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 Information Clearing House  Digest 12-16 September 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 16 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 131 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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Too much military ˆ Too little humanity:

What we are watching today, I believe, is a culmination of 10-15 years of mounting barbarism of the American culture the world over, crowned by the achievements of science and technology as a major weapon of mass destruction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10304.htm

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America Has Fallen to a Jacobin Coup

by Paul Craig Roberts

In the US today nothing stands in the way of the arbitrary exercise of power by government. Federal courts have acquiesced in unconstitutional detention policies. There is no opposition party, and there is no media, merely huge conglomerates or collections of federal broadcasting licenses, the owners of which are afraid to displease the government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10303.htm

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Chavez Takes Bush to Task Over Iraq War: Wins Rousing Applause

By KIM GAMEL

The leftist leader told a U.N. summit on Thursday that fighting the war without U.N. authorization showed Washington did not respect the world body. He recommended moving U.N. headquarters to a country that has more regard for the organization.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10308.htm

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People with blood-soaked hands.

Text of a controversial speech by Mahathir at Suhakam‚s Human Rights Conference

By Mahathir Mohamad

The British and American bomber pilots came, unopposed, safe and cosy in their state-of-the-art aircrafts, pressing buttons to drop bombs, to kill and maim real people who were their targets, just targets. And these murderers, for that is what they are, would go back to celebrate ŒMission accomplished‚.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10305.htm

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Weldon: Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders

By DONNA DE LA CRUZ

A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10289.htm

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27 Killed In continuing Violence:

A U.S. soldier and Shi’ite cleric were among those killed
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU625501.htm

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Iraqi insurgents hit back hard despite US attacks:

The U.S. military hails its latest offensive in Iraq as a great success, but militants have captured the headlines with a bloody wave of attacks in Baghdad and a blunt declaration of war on majority Shi’ite Muslims.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ALI625369.htm

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Dahr Jamail: The Fallujah model :

Both the Cheney Administration and its current puppet-government in Iraq benefit from destroying the voting (and living) ability of the majority of people in the “Sunni triangle,‰ so we have the operation in Tal-Afar, most likely to be followed by similar operations in Al-Qa‚im, Haditha, Samarra, and possibly more.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10302.htm

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Iraqi Red Crescent Society and ICRC help displaced families in Tal-Afar:

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) estimates at around 5,000 the number of families from Tal-Afar in northern Iraq that have had to flee their homes and take refuge in surrounding towns and villages following the escalation of violence in the city.
www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/6GAGTM?OpenDocument

snipurl.com/hqow

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Norway election winner says will pull out of Iraq :

Norwegian Labor party leader Jens Stoltenberg, who is set to be premier after winning an election this week, told U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday that Norway would pull its soldiers out of Iraq, a spokesman said.
snipurl.com/hqox

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Zarqawi is Dead, Claims Baghdad Imam:

Al Qaeda‚s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, is dead but Washington continues to use him as a bogeyman to justify a prolonged military occupation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10309.htm

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Iraqis’ right to life no longer protected -Annan:

The right to life of civilians in Iraq has fallen victim to a combination of terrorism, violent crime and military excesses, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reported on Thursday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1129859

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Australian Complicity in Iraq Mass Mortality:

The US, UK and Australia are clearly complicit in horrendous avoidable mortality and infant mortality in a swathe of invaded Asian countries in the post-1950 era. This now raises the philosophic issue of responsibility.
snipurl.com/hqp1

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Rich Countries’ Problem: Too much military ˆ Too little humanity:

What we are watching today, I believe, is a culmination of 10-15 years of mounting barbarism of the American culture the world over, crowned by the achievements of science and technology as a major weapon of mass destruction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10304.htm

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Looting By Any Other Name: The Profit-Driven War:

We had a war because there are powerful interests in our country that are geared toward making money from war. How? Let us count the ways.
counterpunch.org/foley09152005.html

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U.S. leads the world in sale of military goods:

As insecurity mounts from Najaf to New Orleans, more weapons and high-tech military equipment are flowing into some of the globe’s most vulnerable and war-torn regions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10301.htm

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Guantanamo hunger strike spreads :

After 11 detainees joined the protest overnight, there are now 131 taking part in the hunger strike, said Major Jeff Weir, a spokesman for the detention centre on Thursday.
snipurl.com/hqog

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U.K. war crime complaints to be filed against Jerusalem municipal inspectors
snipurl.com/hqoi

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 09/15/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/hqp2

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Trial by Bush

Constitution-shredding in the Jose Padilla case
www.laweekly.com/ink/05/43/news-ireland.php

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Sidney Blumenthal: The petulant president :

Bush’s America is gone with the wind. It lasted just short of four years, from Sept. 11, 2001, to Aug. 29, 2005. The devastation of New Orleans was the watery equivalent of a dirty bomb
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10306.htm

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Francis A. Boyle : After Katrina, We Must Impeach Bush, Cheney, Chertoff :

The longer we delay the necessary and principled impeachment process against Bush Jr. and his neo-conservative apparatchiks, the greater will be the disaster for all the peoples of the world and even here in the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10307.htm

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Follow the money for the real story:

The bill was passed with massive support from the Republican leadership in Congress and from a disgusting number of sellout Democrats.
snipurl.com/hqp3

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E-mail suggests government seeking to blame groups:

Federal officials appear to be seeking proof to blame the flood of New Orleans on environmental groups, documents show.
snipurl.com/hqp5

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Katrina costs will be borrowed, raise deficit:

President George W. Bush’s advisers said on Friday billions of dollars needed to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast will be borrowed and will raise the deficit but Bush still wants to extend tax cuts.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N16153943.htm

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They scoff at Bush’s promises :

As President Bush spoke from New Orleans last night, few of the thousands of residents of that evacuated city, lying on rows and rows of cots in the sprawling River Center shelter here, paid him much attention.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/347016p-296039c.html

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Paul Krugman: Not the New Deal :

Now it begins: America’s biggest relief and recovery program since the New Deal. And the omens aren’t good.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10310.htm

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The Lights Went Out:

The motorcade route through the district was partially lit no more than 30 minutes before POTUS drove through. And yet last night, no more than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out. The entire area was plunged into total darkness again
msnbc.msn.com/id/9314188/#050916

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Power crews diverted:

That order – to restart two power substations in Collins that serve Colonial Pipeline Co. – delayed efforts by at least 24 hours to restore power to two rural hospitals and a number of water systems in the Pine Belt.
snipurl.com/hqp8

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Candidate killed; Taliban urge Afghan poll boycott:

The Taliban warned the Afghan people on Friday not to take part in elections this weekend, saying they could get hurt, after gunmen believed to be from the group killed a candidate, the seventh so far.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL330280.htm

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Tajikistan Says Can Host U.S. Military After Closure of Base in Uzbekistan
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/09/16/tajikus.shtml

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Detective story that linked 1m Pinochet cash to BAE :

Why would BAE pay Gen Pinochet all this money in so secret a fashion? The Chilean media accuse him of taking bribes for delivering arms sales, and there are two big arms deals in which BAE has been involved in recent years
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1570094,00.html

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Chavez Frias: Venezuela and China advance in strategic economic alliance :

Speaking to Chinese businessmen and diplomats visiting Venezuela for trade talks, President Hugo Chavez Frias has stated that he wishes to share strategic reserves with China through bilateral oil agreements.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45963

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U.S. says Venezuela no longer ally in war on drugs:

President Bush has taken Venezuela off his list of allies in the war on drugs, saying that President Hugo Chavez spurned anti-drug cooperation with U.S. officials and fired its effective law enforcement officers.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3356406

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CIA leak investigator warns against document release :

The Justice Department and the special counsel investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity pressed Congress to block legislation that would compel the administration to turn over documents related to the case
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10300.htm

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Global warming ‘past the point of no return’ :

A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover.
snipurl.com/hqpa

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Date: Thurs, 15 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 130 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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The Enablers

By Chris Floyd

The Bush Faction seized upon the congressional resolution as an “Enabling Act” justifying a broad range of unconstitutional measures, including torture, kidnappings, mass roundups, secret hearings, secret prisons, arrests without charge, indefinite detention, kangaroo courts, “extrajudicial killings” and, finally, aggressive war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10288.htm

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Iraq:39 Killed In Continuing Violence:

BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber killed 15 police commandos. Nine policemen were killed by suicide attackers. The bodies of six people shot dead were found in Baghdad. Three Shi’ite pilgrims were killed in northern Baghdad. KIRKUK – Two policemen were killed by IED. MOSUL – The preacher at a Shi’ite mosque was killed. BAQUBA – One policeman was killed by gunmen. LATIFIYA: A kidnapped, Shi’ite sheikh was found dead. HILLA – A senior official in the Shi’ite Dawa Party, was killed by gunmen.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW524388.htm

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Timeline: Surge of Iraq violence :

Insurgents in Iraq have been launching almost hourly attacks on Iraqi and US military targets as well as civilians in a relentless wave of violence. This BBC News website shows where and when the attacks have been reported
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4248754.stm

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Pepe Escobar : Welcome to civil war:

Undeclared civil war in Iraq has been raging for months. Now it’s “official”: using the customary audio clip on a website, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – who may or may not be a cipher, but is certainly the leader of Monotheism and Holy War, or al-Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers – has declared “all-out war” on Iraqi Shi’ites.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10279.htm

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Sistani: No Civil War even if Half of Shiites are Killed :

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani strictly forbade reprisals by Shiites, saying, “If half of Iraq’s Shiites were killed, it would not lead to a sectarian war.” Sistani is keenly aware that the guerrilla strategy is to sucker the Shiites into attacking Sunni Arabs on a large scale, producing a civil war that would destabilize Iraq and give the Sunni guerrillas an open for making a coup and taking over.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10280.htm

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Terror cells in for the long haul:

Senior European experts warned that the Iraq war had stimulated a globalised process of radicalisation and recruitment into Islamist terror groups.
snipurl.com/hpot

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Time to Talk to Al Qaeda? :

Sept. 11 was not an unprovoked, gratuitous act. It was a military operation researched and planned since at least 1996. – The assault was the culmination of a larger campaign, which forecast impact, planned for the enemy’s reaction, and was designed to gain the tactical upper hand.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10281.htm

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A family mourns: ‘He’s gone! He’s gone!’ :

The hunt for one of the missing young men of the Rahim family ended at a refrigerator truck in a hospital back lot.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09/15/MNGF4ENTA81.DTL

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Calling U.S. troops `occupation forces,’ Iraqis seek timetable for exit:

In an attempt to lay the legal groundwork for asking the United States to withdraw its troops, an Iraqi National Assembly committee released a report Tuesday that said the presence of the American military prevents Iraq from becoming fully sovereign.
snipurl.com/hpow

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Chicago City Council urges immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq:

Chicago on Wednesday became the nation’s largest city to urge the Bush administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq at once.
wvgazette.com/section/APNews/News/ap0839n

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A Telltale Sign Your Party Lacks a Backbone:

Here’s a solid telltale sign that the invertebrates who run the D.C. Democratic Establishment are driving the Democratic Party into the ground. Iraq’s own President, Jalal Talabani, is now supporting a timetable for reducing American troops in his country, putting him ahead of most top tier Democrats.
news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20050913/cm_huffpost/007265

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Watchdog slams US forces for media deaths in Iraq:

A media watchdog criticized the U.S. military on Wednesday for consistently failing to investigate the killing of journalists in Iraq by its forces, and said the Pentagon was losing credibility as a result.
snipurl.com/hpp0

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A Look at the Final Changes in Iraq’s Constitution:

Article (44): DELETED.

The removed text: All individuals have the right to enjoy the rights stated in international human rights agreements and treaties endorsed by Iraq that don’t run contrary to the principles and rules of this constitution. The reason: The United States reportedly sought its removal
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5281024,00.html

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21 detainees treated in Guantanamo hunger strike:

All 21 detainees are being force-fed through their noses
snipurl.com/hpp1

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First Fedral Conspiracy Trial Of Anti-War Protesters Since Vietnam:

Two days before the invasion of Iraq, four Catholic Workers from Ithaca (NY), in an act of non-violent civil resistance, entered a military recruiting center, read a statement, and carefully poured their own blood around the vestibule. If convicted, they face up to six years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
www.stpatricksfour.org/

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Galloway and Hitchens get down and very dirty:

The two rival titans of the raging row over Iraq engaged in an intellectual prize fight in New York last night that quickly degenerated into knock-down, drag-out bar-room brawl.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10282.htm

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Video: Galloway/Hitchens Debate :

British MP George Galloway v. Christopher Hitchens: A debate on the Iraq war moderated by Amy Goodman. Real Video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10286.htm

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$200 billion post-Katrina rebuilding effort planned :

In a primetime speech tonight from the flood zone, Bush will commit the federal government to what many predict will become the largest reconstruction effort ever on U.S. soil. Republicans said Karl Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff and Bush’s chief political adviser, is in charge of the reconstruction effort.
www.startribune.com/stories/587/5615598.html

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All eyes on Halliburton as contacts turn into contracts :

Reconstruction work after Katrina is going to be costly – and highly lucrative.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10278.htm

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Katrina: Another Excuse for Bush‚s Failed Ideology :

Bush‚s “vision‰ for New Orleans and the Katrina recovery effort is being slowly revealed, and unsurprisingly, it‚s a vision that‚s steeped in conservative ideologies of old that promise little help to actual victims Hurricane Katrina.
thinkprogress.org/2005/09/14/katrina-excuse/

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Government Credit Cards for Katrina Expenses Draw Scrutiny:

Lawmakers and watchdog groups worry that allowing federal employees to charge up to $250,000 on their government-issued credit cards for Hurricane Katrina-related expenses will lead to a repeat of past abuses.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBGTUOWMDE.html

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In case you missed it: :

Witt makes presence known in La.:

Witt, who headed FEMA during the Clinton administration, has been hired by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) to help coordinate state and federal responses to the natural disaster.
snipurl.com/hpp4

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Witt to Lobby for Allstate :

Former FEMA Director, James L. Witt registered 9/13 to lobby for Allstate Insurance Company “To draft and introduce model legislation creating a natural disaster catastrophe fund.”
snipurl.com/hpp6

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Help is on the way, but it’s unclear where:

More than 100 tractor-trailers packed with water, ice and other critical hurricane-relief supplies have been sitting at an Air Force base in Montgomery, Ala., for nearly a week while the federal government pays $600 a day for each truck.
snipurl.com/hp7q

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We’re not No. 1. We’re not even close:

By which measures, precisely, do we lead the world? Caring for our countrymen? You jest. A first-class physical infrastructure? Tell that to New Orleans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10285.htm

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Ignorance and abdication that amounts to madness :

All political leaders sometimes parry with the truth, but with Bush the disconnections are systematic
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1570243,00.html

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Video: Mr. Bush, Your an *sshole: Flash presentation.

Contains language that some may find objectionable.
www.filmstripinternational.com/index.php?asshole

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Six Killed in Southern Afghan Province:

The provincial governor says six people were killed in attacks by suspected Taliban rebels in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province.
snipurl.com/hpp8

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Israeli butcher to tell UN: Palestinians must take steps toward peace:

The officials said Sharon would also reaffirm Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its “united and eternal capital.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/625432.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: Ariel Sharon: The Accused :

The man who is now Israel’s Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, sent Lebanese militiamen into the Palestine refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla. When they left 36 hours later at least 800 people lay dead after a rampage of murder, torture and rape.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6403.htm

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Killing Us Not So Softly, But Slowly:

Ever wonder why nine thousand Palestinians are behind bars and upwards of one quarter of Palestinian men have been detained by the occupiers? Perhaps the same reason the US detains Iraqis, ninety-nine percent of whom according to Ali Shalal al-Qaysi, the hooded Christlike Iraqi prisoner, are innocent.
snipurl.com/hpp9

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Court wrongly upholds unconstitutional jailing:

The administration‚s reasons for holding Padilla have shifted in a way that doesn‚t inspire confidence.
snipurl.com/hppa

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UK: Anti-terrorism plans unveiled:

Police seized seven Algerians as national security threats on Thursday, hours before the government unveiled new plans to hold terrorism suspects without charge for up to three months.
snipurl.com/hppb

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Australia: Pacifist tourists, the big new threat:

Moves to deport a US anti-war activist are a serious abuse of power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10283.htm

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Parkin deported to US: FBI says he’s ‘welcome’:

US peace activist Scott Parkin, who was deported from Australia this morning after being deemed a threat to national security, would be welcome back in his homeland, the FBI says.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10284.htm

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US steps up pressure to isolate Iran:

The US administration has embarked on a series of face-to-face meetings with world leaders at the UN summit to try to isolate Iran diplomatically over Iran’s push to expand its nuclear programme.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1570395,00.html

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Clare Short: Depression and mistrust prevail at the UN :

There is no doubt that we are living through a very disappointing period in world history
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article312707.ece

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U.S. Military in Paraguay Prepares To “Spread Democracy‰:

Controversy is raging in Paraguay , where the U.S. military is conducting secretive operations. 500 U.S. troops arrived in the country on July 1st with planes, weapons and ammunition.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10287.htm

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Chavez foes to get more US funds:

Venezuelan activists facing trial for receiving money from a US-financed organisation to promote a vote against President Hugo Chavez last year, will get additional funding from the organisation, representatives say.
snipurl.com/hppf

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In case you missed it:

Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion in 1962:

Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.‰
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/

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Frances Newton Died for Bush’s Sins:

The 40-year-old black woman, executed by the death-obsessed state of Texas last night following a rejection by the US Supreme Court of her attorneys’ last-ditch appeal, and after the state’s craven and bloodthirsty “pardons and parole” board refused to recommend a stay to Gov. Rick Perry, hardly merited mention in the nation’s media,
www.counterpunch.org/lindorff09152005.html

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U.S. lumber companies bring suit against NAFTA:

U.S. lumber companies opposed to Canada’s subsidies have challenged the legality of the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying panels set up to settle the dispute overstep their authority and violate the U.S. Constitution.
snipurl.com/hpph

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Tyson Sued for Maintaining Segregated Work Areas:

ŒWhites Only‚ Sign and Padlock Placed on Bathroom Door
snipurl.com/hppj

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We can’t afford our gasoline: Humor:

Flash presentation
toccionline.kizash.com/films/1001/178/index.php

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Date: Wed, 14 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 129 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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F.A.A. Alerted on Qaeda in ‘98, 9/11 Panel Said

By ERIC LICHTBLAU

American aviation officials were warned as early as 1998 that Al Qaeda could “seek to hijack a commercial jet and slam it into a U.S. landmark,” according to previously secret portions of a report prepared last year by the Sept. 11 commission.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10269.htm

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The Man Beneath The Hood Speaks Out

“They tortured me, they humiliated me”

An interview with Shalal el Kaissi, who has become a symbol of U.S. torture .
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10270.htm

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News From Behind The Facade

By John Pilger

The poor were no longer invisible; the bodies floating in contaminated water, the survivors threatened with police shotguns, the distinct obesity of American poverty – all of it mocked the forests of advertising billboards and relentless television commercials and news sound-bites (average length 9.9 seconds) that glorify the “dream” of wealth and power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10275.htm

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Beset by nature and betrayed by government

A Fatal Incuriosity

By Maureen Dowd:

At St. Rita’s, 34 seniors fought to live with what little strength they had as the lights went out and the water rose over their legs, over their shoulders, over their mouths.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10274.htm

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More than 150 killed as 11 Baghdad blasts wreak death:

In another incident, police said 17 people were killed in the region of Taji, also in north Baghdad, which is inhabited by both Sunnis and Shiites. They said gunmen disguised as Iraqi troops gathered several members of the Shiite tribe Bani Tamim and shot them in public.
snipurl.com/hono

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Baghdad carnage revenge for assault on rebel town:

Militants loyal to “Al-Qaeda’s” Iraq frontman said in an Internet statement that they had carried out a wave of suicide bombings in Baghdad to avenge an offensive by US and Iraqi government troops on the northern rebel town of Tal Afar.
snipurl.com/honp

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Iraqi law minister blasts US detentions:

Iraq’s justice minister has condemned the US military for detaining thousands of Iraqis for long periods without charge and wants to change a UN resolution that gives foreign troops immunity from Iraqi law.
snipurl.com/honq

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Some Iraq Projects Running Out of Money, U.S. Says:

Work will be stopped on some utility plants, officials tell lawmakers, because security costs are depleting funds.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10272.htm

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Syria rejects charges about Iraq border, dares U.S. to provide evidence:

“This U.S. intimidation campaign proves that the Bush administration is searching for a scapegoat and for anyone to hold responsible for the failure of its foreign policies,” Syrian state-run Tishrin newspaper said in an editorial Wednesday.
snipurl.com/honr

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Top Democrat calls for troop withdrawal from Iraq:

The Senate‚s senior Democrat called Tuesday for the Bush administration to withdraw the military from Iraq to focus on domestic needs such as hurricane relief.
www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1100682.php

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Bring Them Home Now:

I will work so Mike and other sons will not have their generosity, their courage, their integrity, their desire to serve, their desire to make a difference compromised. I want my son to always be proud that he is a Marine.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10277.htm

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Gitmo Hunger Strike Grows To 128,

Military Starts Force-Feeding Detainees…
snipurl.com/hooj

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Galloway Does Boston Proud:

“We who live in the United States or Britain, only have to answer one question, do we stand with the occupier, or with those who are resisting colonial occupation.‰
www.traprockpeace.org/george_galloway_tour/

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Afghanistan’s “Taliban” kill seven civilians in pre-election attack:

“Taliban” guerrillas also hanged an intelligence official in the southeastern province of Zabul, a known hotbed for the ousted hardline militia.
snipurl.com/hont

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Army officer, two soldiers charged in Afghan prisoner “abuse” case:

Habibullah, the first prisoner to die at the Bagram detention center, was found in his cell just days after being taken into U.S. custody in December 2002. A second detainee, Dilawar, arrived at Bagram the day after Habibullah died. Dilawar died about a week later. No one has been charged in their deaths
www.woai.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=BC331E0F-EA53-40A9-8235-964D8DA2D0D2

snipurl.com/honw

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U.S. seen cutting its Afghan force 20% :

U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan could be reduced next spring by as much as 20 percent, or about 4,000 service members, to be replaced by NATO soldiers, a senior U.S. military officer says.
www.iht.com/articles/2005/09/14/news/afghan.php

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War pimp alert:

U.S. Deploys Slide Show to Press Case Against Iran:

With an hour-long slide show that blends satellite imagery with disquieting assumptions about Iran’s nuclear energy program, Bush administration officials have been trying to convince allies that Tehran is on a fast track toward nuclear weapons.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10271.htm

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Pentagon draft plan calls for preemptive use of nukes

Critics say plan is designed for possible attack against Iran.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0914/dailyUpdate.html

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IAEA opposes taking Iran to Security Council-diplomats:

The European Union’s three biggest powers — France, Britain and Germany — joined forces with Washington to back a Council referral after Tehran resumed sensitive nuclear activities at its Isfahan uranium processing plant last month.
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Commentary Suggests Tactical Retreat By US on Iran’s Nuclear Programme:

George Bush has made contradictory remarks, acknowledging Iran’s right to have a non-military nuclear programme [on the one hand] and stating once again that Iran must not have the know-how required for enrichment activities [on the other].
snipurl.com/hoo3

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Israeli Occupation Forces chief clears soldiers who killed five Palestinians in raid

 
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz decided Wednesday not to take disciplinary measures against soldiers involved in a West Bank raid last month, in which five Palestinians were killed.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/625018.html

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Chertoff delayed federal response, memo shows:

The federal official with the power to mobilize a massive federal response to Hurricane Katrina was Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, not the former FEMA chief who was relieved of his duties and resigned earlier this week, federal documents reviewed by Knight Ridder show.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/12637172.htm

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Senate kills Democratic attempt to establish independent Katrina commission :

Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled an attempt by Sen. Hillary Clinton to establish an independent, bipartisan panel patterned after the 9/11 Commission to investigate what went wrong with federal, state and local governments’ response to Hurricane Katrina.
www.tucsoncitizen.com/breaking/091405Katrina_Washington.php

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Bush says he may need more power in disasters:

He wants Congress to look into whether presidential authority should be expanded in times of catastrophes like Katrina
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/12629945.htm

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New Orleans: Crystal ball for the American Century :

New Orleans provides us with a reliable template for judging what the Bush administration will do in the event of a massive “casualty-producing” terrorist attack.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10276.htm

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Corporations of the Whirlwind:

We watched a flatbed truck drive by, a man on the back with an M-16 looking up on the roofs for snipers, as is common in Iraq. Private security contractors were stationed outside the Royal St. Charles Hotel; when asked if things were getting pretty wild around the area, one of them replied, ŒNope. It’s pretty Green Zone here.’”
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=21843

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No War But Class War! :

I am not African American. Neither are most of my friends and coworkers. It may then surprise our ruling class, of both parties, that we saw our own faces, our own children, our own unburied, bloating, dead loved ones in the streets of New Orleans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10273.htm

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FEMA, La. outsource Katrina body count to firm implicated in body-dumping scandals:

Kenyon is a subsidiary of Service Corporation International (SCI), a scandal-ridden Texas-based company operated by a friend of the Bush family. Recently, SCI subsidiaries have been implicated in illegally discarding and desecrating corpses.
snipurl.com/hnxz

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Video: Explosives blew Industrial Canal levee?:

I heard something go BOOM! Real Video
www.total411.info/leveeboom.rm

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Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home
snipurl.com/hoo9

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In case you missed it:

Brits happy to ditch civil liberties:

Three out of four Brits would happily hand over their civil liberties in exchange for better security against terrorist attacks, according figures from pollsters ICM.
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/22/civil_libs_ditch/print.html

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The Unjust Detention of Jose Padilla

Padilla is, in short, an alleged criminal, not a soldier. He is not being held as a consequence of the war in Afghanistan, but instead as part of the government’s ill-defined and open-ended “war on terror.”
writ.news.findlaw.com/mariner/20050914.html

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John Roberts‚ Opposition to Affirmative Action :

The White House has refused to provide the Senate key documents about Roberts‚s positions on affirmative action while he was Deputy Solicitor General to Ken Starr in the administration of George H.W. Bush.
www.truthout.org/Roberts.shtml

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Judge: School pledge is unconstitutional:

A federal judge declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional Wednesday in a case brought by the same atheist whose previous battle against the words “under God” was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on procedural grounds.
www.sacbee.com/24hour/nation/story/2719218p-11282339c.html

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Hurricane Bolton Threatens to Wreak Havoc on the Global Poor :

Unbeknownst to the US public, however, at the very time impoverished Americans are being showered with support from the world community, the Bush administration‚s newly appointed UN ambassador, John Bolton, has been waging an all-out attack on the global poor.
www.commondreams.org/views05/0913-36.htm

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Chavez says U.S. denied visas for his team:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that U.S. authorities have denied visas to his security team, forcing him to put a hold on his plans to visit New York for this week’s U.N. summit.
www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_3027274

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U.S. education falls back in global ratings:

Among adults ages 25 to 34, the United States is ninth among industrialized nations in the share of its population that has at least a high-school degree
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/2002493301_educate14.html

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Date: Tue, 13 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 128 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Tal Afar; crackdown in the Sunni Heartland

The media has kept Tal Afar off the front page

By Mike Whitney

There was no doubt that Donald Rumsfeld would use the cover of Hurricane Katrina to mount a massive attack in Iraq, and he didn’t disappoint.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10264.htm

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Iraq army kills 14, sees Tal Afar raid ending:

One Iraqi soldier was killed and five wounded by a roadside bomb in Tal Afar on Tuesday, and the army had found a large number of weapons caches, including 13 mortars and three tonnes of munitions.
snipurl.com/hnjs

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Counting The Dead:
11 killed in continuing violence
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA329786.htm

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Iraqi police say four Americans killed near Basra:

An Iraqi police captain says four American contract workers have been killed in a roadside bombing south of Basra.
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3842945

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Juan Cole: Tal Afar as Ethnic Civil War :

Much of the American press has reported the Tal Afar campaign as a strike by the new Iraqi Army, supported by US troops, against foreign infiltrators in the largely Turkmen city of 200,000. However, the operation looks different if we know some details.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10266.htm

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Informants Decide Fate of Iraqi Detainees:

A masked teenager in an Iraqi army uniform walked slowly through a crowd of 400 detainees captured Monday, studying each face and rendering his verdict with a simple hand gesture, like a Roman emperor deciding the fate of gladiators.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10268.htm

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U.S. planes strike near Syria border-medical source:

“American aircraft have struck the city of Karabila more than 10 times,” the source said. A security source added that the Iraqi army also clashed with insurgents at Gumruk, near Karabila, on Tuesday.
snipurl.com/hnjx

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Al-Qaeda-linked group says it fired chemical arms in Baghdad :

Jaish al-Taefa al-Mansura (Army of the Victorious Community) said its fighters fired shells filled with chemical agents at the interior ministry, foreign ministry, the ‘green zone’ and Baghdad’s security academy.
snipurl.com/hnk0

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Talabani Says Iraqis Could Replace Many U.S. Troops:

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in an interview yesterday that the United States could withdraw as many as 50,000 troops by the end of the year, declaring there are enough Iraqi forces trained and ready to begin assuming control in cities throughout the country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10265.htm

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U.S. “Losing Ground‰ in Iraq, Say Americans :

Many adults in the United States remain concerned with the progress of the coalition effort, according to a poll by Princeton Survey Research Associates published in Newsweek. 49 per cent of respondents believe the U.S. is losing ground in its efforts to establish security and democracy in Iraq.
snipurl.com/hnkg

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Cindy Sheehan: Our nation is at a crossroads:

Will we continue to squander resources and take lives in a war that never should have happened, or will we commit ourselves to the re-building of the Gulf Coast and the lives torn asunder by Katrina?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10263.htm

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Iraq war tragic:

Two West Virginia Republican mayors have denounced the Iraq war launched by Republican President George W. Bush ˜ and one is backing a council resolution seeking withdrawal of U.S. troops.
www.wvgazette.com/section/Editorials/200509128/

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What went wrong:

In Anthony Shadid’s extraordinary new book about the Iraq war, the Iraqis themselves finally speak. Their stories provide the most eloquent indictment yet of America’s disastrous Middle East adventure.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10267.htm

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As bodies recovered, reporters are told ‘no photos, no stories’ :

Outside one house on Kentucky Street, a member of the Army 82nd Airborne Division summoned a reporter and photographer standing nearby and told them that if they took pictures or wrote a story about the body recovery process, he would take away their press credentials and kick them out of the state.
snipurl.com/hnk4

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New FEMA boss is ‘Duct Tape Man’ :

The man President Bush immediately named to succeed “Brownie,” proves to have been the same FEMA official who, two-and-a-half years ago, suggested that Americans stock up on duct tape to protect against a biological or chemical terrorist attack.
msnbc.msn.com/id/8514671/#050912a

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In the Floods, Parties’ Agendas Surface:

A $51.8 billion relief bill that Congress passed on Thursday included a significant change to federal contracting regulations. Holders of government-issued credit cards will be allowed to spend up to $250,000 on Katrina-related contracts and purchases, without requiring them to seek competitive bids or to patronize small businesses or companies owned by minorities and women.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10262.htm

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Three ŒUS spies‚ killed:

Militants have killed three people accused of being spies for the US in a lawless Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan, local officials said yesterday.
snipurl.com/hnk5

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Pakistan forces find ‘drone’ in Al-Qaeda raid :

Militants used the Chinese-made vehicle to spy on security forces in the rugged area, where Pakistani soldiers have been battling Islamic militants for more than a year
sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13939388

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Israelis’ “Blazing Synagogues” Fire Up Press Brigade:

I guess that The Los Angeles Times must have been too busy checking out the blazing synagogues that no longer had their religious artifacts in them to bother to include some concrete details about the colonists’ shenanigans.
snipurl.com/hnk7

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Amnesty International deplores failure to arrest Israeli war crimes suspect:

The organization is now calling on the UK authorities to urge Interpol to circulate the arrest warrant and on other states party to the Geneva Conventions to cooperate with the UK in carrying out the arrest and handing over General Almog to the UK’s court.
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGEUR450362005

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‘Hundreds’ may pose terror threat, says Clarke

Charles Clarke said today that hundreds of terror suspects were being closely watched in Britain and there was “no doubt” that the London bombers had links with foreign terrorists.
snipurl.com/hnjm

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Video: Tariq Ali speaking at a Stop the War Coalition rally in Manchester, UK:

Quick Time video
snipurl.com/hnk9

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Lawyer demands answers from Govt on behalf of detained US peace activist :

Immigration lawyer Julian Burnside is today calling on the Federal Government to reveal why it revoked US peace activist, Scott Parkin’s visa.
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2005/s1459184.htm

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ASIO thumbs-down will affect US activist’s travel: lawyer:

Lawyers for an American peace activist facing deportation from Australia say he may never be able to travel overseas again.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1459318.htm

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Video: Pilger on Australia’s new anti-terrorism laws:

Author and journalist John Pilger discusses Australia anti-terrorism push with the proposal of new laws which envisage holding terrorism suspects for up to 14 days without charge.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10261.htm

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Shocking ruling

The court said Congress has given the president authority to order the jailing of anyone anywhere for as long as he wishes, as long as he claims it’s connected to the war on terrorism.
snipurl.com/hnjj

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US Encouraging Military Coup in Bolivia:

Executive Secretary Jaime Solares, Antonio Peredo, have called on the people to ready to deal with a military coup engineered by the US to frustrate the December 4 presidential elections.
snipurl.com/hnjh

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Tax avoidance ‘keeps developing world poor’ :

Multinational companies operating in the world’s poorest countries are “dodging” around 270bn a year in tax, anti-poverty campaigners claimed today.
www.guardian.co.uk/debt/Story/0,2763,1568254,00.html

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Date: Mon, 12 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 127 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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We had to kill our patients

by CAROLINE GRAHAM and JO KNOWSLEY

Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony as they evacuated hospitals
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10249.htm

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New Orleans Unmasks “Apartheid, American Style‰

By Jason Miller

America‚s wealthy, predominately white power-brokers dominate the US government by utilizing their money to win elections, buying elected officials through campaign finance, applying expensive lobbying efforts to sway votes and decisions, and exerting influence through powerful corporations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10260.htm

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25 Killled As Violence Continues:

At least six Iraqi soldiers were killed or wounded by a roadside bomb that hit their convoy in Falluja
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12137693.htm

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Two killed, 15 wounded as car bomb hits Baghdad restaurant :

The source said a senior oil ministry official, Mohammad Abu Dhi, was among the wounded, updating an earlier casualty toll of 12 wounded from a defence ministry official.
snipurl.com/hmhc

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Militants put price on Iraqi PM’s head:

An Iraqi militant group has offered up to $100,000 for killing the prime minister and top officials who launched an offensive on rebels in a northern town, according to an Internet statement posted on Monday.
snipurl.com/hmhe

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Deaths feared as 15 Guantanamo prisoners hospitalized in hunger strike :

Many detainees and their lawyers believe some fasters may starve to death to protest conditions at the controversial military outpost in Cuba. Thirteen inmates are being force-fed intravenously.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10252.htm

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Revealed: Diary of a British man on hunger strike in Guantanamo :

More than 200 detainees are starving themselves to protest against conditions at the camp in Cuba where they are being held without trial. Here the Independent on Sunday publishes a shocking extract from the journal of Omar Deghayes, a British resident, who has been imprisoned there since September 2002
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article311813.ece

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John Roberts‚ Role in the Guantanamo Hunger Strike:

His ruling in Rumsfeld vs. Hamdan confers absolute authority on the President to imprison suspects indefinitely without any legal process in place to challenge their imprisonment. But, if this is true, than why do we need courts or judges at all? Why not simply resolve these issues by executive fiat?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10251.htm

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UK link to terror snatches :

The United Nations is investigating the CIA’s use of British airports when abducting terrorism suspects and flying them to prisons around the world where they are alleged to have been tortured.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10250.htm

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U.S. law professor proposes assassinating more suspected terrorists:

The Yoo Doctrine, as it might be called, fits with the broader Bush-administration view that pursuing American interests is best for the country and the rest of the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10253.htm

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America Is Bankrupt:

A recent trip to the United States ˆ after a three-year absence ˆ showed me how far the country and its people have deteriorated in a short period of time. Americans are bankrupt. They are bankrupt at every possible level: spiritually, morally, educationally. The country‚s economy has deteriorated to the level of a Philippines or a Thailand (and I mean no disrespect to the Philippines or Thailand ˆ I love those places).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10254.htm

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45 Bodies Found at New Orleans Hospital:

Forty-five bodies have been found at a hospital that was abandoned more than a week ago after it was surrounded by floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, a state health official said Monday.
snipurl.com/hmh4

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Paul Craig Roberts: From Federal Failure Arises More Federal Power:

Many readers see a concocted militarization of civil society. They insist that these new precedents, together with the recent federal appeals court ruling that the White House has the power to seize American citizens and to hold them indefinitely on mere suspicion or accusation without charges or presentation of evidence against them, mean the overthrow of liberty and accountable government in the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10255.htm

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A Perfect Time for Assessing Blame:

Who will reap this bonanza? Not the people employed to remove wreckage, build houses and restore the infrastructure. While Congress was appropriating nearly $52 billion in relief and reconstruction programs last week, Bush quietly suspended the Davis-Bacon Act in the flood region. This law mandates that workers on federal construction projects be paid at least the prevailing local wage.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10256.htm

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A Shameful Proclamation:

By any standard of human decency, condemning many already poor and now bereft people to subpar wages – thus perpetuating their poverty – is unacceptable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10257.htm

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Neglected Corpse as U.S. Military Passes Off Blame:

Now, his body been here for almost two weeks. Two weeks tomorrow. All right. That this man’s body been laying here. And there’s no reason for it. Look where we at? I mean, it’s not flooded. There’s no reason for them to be, left that body right here like this. You mean, just totally disrespect. You know? I mean two weeks. Video and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10259.htm

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Violence, chaos at New Orleans jail after guards fled from Katrina, survivor says :

Leaving prisoners behind in appalling conditions
snipurl.com/hmhh

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Mercenaries guard homes of the rich in New Orleans

Hundreds of mercenaries have descended on New Orleans to guard the property of the city’s millionaires from looters.The heavily armed men, employed by private military companies including Blackwater and ISI, are part of the militarisation of a city
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10258.htm

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Palestinian killed on Gaza border:

Egyptian border guards shot and killed a Palestinian along the Gaza-Egypt border, just hours after Israeli troops left the area
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1927962005

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Abbas: Now it’s time to end West Bank occupation, establish state:

“Today our people have the right to celebrate their freedom, their dignity. This place was a taboo for us for the past 38 years and now we are standing here,” Abbas said.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/623606.html

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Riyadh to Ease Israel Boycott, AIPAC Wants More :

While the US managed to secure a Saudi pledge to ease boycott of Israel in swap for helping the kingdom join the World Trade Organization (WTO), the main Jewish lobby in America said the move did not live up to its expectations.
snipurl.com/hmhi

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Can you believe this crap?

America the Betrayer
www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=5518

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Report: Official says up to 5,000 potential suicide bombers in Germany :

The Bavarian interior minister (Guenther Beckstein) tells an online newspaper these include people ready to fight in Iraq and Chechnya. He says such cells of “fanatics” could prepare suicide attacks without detection.
snipurl.com/hmgx

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Texas State Lawyer Fired After Comments in Rove Article :

Elizabeth Reyes, 30, said she was dismissed last week for violating the agency’s media policy after she was quoted in a Sept. 3 story by The Washington Post about tax deductions on Rove’s homes in Washington and Texas.
snipurl.com/hmhj

News For Sunday – 09/11/05

Jose Padilla and The Death of Liberty

Americans seem unaware of the great loss we’ve all suffered by the Padilla verdict.

by Mike Whitney

The verdict confers absolute authority on the President to incarcerate American citizens without charge and without any legal means for the accused to challenge the terms of his detention. It is the end of “inalienable rights”, the end of The Bill of Rights, and the end of any meaningful notion of personal liberty.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm

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‘Racist’ police blocked bridge and forced evacuees back at gunpoint :

Witnesses said the officers fired their guns above the heads of the terrified people to drive them back and “protect” their own suburbs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10241.htm

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Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans :

They say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and have been given the authority to use lethal force. Several mercenaries we spoke with said they had served in Iraq on the personal security details of the former head of the US occupation, L. Paul Bremer and the former US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10234.htm

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Cover-up: toxic waters ‘will make New Orleans unsafe for a decade’ :

Toxic chemicals in the New Orleans flood waters will make the city unsafe for full human habitation for a decade, a US government official has told The Independent on Sunday. And, he added, the Bush administration is covering up the danger.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10239.htm

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Exiles from a city and from a nation :

What we saw unfold in the days after the hurricane was the most naked manifestation of conservative social policy towards the poor, where the message for decades has been: ‘You are on your own’. Well, they really were on their own for five days in that Superdome, and it was Darwinism in action – the survival of the fittest.
snipurl.com/hmhn

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The Real Reasons New Orleans is so Poor:

The figures on the city’s poverty were appalling. The poverty rate was nearly triple that of the national average. More than 40 percent of public school kids were illiterate, and half would drop out before graduation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10235.htm

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Mississippi guardsmen in Iraq refused leave time :

Scores of Mississippi National Guardsmen in Iraq who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina have been refused even 15-day leaves to aid their displaced families
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10240.htm

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Counting the dead:

QAIM – The bodies of four Iraqis including one in an army uniform were found shot dead : A U.S soldier was killed by a roadside bomb. BAGHDAD – Major General Adnan Abdul Rahman of the Interior Ministry’s paramilitary forces was shot dead outside his house
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11545635.htm

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Thousands displaced from Talafar by fighting:

According to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the situation is critical and hundreds of families are moving day and night to temporary camps donated and prepared by the aid organisation
snipurl.com/hmhq

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Many “Insurgents” Escape U.S.-Iraqi Sweep :

“Insurgents” melted into the countryside, many escaping through a tunnel network dug under an ancient northern city.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10248.htm

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Al-Qaida In Iraq Leader Calls Followers To ‘Final Battle’:

Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi claims insurgents have inflicted casualties on allied troops in the Tal Afar battle.
www.turnto23.com/news/4959125/detail.html

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British soldier killed and three injured:

With regret the Ministry of Defence can confirm that a British Soldier has been killed, and three injured, in an attack in Basrah province, Iraq, at around 1115 local time this morning, 11 September 2005.
news.mod.uk/news_headline_story2.asp?newsItem_id=3534

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Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan criticizes Sen. Feinstein’s stance on Iraq:

Sheehan said Feinstein’s reasons for supporting the occupation in Iraq were ``very bogus.’’
snipurl.com/hmhv

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Bill Moyers : 9/11 And The Sport of God :

One lesson about democracy stands above all others: Bullies – political bullies, economic bullies and religious bullies – cannot be appeased; they have to be opposed with a stubbornness to match their own.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10247.htm

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A history Of Terror: 9/11/ The View From Baghdad:

As I write this, Tel Afar, a small place north of Mosul, is being bombed. Dozens of people are going to be buried under their homes in the dead of the night. Their water and electricity have been cut off for days. It doesn’t seem to matter much though because they don’t live in a wonderful skyscraper in a glamorous city.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10242.htm

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Scott Ritter: The Iran trap :

The only chance the world has of avoiding a second disastrous US military adventure in the Middle East is for the EU-3 to step back from its policy of doing the bidding of the US.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10243.htm

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The Coming 9/11 for Dummies:

According to Philip Giraldi, “the United States is developing a plan for the bombing of supposed military targets in Iran, which would include the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS. The US strike would take place after a 9/11-type terrorist attack on the US. However, the US attack would not depend on Iran actually being involved in the terrorism.
snipurl.com/hmhw

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US develops strategy for first use of nuclear weapons against WMD :

The Pentagon has drawn up a new strategy, built on the 2002 “Bush doctrine” of pre-emptive military strikes, that would allow the United States to make first use of nuclear weapons to thwart an attack using weapons of mass destruction against the country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10238.htm

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A Nation of Fools:

The trouble is that most Americans don’t want to know the truth because it would make them uncomfortable. So they turn their heads the other way and allow themselves to be distracted from their civic and patriotic duties.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10237.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Blue Pill People :

There are none so blind as those who will not look. If you are one of those who will look, take a look around. You are surrounded — surrounded by millions who will not look. These are the blue pill people. Who are these blue pill people and why won’t they look?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1543.htm

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Uri Avnery: Who Murdered Arafat?:

I am prepared to say what is on my mind: from the first moment, I was sure that Arafat had been poisoned.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10236.htm

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Israeli war crimes suspect evades British justice :

An Israeli war crimes suspect today turned tail to avoid arrest by British police officers under an arrest warrant issued by Bow Street Magistrates‚ Court
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10245.htm

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Israeli general escapes arrest :

Israel Ambassador Zvi Hefetz learned of a plan to arrest him for allegedly perpetrating war crimes during the intifada, and quickly informed Yaki Dayan, head of the political department in Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom’s bureau.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10244.htm

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Gaza: A Prison Nation:

Israel‚s announcement on crossing points shows that it has imposed its will not only on Palestinians but also on Egyptians.
snipurl.com/hmhz

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In a world gone crazy:

Australia to deport US peace activist:

An American peace activist who participated in a recent protest against US energy company Halliburton has been labelled a national security threat and is set to be deported from Australia, the attorney general said.
snipurl.com/hmi0

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Greens slam US peace activist’s arrest:

An American peace activist facing deportation from Australia may have been arrested for political reasons on orders from Washington, Greens leader Bob Brown says.
snipurl.com/hmi2

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Australia: Defend democratic rights! :

In the last month it has become clearer than ever that the so-called war on terror is being used as a pretext to destroy civil liberties and democratic rights in Australia.
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/642/642p7b.htm

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Blair must go in a year – unions :

Tony Blair last night faced calls from trade union leaders to resign within the year.
politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,9061,1567345,00.html

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Today, Padilla. Tomorrow, Who:

Media coverage of Hurricane Katrina all but drowned out what may well be one of the most consequential court decisions in American history ˆ and one that should focus even more attention on the ideological composition of the Supreme Court.
snipurl.com/hm0l

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The unvarnished truth about Rehnquist :

Rehnquist owned two homes in Phoenix and Vermont with restrictive covenants against selling to people of color and Jews and claimed to be ignorant of the clauses.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10246.htm

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This is the golden age of the internet, a time of glorious anarchy where information is free and anyone, rich or poor, can blog their views to the world. But government and big business are moving in – the clampdown has started.
observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1566979,00.html

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