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Date: 10 April 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 2352
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$272,116,967,760
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Beyond Capitalism: Problems and Solutions

By Charles Sullivan

It is up to the people of this country to not only drive out the Bush regime but also the system that made his rise to power possible. If we do the former without also accomplishing the latter, the cancer will return because it is inherent in the system. Nothing meaningful will have been accomplished. The names will change but not the result. We have to go all the way or not at all.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12676.htm

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The Great Western Demonology Circus

Now Featuring The Halabja Show

By Gajendra Singh

Of course there are no trials of US leadership and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in spite of illegal invasion of Iraq, proven crimes and violation of almost all international conventions and treaties and even laws at home.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12678.htm

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What Really Happened In “Falluja April 2004"

“Director Toshikuni DOI exposes the side of the U.S. war in Iraq that Americans do not see or hear in mainstream media.”

Ten days after the siege of Falluja was lifted, Toshikuni Doi, a Japanese independent journalist, went into Falluja. His documentary, investigates the causes of, conditions during, and damages from the siege.

Warning
This film contains graphic images. Viewer discretion advised.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12665.htm

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The Century of the Self

Adam Curtis’ acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty.

Part III Of IV – There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed

American corporations realised that self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

Windows media
informationclearinghouse.info/article12669.htm

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America’s “Noble” Cause:

Preserving its Right to Murder, Exploit, Torture, and Impoverish with Impunity

By Jason Miller

I suspect many of the ardent supporters of the American Empire truly believe that they are preserving and spreading noble principles like freedom, democracy, equality, and human rights. There is no shortage of propaganda to convince them of this “fact”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12679.htm

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War, Geopolitics and History – Conflict in the Middle East

Real Audio

A public talk with Robert Fisk Introduced by Noam Chomsky

Click here to listen
informationclearinghouse.info/article12661.htm

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U.S. soldier among six killed in continuing violence:

Three civilians were killed in clashes between Interior Ministry forces and insurgents on the main road of the former rebel stronghold of Falluja west of Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO049204.htm

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One soldier killed, one wounded in Tal Afar :

According to military officials, the incident occurred while the soldiers were conducting a foot patrol in the northern Iraq city.
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=36382

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German Hostages Plead for Help:

The men were described as “German agents” and will be killed if people are not released from the “occupation prisons”.
news.softpedia.com/news/German-Hostages-Plead-for-Help-21146.shtml

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Kurds reject Jaafari as PM; sectarian tensions run high :

Kurdish and Sunni figures accuse him of failing to stop the wave of sectarian violence that has left hundreds dead since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra in February.
www.jordantimes.com/mon/news/news3.htm

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BBC talks with Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s Vice President:

Why has he joined the ranks of those calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Jaafari
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/4877124.stm

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Civilizing Mission: –

The US still mistakes national resistance for terrorism
www.telegraphindia.com/1060408/asp/opinion/story_6069967.asp#

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Iraqi Govt. Delays Disarming Militias:

Despite a long-standing commitment to disarm and disband sectarian militias, the Iraqi government has quietly dropped plans to take action — at least until a new Cabinet can be appointed and get working.
www.postchronicle.com/news/security/article_21213722.shtml

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Saddam’s pilots hunted down by death squads:

IRAQI pilots who flew in Saddam Hussein’s air force are being targeted by armed militias in an apparent witch-hunt against veterans who fought in the war against Iran two decades ago.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2125729,00.html

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Iraqis struggle to cope with lower food rations:

Critics blast government’s decision to slash subsidies in face of mounting deprivation
tinyurl.com/p36qx

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Murtha tells City Club the war is lost :

“We needed to be able to pick up the trash, restore power and get the people working again.” Instead, oil production remains below prewar levels; electricity is available for just 10 hours a day in the sweltering desert climate; 30 percent of the population is without drinkable water; 60 percent are unemployed.
tinyurl.com/gr2s3

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3 U.S. commanders relieved of duty as Iraqi town mourns its dead :

In the middle of methodically recalling the day his brother’s family was killed, Yaseen’s monotone voice and stream of tears suddenly stopped. He looked up, paused and pleaded: ‘’Please don’t let me say anything that will get me killed by the Americans. My family can’t handle any more.’’
tinyurl.com/qjelc

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Rationalizing murder:

Death Of A General:

In this time of war, how far should a soldier go when interrogating a prisoner? Is torture OK? What if the prisoner knew where Saddam Hussein was hiding? What if the prisoner knew how to stop the attacks on our troops? How far is too far?
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/06/60minutes/main1476781.shtml

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Iraqi prisoners vanishing in ‘black hole’: Blair envoy : –

Iraqis arrested by US-led forces have been vanishing into a “black hole,” British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s human rights envoy told a Sunday newspaper.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12664.htm

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Video: Occupation: Dreamland :

Dreamland provides an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A tense and grimly humorous study of the soldiers unfolds as they patrol an environment of low-intensity conflict creeping steadily towards catastrophe.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12655.htm

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War Without End:

The war in Iraq arrives on America’s shores by gurney. More than 16,000 U.S. soldiers have been wounded. Each injury ripples through lives with its own pattern and force. And as two soldiers and their families are discovering, the war will be with them forever.
www.sfgate.com/warwithoutend/

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U.S. military plays up role of Zarqawi:

The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12243324/

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‘Forgers’ of key Iraq war contract named:

TWO employees of the Niger embassy in Rome were responsible for the forgery of a notorious set of documents used to help justify the Iraq war, an official investigation has allegedly found.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12667.htm

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Bush acknowledges declassifying Iraq intelligence:

President George W. Bush acknowledged on Monday he ordered the declassification of parts of a prewar intelligence report on Iraq to respond to critics.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12680.htm

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Why Iraq Was a Mistake:

A military insider sounds off against the war and the “zealots” who pushed it
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1181629,00.html

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Galloway: ‘Roasting’ Iraqis keeps British pensioners cold :

“The opportunity cost of burning other people’s houses in foreign countries is that you can’t build houses in your own country,” he said.
politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1750940,00.html

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Cash Crop:

Australian Wheat Board pumped $300 million into Saddam’s slush fund:
www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2006/s1610294.htm

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Rebels murder, shoot officials in Iran: Report :

Armed rebels have killed two army officers, and shot a top cleric in troubled Sistan-Baluchistan province in southeastern Iran, a press report said.
tinyurl.com/p43sw

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Fact or fiction?:

SAS Spy On Iran Agents:

BRITISH Special Forces are tracking up to 40 Iranian agents who have slipped over the border into southern Iraq.
tinyurl.com/nqbze

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Target Iran: US hints at a new battlefront :

Time is running out. Diplomatic moves are at a standstill because of the reluctance from Russia and China to impose sanctions against Iran, which has important support from developing countries where nuclear power is seen as a legitimate right.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article356854.ece

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Bush warned against attacking Iran:

Anthony Zinni, a retired general and former head of US Central Command, told CNN on Sunday that a pre-emptive strike on Iran would be extremely risky
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/211A589A-EFB0-44B1-A18C-664F3E553E61.htm

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War pimp alert:

Israel pressuring U.S. over Iran attack:

Israeli officials who visited Washington recently gave the Americans an urgent message regarding Iran: The Islamic Republic was closer to developing a nuclear bomb than Washington realizes, and the moment of decision is approaching quickly
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3237839,00.html

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Pimping a war:

“Israel Should Not Be on the Forefront of a War Against Iran”:

In an exclusive interview with TIME, Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister warns about the threat from Iran, praises President Bush and vows to press ahead with West Bank withdrawals
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1181672,00.html

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Patrick J. Buchanan: An October Surprise?:

President Bush says Iranians are behind the more lethal IEDs, the roadside bombs killing our troops in Iraq. Rumsfeld warns the Iranian Revolutionary Guard may now be in Iraq. Cheney says Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. McCain says, “the military option is on the table.” And Israel is getting impatient.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12675.htm

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Israel to sever all links with Palestinians:

ISRAEL’S acting Prime Minister has declared that the Jewish state will cut all ties with the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, brand it a hostile power, and rule out negotiations with the President, Mahmoud Abbas
tinyurl.com/qd2xj

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Hamas: Israeli move “a declaration of war”:

Hamas said it considered Israel’s severing of contacts with the new Palestinian government “a declaration of war” and President Mahmoud Abbas accused the Jewish state of breaking international law.
tinyurl.com/nktxk

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Abu Mazen Accuses Israel of Imprisoning Hundreds of Children :

Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) stated, “Israel should be ashamed, imprisoning hundreds of Palestinian children when their only crime is yearning to live honorably like Israeli children and all the children of the world.”
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=101819

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Norway freezes aid to Palestinian Authority :

“It is worrisome that we now see that both Israel and the Palestinian side are turning inward and disregarding the need to negotiate with one another,” Stoere told Norwegian radio.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060409/wl_nm/mideast_hamas_norway_dc

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Palestinians tighten belts as aid crisis bites:

Maroof Rawashdeh stopped going to work for the Palestinian Authority when the money ran out to pay his bus fare. He has no idea when he might get another paycheck now Hamas has taken over a government that has no cash
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10219531.htm

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Israel to boycott diplomats who meet Hamas officials:

Israel’s Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced that his government would boycott foreign diplomats who meet with members of the new Hamas-led Palestinian government.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060409/wl_mideast_afp/mideastisrael

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Uri Avnery: The big wink

Israel’s racists and fascists courted by mainstream politicians
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery153.htm

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Not racists but landed with raw deal:

ANYONE who criticises Israel is likely, sooner or later, to be accused of being anti-Semitic. For several years I have worked with the Edinburgh Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a group of Jews, Christians, Muslims and others who try to do their bit to make life better for the people of Palestine.
news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=466582006

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A basic history of Zionism and its relation to Judaism: :

It is the duty of everyone, and particularly of Jews with a conscience and a sense of justice to speak out against the falsifications of history by the Zionist lobby, and the dangerous misconceptions it has led the West to accept
informationclearinghouse.info/article12666.htm

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Lebanon says bid to kill Hizbollah chief uncovered:

Lebanese authorities have arrested nine men suspected of planning to assassinate the head of the Shi’ite Muslim Hizbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, security officials said on Monday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10384816.htm

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Five Afghan workers killed in attack:

Unidentified gunmen killed five Afghan health workers at a remote clinic in the northwestern province of Badghis, the provincial governor said on Monday.
tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/699038

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Suicide car bomber, Afghan soldier killed in Afghanistan:

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed when a suicide car bomber attacked troops in Afghanistan’s south-eastern province of Patika, police said Monday.
tinyurl.com/raky2

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The convenient myth that changed a set of ideas into western values :

Those who arrogantly insist on recruiting the Enlightenment may not understand what they are arguing for
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1750388,00.html

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Prodi wins Italy’s election – exit polls:

Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, looks to have narrowly lost the country’s general election to a leftwing coalition led by the former European commission president Romano Prodi according to exit polls released immediately after voting ended today.
www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,,1750960,00.html

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Padilla, Others Probed For More Than A Ten Years:

Federal court papers in Miami say the FBI learned of a North American network supporting Islamic extremists worldwide after the 1993 arrest of a charismatic blind sheik in New York.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12663.htm

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Official: U.S. Backing Somali Militants:

The United States is backing a new coalition of Somali militants fighting Islamic extremists for control of the lawless nation’s capital, a U.S. official said, as both sides prepared for a battle that could explode in widespread violence.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3782265.html

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U.S. accuses Venezuela of complicity in attack on ambassador’s car :

Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns summoned Venezuela’s ambassador to the State Department. Burns told the Venezuelan diplomat that his country was in violation of an international treaty that requires the host countries to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats.
www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=4743798&nav=2aKD

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Chavez Threatens to Expel U.S. Ambassador:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the U.S. ambassador was “provoking the Venezuelan people” and threatened Sunday to expel the American diplomat, whose convoy was chased by pro-government protesters on motorcycles.
tinyurl.com/pcpo6

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U.N. accuses Haiti of massive illegal detentions:

The head of the U.N. mission’s human rights unit in Haiti accused judicial officials and the U.S.-backed interim government on Thursday of illegally detaining most of the 4,000 people behind bars in the country.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N06350909.htm

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Suicidal Detainee’s Condition A Mystery:

Lawyers for a suicidal detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, believe that their client tried to kill himself again by slashing his throat sometime over the past few weeks but say U.S. government officials have refused to answer any questions about his condition.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12668.htm

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The world’s biggest prison system :

More than 2.1 million people are in jail in the US at any one time; that is about one in 140 Americans, or as many people as live in Namibia, or nearly five Luxembourgs – and it is a number that continues to rise.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4858580.stm

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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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Helen Thomas : Want More Bush? Elect McCain:

McCain’s political record is not entirely pristine. He was a member of the so-called Keating Five — five senators linked to Charles Keating in the savings and loan scandals in 1991
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/265950_thomas09.html

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Molly Ivins: A tough guy just bearing his cross?:

In general, I’m against kicking ‘em when they’re down — unless really awful people are involved. I figured Tom DeLay is so awful that plenty of people would gang up on him, so I could pass.
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/14296359.htm

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Physicist says heat substance felled WTC:

A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.
deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635198488,00.html

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UC Regents lose control of nuclear weapons program:

Five admirals, Carlyle Group and Rand take over: Research on population control, preventing future births, is now being carried out secretly by biotech companies.
www.sfbayview.com/110304/ucregents110304.shtml

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U.S. Immigrants Rally by the Thousands:

Atlanta police estimated at least 50,000 people, many in white T-shirts and waving American flags, joined a two-mile march from a largely immigrant neighborhood Monday morning.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_us/immigration_protests

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The War On Immigrants:

The scenario I paint is a gloomy one in which the situation is grave, the stakes are immense and the time is short. It’s a battle to save the republic and our sacred Constitutional rights. I’m desperately trying to sound the alarm against an out-of-control imperial state engaged in a permanent war abroad for empire along with a “second front” at home against all working people
informationclearinghouse.info/article12677.htm

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“Poor People, Disabled People, People of Color Are Not Welcomed Back to New Orleans” –

Activists Paint Grim Picture of Struggling City
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/04/10/1348252

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Crumbling Under Debt:

Americans are relying on borrowed money to maintain our standard of living. A major crash is coming unless we take action now.
www.alternet.org/story/34529/

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Bankrupt: Maxed Out in America”:

Listen to the radio documentary or read the transcript.
americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/bankruptcy/index.html

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informationclearinghouse.info/article12673.htm

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