[Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus-West Bank] Today two young Palestinian boys and two international human rights activists (ISMers) were injured when Israeli soldiers drove into the Balata Refugee Camp randomly firing their weapons into the streets. The two palestinians were shot with rubber bullets. The two internationals were both shot with live ammunition in the legs. One is American and the other Australian.
Rainforest Action Network (www.ran.org), Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org) and Student Environmental Action Coalition (www.seac.org) will join with local groups on an East Coast U.S. tour to tell the truth about the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
".....a congressional investigation revealed that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a supersecret agency whose existence was publicly acknowledged only a few years ago, lost track of a $2 billion slush fund because it was so highly classified even top intelligence officials had no control over it."