Information Clearing House  Digest December 1-5 2004

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004

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Naomi Klein: In Iraq, the US does eliminate those who dare to count the dead
207.44.245.159/article7414.htm

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The Power of Nightmares – Part III

The Shadows In The Cave

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. The programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

This is a must watch documentary
207.44.245.159/video1040.htm

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25 killed as prisoners go free:

Anti occupation forces stormed a police station in southern Baghdad and a car bomb was detonated outside a Shiite mosque in an attacks that killed at least 25 people, police said.
www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/25-killed-as-prisoners-go-free/2004/12/04/1101923388279.html

snipurl.com/b46j

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17 killed in Mosul suicide bombing:

At least 17 Kurdish militiamen have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Iraq’s main northern city of Mosul
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1258094.htm

snipurl.com/b46l

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Car Bombers Strike Near Green Zone, 7 Dead:

Twin suicide car bombs blew up outside a police station near Baghdad’s Green Zone on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 57
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=302493

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Bodies of four police found in Iraq:

THE bodies of four slain men wearing Iraqi National Guards uniforms have been found in north-western Iraq after being repeatedly shot, a hospital official said today.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11594463%255E401,00.html

snipurl.com/b46m

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Roadside blasts kills 2 US soldiers in Iraq
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=84185

snipurl.com/b46n

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Two coalition soldiers killed on Iraq border:

A suicide car bomb attack at a small US military base on the Iraq-Jordan border killed two multi-national force soldiers and wounded five
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=84186

snipurl.com/b46o

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Navy Investigating New Torture Photos:

The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs of bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.
www.thewbalchannel.com/news/3970412/detail.html?

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Torture Pictures: US Navy Seals Torturing Iraqis
ancapistan.typepad.com/photos/navy_seals_torturing_iraq/navyseal2.html

snipurl.com/b46p

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Brutality pays poorly in interrogation:

After a Japanese soldier named Shuji Ishii was taken prisoner by American Marines on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II, he expected the worse, including being put to death. Instead, he wrote later in a memoir, he was astonished to find himself in a sanitary hospital and to be given clean drinking water, sufficient food, soap, medicine, cigarettes and a soft bed.
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?eo20041204a2.htm

snipurl.com/b46q

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Army closes hearing on accused soldiers:

Citing national security, the Army closed a hearing Thursday on whether three soldiers will be court-martialed for allegedly suffocating an Iraqi general during an interrogation last year.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Prisoner%20Abuse%20Fort%20Carson

snipurl.com/b46r

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Media challenges Army decision on hearing:

Newspaper attorney Steve Zansberg said a petition was filed with the Army Court of Appeals in Washington seeking to make the hearing public except for the presentation of classified material.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=BRF%20Prisoner%20Abuse%20Fort%20Carson

snipurl.com/b46t

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U.S. admits torture used in interrogations:

Results become evidence, though illegal in U.S court
www.yorkdispatch.com/Stories/0,1413,138~10021~2574425,00.html

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Firebombing Falluja:

The United States is using napalm in Falluja. So far, the military has denied the allegations, but the proof is mounting.
www.zmag.org/content/AllByAuthor.cfm?lname=Whitney&fname=Mike&SectionName=Iraq&startrow=1

snipurl.com/b46v

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Dahr Jamail: Trophy Hunting?:

The director of Fallujah General Hospital was shot and wounded by soldiers while he and two other doctors attempted to enter Fallujah in an ambulance in order to provide aid to families trapped there
dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000148.php#more

snipurl.com/b46w

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Documents show CIA knew of Venezuela coup:

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency knew dissident military officers were planning a coup in 2002 against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to purported U.S. intelligence documents posted on the Internet.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Venezuela%20US%20Coup

snipurl.com/b46y

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CIA – Venezuela Coup Documents:

Despite consistent denials from the U.S. government of any role in the coup d’etat against President Chávez in April 2002, these documents prove that the CIA had the detailed plans for the coup in their hands well before it took place.
www.venezuelafoia.info/CIA/CIA-index.htm

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This web site represents the effort of one person. I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
207.44.245.159/support.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 12/03/04:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/b46z

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Gideon Levy: Suffer the little children :

In the present intifada, 323 Palestinian children under the age of 14 have been killed by Israeli Occupation Forces. Three recent examples from Nablus
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/509222.html

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Russia May Launch Pre-emptive “Anti-Terror” Strikes :

ITAR-Tass commented that Russia had initiated discussion of preventive strikes over a year ago “due to Washington’s regular employment of this method in international affairs.”
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&ncid=732&e=10&u=/ap/20041203/ap_on_re_eu/russia_terrorism

snipurl.com/b471

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U.S. authorizes sale of missiles to Jordan :

The Bush administration has authorized the sale of 50 sophisticated American-made air-to-air missiles to Jordan, despite Israel’s protests to the sale, according to the U.S. military.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/509876.html

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Knives out for Kofi Annan:

When Annan dared to suggest that the war had been illegal, the Wall Street Journal in an editorial described the secretary general’s letter as “a hostile act
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?eo20041204a1.htm

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144 countries call on US, China and Russia to join landmine ban :

Some 144 countries party to an international treaty banning landmines appealed to those still outside the pact, which include the United States, China and Russia, to join it and hasten the total eradication of the deadly devices.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/120516/1/.html

snipurl.com/b474

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Taliban reject amnesty offered by US envoy in Afghanistan: report:

Afghanistan’s Taliban militia spurned an amnesty offered by US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on condition the hardline Islamic fighters lay down their arms, a report said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1535&ncid=731&e=7&u=/afp/20041203/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistan_us_taliban

snipurl.com/b476

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Conyers to Hold Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud :

Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, ranking Minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on Wednesday 08 December 2004 to investigate allegations of vote fraud and irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 Presidential election.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/120404W.shtml

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The election is over. The fight is not. :

Elections are only one part of democracy. We need to think strategically about direct action, learn from a rich history of nonviolent activism, and develop new tactics to take on this administration.
www.turnyourbackonbush.org/

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A Blueprint for Moore Bashing:

The Democratic Leadership Council has joined Fox News and the GOP in savaging Michael Moore, blaming him for Kerry’s loss.
www.alternet.org/election04/20650/

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“The China Price” :

They are the three scariest words in U.S. industry. Cut your price at least 30% or lose your customers. Nearly every manufacturer is vulnerable — from furniture to networking gear. The result: A massive shift in economic power is under way. A must read report from Business Week
www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_49/b3911401.htm

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U.S. dollar dangles in the dust :

It now takes $1.34 to buy one euro when, four years ago, you could buy one euro for 82 cents. Why is this happening, and do we have a problem?
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=191c7b9599f51f92

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Dollar scores all-time lows in closing out week :

The euro sailed to a record high against the dollar Friday, with the greenback knocked down again as November U.S. jobs data came in well short of expectations.
www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=5136107&subject=markets&action=article

snipurl.com/b477

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Inside the Clouds of 9/11
207.44.245.159/article7398.htm

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Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2004

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Naomi Klein: In Iraq, the US does eliminate those who dare to count the dead
207.44.245.159/article7414.htm

===

The Power of Nightmares – Part III

The Shadows In The Cave

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. The programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

This is a must watch documentary
207.44.245.159/video1040.htm

===

25 killed as prisoners go free:

Anti occupation forces stormed a police station in southern Baghdad and a car bomb was detonated outside a Shiite mosque in an attacks that killed at least 25 people, police said.
www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/25-killed-
as-prisoners-go-free/2004/12/04/1101923388279.html

snipurl.com/b46j

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17 killed in Mosul suicide bombing:

At least 17 Kurdish militiamen have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Iraq’s main northern city of Mosul
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1258094.htm

snipurl.com/b46l

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Car Bombers Strike Near Green Zone, 7 Dead:

Twin suicide car bombs blew up outside a police station near Baghdad’s Green Zone on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 57
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=302493

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Bodies of four police found in Iraq:

THE bodies of four slain men wearing Iraqi National Guards uniforms have been found in north-western Iraq after being repeatedly shot, a hospital official said today.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11594463%255E401,00.html

snipurl.com/b46m

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Roadside blasts kills 2 US soldiers in Iraq
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=84185

snipurl.com/b46n

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Two coalition soldiers killed on Iraq border:

A suicide car bomb attack at a small US military base on the Iraq-Jordan border killed two multi-national force soldiers and wounded five
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=84186

snipurl.com/b46o

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Navy Investigating New Torture Photos:

The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs of bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.
www.thewbalchannel.com/news/3970412/detail.html?

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Torture Pictures: US Navy Seals Torturing Iraqis
ancapistan.typepad.com/photos/navy_seals_torturing_iraq/navyseal2.html

snipurl.com/b46p

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Brutality pays poorly in interrogation:

After a Japanese soldier named Shuji Ishii was taken prisoner by American Marines on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II, he expected the worse, including being put to death. Instead, he wrote later in a memoir, he was astonished to find himself in a sanitary hospital and to be given clean drinking water, sufficient food, soap, medicine, cigarettes and a soft bed.
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?eo20041204a2.htm

snipurl.com/b46q

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Army closes hearing on accused soldiers:

Citing national security, the Army closed a hearing Thursday on whether three soldiers will be court-martialed for allegedly suffocating an Iraqi general during an interrogation last year.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=
1110&slug=Prisoner%20Abuse%20Fort%20Carson

snipurl.com/b46r

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Media challenges Army decision on hearing:

Newspaper attorney Steve Zansberg said a petition was filed with the Army Court of Appeals in Washington seeking to make the hearing public except for the presentation of classified material.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=
1110&slug=BRF%20Prisoner%20Abuse%20Fort%20Carson

snipurl.com/b46t

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U.S. admits torture used in interrogations:

Results become evidence, though illegal in U.S court
www.yorkdispatch.com/Stories/0,1413,138~10021~2574425,00.html

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Firebombing Falluja:

The United States is using napalm in Falluja. So far, the military has denied the allegations, but the proof is mounting.
www.zmag.org/content/AllByAuthor.cfm?lname=
Whitney&fname=Mike&SectionName=Iraq&startrow=1

snipurl.com/b46v

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Dahr Jamail: Trophy Hunting?:

The director of Fallujah General Hospital was shot and wounded by soldiers while he and two other doctors attempted to enter Fallujah in an ambulance in order to provide aid to families trapped there
dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000148.php#more

snipurl.com/b46w

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Documents show CIA knew of Venezuela coup:

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency knew dissident military officers were planning a coup in 2002 against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to purported U.S. intelligence documents posted on the Internet.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?
category=1102&slug=Venezuela%20US%20Coup

snipurl.com/b46y

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CIA – Venezuela Coup Documents:

Despite consistent denials from the U.S. government of any role in the coup d’etat against President Chávez in April 2002, these documents prove that the CIA had the detailed plans for the coup in their hands well before it took place.
www.venezuelafoia.info/CIA/CIA-index.htm

===

This web site represents the effort of one person. I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
207.44.245.159/support.htm

===

Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 12/03/04:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/b46z

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Gideon Levy: Suffer the little children :

In the present intifada, 323 Palestinian children under the age of 14 have been killed by Israeli Occupation Forces. Three recent examples from Nablus
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/509222.html

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Russia May Launch Pre-emptive “Anti-Terror” Strikes :

ITAR-Tass commented that Russia had initiated discussion of preventive strikes over a year ago “due to Washington’s regular employment of this method in international affairs.”
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&ncid=
732&e=10&u=/ap/20041203/ap_on_re_eu/russia_terrorism

snipurl.com/b471

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U.S. authorizes sale of missiles to Jordan :

The Bush administration has authorized the sale of 50 sophisticated American-made air-to-air missiles to Jordan, despite Israel’s protests to the sale, according to the U.S. military.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/509876.html

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Knives out for Kofi Annan:

When Annan dared to suggest that the war had been illegal, the Wall Street Journal in an editorial described the secretary general’s letter as “a hostile act
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?eo20041204a1.htm

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144 countries call on US, China and Russia to join landmine ban :

Some 144 countries party to an international treaty banning landmines appealed to those still outside the pact, which include the United States, China and Russia, to join it and hasten the total eradication of the deadly devices.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/120516/1/.html

snipurl.com/b474

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Taliban reject amnesty offered by US envoy in Afghanistan: report:

Afghanistan’s Taliban militia spurned an amnesty offered by US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on condition the hardline Islamic fighters lay down their arms, a report said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1535&ncid=
731&e=7&u=/afp/20041203/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistan_us_taliban

snipurl.com/b476

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Conyers to Hold Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud :

Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, ranking Minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on Wednesday 08 December 2004 to investigate allegations of vote fraud and irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 Presidential election.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/120404W.shtml

===

The election is over. The fight is not. :

Elections are only one part of democracy. We need to think strategically about direct action, learn from a rich history of nonviolent activism, and develop new tactics to take on this administration.
www.turnyourbackonbush.org/

===

A Blueprint for Moore Bashing:

The Democratic Leadership Council has joined Fox News and the GOP in savaging Michael Moore, blaming him for Kerry’s loss.
www.alternet.org/election04/20650/

===

“The China Price” :

They are the three scariest words in U.S. industry. Cut your price at least 30% or lose your customers. Nearly every manufacturer is vulnerable — from furniture to networking gear. The result: A massive shift in economic power is under way. A must read report from Business Week
www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_49/b3911401.htm

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U.S. dollar dangles in the dust :

It now takes $1.34 to buy one euro when, four years ago, you could buy one euro for 82 cents. Why is this happening, and do we have a problem?
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=191c7b9599f51f92

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Dollar scores all-time lows in closing out week :

The euro sailed to a record high against the dollar Friday, with the greenback knocked down again as November U.S. jobs data came in well short of expectations.
www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=5136107&subject=markets&action=article

snipurl.com/b477

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Inside the Clouds of 9/11
207.44.245.159/article7398.htm

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Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004

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Fallujah: Life and Death in the Kill Zone

by Dahr Jamail

Journalists and residents who have fled Fallujah share accounts of US troops killing unarmed and wounded people; Many refugees tell stories of having witnessed US troops killing already injured people, including former fighters and noncombatants alike.
207.44.245.159/article7413.htm

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30 Die in Two Baghdad Insurgent Attacks:

Insurgents launched two major attacks Friday against a Shiite mosque and a police station in Baghdad, killing 30 people, including at least 16 police officers, the deadliest insurgent attacks in weeks.
www.620ktar.com/news/article.aspx?id=510975

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Gunmen shoot 2 councilmen in central Iraq:

Two municipal councilmen from a town north of Baghdad were ambushed and killed by gunmen Friday while on their way to a conference on the upcoming elections
www.spa.gov.sa/newsview.php?extend.221617

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Two American soldiers killed in Iraq:
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041203/2004120303.html

snipurl.com/b2t5

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One Task Force Danger Soldier killed:

Two other Soldiers wounded
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041204.txt

snipurl.com/b2t8

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Marines reverse death disclosure rule:

US marines are to disclose the deaths of marines as they occur in Iraq, reversing a policy that has made it difficult to track American casualties.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5683E8DF-AB4C-4810-AE12-75D898885B6D.htm

snipurl.com/b2ta

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U.S. military says “evidence” gained by torture acceptable:

Statements produced under torture have been inadmissible in U.S. courts for about 70 years. But the U.S. military panels reviewing the detention of 550 foreigners as “enemy combatants” at the U.S. naval base in Cuba are allowed to use such evidence
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=321015

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Molly Ivins: Torture by Americans a nightmarish picture :

One’s first response to the report by the International Red Cross about torture at our prison at Guantanamo is denial. – When we break international law and the conventions of warfare, then the same thing can be done to American soldiers who are captured abroad.
207.44.245.159/article7409.htm

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Government lawyer: Detainees have Œno constitutional rights‚:

Could a “little old lady in Switzerland‰ who sent a check to an orphanage in Afghanistan be taken into custody if unbeknownst to her some of her donation was passed to al-Qaida terrorists? asked U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green. “She could,‰ replied Deputy Associate Attorney General Brian Boyle
www.airforcetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-535431.php

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Court date to be set for torture charges against Bush:

A date will be set in BC Provincial Court, Criminal Division, at Vancouver on Monday December 6th 2004.
www.lawyersagainstthewar.org/press.html#December%202,%202004

snipurl.com/b2tb

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More troops in Iraq, more trouble:

One of the most important lessons of the Vietnam War was scrupulously to avoid situations in which US forces found themselves in an escalating guerrilla war, where the only way to contain a growing insurgency was to deploy more troops. Now the US is sending an additional 12,000 soldiers to Iraq.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FL04Ak02.html

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Ukraine recalls peacemakers from Iraq :

The Ukrainian parliament decided on Friday to recall the Ukrainian army contingent from Iraq. Two hundred and fifty-seven members of the Supreme Rada (Parliament) have voted for this decision.
www.tass.ru/eng/level2.html?NewsID=1524846&PageNum=0

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Rumsfeld admits underestimating Iraq task:

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged today that the United States failed to predict the strength of the restince forces in Iraq, but he defended the size of the US force deployed to stabilise the country.
www.theage.com.au/news/World/Rumsfeld-admits-underestimating
-Iraq-task/2004/12/03/1101923317684.html

snipurl.com/b2tg

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Rebels return to ‘cleared’ areas:

In Fallujah, US forces are going through 50,000 houses one by one. But Iraqi resistance forces are coming back.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1203/p06s02-woiq.html?s=hns

snipurl.com/b2tq

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Fallujah Residents Face Choice:

Retina Scan and Take ID Card….Or Die?
www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2004/021204facechoice.htm

snipurl.com/b2tt

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PM: Fallujah incident not Denmark responsibility:

Anders Fogh Rasmussen claims Denmark is not liable for actions committed by other coalition countries in Iraq, but opposition parties claim the PM is shirking his responsibility
www.cphpost.dk/get/84113.html

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Pictures : You want explicit?

You aren’t supposed to see. You aren’t supposed to know. You are to remain ignorant and shielded, and, if you’re like most Americans, you have been very carefully conditioned to think Bush’s nasty Iraq war is merely this ugly little firecracker-like thing happening way, way over there
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fgate%2Farchive%2
F2004%2F12%2F03%2Fnotes120304.DTL

snipurl.com/b2tu

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Sidney Blumenthal: You call this liberation:

Pentagon experts have made a discovery: Muslims do not hate America’s freedoms, but its policies
207.44.245.159/article7412.htm

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Ray McGovern: All Mosquitos, No Swamp:

“We are seen as a hypocritical bully in the Middle East and we have to stop!‰
www.tompaine.com/articles/all_mosquitos_no_swamp.php

snipurl.com/b2tw

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Norman Solomon: ŒOur Nukes Good, Our Allies‚ Nukes Pretty Good, Others‚ Very Bad‚:

Top officials in Washington are now promoting jitters about Iran‚s nuclear activities, while media outlets amplify the message. A confrontation with Tehran is on the second-term Bush agenda. So, we‚re encouraged to obliquely think about the unthinkable.
207.44.245.159/article7411.htm

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This web site represents the effort of one person.

I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
207.44.245.159/support.htm

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Russia’s Putin Calls U.S. Policy ‘Dictatorial’:

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of pursuing a dictatorial foreign policy and said mounting violence could derail progress toward bringing peace and democracy to Iraq
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&u=/
nm/20041203/ts_nm/russia_putin_dc_1&printer=1

snipurl.com/b2ty

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Russian Air Force Prepared to Strike Foreign Bases Pre-emptively:

“We have all the manpower and equipment we need to cope with the mission if we get such an order,‰ the Russian Information Agency Novosti quoted the Air Force commander-in-chief, General Vladimir Mikhailov, as saying.
www.mosnews.com/news/2004/12/03/preemptive.shtml

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China tests ballistic missile submarine:

The new submarine will make it more difficult for the U.S. military to take part in a defense of Taiwan because of the threat of nuclear retaliation,
www.washtimes.com/national/20041202-115302-2338r.htm

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Ukraine court annuls poll result :

Ukraine’s Supreme Court has annulled the second round of the presidential election – upholding opposition claims that it was fraudulent.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4066617.stm

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Ukraine court orders new vote

Ukraine’s supreme court has thrown out the results of the nation’s bitterly-disputed presidential election and ordered a new run-off vote, which the Opposition said must take place on December 26.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1257818.htm

snipurl.com/b2tz

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Putin steps into Ukraine election dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin injected himself directly into the election crisis in this former Soviet republic on Thursday, strongly attacking the opposition’s central demand for a new presidential runoff and cautioning the West against getting too involved.
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/12/03/a6.int.ukraine.1203.html

snipurl.com/b2u1

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Russian Duma slams EU for Ukraine unrest:

The Russian parliament has overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning what it calls western Europe’s destructive role in Ukraine’s political crisis.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DAB159C9-0DFD-47B8-AF2C-3A36CA903FF3.htm

snipurl.com/b2u2

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 12/02/04:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/b2u4

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Israel kills Islamic Jihad fighter:

The soldiers, who arrived in 20 jeeps, opened fire in his direction as he was giving himself up, Aljazeera correspondent, Shirin Abu Aqila reported.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C5C9F021-FDCC
-4EB3-A1EC-49900F73DDA3.htm

snipurl.com/b2u6

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Three Iraqis arrested in Germany for alleged murder plot against Allawi
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/03/content_2293142.htm

snipurl.com/b2u7

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Judge refuses to set trial date for Moussaoui :

-A federal judge said on Thursday that she will not set a trial date for alleged Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui until the Supreme Court considers a defense appeal seeking to strike the death penalty.
www.startribune.com/stories/1576/5116939.html

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Kerik nomination is a ticking time bomb:

Energetic exploiter of Sept. 11th tragedy may be named today to take Tom Ridge’s job as head of homeland security.
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/columnists/ny-nyhen034063947dec03,0,5853507.column

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From Bush Aide, Warning on Social Security:

A top economic adviser to President Bush on Thursday strongly implied that any overhaul of the system would have to include major cuts in guaranteed benefits for future retirees.
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FBI spying allegations supported by records:

Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union accused the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on Thursday of collecting e-mails and license- plate numbers from peaceful activists labeled as terrorists.
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2573309,00.html

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Jay Bookman : Citizens Stripped of Protection :

This is how the government works these days.
207.44.245.159/article7410.htm

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Thompson Said Resigning From Cabinet :

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned Friday, The Associated Press learned, broadening an exodus that has emptied more than half of President Bush’s Cabinet before he takes the oath of office for a second term.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4651547,00.html

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20 More U.S. Troops Killed Than Had Been Reported.:

Seventy-one US troops have been killed so far in the attack led by US marines to take control of the Iraqi city Falluja, the US military says.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5C896562-FB35-462A-9E92-B419B6748847.htm

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Eight killed in Iraq attacks:

AT least eight people were killed in violence across Iraq today, including a regional criminal investigations chief and two other police officers in an ambush north of Baghdad, security sources said.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11575048^1702,00.html

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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004

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I’m A Torture Survivor

In a country where torturers are still free

By Tito Tricot

No one can really understand what being tortured means until that fateful moment when you find yourself naked, blindfolded and tied up at the mercy of your captors.
207.44.245.159/article7400.htm

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Iraqi commander says 10 anti occupation forces killed:

Ten anti occupation forces were killed in a clash with Iraqi security forces during a raid in the northern city of Mosul, a top commander said today.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=126061948&p=yz6x6z654

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Anti Occupation Forces Kill American Soldier in Iraq :

Anti Occupation Forces killed an American soldier in the restive city of Mosul and mortar strikes pummeled central Baghdad on Thursday, while the U.S. Embassy barred employees from the dangerous highway leading to the airport.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=1&u=/ap/20041202/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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Fallujah refugees in desperate need of aid: UN:

More than 200,000 people who fled Fallujah ahead of the US offensive have yet to return and many are in desperate need of aid, with temperatures in Iraq heading towards freezing, a new UN emergency report says.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1256867.htm

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The civilians we killed:

If only those who sent us to Iraq lay awake at night
207.44.245.159/article7408.htm

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Dahr Jamail: The Quiet of Destruction and Death:

“I need another heart and eyes to bear it because my own are not enough to bear what I saw. Nothing justifies what was done to this city. I didn‚t see a house or mosque that wasn‚t destroyed.‰
207.44.245.159/article7407.htm

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Gunning for Satan resulted in slaughtered innocents:

Who knew there was such a fine line between democracy and genocide? Destroying a city in order to save it is back in style, as long as a queasy public is spared raw footage of the details.
www.oscnewsgazette.com/index.php?option
=news&task=viewarticle&sid=9677

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Sunnis warn of civil war over timing of election:

THE largest Sunni party in Iraq gave warning yesterday of civil war unless the January 30 elections are delayed to allow it to compete on equal terms.
207.44.245.159/article7402.htm

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Seven Killed by renewed Violence in Iraq :

Four people, including three children, were reported killed in a restive town north of the capital while another seven were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded near a national guard checkpoint south of Baghdad.
pakistantimes.net/2004/12/02/top4.htm

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US death toll in Iraq at record level:

A further 135 American soldiers died in Iraq in November, equalling the number killed in April, previously the worst single month for US casualties. Seventy-one died in the assault on Fallujah and 600 were wounded, according to the US military in Baghdad.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=588815

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Iraq’s civilian dead get no hearing in the United States:

Evidence is mounting that America’s war in Iraq has killed tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, and perhaps well over 100,000. Yet this carnage is systematically ignored in the United States, where the media and government portray a war in which there are no civilian deaths, because there are no Iraqi civilians, only insurgents.
207.44.245.159/article7403.htm

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More U.S. war wounded duty-bound again:

Amputations account for 2.4 percent of all wounded in action in the Iraq war ˆ twice the rate in World War I and World War II, said Chuck Scoville, the amputee program manager of Walter Reed.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/nation/10320228.htm

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U.S. Psychological Operations:

Military Uses Networks to Spread Misinformation: The U.S. military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operation
207.44.245.159/article7406.htm

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Abu Ghraib, Caribbean style

The Red Cross said that fearful Guantánamo prisoners complained about female interrogators who exposed their breasts, kissed prisoners, touched them sexually and showed them pornography.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/
articles/2004/12/01/opinion/edgitmo.html

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Ethics and the Shadow of Torture:

President Bush’s nomination of his White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as attorney general will almost certainly — at least briefly — once again raise the shadow of torture and whether or not the United States not only practices it but also condones it at the highest level of the government.
www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week814/exclusive.html

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Former Guantanamo Detainees Release Report:

In a detailed report, Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmed provide a graphic first-hand account of life at Guantanamo Bay
www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=4bUT8M23lk&Content=424

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Judge Questions Sweep of Bush’s War on Terrorism:

A federal judge yesterday questioned the Bush administration’s broad definition of its powers to indefinitely imprison alleged Taliban and al Qaeda fighters at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, especially those who have never taken up arms against the United States.
207.44.245.159/article7401.htm

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A Dwarf Known as Al Qaeda:

The threat posed by the group is hugely overblown.
207.44.245.159/article7404.htm

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Special forces quitting to cash in on Iraq

BRITAIN‚S elite special forces are facing an imminent crisis because record numbers of men are asking to leave their units early, lured by high wages on offer in a growing security industry in Iraq.
www.sandline.com/hotlinks/Scotsman_Spec-forces.html

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Huge pay drawing NZ soldiers to Iraq

Security jobs paying up to $216,000 a year in Iraq are proving too strong a lure for New Zealand soldiers.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/
1ADD0B1C-B2D9-46B9-9AED-36B92D789177.htm

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U.K.’s Galloway Wins Libel Claim Against Telegraph:

U.K. Member of Parliament George Galloway won his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph newspaper, which reported last year that the Scotsman was in the pay of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=
10000102&sid=aEnruk4XtRYI&refer=uk

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Putin Meets Ukraine Leader and Scoffs at Calls for New Runoff
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Putin urges new Ukraine election :

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a new presidential election to be held in Ukraine.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4060763.stm

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Ukraine rivals agrees on vote, but devil is in the details :

Ukraine’s bitter presidential rivals now agree on a need for a new election — but the how and when are still contentious questions that could deepen the country’s raging political crisis
news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=20012

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Bhopal: A living legacy of corporate greed:

Meet the forgotten survivors
207.44.245.159/article7405.htm

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How far might the dollar fall?

By as much as 50 per cent from its peak, in trade-weighted nominal terms, suggest two distinguished international economists, Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard.* Up to now, the fall has been just 17 per cent, on a broad trade-weighted basis (see chart). More, it seems, is on the way.
news.ft.com/cms/s/69dceca6-433f-11d9-bea1-00000e2511c8.html

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No child left unmedicated:

Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is under way, and pharmaceutical companies are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs.
www.townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/ps20041123.shtml

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FBI raids AIPAC offices :

For the second time in 13 weeks, FBI agents raided the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) offices yesterday searching for information against Larry Franklin, an analyst at the Middle East desk of the Pentagon.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/508669.html

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Four AIPAC officials subpoenaed:

FBI officials issued subpoenas to four senior officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, requesting that they appear before a grand jury.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1101874928973

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 12/01/04:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Israel: Edging back toward the UN

Reading the United Nations resolutions on the Middle East is a difficult experience for Israel. It is not pleasant to discover that your country is an occupier, an oppressor, a breaker of international law, a violator of human rights, a killer of innocents, a destroyer of infrastructures and historical sites, and that it imprisons and tortures thousands of people and carries out “colonization.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/508704.html

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Israel: Why they love Mahmoud Abbas:

Mahmoud Abbas is someone long prepared to climb down on final status issues, such as Jerusalem, refugees, settlements and the character of a Palestinian state. The notorious secret agreement Abbas reached with Israel’s former Justice Minister Yossi Beilin in October 1995, foresees 130 Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3386.shtml

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Israelis shoot 4-year-old child in Gaza:

Palestinian medical sources listed Shayma Hasan Abu Shammala in critical condition after she was hit by several bullets fired by an Israeli soldier manning a military tower near the Egyptian-Gaza borders on Sunday.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3388.shtml

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Iraq group says kills 3 Iraqis working for Marines:

The Army of Ansar al-Sunna said on its Web site it had shot dead the three men who transported goods to a U S base. It posted copies of their identity cards and what appeared to be authorisation letters from the U S Marine Corps.
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=83725

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The UN insists that Security Council approve “preventive‰ war:

The report, spurred by the US-led invasion of Iraq last year that divided world leaders, said “preventive action‰ when a threat was not imminent needed Security Council consent. This was denied to the Bush administration before the war.
www.telegraphindia.com/1041202/asp/foreign/story_4076172.asp

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Britain, France, Germany Back Annan; Bush Waivers

Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and China rallied around U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday, but President Bush refused to explicitly endorse the U.N. chief under fire over suspected corruption in an Iraqi-oil sales program.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6982306

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Troops‚ return from Iraq delayed; more stateside units to deploy:

The moves could push U.S. troop strength to its highest level of the entire Iraq mission, which began in March 2003.
www.marinetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-534135.php

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Tenet calls for Internet security:

Former CIA Director George J. Tenet “I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability,” he told an information-technology security conference in Washington, “but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control.”
www.washingtontimes.com/functions/
print.php?StoryID=20041201-114750-6381r

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Ukraine elections betray Western bias:

Western media are misrepresenting the Ukrainian election crisis as a conflict between the forces of democracy and dictatorship, according to numerous political analysts.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/
8CF314BD-0BD9-4A59-89B6-95E989034DFE.htm

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Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein rejects “humiliation” deal:

The leader of Sinn Fein, the political ally of the IRA guerrillas, says agreement to seal a peace settlement in Northern Ireland was possible but could not be based on “humiliation”.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type
=topNews&storyID=631204&section=news

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December 1 2004

Bushies Gear Up for Invading Iran

By Ted Rall

You’ve heard this song before. There’s this country, see, and they hate America. They’d nuke us if they had the chance, you bet they would. Damn Muslim religious fanatics! Guess what? They have weapons of mass destruction! Either that or their scientists are about to develop them. Whatever—we can’t let that happen. We’ve gotta hit them before they hit us! What’s that? Of course we’re sure! Our intelligence says so. Huh? No. We can’t show you the proof. We’ll say this much…a little bird told us. A little exile bird that wants to run the country after we overthrow the current regime. They wouldn’t lie, and neither would we. And while we’re at it, can we borrow your son for the next few years?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7399.htm

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Inside the Clouds of 9/11

By Manuel Valenzuela

It was 9/11 and the massive manipulation that followed that condemned Afghans and Iraqis alike to slaughter and mass murder by a delusional and thoroughly mind-controlled military and a callous and apathetic American populace whose sheer hunger for Middle East blood can only be surpassed by its enormous quantity of ignorance and insatiable thirst for oil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7398.htm

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Six American soldiers killed, injured in Iraq
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041201/2004120103.html

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Car bomber strikes checkpoint south of Baghdad :

A passer-by has been killed and seven Iraqis injured in a suicide attack at a checkpoint near a militant stronghold south of Baghdad.
www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=2633699

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Lawmaker wants camera crews barred from combat theater

The lawmaker responsible for delaying by 24 hours the media’s reporting of combat deaths is now pushing for camera crews to be banned from covering direct combat actions.
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-526322.php

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Rumsfeld in Iraq abuse complaint :

US constitutional rights lawyers say they have filed a criminal complaint against the US Defence Secretary.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4057531.stm

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Worse Than Ashcroft:

Bush’s new attorney general helped write the Patriot Act and supported torture
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0448/hentoff.php

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Report: Iraq abuse was known about:

A leaked confidential military report shows U.S. Army generals were told of Iraqi prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers a month before the story broke in January.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041201-070113-2303r.htm

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UK minister criticises US over Guantanamo:

Washington’s policy on the legal status of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba is unacceptable, a senior British minister said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1255384.htm

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Australia: Turning blind eye’ to torture:

ATTORNEY-General Philip Ruddock was turning a blind eye to torture at the Guantanamo Bay detention base, Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11554220%255E421,00.html

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New torture allegations further isolate Pinochet:

To add to his problems, an official report has now revealed that during his 17-year rule, thousands of Chileans suffered unspeakable torture at the hands of the military and the secret police.
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In case you missed it:

The Pinochet files:

A series of declassified US documents have revealed the extent of America’s role in the Chilean coup, reports Jonathan Franklin
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4670.htm

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From Guernica to Fallujah :

Fallujah has been reduced to rubble, and thousands of civilians have died. But Asia Times Online sources in Baghdad confirm that according to residents, the southern – and larger – part of Fallujah is still controlled by the resistance; the Americans control only the north and some eastern spots.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7397.htm

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Anti occupation forces in Fallujah attack daily, use tunnels to infiltrate former stronghold:

On Monday, one Marine was killed and three were wounded in an attack from a house in Fallujah that the military thought had been cleared of anti occupation forces.
www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=2630273

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Rising anti occupation forces activity reported west of Fallujah:

A resurgence in armed actions broke out Tuesday in areas west of Fallujah along a key highway leading to Jordan, just weeks after a massive U.S.-led military offensive in the city.
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/10310788.htm

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British troops attacked in Iraq :

British troops came under fire again today at their temporary base in Camp Dogwood, Iraq.
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/12/01/story178435.html

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U.S. to boost Iraq troop presence:

The U.S. military will temporarily boost its troop strength in Iraq to about 150,000 from a current level of 138,000 to provide extra security for Iraqi elections set for January 30, defence officials say.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=world
News&storyID=631210&section=news&src=rss/uk/worldNews

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Sistani pulls main Shia parties together to dominate Iraq poll :

Iraq’s Shia parties have built a powerful political alliance uniting moderates with extremists and seem likely to dominate next month’s general election.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1363187,00.html

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What happened to Iraq‚s oil money?:

Former U.S. official says billions of dollars were Œsquandered‚
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6621523/

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Senator Calls on Annan to Quit Over Iraq Program:

A U.S. senator investigating corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq said on Wednesday U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan should resign because the fraud took place on his watch.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6968010

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Mutilated body is not Hassan’s:

FRESH doubts have emerged over the fate of a British aid worker taken hostage in Iraq in October after tests revealed the mutilated body of a Western woman found a fortnight ago was not Margaret Hassan.
www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11559814%255E401,00.html

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Danish officer jailed for leaking secret Iraq WMD reports to media:

A former agent with Denmark’s military intelligence was on Tuesday sentenced to six months behind bars for leaking a classified report to the media stating there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a Copenhagen court said.
www.spacewar.com/2004/041130145451.a3ak8e97.html

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Sharon government in jeopardy:

ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lost a crucial budget vote in parliament today in a humiliating blow that could bring down his government, force early elections and imperil his Gaza withdrawal plan
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11563992%255E1702,00.html

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Barghouthi to run in a Palestinian presidential election :

Barghouthi’s candidacy as an independent dashed expectations of almost certain victory by the nominee of the dominant Palestinian national faction, Mahmoud Abbas, an elderly former Arafat deputy whose only other challengers were fringe figures.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041201/325/f7oxl.html

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Annan blames Israel for strengthening extremists among Palestinians :

Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday criticized Israel’s “lack of action” to win the Palestinian trust, thus contributing to strengthen extremists among Palestinians
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=684606

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Ottawa assails Israel’s UN foes:

UN Ambassador Allan Rock Tuesday delivered a scathing denunciation of the General Assembly’s resolutions isolating and attacking Israel, confirming a shift in Canada’s approach to the Middle East.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041201.wxmidea1201/BNPrint/Front/

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/30/04:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/b0sa

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Bush says Iran freeze “not the final step”:

US President George W. Bush on Tuesday said Iran’s agreement to freeze all uranium enrichment activities was “certainly not the final step” in easing US fears that Tehran seeks a nuclear weapon.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34556

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The charm of the Iranian threat

The Iranian threat casts a magical charm over everyone who deals with it. For Israel, it has opened American pockets; for America, it justifies nearly everything that the U.S. does in the Middle East;
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/508210.html

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Coordination with the U.S. :

The U.S. government and Israel are convinced that Iran is striving with all its might to acquire nuclear weapons, and is lying when it claims that its actions are meant for the civilian development of energy resources.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/507762.html

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France admits Ivory Coast deaths

France has acknowledged that its troops in Ivory Coast killed about 20 people in early November during clashes with supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4057769.stm

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Firing disrupts Powell Haiti trip

Heavy gunfire has been heard around Haiti’s presidential palace, where US Secretary of State Colin Powell was holding talks at the time.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4059293.stm

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Washington opposes Venezuela arms build-up:

The Bush administration on Tuesday made plain its opposition to Hugo Chávez’s arms procurement programme, in particular the Venezuelan president’s plans to buy Russian fighter jets. Let me put it this way: we shoot down Migs,‰ a senior administration official said when asked whether the intended purchase concerned the US government.
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Ukraine Parliament brings down government in sign of opposition strength:

Ukraine’s Parliament passed a vote of non-confidence on Wednesday, bringing down Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych’s government as the two presidential contenders met with international mediators to seek a way out of the spiralling political crisis.
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=04633630-894c-4381-8d1f-6cad88f68d8f

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People power? Or George power?

Back home the two Georges may be deadly enemies, but outside America the missionaries of Soros‚s lavishly funded “Open Society‰ foundations march in parallel columns with the Bush administration.
www.bhhrg.org/pressDetails.asp?ArticleID=31

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In America, over 30,000 reports of electoral irregularities
www.truthout.org/docs_04/120204Y.shtml

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Jesse Jackson : Something’s Fishy in Ohio

In the United States, massive and systemic voter irregularities go unreported and unnoticed.
www.commondreams.org/views04/1130-21.htm

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US ‘hurting’ anti-mine campaign :

Anti-landmine campaigners meeting in Nairobi have accused the United States of setting a dangerous example by refusing to sign up to a worldwide ban.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4056113.stm

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Investigates Iraq War Profiteers:

Because of the growing resistance and associated sabotage, security has become big business in Iraq, with an estimated 20,000 private security guards on patrol. They work for a variety of contractors and earn anywhere from $60 to $200 per month for Iraqis, to $1,000 a day for Americans.
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Bush In Canada: Pictures and reports
www.yayacanada.com/30114.html

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Protesters Condemn ‘War Criminal’ Bush :

Holding up signs calling US president George Bush a “war criminal‰ and “liar,” several thousand demonstrators marched on the parliament buildings in Canada’s capital Ottawa to protest against his visit
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3827302

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US gives euro a long rope:

We now find ourselves at a juncture where the US (in its efforts to continue to paper over its excesses and their consequences) absolutely must have a lower dollar even to survive.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/FK30Dj01.html

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Secret memo deepens Thatcher link to coup plot :

The Obiang regime in Equatorial Guinea yesterday jailed 11 foreign mercenaries for up to 34 years, as documents surfaced further implicating Mark Thatcher in a British-led coup attempt which has caused international embarrassment.
www.guardian.co.uk/equatorialguinea/story/0,15013,1360972,00.html

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Activists Crawl Through Web to Untangle U.S. Secrecy:

To combat the Bush administration’s penchant for secrecy, U.S. citizens have been forced to unearth new sources for information they once read in their daily newspapers. But thanks to a few dedicated individuals and not-for-profit groups — and the Internet — such material is easier to come by than ever before.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=26472

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Canadian authorities arrest president Bush – Humor
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7390.htm

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I Am Become Death – The Destroyer Of The Worlds
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7389.htm

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How Iran is being backed into a corner
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7388.htm

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Terrorism: No Name Death from the Sky
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7384.htm

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