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News :: Human Rights
Lawmaker in DeLay Inquiry Tied to Lobbyist
08 Jun 2005
Modified: 09 Jun 2005
Sharon Theimer

The lawmaker who will head a House inquiry into trips that lobbyist Jack Abramoff arranged for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has his own links to the lobbyist.

At one point, Abramoff touted Rep. Doc Hastings (news, bio, voting record)' relationship with his firm in a pitch to a prospective client
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Commentary :: International
Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans
08 Jun 2005
Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.
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Announcement :: Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Sign the Petition: Justice for Julio Ayala!
08 Jun 2005
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News :: GLBT/Queer : International
URGENT Refusenik Mehmet Tarhan - Stop mistreatment and detention
08 Jun 2005
We are urging support for Mehmet Tarhan, a conscientious objector who is a gay man, detained since 8 April in the military prison of Sivas, Turkey. We understand that he has been repeatedly and brutally attacked by other prisoners after prison staff told them that he was "a terrorist". His trial, which began on 26 May, has been postponed to 9 June. When he appeared in court on the 26th, Mr Tarhan had bruises all over his body and could not walk well. He is now on hunger strike against the abuse and against the refusal of the prison authorities to ensure his safety.
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News :: International
Under Likud, illegal outposts received NIS 70 million to Build ....on Palestinian Land
08 Jun 2005
The Housing Ministry allocated at least NIS 70 million
to build infrastructure and erect public structures in
82 illegal outposts in the West Bank during the prime
ministerial terms of Benjamin Netanyahu (1996-1999)
and Ariel Sharon (2001-2004), Haaretz has learned from
an appendix to attorney Talia Sasson's report on the
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Announcement :: Human Rights : Politics
ON-AIR DEBATE WED 6/8!: The Role of the Pro-Israel Lobby in U.S. Politics
08 Jun 2005
Anti-Zionist Jewish-American veteran photo-journalist, radio journalist, political essayist, and anti-war and human rights activist, JEFFREY BLANKFORT will debate University of San Francisco (USF) Prof. Stephen Zunes TONIGHT, Wed, 7:pm PT, 10:pm ET, on KPFA-FM (listen at, in Berkeley, CA, regarding the role of the pro-Israel lobby in U.S. politics and related issues.
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News :: Environment
TN activist disrupt National Coal Co. shareholder mtg. 3 arrested
08 Jun 2005
At 10am on Tuesday, June 7th, approximately 45
activists surprised Knoxville-based National Coal
Corporation, the most destructive coal company in
Tennessee, by showing up at their first-ever
shareholders meeting at a Holiday Inn Select meeting
room in west Knoxville.
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News :: Environment
More Proof - Bush Admin Distorts Truth
08 Jun 2005
ANDREW C. REVKIN of the NYTimes reports "A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents."

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News :: Social Welfare
PEOPLE OF EARTH! GOD here. Hello. Hey. Good day and nice to meet you, me.
08 Jun 2005
a bow and curtsy
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Commentary :: Media
US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference
08 Jun 2005
The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would “fix” the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one.
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