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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could not hear Raphael Bender's case because her visa was no longer
valid.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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Announcement :: Organizing
16 Jan 2005
This is a call for a general strike.

Complete nonparticipation. No work. No school. No shopping. Get in the streets - resist this government and its anti-poor anti-hope anti-peace anti-reason agenda.
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News :: Organizing
Stand with F.I.S.T.
16 Jan 2005
FIST - Fight Imperialism, Stand Together - a group of young socialist organizers who fight the racism, sexism, LGBT oppression, and working class exploitation that are the results of imperialism and capitalism.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
#409 - A Bully with a Badge
15 Jan 2005
Either the officer does not know the law - and therefore should not be on the streets in "law enforcement" or, as I actually suspect, was knowingly fabricating laws to harrass us for asking for his badge number and should not be on the streets as a "bully with a badge".
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