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Archive for the Month of August, 2005.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 451 through 509 of 509.
- The defeated 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela and Haiti's continuing agony show the US and its allies are as ready as ever to use covert dirty tricks and outright aggression to get what they want in Latin America. For the moment, the Bush regime seems content to co-opt countries benighted and foolish enough to fall for trade-in-your-sovereignty deals.
- Getting President Bush from here to there consumes an enormous amount of fuel, whether he's aboard Air Force One, riding in a helicopter or on the ground in a heavily armored limousine. The bill gets steeper every day as the White House is rocked by the same energy prices as regular drivers. Taxpayers still foot the bill.
- Following months of harassment by the Bush administration, that includes getting him fired from his job at a think tank and attempting to strip him of his membership in the Washington Press Club, the Bush administration has stooped to new lows in trying to make former National Security Agency employee Wayne Madsen disappear. America has entered a dangerous new age of the Neo-Con and new Nazi movement that thrives on lies and propaganda from Fox News and right wing talk show hosts. With Pat Robinson pushing for assassination of foreign leaders are domestic internet journalists next?
- Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known - that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil.
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says US President George W Bush will be to blame if anything happens to him.
- The Pentagon said about 505 remain at the prison for terrorist suspects
- Detainees say US military broke July pact
- Am inquiry has been launched into the leaking of sensitive information on the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes following police pressure on those heading the investigation.
- Giffen denies wrongdoing. His lawyers, Steven Cohen and William Schwartz, say in court papers that Giffen's actions were condoned by the Central Intelligence Agency, White House and State Department to curry favor with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, 65.
- Evangelical programs on Capitol Hill seek to mold a new generation of leaders who will answer not to voters, but to God.
- In a report released Wednesday, the Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) became the fourth bank in the United States to disclose links to slavery.
- Eleven EPA employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people. The unions acted following revelations of an apparent cover-up of evidence from Harvard School of Dental Medicine linking fluoridation with elevated risk of a fatal bone cancer in young boys.
- Some of Colombia's elected politicians have used cocaine within Congress itself, the vice-president of the country's Senate has alleged. "There are important officials who distribute, and senators and representatives who consume."
- How about a vial of poison, as ordered up for a proposed US assassination in 1960 of Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba. Or perhaps supply some weaponry to a local hit squad, as Washington did for those who bumped off Dominican leader Rafael Trujillo.
- ...the Saudis are about to hit their peak production, if they haven't already
- Tuition at these public institutions has been going up quickly in the past decade, reversing the long-held public policy that tax monies should pay for most of the tuition and the rest of the expenses of public higher education. Quietly year by year, privatization of a public good has been growing.
- Campaigners say that the scrapping of textile trade rules eight months ago has the potential to destroy the economies of tsunami-hit countries such as Bangladesh, while the EU quotas are only designed to protect rich countries such as France and Italy, rather than help those worst hit by the situation.
- Since Fox News wrongly identified a La Habra home as that of a terrorist, its five- member family has faced an angry backlash.
- With no public debate, to compensate for inadequate troop strength in Iraq, the Bush Administration has contracted with tens of thousands of mercenaries, who operate outside U.S. control and undermine military morale.
- The "thermobaric" Hellfire AGM-114N warhead creates an intense, sustained pressure wave that can strike around corners in "caves, bunkers and hardened multi-room complexes," the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp., said
- U.S. ports are preparing for catastrophic terrorism in a major new program of security drills that began last week in the San Francisco Bay area and continues next week in Baltimore
- Journalist Wayne Madsen has left Washington over death threats and William Rodriguez, 9/11 truth-seeker, had his apartment burglarized. Both fit the description of the person supposedly targeted by the government.
- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to block the FBI from obtaining records from an organization possessing information about library patrons.
- The bloody war that began in March, 2003 and has inflicted over 100,000 civilian deaths among the civilian population makes one forget that the genocide actually began 15 years ago.
- It was a slow morning at the morgue. Just 20 new bodies, but all the slabs were occupied. Every day the same problem at Baghdad's Yarmouk hospital; every day the same solution: move the worst bodies to the floor, freeing space for the rest.
- "I thought I was going to get sick. I felt like I was going to faint. I was humiliated because I was there with this stranger and here I am with my blouse undone and he didn't give me a chance to tie it up, and I was just so worried for my baby."
- Comments by U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, to the effect that Canadians should "stop their emotional tirades, appears to have done just the opposite. Washington has chosen to ignore a NAFTA legal panel's ruling in regard to lumber in favor of Canada, arguing that it is not a legally binding decision.
- A former Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated.
- A Syrian-born Canadian has accused the Canadian government of orchestrating his detention and torture in Syria, says a news report.
- The oldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been indicted on corruption charges in connection with fund-raising activities for one of his father's election campaigns.
- In amazement and awe, audiences hang on every word of William Rodriguez when he speaks about his experiences of Sept. 11, 2001. The compelling testimony of the former custodian of the World Trade Center, in which he clearly describes a huge explosion occurring in the basement of the North Tower seconds before the plane struck the building, demolishes the government version of events as completely as the explosions that pulverized the twin towers.
- An active-duty Navy captain has become the second military officer to come forward publicly to say that a secret intelligence program tagged the ringleader of the Sept. 11 attacks as a possible terrorist more than a year before the attacks.
- The one thing that Rodriguez mentioned that was news to me was that the pulverized concrete was hot and burned his face and eyes, very interesting.
- So we have been warned, yet again. Terrorism is the logical consquence of American and British "foreign policy" whose infinitely greater terrorism we need to recognise, and debate, as a matter of urgency.
- A Reuters Television soundman was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday and a cameraman who was wounded was still being questioned by U.S. troops 12 hours later.
- More journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003 than during the 20 years of conflict in Vietnam, media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Sunday.
- With Great Britain fast becoming a police state, the caged population must see itself in animal terms. It must not insist on privacy, dignity, freedom and other "human" rights.
- Why do nations, that profit most from the sale of weapons for war, death and destruction, shout loudest in claiming to be proponents of peace?
- He said the decision to shut down was his own, but that the site was a victim of the murder of freedom of expression.
- It was not clear if the plane was Iranian or foreign, although the influential Kayhan newspaper pointed out that "usually these sort of planes are used for spying on other countries".
- Tommy Franks Invades Logan Street Elementary School
- From blimps to do-it-yourself unmanned vehicles, a trend takes flight
- ...for the owners of the euphemistically named "defence" industry, war — with all its attendant bloodshed and human suffering — is an opportunity to make megabucks. The invasion and occupation of Iraq has not proven an exception.
- The use of uranium-enriched munitions in the theater of war in the Middle East and Afghanistan is one of the more sadistic sides of the US imperialism, on par with the barbaric and terroristic nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- In the USA, in recent years there have been other occasions in which news reports about high-level official misconduct have been made to vanish.
- The creator and several buyers of a computer program designed to allow jealous lovers to snoop on their sweethearts' online activities have been indicted for allegedly violating federal computer privacy laws.
- US/ Iraqi forces have attacked Al Qaim several times in the past few months; the health and humanitarian situation inside the city and surrounding areas is desperate. The main hospital in the area is also under siege and all entrances to the city have been closed off.From early this morning military aircraft have been bombing the area and firing missiles on the city.
- A trail of hidden clues suggests Google is building its own Internet -- and might be looking to let everyone connect for free.
- The best way to stop the Bush-Cheney coming Apocalypse is impeachment. The second, a much weaker approach and not nearly as effective, is via the alternative media. AM writers need to continue to elaborate, report on, and predict our government,s next terrorist act against US. And make no mistake - the AM has already made a difference.
- The Model for "removing" skyscrapers is the Penzer Building in Detroit, courtesy of Controlled Demolition, Inc
- by Micheal Parenti - In Venezuela over 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty level. The neoliberal market "adjustments" of the 1980s and 1990s only made things worse, cutting social spending and eliminating subsidies in consumer goods. Far from ruining the country, here are some of the good things the Chavez government has accomplished...
- Tuesday night, as water rose to 20 feet through most of New Orleans, CNN relayed an advisory that food in refrigerators would last only four hours, would have to be thrown out. The next news item from CNN was an indignant bellow about "looters" of 7/11s and a Walmart.
- "Is this a great day for the CIA or what?"; Well, not exactly. The party was, in fact, a wake, marking the end of Mr. Goss' role as director of central intelligence, the CIA's role as the central intelligence agency in the intelligence community and the replacement of the CIA by the military arm of the government. I guess the CIA was not fascist enough?
- A Stampede sparked by rumours of a suicide bomber has killed at least 640 people at a religious festival in Iraq. The crush caused a railing to collapse on a Baghdad bridge packed with Shia worshippers sending crowds tumbling into the Tigris River.
- Blame the disgusting neocons and Bush for the death of 640 people expected to eventually reach over a thousand), mostly women and children, killed during a religious festival in Baghdad.
- Division 4 witness testimony and his team’s suppressed and classified final report named former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton among others as being involved in orchestrating the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr.
- President Bush on Tuesday answered growing anti-war protests with a fresh reason for American troops to continue fighting in Iraq: protection of the country's vast oil fields that he said would otherwise fall under the control of terrorist extremists.
- The insurgency is on the rise in our area, with a most impressive coordinated assault on one of my sister FOBs (St. Joe). What the fuck has my chain of command been doing? We were winning somewhat when I left. And now we're being pinned down in our own fucking homes? Insurgents are pushing locals out of their homes and taking over my area at will? What kind of fucktarded plan have we been half-assedly executing?
- Turkish Professor and Former Intelligence Officer: There is No Such Terror Organization as Al-Qaeda; Al-Qaeda is Code Name for a CIA Operation; The U.S. Government is Behind 9/11 and JFK's Assassination