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Date: 11 November 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2842
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$341,201,644,854

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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War on Iran

Unleashing Armageddon in the Middle East

By Dr. Elias Akleh

The powder keg is ready and all it needs is a match to ignite it. This could come in the form of an “arranged” terrorist act in Lebanon – e.g. another political assassination or toppling of government- to be blamed against Syria and Iran. American warnings of such an act are already in the media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15564.htm

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Gunning for Iran

Video Documentary

Exposed : Where The U.S. gets its “intelligence” about Iran’s nuclear program.

Video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15562.htm

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Iraq disaster warning

By William S. Lind

An attack on Iran will not be an invasion with ground troops. We don’t have enough of those left to invade Ruritania. It will be a “package” of air and missile strikes, by U.S. forces or Israel. – The Democrats taking either or both Houses of Congress, if it happens, will not make any difference. They would rather have the Republicans start and lose another war than prevent a national disaster. Politics comes first and the country second.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15568.htm

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I doubt there is guilt

By John Chuckman

The Democratic Party has been all but dead for years as a meaningful national alternative. The party has no recognized national leader. It has no cause, no fire in the belly. It has been largely silent for six years while Bush rampaged through the world and literally peed on American liberties like a grotesquely-smirking, small-town sheriff.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15563.htm

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‘Iraq: Legacy of Hate’ : The Lost Generation

Video Documentary By Channel 4 – UK

‘Iraq: The Lost Generation’ opens a window onto the hidden world of Iraqi youth, revealing the brutalisation and psychological trauma of living under military occupation. It reveals how the people with whom the future of Iraq rests, are reacting with anger, aggression and, in some cases, violence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15559.htm

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Cheney in a Box

By Mike Whitney

The Democrats didn’t win anything; that’s all hogwash. Bush was buried beneath an avalanche of bad news. It was a carefully-coordinated coup intended to install “adults” (like Robert Gates) in positions of power, change the policy in Iraq, and remove Rumsfeld and Cheney from office.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15566.htm

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Nightmare in Beit Hanoun

How Gaza Offends Us All

By Jennifer Loewenstein

An opened jaw with yellowed teeth gaped out of its bloodied shroud. The rest of the head parts were wrapped in a plastic bag placed atop the jaw and nostrils, as if to be close to the place to which it once belonged.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15561.htm

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Reports say 220 dead in Chad clashes:

More than 220 people have been killed, many injured and their village huts razed in clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes in eastern Chad, local villagers told a UN assessment team in the region
tinyurl.com/yg6z7x

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At least 24 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq:

Three American soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq, the military said on Friday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/RAS044312.htm

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Iraq: 6 killed, 18 wounded in suicide attack:

At least six Iraqi soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when a suicide bomber drove his explosives-rigged car into an army checkpoint in the northern city of Tal Afar on Friday, the military said.
tinyurl.com/yjgwxc

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Iraqi health minister: ‘150,000 civilians killed in war’ :

A stunning new death count emerged Thursday, as Iraq’s health minister estimated 150,000 civilians have been killed in the war — about three times previously accepted estimates.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15565.htm

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Staggering New Bill For Iraq? :

The U.S. armed services have requested a $160 billion supplemental appropriation to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the remainder of fiscal year 2007
tinyurl.com/yh3a6b

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Mubarak warns on Saddam execution :

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that hanging former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will lead to even more bloodshed in Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6134626.stm

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Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse:

A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15569.htm

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Coalition of Antiwar, Veteran Groups Launching National Movement to Impeach Bush and Cheney:

On Saturday, a coalition of groups are meeting near Independence Hall in Philadelphia to announce plans to mobilize a national movement to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Audio and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15571.htm

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Fighting empire: An interview with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark:

Just government is a commitment to fulfil human need wherever it exists and prevent violence wherever it threatens. The present US administration is the antithesis of that.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/print/2006/819/intrvw.htm

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U.S. vote embarrasses allies:

America’s rejection of President George W. Bush’s Iraq policy is a slap in the face for his allies, but it may give Prime Minister Tony Blair a chance to improve his standing at home by discussing exit options.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1661102006

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18 “Taliban” killed by NATO occupation forces: :

Afghan soldiers backed by Nato forces and warplanes killed 18 Taliban militants in a series of clashes in south-eastern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Friday.
tinyurl.com/y9vfss

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Israel accused of ‘state terrorism’:

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN observer, told an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Thursday: “This is terrorism, this is state terrorism. “These are war crimes for which the perpetrators must be held accountable under international law.”
tinyurl.com/y5k5sl

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UN: Israeli Occupation Forces killed 116 children in 2006:

UNICEF says 17 children killed in Gaza, and 2 in West Bank so far in November, 40 killed in July
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3326618,00.html

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Kahane supporters praise Gaza killings as ‘holy’:

Supporters of assassinated rabbi Meir Kahane hold ceremony to commemorate killed rabbi, say ‘holy canon’ fired shells at family in Beit Hanoun in which 18 Palestinians died on Wednesday
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3326400,00.html

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Gilad Atzmon: Deconstructing David Grossman: If He Is Israeli Left, Who Needs Right?: :

Though the man is seen by some as an Israeli left intellectual, I see in his speech nothing but hard core Jewish supremacy and even maintenance of the old crude Zionist racial agenda.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15558.htm

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Deputy Defense Minister: Israel may be forced to attack Iran :

Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh suggested in comments published Friday that Israel might be forced to launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program – the clearest statement yet of this possibility from a high-ranking Israeli official.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/786439.html

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Olmert to Focus on Iran in Visit to U.S. :

“The prime minister is going to be focusing on the Iranian issue – how to get the world on path with what are essentially very similar views between the United States and Israel,” said Olmert spokeswoman Miri Eisin.
tinyurl.com/ybyvfl

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Cleric Details CIA Abduction, Egyptian Torture:

In an account smuggled out of prison, a radical Muslim cleric has detailed how he was kidnapped by the CIA from this northern Italian city and flown to Cairo, where he was tortured for months with electric shocks and shackled to an iron rack known as “the Bride.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15560.htm

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Sweden Violated Torture Ban in CIA Rendition:

The United Nations’ ruling that Sweden violated the global torture ban in its involvement in the CIA transfer of an asylum seeker to Egypt is an important step toward establishing accountability for European governments complicit in illegal US renditions, Human Rights Watch said today.
hrw.org/english/docs/2006/11/09/sweden14548.htm

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The CIA, the MCA, and Detainee Abuse:

Everyone knows that after the crime, comes the cover-up. In this case, the government is not only taking aggressive steps to prevent its crimes from coming to light, it has also tried to ensure that when and if these crimes come to public attention, the perpetrators are protected from punishment.
writ.lp.findlaw.com/mariner/20061108.html

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Bolton unlikely to hold U.N. ambassador post:

Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., who holds the swing vote that would determine whether the evenly split Foreign Relations Committee reconsiders Bolton, said he would not support the nomination, which the White House resubmitted Thursday.
tinyurl.com/y2se4v

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Howard Zinn on activism:

Audio MP3 – There is nothing more satisfying than to participate with other people in a struggle or a good cause. That whatever sacrifices may be required of you, whatever troubles you may go through, whatever threats may be made to you, once you have been part of such a movement, you will never forget it. It will be a high point of your life.
www.traprockpeace.org/traprock_audio/

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Paul Krugman: The Great Revulsion :

I’m not feeling giddy as much as greatly relieved. O.K., maybe a little giddy. Give ‘em hell, Harry and Nancy!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15567.htm

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U.S. seeks better ties by aiding militaries :

Concern about leftist victories in Latin America has prompted President Bush to quietly grant a waiver that allows the United States to resume training militaries from 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-11-09-waiver_x.htm

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Venezuela’s Chavez applauds Rumsfeld’s resignation, says Bush should quit too:

Chavez pointed to the strong gains by Democrats in U.S. congressional elections and called it a “reprisal vote” against Bush’s policies and the Iraq war. The leftist leader beamed as he read aloud a news report of Rumsfeld’s resignation.
tinyurl.com/ydczy3

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Homeland Security Creates Terrorism Score for Travelers:

What’s your terrorism quotient? U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents will know with a newly announced Automated Targeting System, a data mining system which will use the Treasury’s watch list (.pdf), data provided to it by the airlines, your I-94 form and other data sources to compute your terrorism risk when you cross the border.
blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2006/11/homeland_securi.html

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18,000 votes in U.S. House race may be lost:

Thousands of votes were either not counted or not cast in Sarasota’s nationally watched congressional race.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/elections/15965769.htm

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Video shows LA police beating suspect:

The video shows two officers punching William Cardenas in the face while he struggles. David Willis reports from Los Angeles. – Viewers may find the footage in this report disturbing
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15572.htm

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Date: 9 November 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2839
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$340,943,355,810

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Saddam: Let’s now charge the accomplices

By John Pilger

Why isn’t George Bush Snr being charged? In 1992, a congressional inquiry found that Bush as president had ordered a cover-up to conceal his secret support for Saddam and the illegal arms shipments being sent to Iraq via third countries.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15554.htm

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Journalists’ Coverage of Middle East Shallow and Distorted

By Robert Fisk

Journalists in the “West” should feel a burden of guilt for much that has happened in the Middle East because they have, with their gullibility, sold a fictitious version of events.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15557.htm

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Hubris followed by nemesis: The verdict on perhaps the worst presidency in US history

By Rupert Cornwell

That old Bush self-certainty and swagger (’In Texas, we call it walking’) is dead and buried.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15552.htm

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Will the Democrats Become Part of the Problem?

Paul Craig Roberts

If the Democrats are to make a real difference, their first task is to repeal the Orwellian-named “Patriot Acts,” the torture legislation, the detention without court evidence legislation, and the right-to-spy and invade privacy without court warrant legislation. The White House tyrant needs to be quickly told that one more “signing statement” and he will be impeached, convicted, and turned over to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15548.htm

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Our Long National Nightmare Has Just Begun

By Ted Rall

As ugly secrets surface, Bushists will turn desperate. Democracy has failed their grand schemes; token resignations like Rumsfeld’s come too little, too late. Only tyranny can save their skins. Will the beleaguered neocons led by Cheney and Bush, cornered like rats, unleash their brand-new police state on their political opponents? Or will they tough it out and suck up the fines and prison sentences to come? The next year or two could go either way.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15549.htm

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War Crimes Suit Prepared Against Rumsfeld

By Democracy Now!

The president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, is heading to Germany today to file a new case charging outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with war crimes for authorizing torture at Guantanamo Bay.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15551.htm

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The Deeper Reality Behind Rumsfeld’s Resignation

By Chris Floyd

As Don Rumsfeld is tossed overboard by the panicky Bushes (who value loyalty to themselves above all other virtues but never, ever, practice it toward others; there will be many more bodies left behind as the Family rallies to clean up Junior’s mess again)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15553.htm

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Rumsfeld: Virgin For The Volcano

By Greg Palast

President Bush is one lucky fella. I can imagine him today on the intercom with Cheney: “Well, pardner, looks like the game’s up.” And Cheney replies, “Hey, just hang Rummy out the window until he’s taken all their ammo.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15550.htm

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Bush’s Chernobyl Economy; hard times are on the way

By Mike Whitney

In the next few months, a financial crisis will arise somewhere in the world which will jolt the American economy and trigger a swift and precipitous decline in the value of the dollar.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15545.htm

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We overcame our fear

The unarmed women of the Gaza Strip have taken the lead in resisting Israel’s latest bloody assault

By Jameela al-Shanti in Beit Hanoun

11/09/06 “The Guardian” — — Yesterday at dawn, the Israeli air force bombed and destroyed my home. I was the target, but instead the attack killed my sister-in-law, Nahla, a widow with eight children in her care.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15547.htm

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News Reports Capture Courage Of Palestinian Women

4 Minute Video

“Israeli troops fired at a crowd of women”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15556.htm

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At least 41 killed in ongoing bloody U.S. occupation:

A total of six people were shot dead, including a police officer, in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a medical source said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09482301.htm

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29 Bodies Found Scattered Around Baghdad:

Police in Baghdad found 29 bodies around the capital in the last 24 hours with gunshot wounds and signs of torture, an Interior Ministry source said.

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM828853.htm

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Baghdad car bomb blast kills six, wounds 28:

A car bomb in central Baghdad killed six people and wounded 28 more on Thursday, an interior ministry source said.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2640364

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US was warned of Iraq chaos, says ex-diplomat :

He claimed that when official documents from the Foreign Office are made public, they will prove that the view of British officials, repeatedly conveyed to the Americans, was that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would cause chaos.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1962686.ece

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Dahr Jamai: Bechtel’s billions down the drain :

The decision of the giant engineering company Bechtel to withdraw from Iraq has left many Iraqis feeling betrayed. In the company’s departure, they see the end of remaining hopes for the reconstruction of Iraq.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HK10Ak02.html

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Baghdad’s ‘missing’ billions :

“I think we’re looking at a huge scandal. The CPA handed over $8.8bn in cash to the Iraqi government even though that new government had no security or accounting system. “No one can account for it. We don’t know who got that money,” Mr Waxman said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6129612.stm

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UN watchdog: $22 mln missing in Iraq contracts:

An audit of 15 noncompetitive contracts paid for by U.S. government agencies with Iraqi oil money was unable to account for $22.4 million in funds
tinyurl.com/yhehm9

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34 “Taliban” killed in clashes in occupied Afghanistan:

Clashes between “insurgents” and NATO-led and Afghan troops have left 34 Taliban and three policemen dead in the latest violence in Afghanistan.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=150557

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28 suspected Taliban die in Nato-led airstrikes:

Nato launched airstrikes as clashes in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar killed 28 suspected Taliban militants, the police said on Thursday
tinyurl.com/yn66cw

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Taliban kill 5 Afghan soldiers, destroy 2 tanks :

A number of US soldiers were reportedly killed in a clash with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?159406

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Anger as Gaza buries its dead:

Tens of thousands of Palestinians wept and screamed for revenge as they buried 18 civilians killed by Israeli shelling in a massive funeral in Gaza on Thursday.
tinyurl.com/ykovfl

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US to veto int’l probe on Gaza attack:

United States expected to veto Security Council decision against Israel regarding recent IDF operations in occupied Gaza
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3326287,00.html

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Venezuela’s Chavez condemns IDF shelling in Gaza:

“This morning Israel again, against UN resolutions, began bombing Gaza … sleeping children and their mothers perished,” Chavez said at a news conference with foreign journalists.
tinyurl.com/yndg3o

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Israeli forces beat schoolchildren in occupied Jerusalem:

More than 25 female and male school students were beaten, amongst them 8 female students, who were fiercely beaten, causing one of them to lose consciousness.
tinyurl.com/yl2tz9

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French troops almost fired at Israel jets: minister:

French peacekeeping troops in Lebanon recently came within two seconds of firing missiles at Israeli fighter jets that approached as if to attack them, French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2640384

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Are Democrats’ gains in House good for Israel?:

Supporters of Israel are expected to lean heavily on the party’s incoming House Democratic leadership
tinyurl.com/yz9psv

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Pelosi’s support for Israel:

With Pelosi as speaker, Jewish activists and officials are confident that the U.S. Congress will remain strongly pro-Israel.
www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=17262&intcategoryid=3

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In case you missed it:

Nancy Pelosi Gives A Pep Talk To AIPAC:

The speech affords a up-close look at what Pelosi thinks about Israel, the Palestinians, the Mideast, and nukes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8955.htm

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John Bolton Likely to Depart U.N. :

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will likely leave his post next month. – “The Bolton nomination will not get voted on,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., reportedly has told colleagues.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15546.htm

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Bush Crony to Head UN’s Food Program :

US Ambassador John Bolton once again breached UN protocol in New York, this time by prematurely announcing the appointment of former Washington Times editor Josette Shiner to head the World Food Program.
news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20061108/cm_thenation/20061120williams3

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Peter Phillips : Human Rights Denial Deserves Impeachment:

Human Rights belong to people collectively. To believe in rights for some and not others is a denial of the humanness of people worldwide. Yet, denial is exactly what Congress and George W. Bush did with the signing of the Military Commission Act of 2006.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15555.htm

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Outlawed:

Video: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the “War on Terror” :

Human rights groups and several public inquiries in Europe have found the U.S. government, with the complicity of numerous governments worldwide, to be engaged in the illegal practice of extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14989.htm

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Rumsfeld replacement (Robert Gates) was director of voting company :

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather use a paper, pencil, and count by hand at the polling place than have former CIA director Robert Gates fooling around with my vote.
www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/board-auth.cgi?file=/1954/45174.html

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Tariq Ali: Bolívar’s dream:

A shadow of his former self, Ortega’s victory is still an expression of the wider demand for change sweeping Latin America
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1942878,00.html

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Colombian rebels want Denzel Washington, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore to help negotiate with government:

“To the people of the United States, we ask for your always generous solidarity to pressure President Bush and his government to support a prisoner exchange in Colombia,” said Raul Reyes, the chief spokesman for the FARC
tinyurl.com/y4m939

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One day cock of the walk, the next a feather duster:

Allen concedes in Virginia Senate race:

Republican Sen. George Allen conceded defeat Thursday to Democrat Jim Webb, sealing the Democrats’ control of Congress and the political downfall of a man once considered a White House contender
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15635543/from/ET/

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US Court grants AT&T, govt. appeal in spy case:

The U.S. government and AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research), fighting against a lawsuit accusing the telephone operator of illegally allowing the government to monitor telephones and e-mails, won the right to argue for dismissal of the case before a U.S. Appeals Court on Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/y73hxk

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In case you missed it: The Doomsday Code:

Tony Robinson investigates the people with powerful political friends in the White House, who are trying to bring about the end of the world. Julia Bard reports.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15044.htm

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Date: 8 November 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2839
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$340,706,109,423

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Plebiscite on an Outlaw Empire

Outlaw Empire Meets the Wave

By Tom Engelhardt

The wave — and make no mistake, it’s a global one — has just crashed on our shores, soaking our imperial masters. It’s a sight for sore eyes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15544.htm

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Voting in the absence of Choice

By Charles Sullivan

The corporate financing of political campaigns is, in fact, a capital investment in the status quo that benefits the wealthy and marginalizes those with neither wealth nor property. That explains why substantive change is rarely accomplished through the vote in America. It also explains the remarkable consistency and homogeneity of governmental policy through the decades; domestic and foreign, regardless of which party is in power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15540.htm

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Election 2006: Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

By Chris Floyd

If anyone thinks the horrors of the Bush Imperium are somehow at an end – or will even be seriously impaired – by the results of yesterday’s election, they have a harsh and bitter awakening to come.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15542.htm

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Bush’s Chernobyl Economy; hard times are on the way

By Mike Whitney

In the next few months, a financial crisis will arise somewhere in the world which will jolt the American economy and trigger a swift and precipitous decline in the value of the dollar.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15545.htm

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The Fire Next Time

By Morton Skorodin

It was no fluke that the reckless faction of the ruling elite picked up the ball and ran with it – the neoconservatives with their Project for a New American Century. These geniuses had and, presumably, still have the utopian plan of establishing permanent military predominance over the whole world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15543.htm

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A brutal taste of the future

The assault on Beit Hanoun is a terrifying example of what lies in store for Palestinians

By Sami Abdel-Shafi in Gaza City

The initiation of Avigdor Lieberman – widely regarded as an outright racist – into Ehud Olmert’s Israeli government seems to have already brought a taste of things to come. For the past week, the Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun has been made a ground zero by the Israeli army. By yesterday, more than 260 Palestinians lay dead and injured, with 53 fatalities – women, children and ambulance drivers among them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15541.htm

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Iraq: At least 52 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on: –

Police found six bodies with gunshot wounds in different parts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM828853.htm

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21 killed in apparent tit-for-tat mortar attacks in occupied Baghdad:

The attack appeared to have been in response to mortar fire on a Sunni neighborhood across the Tigris River earlier in the day that killed seven people and wounded 25.
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/07/africa/ME_GEN_Iraq_Mortar_Attack.php

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Mortar Kills 8 at Baghdad Soccer Field :

Mortar rounds strike soccer field in Baghdad Shiite district, killing 8 and wounding 20
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/08/ap/world/mainD8L8VNIG3.shtml

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1,500 Baathists killed in south :

Assassinating former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party is going on unabated particularly in southern Iraq, according to an independent group monitoring human rights in Iraq.
www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2006-11-08\kurd2.htm

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Juba the Baghdad sniper eclipses Saddam’s call for reconciliation:

Juba, whose name is taken from an African death dance, is shown marking off his kills on a wall before he lays down his sniper rifle. He then writes an ode to Allah (God) and calls on Iraqis to fight the crusaders and Jews.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-2442924,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Juma: Iraqi Resistance Propaganda Video:

Juma, An Iraqi Sniper is said to be responsible for the deaths of over 100 U.S. military personnel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11282.htm

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Bush: Donald Rumsfeld Stepping Down:

President Bush announced Rumsfeld’s departure and Gates’ nomination at an afternoon news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance.
wfrv.com/topstories/topstories_story_312125248.html

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Iraq exit the No 1 priority for Rumsfeld successor:

Robert Gates, the 63-year-old career intelligence officer chosen to replace Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, takes over with the clearest of missions: get American troops out of Iraq as quickly and cleanly as possible.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-2444140,00.html

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Who is Robert Michael Gates : Involvement in the Iran-Contra Scandal:

Owing to his senior status in the CIA, Gates was close to many figures who played significant roles in the Iran/contra affair and was in a position to have known of their activities.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

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Robert Gates: A New Perspective on Iran?:

Whatever else he may bring to his new job at the Pentagon, Robert Gates apparently holds a view on the highly sensitive subject of relations with Iran that hasn’t been embraced by all his new colleagues in the Bush administration.
blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2006/11/08/a-new-perspective-on-iran/

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Justin Raimondo : The Antiwar Wave :

The antiwar wave that has been rising for months crashed and broke over the heads of the Republican Party, sweeping away all but the most entrenched incumbents. This election, in the broadest sense, was a referendum on the Iraq war – and the results are a dramatic rebuke to the War Party.
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=9981

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UK’s Iraq policy ‘a rank disaster’ :

British policy in Iraq has been a “rank disaster”, a former diplomat told MPs on Wednesday as he pledged to reveal secret evidence about the war.
www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6200901,00.html

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A shameful vote in the House of Commons :

On Tuesday 31 October MPs missed an historic opportunity to pass judgement on the Iraq war.The following MPs voted with the government
www.stopwar.org.uk/_Current/Parl31Oct06.htm#VotingWithGovernment

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S.Lanka rebels say army firing kills 45 civilians:

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels said 45 civilians were killed and 125 hurt on Wednesday when army artillery fire hit a camp for internally displaced, as renewed civil war deepens.
tinyurl.com/yxp84a

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Over 100 Civilians dead and injured :

Over 100 persons have been killed or injured in an artillery (multi-barrel rocket) attack by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces in Vaharai, Batticaloa District. Forty (40) bodies have been recovered including 6 babies between the ages of 3 and 6 months. 76 persons have been admitted to the hospital.
www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=387&id=4530

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Suicide bomber kills 42 soldiers in Pakistan:

A suicide bomber killed 42 Pakistani soldiers at an army training ground on Wednesday in an attack the military said was linked to a bloody army assault on a militant camp last week.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061108/ts_nm/pakistan_blast_dc

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Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility as Musharraf condemns suicide attack:

Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in an army camp, which killed some 40 recruit soldiers, a regional TV channel reported.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-20/0611089470222739.htm

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NATO kills 15 rebels in occupied Afghanistan:

NATO-occupation troops aided by military aircraft killed 15 suspected rebels in eastern Afghanistan
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7598_1838745,000500020005.htm

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Afghan violence leaves five dead, including Nato occupation force soldier :

The latest in a wave of attacks blamed on Taleban fighters in Afghanistan has left five people dead, including a foreign soldier.
www.kuwaittimes.net/international.asp?dismode=article&artid=2035398312

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4 militants killed, 2 detained in occupied Afghanistan :

A joint operation conducted by Afghan and NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province has led to the killing of four “insurgents” and arresting of two others, a statement of the Afghan Defense Ministry said Wednesday
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-11/08/content_5304708.htm

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Massacre in Beit Hanoun:

Israeli occupation forces kill 24 Palestinians, including women and 8 children.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article5993.shtml

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Bloodbath in Gaza: Hamas Urges Attacks Against America:

Hamas’ exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal, says a 2005 truce with Israel is finished and appealed to all Palestinian factions to resume attacks: “There must be a roaring reaction so that we avenge all those victims.” Israeli tank shells ripped through a residential neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing at least 18 members of an extended family, including eight children as they slept
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5650566

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Survivors tell harrowing tales of Israeli barrage:

Scorched fragments of clothes, a girl’s slipper and body parts lay strewn in pools of blood in front of a row of houses that was riddled by what witnesses said was an Israeli artillery strike today while Palestinian residents slept.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1962576.ece

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Gaza media: It’s Palestine’s Qana massacre:

“We pulled out bodies, all women and children, dismembered, without heads or hands,” says Khaled Abu Saada, a Palestinian ambulance driver who evacuated the wounded to hospitals
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3325489,00.html

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International Red Cross ‘appalled’ by deaths in Gaza:

The international Red Cross said it was “appalled” that 18 people — mostly women and children — had been killed during Israeli military operations Wednesday in the northern Gaza Strip.
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/08/europe/EU_GEN_Red_Cross_Gaza.php

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Israeli killings pass unnoticed

Although photographs of Friday’s attack on Palestinian women have been widely disseminated, the bigger story is still not being told.
tinyurl.com/ycjyjs

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Study: 57 unarmed Palestinian minors killed by IDF since June :

A third of unarmed Palestinians killed during IDF operations in the Gaza Strip since the abduction of Gilad Shalit have been minors, according to a new report prepared by Physicians for Human Rights, to be published Wednesday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/785063.html

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Israel: Divorce America, Marry Russia:

Although few Israelis realize it, Israel has strategic options that it didn’t have 15 years ago. In many respects, Russia is a much more suitable partner for Israel than the US.
web.israelinsider.com/Views/9795.htm

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Prosecutors renew extradition request for Americans in alleged CIA kidnapping:

Prosecutors have renewed their request for Italy to ask Washington to extradite 26 Americans in the alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003, a prosecutor in the northern city said Tuesday
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/07/europe/EU_GEN_Italy_CIA.php

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CIA aircraft made 80 flights in UK air space, claims MP:

It has been claimed that CIA is using Britain’s air space to carry out “extraordinary rendition” – secret, international transfers of terrorism suspects across the world.
www.theherald.co.uk/politics/73920.html

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Senate in balance as Bush battered :

Americans delivered a sharp rebuke to President George Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress, sweeping Democrats into power in the House for the first time in a dozen years and dismantling most if not all of the Republican Senate majority.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1962535.ece

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Ortega wins Nicaraguan presidency:

With 91% of the ballot counted, Mr Ortega had 38% of the votes compared with 29% for his rival Eduardo Montealegre. Under Nicaraguan law, the winner of Sunday’s election must have 35% of the vote and a lead of 5 percentage points to avoid a runoff vote.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329621744-103681,00.html

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Venezuela, Guatemala Give Up Battle for Security Council Seat, Choose Panama :

Venezuela and Guatemala have ended their battle for an open U.N. Security Council seat from Latin America. Both countries agreed to withdraw in favor of Panama.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-11-02-voa3.cfm

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Chávez speech haunts Venezuela oil firm in U.S.:

In the weeks since his Sept. 20 speech and his comments the next day at a New York City church referring to Bush as “an alcoholic and a sick man,” momentum has been building for a fledgling U.S. boycott of Citgo.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/11/08/business/citgo.php

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Superbug brought back by Iraq war casualties ::

He said the exact source of the infection had not been identified but US casualties returning to America had also been found to be carrying the superbug.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1962456.ece

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Australia suffers worst drought in 1,000 years:

Depleted reservoirs, failed crops and arid farmland spark global warming tussle
www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,1941942,00.html

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Date: 7 November 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2837
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$340,435,118,860

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Here’s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.

Note the past tense. And I’m not kidding.

By Greg Palast

And shoot me for saying this, but it won’t be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they’ll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15532.htm

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Bush Has Gone Unchecked For Too Long:

By Keith Olbermann

Having frightened us, having bullied us, having lied to us, having ignored and rewritten the Constitution under our noses, having stayed the course, having denied you’ve stayed the course, having belittled us about “timelines” but instead extolled “benchmarks,” you’ve now resorted, sir, to this?

Video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15537.htm

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Sandinista! How Will Bush Make Nicaragua Pay for its Disobedience?

By Chris Floyd

There’s no doubt that one way or another, the Nicaraguan people are about to learn that in the Bush Imperium, democracy is never free; if you vote the “wrong” way, you’ve got to pay the price.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15538.htm

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At least 20 killed including UK and U.S. occupation force soldiers:

A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed three civilians, including a student, and wounded eight others, including three students
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07661839.htm

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15 bodies found in the Tigris river as fierce battle rages in Ramadi:

15 bodies of unidentified torture victims were found floating in the Tigris River in Suwayrah, 25 miles south of Baghdad, Police Lt Mohammed al Shamari said.
news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-13551089,00.html?f=rss

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10 Bodies Found In Occupied Baghdad:

A total of 10 bodies were found with gunshot wounds during the last 24 hours in different districts of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. Some of the victims showed signs torture.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR724153.htm

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Fallujah once again beset by violence:

In recent months, insurgents have filtered back into the city, despite tight controls that limit access to only six checkpoints. Residents must submit to an extraordinary identification system that includes fingerprinting, retina scans and bar-coded identification cards.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15944717.htm

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Iraqi Ministry Accuses Employees of Prison Abuse :

The Interior Ministry has formally accused 55 employees of committing human rights crimes in connection with the torture and abuse of prisoners at a detention center in eastern Baghdad, a spokesman for the ministry said this morning.
tinyurl.com/y2djlo

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Saddam will be hanged ‘by end-January’:

Saddam’s execution will probably take place in a closed room inside an Iraqi prison, most likely in Baghdad in the presence of Iraqi government officials and private citizens, whose families suffered under the dictator’s reign
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15535.htm

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Two TV stations closed for showing Iraqis protesting against death sentence for Saddam:

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Iraqi government’s decision yesterday to close down two privately-owned TV stations for “inciting violence and murder” by screening footage of protests against former President Saddam Hussein’s death sentence.
electroniciraq.net/news/2603.shtml

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Gwynne Dyer: Why Hussein ultimately wins, and dies a martyr:

He is the victim of a state-sponsored lynching, and so, for many people, he will die a martyr.
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/15946295.htm

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Move to reinstate Saddam supporters :

Iraq’s Shia-dominated government has announced a major concession for the Sunni Muslim backers of Saddam Hussein, a day after the former president was sentenced to hang.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article1961446.ece

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New audit hunts Iraq’s lost millions:

A new audit examining 15 contracts signed in Iraq has found new evidence of massive corruption and mismanagement by the US government.
tinyurl.com/yxa9ry

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Hundreds of US Soldiers Call for Iraq Withdrawal in Petition :

Hundreds of US soldiers have signed a petition calling for a troop withdrawal from Iraq and the document is to be formally presented to Congress in January, organizers said.
www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1107-01.htm

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‘Failed’ American envoy to leave Iraq :

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy in Baghdad who tried to conciliate the Sunni people, is to leave his post in the next few months said a senior member of the US administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15534.htm

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Rats jump ship:

U-turns the neocon way :

David Frum, Mr Bush’s “axis of evil” speechwriter, reportedly believes failure in Iraq is inescapable and the president is to blame. Other well-known neocons also have critical things to say about administration competence.
www.guardian.co.uk/midterms2006/story/0,,1941232,00.html

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It’s clear. The case for war was cooked up:

The vast majority of Labour MPs failed Parliament when they didn’t back a fresh inquiry into Blair’s manipulation of the case for the invasion of Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1939943,00.html

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Israel occupation force kill another eight Palestinians:

Withdraw from Gaza town: Israeli troops have left roads were gouged out. Homes, two mosques and a school were destroyed. The historic old town was pockmarked with bullet holes and shell craters, electricity pylons ripped from the ground and sewage spewing in the streets.
www.afp.com/english/news/stories/061107152622.posv2tfb.html

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Red Cross Descries Shooting of Medics:

The International Red Cross Committee condemned Friday s shooting of two Palestinian Red Crescent Moon medics during an Israeli military operation against the Gaza strip.
tinyurl.com/twtxm

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Hundreds of Ethiopians protest in Jerusalem / Blood demo becomes anti-racism rally :

Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent demonstrated yesterday in Jerusalem against what they said was blatant discrimination against their community by the state.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=784565

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Something’s rotten in Israel :

Latest drop in global corruption index yet another warning sign
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3324938,00.html

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One NATO occupation force soldier killed, two wounded in southern Afghanistan blast:

An explosive device struck a NATO patrol vehicle in southern Afghanistan, killing one soldier and wounding two others,
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=world_home&articleID=2442476

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Dilip Hiro: Keeping the oil pumping:

Washington and Tehran are preparing for a fight to see whether Iran can block the Straits of Hormuz, source of a quarter of the world’s oil.
commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/dilip_hiro/2006/11/post_585.html

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Israel will not strike Iran nuclear plants: US official :

“Israel will not target Iran’s nuclear facilities because it has said this is a problem of the entire world,” the official told AFP. “Israel understands that the only way to defuse the nuclear crisis is through diplomatic channels.”
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061107/pl_afp/mideastisraeliranus

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Muslim officer sacked from guarding Blair :

An experienced Muslim firearms officer has begun race and religious discrimination proceedings against the Metropolitan Police after he was removed from a close-protection unit guarding senior dignitaries, including Tony Blair.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article1961446.ece

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George Monbiot: Britain is determined to protect its right to kill civilians at random:

The British and US governments will today join forces in Geneva to block an international ban on cluster bombs
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1941076,00.html

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In case you missed it:

The Secret Wars Of The CIA: : How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars:

John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola. He is a very compelling speaker and the highest level CIA officer to testify to the Congress about his actions. He estimates that over 6 million people have died in CIA covert actions, and this was in the late 1980's.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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CHAOS: Problems worsen, Dems seek voting extension:

On a day already rife with computer glitches, long lines, and legal appeals to extend voting in Denver, provisional ballots are now running out at some Denver voting centers.
www.denverpost.com/ci_4616285

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Long Lines, Voting Machine Problems Reported Across State:

James W. Marquart of Cleveland said he left an elementary school polling place without voting because election workers told him his name wasn’t on the rolls even though he had with him a postcard from the elections board showing that’s where they told him to vote
www.nbc4i.com/politics/10263352/detail.html?taf=col

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Virginia Voters Report Getting Suspicious Calls:

The FBI is looking into allegations from Jim Webb’s campaign that Virginia Democrats are getting suspicious telephone calls from so-called volunteers threatening voters with arrest if they go to the polls
www.nbc4.com/politics/10262649/detail.html?taf=dc

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Sheila Samples : Give Us The Word: :

Never in its 230-year history has America been in such peril. It is up to us to keep George Bush from further ransacking of this great nation. We must not wake up the day after the elections and realize — too late — that we failed to vote when “Democracy” was the single most important issue on the ballot.
www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/11/7/1255/48983

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Cheney Says Unlikely He Would Comply with Congress Subpoena :

US Vice President Dick Cheney said he would likely refuse to testify before Congress if he is faced with a subpoena from the opposition Democratic party.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15533.htm

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EU to investigate secret CIA jails in Poland :

A delegation of the European Council will arrive in Warsaw on Tuesday to start a three-day probe into alleged secret CIA prisons in Poland, the Polish Press Agency reported.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-11/07/content_5299193.htm

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Swift justice, then Swift booted :

Navy attorney is ousted after victory for Gitmo inmate
www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/468465p-394142c.html

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Need a laugh?

U.S.: ‘American Taliban’ soldier deserves records ‘privacy’ :

A government lawyer told a judge yesterday that American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh deserves privacy for his written arguments aimed at shortening his 20-year federal prison sentence.
www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=17626

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Analysts outraged over U.S. adjustments of employment data:

‘Massive revisions’ make report ‘nonsense’
tinyurl.com/ybl4nk

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Dollar poised for a dip:

We believe we have just seen the beginning of a more pronounced slowdown that will likely push us into recession. The reason we are more negative than many economists is that high levels of consumer debt make the economy much more interest-rate-sensitive than in past economic cycles.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/HK08Dj01.html

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U.S. loses business travelers to Europe:

The United States is losing substantial numbers of business travelers to Europe because of the stringent security measures it imposes on international visitors, according to a report by a tourism industry group that was released Monday
tinyurl.com/ycwjjt

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Date: 6 November 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 655,000
informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2836
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$340,159,139,221

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The Hidden Horrors Of Israel’s Attack On Palestinian Civilians In Gaza

Images that the Israeli and U.S. government’s don’t want you to see.

Click to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15522.htm

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Are We Winning in Iraq? – A Dark Argument

By James Rothenberg

It is not unreasonable to suggest we are winning the war. Not won, but winning.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15527.htm

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Bush’s Carnival of Blood

By Mike Whitney

This is a dark day for Americans and Iraqis alike. Killing Saddam Hussein isn’t justice; its vengeance. Only Bush believes the two are the same.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15525.htm

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This was a guilty verdict on America as well

By Robert Fisk

So America’s one-time ally has been sentenced to death for war crimes he committed when he was Washington’s best friend in the Arab world. America knew all about his atrocities and even supplied the gas – along with the British, of course – yet there we were yesterday declaring it to be, in the White House’s words, another “great day for Iraq”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15520.htm

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In case you missed it

Iraq-Gate

How The United States Illegally Armed Saddam Hussein

“Spider’s Web”: The Secret History of How the United States Illegally Armed Saddam Hussein; a Conversation with the Journalist Who Broke the Iraq-gate Scandal That Involved President George Bush, James Baker and Donald Rumsfeld .

This is a must listen
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1412.htm

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Is Bush Next?

Paul Craig Roberts

The show trial of Saddam Hussein was drawn out until two days before the midterm US elections. The death sentence imposed on the former Iraqi president may help the deluded band of Bush supporters find victory in the defeat that Bush has met in Iraq and motivate them to support the beleaguered Republicans on November 7.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15524.htm

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Elections Or Electrons

What If Anything Will Count Your Vote

By Dom Stasi

This new gang are not only non-Republicans, they’re not even politicians. Hell, they are not even corrupt politicians. No. They are criminals. They are criminals and sociopaths posing as corrupt politicians and dragging the GOP legacy down with them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15526.htm

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Hacking Democracy

HBO Video Special Report

This cautionary documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers – which count approximately 80% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections – suggesting that if our votes aren’t safe, then our democracy isn’t safe either.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15530.htm

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The Genocide Election

By Peter Rost

This election is about much more than Democrats or Republicans, higher or lower taxes, or the war in Iraq. It is about the survival of millions of people around the globe. And if candidates supported by the drug industry prevail, we may become participants in a silent genocide.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15529.htm

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5 U.S. Occupation Force Soldiers Killed in Iraq:

Two U.S. Marines and one soldier died on Saturday and Sunday from wounds sustained in combat in the western province of Anbar
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR624683.htm

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Only 8% of Americans Support Iraq Strategy:

Many adults in the United States believe their federal administration should alter its tactics in Iraq, according to a poll by the New York Times and CBS News. 61 per cent of respondents believe the U.S. should change its military strategy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15523.htm

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US ‘breeding extremism’ in Iraq:

An Iraqi parliamentary delegation visiting Qatar has accused the US army in Iraq of breeding extremism by carrying out an “irresponsible arrest campaign”.
tinyurl.com/yl3auf

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Military services seek $160 billion extra to cover war costs :

The military services and defense agencies have requested as much as $160 billion in supplemental spending for the remainder of fiscal 2007 — a staggering figure that would bring wartime costs this year to $230 billion, defense sources said Friday.
www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=35406

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4 Minute Video:

Saddam reacts to death penalty
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15521.htm

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Bush and Blair have forfeited the moral authority to hang Saddam:

George Bush’s handling of this issue restores one’s respect for Pontius Pilate.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1940449,00.html

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Blair opposed to Saddam death penalty :

“We are against the death penalty, whether it’s Saddam or anybody else.”
www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6195520,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Exclusive: Saddam Was key in early CIA plot:

While many have thought that Saddam first became involved with U.S. intelligence agencies at the start of the September 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts with U.S. officials date back to 1959, when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2849.htm

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In case you missed it:

Secret Message From James Baker to Tariq Aziz:

Baker informs Aziz, whose government 13 months previously had gassed Kurdish villages, that “the United States seeks a broadened and deepened relationship with Iraq.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2265.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Teicher Affidavit: Iraq-Gate:

The United States actively supported the Iraqi war effort by supplying the Iraqis with billions of dollars of credits, by providing U.S. military intelligence and advice to the Iraqis, and by closely monitoring third country arms sales to Iraq to make sure that Iraq had the military weaponry required.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1413.htm

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A Brief History: US-Iraq 1980s:

Iraq uses US-supplied military intelligence “to calibrate attacks with mustard gas on Iranian ground troops…”
www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=us_iraq_80s

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America helped make a monster:

It is hard to believe that, during most of the 1980s, America knowingly permitted the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission to import bacterial cultures that might be used to build biological weapons. But it happened.
www.fas.org/irp/congress/2002_cr/s092002.html

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Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan:

Three U.S. soldiers have died of wounds received in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Monday.
tinyurl.com/ym7j4r

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Taliban support on rise in Afghanistan:

Many in southern Afghanistan had high hopes after the election of their fellow Pashtun tribesman Karzai in 2004, but two years later remain mired in poverty and lamenting a lack of security and development in the south.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061106/ap_on_re_as/afghan_taliban_support

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2 killed from Israeli Occupation Forces near Jabalia:

Palestinians sources in Gaza reported that two Palestinians in their 30s were killed by IDF fire east of Jabalia
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3324570,00.html

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Israeli fighter jets strike children on way to school;

15-year old killed, teacher critically injured
www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&Do=Print&ID=16808

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Woman blows herself up, slightly injuring Israeli soldier in occupied Gaza:

One Israeli soldier is slightly hurt after what officials say was a suicide bombing by a woman.
www.wane.com/Global/story.asp?S=5639355&nav=menu32_2

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Israeli official urges Jew-Arab divide:

Israel’s new deputy prime minister called for a near-total separation between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land yesterday, sparking a wave of condemnation less than a week after the far-right politician joined the Cabinet.
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/11/06/israeli_official_urges_jew_arab_divide/

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Syria hints at armed resistance against Israel if peace talks fail to return Golan Heights

Mohsen Bilal said international negotiations should lead to Israel giving back the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed. If that does not happen, he warned Syria could resort to ‘’other means, which struggling people have used at various points in history, beginning with legitimate resistance.’’
tinyurl.com/y9g7lq

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IDF girds for possibility of war with Syria, Hezbollah in 2007 :

Syria and Hezbollah are likely to start a war against Israel next summer, according to General Staff assessments that have been gathered during a series of meetings in recent week
haaretz.com/hasen/spages/784053.html

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Ortega headed for stunning victory in Nicaragua:

“It is God’s miracle. Our savior has returned,” said Fernanda López, 76, tears of joy streaming down her face.
tinyurl.com/yjaapf

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In case you missed it: Nicaragua – A Nations Right To Survive:

A Documentary Film By John Pilger
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15435.htm

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Report: Feds Refusing FBI Terror Cases:

The Justice Department increasingly has refused to prosecute FBI cases targeting suspected terrorists over the past five years,
tinyurl.com/ym3xmw

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A Job Prospect Lures, Then Frustrates, Thousands :

The call for job applications seemed routine; certainly nobody at corporate headquarters gave it much thought. A new candy store that would be opening in Times Square needed workers. Starting pay was $10.75 an hour.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15528.htm

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Do Republicans Think Black Voters Are Stupid?:

There are reports out of Nashville that African Americans are getting phone calls telling them if they voted for Harold Ford Jr. in the August primary, they don’t need to vote for him again now.
www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_96098.asp

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In case you missed it: :

1984 – The Movie – George Orwell
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15531.htm

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