Report: Health Insurers Hold Billions in Tobacco Stocks

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Economic, Health
A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals US, Canadian and British health and life insurance firms hold at least $4.4 billion of investments in companies whose subsidiaries manufacture cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and related… more »

Obama Administration Seeks To Keep Torture Victims From Having Day In Court

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State
The Justice Department today argued that the victims of the "extraordinary rendition" program should not have their day in court, asking a federal appeals court to block a landmark case the court had earlier ruled could go forward. In April, the Ninth… more »

41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, 9-11
Following in the footsteps of well over 1,000 scientists and other professional groups who have already gone on record questioning the official theory, more than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have come forward to challenge… more »

Ill-Treatment and Torture of Palestinian Children

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism
[RAMALLAH, 11 June 2009] – Today, DCI-Palestine is releasing a report which documents the widespread ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children at the hands of the Israeli army and police force – Palestinian Child Prisoners: The… more »

When will you get ANGRY?

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News
A friend of mine posed a question to the American public this evening: When will you get ANGRY? This question baffles me as well as I reflect on current events in the U.S...I don't know if my answer carries any more weight than yours so instead I'm… more »

Obama's Gulag: Starvation at GTMO -An untold story

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State
Andy Worthington, the renowned expert on Guantanamo, has just released a report he prepared for the British NGO CagedPrisoners on the shocking weight loss occurring among many Guantanamo detainees. Here is Andy’s announcement:… more »

Village sues Canada companies cashing in on occupation

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East
The small Palestinian village of Bilin will face-off this month against two Canadian corporations accused of aiding and abetting the colonization of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Bilin case is one of a growing number of civil and criminal… more »

Petraeus: Afghan "violence" at highest levels

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Afghanistan
"Violence" in Afghanistan last week reached its highest level since the US overthrow of the Taliban Afghan government in 2001, General David Petraeus says. "There is no question that the situation has deteriorated" in Afghanistan, said Petraeus, head of… more »

Iran's elections are a few hours away- LA Times had a good piece this morning on the current climate in Iran

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Iran
Reporting from Tehran -- The streets are clogged with traffic so we get on the highway, the windows down and music blaring. I am with two friends, driving through Tehran after midnight, enjoying the cool air with no particular destination. One of them… more »

Who Is Winning the Arctic Game of Monopoly?

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Environment
In the case of the Arctic region, the major players use scientific data and the somewhat vague rules of international law. Increasing their territory means a gain in prestige for these countries, and serves to provide energy security as well. But which… more »

Peru police use snipers to kill in Bagua

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State
No commentary necessary, really. And you guys up there think that Chávez is the thug. Madness. As for jawdroppingly racist, fascist and arrogant quote of the day, that goes to Alan García: "They (Amazon indigenous) are not first class citizens." RESIGN… more »

The Generation Born of Rape during the Rwandan Genocide - "I must be honest with you: I never loved this child"

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News
They call them "enfants mauvais souvenirs," children of bad memories. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, hundreds of thousands of Tutsi women were systematically raped and forced into sexual servitude by members of extremist Hutu militia groups. Many of… more »

Bush owns 90% of the deficit, but the GOP wants to blame 100% on Obama - mostly because they think you're really stupid

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Economic
Republicans on Capitol Hill think they've finally found Barack Obama's Achilles' heel: rising public concern about government spending and the federal deficit. more »

WHO declares pandemic level 6. Fearmongering to continue at levels not seen since 1968.

June 12th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State
The World Health Organization declared an influenza pandemic on Thursday and advised governments to prepare for a long-term battle against an unstoppable new flu virus. The United Nations agency raised its pandemic flu alert to phase 6 on a six-point… more »

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