Information Clearing House Archive Part 7 April 27-30 2005

30 April 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 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]

Information Clearing House Digest
April 27-30 2005
Date: Tues, 30 Apr 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 327 Days

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Robert Fisk: 110 per cent of the vote: Long live our democracy.

Let’s hope the Arabs embrace our glorious traditions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8706.htm

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Media Lens: Manufactured Consensus – The Sun and Saddam Hussein

30 April 2005 — Media Lens

How Anti-War Dissidents Are Singled Out For Attack

Just over one year ago, British journalists and politicians were fulminating over photographs published in the Daily Mirror that appeared to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers. The British military, it was claimed, now possessed incontrovertible proof that the pictures were fake. Mirror editor, Piers Morgan – a fierce opponent of the war – was condemned far and wide for inciting additional hatred of British troops in Iraq, so putting their lives at risk. The Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips said on BBC’s Newsnight programme:

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 6 April 24-26 2005

26 April 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 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]

Information Clearing House
Digest April 24-26 2005
Date: Tues, 26 Apr 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 323 Days

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Up to 100,000 Iraqi’s Killed Without Reason or Consequence

Weapons Inspector Ends WMD Search in Iraq

By KATHERINE SHRADER

The CIA’s top weapons hunter in Iraq said his search for weapons of mass destruction “has been exhausted” without finding any. Nor did Charles Duelfer, head of the Iraq Survey Group, find any evidence that such weapons were shipped officially from Iraq to Syria to be hidden before the U.S. invasion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8659.htm

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 5 April 20-23 2005

23 April 2005 — Information Clearing House

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Information Clearing House Digest
April 20-23 2005
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 320 Days

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Rice changed terrorism report

By Julian Borger

A state department report which showed an increase in terrorism incidents around the world in 2004 was altered to strip it of its pessimistic statistics, it emerged yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8634.htm

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 4 15-19 April 2005

19 April 2005 — Information Clearing House

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Information Clearing House Digest
April 15-19 2005
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 316 Days

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Torture: The Dirty Business

Torture is a multinational industry ˆ but its headquarters is in the USA.

In this programme Andrew Gilligan examines the CIA‚s practice of abducting terrorist suspects and transferring them to states such as Egypt and Syria, where torture is routine. The programme also exposes the British government‚s refusal to condemn the use of torture by the government of Uzbekistan, for the sake of the Œevidence‚ it produces: ‘selling our souls for dross’, in the words of the former British ambassador.

Click here to view. Real Video
informationclearinghouse.info/article8580.htm

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Media Lens: Iraq and Zimbabwe – A Tale of Two Elections

18 April 2005 — Media Lens

Okay, We’ll Let Them Have A Government

In January, we showed how the British print and broadcast media were all but unanimous in celebrating the January 30 elections in Iraq as the country’s “first democratic elections in fifty years”. (See our ‘Unity In Deceit – The British Media and Iraq’s Election”’ January 20, 2005, Media Alert archives, http://www.medialens.org)

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Media Lens: Doubt Cast on BBC Claims Regarding Fallujah

18 April 2005 — Media Lens

The BBC has published an online Newswatch article entitled ‘Has the BBC ignored weapons claims?’ (April 14, 2005, news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4390000/newsid_4396600/4396641.stm).

This is in response to a large number of emails generated by our March 30 Media Alert, ‘No Great Way to Die,’ (see under ‘Latest‘, http://www.medialens.org).

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Get with the programme! By William Bowles

18 April 2005

Some (maybe many) people may regard me as a bit of hangover from the previous century, what with all my talk of Socialism, when it appears as if, at best, we are fighting a rearguard action against the forces of reaction. Yet I continue to trundle out my cries of outrage against the current order. Some might call it pissing in the wind given how small we are in numbers. However, undeterred, I continue to try and make some sense of events; to try and pierce the veil of disinformation that has descended on us like a sodden blanket.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 3 April 11-14 2005

14 April 2005 — Information Clearing House

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Information Clearing House
Digest April 11-14 2005
Date: Thurs, 14 Apr 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 311 Days
A Pornographic Celebration Of Death

By Sheila Samples

Scribes heralded the rapid ascension of John Paul to a saintly throne, while the gang of international Pharisees, led by George Bush, sat shoulder-to-shoulder in ring-side seats beside those whom they planned to kill as soon as the show was over. As I watched them preening and praying before the cameras, I was reminded of the righteous anger of Jesus in Luke 11:43-44
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Statewatch News Online, 14 April 2005 (14/05)

14 April 2005 — Statewatch

Full contents see: www.statewatch.org/news

1. Statewatch announces an International project to stop “Policy Laundering”
2. EU: Twenty NGOs write to JHA Council about Libya measures
3. Spain: Highest ever number of dinghy deaths in 2004
4. EU: Access to documents – first win in court
5. EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 14-1 April, Luxembourg
6. Statewatch’s ABSO Watch: Updated

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The Pope as Spectacle By William Bowles

11 April 2005

So the Pope is dead (just in case you haven’t noticed). Listening to the BBC, one would think that it has transformed itself into Vatican Radio. Eulogies to the Pope have been never-ending ever since the geriatric reactionary finally shuffled off this mortal coil. The BBC for one, seems already to have elevated him to sainthood, this in spite of his abysmal record on such things as the AIDs pandemic, abortion, contraception, protecting paedophilic priests (a term the media is loathe to use for priests, confining use of the word paedophile to dirty old men in raincoats but never to dirty old men in dresses, sorry, cassocks).

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