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Saturday, December 20, 2003

ProgressiveNewswire,CD/PublicCitizen
  • Private and semi-private entities have taken control of some of California’s most vital water resources, a new Public Citizen report shows

  • Bush’s Fundraising Juggernaut Adds 42 New Contributors to List of Rangers and Pioneers for 2004

  • WhiteHouseForSale

  • TheNation
  • The Death of Horatio Alger

  • CNN
  • Homeland security officials told CNN on Friday that they are weighing the credibility of information regarding threats to target the United States, particularly New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California

  • Freedom Tower to rise 1,776 feet from ashes

  • Global Security
  • Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 12/19/03

  • SofiaNewsAgency/NoInvite
  • "Unprecedented Vatican Security" over Terror Fears-Mossad warned that "an important symbol of Christianity" could be the target of an attack

  • BostonGlobe
  • News executives of most Boston television stations are decidedly unenthusiastic about a Bush administration plan to transmit news footage from Iraq for local TV outlets in an attempt to supplement media coverage from that war-torn country

  • Alternet
  • The 9/11 Cover-up

  • SeptemberEleventh

  • GlobalResearch
  • The WTC Towers Collapse: an Enormous Insurance Scam

  • Oneworld
  • OneworldTV

  • Truthout
  • Wounded Troops Denied Benefits?

  • "Any demonstration against the government or coalition forces will be fired upon"

  • BBC
  • The World Court has said it will hear arguments about Israel's construction of a controversial West Bank barrier to separate Israelis from Palestinians

  • HaaretzDaily
  • Labor Chairman Shimon Peres on Friday criticized Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "disengagement plan"

  • MoscowTimes
  • Global Eye -- Best-Laid Plans

  • It is "a fact" that Russia will build a pipeline to transport Siberian crude to the Sea of Japan, Darkin said in Tokyo

  • CSMonitor
  • The next century of flight: inventing the Jetsons' car

  • NewsAU
  • NASA unveils 'super telescope'





  • Friday, December 19, 2003

    ABC News
  • U.S. Intelligence Learn of Possible Threats to New York and Other Cities (Op. Sounds like more bullshit to keep us living in fear

  • Albawaba
  • Was Saddam actually captured on December 13?

  • Reuters/Friendsof Liberty
  • 1. Soldiers tore off a false beard and took samples from the ousted dictator for DNA identity tests after digging down into a cellar during an overnight raid on a house following a tip-off, members of Iraq's U.S.-backed Governing Council said on Sunday

  • 2. Soldiers tore off a false beard and took samples from the ousted dictator for DNA identity tests after digging down into a cellar during an overnight raid on a house following a tip-off, members of Iraq's U.S.-backed Governing Council said on Sunday

  • WorldNetDaily
  • The 'mother of all conspiracy theories'

  • SFGate
  • The Pentagon is inviting two manufacturers to bid on a $1.6 billion contract to build a new fleet of Marine One presidential helicopters that would provide better protection against attack

  • Bloomberg
  • The Consolidation continues: News Corp.'s Bid for DirecTV Wins Final U.S. Approval

  • CNN
  • Paris Hilton beats President Bush in ratings

  • ATimesOnline
  • THE RAT TRAP Part 2: Why the resistance will increase

  • CommonDreams
  • Fight to the Death: The Iraqis Who Hated Saddam Hate the Americans More

  • CSMonitor
  • School recruiters meet resistance

  • FTimes
  • Good News-The recording industry's efforts to crack down on online music piracy in the US suffered a significant setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that tactics the industry has used to identify file-swappers violated the law (Op. Screw the recording industry, keep downloading and burning til the industry has to close shop!)

  • BBC
  • A new design for the building complex to replace the World Trade Center has been unveiled in New York (Op. Freedom Tower? Why don't they just paint a target right on the building?)



  • Thursday, December 18, 2003

    AP
  • Former New York governor Mario Cuomo is suing Greg Palast for $15million over a passage in Palast's best-selling book, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy."

  • Greg Palast, "Then the governor of New York, a slick operator named Mario Cuomo, reached the chief federal judge in New York - and poof - the jury's verdict was thrown out."

  • Atimesonline
  • THE RAT TRAP Part 1: How Saddam may still nail Bush

  • AmericanProgress
  • According to U.S. News and World Report, "the Bush administration has quietly but efficiently dropped a shroud of secrecy across many critical operations of the federal government – cloaking its own affairs from scrutiny and removing from the public domain important information on health, safety, and environmental matters."

  • Wired
  • An audit of Diebold Election Systems voting machines in California has revealed that the company installed uncertified software in all 17 counties that use its electronic voting equipment

  • Govexec
  • New Hampshire station bans union's anti-privatization ad

  • MSNBC
  • Locals are calling it 'the bad side of freedom': pills, porn, prostitution and booze are rampant now. And it's not only the radicals who blame America

  • A document tying the Iraqi leader with the 9/11 terrorist is probably fake. PLUS, how terror financiers manage to stay in business

  • DemocracyNow!
  • The Lie Factory – How the Neocons & the Office of Special Plans Pushed Disinformation and Bogus Intelligence on Iraq

  • GulfNews
  • Some of Opec's biggest members shifted their attention from crude oil to liquefied natural gas exports yesterday at a US government meeting that aims to boost US imports of the refrigerated fuel

  • Buzzflash
  • Buzzflash Interview with UC Berkeley Sociologist Arlie Hochschild-"Why are 50% of Blue Collar White Males Planning to Vote for Bush in 2004

  • Bushrecall
  • BushRecall.Org has put together a cartoon called "Lord of the Right Wing"

  • BBC
  • The sound barrier has been breached by a privately built rocket-plane, the first time it has been done without government help

  • Sperm donors rush for Australia holiday offer

  • VillageVoice
  • And the Saddam-Capture Conspiracy Theories Begin

  • CSMonitor
  • Its sale over the counter could reduce abortion rate, and impact intimate decisions such as the frequency of sex

  • What US has learned from Hussein

  • Janes
  • Saddam - the can of worms

  • Bloomberg
  • Influenza Spreads East: 36 States Report Outbreaks

  • AP
  • Attorney General John Ashcroft to pay a $37,000 civil fine for campaign finance violations

  • PopularMechanics
  • World's Smallest Motor-It's small enough to be mounted onto a virus

  • Guardian
  • China Sentences Two to Life for Sex Party three-day-long sex party

  • Nicaragua-Doctors and traditional healers reach remote jungle community where 60 people are suffering from mysterious collective mania

  • SunHerald
  • Reserve unit commander says many troops infected with parasitic disease

  • CNN
  • A number of aquatic and amphibian species are being exposed to small amounts of everything from Prozac to perfume to birth control pills that make their way into U.S. rivers and streams

  • GlobalSecurity
  • Agents interrogating Saddam Hussein on the insurgency and his weapons programs may try to disorient, deceive or simply flatter him into telling all











  • Wednesday, December 17, 2003

    CBS News Update:
  • For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston

  • A call to unity - 911 for the truth
  • 911forthe truth

  • Reuters
  • Watchout Bush, John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, for the first time can leave his psychiatric hospital for local visits supervised only by his parents, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday

  • Washington Times
  • The long-awaited capture of Saddam Hussein brought euphoria to many, and for a curious few, it raised a simple question: Whatever became of the deposed leader's team of look-alikes?

  • ZDF-Frontal21/Liberty Forum/FreeRepublic
  • German government finances one fifth of Hollywood/Also the US TV serial "Law and order" is produced with German fund money. The fund companies find further slip holes, in order to subsidize of America film industry with German tax money-state bank 9, the hessian Landesbank Helaba. It helps thus that German taxpayers lose billions at Hollywood producers. The bank refuses a statement to Frontal21

  • These incredible numbers were presented based on a research from the leading political magazine in Germany, Frontal21, one day after the annoucement, by the German government, of the most drastic cuts on social benefits ever in Germany

  • PrisonPLanet/TBRNews
  • Leaked News Network Memo: Staged discovery of WMD will follow Saddam arrest

  • TBRNews
  • In-House Memos on Television And Print Media News Presentations

  • DemocracyNow!
  • Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announces the CIA is now heading up the interrogation of Hussein and that he is not being legally accorded prisoner of war status

  • ATimesOnline
  • Rumsfeld and his 'old friend' Saddam

  • Sunspot-Baltimore
  • During trial, Hussein may try to implicate Western leaders

  • IRIBNews-Iran
  • Bush met Saddam on November 27

  • WorldNetDaily
  • Albright thinks Bush
    hiding bin Laden

  • BBC
  • Bush calls for Saddam execution

  • Captured Saddam 'in Baghdad area'

  • Oneworld
  • Rapid Population Growth Fuels Conflict, Says New Report

  • LATimes
  • Medical Pot Users Win Key Ruling

  • BushGreenwatch
  • BushGreenwatch provides accurate and timely information on the Bush Administration's assault on our environment and public health

  • Independent
  • WHILE WASHINGTON and London were still congratulating themselves on the capture of Saddam Hussein, US troops have shot dead at least 18 Iraqis in the streets of three major cities in the country

  • Haaretz
  • Israel/Palestine-CIA report predicts no peace here until 2020

  • Aljazeera
  • Scientists in Australia have designed a compact, unmanned helicopter which can think for itself and be used in rescue missions considered too dangerous for humans

  • CNSnews
  • Conservatives are fuming over the $15.5 million that billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has pledged to defeat President Bush

  • CSMonitor
  • Federal commission cites continuing problems with intelligence sharing, lack of 'clear strategic guidance' from White House

  • Unknowncountry
  • Muslims Crossing Mexican Border

  • Informationclearinghouse
  • "This is not America"

  • GlobalSecurity
  • Tucked away in the recent Iraqi appropriation was $3 billlion for a new paramilitary unit. Close students of Vietnam may see similarities

  • Senators were told Iraqi weapons could hit U.S.

  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • No one within the administration or the nuclear weapons establishment is publicly advocating placing low-yield weapons in space—yet. Here's how it might happen

  • AFP
  • US envoy James Baker held talks with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he sought European help in extricating Iraq from its crushing 120-billion dollar (97 billion euros) debt quagmire

  • Zmag-Jim Hightower
  • Tom Delay Thinks he's God's man in Congress

  • TheOnion-Satire
  • Christmas Brought To Iraq By Force











  • Tuesday, December 16, 2003

    CommonDreams
  • Kucinich: US Should Seize The Moment And End Occupation Of Iraq

  • Sunspot
  • FEW AMERICANS have heard of Katharine Gun, a former British intelligence employee facing charges that she violated the Official Secrets Act

  • ALSO:
  • Accuracy

  • IPSNews
  • a small group of U.S. citizens is trying to shut down a major source of funding for Jewish extremists in Israel and the occupied territories

  • Guardian
  • Morocco losing forests to cannabis

  • BBC
  • President George W Bush has signed the first US legislation to outlaw junk e-mails, otherwise known as spam

  • The Swiss lower house of parliament has voted to describe the mass killings of Armenians during the last years of the Ottoman Empire as genocide

  • Brazil's 'father of flight'

  • SuntimesNJ
  • President Bush's Council on Bioethics contend will permit human cloning

  • Politechbot
  • Ohio Vote Machines Can Be Hacked by a Palm Pilot





  • DemocracyNow!
  • British Intelligence Leaker Facing Prison Time For Exposing U.S.-UN Surveillance Scandal

  • Independentuk
  • Meanwhile, in Iraq the slaughter goes on

  • Newsday
  • U.S. Won't Concede Trial to Iraqis

  • BBC
  • A series of dust storms could threaten the success of three space probes heading for Mars, astronomers warn

  • CSMonitor
  • Israel planned to kill Hussein in '92

  • Reuters
  • Compromise Reached on New York's WTC Tower

  • Aljazeera
  • Pro-Saddam rallies erupt, Iraqis killed

  • Moscow Times
  • Consequences of Capture

  • Truthout
  • We Caught The Wrong Guy

  • ICSSA
  • From puppets' to people’s century

  • Debka
  • Indications Saddam Was Not in Hiding But a Captive

  • Newsday
  • The Washington congressman who criticized President Bush while visiting Baghdad last year has questioned the timing of the capture of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

  • Rense
  • Look - 'Saddam' Has No Roots!

  • Scotsman
  • Diana's death likened to MI6 plot

  • Bloomberg
  • U.S., France May Cut Iraq Debt in 2004, Baker Says




  • Monday, December 15, 2003

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Bush still on the loose! 

    UnknownCountry
  • A report by the U.S. Institute for Peace, which has close ties with Congress, says the U.S. may attack Iran and Syria next, in what they call "Phase 3 on the War on Terror"

  • Book by Harry Helms
  • Inside the Shadow Government

  • Bloomberg
  • Dollar Falls to Record Low Against Euro on Concern About Rates

  • The Memory Hole
  • Previously Unseen 9/11 Footage

  • Rense
  • Indications Are Saddam Was Being Held Prisoner

  • CSMonitor
  • Rosa Parks is suing rap duo OutKast for naming a song after her on its 1998 album "Aquemini"

  • KGET
  • It all surrounds a patrol car, which carried a message some found offensive. The car decal said, "We'll Kick Your Ass"

  • Gulf News
  • An Iranian news agency close to top conservative military figures attributed the fall of Baghdad to a secret tripartite agreement between Saddam Hussain, Russia and the U.S.

  • WorldSocialistWebsite
  • Saddam Hussein’s capture will not resolve Iraqi quagmire

  • lndependent/UK
  • We never had WMD, former president tells interrogators

  • Greg Palast
  • Ex-dictator Demands Back Pay from Baker

  • The White House Press Release
  • President Bush Addresses Nation on the Capture of Saddam Hussein

  • Agence France Presse
  • "It's Bush, Blair, Berlusconi, Aznar and Sharon who should be put on trial,"

  • Michael Moore
  • We Finally Got Our Frankenstein... and He Was In a Spider Hole!

  • Gulf News
  • "I hope they captured the real Saddam and not one of the doubles,"

  • Toronto Star
  • Rocco Galati's claim that U.S. and Canadian intelligence agencies want to kill him sounds too weird for words



  • Sunday, December 14, 2003

    Dan Rather calls the capture of Saddam Hussein Poetic justice, Sounds like more lies 

    BBC
  • Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is in custody following his dramatic capture by US forces in Iraq

  • COMMONDREAMS/REUTERS
  • Saddam Captured in Home Town, Disguised and Dusty

  • GUARDIANuk
  • Iraq's deposed leader, was last night found in a camouflaged cellar near his home

  • GUERRILLANEWSNETWORK
  • Another plastic Turkey moment

  • PROPAGANDAMATRIX
  • Excellent Collection of Saddam Artciles from PM

  • HAARETZ
  • "He tried to justify his crimes one way or another and said that he was a just but firm ruler," the former foreign minister said. "Our answer was that he was an unjust ruler because his crimes were responsible for the deaths of thousands of people"

  • ALJAZEERA
  • Saddam capture sends Tel Aviv stocks soaring

  • THENEWSMEDIA
  • $16 billion dollars used by the Bush family to persuade Tony Blair

  • THOUGHTCRIMENEWS
  • Would the real Saddam Hussein allow himself to cowardly hide in this manner

  • HAARETZ
  • Hussein was now "under coalition custody at an undisclosed location"

  • FTIMES
  • Full statement by Paul Bremer

  • ONEWORLD
  • U.S.: Hundreds of Civilian Deaths in Iraq Were Preventable






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