Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of October 2003 – Part 4
Email Reveals Halliburton's Strategy to Combat Accusations of Overcharging the Government

http://www.misleader.com/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df10242003.html

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Galloway expelled as Blair takes revenge:

Shock and anger has greeted a decision by the British Labour Party to purge itself of one of the most eloquent and outspoken critics of the war in Iraq.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C3BB3CA3-B
4F2-4430-BD22-2528B168C752.htm

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Australian Parliament greets Bush.

A day in the life of a faltering democracy: George Bush's speech was almost contemptuous in its tired banality. He treated us as children, he told us a simplistic fairy story laced with cheap flattery.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5065.htm

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Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating speaks out:

Who we gunna turn to now we're the sheriff, John? The symbolism is obvious. Democracy has no place in the world of Bush, supreme commander and Howard, sheriff. They're creating a world in which they wield absolute power.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/16/1065917555112.html

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Evidence of actual vote-rigging in a US election: and the most controversial U.S. election in particular, the Presidential race in Florida.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm

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Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist :

To be truly anti-imperialist means to oppose the 'soft'-imperialism of the Democrats, and the 'hard' imperialism of the Republicans. Both imperialisms are fundamentally wrong, for they begin with the false premise that Americans know best, how other peoples should live their lives, and organize their societies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5066.htm

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Plato Rules OK! :

The core of the Straussian vision of the world is based on the idea that there are the rulers and the ruled ˆ not a new idea by any means ˆ and that this is a 'natural state' of affairs. Most of us are just too venal to be trusted with the responsibilities of governing.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0120.html

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Michael Moore:

„Mr. Wolfowitz, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld, You Hate Our Troops and You've Sent Them Off To Die So Your Friends Can Get Rich‰

Audio: Michael Moore speaking at San Francisco State University

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5068.htm

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Ain't Gonna Work on Maggie's Farm No More:

At least 500,000 jobs will be lost to offshore outsourcing by the end of 2004."- "one out of 10 jobs in the US computer services and software sector could move overseas by the end of next year.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5070.htm

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Humor?

Bush Lays Off Congress; will Outsource Lawmaking to India?: President Bush announced today that he was laying off all 535 members of Congress and transferring lawmaking operations to a legislative support center in Bangalore, India.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5072.htm

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Wesley Clark- Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior:

Bush is building the Empire. Wait until you see who comes to run the Empire.

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2003/10/90290.php

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The Use And Abuse Of History:

"America is proud of its part in the great story of the Filipino people," said President Bush. "Together our soldiers liberated the Philippines from colonial rule." He failed to mention that we killed more than 200,000 Filipinos. Almost all of the dead were civilians.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5069.htm

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GOOD VERSUS EVIL SELLS VIOLENCE TO SERVE THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1023-03.htm

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Israeli army accused of cruelty :

A leading Israeli human rights group has accused Israeli soldiers of "malicious and cruel" treatment of Palestinians and the military leadership of indifference to widespread abuses.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5067.htm

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In Blow to Bush, Senate Votes to Ease Cuba Travel Limits:

In a firm rebuke to President Bush over Cuba policy, the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to ease travel restrictions on Americans seeking to visit the island.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/23/international/americas/23CND-CUBA.html?hp

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The Pretense of Airport Security:

College student Nathaniel Heatwole's recent, highly publicized hijinks in deliberately and successfully flouting airline-security rules illustrate once more the realities of the government's sham program to protect the commercial airline industry from terrorists

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/031023Higgs.html

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Embattled US troops kill civilians

Five Iraqis have been killed and several civilians seriously injured by US troops on a day of resistance attacks that left about 20 occupation soldiers wounded.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E6CBA295-
F813-4520-BF68-F268999512F0.htm

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Wolfowitz Unhurt In Baghdad Attack:

Anti-American forces struck at the nerve center of the U.S. occupation on Sunday, battering the Al Rasheed Hotel with a rocket barrage that killed one U.S. soldier, wounded 15 other people and sent scores of American officials fleeing their beds for safety. The dead American was a colonel.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main541815.shtml

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Three civilians killed in Iraq attack-U.S. military :

The military spokesman did not give the nationalities of the casualties. An official at a local hospital said one of the wounded was a Westerner and that his Iraqi translator was killed.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/
20031025-1015-iraq-civilians-attack.html

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Pentagon Repositioning for Decades-Long War on Terror:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2003/10/25/national1257EDT0540.DTL

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Pentagon Wants 'Mini-Nukes' to Fight Terrorists:

Influential advisers at the Pentagon are backing the development of a new generation of low-yield nuclear weapons - so-called mini-nukes - in a controversial report to be published this autumn.

http://tinyurl.com/secg

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Noam Chomsky: Cuba in the Cross-Hairs:

A Near Half-Century of Terror : History is, in a sense, a history of state terror and the United States has been a practitioner of the form, in the case of Cuba, as Chomsky shows, with unrelenting perseverance and relish for nearly half a century.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5080.htm

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Does Noam Chomsky Hate America? :

It's said that you can judge a man by who his enemies are and what they're willing to say about him to shut him down. With that in mind, it might be instructive to examine what the political enemies of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Linguistics professor Noam Chomsky have said about him.

http://www.antiwar.com/gancarski/gan-col.html

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As Factory Job Losses Rise, So Do Risks to Bush:

The gales of globalization are blowing hard across America's factory belt

http://tinyurl.com/sfj2

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This Is A Must Listen Interview

The Twilight of American Culture: Dr Morris Berman is an academic, cultural historian and social critic who believes that American civilisation is on the verge of collapse. This Is A Must Listen Interview

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5083.htm

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Dissent on the home front:

Families of US soldiers in Iraq lead anti-war protests.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1070641,00.html

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UN: Taliban has de facto control in some districts:

Expressing serious concern over resurgence of Taliban in Afghanistan, a top United Nations peacekeeping official has said the militia has established de facto control over administration in several border districts and that could affect the electoral process in the war-torn country.

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/00325100079.htm

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Vietnam killing spree revelations shock US :

At the height of the Vietnam War, civilians were butchered by an army unit and the carnage was covered up. But this was not My Lai. This bloody massacre has only come to light in the past week - and not one of America's elite corps of reporters can claim the credit.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1071214,00.html

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Daniel Ellsberg: Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers:

A discussion with one of the most significant whistleblowers of the late 20th century, who in 1971 leaked 7,000 pages of "Pentagon Papers" that exposed US government lies and helped end the Vietnam war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5081.htm

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Veterans ' recruited as mercenaries' :

Under the pretext of offering legitimate jobs, security firms are illegally luring apartheid's cast-off soldiers into fighting other people's war.

http://www.suntimes.co.za/2001/09/23/news/africa/africa01.asps

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Zionism in Australia:

We are being threatened by members of a powerful group who think they have an entitlement to tell others what to do.

http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/24/1066974313719.html

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Israeli army evacuates 2000 Palestinians, destroys buildings

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_433038,001300380000.htm

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Malaysian PM Mahathir denies Bush rebuked him :

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has accused U.S. President George W. Bush of lying when he told reporters that he had rebuked Matathir for his comments that Jews control the world, the BBC reported on Sunday.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/353869.html

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Syria Threatens to Attack Golan Settlements if Israel Attacks Again

http://tinyurl.com/sebu

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Robert Fisk: One, two, three, what are they fighting for?:

No wonder morale is low. No wonder the American soldiers I meet on the streets of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities don't mince their words about their own government.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5076.htm

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War Splits Military Families :

Yes, they support the troops. But when they oppose the war, some people question not just their loyalty to their country, but also to their children.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5075.htm

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Spending on Security, Iraq Seen Hurting U.S. Cities :

The Bush administration's priorities for funding homeland security and the Iraq occupation could come at the expense of public safety in America's cash-strapped cities, mayors and police chiefs warned.

http://tinyurl.com/sbnh

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Most U.S. allies resist call for help in Iraq :

Taxpayers could be asked to fill gap after donors' conference falls short of goals.

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031025/frontpage/132945.shtml

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Iraq Donations Fall Short :

Many Pledges in the Form of Loans, Debt Relief, Not Grants.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A10849-2003Oct24?language=printer

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Thieves Like Us:

Although the media have thrown up a dust storm of grandiose moral, strategic and ideological "reasons" for the war, each passing week brings new proof that the whole murderous farrago boils down to one thing: loot. "Follow the money"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5077.htm

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Venezuela: The Great Oil Grab: Target Hugo Chavez :

In November 2001 President Hugo Chavez-Frias of Venezuela passed fifty laws, one of which was the Hydro Carbon Law. These fifty laws were the catalyst for the launch of the covert/ overt strategy to remove President Higo Chavez-Frias from state power by any means necessary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5078.htm

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Naming of agent ' was aimed at discrediting CIA':

The Bush administration's exposure of a clandestine Central Intelligence Agency operative was part of a campaign aimed at discrediting US intelligence agencies for not supporting White House claims that Saddam Hussein was reconstituting Iraq's nuclear weapons programme.

http://tinyurl.com/sbk9

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American and Australian shot by Israeli army:

Two international peace activists have been shot by Israeli soldiers at a Palestinian refugee camp near Nablus.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/01AA7ECA-
7018-447B-A10D-9E4139D4788A.htm

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Video: BBC Four Investigative Report:

"Dead in the Water" During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.htm

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Small Country with a Moustache:

The following piece was published last week in Israeli daily Ma'ariv's chain of local magazines. Within 48 hours, Ma'ariv's editor in chief fired its author, columnist Yehuda Nuriel. A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5079.htm

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Confusing Occupation With Liberation:

Bush's claim that the U.S. freed Filipinos strains the truth, bodes ill for Iraq and probably sets Mark Twain spinning.

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news1/latimes15.html

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Police Chief Killed in Amarah, Iraq

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/ap/20031025/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_police_killing

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Roadside Bomb Wounds Three U.S. Soldiers in Baghdad :

A roadside bomb exploded as a U.S. patrol was passing in Baghdad at dawn on Saturday, wounding three soldiers, a U.S. officer said.

http://tinyurl.com/sbkw

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German plans for Euro-army ' show Blair is deceiving Britain'

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=
/news/2003/10/24/weu24.xml

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3 American soldiers, 2 Iraqis killed: Attacks reported in north and central Iraq.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/870749.asp?0cv=CB10

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Press Underreports Wounded in Iraq:

"Pentagon officials have rebuked public affairs officers who release casualty figures, and, until recently, U.S. Central Command did not regularly publicize the injured tally either"

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/
headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2008146

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Why we are here:

Soldiers get most of their news watching Armed Forces Network television or reading Stars and Stripes newspaper. Both are official military media and provide the soldiers with what the military wants them to know.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ25Ak05.html

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Military: Iraqi Detainee Was Strangled:

A Baath Party official who died in a detention camp in southern Iraq suffocated after a U.S. Marine reservist grabbed him by the neck and snapped a bone in his throat, according to a military investigation.

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ_PRISONER_
DEATH?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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More and More Iraqis View the US as Occupation Force:

They say they want an Islamic-style democracy, citing Iran as a model, said a new poll.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/afp/
20031023/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_us_poll_031023165708&e=5

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US Raid Nets Whole Iraqi Village:

One as old as 81, one as young as 13. A month after the raid, apparently aimed at preventing terrorists from slipping across the border from Saudi Arabia, only two of the 79 captives have been freed.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=
1&u=/ap/20031023/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_all_the_men

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Bush Drops Opposition To Building Of Israeli Wall:

The administration now appears to accept not only the idea of the fence, but also its deep penetration into the West Bank.

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.24/news1.fence.html

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The Road to Peace: Disarm the True Enemy, HATRED :

Israeli propaganda has effectively convinced Americans Israel is a democracy; by definition it is not. The first step to eliminating the hate is acknowledging the truth.

http://www.couplescompany.com/Features/Politics/Rachel4.htm

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Hanan Ashrawi and the Price of Dissent :

Supporting Palestinian self-determination, critiquing Israeli Government policy and questioning Zionist history is seemingly enough to incur the wrath of Jewish groups around the world.

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=44&ItemID=4387

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Inquiry Faults Intelligence on Iraq :

Threat From Saddam Hussein Was Overstated, Senate Committee Report Finds

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5071.htm

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Email Reveals Halliburton's Strategy to Combat Accusations of Overcharging the Government

http://www.misleader.com/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df10242003.html

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Galloway expelled as Blair takes revenge:

Shock and anger has greeted a decision by the British Labour Party to purge itself of one of the most eloquent and outspoken critics of the war in Iraq.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C3BB3CA3-B
4F2-4430-BD22-2528B168C752.htm

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Bloodbath in Baghdad as bombs kill 34:

Suicide bombers have struck four times in Baghdad's morning rush hour, killing 34 people and wounding 224 http://tinyurl.com/skif

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Three U.S. soldiers Killed overnight:

It was two days of violence unprecedented in this city of 5 million people since the end of the U.S.-Iraq war last April, attacks aimed at the American-led occupation and those perceived as working with it.

http://tinyurl.com/six7

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Dutch Embassy staff withdrawn from Baghdad :

The Foreign Ministry revealed on Monday that it has ordered Dutch personnel to withdraw temporarily from the embassy in Baghdad as the security situation continues to deteriorate.

http://www.expatica.com/index.asp?pad=2,18,&item_id=35242

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Fight war on terror by giving Iraq back to Iraqis:

Even U.S. Defence Secreatary Donald Rumsfeld now admits that the "war on terror" isn't going all that well. But, then, protecting the American homeland has never been easy ˜ as native American Indians will attest.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5085.htm

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Robert Fisk: Eyewitness in Iraq:

'They're getting better,' Chuck said approvingly. 'That one hit the runway'.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5087.htm

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Is America Copying Israel's Mistakes?

The power of the weak lies in a people's acceptance of suffering. The weakness of the strong is that a disproportionate use of force against the weak eventually corrupts their own society.

http://www.iht.com/articles/115056.html

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A Holocaust in the Making:

When it became obvious that the neoconservatives would succeed in turning the "war against terrorism" into war against the Muslim Middle East, I said that the consequences would be the return of the draft or US use of nuclear weapons.

http://www.antiwar.com/cs/roberts3.html

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European say US should pay to rebuild Iraq:

Two-thirds of European Union citizens think the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was unjustified and the United States should pay to rebuild the country

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=394789&section=news

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Iraq Weapons Debate:

CIA report contradicts administration assessment.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wowmd2
63510308oct26,0,3613756.story?coll=ny-worldnews-print

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Canada's Secret Trials:

"Everyone deserves the right to a fair trial. If you can't maintain that standard, then the strength of your democracy is weakened."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5086.htm

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Free Speech Kept Off US Streets :

Officials deny plot to herd dissenters into protest pens But sign-carriers testify to being hustled out of sight.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5084.htm

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Susan Sontag : Literature is freedom:

Susan Sontag on the great Atlantic divide.

http://www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/index.mhtml?pid=1031

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Post Office Wants to ID the Mail

Sending a letter may soon require more than a 37-cent stamp. It might also require a valid photo ID.

http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,60966,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_4

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ISRAELI Troops Killed Five More Palestinians

http://www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=13&date1=2003-10-27

 

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Death of a town :

With ruthless efficiency, the Israeli army has been crushing and rocketing the Palestinian refugee town of Rafah in a manner which rivals the destruction of Jenin last year. But it is all in the name of stopping terrorism so the international community has remained silent.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1071634,00.html

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Permits ordered for Palestinians:

The Israeli military has ordered thousands of Palestinians living near the steel and concrete "security fence" through the West Bank to obtain special permits to live in their own homes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1071616,00.html

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Get out of Gaza :

This is a national failure and all Israeli governments since 1967 are party to it, as is the society of this country, which gave them backing.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/354032.html

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Rafah, a buffer zone of rubble where families have to live on a football field:

Palestinians whose homes have been demolished by the Israeli army in Rafah's refugee camps are now living packed into dangerously cramped and unhygienic conditions in the changing rooms of a football stadium.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=457616

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Israelis shoot Australian activist:

An Australian activist campaigning against Israel's occupation of the West Bank was shot through both legs during a protest.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/26/1067103266494.html

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Nine USAID Relief Workers Killed in Sudan:

Nine Sudanese relief workers for an American aid agency were killed during clashes between warring tribes in western Sudan, an agency official said Sunday.

http://tinyurl.com/sk0t

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WhatReallyHappened.com Has Been Hacked:

More info

http://216.177.7.126/

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The Emperor Goes To Asia:

Congressman Crispin Beltran, described the nature of George Bush's eight-hour Philippine visit, as "one a master does to the home of his slave, an emperor surveying the territories of his empire, and inspecting the lay of the land".

http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2003-10/26choudry.cfm

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Coca farmers' hero holds sway in Bolivia:

Washington has been horrified by the appearance of a series of left-leaning South American leaders rejecting its assumption of leadership of the region

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1071182,00.html

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Gunmen kill a deputy mayor of Baghdad:

Unknown gunmen assassinated a deputy mayor of Baghdad in an apparent hit-run shooting, the U.S. occupation authority reported Tuesday.

http://tinyurl.com/spog

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Iraq: Car Bomb Kills Six in Fallujah

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28115-2003Oct28.html

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Ambushes in Iraq Wound Four U.S. Soldiers :

Four American soldiers were wounded near the northern city of Mosul, the military said Tuesday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3318704,00.html

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Robert Fisk: Iraq's Guerrillas Adopt New Strategy:

Copy The Americans:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5093.htm

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Stay or Go: The Question for NGOs in Iraq :

„The problem is simple. Our work is politicized. One can no longer see the difference between humanitarian work and politics,‰ he said. „We are part of the political process even when we don‚t want to be.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5096.htm

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Saudi fighters ' join resistance' in Iraq:

''There are around 5000 mujahidin fighters from Saudi Arabia in Baghdad, and many others joining them from all over the Muslim and Arab world.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5094.htm

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In case you missed it:

The guerilla war in Iraq has not yet even begun:

Sunnis wait for their moment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5095.htm

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Operation Decapitation :

Captain Brown is excited. The hardest part of this mssion, will be "going in there and pulling some father away from his kids". Nevertheless, he'll do whatever it takes to get his men home to see their own kids. "Hi honey, I'm home," cheers Sergeant Bentley as a tank smashes through the wall around the first house.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ29Ak01.html

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AFGHAN raid kills 22 Taliban and al Qaeda:

At least 22 guerrillas from the ousted Taliban regime and al Qaeda network have been killed in an aerial attack by US-led forces.

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=395133&section=news

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Two US civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid :

Pentagon sources say two Americans civilians -- identified as U.S. State Department contract workers -- were killed in a raid against suspected Taliban and al Qaeda forces southwest of the Afghan border town of Shkin.

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=
en43197&F_catID=&f_type=source

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New Foreign Policy Coalition Warns of US 'Empire-Building':

Members of a newly formed coalition of policy analysts last week accused the Bush administration of pursuing an increasingly imperialistic foreign policy agenda and warned that U.S. armed forces are dangerously extended in overseas deployments as a result.

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=%5C
Politics%5Carchive%5C200310%5CPOL20031027b.html

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An Empire of Widows and Orphans:

Women reservists, young mothers of infants and small children, leave their families to go halfway 'round the world to act as cogs, expendable parts, in the machinery of the deeply anti-American Empire.

http://counterpunch.org/kauffman10272003.html

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Paul Krugman: A Willful Ignorance:

Any American who tries to go beyond "America good, terrorists evil," who tries to understand ˜ not condone ˜ the growing world backlash against the United States, faces furious attacks delivered in a tone of high moral indignation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5090.htm

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Ministers of War: Criminals of the Cloth :

It is comforting to know that we are under the command of the Head Man in Heaven as we enter the lists against the infidels led by their god, a mere pagan "idol."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5091.htm

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Rabbis attacked by armed settlers:

A group of rabbis from a peace group in Israel have been attacked by armed settlers.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7229162A
-7163-44F1-9795-D6AEF5AD1D10.htm

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A Review of "Palestine, Palestinians, and International Law"

The Palestinian people actually living under this criminal occupation have the perfect right under international law to resist the Israeli army by the use of force, just as the French Resistance did against Nazi forces occupying France during the Second World War."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5092.htm

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Israel massacres Palestinians under noses of United States, United Nations :

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld need not lecture the Arabs and the Muslims on terrorism and its ills; they already know. But they reject „a lecture in democracy‰ from one riding on tanks and seeking to crown „another Saddamite tyranny,‰

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/28_10_03_i.asp

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Israel: Number of families living in poverty Has tripled:

The number of Israeli families living below the poverty line tripled from 1988 to 2001, according to a Bank of Israel survey published Tuesday.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/354744.html

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The Mass Incarceration of the Mentally Ill:

Prisoners with mental illness frequently endure violence, exploitation and extortion at the hands of other inmates, and neglect and mistreatment by prison staff.

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/mariner/20031027.html

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Iran to help Syria after US sanctions:

Iran has promised to come to the aid of its regional ally Syria in the likely event that it is hit by US sanctions.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/77D4FC7B-
4269-456D-927B-F92F00C37535.htm

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Informant warned of infiltration before hotel blast:

US authorities failed to act on a warning from an Iraqi police informant in August that the staff of Baghdad's al-Rashid hotel had been infiltrated by Ba'ath party spies seeking targeting information on the governing coalition's top brass.

http://ww1.theherald.co.uk/3403.shtml

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Here we go again!

Israel, U.S. skeptical about pact ending Iran nuclear program :

Both Israel and the United States are skeptical about an agreement on Iran's nuclear program that Tehran concluded last week with three European foreign ministers.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/354464.html

 

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Israel violating law says Annan:

Annan's condemnation came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sparked more Palestinian fury by granting "permanent settlement" status to several illegal outposts in the West Bank.

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp%3F
Article%3D65318%26Sn%3DWORL

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Lebanon, Syria Agree Response to Israel 'Threats':

The Lebanese army said on Monday it had agreed with Syria on ways to confront "enemy" threats, hours after Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas traded fire in the latest sign of rising tensions with the Jewish state.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=3700047

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France may allow 'first strikes' on rogue states

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=457980

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UK armed forces in cash crisis :

Britain's armed forces are facing an unprecedented financial crisis, with the prospect of across-the-board cuts that could threaten future military operations.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,11816,1072357,00.html

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Spinning the Tubes:

How Australian intelligence was seized upon on by the CIA, spun and gilded, then presented to the world as the best evidence that Saddam Hussein was building weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2003/2003
1027_spinning_the_tubes/default.htm

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The axis of oil:

It is a story of empire-building, intrigue, espionage, double-dealing and arm-twisting that Rudyard Kipling would have been proud to write.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=457996

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Ex-POWs fight for right to torture payments:

The Bush administration is in a legal battle to block payments to 17 U.S. combat veterans who were captured and tortured in the first Persian Gulf War and won a lawsuit against Iraq for nearly a billion dollars.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5089.htm

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Senate Threatens Malaysia Military Aid :

The Senate tied $1.2 million in military aid for Malaysia to religious freedom there, a response Monday to criticism of Jews by the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27041-2003Oct27.html

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Silence speaks volumes:

The British government's failure to condemn a high-ranking American's anti-Islamic outburst is a disgrace

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1071571,00.html

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US outrage over Wolfowitz jibe:

AN influential Lebanese politician and leader of its Druze community triggered US outrage today when he expressed regret US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was unhurt in a Baghdad rocket attack.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7692693^1702,00.html

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The two brides of Baghdad:

Two American GIs are under friendly fire for marrying Iraqis.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/27/1067233095193.html

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Conspiracy Theories:

In a special season premiere investigation the fifth estate's Bob McKeown finds that even the most outlandish conspiracy theory may have its basis in a legitimate question.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/

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10/27 Al-Qaeda, Taliban Now Better Organized in Afghanistan

Americans and their Afghan allies are coming under increasing attacks from Taliban and Al-Qaeda, who are now better organised and well armed, a media report said on Monday.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_434080,00050004.htm

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Dissing Dissent :

In White House Actions, A Troubling Echo of Life in Communist China

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5088.htm

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U.S. calls tenders for West Bank housing units ' provocation' :

This could lead the U.S. to cut the loan guarantees to Israel by the amount of money Israel is spending on the West Bank security fence.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/354389.html

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The Loss of Liberty:

Why Did the U.S. Allow Israel To Attack Its Largest Spyship Killing 34 Americans and Wounding Over 170 Others?

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/27/1625213

See also "Dead in the Water"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.htm

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Red Cross May Cut Back After Iraqi Blasts:

The neutral Swiss-run agency said it will decide within days whether to reduce its presence in the country following the suicide car bombing that killed two Iraqi Red Cross employees and as many as 10 other people outside the compound.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3316034,00.html

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Welcome To The USA: New border fingerprint technology unveiled:

When the applicant places a finger on the window, a digital image of the fingerprint is stored, along with a photograph and the other information on the application, in the State Department's Consular Consolidated Database.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031027-092441-8465r

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Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria:

Pentagon adviser Richard Perle said Tuesday that the recent Israeli attack on an alleged training camp for Palestinian militants in Syria was long overdue and that he would not rule out U.S. military action against the Arab state.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4975.htm

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Bush's War Plan Is Scarier Than He's Saying:

The Widening Crusade: If some wishful Americans are still hoping President Bush will acknowledge that his imperial foreign policy has stumbled in Iraq and needs fixing or reining in, they should put aside those reveries. He's going all the way – and taking us with him.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4976.htm

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Arafat, Peres support unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty:

Yasser Arafat and Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres lent their qualified support Tuesday to a symbolic peace treaty drawn up by former Israeli and Palestinian government officials and veteran negotiators.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4968.htm

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Israel dismisses peace plan as irresponsible:

Israeli forces entered a Gaza refugee camp on the Egyptian border in large numbers early yesterday for the second time this week, after Israeli and Palestinian peace activists said they reached agreement on a peace settlement.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/14/1065917414600.html

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Does this secret plan provide a new road to peace in the Middle East?:

The plan, a first draft of which was finalised in secrecy in Jordan at the weekend, is being put forward by the authors to prove that there is an alternative to the slaughter of the past three years.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=453125

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Nuclear Israel:

Nuclear North Korea, nuclear Iraq, nuclear Iran - of these our media has been full for the last year or more, though they either don't exist or hardly yet exist. But nuclear Israel, little endangered Israel? It's hard even to get your head around the concept, though that country has either the fifth or sixth largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

http://www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/

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Whhy is Israel the only country America won't hold accountable?

"Sharon's madness might lead him and his people once again to messianic suicide," said Tueni.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4970.htm

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The March on Damascus: A New Epoch Unfolds:

For Bush, like many of the so-called hawks in his administration, Arabs and Muslims are all the same, geographically, culturally, religiously and politically. Bombing Syria, therefore, might not seem a far-off pitch.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20031014014557917

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Bomb rocks Turkey's mission in Iraq:

A car bomb has exploded outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, injuring around six people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4969.htm

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Turkish Troops Ready to Hit Back If Attacked in Iraq:

Turkish troops will strike back if attacked by Kurds in Iraq who are fiercely opposed to their deployment in their war-torn country.

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031013111123.vippgjs3.html

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US eyes second-tier threats in terror war:

It signals hardening stance by focusing on Syria, Libya, and Cuba.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4963.htm

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Sharon says Libya after nukes:

"One would not be surprised if Libya would be the first Arab country (to) have nuclear weapons," the aide quoted Sharon as telling foreign ambassadors in a meeting on Monday.

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?
type=worldNews&storyID=387830&section=news

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Iraq Stands at Syria's Side:

A member of Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council said on Monday that any attack against Syria was considered an attack against Iraq.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1429744,00.html

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U.S. Circulates Iraq Draft; Minister Almost Killed:

Wary members of the U.N. Security Council considered a new U.S. draft resolution Tuesday aimed at enlisting broader international support for Washington's struggle to stabilize Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4967.htm

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Full text: Third revision of US resolution on Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4965.htm

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America returns to UN for support on Iraq: EU rebuffs cash pleas

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=453123

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Bush Insists He's In Charge of Iraq Policy:

"The person who is in charge is me," Bush told Tribune Broadcasting when asked about the infighting and who was in charge.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3605503

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A Must Watch

Despotism & Democracy

An Encyclopaedia Britannica Film From 1946: Where would you place the US on the scale? A Must Watch

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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By Any Extreme of Wickedness:

We have to come to grips with our individual responsibility to vigilance. We have to show up every day to make certain the government is representing all of the people; not just the corporate few who show up every day to collect our money.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4972.htm

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Welcome To America: :

When Hughes' fiancee, a German national, tried to visit him on a six-month tourist visa, she was detained in Atlanta, handcuffed, jailed – even stripped of her diamond engagement ring. Then, after 20 hours without food, she was put on a plane and shipped back to Stuttgart.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4974.htm

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U.S. data mining riles Latin America:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - For a people who have grappled with American meddling for more than a century, Nicaraguans were surprised to find that Uncle Sam's long reach may now extend right into their private lives.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4973.htm

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Deception Down Under :

Americans aren't the only ones wondering about the veracity of our government's case for war. Here a top-level Australian intelligence officer testifies about his government's Iraq misinformation campaign.

http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9122

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Don't Look Down:

So is America safe, despite its scary numbers?

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/14/opinion/14KRUG.html

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Greg Palast: IMF Confidential:

The Secret Documents the Masters of the Universe Would Rather You Not See

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4977.htm

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Bush's New Morally Bankrupt PR Campaign on Terrorism and Iraq

http://www.fff.org/comment/com0310e.asp

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More US soldiers die in Iraq:

A second US soldier has been killed in 24 hours in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the Iraqi town of Tikrit.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1A6A5C00-B158-44CB-9909-3F97BD00E13D.htm

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Troops short on body armor:

About one-quarter of the 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq still have not been issued a new type of ceramic body armor strong enough to stop bullets fired from assault rifles.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4966.htm

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Iraqi Arms Caches Cited in Attacks:

The two most recent suicide bombings here and virtually every other attack on American soldiers and Iraqis were carried out with explosives and matériel taken from Saddam Hussein's former weapons dumps, which are, for the most part, unguarded by American troops, allied officials said Monday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4964.htm

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Theatre of war :

Almost every day brings news of another US death in Iraq, but we hear almost nothing of the hundreds - maybe thousands - wounded by Saddam loyalists.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1061695,00.html

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Suicide - the GI's embedded enemy:

Suicides among United States servicemen in Iraq are running at up to three times the usual rate, the US Army has revealed.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/14/1065917415308.html

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Spoils of war:

US plans to sell off Iraqi businesses are simply the modern equivalent of pillage.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1062049,00.html

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The Soviet Republic of Texas:

YOU MIGHT THINK America's rigged system of congressional elections couldn't get much worse. Self-serving redistricting schemes nationwide already have left an overwhelming number of seats in the House of Representatives so uncompetitive that election results are practically as preordained as in the old Soviet Union.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21839-2003Oct13.html

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Tanks shield Bolivia president from growing revolt:

Dozens of tanks ringed Bolivia's presidential palace on Tuesday to shield the besieged government from an expected worsening of violence after weeks of a popular revolt that has killed at least 52 people.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/10/14/rtr1107921.html

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GIs Killed in Spate of Iraq Attacks: Faceless attackers appeared to be escalating their campaign of violence in Iraq, with military officials on Monday reporting seven attacks that killed three U.S. soldiers and wounded 11

other coalition troops.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/870749.asp?0cv=CA01

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Up to 15,000 people killed in invasion:

As many as 5,726 Iraqis were killed in the US assault on Baghdad, when the streets of the Iraqi capital were strewn with the bodies of people trying to flee the fighting.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5097.htm

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Sen. Trent Lott: Offered an unorthodox military solution for Iraq:

„If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5098.htm

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Attack on US Tank Kills 2 GIs in Iraq:

Two American soldiers were killed when their Abrams battle tank was damaged by resistance fighters, US officials said Wednesday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/
CTVNews/1067425961055_62835161/?hub=World

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More US troops have died since combat was declared over in Iraq than during the initial invasion.

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1501475&nav=0RaPInAq

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Robert Fisk On Iraq: This is a must Listen

„There are at least 200,000 foreign fighters in Iraq, 146,0000 are American‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5100.htm

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New Iraq ' well on way to becoming Islamic state:

The United States is failing in its mission to create a secular, overtly pro-Western Iraq, a leading adviser to the American administrator Paul Bremer said yesterday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5099.htm

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Give Iraqis control of security, leader tells US :

Dr Mahmoud Osman, one of the six most prominent members of the US appointed body, said: "The coalition should leave these things to Iraqis, we could do a much better job.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1073013,00.html

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Mission unaccomplished:

From the President's news conference -- our leading historical revisionist strikes back and the malevolent press tries to trip him up:

http://www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=1036

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The Danger of Defeat: Here's the reality:

Insurgents are waging a strategic and malevolently clever campaign that is achieving, in its terms, considerable success.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32418-2003Oct28.html

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The wrong Ayoub:

There is no judicial process for the thousands of detainees. If the military were to try them, that would entail a court martial, which would imply that the United States is occupying Iraq, and lawyers working for the administration are still debating whether it is an occupation or a liberation.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ30Ak02.html

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Army files charge in combat tactic:

Lt. Col. Allen B. West says he did not physically abuse the detainee, but used psychological pressure by twice firing his service weapon away from the Iraqi

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20031028-113335-6042r.htm

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Democracy Now! :

Veteran Iraqi Journalist Discusses Iraqi Civilian Casualties, the Media and The U.S. Occupation of Her Country.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/29/1615234

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Nations Retreat from Iraq Troop Commitments:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1028/dailyUpdate.html

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Bush Warns Iraq's Neighbours:

US President George W Bush has warned Iran and Syria not to let terrorists cross into Iraq from their territory.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3220451.stm

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US commanders: Claims about illegal infiltration from Syria to Iraq - '' unfounded'':

Commanders of U.S. military forces responsible for monitoring the border between Iraq and Syria told The Washington Post there is no evidence from human intelligence sources or radar surveillance aircraft indicating that significant numbers of foreign fighters are infiltrating into Iraq illegally.

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=262181&lang=e&dir=news

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Anti-Syria vote exposes real Bush world:

The passage in the US House of Representatives - with an overwhelming bipartisan majority - of a bill imposing strict sanctions against Syria has little to do with real concern about that country. Rather, it represents a frightening consensus in support of the Bush administration's unilateralist worldview.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EJ30Ak03.html

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Tony Blair's new friend :

Britain and the US claim a moral mandate - and back a dictator who boils victims to death.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4783845-103677,00.html

 

See Also:

Our Presidents New Best Friend Boils People Alive:

WARNING

The pictures of Mr. Avazov's body are horrific and should only be viewed by a mature audience

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3943.htm

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State Department Official Slams Pentagon :

"We shouldn't have been signing a cease-fire with a foreign terrorist organization," Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

http://tinyurl.com/sw36

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George Won‚t Be Reading This:

A simple question for the president of the United States: If you don‚t read the newspapers, how can you criticize the media coverage of Iraq?

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/49/news-corn.php

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Terror suspects lose appeal against detention:

Five alleged 'international terrorists' held in British jails without charge or trial today lost an appeal against the post-September 11 laws being used to detain them.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1073381,00.html

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Charley Reese: Too Much Secrecy:

Why should the names of anyone held by the federal government, in U.S. jails or in Guantanamo, be classified as secret? This is pure totalitarianism.

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20031029/index.php

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The Lincoln Call:

We cannot honor the words of Lincoln – "government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from this earth" – while our political system segregates us into those who can buy access and those who cannot.

http://www.pcactionfund.org/lincolncall/index.htm

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Jessica Lynch snubs Iraqi who helped to free her:

A journey to the home town of Jessica Lynch by the Iraqi lawyer who helped to free the young American soldier ended in embarrassment for all concerned when she snubbed him.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/
2003/10/29/wlynch29.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/10/29/ixnewstop.html

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Sharon fumes at IDF chief's comments:

Sharon fuming at Ya'alon's criticism of Israeli policy in West Bank; Chief of Staff: Comments reflected different opinions within IDF.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/355231.html

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Arafat advisor critical of US; Israel kills 17 year-old Palestinian:

"Ahmad Abdel Rahman, President Arafats political advisor criticized American officials for not condemning the recent Israeli crimes in Gaza, which claimed the lives of 12 Palestinian civilians within just 24 hours.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5101.htm

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Arms Merchant May Be Freed :

A federal judge has thrown out the 1983 conviction of former CIA operative Edwin P. Wilson for selling 20 tons of plastic explosives to Libya, finding that prosecutors knowingly used false testimony and hid evidence that supported his defense.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5101.htm

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In case you missed it: Ed Wilson's Revenge:

The Biggest CIA Scandal in History Has Its Feet in the Starting Blocks in a Houston Court House.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/Ed_Wilson_1.html

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Boy, 9, Arrested For Having Toy Gun:

An officer aimed his gun at the boy's head, ordered him to the ground, handcuffed him and arrested him on a charge of juvenile delinquency by reason of inducing panic, according to the police report.

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/2587299/detail.html

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Conspiracy Theories:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's, "The fifth estate" investigates the labyrinthine and surprising ties between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens.

What the find out may startle you as much as any conspiracy theory.

A Must See Documentary: Video:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5103.htm

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Report Links Iraq Deals to Bush Donations :

Companies awarded $8 billion in contracts to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan have been major campaign donors to President Bush, and their executives have had important political and military connections, according to a study released Thursday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5109.htm

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Full Report: Winning Contractors:

U.S. Contractors Reap the Windfalls of Post-war Reconstruction.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5110.htm

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Military conflict becoming a private enterprise

In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it‚s not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- that the United States is putting hired help behind the front lines to ease the burden of its overworked armed forces.

http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2003/business/20031030040458.shtml

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Iraq Hit by String of Deadly Explosions :

Iraq was hit by a string of explosions Thursday that set a freight train on fire, killed a U.S. soldier in a military convoy and ripped through Baghdad's Old Quarter. Another blast injured two U.S. soldiers on a military police patrol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3328732,00.html

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Shiite leader wounded in grenade attack

http://ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?id=44371

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Iraq's real WMD crime:

Two hundred tonnes of radioactive material were fired by invading US forces into buildings, homes, streets and gardens all over Baghdad.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E8C356F9-E89F-4CD3-88B5-BBBDF9E085C1.htm

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US develops lethal new viruses :

A scientist funded by the US government has deliberately created an extremely deadly form of mousepox, a relative of the smallpox virus, through genetic engineering.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5108.htm

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Al-Qaeda planning US ' death blow' :

OSAMA bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network is planning a "death blow" against Americans during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a Saudi magazine reports in its issue due out today.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5107.htm

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No Brass Check Journalists:

Now is the time to act, and, thus, become what we were born to be – thinking, active citizens of a democratic society.

http://www.inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=410_0_1_0_C

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Terrorist suspects kept in jail under ' draconian' ruling:

Human rights campaigners accused the Government yesterday of entering "a new dark age of injustice" after judges ruled that 10 suspected terrorists who have not been convicted of any crime should remain in prison indefinitely.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=458653

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Police Question Sharon About Corruption :

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was questioned by police Thursday in two corruption investigations, Israeli media reported.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3327096,00.html

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Noam Chomsky, Says Bush Needs Fear for Reelection :

U.S. linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky said on Wednesday that President Bush will have to "manufacture" another threat to American security to win reelection in 2004 after U.S failure in occupying Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5105.htm

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More mystery over missing Iraqi millions:

Accusations of financial mismanagement in Iraq continue to plague the United States Treasury Department, with critics claiming Washington is still enjoying the fruits of its seized Iraqi assets. The US, however, insists this is not the case.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EJ31Ak01.html

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Look who's not coming to dinner:

That Bush's "war on terrorism" and his almost total backing for the right-wing policies of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has alienated Muslims abroad, has been well established by polling data and media coverage.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5106.htm

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Govt. Blamed in Immigration Program Woes:

Under a special registration program last year, men ages 16 and older from 25 Middle Eastern, African and Asian countries were required to report to Immigration and Naturalization Service offices for photographing, fingerprinting and interviews.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-3327195,00.html

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American imperialism off the rails:

The Bush administration is taking its pre-war dishonesty to new heights. After manipulating intelligence, exaggerating the Iraqi threat, dishonestly tying it to Al Qaeda and ignoring its own internal pre-war warnings about post-war chaos, it is busy insisting that night is day.

http://tinyurl.com/t1u6

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Poll controversy as Israel and US labelled biggest threats to World peace:

Over half of Europeans think that Israel now presents the biggest threat to world peace according to a controversial poll requested by the European Commission. Europeans also believe the United States contributes the most to world instability along with Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

http://www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=13324&sid=9

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Thatcher's back and gunning for the French :

BARONESS Thatcher returned to politics last night with an attack on the French, whom she accused of collaborating with „enemies of the West‰ for short-term gain.

http://www.revue-politique.com/6_01_07773.htm

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Cheney's hawks ' hijacking policy' :

A former Pentagon officer turned whistleblower says a group of hawks in the Bush Administration, including the Vice-President, Dick Cheney, is running a shadow foreign policy, contravening Washington's official line.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5102.htm

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Empire Builders: Neoconservatives And Their Blueprint For US Power:

Key figures. Who are they?

http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/neocon/index.html?story

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The Wages of War :

Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict: Approximately 30 percent of the war's fatalities were noncombatant civilians.

http://www.comw.org/pda/0310rm8.html

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5 US Troops Killed In Iraq:

US military spokesman reporting 5 killed in various attacks Tuesday night and Wednesday morning:

http://islam-online.net/English/News/2003-10/29/article05.shtml

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233 Attacks on US in Last Week Alone:

The latest attacks ˜ 233 over the last seven days according to the US military ˜ have driven the combat death toll during the occupation over the number killed before President George W. Bush declared an end to active combat on May 1.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4§ion=0&article=34366&d=30&m=10&y=2003

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More sick soldiers wait for treatment :

The delays appear to have demolished morale -- many said they had lost faith in the Army and would not serve again -- and could jeopardize some soldiers' health, the soldiers said.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031029-020609-6750r

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Experts Predict US Failure In Iraq:

Neither a full-on military response by US forces nor even the killing of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will be enough to halt a series of bloody attacks in Iraq, French international relations experts say.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5104.htm

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UK: Tory chief loses vote and resigns:

Iain Duncan Smith, the leader of Britain's parliamentary opposition, lost a confidence vote within his party and offered his resignation Wednesday.

http://www.iht.com/articles/115635.htm

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UK:Rebel Galloway launches political party:

Galloway, a lifelong member of the Labour swore British Prime Minister Tony Blair would live to regret his decision in having the Scots-born MP expelled from the party last week. Now it appears he has kept his word.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7275203D-2673-43FC-AC2B-23B3EE7305EC.htm

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Turkey gives up on Iraq deployment:

Turkey's President Ahmad Necdet Sezer considers the controversial issue of deploying Turkish troops in neighbouring Iraq as "closed."

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D75ADA8C-ECCB-41C0-B960-9131AF87FA5E.htm

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