Freitag, 23. Februar 2007

Why a US Attack on Iran Should Be Unthinkable Today

Renaud Girard discusses the technical, strategic, political and diplomatic obstacles to a US military strike against Iran.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022307G.shtml

Hillary Clinton's Iraq Vote Haunts Her on Campaign Trail

It is the vote that will not die, no matter how often Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton explains, defends or takes responsibility for her 2002 decision to back the use of military force in Iraq. And whether it turns out to be a short footnote or a dead weight on Clinton's White House campaign could be the biggest question in the 2008 Democratic presidential race.

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Millions of Americans Living in Severe Poverty

The McClatchy analysis found that the number of severely poor Americans grew by 26 percent from 2000 to 2005. That's 56 percent faster than the overall poverty population grew in the same period.

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Bush and Cheney Owe an Explanation

Nicholas D. Kristof writes: "One way or another, the Scooter Libby trial will soon be over. Whatever the verdict, President Bush and Vice President Cheney owe the American people a candid explanation of what went on in that period in the White House."

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US-Russia Tensions Rise Over Anti-Missile Bases

Russia has threatened to withdraw from INF missile treaty, and target proposed US bases in Poland, Czech Republic.

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Please consider submitting your own environmental petition about electro magnetic radiation

Environmental Petitions
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T-Com verstößt weiter gegen das Verbot der Speicherung von Verbindungsdaten

Neuer Telepolis-Service: Nutzer tragen ihre Erfahrungen mit der Speicherpraxis von Providern ein.

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Dog Fur on Jackets: Let's Take It off The Shelves

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Mining Activists Need Your Help

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No New Taxes? Don't Read His Lips

by Adam Hughes and Craig Jennings, TomPaine.com

Despite what it says, Bush's budget actually increases taxes on the middle class.
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Neighbours hit the roof as phone mast goes up at pub

MPs are being urged to back a campaign opposing a mobile-phone mast which has gone up on the roof of a Highbury pub.

Residents are appalled that the 10-foot 02 phone mast was fitted above the Arsenal Tavern in Blackstock Road last week, apparently without planning permission or consultation.

The Victorian pub is in Islington but comes under Hackney Council licensing department.

Residents are calling on Islington North Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn and Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour MP Diane Abbott to support their campaign to have the mast removed.

Resident Zena Sullivan said the first she knew about the mast was when she looked outside her kitchen window and saw it being put on the roof of the pub.

“Residents and business people around here are really angry,” she said. “No one has looked into the health effects of this device. There are several schools nearby and most authorities have a policy of not siting phone masts close to places where there are children

“We can’t understand why the pub doesn’t need planning permission for this mast. Hackney says there is nothing they can do.”

Under the 1995 Town and Country Planning Act, no planning requirement is needed for mobile-phone masts although they can be removed as a precautionary measure if they are deemed to be too close to primary schools. Residents claim the mast is about 150 yards from a primary school.

A spokeswoman for Hackney Council said it was investigating the siting of the mast. She added: “We are not aware that planning permission has been sought and that may be being done retrospectively. An officer will be visiting the premises to seek further explanation.”

• Scientists have warned that a plan to site 32 mobile-phone masts at Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium would make it a high-density area for the devices.

Powerwatch, an independent group, has counted almost 100 masts in a two-square- mile radius of the stadium.

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Cheney hints at Iran strike

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A Trial for Thousands Denied Trial

Naomi Klein writes, "Something remarkable is going on in a Miami courtroom. The cruel methods US interrogators have used since September 11 to 'break' prisoners are finally being put on trial. This was not supposed to happen. The Bush Administration's plan was to put José Padilla on trial for allegedly being part of a network linked to international terrorists. But Padilla's lawyers are arguing that he is not fit to stand trial because he has been driven insane by the government."

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High Court Asked to Explore Contractor Liability for Deaths in Iraq

The grisly details of the murder and dismemberment of four US citizen contractors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah have found their way onto US soil in a dispute that may reach the Supreme Court. In the case, the estates of the four late contractors filed suit against Blackwater Security, a company with whom the decedents contracted to perform military escort services.

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For Guard Units, A Sooner Than Expected Return to Iraq

The Pentagon is planning to send more than 14,000 National Guard troops back to Iraq next year, shortening their time between deployments to meet the demands of Bush's troop escalation.

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States Are Running Out of Health Dollars

States are warning that hundreds of thousands of poor children could lose their health insurance if Congress doesn't act soon to come through with more money for the program. Many states have nearly used up their annual federal subsidy for child health care, and it is not even midway through the fiscal year. Some blame a flawed formula of doling out money by Washington and funding based on outdated census data. Congress has been unwilling so far to deliver more money.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022307M.shtml

Jailing Children of Immigrants

"It's just a concentration camp by another name," says John Wheat Gibson, a Dallas attorney. In the T. Don Hutto Correctional Center in Taylor, Texas there have been reports of inadequate healthcare and nutrition. "The kids are getting sick from the food," says Frances Valdez, a fellow at the University of Texas Law School's Immigration Law Clinic. "It could be a psychological thing also. These are little kids, given only one hour of playtime a day, the rest of the time they're in their pods in a contained area." There are only a few people per cell so families are separated at night and children are sick but parents cannot go to them.

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Senator Patrick Leahy: The War in Iraq

Remarks of US Senator Patrick Leahy: "As one who, for years, has fought for veterans' benefits, for fair treatment for the National Guard, for armor for our troops who were sent into battle unprepared, and for replacing the depleted stocks of essential equipment that our troops need and depend on, the absurd accusation that it is unpatriotic to disagree with a policy that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and created a terrorist haven in a country that before posed no threat to the United States, has worn thin."

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US Iran Intelligence "Is Incorrect"

The intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities provided to UN inspectors by US spy agencies has turned out to be unfounded. At the heart of the debate are accusations - spearheaded by the US - that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons. Most of the tip-offs about supposed secret weapons sites provided by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies have led to dead ends when investigated by International Atomic Energy Agency, inspectors. "Most of it has turned out to be incorrect," a diplomat at the IAEA with detailed knowledge of the agency's investigations said.

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Democrats Seek to Repeal 2002 War Authorization

Senate Democratic leaders intend to unveil a plan next week to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq in favor of narrower authority that restricts the military's role and begins withdrawals of combat troops.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022307Q.shtml

"Do Something Good..."

"The Occupation Project is developing, nationally, into a sustained campaign," writes Iraq activist Kathy Kelly. "We welcome participation, and encourage further nonviolent efforts to resist appropriations for military action in Iraq, or against Iran, other than funds to withdraw troops from Iraq. It's wrong to fund killing and destruction in another country because people in that country oppose the Bush administration's political agenda for their country. What is more, U.S. soldiers will be killed in carrying out this agenda, and thousands of Iraqi civilians will be killed in 'collateral damage,' people who may or may not be opposed to the Bush administration's political agenda for their country."

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Shock as hugh mast appears in street

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Where are the Democrats?

Reason
by Terry Michael

It’s hard to get out of a deal with the devil. That’s the congressional Democrats’ dilemma as they continue to treat the Iraq war as a speed bump on their pathway to the perks of restored power. Take Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware. Asked on one of the Sunday venues for pompous pontificators how he would respond to any attempt by President Bush to escalate the war in Iraq (to ’surge,’ if you prefer it in Newspeak), the Democratic ‘leader’ on foreign policy responded, ‘There’s not much I can do about it.’ This is a man who sees a future president during his morning look in the mirror. Sadly, the glass reflects an empty suit who embodies the congressional Democrats’ decision to reduce action on Iraq to a political calculus appropriate for the highway appropriations bill, not a moral imperative to challenge a policy that has sent thousands of twenty-somethings to their deaths in the desert. You certainly can do something about it, Senator. It’s called leadership... (for publication 03/07)

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Why we protested at Obama’s speech

CounterPunch
by Illinois Students Against the War

02/22/07

On Sunday, February 11th, a group of antiwar students turned out to challenge Barack Obama’s position on Iraq as he held a rally at the UIC Pavilion to kick-start his campaign.Approximately two dozen antiwar activists from UIC, Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern University turned out among the crowd of 7,000 Obama supporters to send the message that “antiwar” candidates do not vote to fund war...

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Equal justice under the law

Frontiers of Freedom
by Phil Gallagher

02/22/07

While we wait to hear from the jury in the Libby perjury case it might be useful to spend a few minutes contrasting the judicial treatment received by two senior members of opposing political factions. I. Lewis Libby was charged with perjury in lying about his role in outing a CIA operative. The actual outer, Richard Armitage was granted immunity and can be heard during the trial actually doing the supposed crime with Bob Woodward. It was already acknowledged that Armitage had been the source of the original column by Bob Novak...

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End corruption with free, fair and open elections

Liberty For All
by Brian Irving

02/22/07

Why are we surprised elected officials are corrupt? Government regulation pervades every aspect of our economic, social and personal life. So it logically follows, if you really want to get something done, you must bend the rules or the rule makers. Government is no longer about protecting individual liberty and promoting personal responsibility, it’s about ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘how much can I get.’ Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely...

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Australians protest Cheney visit

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Padilla unable to stand trial

Frederick News-Post

02/22/07

Accused al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla suffers from intense stress and anxiety stemming from his isolated years in military custody and cannot adequately help his lawyers prepare for trial, two defense mental experts testified Thursday. Defense lawyers hope to delve more deeply into Padilla’s treatment at a Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., later in the federal hearing, when they are allowed to question brig officials directly involved in his custody...

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Hanging the womb of Iraq: Stop the executions!

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Second update on efforts to stop the Summary execution of three Iraqi women
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Impeachment Is Not Off the Table

By Peter Phillips

Nancy Pelosi declared on national television “impeachment is off the table.” Impeachment, it seems, is too divisive for a 2008-oriented Democratic Party leadership and will interfere with the business of Congress over the next two years.

The Democrats seem to be giving a pardon to Bush and Cheney without even having a trial. Impeachment is the people’s option to end corrupt government. According to the Lancet Medical Journal 650,000 civilians have died in Iraq since the start of the US invasion. US aerial bombing in civilian neighborhoods have caused over a third of these deaths including whole families—children, grandparents, moms and dads.

We now know that Bush and Cheney lied about the weapons of mass destruction. According to the Downing Street Memos from July 2002, “Military action was [in order to justify the invasion of Iraq] seen as inevitable…justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD…the intelligence facts were…fixed around the policy.” Bush and Cheney misled the American people, frauded Congress, violated their constitutional oaths of office. Impeachment has never been more warranted. Yet the Democrats say it is off the table, and can only muster a mild non-binding rebuke in the House as the surge goes on. How many more thousands of people must die before Americans say “enough”?

We have seen the gross profit engorgement of oil companies and private military contractors as of result of the 9/11 wars. Pro-war interests exert significant influence on members of Congress with money and lobbying, while the public relations machines of private industry and government work full time through the corporate media to keep us fearful of terrorists.

Yet, the values and moral core of the American people are based in love, hard work, family and justice. With all our faults, we are basically a good people being led astray by a neo-conservative cabal seeking nothing less than total military domination of the world. We recognize the awfulness of war, decry torture, and understand the connection between of military spending and infrastructure depletion including: housing, education, health care, and employment.

The American people voted against the war in November. Opinion polls show two-thirds oppose the war, and over half support impeachment. We have the individual choice of being “Good Germans” and hiding our heads in the sand, or taking united action to dethrone the imperial powers through the people’s option of impeachment.

New avenues of resistance are emerging to challenge the illegal occupants in the White House. On February 17-18 some twenty-five organizations met in New York for an emergency impeachment conference. The result of the weekend planning was the formation of a new coalition of activists to pursue the impeachment of Bush and Cheney through an increase in public pressure, lobbying, media activism, advertising, creative actions and civil disobedience over the next few months. //www.worldcantwait.org

Plans to push impeachment include massive marches in major cities on March 17-18, a national Hip-Hop Not War Tour, a global US corporate and chain store shopping boycott April 15 (tax day) to April 22 (Earth Day) //www.wearenotbuyingit.org , and the declaration of National Impeachment Day April 28 //www.a28.org .

To allow this administration to ride out the next two years without impeachment is to sanction a lying treasonous presidency and set precedence for future presidents to ignore Congress and the will of the people. A democracy cannot tolerate an imperial power centered in the Whitehouse. If we choose to defend our Constitution we must pressure Congress to go beyond political partisanship and serve the best interests of America.


Peter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney.



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March 17: March on the Pentagon



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ALL OUT to the Pentagon on March 17

- NYC Citywide Meeting for March on the Pentagon -

Come to a citywide meeting on February 28 to get involved with the New York City organizing efforts to build for the National March on the Pentagon. We previously announced that the meeting would be at Judson Memorial. In fact, it will take place at Community Church.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 7pm Community Church
40 East 35th Street Between Park and Madison New York City

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National Office in Washington DC
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March on the Pentagon, March 17th

Video

Help, Get the word out!
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Democrats plan bill to limit U.S. war mission

Senators’ move directly challenges authority granted to President Bush
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Olympia (WA) town meeting for state-initiated impeachment

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Worthing families unite against mast

WEST Tarring is the new battleground in the continuing campaign against mobile phone masts.

The Herald has revealed how families living close to the proposed site of the 10-metre high T-Mobile mast, are joining the together to fight the plans.

The mast would be a "replica" telegraph pole, sited within the highway verge close to allotments.

St Andrew's Road resident Caroline Nelson is spearheading the campaign.

She said: "We don't want it, nobody wants it.

"There is a big ground-surge of public opposition building up against this."

More than 100 homes have been canvassed by Mrs Nelson, aged 42, and, she said, only two did not seem to be bothered by the mast proposal.

Keep updated on this story in the Worthing Herald

23 February 2007

All rights reserved © 2007 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Families defeated in phone mast battle

DAVID BALE
23 February 2007 08:40

A battle to stop a mobile phone mast being built close to homes in Thorpe St Andrew has ended in defeat for the campaigners.

Families were furious when they learnt T Mobile wanted to install a 12 metre mast at the junction of the ring road and Pound Lane, opposite Sainsbury's.

They presented a survey which showed the majority of families were against the mast to Thorpe Town Council and Broadland District Council. But at a meeting of Broadland District Council's planning committee, councilors approved the plans despite the opposition to them.

Andy Street, 69, of Eastern Avenue in Thorpe, said: “We are disappointed, but councils have got their hands tied, with all the previous planning inspectorate decisions going in favour of mobile phone companies.

“I can understand where councils are coming from. They are worried they could be fined if they turn down applications without good reasons, and taxpayers will then have the burden of paying fines.

“I think the whole system needs to be overhauled, because local democracy is just not working. People are not being involved in the process. The Government is always talking about social inclusion, but it's not happening.”

After the meeting, Broadland District councillor and member of the planning committee, Dalmaine Dewgarde admitted the council was scared of repercussions if plans were turned down for no good reason.

He said: “The members were of a mind to refuse it, but we need good reason to refuse an application, and they could not find grounds to refuse it.

“Whether we like it or not, it's not of our making, the Government has given carte blanche to do these things, or people will end up with a big bill, when we are taken to court, and the decision is overturned.

“I abstained because I don't like the siting of the mast, right on the bend of a road. And nobody has ever proved to me that these masts are not dangerous. But you cannot turn down applications on health grounds.”

Earlier this month, anti-phone mast campaigners said a worrying precedent was set after Government planning chiefs overturned a council's refusal of a mobile phone mast.

Broadland District Council's refusal to allow mobile phone giant 02 to build a 12.5 metre mast on the verge in Dussindale Drive, Thorpe St Andrew was overturned on appeal. The application was originally rejected by the council last year amid fears the mast would have a detrimental impact upon the character and appearance of the site and on neighbouring properties. Safety concerns were also raised. But the planning inspectorate dismissed the refusal stating there was little evidence to support health fears.

A spokesman for T Mobile said the mast was needed to provide a quality service.

“Without mobile phone base stations mobile phones simply do not work” he said. “All of our installations comply with stringent national and international guidelines.”

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The Evening News thrust the issue of mobile phone masts firmly into the public spotlight with its Put Masts on Hold campaign, which opposes installing mobile phone masts near homes and schools until it is proved they are safe.

Are you fighting against a mobile phone mast? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2 @archant.co.uk

Copyright © 2007 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

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Mobile phone mast approved

By Telegraph newsdesk

COUNCILLORS have urged mobile phone operators to share more masts before they end up on 'every street corner' of the borough.

The call came as Blackburn with Darwen Council's planning committee gave permission for a new mast in Bonsall Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn.

Coun Alan Cottam said that it was government policy that masts should be shared but he didn't see much proof of it.

"We need to be saying to these companies that they need to share masts, otherwise we are going to end up with hundreds of these masts.

"They will end up on every street corner."

Coun Paul Browne agreed and said mobile phone companies should be told to find a mast to share when they submitted applications.

Coun Andy Kay said: "They are a blot on the landscape but unfortunately we live in a modern age and there is no alternative."

Although he did say there was examples of companies sharing masts like those at the top of Corporation Park.

Adam Scott, director for regeneration, said government policy changed often on the subject but that firms were already told to share them where possible and this would continue.

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Le transformateur de Majadahonda autour duquel il y a eu 45 morts sera transféré

MEDNEWS (Espagne): Le transformateur de Majadahonda autour duquel il y a eu 45 morts sera transféré. (Dossier VASEM et vidéo Syndrome des Micro-Ondes).
//www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/VASEM.php#1
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MEDNEWS (España): El centro de transformación de Majadahonda alrederor del cual ha habido 45 muertos será trasladado. (Expediente VASEM y vídeo El Sindrome de MicroOndas).
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Bald kann nicht nur der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten im Flugzeug telefonieren

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HLV INFO 19/AT

23-02-2007

Volker Hartenstein, MdL a.D.

Iraq Labor vs. ExxonMobil, BP and Shell

"The new Iraq hydrocarbon law opens the door for international investors, led by BP, Exxon and Shell, to siphon off 75 percent of Iraq oil wealth for 30 years," writes Kathlyn Stone. "The law is currently under consideration in the Iraq Parliament, with deputy prime minister Salih, chair of the oil committee, carrying the legislation. Iraq's unions, if not its occupied government, are standing firm against the oil law."

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Great Barrier Reef Polluted by Pesticides

The Great Barrier Reef, already under threat from global warming, is also being affected by pollutants and pesticides from the land carried into the sea by flooded rivers, satellite images show.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EC.shtml

Southern Ocean Being "Strangled" by Greenhouse Gases

The pristine Southern Ocean, which swirls around the Antarctic and absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is slowly losing a fight against the industrial gases responsible for global warming.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EB.shtml

As Earth Warms, Lawsuits Mount

The growing scientific consensus on global warming may prompt more than high-level policy decisions. It could also trigger more lawsuits. Perhaps the most far-reaching lawsuit is Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, now pending before the US Supreme Court.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EA.shtml

Soldier of Conscience Sentenced to Seven Months

Spc. Mark Wilkerson, 23, who surrendered at Fort Hood, Texas, in August, pleaded guilty to desertion and missing troop movement Thursday and was sentenced to seven months in military prison. Wilkerson said he decided to go AWOL because his conscientious objector status was denied.

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General Dubik: Let Lt. Watada Resign

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Texas Governor Perry took Merck money before mandating cervical vaccine

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says that it's just a coincidence that he and eight other lawmakers received donations of $5,000 each from Merck lobbyists just a few days before mandating the drug giant's HPV cervical cancer vaccine for all females in Texas ages 12 and up.

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The Moral Dilemma of Requiring a Life-Saving Vaccine

A new cancer-fighting vaccine holds life-saving promise for young women, but debate over its use is raising tough questions at the crossroads of medicine and morality.

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Libby perjury hearing casts cloud over Cheney

As a Washington jury continues its deliberations on Thursday on whether Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff of Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, is guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice, he is not the only one whose reputation has come under suspicion.

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US Guantanamo ruling 'shocking

AMNESTY International has criticised a decision by the US appeals court preventing foreign terror suspects from challenging their detentions at Guantanamo Bay in the US legal system.

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Russia warns U.S. on Iran moves

"The Russian foreign minister said Wednesday U.S.-led multinational foreign forces in Iraq must not conduct military operations outside the country, including against Iran," the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

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A U.S. briefer overstates Iran's meddling in Iraq, setting off a Washington tempest

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From Information Clearing House

A second US soldier has pleaded guilty to the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Iraq

A SECOND US soldier has pleaded guilty to the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and the killing of her family, it was reported today.

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More nations plan pull-out

Poland has already announced that it will bring home its 900 troops by the end of the year, and Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Japan and New Zealand have already withdrawn their troops.

//news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article2293479.ece


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Bush offered a budget that offers $32.7 billion in tax cuts to the Wal-Mart family alone

Maybe We Deserve to Be Ripped Off By Bush's Billionaires

By Matt Taibbi

While America obsessed about Brittany's shaved head, Bush offered a budget that offers $32.7 billion in tax cuts to the Wal-Mart family alone, while cutting $28 billion from Medicaid.

//www.ichblog.eu/text/content/view/661/1/



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Wal-Mart
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Matt+Taibbi

US ratchets up ‘psy-ops’ against Tehran

By Mahan Abedin

People like Ahmadinejad and Kachouyan developed their political consciousness not on the turbulent streets of the Iranian revolution but in the revolutionary decade of the 1980s, and especially in the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War. The belief that Iran faced much of the Western and Eastern worlds during the war is widely shared in the population, but it is especially intense in the networks linked to the second-generation revolutionaries.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17148.htm

US Iran Intelligence 'Is Incorrect'

Julian Borger in Vienna

Much of the intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities provided to UN inspectors by US spy agencies has turned out to be unfounded, diplomatic sources in Vienna said today.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17149.htm

"Theater Iran Near Term" (TIRANNT)

//www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=CHO20070221&articleId=4888


Informant: Larry Ross



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Chossudovsky

The Prison-Industrial Complex

//www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/14/news/prison.php


Informant: Lew Rockwell

America, Now Without the Revolution

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/silber4.html



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=/silber
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Arthur+Silber

Bearing False Witness: A New Tool for Authoritarians

//www.lewrockwell.com/floyd/floyd61.html



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