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Saturday, April 17, 2004

NEWS 

So President George Bush tears up the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and that's okay. Israeli settlements for Jews and Jews only on the West Bank. That's okay. Taking land from Palestinians who have owned that land for generations, that's okay. UN Security Council Resolution 242 says that land cannot be acquired by war. Forget it. That's okay. Does President George Bush actually work for al-Qa'ida? What does this mean? That George Bush cares more about his re-election than he does about the Middle East? Or that George Bush is more frightened of the Israeli lobby than he is of his own electorate. Fear not, it is the latter.
  • George Bush has legitimised terrorism


  • Forty-one states, including Washington, are contracting with companies that use workers in India to answer questions from U.S. welfare recipients about state food-stamp programs and other benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which monitors the food-stamp program
  • Washington is sending state jobs overseas


  • The Crack-Up - Bush Iraq - Yes, Hitlerite ambitions: dreams of global dominance, fetishes of militarism, fantasies of superiority, and the willingness to impose your self-serving vision of "universal truth" -- in this case, the rapacious crony capitalism that Bush has officially named "the single sustainable model of national success" -- at the barrel of a gun. That's what lies behind this madness.
  • And what a sickening spectacle these "leaders" presented last weekend: George W. Bush and Tony Blair piously kneeling in prayer on Easter Sunday, pledging their fealty to Jesus Christ and His teachings of mercy and lovingkindness -- while ordering missile strikes on crowded cities, while filling hospitals with the mutilated bodies of young children, while shoveling fat war profits to their cronies and contributors. Only the most craven, bootlicking sycophant could fail to be revolted at the hypocrisy of these murderous cynics. They're a perfect match in moral idiocy for their crack-brained brother-in-arms, Osama bin Laden


  • Saddam's wife, Sajina claims that the person she encountered was not her husband, but his double
  • Saddam's wife could not recognize her husband


  • Anti-Bush sentiment busts out all over
  • And it's not just the usual suspects taking shots, SIMON HOUPT writes. The fire is coming from feature film, theatre and TV


  • The United States is about to appoint a large number of senior officers from the former army of Saddam Hussein to top jobs in the new Iraqi security forces
  • US turns to former Saddam officers


  • G8 Summit - Security wasn't just one of the main issues in choosing Sea Island for the upcoming G-8 summit of world leaders. It was virtually the only issue
  • "Those in charge of security will make sure that everything within mortar range is totally locked up


  • The Best BioDefense is BioOffense
  • Thusly, the federal government has launched a National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. The NSABB will be operating by this summer, according to an announcement by the U.S.


  • For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving implants
  • Three rhesus monkeys were given implants, which were first used to record signals from their motor cortex -- an area of the brain that controls movement -- as they manipulated a joystick with their hands


  • A vote for Kerry is a vote for war
  • If elected, Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts will continue and intensify the criminal aggression against Iraq and work to suppress the growing anti-war sentiment among the American people


  • Fears rise as jobs go abroad
  • Costs: Federal, state and local tax receipts could decline as much as $34 billion by 2015 because of white-collar jobs sent overseas


  • Air America Back on Radio
  • New York judge ordered the owner of two radio stations on Thursday to put the 2-week-old, liberal radio network known as Air America back on the air


  • "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" AND UNESCO
  • In recent issues we reported that the Bush Administration is issuing grants through the Department of Education for the UN’s International Baccalaureate program which provides a curriculum that teaches our children to be global citizens rather than Americans


  • NYC - Apartments Going Up, to an Average of $1 Million
  • The average sales price for an apartment in most of Manhattan rose to $998,905 in the first three months of 2004, surpassing the previous record of $919,959, set in the third quarter of last year




  • Friday, April 16, 2004

    Join the Call for an Impeachment Inquiry of Bush and Cheney 

    After 45 Years (and $700 Million), a Gravity Experiment Takes Flight
  • The experiment is organized to test one of the most esoteric predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity, the general theory of relativity, which predicted the expansion of the universe and the existence of light-swallowing black holes. The probe contains four gyroscopes to measure whether and how the spinning Earth twists space-time around itself like leaves in a tornado


  • The average computer is packed with hidden software that can secretly spy on online habits, a study has found
  • The US net provider EarthLink said it uncovered an average of 28 spyware programs on each PC scanned during the first three months of the year


  • AP: Book Alleges Secret Iraq War Plan
  • President Bush secretly ordered a war plan drawn up against Iraq less than two months after U.S. forces attacked Afghanistan and was so worried the decision would cause a furor he did not tell everyone on his national security team, says a new book on his Iraq policy


  • DHS wants system to help identify suspicious activity
  • The Homeland Security Department has invited proposals for new software that would take a Candid Camera-like approach to identifying criminal or terrorist activity


  • A US geophysicist has set the scientific world ablaze by claiming to have cracked a holy grail: accurate earthquake prediction, and warning that a big one will hit southern California by September 5.
  • Quake to hit LA 'by Sept 5'


  • Why did Ashcroft stop flying commercial only weeks before 9-11?
  • Like most of the Bush cabinet, Attorney General John Ashcroft took commercial jets when he traveled. But on July 24, 2001, he changed that practice and began flying in chartered government jets


  • THE INCOME TAX:
  • STILL THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL


  • Bush 'amnesty' blamed for rise in illegals
  • The number of illegal aliens being apprehended on the southwestern border has jumped 25 percent in the first three months of 2004 compared with last year, and some are blaming President Bush's immigration proposal in January for enticing immigrants across the border


  • ``If someone came and did this to our neighborhood I'd be pissed too,'' said Capt. Don Maraska, of Moscow, Idaho, a 37-year-old who guides airstrikes on enemy targets in the town. ``I've never had people look at me the ways these people look at me. I don't know what came before, but at this point, what else can we possibly do but fight?''
  • Marines in Fallujah trade 'culturally sensitive' training for bullets


  • Marines raid apartments in Haiti
  • More than 300 Marines from three companies, security platoons, explosive ordnance disposal experts, communications and soldiers of the Army’s Psychological Operations battalion slogged through streets polluted with trash and human excrement to raid the 10 pastel pink, purple and green apartment buildings.






  • Thursday, April 15, 2004

    Sign the Petition Urge Congress to Begin Impeachment Inquiry 

    Ralph Nader Stands with the People
  • The Bush Administration and the Democratic Party, in varying extremes, are putting the interests of their corporate paymasters before the interests of the people


  • Below are initial summaries of many of Mr. Nader's positions, as you can see, unlike President Bush and the Democratic Party, Ralph Nader:
    -Wants to make health care universally available
    -Wants electoral reform that creates a vibrant, active, participatory Democracy
    -Wants a crackdown on corporate crime and abuse
    -Wants a fair tax where the wealthiest and corporations pay their fair share, tax wealth more than work, and tax activities we dislike more than necessities
    -Opposes media bias and media concentration
    -A family farm-consumer agriculture policy
    -Wants to end poverty in the United States
    -Wants to create jobs by investing in America's future, invest in Americans
    -Wants to expand worker's rights by developing an employee bill of rights
    -Wants fair trade that protects the environment, labor rights and consumer needs
    -A federal budget that puts human needs before corporate greed and corporate militarism
    -Corporations should not be given equal rights with humans
    -Education for everyone
    -Opposed the invasion and occupation of Iraq
    -Wants to restore and expand civil liberties and constitutional rights
    -Supports Equal Rights for Gays and Lesbians
    -Wants to reform the criminal injustice system
    -Wants to end the war on drugs
    -Environment
    -Wants to create a new energy policy
    -Toward consumer justice
    -Toward saving lives by increasing motor vehicle safety
    -Toward a world of peace, justice, and fulfillment of human possibilities within a sustainable environment

    Report from Fallujah -- Destroying a Town in Order to Save it
  • Baghdad, Iraq -- I wrote about my trip to Fallujah earlier. Well, some of the people with whom I went decided to go back -- once again, to try to brave sniper fire and rescue wounded people. We should keep in mind the potentially huge untold story in Fallujah -- people shot by sniper fire, lying in the streets or being dragged back into their homes, but unable to get medical care because ambulances can't get to them


  • Check the Facts Before Rushing to War by Howard Zinn
  • After a year of fighting in Iraq and an occupation fraught with violence, surely it is not rash to suggest, given the debacle over missing "weapons of mass destruction," that it is a good general rule to treat any official rationale for war with skepticism.


  • Negroponte? Bush would hire Hitler if he were alive! Hardline American diplomat handed top job in Baghdad
  • George Bush is believed to have chosen his ambassador to the United Nations, John Negroponte, to head a US embassy in Baghdad that will number about 3,000 people


  • Negroponte to Baghdad ... Giuliani to U.N.?
  • As such, the name of former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani is one of those being considered for the U.N. slot. It is not clear whether Giuliani, now heading a private security consulting firm in Manhattan, would take the job.


  • Bremer 'is powerless to restrain the US military'
  • Divisions within the US leadership in Baghdad are hampering negotiations to end the stand-off between the radical cleric Muqtada Sadr and the 2,500 American troops who are surrounding him


  • Hijackers fly into Pentagon? No chance, said top brass
  • 'Unrealistic' war game pooh-poohed before 9/11


  • The Income Tax Is Voluntary For Most People
  • Due to limitations imposed by the U.S. Constitution, filing of federal income tax returns and payment of federal income tax is voluntary, not mandatory


  • What hit the Pentagon?
  • The Mobile Microwave Landing System (MMLS), designated AN/TRN-45, is a portable, ground-based microwave transmitter that provides a mobile, precision approach and landing capability for MLS equipped aircraft operating under adverse conditions, including inclement weather and hostile environments


  • 1996 action film provides yet more anecdotal evidence of government complicity in 9/11
  • In a similar vain to the episode of the Lone Gunmen aired on Fox in March 2001, the action film The Long Kiss Goodnight, provides yet more revelations of the method of government complicity in attacks on the World Trade Center. The clip featured on this page not only hints at government complicity in terror attacks in order increase budget spending and ratchet up control, but it also NAMES the World Trade Center as a target


  • New Evidence Indicates FBI’s Complicity in Waco Massacre
  • More than 10 years after a raid by federal agents went horribly wrong at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Tex., a Tucson lawyer says he has evidence in his possession that implicates law enforcement personnel in the deaths of 80 men, women and children following a 52-day standoff of their compound


  • Paying for drinks with wave of the hand
  • Club-goers in Spain get implanted chips for ID, payment purposes


  • Senators Question TSA Denials
  • Two senators on Wednesday asked the Transportation Security Administration whether the agency violated federal rules by helping its contractors acquire passenger data, and why the agency told government investigators it didn't have such data


  • Iran diplomat shot dead in Iraq
  • An Iranian diplomat has been shot dead in the Iraqi capital Baghdad


  • Mastering the slippery business of farming eels
  • Aquaculture methods shorten time
    to maturity from 5 years to 5 months


  • Dell Sends Most New Jobs Overseas
  • Of the nearly 7,000 jobs Dell added in 2003, about 1,000 were in the United States. The computer maker now employs 6,600 people in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region, 6,900 in the Americas outside of the United States, and 10,300 in the Europe-Middle East-Africa region.


  • Guitar makers play to tradition in Mexico's mountains
  • "I know there are faster and more exact ways to build a guitar, but I like to work puro ojo, puro pulso," says Mr. Amezcua, referring to his practice of working by sight and feel rather than with the precise, mechanical devices preferred by his counterparts in Spain and the US.


  • Guitar makers play to tradition in Mexico's mountains
  • "I know there are faster and more exact ways to build a guitar, but I like to work puro ojo, puro pulso," says Mr. Amezcua, referring to his practice of working by sight and feel rather than with the precise, mechanical devices preferred by his counterparts in Spain and the US.



















  • Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    BUSH's BAD THEATER-Another Scripted Press Conference 

    BAD THEATER-Scripted Press Conference: Bush Press Conference Again Scripted Beforehand
  • When Bush gave his second prime-time press conference in two years (on 6 March 2003), in a flustered moment, he admitted that the production was "scripted." But in transcripts of the event, all media outlets, except one, have changed or removed that embarassing moment.


  • Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said he would pay for his plan to give a free college education to young students who agree to public service by ending a $13 billion "windfall" that banks earn for making government-backed student loans
  • Kerry contends that as many as 500,000 young men and women would be lured into public service by his plan, which would reinvigorate the nation's commitment to such service


  • Fifty days after the first reports that the U.S. forces were unloading weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in southern Iraq, new reports about the movement of these weapons have been disclosed
  • New Reports on U.S. Planting WMDs in Iraq


  • What is the ID SNIPER rifle? It is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being, using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector. The microchip will enter the body and stay there, causing no internal damage, and only a very small amount of physical pain to the target. It will feel like a mosquito-bite lasting a fraction of a second. At the same time a digital camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope will take a high-resolution picture of the target. This picture will be stored on a memory card for later image-analysis
  • The ID SNIPER rifle was presented by Empire North in Beijing at the China Police 2002 exhibition


  • Miniaturized, Implantable Identification Technology - The ChipMobile is on the Move! Watch for the Chip Mobile coming to your town!
  • VeriChip is a miniaturized, implantable radio frequency identification device (RFID) that has the potential to be used in a variety of security, financial, and other applications


  • NASA: A Black Box for People
  • Now, there's something similar for people. Under the leadership of Stanford University professor Greg Kovacs and engineers Carsten Mundt (NASA/Ames) and Kevin Montgomery (Stanford), researchers have developed a device that is like a black box or flight recorder for human beings


  • FBI AND US SPY AGENTS SAY BUSH SPIKED BIN LADEN PROBES BEFORE 11 SEPTEMBER
  • Officials told to 'back off' on Saudis before September 11


  • Media and Falloojeh...
  • There has been a lot of criticism about the way Al-Arabia and Al-Jazeera were covering the riots and fighting in Falloojeh and the south this last week. Some American spokesman for the military was ranting about the "spread of anti-Americanism" through networks like the abovementioned


  • 30,000 American Dead in Iraq....Noooo Problem!!!
  • The central claim of the piece is Kaplan’s somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion that our citizenry would gladly accept losing 30,000 American dead in Iraq if such losses were required to achieve neocon strategic objectives. Kaplan denounces those arguing otherwise – in particular, American military officers – as constituting the ranks of the weak-kneed.


  • 9/11 COVER STORIES
  • Judging by my email traffic and my surfing of alt. news sites, the current 9/11 cover stories are having an effect


  • FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices
  • For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving implants


  • FBI let 'top targets' leave U.S. after 9-11
  • Whistleblower Edmonds alleges 'diplomatic' cover-up


  • UN Wants the Internet
  • Criticizing the current, largely informal and blessedly unregulated nature of the Internet, Annan insisted that the UN must be given power to police cyberspace in order to make the web "accessible and responsive to the needs of all the world’s people."


  • Jolt From Gourmet Brews Is 56% Greater Than 7-Eleven's; Waking Up in 'Withdrawal'
  • The Caffeine Count In Your Morning Fix


  • Iraqi 'beaten to death' by US troops
  • AN Iraqi has died of his wounds after US troops beat him with truncheons because he refused to remove a picture of wanted Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr from his car, police said today


  • A brave and harrowing report from inside the besieged city of Falluja where ordinary people are trapped in the cross-fire
  • Inside the fire











  • Tuesday, April 13, 2004

    U.S. Planting WMDs in Iraq! 

    A Mexico cover-up of U.S. terror threats?
  • While Washington is focused on finger-pointing over responsibility for 9-11, some of the 100 members of the Houston Task Force on Terrorism say Mexico is not fully cooperating on preventing the next jihadist attack on the U.S., a report by Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin finds.


  • Forest Service caught using misleading photo
  • Area shown suggested natural area but was actually logged


  • The war in Iraq isn't going according to plan.
  • Bill Moyers Interviews Kevin Phillips


  • Did this pic make the mainstream? I got it from BartCop
  • Too sad for words. This kind of photo could end the war, though. It's called the Dover Effect


  • Berkeley lecturer urges 'uprising' against U.S.
  • Muslim scholar declares at rally 'you haven't seen radicalism yet!'


  • APRIL 12--Two months before the September 11 attacks, FBI agent Kenneth Williams sent the below memo to bureau brass in Washington and New York warning that a cadre of Osama bin Laden disciples might be training at U.S. flight schools in preparation for future "terror activity against civil aviation targets." Williams suggested a nationwide FBI review to determine whether such a "coordinated effort" could be seen in other localities. The Williams memo was roundly ignored, of course, until after the World Trade Center was leveled
  • FBI Memo


  • Cities get lift from parking fines
  • Cities are jacking up parking fines and cracking down on unpaid tickets as a way to raise much-needed revenue


  • Commission on 9/11 Criticizes Ashcroft
  • The Justice Department under Attorney General John Ashcroft failed in 2001 to treat counterterrorism as a top priority, the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks said in a report issued on Tuesday


  • Russia promises help to Iraq
  • Moscow is concerned over the situation in Iraq, the trouble in which peaceful Iraqis living in US-besieged Falluja have found themselves


  • U.S Dislike OPEC Actions
  • "We're very concerned and the actions by OPEC in reducing its quota are most unwelcome," Snow said in an interview on the radio. "We've let OPEC know that we don't think well of these actions. The situation is a serious one."That couldn't come at a worse time," Snow said. "It's an uncertainty for the economy."


  • Ricin Found In Washington Apartment
  • Robert M Alberg is in FBI custody following the discovery of Ricin in his Washington apartment. He has been charged with one count of possession of a toxin or biological agent. Alberg is being held pending today's hearing


  • Rio de Janeiro state plans to wall off slums
  • The government of Rio de Janeiro state yesterday proposed to build a wall around its sprawling favelas in an effort to help control rampant crime in the picture postcard city


  • Thai boy raised by dog dies in welfare centre
  • A Thai boy who was partially raised by a dog was found dead at a welfare centre where he had been taken for protection, police and welfare officials said Monday


  • Israel misuses its friendship with US to commit atrocities
  • Israel's reign of terror in Gaza and the West Bank has escalated since Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced in December 2003 that Israel would dismantle the Jewish colonies in Gaza


  • Deaths of scores of mercenaries not reported
  • Baghdad - At least 80 foreign mercenaries - security guards recruited from the United States, Europe and South Africa and working for American companies - have been killed in the past eight days in Iraq


  • Italians taken hostage as nervous nations pull out
  • Al-Jazeera Arab television has aired a tape of four men described as Italians being held by a hitherto unheard of Iraqi Islamist group which demanded that Italy withdraw its forces from Iraq.


  • A Domestic Spy Force? Bush sees need to alter FBI, CIA
  • President says he may back restructuring to better combat terrorism; he also will take questions on Iraq


  • Secret Spanish Government Report Mentions CIA’s Alliance With ETA in Assassination Plot
  • Terrorism experts have obtained Spanish government documents indicating how the CIA supplied sophisticated explosives to ETA terrorists during the assassination of Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco in 1973. Police and military information sources have stated that "Kissinger himself gave the green light."


  • ETA 'arms factory' found in France
  • Police found a suspected ETA arms factory and a large supply of weapons on a farm in southwestern France on Sunday and arrested two men believed to be members of the Basque separatist group


  • Blood pact by E.T.A. and fundamentalists Basque brigades in Iraq
  • The hundreds of mostly Islamic foreign combatants who arrived in Iraq before the American attack on 20 March 2003 also included about 80 Basque E.T.A. militants


  • WHILE BUSH VACATIONED AT TEXAS RANCH, BIN LADEN PLANNED MURDEROUS ATTACKS
  • President Bush was told flat-out that Osama bin Laden planned an assault on the United States and was directing his followers to hijack airplanes to carry out the murderous attacks. The president was made aware of this chilling information in an Aug. 6, 2001 briefing, while he was on an extended vacation at his Texas ranch, more than a month before the terrible events of Sept. 11


  • Johnson’s role in 1964 Brazil coup revealed in documents
  • A newly declassified audiotape and documents released Mar. 31, 40 years after the 1964 coup that installed military rule in Brazil, show that then-President Lyndon Johnson was directly involved in the decision to back the uprising


  • Big Brother takes a seat: Cameras on school buses
  • ALafayette Parish school system Transportation Director Daniel Michel shows where cameras will be positioned on parish school buses Monday at the School Board offices in Lafayette.LAFAYETTE — Bus drivers hope that giving Big Brother a seat on Lafayette Parish school buses will stop unruly behavior and other drivers who speed past stopped buses


  • Abizaid seeks more combat troops for Iraq
  • General John Abizaid, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, has asked the Pentagon for two additional combat brigades in response to the widespread rebellion in Iraq, reversing a year-long trend of reducing the US military presence there


  • NASA: A Black Box for People
  • Now, there's something similar for people. Under the leadership of Stanford University professor Greg Kovacs and engineers Carsten Mundt (NASA/Ames) and Kevin Montgomery (Stanford), researchers have developed a device that is like a black box or flight recorder for human beings


  • Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing was locked down for over an hour during a police drug search. Drugs in the school? Actually, no. This is the second year in a row no drugs were found
  • TF South Declares code red


  • Terrorist chemical threat 'worse than suspected'
  • Terrorists plotting to use chemical weapons in Europe have more advanced plans than security services previously suspected, a senior French counter-terrorism official has warned


  • U.S. weighs new agency based on British model
  • Does the Federal Bureau of Investigation's alleged weaknesses in gathering, sharing and acting on information about terrorist suspects in the United States require the creation of a new domestic intelligence agency based on the British model


  • Bush to Hold News Conference Tuesday Night
  • President Bush will hold his first formal press conference of the year on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Iraq where U.S. forces are battling both Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim insurgents, the White House said






  • Monday, April 12, 2004

    NEWS 

    Canadian sealers have pushed out to sea for the largest cull in 50 years despite protests by environmentalists and animal rights groups
  • The government is allowing more than 300,000 seals to be killed, arguing that the campaign is both ecologically sound and economically justified


  • So much for Security! U.S. Air Marshal Forgets Gun in Restroom
  • A federal air marshal accidentally left her gun in a restroom at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport


  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Wesley Bertch admits he fell for offshore outsourcing "hook, line and sinker." So when Bertch, chief techie for Minneapolis-based Life Time Fitness, a health club chain, needed software to evaluate potential new locations for gyms late last year, he looked overseas where he could pay $6 an hour instead of $60 for programmers. He hired a large, reputable Indian outsourcing firm a few months ago, then sat back and watched his troubles mount. Not only did the offshore team produce code that was full of bugs, they ran up big bills working overtime to fix their mistakes. Bertch finally canned the offshore contractors, hired several local programmers and started preaching to industry colleagues that managing such projects across oceans is doomed to failure. His biggest surprise? "I've since talked to scores of my peers, and we are all singing from the same hymn book," Bertch says.


  • Brunei Ready With Biometric Passport By 2006
  • An official source from the Immigration Department is confident Brunei will be ready with the biometric passport by Nov 2006 - the proposed two-year extension deadline by the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security on biometric passport requirements for visa-waiver nations


  • Battle for Iraqi Hearts and Minds Suspended in Face of Escalating Resistance
  • White House maintains business-as-usual facade


  • NBC's Homeland Security = Pure Propaganda
  • Watched the first 15 Minutes of the piece of fiction called "Homeland Security" on NBC and I spotted at least five big lies so far


  • ''Upsurge of Violence in Iraq Threatening Bush Administration's Reelection Prospects''
  • "In the last week, there has been a sudden increase in U.S. casualties; more importantly, however, these casualties have been quite publicized, culminating in the March 31 mutilation of four former U.S. soldiers who were attacked while traveling through Fallujah in a sports utility vehicle."


  • Plans to ring two slums in Rio de Janeiro with a 3-metre (10-foot) wall have been condemned by human rights groups and the city's own mayor
  • However, the authorities in Rio state say the wall will help the security forces control the Rocinha and Vigidal favelas. or slums, where 1,200 officers have been on patrol since Friday


  • IRS has become a subsidy system for super-wealthy Americans IRS winks at rich deadbeats
  • Stroke the rich


  • A Perfectly Good Train Wreck
  • "FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York. The FBI is conducting approximately 70 full field investigations throughout the U.S. that it considers bin Laden-related. CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our embassy in the U.A.E. in May saying that a group of bin Laden supporters was in the U.S. planning attacks with explosives."


  • John Dean, former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon and Author of "Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush"
  • A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW


  • Hundreds of Corpses Fill Haiti Morgues
  • We speak with an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild which recently sent a delegation to Haiti. He says he saw hundreds of corpses being dumped by morgues in Haiti and describes bodies coming in with plastic bags over their heads and hands tied behind their backs, piles of corpses burning in fields and pigs eating their flesh


  • Massacre in Fallujah: Over 600 Dead, 1,000 Injured, 60,000 Refugees
  • The U.S. siege of Fallujah continues and reports are emerging of a massacre of Iraqi civilians at the hands of U.S. troops. We go to Iraq to get a report from Free Speech Radio News' Aaron Glantz who interviews Iraqis fleeing Fallujah as well as a producer with Al-Jazeera television who says he and fellow journalists were targeted by U.S. snipers in the town.


  • Drought Still Ravages Western U.S.
  • "Most of the West is headed into six years of drought and some areas are looking at seven years of drought,"



  • Sunday, April 11, 2004

    Will the 2004 Election Be Called Off? 

    Will the 2004 Election Be Called Off? Why Three Out of Four Experts Predict a Terrorist Attack by November
  • In addition to speculating on everything from which country would next "feel the force of U.S. liberation" to who would win the best picture Oscar, Safire predicted that "the 'October surprise' affecting the U.S. election" would be "a major terror attack in the United States."


  • Top 27 Pieces of Evidence that Show Rice Perjured Herself in Front of the 9/11 Commission: A Reference for Seekers of Truth
  • 27 Arrows that point to perjury


  • US-Appointed Iraqi Government Close to Collapse?
  • AP reported that the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) issued a demand early on Saturday that the US cease its military action against Fallujah and stop employing "collective punishment."


  • Deadly explosion levels building near U.S. border in Mexico
  • "It looked like a war zone, it was awful," said Martinez, who found the body of Natividad Avalos, 25, a secretary at the dentist office. "We were able to get my sister-in-law's body because she was just blown out of the building."


  • Iraq waiting for Iran's answer to joint oil pipeline project: Iraqi official
  • Asked if the United States agreed with such joint Iraqi projects with Iran, Jihad replied that the Iraqi oil ministry makes its decisions in accordance with Iraq's national interests and that the proposal for Basra-Abadan pipeline was put forward after informing the Coalition officials


  • Iraqi rebels hit US oil tankers
  • A CONVOY of US army oil tankers came under rocket-propelled grenade attack in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib-"Several tankers are on fire,"


  • Insurgents in Iraq threatened to kill and mutilate a captured Halliburton Co. truck driver Saturday if U.S. forces don't halt their offensive in the violence-torn city of Fallujah
  • Iraq insurgents threaten to execute American


  • Bush To NYC: Drop Dead
  • "In his first campaign commercial, George Bush reached down and molested the dead."


  • White House releases intelligence memo
  • Pre-9/11 brief talks of al-Qaida determination to attack U.S.


  • More bullshit! White House releases intelligence memo
  • Pre-9/11 brief talks of al-Qaida determination to attack U.S.


  • A U.S. State Department spokesman says there is no hard evidence of any Iranian role in the unrest in Iraq
  • "I just give you one example: the Iranians provided Sadr's followers with 800 Thuriya satellite telephones, as well as other equipment, [that] they are using to communicate with each other. Their involvement is huge.


  • India Asks Iran to Provide a Viable Oil Field
  • India has given a four-month ultimatum to Iran to provide it with a viable oil field if it wants to export 5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to New Delhi


  • A police base in Northern Ireland has been attacked with petrol bombs by a gang of youths overnight
  • As many as 20 petrol bombs were thrown at the building by a crowd of youths, who later fled into the city's Creggan estate


  • After two years of drug smugglers running their loads across his 40-acre property, tearing down fences and at times taking wild shots at him, Kozak on Wednesday fired back with more than his usual warning shots
  • "This is the point that we reached, they're going to continue to attack American citizens and burn our homes down,"


  • Repost: Armed Mexicans cross border?
  • A group of civilian volunteer U.S.-Mexico border watchers say they witnessed an incursion into the U.S. by 22 armed Mexican militiamen – and photographed the encounter with the paramilitary patrol


  • U.S. Border Patrol agents busted three large groups of illegal entrants over the weekend, apprehending 484 people
  • That bust came one day after agents apprehended 174 illegal entrants Saturday near Elephant Head Road in Green Valley. In that incident, agents said members of the group said they each paid $1,600 to be smuggled to locations across the United States


  • Apache helicopter shot down near Baghdad
  • The spokesman said the helicopter was downed by "unknown ground fire" on Sunday. Apaches normally carry a crew of two and can be armed with missiles and automatic cannon


  • Bulgarian tear gas attack injures dozens
  • An unidentified man hurled a canister of poisonous gas into a crowded public office in Bulgaria's capital Friday, injuring dozens


  • Baghdad Burning
  • Baghdad is calm and relatively quiet if you don't count the frequent explosions


  • No go yet for US curbs on banned arms
  • Some UN members want to amend proposal to keep weapons of mass destruction out of terrorists' reach


  • Russia blames US-led coalition for making Iraq a terrorist haven
  • ''Iraq has actually become a magnet attracting international terrorists of every stripe, who are flying there like flies towards syrup and are feeling comfortable there,'' Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said in an interview aired on Russian television today


  • Cheney plans to pitch Westinghouse nukes to Beijing
  • On a trip to China next week to talk about high-stakes issues like terrorism and North Korea, US Vice President Dick Cheney will have another task -- making a pitch for Westinghouse's US nuclear power technology


  • Suppliers in high gear for Asia nuclear power
  • The blossoming of nuclear power in Asia, where 18 of the world's 31 units under construction are located, is dubbed by some as a renaissance of the sector and has become a massive magnet for European, Canadian and Russian suppliers


  • The year to fear for Taiwan: 2006
  • Pre-positioned special forces, smuggled into Taiwan months before, would assassinate key leaders, and attack radar and communication facilities around Taiwan a few hours before the main attack


  • Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the March 13 "race" was part of the US Department of Defense's (DOD's) plan to make one-third of the military's combat vehicles driverless by 2015
  • The rise of the machines


  • NSA poised to hire 7,500 people
  • The National Security Agency is launching its largest recruitment drive since the Cold War, with plans to hire 7,500 workers over the next five years as it adapts to a new array of global security threats


  • From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to Vietnam to Iraq, the propaganda machine has rewritten reality and molded opinion
  • "Comfortable" War Propaganda


  • Mercenaries take revenge and shoot hundreds of Iraqis
  • An attack by hundreds of Iraqi militia members on the U.S. government's headquarters in Najaf on Sunday was repulsed not by the U.S. military, but by eight commandos from a private security firm, according to sources familiar with the incident







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