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Robert Greenwald and BNF Call For Investigation of Giuliani Failure to Prepare For 9/11

With Video Documentary
//www.commondreams.org/news2007/1015-02.htm



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Hundreds of New Documents Reveal Expanded Military Role in Domestic Surveillance

//www.commondreams.org/news2007/1014-01.htm



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Outsourcing Torture

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/10/15/4538



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The Land of Optimism Is in the Dumps

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/10/15/4548



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Gary+Younge

War Lies Investigation: Rockefeller Claims He'll Get to It Someday

//afterdowningstreet.org/node/27718

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Jay Rockefeller's Unintentionally Revealing Comments
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6594/



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Virtual Security and Digital Panic

Many within Central and Eastern Europe are unaware that Big Brother has not only put on a three-piece suit, but has also gone digital.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/26/26393/1.html

They Seem to Be Allowed To Do Anything

Le Nouvel Observateur's star reporter Sara Daniel, who has spent a great deal of time in Iraq since the outset of the war there, considers some of the wider questions of the Blackwater scandal while offering some new details.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507G.shtml



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New York Times: Iraqi Oil Spoils

The editors of The New York Times write, "The quickening pace of oil deals between Kurdish regional leaders and foreign companies is another sign that Iraq is spinning out of control and the Bush administration has no idea how to stop it."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507C.shtml

Mobiles give you brain cancer?

//omega.twoday.net/search?q=brain+cancer

Orange plan phone mast near school

Scotsman - MOBILE phone giant Orange has submitted plans to erect a 13-metre high telecom pole just a stone's throw away from the city's Royal High Primary school. ...

//news.scotsman.com/education.cfm?id=1647152007



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Pentagon Faulted for "Security Letters"

The Associated Press reports, "A review by the Pentagon of hundreds of secret letters it sent out after the Sept. 11 attacks seeking financial records of individuals found that the program lacked coordination and oversight, according to newly released documents."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507N.shtml

Orwell in 2007

Robert Weiner and John Larmett write for The Oregonian, "In '1984,' the novel that most baby boomers read in high school, George Orwell creates a theoretical modern-day government with absolute power -- a state in which government, called the Party, monitors and controls every aspect of human life to the extent that even having a disloyal thought is against the law....'1984' is happening in 2007."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507M.shtml

The Politics of Kids' Health

Gail Russell Chaddock reports for The Christian Science Monitor: "Children's issues will top the agenda on Capitol Hill this week, as Democrats try to override President Bush's veto of a popular child-health bill. It's a moment of political drama that could tip close congressional races next fall, as well as raise the profile of other bills dealing with children's health in the US and abroad."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507L.shtml



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Interim Heads Increasingly Run Federal Agencies

Philip Shenon reports for The New York Times, "With only 15 months left in office, President Bush has left whole agencies of the executive branch to be run largely by acting or interim appointees - jobs that would normally be filled by people whose nominations would have been reviewed and confirmed by the Senate."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507K.shtml



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America's Own Unlawful Combatants?

Julian E. Barnes reports for The Los Angeles Times, "As the Bush administration deals with the fallout from the recent killings of civilians by private security firms in Iraq, some officials are asking whether the contractors could be considered unlawful combatants under international agreements."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507J.shtml



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UN Inspector Scott Ritter: Fools would Bomb Iran



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XQan1qo8T4


Informant: Frank Gonzalez

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WMD Chaser, Scott Ritter, Spreads Anti-War Advice
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/10/15/4546/



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Many Americans Don't Realize Iraq War Is Illegal

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Mobilfunkantennen und Gesundheitsrisiko: Was weiß man 2007?

//groups.google.com/group/mobilfunk_newsletter/t/c361e5264ae2960f

Al Gore for President?

//groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/439b2a874249ed02?hl=en



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Hold military contractors accountable

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We Need Every Voice Raised This Week For SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program)

Call your House member right now toll free at 800-828-0498,
800-614-2803 or 866-340-9281. If you don't know who they are you can instantly look them up in the right column of this action page, and use it to send and instant email message also.

Save SCHIP Action Page: //www.usalone.com/save_schip.php

The word we're getting is that Republican leaders are afraid their caucus of cruelty is caving out from under them. They are afraid that the House of Representatives will join the 2/3 majority in the Senate to override the heartless White House veto of a health safety net for those just above the poverty line. And the evidence of their mean spirited desperation is their carpet bomb smearing of a 12-year-old child with a serious brain injury, personally coordinated by an aide in the office of Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Yes, that's right, a member of the U.S. Senate actually has his dirty hand prints all over the despicable distortions about an American family whose only sin was having two of their children serious injured and hospitalized for months, and the courage to tell their story to the American people of the true value of the SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) program. Since which time they have been bombarded with hate mail, made even more terrifying by having their home address published for any lunatic to act on.

There comes a point when "playing" negative attack politics turns so monstrously ugly that the American people become repulsed by the spectacle of the entire mass corporate media kicking the head of brain-injured child around like it's a political football. Who did they think would speak out for this program, someone who did NOT need it? That's exactly what the sick minds behind this swift boat campaign want everyone else to believe.

If you have a Democratic representative you need to get them on the phone and tell them to stand strong and on this one and keep pushing until the bill is law, with or without the president's begrudging signature. If you have a Republican house member you need to get them on the phone and tell them they have turned your stomach for the last time. We have a victory if and only if do what we are supposed to do on every issue, speak out like we're supposed to win.

Save SCHIP Action Page: //www.usalone.com/save_schip.php

They are running for the exits, folks. It seems every day another Republican House member announces they are not going to run for reelection, apparently to spend more time with their crony lobbyists. We need to pour it on with our one click action page submissions and phone calls. The veto override vote is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 17. We need very voice we can muster to make your impact felt by then.

And while you're on the phone we need to also keep pressing to keep the blanket warrants, and blanket immunity for telecom collaborators, out of the new FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) fixit legislation. So let's keep the heat on there too.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

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Origins of the state secrets privilege

Nolan Chart
by Walt Thiessen

10/12/07

The Bush Administration has been leaning heavily on the state secrets privilege as a tool for eliminating judicial opposition to its policies. This article, the second in a series, explores the origins of the privilege and shows that it has been routinely used to cover up government wrongdoing...

//www.nolanchart.com/article229.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bipartisan voice must be raised against funding to prolong war

Tennessean
by staff

10/13/07

Running into one obstacle after another, opponents of the war in Iraq are shifting tactics to prevent any steps that would prolong the bloody conflict. Democrats in Congress have had a series of setbacks as they tried to set timetables for U.S. troop withdrawals or reassign more soldiers to non-combat roles. Each time, President Bush was able to use his veto power or congressional Republicans were called upon by the administration to block legislation. With the weight of public opinion solidly on the side of Democrats in this endeavor, the failures have been disheartening — no more so than when the president called for a $190 billion increase in spending on Iraq and Afghanistan through September 2008. It’s the largest single request for those conflicts since they began. The amount is staggering on its own; added to the half-trillion dollars already spent on Iraq, it’s almost unthinkable...

//tinyurl.com/ynnh89


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The rape of the Bill of Rights

The end

The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

10/14/07

Bad enough that this government, exactly like Lenin’s and Stalin’s before it, kidnaps individuals, and illegally imprisons and tortures them; bad enough that it starved half a million Iraqi children to death by denying their country access to world trade; bad enough that it’s erecting all sorts of internal barriers in this country and plans to demand that Americans obtain passports to travel from Colorado to Utah. The Bush regime is also issuing all sorts of directives to the researchers in colleges and universities about who can work on what, and with whom they can discuss it. These directives, little known by the general public, have made the conduct of science appreciably harder over the past several years and may even threaten to make it impossible. Add to that the more general rape of the Bill of Rights — the one thing that ever made America different from the rest of the world — the collapse of the economy in general and the dollar in particular, and you have the sort of picture that let me predict the fall of the Soviets...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2007/tle439-20071014-02.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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NSA spying: What did Pelosi know?

Consortium News
by Ray McGovern

10/15/07

According to new revelations from telecommunications company Qwest, the origins of the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretap program predated the 9/11 attacks by seven months. That would mean the terror attacks became a convenient post-facto rationalization for what the White House already wanted to do. But — former CIA analyst Ray McGovern asks — what did Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats know then and what will they do about it now?

//www.consortiumnews.com/2007/101407a.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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New York City Is One of the Biggest Destroyers of the Amazon Rainforest

//www.alternet.org/environment/64562/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bush administration should be held accountable for torture

When the President declares that he has never authorized torture, he is speaking a language of his own invention. The pressing question now is not whether the Bush administration endorsed torture -- plainly it did -- but what the country and the world should do about it.

//jurist.law.pitt.edu/hotline/2007/10/bush-administration-should-be-held.php


From Information Clearing House



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U.S. contractors may disrupt Afghan effort

British officials are concerned an influx of U.S. military contractors in Afghanistan's Helmand Province could disrupt their plans there.

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From Information Clearing House



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Congress must approve U.S. attack vs Iran: Pelosi

President George W. Bush must seek congressional approval before taking any military action in Iran, unless Tehran attacks the United States first, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.

//snipurl.com/1s5xv


From Information Clearing House



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The "Great Game" Enters the Mediterranean: Gas, Oil, War, and Geo-Politics

//www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6862


From Information Clearing House

Left in limbo, Iraqis wait for refuge in United States

Ahmed Abassi once worked for the U.S. government in Iraq but fled with his family in fear, hoping to seek refuge in the United States.

//www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12245508.htm


From Information Clearing House



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Nancy Pelosi, Meet Your Replacement!



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Let Washington DC Feel Your Wrath this Week

by Devvy Kidd

This week we the people need to show Washington, DC, that we've had it and we're demanding they take the following on action on the issues below. If you're reading this early enough, one of these votes comes up today. See below: NO vote on H.R. 3093. Get on the phone! Our nation is dying right before our eyes while these people in Congress waste time in partisan bickering or selling U.S. out to foreign interests. While this body of failures, with a couple of exceptions, continue to waste time on endless legislature that is outside their jurisdiction.......

//www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd313.htm



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