Archive for January, 2004
Building democracy from scratch: US to bring in Saddam’s brutal torturers for a new intelligence apparatus.
How Many People Will Die Because of This “Mistake”, Senator Kerry? (by Sam Husseini–good job Sam).
Good for Georgetown U.: Researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center, a Catholic institution, are using cells derived from aborted fetuses in medical research.
$395m US aid for Pakistan (have you rewarded a dictator today?)
Statement of Senator Carl Levin at the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing with Dr. David Kay (Good: and I am not a fan of this Senator).
WTO protesters win Seattle cash
Ex-convicts — many of them barred from government benefits and good jobs — are denied a second chance in the U.S. They frequently return to jail.
A British newspaper has noticed that US deaths rise in wake of Saddam capture
The Mullah and Democracy
Working and Poor in the USA
Lula Rising, Dean sinking.
How many times have I reported on this website that US troops have killed innocent villagers in Afghanistan?
If the CIA is innocent on Iraq, guess who is guilty?
All Israeli press reports on the status of Elhanan Tennenbaum are subject to severe censorship and government control, which only proves that he was indeed a Mossad man (which is also being reported in Independent).
If you are wondering what Kofi Annan is up to: he is busy giving permission to Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn to shoot scenes at UN New York headquarters. This is a man who knows his priorities.
The Bush administration will ask Congress to boost spending on missile defense by $1.2 billion next year and nearly double funding to modernize the Army in the $401.7 billion U.S. military budget for 2005, according to Pentagon documents released on Friday.
What Is To Be Done (With Lenin)?, asks Slavoj Zizek I say dump him. For me, when he said (quoted in E.H. Carr’s History of the Bolshevik Revolution (vol. 2, I am almsot certain–and reproduced in Richard Pipes’ The Unknown Lenin (I know he is a very right-wing historian but the book contains damning documents): [...]
Human Rights Watch (see item below): Despite Releases, Children Still Held at Guantanamo.
I cannot believe how so blatantly the Washington Post lies. It says: “The U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad wants to hire an advertising agency to sell the Iraqi public on its plans for a new democratic government, even as U.S. officials and Iraqi leaders struggle to decide whether that government should be formed through [...]
Female GIs report rapes in Iraq war: 37 seek aid after alleging sex assaults by U.S. soldiers.