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Rove Deposed in US Attorney Probe

John Bresnahan and Josh Gerstein, The Politico: "Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove was deposed Tuesday by attorneys for the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the panel's chairman. Rove's deposition began at 10 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m, with several breaks, Conyers said. Conyers would not comment on what Rove told congressional investigators, what the next step in the long-running Judiciary Committee investigation would be or whether Rove would face additional questioning."

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The Man Who Crashed the World

Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair: "Almost a year after A.I.G.'s collapse, despite a tidal wave of outrage, there still has been no clear explanation of what toppled the insurance giant. The author decides to ask the people involved - the silent, shell-shocked traders of the A.I.G. Financial Products unit - and finds that the story may have a villain, whose reign of terror over 400 employees brought the company, the US economy, and the global financial system to their knees."

Afghans: Taliban Have Escaped Helmand and Marines

Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers: "Taliban fighters and their commanders have escaped the Marines' big offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province and moved into areas to the west and north, prompting fears that the US effort has just moved the Taliban problem elsewhere, Afghan defense officials have told McClatchy."

School to fight fresh phone mast plan

By Andrew Clarke

Last updated 15:43, Wednesday, 08 July 2009

HENSINGHAM Primary School has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” a decision to erect a mobile phone mast near its grounds.

Headteacher Robin Lacey says the school community will “kick up as much stink as we can” in a bid to overturn a controversial decision that will see a 12½-metre O2 mast sited only 80 metres from the school.

“We will write to O2 to express our concerns and dismay at these plans and to ask them to reconsider,” said Mr Lacey. “Parents are also organising a petition and our chair of governors, Fiona McMinn, is drafting a letter to Copeland Borough Council and The Whitehaven News. We are determined not to let this happen.”


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Bioweapons, Dangerous Vaccines, and Threats of a Global Pandemic

Former AG Gonzales to teach at Texas Tech

Is Texas harboring the torture decider?

Freedom's Phoenix
by Ray McGovern


Seldom does a crime scene have so clear a smoking gun. A two-page presidential memorandum of Feb. 7, 2002, leaves no room for uncertainty regarding the ‘decider’ on torture. His broad-stroke signature made torture official policy. This should come as no surprise. You see, the Feb. 7, 2002, memorandum has been posted on the Web since June 22, 2004, when then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales mistakenly released it, along with other White House memoranda. The title seemed innocent enough — ‘Humane Treatment of al Qaeda and Taliban Detainees’ — but in the body of the memo President George W. Bush authorized his senior aides to withhold Geneva Convention protections from suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees. Like Shakespeare, the media seem harshest on the lawyers, including Texans Gonzales and William J. Haynes II (Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s lawyer), who later outdid themselves trying to make torture legal. What gets lost in the woodwork is this: Banal as their ex-post-facto ‘justification’ for torture was, the lawyers were not the deciders...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Detainees, Even if Acquitted, Might Not Go Free

Wall Street Journal


The Obama administration said Tuesday it may continue to imprison non-U.S. citizens indefinitely even if they have been acquitted of terrorism charges by a U.S. military commission. Jeh Johnson, the Defense Department’s chief lawyer, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that releasing a detainee who has been tried and found not guilty was a policy decision officials would make based on their estimate of whether the prisoner posed a future threat. The Bush administration took the same position, but its legality was never tested. Also at the hearing, Obama administration officials differed with the Navy’s senior uniformed lawyer over whether coerced statements could be used to obtain convictions before military commissions...

The Obama justice system

by Glenn Greenwald


In June, Robert Gibbs was repeatedly asked by ABC News‘ Jake Tapper whether accused Terrorists who were given a trial and were acquitted would be released as a result of the acquittal, but Gibbs — amazingly — refused to make that commitment. But this is the first time an Obama official has affirmatively stated that they have the ‘post-acquittal detention’ power (and, to my knowledge, the Bush administration never claimed the power to detain someone even if they were acquitted). All of this underscores what has clearly emerged as the core ‘principle’ of Obama justice when it comes to accused Terrorists — namely, ‘due process’ is pure window dressing with only one goal: to ensure that anyone the President wants to keep imprisoned will remain in prison. They’ll create various procedures to prettify the process, but the outcome is always the same — ongoing detention for as long as the President dictates...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Calls grow to supplant dollar as global currency

The call to find an alternative to the U.S dollar as the global reserve currency is gaining momentum as France joined calls by China, India and Russia for a review of the world's currency practices.

US dollar focus of G8 summit

A sliding dollar would have massive repercussions for the world economy as it looks to emerge from one of the most savage recessions in generations, which has seen global trade collapse by up to 20 percent.

From Information Clearing House

MI5 accused of bribe offer in Rangzieb Ahmed torture case

Jailed torture victim says he was offered cash to drop collusion claim.

From Information Clearing House


MP claims UK “outsourced torture”

BBC News [UK]


An MP has used parliamentary privilege to accuse the British intelligence service of ‘outsourcing torture.’ Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis cited the case of Rangzieb Ahmed, from Rochdale, who was jailed for life for being an al-Qaeda planner. Mr Davis told the House of Commons that intelligence services had allowed Ahmed to go to Pakistan. Once there, they alerted Pakistani authorities who arrested him and tortured him, parliament was told. Mr Davis is calling for a judicial inquiry into at least 15 cases where torture of terrorist suspects has been alleged...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Revealed: The Secret Torture Evidence MI5 Tried to Suppress

Ian Cobain, The Guardian UK: "The true depth of British involvement in the torture of terrorism suspects overseas and the manner in which that complicity is concealed behind a cloak of courtroom secrecy was laid bare last night when David Davis MP detailed the way in which one counter-terrorism operation led directly to a man suffering brutal mistreatment."

UK weapons inspector who was found dead was writing expose

British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003.

From Information Clearing House

Revealing the Real US Africa-Policy

It's time for some straight talk on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Africa. While Obama administration officials and African Military Command (AFRICOM) representatives insist that U.S. foreign policy towards Africa isn't being militarized, the evidence seems to suggest otherwise.

U.S. Air Forces Africa support with first Super Hercules flight

The first C-130J Super Hercules mission in support of U.S. Air Forces Africa, or 17th Air Force, opened up doors to a future partnership of support between the 86th Airlift Wing and upcoming missions into Africa.

From Information Clearing House

How the FBI and 9/11 Commission Suppressed Key Evidence

About Hani Hanjour, Alleged Hijack Pilot of AAL 77

By Mark H. Gaffney

The evidence was crucial because it undermined the official explanation that Hani Hanjour crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at high speed after executing an extremely difficult top gun maneuver. But to understand how all of this played out, let us review the case in bite-size pieces...

US Lurching Towards 'Debt Explosion'

Long-term Interest Rates on Course to Double

By Philip Aldrick, Banking Editor

The US economy is lurching towards crisis with long-term interest rates on course to double, crippling the country's ability to pay its debts and potentially plunging it into another recession, according to a study by the US's own central bank.

South Korea Developing Silent Bombs

South Korea aims to develop an electromagnetic pulse bomb that attacks electronic equipment like missile guidance systems by emitting EMP waves by around ...

Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

The Greenspan-Bernanke Housing Bust

The Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

Broken Federal Government

Lenders Avoid Redoing Loans, Fed Concludes

Jenifer B. McKim, The Boston Globe: "Mortgage lenders don't try to rework most home loans held by borrowers facing foreclosure because it would probably mean losing money, a study released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston concludes."


Delinquencies on U.S. Home-Equity Loans Reach Record

Late payments on home-equity loans rose to a record in the first quarter as 18 straight months of job losses and a slumping economy left more borrowers unable to pay their debts, the American Bankers Association reported.

Consumer loan delinquencies rise to record high

The number of people delinquent on their loans rose to a record high in the first quarter, according to the American Bankers Association.

California Hotel Foreclosures Double in Last Three Months

The number of California hotels in default or foreclosed on has jumped 125% in the last 60 days. The state now has 31 hotels that have been foreclosed on and 175 in default.

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