Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of May 2003 – Part 3
Chris Hedges, Talks With Democracy Now!

About His Experience at Rockford College and tells how his microphone was cut twice as he gave a graduation speech.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3494.htm

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The Children's Teeth:

Let there be no illusions: Sharon's final goal is turning the whole country, from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river, into an exclusively Jewish state. In this vision there is no place for Arabs, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel proper.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3491.htm

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Soros sells US dollar, raps Bush policies

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/
20030521/IBSORO/TPBusiness/International

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Al-Zawahiri Calls For Suicide Attacks Against Westerners

Bin Laden's deputy calls on Muslims to attack Western targets, emulate September 11 suicide hijackings.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3489.htm

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US Military on Highest Domestic Terror Alert

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2786219

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280 Multilated Bodies Found in Eastern Congolese Town

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=8CD92810-4
B19-40AF-9C0BB5D85D0CF944

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British Officer Faces War Crimes Investigation

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3486.htm

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Afghan Soldiers 'Shot By Mistake'

American troops have shot dead four Afghan soldiers outside the US embassy in Kabul.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3045909.stm

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Drunken U.S. Troops Kill 4 Afghan Soldiers: Al-Jazeera

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3487.htm

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Plan to Capture Bin Laden Before 9/11 Was Called Off

The FBI made secret plans to capture and arrest Osama bin Laden five years ago, long before the terror leader's deadliest plan came to fruition.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3485.htm

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A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams

The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3481.htm

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Surveillance State:

Since September 11, a flood of federal legislation has reduced American freedom without increasing our security.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3483.htm

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Eisenhower's Valiant Warning To America The Military-Industrial

Complex Speech

http://rense.com/general37/mic.htm

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State Monitored War Protesters:

Intelligence agency does not distinguish between terrorism and peace activism.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/cda/article/print/0,1674,82%257E
1865%257E1400012,00.html

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Help: A Readers Commentary

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3488.htm

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Police Chief Stops Israelis With Suspicious Cargo

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3484.htm

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Security Council Resolution Silent on Human Rights:

The new U.N. draft resolution on Iraq contains no explicit plans for protecting human rights or setting up an international tribunal for past abuses.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3480.htm

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Hired Guns:

While lobbyists and their employers in 39 states spent more than $715 million wining, dining and generally influencing state lawmakers in 2002, many details about how those dollars were spent remain hidden from public view.

http://www.publici.org/dtaweb/index.asp?L1=20&L2=10&L3=
23&L4=3&L5=0&State=

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At Least 4 Dead in Blasts at Myanmar Border Town

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=2784010

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Judged By The Company You Keep:

If on the SUSPICION of a terrorist connection any American citizen can be arrested and detained without charge, public disclosure, or legal counsel shouldnít the same apply to our government? Or more appropriately, how well would you or I fare if we had the following SUSPICIOUS connections?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3482.htm

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Canada Reveals Case Of Mad Cow Disease

http://www.iht.com/articles/96933.htm

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Democracy Now! Talks with the Widow of the Al Jazeera Journalist Who Died When U.S. Forces Shelled His Office in Baghdad

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3474.htm

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Blairís Grand Mistake:

The war crimes case in Belgium illustrates the folly of Blairís belief that the US is interested in justice.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3448.htm

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Convoy of Death:

Why Have US Television Stations Refused To Broadcast This Documentary?

In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

Watch clips from this documentary or download the entire movie

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Al-Qaeda Threatens 'Stunning Blows' Against US, Israel

"The next strikes will stun the Americans and Israelis," Abu Mohammad al-Ablaj, "coordinator of the al Qaeda-affiliated Mujahedeen Training Centre."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3455.htm

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Thousands Of Al-Qaida Suspects Ready To Attack, Warns US Official

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3446.htm

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Are The United States And The World Safer Since Saddam's Regime Toppled?

No. No. No. And more no.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3453.htm

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Iraq War Helped Boost Al Qaeda

The U.S.-led war on Iraq gave Al Qaeda the opportunity to reinvigorate its weakened terrorist network with new recruits and more funding, say experts on terrorism.

http://tinyurl.com/c7uz

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Iraq 'First Battle Of A Wider US War'

Syria had been "elevated" up the axis of evil, with Iran also in the firing line - with Israel's support.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3447.htm

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Pentagon Readies Massive Spying System

The Pentagon is developing a computer surveillance system that would give U.S. agents fingertip access to government and commercial records from around the world that could fill the Library of Congress more than 50 times.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3456.htm

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Spy Plan Faces Critical Deadline

"The TIA technology will give the federal government the capability to operate the most massive domestic surveillance program in the history of our country."

http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,58871,00.html

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Zionist Meeting Brands 'Road Map' As Heresy:

"George W. Bush, I think, is with us in his heart and in his soul."

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030518-114058-5626r.htm

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Israel Moving Toward Permanent Control of Palestine

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=294463&contrassID=
2&subContrassID=4&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

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Saddam Plotting Return to Power, Ex-Generals Say

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2770761

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The Pressures Of Spin

Just a couple of hours after White House press secretary Ari Fleischer announced he was standing down, the UK's prime minister's official spokesman Godric Smith revealed he too was quitting.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3041179.stm

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Greg Palast Takes A Bipartisan Swipe At Democratic Icons

Palast believes the U.S. media have largely given up asking tough questions and making officials squirm in favor of rewriting government press releases.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3454.htm

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Plans For Network Of Biodefense Labs Raise Concern For Safety

Some are concerned that dangerous organisms could escape from the labs and sicken residents in surrounding communities.

http://tinyurl.com/c7sv

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Anxious in Alabama

In one American town, chemical weapons arenít the stuff of news reports from far away places, but the reality of their own backyard. Nobody needs to tell the residents of Anniston, Alabama, anything about weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3407.htm

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Oil Wars Pentagon's Policy Since 1999:

A top-level United States policy document has emerged that explicitly confirms the Defence Department's readiness to fight an oil war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3445.htm

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Lifting The Fog Intrigue In The Middle East

Oil, wars, superpowers. Britain, France, Germany and the US have fought for almost a century to control the vast petroleum wealth of the Middle East. Intrigue unravels a history little know by Americans or Europeans.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3495.htm

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Surveys Pointing To High Civilian Death Toll In Iraq:

Evidence is mounting to suggest that between 5,000 and 10,000 Iraqi civilians may have died during the recent war.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0522/p01s02-woiq.html

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Chaos In Iraq:

Just What the US Wanted?

http://babelogue.citypages.com:8080/sperry/2003/05/21

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UN Lifts Sanctions On Iraq

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,961614,00.html

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Text of UN Resolution on Iraq

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3012847.stm

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Patriot Act Used For More Than Anti-Terror

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/
2003/05/21/MN34108.DTL

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For Three Nuns, A Prairie Protest And a Price to Pay

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17346-2003May20.html

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Death's Head: Piracy, Plunder and Foreign Policy

http://www.strike-the-root.com/3/herman/herman6.html

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Blair 'Ignored Advice That Occupation is Illegal'

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5944-688581,00.html

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Blair 'Broke His Promise Not to Tap MPs' Phones'

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=408114

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On Rescuing Private Lynch And Forgetting Rachel Corrie:

The Israeli army got away with murder - and now all activists are at risk.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/comment/0,10551,961025,00.html

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An American Hero?

Jessica Lynch and Rachel Corrie could have passed for sisters. Private Jessica Lynch, the soldier, was born in Palestine, West Virginia. Rachel Corrie, the activist, died in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2003-05/22klein.cfm

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Police Investigate Possible Ethnic Intimidation:

"Yelling 'kill the Muslim girl. Get her, that's what she deserves'...

http://35wsee.com/news2a.cfm?more=4302&category=1&news=fullstory

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'Fed Up' With US, a Top Palestinian Bolts

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0522/p06s01-wome.html

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Guilty of War Crimes ˆ or Victim of a Feud with US Soldiers?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=408415

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Journey to the Dark Side of Baghdad:

Reporters witness victims of the city's chaos firsthand.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030526-452796,00.html

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Full Text: The 'Ayman Al-Zawahri' Tape

Translation of the text of a purported audio tape by Osama bin Laden's top aide.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,960841,00.html

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Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception

http://alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15935

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"If We Cannot Rise To Oppose Empire, The Movement Deserves To Fail,"

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20030520-102249-1923r.htm

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Judge's Remark Sparks Outrage

An Arab-American woman who fainted in village court said she suffered an anxiety attack after the judge asked if she were a terrorist.

http://www.nynews.com/newsroom/052103/a0121tarryjudge.html

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Indonesia Will Intern Civililians In War Against Aceh Rebels

The Government has said that up to 200,000 people are to be taken from their homes and put into tented camps guarded by soldiers.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-688549,00.html

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Philippines: Govt Warned to Be Wary Of US Military Partnership

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2003/may/21/top_stories/20030521top10.html

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Pakistani Role In Afghan War Brings Anger

http://www.examiner.com/headlines/default.jsp?story=n.pakistan.0521w

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Sen. Byrd Says Americans Lured Into Illegal War

"The Bush administration appeared to deceive the American people into launching an illegal, unprovoked attack on Saddam Hussein's government."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3496.htm

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Some Iraq Nuclear Material Missing, Says US:

About 20% of the known radioactive materials stored at Iraq's largest nuclear facility are unaccounted for.

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=260648

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Six French Journalists Detained On Arrival At Los Angeles, Sent Back To France

"These journalists were treated like criminals - subjected to several body searches, handcuffed, locked up and fingerprinted,"

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=6909

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Afghan Leaders In Talks With The Taliban

Hamid Karzai has held top secret talks with members of the former Taliban government. The dramatic move could see a return to power of some of the most senior members of the Taliban, once described by Tony Blair as the most evil, brutal regime in the world.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3514.htm

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Afghans Uranium Levels Spark Alert

Researchers suggest new types of radioactive weapons may have been used in Afghanistan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3513.htm

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Convoy of Death:

Why have US television stations refused to broadcast this documentary?

In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

Watch the entire movie

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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US Truck Bomb Warning:

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin warning of the possibility of a truck bomb.

http://www.itv.com/news/1608764.html

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Russia 'Sold' UN Iraq Vote For Oil and Debt:

"Russia 'sold' its vote in exchange for the respect of contracts and debt," the Izvestia daily said, quoted by Agence France-Presse.

http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20030523170052571

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A Humanitarian Crisis Is Exploding In The Indonesian Province Of Aceh,

Where 23,000 children have been displaced and nearly 300 schools destroyed because of renewed fighting in the province.

http://www.unicef.org/newsline/2003/03nn39aceh.htm

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Pygmies Plead Not To Be Eaten

UN human rights activists reported this year that rebels had carried out acts of cannibalism.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2933524.stm

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Bush 'Is On Brink Of Catastrophe'

Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Washington was in danger of creating „an incubator for terrorist cells and activity‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3508.htm

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So Much For The Liberation Of Iraq

Saddam Hussein did not threaten the United States. That, however, was not important to the ideologues in Washington who wanted to overthrow him.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3510.htm

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Victims of the Peace Decide Americans Are Worse Than Saddam

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5944-689414,00.html

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CIA to Review Iraq Intelligence Questions of Accuracy, Bias Spur Studies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28492-2003May22.html?nav=hptoc_n

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Blix Suspects Iraq May Have Had No Banned Weapons

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/2224108/detail.html

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Robbers And Killers Stalk City Of Terror

I WATCHED first hand as Baghdad spiralled into lawless anarchy thanks to US troops.

http://tinyurl.com/ci0d

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Mixed Reaction Among Iraqis to End of Sanctions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A26943-2003May22?language=printer

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US Contracts Come Under Scrutiny

Reconstruction offers rich pickings, but must you be a Bush supporter to benefit?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,961951,00.html

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White House Bends to Israeli 'Road Map' Demands

The Bush administration pledged Friday that it will consider "fully and seriously" Israel's concerns about what steps it would have to take under a new Mideast peace plan.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30080-2003May23.html?nav=hptop_tb

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The Useful Idiots of Osama bin Laden

If the Saudi royal house falls, who and what do they think would replace it?

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32691

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Bush Weighs Effort to Overthrow Iranian Leadership

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/5923714.htm

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A History Of US Secret Human Experimentation

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3511.htm

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U.S. 'Negation' Policy In Space Raises Concerns Abroad

The nation's largest intelligence agency, NRO is talking openly about actively denying the use of space for intelligence purposes to any other nation at any time˜not just adversaries, but even longtime allies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3509.htm

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The F.C.C. proposal remains officially secret

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3507.htm

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Murdoch Disclaimer Provokes Mirth At US Senate

Rupert Murdoch prompted laughter from senators in Washington yesterday when he said that he did not plan to take advantage of the upcoming relaxation in America media ownership laws.

http://media.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4675511,00.html

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Owning the Airwaves:

The politics of media ownership rules

http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/mediaconsol.html

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Oregon Says Unlawful Labelling Of An MP3 Is Terrorism

Violators to be imprisoned for life.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3512.htm

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Your Bill Of Rights Repealed Today, Through Presidential Fiat, The 14th Amendment To The Constitution Is No Longer In Force.

The government can take liberty from American citizens without a trial.

http://www.lowcountrynow.com/stories/050903/LOCrose.shtml

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Blair Was Told It Would Be Illegal To Occupy Iraq:

The Attorney General warned the PM nearly two months ago that, without a specific UN mandate, attempts at postwar reconstruction would be unlawful.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3505.htm

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Blair Denies New Claims That Reforms In Baghdad Are Illegal:

Clare Short stepped up her attack on the Prime Minister by seizing on a leaked memo by Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, suggesting that British actions would be illegal without a new UN Security Council resolution.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3503.htm

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Legal doubts on post-war Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3504.htm

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Indonesian Army kill 17 villagers:

Indonesian troops were accused of murdering at least 17 villagers, most of them young men.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/05/22/
windo22.xml&sSheet=/portal/2003/05/22/ixportal.html

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Indonesia: Aceh could become an Asian Chechnya

Donor countries must pressure the Indonesian army to prevent them from committing atrocities.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3506.htm

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10 Russians killed in Chechnya attacks

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_260337,00050003.htm

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REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE:

Does anybody have a link to John Pilger's documentary 'The New Masters Of The world" If someone has a real video file of this program I would really appreciate it. Thank you. Tom

Classified: Censoring the Report About 9-11?

http://www.msnbc.com/news/917942.asp

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Lawmakers: Iran Rulers Should Be Removed

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-2715114,00.html

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Washington Has Cut Ties With Iran, May Try To Destabilise It

http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2003&dt=0526&pub=
Utusan_Express&sec=World&pg=wo_01.htm

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Congo Death Toll: 2,500 Per Day

No end in sight for deadliest conflict since WW II

http://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1052251651689&call_pageid=96833218885
4&col=968350060724

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Israel: Cabinet Approves Mideast Road Map By Margin Of 12 Votes To 7 But Attached A Number Of Conditions.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/296692.html

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U.S. Security Plans Threatens EU Privacy-Watchdog

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=2806124

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Let's Cut to the Chase! "

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." - President George W. Bush.

http://www.americaheldhostile.com/ed052503.shtml

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Red Cross Denied Access To POW's

Up to 3,000 Iraqis - some of them civilians - believed to be gagged, bound, hooded and beaten at US camps close to Baghdad airport.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3521.htm

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Gun Gangs Rule Streets As US Loses Control '

Before, we had no freedom, but we had security,' muses Kadem Hashem - in the ruins of the house in south Nasiriyah, where he lost all 14 members of his family during a bombing raid.

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,963107,00.html

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INSIDE THE DESPAIR MACHINE THAT GRINDS DOWN SUSPECTED TERROR CAPTIVES

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3520.htm

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Afghan Demonstrators Hurl Stones At U.S. Embassy To Protest Shooting Of Three Afghans

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20030524-0604-afghan-embassyshooting.html

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Oil Slick: Bechtel, Halliburton, And The White House:

A look at a controversial pipeline deal that now-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally negotiated with Saddam Hussein on behalf of the Bechtel Corporation during the Reagan administration.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3518.htm

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UN, IT‚S YOUR NOBLE DUTY

The United Nations should, on the basis of the principles of its Charter, condemn the powers, however super they may be, for their military aggression of sovereign nations and the violation of the rights of the their people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3519.htm

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US Army Chief Says Iraqi Troops Took Bribes To Surrender

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3515.htm

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Pentagon Sets Sights On A New Tehran Regime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,962746,00.html

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Washington Eyeing Bases In Australia:

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,190661,00.html

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CONGRESS COMPLETES $984 BILLION BORROWING BOOST

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/05/23/
national1749EDT0733.DTL

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Scary Times: Global meltdown? You bet!

When Big Capital gets worried you know things are looking bad.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3516.htm

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Israel Accept The US Road Map For Peace In The Middle East Without Intending To Implement It Fully

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,962639,00.html

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Israeli Public Relations Establishment Enlisted The Services Of Spinmeisters

http://tinyurl.com/cdrb

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US AND ISRAEL LOOK SET TO EMBRACE ASSASSINATION:

Targeted killings, worldwide, may be developing as the policy option of choice.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/24_05_03/art28.asp

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Bill Moyers on Being a Journalist:

I know some of you are curious as to why journalists like me keep opening the Pandora's box of democracy; why we come round and round to what ails America.

http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/05/23_moyers.html

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Some Mainstream Journalists Still Stand Up To Censorship:

Big Brother Bush-Cheney have yet to totally break our spirits

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3517.htm

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Expert: Suicide Bombers Are Not Crazy And Are Often Seen As Models Of Exemplary Behaviour In Their Societies

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/23/1053585697331.html

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US blamed for Baghdad tension:

Britain says US failure to secure capital threatens reconstruction.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/dailybriefing/story/0,12965,962526,00.html

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US Now Has Its Own West Bank

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/05/
23/ED270600.DTL

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ìAfghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death,î Part 2:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3532.htm

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Trouble in the Hinterlands

The permanent war in its first throes of crisis

http://babelogue.citypages.com:8080/sperry/2003/05/26

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US Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded In Iraq Ambushes

http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/nat/newsnat-27may2003-4.htm

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US Central Command: Soldiers Kill Woman

http://www.wpmi.com/Global/story.asp?S=1294353

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Baghdad Chief 'Betrayed Saddam'

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3530.htm

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Saddam Betrayed By Relatives

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3531.htm

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Bush Makes Poor Pay For Military Might And Tax Cuts

While the US is at the zenith of its global power, its health and education systems would be grounds for a scandal in poorer countries.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3524.htm

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US Plans Death Camp

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,6494000^401,00.html

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Israel Approves U.S.-Backed Peace Plan

But it left itself an escape hatch from unwelcome parts of the plan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3527.htm

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Israelization of America

The US again caved in to the administration of the war criminal Sharon by agreeing to let him decide the "implementation" phase of the so-called "Road Map".

http://www.mediamonitors.net/mazin27.html

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U.S. Terror Tribunals:

Fair Trial or Kangaroo Court Donald Rehkopf, co-chair of the military committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, called the planned military commissions "an embarrassment to democracy."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3525.htm

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The next domino: Iran or Syria?

http://www.underreported.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=
News&file=article&sid=1021&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

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U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq; Saddam In-Law Seized

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2819294

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Spanish Peacekeepers Killed in Turkey Plane Crash

A plane carrying 62 Spanish peacekeepers returning from Afghanistan crashed in Turkey early on Monday and all aboard, including 13 crew, were killed.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2817196

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Explosion Hurts Three U.S. Soldiers in Baghdad

Three U.S. soldiers were wounded and their Humvee military car destroyed when a blast ripped through a U.S. convoy in Baghdad on Monday.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2819422

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Summary Executions Become Routine In Aceh As Jakarta's Generals Break Their Promises:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3522.htm

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Aceh Unable To Cope As Bodies Pile Up

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,191162,00.html

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Maureen Dowd: Iran, Al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction

http://www.iht.com/cgi-bin/generic.cgi?template=articleprint.tmplh&ArticleId=97443

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Missile Kills Three In Baghdad

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/World/story_48915.asp?MSID=6d40353f6b864cd7
806381801f7fdc0a

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Act Two: The ëVictimí Enters, Stage Right

Having successfully dehumanised them through turning them into victims, the media no longer has the problem of looking to causes, the ëvictimsí are the cause all by themselves.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3523.htm

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In Iraq, U.S. Troops Are Still Dying -- One Almost Every Day

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38939-2003May25.html

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The Died For A Lie. Flash presentation

http://www.bushflash.com/memorial.html

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Senator Robert Byrd "The Truth Will Emerge"

It appears to this Senator that the American people may have been lured into accepting the unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation, in violation of long-standing International law, under false premises.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3529.htm

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5/25 U.S. SOLDIER KILLED, SECOND INJURED IN AMMUNITION EXPLOSION

http://www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/News_Release.asp?NewsRelease=
20030590.txt

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How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle: A PNAC Primer:

Once presented with it, this conservative icon understood immediately the implications of what would happen if the American voting public found out about these policies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3544.htm

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US Money Funding Uzbeki Torture Chambers:

Last year Washington gave Uzbekistan US$500 million in aid. The police and intelligence services -- which the US Department of State's Web site says use "torture as a routine investigation technique" has received US$79 million of this sum.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3538.htm

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Attack in Iraqi Town Kills Two US Soldiers, Wounds Nine Others:

Gunmen opened fire on American troops at a checkpoint early Tuesday, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding nine others.

http://www.wset.com/showstory.hrb?f=n&s=88830&f1=wor

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Sharon Backtracks On Term "Occupation" In Face Of Internal Rebellion

http://tinyurl.com/criz

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CIA Training PA Antiterror Force:

The CIA operatives are training a new PA antiterror force ahead of a possible confrontation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/A/JPArticle/PrinterFull&cid=1053915508764

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The Saddam Intifada:

The Iraqi Intifada already has a starting date: July 27. And guess who's the rebel with a cause in charge? None other than Saddam Hussein. He seems to be alive, well and in hiding.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3539.htm

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Stating The Obvious: "The Lunatics Are Now In Charge Of The Asylum."

So wrote the normally staid Financial Times, traditionally the voice of solid British business opinion, when surveying last week's tax bill.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3541.htm

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On The Roads Of Ruin:

Tony Blair vowed that the West would not walk away from Afghanistan. Peter Oborne found a nation left to fend for itself - and Taliban thugs undeterred.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3542.htm

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Tehran Defies US With Nuclear Program:

President Mohammad Khatami said Iran had the right to develop a nuclear energy program.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/26/1053801342455.html

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Pentagon Adds to Despair of Iran's Reformers:

The Pentagon's pronouncement that it would seek to "destabilise" Iran's Islamic republic has given the country's clerics ammunition to portray their liberal opponents as traitors.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,964023,00.html

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A White House Fluent In Language Of Fanatics:

The defining trait of the fanatic -- be it a Marxist, a fascist, or, gulp, a Wolfowitz -- is the utter refusal to allow anything as piddling as evidence to get in the way of an unshakable belief.

http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/052103.html

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US Wants Money For Bombs

AUSTRALIA is to be billed several million dollars by the United States for bombs dropped on Iraq.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6505693%255E401,00.html

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Pyongyang Threatens South Korea With 'Disaster '

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/26/1053801327707.html

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Turkey's Military Chief Warns Pro-Islamist Government Of Possible Coup:

The head of Turkey's armed forces warned the government yesterday that the possibility of military intervention still existed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,12700,964020,00.html

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US Adds Power To India's Israel Links

http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EE27Df01.html

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Iraq Needs More Troops:

The top British military official in Baghdad has acknowledged.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6494329^401,00.html

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UN Chief Warns Of Anti-American Backlash In Iraq:

US attempts to rebuild the country were overly dominated by "ideology" and risked triggering a violent backlash.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,963894,00.html

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The Story Of Hiba, 19, A Suicide Bomber. Can The Road-Map Put An End To All This?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=409984

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Advertising Private Enterprise:

What is interesting about the media‚s coverage of the post-invasion situation is precisely the almost complete lack of reporting of the situation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3536.htm

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Israeli Settlers Vow: 'We Will Never Leave'

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=409983

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Reviewing The Lies. pictures taken from a U.S. military web site.

It describes "The Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise", which occurred on Oct. 24-26, 2000 in the Office of the Secretaries of Defense conference room, 10 months prior to 9/11/01. This article shows that the U.S. Government was not only aware of terrorist threats by passenger aircraft, but had practiced how best to deal with the resulting casualties. Continued

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3533.htm

Since our government was aware of this specific threat, how can they be taken seriously when, Over and over since Sept. 11, aviation and security officials have said they were shocked that terrorists had hijacked airliners and crashed them into landmark buildings. Continued

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3537.htm

Why does our government continue to lie and portray the recent invasion of Iraq as :"Operation Iraqi Freedom", when a report submitted to Vice-President Dick Cheney in April 2001 advocated using force against Iraq ... to secure control of its oil.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3636.htm

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5/28 Despite Thin Intelligence Reports, US Plans To Overthrow Iranian Regime

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3553.htm

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Will Iran Be Next?

Background and history relating to US - Iran - Israel relations.

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article3288.htm

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Supreme Court Pares Miranda Rights:

Authorities can force the unwilling to speak, jurists say in 6-3 ruling.

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/6862175p-7799407c.html

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Helicopter Downed, 4 US Soldiers Killed In Iraq: Jazeera:

Four US soldiers were killed in Iraq on Wednesday, May 28.

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-05/28/article13.shtml

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Jazeera Unable Confirm U.S. Helicopter Crash in Iraq

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2839004

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Morale Lags For Some US Troops In Iraq:

"Those who did the killing should not be the ones keeping the peace," said one soldier, who asked to remain anonymous.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/sh/news/stories/news-
223267120030528-110510.html

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Through A Glass Darkly:

An Interpretation of Bush's Character

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3550.htm

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White House Insider Cleans Up Bush's Image On Film

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3552.htm

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War On Terror Has Boosted Insecurity: Report

Amnesty International says the conflict has weakened human rights protection.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030528.
wamnesty0528/BNStory/International/

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Is A Military Junta Ruling Iraq?

Why is it so difficult find out who the people are who are running Iraq? What does the Bush administration have to hide?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3548.htm

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Saddam Letter Claims Resistance

http://onenews.nzoom.com/onenews_detail/0,1227,193661-1-9,00.html

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More Attacks Raise Worries of Violent Resistance in Iraq

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-force28may28,
1,3527710.story?coll=la%2Dhome%2Dleftrail

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U.S. Plan Targets Iran Clerics

"We don't like giving groups designated as terrorist groups money," the State Department official said. "We've done that before; it's not a play with a long record of success."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3549.htm

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Neo-Cons Move Quickly On Iran

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EE28Ak01.html

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US Denies Its Use Of Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons In Iraq Pose Any Health Hazard:

Major Doug Rokke, Army Reserve Major and Health Physicist in charge of DU cleanup after the Gulf War exposes the lies

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3551.htm

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America Goes Backward:

A technique that the administration has used brilliantly is the manipulation of fear.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/16350

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What if There's No Such Thing as "al-Qaeda"?

The world's most infamous terror group: global conspiracy, or just good friends?

http://babelogue.citypages.com:8080/sperry/2003/05/28

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U.S. Has Gained Little If Bush Lied About Reason For War:

It is beginning to look as though the skeptics in this case were right. If so, I was taken in by this administration, and America and Great Britain were led to war under false pretenses.

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/5937888.htm?template=
contentModules/printstory.jsp

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Officials 'Never Thought of an Airplane Being Used as a Missile'

"With all due respect to Secretary Mineta, either he's incredibly in denial or just simply not the sharpest tool in the woodshed,"

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/
200305/NAT20030523e.html

See Also "The Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3533.htm

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In The Kingdom Of Forgetting Memory can be an embarrassing thing. In politics, it's often more convenient to forget.

http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/7899

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U.S. Provocations Give Momentum To Falluja Resistance

http://www.islam-online.net/english/News/2003-05/28/article02.shtml

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How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle:

A PNAC Primer: Once presented with it, this conservative icon understood immediately the implications of what would happen if the American voting public found out about these policies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3544.htm

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US finds evidence of WMD at last - buried in a field near Maryland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,965319,00.html

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US 'Pays Offshore Firms $1bn':

Companies which have moved offshore to avoid paying US taxes are making a billion dollars a year from US government contracts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2939966.stm

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Greg Palast, Exposes The U.S. Master Plan For Reorganizing The Economy Of Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3547.htm

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Post-War Iraq Quiz: Test your knowledge

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3545.htm

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The Strange Death Of Liberal America:

A professor of history from Yale, told me he was earnestly praying for a dreadful downturn in the American economy. "Otherwise we are stuck with this administration for the next five years and I don't know what damage that is going to do to America's standing in the world."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2003/05/27/
do2702.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2003/05/27/ixopinion.html

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5/29

Behind The Victory, A Power Struggle That Drains Life From A Weary People

The untold stories of how no electricity means no water, which means disease.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,965942,00.html

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More Lies Exposed

No Bunker where U.S. Bombs Targeted Saddam-CBS

The Baghdad bunker which the United States said it bombed on the opening night of the Iraq war in a bid to kill Saddam Hussein never existed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3563.htm

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Foreign Envoys In Iraq No Longer Enjoy Diplomatic Status, Immunity: US:

The United States would discourage attempts by any country to send diplomats to Baghdad and had the authority to bar them from coming in.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3564.htm

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US Military Killed Two Iraqi Civilians

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L2964377.htm

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U.S. MILITARY PLAN AGAINST IRAN READY: RUSSIAN PAPER

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3562.htm

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Pentagon Eyes Massive Covert Attack on Iran

The proposal, which would include covert sponsorship of a group currently deemed terrorist by the U.S. government, is not new, and has not won favor with enough top officials to be acted upon.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/ITeamInsider.html#Iran

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U.K. Dossier On Iraq Weapons 'Unreliable'

Britain's dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was rewritten on orders from Prime Minister Tony Blair's government to make it look more dramatic.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3560.htm

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The Case For War Is Blown Apart:

Tony Blair stood accused last night of misleading Parliament and the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3556.htm

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There's The News And Then There's The News And Then There's Damn Lies!

Blair and co scramble to cover their tracks over just one of the more obvious fabrications created to justify the (illegal) invasion, the real issues still seem to escape examination by the media even when it runs them over.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3559.htm

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Rumsfeld's New Line On Missing Arms

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3555.htm

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Arrogance of Rumsfeld

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3557.htm

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Hey! Iraq Lost! Feelin' Safer Yet?

If virtually none of what this administration said about Iraq - from nuclear weapons to imminent threat - has been borne out, why should we believe what is now being said about Iran?

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/0529pimentel29.html

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Wolfowitz Reveals Iraq PR Plan:

Mr Wolfowitz says that stressing Iraq's alleged chemical and biological weapons as the main argument for going to war with Iraq was the only one that all arms of the bureaucracy could agree on.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2003/s867453.htm

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U.S. Soldier Shot Dead In Iraq -Centcom:

A U.S. soldier was killed on Thursday when he came under hostile fire in Iraq, the United States Central Command said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=22TOGXIH
5DN2UCRBAEOCFFA?type=topNews&storyID=2842580

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Operation Iraqi Eradication:

The Rise of a Bigger, Better Taliban

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=127&ncid=742&e=
7&u=/ucru/20030527/cm_ucru/operation_iraqi_eradication

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Iraqi Shi'ites Protest at Alleged U.S. Arrests:

"We warn them that the promised day for the Intifada ... is approaching, when we will turn our bodies into bombs to blow up the wheels of the invading occupiers,"

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=2845657

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Riot Chases Troops Out of Iraqi Town:

'They were terrifying the women and children,' one protester says after U.S. soldiers search homes for weapons.

http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-iraq29may29,0,5536638.story

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U.S. Troops Raid Palestinian Mission In Baghdad, Arrest 11

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3558.htm

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Villagers Fall Ill Amid Fears Of Nuclear Contamination

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/29/1054177672613.html

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US Gunfire Kills Three Teens At Wedding:

US soldiers opened fire on a festive wedding parade earlier this week, killing three teenagers and wounding seven others after the celebrants fired weapons in the air.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/29/1054177674323.html

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White House Shelved Deficit Report:

The study asserts that sharp tax increases, massive spending cuts or a painful mix of both are unavoidable.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/919446.asp

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US States Face Long-Term Budget Shortfalls

The shortfalls will force permanent tax increases, spending cuts or both.

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1051390397618&p=1012571727162

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Gold Reaches 15-Week High As US Dollar Slips

"Gold has come into its own and we are going to see it going up much farther than this."

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1051390367942&p=1012571727162

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Anti-U.S. Russo-Chinese Alliance May Be In Works

Chinese President Hu Jintao called today for a "multipolar world" and a strategic partnership with Russia to counter U.S. dominance.

http://tinyurl.com/cyyv

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The CIA in Iran

The Oily Business of Regime Change

http://www.counterpunch.org/faruqui05282003.html

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Syria Asks Palestinian Groups Officials To Leave

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2003-05/29/article01.shtml

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At Death's Door: American Woman Travels Door to Door to Count Iraqi Casualties

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3554.htm

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Democrats: Profiles In Spinelessness

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=135

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