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 Information Clearing House  Digest April 6-10 2005

 
 

Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 307 Days

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Murderous Thugs

In 1975 my son had not yet been born. Today he is in his grave. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, is now Vice President of the United States, and he is materially wealthy beyond what any of us would ever pray to be.

By Cindy Sheehan: Gold Star Families For Peace

Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs…gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8502.htm

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The Crusaders:

Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image

By BOB MOSER

Meet the Dominionists — biblical literalists who believe God has called them to take over the U.S. government. As the far-right wing of the evangelical movement, Dominionists are pressing an agenda that makes Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America look like the Communist Manifesto.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8499.htm

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Why We Fight

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy?

A Must Watch Documentary

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Has the military become too important in American life?

Click here to watch it now! Real Video.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm

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Baghdad: Hundreds Of Thousands Protest American Invasion and Occupation Of Iraq:

“The American people need to know that they can‚t suppress us anymore, even with all their strength and power,‰
informationclearinghouse.info/article8487.htm

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Iraqi Girl Blog: Baghdad Burning: Protesters in the thousands.

None of the news channels were actually covering it.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2005_04_01_
riverbendblog_archive.html#111307454974312560

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In Pictures:

Iraqi’s Protest Against American Occupation
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29 killed in Iraq violence:

On Saturday, violence against Iraqi security forces and civilians killed 29 and wounded scores more in separate incidents.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-4-2005_pg7_34

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Iraqi police officer killed, one kidnapped:

Iraqi police officials say an officer was killed Sunday and another was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in al-Haditha, in the western section of Iraq.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050410-072740-5126r.htm

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Zarqawi ‘rejects amnesty offer’ :

President Jalal Talabani was an agent of the US, it said, and he would never be forgiven for his “infidelity” and “spilling of the blood of Muslims”.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4430579.stm

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Militants in Iraq kidnap Pakistani diplomat
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TV news buries Iraqi civilian deaths :

During the last three weeks, television news — cable and network — have spent more time on the dying and deaths of two individuals than they have on all the civilian Iraqi casualties since the beginning of the war.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8501.htm

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US ‘smuggles wounded troops home’ under cover of darkness:

Just as the Bush administration has banned the media from taking photographs of the coffins of American troops killed in Iraq as they arrive in the US, opponents say it is now trying to cover up the number of wounded.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8498.htm

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The horror: Iraq coverage just like Vietnam:

For anyone raised on the press-release war waged by the Johnson and Nixon administrations, this was familiar indeed.
www.insidebayarea.com/argus/oped/ci_2648674

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In case you missed it:

Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a “New Warfare”:

Among those endeavors that a state or a people may undertake, none is more terrible than war. Part of this responsibility is to estimate and gauge the effects of war, including the collateral damage and civilian casualties that it incurs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5776.htm

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Eyes Wide Open: Wage Peace!

A must watch flash presentation.
www.afsc.org/iraq/movie.htm

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In case you missed it:

A Simple Request – Put My Son’s Name on a Bomb:

The Item Below is posted to demonstrate how successful the Bush Cabal has been in misleading the American people into believing that Iraq was responsible for, or associated with the tragedy of 9/11.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3178.htm

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Taking Advantage Of Ignorance:

Simple lack of knowledge can sometimes be a killer. Take the invasion of Iraq, for example.
www.baltimorechronicle.com/040805Burns.html

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Eric Margolis : Bush rewards his failures:

U.S. commission on Iraq just the latest surge in a Niagara of whitewash
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Rights group decries proposed military doctrine that formalizes “enemy combatant” status:

The doctrine “will send a message to the world that the Geneva Conventions are not law, but mere policies that can be changed according to tastes of a particular government,” Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8496.htm

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Palestinians gather to defend holy site:

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims gathered inside al-Aqsa mosque to defend the site against a planned rally by an Israeli extreme-right group, and Israeli police encircled Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday to prevent clashes.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7BBE63F6-BD91-4707-A046-FC6B9C8BAE40.htm

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Police block rally by Gaza withdrawal opponents:

Police said 31 Israelis were detained as their protest against a Gaza withdrawal fizzled.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20050410-0854-israel-palestinians.html

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Sharon casts aside ‘road map’ in bid to seal off Jerusalem’s Arab areas:

To the disquiet of critics in the United States and Israel, work has forged ahead in the past week on the “Greater Jerusalem” project, in which settlements will in time encircle Arab neighbourhoods in the east of the city.
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Former Mossad head: There is a danger of a coup in Israel:

“Religious soldiers are among the best fighters we have, but if the messianic ideology grows stronger among them, if soldiers really do not return to their units after Passover, it will be only the beginning, and the next step will be a coup,” he added.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562876.html

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Three Teenagers Shot Dead in Gaza :

Israeli troops fired at a group of Palestinian youths who were playing soccer near an army base in the southern Gaza Strip, killing three teenagers.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4375940

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In Pictures: Rafah Today:

Children’s corpses in the hospital again, major shelling and the threat of death from the circling Apaches again˜all the fear, all the horror—it is happening again and the people of Rafah are hiding in their houses.
rafah.virtualactivism.net/news/todaymain.htm

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Glossing Over Israel’s Human Rights Abuses:

The Janus Face of the Department of State
www.counterpunch.org/cook04092005.html

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Juan Cole: New York Times Supports McCarthyite Witch Hunt :

The David Project wants Middle East historians to reproduce faithfully in the classroom the Zionist master narrative as the “true” version of history. We aren’t going to do that, and nobody can make us do it
www.juancole.com/2005/04/new-york-times-supports-mccarthyite.html

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The Christian Right’s fundamental problem:

In Genesis, God promises Abraham all the land “from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates”, an area which includes a part of Egypt, a large slice of Iraq and Syria, not to mention all the land from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River. There is no room for Arabs in this promised land.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8500.htm

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Conservatives launch pro-DeLay offensive:

Allies and friends of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas have concluded that public attention to his ethics is unlikely to abate for months to come, and they plan to try to preserve his power by launching an aggressive media strategy and calling in favors from prominent conservative leaders
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11356761.htm

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Illegal export of nuclear devices: US government indicts Pakistani and Israeli businessmen:

The US government has indicted Islamabad-based Pakistani businessman Humayun A Khan and his Israeli partner Asher Karni for illegally exporting devices from the US that could be employed to test, develop and detonate nuclear weapons.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-4-2005_pg7_28

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Karzai ally beheaded:

Lal Mohammad, a top member of Afghanistan Solidarity Party which backed President Hamid Karzai during last October’s presidential election was beheaded on Tuesday
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1341958.htm

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Afghan city mourns its lost children, looks back to Taliban:

In the photograph, 12-year-old Mohammed Tahir looks barely conscious. A bloodied rag covers his left hand, where the kidnappers hacked off his finger and sent it, along with the picture, to his family.
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Four killed in clashes with police in Haiti:

At least four people were killed in clashes with police in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1314225,00050001.htm

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Aristide foe killed by police in shootout:

Haitian police shot and killed a prominent rebel leader yesterday who helped force former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile last year, officials said
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002237073_wdig10.html

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Teachers and Classmates Express Outrage at Arrest of Girl, 16, as a Terrorist Threat:

“I feel like, how dare they? She’s a minor, and even if she’s not a citizen, she has rights as a human being.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article8503.htm

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U.S. Seeks Access to Bank Records:

The initiative, as conceived by a working group within the Treasury Department, would vastly expand the government’s database of financial transactions by gaining access to logs of international wire transfers into and out of U.S. banks.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002237065_terror10.html

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In case you missed it:

Despotism & Democracy:

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? Video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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In case you missed it: Video: Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation – January 17, 1961 :

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence ˆ economic, political, even spiritual ˆ is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5407.htm

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Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 306 Days

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Why We Fight

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy?

A Must Watch Documentary

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Has the military become too important in American life?

Click here to watch it now! Real Video.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm

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Militants kill 15 Iraqi troops:

They say the soldiers were being transported in a truck, which was pulled off the road by the gunmen.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1341799.htm

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Huge Anti Occupation Protests on anniversary of Saddam’s fall:

Tens of thousands of followers of a rebel Shi’ite cleric have marched in Baghdad to denounce the U.S. presence in Iraq. Related protests were held in Ramadi, a Sunni Arab city west of Baghdad, and in Baiji, another largely Sunni town north of the capital, showing the widespread support for the demands.
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Thousands protest U.S. on Baghdad anniversary:

Demonstrators demand end to presence of foreign troops
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In case you missed it:

The photographs tell the story… :

Is This Media manipulation on a grand scale?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2842.htm

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U.S. military, not Iraqis, behind toppling of statue

It was a Marine colonel ˜ not joyous Iraqi civilians, as was widely assumed from the TV images ˜ who decided to topple the statue, the Army report said. And it was a quick-thinking Army PSYOP team that made it appear to be a spontaneous Iraqi undertaking.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Jul/05/mn/mn03a.html

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Mosul Bomb Kills Two Policemen
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Baghdad protester killed by gunmen :

GUNMEN fired on supporters of the radical Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, killing one person and wounding two others as they made their way to protests planned for the second anniversary of Baghdad‚s fall to US-led troops.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=376612005

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Gunmen kill aide of Shiite cleric in southern Baghdad :

Gunmen shot dead an aide of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Baghdad, Sadr’s spokesman said Saturday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/09/content_2808217.htm

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Another U.S. Soldier Killed By IED:
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050412.txt

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Vigil for soldier missing in Iraq :

Twenty-year-old Spc. Keith “Matt” Maupin was captured a year ago today after his convoy was attacked. He later showed up in a video aired on al-Jazeera
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U.S. military: Cameraman with CBS credentials detained in Iraq:

The military said the cameraman was detained because there was probable cause to believe he posed ``an imperative threat to coalition forces.’’
cbsnewyork.com/international/Iraq-ReporterDetained-ai/resources_news_html

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US general: Iraq abuse trials unfair :

Brigadier Janis Karpinski, who oversaw 17 Iraqi prisons including Abu Ghraib, said the reservists jailed to date did not devise techniques such as stacking up naked prisoners or forcing them to masturbate.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D05C5547-F610-4FC0-AC0C-4FDC203F6F47.htm

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Suspect’s Death Evokes Hussein Era:

Brutal Beating Reminiscent of Methods of Ex-President’s Enforcers, Relatives Say
informationclearinghouse.info/article8493.htm

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Models of Occupation:
Israel is the Key to Bush’s Iraq Strategy
www.counterpunch.com/gordon04082005.html

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenagers:
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Deir Yassin’s 57th Anniversary,

an Eyewitness to Israeli Genocide
www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_new/english/details.asp?name=3807

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Robert Fisk: How on earth do you celebrate a civil war? –

Is this the moment – when all Lebanon waits for a Syrian military withdrawal and when the Hizbollah militia, itself a creature of that war, is being ordered to disarm by the United Nations – to remember the tide of blood which drowned so many innocents between 1975 and 1990?
informationclearinghouse.info/article8495.htm

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2 US troops killed in Taliban attack :

At least two US troops on Friday were killed while eleven others injured in a missile attack by Taliban on US airbase in Qandhar, Afghanistan.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en77981&F_catID=&f_type=source

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Taliban Kill Senior Afghan Official:

Ousted Taliban remnants have killed a senior Afghan provincial official several days after kidnapping him, a Taliban spokesman said on Saturday.
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The myth of threat:

Will Iran really be attacked by America or there is more to it than can be seen on the surface
www.greaterkashmir.com/full_story.asp?ItemID=2836&cat=11

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US closes embassy in Yemen ?:

The US embassy in Yemen has closed to the public for security reasons after the State Department warned Americans not to travel to this volatile Arabian Peninsula nation, diplomats said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F40599B2-012E-47B0-8905-E1CBF3D033A3.htm

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How weapons makers are shaping US military and foreign policies:

As a result of a rash of military-industry mergers encouraged and subsidized by the Clinton administration, the “Big Three” weapons makers˜Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon˜now receive among themselves over $30 billion per year in Pentagon contracts.
www.fpif.org/papers/micr/

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US troops ‘tried to smuggle cocaine’ :

William Wood, the US ambassador in Bogotá, said the four would not be extradited even if it was proved they had committed crimes on Colombian soil.
www.guardian.co.uk/colombia/story/0,11502,1455559,00.html?gusrc=rss

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Ecuador Civil Unrest Grows Amid Public Protests :

The daily drama lived in Ecuador is absent from the news media as civil disobedience erupted this week in this country‚s main cities against President General Lucio Gutierrez.
boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/34915/index.php

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Ecuador president says military backs him:

Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez said he enjoyed the backing of the armed forces after an opposition leader called on soldiers to support protests against the government.
www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=176047

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Human Rights Delegation Echoes Growing Criticism of UN Mission:

Argentine human rights activist and Nobel peace laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, speaking with IPS from Haiti, expressed alarm over the violence and crime besieging this devastated Caribbean nation
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=28223

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Lobby spending leaps, group says:

U.S. corporations, unions and interest groups spent $2.4 billion to lobby Congress and the executive branch in 2003, a 50 percent increase from six years earlier
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‘The new aristocracy’

Few of the “hath littles” are aware of what’s being done to them. The middle and blue-collar classes are victims of declining wages,

ever-higher health-care costs, and other price hikes — led by energy costs, the highest in history, and climbing. Behind the

smokescreen of a glorious “patriotic war,” fear of terrorism, and pumped-up religious fervor lies a home-front war against the middle

and blue-collar classes
informationclearinghouse.info/article8485.htm

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Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 305 Days

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The Big Fix

So let’s have no illusions about where we are. Gangsters are in charge, and nothing and no one will be allowed to challenge their dominion.

By Chris Floyd

Let’s face the facts. The game is over and we — the “reality-based community,” the believers in genuine democracy and law, the heirs of Jefferson and Madison, Emerson and Thoreau, the toilers and dreamers, all those who seek to rise above the beast within and shape the brutal chaos of existence into something higher, richer and imbued with meaning — have lost.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8484.htm

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Hail to the Robber Baron?

By Yoshi Tsurumi

Thirty years ago, President Bush was my student at Harvard Business School. In my class, he called former president Franklin D. Roosevelt, Class of 1904, a “socialist‰ and spoke against Social Security, unemployment insurance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other New Deal innovations. He refused to understand that capitalism becomes corrupt without democratic civic values and ethical restraints.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8486.htm

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11 bodies found in Ramadi:

Police and a hospital official say the victims had worked at an American military base. It is believed they were killed yesterday.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1340742.htm

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Four Children Killed In Baghdad Blast:

Masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer in a restaurant in Basra, police said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/87F8C
788-D79F-4A38-AA18-478B549A686E.htm

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Talabani proposes amnesty for Iraqi resistance:

“We must find a political and peaceful solution with Iraqis who have been led astray by terrorism and grant them an amnesty,‰
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U.S. Says Detained Iraqi Women Were Not Held Hostage :

The two women told Reuters Friday that soldiers had informed them they would be detained until they revealed the whereabouts of male relative suspected of insurgent attacks, or until the wanted male relatives turned themselves in.
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?sectio
n=Breaking&storyId=1015998&tw=wn_wire_story

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Big Lies, Blind Spies, and Vanity Fair “:

Quick Lessons From the WMD Report
www.villagevoice.com/news/0515,vest,62865,6.html

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Who Forged the Niger Documents?:

A former counterterrorism chief claims that the now discredited documents that showed Iraq trying to purchase uranium were fabricated right here in the United States.
alternet.org/waroniraq/21704/

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US lawmakers regret voting for Iraq war:

US Representative Walter Jones, a conservative Republican, does not hide his anger when he says bad information led him to vote for the Iraq war.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13180

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Representative Ron Paul (R-Tex.): Who’s Better Off?:

“Aren’t the people of Iraq better off?” Is it legitimate to justify an action that some claim yielded good results, if the means used to achieve them are illegitimate? Do the ends justify the means?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8491.htm

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Court refuses to halt military extensions :

Soldier had sued after having his discharge postponed
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/08/MNGPRC53O11.DTL

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Taleban Kill Five Afghan Cops, Three ŒUS Spies‚:

The policemen were killed in a firefight on Wednesday on a main road in the Nawarak area of Zabul province, they said. The raiders, who were believed to be Taleban members, blocked the road for several hours before fleeing, residents said.
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=61780&d=8&m=4&y=2005

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Taliban says it shot down US copter:

CONFIRMATION?: As a recovery operation gets under way for the worst helicopter crash ever to befall the US in Afghanistan, differing explanations are given for its cause
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/04/08/2003249598

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Revival of the Taliban:

The vast majority of Taliban commanders retreated to Pakistan or adopted a low-profile private life in Afghan villages pending Mullah Omar finalizing a new guerrilla strategy similar to that adopted by the Iraqi resistance. The results of this are expected to manifest themselves within a few months.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/GD09Ag01.html

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Antiwar Movement Debates Occupation:

Does the U.S. government does have an obligation to the Iraq people?
www.traprockpeace.org/iraq_debate_06april05.html

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The Basing Game:

The Pentagon is closing military bases at home and opening new ones abroad.
www.thenation.com/blogs/outrage?pid=2297

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US unready for rising threat of ‘moles’:

Because the US has reached such lone, superpower status, government officials say, at least 90 countries – in addition to Al Qaeda – are attempting to steal some of the nation’s most sacred secrets.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0408/p01s01-usfp.html

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Jerry M. Landay: ‘The new aristocracy’:

Behind the smokescreen of a glorious “patriotic war,” fear of terrorism, and pumped-up religious fervor lies a home-front war against the middle and blue-collar classes: a conservative counter-revolution, which aims at a colossal redistribution of wealth upward, to the New Aristocracy — supported by a self-serving rewriting of the law based not on legal principle but on “free-market” theory.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8536.htm

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Religious right in D.C. to target judicial system:

The goal is to rein in judges who have undermined democracy and family values with recent decisions on same-sex marriage, the Ten Commandments, school prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, said Rick Scarborough, a Texas Baptist minister.
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=
national&story_id=040705b1_christianjudges

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Sidney Blumenthal : Politics in red robes :

As the authority of the Vatican was marshalled on behalf of the conservatives, the Republican right adopted its position as its own in order to capture Catholic votes. Now the social agendas of conservative Catholics and Republicans are indistinguishable.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1453862,00.html

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Get The Faith Outtta Here!:

Energized by the widely held, if not strictly accurate, assumption that it cinched George Bush‚s victory over John Kerry, the Fundamentalist Right is now convinced that the president owes it, big-time. They‚re calling in their favors
lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=1899&IssueNum=96

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High alert on the Temple Mount:

The Shin Bet security service has indications that Jews are planning to carry out a terror attack on the Temple Mount.
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Palestinians say truce over if mosques attacked:

Leading Palestinian militant groups on Friday vowed renewed attacks on Israelis if Jewish ultra-nationalists enter a sensitive Jerusalem shrine from which Israeli police intend to bar them this weekend.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L08683866.htm

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Hezbollah to drop arms if Israel quits Shebaa :

Hezbollah would be prepared to discuss conditional disarmament if Israel withdrew from a disputed border area, the Lebanese guerrilla group’s deputy leader said in a British newspaper interview on Friday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562751.html

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Racism by Any Other Name:

Israel Makes It Harder for Non-Jews to Become Citizens
www.counterpunch.com/laor04072005.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 04/07/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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We are rewriting the history of communism’s collapse :

It was Gorbachev, not the Pope, who brought the system down
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8490.htm

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Peru imports Bolivian brand of socialism:

The structural marginalisation of Peru’s indigenous population is increasingly erupting in flashpoints of discontent. In January in Andahuaylas, 500km south-east of Lima, a group of disaffected former servicemen stormed a police station, killing four officers.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4921965,00.html

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Plan Colombia Backfires at Colombians:

The incident with five US soldiers allowed to go home when caught in possession of 16 kg of cocaine heated up the long-standing questioning of the immunity enjoyed by US citizens under a bilateral agreement with Washington.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8489.htm

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Mexico City Mayor Stripped of Immunity:

Congress stripped Mexico City’s leftist mayor of his immunity from prosecution Thursday, clearing the way for his arrest in a vote that could also block him from running in the 2006 presidential race, which he leads in the polls.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=651350

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George Monbiot: I’m with Wolfowitz :

Liberal handwringing over the World Bank simply reflects a failure to recognise the role it exists to fulfil
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1452430,00.html

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Video: Capitalism & Other Kids Stuff.
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Oil for dollars, and dollars for US deficit:

The United States is extracting tribute on oil from the world. If the world wants Middle Eastern oil, it can pay for it through the Saudi branch of the US Treasury.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Asian_Economy/GD09Dk01.html

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Economic growth at peak, warns World Bank :

Led by rapid growth in China, India and Russia, developing countries outgrew rich countries last year, with aggregate gross domestic product rising by a record 6.6 per cent.
business.scotsman.com/economy.cfm?id=368242005

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World Bank Warns U.S. to Cut Deficits:

Accumulation of dollar reserves by some Asian countries could spark a systemic foreign exchange crisis, the chief economist of the World Bank said in an interview to be published on Thursday
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8489.htm

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Home Foreclosure Listings Surged in March, Study Shows:

In what could be a crack in the housing market’s sturdy foundation, the number of foreclosed homes put up for sale rose 50 percent between February and March
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBFGGY197E.html

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Hunger-Based Lines Lengthen at the Faith-Based Soup Kitchens:

The sight of masses of Americans gratefully chowing down on free food is indeed a show, an amazingly discreet one that is classified not as outright hunger but as “food insecurity” by government specialists who are busy measuring the growing lines at soup kitchens and food pantries across the nation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8492.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 304 Days

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Reject the Law of Silence

By John Pilger

From the BBC’s capitulation to the Israeli government, to the rush to eulogise a deeply reactionary Pope, pressure on the media is leading to insidious new state propaganda.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8481.htm

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The human cost of war

The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War

This film is our soldiers‚ perspective of the Iraq War, and how they are being treated upon returning home. It goes beyond the war stories to look underneath our American tradition of engaging in war and then abandoning the warrior.

This is a must watch documentary
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7693.htm

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Bomb In Cairo Kills Two:

A man on a motorbike threw a bomb in the central historic area of Cairo on Thursday, killing a woman and a Frenchman and wounding at least eight others
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8117711

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Shia Jaafari ‘is new Iraqi PM’ :

Mr Jaafari, a 58-year-old former London GP, said he would form a new government within one or two weeks, and officials said the previous interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, had formally resigned.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1454391,00.html?gusrc=ticker-103704

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Pepe Escobar : What’s behind the new Iraq :

It’s emerging that the real meaty matters in Iraq – federalism, who gets oil-rich Kirkuk, and, crucially, what happens to the oil industry overall – will be settled by the constituent assembly. But two developments are ominous.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8482.htm

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US fears civil war in Kirkuk :

American officers have warned that giving all senior positions to the Kurds in Kirkuk would lead to rioting by the Arab and Turkomen communities.
www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/317774.asp

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Blix says war motivated by oil:

“They wanted to secure oil in case competition on the world market becomes too hard.”
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=4124

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Marine killed in Iraq :

After a diesel truck drove into a building and exploded, an injured marine crawled from the rubble. Rimes was among the marines who responded to the scene but was fatally caught in a hail of gunfire
www.philstar.com/philstar/News200504080403.htm

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For recruiters, a distant war becomes a tough sell:

In the recent documentary Gunner Palace, a U.S. soldier in Iraq is asked about the scary patrols he and his fellow soldiers make in their Humvee. Do people back home truly understand or care what happens in these mean streets of Baghdad? Pause. Probably not, he replies.
snipurl.com/dvr1

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Opt Out:

As a student you have the right to request that your private information is not released to military recruiters and others. Complete this Opt-Out form and give it to your Principal or School Administrator.
www.militaryfreezone.org/opt_out

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Taliban militants kill three ‘spies’ in Afghanistan:

Jan Mohammad Khan, governor of central Uruzgan province, confirmed that three people were killed in Charchino district on Wednesday. “They were innocent civilians,” he told AFP.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7598_1311101,000500020005.htm

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Official: China Plans 40 Nuke Power Plants:

China plans to build 40 nuclear power plants over the next 15 years, making them the main power source for its booming east coast, a government official said in remarks reported Thursday.
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Two held over Jerusalem ‘bombs’ :

Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said the men who were arrested belonged to an outlawed ultra-nationalist group, Kahane Chai.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4420875.stm

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Israel unveils ultra-modern weapons:

Women soldiers will operate remote-control machine guns in conjunction with cameras and censors in a bid to stop infiltrators.
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Violent scuffle with Hebron settlers; 10 arrested:

The protesters were trying to prevent the construction of an eight-meter-long wall intended to protect a Palestinian home from attacks by Jewish settlers.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562000.html

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Is this the Promised Land?:

Jewish settlers face eviction from Gaza in July. The move has provoked outrage – and only a minority will leave voluntarily. Donald Macintyre hears the plans of two very different families
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=627008

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Bush won’t raise thorny issues with PM Sharon in U.S. visit :

United States President George Bush is expected to refrain from bringing up any issues on which he and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon are at odds when the two meet next Monday at Bush’s Texas ranch
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562305.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 04/06/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Columbia University and the New Anti-Semitism :

Rape, massacre, theft, torture, ethnic cleansing: these are not crimes which nations can defend with ease – especially when unearthed by their own historians. Israel recently faced this most troubling predicament.
lefthook.org/Politics/Alam031305.html

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Craig Murray, the doorstep diplomat:

Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, “I left the foreign office over the issue of MI6 allowing the use of intelligence obtained during torture. They take torture intelligence coming out of Uzbekistan and pass it on to the CIA.”
www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=6179

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UK: Galloway’s party pledges honesty :

The anti-war Respect coalition has launched its election campaign with a promise that its candidates will always be honest with voters.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4419723.stm

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Cartoon: UK Election
www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons/stevebell/0,7371,1454141,00.html

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Gunmen kill five Afghan police: Residents:

The policemen were killed in a firefight on Wednesday on a main road in the Nawarak area of Zabul province, they said. The raiders, who were believed to be Taliban members, blocked the road for several hours before fleeing, residents said.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7598_1311102,000500020005.htm

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Khalilzad leaves controversial legacy in Afghanistan:

US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad was more like a ruler than a humble envoy as he guided the war-shattered country on the road to democracy after the fall of the Taliban, analysts said.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-4-2005_pg4_16

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Musharraf needs to get real:

What is often described by the Musharraf regime now as extremism was, until 9/11, described by the government as jihad for Pakistan’s national survival.
www.gulf-news.com/Articles/OpinionNF.asp?ArticleID=159535

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Teen Girls Accused Of Planning Suicide Bombings In U.S.:

The New York Times reported that the girls were arrested March 24 on immigration charges and remain in custody in Pennsylvania. One is from Bangladesh and the other is from Guinea
www.nbc13.com/news/4355173/detail.html

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17 Colombian soldiers killed in ambush:

Marxist rebels ambushed a Colombian military convoy on Wednesday, killing 17 soldiers – the latest in a spate of bloody attacks that have undermined government claims the rebels are being defeated.
www.tri-cityherald.com/24hour/world/story/2290387p-10483873c.html

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Colombia ‘will not try US troops’ :

A group of US soldiers arrested for alleged cocaine smuggling cannot be allowed to stand trial in Colombia, Washington’s envoy to Bogota has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4420329.stm

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Maureen Dowd : The Passion of the Tom:

Before, Republicans just scared other people. Now, they’re starting to scare themselves. When Dick Cheney tells you you’ve gone too far, you know you’re way over the edge.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8483.htm

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The Invisible Hand (of the U.S. Government) in Financial Markets:

The U.S. government is manipulating all major U.S. financial markets˜stocks, treasuries, currencies. This article shows how it is possible and how it is done, why it is done, who specifically is doing it, when they do it, and where they get the money to do it.
www.financialsense.com/editorials/reality/2005/0403.html

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GOP senator’s aide says he wrote memo:

The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the Terri Schiavo case
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002233680_schiavo07.html

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 303 Days

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The Psychodynamics of Occupation and the Abuse at Abu Ghraib:

An Interpretation After One Year of Revelations

By Stephen Soldz

We see that the logic of war, the logic of occupation, the logic of imprisonment, and the post 9/11 logic of revenge all came together in an Iraqi torture center in 2003.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8479.htm

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From Cruise Missiles to the Patriot Act

The Terrorism of War

By Ron Jacobs

Our foreign policy has been decided by oil companies, Wall Street, and the politicians who serve them, for too long. If the world is to survive, the US can no longer act as if the world is its real estate. It is essential that we put human needs before corporate desires.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8477.htm

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Large Blast Hits Bus Carrying Iraqi Soldiers:

Three Killed, at Least 44 Wounded
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28309-2005Apr5.html

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US soldier killed in Baghdad ambush
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1339610.htm

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US troops hinder Iraq’s stabilisation claims MPs’ report :

The House of Commons foreign affairs committee said the slow pace of reconstruction had fuelled the insurgency, and suggested Iraq had replaced Afghanistan as a training ground for international terrorists.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=361512005

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Prisoners and guards injured as Iraqi detainees riot:

Twelve Iraqi prisoners and four US prison guards were wounded when inmates rioted at Camp Bucca last week, torching tents and hurling rocks at Iraq’s largest US-run detention center, the US military said yesterday after initially denying any knowledge of the incident.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/04/06/2003249355

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Bad News Bears Go Into Hibernation:

The utter disregard the American media have shown this story is astonishing.
www.cjrdaily.org/archives/001421.asp

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Iraqi Girl Blog: Baghdad Burning: American Media…:

Two years ago, the major part of the war in Iraq was all about bombarding us with smart bombs and high-tech missiles. Now there‚s a different sort of war- or perhaps it‚s just another phase of the same war. Now we‚re being assailed with American media. It‚s everywhere all at once.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2005_04_01_river
bendblog_archive.html#111247654157434704

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Half of Americans say Bush deliberately misled about Iraq:

For the first time since the war in Iraq was launched in spring of 2003, more people than not, or half of all Americans, said the Bush administration deliberately misled the American public about alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, according to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll released on Wednesday.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=720764

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Green Card Soldiers: 30,000 U.S. military troops not citizens:

There are still about 30,000 active duty and 11,000 Guard and Reserve personnel in the military who are not U.S. citizens
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8480.htm

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US moves to create a beachhead in space:

Satellite weapons systems would give the US an edge but are costly and controversial.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0406/p03s01-usmi.html

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Karen Kwiatkowski: Just Say No … to Empire:

Violence Increases in Democratic Republic of Congo: ˇ In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 100,000 people have been displaced because of a surge in fighting between rival militias. The unrest also has sparked an outbreak of cholera.
www.militaryweek.com/kk033105.shtml

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Its Time To Examine Our Character As A Nation:

Flash presentation.
www.bushflash.com/14.html

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Afghanistan likely to have permanent US military:

Afghanistan’s defence minister signalled Kabul was eager for “enduring arrangements‰ that could include permanent air bases or “pre-positioned‰ military equipment that would be used by rapidly deployed US forces in a crisis.
news.ft.com/cms/s/c09c7152-a612-11d9-b67b-00000e2511c8.html

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The Bush Administration’s Afghan Spring: Drugs, Bases, and Jails:

The power of the new, democratically elected government of Hamid Karzai extends only weakly beyond the outskirts of Kabul. Large swathes of Afghanistan are still ruled by warlords and drug lords, armed militias dominate much of the country as they did after the Soviet withdrawal back in 1989
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=2303

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16 Dead In Helicopter “Crash”:

Sixteen people have now been confirmed dead in the crash of a Coalition CH-47 transport helicopter near Ghazni on Wednesday afternoon.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_
Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050409.txt

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U.S. Refuses To Allow U.N Rep Investigate Possible Abuse and Torture at Guantanamo :

Manfred Nowak met Monday afternoon with Pierre Prosper, the American ambassador-at-large for war crimes, and said U.S. officials refused to guarantee him the right to speak to detainees in private an ``absolute precondition’’ for such a visit.
cbsnewyork.com/international/UN-US-Guantanamo-ai/resources_news_html

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White House restricts information on CIA terror suspect detentions: report :

The White House is maintaining extraordinary restrictions on information about the detention of high-level terror suspects by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), permitting only a small number of Congress members to be briefedon the issue
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/04/06/news/detain.html

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Theodore E. Lang: Conflict of Command:

The Destruction Of American Military Honor: “Duty, honor, country,‰ were once the moral standards for the American military. It is nothing short of both a rude, astonishing awakening, as well as a great sense of shame and humiliation, to witness how far both our military and this once great nation have fallen into such disgrace, disrepute and international condemnation and rebuke.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8478.htm

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Former fighter who masks Kurdish divisions :

Iraq’s new president is a titular leader who will have to call on a lifetime of struggle to guarantee Kurdish rights, writes Simon Jeffery
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1453610,00.html

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Bullet-riddled body of child casts shadow over Turkey’s EU aspirations:

With Turkey bent on joining the European Union, the bloody conflict with its Kurdish minority is one that Ankara would like forgotten. But there has been a resurgence in fighting. This week the army said that it had killed nine “Kurdish rebels” in five days of clashes.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=626814

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Israeli troops beat Palestinian police:

Four Palestinian policemen have been beaten and detained by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Hebron.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/20598563-5012-4A7F-9FAA-1EA794BF3CE6.htm

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Israel ignores US reproach over settlement expansion :

The planned expansion conflicts with international law that regards all settlements as illegal and also contradicts the US view that settlements should not be enlarged
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ŒIsrael must remain Jewish‚:

Security officials suggest drafting law to toughen conditions under which Palestinians may obtain Israeli citizenship; according to estimates, Arab-Israeli minority to reach 40 percent by 2020
www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/
CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3068007,00.html

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Is Israel a safe haven for Jews?:

The Australian court determined that it could not “offload its responsibilities‰ to protect them by arguing Israel was a Œsafe third country‚ on the basis of the so-called law of return or ŒAliyah‚.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3737.shtml

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Women killed and mutilated in Congo attack:

At least nine women have been murdered and their bodies mutilated by a militia terrorising civilians inDemocratic Republic of Congo’s copper-rich Katanga province, the United Nations says.
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?site
Sect=143&sid=5662547&cKey=1112811640000

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Violence Increases in Democratic Republic of Congo: ˇ

In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 100,000 people have been displaced because of a surge in fighting between rival militias. The unrest also has sparked an outbreak of cholera.
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4578015

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Colombian calls for extradition of U.S. soldiers in drug arrests:

U.S. soldiers being held in the United States for allegedly smuggling cocaine from Colombia should be extradited to the South American country to stand trial, a leading senator said Tuesday, pointing out that extradition should be “a two-way street.”
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11318920.htm

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Reviving Cold War Reporting on Nicaragua:

As the Bush administration carries out what the New York Times (4/5/05) describes as a “concerted effort” to block the return of the left-wing Sandinista party to power in Nicaragua, U.S. media are returning to the kind of distorted reporting on Nicaragua that characterized coverage during Washington’s war against that country in the 1980s.
www.fair.org/index.php?page=2478

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India’s international oil ties risk U.S. displeasure :

Latin America hasn’t always figured highly on India’s diplomatic agenda. But the recent visit to New Delhi by Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela – the first such trip by a Venezuelan leader – is seen as crucial for both countries.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/04/06/opinion/edmitra.html

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Colombia: Action must be taken to guarantee the safety of abducted Human Rights Defenders:

Amnesty International calls on the FARC to publicly state whether the five human rights activists have been abducted by their forces. If so they must be released immediately in line with guerrilla forces‚ obligations under International Humanitarian Law
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR230072005

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DeLay’s way paid by lobby, some say:

Pro-Russian business groups funded 1997 trip, planners claim
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3120476

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DeLay’s daughter, wife paid $500,000:

The wife and daughter of Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, have been paid more than $500,000 since 2001 by DeLay’s political action and campaign committees, according to The New York Times’
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/11321432.htm

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DeLay daughter’s baby shower held by Texas energy firm under investigation:

Among the shower’s guests was Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist found to have paid for at least two DeLay trips that were fronted through a conservative nonprofit. The trips, taken in violated of House rules, ran a tab of more than $130,000.
rawstory.com/exclusives/byrne/delay_baby_shower_reliant_abramoff_406.htm

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Ohio agency sinks millions into rare coins:

Controlling the money for the state? Prominent local Republican and coin dealer Tom Noe, whose firm made more than $1 million off the deal last year alone.
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005504030349

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Florida to expand law on gun use :

A law letting people in Florida kill in self-defence on the street without first trying to flee an attacker has been passed by Florida politicians.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4415135.stm

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U.S. will demand passports from Canadians:

In response to a new rule requiring most Canadians to carry passports for entry into the U.S., Public Security Minister Anne McLellan said Americans may also have to carry the document to enter Canada.
www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/04/05/passports050405.html

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Passport needed for U.S. border:

U.S. citizens will be required to show a passport to re-enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda and the Caribbean by 2008, the departments of State and Homeland Security announced Tuesday.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-04-05-us-visits_x.htm

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