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LOCAL News :: Media
Action Alert: Why Are Winter Soldiers Not News?
20 Mar 2008
[reposted from FAIR.org: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3318]

Dozens of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars gathered in Silver Spring, Maryland last weekend for the Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan hearings (3/13/08-3/16/08), where they offered harrowing testimony about atrocities they had witnessed or participated in directly. The BBC predicted that the event, organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War, "could be dominating the headlines around the world this week" (3/7/08). The hearings were covered as far afield as the U.K. (Guardian, 3/17/08), Australia (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3/14/08), Croatia (Javno, 3/16/08), and Iran (Press TV, 3/14/08). Yet there has been an almost complete media blackout on this historic news event in the U.S. corporate media.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
The victorious trip
20 Mar 2008
Imperial Peace.jpgIn the light of these news reports, which are increasing by the hour, was Cheney’s a victorious trip or not?
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News :: Politics
Senator's Supporters Are Invited to Lunch With a Lord
19 Mar 2008
Sen. John McCain plans at least one campaign event on his week-long congressional trip to Europe and the Middle East: a March 20 fundraiser in London. An invitation sent out by the campaign says the luncheon will be held at Spencer House, St. James's Place, "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon Nathaniel Rothschild." Tickets to the invitation-only event cost $1,000 to $2,300. Attire is listed as "lounge suits."
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News :: War and Militarism
Protesters block Chevron refinery in Richmond on fifth anniversary of war in Iraq
19 Mar 2008
Modified: 03:51:42 PM
1.jpgOn the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, protesters set off a week of protest by blocking access to the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. Protesters blamed Chevron for helping drive the U.S. to war for oil profits in Iraq.
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News :: Environment
Video Footage of successful blockade of the World Biofuels Market in Brussels.
19 Mar 2008
On Thursday March 13th, a group of international activists successfully blocket the World Biofuels Market in Brussels
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Free Speech Denied at encuentro 5!
19 Mar 2008
Statement by the MGA about the recent attack on free speech at encuentro 5.
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News :: Globalization : International : Politics : War and Militarism
Of cows, banks and hookers.. Who is the IRS boss? a Goldman Sachs CEO Spitzer sued
19 Mar 2008
Governor Eliot Spitzer was entrapped by someone he sued: former Goldman Sachs CEO who now heads the IRS.. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson.
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Commentary :: International
"The B Word" by Paul Krugman
19 Mar 2008
When the feds do bail out the financial system, what will they do to ensure that they aren't also bailing out the people who got us into this mess? Bondholders must take a haircut. The stock options of executives who got rich playing heads I win tails you lose must be cancelled.
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News :: Globalization
Financial Meltdown A "Gigantic Fraud"!
18 Mar 2008
Leading Economic Writer: Financial Meltdown A "Gigantic Fraud" -
Says Americans "duped" by "serpent-tongued" elite!
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Commentary :: International
Bush v. Chavez - An Update
18 Mar 2008
Continued efforts to destabilize Venezuela.
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