, was only given a six-month sentence, so it can’t have been a big deal.
207.44.245.159/article8189.htm

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Britain and Europe are funding Israel’s occupation and expansion

Karma Nabulsi

Far from bolstering a serious peace process, Tony Blair’s Middle East conference in London could even make things worse. The “international donor” crowd, who have been invited to London to encourage the Palestinian authority to reform itself, have an expression to sum up the utter disaster of the failed project to create a state in Palestine during the Oslo process years of 1993 to 2003:
207.44.245.159/article8190.htm

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Suicide bombers kill 10 in Baghdad :

Would-be recruits and soldiers were queuing by the entrance to the base at the disused Al-Muthanna airport when a white Toyota Corolla sped to the gates and exploded, eyewitnesses said.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/135281/1/.html

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Several Iraqis die in US attacks:

US forces in Iraq have in the last few days killed several Iraqis – including a woman and her children – during the course of an extensive military operation in al-Anbar province.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2CC660E9-0539-450A-BB19-DE61B2508D59.htm

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Iraqi Judge in Saddam Tribunal Shot Dead:

Gunmen in Baghdad shot and killed a judge working for the Iraqi special tribunal set up to try Saddam Hussein and his top lieutenants, Interior Ministry officials said Wednesday
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7784463

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Kidnapped man appears on video:

Minas Ibrahim al-Yussufi, the secretary general of Iraq’s Christian Democratic Party, appealed to the pope and to the king of Sweden in the video, a copy of which was obtained by AFP today.
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5936,12427101%255E1702,00.html

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Iraqi police on strike in Tikrit, demanding release of police chief :

Iraqi police in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, went on strike Wednesday demanding the release of a police chief captured by the US troops and guarantees from the foreign forces to respect the local police, a police officer said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/02/content_2639963.htm

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Official: Pentagon Must Try Harder To Stop Iraq Blasts :

The Pentagon is not trying hard enough to defeat the makeshift roadside bombs that are the leading killer of U.S. troops in Iraq, the commander of American forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/2005
0301/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_improvised_weapons_2

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Angry Iraqis demand resignations after massive Hilla bombing :

Some 300 people gathered in front of provincial governor Walid Janabi’s offices in Hilla calling for him and others responsible for security to step down.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=37823

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‘We are living in a state of constant fear’ :

“It is all these things around us,” says Fatima. “The Americans, the booby-traps. No security, I can’t let the kids go play outside because of car bombs and fighting.”
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1428207,00.html

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Ukraine to pull out troops from Iraq:

Ukraine’s top security body decided Tuesday to withdraw the nation’s troops from Iraq, and officials said the pullout would start this month and be completed by October
www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/11023177.htm

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Syria to blame in Israel blast, U.S. declares::

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said, “We do have firm evidence that the bombing in Tel Aviv was not only authorized by Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders in Damascus, but that Islamic Jihad leaders in Damascus participated in the planning.”
www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
20050302/WIRE/203020304/1117/news

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Israel Welcomes Lebanese Uprising:

Israel’s foreign minister is hoping for peace with Lebanon in the wake of popular protests in Beirut demanding that Syria leave after decades of occupation, while others warn that a Syrian exit could destabilize the country.
cbs4boston.com/news/topstories_story_061062910.html

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Blair Warns Syria the World Is Watching :

British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Syria that the world is watching its actions closely, adding to diplomatic pressure on Damascus as Washington steps up calls for Syrian troops to withdraw from Lebanon.
www.620ktar.com/?nid=46&sid=30132

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Bush Orders Syria Out of Lebanon :

The world, Bush said, “is speaking with one voice when it comes to making sure that democracy has a chance to flourish in Lebanon.”
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBJ7BZPT5E.html

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Syria puts timetable on pullout:

UNDER intense US pressure, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has committed his country to pulling its troops out of neighbouring Lebanon within “the next few months”.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12427949-38201,00.html

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Backed into a corner and weaker than ever, but don’t underestimate Bashar Assad :

The sons of famous men often struggle to make their mark. And Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, is struggling more than most as he contemplates the loss of Lebanon and his country’s increasing international isolation.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1428401,00.html

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Juan Cole: Lebanon Realignment and Syria
www.juancole.com/2005/03/lebanon-realignment-and-syria-it-is.html

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Lebanese opposition toughens stance as pressure mounts on Syria :

The Lebanese opposition stepped up its demands for an end to Syria’s political and military domination as the beleaguered pro-Damascus president struggled to find a new prime minister.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/135285/1/.html

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In case you missed it:

Rewriting the transition to democracy :

Instead of an authentic revolution we have a stage-managed coup, designed to weaken Russia and gain access to new markets. Politics is reduced to an interplay between world powers, and history to a story of corruption.
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,,1373721,00.html

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In case you missed it:

The price of People Power :

The Ukraine street protests have followed a pattern of western orchestration set in the 80s. I know – I was a cold war bagman
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1367965,00.html

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Lebanon’s Hariri Killed To Make a ‘Clean Break’? :

The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, in Beirut on Feb. 14, was a carefully planned and executed act, geared to trigger a chain reaction of events in the region, that would conform with the long-standing policy of the neo-conservative junta running Washington.
207.44.245.159/article8188.htm

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Journalist Hersh slams Bush and the Iraq war:

The Pulitzer Prize winner said the president‚s plans in the region go beyond Iraq and include bringing the administration‚s brand of pro-American democracy to Iran and Syria.
wvgazette.com/section/News/2005030122

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The oil factor in Bush’s ‘war on tyranny’:

A new “war on tyranny” is being groomed to replace the outmoded “war on terror”. Far from being a semantic nuance, the shift is highly revealing of the next phase of Washington’s global agenda.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/GC03Dj02.html

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Justice, finally, for José Padilla? :

In South Carolina, Judge Henry Floyd, has ruled and dealt, one hopes, a fatal blow to the assertion of an unchecked presidential power to jail a citizen indefinitely and with no access to due process – a judge, lawyer, habeas corpus, charges, a trial, all the basic constitutional safeguards.
www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion/
article/0,1299,DRMN_38_3586485,00.html

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Jose Padilla: Read: Judge Floyd’s Decision : pdf format:

U.S. District Judge Henry F. Floyd ruled that the president of the United States does not have the authority to order Jose Padilla to be held.
images.ibsys.com/2005/0228/4239834.pdf

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Former Government and Military Officials Join Landmark Lawsuit:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld bears direct responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First charged today in the first federal court lawsuit to name a top U.S. official in the ongoing torture scandal in Iraq and Afghanistan that has tarnished America’s reputation.
www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=17584&c=206

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The New Face Of America?

When you close your eyes and picture America, what do you see?.

A must see Flash presentation.
www.aclu.org/rumsfeld/flash/index.html

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In case you missed it:

A UK diplomat says Britain is part of a worldwide torture plot. Is he telling the truth?:

Our former ambassador to Uzbekistan refuses to go quietly. The Government should come clean about interrogation methods, he tells Raymond Whitaker
www.craigmurray.co.uk/articles/Independent%2020%20Feb%202005.htm

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Palestinian population exceeds Jewish population says U.S. government:

The population of Palestinians living in Israel, the Occupied Gaza Strip, Occupied East Jerusalem and rest of the Occupied West Bank combined now exceeds the number of Israeli Jews, a U.S. government report has revealed.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3649.shtml

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Brian Avery’s day in Israel’s Supreme Court:

They were standing still, wearing bright red medic vests with their hands over their heads, when soldiers opened fire without any warning shots.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3649.shtml

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One in Four Americans Would Use Nukes Against Terrorists, Gallup Finds
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000819252

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Warlord brought into Afghan government :

One of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords is to serve as chief of staff to President Hamid Karzai with responsibility for the country’s armed forces.
www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,1284,1428600,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Video:

“Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death.‰ :

The film provides eyewitness testimony that U.S. troops were complicit in the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners during the Afghan War.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Interview with the Constitutional President of Haiti: Jean-Bertrand Aristide:

Aristide was kidnapped on February 29, 2004 by American Special Forces after being threatened by French emissaries. First detained in the Central African Republic, he is currently exiled in South Africa. 67 African and Caribbean states recognize him as the only legitimate leader of Haiti and denounce the puppet government of Gerard Latortue.
www.voltairenetwork.net/article26.html

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Rep. Barbara Lee Calls for Truth and Action for Haiti :

“The internationally orchestrated ouster of President Jean Bertrand Aristide last year sent Haiti into a political, social and economic downward spiral and cast a dark shadow of doubt on our nation’s commitment to the principle of democracy.”
www.haitiaction.net/News/BL/2_29_5.html

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Byrd Compares Proposal to Nazi Germany:

Conservatives are attacking Sen. Robert C. Byrd for a speech he made on the Senate floor Tuesday.
www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=1237#top

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Uruguay restores relations with Cuba:

Uruguay’s first left-wing president, Tabare Vazquez, has restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, saying they should never have been severed three years ago
www.rte.ie/news/2005/0302/uruguay.html

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Uruguay signs deal with Venezuela :

A day after his inauguration as Uruguay’s first left-wing President, Tabare Vazquez has signed an energy deal with the Venezuelan leader.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4312181.stm

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China Woos Latin America in Oil Hunt :

Latin America is becoming a rich destination in China’s global quest for energy, with the Chinese signing accords with Venezuela, investing in largely untapped markets like Peru and exploring possibilities in Bolivia and Colombia.
www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=21372

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India, Venezuela to ink oil cooperation pact:

India will sign a pact with Venezuela this week for cooperation in the energy sector, joining China in the hunt for petroleum assets in the world’s No. 5 oil exporter.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1263676,0002.htm

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Venezuela’s Chavez Leaves Monday For Uruguay, India, Qatar :

Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez will travel with Chavez.
framehosting.dowjonesnews.com/sample/samp
lestory.asp?StoryID=2005022819210007&Take=1

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Hotel Debt California:

Americans are headed into Debt Slavery, one credit card and one house at a time. To make sure they get there, Congress is rushing though a major reform of the Federal Bankruptcy Law.
www.prudentbear.com/archive_comm_article.asp?
category=Guest+Commentary&content_idx=40906

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Is America going broke?:

Record deficits, colossal debt and no clear plan for digging itself out. If the U.S. sinks, it will take Canada down with it.
www.macleans.ca/topstories/world/article.jsp?content=20050307_101541_101541

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Muslims can expect the police to target them, minister says:

BRITAIN‚S Counter-Terrorism Minister warned the Muslim community last night that it must face the reality of being targeted by the police because of the threat from an extreme form of Islam.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1507174,00.html

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Bill Moyers: Corporate Media, Coming of the Rapture, and the Culture of Fear:

There was a study done a year ago in which one-third of the journalists who responded said they were asked to kill stories that were offensive to the clientele of their corporate bosses.
www.independent.com/cover/Cover953.htm

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March 1 2005

Rumsfeld named in suit alleging torture by U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan:

Two human rights groups filed a lawsuit today against Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on behalf of eight men allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
207.44.245.159/article8186.htm

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Haiti: Death of a democracy

By Andrew Buncomb

Gangs of killers roam freely, rape is systematic and the poor eat mud to survive. In Port-au-Prince, Andrew Buncombe finds a people crushed by the dark hand of US foreign policy.
207.44.245.159/article8182.htm

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Report Criticizes Interim Iraq Government

Serious human rights abuses occurred under the interim Iraqi government installed by the United States after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, including torture, illegal detention by police and forced confessions, according to a State Department report.
207.44.245.159/article8181.htm

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U.S. wants Agent Orange suit dismissed

By William Glaberson
The New York Times

The civil suit, filed last year on behalf of millions of Vietnamese, claimed that American chemical companies had committed war crimes by supplying the military with Agent Orange, which contained dioxin, a highly toxic substance.
207.44.245.159/article8179.htm

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Iraqis Mourn Bombing Victims:

Hospital official Ali Hassoun said at least five people had succumbed to wounds overnight, raising the toll to 120 dead.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main541815.shtml

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U.S. Marines hire private Iraqi force to hunt Iraqi Resistance :

U.S. Marines are using a private Iraqi security force to help them hunt down insurgents and say the tactic, while little used so far, is working.
tinyurl.com/4rmzc

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Licensed To Kill:

Aussie troops justified in shooting Iraqi woman:

The woman is recovering in an American military hospital after she was shot in the head and a boy was hurt by broken glass when the vehicle they were in failed to stop as it approached a Baghdad checkpoint on Saturday evening.
seven.com.au/news/topstories/165269

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Regaining My Humanity: Conscientious objector Camilo Mejia:

“I was a coward not for leaving the war, but for having been a part of it in the first place.”
www.alternet.org/rights/21359/

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New Iraq Said Must Be Islamic State :

In an interview Sunday with The Associated Press, al-Hakim said the new Iraq must be an Islamic state with laws that do not offend the faith.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/
20050228/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_shiite_leader_q_a

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UK: MPs seek statement on Iraq war’s legality :

The government yesterday faced demands for an early Commons statement in the light of its conflicting comments on the legality of the war against Iraq.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1427751,00.html

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Journalist Missing in Iraq Appears on Tape :

French journalist Florence Aubenas, looking pale and distraught, appealed for help on a video Tuesday in her first since she went missing in Iraq on Jan. 5.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20
050301/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_french_reporter_2

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Lebanon: Syrian troops pulling back:

Lebanese Defence Minister Abd al-Rahim Murad has told Aljazeera that Syria has started pulling back its troops in Lebanon into the eastern Bakaa Valley
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/979E4920-
18AD-4C1E-9C55-AA1AF21649F6.htm

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Syria out of Lebanon and Israel out of Syria :

The quickest solution to these ‘complex problems’ is to shed all complexity and keep it simple. Get Syrian forces – including intelligence operatives – out of Lebanon. And compel the Israelis to remove all settlements and end the occupation of the Golan Heights.
207.44.245.159/article8178.htm

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Israel launches diplomatic, PR offensive against Syria, PA :

The cabinet yesterday launched a major diplomatic and public relations offensive against both Syria and the Palestinian Authority in response to Friday’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, which killed four people
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/545694.html

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War Pimp Alert:

Sen. Clinton urges punishment for Syria:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called Tuesday for tougher punishment against Syria, saying the country was aggressively supporting terrorism in the “dangerous neighborhood” of the Middle East.
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Peace Process Industry opens talking shop in London :

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has told senior envoys from around the world that he is fully committed to reforms and fighting militants.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4306773.stm

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3 Israeli Bomb Victims Were Reserve Troops:

Members of a reserve unit who lost three comrades and the bride-to-be of another in the Tel Aviv nightclub terror attack on Friday night went from one funeral to another on Sunday.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1109387974746

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He’ll shoot and he won’t weep:

According to this policy, dropping heavy bombs on a house is a legitimate and just means, and killing innocent civilians, including children, does not at all resemble Palestinian terror.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/545715.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 02/28/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/6qswn

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Gwynne Dyer: Realigning the global power game :

The Russian-American relationship is not thriving, and the proof of it is the fact that the United States granted political asylum a month ago to Alyona Morozova, a Russian citizen who claims that her life is in danger because of her role in investigating a series of “terrorist‰ bombing attacks that killed 246 Russians in September 1999. The chief suspect in the bombings, according to her, is Vladimir Putin.
www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=18517&cat_id=1

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U.S. is ordered to release Jose Padilla:

The judge, Henry Floyd, said Monday that the government must release the American, Jose Padilla, within 45 days from the military brig in Charleston, South Carolina, where he has been held since June 2002.
207.44.245.159/article8184.htm

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U.S. To Appeal Judge’s Ruling To Release Padilla
www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/4240038/detail.html

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Attorney General Gonzales Defends Detention of Suspect Padilla :

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said today the U.S. has the right to imprison suspects in the war on terrorism ``for the duration of hostilities,’’
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087
& sid=ahwDnIy3lffs&refer=top_world_news

tinyurl.com/6tk8k

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Venezuela says US lacks moral authority in human rights :

“The government that nowadays violates human rights the most both in and out of its territory is that of the United States”
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/01/content_2632518.htm

tinyurl.com/642of

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Blair hits back on house arrest :

He insisted he would stand by the principle of imposing restrictions on suspects who cannot be tried.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4297039.stm

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Clarke Memo to Condoleezza Rice:

The testimony of former White House security advisor Richard Clarke to the 9/11 Commission is now thoroughly vindicated.
www.thesentinel.com/306486040216774.php

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U.S. Reveals New Intelligence on al-Qaida:

The Homeland Security Department issued a classified bulletin to officials over the weekend about the intelligence, which spokesman Brian Roehrkasse described as “credible but not specific.” The intelligence was obtained over the past several weeks, officials said.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=539469

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Rice Postpones Canada Visit After Missile Decision:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice deferred plans to visit Canada next month because of U.S. displeasure that Canada has opted out of a U.S.-led anti-ballistic missile shield program, a Bush administration official said.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBOZ42WR5E.html

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Canada: Standing up to U.S. will gain us respect abroad:

It’s now clear how the Bush administration sees things: Canadian sovereignty exists only at its pleasure. If we do what Washington wants, we retain our sovereignty. If we don’t, all bets are off.
207.44.245.159/article8180.htm

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Politics and the New Racism :

Upon Condoleezza Rice’s nomination for US Secretary of State, I wrote a number of articles questioning her fitness for the job, given Dr. Rice’s history of being less than forthcoming with the truth regarding Iraq and other international affairs. As expected, a deluge of e-mail promptly flooded my inbox, accusing me of racism.
207.44.245.159/article8183.htm

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Two killed in Haiti protest clash :

Two people have been killed and several others injured after shooting erupted during a pro-Aristide march in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4306493.stm

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Haiti: Death of a democracy:

Gangs of killers roam freely, rape is systematic and the poor eat mud to survive. In Port-au-Prince, Andrew Buncombe finds a people crushed by the dark hand of US foreign policy.
207.44.245.159/article8182.htm

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Haitian Police Open Fire on Thousands of Marchers Calling for Return of Aristide:

We go to Haiti to speak with attorney Bill Quigley who attended the march.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/01/1520246

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Paul Craig Roberts: The Coming End of the American Superpower:

The US economy is failing. The afflictions are serious. They could be fatal even if diagnosed and treated. America is losing the purchasing power of its currency and its ability to create middle class jobs.
www.counterpunch.org/roberts03012005.html

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Wolfowitz on shortlist for World Bank top post:

Mr Wolfowitz is one of a small number of people being considered for the US nomination, administration insiders said.
news.ft.com/cms/s/6be27ed0-89da-11d9-aa18-00000e2511c8.html

tinyurl.com/6u9rb

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U.S. Soldier Fights To Keep Home While In Iraq:

A bank is trying to foreclose on Sgt. Steve Welter’s house in Osawatomie, which is illegal. It is a violation of a 64-year-old federal law to foreclose on a soldier’s property while he or she is at war.
www.wsoctv.com/family/4241413/detail.html

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Homelessness Plagues Many U.S. Veterans:

Veterans account for nearly one-third of all homeless men in America, even though the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says they comprise only 13 percent of adult males in the general population.
apnews.myway.com/article/20050228/D88HL2N80.html

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Neil Bush & Crest – Another Profiteering Scheme :

Neil Bush, has a $60,000-a-year employment contract with a top adviser to a Washington-based consulting firm set up to help companies secure contracts in Iraq
207.44.245.159/article8185.htm

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Japan, U.S. withheld findings on Bikini test health problems:

The Japanese and U.S. governments withheld medical findings that the reproductive functions of some Japanese fishermen had shown abnormalities after their exposure to a hydrogen bomb test March 1, 1954, at Bikini Atoll, according to declassified U.S. documents.
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20050301a1.htm

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HIV rate for black Americans has doubled in 10 years:

Other troubling statistics indicate that almost half of all infected people in the United States who should be receiving HIV drugs are not getting them.
tinyurl.com/64pa6

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TSA Bans Lighters on Airplanes and Secure Areas in Airports:

Airline passengers can no longer bring cigarette lighters onto planes or in any secure areas, the Homeland Security Department announced Monday.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB1H5PGR5E.html

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