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 Information Clearing House  Digest 1-6 October 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 151 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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US official admits spying for Israel

By Associated Press

A top US Defence Department analyst with expertise in the Middle East has pleaded guilty to giving classified information to an Israeli embassy official and members of a pro-Israel lobbying group.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10540.htm

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US ‘lacks moral authority’ in Iraq

By Pamela Hess

“I don’t know if I have the moral authority to send troops into combat anymore,” a senior American general recently told United Press International. – “I’m no longer sure I can look (a soldier or a Marine) in the eye and say: ‘This is something worth dying for.’”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10539.htm

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How do you stop Osama bin Laden?

Interview With Robert Fisk

You have to take away from them the ability to use injustice for their own aims and we will not do that and we must , because unless we do that we – and I mean you and me together – are not safe. Video and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10536.htm

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Martial Law and the advent of the Supreme Executive

By Mike Whitney

Every change that has taken place within the government has been designed for one purpose alone; to increase the power of the president. If the congress chooses to overturn the Posse Comitatus Act, they will have removed the last bit of rickety scaffolding that protects the country from becoming a de facto military dictatorship.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10543.htm

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26 Killed In Continuing Violence:

At least 10 people were killed and another eight wounded when a suicide car bomber blew himself up near Iraq’s Oil Ministry in Baghdad
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06166510.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed By IED:

A patrol struck an improvised explosive device while conducting offense combat operations in north Baghdad at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 6.
tinyurl.com/9zu3z

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US forces bomb Iraq’s Euphrates bridges :

Of 12 bridges between the Syrian border and Ramadi, 110km west Baghdad, “four remain under control of the coalition forces and Iraqi forces after precision strikes on the others,” he said.
tinyurl.com/avgky

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Thousands flee US military onslaught on Haditha:

Nearly 1,000 families have fled their homes in Haditha in western Iraq following the launch of a US-led military operation to hunt down in insurgents in the town in the Euphrates river valley, according to residents in the area.
tinyurl.com/bef6x

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Cheney warns of ‘decades of war’ :

US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said that the US must be prepared to fight the war on terror for decades. Addressing US military personnel, he said that the only way terrorists would win was if the US lost its nerve and abandoned Iraq and the Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10537.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts: Bush intends to widen the war:

Not content with the terrorist-breeding instability he caused by invading Iraq, President Bush is plotting with Israel to repeat the disaster in Syria.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10546.htm

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Kill! Kill! Kill!:

Ex-Marine tells his story about US brutality in Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10547.htm

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War pimp alert:

Blair Says Bombs Used in Iraq May Be Linked to Iran :

U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair today said that there is evidence tying Iran to bombings in neighboring Iraq in the first public accusation that the Shiite Muslim country is supporting militants in Iraq.
tinyurl.com/cw25r

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Iran not interfering in Iraq-Iraqi prime minister:

Iraq’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari on Thursday rejected accusations that Shi’ite Muslim Iran was interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06105261.htm

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Iran brands British bomb claims ‘fantasy’:

Relations between Britain and Iran deteriorated further today as Tehran fiercely denied claims that it had supplied sophisticated weapons used to kill British troops in southern Iraq.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1813621,00.html

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Hasani blames Iran for murders of Shiite clerics:

Iraqi parliament speaker accuses Iran of being behind assassination of al-Hakim, al-Khoie for not serving its interest in Iraq.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=14713

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Covert support of violence will return to haunt us :

Unless we hold our government to account for murderous foreign policy, the innocent will continue to pay the price
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10541.htm

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US car theft rings probed for ties to Iraq bombings:

The FBI’s counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering that some of the vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States
tinyurl.com/8krym

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Rove to testify again in CIA leak case:

Bush adviser is warned by prosecutors they could file charges against him
tinyurl.com/cmy65

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Espionage Case Breaches the White House:

Accused Marine Worked in Vice President’s Office. Both the FBI and CIA are calling it the first case of espionage in the White House in modern history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10538.htm

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In case you missed it:

‘Controlled leak’ gone wrong? :

THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF Investigation had a hand in the leak of classified information to Philippine officials, and tried to cover up when it was exposed to the media by suing its agent, according to retired Navy Commodore Rex Robles.
tinyurl.com/7ghbr

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Israeli Spy Affair: Poetic Justice:

Thomas Dine, a former executive director of AIPAC, confirmed this week that during his tenure Steven Rosen, the lobby’s foreign policy director until April, informed him of his success in gaining access to a highly classified document.”
www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=5522

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Senate Approves Detainee Treatment Rules:

The Republican-controlled Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to impose restrictions on the treatment of terrorism suspects, delivering a rare wartime rebuke to President Bush.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051006/ap_on_go_co/congress_detainees

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Hicks lawyers threaten legal action over UK passport delay:

Lawyers for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks have threatened the British Government with legal action unless it speeds up processing his application for a passport.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1475654.htm

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Four Years After US Campaign, Perils Abound:

Afghanistan still ranks among the half-dozen poorest countries in the world, and, according to a State Department report published in July, has the highest level of malnutrition in the world at 70 percent.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=30545

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Uzbek preacher ‘died of torture’ :

An Uzbek imam has died in prison as a result of torture, his relatives and a rights activist claim.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4315352.stm

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Fears mount as US opens new military installation in Paraguay :

The tri-border area is home to the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest reserves of water. Near the Estigarribia airbase are Bolivia’s natural gas reserves, the second largest in Latin America. Political analysts believe US operations in Paraguay are part of a preventative war to control these natural resources and suppress social uprisings in Bolivia.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10535.htm

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Nicaragua party ‘outraged’ by US :

Nicaragua’s opposition Liberal Party has condemned criticism by a US diplomat as “outrageous interference”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4314884.stm

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CIA Rejects Discipline For 9/11 Failures:

The CIA’s report, which severely criticized actions of senior officers, will remain classified, Goss said in his announcement, which was welcomed by some former officials mentioned in the document but assailed by families of victims of the attacks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10544.htm

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Saving Ohio:

Did a reporter with GOP ties suppress a story that could have cost Bush the White House?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10548.htm

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Larry Johnson: A Case Of Treason: Betrayal.

There is no other word for it. Except, some might call it treason.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10545.htm

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Molly Ivins: The Unification of Church and State:

Big surprise, and big trouble: Bush’s new Supreme Court nominee is a Texas conservative and a fundamentalist Christian.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10542.htm

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Jerry Falwell Backing Harriet Miers For Supreme Court:

Speaking to a gathering of Baptist ministers at the annual Southwide Baptist Fellowship at Highland Park Baptist Church, he said he stood behind President George W. Bush in supporting his second nominee to the Supreme Court.
www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_73768.asp

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Born-again Supreme Court nominee faces Senate fight :

Although she is a born-again Christian opposed to abortion, yet one whose conservative credentials may be insufficient for many on the right.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article317482.ece

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Chris Floyd: Moot Court :

Last week, President George W. Bush filled the final vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court — and right on cue, all the knee-jerk Bush-bashers were up in arms, sputtering the usual objections: Unqualified crony! Right-wing apparatchik! Fawning, groveling Bush Family factotum! Wheel-greasing goon in high-priced threads!
context.themoscowtimes.com/story/156645/

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A Well-Paid ‘Working Mom’:

How top Bush advisor Karen Hughes earned $450,000 in speaking fees after being named America’s imagemaker-in-chief
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1114402,00.html?cnn=yes

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Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated :

Scientists have recreated the 1918 Spanish flu virus, one of the deadliest ever to emerge, to the alarm of many researchers who fear it presents a serious security risk.
www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1585977,00.html

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Student Brutalized by Cops:

For Protesting Recruiters At George Mason University
lefthook.org/Ground/Alam100505.html

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A Doozie of a Recession:

Recessions begin when consumers suddenly discover they can no longer keep pace with their bills. And this one has already begun.
www.alternet.org/story/26406/

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Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 150 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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A Tale of Two Lives Destroyed by Abu Ghraib

Nine US soldiers have now been sentenced for their role in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. But is it enough?

By Marian Blasberg and Anita Blasberg

Davis says that his country punished him for crimes over which he had no control. Instead, he says, the people who were responsible for creating the system of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib should be brought to justice. Davis wants to talk and wants to set things right.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10527.htm

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Night And Fog Revisited

Is Harriet Miers a Closet Sadist?

By Ted Rall

Four years after 9/11, the U.S. government still refuses to release information about the disappeared. We do not know how many there are, where they are being held, how many are dead and alive, or even their names. The vanished have access to neither their families nor legal representation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10533.htm

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Growing Gulf Between Rich and Rest of US

By Holly Sklar

The number of Americans in poverty is a group so large it would take the combined populations of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, plus Arkansas to match it. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s latest count of 37 million people below the poverty line.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10530.htm

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Wanted a leader for America

By Noam Chomsky

The human toll of Katrina is incalculable, especially among the region‚s poorest citizens, but a relevant number is the 28-per cent poverty rate in New Orleans ˜ more than twice the national rate. During the Bush administration the US poverty rate has grown, and welfare‚s limited safety net has been weakened further.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10534.htm

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22 Killed, 77 Hurt In Iraq Mosque Bomb Blast:

A bomb exploded at the entrance of a Shiite Muslim mosque south of Baghdad Wednesday as worshippers gathered for prayers on the first day of Ramadan, killing 22 people and wounding 77, officials said.
www.wsbtv.com/news/5060638/detail.html

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Two Civilians Killed South Of Baghdad:

Two civilians were killed and three wounded during a battle between Iraqi forces and insurgents in Yusufiya and Rashid, just south of Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW536549.htm

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Insurgents’ video shows beheading of two Iraqis:

An Iraqi insurgent group posted a video on the Internet on Wednesday showing the apparent beheading of two Iraqis it said had spied for the U.S. military.
tinyurl.com/cvsrc

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Casualties rise in west Iraq offensive:

Iraqi National Assembly speaker Hajim al-Hasani denounced the US military operations, saying they discourage Iraqis from participating in the referendum on the new constitution.
tinyurl.com/7jwc8

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Iraq makes U-turn on charter vote rules:

Iraq’s parliament bowed to UN and US pressure by reversing changes to the rules of next week’s referendum that critics deemed were unfair to opponents of the divisive new constitution.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=73438

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Iraq revives Sunni-Shi’ite tensions among neighbours:

“This Shi’ite-Sunni tension is spilling into the region,” Dubai-based analyst Mustafa Alani told Reuters. “If the Shi’ites of Iraq can come to power, Shi’ites next door in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait feel why can’t they do the same.”
tinyurl.com/cvge5

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Middle East split over Iraq deepens:

Saud has also charged that Washington was effectively handing Iraq to Iran by pursuing a policy that deepened sectarian divisions. Tehran dismissed Riyadh’s concerns.
tinyurl.com/dspyb

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Robert Dreyfuss : Death Squads And Diplomacy:

A flurry of Arab diplomacy over the last few days is unfolding in a rear-guard effort to prevent the crisis in Iraq from exploding into what Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal warned last month could be a regional civil war involving not only Iraq, but all of its neighbors.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10531.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/04/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/7uuet

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Marines: Looking for a Few Good Aliens?:

Recruiter on trial for selling IDs to enlist illegal imigrants
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10528.htm

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Child Killed As Suicide blast hits Canadian convoy in Afghanistan:

A suicide bomber in a pick-up truck blew himself up near a Canadian military convoy in volatile southern Afghanistan today, killing an Afghan child, a provincial governor said.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/10/05/afx2261135.html

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Human rights group welcome Uzbekistan sanctions:

Human rights activists have welcomed an EU decision to impose sanctions on Uzbekistan.
euobserver.com/9/20016

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Israeli Defence Minister: US ‘aiming at Syria regime change’:

“[The United States] will take actions against Syria, beginning with economic sanctions and moving on to others.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10526.htm

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Evangelicals Get a Piece of the Promised Land :

After more than 30 years of organising testimonial dinners for right-wing Israeli politicians, handing out checks to Israeli charities, and forming alliances with conservative Jewish leaders and groups, evangelical Christians may finally be getting a chunk of the “Promised Land”.
www.ipsnews.net/print.asp?idnews=30511

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White House Losing Ground on Prisoner Treatment:

Despite strong opposition from the Pentagon and the White House, the Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate is coming under growing pressure to set specific standards for the “humane” treatment of detainees taken in Iraq and elsewhere in the George W. Bush administration’s “war on terror”.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=30528

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Bush wants right to use military if bird flu hits:

President George W. Bush asked Congress on Tuesday to consider giving him powers to use the military to enforce quarantines in case of an avian influenza epidemic.
tinyurl.com/bn4au

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Maureen Dowd: A Wolfowitz in sheep’s clothing:

Following the lead of that other wooly-headed war theoretician, Robert McNamara, Wolfie scuttled to the World Bank, where he changed the subject from bollixing up Iraq to fixing up Africa.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10529.htm

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Harriet Miers: Bush’s Pit Bull:

Bush has nominated his Texas crony as a stealth appointment to the Supreme Court. Although the Senate will be hard-pressed to discover Harriet Miers’s positions on the critical issues, she does have a long record of loyalty to Bush, whom she calls “the most brilliant man I ever met.”
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/100405I.shtml

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Their God Is Bigger Than Our God :

His mouthpieces in America – who always seem so sure of themselves, so sure that they alone hear God speaking, and so willing to

share His wisdom with the rest of us – have gone strangely quiet of late.
www.commondreams.org/views05/1005-20.htm

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Judge: Use of Religion in Hiring Decisions OK

A federal court in New York has ruled that the Salvation Army may hire and fire employees according to their religious beliefs — even though it receives most of its money for social services
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4945299

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US poverty: chronic ill, little hope for cure:

Four decades after a U.S. president declared war on poverty, more than 37 million people in the world’s richest country are officially classified as poor and their number has been on the rise for years.
tinyurl.com/anzgb

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Congress Seeks to Slash Food Aid for Poor :

Under orders to whittle agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress propose to slash food programs for the poor by $574 million and subsidies and conservation programs by $1 billion each,
tinyurl.com/7d4mw

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Alaska Airlines takes flying fish to a whole new level :

$500,000 grant from federal funding pays for custom paint job on company’s passenger jet
www.adn.com/front/story/7038924p-6942571c.html

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No aid planned to help low-income families, seniors with energy costs:

The Bush administration yesterday said it has no plans to ask Congress for additional funds to help low-income families and financially stretched seniors deal with rapidly escalating home heating bills.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05277/582214.stm

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New Orleans Mayor Lays Off 3,000 City Workers:

Mayor Ray Nagin said he’s worked for weeks to try to find the financing that would allow him to keep the city workers on the payroll. However, he said in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, that isn’t possible.
www.news10.net/storyfull3.aspx?storyid=13457

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In case you missed it:

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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10532.htm

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The Crime of “Unauthorized Reproduction”:

New law will require marriage as a legal condition of motherhood
www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/3/213554/300

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Wal-Mart Turns in Student‚s Anti-Bush Photo, Secret Service Investigates Him:

Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students.
progressive.org/mag_mc100405

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Connect the Dots:

“For years, governments all over the world have secretly been collaborating with the high-end color laser printer industry in order to track the origin of every color copy made. They‚re doing it by programming the printers to create specific patterns of yellow dots˜not visible to the naked eye˜on every copy
webserver.computoredge.com/editorial/2339/world.htm

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 149 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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Behind barbed wire in Guantanamo

“We are dying a slow death in here,”

BY Letta Tayler

The cellblocks echoed with groans. Emaciated prisoners were vomiting blood or dropping unconscious to the floor. The military hospital overflowed with strikers being force-fed through their noses.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10513.htm

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

Asia‚s Poor Build U.S. Bases in Iraq

By David Phinney

Numerous former American contractors returning home say they were shocked at conditions faced by this mostly invisible, but indispensable army of low-paid workers. Third country nationals frequently sleep in crowded trailers and wait outside in line in 100 degree plus heat to eat “slop.‰ Many are said to lack adequate medical care and put in hard labor seven days a week, 10 hours or more a day, for little or no overtime pay.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10514.htm

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Viewing Terrorism through a Different Lens

US and Israel: Hypocrisy, Double Standards, and More State Terrorism

 
By Jason Miller

To gain perspective on the grossly disproportionate amount of money the US has expended in aiding Israel, consider that from 1949 to 1998, the US supplied more money to the 5.8 million people of Israel than it did to the 1,054,000,000 people of Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10518.htm

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Four U.S. Soldiers, One Marine Killed In Iraq:

Violence in western Iraq has killed five U.S. troops: including four soldiers and a Marine
www.nbc4.com/news/5053865/detail.html

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Car bomb blows up inside Baghdad Green Zone, 4 dead;

A suicide car bomber drove into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone complex with a convoy of other vehicles on Tuesday and blew up, killing three people and wounding six, Iraqi police said.
tinyurl.com/az8ll

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Four Iraqi police killed in clashes with insurgents :

Four police commandos were killed and 14 others wounded on Tuesday in clashes with insurgents in Yousfiyah town, south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said
tinyurl.com/9v6ma

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Juan Cole: Sunni Arabs Enraged at Law on 3-Province Veto :

The Sunni Arabs of Iraq have for some time had a sneaking suspicion that the Shiites and the Kurds whom the Americans had installed in power in Iraq intended to marginalize and humiliate them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10511.htm

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Iraqi parliament may review referendum rules: UN:

“We have expressed our position to the national assembly and to the leadership of the government and told them that the decision that was taken was not acceptable and would not meet international standards,” Jose Aranaz, a legal adviser to the U.N. electoral team in Iraq, told Reuters.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1182349

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Shia-Kurdish pact at risk over Kirkuk:

The Shia-Kurdish pact at the heart of Iraq’s transitional government is threatening to split amid accusations by Iraq’s president, a Kurd, that the Shia prime minister’s parliamentary bloc broke a deal over oil-rich Kirkuk, which the Kurds claim as their historic capital.
news.ft.com/cms/s/0e6aa2ba-339d-11da-bd49-00000e2511c8.html

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Ret. Army General William Odom: U.S. Should “Cut and Run” From Iraq:

“The invasion of Iraq will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.‰ Odom says, “

Real Audio and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10519.htm

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Withdrawal Symptoms::

Of the 100-plus battalions in the American-created Iraqi army, only one — perhaps 1,000 soldiers — is capable of heading off on its own to fight, out of sight of its American protectors.
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=26174

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4 Minute Video: Exposed :More Lies From The Bush Administration:

How many Iraqi battalions are fully trained and equipped, capable of operating independently of U.S. forces? Windows Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10521.htm

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U.S. Policymakers Despair Of Iraqi Army:

There is now a widespread recognition shared among senior uniformed U.S. military officers and Washington foreign policy analysts that plans to rapidly build up the Iraqi army as a new, independent effective fighting force have failed disastrously.
www.spacewar.com/news/iraq-05zzzs.html

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Most Americans Upset with Bush‚s Iraq Policies :

Few adults in the United States are satisfied with the way George W. Bush is dealing with the coalition effort, according to a poll by Princeton Survey Research Associates published in Newsweek. 62 per cent of respondents disapprove of the way their president is handling the situation in Iraq.
tinyurl.com/9usya

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Army Denies Lowering Recruitment Standards:

The Army’s top official says the service will revise its recruitment qualifications to allow enlistment of more high school drop-outs and those who scored lower on mental qualification tests, but denied the move was a lowering of standards.
tinyurl.com/dydjx

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Zarqawi’s war whoops:

Many Iraqis are now wondering whether Zarqawi is a real figure or not.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10523.htm

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Report: Charges against US soldiers for abuse of Iraqis dismissed at higher rate:

Charges against US Army soldiers accused of crimes against Iraqis are dismissed or withdrawn at a higher rate than charges in which the victims are fellow soldiers or civilian military employees.
tinyurl.com/8gsqw

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An Interview with Cindy Sheehan:

“US foreign policy is totally responsible for 9/11, as well as the recent bombings in London. Our policies of killing innocent Iraqis; Afghanis; supporting the occupation of Palestine; our permanent bases in Saudi Arabia; our presence in Lebanon; our support of the Shah; supporting Saddam and giving him the WMDs used on his own people. I think this sort of behavior drives hatred toward the US.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10520.htm

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46% Of Israel’s Jewish Citizens Support Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestinians:

Some 46 percent of Israel’s Jewish citizens favor transferring Palestinians out of the territories, while 31 percent favor transferring Israeli Arabs out of the country- poll finds
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10522.htm

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Is Israel planning Iran strike? :

Sharon presented Bush with satellite photos, said Israel would not wait forever before attacking
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10515.htm

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U.S. Presses Russia to Halt Trade In Nuclear Technology With Iran:

The Bush administration Monday tried to increase pressure on Russia to halt the supply of nuclear energy technology to Iran, citing a recent finding by a U.N. board that Tehran is in violation of its commitment to disclose its nuclear activities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10512.htm

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U.S., Israel discuss Syria regime change ˆ Report :

Senior American officials discussed with Israeli counterparts the prospects of a regime change in Syria and possible successors to President Bashar al-Assad, an Israeli newspaper reported
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10516.htm

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3 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan :

Three Taliban militants have been killed in a fight with Afghan and Coalition troops in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
english.people.com.cn/200510/04/eng20051004_212519.html

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Two killed, eight injured in bomb explosion in Afghanistan :

“One woman and one child were killed in the bomb explosion near the passing gate of Spin Boldak district of Kandahar
english.people.com.cn/200510/04/eng20051004_212521.html

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DeLay indicted on money laundering charge:

A Texas grand jury today indicted U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on a charge of money laundering, less than a week after another grand jury leveled a conspiracy charge that forced DeLay to temporarily step down as House majority leader.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/topstory/3380481

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In the Beginning, There Was Abramoff :

“Terri Schiavo is not brain-dead; she talks and she laughs, and she expresses happiness and discomfort. Terri Schiavo is not on life support.” – Tom DeLay, March 20, 2005 If you believed Tom DeLay then, you no doubt believe now that the deposed House majority leader is only on “temporary” leave from his powerful perch in Washington
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10517.htm

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Miers Led Law Firm Repeatedly Forced to Pay Damages For Defrauding Investors:

In case anyone thought Harriet Miers wasn’t a corporate-shill-in-White-House-clothing, Miers headed Locke, Liddell & Sapp at the time the firm was forced to pay $22 million to settle a suit asserting that “it aided a client in defrauding investors.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10524.htm

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The Scoop on Harriet Miers :

So you thought that Harriet Miers, George W. Bush‚s new Supreme Court pick has no paper trail. You were wrong.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10525.htm

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21 Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak:

The cast of administration characters with known connections to the outing of an undercover CIA agent, are…
www.thinkprogress.org/leak-scandal

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DoD OKs $2 bln in possible weapons sales to Saudi Arabia:

It said the sales would help the U.S. by contributing to the security of a friendly country that “continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.”
tinyurl.com/dfoz8

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Solidarity March With Anti-War Students:

The UMass-Amherst Anti-War coalition, has called for a peaceful mass march at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, on Thursday, October 6 at 11am, to demonstrate our determination to preserve freedom of speech on our university and college campuses and resist police repression of anti-war students.
www.traprockpeace.org/counter_recruitment/

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La. Search for Katrina Dead Ends at 964:

The search for Hurricane Katrina victims has ended in Louisiana with a death toll at 964, but more searches will be conducted if someone reports seeing a body, a state official said Monday.
tinyurl.com/9qksr

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Well Connected: SBC is No. 1 in both lobbying and contributions:

Telecommunications companies spent $56.8 million on political contributions over six years and a minimum of $77.8 million on lobbying over two years in an attempt to curry favor with elected officials in the states, according to a new Center for Public Integrity analysis.
www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/report.aspx?aid=744

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Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 148 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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How the world was duped: The race to invade Iraq.

By Robert Fisk

The American media had never chosen to give the same attention to the men driving Bush to war, most of whom were former or still active pro-Israeli lobbyists. For years they had advocated destroying the most powerful Arab nation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10501.htm

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Ike Was Right About War Machine

By Andy Rooney

No other Country spends the kind of money we spend on our military. Last year Japan spent $42 billion. Italy spent $28 billion, Russia spent only $19 billion. The United States spent $455 billion. Quick Time Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10504.htm

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Iraq; “a right rollicking cock-up”

Donald Rumsfeld continued his bloody onslaught on civilian enclaves this weekend by laying siege to the Iraqi city of Sadah.

By Mike Whitney

As always, the western media has provided the muddled-rationale for American aggression. Associated Press reported that the attack was “aimed at rooting out al-Qaida militants who have taken hold of the village.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10505.htm

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New Refugee Crisis As U.S. Kills Eight Civilians In Western Iraq: Report:

Doctors and residents report that all of the dead are women and children who were trying to escape the town when the vehicle they were travelling in was targeted by US soldiers. The total civilian casualties figure is unknown as is the number of injured.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10503.htm

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Seven Killed In Continuing Violence:

Iraq’s Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum survived an apparent assassination attempt when a roadside bomb blasted his motorcade, killing three of his escorts
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU328098.htm

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U.S. soldier dies in western Iraq:

A U.S. soldier has died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Iraq’s vast Anbar province, the same region where U.S. troops have launched their latest offensive to drive out insurgents, the military said Monday.
tinyurl.com/9ryoh

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Al-Qaida in Iraq says two marines killed:

Al-Qaida’s wing in Iraq says it has killed two US marines seized in western Iraq.
tinyurl.com/cxwv3

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Human Rights Watch criticizes U.S. servicemen, Iraqi insurgents:

Human rights violations by U.S. servicemen in Iraq cannot excuse Iraqi insurgent groups’ attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11391546

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Iraq’s President Calls for PM to Step Down :

Iraq’s Kurdish president called on the country’s Shiite prime minister to step down, the president’s spokesman said Sunday, escalating a political split between the two factions that make up the government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10498.htm

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Sunni anger at Iraq vote change :

Sunni Arabs have reacted angrily to a decision by Iraq’s Shia-dominated parliament making it harder to reject the new constitution in 12 days’ time.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4306094.stm

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Iraqi minister lashes out at Saudi Arabia :

Iraq’s interior minister delivered a scathing attack on neighbouring Saudi Arabia, saying his country would not be lectured by “a bedouin on a camel” about human rights and democracy.
tinyurl.com/8cl23

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Abu Ghraib guard tells of worse abuse:

A US soldier convicted of humiliating and abusing Iraqi prisoners has said she knew of “worse things” happening at Abu Ghraib.
tinyurl.com/d83tp

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Paul Craig Roberts : $300 Billion Terrorist Training Ground:

If America is going to preach democracy, shouldn‚t it lead by example? According to all the polls, the vast majority of Americans do not agree with Bush and Rice that democracy comes out of the barrel of an American gun. They do not support Bush‚s goal of using American blood and treasure to force democracy on the Middle East or anywhere else.
www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts125.html

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Bush’s choice: America or the empire:

This war is too costly. Hundreds of millions of dollars are diverted from the U.S. budget everyday to feed the war machine; good news for the Pentagon and the military establishment maybe, but not so good for the majority of Americans, especially the poorest among them.
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?eo20051003a3.htm

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The Crude Truth about the War in Iraq:

In terms of naked American economic interests, the empire is costing us more than its worth. The peace movement needs to start challenging the nave members of the war party who think that the war in Iraq is good for business.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Oct05/Amr1003.htm

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Game of global jihad that’s too simplistic :

For the Bush administration a seamless link exists between the Bali bombings and a host of similar post-September 11 atrocities in places as far apart as Iraq, Afghanistan, north Africa, Madrid and London.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1583507,00.html

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Bush‚s admin weighs military action against Syria:

One option under consideration was launching a major offensive on several villages 30 to 40 miles inside Syria that the U.S. government claims have been harboring Iraqi rebels.
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=9710

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Iran to US: Be ready to face consequences:

Iran threatened on Monday to use its ‘full might’ to US endanger interests if Washington upped the pressure on Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10507.htm

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Iran’s official warns against Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities :

“If Israel takes such crazy actions as attacking our nuclear facilities, we will give it an unforgettable lesson,” Adel told a press conference after meeting with his Syrian counterpart Mahmoud Abrash.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10506.htm

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Localized fraud uncovered in Afghanistan’s election:

Peter Erben said the joint U.N.-Afghan election body was reviewing the reported irregularities and will announce “tough action” later this week on whether to exclude ballot boxes from the vote count.
tinyurl.com/dvc6g

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Afghan Protests Spread To Kabul:

Protests against the killing of Mohammad Ashraf Ramazan — one of northern Afghanistan’s key ethnic Hazara parliamentary candidates — spread to the capital Kabul today.
tinyurl.com/dd4d3

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Ralph Nader: Gutless, Spineless and Clueless:

Bush is Falling, But the Democrats are Sinking Faster
www.counterpunch.com/nader10012005.html

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Palestinian police storm parliament:

Dozens of Palestinian policemen have stormed into the parliament building in Gaza to protest against the killing one of of their colleagues in clashes with Hamas fighters.
tinyurl.com/9l457

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AIPAC / Israeli Spy Affair: Israelis won’t testify in AIPAC trial:

The three Israeli diplomats who were in touch with former AIPAC staffers now standing trial in Virginia are unwilling to cooperate with defense attorneys and do not intend to agree to come and testify in the case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10499.htm

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Bush Nominates White House Counsel To Supreme Court :

President’s former personal lawyer has no experience as a judge.
tinyurl.com/9cx8h

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Miers Gave to GOP Candidates, Democrats:

When the votes were still being counted in Florida and the outcome was in doubt, she gave $5,000 to the Bush-Cheney Inc. Recount Fund, according to the non- partisan Political MoneyLine.
www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/03/D8D0KLSG6.html

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Source to Stephanopoulos:

President Bush Directly Involved In Leak Scandal
thinkprogress.org/2005/10/02/bush-directly-involved/

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Times reporter tried to cut earlier CIA leak deal By Adam Entous :

New York Times reporter Judith Miller tried a year ago to make a deal with the prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity but the prosecutor would not agree then to limit her testimony to Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide, her lawyer said on Sunday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051002/ts_nm/bush_leak_dc

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The Paper Trail Behind Tom DeLay’s Indictment:

Links to these donations as referred to by the Texas grand jury
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10502.htm

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Secret paper links Thatcher to DeLay probe :

In return for his free holiday, DeLay – who resigned as Republican leader of Congress last week after being accused of laundering political funds – allegedly backed legislation favourable to lobby groups.
tinyurl.com/a5drn

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Over 600 held under terror act at Labour conference :

Anti-Iraq war protesters, anti-Blairite OAPs and conference delegates were all detained by police under legislation that was designed to combat violent fanatics and bombers – even though none of them was suspected of terrorist links
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=2028602005

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Iraq war delayed Katrina relief effort, inquiry finds :

Relief efforts to combat Hurricane Katrina suffered near catastrophic failures due to endemic corruption, divisions within the military and troop shortages caused by the Iraq war, an official American inquiry into the disaster has revealed.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article316682.ece

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Families Lose Loved Ones Again — in a Bureaucratic Mire:

“It’s inefficient and inept out there ˜ it’s beyond incompetence,” said William Bagnell, a funeral director who said he had been refused access to four bodies at the morgue even though officials faxed him forms inviting him to pick up the remains.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10500.htm

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Hurricanes’ damage to oil rigs unprecedented:

Industry executives and analyst say consumers and companies should brace for an expensive winter.

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Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 147 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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Juan Cole: Iraqi Government Totters :

This constitution is another sick joke played by the Bush administration, which keeps forcing Iraq to jump through hoops made in Washington as “milestones” and “tipping points” to which the Republican Party can point as progress.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10494.htm

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11 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Eight “insurgents” were killed by U.S forces on Saturday in and around the district of Si’ida, near Qaim
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW223190.htm

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Thousands of civilians flee U.S. military offensive near Syrian border:

About 600 families had abandoned al-Qaim, a small town in the Euphrates river valley, since the offensive began on Saturday. The number of people displaced by the fighting was expected to increase rapidly, they added.
tinyurl.com/ap8hz

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U.S. Generals Now See Virtues of a Smaller Troop Presence in Iraq:

During a trip to Washington, the generals said the presence of U.S. forces was fueling the insurgency, fostering an undesirable dependency on American troops among the nascent Iraqi armed forces and energizing terrorists across the Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10490.htm

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Iraq affecting British army morale:

Army morale and recruitment are suffering because troops are seen as “guilty by association” with Prime Minister Tony’s Blair’s decision to invade Iraq, Britain’s top soldier has said.
tinyurl.com/9825m

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Al Qaeda says it captures two US marines:

Al Qaeda said on Sunday it had captured two U.S. marines in western Iraq and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to U.S. forces to release female Sunni Muslim prisoners, a statement posted on a Web site said on Sunday.
tinyurl.com/7te5n

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Gunmen told: take British hostages:

“In return for our two officials, two Britons will be taken,‰ the source said. The two need not necessarily be from the British military, but could be civilians, he added.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1807091,00.html

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Poll: Most Americans Wants Troops Out After Iraq Referendum :

Many adults in the United States believe their government should begin to implement an exit strategy following this month‚s constitutional referendum in Iraq
tinyurl.com/bjk7l

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Scott Ritter: The last thing Iraq needs now is the passing of its draft constitution :

Regardless of the result of the Iraqi people’s vote on the constitution on 15 October, the reality is that it is a failed document, reflective of a failed process.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10497.htm

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Juan Cole: Iraqi Government Totters :

This constitution is another sick joke played by the Bush administration, which keeps forcing Iraq to jump through hoops made in Washington as “milestones” and “tipping points” to which the Republican Party can point as progress.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10494.htm

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Kiss of Death:

Does Zarqawi have an infinite supply of lieutenants/ deputies/ aides/ associates/ second-in-commands/ etc., or do we just arbitrarily declare that every 100th insurgent we capture or kill is “a top aide” to Zarqawi?
tinyurl.com/buv9t

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Bitter Fruit by Paul Fusco:

In November 2003 Magnum photographer Paul Fusco began his essay on the funerals of the soldiers killed in Iraq. He travelled to some 27 different cities and towns, from Florida to Minnesota, Maine and New York.

This is a must watch interactive essay
www.magnuminmotion.com/#

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Robert Fisk: Shock and awe: the night Baghdad burned:

In an exclusive extract from his powerful new book about the Middle East, Robert Fisk watches in the Iraqi capital as the US air offensive begins in March 2003
news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article316530.ece

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U.S. soldiers get off easy for crimes against Iraqis, review finds:

Al-Hillali said Army Pfc. John N. Lee and Spec. Timothy I. Barron claimed to be Marines searching for weapons. But once inside his house, he said, they used a knife to pry open a briefcase filled with money and eventually stole $2,000 in cash, silver and other valuables.
tinyurl.com/dfkbj

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Taliban attack police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing 2:

Suspected Taliban rebels attacked a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing a policeman and a bystander, police said Sunday.
tinyurl.com/acg8w

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Bombers didn’t need al-Qaeda :

It is tempting to see the bombs in Bali yesterday as part of the wave of attacks launched by the supposedly still omnipresent al-Qaeda. But Islamic militancy in Indonesia, and in the Far East generally, is not new. It certanly far pre-dates Osama bin Laden.
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1583070,00.html

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Torture of Iraqis was for Œstress relief‚, say US soldiers:

FOR the first time, American soldiers who personally tortured Iraqi prisoners have come forward to give testimony to human rights organisations about crimes they committed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10493.htm

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Atta known to Pentagon before 9/11:

Four years after the nation’s deadliest terror attack, evidence is accumulating that a super-secret Pentagon intelligence unit identified the organizer of the Sept. 11 hijackings, Mohamed Atta, as an Al Qaeda operative months before he entered the U.S.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10491.htm

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Abramoff and Able Danger:

Confirmed: US Intel told “hands off money laundering”
www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/10/1/1955/10277

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Role of Rove, Libby in CIA Leak Case Clearer:

As the CIA leak investigation heads toward its expected conclusion this month, it has become increasingly clear that two of the most powerful men in the Bush administration were more involved in the unmasking of operative Valerie Plame than the White House originally indicated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10496.htm

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Israel will stand by DeLay:

The ousted majority leader of the House of Representatives is known to be a staunch supporter of Israel and has close ties with right wing groups and the settlers.
tinyurl.com/8kr2l

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Something stinks in America :

The story begins in the murky world of campaign finance and the grey area of quasi-corruption, kickbacks and personal favours that now define the American political system.
tinyurl.com/9gcoh

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Muslim leaders fear racist attacks:

ISLAMIC leaders have condemned the deadly terrorist bombings in Bali while warning of retribution against Australian Muslims.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16790719^1702,00.html

tinyurl.com/dclze

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When Terrorism Outlaws Democracy:

On September 27, 2005, Australian democracy surrendered to terrorism. On that day, a coalition of willing federal and state leaders agreed to anti-terrorism legislation that will enable police persecution of the Muslim community and threaten dissidents with imprisonment.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10495.htm

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Uzbekistan cuts off ties to U.S. on fighting terror:

After cutting off U.S. access to a key military base, Uzbekistan has also quietly terminated cooperation with Washington on counterterrorism
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05275/580616.stm

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Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 146Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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Why not Torture Judith Miller?

by Mike Whitney

By Bush’s logic, Miller should have been trundled off to a secret location where she could have been beaten and abused until she provided the information required by the grand jury.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10481.htm

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Christianity and the Demise of America

By Charles Sullivan

Real Christians would not tolerate presidents who make war on defenseless people based upon lies and innuendo. Bush and his imperialist polices should be openly and powerfully denounced from every pulpit in every church in the United States, every day. But they are not. In fact, just the opposite occurs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10483.htm

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Three bomb attacks rock Indonesia’s Bali, 25 dead:

Three bomb blasts ripped through crowded restaurants on the famous Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday, killing 25 people including foreigners and wounding 102, officials said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK156312.htm

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Eleven killed in Iraq attacks including imam, two US troops :

A seven-year-old child was accidentally killed after police opened fire on the car he was travelling in suspecting it of being a car bomb
tinyurl.com/d7ov3

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U.S. Bombs Kill 10 in The City of Qaim:

Ten people were killed and eight wounded on Friday when U.S. forces conducted an air strike on the western city of Qaim, 320 km ( 200 miles) west of Baghdad, a medical source said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ALI132319.htm

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Danish soldier killed in Iraq:

A DANISH soldier was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb blew up alongside a Danish military vehicle outside Basra in southern Iraq today, Iraqi police said.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16787093-23109,00.html

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The Heavy Burden of Retrieving Fallen Americans in Iraq :

“Sometimes the dead soldiers are in body bags only this big,” he said, holding his hands about a foot apart. “It’s discouraging.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10475.htm

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Marine mourns 11 friends killed in bombing:

Cpl. David Kreuter had a new baby boy he’d seen only in photos. Lance Cpl. Michael Cifuentes was counting the days to his wedding. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Bloem had just celebrated his 20th birthday.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/12793265.htm

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Splits emerge between Kurds and Shiites in Iraqi government :

Kurdish officials warned they would consider pulling out of the government if their demands aren’t met. That would cause the collapse of the government and add a new layer of political instability and fragmentation between Iraq’s main communities.
tinyurl.com/at89m

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Juan Cole: Fayyad in Baghdad: “It is no Longer Baghdad” :

The piece is a shocking indictment of American misrule. Bush has turned one of the world’s greatest cities into a cesspool with no order, little athority and few services.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10479.htm

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Rep. Barbara Lee : Permanent Military Occupation :

The Chicago Tribune reported on the construction of 14 “enduring bases” in Iraq. The May 22, 2005, Washington Post described the military’s plan to consolidate military personnel in Iraq into four massive “contingency operating bases.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10478.htm

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Retired general: Iraq invasion was ‘strategic disaster’:

The invasion of Iraq was the “greatest strategic disaster in United States history,‰ a retired Army general said yesterday, strengthening an effort in Congress to force an American withdrawal beginning next year.,
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10488.htm

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In a world gone crazy: :

Rice says: Force necessary for democracy:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has defended the use of military force to advance the cause of democracy and liberty as “the only guarantee of true stability and lasting security”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10482.htm

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Syria, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and Big Lies in Bushzarro World:

The Bushcons have followed Hitler‚s advice to the letter˜using prefabricated Big Lies to rearrange the intellectual furniture of average, often intellectually lazy Americans
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10477.htm

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Bush administration to examine new measures against Syria:

President Bush and his top aides are weighing new steps against Syria, according to U.S. officials involved in Middle East policy.
tinyurl.com/d7vwr

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Two soldiers killed in Afghan attack:

A U.S. soldier and an Afghan soldier have been killed in a militant attack in the southern province of Kandahar, the U.S military said on Saturday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL132106.htm

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U.S. supervisor allegedly shot, killed Afghan:

Guards for a U.S. security firm obstructed an investigation into whether one of its supervisors fatally shot his Afghan interpreter, an Afghan police chief said Friday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10480.htm

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Bush threatens defense bill veto, warning on prisoners:

The White House warned lawmakers not to add any amendments to regulate the treatment of detainees or set up a commission to probe abuse.
tinyurl.com/9av8k

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Abu Ghraib: Command Responsibility:

The news that yet another Army private, Lynndie England, 22, of Fort Ashby, W. Va., has been convicted and sentenced for posing for the infamous photos of torture at Abu Ghraib, while her superiors duck responsibility, is a sad commentary on the degenerating ethos of the U.S. Army.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10487.htm

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Four guards charged in the death of female inmate:

Four guards at a privately run jail have been indicted on reckless homicide charges accusing them of beating a female inmate to death.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3375960

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In case you missed it:

Video : Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons:

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.htm

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Robert Fisk: Face to face with the world’s most wanted man.

Exclusive extract from Robert Fisk’s new book
news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article314587.ece

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War pimp alert:

Israelis urge U.S. to stop Iran’s “nuke goals” :

As a last resort, they said, Israel itself would act unilaterally to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10476.htm

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War pimp alert:

‘Israel will take out Iran’s nuke facilities if US does not’ :

If Washington and its allies do not stop Iran’s nuclear programmes by force if necessary, Israel will, three Israeli legislators visiting the US have warned.
tinyurl.com/d7n2y

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Gordon Prather : US-Israeli Diplomatic Triumph Over Iran :

Condi and the neo-crazies are all running around in circles of diminishing radius screaming something about the IAEA Board having found Iran to be in Œnon-compliance’ with its Safeguards Agreement
www.antiwar.com/prather/?articleid=7462

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Galloway Blasts Israel:

The controversial leader of the Respect Party George Galloway this week provoked a fresh wave of condemnation after he launched a stinging attack on Zionism and Israel during a radio interview in America.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10489.htm

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In case you missed it:

Rabbi Goldstein gives a historic overview of Zionism:

As soon as it was founded [zionism], it was condemned – Jews came out and said this is atheistic, this is idol worship…” Real Audio
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1456.htm

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To keep its dream alive, America must end its military obsession :

The US is dynamic and adaptable, but it needs to pay more attention to its fragile economy to save itself from future shocks
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1580610,00.html

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South American leaders call for trade zone:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez used the one-day gathering to announce plans to move his country’s foreign reserves out of U.S. banks, and he proposed the creation of a South American central bank that would hold the foreign reserves of the 12-nation continent.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10486.htm

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Cheney’s aide revealed as source of CIA leak :

Jailing Miller in July, the judge in the case, Thomas Hogan, argued she was not defending press freedom, because the government source she “alleges she is protecting” had released her from her promise of confidentiality.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10486.htm

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Who is Scooter Libby?:

When historians finally lift the curtain on the Bush administration, they will discover that Irv Lewis “Scooter” Libby was one of the most important men pulling the levers. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, has been center stage for every one of the administration’s national security scandals
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10485.htm

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Buying of News by Bush’s Aides Is Ruled Illegal :

In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated “covert propaganda” in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10484.htm

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FBI admits to wiretapping wrong numbers:

Such wiretaps allow the FBI to get permission from a secret federal court to listen in on any phone line or monitor any Internet account.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9546933/

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EU and U.S. clash over control of Net :

The United States and Europe clashed here Thursday in one of their sharpest public disagreements in months, after European Union negotiators proposed stripping the Americans of their effective control of the Internet.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/09/29/business/net.php

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Student who was Maced By Police is Now Banned from Campus!:

At approximately 1pm on Sept 30, Sgt. Richard H. Wheeler and State Trooper Vasquez delivered a notice to Charles T. Peterson at the doorstep of his home in Springfield, MA.
www.traprockpeace.org/counter_recruitment/

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