Information Clearing House Archive November 2003 Part 1

November 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

[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]

For the Month of November 2003 – Part 1

Date: 6 Nov 2003 21:52:04 -0000

Iraq Tried to Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert War:

Iraqi officials, wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct a search.

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Big Brother? No, it’s Biometric Big Blunkett By William Bowles

6 November 2003

So Blunkett has finally gotten his way and persuaded his cabinet cohorts that the good citizens of the ‘mother of democracy’ must have a ‘biometric’ ID card. The card, that by the way, loyal citizens will have to pay forty quid for the privilege of owning, will contain your photo, finger and thumbprint and for the first time, a shot of your iris. All the information will be held in a national database, so that your identity can be checked by anyone with access anywhere in our former democracy.

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