Information Clearing House April 2003 – Part 5

April 2003 — Information Clearing House

[From the Archives. I’ve been archiving ICH digests since 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that a link will take you where you want to go. WB]

The Month of April 2003 – Part 5

WONDER-WORKING POWER: Rather than considering himself the servant of the people, Bush, it seems, considers himself God’s chosen to make over the world. A MUST READ

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Information Clearing House For the Month of April 2003 – Part 4

April 2003 — Information Clearing House

[From the Archives. I’ve been archiving ICH digests since 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]


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30 April 2003

Goodbye NATO – Hello EDF?
A European Defence Force is something Tony calls ‘unhelpful’. Unhelpful to who? In any case, as the US realigns its global military ‘posture’, it’s clear that a large US military presence in Western Europe is no longer necessary. And in any case, there’s all those ‘newly freed’ Eastern European countries dying to become satellites of the US,

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Damn Lies! By William Bowles

28 April 2003

A couple days in the life of the corporate press
For months we’ve been bombarded with a never-ending stream of state propaganda utilising a vast array of techniques: satellite images, computer simulations, faked documents, ‘revelations’,‘pulpit pounding’ and pleading verging on the evangelical, dossiers, ‘expert analysis’ of one kind or another, exhultations to one’s patriotism, and threats of dire events if we, the people, don’t go along with what is probably the most sustained campaign of disinformation ever mounted by governments in modern times.

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How New is the New Imperialism? By William Bowles

24 April 2003

Reagan-Thatcher, Bush-Blair, can you spot the difference?
I hope you can still recall the days of Ronald Reagan and the ‘Evil Empire’, ‘Star Wars’ and all that other Hollywood-inspired propaganda crap. Well in any case, it’s around twenty years ago that we were subjected to the formative stirrings of the ‘neo-con revival’ after a long lapse since the days of the ‘Red Menace’ and the House of Un-American Activities (remember that?). The ‘Axis of Evil’ and the ‘Patriot Act’ are the contemporary names but differ little from the originals except in scope, style and execution (pun intended).

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More About Conspiracies and Oil By William Bowles

22 April 2003

I’m getting really fed up with being marginalised by the so-called media professionals who would decry all who oppose their spin on the facts regarding oil and its centrality to USUK foreign policy, so I thought it would be instructive to spend a couple of hours doing a little research of my own on the issue. Below are just some of the results.

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What’s Going On? By William Bowles

20 April 2003

Of course Marvin Gaye’s memorable and ground breaking album ‘What’s Going On?’ about the Vietnam war, civil rights and the future of the planet, made in 1971 could never be made in the America of 2003, never mind that it was a massive hit record as well. You only have to ask the Dixie Chicks about it, or indeed any other person who dares question the status quo.

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A ‘Greater’ US and a ‘Greater’ Israel By William Bowles

16 April 2003

At first sight, an alliance between right-wing Christian fundamentalists and right-wing Zionist fundamentalists might appear too bizarre to be true. But not if their long-term aims coincide as they do with the Bush and Sharon governments. How the two strands of neo-imperialist thinking connect is instructive and helps explain a lot of the events of today.

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WHOSE NEXT AND WHY? By William Bowles

15 April 2003

‘Fuck Saddam,’ Bush said. ‘We’re taking him out.’

I predicate this essay on the fact that there is no basis whatsoever for the reasons given by the Bush/Blair Axis as to why they invaded the sovereign state of Iraq. As with virtually all the dictators of the 20th century, Saddam Hussein was wholly ‘our’ man from the very beginning of his reign to his ignominious end. Hence our starting point for any serious investigation has to be, what are the real reasons?

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