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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2296
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$244,171,613,873
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Poll: U.S. Troops in Iraq: 72% Say End War in 2006

By Zogby

Almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam‚s role in 9/11, most don‚t blame Iraqi public for insurgent attacks
informationclearinghouse.info/article12103.htm

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The Troops Want to End Iraq Occupation in 2006

By Richard B. Mazess

The Reserves and National Guard are overwhelming in favor of withdrawal (89% and 82%) this year compared to the Army and Marines (69% and 58% respectively). Even more impressively, three-quarters of the Guard and Reserves, and half of the Army, favored withdrawal within 6 months.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12115.htm

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The Soldiers Speak. Will President Bush Listen?

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

When President Bush held a public meeting with troops by satellite last fall, they were miraculously upbeat. And all along, unrepentant hawks (most of whom have never been to Iraq) have insisted that journalists are misreporting Iraq and that most soldiers are gung-ho about their mission. Hogwash! A new poll to be released today shows that U.S. soldiers overwhelmingly want out of Iraq ? and soon.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12116.htm

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Terra, Terra, Terra

Cry `terra` and let loose the dogs of war.

By Anwaar Hussain

Never before has one word, or its relentless repetition, done so much for one man as the word `terror‚ (`terra` in Texanese) has for this Texan from Crawford that now resides in the White House. No other single word, it seems, is so much responsible for Bush`s continued fame among certain naive American quarters.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12111.htm

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Senator Feinstein’s War Profiteering

By Joshua Frank

Senator Feinstein’s husband has a nice profile at SFGate. Richard Blum has scored bundles from this war and the millions have been deposited in his accounts, which he undoubtedly shares with his wife (even if they aren’t, she’s certainly reaping the benefits as her salary could not possibly afford a $16.5 million mansion).
informationclearinghouse.info/article12106.htm

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Let history judge

By Scott Ritter

It was judge Jackson’s words, and my steadfast allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, motivated me to give testimony this past Saturday at the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration, in particular in support of the first count put forward by the commission: that the Bush administration authorized a war of aggression against Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12100.htm

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When Americans No Longer Own America

By Thom Hartmann

They truly believe that a “New World Order” with multinational corporations in charge instead of sovereign governments will be the answer to the problem of world instability. And therefore they must do away with quaint things like unions, a healthy middle class, and, ultimately, democracy.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12099.htm

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Multiple Bombings in Baghdad Kill 56:

In the latest attacks, police officials said either a car bomb or a mortar hit the Abdel Hadi Chalabi mosque in the Hurriyah neighborhood, killing 14 people and wounding 62.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1670738

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Four British soldiers killed in Iraq:

Four British soldiers have been killed and another injured by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Amara, in southern Iraq, Iraqi security sources said Tuesday. The Ministry of Defence in London, however, confirmed the death of only two.
tinyurl.com/pz9m6

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1,300 Killed As Toll Increases:

Violence Unleashed Last Week Killed More Than 1,300
informationclearinghouse.info/article12101.htm

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Militias and armed gangs rule streets of Iraq:

The sheer proliferation of armed groups — some official, some unofficial and some that operate in the murky middle ground — underscores the lawlessness of Iraq, where neither U.S. forces who invaded in 2003 nor the Iraqi armed forces they trained have been able to impose their authority on the whole country.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12105.htm

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Sunnis say they’re mobilizing to combat Shiites, protect mosques:

Sunni Muslims from across central Iraq, alarmed by how easily Shiite Muslim fighters had attacked their mosques during last week’s clashes, said Monday that they were sending weapons to Baghdad and were preparing to dispatch their own fighters to the Iraqi capital in case of further violence.
www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/world/13976350.htm

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Death of a professor :

here is now a systematic campaign to assassinate Iraqis who speak out against the occupation
informationclearinghouse.info/article12108.htm

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Mike Whitney : Sporadic Violence or Imperial Meddling? :

Is this the method of killing that we would normally expect from rampaging mobs, or is it more like a deliberate campaign of terror designed to spread fear throughout the community.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12117.htm

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John Zogby:New Poll Of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq :

A first-ever survey of U.S. troops on the ground fighting a war overseas has revealed surprising findings, not the least of which is that an overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12104.htm

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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer: The Iraq War in Context:

A Strategy Paper Calling for the Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. Troops
www.backjack2006.org/iraqpositionpaper.html

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Exclusive: Former UN Human Rights Chief in Iraq Says US Violating Geneva Conventions, Jailing Innocent Detainees:

Pace says he believes the U.S. has violated the Geneva Conventions, is fueling the violence through its raids on Iraqi homes and is holding thousands of detainees that are for the most part innocent of any crimes.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12114.htm

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Miscreants, Murderers, and Malefactors: Imperial Conquest, Torture, and a Little Matter of Genocide:

The monstrous psychopaths now infesting the White House have taken malevolence to a whole new level. Let us remind ourselves that The White House belongs to us and that Bush serves us.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12113.htm

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Storm the White House:

It is our duty and the duty of the United Nations to rescue the people of the world from the U.S. dictators. Murder for occupation and theft of land is illegal. Murder of journalists is criminal. Remove the traitors who have stolen the U.S. budget and used it to commit international crimes against humanity.
www.unitedforpeace.org/calendar.php?calid=15790

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Bob Herbert : Ike Saw It Coming :

In one of the great deceptive maneuvers in U.S. history, the military-industrial complex (with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as chairman and C.E.O., respectively) took its eye off the real enemy in Afghanistan and launched the pointless but far more remunerative war in Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12107.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video : Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Chris Floyd: The Pentagon Archipelago :

When I read the passage below from Moazzam Begg’s account of his years in Bush’s Terror War prisons, I had a strange feeling of dislocation: it was as if 30 years had suddenly fallen away and I was back in high school, reading Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago
tinyurl.com/nwlr9

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U.S. will pay $300,000 in 9/11 detainee’s lawsuit :

The settlement, filed in federal court late on Monday, is the first the government has made in a number of lawsuits charging that noncitizens were abused and their constitutional rights violated in detentions after the terror attacks.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/28/news/detain.php#

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U.S. Opposes U.N.’s Planned Rights Panel: :

The Bush administration will oppose a U.N.-backed resolution calling for the creation of a council to expose the world’s worst human rights abusers, John R. Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12109.htm

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Bush chides Belarus on human rights ahead of vote :

President George W. Bush showed U.S. displeasure on Monday with the Belarus government’s human rights record by meeting at the White House with two women whose husbands disappeared in the former Soviet republic.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060227/pl_nm/belarus_bush_dc

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Iranians not to give up right to uranium enrichment:

“Iran is ready to accept any plan that will both honor our rights and build trust.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0602287019195012.htm

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U.S. plan to divide Iran:

The US and Britain have torn apart Iraq and now they want to do the same to Iran. The US military has been studying ethnic and religious tensions in Iran as part of its preparations for war. This suggests that plans for war are advanced.
www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=8411

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Iran promises Hamas USD 250 million:

The London-based Arabic-language newspaper el-Hayat reported Tuesday that Tehran promised Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal it would transfer USD 250 million to the Palestinian Authority as compensation for the freezing of American aid to the Palestinians.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12112.htm

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World owes Israel USD 23 billion:

Country’s external debt stands at USD 75.5 billion; rise in loans to foreign countries due to improvements in economy
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3221889,00.html

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In case you missed it?:

A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion˜and Counting :

The common figure given for U.S. aid to Israel is $3 billion per year˜$1.2 billion in economic aid and $1.8 billion in military aid. As impressive as this figure is, however, since it represents about one-sixth of total U.S. foreign aid, the true figure is even more remarkable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5964.htm

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Israel: Sub fleet chief: We can hit targets overseas :

Submarines may be used for hitting strategic targets outside Israel’s territory, chief commander of the IDF’s submarine fleet, Colonel Yoni, stated.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3221853,00.html

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Israel: Olmert received apartment bribe:

Journalist Yoav Yitzhak says acting prime minister got apartment discount in exchange for expediting construction permits.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3222228,00.html

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London mayor’s suspension frozen:

A London judge Tuesday froze the four-week suspension of London Mayor Ken Livingstone so it can be appealed.
www.washtimes.com/upi/20060228-020145-3946r.htm

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Walk in each other’s shoes :

We Jews are a thundering nuisance. Our persistence has always been a problem for Christianity, but we’ve really excelled ourselves over the last 60 years. Though Auschwitz was liberated back in 1944, a Christian still can’t speak to a Jew without having the Holocaust waved reproachfully in their face. Criticise the state of Israel and the poor innocent is accused of anti-semitism.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1719418,00.html

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Why India Should Choose Iran, Not the US:

Even if India gets everything it wants under the US-India civilian nuclear agreement signed by President George W Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on July 18, it would still be only a tiny fraction of the oil and gas it could obtain from Iran to meet India’s growing energy needs.
www.counterpunch.org/haniffa02282006.html

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Demonstrators in India Protest Bush Visit :

Demonstrators in India shouted “Death to America!” and burned effigies of President Bush on Tuesday, demanding that he be barred from visiting the country this week.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060228/ap_on_re_as/india_us_protests

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“Refugee Crisis Grows as Darfur War Crosses a Border”, :

The chaos in Darfur, the war-ravaged region in Sudan where more than 200,000 civilians have been killed, has spread across the border into Chad, deepening one of the world’s worst refugee crises.
www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3998&l=6

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A third of British forces ‘not ready for action’:

Report claims UK forces struggling to cope with demand placed upon them
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=305032006

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Bush Says He Still Supports Ports Deal :

President Bush said Tuesday he remains supportive of a United Arab Emirates-based company’s takeover of some U.S. port operations, even though a new, more intensive investigation of the deal’s potential security risks has yet to begin.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/28/ap/politics/mainD8G2AFP85.shtml

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UAE gave $1 million to Bush library:

A sheik from the United Arab Emirates contributed at least $1 million to the Bush Library Foundation, which established the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station.
www.freenewmexican.com/story_print.php?storyid=40017

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Can states limit what candidates spend?:

Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on a Vermont law that would curb the flow of campaign money.
csmweb2.emcweb.com/2006/0228/p03s01-usju.html

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NYT sues Pentagon over domestic spying :

The Times wants a list of documents including all internal memos and e-mails about the program of monitoring phone calls without court approval. It also seeks the names of the people or groups identified by it.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12110.htm

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A chilling threat in freedom’s land:

The following happened in the United States of America on Feb. 9 of this year.
www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060222/1017769.asp?PFVer=Story

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Bush’s ‘fine’ economy sees millions go hungry:

The Second Harvest report, using figures compiled before hurricanes Katrina and Rita, showed that 25 million Americans had been forced to get food from the organisation’s network of food banks, soup kitchens and shelters in 2005, up 9 per cent from 2001. The hungry included 9 million children (aged under 18) and 3 million elderly people.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18281219^643,00.html

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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2268
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,888,746,378
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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From Superpower to Tinhorn Dictatorship

By Paul Craig Roberts

 
America is headed for a soft dictatorship by the end of Bush‚s second term. Whether any American has civil rights will be decided by the discretionary power of federal officials. The public in general will tolerate the soft dictatorship as its discretionary powers will mainly be felt by those few who challenge it.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12096.htm

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The Smoking Gun

By Mike Whitney

By now, we should realize that the Bush administration has no plan to govern Iraq nor do they care a whit about the suffering of the Iraqi people. The only thing the matters is the extraction of petroleum from Iraqi oil-fields and its unobstructed transfer to the market. The rest is rubbish. “We don‚t do body counts‰, boasted General Tommy Franks.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12095.htm

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Total Information Awareness Lives On Inside the National Security Agency

Democracy Now!

“Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as ‘a virtual, centralized grand database.’ Watch or listen here.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12090.htm

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Speak for Yourself

By Cindy Sheehan

It is an indescribably awful and disordered thing to bury a child. I don’t want anymore Gold Star Moms to be made by and for the chickenhawks who cower behind their desks and send other people’s children off to fight their imaginary battles.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12089.htm

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The World That Dick Built

By Sheila Samples

This is the guy who pulled the trigger of the gun that fired the round that hit his friend that ruined the hunt and shed some light on the world that Dick built…
informationclearinghouse.info/article12092.htm

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12 Killed as violence flares:

A mortar attack killed four people and wounded 17 in Shola, a Shi’ite district in Sunni-dominated western Baghdad on Monday, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM721025.htm

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Four dead in Baghdad mosque blasts:

Four people were killed and 15 wounded when two bombs exploded near a Sunni mosque in mainly Shi’ite eastern Baghdad on Monday, police said.
tinyurl.com/o6o37

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The Killing Continues:

Four bodies – blindfolded and handcuffed – were found in Dora, a Baghdad neighbourhood where a mortar barrage the night before killed 16 people and wounded 53.
www.940news.com/nouvelles.php?cat=24&id=22735

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Three US soldiers killed in Baghdad:

TWO U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in western Baghdad on Sunday, and a third was shot dead in the Iraqi capital.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18285651-23109,00.html

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Bans do little to quell unrest in Iraq:

More than 60 Shiite families fled their homes in predominantly Sunni areas west and north of Baghdad after receiving threats, said Shiite legislator Jalaladin al-Saghir and Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Jalil Khallaf.
www.theeagle.com/stories/022706/world_20060227001.php

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And Now Come the Death Squads:

Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations’ outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed.
www.counterpunch.com/patrick02272006.html

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Iraqi People Betrayed by German Government:

German Intelligence Gave U.S. Saddam’s Defense Plan, Report Says:

Two German intelligence agents in Baghdad obtained a copy of Saddam Hussein’s plan to defend the Iraqi capital, which a German official passed on to American commanders a month before the invasion, according to a classified study by the United States military.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12094.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: A Message From The “Iraq Resistance” :

“We are simple people who chose principles over fear.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7468.htm

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Poll: Majority In U.S. Want Military Out Of Iraq Now:
tinyurl.com/llt7z

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The Case for Impeachment:

That President George W. Bush comes to power with the intention of invading Iraq is a fact not open to dispute.
harpers.org/TheCaseForImpeachment.html

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At least seven dead after inmates seize Kabul jail:

HUNDREDS of Taliban and al-Qaeda militants were among 2000 prisoners who have seized control of three blocks of this notorious prison.
tinyurl.com/s2e3h

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Afghan Prisoners Handing Over Dead, Wounded :

Inmates who yesterday seized part of a high-security jail outside the Afghan capital Kabul have reportedly agreed to hand over the bodies of three people, as well as 30 people with injuries.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/02/376554ef-2c3a-4efe-a325-3a055a962189.html

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“Worse” Than Guantanamo:

Prisoners at Bagram are held by the dozen in wire cages, sleep on the floor on foam mats and are often made to use plastic buckets for latrines. Before recent renovations, detainees rarely saw daylight except for brief visits to a small exercise yard.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/27/1519239

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American gulag:

Torture, force-feeding and darkness at noon — this is Guantanamo
informationclearinghouse.info/article12087.htm

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Two bombs rock Iranian oil cities, 6 wounded:

The bombs were planted in the governor’s office in both cities, which lie in the oil-producing province of Khuzestan that has seen ethnic tensions between Iranian authorities and the Arab minority over the last year.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1665880

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War pimp Alert:

U.S. senator: Iranian nuclear threat is biggest since Cold War:

“The Iranian threat to the world is the biggest since the Cold War,‰ Senator John Mccain told ABC television on Sunday.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3221299,00.html

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‘The vilification of Iran’ :

In the current campaign against Iran, another parallel strikes me: We asked Saddam Hussein to “prove a negative” when we insisted he prove that he did not have weapons of mass destruction. Now we are asking Iran to prove another negative: that it is not developing nukes.
tinyurl.com/r4eyz

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Europe scorns Iran‚s nuclear Œdeal‚ with Russia :

France, Germany and Britain on Monday sought to increase international pressure on Iran, dismissing Tehran‚s announcement that it had reached a “basic agreement‰ with Russia over its controversial nuclear programme.
news.ft.com/cms/s/14f9a2e8-a7ba-11da-85bc-0000779e2340.html

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IAEA: Iran appears determined to expand uranium enrichment program :

In a confidential report made available to The Associated Press, also suggested that unless Iran drastically increased its cooperation with an agency probe, the agency would not be able to establish whether past clandestine activities were focused on making nuclear arms.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060227-1040-nuclearagency-iran.html

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Charley Reese: It’s Usually About Money:

Conflicts are often about money. One factor that might account for the Bush administration’s hostility toward Iran is Iran’s plan to open a bourse ˆ an oil exchange ˆ in March in which Iranian oil will be sold for euros, not dollars.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12097.htm

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Should Cuba Bomb the United States?:

“It is not convenient to treat terrorists softly,” said Rice. In her opinion, it is totally legitimate to bomb any place that shelters people involved in international terrorism.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12086.htm

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Palestinian cash crisis bites as EU pays utility bills:

The European Union today released a limited aid package to the Palestinians which it said would help to stave off a looming financial crisis.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2060921,00.html

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Khalid Amayreh : Bush and his money can go to hell:

We will not give up our inalienable right to freedom and justice in return for some financial inducements
informationclearinghouse.info/article12088.htm

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Stop scaring us! :

Netanyahu and his supporters on the right and the extreme right need to scare us so that they can continue eating away at the Palestinians’ lands, just as long as everything is ours. This is the right and its doctrine.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/687499.html

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In case you missed it:

Scenes Of Israeli Massacre In Qana 1996:

Warning! –

This video of an Israeli Massacre of Palestinian & Lebanese civilians in April of 96 is very graphic and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/quana_01_19_03.htm

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Hamas lists Israel recognition terms:

The Palestinian prime minister-designate says Hamas is ready to recognise Israel if it gives the Palestinian people their full rights and a state in lands occupied since 1967, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A6773935-6834-470D-A53C-F6CF999C5A7B.htm

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Incoming Palestinian premier says Hamas wants long-term truce:

Ismail Haniyeh — the incoming Palestinian premier — denies a Washington Post report saying Hamas would consider peace with Israel under certain conditions.
www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=156303&SecID=2

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Hamas leaders reject negotiations with Israel:

Top Hamas figures Mahmoud Zahar and Saed Siyam rejected on Sunday any possible peace negotiations with Israel.
tinyurl.com/qluh2

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Hamas accuses US media of misinterpreting Haneya’s statements :

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Sunday accused The Washington Post of misinterpreting statements made by Hamas leader Ismael Haneya, who is taksed with forming the next cabinet.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/27/content_4232816.htm

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Blueprint to give power to the people :

A plan to revive Britain’s dying democracy is launched today by an inquiry which warns that the parties are “killing” politics.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article348005.ece

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Blair Approval Rating Falls to 28% in Britain:

Yesterday, Dennis Healey˜a former chancellor of the exchequer considered as one of the Labour party‚s elder statesmen˜suggested that Blair should step down soon, saying, “I think Tony‚s showing he is losing his grip
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/11025

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When the ingrates met the hypocrites:

Inept American self-interest and Conservative toadying in Washington make an unedifying mixture
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-2060038,00.html

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Thousands to protect Bush in India :

About 5,000 personnel including snipers, commandos and U.S. marines using helicopters, bomb detectors and electronic jammers will protect President George W. Bush during his visit to India this week, officials said on Monday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060227/ts_nm/india_bush_security_dc

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Arundhati Roy : Bush in India: Just Not Welcome :

On his triumphalist tour of India and Pakistan, where he hopes to wave imperiously at people he considers potential subjects, President Bush has an itinerary that’s getting curiouser and curiouser.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12098.htm

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Setting sail away from America:

The world finds it’s too hard to do business with the US
news.independent.co.uk/business/analysis_and_features/article347680.ece

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Venezuela oil offer puts heat on a U.S. governor:

Should Gov. M. Jodi Rell accept deeply discounted heating oil for Connecticut‚s poor if it comes ˆ via a gubernatorial rival ˆ from the government of Venezuela‚s socialist president, Hugo Chávez?
www.thedailyjournalonline.com/article.asp?ArticleId=226991&CategoryId=10717

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Private Rivers:

Will Transnational Water Companies Swallow El Salvador’s Water Supply?
upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/205/1/

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Paul Krugman : Graduates versus Oligarchs :

We’re seeing the rise of a narrow oligarchy: income and wealth are becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small, privileged elite.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12093.htm

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In case you missed it:

War Corporatism: The New Fascism:

An animated look at the dogs of War Corporatism unleashed upon the world by Bush and the PNAC as stated in the September 2000 document Rebuilding America’s Defenses.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12017.htm

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Shane Harris: TIA Lives On :

A controversial counter-terrorism program, which lawmakers halted more than two years ago amid outcries from privacy advocates, was stopped in name only and has quietly continued within the intelligence agency now fending off charges that it has violated the privacy of U.S. citizens
informationclearinghouse.info/article12091.htm

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White House Rejects Special Counsel :

The White House on Monday rejected the call by several House Democrats for a special counsel to investigate the Bush administration’s eavesdropping program.
tinyurl.com/qwdz7

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In case you missed it:

National Security Archive Releases Pre-9/11 Warning To Saudis: –

More than three years before the 9/11 attack on the United States, U.S. officials warned Saudi Arabia that Osama bin Laden “might take the course of least resistance and turn to a civilian [aircraft] target,” according to a declassified cable released by the National Security Archive
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20051209/index.htm

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California Prison on Lockdown After Riot :

A racially motivated riot at San Quentin State Prison left one inmate injured and prompted a lockdown of about 1,800 prisoners.
tinyurl.com/or9hj

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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?
informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.htm

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Police reveal how Bush can’t wave and pedal at same time :

So ends the mystery of how President George Bush collided with a police officer while cycling at Gleneagles on the first day of the G8 summit last year.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article348032.ece

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In case you missed it: :

September 11th And The Bush Administration:

Compelling Evidence for Complicity:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4582.htm

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Number of Unsold Homes Hits Record High:

The backlog of unsold new homes reached a record level last month, as sales slipped despite the warmest January in more than 100 years.
biz.yahoo.com/ap/060227/economy.html?.v=9
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Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006

Let America Be America Again

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
Tangled in that ancient endless chain
Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
Of work the men! Of take the pay!
Of owning everything for one’s own greed!

I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
I am the worker sold to the machine.
I am the Negro, servant to you all.
I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—
Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers!
I am the man who never got ahead,
The poorest worker bartered through the years.

Yet I’m the one who dreamt our basic dream
In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
That even yet its mighty daring sings
In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
That’s made America the land it has become.
O, I’m the man who sailed those early seas
In search of what I meant to be my home—
For I’m the one who left dark Ireland’s shore,
And Poland’s plain, and England’s grassy lea,
And torn from Black Africa’s strand I came
To build a “homeland of the free.”

By Langston Hughes: Click this link to read entire item.
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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2290
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$243,684,297,720
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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By Robert Fisk

Everyone in the Middle East rewrites history, but never before have we had a US administration so wilfully, dishonestly and ruthlessly reinterpreting tragedy as success, defeat as victory, death as life – helped, I have to add, by the compliant American press. – We are pushing hundreds of thousands of Arabs though the butchers’ shops – and don’t even care.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12083.htm

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War In Error

By Andrew J. Bacevich

As far as official Washington is concerned, the nameless, faceless dead of Damadola are already forgotten. Our warrior-president will continue to insist that we have no choice but to press on, seemingly blind to the moral havoc wreaked by his war and oblivious to the extent to which he is playing into the hands of our adversaries.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12071.htm

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Iran And “The International Community “

Here we go again! Now it’s Iran.

By Brkic Sulejman

When the “International Community” threatens Iran to force it to give up its nuclear program in order to make the world safer, I wonder if its thoughts of safety include the Chechens, the Palestinians, the Iraqis, the Sudanese in Darfur, the campesinos and the Indios being massacred in Colombia by death squads backed by the cheap ˆ natural resources – hungry U.S. and its west European vassals.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12079.htm

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The CIA’s ‘Black Sites’

What are we going to do with the secret prisoners who cannot be tried in our courts?

By Nat Hentoff

The CIA’s top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation, and using forms of torture such as “waterboarding,” [making a prisoner believe he is about to be drowned] intelligence sources have claimed.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12076.htm

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American Government: Heading Toward Disintegration and Collapse

By Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.

It is very obvious that this capitalistic nation is concerned merely with the financial interests of big corporations and nothing else matters, not even the very health and life of the American people. Its top priority is to cater to special interests.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12074.htm

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Car Bomb Kills 7 as Sunnis lash back at Shiites:

The bodies of 14 police officers from the Interior Ministry’s mostly Shiite commando unit were found in southwest Baghdad
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/13967030.htm

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Fresh bloodshed raged on Saturday :

12 farm labourers were found shot dead in an orchard in the confessionally mixed province of Diyala Saturday.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=109738

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Six killed and 38 wounded in Baghdad mortar attack:

It was not clear who fired the mortars at Dora, an area that has seen a series of sectarian killings.
tinyurl.com/meoy3

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Car bomb kills four in Iraq:

At least four people were killed and six injured when a car bomb exploded Sunday at Hillah bus terminal, 100 km south of Baghdad, according to police
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=261742&cat=Asia

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3 Bodies Discovered In Falluja:

Three bodies with their hands bound and bullet wounds to the head were found near Falluja, west of Baghdad, police said. The killings took place some three days ago, according to a medical source.
tinyurl.com/e6c9n

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2 U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq:

Former Iraqi General Killed In Ramadi: Another roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol southeast of Baghdad, killing one officer and injuring two others.
www.wjactv.com/news/7465095/detail.html

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Former British ambassador: Iraq slipping into low-level civil war:

“There are elements of ethnic cleansing, getting a minority community out of an area so that the majority community can take over, in certain parts of Iraq.
tinyurl.com/edmxf

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Iraq’s death squads: On the brink of civil war :

Most of the corpses in Baghdad’s mortuary show signs of torture and execution. And the Interior Ministry is being blamed.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12084.htm

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Ron Fullwood : Who are our soldiers standing (and fighting) with? Whose side are we on?:

The reality is, the Iraqi militias are using our assistance as a wedge against their political opponents. That’s not democracy forming, it’s a junta, a recipe for perpetual resistance to the existing authority, and we’re on tyranny’s side.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12075.htm

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Youth Betrayed: Wounded in Iraq: Survivors:

They left under a wave of support – red, white and blue bunting and flags and cheers – and headed to a war half a world away in Iraq. It was their duty, their calling, their patriotic responsibility. They returned missing . . . one his arm, the other his ability to walk.
www.sltrib.com/ci_3548950#

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U.S. Christian Leaders Apologise For Iraq War:

Christian leaders from the United States lamented the war in Iraq and apologised for their government’s current foreign policy during the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which ended Thursday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12082.htm

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MI5 rebels expose Tube bomb cover-up :

They believe ministers have withheld information from the public about what the security services knew about the suspects before the bombing of July 7 and the abortive attacks of July 21.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12085.htm

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Chris Floyd: :Blair’s Dark Kingdom:

How the government of George W. Bush’s beloved disciple, Tony Blair, is “persecuting innocent people, tearing up our freedoms and undermining the judiciary.”
www.chris-floyd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=500&Itemid=1

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Amnesty UK: Human rights: a broken promise:

“Let no one be in any doubt. The rules of the game are changing.” So warned on 5 August 2005 Prime Minister Tony Blair in the aftermath of the July bombings in London when outlining a package of measures,(1) described as countering terrorism, that threaten human rights, the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. In fact the government started changing the rules well before then.
tinyurl.com/evtqs

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Gilad Atzmon: In Support of My Mayor :

Why did a UK governmental watchdog suspend the adorable Mayor of London just for hurting the feelings of a journalist, who happens to be a Jew?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12073.htm

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The Caricatures in Middle East Politics:

While the Mossad-provoked Œfree speech versus blasphemy’ controversy between the West and the Islamic peoples continues to deepen, Israel proceeds to impose a Nazi-like economic siege over 4 million Palestinians, intended to starve them into surrendering their democratic freedoms.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12081.htm

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IDF officer cancels UK studies leave for fear of arrest:

The IDF commander of the Gaza division, Brigadier General Aviv Kochavi, has cancelled plans to study in the U.K. after warnings from the military that he could be arrested for war crimes.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3221333,00.html

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Mansour: Israel’s Aggression Violates International Law:

The Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations, Reyad Mansour confirmed that the latest Israeli aggressions included the killing extra-judicially five residents in Nablus and two others in the Gaza Strip were violations against the principles of international law.
www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_new/english/details.asp?name=13995

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Abbas is “irrelevant”: Israeli FM :

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on Sunday evening that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was “irrelevant” because of Hamas’ victory in last month’s Palestinian legislative elections and the militant group’s subsequent takeover of the Palestinian parliament.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/26/content_4231275.htm

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Suicide bomb film set to shake Oscars :

Pressure is rising for Hollywood to disqualify a controversial movie about Palestinian jihadists
observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1718128,00.html

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AIPAC changes its tune, will sing Hatikva at policy conference :

The 4,500 participants at the annual AIPAC policy conference, which begins next week, will be singing “Hatikvah” the Israeli national anthem.
tinyurl.com/eu2ku

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Iran nuclear chief says ‘basic agreement’ reached on Russian enrichment plan :

The two countries “reached a basic agreement on the creation of a joint venture (to enrich uranium),‰ Aghazadeh told a news conference.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060226-0723-iran-nuclear.html

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Philippines: When Uncle Sam comes marching in:

About 5,500 US soldiers are coming to the Philippines this month, the latest and reportedly the largest batch in the continuing and uninterrupted deployment of US troops to the country since the “global war on terror” was launched after September 11, 2001.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HB25Ae04.html

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Hunger strike detainee force-fed :

The technique included strapping him to a restraint chair, feeding him liquids and laxatives and preventing him from access to the toilet and cutting off water supplies to his cell, removing towels and bed-sheets after turning on the air-conditioner, Mr Al Murbati told legal team head Joshua Colangelo-Bryan.
tinyurl.com/zb4q5

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Hunger strikes in Guantanamo-sanitized:

It is a terrible thing to choose a slow suicide over imprisonment, but what we do to them under the sanitized name “force feeding” is ridiculous!
tinyurl.com/kwme8

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China activists ‘vanish’ amid protests : ·

Security police may be holding hunger strikers
www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,1717604,00.html

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A green light for torture :

The Bush administration’s tendency to dodge accountability for lawless actions by resorting to secrecy and claims of national security is on sharp display in the case of a Syrian- born Canadian, Maher Arar, who spent months under torture because of U.S. action.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/26/opinion/edtorture.php#

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Defends Detentions at Airports:

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

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5 killed, 20 injured in prison riot in Kabul :

Five prisoners were killed, 20 others injured Saturday and Sunday in a riot in Pulecharkhi prison on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, local TV station reported.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/26/content_4231149.htm

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U.S. prison in Afghanistan grows to fill Guantanamo’s role:

The number of detainees held inside an old, cavernous machine shop north of Kabul has multiplied since 2004.
www.startribune.com/722/story/270807.html

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Why Is Halliburton Building Internment Camps? :

I believe that all Americans should be very concerned. It might be “someone else‰ they come for first, but if this is the direction our nation is going, who knows where it will end.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12078.htm

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In case you missed it: : September 11th And The Bush Administration:

Compelling Evidence for Complicity:
informationclearinghouse.info/article12078.htm

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In case you missed it: :

Operation Northwood’s:

The contemplation of terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens by the CIA is a matter of public record. The previously classified “Operation Northwoods” document reveals that in 1962, the CIA seriously considered the possibility of carrying out terrorist attacks against US citizens, in order to blame it on Cuba.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12072.htm

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UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports:

A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported.
www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060223-051657-4981r

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Brownie’s Kat-calls to Dubya :

Former FEMA head Michael Brown escalated his campaign to shift blame from himself yesterday by pointing an accusing finger straight at President Bush.
www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/394481p-334472c.html

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Robert Fisk : Is the problem weather, or is it war?:

Something more serious is happening to our planet which we are not being told about
informationclearinghouse.info/article12080.htm

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Report Documents 18 Years of “Dirty War” in Mexico:

The National Security Archive posts on its Web site today a work of history in progress — a draft of an unprecedented report by Mexico’s government on the nation’s “dirty war” of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB180/index.htm

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