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 Information Clearing House  Digest April 20-23 2005

 
 

Date: Sat, 23 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 320 Days

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Rice changed terrorism report

By Julian Borger

A state department report which showed an increase in terrorism incidents around the world in 2004 was altered to strip it of its pessimistic statistics, it emerged yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8634.htm

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Holy Warriors

Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision?

By Sidney Blumenthal

Even with his atmospherics of terrorism and Sept. 11, Bush required the benediction of the Holy See as his saving grace. The key to his kingdom was turned by Cardinal Ratzinger.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8633.htm

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Purple Hearts

Injured Soldiers Tell Their stories.

A story that President Bush would probably prefer not to see propagated.

In detail, they recount what happened on the day they got injured; how they arrived back home, blind or legless; how they have to try to forget the war now, in small towns around Alabama and Pittsburgh, or in Washington and L.A. Officially recognised as “heroes,‰ a Purple Heart on the uniform in the closet, most of these soldiers long to go back to an army that has no use for them anymore.

Click here to watch it now.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7799.htm

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Iraq Blast Kills Nine Soldiers, Wounds 20:

When the surviving soldiers responded by opening fire, they shot and killed the driver of a civilian car, said police Lieutenant Ahmad Abud.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2FACBA60-0B2E-4CEF-B637-6AF4F663D3BE.htm

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Bomb explosion near a Shiite Mosque kills two.
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Chief of Associated Press office in Mosul Killed:

The journalist was killed in an exchange of fire between US soldiers and anti occupation forces.
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U.S. soldier killed in Iraq :

An American soldier was killed Saturday when his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
www.boston.com/dailynews/113/world/U_S_soldier_killed_in_Iraq_:.shtml

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Car bomb hits US military convoy in Baghdad :

A suicide car bomb attack targeted a US military convoy near Baghdad airport on Saturday, killing a civilian and wounding 25 others
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/23/content_2868649.htm

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Guess what?:

Army Clears Top Abu Ghraib Case Officers:

The Army has cleared four top officers – including the three-star general who commanded all U.S. forces in Iraq – of all allegations of wrongdoing in connection with prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and will not be punished, officials said Friday.
apnews.myway.com/article/20050422/D89KOOI80.html

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Canada’s Blind Eye to ‘Torture’:

New documents reveal Canada’s former ambassador to Syria accepted a ‘confession’ from Maher Arar’s captors
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8635.htm

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Iraq: Tigris corpses still a mystery:

Medical sources in the town of al-Madain have cast doubts that 60 bloated bodies recovered from a river in Iraq are those of civilians thought to have been taken hostage there last week.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A3A23A56-A7A9-4082-AACC-DB64753C5F54.htm

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It’s terror when we say so :

What is considered “terrorism” by the Bush administration is perceived as something completely different around the world.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GD23Aa01.html

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Halliburton ends Iraq contract one-year early amid surging violence:

Halliburton announced today the “completion” of its contract with the Pentagon to restore Iraq’s dilapidated oil infrastructure. The announcement came as a surprise since the U.S. State Department reported last week that Iraq’s oil infrastructure is far from restored.
www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/earnings042205.html

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Double trouble for Halliburton :

The Halliburton corporation, already the Iraq war’s poster child for “waste, fraud and abuse”, has been hit with a new double whammy. A report from the US State Department accuses the company of “poor performance” in its US$1.2 billion contract to repair Iraq’s vital southern oilfields.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GD23Ak01.html

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Balancing the Iraq Equation:

A humanitarian aid worker’s death in Iraq last week is spurring calls for a public accounting of civilian casualties by the United States government and more attention to the issue by the U.S. media.
ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=28421

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In case you missed it?:

How The U.S. Murdered a City :

Fallujah: The Truth at Last : Doctor Salam Ismael took aid to Fallujah. This is a report of his visit.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8093.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video: Legacy of Fallujah : The men of Falluja are digging graves.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8076.htm

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Iraq: Two Years On: What Have I Become:

Flash presentation
bushflash.com/y2.html

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Activists denounce Bush’s silence on anti-Castro ‘terrorist’:

Activists urged President George W. Bush to take action against a “terrorist” accused of blowing up an airliner, bombing buildings and plotting to kill Cuba’s leader, and who is seeking asylum in the United States.
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The Neocon Revolution and Militarism:

The grand vision entertained by second-generation neoconservatives demanded that the United States shatter the status quo. New conditions, they argued, absolved Americans from any further requirement to adhere to the norms that had defined the postwar international order
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=2337

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The coming Pax Americana :

“There is a good possibility that Iraq will not be the last country in the region that will require a lengthy American military presence” Efraim Halevy is the former chief of the Mossad
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/568076.html

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Islamists lead in Saudi polls:

In the kingdom’s commercial capital of Jedda on Saturday, all the seven winning candidates were those whose names had appeared on what was dubbed the “golden list” – the pick of fundamentalist clerics.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9166FE16-3EC7-4AE2-8137-E85BB4A557E3.htm

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Lecturers vote to boycott Israeli universities :

“The taboo has been shattered at last. From now on, it will be acceptable to compare Israel’s apartheid system to its South African predecessor.”
education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,9830,1468513,00.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 04/22/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/e7b3

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UK: Why I’m backing the heroic stand of Reg Keys:

Lance Corporal Tom Keys was killed in Iraq: one of many. Tom’s father, Reg, is standing as a “white suit independent” in Tony Blair’s own constituency of Sedgefield.
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=632195

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Vital Nuclear Parts Missing:

Investigators worry that some components of a weapons factory ordered by Libya have fallen into the hands of another nation.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-network
22apr22,0,3617530.story?coll=ny-leadworldnews-headlines

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Venezuela Ends Military Program With U.S:

President Hugo Chavez’s government has unexpectedly ended a military exchange program with United States, the U.S. Embassy in Caracas announced Friday.
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Video: Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism:

Americans have invoked God to expand “into someone else‚s territory, occupying and dealing harshly with people who resist occupation.‰ Zinn offers numerous examples of how the American government has used “divine ordination‰ and rationales of spreading civilization and freedom to justify its most dastardly actions.

Real Video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8632.htm

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Argentina jails ‘dirty war’ medic

 
An Argentine court has given a 10-year jail sentence to a doctor who helped steal babies from political prisoners held in a torture centre.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4475693.stm

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Aristide ally blasts U.S. policy, officials:

Saying the Haitian people need food, not bullets, the Rev. Gerard Jean-Juste on Friday demanded the resignation of two top U.S. State Department officials he accused of helping to arm Haiti’s interim government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8637.htm

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Former Haitian prime minister to be charged in connection with political killings:

The former prime minister has refused legal representation because he believes his prosecution is illegitimate and illegal, said Brian

Concannon, the director of the U.S.-based Institute for Justice and Democracy, which has acted as an advocate for Neptune and

other former government officials.
www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3579

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US donates 10 aircraft to Colombia :

The aircraft, valued at 52 million US dollars, is part of the US contribution to Plan Colombia, which Washington has funded with3.3 billion dollars since 2000 when the program was launched.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/23/content_2867059.htm

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The World According to Bush :

This film aims to pass through the looking glass and to show how the Bushes, father and son, have not only dined with the devil but have often invited themselves to his table.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1025.htm

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Chairman of Voting Reform Panel Resign:

The first chairman of a federal voting agency created after the 2000 election dispute is resigning, saying the government has not shown enough commitment to reform.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4956689,00.html

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Do you have a bomb in the car? :

What is this Muslim CD?: A lawsuit filed Wednesday claiming that five Muslims were unlawfully detained at the Canadian border has struck close to home for local Muslims, who say they feel that they, too, have been treated like criminals at the border
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“The Nuclear Option” and the One Party State :

America’s wacky right wing party and political system doesn’t get much worse than this. Tomorrow, the Republican United States Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) will appear on a national evangelical Christian television show that depicts Democrats as against religious believers.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=90&ItemID=7710

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‘Fascism: Are we there yet?’:

The Department of State is proposing that Americans returning from these countries be required to have passports in order to re-enter the United States. We’ll be able to check in, but not check out without letting Uncle Sam know where we have been.
www.blackcommentator.com/135/135_fr_fascism.html

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Hijacking Christianity . . .:

The American flag was appropriated by the political right wing years ago. Now the Christian right is trying to hijack religion. This time it shouldn’t be allowed to happen without a fight.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8636.htm

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Navajo Nation Outlaws Uranium Mining :

The Navajo Nation has outlawed uranium mining and processing on its reservation, which sprawls across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah and contains one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium ore.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4955325,00.html

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$425 million for Sir Lanka tsunami victims never arrived?:

Sri Lankans were starting to demand answers about where the $425 million promised by Canada to tsunami victims is.
www.torontofreepress.com/2005/cover042005.htm

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Date: Fri, 22 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 319 Days

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Blair made a pledge to the Iraqis once

The suffering of my people must not be conveniently forgotten now

By Haifa Zangana

Bush and Blair, like Saddam before them, are legally and morally responsible for the destruction of Iraq and the daily killing of its people. Let us hope that the British people do not allow Blair to conveniently forget his war during this election campaign.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8627.htm

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Gut Check

All the guff about law, democracy and morality is just cornball for the yokels back home — and for the cannon fodder sent off to die in the elite’s commercial and dynastic wars.

By Chris Floyd

With fresh indictments last week, the UN oil-for-food scandal took an unexpected turn into the Labyrinth — the tangled skein of war profiteering and state terrorism that has seen the Bush Family’s lust for blood money emerge in three of the darkest criminal episodes
in modern American history: Iran-Contra, Iraqgate and the BCCI affair.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8614.htm

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The New McCarthyism

A witch hunt against a Columbia professor, and the New York Times’ disgraceful support for it, represent the gravest threat to academic freedom in decades.

By Juan Cole

It is not 1953, the Congress member is not Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and the professor is not being accused of being a communist. No, it is 2005, the Congress member is Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and the professor is being accused of being anti-Israel. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8620.htm

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Baghdad car bomb kills 10:

A car bomb blew up outside a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad as prayers were ending on Friday, killing 10 people and wounding 15, Iraqi police said.
uk.news.yahoo.com/050422/325/fgway.html

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One US soldier killed in Iraq blast:

One US soldier was killed and another wounded early Friday when a bomb exploded near their patrol vehicle in northern Iraq
www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=3573

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– WARNING –

Video Shows Murder Of Injured Survivor Of Downed Helicopter In Iraq:

WARNING – This videos should only be viewed by a mature audience
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8613.htm

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Iraq government hits snag:

The announcement of the new Iraqi government will be further delayed, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/234841CD-F29B-476D-9DAA-BB843097ACB5.htm

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Iraq: Tigris corpses still a mystery:

Medical sources in the town of al-Madain have cast doubts that 60 bloated bodies recovered from a river in Iraq are those of civilians thought to have been taken hostage there last week.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A3A23A56-A7A9-4082-AACC-DB64753C5F54.htm

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Hostage hoax:

Nermeen Al-Mufti visits Al-Madaen, the city at the centre of last week’s rumours of shia hostage taking Sunni and Shia clerics — particularly the Al-Sadr movement — warned the reports were a fabrication intended to stir up sectarianism. But the Western media,
particularly in the US, continued reporting on the incident.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/739/re9.htm

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Let A Thousand Militias Bloom :

In devising a strategy to defeat Iraq‚s insurgents, the Pentagon may be gaining the upper hand but at the cost of pushing Iraq toward civil war. A report by the Wall Street Journal from Feb. 16 revealed that “pop-up militias‰ are proliferating in Iraq. Not only is the U.S.
aware of these illegal militias, but the Pentagon is arming, training and funding them for use them in counter-insurgency operations. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8628.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Iraq’s Bootstrap Battalions :

There‚s something new on the ground in Iraq. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Greg Jaffe reports that in the fall of 2004, privately funded militias connected to key political figures in Iraq began popping up around the country as Iraq‚s elections approached. www.dailypundit.com/newarchives/2005/02/iraqs_bootstrap_1.php

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U.S. Funding Iraqi Militias Led by Baathists As Part of Counter-Insurgency Operation:

Most disturbing, one militia in particular ˆ the “special police commandos” – is being used throughout Iraq and has been singled out by a U.S. general as conducting death squad strikes known as the “Salvador option.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8630.htm

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What is “terrorism” depends on target -Italy judge:

Militants who attack military or state targets, even with suicide bombers, cannot be considered terrorists in times of war or occupation, an Italian judge said in a ruling released on Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8617.htm

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Senate OKs $81B for Iraq, Afghanistan :

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a spending bill that would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4954639,00.html

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A citizen journalist in Iraq:

Dahr Jamail didn‚t like the news, so he went out and reported it himself. “I figured, well, media control is how they‚re doing it,‰ he explains, “so I‚ll just go over there and try to report on it myself.‰
www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2005/04/21_jamail.shtml

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Does the Resistance Target Civilians? According to US Intel, Not Really :

The combination of intelligence data, political realities on the ground, and some basic common sense point to the fact that the resistance is not the stereotypical horde of incompetent, crazed brown barbarians so often conjured up in the Western imagination.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8623.htm

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The Arab scene:

There is not a shadow of doubt that Iran will be next on the current US administration’s hit list — Washington’s threats against it are too similar to the buildup to the war against Iraq. There are some differences, however.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/739/op15.htm

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Sharon vows to defy Bush over expansion of Israeli settlements:

Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, vowed to continue expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank despite his admitted differences with President George Bush on the issue.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=631892

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Lecturer defends Israeli boycott plan on eve of vote :

The woman behind a divisive vote today to boycott Israeli universities has brushed aside criticism of the proposals, saying it is impossible to treat that country’s academics as “normal citizens from a normal state”.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1465963,00.html

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CIA said to have wrongly held German suspect:

CIA operatives held a German citizen in a prison in Afghanistan for six weeks even after determining he was not an Osama bin Laden associate and despite an order from then-U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8629.htm

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Government Documents Show Army Command Approved and Encouraged Abuse of Detainees:

“Instead of holding that chain of command accountable for systemic detainee abuse, the U.S. government continues to thwart efforts to bring the full truth about who was ultimately responsible to light.” said the ACLU
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8624.htm

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Iraq Resistance Releases Documents Exposing The “Sale” Of Iraq’s Military Equipment

Video and text
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8625.htm

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U.S. Guns in Haiti Despite Embargo : –

The United States has quietly given thousands of guns to the Haitian National Police and is moving to approve the sale of thousands more despite a 14-year arms embargo and allegations the force is corrupt, brutal and responsible for unjustified killings, U.S., U.N. and Haitian officials said this week.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8615.htm

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U.S. missile company scouts Labrador:

An American missile contractor has been secretly scouting locations for a radar installation in Labrador, despite Prime Minister Paul Martin’s decision to keep Canada out of the U.S. missile defence shield program.
www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/04/22/missile-labrador050422.html

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Bush Lies, America Cries :

This just in: Global terrorism rates are higher than any time since 1985. Thanks, Dubya!
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2005/04/22/notes042205.DTL&nl=fix

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Senate confirms Negroponte director of US intelligence :

The annual intelligence budget over which Negroponte will have control is secret, but estimated at some 40 billion dollars
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13724199

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ŒHe Was Very Angry‚:

A U.S. ambassador is the latest to charge that John Bolton has engaged in some Œundiplomatic‚ behavior.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7577473/site/newsweek/

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GOP bullying on Bolton:

What kind of moral value is this? Faced with a Republican with a conscience, President Bush attributes GOP concern over the nomination of John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations to partisan bickering.
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Votes that rebound:

Washington has determined that a democratised Arab world is in its — and Israel’s — interest. The assumption is wide off the mark www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8618.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 04/21/05:

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

QuickTime

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Video and Text: Blair’s Newsnight interview :

The war in Iraq was deeply unpopular – does Tony Blair think it lost him the nation’s trust? Does Labour intend to raise taxes? And why is he so close to President Bush?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8626.htm

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The real reason why it doesn’t matter who you vote for:

The unspoken issue in the UK General Election campaign is our collective loss of faith in the future and the capacity of humanity to
make its own history.
www.spiked-online.com/printable/0000000CA9CA.htm

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Chomsky: It’s time to take back our lives:

Chomsky wants people to wrest control of their lives away from corporations, government and whatever other institutions have a claim on them, and “reconstruct the basis for a functioning democratic society.”
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2002247675_jdl21.html

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They Mean It:

America is an experiment. Democracy is an experiment. American democracy has not been around very long, and we have never

been so perilously close to losing it. All the checks and balances have been removed by allies of these people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8622.htm

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A war on terror gone awry:

An Iraqi immigrant falsely imprisoned speaks volumes about the costs of the war on terror.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8621.htm

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2 Brits nabbed with $3 trillion in fake US fed notes:

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday said it has arrested two British nationals with $3 trillion fake US federal bank notes in their possession
www.abs-cbnnews.com/topofthehour.aspx?StoryId=3274

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The Death of Innocents:

An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions: Modern nation that deals in state-sponsored death, becomes, in part, dead in itself;
dead certainly, to the enlightened ideals from which America derives its existence as a nation.
www.nybooks.com/articles/17970

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Blessed are the poor in spirit :

We can be sure that Pope Benedict XVI will spend his reign working tirelessly to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from their
own corrupting desires.
www.democratsdiary.co.uk/2005/04/blessed-are-poor-in-spirit.html

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A Democratic Dishonor Roll:

April 13, 2005, was a dark day for Democrats. As House Republicans gleefully passed legislation to repeal the estate tax
permanently, 42 Democrats—about one-fifth of the party’s caucus in the House—went along for the limo ride.
www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?pid=2340

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House Approves Energy Bill:

“The bill is loaded with tax breaks and royalty relief for oil and gas companies.”
www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=1110000278C9

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Greenspan issues warning on US economy

Alan Greenspan, says the American economy is heading for trouble unless the Government gets its budget deficits under control. He’s also worried about America’s ability to cope with its ageing population, as baby boomers reach retirement age in big numbers, a concern shared in Australia.
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1351961.htm

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10 Seattle schools targeted for closure:

Faced with multimillion-dollar budget deficits, Seattle Public Schools administrators yesterday outlined a cost-cutting plan that would
close 10 schools, eliminate a popular alternative program and create two middle schools.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/221031_school21.html

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The One-Sided Class War:

Working Wages Slide, While Business Lines Its Pockets
www.counterpunch.com/sustar04222005.html

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Elimination of poverty is simple:

The impoverishment of the developing world is understandable once one learns how “plunder by trade” locks the world into violence
and war.
www.ied.info/

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Date: Thurs, 21 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 318 Days

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Blair’s forgotten victims

Election: the outrage – By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 people, most of them innocent, slaughtered in defiance of international law.

By John Pilger

A familiar, if desperate media push is under way to convince the British people that the main political parties offer them a democratic choice in the general election on 5 May. This demonstrable absurdity became hilarious when Tony Blair, leader of one of the nastiest, most violent right-wing regimes in memory, announced the existence of “a very nasty right-wing campaign” to defeat him. If only it was that funny.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8607.htm

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The end of oil is closer than you think

Oil production could peak next year. Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye

By John Vidal.

The one thing that international bankers don’t want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8608.htm

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The War for Oil

This is the story of the hidden agenda behind the invasion of Iraq. How much has this war really been about control over a dwindling resource?

This is a must watch documentary. Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8582.htm

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Militarism threatens to bankrupt U.S. economically and morally

It is up to the American people to demand that our representatives stop the warhawks’ world-girdling military appetite in the Middle East and elsewhere, restore our own democracy

By Reed M. Smith

Michael Parenti, eminent author and historian, recently told an audience of almost 300 people in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium that what empires do is much different from how they are represented in history by their leaders.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8609.htm

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Commercial Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq, 11 Dead:

Guerrillas shot down a Bulgarian commercial helicopter in Iraq on Thursday, killing all 11 on board including six Americans, the aircraft’s Bulgarian owner said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8255689

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US Company Has Chartered the Bulgarian Helicopter Downed in Iraq:

Sources of the US army told AP that the aircraft was chartered by the Pentagon, but the US Embassy in Baghdad does not confirm this information.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=1
38&newsid=62285&ch=0&datte=2005-04-21

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Three “Contractors” Killed in Iraq:

The three — an American, a Canadian and an Australian — were shot on the highway leading to Baghdad’s airport on Wednesday, Edinburgh Risk Inc. said in a statement.
www.reuters.com/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?typ
e=topNews&localeKey=en_CA&storyID=8253363

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Allawi escapes assassination attempt:

At least two policemen were killed in the attack that occurred late on Wednesday night while Allawi was being driven home from a meeting.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1C0
FFAF1-86EF-4F0B-AF28-2EDFB27D4AF2.htm

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Citing 50 bodies, Iraq president keeps story alive :

In his comments to reporters Talabani offered no documentation that could help independently verify his statement, like a list of victims, photographs of the bodies or the names of witnesses.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/04/20/news/iraq.html

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Kuwait bars Iraqi paper critical of US:

Kuwait has barred an Iraqi newspaper from printing in the Gulf Arab state for allegedly criticising US and British policy in Iraq, the paper’s owner said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7761
4836-0636-4706-9D3E-BED95EB4F3C8.htm

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Horror Glimpsed From the Inside of A Humvee in Iraq:

Life was draining out of Knott. Blasted from the Humvee along with the gun turret, he had suffered severe head trauma. His jugular vein cut by shrapnel, he was loosing copious amounts of blood. Soon, a medic at the scene said Knott was gone
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8610.htm

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Levin Releases Newly Declassified Intelligence Documents on Iraq-al Qaeda Relationship :

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today released documents recently declassified at his request that illustrate that some claims of a cooperative relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda made by top administration officials in support of the Iraq war were contrary to what U.S. intelligence officials believed to be true.
www.fas.org/irp/congress/2005_cr/levin041505.html

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Gallup Finds 53% Feel Iraq War Not Worth It:

Nearly 8 in 10 Republicans, 79%, say it was worth going to war, while just 19% say it was not worth it. Among Democrats, only 17% say it was worth it and 82% say it was not.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/
article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000891594

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Father of slain soldier plots Blair “regime change”:

Reg Keys, whose son died at the hands of a mob in June 2003, is standing against Blair in his Sedgefield constituency in County Durham, arguing his son had died in an illegal war and that the premier had lied over the reasons for it.
uk.news.yahoo.com/050421/325/fgta4.html

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Iraqi Resistance: Video and Text :

Further Evidence In The Dale Stoffel And The $40 Billion Tadji Scandal
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8612.htm

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Will oil strike $380 a barrel by 2015?:

A report prepared by energy economists at the French investment bank Ixis-CIB has warned crude oil prices could touch $380 a barrel by 2015.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/73CE
8286-740C-482B-8150-DA57696BC02F.htm

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Putin: Sale of missiles to Syria will block Israeli flyovers:

The SA-18 missiles Russia is selling Syria “will of course make it difficult to fly over the residence of the Syrian president,” Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly stated yesterday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/567641.html

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Israeli Spying On U.S.?: 2 Senior AIPAC Employees Ousted:

FBI Investigating if Pair Gave Classified Information to Israel
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8606.htm

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Marines storm ashore in Nitzanim:

Hundreds of US Marines riding hovercrafts stormed ashore the beaches of Nitzanim Wednesday as part of joint maneuvers being quietly held between the US and Israeli militaries.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename
=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1113963509558

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Sharon: I can withstand pressure for another disengagement plan :

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon believes he will be able to resist international pressure for a further withdrawal from the West Bank
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/567677.html

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Guns of Gaza stay loaded but silent as talks go on :

Palestinian militants keep ceasefire as they await peace deal : Pressure for jobs and end to corruption grows in run up to polls
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1464649,00.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 04/20/05:

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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Bush urges Senate to confirm Bolton as US ambassador to UN :

“ I urge the Senate to put aside politics and confirm John Bolton to the United Nations,”
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/22/content_2862111.htm

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A Disaster for America:

The appointment of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations would be a disaster for America.
www.washingtondispatch.com/page2/archives/000804.html

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Militants kill policeman in Mecca clashes :

Militants attacked a security checkpoint in the holy city of Mecca today, killing one policeman and sparking clashes.
www.breakingnews.ie/2005/04/21/story199209.html

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Iran uranium source revealed :

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency believe they can confirm that a sample of uranium enriched to 54%, found at one Iranian site, has come from Pakistani equipment.
www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jdw/jdw040810_1_n.shtml

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Kremlin disputes Rice’s claim on US nuclear inspections :

Condoleezza Rice’s first trip to Moscow as US secretary of state ended amid disagreement last night when the Kremlin contradicted her claim that Russia was considering letting American inspectors check its nuclear sites.
www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,2763,1464605,00.html

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Gorbachev criticizes U.S. on nuclear arsenal, hypocrisy:

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev warned the United States on Wednesday “to cure itself” of hypocrisy over nuclear arms and be prepared to cut its atomic arsenal and take it off “hair-trigger” alert
uk.news.yahoo.com/050421/325/fgrxh.html

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Rice calls for change in Belarus :

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has described Belarus as the “last true dictatorship” in central Europe and has called for the country to change.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4467299.stm

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In case you missed it:

At-a-glance: ‘Outposts of tyranny’ :

Condoleezza Rice, President George W Bush’s nominee for secretary of state, has hinted at the direction of future US foreign policy by identifying six “outposts of tyranny” around the world.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4187361.stm

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Burma ‘using chemical weapons’ :

A human rights group today said it had evidence the Burmese army was using chemical weapons against rebel fighters from the Karen ethnic minority.
www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,13373,1465052,00.html

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FBI Protects Osama Bin Ladens “Right To Privacy”:

Judicial Watch Investigation Uncovers FBI Documents Concerning Bin Laden Family and Post-9/11 Flights
www.judicialwatch.org/printer_5286.shtml

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Rice protests deal to arm Venezuela:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday warned Russia against selling arms to Venezuela, and Moscow immediately rebuffed her criticism, saying a $120 million deal it has signed with Caracas violates no laws or treaties.
www.wpherald.com/Europe/storyview.php?StoryID=20050421-111522-4390r

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Ecuador Congress ousts president:

Ecuador’s controversial leader, Lucio Gutierrez, has been placed under arrest after Congress ousted him, the armed forces withdrew their support and a new president was named.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/02195FFB-6261-4030-8BA3-A6DC4270EDA1.htm

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Brazil grants asylum to Gutierrez :

According to a statement by the ministry released earlier in the day, Gutierrez entered the Brazilian embassy in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, late Wednesday seeking asylum.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/21/content_2859107.htm

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New Ecuadorian President Takes First Steps:

“We will gather the people to decide (…) that Pachakutik —the political party of the indigenous population— should be in the government”, said Palacio.
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Ecuador: Chilean press photographer dies amid political turmoil and violence against news media
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=13348

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Chile and Venezuela sign oil deals:

Lagos said that both countries need to establish policies aimed at bring about social equality through regional economic growth and ŒŒmore realistic and efficient‚‚ integration. ŒŒThat‚s how we can create a new hemispheric reality,‚‚ he said.
www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=5519

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Daniel Ortega rides again :

With the left on the march in much of Latin America, it is no surprise that Nicaragua’s Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega is trying to make a comeback.
www.jordantimes.com/thu/opinion/opinion3.htm

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Video: Capitalism & Other Kids Stuff:

The idea is for you to question the basis of modern society. Windows Media.
www.socialist-tv.com/

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Lobbyists urge Canada. to back U.S. army “deserters”:

There’s good news for the approximately 100 American soldiers who have quit the U.S. military to start a new life in Canada. A group of lobbyists is taking up their cause in Ottawa.
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Passenger Lists Sought For Flights Over US :

The U.S. government plans to force foreign airlines flying over American soil to turn over the names of passengers on board or check the names against U.S. government watch lists
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/nation/11451427.htm

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Are Bush’s Social Security Program and John Bolton Just Grand Diversions? :

From the X-files of political conspiracy theory, here’s a nasty thought: What if Bush and Karl Rove aren’t really expecting to win on Social Security?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8611.htm

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Democrats: Neither leaders nor opposers, but appeasers:

I beseech the Demmies, spare me your new found roaring voices for I view them as mere histrionics˜a sad case of too little, too late.
www.onlinejournal.com/Commentary/042105Pitz/042105pitz.html

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I’ll gladly stay behind:

A neighbor recently insisted I read the Left Behind series. “Especially now after 9/11,” he said, “and the blessed countdown for the Rapture has begun.”
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/220902_petersonearth21.html

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 317 Days

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The War for Oil

This is the story of the hidden agenda behind the invasion of Iraq. How much has this war really been about control over a dwindling resource?

This is a must watch documentary. Real Video
informationclearinghouse.info/article8582.htm

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100 bodies plucked from Tigris river :

According to the newsparer, another 12 corpses have been found in a poultry farm nearby.
www.iribnews.ir/Full_en.asp?news_id=190566&n=35

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Bodies of 50 “Hostages” Found in Iraq:

“More than 50 bodies have been brought out from the Tigris and we have the full names of those who were killed and those criminals who committed these crimes,” Talabani told reporters.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=687124

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19 bodies discovered in Iraqi soccer stadium:

Residents said they believed the victims — all men in civilian clothes — were soldiers
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Fourteen killed after upsurge in violence :

An attack by a suicide car bomber near a United States patrol in southern Baghdad killed two American soldiers and wounded four, an official said on Wednesday.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1113978780887B262

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Two more Iraqis killed as wave of attacks continues in Iraq :

In Sadr city, a poor section of eastern Baghdad, gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on policeman Ali Talib as he walked toward his car, killing him, said police Col. Hussein Abdulwahid. In eastern Baghdad, a Health Ministry car was attacked by gunmen, killing the Iraqi driver and wounding one unidentified passenger.
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050420/w042006.html

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed:

Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers died April 19 after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol around 7 p.m. in southern Baghdad.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050421.txt

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Dispute escalates between Shiites, Sunnis:

Iraq’s Shiite Muslim-dominated National Assembly again delayed appointing a Cabinet on Monday amid a growing political dispute between Shiites and Sunnis.
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Aid worker uncovered America’s secret tally of Iraqi civilian deaths:

A week before she was killed by a suicide bomber, humanitarian worker Marla Ruzicka forced military commanders to admit they did keep records of Iraqi civilians killed by US forces.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8598.htm

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Counting the dead in Iraq:

In 2004 the US-based scientist Dr Les Roberts led a survey into deaths caused by the invasion of Iraq. His results showed that approximately 100,000 Iraqis had been killed after the invasion. He spoke to Joseph Choonara about his survey
www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=6271

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Journalists tell of US Falluja killings:

All is quiet in Falluja, or at least that is how it seems, given that the mainstream media has largely forgotten about the Iraqi city. But

independent journalists are risking life and limb to bring out a very different story.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6890A8DA-AF79-45AD-BB4F-42C060978A07.htm

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Pepe Escobar : The shadow Iraqi government:

The only way Iraq’s transitional government can garner any measure of popular credibility is to demand a firm deadline for total American withdrawal.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GD21Ak02.html

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Put Down Your White Man’s Burden, Support Iraqi Resistance :

While the ostensible savagery of targeting of civilians does help the US government label the freedom fighters of the present as terrorists, the simultaneous media censorship omnipresent throughout the war in Iraq blinds us to the equally if not more savage violence perpetrated by our state against the Iraqi civilians.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8603.htm

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U.S. Military Regrets Incident with Iraq Lawmaker:

al-Sheikh, an independent, told parliament a U.S. soldier had grabbed him by the throat, handcuffed him and shoved him to the ground after he parked his car.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=686886

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The New American Militarism:

We are now in an America where it’s a commonplace for our President, wearing a “jacket with ARMY printed over his heart and ‘Commander in Chief’ printed on his right front,” to address vast assemblages of American troops on the virtues of bringing democracy to foreign lands at the point of a missile.
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=2334

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Unfolding Middle-East Quagmire: America is Buying Time :

The American/Israeli agendas join together regarding the pursuit of a regional state of anarchy. The latter is also based on necessity to draw NATO and possibly Arab proxy armies into the war, with a view to exacerbating sectarian divisions in Iraq as well setting the stage for an offensive on Iran
globalresearch.ca/articles/KHA504A.html

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A Time for Disobedience:

Faced with Bush’s lockdown on information, reporters have to stand up
www.villagevoice.com/news/0516,schanberg,63150,6.html

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No reporters allowed at Lejeune hearing for Marine:

The Marine Corps will bar journalists from the courtroom at Camp Lejeune from next week’s investigatory hearing in the case of a lieutenant charged with murdering two Iraqis.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/special_packages/iraq/11442134.htm

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Naomi Klein On The Rise of Disaster Capitalism:

“If the reconstruction industry is stunningly inept at rebuilding, that may be because rebuilding is not its primary purpose,” writes Naomi Klein in the cover story of this week’s Nation. “If anything, the stories of corruption and incompetence serve to mask this deeper scandal.

Real Audio.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8600.htm

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The Rise of Disaster Capitalism:

The fires were still burning in Baghdad when US occupation officials rewrote the investment laws and announced that the country’s state-owned companies would be privatized. Some have pointed to this track record to argue that Wolfowitz is unfit to lead the World Bank
informationclearinghouse.info/article8599.htm

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In case you missed it:

The War Party:

Panorama investigates the “neo-conservatives”, the small and unelected group of right-wingers, who critics claim have hijacked the White House. They brought us war against Iraq – what do the hawks in Washington have in store for us now?

This is a must watch – Real Video.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8581.htm

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Uncle Sam Would Be a Good Used Car Salesman:

How America maintains its hegemony military and economically
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=7686

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Dirty Tricks Detailed by an Economic Hit Man:

Before I read this book, I couldn’t understand it either. In every country I’ve visited throughout the world, I have witnessed anti-American sentiment. I thought people were just ignorant and jealous of our wonderful nation.
www.mercola.com/2005/apr/20/economic_hitman.htm

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Reports reveal Zarqawi nuclear threat :

Recurrent intelligence reports say al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi has obtained a nuclear device or is preparing a radiological explosive — or dirty bomb — for an attack, according to U.S. officials, who also say analysts are unable to gauge the reliability of the information’s sources.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8601.htm

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Galloway Forced to Flee Meeting after ‘Death Threats’ :

Anti-war campaigner George Galloway was “threatened with death‰ by a gang of Islamic extremists, his spokesman said today.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4426220

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Hearts, Minds, and Dollars :

In an Unseen Front in the War on Terrorism, America is Spending Millions…To Change the Very Face of Islam
www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/050425/25roots.htm

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Religious bias claimed at Air Force Academy:

The Air Force Academy, still recovering from rape and sexual harassment scandals, now is facing charges that some Christian cadets have bullied and berated Jews and students of other religious backgrounds.
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Putin: We will go ahead with Syrian missile deal :

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday evening told Israel’s Channel 1 that Moscow intends to go ahead with selling advanced shoulder-launched Strela 8 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/567608.html

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Israel guns for Iran :

When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited President Bush at the White House on 11-12 April, the news coming out of the

meetings should have been dominated by the president’s displeasure with Sharon permitting the expansion of settlements in the

West Bank
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/390CA5C4-31CE-4DE4-BDEF-B7F6CCC20637.htm

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Abbas accuses Israel of incitement :

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has complained that the Israeli government is inciting against him and that it has violated agreements reached at a summit in February.
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West Bank villagers threatened with imminent expulsion:

Aqaba villagers have long come to dread Asher’s visits. On one past occasion, he had come to decree that the village’s mosque and kindergarten were “illegally built” and had to be pulled down
informationclearinghouse.info/article8597.htm

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U.S. and Israeli officials meet over disengagement funds :

Israel has asked for indirect financial aid ahead of the disengagement, and the Bush administration has agreed to front Jerusalem a 3 billion-dollar financial guarantee until 2008
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/567394.html

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Lecturers may boycott Israeli academics :

Israeli academics who refuse to condemn their government’s actions in the occupied territories risk a boycott by the UK’s leading lecturers’ union.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1452239,00.html

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Ousted Haitian President Aristide Accuses U.S. and France of Causing a “Black Holocaust”:

“We should not close our eyes on those who are behind the coup – yes the United States, the French. Clearly it’s a failure of what they did a year ago using violence and as a consequence we have more violence in Haiti today,” he said.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8593.htm

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International Case Filed For Haitian former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune:

Yvon Neptune, who was Haiti’s last Constitutionally appointed Prime Minister, has been illegally imprisoned since June 2004. Mr. Neptune has yet to see a judge in his case, despite a Constitutional bar against holding detainees longer than 48 hours without judicial approval.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8602.htm

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Many Venezuelans join “guerrilla armies”, plan to fight:

From street vendors to lawyers, thousands of Venezuelans are joining militia units created by the government to fight off anyone – especially U.S. troops – that tries to thwart President Hugo Chavez’s socialist “Bolivarian revolution.”
www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/world/11431512.htm

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National Lawyers Guild Calls for Immediate Extradition of Luis Posada to Venezuela

Posada was a CIA agent in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and possibly to the present. He was trained in explosives and sabotage at the notorious School of the Americas and was part of the CIA’s “Operation 40" for the Bay of Pigs invasion. He was also an accomplice with Orlando Bosch in the bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455 on October 6, 1976 that killed 73 people.
www.commondreams.org/news2005/0420-13.htm

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The Total and Shameless Chutzpah of Alan Dershowitz:

The American historian Norman Finkelstein, whose book “The Holocaust Industry” provoked a fierce debate in Germany four years ago, is creating new furor.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8594.htm

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Theologian calls for response to 9/11:

David Ray Griffin asks the tough questions about Sept. 11, contending U.S. officials had some knowledge of what was coming and possibly orchestrated the attacks.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8596.htm

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8 Taliban killed :

Afghan forces and US-led warplanes and troops killed eight Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured 16 others following a gun battle in south eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.
www.dawn.com/2005/04/20/top11.htm

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Afghanistan’s Taliban launching coordinated attacks, says US:

Afghanistan has recently seen some of its fiercest fighting for months with more than 30 “insurgents” linked to the ousted Islamic regime dying in firefights in the past week, according to officials
snipurl.com/e570

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House Energy Bill Increases Tax Breaks:

The House this week will consider $8 billion in tax breaks targeted to the energy industry at a time when some of those companies are enjoying soaring profits from high consumer prices.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8604.htm

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Ted Rall: Police Perjurers:

Throw Lying Cops Off the Force: In an Orwellian twist, the authorities even censored their own tapes to delete evidence of police lies.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8595.htm

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Texas may have put innocent man to death, panel told:

The execution of Willingham, convicted of the December 1991 arson fire that killed his three young daughters, was a focus of a hearing into a proposed innocence commission.
snipurl.com/e573

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In case you missed it:

New Pope: No to “preventive war‰:

Is the war that has been announced against Iraq a just war? “All I can do is invite you to read the Catechism,‰ Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger replied with a mischievous grin, “and the conclusion seems obvious to me
www.comunione-liberazione.org/articoli/eng/1/nowar.html

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Arch-Conservative German Elected Pope:

Arch-conservative German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope on Tuesday in a surprise choice that delighted traditionalist Roman Catholics but stunned moderates hoping for a more liberal papacy.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8230604

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Profile: Pope Benedict XVI:

Ratzinger, once a teenage infantryman in the German army at the end of World War II, and then briefly an inmate in an U.S. prisoner-of-war camp
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050419-014047-3781r

snipurl.com/e575

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Berlusconi ally threatens split :

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government could be facing collapse, after a key ally threatened to leave the ruling coalition.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4459525.stm

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Paul Craig Roberts: A Greater Threat Than Terrorism:

Outsourcing the American Economy
www.counterpunch.org/roberts04192005.html

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Security and interop issues cause EU biometric passport delays:

The European Union has asked the US to put back its biometric passport deadline for another year, citing “data security and interoperability of reading devices” as issues that still needed to be resolved.
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/01/eu_bio_passport_delay/

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Israel arrests Netherlands consul :

Israeli police have arrested one of the country’s diplomats serving in the Netherlands for allegedly issuing passports in exchange for bribes.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4464149.stm

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