Information Clearing House  Digest August 20/26/28-31 2004
Date: 31 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 144 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Revenge bombers kill at least 16 in Israeli bombing:

Palestinian suicide bombers on a revenge mission blew up two buses seconds apart in southern Israel today, killing at least 16 passengers and wounding more than 80.
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=116060752&p=yy6x6y458&n=116061512

tinyurl.com/4u3vw

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Gush Shalom: The Way Out: Only By Starting to talk:

The murderous suicide bombing at Be'er Sheba, which deserves all condemnation, proves once again that there are no military solutions. It highlights the futility of those who claim to “burn the fact of defeat into Palestinian consciousness”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6828.htm

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Iraq Militants Kill 12 Nepali Hostages:

A militant Iraqi group said it had killed 12 Nepali hostages and showed pictures of one being beheaded and others being gunned down in the worst violence against captives since a wave of kidnappings erupted in April.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6113129

tinyurl.com/6bhld

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Iraq's AMS condemns execution of Nepalese:

Iraq's leading Islamic authority, the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS) has condemned the killing of 12 Nepalese captives.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/67833A12-87BE-467D-8E7E-9D173D9A9915.htm

tinyurl.com/5tv6t

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Eight Killed in Moscow Subway Blast :

Police said an explosion in a car near a Moscow subway station Tuesday killed eight people and injured at least 10 others as it shattered doors and windows in the station vestibule, Russians news
www.wjla.com/news/stories/0804/169842.html

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U.S. Air Strike Kills Six Afghan Civilians -Police:

A U.S. bombing raid killed at least six civilians and wounded nine others on Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6110615

tinyurl.com/4hbnd

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US soldier killed in Iraq bomb attack:

A roadside bomb in northern Iraq killed one US soldier and wounded two others, the US military said in a statement on Tuesday.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en71332&F_catID=&f_type=source

tinyurl.com/3sfz4

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Gunmen kill Iraq education official
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/31/1093915295029.html

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Muslim call to free French hostages:

Iraqi Sunni and Shiite Muslim groups and Islamic groups outside Iraq urged the kidnappers to release the two men, noting France's opposition to the US-led Iraq war
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/31/1093938918984.html

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No space for the dead in Sadr City:

The elderly man who runs a hospital mortuary in Sadr City says he does not have space for the bodies of those killed in fighting in the Baghdad neighbourhood.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/85E14081-E08B-4625-9EF6-4F6661A56286.htm

tinyurl.com/5h5va

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U.S. Troops Wounded in Iraq Near 7,000:

The death toll for U.S. military personnel is 975, plus three Defense Department civilians.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/breaking_news/9544895.htm

tinyurl.com/52jgq

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In case you missed it:

President Bush's “Bring Them On” Picture Album
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4173.htm

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Paul Krugman: A No-Win Situation:

Trying to install first Mr. Chalabi, then Mr. Allawi, as strongman – can be seen as a persistent effort to avoid giving Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani his natural dominant role.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6821.htm

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Sistani most popular Iraqi leader, US pollsters find
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=556761

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Bush‚s “War on Terror‰: No Lack of Imagination:

President Bush has the chimerical and dangerously naïve notion that al Qaeda attacks America because of its freedoms˜that is, the United States is attacked for what it is and not what it does. All evidence is to the contrary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6823.htm

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Juan Cole: Republican Convention “We did not seek this War”:

No American president has more desperately sought out a war with any country than George W. Bush sought out this war with Iraq. Only Polk's war on Mexico, also based on false pretexts, even comes close to the degree of crafty manipulation employed by Bush and Cheney to get up the Iraq war
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6827.htm

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Standing on the bodies:

Re-Electing Bush Is Debt Americans Owe Victims Of 9/11:

Rudy: President Bush must be re-elected because the nation owes it to the victims of 9/11 to continue his unrelenting war on terrorism, Rudy Giuliani declared last night.
www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/29653.htm

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Giuliani and MacCain make case for Bush. Digs grave for America:

What went on was a frightening descent into a bizarre pro-Israel anti-Islamic Crusade which both these men urged, nay, demanded, that Americans wage with every fiber of their souls.

www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6824.htm

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Media Elite Toast McCain:

Guests included NBC's Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert, ABC's Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel and George Stephanopoulos, CBS's Mike Wallace, Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer, etc, etc.
www.drudgereport.com/rnc2.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Elite Propaganda : The Myth of the Liberal Media:

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite propaganda.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6435.htm

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Let's stop Bush-bashing and listen to what he has to say :

If it is so blindingly obvious to the rest of the world that Bush is dumb, dangerous and the rest of it, how is it that millions of intelligent and perfectly decent people in the US see it so differently?
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1293943,00.html

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Charley Reese: Don't Waste Blood:

What is being accomplished by these young Americans dying in Iraq? It's not saving Americans from weapons of mass destruction. There aren't any. It's not saving America from al-Qaida.
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040830/index.php

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If Kerry Spoke From His Heart:

A Dream For America
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6829.htm

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Israel, Iran Trade Threats As FBI Investigates Spying:

U.S. Ally Said to Have Received Documents on Tehran
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6825.htm

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Iran says several people arrested for nuclear spying:

Iran's Intelligence Minister Ali Yunessi said that “several people” have been arrested for spying on the country's nuclear programme, the official news agency IRNA reported.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1515&ncid=1515&e=4&u=/afp/20040831/
wl_mideast_afp/iran_nuclear_iaea_arrests_040831120001

tinyurl.com/5ql4c

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Nest of Spies:

When Iranian “students‰ took over the U.S. embassy in 1979, they called it the “nest of spies.‰ Now it seems, the FBI has discovered a real nest of spies, Israeli ones. Inside the Pentagon.
www.tompaine.com/archives/the_dreyfuss_report.php#001636

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A Long History: Israeli Espionage Against the US
www.counterpunch.org/husseini08302004.html

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Jewish Voters: Bush's Secret Weapon? :

If Bill Clinton was the first black President — a moniker he relished — then George W. Bush is the first Jewish President.
msnbc.msn.com/id/5876371/

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Used to working behind the scenes, AIPAC suddenly thrust into limelight:

The Jerusalem Post reported that the AIPAC officials involved were Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, and that they have spoken to federal investigators.
www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=14440&intcategoryid=3

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Sack AIPAC! And Abolish Their Tax Exempt Status! :

Why then are donations to the foreign State of Israel allowed as sheltered contributions?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6822.htm

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Why Orthodox Jews are opposed to the Zionist “State”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1506.htm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/30/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1506.htm

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Bush gives defense industry big budget:

Bush‚s $417 billion bill beats Cold War average spending: Under President Bush, the defense industry has been well-protected.
www.thehill.com/news/083004/defense.aspx

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In case you missed it;

Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Eisenhower Warns America: Farewell Address to the Nation: January 17, 1961:

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5407.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Chalmers Johnson: Militarism and the American Empire :

Distinguished social scientist and public intellectual Chalmers Johnson, joins host Harry Kreisler for a conversation on the nature of the American Empire and its costs and consequences for the future of American democracy and power in the world. Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6379.htm

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Swift Boat Vet Got $40M Contract From Bush
www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df08312004.html

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Video: Swift Boat Veterans for truth?:

On examination, it seems the Swift Boat Veterans for truth are neither swift nor truthful. Windows Media.
www.comedycentral.com/mp/videoswitcher.jhtml?show=ds&reposid=/multimedia/
tds/headlines/9023.html&clip=dailyshow/headlines/9023_headline.wmv&mswmext=.asx

tinyurl.com/5pfym

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Zogby Poll : Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks
www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=855

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Equatorial Guinea Halts Trial, Seeks Thatcher Detail, AP Says
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a0ieTmRWFNRE&refer=uk

tinyurl.com/6ltue

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Adventure playground :

What happier roost could there be for Mark Thatcher and his mother?
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1293940,00.html

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American Lawyer Finds New Evidence of Recent Rape, Torture in Iraq :

His recent fact-finding mission to Baghdad uncovered dozens of cases of physical and psychological abuse, sexual humiliation, religious desecration and rape in ten US-run prisons throughout occupied Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6820.htm

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6826.htm

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Hicks beaten for 10 hours:

Australian terror suspect David Hicks suffered two separate 10-hour beatings by his American captors, his father said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6826.htm

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Top U.S. general in Iraq sent memo authorizing use of dogs to scare prisoners :

The senior U.S. military commander in Iraq sent a secret cable to his boss at U.S. Central Command outlining more-aggressive interrogation methods he planned to authorize immediately.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002019765_sanchez30.html

tinyurl.com/5m2mh

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US guards “stomped on fingers” in Iraq jail:

The first U.S. soldier convicted in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal has testified that Lynndie England, the soldier photographed holding an Iraqi on a leash, stomped on prisoners' fingers and toes.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=573949&section=news

tinyurl.com/5v6j7

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Juan Cole: FBI Furious at Leak:

It appears to be the case that someone in the Pentagon got wind that Larry Franklin had been flipped, and was terrified that the investigation might go on up the ladder at the Pentagon, in AIPAC, and with the Israelis. So they leaked news of the investigation to make sure that everybody clammed up and shredded everything.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6818.htm

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The Axis of Treason : Israeli spies in the Pentagon :

The death agony of the neoconservatives is going to be a prolonged and quite ugly procedure, painful not only for them but for the entire country ˆ which will learn, to its chagrin and growing anger, how and by whom they were lied into war.
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=3469

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Bush defends Sharon :

A young woman had asked Bush in a question-and-answer forum how he could have called Sharon “'a man of peace' if he causes death and torture among innocent Palestinians.”
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1521&ncid=
696&e=1&u=/afp/20040830/pl_afp/us_vote_bush_mideast

tinyurl.com/5sl86

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2004 Top Ten Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds
www.wrmea.com/archives/July_Aug_2004/0407027.html

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Sexed-up reports, pressure on the UN … here we go again:

US claims over Iran's nuclear program sound eerily familiar — but this time around, the UK is siding with France and Germany in promoting engagement
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/08/30/2003200847

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1,000 US Dead :

I have watched how stories of US military deaths were almost always covered by yahoo.com, up until the Iraqi government installation. At that time, reporting of US deaths has fallen off almost completely, despite an actual increase in deaths per day.
cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

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Dr. Robert Abele: An Attack on Democracy:

The Bush White House is the most corrupt we have seen in recent history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6819.htm

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Days of plunder :

Coalition forces are doing little to prevent the widespread looting and destruction of Iraq's world-famous historical sites
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1293931,00.html

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Welfare for the Rich :

The government of the United States gives corporations and wealthy entrepreneurs in excess of $815 billion a year in tax relief and subsidies.
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=853

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Hawaii's homeless law fuels tension:

Despite a strong state economy, the homeless rate in Hawaii has nearly doubled over the past four years, and the majority of the new homeless are native Hawaiians and those with some Hawaiian ancestry.
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/08/30/hawaiis_homeless_law_fuels_tension/

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Who Really Rules This World?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/self_i.htm

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An oft-repeated 'truth' :

The accusations made against me, leading to my US visa being revoked, are based on repetition not on facts
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1293952,00.html

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Date: 30 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 143 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Dozens killed, wounded in Sadr City clashes:

At least 17 Iraqis have been killed and 96 wounded in fierce clashes between US soldiers and fighters loyal to Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, an Iraqi Health Ministry official said on Monday.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2F6BF664-6C34-4F08-B7B4-A32AAD719D31.htm

tinyurl.com/4qz8c

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Soldier killed by roadside bomb

A roadside bomb exploded as a US military convoy passed by on a road in northern Iraq, killing one American soldier and wounding two others, the Army said today.
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=115947792&p=yy5948498&n=115948552

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Sadr calls for ceasefire

Rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his militia to end attacks on U.S. and Iraqi government forces and will soon unveil plans to pursue his goals through politics rather than conflict, aides say
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=573903&section=news

tinyurl.com/6xcqo

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Attacks Halt Oil Exports From South Iraq:

Oil exports from southern Iraq have been halted because of attacks on pipelines and are not likely to resume for at least a week, a senior Iraqi oil official said Monday.
www.nynewsday.com/business/nationworld/ats-ap_business1
3aug30,0,5288118.story?coll=sns-business-headlines

tinyurl.com/6ko6c

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'We Were Supposed to Humiliate Them':

Interview with US Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick on torture at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6809.htm

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Manuel Valenzuela: The Cradle of Devastation:

Those sitting pretty in houses old and white and in the bordello called Congress would rather your son or daughter die than declare that a mistake has been made and a debacle is taking place. Those that represent and those that we elect are cowards, some of the most immoral and dishonorable people to walk the green grasses of Earth. They will do nothing, and so we must.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6813.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video:

Uncovered:The Whole Truth About The Iraq War
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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War on terror a losing battle:

“I don't think you can win it,” Mr Bush replied
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6815.htm

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The prison built on fear:

The US and UK governments use the war on terror to curtail our freedoms. Where does the greater threat lie?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6817.htm

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Juan Cole: Franklin Confesses: AIPAC Under Separate FBI Investigation:

Franklin's passing of confidential documents to AIPAC was discovered because AIPAC was already under FBI surveillance for possible espionage for Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6810.htm

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Israeli Held Meetings With U.S. Analyst:

The Israeli diplomat was identified as Naor Gilon, head of the political department at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and a specialist on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040830_248.html

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The neo-cons give Iran the Iraq treatment:

History is beginning to repeat itself, this time over Iran. Just two years after the British Government's notorious “Downing Street dossier” on Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction and the first efforts to get United Nations approval for war, Washington is trying to create similar pressures for action against Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6811.htm

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Israel to US: Now for Iran:

Having succeeded in getting the United States to invade and occupy Iraq, Israel is now making efforts to instigate the Bush administration to deal with the “Iranian threat”.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/03398F16-8119-4A21-83E4-D93E5F161B55.htm

tinyurl.com/3n89p

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Behind The Israeli Mole Affair :

The Point Of Maximum Danger Of War With Iran Approaching
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6816.htm

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Iran-Contra II?:

Fresh scrutiny on a rogue Pentagon operation.
www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2004/0410.marshallrozen.html

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Bush Or Kerry – Our Straussian Future Is Cinched:

Next year will realize a military draft---indentured servitude, slavery, call it what it is---and thousands will serve the Straussian Master Plan as bullet-stoppers and cannon fodder on the road to Tehran and Damascus.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6814.htm

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Jordan to check for possible radiation from Dimona :

Jordan will ask the United Nation's nuclear watchdog body to help it check whether it has been affected by radiation from Israel's nuclear reactor in Dimona.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/470802.html

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Neocon vs. neocon:

The neocons have turned upon one another — and on Bush himself.
majority.com/news/salon34.htm

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Gandhi's 'march home' cry :

The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi yesterday urged Palestinian refugees to march home from Jordan en masse, even if the Israelis “kill 200 people”, to shock the world into taking notice.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1293528,00.html

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Nonviolent protest offers little hope for Palestinians

For most of the 37 years of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinians were nonviolent – and it did them little good. Israel simply entrenched the occupation, illegally moving hundreds of thousands of settlers on to Palestinian land.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=536421.html

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In the name of God :

George Bush's tearing up of the Middle East road map, last April, has found great favour with God.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/comment/0,10551,1293585,00.html

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Palestinian girl wounded by Israeli missile as mother of prisoner dies during hunger strike :

An Israeli gunship helicopter on Monday fired a missile toward a car carrying four Palestinian activists, but missed and hit a nearby home instead.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=283970&lang=e&dir=news

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A Warning Fire:

As a free people, we must stop following the swindlers who tell us that it's in our interest to sacrifice the lives of our children, and the wealth of the nation, in small countries that pose no real threat to the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6812.htm

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A Second Bush Term Not In The Best Interests Of Republicans:

Might four years of Kerry not be preferable to eight or more years of really effective Democratic leadership?
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=50698&d=30&m=8&y=2004

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The Battle for New York: 500,000 March Against Bush in Historic Antiwar Protest:

More than half a million people take to the streets in New York City to protest the Bush agenda on the eve of the Republican National Convention in a historic march organized by the nation's largest anti-war organization.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/30/1453244

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Jimmy Breslin: Marching because our soldiers can't :

“It is important for us to honor people who don't get any,” she said. “Nobody seems to care about them.”
www.nynewsday.com/news/politics/rnc/nyc-breslin0830,0,3556341.column

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500 at Œwar crimes tribunal‚ find Bush guilty:

More than 500 people assembled in New York‚s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium concluded the War Crimes Tribunal with a resounding unanimous vote of guilty, declaring the Bush administration guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against peace.
www.peoplejudgebush.org/

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Beware of Bush he's just begun

A second term for George W. Bush could have truly catastrophic impact, comparable to that of a sizeable asteroid
tinyurl.com/5hlpx

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Mercenaries cashing in on booming global industry :

LIKE that other “oldest profession in the world”, there is no shortage of people prepared to pay for the services of mercenaries. But times have changed, and the so-called Dogs of War are learning new tricks.
news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1013202004

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Thatcher family moves to America

The family of Mark Thatcher, who was arrested in South Africa last week on suspicion of financing a coup attempt in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, have quit his Cape Town home bound for the United States.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=573912&section=news

tinyurl.com/3s8q3

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Greg Palast: Florida Fixed Again?

Absentee Ballots Go Absent
www.gregpalast.com/printerfriendly.cfm?artid=366

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For Shame:

A leaked video reveals what Bob Dole really thinks about Bush's tactics.
slate.msn.com/id/2105781/

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Is the nation drunk? :

Repubs pick a fight about Vietnam while Bush ruins America right now?
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2004/08/27/notes082704.DTL&type=printable

tinyurl.com/4gmtt

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An Attack on the U.S. Economy :

Sheik Osama has repeatedly warned America will never know peace until it withdraws from the Mideast and ceases supporting Israel. He ordered followers to attack the heart of America's power, its economy. He has been horrifyingly successful.
www.maxlogan.com/margolis.0829.htm

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1 YEAR & 141 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Picture:

Protesters march against President George W. Bush march down New York's Fifth avenue August 29, 2004.

The marchers, estimated by the United for Peace and Justice coalition to reach more than 200,000, passed Madison Square Garden, the convention site for Republicans as visitors converge on New York for the gathering that will end with Bush's re-nomination for president. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen
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Two Afghan Blasts Kill at Least 15 People:

At least 15 people have been killed in explosions in an upscale district of the Afghan capital Kabul and at a school in a southeastern province, officials said Sunday.
tinyurl.com/3nbfg

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Civilians killed in Baghdad clashes:

At least nine Iraqis have been killed and several injured in sporadic gunbattles and mortar attacks between Muqtada al-Sadr loyalists and US-led forces in Baghdad.
tinyurl.com/44uux

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Two killed, dozens injured in Mosul clashes:

At least two Iraqis have been killed and dozens injured in fierce clashes with United States soldiers in the northern town of Mosul
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187606.htm

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Overnight air strikes, clashes in Fallujah:

The overnight strikes came a day after five Iraqis were killed and nine others were injured in the city.
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=5b3c9f68917e94d8

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Militias control key routes to Baghdad:

Both cities, Al-Fallujah and Ar-Ramadi, and much of Anbar province, are now controlled by militias, with U.S. troops confined mainly to heavily protected forts on the desert's edge.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/9528097.htm

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Rebels attack oil pipelines in southern Iraq:

Nation's exports fall as infrastructure collapses
www.dominionpost.com/a/news/2004/08/29/aj/

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Secret deal keeps Sadr's men armed:

FIGHTERS loyal to firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr have been allowed to keep weapons such as AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers as part of secret provisions in a deal that ended the 22-day siege of the Iraqi holy city of Najaf.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10613173%255E401,00.html

tinyurl.com/64jcr

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Polish party demands Iraq troop pullout:

Poland's opposition Peasants' Party has officially kicked off a national drive to collect signatures for a petition demanding the immediate withdrawal of Polish troops from Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6AD5D5CA-4791-4D11-BC2B-AD91B44239DC.htm

tinyurl.com/5b4pn

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US point-man in Iraq raises hackles:

Iraqi leaders visiting London say they are troubled by new security chiefs ˜ every bit as ruthless as the henchmen of Saddam Hussein ˜ imposed on them by the American authorities.
www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/aug292004/f4.asp

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Iraq players acting just a bit ungrateful:

If he wasn't at the Olympics, Manajid said he'd have been in Fallujah fighting U.S. forces.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9530072.htm

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Pentagon spy investigation goes beyond Israeli connection :

An FBI investigation into the handling of highly classified material by Pentagon civilians is broader than previously reported and goes well beyond allegations that a single analyst gave a top-secret Iran policy document to Israel, three sources familiar with the investigation said yesterday.
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/Aug/20040829News021.asp

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Israeli Air Force Reservist Specializes In Iran:

The FBI investigation into whether classified information was passed to the Israeli government is focused on a Pentagon analyst who has served as an Air Force reservist in Israel
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/nation/9526884.htm

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A Must Read

Juan Cole: Israeli Spying: Fomenting a War on Iran:

It is an echo of the one-two punch secretly planned by the pro-Likud faction in the Department of Defense. First, Iraq would be taken out by the United States, and then Iran.

A Must Read
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6808.htm

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Controversy's no stranger to AIPAC,

Washington's Jewish juggernaut
tinyurl.com/43zpz

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President Bush, Best For Israel:

His leadership is exhibted by concrete actions, often making bold changes to U.S. policy in favor of Israel.
www.bestforisrael.org/

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Ex-head of BBC says Tony Blair lied:

“He (Blair) was either incompetent and took Britain to war on a misunderstanding or he lied when he told the House of Commons”
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040829-091457-2157r.htm

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Dyke: Blair's world of 'lies and bullying' :

Greg Dyke, former director-general of the BBC, today lays bare the astonishing inside story of the war waged by the Prime Minister and Downing Street against the BBC over its coverage of the Iraq war and the controversial issue of weapons of mass destruction.
politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,13747,1293259,00.html

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Britain dragged into coup plot as rumours swirl over London meeting :

Thatcher's business partner turns state witness as diplomatic row builds over alleged west African putsch
politics.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,9174,1293232,00.html

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The Clash Thesis: A Failing Ideology?:

Outside of the United States and Israel, the overwhelming majority of world opinion regarded this war to be illegal and immoral.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6805.htm

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Political Fundamentalism And The Bush Administration :

While Christian conservatives and hard-line neo-conservatives may see the developments after September 11 in a positive light (after all, one might say that God and the United States have been given a larger piece of the planet to play with), all Americans should be leery of any government that merges religiosity into political ends.
www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2004-08/28domke.cfm

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Voting For Peace?:

I don't begrudge John Kerry for protesting the war — I did it too. And I don't begrudge George Bush for joining the National Guard. What I do begrudge them both for is their unwillingness to fully admit to why they did what they did. And even more, I resent their unwillingness to discuss, honestly, what's happening in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6806.htm

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Greg Palast: Still Unreported: The Pay-Off In Bush Air Guard Fix:

Frankly, I don't care if President Bush cowered and ran from Vietnam. I sure as hell didn't volunteer … but then, my daddy didn't send someone else in my place. And I don't march around aircraft carriers with parachute clips around my gonads talking about war and sacrifice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6807.htm

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Kerry campaign attacks President over 'war honour he did not earn':

They claim that he was once photographed in uniform wearing a medal ribbon he had not earned.
tinyurl.com/3rtub

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The stars leave town ∑ and the has-beens sing for Bush:

The A-list celebrities are leaving. Famous Bush loyalists are hiding. Nobody wants to be seen at the 2004 Republican convention.
www.sundayherald.com/44390

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Nader voters file federal lawsuit naming Kerry, Edwards, McAuliffe and others as co-conspirators :

Along with Kerry and Edwards, the lawsuit names as defendants organizations and individuals who have played key roles in the effort to deprive Nader/Camejo access to the ballot including
www.sf-frontlines.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=
News&file=article&sid=817&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

tinyurl.com/6geze

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Howard tells Bush: I don't care if you won't see me:

Michael Howard issued a blistering rebuff to George W Bush yesterday after the President barred the Tory leader from the White House as punishment for his attacks on Tony Blair over the Iraq War.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/29/ntory29.xml

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Bodies out of sight, out of mind :

President George W. Bush has more to do than go to military funerals for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today's total number of Americans killed in Iraq is 963!
www.timesonline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12764680
&BRD=2305&PAG=461&dept_id=478569&rfi=8

tinyurl.com/4keeg

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Teens get training for conscientious objector status :

“Too many people in my family have died in war. It's enough now,” she said, noting that in her family only the female line of three generations survives.
www.madison.com/tct/news/images/index.php?ntid=8923&ntpid=2

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I Have A Dream: by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963

Audio and text
www.drmartinlutherkingjr.com/ihaveadream.htm

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Greenspan Sounds Alert on Social Security:

Greenspan issued his warning that the White House and Congress need to quickly come up with a plan to trim the Social Security and Medicare benefits that 77 million baby boomers are scheduled to receive when they retire.
www.forbes.com/business/healthcare/feeds/ap/2004/08/28/ap1522269.html

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36 million live in US poverty:

A new report says about 1.3 million Americans slid into poverty in 2003 as the ranks of the poor swelled to almost 36 million.
afr.com/articles/2004/08/27/1093518046210.html

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Record 45 million Americans have no health coverage:

Layoffs and rising health-care costs helped add 1.4 million Americans to the ranks of the uninsured last year, to a record total of 45 million people.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/health/9507869.htm

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Date: 28 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 140 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Six police killed, 11 people wounded in Iraq:

Six Iraqi policemen have been shot dead and 11 people wounded when gunmen travelling in two minibuses opened fire on a checkpoint in the restive city of Baquba, north of Baghdad
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187320.htm

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Five killed in fresh violenceWar-weary Iraqis inspect damage in Najaf.
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=8d7874ae-556d-424d-8408-da5df3e9d7cf

tinyurl.com/4zg8m

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Civilians killed in US bombing of Falluja:

US warplanes have launched a fresh wave of air strikes on the Iraqi town of Falluja, killing at least two civilians.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EC3F2184-42E5-4B65-A867-0C24A18885B3.htm

tinyurl.com/6gfo7

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1 Egyptian killed, another kidnapped in Iraq
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/28/content_1908216.htm

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Teacher slain in Mosul ambush:

Unknown assailants have shot dead a university lecturer in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, ambushing the teacher as she was driving to work
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FBDBBE9C-D9D6-4F79-8E4A-A29282633935.htm

tinyurl.com/64bkr

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Iraqi Police Fire on U.S. Troops in North:

Iraqi police on Saturday mistakenly opened fire on U.S. troops, who returned fire, wounding two policemen, an Iraqi National Guard commander said.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/9523821.htm

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British envoys under siege in Basra:

The British diplomatic mission in Basra has been under siege for three weeks, suffering almost daily mortar attacks as security in the southern Iraq city has deteriorated dramatically.
portal.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?xml=/global/2004/08/27/wirq127.xml

tinyurl.com/4hfdj

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FBI Suspects Israeli Spy at Pentagon — Govt Sources:

At the heart of the investigation are two people who work at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6791.htm

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Israeli rejects report that it employed top Pentagon analyst as a mole:

The analyst reportedly had ties to top Pentagon officials Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, and had been assigned to a unit within the Defense Department that was responsible for helping formulate the Pentagon's Iraq policy.
tinyurl.com/5w34o

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FBI probes DOD office:

The FBI has intensified its investigation of senior members of what was formerly known as the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans on suspicion that one of them passed highly classified U.S. military information to the government of Israel, according to federal law
enforcement officials.
about.upi.com/products/perspectives/UPI-20040824-102938-1916R

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FBI Probes if Official Spied for Israel :

Israel is one of the United States' strongest allies. Yet there have been espionage cases between the two countries in the past.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4455478,00.html

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Israeli Spy: The FBI investigation:

I have come into possession of information that points to an official who is the most likely target of the FBI investigation into who allegedly passed intelligence on deliberations on US foreign policy to Iran to officials with the pro-Israeli lobby group, AIPAC. That individual is Larry Franklin, a veteran DIA Iran analyst seconded to Feith‚s office.
www.warandpiece.com/blogdirs/001067.html

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In case you missed it:

Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?: Broadcast:

FOX News – Monday, December 17, 2001: These items have since been removed from the FOX News web site:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6480.htm

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A surrender to Sharon:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is bent on expanding settlements in the West Bank by more than 1,000 new apartments and has plans for 1,000 more. The Bush administration, loath to lose the votes of any US supporters of the Sharon government in the November election, is going along with this move even though it would violate Bush's own road map for peace in the Mideast.
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/
articles/2004/08/28/a_surrender_to_sharon/

tinyurl.com/3oute

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Bush admits error on Iraq :

PRESIDENT George Bush today acknowledged for the first time he had miscalculated post-war conditions in Iraq.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5030037.html

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Death in Iraq Leaves a Mother to Grieve, and to Rage:

“I don't think it's fair that so many mothers, fathers, siblings have to go through what I'm going through,” she said. “Is it about oil? I don't know what this war is for. We don't want anyone else to die in this useless, stupid war.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6802.htm

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They're our Sons and Daughters: Flash
www.ericblumrich.com/ma.html

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The unseen cost of war: American minds:

Soldiers can sustain psychological wounds for a lifetime
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/188143_ptsd27.html

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Sheila Samples : Blame the Terrorist Behind that Tree! :

When American soldiers, sailors and marines are riddled with real bullets – blasted apart by real bombs – they don't get up, dust themselves off and go home after the “show.” They die. And they stay dead.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6799.htm

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Two Turkish hostages shot dead in Iraq:

Al-Jazeera: The bodies of two Turkish hostages shot dead have been found in Baiji in northern Iraq, it was reported, citing Iraqi police.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=
731&e=3&u=/afp/20040827/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_turkey_hostages

tinyurl.com/3hqqs

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12 US soldiers wounded in separate Baghdad grenade attacks
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/28/content_1904832.htm

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High crimes and misdemeanours:

All the evidence shows that the Prime Minister misled Parliament and the people on the eve of the Iraq war. Now, as Peter Oborne reveals, a group of MPs are determined to impeach him
www.antiwar.com/spectator/spec365.html

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Muqtada Al-Sadr: A Voice of Resistance:

The attack on Najaf, the holiest city in Iraq, was designed to silence the majority of Iraqis, and legitimise an unelected group of thugs and criminals picked up by the US to serve its interests in Iraq against the interests of the Iraqi People.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6794.htm

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US commander 'allowed prison abuse':

A US army inquiry into the Abu Ghraib prison scandal reportedly finds the former top commander in Iraq violated standard procedures and allowed human rights abuses to occur.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/671E10BC-DCC9-41C7-B057-6903E2D1D1E8.htm

tinyurl.com/46mw4

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Former CIA contractor accused of beating Afghan prisoner released from jail pending trial:

A former CIA contractor charged with beating an Afghan detainee who later died was released from custody Friday pending his trial on assault charges.
www.wkrc.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=7E9BFC87-108D-4834-B75C-98FCE19325F4

tinyurl.com/6s7k7

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A law unto themselves:

The opening days of President George Bush's military commissions at Guantanamo Bay to hear the case of Hicks and three other alleged terrorists have been a global public relations failure for the United States.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/27/1093518096488.html

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CIA Œpoisoned‚ Iraq prison: Army:

The U.S. Army‚s internal investigation into the abuse of detainees in Iraq cast a new spotlight Wednesday on alleged wrongdoing by a government agency that has until now turned aside external inquiries
www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/9502145.htm

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Chaotic prison always on the brink:

Maj. David DiNenna, an Army operations officer at the prison near Baghdad, worried that soon hunger would turn to anger, and then there would be serious trouble. He was right.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=676&ncid=676&e=
7&u=/usatoday/20040826/ts_usatoday/chaoticprisonalwaysonthebrink

tinyurl.com/3w2tm

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The Liberators:

Please give me one reason to love them, to cherish their presence in my country and to see them as liberators.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6798.htm

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What the peace agreement means for Sadr, Sistani, Iraq ˆ and the US:

Shiite opinion toward the Americans, even among moderates of the Sistani camp, is almost universally negative, reminding Iraqis that their country remains a morass of failing infrastructure and poor security.
www.csmonitor.com/earlyed/early_WORLD0827.htm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/27/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/6h9hj

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Nicaraguan general says Central America on alert for possible al-Qaeda attack
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20040827-1442-nicaragua-salvador.html

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Are We on the Road to Ruin or Redemption?:

It‚s as if we were on a runaway train headed toward a precipice, with the merceneries of the Republican and Democratic parties battling for control of the engine, and us, the passengers, hanging on for dear life to keep from being thrown from the train.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6795.htm

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Powell cancels trip to Olympics:

The announcement came only hours after clashes erupted in Athens as protesters rallied to condemn the planned visit.
newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3607242.stm

tinyurl.com/5bwos

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Explosives found in both crashed Russian jets:

The latest finding, disclosed by the FSB security service, supported widely-held theories that both aircraft were downed by bombs days ahead of elections in volatile Chechnya.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=573183&section=news

tinyurl.com/4y7ea

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Militant Group Says It Downed Russian Jets :

The statement, which accused Russians of killing Muslims in Chechnya, was signed ``the Islambouli Brigades.''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4454224,00.html

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Well-Known Terrorist Suspects to Be Charged, U.S. Says:

Some of the nine who will be indicted in the next two months will be familiar names, an Army prosecutor says.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6800.htm

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UN Report: Anti-Terror War Still Losing:

The worldwide war on terror is still on the lose-side, as al-Qaeda is still posing as big a threat as ever, according to an alarming United Nations report.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=38557

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Most terror attacks cost al-Qaida little, report finds:

The report, released Thursday by a new team monitoring the implementation of U.N. sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban, detailed just how little it cost to mount terrorist operations.
www.indystar.com/articles/4/173995-8904-010.html

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Jimmy Breslin: Think we're safe? That's a real gas
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/columnists/ny-nybres263942612aug26,0,2880281.column

tinyurl.com/6uyq5

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Tampa Police officer threatens to kill President Bush
www.tampabays10.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=9734

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The Real Issue: Bush Is Incompetent:

The real issue of this election will not be mentioned. The core issue is this: Our president is incompetent. He is not a good president.
www.uexpress.com/richardreeves/

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Former speaker of Texas House says he's ashamed for getting Bush into Texas Guard
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fnews%2Farchive%2F2004%2F08%2F28%2Fpolitics0348EDT0437.DTL

tinyurl.com/5yym7

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Ray McGovern: Swift Intelligent Smokescreen:

Behind the smokescreen that's been created by dueling Swift boaters and clashing proposals for CIA restructure, Bush's people are confident that controversy will be in the cards and in the news, and that the spotlight will stay off the president's failures.
www.tompaine.com/articles/swift_intelligent_smokescreen.php

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In case you missed it: :

A Rare Broadcast of John Kerry's 1971 Speech Against the Vietnam War Before the Senate.

Real Video
informationclearinghouse.info/article6579.htm

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Full text: John Kerry Testimony: Legislative Proposals Relating to the War in Southeast Asia Thursday, April 22, 1971 United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6793.htm

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Winter Soldier Investigation:

John Kerry has been attacked for his testimony before Congress in which he referred to the testimony from Vietnam veterans who spoke at the Winter Soldier Investigation. Here are some excerpts from the Winter Soldier Investigation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6796.htm

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A November 6, 1971 interview with John Kerry on protesting the war in Vietnam.

Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6797.htm

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Antiwar Kerry ˜ Report for Duty!:

The Democrat's convention was a flag-waving, patriot-pumping, hoo-haa parade, with heart-swelling paeans to Kerry the war hero and nary a whisper of Kerry the war protestor.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6782.htm

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Blood from a Stone:

“The trouble with the rat race is even if you win, you find out you're still a rat.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6804.htm

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Michael Moore: It Takes Real Courage to Desert Your Post and Then Attack a Wounded Vet
www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-08-26

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Bob Barr: Chilling Political Speech:

The FBI's Pre-Emptive Interrogations Of “Possible” Demonstrators
writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20040825_barr.html

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Protecting the president from dissent:

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. ˜ Edward R. Murrow
www.dailycamera.com/bdc/opinion_columnists/article/0,1713,BDC_2490_3142885,00.html

tinyurl.com/6lrwe

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The Long Shadow of Jim Crow: Voter Intimidation and Suppression in America Today:

Here are a few examples of recent incidents in which groups of voters have been singled out on the basis of race.
www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oId=16368

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Kissinger backed dirty war against left in Argentina :

Transcripts show former secretary of state urged violent crackdown on opposition
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1292614,00.html

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In case you missed it: Video:

The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6623.htm

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1 YEAR & 138 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Juan Cole: 74 dead, 300 wounded. Sistani Arrives in Najaf
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6778.htm

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Talks between Sistani, Sadr camps begin in Najaf:

Enormous crowd forces its way into Najaf's Imam Ali mausoleum after Sistani's arrival in Old City
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11085

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Dozens Of Casualties After Iraqi Troops Fire On Kufa Demo
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6779.htm

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At Least 10 Sistani Supporters Killed in Najaf
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6078506

tinyurl.com/6rvtr

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22 killed as Sistani, Sadr supporters fired on:

Supporters of Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, have been fired upon in the town of Kufa and 20 people have been killed.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1186067.htm

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Iraqi police seize journalists in Najaf:

Iraqi policemen rounded up dozens of journalists at gunpoint in a Najaf hotel and took them to police headquarters before later releasing them.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5DDCEF52-60B8-4FC6-ACFF-F794BBF8E6D7.htm

tinyurl.com/6objs

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Iraqi Prisoner 'Kicked by U.S. Army Sergeant' :

An Iraqi inmate who died at a US detention camp was hit by several marines, including a sergeant accused of kicking him in the chest, a court heard.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3409760

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Soldiers arrested after Iraqi beaten and drowned :

At least two British soldiers have been arrested in connection with the allegation that troops murdered an Iraqi teenager
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1290811,00.html

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Saboteurs attack about 20 Iraq pipelines :

Saboteurs have attacked about 20 oil pipelines in southern Iraq, reducing exports from the key oil producing region by at least one third
www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=
274146&category=&BCCode=&newsdate=8/26/2004

tinyurl.com/4pxbg

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Smell of burnt flesh, blood smeared on streets of Najaf's Old city
www.spacewar.com/2004/040825143955.70hap5ri.html

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14 Nepalese taken hostage in Iraq
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/26/content_1890468.htm

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Shot at, bombed and declared traitors by both sides, Najaf ambulancemen fight losing battle
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=555149

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General says U.S. forces tortured Iraqis:

Pentagon leaders and Bush administration officials had previously steered clear of describing the physical abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners as torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6781.htm

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I was abused by soldiers, says Hicks:

ALLEGED Australian terrorist David Hicks has pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges and has told his father Terry that he was beaten and abused by US forces
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10581024%255E401,00.html

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Guantanamo abuses amount to war crimes:

Some Americans write off this treatment as a necessary evil in the war against terror.
www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-vpmcc2639
42382aug26,0,3968998.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

tinyurl.com/5fnmn

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Holding the Pentagon Accountable:

For Abu Ghraib: The two reports issued this week on the Abu Ghraib prison are an indictment of the way the Bush administration set the stage for Iraqi prisoners to be brutalized by American prison guards, military intelligence officers and private contractors.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6782.htm

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The better approach to war crimes trials :

According to established principles of international law, both civilian and military commanders may be held responsible for acts committed by their subordinates in times of war.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=535870.html

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Denying Atrocities: From Vietnam to Fallujah:

According to one British commander in Iraq American troops often saw Iraqis as “undermenschen” the Nazi expression for sub-humans.
www.counterpunch.org/schor08242004.html

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Australian lawyer blasted by US inquiry:

A US Army investigation has censured the Australian military lawyer Major George O'Kane for responding inadequately to early Red Cross warnings about prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6783.htm

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Full Report: Investigation of Intelligence Activities At Abu Ghraib .

pdf format
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6784.htm

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Full Report: The Independent Panel To Review DoD Detention Operations. .

pdf Format
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6784.htm

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Vanessa Redgrave: Guantanamo's torture regime is a shameful disgrace:

The British intelligence services and the Foreign Office appear complicit in the torture
argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=554088

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Abu Ghraib: Ordinary Folk or Human Aberrations? :

“The Milgram experiment was prompted by curiosity into how it is that ordinary, decent, kindly people, like you and me, will do abominable things when ordered to do them…‰
www.arabnews.com/services/print/print.asp?artid=50371&d=24&m=8&y=2004&hl=
Abu%20Ghraib:%20Ordinary%20Folk%20or%20Human%20Aberrations

tinyurl.com/4bawv

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British MPs aiming to impeach Blair over Iraq war :

Eleven members of the British parliament are planning to table a motion in the House of Commons calling for the impeachment of Prime Minister Tony Blair over the way he took the nation into the Iraq war
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_971921,00050003.htm

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The People will Judge George W. Bush :

War crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity. Hear the testimony – The people will judge…
www.peoplejudgebush.org/

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/25/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/49grx

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Sidney Blumenthal: A ruinous trap of their own making:

Iraq is now more dangerous to the US than when they went to war
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6780.htm

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Coalition of the Coerced:

Many of America‚s 32 allies, tributaries, supplicants, and camp followers that sent a total of 22,000 troops to Iraq are wishing they had never become involved and are seeking escape or giving thanks they are well out of the growing carnage in Mesopotamia.
amconmag.com/2004_08_30/article.html

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Alliances and the American election:

The dissolution of all alliances is a crucial precondition of a world without wars.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/24/1093246536785.html

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Public Remains Poorly Informed On Reasons for War :

New poll raises old question: Has the press done enough or is there only so much it can do?
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000619251

tinyurl.com/3m96g

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U.S. apologizes for deaths of unarmed Afghans :

The U.S. military apologized Monday for the deaths of three unarmed Afghans shot by American troops
www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-aside24.html

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An 'October Surprise'? : Neocons have Iran in their sights :

Israel reportedly contemplates a unilateral attack on Iran's nuclear installations. It would want America's permission, so it needs to get it while it is sure Bush is president.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6786.htm

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Scott Ritter on Israel's nuclear policy, disarmament, Iraq and citizenship:

Audio and transcript
www.traprockpeace.org/scott_ritter_18aug04.html

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Dimona's Winds of Death?:

All affected neighboring countries should react to the danger of these (Israeli) radiations, and the international community should do the same; especially since the Israeli government implicitly admitted Dimona's danger by giving iodine pills to the residents in the neighboring regions, save for the Palestinian detainees in the Negev Desert.
english.daralhayat.com/opinion/08-2004/Article-2004082
5-965e44d9-c0a8-01ed-0022-da1781b33273/story.html

tinyurl.com/4ehab

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Manuel Valenzuela: Israel, Zionism And The Untermensch Syndrome :

The labeling as anti-Semitic of anyone critical of the state of Israel‚s policies in the continued destruction of Palestinian identity and the increasing domination into American foreign policy no longer has the sting of threat or intimidation it once mastered.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6787.htm

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Noam Chomsky and 'Left' Apologetics for Injustice in Palestine
www.williambowles.info/isrl-pal/chomsky.html

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Hollywood Man Burns Marine Van,:

Distraught after being told his Marine son was killed in combat in Iraq, Carlos Arredondo climbed into the Marine Corps van parked outside his home and set it ablaze Wednesday afternoon, suffering severe burns.
www1.whdh.com/news/articles/national/B51738/

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Congressman Ron Paul: The 9-11 Commission Charade:

Rather than asking ourselves what Congress or the president should be doing about terrorism, we ought to ask what government should stop doing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6788.htm

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John Pilger: Bush Versus Kerry: The Fake Debate:

The Bush regime is both dangerous and universally loathed; but that is not the point. We have debated lesser evilism so often on both sides of the Atlantic that it is surely time to stop gesturing at the obvious and to examine critically a system that produces the Bushes and their Democratic shadows.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6789.htm

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Ralph Nader: 'Once you accept the anything-but-Bush position, the brain really does close down'
news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/story.jsp?story=554080

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Sobran: Voting for “Neither‰ :

Our “choices‰ are liberal and conservative totalitarianism. Both parties are one in seeking an indefinite, irreversible accumulation of power by government.
www.sobran.com/columns/2004/040805.shtml

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S.C. Democrats use draft images to sign up voters:

A state Democratic Party effort to sign up new voters mixes images of a military draft notice with a voter registration form, calling on people to make a choice between the two.
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/08/24/pf-600398.html

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NYPD to Shadow 56 Protesters :

Detectives are leaving this weekend for Boston, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and California to begin surveillance and tail the protestors as they travel to New York.
abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/gopcon/print_wabc_081804_dangerous.html

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Mercury in many lakes, rivers:

One third of the nation's lake waters and one-quarter of its riverways are contaminated with mercury and other pollutants that could cause health problems for children and pregnant women
tinyurl.com/3peew

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Date: 20 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 131 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Al-Sadr orders followers to quit Najaf shrine:

U.S. bombs Fallujah targets; oil facilities hit by insurgents : Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his fighters Thursday to hand control of a revered Najaf shrine to top Shiite religious authorities
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5685031/

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Fierce fighting erupts in Najaf:

Fierce fighting has erupted in the city of Najaf after a rebel Shi'ite cleric defied an Iraqi government threat to attack his stronghold in a holy shrine and rejected demands that he end his uprising.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=568226&section=news

tinyurl.com/6qy9e

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Iraq Warns Al-Sadr to Surrender, or Else :

The cleric also must sign a statement saying he will refrain from future violence. In addition, al-Sadr must hold a news conference to announce he is disbanding the Mahdi Army.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4434475,00.html

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Al-Sadr 'rejects ultimatum' to surrender:

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has rejected an Iraqi government ultimatum to renounce violence and disband his militia, says a senior aide.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E4D19123-9DD3-11D1-B44E-006097071264.htm

tinyurl.com/ywl8z

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Juan Cole: What does Muqtada al-Sadr Want?:

Muqtada has given many sermons and interviews in the past 16 months outlining his goals exactly.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6769.htm

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Blast hits police station in Najaf killing seven :

A mortar barrage slammed into a police station in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday, killing at least seven policemen
www.boston.com/dailynews/232/world/Blast_hits_police_station_in_N:.shtml

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Fifty killed in Sadr City:

The US military says its forces have killed more than 50 Shiite militiamen in a significant advance into a Baghdad suburb that is a powerbase for radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1179945.htm

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US soldier killed in Sadr City :

A US soldier was killed in the Baghdad stronghold of Shiite militiamen loyal to rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the US military said Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/19/content_1825623.htm

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Kidnappers threaten to kill western journalist :

The kidnappers of an American-French journalist in Iraq have threatened to execute him within 48 hours unless US forces withdraw from the holy city of Najaf.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1286285,00.html

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2 detainees killed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison:

U.S. military police shot and killed two detainees and wounded five others in an effort to put down a massive brawl that broke out today at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison facility west of the Iraqi capital.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2744492

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Abu Ghraib : The Conscience of Joe Darby:

Handing over those photos didn't make Joe Darby a hero. It made him a traitor.
us.gq.com/features/general/articles/040727feco_03

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Guantanamo Detainees Expected to Claim Torture

Confessions and other evidence may be challenged on grounds they were obtained by coercive techniques. U.S. officials deny any abuse.
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gitmo18aug18,1,5085646.story

tinyurl.com/483ds

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Helen Thomas: Kerry deals away his ace in the hole:

It appears American voters have little choice between the presidential candidates in the November election when it comes to the disastrous war against Iraq.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/186677_thomas18.html

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How Cheney Cooked The Books And Got Away With $35 Million
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6770.htm

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Army Drops Halliburton Penalty

After a threat of legal action, the military agrees to pay all of the firm's Iraq-Kuwait fees.
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-halliburton18aug18,1,6545935.story

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Only true believers need apply :

Neurotic control lies at the heart of the Republican campaign
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1285936,00.html

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Why I won't Apologize for Calling Bush a Fascist
the-goddess.org/blog/2004/08/yes-it-canwhy-i-wont-apologize-for.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: Despotism & Democracy :

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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UK: Increase in state databases 'a threat to civil liberties' :

THE government has lost control of the growing network of state databases monitoring every aspect of modern life, presenting dangers for basic liberties, a senior Labour MP warned yesterday.
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=950022004

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Report: Europe faces extreme climate change :

Rising sea levels, disappearing glaciers in the Alps and more deadly heat waves are coming for Europeans because of global warming, Europe's environmental agency warned Wednesday.
www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040819/topstories/124894.shtml

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