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Date: 17 June 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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2501

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$289,150,143,493
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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2,500 Dead U.S. Military Personnel: How Many More?

By Cindy Sheehan

How many more mothers are we going to watch sobbing over their children’s flag-draped coffins before we get out in the streets and demand an end to the immoral and illegal occupation so no other mothers will have to be plunged into a pool of pain?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13660.htm

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The Peace Race

By Katrina vanden Heuvel

A CBS poll finds that 80 percent of Democrats believe the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, and more than 60 percent want US troops home as soon as possible. A Washington Post/ABC poll finds that 70 percent of Independents feel the war was not worth it, and 33 percent of Republicans agree. Even 72 percent of our troops believe US forces should leave Iraq in the next year.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13661.htm

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Exceptional Americans Manifest Their Destiny

And to Hell with the Consequences…

By Jason Miller

Wearing its cloak of benevolence, America is an abstract embodiment of the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Governed by avaricious profiteers produced and enabled by a ruthless system that brings out the worst in humanity, the United States is a predacious nation innocently posing as a bastion of human rights and democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13655.htm

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Custodians of chaos

By Kurt Vonnegut

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13659.htm

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Stephen Colbert Exposes The Hypocrisy Of 10 Commandment Bill Sponsor

1 Minute Video

Colbert Interview Shows Ten Commandments Bill Sponsor Can Only Name Three..

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13662.htm

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Iraq attacks kill 43:

A series of bombs killed at least 43 people in and near Baghdad on Saturday, police said, in one of the bloodiest days in Iraq since a U.S. military air strike killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 10 days ago.
tinyurl.com/e8y28

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Baghdad attacks kill 31:

A series of bomb and mortar attacks killed at least 31 people in and near Baghdad on Saturday in violence that showed no sign of easing despite a security crackdown against al Qaeda in the Iraqi capital.
tinyurl.com/zlufd

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U.S. soldier killed, 2 others missing:

One U.S. soldier was killed and two others were missing Saturday after they were attacked at a traffic checkpoint south of Baghdad.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Iraq_Soldiers_Attacked.html

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2 Missing U.S. Soldiers Are Sought in Iraq :

The two Americans, who were not identified, were taken prisoner at dusk on Friday by a group of masked guerrillas who mounted a surprise attack on their Humvee near Yusufiya, a town that is a stronghold of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, Iraqis in the area said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13663.htm

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Ted Rall: Americans Don’t Care About Their Own Lives:

The Other Side of the War: Leaders of the Iraqi resistance forces dismissed suggestions that the captured U.S. soldiers had committed suicide in despair over the harshness or indefinite length of their imprisonment.
tinyurl.com/zxya4

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Aljazeera airs al-Baghdadi audiotape:

In an audiotape broadcast by Aljazeera, a purportedly major figure in the Iraqi uprising has said the killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, will strengthen fighters’ determination
tinyurl.com/fbgmy

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Experts: U.S. using wrong tactics:

Fighting in Iraq likely to stay at same level
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13652.htm

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Pentagon Details Abuse of Iraq Detainees :

U.S. special operations forces fed some Iraqi detainees only bread and water for up to 17 days, used unapproved interrogation practices such as sleep deprivation and loud music and stripped at least one prisoner, according to a Pentagon report on incidents dating to 2003 and 2004.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13648.htm

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In case you missed it:

Report: Enduring Abuse:

To justify torture and abuse in the “global war on terrorism,” the government narrowly defined torture and argued that the prohibition against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment does not apply outside the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13649.htm

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Death threats are alleged in Marine investigations:

Pentagon investigators threatened the death penalty and used other coercive techniques to obtain statements from some of the seven Marines and a Navy corpsman jailed at Camp Pendleton in the shooting death of an Iraqi civilian, two defense lawyers say.
tinyurl.com/htwmt

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A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War:

Imagine losing your child in a war based on lies and misinformation. On Father’s Day, Fernando Suarez del Solar remembers his son.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13653.htm

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Amy Goodman: Access of Evil :

If President Bush had stood on the steps of the White House with a megaphone when he set out to sell the Iraq War, he might have convinced a few people about the imminent threat posed by Saddam Hussein. But he had something far more powerful that convinced far more people:
www.thenation.com/doc/20060703/goodman

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In case you missed it:

Operation Saddam – America’s Propaganda War:

Documentary focusing on the tactics used by the U.S and it’s allies in the build up to,and during, the Iraq War, featuring Ray Mcgovern and Seymour Hersh amongst others. Originally broadcast on SBS (Australian T.V) Language is English, 50 mins
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11054.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Man Who Sold the War :

Meet John Rendon, Bush’s general in the propaganda war
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11058.htm

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Austria’s Haider says Bush is a war criminal:

Austrian right-wing populist Joerg Haider called President Bush a war criminal on Saturday, days before Austria’s government hosts Bush and European leaders in Vienna.
tinyurl.com/kaksj

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Coalition Forces Kill 45 in Afghanistan:

Separately, Afghan and coalition forces conducted a raid on a “Taliban’ compound near Tarin Kowt, the capital of Uruzgan, killing five insurgents, the military said. They also seized about eight pounds of opium.
tinyurl.com/hnfbv

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Two soldiers killed in Afghanistan:

The United States Army said two more coalition soldiers were killed Friday during combat operations in Afghanistan.
news10now.com/content/all_news/watertownnorth_country/?ArID=69813&SecID=90

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Dark pasts of Afghans are kept quiet:

A sensitive UN report that has been shelved for the past 18 months accuses leading Afghan politicians and officials of orchestrating massacres, torture, mass rape, and other war crimes in the country over 23 years of conflict.
tinyurl.com/fgh5c

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West has been helping itself, not Afghanistan:

The aid flowing to Afghanistan is only a fraction, per capita, of what Kosovo and even East Timor received, and much of it has entirely bypassed the Afghan Government, leading to the emergence of what the World Bank has called a “second civil service” of UN agencies and private commercial contractors, receiving rewards that are astronomical by Afghan standards, but doing little to foster local capacity. Not enough is trickling down to ordinary Afghans.
tinyurl.com/jy7mg

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Israel admits shell report flaws:

THE Israeli Army has admitted to The Times that its official account of the explosion that killed eight Palestinians picnicking on a Gaza beach last week was flawed. The account is also contradicted by a UN radio transmission.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13651.htm

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Jews For Palestine:

There are many other Jews who risk being ostracized by their communities, and, in some cases, even their very lives so as to stand up for justice in Palestine.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13654.htm

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Joseph Massad: The (Anti-) Palestinian Authority:

The real rift in Palestinian society is between those fighting to preserve the class privileges of Oslo and their opponents who uphold the essentials of the Palestinian cause.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13650.htm

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Who Elected These Pea Brained Idiots?:

“Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) are soliciting cosponsors for a bill addressing “the systematic destruction” of the Palestinian Christian community by the Palestinian Authority (PA).”
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2006/06/who-elected-these-pea-brained-idiots.html

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The Power of the Israel Lobby: Its Origins and Growth:

When a government is unable to distinguish its own real needs from those of another state, it can no longer be said that it always acts in its own interests or that it does not frequently do grave damage to those interests.
www.counterpunch.com/christison06162006.html

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Saniora congratulates Army’s Intelligence for capturing Israeli Mossad network :

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Saniora congratulated the Lebanese Army Intelligence Service for the capture of the Israeli Mossad network. Saniora said that this step is a clear evidence that authorities are capable of protecting the citizens and national unity.
www.almanar.com.lb/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=651268

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Gordon Prather: Iran’s nuclear-energy rights:

Iran is not required to inform the IAEA about the existence of facilities – such as the uncompleted nuclear power plant at Bushehr, for example– until 180 days before “special fissionable or other materials” are actually introduced into the facility.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13657.htm

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Venezuela’s Chavez Seeks Law to Gain Control of Mines:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seeking to take control of non-productive gold and diamond fields in the country with a proposed law sent to congress today.
tinyurl.com/nndrb

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Stephen Lendman : Wall Street Journal Gives Hugo Chavez A Mixed Review :

The Bolivarian Revolution is a true participatory democracy where the people have a say in how the country is governed; that the lives of the majority poor have benefitted enormously by an impressive array of essential social programs and services unimaginable in the US
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13656.htm

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All you need to succeed in our meritocracy is privilege :

Britain’s elites are more ferocious than ever in defence of their rewards because they think they won them through ability
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1799714,00.html

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Forgotten urban poor a living time bomb: UN :

The world’s growing number of poor slum dwellers is a ticking time bomb that governments dare not ignore, the United Nations said on Friday.
www.metronews.ca/reuters_international.asp?id=155708

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Bill Quigley: HUD to New Orleans Poor: “Go F(ind) Yourself (Housing)!” :

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced they plan to demolish over five thousand public housing apartments in New Orleans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13658.htm

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America’s problem is again a usurping king called George :

Bush’s determination to impose his own reading of new laws amounts to a power grab and subverts the US constitution
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1799717,00.html

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Number of prisoners given life doubles in 10 years :

The number of prisoners being jailed for life has nearly doubled in the past 10 years and sentences served are now more than 50% longer than they were when first introduced, despite claims that judges are being too lenient
www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,,1799831,00.html?

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Ranchers Add Ladders to Border Fences:

A few Texas ranchers tired of costly repairs to cattle fences damaged by illegal immigrants have installed an easier route over the U.S.-Mexican border – ladders
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5892938,00.html

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Date: 16 June

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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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2500

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$288,928,629,894
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Trivializing Corruption

By David Sirota

Ninety thousand dollars in a Democratic Congressman’s freezer. A Republican House Majority Leader indicted for money laundering, and a senior Republican thrown in jail for accepting bribes. Washington’s biggest lobbyist thrown in jail for trying to buy off lawmakers. This is what the Washington Establishment and the media want America to believe is the worst form of corruption: a few dirty political hacks who had the nerve to violate our supposedly pristine democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13643.htm

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The Bogus Take Back America Conference

By Charles Sullivan

If I understand the premise of the Take Back America Conference, their agenda is to wrest control of the government from the hands of the Republicans and to place power in the hands of the Democrats. The assumption is, quite erroneous, I think, that America will be a better place under the control of Hillary Clinton and her corporate pay masters than the Bush cowboys and their corporate cow patties.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13644.htm

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Condi and the isolationists

By Patrick Buchanan

To understand who is truly responsible for a situation where a U.S. secretary of state has to go before a convention of religious conservatives to try to hold their support for a president they put in office, Rice might ask herself some questions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13645.htm

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Lost in translation

By By Jonathan Steele

Experts confirm that Iran’s president did not call for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. Reports that he did serve to strengthen western hawks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13641.htm

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In Case You Missed it?

The Century of the Self

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

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.

Click here to watch
informationclearinghouse.info/article12642.htm

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In Case You Missed it?

Dr. Michael Parenti: “Terrorism, Globalization and Conspiracy”

Globalization is an attempt to extend corporate monopoly control over the whole globe. Over every national economy. Over every local economy. Over every life.

This is a must watch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11635.htm

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19 people killed in Iraq as occupation continues:

11 dead in Baghdad mosque bombing
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=128851

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Five truck drivers killed by gunmen in western Iraq :

Unidentified gunmen ambushed five trucks travelling near Iraq’s restive western city of Fallujah on Friday morning, killing the five drivers, a local police source said.
tinyurl.com/lx8jh

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3 Bodies Found:

The Iraqi police found three unidentified bodies near the cemetery of Khaldiyah town, some 80 km west of Baghdad
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=147064

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Gunmen kill head of religious group in Iraq:

Gunmen killed the local head of a Sunni religious group in the Iraqi Shiite city of Basra on Friday
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3263727,00.html

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U.S. military opens probe of three deaths in custody: The U.S. military has started an investigation into the deaths last month of three men in the custody of U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13637.htm

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Iraq’s vice president asked Bush for pullout timeline:

“I supported him in this,” President Jalal Talabani said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13635.htm

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Standing on the bodies:

House passes election-year Iraq resolution :

In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a symbolic resolution that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13636.htm

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How They Voted:

Final vote results for roll call 288
clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll288.xml

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Standing on the bodies::

Senate rejects U.S. troop pullout in Iraq:

In a move Democrats criticized as gamesmanship, Senate Republicans brought up the withdrawal measure and quickly dispatched it — for now — on a 93-6 vote.
tinyurl.com/jvk5m

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Lives In The Balance (Exclusive Video):

A Must Watch 3 Minute Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11924.htm

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Prof. Ken Bode: Iraq War a “Corrupt, Futile Enterprise,”

What the Republicans fear is that the midterm elections will become a genuine referendum on that war.
www.depauw.edu/news/index.asp?id=17702

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Video: Iraq: The Continuous War :

This German documentary details the work that American troops are doing in Iraq . It details there views and opinions as to the why the war is being waged and how the war is being fought on the ground
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13634.htm

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Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No To Iraq:

We hear from three Iraq war resisters who have spoken out.

Audio and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13639.htm

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Troops refusing Iraq duty get a haven:

Prompted by a Fort Lewis Army officer’s decision to refuse to fight in Iraq, the First United Methodist Church of Tacoma has declared itself a sanctuary for servicemen and servicewomen who also don’t want to go to Iraq.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/273988_sanctuary15.html

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Not Your Soldier: 4 Minute video:

The Not Your Soldier Project gives youth the tools we need to stop the military invasion of our schools and our communities
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12999.htm

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Price of Human Life in Baghdad: US $2.40 :

Oxfam International report says lack of control over the international ammunition trade is partly responsible for the escalating violence in Iraq. Research published on June 15 shows that the price of taking away a human life in Baghdad is currently US$2.40.
tinyurl.com/ehthk

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Iraqi prisons overrun by Shiite militias: report:

Iraqi soldiers stand guard over buses transporting released prisoners earlier this month in Baghdad. Iraq’s prisons are overrun by Shiite Muslim militias who abuse and kill inmates
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=128834

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U.S.-led coalition kills 40 in Afghanistan; offensive continues:

U.S.-led warplanes and ground forces killed the “insurgents” Wednesday and Thursday in a remote part of southeastern Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, said Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-06-16-afghanistan_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA

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Taliban tactics fuel anti-western feeling :

Iraq-style suicide attacks on civilians harden opposition to troops in Afghanistan
www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1799484,00.html?gusrc=ticker-103704

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EU endorses Palestinian aid plan :

It provides funding for healthcare, power supplies and support for poor families, while maintaining a funding freeze on the Hamas-led government.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5086206.stm

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Gideon Levy: Mariya of the sorrows:

Mariya Aman was transferred this week to the Alyn children’s hospital in Jerusalem, after Israel had been on the point of returning her to Gaza, paralyzed and on a respirator. The little girl, aged 3 and a half, who lost her mother, her brother and her grandmother about a month ago.
tinyurl.com/h95ek

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Who really killed Huda Ghalia’s family? :

Guardian investigation undermines military claim that Israeli shells could not have been responsible for death of girl’s family
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1799558,00.html

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In case you misssed it:

Israel: Licensed To Kill

– WARNING – This page contains raw video footage (BBC) of the murder of Mohammed Al-Dura’s, 12-year-old son
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4732.htm

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In case you missed it:

Scenes Of Israeli Massacre In Qana 1996

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

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Congress Bans All Aid to Democratically Elected Palestinian Authority :

The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed a bill that includes a ban on giving money to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA). The clause was an amendment to the bill providing emergency funds for the war in Iraq and for Gulf Coast hurricane victims.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=105510

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Congress grossly misled about plight of Palestinian Christians:

Leila Sansour, a Christian from Bethlehem, expressed her community’s shock at the gross misrepresentation of the threat facing the Christians of the Holy Land. She urged Congress to pay heed to the plight of the oldest Christian community in the world.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article4811.shtml

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Hoping for civil war? :

Arms transferred to Abbas with Israeli blessing: official

According to the Yediot Aharonot daily, three trucks carrying 950 American M-16 automatic rifles crossed into the West Bank and Gaza from Jordan under Israeli military escort overnight Wednesday and early Thursday.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060615/wl_afp/mideastisraelpalestiniansarms

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Court orders Israel to tear down West Bank wall :

The part of the barrier in question effectively incorporates into Israel the northern Jewish settlement of Tzofim, along with around 100 hectares (250 acres) of land from the Palestinian villages of Azun and Nebi Elias.
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=31806

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Olmert’s Plug Sparks Push For U.S. Energy Measure:

A plug from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has given new life to congressional legislation granting Israel $120 million over five years for energy research and development, Jewish organizational officials said.
www.forward.com/articles/7971

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Lebanon Accuses Israel in Bombing:

The government has decided to complain to the U.N. Security Council about Israeli attacks in Lebanon, Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said following a Cabinet meeting where Defense Minister Elias Murr reported on the car bombing.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5889905,00.html

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U.S.-Indian Nuclear Deal Puts Israel In Hot Seat:

Washington is rewarding a country that developed nuclear weapons in circumvention of the landmark nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, sanctioning its arsenal after the fact because of its responsible behavior.
www.forward.com/articles/7967

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Juan Cole: Zarqawi sought US-Iran War:

American hawks tied to the Israeli Likud Party, such as Michael Ledeen and Michael Rubin, who are also trying to get up an American war on Iran, turn out to have the same goal as Zarqawi!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13640.htm

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Pentagon confirms Iranian directorate :

A recent trip by Michael Ledeen to Rome has raised red flags among those concerned about a potential war with Iran. Some believe that Ledeen — a long-time advocate of Iranian regime change — was involved in the Niger forgeries scandal.
tinyurl.com/qkbsc

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State Duma welcomes Putin idea of gas joint venture with Iran:

“The State Duma welcomes the idea to set up a joint venture for the development of Russian and Iranian gas fields,” Vice-Speaker Vladimir Pekhtin told Itar-Tass on Friday.
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10320831&PageNum=0

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Iran’s appeal to China, Russia :

Overshadowing a regional summit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested Thursday that China, Russia and neighboring Central Asian nations should help Iran resist growing pressure from the United States and Europe to limit its nuclear development program.
tinyurl.com/q5pds

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Shanghai grouping makes impact:

The Shanghai grouping of China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, seems to have come a big way since being founded in 2001.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060616-125448-4243r

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Contract signed for first floating nuclear reactor :

An Arctic military shipbuilding plant and Russia’s Atomic Power Agency signed a contract yesterday to build the world’s first floating nuclear reactor.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1798974,00.html

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War on terror called failure:

Another 9/11 `inevitable,’ experts conclude: Washington’s diplomatic efforts rated 1.8 out of 10
tinyurl.com/rbzzn

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Mexican Police Accused of Killing 11 Striking Teachers in Oaxaca:

Thousands of state security forces have raided the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca to break up a peaceful teachers strike. Witnesses say eleven people were killed, including two children.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/06/15/1411208

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The Impact of Psychological Torture Techniques Against Detainees at Guantanamo Bay :

The apparent suicide of three Guantanamo Bay detainees this past Saturday highlights the tragic results of arbitrary and indefinite detention. A human rights travesty
www.amnestyusa.org/askamnesty/live/display.php?topic=65

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“I Was Tortured”: By Sister Dianna Ortiz, OSU : Video:

Sister Ortiz relates her personal experiences and tell us that U.S. personnel were present in interrogation and torture rooms,” in Guatemala in 1989 when she was kidnapped, taken to a secret prison and repeatedly raped and tortured by troops commanded by General Hector Gramajo (a CIA asset and graduate of the U.S. Army School of the Americas).

This is a must watch video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8807.htm

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Judge again delays release of torture report :

A judge in Cook County has again put off the release of a report into allegations that Chicago police tortured suspects.
abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4276760

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Filipino officer charged with torture:

The U.S. government is not the only nation engaged in the war on terror whose military is facing torture allegations.
www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060616-111157-7237r

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A Leap of Faith, Off a Cliff :

On Monday, the Bush administration told a judge in Detroit that the president’s warrantless domestic spying is legal and constitutional, but refused to say why. The judge should just take his word for it, the lawyer said, because merely talking about it would endanger America.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13638.htm

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Date: 15 June 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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2500

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$288,677,676,164
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The war on children

By John Pilger

A final solution, agreed by the United States and Israel, to the problem of the Palestinians. While the Israelis fire missiles at Palestinian picnickers and homes in Gaza and the West Bank, the two governments are to starve them. The victims will be mostly children.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13627.htm

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Massacre on a Beach in Gaza :

By Mike Whitney

It’s quite extraordinary. One day they blow up a family peacefully touring in their new car; killing 3 generations with one mighty blast, and then a few days later they fire a mortar round at a beach in Gaza wiping out 7 members of another family.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13633.htm

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In case you missed it?

John Pilger: Palestine is Still the Issue:

Video

Mainstream television news, no longer covers Israel and the occupied territories in a manner that properly conveys the true nature of the disaster and Israel’s overweening responsibility for it.

Click here to watch Real video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3499.htm

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Father’s Day: The Dangerous Notions of Michael Berg

By Chris Floyd

Pentagon documents unearthed by the Washington Post this April revealed that the elevation of Zarqawi’s profile was a deliberate, multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign aimed at the American people to foment the lie that the insurgency was largely an al Qaeda terrorist operation, not a native rebellion against the occupation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13630.htm

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64 civilians dead in “Tamil Tiger” ambush:

At least 64 civilians were killed and more than 70 wounded in a claymore mine attack carried out by suspected Tamil rebels Thursday on a passenger bus in north-central Sri Lanka prompting the government to carry out air strikes on rebel targets
tinyurl.com/gsajo

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Iraq: 24 Killed as occupation continues:

Gunmen shot dead at least 10 labourers as they were heading to work in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBA523293.htm

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Gunmen shoot dead 4 worshippers:

Unknown gunmen shot dead four worshippers and wounded 14 others in a pre-dawn attack on Thursday at a Sunni mosque in a town near Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, a local police source said.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200606/15/eng20060615_274319.html

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4 Contractors With Ala. Co. Killed in Iraq :

Four civilians working for an Alabama-based military operation in Iraq were killed by a roadside bomb, the Army said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5888923,00.html

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Bomb blast and flames :

Nothing prepared me for the scene unfolding on the wide, two-laned road in Baghdad’s northern Qahira district, a mixed Sunni and Shi’ite area of the capital.
tinyurl.com/eaeah

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Pentagon says U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,500 :

In addition, the Pentagon said 18,490 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war, which began in March 2003 with a U.S.-led invasion to topple President Saddam Hussein. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed.
tinyurl.com/zoanm

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Iraqi Govt. plan to pardon rebels who killed Americans:

Reconciliation could include an amnesty for those “who weren’t involved in the shedding of Iraqi blood,” al-Maliki said at a Baghdad news conference. “Also, it includes talks with the armed men who opposed the political process and now want to turn back to political activity.”
internationalreporter.com/news/read.php?id=1710

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Security firm cleared by US army :

The US military launched an inquiry after a video showing an Aegis Defence Services contractor firing at civilian cars in Iraq was shown on the internet.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5080970.stm

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In case you missed it:

Under the Aegis:

Channel 4 Video Report: “We don’t know whether it was an innocent civilian or whether that was an insurgent – we don’t know, because we never stop”.
www.channel4.com/player/playerwindow.html?id=4089&vert=news

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House members draw party lines in debate on Iraq:

Nearly four years after it authorized the use of force in Iraq, the House on today will embark on its first extended debate on the war, with Republican leaders daring Democrats to vote against a nonbinding resolution to hold firm on Iraq and the war on terrorism.
tinyurl.com/zvkee

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Senate Rejects U.S. Troop Pullout in Iraq :

The vote was 93-6 to shelve the proposal, which would have allowed ``only forces that are critical to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces’’ to remain in 2007.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5889377,00.html

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A fresh blow for Lieberman:

After years of undermining Democratic unity and voting with the GOP on everything from the Iraq War to right wing judges to Alberto “torture memo” Gonzales (to the infamous kiss pictured here), the blogs took it upon themselves to show Lieberman that there’s more to being a Democrat than the “D.”
www.alternet.org/bloggers/evan/37556

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Webb vs. Allen:

Anti-war Democrat Jim Webb just won the Virgina primary against political hack Harris Miller, despite being outspent 2 to 1.
fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/062006/06142006/199174

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John Pilger: ‘War by Media’:

What should journalists do? I mean, journalists who give a damn? They need to act now. Governments fear good journalists. The reason the Pentagon spends millions of dollars on PR, or “perception management” companies that try to bend the news is because it fears truth tellers, just as Stalinist governments feared them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13629.htm

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Afghan violence leaves14 dead, including two US soldiers:

Suspected Taleban fighters killed one US soldier and wounded two in southern Afghanistan, sparking a coalition retaliation that left 12 militants dead or wounded,
www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/world/Viewdet.asp?ID=7976&cat=a

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10 Afghans killed in bomb attack :

A bus carrying Afghans working for the US military blew up in an explosion, killing at least 10 people and injuring 15 in the city of Kandahar Thursday morning, police said.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=146999

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War pimp alert:

Senate Backs President’s Iran Policies :

The Senate on Thursday endorsed President Bush’s “diplomatic” approach to the problem of Iran’s ‘nuclear” program
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3972873.html

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War pimp alert:

Condi Rice tells Southern Baptist Convention America’s job to spread freedom:

In an address that was received like a campaign stump speech, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, exhorting her listeners to support the United States in spreading freedom around the globe.
www.abpnews.com/1092.article

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Iran would ‘use nuclear defense’ if threatened:

Iran’s defense minister on Thursday vowed that his country would “use nuclear defense as a potential” if “threatened by any power.”
tinyurl.com/n4axs

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Terror Ops Underway in Iran :

Despite the Bush Administration’s adamant and continual denunciation of terrorism, the Department of Defense—under Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s orders—is using a terrorist organization to orchestrate attacks and collect intelligence inside Iran, according to numerous former and current military, intelligence, administration, and United Nations officials.
www.payvand.com/news/06/jun/1137.html

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Iran, Syria sign defense agreement:

Defense deal is aimed at consolidating support for one another against common threats presented by Israel, US.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=16740

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Non-aligned states to back Iran :

Non-aligned states will back Iran’s right to nuclear fuel production at a UN meeting this week, unmoved by US calls to join efforts to get Tehran to stop enriching uranium, diplomats said.
tinyurl.com/rpn2k

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Iran’s place at summit raises fears of anti-West alliance:

Iran’s hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arrived in China last night for a summit of Asian states and Russia that Washington fears is forming a new anti-western alliance.
tinyurl.com/lj7wz

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Resurgent Russia aims for the summit:

Two telephone calls from President George W Bush to President Vladimir Putin within the five days from May 30 to June 5, and a visit by Henry Kissinger, the ace US statesman of realpolitik, to the Russian leader’s residence at Novo Ogaryovo in the Moscow suburbs last Wednesday
www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HF15Ag01.html

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Israel’s dance of death :

On Monday, Tzachi Hanegbi, a member of Israel’s ruling Kadima party, said that if suicide bombings resume, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya could be assassinated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13628.htm

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Hamas ready to restore cease-fire with Israel:

Ghazi Hamad, spokesman for the Hamas-led Palestinian government, said the offer was conditional on Israel accepting the Palestinians’ demand “to stop their aggression.”
tinyurl.com/orrjw

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Olmert : We’ll do our best to strengthen Abbas :

In speech before French National Assembly Olmert vows to back Palestinian president in order to enable him to lead PA towards adopting Quartet’s principles; praises Abbas as opponent of terror
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3263094,00.html

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Time is Running Out: Palestine on the Brink:

The political and ideological division separating Palestinian society in the Occupied Territories has metamorphosed into a formidable chasm, despite the urgent need to consolidate Palestinian national unity in this current crisis.
www.counterpunch.org/baroud06152006.html

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The Continuing Tragedy of Israel’s Occupation of Palestine :

After the killing of a Palestinian family on a Gaza beach, a variety of reactions and how they shape the next stages of an ongoing tragic saga between Israel and Palestine.
www.tikkun.org/rabbi_lerner/news_item.2006-06-14.7803183162

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: A Dangerous Exemption :

Given that the Middle East is currently the central challenge facing America, Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have rendered a public service by initiating a much needed public debate on the role of the “Israel lobby” in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy.
tinyurl.com/zalc4

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Islamist militias capture Somali town:

Somali Islamist militias have seized the town of Jowhar from regional commanders, whom they unseated from the capital last week.
tinyurl.com/hlp6s

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US opens new war front in North Africa:

Despite a setback in Somalia, where anti-Islamist warlords recently lost control of the capital, Mogadishu, to a jihadist militia, the United States is plunging into a far vaster set of commitments, stretching across the “Wild West” of Saharan Africa.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/HF14Aa01.html

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CIA ‘held rendition prisoners in Europe’ :

European countries colluded with the CIA, to stage secret flights for terror suspects, according to a human rights watchdog. The report also says evidence suggests prisoners were held in Poland or Romania – claims both countries deny. Stephen Grey reports for the BBC.
tinyurl.com/z4npr

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US denies Britain consular access to Hicks:

The United States has denied the British Government consular access to David Hicks at Guantanamo Bay.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1663299.htm

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US military suspends Guantanamo visits by lawyers, journalists
tinyurl.com/jmpr4

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Family wants autopsy of Gitmo detainee:

Family members of a Saudi inmate found dead at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Thursday they want his body back for an autopsy because they do not believe U.S. claims that he committed suicide.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060615/ap_on_re_mi_ea/saudi_guantanamo

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Chavez to visit Iran, Syria, Russia, China, North Korea:

The trip to Syria is key for Venezuela’s ambition to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, a plan supported by Damascus.
tinyurl.com/e9262

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions. Real video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8171.htm

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Report fuels spy plane theories :

The UK knows more than it is saying about top secret American aircraft projects, recently declassified documents reveal. The release of the MoD documents have once again fuelled debate about spy planes. Liz MacKean reports for the BBC.
tinyurl.com/ggxcl

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Standing Down on the Rove Matter:

Truthout – published an article on May 13 which reported that Karl Rove had in fact already been indicted. Obviously there is a major contradiction between our version of the story and what was reported yesterday.
forum.truthout.org/blog/story/2006/6/14/182858/234

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Why a Global Economic Deluge Looms:

People who know the most about the world financial system are increasingly worried, and for very good reasons. Dire warnings are coming from the most “respectable” sources. Reality has gotten out of hand. The demons of greed are loose.
www.counterpunch.org/kolko06152006.html

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Harvard study blasts treatment of child refugees:

Unaccompanied children fleeing to the United States to escape persecution often meet a harsh, hostile reception, slipping through the cracks of a system designed for adults that compounds their trauma, a Harvard University study said on Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/g5b7q

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High court gives police more power:

Police who burst into a private building without first knocking and announcing their presence can use evidence they discover in a criminal case.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0616/p02s02-usju.html

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Judge Rules That U.S. Has Broad Powers to Detain Noncitizens Indefinitely :

A federal judge in Brooklyn ruled yesterday that the government has wide latitude under immigration law to detain noncitizens on the basis of religion, race or national origin, and to hold them indefinitely without explanation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13632.htm

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Judge rules in favor of racial profiling and prolonged detention of non-citizens :

Yasser Ebrahim, a plaintiff in the case, described his reaction today: “I am very disappointed and shocked. I can’t believe the court would allow this to happen. I am frightened for other Muslims in the United States, who could face the same discrimination and abuse that I suffered.”
www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=eT5xVlnSja&Content=785

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Officials sued over phone records acces:

The federal government sued the New Jersey attorney general and other state officials Wednesday to stop them from seeking information about telephone companies’ cooperation with the National Security Agency.
tinyurl.com/fpaye

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Government Increasingly Turning to Data Mining:

The Pentagon pays a private company to compile data on teenagers it can recruit to the military.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13631.htm

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Documents suggest Pentagon lied about Cheney’s role in awarding no-bid contract to Halliburton:

Newly-released government documents indicate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) may have publicly lied about Vice President Dick Cheney’s role in awarding a $7 billion no-bid Iraqi oil reconstruction contract to Halliburton in the weeks preceding the March 2003 invasion, the conservative activist group Judicial Watch disclosed today.
www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/cheneyemails.html

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House Panel to Examine $1.4 Billion in Improper Payouts by FEMA :

The improper payments, which the Governmental Accountability Office report estimated ranged from $600 million to $1.4 billion, included funds sent to people who used United Parcel Service stores, post-office boxes and cemeteries as their addresses.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=as9oU5QMXOOI&refer=us

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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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2497

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$288,430,548,399
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The Flag of the Corporate States of America

By Charles Sullivan

Far too many Americans are so thoroughly indoctrinated in popular myths and propaganda that they are unable to recognize reality when they see it. They desperately need to cling to the absurd myths conjured by our rulers and deny the most criminal and unethical behavior upon which this nation was founded. Aided by a bogus educational system, we then contort them into virtue. Thus, murderers and robber barons are celebrated as self made industrialists who built America into a world class power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13622.htm

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Where Is The Voice Of Sanity

By Paul Levy

Something is being revealed to us about ourselves by the fact that we are being ruled by people who are mad. Imagine, what would we do if we truly recognized that our government is being run by people who have collectively gone mad? What would we do if we realized that the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, the person with his finger on the button, is a genuine psychopath?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13618.htm

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Iraqi troops, insurgents clash in Baghdad’s Sunni bastion:

Clashes broke out between insurgents and Iraqi troops in Baghdad’s Sunni neighborhood of Adhamiyah Wednesday amid a massive security crackdown on the capital ordered by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
www.politicalgateway.com/news/read/18956

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Baghdad’s unwelcome visitor:

For the Iraqi prime minister, just beginning the arduous task of establishing legitimacy for his national-unity government, Bush’s trip is not likely to help at all.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HF15Ak02.html

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Greg Palast: Keeping Iraq’s Oil In the Ground:

Did the U.S. invade Iraq to tap its oil reserves or to make sure they stayed under the sand?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13625.htm

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Do mention the war:

The Dem insiders think they can just breeze their way to victory in November by only talking about middle-class utopia — even as an 800-pound gorilla named Baghdad is doing the macarena up on stage right behind the podium.
www.attytood.com/archives/003514.html

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30 Killed in Afghan Fighting Before Offensive:

Fierce battles killed at least 30 people across Afghanistan on Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition readied to launch its largest anti-Taliban offensive since the Islamic extremist government’s 2001 ouster.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2075483

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Two foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan:

An American soldier was killed in the southern province of Helmand on Tuesday, said Major Quentin Innes, a spokesman for international forces in the Afghan south.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=873862006

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“Hamas gunman” killed, security chief wounded in clash:

A Hamas gunman was killed and a senior Palestinian security official from a force loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas was wounded in Gaza on Wednesday in violence that could further inflame internal tensions.
tinyurl.com/pyjb9

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Palestinian Protesters Storm Parliament:

In a sign that tension is rising amongst the Palestinians, dozens of Palestinian servants rampaged through the parliament building demanding long overdue salaries.
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003910637

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Olmert approves arms shipment to boost Abbas:

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday he had approved a shipment of weapons and ammunition to bolster security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13748757.htm

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Despite the divisions, the national consensus holds :

The Palestinian strategy of negotiation and resistance is common to liberation movements. Attempts to foster splits will fail
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13619.htm

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Lebanese man confesses to killings on behalf of Israel :

A Lebanese man has confessed to assassinating a series of senior Hezbollah and Palestinian militants over a seven-year period on behalf of Israeli intelligence, the Lebanese Army said on Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13616.htm

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Apartheid Israel:

Solution found to end ‘Jews only’ flights :

The Transportation Ministry on Wednesday said it would install temporary X-ray scanning machines in the Kiryat Shmona airport, in an effort to calm public protests over its policy barring Arabs from traveling on flights from the north to Tel Aviv.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/726818.html

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Witnessing the Destruction of Gaza:

Where is the world community’s condemnation of Israel’s military actions? Where are the words of reprobation from the European Union—the champion of democracy? I know the death of Palestinians is not as interesting as the World Cup—but this is getting a bit ridiculous.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13623.htm

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Revealed: Shrapnel evidence that points to Israel’s guilt : –

Israel has dismissed continuing calls for an independent international inquiry into the beachfront explosion which killed seven members of a Palestinian family in Gaza last Friday
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13615.htm

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Israeli Human Rights Organizations: End Killing of Civilians

Five Israeli human rights organizations demanded today in an urgent appeal to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense that they take immediate action to end the killing of Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territories, and to eradicate the factors contributing to these killings.
www.btselem.org/english/press_releases/20060610.asp

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Palestinian FM returns to Gaza with $20 million in suitcases:

A cutoff in Western aid has left the Hamas-led Palestinian government have left it broke. Tens of thousands of civil servants haven’t received salaries in more than three months.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/726919.html

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EU, US “Partners” on CIA Flights: Amnesty :

Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being ``partners in crime’’ with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13621.htm

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We wouldn’t be allowed to treat animals like this:

DAVID Hicks is being subjected to sensory deprivation having been returned to solitary confinement in a concrete cell after previously surviving 244 nights and days without sunlight or human contact. This is in clear violation of the third Geneva Convention
tinyurl.com/pq6pf

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Postmark Guantánamo: Why is the Pentagon keeping prisoners’ mail from their lawyers?:

Paracha, 58, decided to write a letter to 98 U.S. senators describing his plight. The senators haven’t responded, though it’s hard to blame them. They don’t know the letters exist. The Department of Defense won’t release them for delivery.
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2689/

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Religious Leaders Urge U.S. to Ban Torture::

Titled “Torture is a Moral Issue,” the statement says that torture “violates the basic dignity of the human person” and “contradicts our nation’s most cherished values.” “Nothing less is at stake in the torture abuse crisis than the soul of our nation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13617.htm

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Doctors forbid roles in harsh interrogations:

The 544-member house of delegates, which sets policy for the leading U.S. physicians group, voted at its annual meeting to approve a seven-page report that outlined a physician’s duty “as healer” not to take any part in interrogating prisoners.
tinyurl.com/qf2uo

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All Afghans to be released from Guantanamo Bay:

Authorities in Afghanistan say all 96 Afghan citizens being held in the United States’ military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay will be repatriated soon.
www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1663288.htm?Afghanistan

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US to hit back if NKorea tests missile: US envoy:

The top US envoy to South Korea said Wednesday that Washington would hit back if North Korea test-fired a missile capable of reaching the United States.
www.spacewar.com/2006/060614084813.d36cmi00.html

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China, Russia refuse to join Iran sanctions statement:

China and Russia refused to join with other world powers in a statement that would threaten sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, during diplomatic jostling at the UN nuclear watchdog.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060613/ts_afp/iranpoliticsnuclear

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Russia Will Not Discuss its Nuclear Weapons With U.S. — Official:

Russia does not intend to discuss issues relating to the future of nuclear tactical weapons with the United States, a senior defense ministry official said Tuesday.
www.mosnews.com/news/2006/06/14/rustacticalweapon.shtml

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Labs Compete to Make New Nuclear Bomb:

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are competing to design the nation’s first new nuclear bomb in two decades.
www.adelphia.net/news/read.php?ps=969&id=12869598

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In case you missed it:

None Of Us Are Free – If One Of Us Is Chained:

4 Minute Video – Flash presentation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8199.htm

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UK: Brothers tell of terror raid shooting:

Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, who was shot during the raid, speaks first, followed by his brother Abul Koyair, 20.
tinyurl.com/ql8y9

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Abid Ullah Jan: Behind the Terror-arrests in Toronto:

Are the 17 Muslim men arrested in Toronto on June 3, 2006 innocent until proven guilty? Theoretically, yes. But practically, they are absolutely not
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13626.htm

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Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight? :

Mexico, Canada partnership underway with no authorization from Congress
worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50618

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National sweep nets nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants:

“Police! Policia! Police!” yelled Daniel Monico, a deportation officer, holding his badge to a window where someone had pulled back the curtain. “Open the door!”
tinyurl.com/zt7qh

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Bill would limit consumers’ credit rights :

“It’s like telling someone you can’t put a deadbolt on your front door until after you’ve been burglarized,” says Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna.
www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/credit/2006-06-14-credit-freeze-usat_x.htm

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The Case of the Missing $21 Billion:

Who’s Following the Iraq Money?
baltimorechronicle.com/2006/060806Lindorff.shtml

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Congress Gives Itself 7th Straight Pay Raise:

Despite record low approval ratings, House lawmakers Tuesday embraced a $3,300 pay raise that will increase their salaries to $168,500.
www.thebostonchannel.com/news/9364688/detail.html

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Strapped states lease roads to private firms:

Indiana is about to turn over its entire toll road for the next 75 years to two foreign companies, making it more expensive to drive.
msnbc.msn.com/id/13306321/

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Some Ohio Families Refuse to Claim Bodies :

Bodies going unclaimed because relatives are either unwilling or unable to shoulder the responsibility or expense of burying the dead.
tinyurl.com/ooc5t

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Ward Churchill: My Trial By Media:

On February 2, 2005, Colorado Governor Bill Owens called for me to be fired because of statements I made about U.S. foreign policy that were clearly protected by the First Amendment. It would have been illegal to do so then, and it is just as illegal today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13624.htm

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US continues global market slump :

The global stock market sell-off has continued with US shares the latest to suffer amid mounting fears about inflation and interest rates
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5074300.stm

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The Short View: Braced for very bad news :

Another day, another bout of jitters on global equity markets. This time round, it seemed to be a rash of hawkish statements from Federal Reserve governors that convinced investors more US rate rises were on the way.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13620.htm

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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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2497

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$288,109,488,920
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Terrorism Is A Tactic

By Charley Reese

Terrorism is a tactic, not an entity, and it is a tactic used by people who have a political grievance. Therefore, if you want to eliminate terrorism, you have to address the political problems that gave it birth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13607.htm

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A tunnel without end

The US version of the Guantánamo suicides is disgraceful. The cause of death was gross injustice

By Zachary Katznelson

Islam says it goes against God to kill yourself. So what would drive a man to take his own life, despite his religious beliefs? The answer shames the US and its allies, Britain prominently included.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13598.htm

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Guantanamo: A History of Torture

Interview with Alfred McCoy, Professor of history at the University of Wisconsin.

Guantanamo is a complete construction. It’s a system of total psychological torture, designed to break down every detainee contained therein, designed to produce a state of hopelessness and despair that leads, tragically, sadly in this case to suicide. Continue

Real Video – Windows Media – Transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13597.htm

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Déjà vu in Ramadi

“Come and see the blood in the streets.” Pablo Neruda, ‘Selected Poems’

By Mike Whitney

We’ve seen this before. An Iraqi city is surrounded by troops and armored vehicles; the artillery is wheeled into place, the roads are blocked, a giant wall of sand is piled up around the perimeter, and everything goes silent before the final onslaught.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13605.htm

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Support The Troops

By Sheila Samples

When torture, murder and war crimes committed by Americans in places such as Guantanamo, Haditha, Abu Ghrab, Ishaqi and Fallujah, as well as in Afghanistan, comes to light, Bush and his criminal defense department initially try to conceal the atrocities. If forced to investigate themselves, they find no wrongdoing. When all else fails, Bush comes out, blames the troops and says the few bad apples will be brought to justice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13604.htm

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Last Letters Home

Voices of American Troops From The Battlefields Of Iraq

Click here to watch: Windows Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13609.htm

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Cure the Disease

By Cindy Sheehan

I fully endorse and advocate an investigation into the lies, treason, and crimes against humanity that BushCo. are perpetrating on the world. Justice needs to be served. However, and this is an important point: even if we rid our government of every neo-con cyst that is festering on our democracy, what we get in replacement will still be corrupt and the change will be meaningless unless the disease that is affecting our democracy is healed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13612.htm

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Young People of America…… Rise Up and Rebel!

By Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Young men fresh out of high school, frustrated by life, with nothing better to do than to sign up as mercenaries ready and willing to kill for their country, yet, as always, afraid to die and angry as hell as a result of buddies (comrades-in-arms) having been killed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13610.htm

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Bombs kill at least 22 in Kirkuk:

A coordinated wave of suicide attacks and remote-controlled bombs rocked the contested northern oil city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, leaving at least 22 people dead and wounding 43.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1796681,00.html

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At least 13 killed in continuing violence:

Police found 6 bodies, showing signs of torture, in different parts of Baghdad, police sources said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DAH334637.htm

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Iraqi ‘error’ triggers US raid: 2 children among 9 dead:

Local residents accused the Americans of targeting civilians and a man wearing a white dishdasha held up the charred body of a toddler whose head had been blown in half.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13595.htm

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US test fire kills three Iraqis :

The US military has admitted that three Iraqi civilians killed in an explosion on Friday died because of an artillery training exercise that went wrong.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5047098.stm

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75,000 Forces to Be Deployed in Baghdad :

Security officials said tens of thousands of Iraqi and multinational forces would deploy Wednesday throughout Baghdad, securing roads, launching raids against insurgent hideouts and calling in airstrikes if necessary.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/13/ap/world/mainD8I7C4400.shtml

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Oil, Politics and Bloodshed Corrupt an Iraqi City:

This once-quiet city of riverside promenades was among the most receptive to the American invasion. Now, three years later, it is being pulled apart by Shiite political parties that want to control the region and its biggest prize, oil. But in today’s Iraq, politics and power flow from the guns of militias, and negotiating has been a bloody process.
tinyurl.com/f5h9j

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American Accomplice of Terrorist Linked to Death Squads in Iraq:

US Army Colonel James Steele, who was involved in the Iran-Contras scandal along with international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles at his command, is now an advisor to death squads in Iraq.
www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2006/jun06iraq-escuadrones.htm

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US costs for Iraq war top $320bn :

America has spent more on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than on all its foreign wars up to 1939, following the passage of a bill allowing $66bn (£35.8bn) in new funding for the Pentagon.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1796754,00.html

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Military expenditure:

World military expenditure in 2005 is estimated to have reached $1001 billion at constant (2003) prices and exchange rates, or $1118 billion in current dollars – The USA is responsible for 48 per cent of the world total
yearbook2006.sipri.org/chap8/chap8

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US insists on right to develop arms for outer space:

The United States on Tuesday reasserted its right to develop weapons for use in outer space to protect its military and commercial satellites and ruled out any global negotiations on a new treaty to limit them.
tinyurl.com/zg62n

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Chalmers Johnson: “The Last Days of the American Republic.” :

Video and transcript:

The largest element in our budget of discretionary spending goes for national security. We are spending today more on national defense, so-called really on war, than all the other nations on earth combined.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13602.htm

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Poll: U.S. in Iraq greater threat than Iran:

The presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is considered a greater threat to Mideast stability than the current government in Iran, according to a new poll of European and Muslim countries.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060613/ap_on_re_us/america_s_image

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US Marines leave Ukraine amid protests:

Some 200 US Marine reservists in Ukraine have left the county ahead of planned military exercises amid protests over their presence.
www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=16154

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More murder in Gaza:

Israeli missiles kill Gaza bystanders:

At least 11 Palestinians, including two children, have been killed in two Israeli air strikes in central Gaza City.
tinyurl.com/hryum

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In case you missed it:

Video Death On A Gaza Beach:

Huda Ghalya a 7 year old Palestinian girl screams in horror as she watches her dead parents and other family members being removed from the beach after an Israeli Bomb attack
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13593.htm

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Israel to blame Hamas for beach deaths:

An Israeli military investigation into the death of eight people on a beach in Gaza will blame Hamas supporters, according to media reports.
tinyurl.com/he9m3

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Gaza Physician, British Journalist Refute Reported Israeli Military Investigation that Clears IDF:

We go to Gaza to speak with a reporter for the London Independent as well as a Palestinian physician who was at the hospital that received many of the victims of Friday’s deadly explosion on a beach in Northern Gaza that left eight Palestinians dead.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13611.htm

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The fluctuating value of life:

Why does a terrorist attack on the transport system in London that kills and injures dozens, draw utter condemnation and creates shock amongst us all, yet an attack by the Israeli military on a beach in Gaza killing and wounding dozens, including young children on a seaside outing, fails to register the same decibel levels?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13600.htm

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Israel steps up threats against Palestinian PM:

A senior member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s party threatened Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas with assassination on Monday if the group renews suicide bombings in Israel.
abcnews.go.com/US/print?id=2064978

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Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer :

Former prime minister Menachem Begin played a central role in a failed attempt to assassinate then-West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, with the objective of sabotaging the reparations agreement in the works with Israel, according to the journal of Eliezer Sudit, one of the men who carried out the attempted hit.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/726013.html

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Report: Israeli spy network in Lebanon uncovered :

Lebanese intelligence services say they have uncovered a spy network working for Israel, the Lebanese A-Safir daily newspaper reported Monday.
tinyurl.com/hoalp

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Dr. Elias Akleh: Palestinian Referendum … A Distraction:

Palestinians had given Israel and the previous Fatah government plenty of time (ten years) and plenty of chances to broker a political agreement to establish the peaceful two states solutions. Yet Fatah leaders kept on giving free political concessions one after the other, and Israel kept on violating all agreements and disregarding international laws
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13599.htm

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Israel: Iran Cannot Have Nuclear Weapons:

“Israel will not tolerate nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran. We will not be able to accept such a reality. It is quite obvious why,” Olmert said at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199123,00.html

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Russia and china reject statement on Iran N-issue :

China and Russia have rejected joining the West in a joint statement urging Iran to halt uranium enrichment, in diplomatic manoeuvring on Tuesday ahead of a debate at the UN nuclear watchdog.
tinyurl.com/edtsd

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40 Killed in occupied Afghanistan: :

Security forces raided a southern Afghan village and killed 15 suspected militants, including a relative of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, while fighting and attacks elsewhere left 25 people dead, an army general said Monday.
tinyurl.com/h2egg

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Afghan district spy chief killed :

Suspected Taliban rebels ambushed and shot dead an Afghan district intelligence chief in southern Afghanistan, police said on Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/hhxvx

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Jim Lobe: “New American Century” Project Ends With A Whimper:

Is the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which did so much to promote the invasion of Iraq and an Israel-centred “global war on terror”, closing down?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13603.htm

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Apologise or we’ll cut your funding, US envoy tells UN:

AMERICA’S bitter dispute with the United Nations escalated last night when John Bolton, the US envoy to the UN, threatened to withhold funding to the organisation unless it apologised for the remarks of a senior British official.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13608.htm

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Brothers in terror raid speak out: A must watch video:

The two men arrested in the Forest Gate anti-terror raid have spoken publicly for the first time about their ordeal – when armed police burst into their home.
channel4.com/player/playerwindow.html?id=5515&vert=news

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Europe’s deadly business :

The European Union’s aggregate arms exports are enormous, and many are deliberately sold to developing countries.
mondediplo.com/2006/06/11armscontrol

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Evangelism in the military under fire:

“Members of the military swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Weinstein told United Press International. “They do not put their hand on the Constitution and swear an oath to support and defend the New Testament.”
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20060612-100411-9410r

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Rove Won’t Be Charged in CIA Leak Case:

Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won’t be charged with any crimes in the investigation into the leak of a CIA officer’s identity, his lawyer said Tuesday, lifting a heavy burden from one of President Bush’s most trusted advisers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13596.htm

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‘Not Only What Is Legal, But What Is Right’:

A senior White House official willfully undermined U.S. national security in an effort to tar a critic of the administration’s case for war in Iraq
tinyurl.com/axv9g

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Gathering To Demand The Truth About 9/11:

“This was not incompetence,” Bowman said, referring to the failure of military commanders to order fighter jets to shoot down the airliners before they hit the buildings, “this was treason.” Judging by the reaction from his audience, it was clear he was not alone in that sentiment.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13606.htm

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