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 Information Clearing House  Digest 1-5 September 2005

 
 

Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 120 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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U.S. the new Saddam

By Eric Margolis

The most important news from Iraq last week was not the much ballyhooed constitutional pact by Shias and Kurds, nor the tragic stampede deaths of nearly 1,000 pilgrims in Baghdad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10127.htm

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I Hate “Freedom”

By Jerry Ghinelli

George Bush has it right. We Iraqis hate America because it is “free‰ and because it is a “perfect” society, just ask the people of New Orleans
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10135.htm

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Rodney King in New Orleans

By Mike Whitney

Americans have been patting themselves on the back for years about the great strides that have been made in civil rights and social justice. It’s all rubbish. Just take a look at the faces of the people who were left to drown in the noxious soup of a force-4 hurricane. We all know who these people are; they are the “other America”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10128.htm

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We Have Been Abandoned By Our Own Country

You have to watch this video to fully understand, how little regard our government has for the welfare of its own citizens.

Click here to view. Windows Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10121.htm

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New Orleans Braces for Staggering Death Toll:

Louisiana’s Republican Senator, David Vitter said he believes the figure will exceed 10,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10129.htm

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Gunmen Attack Contractors on La. Bridge:

Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.
snipurl.com/hgjl

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Five men shot by New Orleans police, four dead:

New Orleans police shot and killed four men and wounded one on Saturday after looters fired on officers, a policeman said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10124.htm

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Haves, Have-Nots Play Out In New Orleans:

“We’re living like dogs,” Lee said. “And we’re being left to die like dogs.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10125.htm

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Video: Survivors From New Orleans Speak Out About A Week of Horror
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10131.htm

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New Orleans police to be pulled off streets:

“We need to prepare the country for what’s coming,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said yesterday. “We are going to uncover people who died hiding in the houses, maybe got caught in floods. It is going to be as ugly a scene as you can imagine
snipurl.com/hgjm

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Lies don’t get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.:

Open Letter to Bush from the New Orleans, Times Picayune Newspaper:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10139.htm

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White House Enacts a Plan to Ease Political Damage:

Mr. Bush, sought to move the blame for the slow response to Louisiana state officials, according to Republicans familiar with the White House plan.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10130.htm

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Live TV feed from New Orleans, Louisiana
www.wwltv.com/perl/common/video/yahooPlayer.pl

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Why the American dream is one of the biggest lies :

The lessons of hurricane Katrina and its terrible aftermath are not about disaster management but about exposing the falsehoods at the very heart of modern America
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10126.htm

snipurl.com/hgjo

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Mary Shaw: When the American Dream Becomes a Nightmare :

Without a commitment by our government and all employers to the dignity and worth of all workers, and to the basic human rights that promote social progress and better standards of life for all, the American dream is at risk of going down in history as an experiment that couldn’t last. And with it, democracy itself.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10137.htm

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Flood horrors the US can’t hide :

Perhaps now, following the disaster on the Gulf coast, the people of the US will wake up to the fact the current administration is not and never has been primarily concerned with the welfare of its citizens
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1562655,00.html

snipurl.com/hgjq

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Uncle Tom’s sister:

Rice Defends Bush’s Katrina Response :

``The Lord is going to come on time – if we just wait,’’ she said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5255720,00.html

snipurl.com/hgjs

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The dispossessed of New Orleans tell of their medieval nightmare :

“They treated us like dirt, like dirt.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article310194.ece

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In case you missed it?

New Orleans Is Sinking: Published on: September 11, 2001 :

They don’t bury the dead in New Orleans. The highest point in the city is only 6 ft. above sea level, which makes for watery graves. Fearful that rotting corpses caused epidemics, the city limited ground burials in 1830.
snipurl.com/hgjt

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Robert Fisk : Death seems to have followed me this year :

Death is generic. But not for me.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10132.htm

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Suicide bomber killed eight civilians and three Iraqi soldiers:

16 soldiers were wounded and three insurgents killed.
snipurl.com/hgju

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Seven “insurgents” were killed on Sunday
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU522957.htm

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Gunmen mount dawn raid on Iraq ministry:

Up to 30 gunmen in 10 cars fired on Iraq’s interior ministry at dawn on Monday, killing two police and wounding five, ministry sources said, in what appeared a carefully coordinated attack on a sensitive target.
snipurl.com/hgju

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Two civilians killed by U.S. air strikes and artillery fire.
snipurl.com/hgju

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2 British soldiers killed in Iraq :

Two British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq, British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Monday.
snipurl.com/hgjy

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Turkish driver killed in missile attack in Iraq :

A Turkish driver was killed in a missile attack near Iraqi city of Belet, semi-official Anatolia News Agency reported on Monday.
snipurl.com/hgjz

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U.S. Soldier Killed By IED:

Parson was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050905-4662.html

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Insurgents Seize Key Town in Iraq:

Abu Musab Zarqawi’s foreign-led Al Qaeda in Iraq took open control of a key western town at the Syrian border, deploying its guerrilla fighters in the streets and flying Zarqawi’s black banner from rooftops, witnesses, residents and others in the city and surrounding villages said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10134.htm

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U.S. Influence ‘Too Much’:

U.S. influence in the process of drafting a constitution for Iraq is excessive and “highly inappropriate”, a United Nations official says.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=30141

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The Mounting Costs of War and the Case for Bringing Home the Troops:

A Study by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus
www.ips-dc.org/iraq/quagmire/#iraq

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13 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghanistan :

Thirteen Taliban militants have been killed and 44 captured in southern Afghanistan after clashes with Afghan and US forces.
snipurl.com/hgk3

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12 Dead in Taliban Attacks on Afghani Police:

A bomb killed a candidate in Afghanistan‚s upcoming parliamentary elections as eight policemen, two members of Taliban and a civilian were killed in a bloody countdown to the polls, officials said yesterday.
snipurl.com/hgk5

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Video: “Independent Media In A Time Of War” :

The documentary argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy. “Amy Goodman, makes a compelling argument that the commercial news media have failed to represent the “true face of war.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10133.htm

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The Silent Oil Crisis:

In this article we look at how just because developed economies are not suffering like they did during the 1970s that the oil crisis has not already begun. The final oil crisis has begun, silent to us, but dangerously there.
www.countercurrents.org/po-howard050905.htm

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The Economic Consequences of New Orleans :

The imminent effects of the flooding of New Orleans upon America’s economy and lifestyle are horrendous:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10138.htm

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Fidel Castro: No Reply:

What Cuba Has Offered the People of the Gulf Coast
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10134.htm

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Israel plans 3,000 homes in W.Bank settlement-report:

Israel plans to build 3,000 more homes in Ariel, a major Jewish settlement in the West Bank, Israeli media reports quoted Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim as saying on Monday.
snipurl.com/hgka

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Sharon orders terror aid for Arabs targeted by Jews:

Survivors of a shooting spree by a far-right Jew which killed four people in an Israeli Arab town last month were outraged to discover they were ineligible for full state compensation as they were not recognised as “terror victims”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10122.htm

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AIPAC lowers profile on special aid request

 
The American-Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) has begun internal discussions on a change or “redirection‰ of tactics for Israel‚s request for a special aid package from the US for developing the Negev and Galilee, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
In early 2006, the Bush administration is expected to submit to Congress an appropriations supplement bill, which will include a special $2 billion aid package for Israel
snipurl.com/hgkd

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Germany Exports More Than USA:

Barely noticed, Germany has overtaken America to become the world’s biggest single exporter. Its trade surplus is now greater than that of China, Japan and India combined, reaching a staggering 16.8 billion euros in June alone
snipurl.com/hgkb

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Rehnquist Paved the way for the Imperial Presidency :

Let’s not wring out the tears for William Rehnquist. The man was the worst chief justice to ever serve on the Supreme Court; a complete failure who disgraced his office and the people he was supposed to serve.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10136.htm

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Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 119 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Bodies Are Strewn ‘Like Roadkill’

By Scott Gold and Alan Zarembo

Teams searching for survivors in attics and on rooftops have been given instructions to tie bodies that they encounter to street poles so they can be collected later.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10122.htm

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We Have Been Abandoned By Our Own Country

You have to watch this video to fully understand, how little regard our government has for the welfare of its own citizens.

Click here to view. Windows Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10121.htm

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Failing at War, Peace and Dignity

By Dan La Botz

Hurricane Katrina blew off the fašade of American society. It pulled back the curtain to reveal the millions who live in poverty, mostly African American in New Orleans, but in other cities Latino, Native American, and white. The most apparent failure of the state has been in emergency response, but far greater has been the failure to create a stable existence, a decent society for millions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10095.htm

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The Two Americas

By Marjorie Cohn

Last September, a Category 5 hurricane battered the small island of Cuba with 160-mile-per-hour winds. More than 1.5 million Cubans were evacuated to higher ground ahead of the storm. Although the hurricane destroyed 20,000 houses, no one died.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10112.htm

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An open letter to the little boy in the red shirt

By Thomas M. Braun

You are in the middle of hell. However, you are loved, I have no doubt in my mind about that. Your family has cared for you, and god bless them for that. But the rich and powerful in your city, your state and in this country, care nothing about you and all the others who live next to you and who struggle to make it through each and every day. They could care less.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10098.htm

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Eyewitness: My friend was shot and killed for his car:

“These murders are not being reported to avoid panic”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10097.htm

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A Death In New Orleans:

Neighbors buried Vera Smith on top of the concrete sidewalk at the edge of the Garden District on Saturday in a crude grave they made of soil and bricks they had unearthed from a little park nearby.
snipurl.com/hfnc

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Guardsmen ‘played cards’ amid New Orleans chaos: police official :

A top New Orleans police officer said that National Guard troops sat around playing cards while people died in the stricken city after Hurricane Katrina.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10105.htm

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New Orleans crisis shames Americans :

The only difference between the chaos of New Orleans and a Third World disaster operation, he said, was that a foreign dictator would have responded better.
snipurl.com/hfob

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Met by Despair, Not Violence:

As they plunged into the dark water engulfing the business district of New Orleans, their wake pushed the body of a woman onto the steps of the Superdome. The floodwater had ripped her pants down to her knees. She was facedown in the muck, a red ribbon still tied neatly around her graying hair.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10114.htm

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Bush visit halts food delivery:

Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush‚s visit to New Orleans, officials said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10119.htm

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Bush Visit Grounded Helicopter Rescue:

For the entire time Bush was in the state, the congressman said, a ban on helicopter flights further stalled the delivery of food and supplies.
snipurl.com/hfod

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New Orleans Police, Overwhelmed, Are Quitting the Force:

At least 200 New Orleans police officers have walked away from their jobs and two have committed suicide
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10116.htm

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Video: Police looters in walmart
snipurl.com/hfoe

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Delusions Under Siege :

As more people become acquainted with the reality behind the veneer of lies, the Bush administration, large corporations, the wealthy elite, and powerful lobbying groups are slowly losing their grip on power as the tide of public opinion rises against them, here and abroad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10099.htm

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Warnings went ignored as Bush slashed flood defence budget to pay for wars :

Funding for flood prevention was slashed by 80 per cent, work on strengthening levees to protect the city was stopped for the first time in 37 years, and planning for housing stranded citizens and evacuating refugees from the Superdome were crippled.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10117.htm

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Navy ship nearby underused:

The Bataan’s hospital facilities, including six operating rooms and beds for 600 patients, are empty.
snipurl.com/hfof

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Cindy Sheehan : Dangerous Incompetence :

Innocent people are dying daily in this world. In the crush of the hurricane story, the fact that 950 people (mostly women and children) were trampled to death in Iraq was buried in the back sections. Those are 950 people who would still be alive if George Bush were not president.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10113.htm

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Amanda Lang: Left Behind:

We are afraid of each other. Isolating ourselves to our own class or perceived kind behind Œgated‚ neighborhoods and communities, we drive with blinders in SUVs towering above the fray at lightning, gas-guzzling speeds looking over, through, and/or around our fellow citizens trying to do anything but see them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10111.htm

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New Orleans is a bad place to be poor.

New Orleans officials issued an almost cynical evacuation order in a city where they know full well that thousands have no car, no money for airfare or an interstate bus, no credit cards for hotels, and therefore no way to leave town before the deadly storm and flood arrived.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/343324p-292991c.html

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How the Free Market Killed New Orleans :

Everyone was expected to devise their own way out of the disaster area by private means, just as the free market dictates, just like people do when disaster hits free-market Third World countries.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10118.htm

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Brown pushed from last job: FEMA chief had to be `asked to resign’:

The federal official in charge of the bungled New Orleans rescue was fired from his last private-sector job overseeing horse shows.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10115.htm

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Ex-officials say weakened FEMA botched response:

Government disaster officials had an action plan if a major hurricane hit New Orleans. They simply didn’t execute it when Hurricane Katrina struck.
snipurl.com/hfoh

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Tell Bush & Congress:Accept Cuba’s offer to send doctors to the hurricane victims!:

Specifically, Cuba is offering to send 1,100 medical doctors with 26.4 tons of medications and diagnosis kits at no expense to the U.S. (they will even bring their own food and water).
snipurl.com/hfoi

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Drenched in profits : Drenched in blood:

The economy of the United States has matured to the point of nascent fascism at home and imperialist empire abroad. As events in New Orleans and Iraq dramatically illustrate, the earth is daily being made more toxic for human beings by the American Reich.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10106.htm

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Daniel Patrick Welch: Only in America:

The near total incompetence and callousness of the Bush administration has thankfully floated to the top of New Orleans’ rank floodwaters like so much rotting waste; and no amount of blame-the-victim spin and war-over-people rhetoric can put the genie back in the bottle.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10107.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts: Impeach Bush Now, Before More Die:

Bush’s single-minded focus on the “war against terrorism” has compounded a natural disaster and turned it into the greatest calamity in American history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10108.htm

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Insurers face $40bn claims after Katrina :

BRITISH and American insurance industries face claims topping $40 billion following the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
snipurl.com/hfoj

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Stratfor Repor: New Orleans: A Geopolitical Prize :

A simple way to think about the New Orleans port complex is that it is where the bulk commodities of agriculture go out to the world and the bulk commodities of industrialism come in.
snipurl.com/hfol

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We came, we saw, we ruined Iraq ˆ to stay will wound it more:

Two great cities, New Orleans and Baghdad, were last week plunged in horror. They both cried out for sympathy. One will get it, the other will not.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10120.htm

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19 Iraq officers killed in clashes:

Rebels killed 19 Iraqi security forces Saturday in clashes around Baqouba
snipurl.com/hfon

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Six dead in attacks on Iraq security:

Five Iraqi soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two rebel attacks, security officials said.
snipurl.com/hfoo

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Al-Sadr vows revenge on Sunnis over stampede deaths:

al-Sadr claimed in a message from his mosque in al-Kufa, near Najaf, that civil war was already underway.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10096.htm

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As Iraq unravels, Bush cant hold it together:

WHO lost Iraq? Someday, as a fragmented Iraq spirals further into religious madness, terrorism and civil war, there will be a bipartisan inquiry into this blundering intrusion into another peoples history.
www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/oped/ci_3000678

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What the right says, and what Cindy says:

Flash prestation
www.bushflash.com/vigil.html

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The war at home:

They fought for their country in Iraq. Now veterans are struggling to find a decent job in the United States
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05247/563961.stm

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Rebecca Romani : Troubled Waters :

Bush flies over New Orleans much as he flew over Baghdad. He claps his FEMA director on the shoulder, chuckles, and says good job, much the way he hung out with his generals in the Green Zone for Thanksgiving.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10110.htm

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Eight Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attacks
snipurl.com/hfoq

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Iran rejects EU threats:

Iran has said that it will not stop uranium reprocessing work, rejecting a European threat that Tehran had less than two weeks to freeze uranium conversion or face referral to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.
snipurl.com/hfor

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Saboteurs hit Iranian oil pipelines:

Saboteurs using three home-made bombs halted crude transfers from five onshore wells in Iran’s restive southwestern province of Khuzestan, the student news agency ISNA reported Saturday.
snipurl.com/hfot

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Iran furious after US denies visa to top MP :

Iran’s Foreign Ministry called Saturday for the United Nations to move its headquarters out of the United States after the speaker of the Iranian parliament was apparently denied a US entry visa.
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=35123&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

snipurl.com/hfou

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Killing Americans By Health Care Policy :

Lack of health insurance kills Americans. More Americans die from political decisions concerning health care policy on a weekly or monthly basis than died in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10109.htm

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Report: Gov’t Secrecy Grows, Costs More :

Overall, the government spent $7.2 billion in 2004 stamping 15.6 million documents ``top secret,’’ ``secret’’ or ``confidential.’’
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5254148,00.html

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Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 118 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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This is a must listen

Interview With Mayor of New Orleans.

“They are feeding the public a line of bull – and people are dying down here.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10093.htm

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Murder and mayhem in New Orleans’ miserable shelter

“They died right here, in America, waiting for food,”

By Mark Egan

Leroy Fouchea, offered to show reporters the dead bodies of a man in a wheelchair, a young man who he said he dragged inside just hours earlier, and the limp forms of two infants, one just four months old, the other six months old.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10088.htm

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Police On The Rampage in New Orleans

‘Stop the car right now,’ reporter told. `Back up, or I’ll shoot’

By Tim Harper

The last of more than 350 images shot by Oleniuk depicted officers delivering a fierce beating to the two suspects, an assault so fearsome one of the suspects defecated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10086.htm

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New Orleans police begin to show signs of stress

By Jack Douglas Jr.

One officer has already been shot in the face, others have ducked bullets while conducting rescue missions and the entire 1,700-officer department has been forced to work in the dark, without emergency radio communications, since Hurricane Katrina struck this city of 600,000 residents on Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10089.htm

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Troops begin combat operations in New Orleans

By Joseph R. Chenelly

“We‚re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10100.htm

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I EscapedFrom New Orleans: Notes From Inside The City :

In the refugee camp I just left, on the I-10 freeway near Causeway, thousands of people (at least 90% black and poor) stood and squatted in mud and trash behind metal barricades, under an unforgiving sun, with heavily armed soldiers standing guard over them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10090.htm

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Class Conflict At Superdome: Guardsmen Halt Evacuation:

The evacuation was interrupted briefly as some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line – much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome since last Sunday.
snipurl.com/hf4x

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Criticism of Bush mounts as more than 10,000 feared dead :

Having spent their fourth day waiting to be rescued, the city fell deeper into chaos, with gangs roaming the city and corpses rotting in the sun.
www.guardian.co.uk/katrina/story/0,16441,1562005,00.html

snipurl.com/hf56

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‘It reminds me of Baghdad in the worst of times’ :

A man walked past the bodies dragging a pallet loaded with big bottles of ginger ale, some plates and a frying pan. To the rest of America watching the tragedy unfold on their televisions, he was one of the looters, denounced by President Bush. But to the people inside the convention centre, he was one of a band of heroes keeping them alive.
www.guardian.co.uk/katrina/story/0,16441,1561996,00.html

snipurl.com/hf57

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Arianna Huffington: Bill Clinton, Suck-Up-in-Chief:

What the hell was Bill Clinton thinking, standing there next to President Bush and providing verbal cover for the administration’s ludicrous claims that the problems plaguing New Orleans were unforeseeable?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10091.htm

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Norma Sherry: Katrina’s Wrath, America’s Shame :

The sight on my television set leaves me ill and sick to my stomach. Are we ever going to learn a lesson from this travesty?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10092.htm

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Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?:

Acess to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.
www.redcross.org/faq/0,1096,0_682_4524,00.html#4524

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Did you know?

Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross Salary for year ending 06/30/03 was $651,957
snipurl.com/hf5a

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Did you know?:

The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 Billion dollar organization. By comparison, Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary (plus numerous expensive benefits)
snipurl.com/hf5b

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Maureen Dowd: United States of Shame :

America is once more plunged into a snake pit of anarchy, death, looting, raping, marauding thugs, suffering innocents, a shattered infrastructure, a gutted police force, insufficient troop levels and criminally negligent government planning. But this time it‚s happening in America.
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=8017

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Daley ‘shocked’ as feds reject aid :

A visibly angry Mayor Daley said the city had offered emergency, medical and technical help to the federal government as early as Sunday to assist people in the areas stricken by Hurricane Katrina, but as of Friday, the only things the feds said they wanted was a single tank truck.
www.suntimes.com/output/hurricane/cst-nws-daley03.html

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Halliburton Gets Katrina Contract

The US Navy asked Halliburton to repair naval facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Houston Chronicle reported today.
snipurl.com/hf53

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Report 50 Killed As Health Clinic Bombed In Military Attack On Al Qaim:

Hospital staff and eyewitnesses report of many casualties from the military operation on Al Qaim city. Reports are coming in of at least fifty dead including some women and children.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10084.htm

snipurl.com/hf5d

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Insurgents Kill 19 police and Soldiers :

Insurgents killed 19 Iraqi police and soldiers Saturday in clashes around Baqouba, as U.S. and Iraqi forces intensified offensive operations in a rebel-infested city that the Americans subdued last year – only to have the Iraqis lose control.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5253446,00.html

snipurl.com/hf5e

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5 Saudi nationals killed in Iraq fighting:

Two were killed in confrontations with U.S. forces within the past few days, the sources added.
washingtontimes.com/upi/20050903-051430-2814r.htm

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Three Iraqi soldiers killed near Adhaim:

Three Iraqi soldiers were also killed Saturday when their convoy was attacked by gunmen near Adhaim
snipurl.com/hf5f

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Two from 48th Brigade killed in Iraq:

Two soldiers from Griffin, Ga. – part of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Brigade – were killed when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb
www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/politics/12552987.htm

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Study Shows “Media Spin” on Iraqi Civilian Deaths:

Roberts reported that the coalition was responsible for 84% of these violent deaths.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10085.htm

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Sectarian fighting among Shia and Sunnis spread across Iraq amid renewed warnings that the country is sliding into civil war.
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U.S., Iraqi troops sweep into city of Tall Afar:

Force 5,000 soldiers-strong starts on biggest offensive since Fallujah
msnbc.msn.com/id/9166352/

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Mystery Unfolds Over Hunt for WMD in Iraq :

The story of the weapons that weren’t there, the prelude to war, was over, but a long post-mortem is still unfolding – of lingering questions in Washington, of revelations from investigations, leaks, first-person accounts.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10083.htm

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Former CIA Director Tenet Threatens Disclosures?:

Former CIA director George Tenet, said to be the target of what the Washington Times called “a scathing report by Inspector General John Helgerson‰ – may go public with embarrassing disclosures about the Bush administration and its actions leading up to Sept. 11, 2001.
newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/9/2/110832.shtml

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Three More Assert Pentagon Knew of 9 / 11 Ringleader:

Three more people associated with a secret U.S. military intelligence team have asserted that the program identified September 11 ringleader Mohammed Atta as an Al Qaeda suspect inside the United States more than a year before the 2001 attacks, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10087.htm

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Pentagon Investigator Resigning

Joseph E. Schmitz, the Defense Department’s inspector general, is suspected of blocking investigations of senior Bush officials.
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Taleban ‘kill six kidnapped men’ :

Taleban fighters in Afghanistan say they have killed six hostages, including a UK contractor.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4210980.stm

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US soldier killed in Afghanistan :

One US soldier and an Afghan interpreter have been killed in a clash with militants in southern Afghanistan, US and Afghan officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4209288.stm

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Syrian security forces kill five militants in clash:

Syrian anti-terrorism forces killed five suspected terrorists in a shootout after raiding the group‚s hideout near the northern city of Hama, an Interior Ministry official said on Saturday.
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A crying shame!

: Israel evacuated its settlements in Gaza in mid-August. – That settlements were illegal and the brainchild of Sharon went unnoticed. That Sharon was minister of settlements when these illegal colonies grew the fastest escaped recollection.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/758/op7.htm

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U.S. gives away eight war jets to Pakistan, valued at millions apiece :

The craft, new, are made by Lockheed Martin for $36 million apiece, making the gift a generous one indeed. The last Navy P-3 came off the production line at Lockheed in 1990.
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Why Luis Posada Carriles Will Not Be Extradited:

One of the most dangerous men of the last half of the 20th century sits out on Montana Avenue, in El Paso, Texas, in a detention center just a short distance from the Mexican-U.S. border
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/9/1/232838/8666

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Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 117 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Death in the streets

The body of a victim of Hurricane Katrina floats in floodwaters A dead body lies on the side of Jackson Ave. near downtown New Orleans
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A man holds his baby as he shows a deady body outside the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans
Evelyn Turner cries alongside the body of her common-law husband, Xavier Bowie, after he died in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
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A dead body lies on the side of Jackson Ave. near downtown New Orleans
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Evelyn Turner cries alongside the body of her common-law husband, Xavier Bowie, after he died in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
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World stunned as U.S. struggles with Katrina

By Andrew Gray

The world has watched amazed as the planet’s only superpower struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with some saying the chaos has exposed flaws and deep divisions in American society.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10082.htm

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The Smirk of a Killer

Ending the Impunity of the Bush White House

By Norman Solomon

“They can go into Iraq and do this and do that,” Martha Madden, former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, said Thursday, “but they can’t drop some food on Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, right now? It’s just mind-boggling.” www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10081.htm

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Bush Strafes New Orleans

Where is our Huey Long?

By Greg Palast

The National Public Radio news anchor was so excited I thought she’d piss on herself: the President of the United had flown his plane down to 1700 feet to get a better look at the flood damage! And there was a photo of our Commander-in-Chief taken looking out the window. He looked very serious and concerned.

That was yesterday. Today he played golf. No kidding.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10073.htm

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The humbling of a superpower

By The Daily Mail

Here is a superpower that can crush at will a tinpot dictatorship – but then becomes so bogged down in the grisly aftermath of war that it finds itself unable to respond anything like adequately to the plight of tens of thousands of its own citizens engulfed by a natural calamity.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10074.htm

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Roadside bomb kills 5 Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad :

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and nine others wounded Friday morning when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in the northern Iraqi town Baiji
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Counting The Dead:

BASRA – One person was killed as gunmen fired worshippers at two Sunni mosques. MAHAWEEL – Bomb kills policeman. ISKANDARIYA – Gunmen shot dead a U.S. soldier. BAGHDAD – Bomb kills a foreign security contractor.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0277350.htm

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Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers killed :

Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers died after their patrol struck an improvised explosive device at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1.
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/Sep/050902b.htm

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Shias hold pro-constitution march :

A girl was killed in a gun battle between Sunnis and Shias on Thursday near the scene of the tragedy.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4207312.stm

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US defends killing journalist:

THE US military confirmed today that its soldiers killed a Reuters journalist in Iraq but said their action was “appropriate”.
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Silent majority of Americans oppose Iraq war:

They’re people who think the war was a mistake but feel the United States is stuck in Iraq and must finish the job.
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Why I Do Not Support The Troops:

As Cindy Sheehan has so eloquently pointed out, using our children as “human cluster-bombs” to kill other children in never-ending wars is not a family value, it is the callous betrayal of our youth and the wanton destruction of our future.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10070.htm

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Chris Floyd: Dream Weaver :

There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq — dirty bombs and poison shells — and they are being used by terrorist leaders to kill and maim Americans, including newborn children. But the “liberal media” are completely burying the story, in a shameless act of treasonous complicity with these enemies of civilization.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10075.htm

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Bulgaria Begins Plans for Iraq Pullout:

Bulgaria has begun preparations to withdraw its 400 troops from Iraq, the prime minister announced Friday.
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Guantanamo hunger strike:

Lawyers for the inmates said at least 210 men had been on hunger strike for the last three weeks.
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Al-Qaida claims London bombing :

Aljazeera has aired a clip from an al-Qaida video in which one of the London bombers explains his reasons for the July attacks on the British capital.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10066.htm

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Video ‘We are at war … I am a soldier’:

Mohammad Sidique Khan said: “I am going to keep this short and to the point, because it’s all been said before by far more eloquent people than me.

Video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10079.htm

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Qaeda tape no proof of bombing role-U.S. official:

“I’m sure al Qaeda is happy to get the word out saying they inspired the event. But the tape doesn’t prove that al Qaeda was behind the attack.
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Cindy & Katrina: Two women who have exposed the Bush Republican corruption:

Their greedy crimes have cost us thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. It’s time to call in the exterminators and get rid of these pests — starting witn impeachment, asset impoundment and jail.
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National Guard troops are under her orders to “shoot and kill” to end the rampant violence in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Sam Hamod : Worshipping the Dollar:

New Orleans and Iraq—Same Story : Don‚t save people, stop the looting.‰ thus sayeth the government of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10080.htm

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Katrina Aftermath Raises Questions of Race :

“Many of them were people without automobiles,” – They were “people who couldn’t afford a hotel room, who may have had no choice but to remain. And that means that the people who remain in New Orleans are disproportionately poor people, disproportionately African-American.”
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Doc: 6 Murders, 12 Rapes Inside Superdome

A doctor who’s been tending to the sick and wounded inside the New Orleans Superdome for the last two days described a horrific scene Thursday night.
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Angry New Orleans Mayor Says Feds Don’t Have A Clue:

The mayor of New Orleans is seething over what he sees as the government’s slow response to his city’s disaster.
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Molly Ivins: Why New Orleans is in deep water:

Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, said on June 8, 2004, “It appears that the money has been moved in the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq.”
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The Story Of The Hurricane Cowboy Who Fiddled While New Orleans Drowned :

It appears we lack the expertise and leadership to prevent or deal with a major national crisis. Why aren’t these convoys and helicopters dropping in water, food, and medicine to these trapped individuals?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10071.htm

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That’s What Government DOES:

am struck by how similar the Bush disaster planning was to the post-invasion planning for Iraq. Remember the riots and looting that followed the “liberation” of Baghdad?
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FEMA Head: Lawlessness Not Anticipated:

It’s “heartbreaking and very, very frustrating” to witness the virtual anarchy in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans and defended the Bush administration’s response.
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Mississippians also suffering in Katrina aftermath :

There are reports of ice for ten dollars a bag and gasoline at $6 a gallon as Mississippi, like Louisiana, tries to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
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Vacation is Over…

An open letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10076.htm

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In case you missed it:

LA National Guard Wants Equipment to Come Back From Iraq :

Dozens of high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers and generators are now abroad, and in the event of a major natural disaster that, could be a problem.
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Cartoon of the week
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Oh, One More Thing, America…:

Just remember that YOUR money is going to pay Gaza “settlers” $200,000 to $300,000 per family to relocate from their cushy housing projects along the Mediterranean. Think any of your fellow citizens will get a deal anywhere near that sweet?
www.antiwar.com/blog/index.php?id=P2334

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In a world gone crazy:

FEMA Directing Donations To Rev. Pat Robertson:

FEMA has released to the media and on its Web site a list of suggested charities to help the storm‚s hundreds of thousands of victims. The Red Cross is first on the list. The Rev. Pat Robertson‚s “Operation Blessing‰ is next on the list.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind‰ :

As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi‚s Gulf Coast, it‚s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush‚s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10068.htm

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Some after thoughts on Hurricane Bush and a possible Œend of days‚ scenario:

I had a long conversation with a pal of mine last night about why exactly, the US seems unconcerned about global warming and what, in all likelihood is the imminent climate catastrophe, which I think is worth sharing with readers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10078.htm

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Iran: EU Edging Toward Sanctions In Nuclear Standoff:

European Union foreign ministers yesterday warned they might support referring Iran to the UN Security Council
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Nuclear hypocrisy :

Attempts by John Bolton, the new US ambassador to the UN, to strip nuclear disarmament out of the draft document for this month’s UN summit, comes as no surprise.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10077.htm

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Due to US pressure Italian government negates visas for Peace and Resistance conference:

Emergency campaign to defend Iraqi resistance conference
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Undermining American interests in the “war on terror.” :

Right now there are two closely interconnected events, both related to terrorist activities within the US that have been scarcely covered by the big media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10067.htm

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Roberts’ words on privacy raise chills:

As deputy solicitor general under George H.W. Bush, he co-wrote a brief with the Supreme Court saying that Roe v. Wade “was wrongly decided and should be overruled.”
seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/239129_joel02.html

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Roberts’ record vs. O’Connor’s on major questions :

If John Roberts brings to the Supreme Court the views he expressed as a government lawyer, he could shift the court to the right in several key areas of the law.
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Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 116 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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“No One Can Say they Didn’t See it Coming”

By 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war

By Sidney Blumenthal

In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10050.htm

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The Devastating Impact of Hurricane George

By Mike Whitney

Welcome to Bush’s America; where the uber-rich can expect lavish tax cuts and the huddled masses get a 3 day lock-up at the Superdome; where the government redirects desperately-needed resources to the oil wars in Mesopatamia and entire regions disappear beneath the flood-waters at home.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10065.htm

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In case you missed it:

Washing Away:

It’s a matter of when, not if. Eventually a major hurricane will hit New Orleans head on, instead of being just a close call. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again.
www.nola.com/hurricane/?/washingaway/

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In case you missed it:

New Orleans – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces huge budget cuts:

The cuts mean major hurricane and flood protection projects will not be awarded to local engineering firms. Also, a study to determine ways to protect the region from a Category 5 hurricane has been shelved
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Why the Levee Broke

By Will Bunch, Attytood

The president told us that we needed to fight in Iraq to save lives here at home. Yet — after moving billions of domestic dollars to the Persian Gulf — there are bodies floating through the streets of Louisiana. What does George W. Bush have to say for himself now? www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10057.htm

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The Not-So-Gradual Collapse Of Empire

By Carolyn Baker

The inmates are in charge of the asylum, and they are hellbent on conquest of the last remaining drops of oil on the planet˜hellbent on maintaining their power and that of the corporations who gave it to them, and they will do whatever is required to dominate the earth, including annihilating it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10053.htm

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Hurricane Housing

This morning, we’ve launched an emergency national housing drive to connect your empty beds with hurricane victims who desperately need a place to wait out the storm. You can post your offer of housing (a spare room, extra bed, even a decent couch) and search for available housing online.
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Robert Fisk: In Iraq, a man-made disaster:

When hospitals could take no more victims, the bodies were laid side by side on the footpath and covered with white cloths and foil blankets. It was a scene of raw and pitiable emotion as women pulled back the covers in a desperate search for loved ones.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10054.htm

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Security barriers worsened deadly Shiite stampede:

Iraqi officials admitted that the tragedy was likely compounded by security measures put in place to prevent insurgents from crossing into Kadhimiya during the Shiite festivities.
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Gunfire Erupts Near Site of Iraq Stampede:

Gunfire erupted Thursday while protesters marched toward the bridge where nearly 1,000 Shiites were killed in a stampede during a religious procession
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Bush gives new reason for Iraq war :

Says US must prevent oil fields from falling into hands of terrorists
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10059.htm

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Clarke attacks Blair over Iraq war :

The former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke stepped up his challenge for the Conservative leadership today by launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Tony Blair’s role in the Iraq war.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article309553.ece

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Evil? Yes; Spineless? No – The Democrats and the War:

The idea of the spineless but virtuous Democrat does not hold up. The real reason has to be that the Dems do not give a damn about the electorate. The Dem establishment must in fact favor the war. And the reason is not hard to find.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10063.htm

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Video: Is This Supporting Our Troops? : Is this What Bush Means? :

– WARNING- This video contains images and audio, which is only suitable for a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10064.htm

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Stop the Death Machine in Iraq!:

Throw out All Military Recruiters!
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/31/05:

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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British engineer kidnapped, four cops killed in Afghanistan :

Suspected Taliban rebels have kidnapped a British engineer and his local interpreter after an attack in western Afghanistan that left four policemen dead, police said on Thursday.
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=87164

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CIA banned from Danish air space:

The government has told the United States that the CIA can no longer use Danish airspace for flights to transport suspected terrorists around the world, reported the Copenhagen Post.
washingtontimes.com/upi/20050829-101740-1593r.htm

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A Declaration Of War: The Bush administration has declared war on the world:

The 450 changes that Washington is demanding to the action agenda that will culminate at the September 2005 United Nations summit don‚t represent U.N. reform. They are a clear onslaught against any move that could strengthen the United Nations or international law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10051.htm

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What? : Jewish gunman was no terrorist, Israel rules :

Four Arab Israelis shot dead by a soldier opposed to the closure of the Gaza Strip settlements are not victims of “terror” because their killer was Jewish, Israel’s defence ministry has ruled, and so their families are not entitled to the usual compensation for life.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10061.htm

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Israel to keep large West Bank outpost:

Israel will hold onto the largest West Bank settlement forever and will build homes to connect it to Jerusalem “at the appropriate time,” Vice Premier Ehud Olmert said.
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Netanyahu urges Israel to build more settlements:

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu launched his campaign to oust bitter rival Ariel Sharon as prime minister with a call on Wednesday for massive new settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050831/wl_nm/mideast_dc

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Amira Hass : Where will the water come from? :

From inside Gaza, it looks as though the water situation has passed the disaster threshold.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/619642.html

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Musharraf: Israel ties only after a Palestinian state :

Pakistan has decided “to engage Israel” diplomatically in recognition of its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri said at a press conference Thursday, after meeting publicly with his Israeli counterpart for the first time.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/619981.html

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U.S. won’t relocate soldiers for Katrina: –

There will be no large-scale shifting of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan to help with disaster relief in Louisiana and Mississippi, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Thursday.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/12533540.htm

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How New Orleans Was Lost:

Chalk up the city of New Orleans as a cost of Bush’s Iraq war. There were not enough helicopters to repair the breached levees and rescue people trapped by rising water. Nor are there enough Louisiana National Guardsmen available to help with rescue efforts and to patrol against looting.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10062.htm

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Biloxi Newspaper Rips Relief Effort, Begs for Help :

The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Miss., in an editorial today, criticized the relief effort in its ravaged area so far, and told officials and the nation-at-large: “South Mississippi needs your help.”
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Waiting for a Leader:

Complacency will no longer suffice, especially if experts are right in warning that global warming may increase the intensity of future hurricanes. But since this administration won’t acknowledge that global warming exists, the chances of leadership seem minimal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10060.htm

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Arianna Huffington: The Flyover Presidency of George W. Bush

The president’s 35-minute Air Force One flyover of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama was the perfect metaphor for his entire presidency: detached, disconnected, and disengaged. Preferring to take in America’s suffering — whether caused by the war in Iraq or Hurricane Katrina — from a distance. In this case, 2,500 feet.
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Chris Floyd: The Perfect Storm :

As the harsh, aggressive militarism and brutal corporate ethos that Bush has injected into the mainstream of American society continues to spread its poison, we will see fewer and fewer resources available to nurture the common good.
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Hurricane Katrina: A calamity compounded by poverty and neglect :

As always with a devastating event like Hurricane Katrina, voices are raised claiming that nothing could have been done to prevent the catastrophe. Such declarations are thoroughly false.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10056.htm

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Rising Waters, Disastrous Low :

Katrina and her aftermath are 100% disaster and only very slightly natural.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10055.htm

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Katrina: “Shock and Awe”:

It will take just a couple more days of almost 100 degree weather to really bring this New Orleans stew to an incomprehensible completion with the bloated corpses of pets, animals and yes, people. As morbid as it is, it soon will be all too easy to find the missing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10052.htm

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In case you missed it:

Drowning New Orleans :

A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10058.htm

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$4 a gallon: America is over.

America is like Wile E. Coyote after he’s run out a few paces past the edge of the cliff ˆ he’ll take a few more steps in midair before he looks down. Then, when he sees that there’s nothing under him, he’ll fall. Many Americans suspect that they’re running on thin air, but they haven’t looked down yet. When they do …
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Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen?:

After 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq
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Unrest Intensifies at Superdome Shelter :

``We are out here like pure animals. We don’t have help,’’ the Rev. Issac Clark, 68, said outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where corpses lay in the open and evacuees complained that they were dropped off and given nothing.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5248786,00.html

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The Poor and Hurricane Katrina:

Left Behind to Drown
www.counterpunch.com/sustar09012005.html

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Katrina could tip U.S. toward recession :

Hurricane Katrina could prove more than a natural disaster for the Gulf Coast. It has the potential to be a tipping point that heads the economy toward recession, economists say.
www.startribune.com/stories/535/5590058.html

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U.S. savings rate falls below zero:

U.S. consumers spent more than they earned in July for just the second time in the last 46 years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
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One side can be wrong :

Accepting ‘intelligent design’ in science classrooms would have disastrous consequences
www.guardian.co.uk/life/feature/story/0,13026,1559743,00.html

 
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