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Stories From Around The Globe

Friday 23rd May, 2003

Indonesian troops accused of massacre
Villagers say children shot in raid on rebels

Christian Science Monitor reports that evidence on the ground is growing that between 5,000 and 10,000 Iraqi civilians may have died during the war - making it the deadliest campaign for noncombatants that US forces have fought since Vietnam. So much for "historically low casualties".

A Journey to the Dark Side of Baghdad
Two TIME reporters witness victims of the city's chaos firsthand
See also Crack the CIA

Two of America's Richest Assail Bush Tax Cut

Blair 'ignored advice that occupation is illegal'

Attorney General's Warning To Blair

John Pilger: "Palestine is Still the Issue" Why Has This Documentary, Never Been Shown On U.S. Broadcast Media ? Watch It online.

Chaos in Iraq: Just What the US Wanted?
The Bushmen make official that they will be overstaying their welcome, and--phone the NRA!--taking away Iraqi citizens' guns

Dancing With the Devil --by Bob Herbert "Let's see. Who's less patriotic, the Dixie Chicks or Dick Cheney's long-term meal ticket, the Halliburton Company? ...The Chicks learned how dangerous it can be to criticize the chief of a grand imperial power. Halliburton, on the other hand, can do no wrong. ...instead of being punished for its misdeeds, it[Halliburton]'s been handed a huge share of the riches to be reaped from the reconstruction of Iraq and U.S. control of Iraqi oil."

On rescuing Private Lynch and forgetting Rachel Corrie
The Israeli army got away with murder - and now all activists are at risk --by Naomi Klein "It turns out that the lives of some US citizens - even beautiful, young, white women - are valued more than others. And nothing demonstrates this more starkly than the opposing responses to Rachel Corrie and Pte Jessica Lynch. ...while Lynch's story has been distorted to make its protagonists appear more heroic, Corrie's story has been posthumously twisted to make her, and her fellow ISM activists, appear sinister."

"Thank you, Fuhrer" - Bush's message to Cubans gets ironical reply
You can read the reply here

Japan ready to strike first if threatened
PM The Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has indicated his country would be prepared to make a pre-emptive strike against a foreign threat, adopting the most strident position by a Japanese leader since World War II.

Spying under Patriot Act disclosed
The inJustice Department released information Tuesday showing that federal agents have conducted hundreds of bugging and surveillance operations and visited numerous libraries and mosques using new law-enforcement tools.

Sen. Robert Byrd, in a rare show of spine by a US Democrat, accused the Bush administration of using " false premises " to get Americans to accept what he said was an illegal and unprovoked attack on Saddam Hussein's government.

Draft changes to the Spanish military criminal code propose that participation in public acts opposing military intervention in a situation of armed conflict could lead to prison sentences of between one and six years for the people involved, if convicted of "defeatism". Civilians could find themselves before military courts.
[Remind me, what we were fighting for again?]

Iraq Oil to Flow Quickly After UN Sanctions End

Iraqis Suspect U.S. Motive Behind Sanctions Move

Army Orders Troops to Seize TV Station in Northwest Iraq A Major Balks at Directive and Gets Relieved of Duty (May 8, 2003) The U.S. Army issued orders for troops to seize this city's only television station, leading an officer here to raise questions about the Army's dedication to free speech in postwar Iraq, people familiar with the situation said. The officer refused the order and was relieved of duty.

Text of the Rockford College graduation speech by Chris Hedges

Terror Alerts Stretching Resources
Thin State officials responsible for tightening security are having to weigh the threat of terrorism against the worst budget woes in a half-century.

Israeli Defense Force Targets International Peace Groups
Attack on eye-winesses continues.

Israel discovers that democracy is not an Israeli value

Those with historically more imperial experience, British troops, are stepping in to help out the Yanks.

Bush equated with Hitler in 'Matrix' sequel (and here)

The Argentine Autonomist Movement And The Elections
The Argentine social movements are at once young and old. They were born in 1945 with the spontaneous mass mobilization that brought Peron to power. They were also born in 1959 in Cuba. The people of those movements were disappeared, tortured, and eventually killed from 1975 to 1982, first under a peronist government and then under a military dictatorship. Thirty thousand people were disappeared so that today the IMF could dictate its economic policies. We can say, with Cesar Vallejo, that those movements were killed but did not die. In December 2001, they took the streets with direct democracy and direct action.

Was He Pushed? Butcher Of Baghdad II Tommy Franks Resigns

Telecommunications Industry Has Lavished U.S. Communications Commission officials with Millions of Dollars in Travel Gifts

Google censorship
The ironic thing about checking allegations of censorship by one of the Google family of search engines is that a first natural step is … a Google search. Google News shuts out Indymedia.

Wednesday 21st May, 2003

Another massacre looming in Indonesia while the world stands by?
Jakarta sends in thousands of troops as rebel province refuses to bow to its will.
Timeline: Aceh's struggle for independence

U.S. Charged With War Crimes
The Evidence File - Court case against General Franks in Brussels

Squandering Prosperity
George W. Bush has the worst economic record of any president since Herbert Hoover.

Harper's Weekly Review

Imperial forces to Begin Seizing Weapons From Most Iraqis
Iraqi citizens will be required to turn over automatic weapons and heavy weapons under a proclamation that imperial authorities plan to issue this week, imperial officials said today.

Jessica Lynch Coverup
Tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars are being spent on covering up what happened to Jessica Lynch and her mates during and after their unit was ambushed and they were captured.

Attorneys Sue Bush for Iraqi War
German attorneys have registered a claim against U.S. "President" George W. Bush in the General Office of the Public Prosecutor in Germany. In addition to George W. Bush, the claim includes members of the German and British governments, who are all alleged to be in violation of international law in launching the war in Iraq.

Congress watches its power ebb
From controlling budgets to deciding when and why to go to war, Congress appears less relevant today than at any time in decades.

Frank Assails Wolfowitz for Remarks on Turkey
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) yesterday called for the resignation of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, accusing the Pentagon official of seeking to undermine Turkey's democratic government.

Bob Graham, friend or foe?

Political foes unite on depleted uranium munitions

Did the U.S. Media Follow the Basic Rules of Journalism, or did they “Follow the Flag”? Journalism professor Robert Jensen argues the U.S. media would fail Journalism 101

Will Changes in the Nation's Media Ownership Rules Mark "the Beginning of the End of Our Democracy"?

Democracy Now! Talks with the Widow of the Al Jazeera Journalist Who Died When U.S. Forces Shelled His Office in Baghdad

Six French journalists detained on arrival at "land of the free", sent back to France

Argentina's Cancelled Election:
It's the Economy, and the Electorate Has Decided -- But What About the IMF?

Tuesday 20th May, 2003

Thousands of Iraqis Rally to Demand U.S. Forces’ Pullout
Well hit me with a weapon of mass destruction and call me Saddam Hussein.

Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy (Buy One, Get One Free) [recommended read]

One Nation, Under Informed
Well, didn't we do gang-busters in Iraq, huh? I saw on CNN that a train was up and running again in Baghdad commandeered by a conductor smiling with his thumbs up. Schools are opening and the Iraqi people are liberated and naming their kids "Dubya."

Terminating the Bush Juggernaut

Bush family funded Adolf Hitler
Have you ever wondered how Adolph Hitler – a mediocre painter of Austrian origin – transformed himself into Germany’s Fuhrer during the 1930s and 1940s?

"It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time."

Abraham Lincoln, 1863
(Source: Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, by Colonel Alexander K. McLure)

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you have to focus on."

G. W. Bush, 2001
(Source: The New York Times)

Ashcroft Goes After 200-Year-Old Human Rights Law
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has launched a sweeping attack against a 214-year-old human rights law that has helped provide justice to Nazi Holocaust victims and peasants from Latin America and Asia.

Retired General Dissents, Big Media AWOL
Retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni favors peace over war in the Middle East, but the large media outlets ignore his message.

Who Exactly are the Paranoid anti-Americans?
"I envision 100 million Americans looking for indicators of terrorism and promptly reporting it to a central database where it would get analyzed."
Or so says Mike Licata of the New Jersey-based Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute.

Child Drug Abuse, Crime on the Rise in Iraq
Great, America is moulding Iraq in its own image. So much for Geneva conventions.

"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace … Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."

Albert Einstein from an interview with the New York Times, 1931
(Source: Einstein on Peace, edited by Otto Nathan and Heinz Norden)

Iraqi Parties Say U.S. Sidelining Them
Two of Iraq’s main parties blasted the United States yesterday, accusing Washington of going back on what they said was a firm US commitment to give Iraqis a free hand in running the country.

Let's hear it for Belgium
An attempt to try Tommy Scumbag Franks for war crimes in a Belgian court has outraged the U.S.

Paths of Glory
The central dogma of American politics right now is that George W. Bush, whatever his other failings, has been an effective leader in the fight against terrorism. But the more you know about the state of the world, the less you believe that dogma.

"Simply stated, there is no doubt Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us."

Dick Cheney, 28/08/2002
(Source: The White House)

Oil wars Pentagon's explicit policy since 1999

Richest nations arming rights abusers: Amnesty
Oh no but we are the bastions of peace aren't we?

"Land of the free"
Danny Glover Under Fire For Political Views

"When they came for the Catholics I said nothing because I was not a Catholic. When they came for the Jews I said nothing because I was not a Jew. When they came for the union members I said nothing because I was not a union member. When they came for me no one said anything because they all had already been taken."

Pastor Martin Neumueller
Nazi Germany (NeoCon USA?)

A Catalogue of Failures: G8 Arms Exports and Human Rights Violations
For 25 years, US law has stipulated that weapons should be kept out of the hands of governments that will use them to abuse human rights. Yet US commercial arms sales have frequently had the opposite effect. US arms sales directed to developing countries have quadrupled from 2000 to 2001, many of them with forces that persistently abuse human rights. In addition, US military aid is currently furnished to more than 30 countries identified by the US itself as having a "poor" human rights record, or worse.

"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do."

Samuel P. Huntington
(Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order; 1996)

U.S. POW rescue was 'stage-managed'
The dramatic rescue was a well-prepared 'infowar' operation staged for the cameras. The purpose being to shift media focus away from the killing of civilians by the US bombardment of Iraq and on to the 'heroism' of US forces.

Indonesian Military Launches a Massive Attack on Separatist Movement in Aceh

Voting for Bush, Voting to Get a Smallpox Shot
In states carried by Mr. Bush in the 2000 s-election, the vaccination rate is almost three times as high as in states won by Al Gore. This article explores the possible reasons. My theory [webeditor]? Bush voters vote out of fear, as do most Nth Americans. Nth American culture is based on fear, of everything. That’s why it’s so easy to pacify the majority of Nth Americans and make them conform to the order of the day. Must say though, can’t help but think it’s a good time to strike with a Smallpox “terrorist attack” to wipe out a few non-republican voters.

Blair Has Betrayed Britain ... Not Me
A defiant George Galloway yesterday accused Tony Blair of betraying Britain and putting the country in "the first ranks of the hated on the earth".

Many Guantanamo Bay Prisoners ‘Have Gone Crazy’
A Pakistani released from the United States’ secretive prison on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba said yesterday that most of the 600-plus prisoners still held there on suspicion of Al-Qaeda links had become mentally disturbed. “The majority of prisoners in Camp X-Ray are not even familiar with the name Al-Qaeda.”

"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."

George Orwell
(Source: Notes on Nationalism)

White House Warns on National Debt Limit
Chickens coming home to roost?

I was wrong. Free market trade policies hurt the poor
The leader of the delegation from the United Kingdom to the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in Seattle 1999 says The IMF and World Bank orthodoxy is increasing global poverty. "Since leaving the cabinet a year ago, I've had the opportunity to see at first hand the consequences of trade policy. No longer sitting in the air-conditioned offices of fellow government ministers I have, instead, been meeting farmers and communities at the sharp end."

"We have 50 per cent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 per cent of its population. In this situation, our real job in the coming period … is to maintain this position of disparity. To do so, we have to dispense with all sentimentality … we should cease thinking about human rights, the raising of living standards and democratisation."

George Kennan, U.S. strategic planner, 1948

"Experts": Bush must act on N. Korea
"U.S. may need to use naval blockade to stop nuclear peril if talks fail."

Rumsfeld baffled by bin Laden
Bush Administration officials have acknowledged that the United States now faces serious obstacles in finding Osama bin Laden and other remnants of al-Qaeda's leadership.

"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
- G.W. Bush, 13/09/01

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 13/03/02

You let al-Qaida off hook, Bush told
Democrats attack presidential record on homeland security.

Democratic Candidate Dean Blasts Bush in Iowa
Unfortunately these wads are just the other side of the same coin.

"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
(Source: Governing Magazine 07/1998)

"I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator," Bush joked. 
(Source: 18/12/2000 )

"Dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
(Source: 7/27/ 2001)

G.W. Bush


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