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Commentary :: Education
Coronation of Corruption
30 Jan 2005
This is what we are up against and we will prevail there are just too many of us not to!!
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News :: Human Rights
Save the Children launches effort to safeguard
29 Jan 2005
Online initiative offers another way to help
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News :: Human Rights
Torture complaints during the new Spanish government
29 Jan 2005
Terrible allegations of torture under the Rodríguez Zapatero government
Detainees denounced they were subjected to torture; they have described sessions of suffocation, electric shocks… and a young woman denounced she was raped with a loaded gun
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Commentary :: Politics
Deadly Idiocy: Killing Killers Who Want to be Killed
29 Jan 2005
The sheer stupidity and bloodymindedness of the death penalty crowd is on view in the decision to seek the death penalty for a guy who caused a train wreck while trying to kill himself. It's a little like giving money to a convicted bank robber, isn't it?
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Commentary :: Human Rights
The Benderman Cause
28 Jan 2005
I felt compelled to support the Benderman's cause in
any way I could, so I am providing America some
arguments that I would use in a court of law to
defend your freedoms. If America would so desire,
I would also be prepared to make a recorded
statement from here in Canada.
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Commentary :: Politics
Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal
28 Jan 2005
GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down
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Announcement :: Politics
Bushism RSS Launched
28 Jan 2005
A new Bushism RSS channel & blog was just launched promising to bring one new Bush quote a day! Start your day with a good laugh from the Capital.
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News :: International
Photos : THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ - A Must See
28 Jan 2005
I have no words....
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Announcement :: Human Rights : International
Haiti Solidarity Week: February 20 – 28
28 Jan 2005
As Haiti heads into its second year after a violent coup d'etat deposed democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and in the wake of several natural disasters and as violence continues unchecked, solidarity with the people of Haiti is more important than ever.
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News :: Technology
Fuel Air Explosives (A Quick Introduction)
28 Jan 2005
Just like nuclear warheads, but with no damaging effects on the environment like radiation, fuel air explosives are, it seems, already being used by the US military. As I understand it, they incinerate the air within a space, and are designed for "penetration"-- that is, they can punch cleanly through walls and then explode. This excerpted article printed in Armada International (a defense industry magazine) last year is a real eye-opener for activists opposing the current war in Iraq/ the whole damn Middle East.
Note the distancing of the author from the destruction these thermobaric weapons cause-- the euphemisms like "sort them out" to mean "kill them" and icily technical jargon. Defense industry specialists like Mr. Biass (what an ironic name!) clearly are not your friend.
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