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News :: Politics
See No Evil: What Bush Didn't (Want To) Know About 9/11 by Greg Palast
17 Jan 2005
On my BBC television show, Newsnight, an American journalist confessed that, since the 9/11 attacks, U.S. reporters are simply too afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions that could kill careers: "It's an obscene comparison, but there was a time in South Africa when people would put flaming tires around people's necks if they dissented. In some ways, the fear is that you will be neck-laced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck," Dan Rather said. Without his makeup, Rather looked drawn, old and defeated in confessing that he too had given in. "It's that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions and to continue to bore in on the tough questions so often."
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News :: Politics
17 Jan 2005
Straight up—Bush and his people aren’t just ordinary Republicans. And they’re not ordinary Christians either. They are Christian Fascists—dangerous fanatics who aim to make the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world. If they get their way—and they are very far along the road to getting it—society will be plunged into a high-tech Dark Ages.

Those who compare Bush to Hitler are right! But, don’t be waiting for people wearing little mustaches and marching the Nazi goose-step to come to your town. This brand of fascism is coming differently, and it's coming straight from the White House.

Staring at Christian Fascism
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Commentary :: International
NY Times Iraq Death Chart Omits Worst Slaughter: Civilians Killed by US Military
17 Jan 2005
A Brookings Institution analysis of the deaths caused in Iraq over a 2-week period is misleading. It completely omits the deaths caused by U.S. forces, which would likely have more than doubled the total, and increased the civilian death total even more dramatically.
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News :: Politics
17 Jan 2005
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News :: Media
17 Jan 2005
Gary Webb, former investigative reporter for the *Mercury News* newspaper, and award-winning journalist who uncovered the nefarious CIA links to the burgeoning cocaine and crack epidemics of the '90s, was found dead in his suburban Sacramento home recently, reportedly of a suicide.
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News :: Human Rights
In Catch 22 Ruling, Israeli Judge Silences Jewish American Activist
17 Jan 2005
An Israeli judge today refused to hear US Jewish lesbian activist
Kate Raphael Bender's appeal of her deportation. Judge Tal said he
could not hear Raphael Bender's case because her visa was no longer
valid. Her visa expired yesterday, after five weeks in detention. 
Nonetheless, in a minor procedural victory, the judge ruled that
Raphael Bender's appeal of her deportation would remain undecided,
allowing her the possibility to return at a later time and reopen
the appeal.
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News :: International
16 Jan 2005
15th January 2004

There was a total chaos in the press meet org anised by the committe of `Pray for
India and Festival of Blessing' (Benny Hinn's Program) in Bangalore Press Club
Today at 12.00 noon.
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News :: Politics
Tsunami power of nature and tragic falure outmoded system
16 Jan 2005
Near daybreak on December 26, the earth shuddered on the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean. The collision of two massive plates of the earth had built up tremendous pressures, and the faultline finally gave way along a 750-mile boundary, The floor of the ocean suddenly lurched 60 feet underneath the land mass of Southeast Asia’s Burma plate—moving forward more in a few violent moments than it had in the last three hundred years. The whole volcanic Indonesian island of Sumatra moved a hundred feet south.

This was one of the most powerful earthquakes recorded by human beings—and was followed by at least a dozen secondary earthquakes, several of them massive in their own right. The energy released suddenly by this violent slide was the equivalent of 32 billion tons of TNT. The quake unleashed 30% more energy than the whole U.S. consumes in a year, or (to use a quirky illustration) enough energy to boil 2,600 gallons of water for every person on earth. A massive hurricane would have to rage for two full months to release as much energy as this earthquake unleashed in seconds.
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News :: International
It's Official: My Brother Died in Vain
16 Jan 2005
Why My Brother Died.
After two years, the government has called off its fruitless hunt for WMD.
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News :: Organizing
Out Now! Anti-War March to NYC's Central Park March 19
16 Jan 2005
The world-wide antiwar movement has called for massive demonstrations against the war on the weekend on March 19-20 -- the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq...
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