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Saturday, March 13, 2004

Saddam statues turned into 1 honoring U.S. 

Saddam statues
  • Artist crafts sculpture of Iraqi girl comforting American GI


  • Spain Holds 3 Moroccans, 2 Indians in Bomb Probe
  • "Sixty hours after the brutal attack we now have five detentions,"

  • Prior Government Knowledge of Madrid Bombings?
  • Spanish Interior Ministry was making security preparations for a terrorist attack, days before the blasts

  • Aznar will not clarify if he knew of the meeting between Carod and ETA

  • Basque Country politics was subject of detailed investigation by CIA and FBI


  • 'The day my wife was snatched away'
  • One of the people who died in the train bombings in Madrid on Thursday was a 37-year-old woman, Pilar Cabreza Buria


  • We are now experiencing fundamental changes in the international system whose implications and consequences may ultimately be as far-reaching as the dissolution of the Soviet bloc
  • The Coming Elections and the Future of American Global Power


  • Rumsfeld Stole 9-11 Evidence To Keep As Souvenir
  • The final investigatory report said the Justice Department inspector general confirmed Rumsfeld "has a piece of the airplane that flew into the Pentagon."


  • Australia's F/A-18 pilots defied the orders of American commanders and refused to drop their bombs on up to 40 missions during the invasion of Iraq
  • He said pilots broke off many missions after they saw the target and decided there was not a valid military reason to drop their bombs


  • Interesting numerical ties between the Madrid attacks and 9-11
  • There were 911 days in-between the terror attacks in Madrid and Sept. 11, 2001


  • Through These Trees, I See Haiti's Murderous Army Reborn
  • Editor's Note: A mayor from northern Haiti currently in hiding says that the Haitian army is back in force, shooting people and burning homes. How could this happen, he asks -- and where are they getting the all the heavy weaponry?


  • You'd think frequent gun battles along the U.S.-Mexico border between federal agents and citizen border-monitoring groups on this side, and drug and people smugglers on the other side, would make the national headlines
  • Americans in gun sights of Mexican army


  • MCCAIN, KYL URGE STRONG FEDERAL PRESENCE AT BORDER
  • In the last four weeks alone, in the Phoenix area, agents have raided 16 drop houses, apprehended an estimated 750 undocumented immigrants, and arrested at least 20 suspected human smugglers


  • Every summer, 2000 of world's most powerful men gather to burn effigy skeleton in coffin
  • Monte Rio, Calif. -- When Gerald R. Ford, Henry A. Kissenger and A. W. Clausen joined 2,000 of the richest and most powerful men in the country at the annual ritual known as the "Summer Encampment" at Bohemian Grove near this sleepy hamlet of 997 last month, did they make decisions that will shape America's destiny, or was it merely "the greatest men's party on earth?


  • A maintenance worker was suspended for displaying a sign with the word "traitor" on his state snowplow while helping provide security for President Bush's motorcade, officials said
  • Employee Suspended for Anti-Bush Message


  • Kids Fingerprinted for Fla. School Bus Rides
  • For the past month, students in Lee County, Fla., have been thumbprinted every time they get on and off the school bus


  • Broadened FBI wiretapping powers would require net fixes
  • The gist of the proposal is simple: the FBI wants to be able to to easily set up wiretapping on all kinds of Internet traffic, the key word here being easily

  • FBI pushes for broadband wiretap powers


  • Secretary-General Kofi Annan decided to allow the filming because the United Nations was intrinsic to the story, Tharoor said, and the script "in many ways was faithful to the values this organization stands for."
  • The U.N. opens its doors to Hollywood


  • Madrid terror bombings strengthen right-wing on eve of Spanish elections
  • The outrage they have provoked is expected to benefit the right-wing Popular Party of the outgoing prime minister, José María Aznar, and its candidate to succeed him, Mariano Rajoy


  • US: Weirton Steel cancels health care for 10,000 retirees
  • According to the most recent proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Weirton President and Chief Executive Officer John Walker earned $790,000 in 2001 and another $662,000 in 2000 in salary, bonuses and stock options. While Mark E. Kaplan, sr. vice president of financial administration, earned only $247,000 in 2001, he took home $1,081,000 in 2000


  • US revealed to be secretly funding opponents of Chavez
  • Washington has been channelling hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the political opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - including those who briefly overthrew the democratically elected leader in a coup two years ago


  • Pentagon admits missile shield may not work - but it may be vote winner
  • US requesting $US10.2 billion ($13.8 billion) for missile defence in the 2005 financial year alone


  • So, they couldn't have been too happy to hear Stern's recent on-air rant about the president: "Get him out of office. I'm tellin' you, man, he's in dangerous territory [with] a religious agenda and you gotta vote him out--anyone but Bush," Stern railed
  • Clear Channel vs. the First Amendment


  • NASA Schedules News Briefing About Unusual Solar Object
  • Dr. Michael Brown, associate professor of planetary astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. will present his discovery of the most distant object ever detected orbiting the sun. He and colleagues made the discovery as part of a NASA-funded research project


  • US warns of tighter travel security
  • All travellers to the US - even those from visa-waiver countries - could soon be required to have their fingerprints and photographs taken on arrival under a big expansion of border security designed to keep terrorists out of the US


  • SATIRE: Confused U.S. Marines Search For Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Haiti
  • "Isn't Haiti a province in Iraq," stated the same U.S. Marine, "Oh shit! You mean there are no WMD's here anywhere? Damn. I have to apologize to some people today. I gotta go."


  • According to the US Navy’s top man in Europe, shipping is the weak link in the war on terror, and extremists will one day strike unless the industry acts now
  • Shipping - The Future Target


  • Hollywood Disaster Film Set to Turn Heat on Bush
  • Movie depicting horrors of global warming could boost votes for Democrat challenger


  • Nine Bodies, 10 Caskets Found in California Home (Maybe he's a member of Skull & Bones?)
  • Police discovered the bodies of nine people, including several children, along with 10 empty caskets in a Fresno, California, home and have taken a 57-year-old man into custody, a spokesman said on Saturday


  • Millions of children might be victims of sexual misconduct by teachers or other public school employees, according to a draft report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Report suggests 10%
    of students abused


  • The case could affect abortion and open the door to the prosecution of mothers who smoke or don't follow their obstetrician's diet
  • Mother Who Refused C-section Charged With Murdering Baby


  • Photo: 85 year old woman gives Bush supporter the finger!
  • Esther Cicconi, 85 years old, of Los Angeles responds to a jeer from a Bush supporter driving by, as demonstrators gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, while President Bush was inside for a GOP fundraiser


  • NATO expansion will make Europe a safer place: NATO chief
  • "This will be a huge step towards a long-standing objective of the Alliance: a Europe without dividing lines. A Europe not only free of war, but also free from fear,"


  • US military to ramp up presence in oil-rich Azerbaijan: general
  • The US military has reached agreement with the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan to train Azeri troops and use bases in the country to deploy its own forces


  • Whether they know it or not, at least 33 states have released government and commercial records on residents to the controversial MATRIX antiterrorism network, reputed to be a pilot project involving just 13 states
  • Files show Utah had key role in MATRIX


  • Al Qaeda, ETA or both?
  • There’s no reason that al Qaeda wouldn’t work with — or help fund — groups that further its own ends in the short run


  • "So far, none of the intelligence services or security forces we have contacted have provided reliable information to the effect that it could have been an Islamic terrorist organization,"
  • Grieving Crowds in Spain Seethe at Train Attacks


  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has overstated the purity of the nation's drinking water in four recent years, potentially leaving millions of people at risk, according to a new report
  • EPA Data On Water Purity Faulted


  • Bill Moyers on Retiring from NOW
  • It's true what you have read and heard. I will leave NOW after the election later this year


  • Transcript: Bill Moyers Interviews Senator John McCain
  • BILL MOYERS: Who is it who was suing to declare unconstitutional the McCain-Feingold Bill, and why do they consider it unconstitutional? SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Well, I think you just look at those who are involved in the suit. It's public knowledge. The ACLU, the NRA, National Right to Life, The Republican Party, the Democratic Party of California. You know, it's public knowledge.

  • STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES REGARDING 527'S
  • The tax laws say that a 527 group is a “political organization@ that is organized and operated primarily for the purpose of influencing the election of candidates


  • Russia's president is expected to win reelection handily Sunday - with tactics that critics decry as 'Soviet.'
  • Critics and a handful of opposition candidates - who between them can't muster a fraction of Mr. Putin's over 70 percent popularity rating - charge that Sunday's vote is a "farce" that has been pre-engineered by the Kremlin, and marks the end of Russia's experiment with democracy





  • Friday, March 12, 2004

    NEWS! 

    Up to two million people have taken part in a demonstration against terror in the Spanish capital Madrid a day after bomb attacks killed at least 198
  • Two million march against terror


  • Alex Jones interview on Coast to Coast - Police State Agenda
  • InfoWars


  • More waste: The White House wants to double, to $270 million, federal spending on education programs to convince young people that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. But an independent report for the government two years ago indicated that no reliable evidence exists that abstinence programs work
  • Bush administration considering warning labels on condom packages


  • How much more of this bullshit are we going to stand for? It’s home to fun, sun and Hollywood (search) glamour -- and now the city of Los Angeles (search) may be lending its name and image to the highest bidder
  • L.A. Considers Selling Its Name


  • Cities have begun selling the right to name city property-Corporations are trying to turn our cities and governments into billboards and marketing agents
  • City for Sale overview


  • 911 Days Between 9/11/2001 and 3/11/2004
  • The attacks in Madrid, on 3/11/2004 appear to be connected to the 9/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. The span of days between the two similarly dated attacks are 911 days

  • Spain's 3-11: Basques, bin Laden, or both?
  • Spain's 3-11 - 10 coordinated bomb explosions in 4 suburban trains arriving in Madrid at the morning rush hour, leading to almost 200 dead and more than 1,400 injured - was also Europe's 3-11: exactly two and a half years after America's 9-11, this is the largest terrorist attack perpetrated on European soil in modern times

  • 'Madrid became Manhattan'-What the Spanish papers say
  • "This day will remain marked in black in the memory of Spanish citizens; also in the history of infamy [...] However much the perpetrators of the attacks may invoke political motives, be they Eta or Islamic terrorists, they have shown that they know no bounds of moral inhibition

  • Spain says it's still blaming Eta
  • Spain still believes Basque separatists are behind the Madrid terrorist attacks, Foreign Minister Ana Palacio said today


  • South Korean president impeached
  • South Korea's parliament has impeached President Roh Moo-hyun for endorsing a pro-government party and incompetence ahead of next month's general election


  • Anti-outsourcing cry unnerves corporate giants
  • The issue of outsourcing and the resulting political backlash found its way into the corporate boardrooms of global giants, perhaps for the first time, as chief executive officers of top multinational companies including General Electric (GE) and Gillette spent the week discussing the backlash as a risk factor and its impact on their businesses


  • Iraq: the missing billions
  • A staggering US$4 billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi funds earmarked for the reconstruction of the country has disappeared into opaque bank accounts administered by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)


  • 2003-Al-Qaida terrorists to gas U.S. subways? DHS memo warns of device that uses cyanide to asphyxiate its victims
  • Al-Qaida terrorists have developed a crude device designed to spread deadly cyanide gas through the ventilation systems of crowded indoor facilities such as subways, according to a closely held security directive issued to law enforcement by the U.S.


  • Infowars.com Concentration Camp Archive
  • Concentration Camp


  • Darpa Takes Battle to the Streets
  • Darpa, the Pentagon's way-out research arm, is known for projects that border on science fiction. But Tuesday, at the start of its three-day, 2,200-person conference, agency officials were sounding downright practical. In addition to their usual pie-in-the-sky fare -- satellites that build themselves, jets that change shape on command -- they introduced a new thrust: helping soldiers in urban combat zones such as Tikrit and Baghdad


  • No Bush Left Behind: When You're Barred From Banking, Why Not Bank on Education?
  • After Neil Bush was banned from banking activities for his role in the Savings and Loan scandal in the late 1980s, he decided to bank on education and founded Ignite Incorporated. Ignite sells software to help students prepare to take comprehensive tests required under the No Child Left Behind act that was pushed through by Neil's older brother - President Bush


  • The Qatarian Tourism Authority (QTA) has officially presented the $2.5 billion 'Pearl of the Gulf' project that envisions the construction of an artificial island off the coast of Doha's West Bay Lagoon
  • Qatar's 'Artificial Island' Underway


  • U.S. oil major ChevronTexaco plans to invest $50 million in Block 2 and 3 of the Venezuelan natural gas project Deltana Platform
  • Money Keeps Flowing


  • S.D. governor to OK abortion ban
  • South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds said Tuesday that he will sign a bill banning most abortions in the state, providing that legislators clarify language to ensure that current restrictions remain in force while the new law is under consideration in the courts


  • Kerry focuses on Democratic unity
  • John Kerry, the all-but-crowned Democratic presidential nominee, shored up support among congressional Democrats as the war of words heated up with the campaign of President Bush


  • Kerry Pumping Up Foreign Oil as Issue
  • With his crowds angry at surging gas prices, the senator wins cheers with vows to cut dependence


  • MY HELL IN CAMP X-RAY
  • A BRITISH captive freed from Guantanamo Bay today tells the world of its full horror - and reveals how prostitutes were taken into the camp to degrade Muslim inmates


  • Mercenary plot thickens
  • Zimbabwe threatens to kill 64 suspects


  • Investigation of Bombings in Madrid Yields Conflicting Clues
  • The flood of conflicting evidence and clues that emerged from the carnage of the Madrid bombings yesterday pointed in two very different directions, leaving counterterrorism officials in a country painfully familiar with terrorist violence struggling to identify a culprit


  • Cracks in America's Armor, or America's Will?
  • In a brightly lit aircraft hangar that smells cleanly of machine oil and warm steel, gangs of electricians, engine mechanics, hydraulics technicians, avionics troubleshooters and sheet-metal artists swarm over their Vietnam-era helicopters, preparing them for more combat


  • U.S. to Buy Anthrax Vaccine Stockpile Would Permit Mass Inoculations
  • The government is preparing to buy enough experimental anthrax vaccine for 25 million people, a stockpile that would permit mass inoculations in numerous U.S. cities if terrorists launched a broad assault with the deadly germ


  • Bush Granted ‘Secret Access’ to Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Pursuant to the provisions of section 1.4 of Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, entitled ``Classified National Security Information,'' I hereby designate the Secretary of Health and Human Services to classify information originally as ``Secret.'' Any delegation of this authority shall be in accordance with section 1.4(c) of Executive Order 12958. This order shall be published in the Federal Register


  • FROM WORLD CITIZENSHIP TO WORLD GOVERNMENT
  • There has been a lot in the news recently about the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation concerning education. Most of the controversy has been about academic accountability, but there is a lesser known part of the law that is also controversial


  • Bush Has a New Top Career Patron
  • MBNA surpasses Enron as the president's top lifetime contributor


  • Newspapers in Spain and other European countries are describing the devastating bomb attacks in Madrid as Europe's 11 September - or 11-M, standing for 11 March
  • Europe rethinks war on terror


  • An increasing number of women and even young girls have committed suicide in the Afghan province of Herat, ruled by local strongman Ismail Khan, because of oppressive social conditions that hark back to the time of the fundamentalist Taliban regime
  • Women said still oppressed in Herat


  • Computer manufacturing soaks up fossil fuels, UN University study says
  • The manufacture of an average desktop computer and monitor uses more than 10 times its weight in fossil fuels and chemicals, according to a United Nations University (UNU) study which has called for worldwide action to halt "the growth of high-tech trash."


  • U.S. food sector may be vulnerable to attack
  • "The food supply is at risk. This is not an idle threat," said Lawrence Dyckman, head of the natural resources and environment section of the U.S. General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress


  • "The president's feet are not to touch the dirt"- Bush arrives for a fund-raiser at a restaurant in the park
  • Money in his coffers, but no dirt on his shoes


  • Sharon says U.S. should also disarm Iran, Libya and Syria
  • Let Sharon go it alone


  • List of Records from the Rockefeller Commission's Investigation of the CIA
  • The above listing of 12,700 documents has been generally unavailable until now. Thanks to DC-area researcher Michael Ravnitzky, we can now see the titles of—and request copies of—material from the 1975 presidential commission that examined CIA misdeeds


  • Discussions around the dinner table mainly focus on the Transitional Law these days
  • Baghdad Burning


  • Rise of the Milblogs
  • As the war's fighting becomes farther removed from network cameras, "milblogs" -- first person accounts by frontline troops -- are changing American reporting








  • Thursday, March 11, 2004

    ALERT! Accused Spy Is Cousin of White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card 

    Accused Spy Is Cousin of White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card
  • Accused Spy Is Cousin of White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card


  • MetLife to Sell Sears Tower to an UNSPECIFIED BUYER?
  • Insurance giant MetLife Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to sell the Sears Tower in Chicago to an unspecified buyer, ending the company's long-standing investment in the nation's tallest skyscraper

  • THE SEARS TOWER HAS JUST BEEN SOLD TO A MYSTERY BUYER


  • The Curious Case of the NASA Crinoid Cover-Up
  • Crinoid


  • N.Y., Wis. Opt Out of Anti-Crime Database
  • New York and Wisconsin have joined the list of states that have pulled out of an anti-crime database program that civil libertarians say endangers citizens' privacy rights


  • In the wake of an accidental killing, a historian explains who the Freemasons are, what they do and why conspiracy theorists seem drawn toward them
  • Masons Among Us


  • AL QAEDA CLAIMS BOMBINGS
    It also warned that a "big attack" on the US was "90% ready"

    A group claiming to be acting in the name of al Qaeda says it was behind yesterday's devastating Madrid train bombings, which killed at least 192 people and injured 1,200 others
  • AL QAEDA CLAIMS BOMBINGS

  • Two competing theories are emerging as to just who could be behind the multiple bomb attacks in Madrid

  • Purported Al-Qaida letter claims Madrid attack that kills 190


  • Preemptive Operations Group-'P2OG style' Provocation! Scores die in Madrid bomb carnage

    Powerful explosions have torn through three Madrid train stations during the morning rush hour, At least 190 people were confirmed dead and about 1,200 injured in Madrid on Thursday after a series of bombs exploded in commuter trains during the early morning rush hour
  • Scores die in Madrid bomb carnage

  • Madrid Terror Train Blasts Kill 190

  • Spain's PM vows to catch bombers


  • U.S. secret counterintelligence group - Proactive Preemptive Operations Group
  • The report is entitled Special Operations and Joint Forces in Support of Countering Terrorism


  • DOD EXAMINES "PREEMPTIVE" INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS
  • "PREEMPTIVE" INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS

  • Special Operations/Joint Forces


  • "Think of me as Chomsky with dick jokes," Bill Hicks

    BILL HICKS - Requiem for a Sane Man
  • Exalting maverick comic Bill Hicks 10 years after - Still, his refusal to play the Hollywood game and blunt his brutalizing rants on taboo topics like the Gulf War, abortion, the Religious Right, the War on Drugs, and pornography kept Hicks relatively unknown to the general public. After all, advocating suicide for anyone in advertising, using the terminally ill as Hollywood stuntmen, pining for positive drug stories on the local news, and envisioning pop stars sucking Satan's cock is not widely viewed as the stuff of must-see commercial TV


  • Two huge stones, more than 20 meters across, came crashing down on either side of a home in Kvam Township Tuesday morning. The rocks stopped only few meters from the house
  • House attacked by giant rocks


  • Basque Leader Suspects 'Arab Resistance', Not ETA, For Madrid Bombing
  • The leader of an illegal Basque separatist party with links to terrorist group ETA has said that he believes the Madrid bomb explosions of this morning were the work of elements of "Arab resistance"

  • If Eta carried out the bomb attacks on trains in Madrid, it would be the organisation's biggest outrage to date. Simon Jeffery examines the background to the militant Basque separatist group

  • What is ETA?


  • US army explodes donated bodies
  • Seven cadavers donated to a US university's medical school were sold to the Army and blown up in land mine experiments, officials said


  • US gave weapons-grade uranium to Pakistan
  • The United States has given weapons-grade uranium to 43 countries, including Pakistan, since the 1950s under the Atoms for Peace programme and is making little effort to get them back, a US government department reported


  • 300 Wyoming Elk Dead After Baffling Paralysis
  • On February 8, 2004, Wyoming coyote hunters contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Rawlins to report their finding two live elk down on their chests, unable to rise


  • Misleader compared the companies that outsource the most U.S. jobs (referred to as "captive remote services companies" on page 11 of the trade association report noted below) with the president's campaign finance records
  • NEW REPORT: Why Bush Supports Outsourcing


  • Is the Army stretched too thin? More than 320,000 troops stationed in 120 countries
  • Two hundred MPs from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division back from Afghanistan only six months are saying goodbye again. “It never gets any easier doing this,” one soldier said


  • Soldiers stressed, study says Pentagon surveys troops worldwide
  • Stressed-out and afraid to get help. That’s the admitted state of mind of many U.S. troops, and Pentagon officials say they intend to look harder to find the reasons


  • Move over Bionic Man and make room for BLEEX — the Berkeley Lower Extremities Exoskeleton, with strap-on robotic legs designed to turn an ordinary human into a super strider
  • Robotic Legs Could Produce Super Troops


  • Aristide Plans to Sue France and the US
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the deposed president of Haiti, plans to bring legal actions against the French and American governments, accusing them of "kidnapping" him and forcing him into exile


  • WORLDWIDE 9-11 PHONE, FAX & EMAIL CAMPAIGN!
  • There are six individuals who have the power to influence whether President George Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Richard Myers, will publicly testify under oath before the American people to explain why they sat at their desks and in a school classroom, failing to take decisive action on September 11, 2001, until after four planes attacked the United States and killed 3,000 Americans. Click here to participate and to read the 23 questions posed by the 9-11 families!


  • Haiti: US Marines expand operations as Washington assembles puppet regime
  • Having used a “rebel” force led by thugs of previous Haitian dictators to force the country’s elected president from power, the Bush administration is now trying to patch together a constitutional and democratic façade for a new, US-sponsored government—what the New York Times politely calls a “pro-US” regime


  • Stopping the 9-11 Cover Up is Ground Zero for the Peace Effort
  • It is common knowledge that the Bush team had written the Patriot Act "before" 9-11. We also know through the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) written by Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, etc., that their designs for conquest in Iraq and elsewhere were planned "before" 9-11


  • Congress could claim 2.5 million acres of wilderness in pieces
  • California wild-river enthusiasts are braving Capitol Hill to champion controversial wilderness legislation authored by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer


  • Pentagon finance manager resigns
  • The Pentagon's chief financial officer has offered his resignation after overseeing a spiralling defence budget look set to hit $450 billion in 2005


  • Coleman sides with president over facts of Aristide's ouster
  • Battling congressional Democrats over the ouster of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., sided with Bush administration officials Wednesday who denied that the United States forced the elected leader into exile


  • Israeli Troops in Disguise Kill 5 Palestinian Gunmen in West Bank
  • Israeli security forces disguised as Palestinians riding in an unmarked car killed five Palestinians on Wednesday afternoon in a shootout in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to a militant leader and an Israeli military spokesman.


  • AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS
  • Prison Camp in Mississippi Confirmed

  • Hi-res Photos


  • Israeli teen quizzed over US cop file hack
  • An Israeli teenager suspected of hacking into a US police system and erasing records has been arrested and questioned by local police


  • Human remains may have been in meat processed for human consumption at a pig farm that has been the site of an extensive investigation into Canada's worst serial killing case, British Columbia's provincial health officer said Wednesday
  • Canadian Official: Human Remains May Be in Meat


  • How a Bad Bill Becomes Law
  • Remember the elementary school lesson "How a Bill Becomes a Law"? Well, George W. Bush and Republican Leadership in Congress redefined lawmaking when they forced their Medicare law through Congress. And a brief look at the gnarled twists and turns taken as this bill became law should make any student of American democracy shudder


  • If you buy Coca-Cola's Dasani brand bottled water in London, you're drinking water from the city's public supply—the same water you can get out of a faucet for free
  • Coke Selling Tap Water in U.K


  • Democracy Now!
  • In-Depth: The Full Story of Aristide's Kidnapping

  • Was Martha Stewart Targeted Because She is a Major Democratic Contributor and a Woman? Where is Ken Lay?

  • NYC Residents Sue EPA For Lying After 9/11


  • Operation Sweatshop Iraq
  • Halliburton has contracts in Iraq worth more than $8 billion that range from cooking meals, delivering mail, building bases to repairing Iraq's oil industry


  • Argentina Water Privatization Scheme Runs Dry
  • "Living by the river is a curse", says Alejandra, a mother of three with sad eyes. "I am a single mother, with no work, and I don't know what to do with my children." Alejandra lives in a very poor neighborhood known as "Villa Inflamable."


  • US automotive giant Ford has agreed to a license agreement with Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. for the use of Toyata's hybrid gasoline and battery-powered technology
  • Ford Hybrid Around the Corner


  • Pentagon Pays Iraq Group, Supplier of Incorrect Spy Data
  • The Pentagon is paying $340,000 a month to the Iraqi political organization led by Ahmad Chalabi, a member of the interim Iraqi government who has close ties to the Bush administration, for "intelligence collection" about Iraq, according to Defense Department officials


  • Darpa Takes Battle to the Streets
  • Darpa, the Pentagon's way-out research arm, is known for projects that border on science fiction. But Tuesday, at the start of its three-day, 2,200-person conference


  • Shares around the world have fallen sharply, amid concern over the strength of global economic recovery and after a series of deadly bomb attacks in Spain
  • Shares worldwide see sharp drop


  • A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war
  • The new Pentagon papers


  • How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
  • It happened quietly, with barely a mention in the media. Only the Washington Post dutifully reported it.[1] And only Kevin Phillips saw its significance in his new book, American Dynasty.[2] On December 24, 2001, Pat Robertson resigned his position as President of the Christian Coalition



  • Wednesday, March 10, 2004

    NEWS, NEWS & MORE NEWS 

    Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case to decide whether or not all Americans must have identification on them at all times
  • Your papers, please


  • Government joins private industry in sending jobs overseas
  • About 15,000 times a month, when Pennsylvania welfare recipients call with questions about food stamps or cash assistance, they get answers from workers in India or Mexico


  • Diebold Running Scared
  • Diebold Running Scared


  • 'God particle' may have been seen
  • A scientist says one of the most sought after particles in physics - the Higgs boson - may have been found, but the evidence is still relatively weak


  • Bush Son Had Dinner Plans With Hinckley Brother Before Shooting
  • The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign, the Houston Post reported today


  • Noam Chomsky Must Read! US-Haiti, An Analysis
  • US-Haiti


  • Nationwide Phone/Fax Campaign Gridlocking Offices of Those Who Can Force 9/11 Issues Into The Open
  • Miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue


  • Bush Will Answer All Questions From 9/11 Panel, Aide Says
  • President Bush will answer all the questions of a federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, the White House spokesman said today, suggesting that the president will be more flexible in his approach to the commission


  • Zimbabwe's government has warned that more than 60 suspected foreign mercenaries detained on Sunday could face the death penalty
  • 'Mercenary team' may face death


  • War: Just whose business is it anyway?
  • "If wars are thought to be short, cheap and bloodless, then it is easier to persuade the populace and the Congress to defer to the president"


  • White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
  • Scottie & Me


  • Interview With USGS Yellowstone Scientists
  • ATSNN is proud to provide an exclusive email interview with a number of scientists working in the USGS Yellowstone program


  • Trade deficit widens to a record $43.1B
  • The USA's trade deficit mushroomed to a record $43.1 billion in January. The bad news: imports of foreign goods posted their second best month ever. The good news: that is a sign of a stronger U.S. economy


  • US govt buys world's biggest RAM disk
  • 2.5TB in solid state memory - but what's it for?


  • Executive Outcomes ties lead to London and Bush
  • Exposes appearing on both sides of the Atlantic on the mercenary group Executive Outcomes, threaten to blow the lid off the British intelligence nexus already identified as responsible for the February 1986 murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and for the current cataclysmic destabilization of Africa on behalf of circles associated with the Queen of England's Privy Council and Sir George Bush

  • Mercenaries expelled from Papua New Ginea in 1997 had worked a year earlier in West Papua assisting Indonesia's notorious Kopassus special forces troops in an operation that caused many civilian deaths


  • Around four out of 10 Americans recently polled are not really keeping up with their credit cards
  • Many in U.S. behind on their credit cards


  • Hijack planner Abul Abbas dies in U.S. custody
  • Abul Abbas, head of a Palestinian splinter group, who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of an Italian passenger ship in which an American tourist was killed, has died in U.S. custody in Iraq, Palestinian officials said Tuesday


  • Warren Buffett, America's most successful stock investor and the second richest man in the world, issued his annual letter to shareholders of his Berkshire Hathaway company this weekend
  • Buffett Amasses $36 Billion Cash Pile


  • This week, the Bush administration added another violent "regime change" notch to its gunbelt, toppling the democratically elected president of Haiti and replacing him with an unelected gang of convicted killers, death squad leaders, militarists, narcoterrorists, CIA operatives, hereditary elitists and corporate predators -- a bit like Team Bush itself, in other words
  • Operation Sweatshop


  • Election officials in Johnson County are now demanding answers from a voting machine company at the heart of a recent I-Team investigation
  • Johnson County: Election Worker Fired


  • NY Food Stamp Call Centers Outsourced Internationally
  • Hundreds of thousands of phone calls each month from struggling New Yorkers who have questions about their food stamp benefits are being routed to call centers in India and Mexico, Newsday has learned


  • Australian government gets “carte blanche” to outlaw organisations
  • Last week, a parliamentary committee report documented how the Howard government manipulated and exaggerated information supplied by Australian, US and British intelligence agencies to join the illegal invasion of Iraq on false claims that Saddam Hussein was ready to use stockpiles of “weapons of mass destruction.”


  • Security Lax At Smallest U.S. Airports
  • Terrorists Could Exploit Gaps, Managers Fear


  • BALTIMORE: Girl Beaten, in Coma After Dare to Kiss
  • A 12-year-old girl was beaten into a coma by a group of other girls and women after she kissed the boyfriend of another girl on a dare


  • "In fact, a coup d'etat was pulled on the morning of September 11th. Only it was an administrative or what we call a cold coup d'etat."
  • 9-11: Enigmas and Illusions of the State


  • Moscow is planning to install surveillance (or should we say spy?) cameras at the entrance (padyest) of every apartment building in Moscow during the next 3-4 years.
  • BIG BROTHER IS COMING TO MOSCOW


  • Abu Abbas followers claim leader was assassinated by CIA, Mossad while in US custody in Iraq
  • Abu Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger ship, has "died" in U.S. custody in Iraq, U.S. and Palestinian officials said Tuesday


  • 2001-Federal investigators issued two new arrests warrants for people wanted for questioning as material witnesses in the probe into Tuesday's hijacking attacks, sources told CNN Sunday
  • New arrest warrants issued in terrorism probe






  • Tuesday, March 09, 2004

    NBA + Disney + Slave Labor = Profit 

    NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, Nascar, Collegiate Licensing Company, Disney, Hasbro, and Wal-Mart all are profiting from Slave Labor - Sign the PETITION to the President and Congress of the United States of America

  • A Call for the Abolition of Child Labor and Sweatshop Abuses


  • Sixty-five percent of all apparel operations in New York and Los Angeles are sweatshops

    The "Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act" prohibiting imports from Burma was passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President on August 1, 2003. The laws, which was to go into effect 30 days later, states: "No article may be imported into the United States that is produced, mined, manufactured, grown or assembled in Burma." The ban is to remain in place until a new, democratically-elected government requests its removal based on an end to slave labor and gross human rights violations
  • NBA - Burma Connection Disturbing! Star-Telegram

  • The National Basketball Association’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is selling racks of $60 NBA "I Love This Game!" sweatshirts made in Burma. In fact, the NBA is so proud of these sweatshirts, which come in various colors, that they are prominently featured in the NBA’s window display on Fifth Avenue. Sweatshop workers in Burma were paid just four cents for each NBA sweatshirt they sewed


  • Disney Does it Again- at the Niagra Factory in Bangladesh
  • The National Labor Committee released a new report on March 2, 2004 about the Niagra factory in Bangladesh, where 22 union members brave enough to demand their legal overtime pay were beaten, fired, and imprisoned on false charges. The factory requires 19 hour shifts, pays no overtime, and denies maternity leave & benefits


  • Toys of Misery 2004 -"Bobblehead" dolls of of major league players produced under licensing agreements with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, Nascar and the Collegiate Licensing Company
  • He Yi factory in China, workers are paid less than the minimum wage, with mandatory overtime, obligatory seven-day work weeks, and 18-20.5 hour shifts


  • Bush's Insider Connections Preceded Huge Profit On Stock Deal
  • It has been widely reported that Texas Gov. George W. Bush made money over the years with a little help from his friends. But new details show that he served on an energy corporation’s board and was able to realize a huge profit by selling his stock in the corporation because an accounting sleight-of-hand concealed it was losing large sums of money. Shortly after he sold, the stock price plummeted. That profit helped make him a multimillionaire


  • Injectable chip opens door to 'human bar code'
  • Radio-frequency identification chips, which have found a home in applications ranging from toll road passes to smart retail shelves, may be close to taking up residence in the human body


  • Is Military Creeping Into Domestic Law Enforcement?
  • IN A LITTLE-NOTICED side effect of the war on terrorism, the military is edging toward a sensitive area that has been off-limits to it historically: domestic intelligence gathering and law enforcement


  • The Government Of Haiti Invokes International Treaty Against Kidnapping, Serves Colin Powell
  • Lawyers representing Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide today are serving Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell with papers asking that the US prosecute the people involved in what they call the kidnapping of Aristide and his wife Mildred, who is a US citizen


  • EXCLUSIVE: ARISTIDE SPEAKS TO DEMOCRACY NOW! IN MOST EXTENSIVE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE INTERVIEW SINCE HIS REMOVAL FROM HAITI
  • At approximately 7:20 am EST, Democracy Now! managed to reach exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by cell phone in the Central African Republic


  • Here's the list of journalists the Feds have subpoeaned in the Plame Affair
  • If you are a "peace" activist of any kind, this is essential reading. Your group has most likely been infiltrated by your local police dept., or the feds, if you are national org


  • Sherman Austin
  • This is The Sherman Austin Story


  • New Patterns Restrict Hiring
  • Outsourcing abroad, particularly the shifting of work to China and India, so much in the news, is one reason hiring at home has been sparse. Another is rising productivity, squeezing more work from existing staff and other efficiences


  • LAW OF ADMINISTRATION FOR THE STATE OF IRAQ FOR THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
  • The people of Iraq, striving to reclaim their freedom, which was usurped by the previous tyrannical regime, rejecting violence and coercion in all their forms, and particularly when used as instruments of governance, have determined that they shall hereafter remain a free people governed under the rule of law


  • The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal from the Boy Scouts over what the organizations claims is discrimination because of its policy against hiring gays
  • Boy Scouts discrimination appeal refused


  • Pentagon to offer direct news service from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • The U.S. military will launch its own news service in Iraq and Afghanistan to send military video, text and photos directly to the Internet or news outlets


  • World leaders want Bush out, says Kerry
  • "I've met foreign leaders who can't go out and say this publicly but, boy, they look at you and say: `You've got to win this, you've got to beat this guy, we need a new policy,' things like that,"


  • Jail Sen. Lieberman, Not Martha Stewart
  • Isn't there any justice left in this country? Why is Martha Stewart going to go to jail for lying to federal officials, while Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT), who repeatedly lied the nation into an immoral, illegal and costly Iraqi war, is treated liked an elder statesman? This isn't fair.


  • American troops in Iraq arrest current, former members of U.S.-trained defense force
  • American soldiers arrested one current and two former members of the U.S.-trained Iraqi Civil Defense Corps soldiers in an operation targeting anti-coalition forces in Saddam Hussein's hometown


  • 7,000 Orange County Voters Were Given Bad Ballots
  • Poll workers struggling with a new electronic voting system in last week's election gave thousands of Orange County voters the wrong ballots, according to a Times analysis of election records. In 21 precincts where the problem was most acute, there were more ballots cast than registered voters


  • American troops in Iraq arrest current, former members of U.S.-trained defense force
  • American soldiers arrested one current and two former members of the U.S.-trained Iraqi Civil Defense Corps soldiers in an operation targeting anti-coalition forces in Saddam Hussein's hometown


  • Before his CIA wife’s cover was blown, White House directed efforts to discredit Joseph C. Wilson IV
  • A transcript subpoenaed in the CIA leak probe reveals the White House press operation began efforts to personally discredit former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV days before a columnist blew the cover of his CIA-officer wife


  • 'Protection squad' for Gibson's Jesus Security detail hired for James Caviezel as execs think movie's main stars targeted
  • "There are some crazy people out there and everything is being done to protect Mel and Jim from physical attack," a source close to executives of Newmarket Films told the London Express


  • US plane 'carrying soldiers' is seized in Harare
  • Zimbabwe has seized a US-registered cargo plane carrying 64 suspected mercenaries of various nationalities and a consignment of military gear

  • Mystery over 'mercenary' plane held in Harare
  • Mystery and confusion surrounded a US cargo plane seized at Harare airport on suspicion of carrying mercenaries after Equatorial Guinea said today that it had arrested a 15-man advance party linked to the impounded aircraft


  • The Army's new Smar Truck lll concept, designed for America's homeland security, or for use in a war zone, sits outside Cobo Center March 6, 2004 before being put on display for it's March 8 unveilling at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2004 World Congress
  • Smar Truck lll


  • More details emerge on the Plame investigation, as Karl Rove's testimony is revealed for the first time
  • President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, told the FBI in an interview last October that he circulated and discussed damaging information regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame with others in the White House


  • THE APPALLING AMERICAN INFORMATION RIFT
  • in today's telecommunications environment, there is no excuse for an uninformed electorate


  • Are They Cheating On 9/11 Payouts?
  • A government report said that 35 large charities raised an estimated $2.7 billion to help victims


  • Repression? The Meter's Running
  • In February, word of the most ridiculous sort was handed down by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control: U.S. publishers are forbidden from editing works authored in countries under trade embargoes


  • An Israeli fashion house has launched its summer catalogue with a parade along Israel's controversial West Bank barrier
  • Fashion on Israel's frontline


  • COINTELPRO Again?
  • From John Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts to the Cold War and Joseph McCarthy, civil liberties and national security have had a delicate and troubled relationship in American history





  • Monday, March 08, 2004

    Bush or Kerry? 

    Republican or Democrat. They're all the same!
    A myth equal to the fable of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is gaining strength on both sides of the Atlantic. It is that John Kerry offers a world-view different from that of George W Bush. Watch this big lie grow as Kerry is crowned the Democratic candidate and the "anyone but Bush" movement becomes a liberal cause celebre
  • In a cover piece for the New Statesman, John Pilger draws on little known plans of the "New Democrats", of whom John Kerry, the frontrunner against Bush, is the standard-bearer


  • Did the FBI conceal wider right-wing involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing?
  • The revelation raises further questions about the federal government’s ongoing efforts to conceal the activities of right-wing extremists from the American public


  • The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation "Iraqi Freedom"
  • His name's Maurice. He's 26 years old with a face like an angel and a computerized prosthesis where his left leg used to be


  • The Gangster of Haiti, Colin Powell
  • Colin Powell is “the most powerful and damaging black to rise to influence in the world in my lifetime.”


  • Spalding Gray, 62, Actor and Monologuist body was pulled from the East River near Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Sunday and was identified through dental records
  • Several witnesses told detectives investigating the disappearance that they had seen Mr. Gray aboard the Staten Island Ferry on the night of Jan. 10


  • OIL - Nigeria — How can a country that has more than 30 billion barrels of oil and exports more than Kuwait run out of gasoline?
  • Nigerians' Patience Running Low Over Lengthy Gasoline Shortage


  • Women use Weather Balloon to lift 40-Foot Pink Banner in Front of White House with the Message: "Women Say: Fire Bush"
  • In honor of International Women’s Day and the beginning of the Presidential election season, women throughout the United States converged today on the White House in a colorful march that culminated with the hoisting of a huge pink banner into the air in front of the White House

  • Top Five Reasons to Give Bush a Pink Slip


  • Another, less publicized aspect of the ad flap: Everyone but the firefighters were paid actors. The firefighters posing in a firehouse was "stock" film footage of volunteer firefighters -- shot and available for purchase to the general public
  • 2004 Campaign: A 'Shocking' Stumble


  • Iraqis agree on new constitution
  • Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council has signed an interim constitution at a landmark ceremony in Baghdad


  • Indonesian couples who are caught kissing passionately in public could face jail under proposed legislation
  • Jail threat for kissing couples


  • John Kerry's Desperate Hours
  • The one-time Democratic front-runner is fighting for his survival


  • The Bush administration, banking on science to protect the nation from a catastrophic terrorist attack, has launched a vast research and development enterprise that will span many years and possibly decades
  • Bush spares no expense against terror


  • The discovery of avian influenza in Maryland compelled agriculture officials to order the slaughter of 328,000 birds on two huge commercial chicken farms, nearly four times the number killed when two Delaware farms were infected last month
  • Md. Orders Poultry Killed Due to Bird Flu


  • Projected Electoral College Vote, 2004
  • as of February 26, 2004


  • Anonymous voice of America's unemployed
  • A year ago I lost my job. Six months ago his job was outsourced to India. We have three children, one that's 18. We were going to try to help them get through college but, um . . . anyway, I was just wondering. There are so many of us and people don't seem to notice what's going on


  • To Those Who Think All Jews Are Pro-Israel & Zionists
  • Wendy Campbell is a film-maker from California, and a familiar face: her powerful essays already appeared on this list and elsewhere


  • No President who misleads the country on the need for war deserves to be reelected
  • SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY SPEECH


  • Bonuses totaling more than $10 million were paid out to five Kraft Foods Inc. executives at the end of 2003, even as the giant food maker made plans to lay off thousands of workers
  • Kraft bonuses: $10M amid layoffs


  • US forces accused of looting, torture and death in Afghanistan
  • American forces in Afghanistan have been accused of flouting international law with arbitrary arrests, torture and killing of prisoners in a report by a civil rights watchdog


  • Chavez warns US against invading Venezuela
  • CARACAS: President Hugo Chavez on Sunday vowed to freeze oil exports to the United States and wage a '100-year war' if Washington ever tried to invade Venezuela


  • When a former cabinet minister recently charged that British spies had listened in on U.N. chief Kofi Annan in the countdown to the Iraq War, Prime Minister Tony Blair stonewalled
  • Canada listens to world as partner in spy system


  • Sonic devices that can inflict pain--or even permanent deafness--are being deployed
  • The Pentagon's Secret Scream


  • Student says he's being investigated for terrorism
  • A physics student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas alleged today that he has been marked as a suspicious by University offi cials and his name turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his research into rocket propulsion


  • Aristide Says He Remains Haiti's Leader
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - In his first public press conference in exile in Africa, Jean-Bertrand Aristide insisted Monday he was still president of Haiti and called for ``peaceful resistance'' against what he's described as the ``occupation'' of his homeland


  • Cheney Helped Cover-Up Pakistani Nuclear Proliferation So US Could Sell Fighter
  • When news of Pakistan’s clandestine program involving its top nuclear scientist selling rogue nations, such as Iran and North Korea, blueprints for building an atomic bomb was uncovered last month, the world’s leaders waited, with baited breath, to see what type of punishment President Bush would bestow upon Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharaff


  • Financial squeeze pushes al-Qaida south of border Hurt by pressure on Islamic charities, terrorists expand S. America operations
  • With Islamic "charities" under increasing international pressure and scrutiny to cut ties with terrorists


  • The U.S. is experiencing more serious, widespread cases of West Nile than Europe because of the hybrid mosquitoes here
  • Hybrid Mosquitoes Spreading West Nile







  • Sunday, March 07, 2004

    NEWS 

    Mr. Kerry noted that if elected he would be the first president with a Jewish heritage and a Jewish relative, people at the meeting said. His brother, Cameron, who also attended, converted to Judaism. His paternal grandparents were Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism in fleeing Europe
  • In Meeting, Kerry Emphasizes His Strong Support of Israel


  • The IRS is not a U.S. Government Agency. It is an Agency of the IMF.
  • Factoids?* This will blow your mind


  • Did George Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin Help Financing the 9-11 Hijackers?
  • F.B.I. NEWS BRIEFING "UNDENIED AND VERIFIED INTELLIGENCE EXPOSED BY F.B.I. BOSTON OFFICE REVEALED TO CLOAK AND DAGGER F.B.I. IS SITTING ON CREDIT CARD EVIDENCE THAT CONFIRMS 9-11 WAS A HOMEGROWN OPERATION…F.B.I. EVIDENCE REVEALS THAT THE 9-11 HIJACKER'S AIRLINE TICKETS WERE PURCHASED ON CREDIT CARDS LINKED TO SENATOR HILARY CLINTON AND SEN. KERRY..."


  • U.S. Knee Deep in Contradictions! 01.03.2004-Iran-Iraq Agree on Pipeline - "We faced no objection from the United States."
  • Coalition officials in Baghdad confirmed a memorandum of understanding had been agreed between the former foes. "It's a very good practical thing to do," said a senior coalition official

  • Iran-Irqai Oil Swap May Soon be Realized


  • Psi Block: 300 words That Make CIA, FBI, and NSA to Look at Your Site
  • I started collecting 'spook words' this after reading about a rumor that the major intelligence agencies would scan all messages floating around on the Internet looking for something interesting, This is why some paranoid folks say the Internet is so slow, The NSA says that they don't, but that's what the NSA would say


  • More than 10,000 Iraqi men and boys are being kept in jail by their US occupiers, with the youngest captive being just 11 years old
  • US detaining 10,000 Iraqis


  • Baghdad Burning - Today was a mess. It feels like half of Baghdad was off-limits. We were trying to get from one end to the other to visit a relative and my cousin kept having to take an alternate route. There's a huge section cut off to accomodate the "Green Zone" which seems to be expanding. We joke sometimes saying that they're just going to put a huge wall around Baghdad, kick out the inhabitants and call it the "Green City". It is incredibly annoying to know that parts of your city are inaccessible in order to accomodate an occupation army
  • Sistani and the Green Zone

  • Back-to-Iraq

  • Juan Cole


  • Iraq's Shiite politicians, talking with the grand ayatollah, expect to sign the accord tomorrow
  • The Shiite reversal came after Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani rejected two clauses in the document -- one that would have given Iraq's Kurds the power to scuttle a permanent charter and another that would have provided for a single president rather than a rotating leadership


  • A report published Thursday by the International Labor Organization said that 80 percent of an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants in Russia are involved in forced labor
  • ILO: 4 Million Enslaved in Russia


  • Israeli police stormed the compound of one of Jerusalem's holiest sites on Friday after hundreds of Palestinian worshippers threw stones at security forces, police said
  • Battle at Al-Aqsa: story altered and ignored


  • "Biometrics is a technology that has a lot of potential that's bad for privacy, although a lot of people consider it a silver bullet,"
  • More finger scans coming to market


  • ORDINARY people in North Korea are ready to revolt against dictator Kim Jong Il, according to three fishermen who risked their lives to flee the country three decades after being abducted by its agents
  • North Koreans 'ready to revolt'


  • American scientists have declared that in ten years they will succeed in creating a radically new type of biological weapon. This weapon would be capable of infecting people according to a genetically predetermined marker such as skin color or eye shape. Infection could have a delayed effect or only begin once a certain type of medicine was taken. A recent closed seminar held by the CIA was devoted to the topic. The event took place as part of the Project for the New American Century
  • The Mark of Doom


  • Most Americans have no idea that the possibility of a full-fledged nuclear “suicide bombing” by the state of Israel itself is a cornerstone of Israel’s national security planning
  • Israeli Nuclear Policies Threaten World Peace


  • Bush backs off Mexican fingerprinting plan
  • President Bush gave Mexican President Vicente Fox a gift to take home on Saturday: his pledge to exempt certain frequent Mexican visitors from onerous new security checks at the U.S. border


  • Setting Straight Kerry’s War Record
  • By his own admission during those four months, Mr. Kerry continually kept ramming his Swiftboat onto an enemy-held shore on assorted occasions alone and with a few men, killing civilians and even a wounded enemy soldier


  • US to Dramatically Increase Military Presence
  • According to the head of the Georgian Labor Party Shalva Natelashvili, 18-thousand US soldiers will soon be based in Georgia


  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide's move to raise Haiti's minimum wage was the last straw for American corporations and elitist U.S. factions
  • Operation Sweatshop


  • Local clergy members and peace advocates are demanding that the government welcome Haitians fleeing to the U.S. shores, and have called for an investigation into the U.S. government’s role in the ousting of Haiti’s president
  • Leaders want probe of U.S. role in Haiti


  • Aristide Details Last Moments In Haiti, Calls For Stop To Bloodshed In First Address To Haitian People From Exile
  • Commentary, Jean-Bertrand Aristide


  • Caribbean Nations Call For UN Investigation on Ouster of Aristide In Haiti
  • Just days before Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed as Haiti’s leader and forced out of the country, he had signed what was being billed as a US-backed peace plan between his government and the opposition


  • Critics say an accused terrorist's role in Iraq attacks is exaggerated, noting weak evidence
  • U.S. Casts Fugitive as a Super-Villain


  • At least 10 rockets exploded Sunday night in central Baghdad near the area housing the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition-The rockets struck on the northern edge of the Green Zone, which houses the coalition headquarters
  • Rocket explosions hit central Baghdad


  • US buyers are thought unlikely to see much of this cut beyond the 20%-30% reduction already in place, as Saudi Arabia strives to protect its status as No. 1 supplier to the country
  • Saudi Arabia Cuts US Prices

  • Democratic Leadership Council
  • The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) leads the New Democrat movement, a national network of elected officials and community leaders whose innovative ideas are modernizing progressive politics for the 21st Century

  • The Progressive Policy Institute
  • The Progressive Policy Institute is a catalyst for political change

  • The Project for the New American Century
  • We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership


  • McDonald's Confirms 'no-Arabic' policy at its restaurants in Israel
  • McDonald's Corporation today confirmed that it has a policy banning its employees from speaking Arabic in its restaurants in Israel, despite the fact that Palestinian citizens of Israel form 20% of its workforce


  • Ruby Ridge In New Mexico?
  • Are developments in Southwestern New Mexico tumbling out of control and setting up a situation like the one at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where three innocent citizens were gunned down by federal Law enforcement officials? This question goes to the recent announcement by the Forest Service concerning the impounding and removal of the Diamond Bar cattle


  • Genetically modified strains have contaminated two-thirds of all crops in US
  • Revealed: Shocking new evidence of the dangers of GM crops


  • RNC tells TV stations not to run anti-Bush ads
  • GOP committee says MoveOn.org's spots are illegally financed


  • Delegation Supportive of Aristide Blocked From Visiting Or Speaking With Him in Central African Republic
  • News Release from Haiti Support Network and International Action Center


  • Since January, the Pentagon has been engaged in a criminal investigation of Halliburton's unit, Kellogg Brown and Root. The Defense Criminal Investigative Unit, an arm of the Pentagon's Inspector General's office, is examining whether KBR engaged in "substantial overcharging" on millions of troop meals overseas
  • Never Saying 'Sorry'





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