Information Clearing House Archive Part 6 July 28-31 2005

31 July 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 July 28-31 2005
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 84 Days

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Weekend Video

The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism.

Beyond Downing Street Town Hall Meeting

Featuring Nafeez M. Ahmed
This presentation by eminent researcher Ahmed was recorded at the American University during the Washington, D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence Saturday, July 23 Real Video.

Click here to watch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9626.htm

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Death of a Brazilian or how to massage the facts to fit the crime By William Bowles

30 July 2005

“There is nothing patriotic about our pretending that you can love your country but despise your government.” – President Bill Clinton

Blair the AppeaserAs more information has come to light on the circumstances surrounding the assassination of the unfortunate Brazilian, it is abundantly clear that from the moment he stepped out of his apartment building in Tulse Hill to go to his job as an electrician, Menezes was a dead man.

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Statewatch News Online, 28 July 2005 (29/05)

28 July 2005 — Statewatch

Full contents see: www.statewatch.org/news

1. Special: EU: Schengen III Treaty
2. EU: Draft European Commission proposal on data retention
3. EU: Commission proposal on transfers of funds
4. Expulsions to Kabul and Joint charter flight
5. UK: ID Card Bill as amended in Committee
6. Democracy at the crossroads? Counter-terrorism and the state: International forum
7. UK: London shooting
8. Statewatch database
9. UK: Prison Ombudsman: Mistreatment of detainees
10. UK: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) call for new terrorism measures
11. UK: Home Secretary announces new terrorism laws
12. UK: Information Commissioner’s Annual Report 2005

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A collective shitting in the pants By William Bowles

27 July 2005

What kind of a mess have our erstwhile leaders got us into? It’s not too late you know, to do something about this gang of murdering politicos who have their cold, hard hands around our throats.

It struck me that the common message I have been getting of late is not only anger and frustration but of fear, not of bombers but of the political class and the growing realisation of what they are capable of and that perhaps it took a July 7 to wake people up to the reality of a desperate ruling class, backed into a corner, whose only way forward (or is it backward) is to rack up the terror, notch by notch, through holding the nation to hostage.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 5 July 23-27 2005

27 July 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 July 23-27 2005
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 80 Days

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Who’s Taking Blame for Christian Violence?

How do our current religious leaders think Jesus would react to the concept of collateral damage?

by Calvin White

Now that imams in Britain and Canada are standing up and publicly condemning terrorist acts as anti-Muslim and against the teachings in the Qur’an, I wonder if pressure might be put on Christian leaders to take a similar stand.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9577.htm

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Media Lens: The New Statesman Editor And Blair’s “Mistake” – In The Service Of A Machine

27 July 2005 — Media Lens

The American philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote:

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.” (Thoreau, Walden And Civil Disobedience, Penguin, 1986, p.379)

How often, dear reader, do we go away hungry from the media board, and for the same reasons? What a dismal experience it is to spend twenty minutes leafing through a two-inch wedge of newsprint on a Saturday morning, finding almost nothing of human interest but plenty that offends and grates. Continue reading

Ramping up the fear quotient By William Bowles

26 July 2005

Day 6 of Open Season on those who are “darker than blue”

A sure fire way of keeping the spotlight off a murderous government that is neither believed nor trusted by the majority of the population, is to have a diversion of enormous magnitude caused by an enemy, preferably of an elemental kind (anarchists, communists, fanatics, fundamentalists, terrorists, take your pick).

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HM Government announces “No Bomber Left Behind” Policy Edward Teague

25 July 2005 — The New Dark Age

DialloIn several announcements today the UK Government made it clear that the NBLB (just a bloodied mess) policy which had been covertly introduced by the previous Chief Constable of the Metropolitan Police Lord Stevens, as “Operation Kratos” would continue and if necessary be extended. What this policy involves is what the elite members of London’s finest , SO19 , call the “the shot of excellence.”

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Six decades on the third rock from the sun By William Bowles

24 July 2005

Day 4 of Open Season on those who are “darker than blue”

First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.

Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.

And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me. – Pastor Martin Niemoller

I first used this statement in an essay here back in 2003 and it was and is, entirely predictable that the hysteria surrounding ‘extremist, fanatical Muslims’ that Blair’s Britain has created would finally result in the murder of an innocent man at the hands of Blair’s security state.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 4 July 19-22 2005

22 July 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 July 19-22 2005
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 75 Days

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The Iraq war is over, and the winner is… Iran

Hamstrung by the Iraq debacle, all Bush can do is gnash his teeth as the hated mullahs in Iran cozy up to their co-religionists in Iraq.

By Juan Cole

More than two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, it is difficult to see what real benefits have accrued to the United States from the Iraq war, though a handful of corporations have benefited marginally. In contrast, Iran is the big winner.
informationclearinghouse.info/article9540.htm

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Evil ideology + young Muslims + DIY Bombs = Terror By William Bowles with Edward Teague

21 July 2005

Britain’s enemy within
Headline in the The Scotsman, 17 July, 2005

Talking of which, my pal Edward Teague who is, as they say from ‘oop North’, has been making extensive inquiries, talking to Asians (or at least British of Asian extraction) trying to find out what they make of it all, especially what they think of the idea of how four young and apparently quite normal working class people could be involved in something so outrageous and complex as the London bombings. The general impression is one of incredulity and disbelief but above all, one of fear that they are now the target of a dreadful hate campaign being conducted by the government in order to justify its global ‘war on terror’. A war, which ‘conveniently’ has now been brought home by 7/7. Continue reading