On Tuesday, government leaders representing about 100 nations gathered at the United Nations in New York to discuss global warming. The meeting was billed as an attempt to jump-start negotiations in advance of a December summit in Copenhagen at which a global treaty governing greenhouse gas emissions is to be produced. Instead, the New York conference only served to highlight the impossibility of realizing even the most limited environmental reforms in a world order dominated by rival capitalist nation states.
Uruknet: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking the disclosure of documents related to the detention and treatment of prisoners at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. According to the complaint, the government should promptly make public the Bagram records, including a list of vital information about detainees being held there, the rules that govern the facility and documents pertaining to the conditions of confinement and status review process afforded prisoners.
Obama’s claim that vaccines will be voluntary deceptive and misleading as thousands of professionals face losing their jobs. A daycare worker employed by Northeast Health in Albany New York was shocked to be told by her boss that she would be fired if she refused to take a seasonal swine flu shot on the spot. Similar stories have been pouring in to us from all over the country as fears that the upcoming H1N1 shot will also be mandatory continue to grow. PrisonPlanet: Nurses Plan Rally To Protest Mandatory Swine Flu Shot.
Without preconditions, the Israeli central command Gadi Shamni is demanded to return the stolen 30 dollar which one of the coward thieves under his command stole from the wallet of Ru’a Osama Al-Ayasa, the daughter of my colleague Osama Al-Ayasa.
[20 August 2009] Like millions of Afghans, I have no hope in the results of today's election. In a country ruled by warlords, occupation forces, Taliban terrorists, drug money and guns, no one can expect a legitimate or fair vote. Even international observers have been speaking about widespread fraud and intimidation and, among the people on the street, there is a common refrain: the real winner has already been picked by the White House. + Defense Committee for Malalai Joya
Army Spc. Corey Kowall, 20, of Murfreesboro TN was killed in a crash after serving in Afghanistan for nearly five weeks. No, you don't want to hear it. This young man was not a hero. It was not sacrifice for our country or our freedoms. It was nothing but a wasted life for lies. -You don't want to hear it.
Back in mid June, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration's long promised new policy on state secrets use would be revealed "within days". Over three months later, and on the eve of oral argument in al-Haramain v. Obama, the most dangerous case to the government's unfettered use of state secrets, the Administration has conveniently leaked word that its long awaited new policy on state secrets will be made public, perhaps as soon as today. WSWS: Obama administration shields CIA torturers.
Still busy fighting growing questions about his government’s legitimacy in the wake of massive voter fraud in last month’s election, Afghan President Hamid Karzai today embraced US General Stanley McChrystal’s request for up to 45,000 more troops for the ongoing conflict, saying it was “the right approach.” Karzai’s comments were in direct conflict with those made by top members of the Afghan police force, who insist that the further escalation by the United States is only going to add to the perception that the nation is engaged in an occupation, not a nation-building exercise. AntiWar: House Democrat urges White House to send more troops, remain focused on Afghanistan. AntiWar: Gen. McChrystal: Pakistani Govt Aiding Taliban US Commander Accuses ISI of 'Undermining US Interests'. TimesOnline: Britain: Army draws up plan to send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
Catli has links to terrorism, gangsterism and Chicago in the USA. In the summer of 2001, 4 months before 9 11, the FBI's monitoring of Turkish agents revealed Turkish contacts with Feith, Wolfowitz, and Perle. These people had discussions with the Turkish ambassador in Washington. The subject of the discussions was a deal whereby the U.S. would invade Iraq. AmCon: Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?
If you're in the United States as a visiting head of state, you might expect to stay in a 5-star hotel, a luxury country lodge, or a top-of-the-range penthouse apartment. But how about a tent in the park? When
your host country the Jews have labeled you an international terrorist, you have to take what you can get, as Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi is finding out on his visit to New York City this week. Politico: Ahmadinejad, unwelcome in New York: The group United Against a Nuclear Iran scores a local political coup: The New York Helmsley Hotel is refusing to host the president of Iran. PressTV: Israel lobbies to boycott Ahmadinejad UN speech.
Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has said that the United States could experience another terrorist attack like 9/11 if troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan. "If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan," she said in an interview with Fortune magazine on Tuesday. "The last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan, that territory became the very territory on which al-Qaeda trained and attacked us on September 11th. Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist. + BBC now admits al qaeda never existed.
[The] publication of the 66-page (redacted) document this week by the Washington Post has whipped the frenzy into near-hysteria, with a stampede of politicians and talking heads shouting in effect that "Something must be done!'' and predicting dire consequences if something isn't. Perhaps that's understandable, given the commander's grim assessment of how the war inside Afghanistan is going: The enemy is gaining, the current strategy is failing, the United States could lose the war without more resources. Not just that, but the U.S. and its allies must change their entire war-fighting culture "profoundly.'' Oddly, though, the McChrystal memo doesn't raise or answer this question: Why are we doing this?
The UPS man said he wished everyone were as excited to see him at their door as I was when he put that Teddy Kennedy memoir, "True Compass,'' in my hands last week. But it's just as well that I wasn't home when he dropped off Taylor Branch's forthcoming "The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President.'' Because having been assigned to write about such historical figures as Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp for The New York Times, my initial reaction to Clinton's gazillion hours of yakking to Branch was I've seen that movie, thanks -- and some of it was tedious the first time. (In the book, our 42nd president complains not a little – hard to believe, right? -- about being dragged through toxic sludge by the press. To which I say: Backatcha, Bubba.)
An outback dust storm swept across eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport and placing health authorities on alert for widespread respiratory illness.
Seven years into his tenure as a furniture mover for a local bedding retailer, Gary Nisbet was joined by a new colleague, Randy Joubert, who looked so much like him that customers asked whether they were brothers. "We thought they were just trying to razz us," Joubert said. Turns out the customers were on to something. They really are brothers — and the attention they got after finding each other also has turned up a sister.
The two men were given up for adoption as babies about 35 years ago, then attended rival high schools and even lived in neighboring towns on the Maine coast before working together at Dow's Sleep Center in tiny Waldoboro and uncovering their relationship. "This kid could have been anywhere in the world, and here I am riding in a Dow furniture truck with him," Joubert said in a telephone interview Monday.
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