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Date: 9 March 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2306
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,207,163,626
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Audio: World in peril, Chomsky tells overflow crowd

Lecture – Q & A

There are dire consequences to the current direction of the U.S. foreign policy, said Noam Chomsky in a speech at Binghamton University. Among those consequences, he said, is a nuclear Armageddon.
Real Audio
informationclearinghouse.info/article12259.htm

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Logic out the window at the White House

By Gwynne Dyer

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton was calmly proposing an illegal attack on a sovereign state, possibly involving nuclear weapons.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12261.htm

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Steamroller Bolton at the U.N.

By Mike Whitney

American plutocrats and corporate big-wigs are looking for an organization that is more responsive to their needs. The UN provides the legitimacy they need as cover for their “humanitarian interventions” (re: wars of aggression) and reconstruction projects, (Sluicing money to the major corporate players) but it requires fine-tuning to better serve their interests.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12263.htm

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The Secret War Against The Defenseless People Of West Papua

By John Pilger

In 1993, I and four others travelled clandestinely across East Timor to gather evidence of the genocide committed by the Indonesian dictatorship. Such was the depth of silence about this tiny country that the only map I could find before I set out was one with blank spaces stamped “Relief Data Incomplete”. Yet few places had been as defiled and abused by murderous forces. Not even Pol Pot had succeeded in despatching, proportionally, as many people as the Indonesian tyrant Suharto had done in collusion with the “international community”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12268.htm

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Video: Turkey Shoot At Abu Ghraib

Tales of Murder and Torture

Here’s Olivia’s story. And, as you would expect with this sort of report, be warned – some of what you’re about to see is not exactly pretty and could even offend.

Real Video and Transcript.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12258.htm

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U.S. Marine Among 14 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Six civilians were killed and eight wounded when a roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol in western Baghdad, police and hospital officials said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0927269.htm

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Iraq executes 13 “insurgents”

Iraq hanged 13 insurgents Thursday, marking the first time militants have been executed in the country since the U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein nearly three years ago, the government said.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/14057548.htm

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Two Marines Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified:

Two Marines assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group were killed in Anbar province, Iraq, March 7 and 8, military officials in Iraq reported.
www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2006/20060309_4432.html

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Carter Urges Troop Withdrawal From Iraq : :

“It was a completely unnecessary war. It was an unjust war,” said Carter, the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner. “It was initiated on the basis of false pretenses.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12265.htm

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Official Says Shiite Party Suppressed Body Count:

Days after the bombing of a Shiite shrine unleashed a wave of retaliatory killings of Sunnis, the leading Shiite party in Iraq’s governing coalition directed the Health Ministry to stop tabulating execution-style shootings, according to a ministry official familiar with the recording of deaths.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12264.htm

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Ex-Iraq ambassador predicts civil war :

A former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations has said his country was headed for civil war and blamed the occupation forces for the sectarian violence.
tinyurl.com/fklks

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“The Country Has Already Collapsed”:

At this point in Iraq, you do not have a central government — so you don’t have a legitimate authority running the country. You don’t have a government with the power to establish or maintain order. What you have is a nominal government that can only stay in power because the Americans are there.
tinyurl.com/gxdte

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NeoCon allies desert Bush over Iraq :

These are the right-wing intellectuals who demanded George Bush invade Iraq. Now they admit they got it wrong. Are you listening, Mr President?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12267.htm

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Academics become casualties of Iraq War:

Gunmen have killed some 182 Iraqi university professors and academics since the U.S. invasion in early 2003. Another 85 senior academics have been kidnapped or survived assassination attempts
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1704723

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US report blames weak Iraq rule for abuses:

The US State Department on Wednesday released a damning report on the state of human rights and the security situation in Iraq, describing a weak and corrupt government with little control over its own murderous security forces in the face of a powerful insurgency.
tinyurl.com/jarmq

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I was tortured, says Australian held in Iraq:

A SYDNEY man, Ahmed Jamal, imprisoned in northern Iraq for 18 months without charge has told Australian officials he was tortured.
tinyurl.com/eq9up

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Torture: Janis Karpinski Interview :

She’s since left the US military and written a book, in which she claims that far from stopping with her, the buck goes all the way to the top – to US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Video and transcript.
tinyurl.com/ejx7x

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Egypt tortures for the US, so why not on its own account? :

Human rights cannot be regional or selective: Guantánamo, Belmarsh, Laz Oghli and Facility 1391 stand or fall together
www.guardian.co.uk/egypt/story/0,,1726812,00.html

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Ex-State Department Security Officer Charges Pre-9/11 Cover-Up:

A former State Department security officer has given CounterPunch a detailed memoir and documents that point to very curious conduct by the CIA, Secret Service and FBI in the Philippines following warnings of an assassination bid on President Clinton during his November 12/13, 1994 visit to Manila.
www.counterpunch.org/cockburn03092006.html

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Iran refuses to back down on nuclear research :

“The people of Iran will not accept coercion and unjust decisions by international organisations … the era of bullying and brutality is over,” he said.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1727316,00.html
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Congress of Arab parties voices support for Iran’s nuclear right :

Secretary-General of the Congress of Arab Parties Abdul Aziz al-Seyyed told reporters at a press conference held at the end of the three-day session that Iran was being targeted by big powers because it was a regional power with policies that did not please these powers.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-22/0603088680164811.htm

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Iran ready for uranium enrichment in Turkey::

Iran is prepared to agree to the enrichment of uranium for its civilian nuclear program and subsequent recycling of spent nuclear fuel in Turkish territory, Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency reported Thursday.
www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/03/09/1443734.htm

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White House Linked to Mitch Wade Iran Group?:

Mitchell Wade — the guy who paid off Duke Cunningham for help bagging contracts — registered as the ‘registered agent’ for an outfit called the “Iranian Democratization Foundation.”
www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000045.php

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Britain’s dirty secret:

Exculsive – Secret papers show how Britain helped Israel make the A-bomb in the 1960s, supplying tons of vital chemicals including plutonium and uranium. And it looks as though Harold Wilson and his ministers knew nothing about it.
www.newstatesman.com/200603130011

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Video: Israel’s Secret Weapon :

This film is the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel’s wall of silence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6558.htm

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Anti-Zionist Orthodox Rabbis visited iran :

A delegation of of Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish Rabbis visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, March 2006, where they met with clerics, Imams, and Government Officials.
www.nkusa.org/activities/Iran/2006MarchIran.cfm

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Olmert will build in disputed West Bank area near Jerusalem :

Israel will continue to build in the disputed E-1 zone between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem, despite American pressure to the contrary, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has told Haaretz.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/692252.html

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UN: Israel wall forcing Palestinians out:

A UN expert has said that East Jerusalem is undergoing major changes because of a new wall through Palestinian neighbourhoods aimed at reducing the number of Palestinians in the city.
tinyurl.com/zdh6z

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Issa Khalaf: The two state solution, a cruel joke:

Israel’s current delusional, myopic policies in the occupied territories will render its people even more profoundly insecure, for a state cannot live in peace and security by denying it to others.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12262.htm

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US air strike leaves two dead in east Afghanistan :

U.S. air craft’s assault left two persons including a woman dead and two others including a child wounded, a local official confirmed.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200603/09/eng20060309_249292.html

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Two soldiers killed, one wounded in militants attack:

Two Pakistani army soldiers were killed and another wounded Thursday when militants attacked their post in the troubled tribal village of North Waziristan tribal agency, along the Afghan border, said security sources.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=836889

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Relatives of dead soldier question Canada’s role in Afghanistan :

The mother and aunt of a Newfoundland soldier who was killed in Afghanistan are calling on the federal government to reconsider Canada’s role there.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=cbc/canada_home&articleID=2192624

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‘They tried to attach themselves to his virtue; then they wiped their feet with him.’—Mary Tillman:

It is time to demand congressional hearings into the way the Bush administration cynically spun the story to serve its political purposes at the expense of the truth.
www.truthdig.com/report/item/20060307_pat_tillman_investigation/

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Child Labor, Human Trafficking Cited In U.S. Report On Afghanistan :

The annual human rights report issued today by the U.S. State Department says Afghanistan’s human rights record remained poor during 2005 due to weak central government institutions and an intensified insurgency.
www.afgha.com/?af=article&sid=51713

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U.S. Warning to N Korea over missiles :

Correspondents say that while much of the world’s attention has been focused on Iran’s nuclear activities, progress over containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions has stalled.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4788100.stm

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Pentagon seeks to create new force of conventional warhead missiles :

The Pentagon is asking the U.S.Congress for half a billion U.S. dollars to set up a new force of conventionally armed, long-range missiles capable of striking anywhere in the world within an hour after an order is given.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/08/content_4277559.htm

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China rejects US rights ‘hypocrisy’:

“As in previous years, the state department pointed the finger at human rights situations in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but kept silent on the serious violations of human rights in the United States,” the Chinese report said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4EFCE581-8C22-4A6A-95D5-7EAEE7D537FF.htm

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U.S. House panel votes to block Dubai ports deal:

By a vote of 62-2, the House Appropriations Committee approved the amendment to stop the state-owned United Arab Emirates company Dubai Ports World from managing terminals at the American ports.
tinyurl.com/j8pwk

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Bye-Bye Dubai?:

In what could be a last-ditch effort to salvage its deal to operate American East and Gulf Coast ports, DP World told Congress that it would agree to transfer control to a “U.S. entity,” which could simply mean a subsidiary of the Dubai operation.
tinyurl.com/z8von

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U.S. Annual War Spending Grows:

Monthly expenditures are running at $5.9 billion; the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan adds roughly another $1 billion. Taken together, annual spending for the two wars will reach $117.6 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 — 18% above funding for the prior 12 months
tinyurl.com/f4e52

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US trade deficit widens to record $68.5bn:

The US trade deficit ballooned to a record $68.5bn in January, far surpassing expectations and raising the prospect of a large drag on economic growth in the first months of the year.
news.ft.com/cms/s/1aa3ffec-af6f-11da-b417-0000779e2340.html

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Illegal immigrants make up 5 percent of work force, study says:

The number of illegal immigrants in the United States has grown to as many as 12 million – accounting for about one in every 20 workers, an estimate says.
tinyurl.com/hk2je

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Thom Hartmann: Illegal Workers: the Conservatives Secret Weapon:

Why Bush & Co. like a cheap and illegal labor force
informationclearinghouse.info/article12266.htm

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Your tax files for sale? IRS says go for it:

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed a new rule that would let tax preparers sell or share a client’s tax-return information with third parties, as long as they got the client’s consent.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/09/BUGEAHKOC034.DTL

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US has 727,304 homeless people nationwide: report :

Last year, the United States found 727,304 homeless people nationwide, meaning about one in every 400 Americans were without a home, according to the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2005 issued by the Information Office of China’s State Council Thursday
english.people.com.cn/200603/09/eng20060309_249263.html

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Third elections worker indicted over presidential recount:

Jacqueline Maiden is the third board worker charged with six counts alleging that Ohio laws were not followed in the selection and review of ballots for the recount.
tinyurl.com/gzxpd

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FBI admits many spying violations :

The FBI reported more than 100 apparent violations to an intelligence oversight board over the past two years, including cases in which agents tapped the wrong telephone, intercepted the wrong e-mails or continued to listen to conversations after a warrant had expired, according to a report issued Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/kpxrw

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Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Reject Evolution, Back Bible :

A Gallup report released today reveals that more than half of all Americans, rejecting evolution theory and scientific evidence, agree with the statement, “God created man exactly how Bible describes it.”
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002154704

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Date: 8 March 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 2304
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$246,022,838,541
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Challenging the mighty dollar

By Ramin Davoodi

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that there is a looming crisis brewing over Iran. The true ‘whys’ and ‘whats’ of the issue, however, are clouded to the American public due to our modern press and to the nature of the underlying stakes involved.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12254.htm

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Shock and Awe; the sequel

By Mike Whitney

Yesterday’s ham-fisted maneuverings reveal the administration’s true objectives. Bush would like to conceal his attack on Iran behind a mask of international legitimacy. But even without Security Council approval the plan will move forward. The current showdown has nothing to do with “noncompliance” or imaginary nuclear weapons programs. It has everything to do with consolidating the vast resources of the Caspian Basin under the Stars and Stripes and fending off future threats to America’s global domination.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12245.htm

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Elite Troops Get Expanded Role on Intelligence

By Thom Shanker and Scott Shane

The military is placing small teams of Special Operations troops in a growing number of American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12253.htm

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Mein Country

Unforgivable

By Norma Sherry

The truth is right before our eyes if only we open them to see. The fear of seeing I know is almost too great, but if we don’t before too long there will be nothing of memory to see. As we sit on our comfy couches mesmerized by the latest Survivor or Apprentice or handsome Bachelor, we are being dissolved, extinguished. Our jobs are going to China and India and Pakistan; our freedoms are being abolished; our air polluted; our waters putrefied; our forests fallen; our wildlife exterminated; our culture obliterated.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12256.htm

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Enough of the D.C. Dems

By Molly Ivins

Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12251.htm

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U.S. Soldier Among 32 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Hospital and police sources said they received five bodies shot dead by U.S. forces in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. No details of the incident were available. The U.S. military said it was checking the report.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM843564.htm

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23 Bodies Found Around Baghdad; GI Killed:

A U.S. military patrol and Iraqi police discovered 23 bodies many of them handcuffed and strangled in various parts of Baghdad, authorities said Wednesday, while bombings, gunfire and other violence claimed at least seven other lives.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1699537

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50 security firm workers kidnapped in Iraq:

Gunmen in camouflage uniforms stormed the offices of a private security company today and kidnapped as many as 50 employees, while U.S. and Iraqi patrols earlier discovered 24 bodies in various parts of the capital, police said.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3709029.html

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US envoy delivers blunt view of Iraq’s future :

America’s ambassador in Baghdad has grimly acknowledged that the US invasion of Iraq three years ago had opened a “Pandora’s box” that could see the country descend into full-scale civil war.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12247.htm

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Chris Floyd: Fighting for Their Lies: The Deadly Delusions of America’s Troops :

If American troops can be propagandized to believe such a transparent lie about Iraq’s non-existent connection to 9/11 – what can’t they be manipulated into believing?
www.chris-floyd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=527&Itemid=1

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A Veteran’s Letter to the President:

“I Return Enclosed the Symbols of My Years of Service”
www.pierretristam.com/Bobst/Contributors/JD030806.htm

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Dahr Jamail : See Dick Loot :

The ties that bind Cheney to Halliburton also link him to groups with even broader interests in the Middle East, which are causing civilians on the ground there, as well as in the US, to pay the price.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12252.htm

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Baghdad Embassy Bonanza:

A controversial Kuwait-based construction firm accused of exploiting employees and coercing low-paid laborers to work in war-torn Iraq is now building the new $592-million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Once completed, the compound will likely be the biggest, most fortified diplomatic compound in the world.
www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13258

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Terry Jones: God: I’ve lost faith in Blair :

All the signs are that the Almighty is unhappy about efforts to implicate Him in the attack on Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1725799,00.html

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Iran report goes to top UN body :

A UN report on Iran’s nuclear programme is being forwarded to the UN Security Council for consideration of possible punitive action. The UN nuclear watchdog took the decision after debating it in Vienna.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4786968.stm

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Iran Offers to Suspend Uranium Enrichment:

The diplomat told The Associated Press the offer was made Friday by chief Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani in Moscow in the context of contacts between Iran and Russia on moving Tehran’s enrichment program to Russia.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1695870

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Pimping a war:

US says Iran has enough uranium gas to make 10 nuclear weapons:

The United States alleged Wednesday that Iran has enough uranium gas to make — if sufficiently enriched — 10 nuclear weapons and has called for new inspections in the Islamic Republic.
www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=6469

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Israel will have to act on Iran if UN can’t:

If the U.N. Security Council is incapable of taking action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, Israel will have no choice but to defend itself, Israel’s defense minister said on Wednesday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12249.htm

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Iran’s military prepared to defend against attacks – DM :

“If anyone shows aggression to the Iranian nation’s rights, Iran will wipe the dark stain of regret on their foreheads”.
www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6136

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Iran threatens reprisals if punished in nuclear row:

Iran warned the United States on Wednesday it could inflict “harm and pain” to match whatever punishment Washington persuaded the U.N. Security Council to dole out for Tehran’s refusal to give up atomic research.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12248.htm

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‘US Cannot Use Gansi Base for Iran’ :

Kyrgyzstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Alikbek Ceksenkulov said the United States can not use Gansi Military Base for a possible attack on Iran.
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20060307&hn=30602

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Why is America so Hated By So Many: :

An interview with John Perkins author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He tells his personnel story of being an economic hit man, how he was sent into third world countries to pressure leaders to except huge loans that resulted in the sacrifice of health, education and jobs for their people due to the overwhelming burden of the debt.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12246.htm

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: The warlords of America:

On 6 May 2004, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution which, in effect, authorised a “pre-emptive” attack on Iran. The vote was 376-3. Undeterred by the accelerating disaster in Iraq, Republicans and Democrats, wrote one commentator, “once again joined hands to assert the responsibilities of American power
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6777.htm

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In case you missed it:

Constant Conflict: US Army War College Quarterly:

The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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Response to article Constant Conflict:

The aim of the US is clearly stated in the first paragraph – that is, to subject cultures and civilizations to American economic and cultural supremacy, and to persevere until they have overrun the entire planet. Maj. Peters then kindly demonstrates for us how this aim is to be realised.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12250.htm

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Who Is Responsible For This Terror:

In1960, the world’s richest 20 percent earned more than 30 times as much as the poorest 20 percent. At present, the earnings of the richest group are 82 times higher than those of the poor.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12257.htm

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Democracy for breakfast :

Mikhail Gorbachev says the US needs a dose of Russian medicine. – “America needs its own perestroika”, he said, suggesting it is the United States that now needs radical reforms and self assessment.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12255.htm

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UK: Minister says Guantanamo must close to save democracy :

The US camp at Guantanamo Bay should be closed before it undermines the cause of democracy worldwide, a Foreign Office minister has warned.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article349908.ece

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UNICEF: “Sad day for children of Gaza”:

UNICEF said Monday was a sad day for the children of Gaza, after five were killed in conflict-related incidents.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article4531.shtml

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Netanyahu would control more territory :

Benjamin Netanyahu said he would move Israel’s security barrier deeper inside the West Bank.
jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=1691

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Documents reveal Labor-Likud plans for West Bank :

Highly confidential documents from the Ministry of Justice dating from the early 1990s, copies of which were sent to the ministers of defense, justice and housing as well as the attorney general, confirm the existence of a vast network of ties between Likud and Labor governments, and land dealers and settlers’ associations, for the purpose of acquiring land in the West Bank.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/691467.html

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U.N.: Jewish Settlers Harass Palestinians :

Jewish settlers are terrorizing Palestinians with impunity, attacking children on their way to school and destroying farmers’ trees and crops, a U.N. expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict said in a report.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3708929.html

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Security guard sentenced to 6.5 years in jail for raping, molesting Palestinian women
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3225493,00.html

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Policy of Assassination:

The elected leadership of the Palestinians will become targets for assassination if there is a suicide attack in Israel and Tel Aviv decides that Hamas is responsible. No evidence will be needed. Israel’s defense minister, Shaul Mofaz, has said so. This chilling threat demonstrates the contempt in which Israel and Washington hold the democratic process if the result of the election does not suit them.
tinyurl.com/hq7ca

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Islamic Jihad threatens to target Israeli leaders:

Islamic Jihad threatened on Wednesday to target Israeli leaders after a series of Israeli air strikes and raids killed key members of the Palestinian militant group.
tinyurl.com/kx5zt

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Middle East ‘road map’ way out of date: UN envoy:

“There is a need for a new road map which takes account of present political realities and is anchored in respect for human rights and the rule of law in the resolution of the conflict,” he said.
tinyurl.com/h4b7y

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Heart Attack:

That the pipeline attacks have undermined more than just the U.S. occupation in Iraq was first recognized by Osama bin Laden in an audiotape released Dec. of 2004. In the tape he called upon his followers to “focus your operations on the oil, especially in Iraq and in the Gulf, as this would mean [the West’s] death.”
www.freezerbox.com/archive/article.php?id=418

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New militia is potent force in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta region:

A well-organized rebel group has emerged to shut off more than one-fifth of Nigeria’s oil output.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0307/p04s01-woaf.html

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Thirst for oil threatens a fifth of the world’s fresh water:

A PLAN to build an oil pipeline that green activists and many experts say could severely damage Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake, has been approved by Russia’s environmental watchdog.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2074838,00.html

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Lobbyist Details Relationship With Bush, DeLay, Burns :

Vanity Fair is set to publish an in-depth interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff
thinkprogress.org/2006/03/08/abramoff-vanity-fair/

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Date: 7 March 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 2301
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$245,851,108,113
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The Dilemma Of The Last Sovereign

By Zbigniew Brezezinski

America needs to face squarely a centrally important new global reality: that the world’s population is experiencing a political awakening unprecedented in scope and intensity, with the result that the politics of populism are transforming the politics of power.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12243.htm

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ElBaradei’s swan song?

By Gordon Prather

Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei has spent more than a year investigating neo-crazy charges that Iran has conducted nuclear activities in furtherance of some military purpose at various Iranian military sites, including Lavizan, Parchin and Kolahduz.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12242.htm

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Whatever Happened to Courage?

By Charles Sullivan

Why do we tolerate the kind of government we now have? Why do we allow it to rape and plunder the earth that provides the sweet gift of life, and divvy up the profits among the rich? Why do we sit by quietly and allow the invasion and occupation of sovereign nations by the armed forces? Why do we allow our government to fleece the poor by providing eternal welfare to the rich? Why do we allow this government to represent the interest of the wealthy by neglecting the needs of the many?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12239.htm

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Dear Howard, I’m writing to say goodbye

By Seeya, J. L. Mann

I’m writing to say goodbye. I’m off to join the Greens or Ralph Nader and the CUIP bunch, even the Libertarians-anybody who’ll fight what’s going on. It hurts badly, but I just can’t stay with you anymore.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12240.htm

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21 dead as blasts shake Indian city :

Three separate bomb blasts ripped through the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in India yesterday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 62 at a crowded temple and a railway station.
www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?ArticleId=98229&CategoryId=0

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11 Killed as Violence Continues:

Gunmen killed three members of radical Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s office in Baquba, police and hospital sources said. Two other members were wounded.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO730988.htm

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Britons burned to death in car after Basra gun battle:

TWO British men were burned to death in their car after a shoot-out with police in Iraq yesterday.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=342852006

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Juan Cole: Over 20 Dead in Guerrilla Violence Talabani’s Bid to call Parliament Fails :

Jalal Talabani, Iraq’s Kurdish president, attempted to call parliament into session no later than March 12. He was blocked, however, by Vice President Adil Abdul Mahdi, from the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
informationclearinghouse.info/article12231.htm

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U.S. faces latest trouble with Iraqi forces: Loyalty :

For much of the war in Iraq, U.S. military commanders have said their most important mission here was to prepare Iraqi security forces to take over the fight against the Sunni- led insurgency. But with the threat of full-scale sectarian strife looming larger, they are suddenly grappling with the possibility that they have been arming one side in a prospective civil war.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/06/news/military.php#

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Building propaganda for war with Iran:

EXCLUSIVE: Iraq Weapons — Made in Iran?:

Intelligence Officials Say Weapons Responsible for Increasing U.S. Deaths in Iraq
informationclearinghouse.info/article12232.htm

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War pimp alert:

Iran forces ‘infiltrating Iraq’ :

Iranian revolutionary forces have been infiltrating Iraq, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said. “They [Iran] are currently putting people into Iraq to do things that are harmful to the future of Iraq,” Mr Rumsfeld told a news conference
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4783688.stm

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War pimp alert:

Report: Israelis in Iran Hunting Nukes :

The soldiers are on a mission to prevent the Iranians from succeeding in their bid to develop a nuclear weapon. They are involved in locating uranium enrichment facilities in Iran, according to the British Sunday Times, and are currently based in neighboring northern Iraq. The United States is supporting the move, says the paper.
www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=99700

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Sounds familiar:

Iranian bombshell? :

Bush Administration officials are readying a new intelligence briefing for council members on Tehran’s weapons programs. It will rely mainly on circumstantial evidence, much of it from documents found on a laptop purportedly purloined from an Iranian nuclear engineer and obtained by the CIA in 2004. U.S. officials insist the material is strong but concede they have no smoking gun.
www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6074

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Drumbeat sounds familiar :

US fears about Iranian nukes, discussed in Vienna yesterday, are hardly the whole story. Washington is compiling a dossier of grievances against Tehran similar in scope and seriousness to the pre-war charge-sheet against Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12237.htm

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Dave Zweifel: Another Iraq story gets debunked :

“The story of Saddam training foreign fighters to hijack airplanes was instrumental in building the case to invade Iraq,” a detailed report in the March-April issue says. “But it turns out that the Iraqi general who told the story to the New York Times and ‘Frontline’ was a complete fake a low-ranking former soldier whom Ahmed Chalabi’s aides had coached to deceive the media.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12238.htm

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Iran will be stopped, Cheney vows to Israeli lobbyists:

Vice President Dick Cheney has vowed unshakeable solidarity with Israel, and condemned the new Palestinian government. Cheney made it clear Iran would not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, described the Iranian regime as “irresponsible,” and warned the United States had “all options on the table.”
story.irishsun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/058ad02be932e6f6/cid/2411cd3571b4f088/

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Russia and West Split on Iran Nuclear Issue :

A serious rift emerged Monday when Russia split with the United States and Europe over Iran’s nuclear program after the Russians floated a last-minute proposal to allow Iran to make small quantities of nuclear fuel, according to European officials.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12228.htm

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Russia, U.S. Press Iran; Cheney Cites `Consequences’ :

The vice president, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, made a distinction between the Iranian government and the Iranian people. ``Iranians desire and deserve to be free from tyranny and oppression in their own homeland,’’ he said.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12227.htm

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Iran threatens new ‘killing fields’ in nuclear row:

John Bolton, the hawkish US Ambassador to the United Nations, warned that the republic faced “painful consquences” if it refused to comply. In response, the deputy head of Iran’s armed forces retorted: “Iran’s armed forces, through their experience of war, will turn this land into a killing field for any enemy aggressors.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12229.htm

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Iran deploys home-made submarine in Gulf waters :

“The submarine is fully adapted to the Persian Gulf,” he said, adding that the Iranian navy was pursuing a policy of deterrence in the strategic waters — home to the world’s largest oil reserves. No further details on the submarine were given.
tinyurl.com/ezs2a

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Serious technical challenges slow Iran’s nuclear efforts :

Interviews with many of the world’s leading nuclear analysts and a review of technical assessments show that Iran continues to wrestle with serious problems that have slowed its nuclear ambitions for more than two decades.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/05/news/iran.php

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Iran and US: Diplomacy or war?:

The IAEA recently stated it “has not seen any [Iranian] diversion of nuclear material to nuclear weapons”, a charge made by the Bush administration.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/460F8783-8FFE-409C-9BE4-4C4CC9F29627.htm

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In case you missed it?

U.S. endorsed Iranian plans to build massive nuclear energy industry:

In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford signed a directive that granted Iran the opportunity to purchase U.S. built reprocessing equipment and facilities designed to extract plutonium from nuclear reactor fuel.
teamliberty.net/id229.html

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Mike Whitney: Welcome to the United States of Duplicity :

Bush has expanded America’s traditional double-standards into “triple standards”; a new nadir in foreign policy.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12225.htm

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John Bolton Does AIPAC :

It should be obvious, considering the photo to the left, who John Bolton, the Straussian neocon “representative” to the United Nations, works for—the American-Israel Political Action Committee
kurtnimmo.com/?p=267

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Amid AIPAC’s Big Show, Straight Talk With a Noticeable Silence:

Daniel Gillerman, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations,: “While it may be true — and probably is — that not all Muslims are terrorists, it also happens to be true that nearly all terrorists are Muslim.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12234.htm

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Palestinian children killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza:

On Monday evening, 6 March 2006, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) carried out another extra-judicial execution in Gaza City, leaving 5 Palestinians, including three children and two members of the al-Quds Brigades, dead.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article4534.shtml

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Israeli: Hamas PM Should Fear for His Life:

Israel’s defense minister warned Tuesday the incoming Hamas prime minister would be assassinated if the Islamic militant group resumes attacks.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1696911

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Hamas terms Israel’s death threat to Haneya as terrorism :

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said on Tuesday that Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz’s targeted killing threat to Palestinian prime minister-designate Ismail Haneya was terrorism.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/07/content_4271169.htm

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Mike Whitney: Gangland violence is making us safer.:

That’s the message we hear today from Israel’s Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, who not only defended the practice of “targeted assassination” but threatened to use the controversial tactic against Palestine’s new Prime Minister-designate, Ismail Haniya.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12235.htm

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Oscar nominee: People hate Israelis for a reason:

Hany Abu-Assad, Israeli-born director of Oscar-nominated film ‘Paradise Now,’ which has stirred controversy for its depiction of two young Palestinian suicide bombers, says in interview with Yedioth Ahronoth terror derives from another terror and that suicide bombings are a reaction to Israel’s terror
www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3223216,00.html

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Israel adviser switches to top Foreign Office Job :

The British Foreign Office has appointed a controversial Israeli government adviser to one of its most sensitive posts as head of the legal department.
www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1725324,00.html

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Palestinian link could cost Rogers $1.7bn New York deal:

One of Britain’s leading architects, Richard Rogers, is battling to save his $1.7bn (£971m) redesign of a New York convention centre, after his connections to a pro-Palestinian protest group outraged politicians and Jewish organisations.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article349756.ece

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U.S. urges UAE to end its boycott of Israel:

The Bush administration said yesterday it is pressing the United Arab Emirates to drop its economic boycott of Israel — a major sticking point in the proposed takeover of key U.S. ports by a UAE-owned firm
www.washtimes.com/world/20060301-113324-4242r.htm

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Ted Rall: Knee-Jerk Liars:

The Legend of United Flight 93: The legend of Flight 93 had everything a nation caught with its pants down needed to feel better about itself: guts, heroism, self-sacrifice. Best of all, it was marketable—by Hollywood and by a president willing to surf on a kind of heroism notably absent from his own life.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12244.htm

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Video: Operation Hollywood :

“You must glorify war in order to get the public to accept the fact that your going to send their sons and daughters to die.” The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon
informationclearinghouse.info/article8163.htm

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UK: Minister admits ‘rendition’ planes used RAF bases :

The government last night admitted for the first time that aircraft suspected of being used by the CIA to transport detainees to secret interrogation centres had landed at British military airfields.
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,1725223,00.html

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Gonzales defends conditions at Guantanamo:

The U.S. government’s leading lawyer defended the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on Tuesday, saying detainees there were granted state-of-the-art health care, good food and “unprecedented legal protection.”
go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=11452194&src=rss/topNews

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Cindy Sheehan Arrested After U.N. March :

The march to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations by about a dozen U.S. and Iraqi anti-war activists followed a news conference at U.N. headquarters, where Iraqi women described daily killings and ambulance bombings as part of the escalating violence that keeps women in their homes.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12226.htm

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8,000 desert during Iraq war:

Since fall 2003, 4,387 Army soldiers, 3,454 Navy sailors and 82 Air Force personnel have deserted.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12230.htm

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Decades later, Marines hunt Vietnam-era deserters :

Thirty years after the war ended, hundreds of Vietnam-era deserters are still on the loose. Conti’s attorneys, Louis Font and Tod Ensign, say the Pentagon, and the Marine Corps in particular, are cracking down on long-term cases in an effort to warn current-day troops in Iraq against deserting.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-03-07-deserter-side_x.htm

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Eager to serve in American Samoa:

In a time of war, this U.S. territory is a military recruiter’s dream. Last year, American Samoa and other South Pacific islands supplied more than 400 recruits for the U.S. Army.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11537737/from/RSS/#storyContinued

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Venezuela’s Chavez demanding independence for Puerto Rico:

Chavez today condemned the death of Filiberto Ojeda, who was shot last September while F-B-I agents tried to arrest him for a 1983 robbery in West Hartford.
www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=4587644

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Bush, Chavez, and Hitler:

The anger and indignation felt by U.S. officials when someone compares Bush’s policies to those of Hitler does not stop U.S. officials from comparing foreign leaders to Hitler.
www.fff.org/comment/com0603b.asp

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Bolivia to write new constitution :

Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed a law convening a special assembly to rewrite the constitution. Mr Morales said Bolivia would be refounded, with indigenous peoples playing the role that they had been denied for hundreds of years.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4781340.stm

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Noam Chomsky on the Hopeful Signs Across Latin America:

“What’s happening is something completely new in the history of the hemisphere.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12236.htm

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James Petras : New Winds from the Left or Hot Air from a New Right :

The Center Left regimes and their Left intellectual supporters represent a sad epitaph on the radical generation of the 1970’s and 1980’s: they are a spent force lacking critical ideas and audacious proposals for challenging imperialism and capitalist rule.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12241.htm

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Dutch consider burqa ban to Muslim dismay :

If the Netherlands becomes the first European country to ban the burqa and other Muslim face veils this month, Hope says she’ll resort to wearing a surgical mask to dress in accordance with her religious beliefs.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060307/lf_nm/religion_dutch_burqa_dc_1

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France Says Sikhs Must Remove Turban:

France’s highest administrative body ruled Monday that Sikhs must remove their turbans for driver’s license photos, calling it a question of public security and not a restriction on freedom of religion.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060306/ap_on_re_eu/france_sikhs

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Aborigine singer ‘left for dead’ :

Her plight was ignored by hundreds of commuters who passed by in the Queensland city of Brisbane.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4781688.stm

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Patriot Act takes aim at meth production:

Suffer from springtime allergies? You could be among the first affected by the USA Patriot Act poised for final congressional passage this week.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002848894_meth07.html

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“Loose Change 2nd Edition”:

This film purports to show direct connection between the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the United States government
informationclearinghouse.info/article12233.htm

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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 2301
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$245,558,502,465
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Fisk Paints a Middle East in crisis

By ABC Australia 03/06/06

Robert Fisk says that in his three decades of reporting from the Middle East for British newspapers, he’s never seen it more dangerous, and that he’s certain another major crisis, possibly even another September 11, is coming.

Audio and transcript
informationclearinghouse.info/article12213.htm

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Twilight’s Last Gleaming

By John Cory

Who are these people? These people who line their pockets with the lives of our loved ones? These gray men who lurk in shadows and kill the sunshine of democracy? These people who wear morality like a cheap suit pilfered from the collection plate of decency? Who are these people who have turned America into their own personal ATM machine?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12224.htm

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The Value of George Orwell

By Charley Reese

The phrase “war on terror” is a phony metaphor. We are not at war. Ninety-nine and 99/100ths percent of the American people are living the same way they’ve always lived. We have troops in Afghanistan and Iraq fighting an insurrection that our invasions of those countries caused. They are at war – a war of their own country’s making – but the rest of us are not. Waving a flag or putting a bumper sticker on one’s car cannot be called a war effort.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12219.htm

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U.S. Marine And 19 Others Killed In Continuing Violence:

A car bomb exploded in a busy market in Baquba northeast of Baghdad on Monday, killing six people, including two girls under four
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM040271.htm

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Expert on Iraq: ‘We’re In a Civil War’:

“We’re in a civil war now; it’s just that not everybody’s joined in,” said retired Army Maj. Gen. William L. Nash, a former military commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “The failure to understand that the civil war is already taking place, just not necessarily at the maximum level, means that our counter measures are inadequate and therefore dangerous to our long-term interest.
www.abcnews.go.com/WNT/IraqCoverage/story?id=1689688&page=1

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Harkin calls for pullout, says Iraq is now ‘quagmire’:

Sen. Tom Harkin said in Iowa Friday that Iraq has deteriorated into “civil war,” declaring it no longer manageable by U.S. forces.
tinyurl.com/pzzbw

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Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals assassinated by death squads:

Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals have been assassinated since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions from the European peace group BRussells [sic] Tribunal on Iraq.
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/mar2006/acad-m06.shtml

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‘Driller killers’ spread a new horror in Iraq:

Two days later he found his friends’ bodies in the city’s Teb al-Adli mortuary. Mustafa’s right eye had been gouged out and his right leg broken. Other parts of his body appeared to have been penetrated by an electric drill, an increasingly common tool of torture in Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12221.htm

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Iraqi jail torture ‘increasing’:

Amnesty International has claimed that use of torture by US-trained security forces in Iraq is increasing and that thousands of prisoners are being denied basic human rights.
tinyurl.com/jcf8z

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Tom Engelhardt and Dahr Jamail: Tracing the Trail of Torture:

The other day on Jerry Agar’s radio show, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld responded to accusations about American atrocities at our prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He accused the detainees there of manipulating public opinion by lying about their treatment
www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt169.html

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‘14,000 detained without trial in Iraq’ :

US and UK forces in Iraq have detained thousands of people without charge or trial for long periods and there is growing evidence of Iraqi security forces torturing detainees, Amnesty International said today.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12216.htm

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Under-reporting of British casualties in Iraq: Analysis published in the Lancet :

The research, conducted by a Professor Sheila Bird of the MRC Biostatistics Unit at Cambridge, illustrates that casualty figures are almost certain to be much higher than stated by John Reid, the Minister of Defence, and argues that the failure properly to count UK military casualties in Iraq must end.
tinyurl.com/m9voz

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US envoy hints at strike to stop Iran :

Bolton says nuclear plant can be ‘taken out’
informationclearinghouse.info/article12215.htm

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Bolton warns Iran of ‘painful consequences’:

Speaking at a convention of Jewish-Americans, said it is too soon for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran but other countries are talking about doing so and Washington is “beefing up defensive measures to cope with the Iranian nuclear threat.”
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11684031/

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The USS Ronald Reagan deployed in the Persian Gulf :

The U.S. Fifth Fleet said the USS Ronald Reagan has been deployed for maritime security operations in the Gulf region. The nuclear-powered surface vessel headed a carrier group that contains a guided missile cruiser, two destroyers and support ships.
www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2453788.107638889.html

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Jon Snow interviews Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, live in Tehran
www.channel4.com/player/playerwindow.html?id=3575&vert=news

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Can a deal be done?:

A deal over Iran’s nuclear programme is possible, according to the UN’s chief nuclear watchdog.
www.channel4.com/player/playerwindow.html?id=3554&vert=news

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Washington splits over best policy to halt Iran’s nuclear plan:

Visiting MPs were astonished by a lack of consensus on the eve of the crucial nuclear meeting
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2071918,00.html

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Impeaching George W. Bush: From discussion to action —

Michael Ratner and his fellow lawyers have drafted a call to impeach President Bush.
www.alternet.org/story/32977/

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Impeachment Proves Risky Political Issue:

If Democratic candidate Tony Trupiano wins a Michigan House seat this fall, he pledges that one of his first acts will be to introduce articles of impeachment against President Bush.
tinyurl.com/nzu3u

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In case you missed it:

Noam Chomsky Interview :

“If George Bush were to be judged by the standards of the Nuremberg Tribunals, he’d be hanged. So too, mind you, would every single American President since the end of the second world war, including Jimmy Carter.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6235.htm

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Israel army kills 5 Palestinians in West Bank raid: “

This is a war crime aimed at continuing the escalation and undermining Hamas efforts to form a government,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. “We are committed to resistance and the occupation will pay the price for these crimes.”
tinyurl.com/mm8vl

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Israel blasts car carrying Palestinian militants; 3 militants, bystander killed :

Israeli aircraft on Monday fired a missile into a car carrying Islamic Jihad militants, killing three and a teenage bystander, Palestinian doctors said.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=world_home&articleID=2189591

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Senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas accuses Hamas of coup attempt :

A senior Palestinian official accused Hamas lawmakers on Monday of attempting to oust Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by nullifying a parliamentary decision that gave the Palestinian president wider powers.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/690849.html

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Hamas revokes Abbas’s wider powers:

Hamas legislators voted on Monday to revoke all decisions made by the previous Palestinian parliament at its final session last month, including laws that gave President Mahmoud Abbas wider powers to appoint some judges.
news.ft.com/cms/s/831f0ed8-ad1a-11da-9643-0000779e2340.html

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Chirac Opposes Sanctions Against Hamas Government :

French President Jacques Chirac says he is opposed to any international sanctions against a Palestinian government formed by the militant group Hamas
www.voanews.com/english/2006-03-06-voa25.cfm

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Wolfensohn: Aid to PA Must Continue:

Wolfensohn, who represents the so-called Quartet of Mideast peacemakers, the US, UN, European Union and Russia, said cutting off aid to the Palestinians would lead to a humanitarian disaster.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=83962&ch=0&datte=2006-03-06

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Defiling the Grave of an American Hero: :

Is there a double standard in western values of free speech? You bet there is. The hypocrisy runs so deep that the vast majority of Americans does not know who Rachel Corrie is and, thanks to the self-imposed gag rule of cultural and media institutions, they never will.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar06/Random06.htm

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Video: Pigs At The Trough:

U.S. Politicians Line Up To Prostitute Themselves For AIPAC
informationclearinghouse.info/article12212.htm

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Accusations of anti-semitic chic are poisonous intellectual thuggery :

Attempts to brand the left as anti-Jewish because of its support of Palestinian rights only make it harder to tackle genuine racism
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1724459,00.html

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John Pilger:Video: “Palestine is Still the Issue” :

Why Has This Documentary, Never Been Broadcast On U.S. Media ?
informationclearinghouse.info/article3499.htm

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The danger of an explosion :

The US risks repeating the disasters of the past by supporting Pakistan’s military dictatorship
informationclearinghouse.info/article12124.htm

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Fighting in Pakistan Leaves 100 Dead :

Authorities imposed a curfew in this tribal region’s main town Monday as thousands of people fled a third day of clashes between Pakistani security forces and al-Qaida and Taliban supporters. An official said at least 100 militants may have been killed.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5666831,00.html

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Pakistan battles the forces within:

For the past few days this region has been the scene of fierce battles between the Pakistani armed forces and the Taliban and their supporters. This, analysts believe, underground Islamic radical groups will surface in support of this struggle that could ultimately lead to the ousting of the Musharraf government.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/HC07Df04.html

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India Deal Makes US a Nuclear Proliferator:

Campaigners for a nuclear-free South Asia are aghast at the potential nightmare that lies ahead following the nuclear technology and fuel deal announced here this week by visiting United States President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12217.htm

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Nigerian militants threaten to halve oil output:

Nigerian militants threatened on Sunday to halve the country’s oil output by cutting another 1 million barrels a day this month in their campaign to gain more autonomy for the southern delta region.
tinyurl.com/m4v87

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Bolivia’s Morales accuses US of blackmail:
“Because we don’t accept vetoes or the change of a commander, blackmail comes from the U.S. armed forces,” Morales was quoted as saying, referring to perceived U.S. interference in the Bolivian military.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12222.htm

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The torture dodge: Congress must put an end to abuses at Gitmo:

The president believes he can ignore the law whenever he chooses. He made that clear in a “signing statement” in which he reserved the right to interpret the torture ban in the context of his broader constitutional powers as commander in chief.
tinyurl.com/lulhf

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No Habeas at Guantanamo? :

Ian Wallach, habeas counsel for several Guantanamo Bay detainees, says that the US Executive Branch may have engaged in questionable acts and disseminated inaccurate information to encourage Senate passage of provisions in the Detainee Treatment Act preventing federal judges from seeing problematic evidence on why detainees are being held…
jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/03/no-habeas-at-guantanamo-executive-and.php

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‘Specific’ info on NSA eavesdropping?:

Of all the lawsuits seeking to halt the National Security Agency’s program to eavesdrop on certain Americans’ electronic communications, a new one filed last week in Oregon may provide the federal courts with the most detailed glimpse yet into the clandestine counterterrorism effort.
csmweb2.emcweb.com/2006/0306/p03s03-uspo.html

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Watchdog: What Ever Happened to the Civil Liberties Board?:

For more than a year, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been the most invisible office in the White House. Created by Congress in December 2004 as a result of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, the board has never hired a staff or even held a meeting.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12218.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts: A Nation Polarized Between Rich and Poor:

America’s Bleak Jobs Future
informationclearinghouse.info/article12209.htm

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A Revolution Of Spirit:

It is time to reclaim our power and our forefathers’ vision. It is essential that we become lights in a world blackened by our excesses, by our abrogation of spirit to the base desires of the corporation.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12223.htm

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Court upholds campus military recruiting:

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court, said that the campus visits are an effective military recruiting tool.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12210.htm

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More blacks deciding not to serve:

Defense Department statistics show that the number of black active-duty enlisted personnel has declined 14 percent since 2000.
www.news14charlotte.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=114811

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Cunningham’s Corruption Connections:

The same defense contractors who were playing Cunningham with cash and favors were working other members of Congress and top administration officials. Once all the facts are on the table, the Abramoff scandal may pale in comparison.
tinyurl.com/mhngq

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Levee fixes falling short, experts warn:

Two teams of independent experts monitoring the $1.6 billion reconstruction project say large sections of the rebuilt levee system will be substantially weaker than before the hurricane hit.
msnbc.msn.com/id/11689626/

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