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 Information Clearing House  Digest June 7-10 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 33 Days

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Exit strategy: Civil war

The plan is an exact replica of an extreme right-wing Israeli plan to balkanize Iraq – an essential part of the balkanization of the whole Middle East

By Pepe Escobar

Against all odds, a national liberation front is emerging in Iraq. Washington hawks may see it coming, but they certainly don’t want it. Many groups in this front have already met in Algiers. The front is opposed to the American occupation and permanent Pentagon military bases; opposed to the privatization and corporate looting of the Iraqi economy; and opposed to the federation of Iraq, ie balkanization.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9099.htm

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About the Downing Street Memo…

US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist

By DAVE LINDORFF

At this stage, it seems almost pointless to say it, but once again, the corporate media in America have been exposed as a cowardly mass of toadies who cannot bring themselves to publish or air anything remotely critical of the administration unless compelled to do so by cattle prods…or a reporter from a foreign news organization doing what reporters are supposed to do routinely.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9109.htm

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Sixteen people killed execution-style found in Iraq:

The bodies of 16 people who were killed execution-style have been discovered in western Iraq, witnesses said on Friday, the latest grisly killings fueling fears of civil war in Iraq.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO021503.htm

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Roadside Bomb Kills Five Marines in Iraq :

Five U.S. Marines have been killed by a roadside bomb in western Iraq, the military said Friday.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050610/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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2 Senior policemen killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk, Basra:

Gunmen killed the head of an Iraqi police unit charged with fighting guerrilla violence in the troubled northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said on Friday. In the southern city of Basra, a second police colonel was shot dead on Friday, police there said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC025510.htm

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Gunmen attack Shiites’ mosque killing two people — witnesses:

Armed men, opened fire in the direction of the mosque after the noon Friday prayers. Two of the worshippers were killed and two others were wounded in the shooting.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=741516

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Another Turkish truck driver killed in Iraq
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US opens criminal probe of two army deaths in Iraq:

The U.S. army has opened a criminal investigation into a blast that killed two soldiers at a base in Iraq after discovering it was not caused by an insurgent mortar attack, a military statement said on Friday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAR050364.htm

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U.S. Military Chief Admits, ‘Good and Honest’ Iraqis Are fighting US forces :

He predicted attacks would continue to surge in intensity, as key milestones were reached, including the upcoming constitutional referendum.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9103.htm

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Building Iraq’s Army: Mission Improbable:

Project in North Reveals Deep Divide Between U.S. and Iraqi Forces
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9106.htm

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The Occupiers Will Lose In Iraq:

America’s military mission [in Iraq] has become impossible to succeed in,” the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies has just written. The dramatic situation in Iraq is, indeed, well known. On the military side, violence goes on unabated.
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/RegionNF.asp?ArticleID=168534

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Conyers To Hold Democratic Hearing On Downing Street Memo:

Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee, and other Democratic Members will hold a Democratic hearing to hear testimony concerning the Downing Street Minutes and the efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9097.htm

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Bush and ‘the memo’:

PRESIDENT BUSH apparently thinks he can dismiss the damning “Downing Street memo” with a few glib words. If he is right, it is a sad commentary on the state of American democracy and values.
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In case you missed it:

Bush Planned Iraq ‘Regime Change’ Before Becoming President :

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure ‘regime change’ even before he took power in January 2001.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1221.htm

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In case you missed it:

Woodward: Administration had ‘fever’ to take down Iraq:

President Bush asked for a plan to invade Iraq in November 2001, about three months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and at a time when U.S. forces were still in the midst of ousting the Taliban regime from Afghanistan.
www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/news/world/8458386.htm

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In case you missed it

Why We Know Iraq is Lying” A Column by Dr. Condoleezza Rice
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030123-1.html

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Juan Cole: The revenge of Baghdad Bob:

It has gotten so that on the subject of Iraq, the way you can tell when Bush is lying is that his mouth is moving.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9102.htm

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What the Iraq fight really costs us:

Ferguson, a professor of history at Harvard, argued that to defeat the insurgency in Iraq and establish a modicum of stability there would take one million U.S. soldiers and possibly 30 to 60 years.
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Daniel Ellsberg: The Courage to Talk Withdrawal :

American soldiers and diplomats, if they can be called that, will be dying and killing in Iraq as long as they are there. Now, how long will that be?
www.commondreams.org/views05/0609-31.htm

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Robert Dreyfuss: Our Newest Proconsul:

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Senate will confirm Zalmay Khalilzad to be the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq, replacing John Negroponte. Still, it’s worth stepping back to consider what Khalilzad’s appointment says about the Bush administration’s continuing refusal to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster in Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9100.htm

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Iraq sees no early prospect of oil export increase:

Iraqi crude exports will remain severely limited at just 1.5 million barrels daily until Baghdad is able to get foreign investors to boost output, Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum said Friday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=8758073

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Tribes Accused of Iraq Oil Protection Racket:

The state-owned North Oil Company (NOC) alleges that tribes paid to protect pipelines are behind many of the attacks on them around the Kirkuk oil fields.
www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2005/2005-06-10-03.asp

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Afghan Fighting Leaves U.S. Soldier Dead:

“Insurgents” ambushed a coalition patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing one American and wounding three.
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Desertions blow hits Afghan army :

Hundreds of soldiers have deserted the Afghan National Army complaining of poor conditions and fierce resistance from the Taleban, US officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4078118.stm

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Iran helped overthrow Taliban, candidate says:

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fought alongside and advised the Afghan rebels who helped U.S. forces topple Afghanistan’s Taliban regime in the months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the guards’ former leader says.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-06-09-iran-taliban_x.htm?POE=click-refer

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Chris Floyd: Blood Group :

The brutal system of torture, corruption, lawlessness and war established in Washington by the faction of President George W. Bush is now backed by the greatest military power in history, able to wipe whole nations from the face of the earth in minutes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9098.htm

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Amnesty International Calls for Prosecutions of U.S. Officials:

William Schultz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, called on foreign governments to investigate and prosecute all senior U.S. officials who have violated the Geneva Conventions and the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=40&ItemID=8037

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US threatens to withhold funds from UN:

A US congressional committee on Wednesday voted narrowly to approve legislation that would withhold half of its annual $500m contribution unless the UN, barred countries that violated human rights from UN human rights bodies.
news.ft.com/cms/s/5aca2708-d875-11d9-8fa7-00000e2511c8.html

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Psychological warfare effort to be outsourced:

The U.S. Special Operations Command has hired three firms to produce newspaper stories, television broadcasts and Web sites to spread American propaganda overseas.
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Army bonuses may rise to $40K :

The Army wants to double the top cash bonus for new recruits to $40,000 in an effort to stem a continued recruiting shortfall in the midst of the Iraq war.
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Army, needing 2nd lieutenants, speeds process for NCOs to become officers :

Facing an urgent requirement to field an additional 300 second lieutenants in 2006, Army officials have decided to make it easier for nontraditional officer candidates to enter that career track.
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=29616

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Joining Up to Dodge a Dead End :

“It’s our way of life,” said Lucas, 18. “I could be sent to Iraq. I could die in Iraq. But I’d die a man with good life insurance, so my family would be taken care of.”
fullcoverage.yahoo.com/s/latimests/20050608/ts_latimes/joininguptododgeadeadend

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The Children’s Crusade:

Military programs are moving into middle schools to fish for future soldiers, training students as young as 11 to march in formation and carry weapons.
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2136/

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Draft system prepared for “unlikely” call:

If a downward trend continues, the specter of a military draft to fill the ranks with able bodies is likely to loom large in Washington once again.
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Memo on 9/11 Plotters Blocked:

New disclosures show that CIA information in 2000 about two Al Qaeda operatives in San Diego was squelched before reaching the FBI.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9108.htm

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Pre-9/11 Missteps By FBI Detailed:

Report Tells of Missed Chances To Find Hijackers
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9105.htm

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The sword of justice:

Trillion dollar defence budgets cannot beat terrorism. What could, is the application of justice
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9107.htm

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U.S. Vets Seek Probe of Israeli War Crimes :

Survivors of a U.S. spy ship attacked by Israeli fighters and torpedo boats 40 years ago are pressing the Pentagon for a full investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes for a strike that caused 205 casualties, including 34 killed.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5064796,00.html

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US Treasury Dept freezes Syrians’ assets over support to Saddam regime:

The US Treasury Department announced it was freezing the assets of a Damascus-based company and of two senior Syrian officials, accused of providing military equipment to the regime of deposed Iraqi dictato Saddam Hussein.
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Republican donor named as new US ambassador:

President Bush has nominated Robert Tuttle, a Republican campaign donor and leading California car dealer, to be the next US ambassador to the Court of St James.
www.news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=645638

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/09/05:

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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Seoul Denies US Official’s Troop Withdrawal Threat:

South Korea Tuesday flatly denied a media report early Thursday that a U.S. official threatened to withdraw U.S. troops unless Seoul accepts Washington’s request for more strategic flexibility.
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New documents link Cuban militant Posada Carriles to airliner bombing:

Cuban “militant” exile Luis Posada Carriles said shortly before the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that he and others ``are going to hit a Cuban airplane,’’ according to a declassified CIA document released Thursday.
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New president takes office in Bolivia :

“I believe Bolivians deserve better. Our children deserve better days,” he told MPs. “One of my tasks will be to begin an electoral process and to continue building a democratic system that is more just.”
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1503916,00.html

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Dean Just Told Them The Truth and They Thought It Was Hell

 
Timid and fearful Democrats are trembling on national television as they beg Dr. Dean to stop pointing out the hypocricy and misinformation efforts of Republicans in office and Conservatives in the media.
www.commondreams.org/views05/0610-28.htm

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Dean’s Democrats Remain Pathetic:

The only thing worse than Dean’s prepared platitudes is his virtual silence on the war in Iraq and the big-money corruption of electoral politics and congressional legislation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9104.htm

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Gore Vidal: Something Rotten in Ohio :

Outside the oil and gas junta that controls two and a half branches of our government (the half soon to be whole is the judiciary), there was a good deal of envy at the late British election among those Americans who are serious about politics.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9096.htm

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Full Report : Preserving Democracy:

What Went Wrong in Ohio “We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election, which resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters.” pdf format.
www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/ohiostatusrept1505.pdf

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Money, Money, Who‚s Got the Money? It Sure Isn‚t Veterans:

The GAO (Government Accounting Office) has reported that the DoD has lost another $3.5 billion of taxpayer money˜money and equipment have just disappeared and no one knows where.
www.opednews.com/dalton_060905_money_gis.htm

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“Experts” call for common North America border:

The report, titled “Building a North American Community,” also called for free movement within the continent for citizens through a North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers and other measures to increase economic and military cooperation between the countries.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=8522394

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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 32 Days

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When Peace Is The Enemy
Ten Deadly Enemies of Humanity in America :

By Dr. Charles Mercieca

They are all linked to wars and they all view peace as their outright enemy since peace would eventually render their product obsolete.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9095.htm

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History carries no guarantees

A Democratic Revolution in the Muslim World?

By Abid Ullah Jan

The US and its allies are caught between the much vaunted democracy on the one hand and the exposed hypocrisy of allowing only those to be part of elections and power who suite their interest on the other. The objective is clear to everyone in the Muslim world: the US and its allies want to install new strongmen for serving their interest, but this time under the label of democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9086.htm

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Tortured Logic

Bush’s Propaganda Rubicon

By Ted Rall

Failing an increasingly elusive military victory against the Iraqi resistance, the American public is looking for any excuse to cut and run. Revelations of systemic torture of innocent civilian detainees by American troops at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib and Bagram provide a perfect reason for immediate withdrawal. There are neither WMDs to find nor hearts and minds to win, so why the hell are we there?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9084.htm

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War makes beasts of men

Watch this video of an Arabic-speaking former soldier, Aidan Delgado, who faced abuse and attacks after filing for Conscientious Objector status. His compassionate and powerful talk includes detailed Geneva Convention violations and shockingly personal accounts of the inhumanity he witnessed and experienced.

QuickTime Video – Click her to view.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9090.htm

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Mortar bomb kills 2 civilians Baghdad:

Meanwhile, gunmen attacked a convoy of trucks carrying foodstuffs and other supplies to American troops. Salih said the drivers, all foreigners, were taken to an unknown place and some of them were killed.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1118311921744B262

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Gunmen kill two government employees and a translator in Iraq:

Two government employees were killed in a Baghdad drive-by shooting Wednesday while an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. military was slain north of the capital, security officials said.
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/Iraq/2005/06/02/1068092-ap.html

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Twenty-two Iraqi soldiers kidnapped:

Twenty two Iraqi soldiers were kidnapped near the Syrian border, an Iraqi military source said as four US soldiers were killed in less than 24 hours in attacks north of the capital.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050608/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_050608181940

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Former CIA director calls for Iraq withdrawal:

He also said that he believes there was a deeper reason behind the military action.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9087.htm

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Bush & Blair/Iraq denials raise questions :

This is stunning. As Mark Danner wrote in Sunday’s New York Review of Books, “Thus the idea of UN inspectors was introduced not as a means to avoid war, as President Bush repeatedly assured Americans, but as a means to make war possible.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9093.htm

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In case you missed it:

Iraq Tony And The Truth:

Video: This is the story of what Mr. Blair did not tell us before sending British troops into battle.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8579.htm

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In case you missed it::

Video: BBC Reports On The Secret Downing St. Memo:

Real Video
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Washington confronts ‘memogate’:

It has also provoked embarrassed questions in the US media as to why so many newspapers and broadcast outlets here ignored the story for so long.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1647332,00.html

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Papers Reach Iraq Boiling Point:

Suddenly there seems to be something in the air — the smell of death? Or something in the water — blood? In any case, this past week, widely scattered newspaper editorialists roused themselves from seeming acceptance of the continuing slaughter in Iraq to voice, for the first time in many cases, outright condemnation of the war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9089.htm

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Marines arrest US contractors :

US marines said on Wednesday they had detained 19 employees of a contract security firm, including 16 US citizens, in the former rebel hotspot of Fallujah last month after they fired on US forces.
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1718477,00.html

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Marines ‘beat US workers’ in Iraq :

U.S. contractors say they were treated like Iraqi’s
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9088.htm

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U.S.-led forces in Iraq hold 6,000 prisoners -UN:

Thousands of people are detained in Iraq without due process in apparent violation of international law, the United Nations said on Wednesday, adding that 6,000 of the country’s 10,000 prisoners were in the hands of the U.S. military.
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5856022&cKey=1118270115000

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What’s Really ‘Reprehensible?’:

Flash presentation.
www.amnestyusa.org/investigate.html

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Amnesty International Calls On Congress to Establish an Independent Commission and to Call for a Special Counsel:

The refusal of the U.S. government to conduct a truly independent investigation into the abuses at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and other detention centers is tantamount to a whitewash, if not a cover-up, of these disgraceful crimes.
takeaction.amnestyusa.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=11854

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After Lowering Goal, Army Falls Short on May Recruits:

Early last month, the Army, with no public notice, lowered its long-stated May goal to 6,700 recruits from 8,050. Compared with the original target, the Army achieved only 62.6 percent of its goal for the month.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9092.htm

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UK soldiers may begin pullout from Iraq within a few months:

BRITISH forces may begin a withdrawal from Iraq “in three or four months”, a senior UK commander claimed yesterday.
www.theherald.co.uk/politics/40927.html

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When Marine recruiters go way beyond the call:

Faster than you can say “semper fi,” an odyssey kicked into action that illustrates just how desperate some of the recruiters we’ve read about really are to fill severely sagging quotas.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/paynter/227497_paynter08.html

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Feel that draft?:

Recruitment for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps is on the brink of disaster. A draft for the 21st Century is the only answer to our national security needs. Such a draft would have three tiers of youth service, with 18-month tours of duty for citizens ages 18 to 25. The first tier would be modeled after a standard military draft.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0506080018jun08,1,2095830.story

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War swells US army divorce rate :

The number of US army officers getting divorced has soared in the past few years, the Pentagon says, a trend blamed on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4075270.stm

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Ethiopian protest leaves 22 dead:

Ethiopian security forces have opened fire on stone-throwing protesters in the capital, leaving at least 22 people dead, the government said.
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=52256

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UN alert as nuclear plans go missing :

Electronic drawings that give comprehensive details of how to build and test equipment essential for making nuclear bombs have vanished and could be put up for sale on the international black market, according to UN investigators.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1502378,00.html

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Germany: 9-11 terror suspect Mzoudi acquitted by high court :

Germany’s high court confirmed on Thursday the acquittal of Abdel-Ghani Mzoudi, 32, who had been accused of assisting the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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The US and that ‘other’ axis:

Beijing’s increasingly close ties with Moscow and Tehran will thwart Washington’s foreign policy goal of expanding US security footholds in the Middle East, Central Asia and Asia.
atimes.com/atimes/China/GF09Ad08.html

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China Plans to Invest Project Investments :

Chinese officials on Thursday signed preliminary agreements to invest about $1.5 billion in construction, timber, agriculture and other industries in Russia.
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Israeli High Court: “The West Bank and Gaza, are not part of Israel.” :

Yoram Sheftel, an attorney for the settlers, said his expectations were low because the Supreme Court has a tendency of ruling against settlers.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/586419.html

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Israel attempts damage control on growing missile scandal:

The Israelis are denying that the Colombian shipment was of complete missiles and are claiming that it was only “missile parts” and that previous shipments had already passed through Venezuelan transit muster without complaint … previous shipments have amounted to the assembly of at least a dozen missiles.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=37230

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/08/05:

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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Departing Bolivia president warns of civil war threat :

The departing president, Carlos Mesa, warned his country to step back from the brink of civil war. Bolivian’s pressing for expropriation of private oil companies occupied installations belonging to Repsol YPF of Spain and British Gas, forcing the companies to shut down production.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/06/09/news/bolivia.php

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Bolivia Unrest May Cut Natural Gas to Brazil in Days:

Bolivian unrest may curtail natural gas supplies to Brazil, South America’s largest economy, within days, leaving its industrial heartland without adequate energy to run factories and electricity plants.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aQmCDD22O._g&refer=latin_america

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U.S. wants to allow Haiti to buy weapons:

A spokesman for interim Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue said money for a weapons purchase had already been deposited in a Florida bank and that Haitian authorities were simply waiting for a green light from Washington.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=8736926

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World Bank Approves $2M Grant for Haiti :

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a US$2 million (euro1.63 million) grant to help Haiti manage its finances, warning the country’s economic recovery won’t be effective without proper accounting of public resources.
www.forbes.com/business/services/feeds/ap/2005/06/07/ap2081472.html

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How African aid can be the new imperialism :

The idea of the new American empire has been powerfully explained by Niall Ferguson, the Glasgow-born historian. Washington, he argues, is the new Rome as it maintains a new global world order, at great expense.
news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=627722005

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Broken promises leave three million children to die in Africa:

Three million children will die in the poorest countries of sub-Saharan Africa as a result of the failure of the global community to meet its promise of slashing the death rates of the under-fives by 2015
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9085.htm

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Child rights report critical of Australia:

It highlights how the incarceration of children in detention centres is in breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1387955.htm

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5th Person Detained In Lodi “Terror” Investigation:

U.S. attorney McGregor Scott stressed that investigators did not find the men in the middle of executing a specific plan. Three people are being detained on immigration violations — Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammed Adil Khan and most recently Khan’s son, Mohammed Hasan Adil, 19.
www.thekcrachannel.com/news/4588413/detail.html

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Affidavit: United States v. Hamid Hayat (pdf)

Interesting reading!
images.ibsys.com/2005/0608/4584476.pdf

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‘No al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan’ :

Pakistan today denied claims that one of two terror suspects arrested in California had received training at an al-Qaeda camp in the South Asian country.
www.zeenews.com/links/articles.asp?aid=221856&sid=SAS

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Poll: Support Seen for Patriot Act Extension:

Against a backdrop of heightened public concern about government intrusions, six in 10 Americans favor extending the Patriot Act, but majorities oppose expanding it by adding new FBI powers to issue subpoenas and access U.S. mail.
abcnews.go.com/US/PollVault/story?id=833703&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

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Posada Carriles and Bush’s Anti-Terror Hoax:

Bush has thrown the Magna Carta into the garbage heap when it comes to Muslims suspected of pernicious thoughts toward the United States. But if suspected terrorists turn their rage toward the detested Fidel Castro, these rules don’t apply.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9094.htm

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Welcome, torturer!:

Uzbekistan tyrant Islam Karimov and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg in March 2002. You probably didn’t see this photo in American papers.
villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000983.php

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Lawmaker in DeLay Inquiry Tied to Lobbyist:

The lawmaker who will head a House inquiry into trips that lobbyist Jack Abramoff arranged for Tom DeLay has his own links to the lobbyist.

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 31 Days

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Really wicked solutions needed to beat Bush

The incumbent of the White House is the biggest impediment to a fair deal for the world‚s most impoverished nations

By Muriel Gray

What if poverty in some of the worst affected areas of the globe is not simply the result of mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, and indifference? What if it‚s the result of deliberate economic engineering?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9081.htm

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At least seven killed in Iraq truck convoy:

A convoy of trucks believed to be carrying supplies to a U.S. military base west of Baghdad was ambushed Tuesday, and reporters who arrived after the attack said they saw the bodies of at least seven people.
www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/world/11837731.htm

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Car bomb kills 3 Iraqis in Baquba :

A car bomb detonated near a row of civilian cars queued outside a gas station in Baquba, north of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding another, police said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/08/content_3060067.htm

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2 U.S. Soldier Killed:

Two 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers were killed during an indirect fire attack on a Coalition Forces base in Tikrit at about 10 p.m., on June 7.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050609.txt

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2 U.S. Soldier Killed By IED:

An improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle the Soldier was traveling in during a combat logistics patrol north of Baghdad at approximately 10:30 p.m. June 7.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050608.txt

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U.S. Soldier Killed By IED:

The explosion happened near Ad Dwar in Salah Ad Din Province at about 12:00 p.m. on June 8.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050610.txt

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Turkey seeks U.S. help to curb Kurdish attacks:

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Tuesday urged U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to do more to stop Kurdish militants he said were crossing the border with Iraq to carry out attacks in Turkey.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07472177.htm

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Poll : 52% Say U.S. Has Not Become Safer:

For the first time since the war in Iraq began, more than half of the American public believes the fight there has not made the United States safer, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9076.htm

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Taliban attack on US base kills two American soldiers:

Taliban rebels fired on a US base in southeastern Afghanistan, killing two American soldiers and wounding eight others, including civilians.
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2 Pakistani drivers killed in Afghanistan:

Suspected Taliban killed two Pakistani truck drivers supplying fuel to US troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, police said.
www.dawn.com/2005/06/08/top9.htm

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Torture’s Part of the Territory:

Brace yourself for a flood of gruesome new torture snapshots. Last week, a federal judge ordered the Defense Department to release dozens of additional photographs and videotapes depicting prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9077.htm

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French Journalist Describes Mistreatment by U.S. Forces During Siege of Fallujah:

French TV journalist Grégoire Deniau describes his ordeal in U.S. custody in Iraq. U.S. soldiers forced him to kneel for hours, gaffer-taped a hood over his face and hurled insults at him, calling him a dog and accused him, as a Frenchmen, of being pro-Arab.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9080.htm

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Liberation vs. Survival in Iraq:

The frustration on the part of the soldiers on the ground in Iraq is reflected in a more sinister attitude: because troops cannot get timely information on the when and where of attacks, they come to regard every Iraqi as suspect and untrustworthy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9082.htm

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Right-wingers to Bush: It‚s Okay to Urinate on Hadjis :

ŒNever apologize, son. It‚s a sign of weakness.‚‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9083.htm

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Jim Lobe : Jailhouse rock:

Stung by Amnesty International’s condemnation of US detention facilities in Iraq and elsewhere overseas, the administration of President George W Bush is reacting with indignation and even suggestions that terrorists are using the world’s largest human-rights organization.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9078.htm

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Carter calls on U.S. to shut Guantanamo prison:

Carter said the United States needs to make sure no detainees are held incommunicado and that all are told the charges against them.
www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-06-08-carter-prison_x.htm

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Getting Away with Torture? :

The only wrongdoers being brought to justice are those at the bottom of the chain-of-command. The evidence demands more. Yet a wall of impunity surrounds the architects of the policies responsible for the larger pattern of abuses.
hrw.org/photos/2005/torture/

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US Threats to the International Criminal Court:

This page provides information on two parts of the current US campaign against the ICC: impunity agreements and Security Council Resolution 1422.
web.amnesty.org/pages/icc-US_threats-eng

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Feds Charge Father, Son With Al-Qaida Link:

Hayat and his father, Umer Hayat, were arrested over the weekend, FBI agent John Cauthen said Tuesday. Two other men have been detained on immigration violations
www.wral.com/apnationalnews/4582809/detail.html

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A U.S. brand under siege in Pakistan:

Four times since Pakistan allied itself with the U.S. campaign against terror, a KFC fast-food outlet here has been attacked. Each time, the owner, Rafiq Rangoonwala, dutifully cleaned up and reopened for business. This time, with six of his employees dead, he is not so sure he will.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/06/08/news/kfc.php

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Promoting Democracy Or Fueling Repression?:

At a Rose Garden press conference earlier this week, President Bush struck one of his favorite themes, asserting that “the U.S. is a country that promotes freedom around the world.” But the reality of U.S. arms sales policy contradicts Bush’s rhetoric.
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In wake of killings, rights group wants U.S. to halt talks on base;

A human-rights group Tuesday called Uzbekistan’s crackdown on protesters last month a “massacre” and urged Washington to suspend talks on long-term plans for the U.S. military base there until the Central Asian nation agrees to an international investigation.
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Washington pressed to consider re-sending US forces to Haiti :

The US embassy in Port-Au-Prince has directly asked the government of US President George W. Bush to consider sending several hundred US Marines to help keep order
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Paraguay: U.S. Troops Set Up Shop: :

Paraguay condemned an agreement approved by the Paraguayan Congress which will allow U.S. troops into the country for an 18-month training and advisory mission from June 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006. The agreement grants full immunity from prosecution to all U.S. personnel involved in the mission.
americas.org/item_19757142986024c54517dfe59ea6fd5fc6c19

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Sen. Scott Brown brings Guard role to Paraguay mission:

Brown said he would travel with an interpreter and “a couple of bodyguards.” “There’s some drug issues there, some al Qaeda cells,” he said.
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Bolivia : Street protests continue as lawmakers scramble to choose new president:

Protesters demanded immediate elections that could give the post to a leftist Indian leader who champions their cause.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20050608-0742-bolivia-unrest.html

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Ex-president of Ecuador renounces asylum:

The former president of Ecuador has renounced his asylum status in Brazil and is planning to travel to the United States.
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Bush, Blair differ over African aid:

Bush, said that the United States needed to know more about global warming before it could effectively deal with the phenomenon. And Bush flatly rejected the allegations made in the so-called “Downing Street memo,” written in July 2002 by a Blair foreign policy aide.
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Really wicked solutions needed to beat Bush:

What if poverty in some of the worst affected areas of the globe is not simply the result of mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, and indifference? What if it‚s the result of deliberate economic engineering?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9081.htm

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8171.htm

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Senate Panel OKs Expanded Powers for FBI:

The FBI would get expanded powers to subpoena records without the approval of a judge or grand jury in terrorism investigations under Patriot Act revisions approved Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050608/ap_on_go_co/congress_patriot_act

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Revealed: How oil giant influenced Bush :

President’s George Bush’s decision not to sign the United States up to the Kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from ExxonMobil, the world’s most powerful oil company
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9079.htm

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US official edited warming, emission link:

A White House official, who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute, has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050608/us_nm/environment_climate_dc_3

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Lobbyist Helped Indian Leaders Meet Bush:

An arrangement involving two Indian tribes, the head of an anti-tax organization and a lobbyist now under criminal investigation ˜ plus $50,000 ˜ secured Indian leaders a private audience with President Bush
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050608/ap_on_go_pr_wh/abramoff_tribes

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High-Priced Launch at the Pentagon’s Racket Club:

Service is great, say defense execs. Especially the Air Force.
villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000981.php

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Aristocracy on the rise in U.S.:

Propaganda from tycoon-funded Washington “think tanks” has conditioned virtually all Republicans and even many nominally Democratic pundits to cry, “Class warfare!” whenever anybody raises the issue. But today‚s tycoon class pays nothing close to its fair share of the tax bill.
www.nwanews.com/story.php?paper=adg&section=Editorial&storyid=118717

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False freedom is very expensive.:

The evidence is overwhelming, compelling, and alarming that George and his indecent bandits traitorously had intelligence fabricated to fit their goal of invading Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9069.htm

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Date: Tues, 7 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 30 Days

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Manufacturing ‘Terrorists’

The US has a vast and very expensive Homeland Security bureaucracy with nothing to do. There hasn‚t been a terrorist attack in America since 2001.

by Paul Craig Roberts

As very few, if any, real terrorists have turned up, the FBI has resorted to creating terrorists by soliciting Muslim-Americans and appealing to them with schemes to aid “jihadists.” Recently, two American citizens were caught in a FBI sting. One, an Ivy-League educated physician, is charged with agreeing to provide medical care to wounded holy warriors in Saudi Arabia. The other, a famous jazz musician, is charged with agreeing to train jihadists in martial arts.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9074.htm

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At least 30 Iraqis killed in bomb attacks, shootings:

At least 30 Iraqis were cut down by violence across Iraq that defied government and US efforts to stem a dogged insurgency.
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Two American Marines killed in Fallujah:

American military command reported Tuesday in separate statements the death of two American Marines in Fallujah, west Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=740661

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A U.S. Soldier died of non-combat related injuries June 5 at Camp Dublin near the Baghdad International Airport.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050607.txt

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Judge wants to question U.S. troops on Iraq deaths:

A Spanish judge wants to question three U.S. soldiers as suspects in the death of a Spanish cameraman who was killed when a U.S. tank fired on a hotel housing foreign journalists during the 2003 assault on Baghdad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9072.htm

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Marine lieutenant cleared of killing Iraqis:

A decision the Marine Corps said was in “the best interests” of the officer and the country.
www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/news/ci_2763838

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Rep. John Conyers: The Fix Was In:

Sounds like the intelligence and facts were being “fixed” around the policy, as the Downing Street Minutes claim. That sounds like deliberate deception to me.
www.counterpunch.com/conyers06062005.html

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U.S. uses the magic mantra ŒZarqawi‚ to justify failures :

For many Iraqis the name ŒSaddam Hussein‚ has been replaced by ŒZarqawi‚. The only difference is that while they could easily verify the footage, the speeches and sound bites of the former, many of them believe the latter is the product of the U.S. propaganda machine.
www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=editorial\2005-05-31\10392.htm

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UK supplying over 90 per cent of arms transfers to Iraq London:

Britain supplied over 90 per cent of major conventional weapons delivered to Iraq in 2004 following the lifting of the UN arms embargo last June, according to the latest figures from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0506071004171247.htm

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Critics: Pentagon in blinders:

Long before 9/11, the military was warned about low-tech warfare, but it didn’t listen. WASHINGTON — Nearly 16 years ago, a group of four military officers and a civilian predicted the rise of terrorism and anti-American insurgencies with chilling accuracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9070.htm

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US Denies French Fighters Emergency Landing Rights

No dice, the Francophobe U.S. military told them
www.counterpunch.com/lindorff06072005.html

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World military spending topped $1 trillion in 2004:

With expenditure of $455 billion, the United States accounted for almost half the global figure, more than the combined total of the 32 next most powerful nations, said SIPRI, which is widely recognized for the reliability of its data.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9073.htm

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Parents Are Right to Protect their Children from the Military:

Do you remember the much-vaunted No Child Left Behind Act? That Act requires school districts to give the military access to the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high-school students as a condition of receiving federal funds.
www.fff.org/comment/com0506a.asp

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‘War on Terror’ Has Indigenous People in Its Sights:

The ‰war on terror‰, identified in Amnesty International’s annual report as a new source of human rights abuses, is threatening to expand to Latin America, targeting indigenous movements that are demanding autonomy and protesting free-market policies and ‰neo-liberal‰ globalisation.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=28960

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Missiles Headed for Israel Intercepted in Caracas :

Venezuela‚s justice minister reported five missiles heading to Israel from Colombia were found in an international airport north of the capital.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=83443

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Venezuelan Authorities Seize Five Missiles Allegedly Bound for Israel:

The missiles apparently arrived in Venezuela from neighboring Colombia late last month and “were destined for Tel Aviv, Israel,” according to the statement issued by prosecutors.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBFS6UYM9E.html

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Mysterious Transport Of Missiles From Colombia To Israel:

The sequester came as a surprise given that the material comes from the Colombian armed forces ˆ closely tied in different activities to the US forces ˆ and the motive is unclear of their systematic transferral to Tel Aviv on normal passenger flights.
www.misna.org/news.asp?lng=1&id=135474

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Mass Indigenous-led Rebellion Forces Bolivian President to Resign:

Last night, President Carlos Mesa went on national television and announced he was stepping down. We go to Cochabamba, Bolivia to speak with Jim Shultz of The Democracy Center.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/07/1334228

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Israel evacuates citizens from La Paz:

The Foreign Ministry launched an emergency rescue mission late Monday night to extricate some 120 Israelis trapped by internal strife inside Bolivia, Foreign Ministry officials said.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1118024491995

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Palestinian killed during raid on West Bank:

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers during an incursion into the northern West Bank town of Qabatiya on Tuesday, medical sources have said.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2749&click_id=2749&art_id=qw1118127961238B253&set_id=6

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Illegal settlers received millions in grants:

The scale of Israel’s illegal land grab in the occupied territories was disclosed yesterday when the government’s own investigation found at least £9 million of taxpayers’ money was recently used for illegal Jewish outposts.
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AIPAC: Israel’s real Olympics took place in Washington:

Whenever Congress approves the transfer of USD 2.5 billion in military aid to Israel, or when the U.S. supports Israel during a U.N. vote, the lobbyists have something to do with it.
www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3091368,00.html

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US report criticizes human trafficking in Israel:

A US State Department annual report on human trafficking released Friday ranked Israel in the second tier of countries, alongside Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Congo, and Japan.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1117766124553

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US cautions EU over Syria deal:

Washington has urged the EU to hold off on signing a trade and aid pact with Syria, citing its doubts that Damascus withdrew all intelligence agents from Lebanon and was allowing fighters to enter Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BEC228E7-DBCC-4077-ADAA-E8B36A0D1A38.htm

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Emergency Preparedness against the “Universal Adversary”:

A recent Report of the Homeland Security Council entitled Planning Scenarios describes in minute detail, the Bush administration’s preparations in the case of a terrorist attack by an outside enemy called the Universal Adversary (UA).
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO506A.html

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Missile deal draws a light term :

Man who found himself on the edge of a terror plot gets time served.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9075.htm

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“Free Sami Al-Arian,” says Andy Martin :

The most ridiculous “show trial” since Stalin’s purges in Russia in the 1930's has begun in a federal courtroom in Tampa, Florida. The Israeli government, using neo-con extremists in the Bush administration, is placing the Palestinian People on trial for the “crime” of fighting for their freedom.
www.politicalgateway.com/main/columns/read.html?col=380

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Them Stars And Swipes:

The US probe on the Iraq ‘oil-for-food scam’ has exposed its own duplicity
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9071.htm

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Residents say four killed in police raids in Haiti slum,:

A slum-based human rights group demanded an investigation Sunday into reports that Haitian police shot and killed at least four people and burned 12 homes during raids to root out gang members in a slum filled with supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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Propaganda’s War on Human Rights

Analyses the legal and practical implications of war propaganda and human rights. Examples of State Practise focus on the United States of America and the United Kingdom , particularly in relation to the ongoing 2003 Iraq war.
www.tiger-tail.org/propaganda.htm

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Ernest Partridge: The Fall of the House of Bush:

The Bush administration is confidently marching toward disaster, and we are all unwilling passengers on this fool‚s journey. Bush‚s folly, if not diverted, will certainly lead to economic collapse, international isolation, and dreadful terrorist revenge.
www.crisispapers.org/essays-p/fallofbush.htm

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In God we Trust: America’s rising religious zealotry:

Despite the separation of church and state being enshrined in the US constitution, more than 40 per cent of US citizens said religious leaders should use their influence to try to sway policy-makers. In France, by contrast, 85 per cent of people said they opposed such “activism” by the clergy.
news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=644838&host=3&dir=70

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Los Alamos Lab Whistleblower Beaten Up :

A Los Alamos lab whistleblower scheduled to testify before Congress was lured to a bar and then badly beaten in an attack his wife and lawyer believe was designed to keep him quiet.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5057559,00.html

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Bush attacked over £370m Africa cash:

Aid agencies today panned US President George Bush’s expected £370 million boost for famine relief in Africa, claiming it did not go nearly far enough.
news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=644922

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Firms tag workers to improve efficiency:

New US satellite- and radio-based computer technology is turning some workplaces into “battery farms” and creating conditions similar to “prison surveillance”, according to a report from Michael Blakemore, professor of geography at Durham University.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5209912-111276,00.html

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The Climate Of Man:

Disappearing islands, thawing permafrost, melting polar ice. How the earth is changing.
www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?050425fa_fact3

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The Pimping of the President :

Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist Billing Clients for Face Time with G.W. Bush
www.texasobserver.org/showForPrint_new.asp?ArticleID=13

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