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 Information Clearing House  Digest 9-12 August 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005

“I have learned from first hand experience that war is the destroyer of everything that is good in the world, it turns our young into soulless killers and we tell them that they are heroes when they master the Œart’ of killing.”: Kevin Benderman

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“I cannot tell anyone else how to live his or her life but I have determined how I want to live mineˆby not participating in war any longer∑”: Monica Benderman

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What want these outlaws conquerors should have But History’s purchased page to call them great?: Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

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Write on my gravestone: “Infidel, Traitor.” —infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.: Wendell Phillips

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 94 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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It is not only Iraq that is occupied. America is too

My country is in the grip of a president surrounded by thugs in suits

By Howard Zinn

More Americans are beginning to feel, like the soldiers in Iraq, that something is terribly wrong. More and more every day the lies are being exposed. And then there is the largest lie, that everything the US does is to be pardoned because we are engaged in a “war on terrorism”, ignoring the fact that war is itself terrorism, that barging into homes and taking away people and subjecting them to torture is terrorism, that invading and bombing other countries does not give us more security but less.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9747.htm

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Jose Padillas Yale-based lawyer says his client just wants to be indicted.

by Joel Whitney

In order to maintain the president’s right to keep Padilla locked up forever, the solicitor general was prompted to call the whole of U.S. territory a “battleground” in our perpetual war on terror, implying that anyone could be jailed and blocked from mounting a defense, as Padilla has been.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9745.htm

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Blair’s New Authoritarianism

Terror and Democracy

By Tariq Ali

In the face of terror attacks Anglo-Saxon politicians mouth the same rhetoric. One sentence in particular—shrouded in layers of untruth—is constantly repeated: ‘We shall not permit these attacks to change our way of life.’ It is a multi-purpose mantra. The first aim is to convince the public that the terrorists are crazed Muslims who are bombing modernity/democracy/freedom/ ‘our values’, etc.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9748.htm

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Protest on the Range

Cindy Sheehan Calls for Mass Demos at Bush’s Crawford Ranch

Audio and Transcript. Click Here To Listen
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9749.htm

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Video: Cindy Sheehan – Freedom and Faith

This is a must watch brief video with footage from Crawford and Cindy’s appearances around the country at Freedom AND Faith events.

Cindy’s courageous Crawford stand is galvanizing opposition to the war and awakening America to the senseless tragedy that is Iraq.
Click here to view. Quick Time Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9738.htm

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Iraq violence claims many:

Seven Iraqis have been killed and several others wounded in attacks on Friday.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7DA7B2D5-DDD6-4067-B6D6-FFBFF6C372DA.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed By Bomb:

An improvised explosive device detonated during a combat patrol near Tikrit at about 4:00 a.m. August 12.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050819.txt

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US Soldier Killed in Explosion in Baghdad:

US soldier was killed in explosion of a self-made bomb north of Baghdad on Friday
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=70040&ch=0&datte=2005-08-12

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U.S. Marine Killed In Ramadi:

The military said a U.S. Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division was killed in a roadside bombing the night before in the western city of Ramadi.
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Marine Dies Of Wounds:

A Marine assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died of wounds Aug. 10 from the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050820.txt

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“Quick Strike” causes civilian casualties in western Iraq :

“What is happening in Haqlaniyam, Browana and Haditha is a disaster. Bodies are in the streets or buried under the rubble for days, but US forces do not allow people to move and claim the bodies. This totally ran counter to basic human rights,” 33 year- old Flah Ahmed told Xinhua.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200508/12/eng20050812_201914.html

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Attacks double on US troops in Iraq :

The commander of US transportation and other logistics forces in Iraq has said the number of roadside bomb strikes against his soldiers throughout the country has doubled in the past year.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5D8092D8-9A78-48D9-BA96-5D34C2B7A9F8.htm

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Villagers say civilians killed in U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan:

Afghan villagers said Thursday that U.S. warplanes had bombed houses, killing several civilians and wounding others, including an infant.
www.napanews.com/templates/index.cfm?template=st
ory_full&id=05B751A2-BCB3-4A40-A40F-297AD8EA3254

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Army Paratrooper in Afghanistan Dies From Wounds:

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died as a result of wounds he received during an improvised explosive device attack near Ghazni, Afghanistan, Aug. 9.
www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2005/20050812_2406.html

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Bomb blast wounds four at Afghan market: .

Elsewhere in the region, a gunfight between police and suspected Taliban rebels left two officers and three militants dead
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/breaking_news/12367690.htm

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Robert Fisk:

Ten minutes on a trip to the supermarket can mean the difference between life and death
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9746.htm

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Sunnis Reject Proposal for Federal Iraq :

Angered by Shiite calls for a federal region, Sunni clerics urged followers Friday to vote against the constitution if it contains measures they believe would divide the country in a dispute that threatened to delay the charter’s completion by a Monday deadline.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5205957,00.html

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Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov’t:

An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government’s Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20
050811/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/american_bin_laden

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Michael Meacher: My sadness at the privatisation of Iraq:

The US transnational companies are taking over ˜ and they’ll benefit for years to come
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-1731547,00.html

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Women of the new Iraq:

Women’s rights in Iraq have not been destroyed by Islam but by the destruction of state and society brought on by foreign military aggression
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/755/re8.htm

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USA: Prisoner of conscience, Kevin Benderman:

Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for his conscientious objection to the war in Iraq.
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR511232005

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‘There is No Enemy Greater Than Ourselves’:

In this open letter to President Bush, the wife of a soldier imprisoned for objecting to the war makes the case for peace.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/24010/

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Stan Goff: RESISTANCE: Of Hoisting and Petards:

This administration knows now that the very training and indoctrination that prepares troops for battle can slip the leash and provide the will to face first the truth, and then themselves, and then even prison.
stangoff.com/index.php?p=172

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Lieutenant Harvey Tharp: ‘Keep Them From Getting Fresh Mortar Bait’:

His mission now is to caution children that to join the Army or Marine Corps right now is a “bad idea.” For teachers, it is important to understand that the “weak point of the military machine” is in the recruiting.
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2005/07/lieutenant-harvey-tharp-keep-them-from.html

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The Savaging of Cindy Sheehan:

Bill O’Reilly says she’s a tool of “far left elements.” The New York Sun echoes the charge, evidently reading the same rightwing talking points.
progressive.org/?q=mag_mc081105

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Helen Thomas: Public Will Get Better View Of Cost Of War:

The American people — sheltered for the last two years from some photos of the grim reality of the war in Iraq — are beginning to see more images of the kind that had previously been suppressed.
www.thebostonchannel.com/helenthomas/4837586/detail.html

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In case you missed it:

Major General Smedley Butler, USMC: War Is A Racket :

For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4377.htm

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Bring the National Guard Home:

A group of activists in Massachusetts is organizing a campaign to place a binding initiative on the November 2006 ballot requiring the governor to recall the Massachusetts National Guard from Iraq.
www.traprockpeace.org/national_guard_bill_ma.html

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Naomi Klein: Terror’s Greatest Recruitment Tool :

What propelled at least some of the bombers was rage at what they saw as extreme racism. And what else can we call the belief—so prevalent we barely notice it—that American and European lives are worth more than the lives of Arabs and Muslims
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050829&s=klein

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Galloway: Iraq war caused bombings:

“We will not be silenced. The country has to change course and it will not change course so long as Blair remains at number 10 Downing Street.”
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Roy Hattersley : End this chorus of intolerance :

It is uncivilised to demand that Muslims abandon their way of life
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1547594,00.html

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Israeli soldier jailed for killing peace activist:

An Israeli sergeant was jailed for eight years yesterday for the manslaughter of Tom Hurndall, a British peace activist, ending the impunity enjoyed by Israeli soldiers who kill civilians in combat.
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Settler-funding a billion dollar question:

Israel’s illegal effort since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war to fill the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jews has grown from the scattered actions of zealous squatters into a network of 142 settlements that house nearly 240,000 people.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/714473D9-8F0B-4352-9E30-3642D2A7986E.htm

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Interview of President Bush by Israeli Television:

Mr. President, how imminently is the Iranian threat? A: The United States and Israel are united in our objective to make sure that Iran does not have a weapon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9750.htm

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Britain, Dimona and Iran: Israel’s Nuclear Puzzle:

The BBC’s striking revelations regarding the secretive and disconcerting British role in making an Israeli nuclear bomb possible, deserves more than a quick pause and a few dozen news reports.
www.counterpunch.com/baroud08122005.html

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Can’t put nuclear genie back in bottle:

I hate it when I agree with the Iranian government. But when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the country’s new president, huffed this week that the West’s carrots and threats over his country’s nuclear plans are “insulting,” I have to concur.
www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Cockburn_Lyn/2005/08/11/1167676.html

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U.S. report warns of China sub threat:

Little noticed by the public, a just-released Pentagon report to Congress carries a strong warning that China’s rapidly expanding and improving submarine fleet poses a mounting military threat to the United States.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-050811019
2aug11,1,4149404.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

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Pakistan tests cruise missile:

With a range of more than 300 miles and able to evade Indian radar by hugging the ground, the Hatf VII Babur missile is designed to match India’s BrahMos missile, tested in 2001.
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The Guardian profile: Tim Berners-Lee :

Sir Tim, named last year as the greatest living Briton, is rightly heralded as the godfather of the web. It was he who, as a physicist working in Switzerland, turned the internet from a disparate collection of academic and military computer systems into an international network.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1547428,00.html

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Date: Thurs, 11 Aug 2005

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint: Edmund Burke – Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. Liberty in the wild and freakish hands of fanatics has once more, as frequently in the past, proved the effective helpmate of autocracy and the twin-brother of tyranny: Otto Hermann Kahn – Speech at the University of Wisconsin

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The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground: Thomas Jefferson

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 94 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Video: Cindy Sheehan – Freedom and Faith

This is a must watch brief video with footage from Crawford and Cindy’s appearances around the country at Freedom AND Faith events.

Cindy’s courageous Crawford stand is galvanizing opposition to the war and awakening America to the senseless tragedy that is Iraq.

Click here to view. Quick Time Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9738.htm

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An Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan, Crawford, Texas

May You Prevail, Where Others Have Failed

By Ralph Nader

Should he relent and opens his doors, be sure to ask why he low-balls U.S. casualties in Iraq, deleting and disrespecting soldiers seriously hurt or sickened in the Iraq war theater, but not in direct combat. Remind him of those soldiers back in military hospitals who, with their families, wonder why they are not being counted as they cope with their serious and permanent disabilities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9739.htm

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A grieving mother waits for an answer

By Margaret Carlson

On Friday, Bush will have to pass by Sheehan in his climate-controlled car with its tinted windows, or forgo a fundraiser nearby. He lives in a bubble ˜ his prescreened audiences applaud him for platitudes and for his resolve.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9742.htm

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An Honor To Stand Up Against War

By Harvey H. Reading

I feel an incredibly deep and abiding anger over what is being done to my country by those in power who murdered her son. For the sake of all those who have lost sons or daughters, and all those who may, for the sake of our own humanity and survival, we must rise up in numbers uncountable, demanding an end to this war NOW, not later.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9744.htm

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Five Iraqi soldiers killed in car bomb attack in Fallujah :

A car bomb blew up at a joint US and Iraqi forces patrol in eastern Fallujah on Wednesday, killing five Iraqi soldiers, a medical source said.
english1.peopledaily.com.cn/200508/11/eng20050811_201527.html

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Counting The Dead:

THULUIYA – U.S forces killed two anti-occupation gunmen as they repelled a small-arms fire attack. BAGHDAD – An Iraqi police officer was assassinated in western Baghdad’s Mansour district. BASRA – Iraqi army Lieutenant-Colonel Ibrahim Khalil al-Rawi was assassinated by gunmen. KIRKUK – The body of an Iraqi translator working for U.S forces was found in central Kirkuk after he was kidnapped by masked gunmen
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA140456.htm

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Three shootings leave 4 dead:

One attack in the capital that left a young girl wounded and her parents dead.
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Shooting deaths on the rise in Baghdad:

A total of 1,100 corpses were received in July, a sharp increase from the previous record of 879 in June, and far exceeding the morgue’s 10-a-day capacity.
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/12356832.htm

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3 Afghan civilians killed, 6 wounded in US airstrike:

Three Afghan civilians were killed and six were wounded when US warplanes bombed a village following a clash between US and Taliban forces in the country‚s south.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-8-2005_pg7_16

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One US soldier killed, another wounded in eastern Afghanistan :

One US soldier was killed and another wounded Thursday when insurgents ambushed a group of US military engineers in eastern Afghanistan, said the US-led coalition forces.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/12/content_3341988.htm

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Wounded Soldier Refused To Meet Bush:

“I don’t want anything to do with him,” he explains. “My belief is that his ego is getting people killed and mutilated for no reason — just his ego and his reputation. If we really wanted to, we could pull out of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9733.htm

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US loses spy drone as Iraqis make off with wreck:

Iraqis in the northern city Mosul have made off with a top secret American spy plane.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC169806.htm

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Iraq Shia leaders call for federal state:

Al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), openly called for an autonomous Arab Shia region in central and southern Iraq where the Shia presence is strongest.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9EC65D86-9B80-4945-8012-12FC71488D56.htm

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Britain’s role in radicalising Basra:

WHEN British troops eventually pull out from southern Iraq, they will leave behind the Islamic Republic of Basra: a mini-state which is more solidly Islamicist than any other part of the country. After a controversial war and two years of painful nation-building, that is an ugly result.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1730200,00.html

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The Iranian nightmare:

As diplomatic historian Gabriel Kolko commented, “By destroying a united Iraq under [Saddam] Hussein … the US removed the main barrier to Iran’s eventual triumph.”
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GH11Ak01.html

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Iran Took Advantage Of Time In The Shadows To Build Power:

“Iran, if things continue to go its way, finds itself on the threshold of controlling vast oil resources that stretch from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean … Iran is well on its way to achieving de facto control of significant portions of Iraq.
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Iranian arms intercepted at Iraqi border :

Britain yesterday described as “unacceptable” the smuggling of weapons from Iran into Iraq after revealing that a consignment was intercepted at the border between the two countries.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1546702,00.html

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Iraqi: Iran smuggling reports exaggerated:

Iraq’s interior minister said Wednesday that reports of deadly roadside bombs being smuggled into this country from Iran are exaggerated.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/12350221.htm

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Gold Star & Military Families Arrive in Crawford, Texas:

Call on President Bush to Meet with Cindy Sheehan and All of the Families, and to Bring Troops Home Now
releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=51528

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C’Mon Dubya, Talk to the Lady :

Can there still be any question that President Bush is a coward? Is there still any question that not only is Bush a coward, but that he doesn’t give two shakes about the thousands of men and women he has sent off to die, be mutilated, or be psychologically traumatized?
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We Have Nothing To Fear:

One can hardly contemplate the current situation without recalling the stories of President Abraham Lincoln and the fact that his office was opened to personal visits from the mothers and wives of those who had fought and died in that Great War Between the States, the Civil War, on both sides!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9737.htm

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In case you missed it:

Cross of Iron Speech:

Address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower “The Chance for Peace” delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16,1953.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9743.htm

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London, twinned with Baghdad :

Jim Talib, a US soldier who took part in the attack on Falluja, describes his experience: “On one of my trips to drop off a detainee at the jail, the senior interrogator told us not to bring them in any more. ŒJust shoot them,‚ he said. I was stunned, I couldn‚t believe he –actually said it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9741.htm

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Britain to deport 10 foreigners seen as threat:

“Now it’s suddenly fine to deport people who for years the government has said it was unsafe to do so. It’s quite extraordinary.”
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UK-based cleric detained in Lebanon:

Bakri, who is Syrian-born, left Britain on Saturday after the British government pledged to silence radical Islamists as part of measures taken after last month’s bombings in London.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E3D7737F-4149-4CDE-B62D-28BD1D923FF7.htm

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Give up your freedoms – or change tack :

Blair’s anti-terror measures are exactly what Bin Laden wants
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9740.htm

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Iran in nuclear sanctions warning :

Iran has warned it would be a “grave miscalculation” for the US and EU to refer Tehran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4140258.stm

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China not in favor of submitting Iranian nuclear issue to UN council :

Chinese Ambassador Wang Guangya said Wednesday that it would not be helpful to submit the Iranian nuclear issue to the Security Council.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/11/content_3337540.htm

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Australia: Former UN commissioner urges Govt to secure Hicks release:

“I personally believe the Australian Government can do more for an Australian citizen held in those circumstances, which do not satisfy either principles of rule of law or the Geneva Conventions”
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1435146.htm

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Israel threatens to scrap trade deal with Gaza:

he Israeli government said it would scrap a customs union with Gaza if there were no agreement on Israel retaining security control over traffic between the territory and Egypt.
news.ft.com/cms/s/0f57c68e-093c-11da-880b-00000e2511c8.html

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Meanwhile, In The West Bank:

Sharon’s tactical move has been grotesquely over-sold by his fellow belligerents, Bush and Blair, as evidence of a new Middle East taking shape following their invasion of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9735.htm

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Unholy strictures :

It is wrong – and dangerous – to believe literal truth can be found in religious texts
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1546558,00.html

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Saudis to retrieve $360 billion abroad :

Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters the government was working on returning these “national assets” back to the oil-rich Arab country and to attract foreign investments in Saudi Arabia.
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?StoryId=CqVwhqeidC2f1zgKTzNvUzhm

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Witnesses: Haiti Police Kill 5 in Raid :

The witnesses said the police, some of them masked, fired indiscriminately during the operation in the Bel-Air slum. Police then stood by as men in civilian clothes attacked suspected gang members loyal to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5202653,00.html

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US contingency plan for a Venezuela oil cut off :

The United States Congress has begun considering consequences of a potential Venezuelan petroleum cut off given the country’s “political instability”.
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Oklahoma man held before boarding plane with bomb:

An Oklahoma man was taken into custody after he tried to carry a bomb on board an airplane on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said.
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In case you missed it:

WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas:

Investigators have seized at least 100 other bombs, bomb components, machine guns, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and chemical agents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5350.htm

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Welcome to America:

U.S. Defends Detentions at Airports:

Foreign citizens who change planes at airports in the United States can legally be seized, detained without charges, deprived of access to a lawyer or the courts, and even denied basic necessities like food, lawyers for the government said in Brooklyn federal court yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9734.htm

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The Noose Tightens: Science, Surveillance and the Culture of Control:

“Big Brother is no longer a fiction‰ and “The United States has now reached the point where a total Œsurveillance society‚ has become a realistic possibility.‰
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Dancing On The Dead:

Pentagon announces September 11 concert:

Rumsfeld’s march had some relatives of September 11 victims fuming. “How about telling Mr Rumsfeld to leave the memories of September 11 victims to the families?” said Monica Gabrielle, who lost her husband in the attacks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9736.htm

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GOP Paying Legal Bills of Bush Official:

Despite a zero-tolerance policy on tampering with voters, the Republican Party has quietly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide private defense lawyers for a former Bush campaign official charged with conspiring to keep Democrats from voting in New Hampshire.
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Warming hits ‘tipping point’ :

Siberia feels the heat It’s a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting
www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,1546824,00.html

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U.S. poised for trade war:

Washington refuses order to refund $5B Canadian duties
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Paul Craig Roberts: Watching the Economy Crumble:

Good News! Soon You’ll No Longer Need an Expensive College Education to Work in the US
www.counterpunch.org/roberts08092005.html

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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005

To one that advised him to set up a democracy in Sparta, “Pray,” said Lycurgus, “do you first set a democracy in your own house.” : Lycurgus – Source: in Plutarch’s “Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders”

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Our real enemies are the people who make us feel so good that we are slowly, but inexorably, pulled down into the quicksand of smugness and self-satisfaction: Sydney Harris

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Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world’s great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak: Ralph Chaplin

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 94 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Coffins And Empire

By Stan Moore

This war cannot be won by America. Those pathetic Iraqis just will not stand and fight toe to toe. For some strange reason, the Iraqis are fighting to win, not to meet American wishes and expectations. Every day that Americans are in Iraq fighting the insurgency is another day that George Bush is losing ground.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9723.htm

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A Childish Theory

It is none of our business what forms of government other countries have

by Charley Reese

There is now more terror, not less; the Middle East is less stable, not more stable; and we are not going to end up with a democracy in Iraq. We’re going to end up instead with a theocracy aligned with Iran, a civil war or another authoritarian government ˆ or the entire series of bad outcomes, one after another.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9726.htm

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“You killed my son, George Bush”

What One Mom has to Say to Bush

By Mike Ferner

I want him to tell me is Œjust what was the noble cause Casey died for?‚ Was it freedom and democracy? Bullshit! He died for oil. He died to make your friends richer. He died to expand American imperialism in the Middle East. – “There, I used the ŒI‚ word ˆ imperialism,‰ the 48 year-old mother quipped. “And now I‚m going to use another ŒI‚ word ˆ impeachment ˆ because we cannot have these people pardoned. They need to be tried on war crimes and go to jail.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9727.htm

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Dissent in the United States

“If you don‚t love this country, get the f--- out!‰

By James Rothenberg

Albert Einstein called racism our national disease. In a similar but narrower vein, I‚ll offer what I consider to be our national, political disease: hypocrisy. And for the national hypocrisy, the pledge of allegiance, notably the phrases, “for which it stands‰, and “under God‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9730.htm

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The Origin Of Specious

By Dom Stasi

My god! Are we so insane now that we‚re about to allow George W. Bush to influence our children‚s thinking and thus the next generation of American scientists ˆ or would alchemists be a more appropriate title? How about sorcerers?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9731.htm

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Counting The Dead:

MOSUL – Fifteen people were killed in separate incidents over the past 24 hours. BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber killed six people and wounded 14. BAGHDAD – A mortar bomb exploded, killing a traffic policeman. ISKANDARIYA – Two civilians were killed as gunmen shot at their car.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU024849.htm

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Seven Killled In Baghdad Car Bombing:

The blast targeted a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol. It killed four civilians and three Iraqi police officers.
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3704670

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Five U.S. Soldiers Killed:

Convoy Attack Claims 4 U.S. Troops: Fifth U.S. Soldier Killed In Suicide Car Bomb Attack
cbs2chicago.com/topstories/topstories_story_222081925.html

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Two oil security guards were killed by gunmen:

A policeman was gunned down in Kirkuk.
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Aussies kept gung-ho US in check:

AUSTRALIAN and British military legal advisers frequently had to “red card” more trigger-happy US forces to limit civilian casualties during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to one of the Australian advisers.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16198088%255E31477,00.html

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Baghdad Mayor Is Ousted by a Shiite Group and Replaced:

Armed men entered Baghdad’s municipal building during a blinding dust storm on Monday, deposed the city’s mayor and installed a member of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite militia.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9725.htm

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Baghdad elite flees Iraq and the daily threat of death:

Outside the shelter of the Green Zone, home to the American and Iraqi political leadership, lawlessness has overtaken the capital.
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The gates of hell:

The gates of hell are now wide open ˆ thanks to U.S. invasion ˆ and their fires have enveloped almost everything in our country. There is no electricity, no water, no fuel, no food rations, no security, no sewage ∑
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Insurgency could get worse: Rumsfeld:

Forty US soldiers have died in violence in Iraq in the last 12 days
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War pimp alert:

Bomb cache found in Iraq believed to be from Iranian Revolutionary Guard

US intelligence believes that a cache of manufactured bombs seized in Iraq about two weeks ago was smuggled into the country from Iran by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, an intelligence official said.
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Bereaved mother camps outside Bush ‘s private estate :

“I want to ask him why did my son die? What was this noble cause you talk about? And if the cause is so noble, when are you going to send your daughters over there and let somebody else’s son come home?”
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1545845,00.html?gusrc=rss

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16 Democrats call on Bush to meet mother of fallen soldier:

For several days now, she has been waiting outside your ranch, hoping to meet with you about the loss of her son and the failure to discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Dr. Teresa Whitehurst: Angry Mothers and Trembling Grizzlies:

The Sheehan Effect : What, they ask, is the big deal? One soldier killed, one mother grieving ˆ so what?
www.antiwar.com/whitehurst/?articleid=6912

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Standing with the Faithful in Crawford, TX:

It is one thing when politicians quibble about ending a war. It is quite another to stand beside a mother who has lost a son or daughter. Today we are asking you to do just that.
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Crawford Peace House Calls For Help:

Crawford Peace House and Friends of Peace and Justice are calling on nation-wide supporters of Cindy Sheehan to aid her vigil to meet with President Bush in any way possible.
198.65.14.85/News/2005/31-40/32news08.htm

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There is a better way:

Time to make war personal.
www.gratefulchild.org/projects/gcweb/gc/html/stories_opinions/iraq.html

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How Building a Saudi City Made a Lefty Out of Dick Underhill:

PASD. That‚s Post Awareness Stress Disorder. It‚s what happens to you when you‚ve been raised all your life to believe the story that the slaveholders and merchant pirates who founded the USA were good people and that the government of the USA is the best in the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9724.htm

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American Kids Eager To Die For Bush:

Army Recruiting Up, Meets July Targets :

The Army National Guard, meanwhile, missed its recruiting goal again, recruiting only 4,712, 80 percent of its July goal of 5,920 new Guard members, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The Guard has hit its target only once in the last 19 months.
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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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‘Aussie’ militant warns of more attacks:

A balaclava-clad man with an apparent Australian accent has appeared on Arab television warning that more terrorist attacks will be launched on the West.
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=57482

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Freed biochemist says he knew suicide bombers :

The scientist was falsely labelled the “mastermind” behind the July 7 suicide attacks, which killed 56 people, after it was claimed that he rented a flat in Burley, Leeds, to one of the bombers, Jermaine Lindsay.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1545974,00.html

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London bombings predicted in French report:

An internal report by France’s secret service agency warned Britain faced al-Qaida terrorist threats days before the London bombings, and estimated several hundred Pakistani extremists may be living in France.
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050809-113536-6877r

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Bakri case highlights disarray on terror laws :

The Deputy Prime Minister admitted he was powerless to prevent radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed from re-entering the country whenever he chooses.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article304911.ece

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Journal of a British jihadi::

According to Pakistani intelligence officials this journal is the diary of a British jihadist – a 25-year-old from the London suburbs who intended to give up his life in a holy war.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article304905.ece

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Israel urged not to turn Gaza into a prison:

Israel says it will continue to control Palestinian trade and travel from the Gaza Strip even after it removes its troops and settlers from the occupied territory, a process due to begin this weekend.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9732.htm

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Truth behind pullout:

The choices is clear: Leave Gaza or maintain apartheid regime
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3125015,00.html

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Terrorism‚s original sin :

Palestinian terrorism is actually a fallout of Israeli atrocities and America‚s protection of Israel
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Lana Habash – Divide and Conquer:

The Politics of Palestinian Human Rights
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An Apology From a US Christian to Palestinians:

Christian Zionist websites still peddle misinformation that has been debunked not only by Palestinian historians, but also Israeli historians.
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Michael T. Klare: The Twilight Era of Petroleum:

It is official U.S. policy˜enshrined in the “Carter Doctrine” of January 23, 1980˜to use military force when necessary to resist any hostile effort to impede the flow of Middle Eastern oil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9729.htm

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Dr. Steve Jonas: Iran Nukes, Revisited:

I happen to think that the scariest nation having nuclear weaponry at present is the United States under the Georgites. It is well known that leading members of and top advisors to the Georgite regime have for some time openly talked about invading Iran.
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Cheney + Pakistan = Iran :

Bush has, spent his entire two terms in office talking tough about countries and dictators that conceal weapons of mass destruction and even tougher on individuals who supply rogue nations and terrorists with the means to build WMDs. For all intents and purposes, Pakistan and Musharraf fit that description.
www.commondreams.org/views05/0809-24.htm

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Depleted uranium is WMD:

I have worked in two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, and in 1991 I became a whistleblower at the Livermore lab. Depleted uranium is very, very, very nasty stuff:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9728.htm

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Former Navy doctor tells of experiences with nuclear weapons:

Melvin Lloyd McCourt returned home from the Army in 1968 with a permanent rash and spitting up blood. He became even sicker in 1981. At present, the 60-year-old sits in an area hospital, ill again.
www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/atlantic/081005BOMB.cfm

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Taliban kill Afghan woman after spying charge:

The unidentified woman was shot dead in her house on Tuesday night in southern Zabul, district chief Haji Mohammad Younus said, adding Taliban fighters also kidnapped the brother and father of the victim.
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US soldier killed in bomb attack in central Afghanistan :

One US service member has been killed and another injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack near Ghazni, a central province of Afghanistan, the US-led coalition said on Wednesday.
english.people.com.cn/200508/10/eng20050810_201503.html

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Financial Times: U.S. Losing Control in Latin America:

The article provides a fascinating window into the international financial communities’ sober assessment of the floundering corporate agenda in Latin America — an analysis not altogether different from our own.
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/8/9/122436/6754

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Chavez extends his influence to Mercosur :

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez arrived late Tuesday night in Montevideo as part of a brief visit to the “Southern axis‰ which includes Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil where he‚s scheduled to sign several bilateral trade and integration agreements.
www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=6215

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Venezuela’s Chavez Presents Land Titles to Indigenous Groups:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presented property titles to several indigenous groups Tuesday, recognizing their ownership of ancestral lands and reversing what he says have been centuries of injustice.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBQ2I7R6CE.html

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Investment firm’s payments to Republican fundraiser under scrutiny:

The subpoena calls for documents related to the fund, the Carlyle Group and Robert Kjellander, said sources familiar with the investigation who spoke only on condition of anonymity, saying prosecutors want details of the probe kept secret
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In case you missed it:

Exposed: The Carlyle Group

A Must Watch Documentary
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Did Speaker Hastert Accept Turkish Bribes to Deny Armenian Genocide and Approve Weapons Sales?:

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds is accusing the FBI of covering up improper contacts and financial dealings between certain Turkish nationals and the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/10/1346254

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Lisa Finnegan: The Minority Report Style Pre-emptive Arrests:

Cowards prefer the veil of safety to the harsh reality of a just world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9722.htm

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FBI, Please Protect Us from Terrorists and the ACLU :

About two weeks ago, the FBI admitted in federal court to collecting thousands of documents on non-violent activist groups, including the ACLU, Greenpeace and various antiwar organizations.
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1544

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Air Force colonel accused of anti-Bush vandalism:

An Air Force Reserve colonel could face criminal charges for allegedly vandalizing cars at Denver International Airport bearing pro-Bush bumper stickers.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8894346

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Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 93 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Four in 9/11 Plot Are Tied to Qaeda in ‘00

By DOUGLAS JEHL

More than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a small, highly classified military intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta and three other future hijackers as likely members of a cell of Al Qaeda operating in the United States, according to a former defense intelligence official and a Republican member of Congress.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9714.htm

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A Look Into the Mirror

Whether we like it or not, the nation‚s capital is the mirror image of the rest of the country

By Manuel Valenzuela

Washington, like ancient Rome before it, has become, through the course of years breathing the airs of moral degeneration, corruption and greed, the monument for all that is wrong with the nation it represents, a new symbol of debauchery and immorality, a decadent city on a hill whose once noble foundations are now cracking under the weight of unscrupulous entities and malfeasant activities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9713.htm

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Globalization And Its Discontents

By Saul Landau

In my America, shopping is the universal spiritual value. Maybe add flag waving and barbecues! But globalization means spreading a culture of corporate brand names and 24/7 sales pitches. Rogue States who refuse to embrace this order are targets of regime change.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9711.htm

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It Has No Other Name: Neo-racism

By Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban

Humanity has paid a high price fighting racism and discrimination over centuries; how could we loose the battle today to similar ideologies covered up in the cloaks of “freedom” and “democracy?”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9710.htm

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Counting The Dead:

BAGHDAD: 10 Iraqi policemen were shot dead in five separate attacks in Baghdad. BAGHDAD – Three Iraqis were killed by a suicide car bomb. BAQUBA – Three pilgrims were killed and eight injured when gunmen sprayed their minivan with gunfire. ABU KHAMIS – Two people were burned to death when insurgents stopped their truck and set fire to it . LATIFIYAH – Two Iraqi civilians were killed and a third critically wounded when gunmen fired on their car. HILLA – Gunmen killed a former officer in Saddam Hussein’s Baath party. BAGHDAD – One police commando was killed and another injured by an explosion. BAGHDAD – One civilian was killed when gunmen attacked their shop.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU946822.htm

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Suicide Blast Kills 7 Including U.S. Soldier: :

A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. convoy near a crowded square in Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including a U.S. soldie. A U.S. Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division also was killed Monday in action by small arms fire in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, the military said.
www.wjla.com/news/stories/0805/250429.html

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Four Iraqi soldiers killed Tuesday morning in a bomb explosion in Samarra
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Analysis: Iraq statistics tell grim story:

If the US Army and its Iraqi allies are killing as many insurgents as reports indicate they are per month, why is the insurgency intensifying instead of collapsing?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9712.htm

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Baghdad mayor ‘ousted by gunmen’ :

Baghdad’s mayor has been sacked by the Iraqi government, in circumstances that he has described as “dangerous” and “undemocratic”.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4135060.stm

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Iraqi soldiers fear leaving training base:

“We’re all afraid. I can’t go outside the base wearing these military clothes,” says Sergeant Abbas, listing colleagues who have fallen victim to relentless insurgent attacks in the dusty towns and highways north of Baghdad.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1432950.htm

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Killings of civilians by U.S. troops angers Iraqi government :

“The reason they shot us is just because the Americans are reckless,” the general said from his hospital bed hours after the July 6 shooting, his head wrapped in a white bandage. “Nobody punishes them or blames them.”
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U.S. and Iraqi forces prevent Syrian trucks from crossing border:

Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped more than 700 Syrian trucks from returning to Syria after unloaded produce and other merchandise in Iraq
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=17479

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U.S. reportedly planning to boost troop levels to 160,000 in Iraq
japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=345817

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Saddam’s germ war plot is traced back to one Oxford cow:

The culture was sent to the United States, which exported samples to Iraq during Saddam‚s war against Iran in the 1980s.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9721.htm

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Think Bush Is A Liar:

A Gallup survey last week found that a majority of Americans – 51 percent – now believe that Bush “deliberately misled the people when he asserted Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.”
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Cindy Sheehan’s diary: Camp Casey Day 3-

The Peaceful Occupation of Camp Crawford
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9718.htm

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Cindy, Crawford, and the Bush Smear Machine:

It’s truly amazing what the human spirit can accomplish. From Gandhi’s Salt March to Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, a single person can fight a corrupt establishment and win — when truth and justice is on his or her side.
www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/002301.html

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King George wouldn’t see us:

A Report from the Vigil in Crawford: Cindy Sheehan’s trip to Crawford to talk to President Bush started out as just a small idea Wednesday evening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9716.htm

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Sheehan Draws Tears of Support:

When Robert DeLozier saw the story of Cindy Sheehan on television Sunday, he told his spouse right away: “I‚m going up there. We have to drop everything and go.‰
peacefile.org/wordpress/?p=222

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To All Conscious Americans:

Get Thy Ass to CRAWFORD !!!
benfrank.net/nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=329

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Tragic price of war: Who pays?:

Dr. Reinhardt said the majority of Americans are insulated from the human pain and financial cost, thus it‚s easy for them to back the war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9719.htm

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In case you missed it:

Who’s Paying for Our Patriotism?:

Should anyone be surprised by this national resolve, given that these wars visit no sacrifice of any sort — neither blood nor angst nor taxes — on well over 95 percent of the American people?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9720.htm

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Depleted uranium is WMD:

I have worked in two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, and in 1991 I became a whistleblower at the Livermore lab. Depleted uranium

is very, very, very nasty stuff:
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Cruel Confinement of ŒEnemy Combatant‚ in United States:

A lawsuit filed today against U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reveals the gratuitous cruelty inflicted on a foreign student held without charges for more than two years as an “enemy combatant‰ in a South Carolina naval brig, Human Rights Watch said.
hrw.org/english/docs/2005/08/08/usdom11612.htm

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Army Whistleblower Draws Fire :

She has rained a mighty storm upon herself for standing up, before members of Congress and live on C-SPAN to proclaim things are just not right in this staggeringly profitable business.
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/08/05:

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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Bombings survivor hits out at political rhetoric:

An Australian who survived last month’s bombings in London has criticised the political rhetoric that has followed them
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1433926.htm

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Secret courts for terror cases :

Security-cleared judges would decide how long suspects could be held
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1545404,00.html?gusrc=rss

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Radical cleric flees Britain after threat of treason trial :

Omar Bakri Mohammed, one of the Islamic extremists who faced possible treason charges over support for the London bombers, has fled to Lebanon
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article304734.ece

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George Monbiot: The new chauvinism :

I’m not ashamed of my nationality, but I have no idea why I should love this country more than any other
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17 Taliban, US soldier die in ambush:

At least 17 Afghan fighters and one US soldier were killed in a fierce clash in southern Afghanistan near the troubled Pakistan border, the US military said on Tuesday.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1433926.htm

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War Pimp Alert:

Rumsfeld says Iranian weapons found in Iraq :

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that weapons “unambiguously from Iran” have been found in Iraq, and said it was “unhelpful” of Teheran to allow such weapons to cross the border.
www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?
area=mideast&item=050809173710.fd38mnjq.php

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Bush Suspicious of Iran’s Nuke Ambitions

Bush said that if Iran does not cooperate, United Nations sanctions are ``a potential consequence.’’
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5200345,00.html

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Russia urges Iran to act prudently :

“The only power generating unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has been fully supplied with Russian fuel. We have all the necessary agreements.”
en.rian.ru/world/20050809/41124170.html

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CIA asked us to let nuclear spy go, Ruud Lubbers claims :

The CIA asked the Netherlands not to detain Pakistani scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan for stealing nuclear secrets from a Dutch facility, former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers has claimed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9717.htm

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Robert Dreyfuss: The Israeli Spy Affair: Bigger Than AIPAC:

Can it be true that reporters are more courageous about pursuing a story that involves the White House than they are about plunging into a scandal that involves Israel, our No. 1 Middle East ally?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9715.htm

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Why AIPAC Indictment Is Bad News for Rove :

The Franklin indictment is a sign that Rove and any other White House aide involved in the Plame/CIA leak might be vulnerable to prosecution under the Espionage Act.
news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20050808/cm_thenation/311020

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The silence of the Jewish leaders :

An indictment was issued against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former AIPAC employees. They are charged with passing classified security information, received during their work at the Jewish lobby, to various people, including employees of the Israeli Embassy in Washington
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/610107.html

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China and Russia flex their muscles as they join forces to play the war game :

Next week will see far larger war games involving Chinese and Russian troops in and around the Shandong peninsula in the Yellow sea. Regional observers say such military cooperation is unprecedented and could mark the start of something new.
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Venezuela warns against US invasion:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has told thousands of visiting students that if US forces are to invade his South American country, they will be soundly defeated.
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US mulls sanctions against Venezuela :

The United States is considering punishing Venezuela with sanctions for breaking off work with US anti-drug agents in the world’s top cocaine-exporting region, the State Department has said .
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C389BF7A-C7B5-4B89-8CC6-DE4CCE8ED685.htm

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Cuban “agents” to get new trial:

A federal appeals court threw out the convictions and life sentences of five accused Cuban spies Tuesday, ruling that they did not receive a fair trial because of community prejudice and extensive publicity.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.
asp?category=1110&slug=Cuban%20Espionage

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Israel leads West in child poverty:

Israel has bypassed the United States and now leads Western countries when it comes to child poverty figures
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3124397,00.html

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World in 10 Seconds:

Must watch flash presentation
www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/TenSeconds/introTenSeconds.html

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Vaccines and Autism:

Looking for the Truth? Study the Amish
news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/005316

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Australian crops face ‘serious genetic contamination’ :

Environmentalists say Australia is facing “the most serious genetic contamination event” in its history, after the West Australian government confirmed low levels of genetically modified canola had been found in non-GM canola.
www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10339792

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