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Commentary ::
The Bushes and Saudi Arabia
05 Apr 2004
In June 2001, the American embassy announced a Visa Express program, which allowed Saudis to get a visa to the U.S. without actually appearing at the consulate in person, allowing some of the 9/11 hijackers to enter the country.
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News :: DNC
Cuban Terrorist Group Training Venezuelan Paramilitaries In Miami Area
05 Apr 2004
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment
Depleted Uranium - A Mystery in Transport
05 Apr 2004
The United States military does not want civilian populations to know how and when depleted uranium (DU) munitions are being shipped through their communities for fear of “unnecessary public concern about the radiation risks associated with DU munitions.” Normally this type of shipment would be labeled with both Department of Transportation (DOT) “Radioactive” and “Explosive” placards. Branches of the U.S. military, however, have a special Department of Transportation exemption, DOT-E 9649, which allows them to ship DU munitions without the “Radioactive” placard.1 The exemption must be renewed every few years by the DOT and the Military Traffic Management Command.2
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ART OF WAR : FLOWERS OF GRATITUDE
04 Apr 2004
Flowers of gratitude
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News :: Environment
20 Nobel winners decry Bush's misuse of Science
04 Apr 2004
62 of the nation's leading scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, signed a statement decrying the Bush administration's misuse of science -- documenting more than 30 examples involving the major environmental concerns of our century.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Israel: an apartheid state?
04 Apr 2004
BISHOP DESMOND TUTU, the South African Nobel Prize winner, described how he saw on his visit to Israel "much like what happened to us black people in South Africa. I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about" (1). Comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel/Palestine have often been made, but not always clearly explained. Many factors have made the comparison attractive.
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News :: Gender
Transgenders, Families Gear Up to Lobby on Capitol Hill
04 Apr 2004
Modified: 08:33:47 PM
Transgender activists from all over America will converge on Capitol Hill, April 29-30 to lobby Congress for transgender inclusion in, and passage of hate crimes and employment rights legislation. Lobby Days 2004 is sponsored by the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC), the country's largest and most active organization advocating for the rights of transgender Americans at federal, state, and local levels.
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Revealed! Why Rice Agreed to Testify
04 Apr 2004
Zelikow warned the White House Counsel that Rice should testified in public, because an incriminating photo would '...be all over Washington in 24 hours' exposing Bush's stonewalling tactics.
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News :: Human Rights
Today in Palestine April 3rd
04 Apr 2004
briefing
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Commentary :: Environment
mass action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting;May 19 Houston TX
03 Apr 2004
mass action stop war profiteering
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