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Commentary :: Race : War and Militarism
Arab Killing Arab: City of vengeance
13 Jul 2006
A savage outbreak of retaliatory killings has pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war. In the first of three exclusive reports, our correspondent investigates the Mahdi Army's Baghdad death squads.
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Commentary :: Race
Arab Goal: Death to ALL the Jews
13 Jul 2006
Israel's next war has begun
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LOCAL News :: War and Militarism
Corporate Massachusetts' Israeli War Contracts
13 Jul 2006
Massachusetts-based companies provided over $16 million worth of offensive weapons for the Israeli war machine in 2005.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
The Rev. Billy Graham is No Phil Berrigan!
13 Jul 2006
The Rev. Billy Graham was in Baltimore recently doing his religious revival thing. For years, he was a crony of warmongering presidents, like Richard M. Nixon. Rev. Graham’s preaching never attracted me. However, the life work of the late Phil Berrigan, an ex-Josephite priest, had a profound influence on me, and others. Berrigan spoke the truth to power. He relentlessly took on the War Party and spent 11 of his 79 years in prison for his protest actions.
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News :: Media
The Daily DrEd July 13, 2006
13 Jul 2006
The Daily DrEd July 13, 2006

(The Daily DrEd can also be found online at: http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/)
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Israeli Warplanes Attack Beirut Airport
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Israeli warplanes struck the runways of Beirut's international airport in the Lebanese capital's Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs, forcing the closure of the facility, police and airport officials said.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Lebanon-Airport.html
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Bush Administration Fast-Tracks Formation of North American Union
A March 31 press release on the White House website, under the title “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Progress,” announced the formation of the NACC. The press release noted that the NACC would meet annually “with security and prosperity Ministers and will engage with senior government officials on an ongoing basis.” The “SPP Ministers” were not identified. Moreover, the term “Ministers” was an unusual reference to the U.S. government, especially when the founding fathers had taken such pains to rid the U.S. of all terminology that could be reminiscent of monarchical systems such as the British royalty against whom the Revolutionary War was aimed. Evidently, the reference was to Gutierrez, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the three cabinet officers to whom the extensive SPP working groups organized in DOC are now reporting, as well as their cabinet level counterparts in Mexico and Canada.
The White House press release references no U.S. law or treaty under which the NACC was organized. Yet the press release notes that:
We are convinced that regulatory cooperation advances the productivity and competitiveness of our nations and helps to protect our health, safety and environment. For instance, cooperation on food safety will protect the public while at the same time facilitate the flow of goods. We affirm our commitment to strengthen regulatory cooperation in this and other key sectors and to have our central regulatory agencies complete a trilateral regulatory cooperation framework by 2007.
The Council of the Americas provided the more detail regarding the June 15, 2006 meeting of the NACC than was found on U.S. government websites. A NACC membership list found on the Council of the Americas’ website lists the U.S. members as coming form the following corporations (listed in alphabetic order): Campbell Soup Company, Chevron, Ford, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, Kansas City Southern Industries, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Merck; Mittal Steel USA; New York Life; United Parcel Service; Wal-Mart; and Whirlpool.
http://infowars.net/articles/july2006/120706Fast-Tracks.htm
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Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts
I began researching the mainstream media coverage of the controversy regarding the attacks of 9/11/2001, when reading an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newspaper, dated June 29th, 2006. It was titled, "Sept. 11 claim stirs UW probe -- Instructor says U.S. planned the attacks to provoke war." This led to my discovery of some wild conspiracy theorists that endanger our government and media establishments, with quite frankly insane assertions. I'll address this in full in the final paragraph.
http://www.flybynews.com/cgi-local/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1152735958,
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Israel to UN: Lebanon declared war
Israel filed a severe complaint to the United Nation Wednesday, which declared Hizbullah's attack on Israel and kidnapping of two IDF soldiers was "an act of war." Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Gillerman, charged during a press conference that Lebanon has no less than declared war on Israel. With that, Israel has not requested the UN Security Council convene on the issue.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274663,00.html
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'Israel may have to take alarming force' (More alarming than Palestine?)
"Israel may have to take alarming force as an outcome of the latest attacks, which may even result in the disarming of the Hizbullah," Professor Gerald Steinberg, Senior Research Associate at the Begin Sedat Center for Strategic Studies said on Wednesday in response to the escalation on Israel's northern frontier.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1150885979948&pag
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IDF Re-Engages Lebanon, Reserves Called Up
IDF tanks and ground troops entered Lebanon in response to the kidnapping of two soldiers and killing of 7 others. The army is calling up reserves to report to Israel's northern border.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=107075
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Chances of Voting Rights Act Renewal Dim 12 Jul 2006 Conservatives persuaded Republican leaders not to force a vote last month to extend for 25 years the Voting Rights Act. They joined a group of Southern Republicans who object to extending the law's requirement that nine states have federal oversight make sure blacks have access to voting booths. "The historical record suggests that when minority communities are in a position to exercise political power, efforts to limit that exercise of power follow," said Debo Adegbile, associate director of litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
http://adelphia.net/news/read.php?id=12937437&ps=1017&cat=&cps=0&lang=en
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Whistleblowers’ Dirty Dozen: Interview with Sibel Edmonds
"The following members of Congress, by their action or inaction, have stood against real investigations, hearings, and legislation dealing with government whistleblowers who have exposed waste, fraud, abuse, and or criminal activities within government agencies. These representatives of the People are not only standing against whistleblowers, but against the public’s right to know, effective oversight, accountability, and ultimately against the democratic processes that underpin our society. "
The Whistleblowers’ Dirty Dozen list is as follows (in alphabetical order):
http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/2006/07/whistleblowers-dirty-dozen-inte
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Italian Probe of CIA Abduction Broadens to Domestic Spying Scandal and "Black Propaganda" Misinformation Campaign by Italy Intel
Two Italian intelligence officers have been arrested on charges they helped CIA agents abduct a Muslim cleric off the streets of Milan three years ago. Italian investigators are now widening their probe into whether Italian intelligence agents were engaged in illegal domestic spying and a "black propaganda" campaign of misinformation. [includes rush transcript]
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/11/144215
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'Hounded By The FBI'
A banker found dead and believed linked to a US fraud probe involving NatWest [and Enron] was allegedly "hounded by the FBI". Married father-of-two Neil Coulbeck, 53, had gone missing from his home in Woodford Green, east London, on Thursday. Civil rights group Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti, after Mr Coulbeck's body was found today, said America's Federal Bureau of Investigation had "hounded" the man. Mr Coulbeck was Head of Group Treasury at the Royal Bank of Scotland and is thought to have been a possible witness in the NatWest Three case. The discovery comes as MPs debate the controversial decision to extradite three British bankers - dubbed the NatWest Three - to the US to face charges over the scandal. The men, who previously worked for NatWest, are accused of taking part in a multi-million pound fraud connected to the collapse of Enron.
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1227489,00.html
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Enron witness found dead in park
A body found in north-east London has been identified as a banker who was questioned by the FBI about the Enron fraud case. Police said they were treating the death of Neil Coulbeck, who worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland until 2004, as unexplained. He had reportedly been interviewed by the FBI about RBS subsidiary NatWest. (Ken Lay and his crew hold conference in hell.)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/5173228.stm
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The Mysterious Death of An Enron Exec 10 Apr 2002 It may be the biggest outstanding mystery in the Enron story: the death of Cliff Baxter, a former top Enron executive. He'd just agreed to testify to Congress in the Enron case. A congressional source tells CBS News that Baxter wasn't a target in the probe, he was to provide evidence against others. But on the morning of January 25th he was found in his car - shot dead. Police were criticized for calling it a suicide before investigating, so they kept the case open. The fact that it's still open more than two months later has made the Cliff Baxter case prime fodder for murder conspiracy theories, reports CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/04/10/eveningnews/main505845.shtml
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Are Enron Bankers/Witnesses Being Murdered?
With the latest revelation that a body discovered in North-east London is that of a banker intimately connected with the Enron fraud case, one has to begin to ask why are there so many "unexplained" deaths linked to this case?
http://infowars.net/articles/july2006/130706Enron.htm
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Novak Told Prosecutor His Sources in Leak Case
The journalist who first identified the intelligence officer at the center of the C.I.A. leak case says he later voluntarily identified three sources to the prosecutor in the case, who, he says, had already learned of his conversations with each of the three. In his syndicated column being published Wednesday, the 'journalist,' Robert D. Novak, confirms that two of his sources were Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, and Bill Harlow, then a spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency, both of whose roles in the case are already widely known.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/washington/12leak.html?_r=1&oref=slogi
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Study: Homeland Security database flawed (Gov. setup story for next article)
--Insect zoo, bourbon festival on list of critical U.S. resources A Homeland Security database of national monuments, chemical plants and other structures vulnerable to terror attacks is too faulty to accurately help divide federal funds to states and cities, according to the department’s internal watchdog. Instead, the department’s database of vulnerable critical infrastructure and key resources included an insect zoo, a bourbon festival, a bean fest and a kangaroo conservation center.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13822662/
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Senate Votes to Replace FEMA With a New Federal Agency
The Senate voted 87 to 11 Tuesday night to create a new federal entity to replace the much-criticized Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new agency, called the Emergency Management Authority, would remain in the Homeland Security Department into which FEMA, which once had cabinet status, was merged in 2003. But in times of major [Bush-engendered] disasters, the new agency would report directly to the president.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/washington/12fema.html
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Prisons at Center of Damning Report on U.S. Human Rights
UNITED NATIONS - Rights advocacy groups in the United States are calling for the United Nations to take note of the gross human rights violations being committed in their country.
www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0712-08.htm
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Roadblocks can't cure crime woes
"Concerning the recent order of Mayor Frank Melton to search autos at roadblocks, I'll just stay out of Jackson to avoid the hassle. I am a law-abiding, taxpaying citizen and should not be subjected to military tactics. I have nothing to hide but feel as if this is a violation of my rights."
http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060712/OPINION
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Clashes Spread to Lebanon as Hezbollah Raids Israel
Even though Israel has overwhelming military superiority in both southern Lebanon and Gaza, the new fighting signaled the emergence of a conflict that has blown past the limits of local confrontation into a regional crisis. Some analysts suggested that the similarity between the Hezbollah raid and the one in Gaza by fighters with the Islamic faction Hamas and its allies, both intended to gain leverage through captured Israeli soldiers, pointed to increasingly closer relations between the groups.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/13/world/middleeast/13mideast.html?hp&ex=
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EU's Solana in fresh CIA kidnapping spotlight
Liberal MEPs investigating allegations that the CIA has been kidnapping EU citizens want EU top diplomat Javier Solana to answer a second round of questions, after news that the EU police mission in Macedonia might have inside knowledge.
http://euobserver.com/9/22075
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Jackson Mayor again Extends Civil Emergency Over Crime (How much longer before military will be called in?)
Jackson Mayor Frank Melton has again renewed the state of emergency declaration for the capital city, saying additional reports of vandalism warrant the action
http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=5140406
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Jackson mayor to place city under civil emergency because of crime 21 Jun 2006
The police are going to have full authority to do what they have to do,” he said.
http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060621/NEWS/60
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D.C. Police Chief Declares Crime Emergency (How much longer before military will be called in?)
http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=5140406
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FCC Combing Air Tapes for Dirty Words
In its continuing [illegal] crackdown on on-air profanity, the FCC has requested numerous tapes from broadcasters that might include vulgar remarks from unruly spectators, coaches and athletes at live sporting events, industry sources said. "It looks like they want to end live broadcast TV,'' said one executive, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/arts/entertainment-media-indecency.html
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Justice Department Lawyer To Congress: ‘The President Is Always Right’
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday heard testimony from Steven Bradbury, head of the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel. When questioned by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on whether the President’s interpretation of the Hamdan case was right or wrong, Bradbury replied, “The President is always right.”
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/07/12/president-always-right/
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Cost Comparisons
We are spending $8 billion a month in Iraq. That equates to 2 billion dollars a week, or 267 million dollars a day, or 11 million dollars AN HOUR
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/12968
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US combat casualties rise to 20,886
The US occupation of Iraq suffered 91 military combat casualties in the week ending July 12, bringing the total since the invasion to 20,886 including 18,874 wounded and 2,012 dead. US media keep the public's focus on the much lower figure of 2,544 deaths, which includes 532 (up one last week) deaths from what the Pentagon classifies as "non hostile " causes. The families of those dead do not receive the same benefits and support as those killed in combat.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/12977
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Michelle Malkin's Neo-Con Blog Fears Bruce Willis Now 9/11 Truther
Linklater said he had handed out DVD’s on set which carried claims that 9/11 was perpetrated by the US government to erect a police state to Bruce Willis, one of the stars of Linklater’s upcoming Fast Food Nation. (About damn time he pulled his head out)
“He said it put him in such a head space that he will be quiet on issues of national policy.”
http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/july2006/120706fearswillis.htm
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Report Criticizes Bush Administration Strategy in Iraq
The Government Accountability Office issued a report Tuesday saying the U.S. government's strategy for stabilizing Iraq does address security, political and economic objectives in Iraq, but does not adequately or effectively describe how to achieve those goals.
http://voanews.com/english/2006-07-11-voa84.cfm
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Washington—June 6, 2006—TomFlocco.com—Whistleblower says Rep. Jefferson also took bribes from Texas cable magnate—Federal prosecutors are being advised to scrutinize the financial records of New Orleans Congressman William J. Jefferson for tax years 2000 and 2001 by federal whistleblower Stewart Webb who received new inside information directly connected to the federal probe of the Louisiana congressman. It was revealed that Jefferson took alleged bribes from Texas cable TV magnate Richard Halden for favorable actions and votes for cable television contracts and licenses for Urban Television Network Corporation, a Nevada entity headquartered in Arlington, Texas. “Other unnamed entities are also reportedly involved,” said Webb. The Network was created to serve African American and Hispanic viewers according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings on November 11, 2005. Halden’s father was a prominent heart surgeon according to the sources who verified Halden’s identity.
http://tomflocco.com/
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Up to 9 Inches of Rain Flood Ind., Ohio (google - record rainfall 2006. Areas with record rain and record drought better get used to it. It's going to get alot worse. Global warming in action)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Severe-Weather.html
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Schoolbooks Are Given F’s in Originality (Child indoctrination continues)
The language is virtually identical to that in the 2005 edition of another textbook, “America: Pathways to the Present,” by different authors. The books use substantially identical language to cover other subjects as well, including the disputed presidential election of 2000, the Persian Gulf war, the war in Afghanistan and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/13/books/13textbook.html?hp&ex=1152849600
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The Puzzle of the Enron Coverups
"What is the White House fighting to keep secret, even going to the length of redefining executive privilege and inviting the first Congressional lawsuit ever filed against a president? Were the consequences of releasing these documents more damaging than the consequences of destroying them? ...Could the Big Secret be that the highest levels of the Bush Administration knew during the summer of 2001 that the largest bankruptcy in history was imminent? Or was it that Enron and the White House were working closely with the Taliban -- including Osama bin Laden -- up to weeks before the Sept. 11 attack?"
http://www.albionmonitor.com/0202a/enroncoverup.html
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Steppingstone to War House passes 'Iran Freedom Support Act'
Only 21 members of the House stood up against the overwhelming bipartisan wave of support for the bill, which would impose economic sanctions on the Iranians – and openly proclaims the goal of effecting "regime change." Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, said the bill reminds him of a 1998 congressional resolution – the Iraq Liberation Act – that paved the way for the Iraqi debacle. Yet most of the "antiwar" contingent in the House of Representatives caved and voted in favor, including Democrats John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Jack Murtha, Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee, and Lynn Woolsey.
http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=8914
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shows and 1,000's of saved websites, viewable on computer only.
http://www.flybynews.com/cgi-local/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1152735958,
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Sites with uncensored information
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
http://www.legitgov.org/
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/
http://www.rense.com/
http://www.wanttoknow.info/
http://www.tvnewslies.org/news/
http://www.propagandamatrix.com/index.html
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
http://www.rbnlive.com/
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/ At least recently, The New York Times has been releasing usable articles, if you sift through the BS in some
http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/ This is where I write, updated weekly.
Between these sites, you will know just about everything relevant to factual information. May miss something here or there. But, not much.
The content of this newsletter is entirely mine, however, my thanks to Milo, Ranger, Shanti and others at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCCC-USA/ , the sites listed above and assorted other sites.
http://www.impeachbush.org Start with the Repugs and end with the Dims.
The Tactics of Disinformers/The Disinformer's Gambit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCCC-USA/message/57583
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Announcement :: Globalization
CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTIONS AGAINST IMF/WORLD BANK, SEPTEMBER 14-20
12 Jul 2006
Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) has endorsed the following call, written and distributed by Jubilee South, a coalition of social movements throughout the Global South who are resisting illegitimate debts and IMF/World Bank policies. The statement calls on people worldwide to take action in their own communities against the IMF/World Bank the week of September 14-20, while the institutions meet in Singapore.
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Announcement :: Globalization
LLAMADO A ACCIONES GLOBALES CONTRA EL FMI Y EL BANCO MUNDIAL
12 Jul 2006
La Movilización para la Justicia Global (MGJ) da su total apoyo a la siguiente llamado de acción, escrito y distribuido por Jubilee Sur, una coalición de movimientos sociales en todo el Sur Global quien está haciendo resistencia contra las deudas iligítimas y a las políticas del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) y el Banco Mundial (BM). Esta petición pide a la gente por todo el mundo a tomar acción en sus propias comunidades en contra el FMI y el Banco Mundial la semana del 14 al 20 de Septiembre.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts
12 Jul 2006
An expose of the 9/11 conspiracy wing nuts endangering the very core of our democracy, and world peace.
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Announcement :: Environment : International : Organizing : Politics
Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela
12 Jul 2006
For nine days; July 29th to August 6th, the delegates will be able to interact with the protagonists of the Bolivarian Revolution who make up the Land committees, community media, communal counsels, farmer cooperatives, communal banks, etc
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News :: Organizing
Anti-G8 Protest Successful in Russia
12 Jul 2006
author: LINK/Berlin anti-G8 Press Group
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