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Archive for the Month of September, 2005.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 226 through 300 of 476.

September 14, 2005

World Faces Prospect of Teeming Mega-Slums - Almost half of the world's six billion people already live in cities. Of these, it is estimated that about a third live in slums

World Bank Contributing to Extinctions and Overfishing - New Report Documents Damage to the Pacific Ocean from Investments in Destructive Longline Fishing

Wal-Mart hit by 'sweatshop' claim - US retail giant Wal-Mart has been hit with a lawsuit that claims it ignores sweatshop conditions at many of its suppliers' factories around the world.

MSG - The Slow Poisoning Of America - MSG Hides Behind 25+ Names, Such As "Natural Flavouring" - MSG Is Also In Your Favorite Coffee Shops And Drive-Ups

September 15, 2005

Intravenous Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells - With a growing body of evidence mounting, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers conceded today that intravenous vitamin C may be an effective treatment for cancer. Last year the same researchers reported a similar study but the news media failed to publish it.

Swapping Scoops: Every Night the "NY Times" and "Wash Post" Exchange Front Pages for the Following Day - Welcome to life under the Washington Post-New York Times swap. As part of a secret arrangement formed more than 10 years ago, the Post and Times send each other copies of their next day's front pages every night

County in Shandong forcibly sterilizes at least 7,000 people - At least 7,000 people in eastern China were forcibly sterilized earlier this year by officials under pressure to limit the growth of the country's massive population, Time magazine reported in an edition published yesterday.

Studies link global warming with increased hurricane intensity - "The best way to put it is that storms are lasting longer at higher intensity than they were 30 years ago."

Canada official: Torture can be tolerated - A Canadian official, during a hearing about a Canadian citizen deported to Syria, said the country will cooperate with other nations that practice torture.

Adam Pearlman, al-CIA-duh Patsy - ...the "new face" of Islamic terrorism is all-American. It can’t get much better for warmongering right-wingers and neocons that never saw an Arab or Muslim country they did not want to shock and awe into submission (or as Ann Coulter would have it, "invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity").

New Orleans: Dress Rehearsal for American Lockdown - "Demand destruction" has become a priority not only to mitigate Peak Oil but also to mitigate global warming. How do you destroy demand? You collapse the economy. Homeless, unemployed "refugees" (what a cold, depersonalizing term) don’t buy gas, take trips, fly on airplanes or buy consumer goods (made with energy and requiring energy to operate). They don’t use air conditioning because they can’t afford it. They are the embodiment of Henry Kissinger’s infamous term "useless eaters," a phrase from the Nazi vocabulary.

The occupation forces are the real perpetrators of bomb attacks in Iraq? - Iran’s top military commander accused the United States and Israel of planning the non-stop bomb attacks that killed thousands of civilians in Iraq.

US thugs raping minor girls in Tellaffar - Quoting a source from the Red Cross Organization, hospital sources indicated that two cases of rape have been confirmed, and two minor girls were assaulted and raped on the hands of the US Cavalry division which is involved in attacking the Iraqi City since the last few days.

Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home - Two Heavy Trucks, Helicopter Were Involved in Lawmaker's Trip at Height of Crisis - The water reached to the third step of Jefferson's house, a military source familiar with the incident told ABC News, and the vehicle pulled up onto Jefferson's front lawn so he wouldn't have to walk in the water

BAE "payments to Pinochet firms'" - UK arms manufacturer BAE has paid over £1m to front companies for the Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, documents obtained by the Guardian show.

A DIEBOLD INSIDER SPEAKS! DIEB-THROAT : 'Diebold System One of Greatest Threats Democracy Has Ever Known' - Identifies U.S. Homeland Security "Cyber Alert" Prior to '04 Election Warning Votes Can be "Modified Remotely" via "Undocumented Backdoor" in Central Tabulator Software!

Sweet home Alabama - Food conglomerate Tyson Foods has been sued by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of workers at Tyson Food's Ashland, Alabama chicken processing plant for maintaining a Whites Only break room and rest room.


Calling U.S. troops "occupation forces," Iraqis seek timetable for exit - The 18-member National Sovereignty Committee, made up of legislators chosen in national elections in January, said the only way Iraq could achieve sovereignty was for multinational forces to leave. The report called for setting a timetable for the troops to go home and referred to them as "occupation forces," a first.

Chavez foes to get more US funds - Venezuelan activists facing trial for receiving money from a US-financed organisation to promote a vote against President Hugo Chavez last year, will get additional funding from the organisation, representatives say.

EPA rule loopholes allow pesticide testing on kids - The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules on human testing, which the agency said last week would categorically protect children and pregnant women from pesticide testing, include numerous exemptions, such as one that specifically allows testing of children who have been "abused and neglected."

September 16, 2005

The big con: Democrats vs Republicans - The mask slipped off temporarily from the faceless Ruling Class long enough to reveal its true brutal manifest intent against the population and the "useless feeders" (whom Kissinger and his Bilderbergers rants about) and the 'mainstream' media (MSM) and political apparatus that protects them and executes their orders.

You Do What You Eat - Forget tougher punishments and hiring more police. The solution to crime and violence is on your dinner plate.

Israeli mobster who bought 25% of N.O. office space - In the 25-year history of the modern New Orleans Class A office market, no single owner has controlled 25 percent of the city's top office building market.

Judah Hertz:New Orleans After Schwartzes Are Gone - New Orleans Elite say: ~ "We gave them a bus ticket, a $2000 debit card, and some MRE's. They aren't welcome back'. Judah Hertz is our type of guy, and he is an asset.

Norwegian troops to quit Iraq, Bush told - Norway's incoming Prime Minister has told US President George W Bush that he will order Norwegian troops to leave Iraq as soon as he takes office, the NTB news agency reported.

Evidence Cheney was calling shots in Katrina crisis - Have you been wondering who was really running things while the seemingly near-retarded FEMA Director Michael Brown was giving nonstop interviews and press conferences those days after Katrina hit?

BLOCKING THE GRETNA BRIDGE - - by Michael C. Ruppert - Racism and Resource Scarcity May Be Siamese Twins in a Post-Petroleum World

No Bigger Fish Than Mci - Last week, federal prosecutors in New York decided not to criminally prosecute WorldCom/MCI for an $11 billion fraud. This represents a travesty of justice.

ACLU releases Iraq prisoner abuse report documents - Some U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq interrogated prisoners "using techniques they literally remembered from the movies," according to documents from a U.S. military report released by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Venezuelan leader lashes at US in UN speech - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez called the United States a "terrorist state" and said the United Nations headquarters should be moved away from New York.

Who Are The 75,000 Body Bags For? - Questions mount over Hurricane Katrina's death count. Estimates are now well below 10,000 with the death toll currently standing at 648 for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. So, why did the Bush Administration order 75,000 body bags?

September 17, 2005

U.S. Military in Paraguay Prepares To "Spread Democracy" - Controversy is raging in Paraguay, where the U.S. military is conducting secretive operations. 500 U.S. troops arrived in the country on July 1st with planes, weapons and ammunition.

Doctor says FEMA ordered him to stop treating hurricane victims - In the midst of administering chest compressions to a dying woman several days after Hurricane Katrina struck, Dr. Mark N. Perlmutter was ordered to stop by a federal official because he wasn't registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Ozone hole approaches record size - The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has grown to near-record size this year, suggesting 20 years of pollution controls have so far had little effect, the United Nations said.

Bush’s vision for New Orleans: a profiteer’s paradise - Corporate profiteering from the disaster is only the tip of the iceberg. Bush’s allies in the Republican-controlled Congress are urging that reconstruction be accompanied by measures limiting victims’ right to sue, establishing school vouchers, lifting restrictions on federal funds for religious groups, suspending environmental regulations on new oil refineries, waiving the estate tax, and enacting a flat tax.

A Polluter's Feast - Bush has reversed more environmental progress in the past eight months than Reagan did in a full eight years

Electricity Turned On In New Orleans Neighborhood For Bush, Turned Off When He Left - ...And yet last night, no more than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out.

More revelations emerge that Bush administration is protecting Osama Bin Laden. - Intelligence sources are reporting that reports that Osama Bin Laden is seriously ill and requires medical attention are part of a neo-con disinformation campaign to divert attention away from the fact that the crafty "Al Qaeda" leader is never far away from his ex-U.S. Air Force T-39 twin engine Sabreliner, bought in 1993 from the Davis Monthan Air Force Base "boneyard" outside of Tucson, Arizona.

Pentagon covering up shooting incidents in New Orleans and environs? - Reports are emanating out of New Orleans that National Guard, regular military, officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and private security personnel have shot to death homeless and needy survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Iraq’s libraries: what recovery from “a national disaster beyond imagination”? - The report documents warnings the Bush administration received about the dangers an American invasion posed to Iraq’s cultural heritage. In February and April 2003, the International Council of Museums warned the Department of Defense of its responsibility to protect cultural property.

Historic changes possible in military's role in domestic emergencies - President Bush's push to give the military a bigger role in responding to major disasters like Hurricane Katrina could lead to a loosening of legal limits on the use of federal troops on U.S. soil

FEMA's City of Anxiety in Florida - FEMA City, a dusty, baking, treeless collection of almost 500 trailers that was set up by the federal emergency agency last fall to house more than 1,500 people made homeless by Hurricane Charley, one of the most destructive storms in recent Florida history. The free shelter was welcomed by thankful survivors back then; almost a year later, most are still there -- angry, frustrated, depressed and increasingly desperate.

September 18, 2005

Iran defies US, Europe on nuclear fuel - Iran has clashed head-on with the West at the United Nations as a defiant President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated his country's determination to press ahead with producing nuclear fuel.

NOLA Excerpts - The deeper into the neighborhood we got, the more debris littered the deserted streets. "Fuck Bush. Them Bitches Flood Us," was written in black spray paint across a battered brick wall.

FBI Harasses Informant of Former Agent John O'Neill - Janet Parker says agents discredited her association with O'Neill and discounted she saw London bombing suspect in Seattle in 2002. Agents told her she needed psychiatric help and was fabricating story for public attention. Parker denies FBI allegations.

Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Elections - The United States has supposedly created new "democracies' in Afghanistan and Iraq, but these endeavors give democracy a bad name.

Former Attorney General under Ronald Reagan Edwin Meese has become an unofficial adviser for New Orleans area reconstruction. - Back in the 1980s, protest signs sported the slogan "Ed Meese Is A Pig." Twenty years later, the slogan still applies

Another Bush arrested. - This could be the start of a good thing if we can get the father and paternal uncles and grandparents also arrested


Everybody Loves Martial Law - "Everybody just loves Camp Freedom. It's got shiny barbed wire fences and each new visitor gets their own implantable microchip free of charge. And with the microchip, nobody has to worry about having their money stolen because there is no money! Food credits are added on arrival and automatically debited when prisoners, uh, I mean visitors, take their food from the chow line."

Army recruiting protesters face federal trial - On the verge of America's invasion of Iraq, four left-wing Irish Catholic activists went into the vestibule of their suburban Army recruiting center and poured vials of their blood, about four ounces each, onto the walls, windows and American flag.

Eight Years is Enough -- It's Time for a Raise - Republicans and the right-wing spin machine, which hate any social policy that aids working families, have fought increasing the minimum wage as long as it has existed.

John Roberts: career-long criminal player and imperial bagman - It is no surprise that the ascension of Roberts has been such an urgent priority for this administration. It is not just because Roberts facially resembles Bush, and echoes Bush's oily and arrogant smugness.

Al Qaeda and the Iraqi Resistance Movement - - by Michel Chossudovsky - ...if Al Qaeda in Iraq, the intelligence asset, is (indirectly) controlled by the Pentagon and/or the CIA, it cannot reasonably constitute a real resistance movement directed against the US military occupation.

State Executions: One component in the grand design of Global Corporate Empire - When the state assumes the right to take or give life to anyone, regardless of their race, socio-economic status and even regardless of an individual’s crimes, it is telling all of us that it holds ultimate authority to demand submission by inflicting the ultimate punishment - the taking of any of our lives.

The PR campaign for Brand America - In a barely reported incident last week, two bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the Karachi outlets of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's.

Khalilzad: Now is the Time to Mass Murder Syrians - Zalmay Khalilzad, a Muslim neocon (no, this is not an oxymoron), CFR and PNAC member, and currently Bush’s man on the ground ("ambassador") in Iraq, has floated a trial balloon, "off the record," of course: "the US will go into Syria to combat insurgents that have been using the country as a staging ground for terrorist activity in Iraq," said Khalilzad...

Alarm as prescriptions of Ritalin to children reach a record high - The number of children being prescribed drugs for so-called behavioural disorders has soared to a record high, causing alarm that children are being unnecessarily "drugged into submission".

President Bush to America's Millionaires: I Will Keep You Safe from Katrina Sacrifices - Administration officials have "clarified" that their Katrina recovery program will not interrupt an agenda of robust tax breaks for the wealthiest American families and corporations.

U.S. Decertifies Venezuela on Drug Control - The Cubanization of United States policy toward Venezuela has begun in earnest.

Guantánamo strike has directors worried - A hunger strike at the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has unsettled senior commanders there and produced the most serious challenge yet to the military's effort to manage the detention of hundreds of terrorism suspects, lawyers and officials say.

Landmark environment law in peril - "The Bush Administration takes the same approach to the Endangered Species Act that it takes to all the other major environmental laws that protect our air, water and lands. Their approach is to appease, abuse and assault."

September 19, 2005

Profit system, not nature, main obstacle to rebuilding New Orleans - There are food, clothing, shelter, generators and other supplies aplenty for the suffering people of the Gulf Coast. But the bulk of these resources are in the grip of giant corporations that will only make them available if their profit interests are served.

No charges for Israeli police in killings - Israel will not prosecute police who shot dead 13 Israeli Arabs during protests in 2000 because of a lack of evidence as to exactly who was responsible, a Justice Ministry inquiry said.

Iran calls on UN to probe how Israel acquired nuclear weapons - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday a UN committee should investigate how Israel acquired nuclear weapons.

Jackbooted Police State Emerging in New Orleans - ...the Steele Foundation apparently has a role in New Orleans. It appears Steele played a role in the abduction and removal of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected leader of Haiti.

R.I.P. Posse Comitatus - "When a government wishes to deprive its citizens of freedom, and reduce them to slavery, it generally makes use of a standing army."

Iran War Clouds On The Harvest Moon - by Webster Griffin Tarpley - Rumsfeld 10-12 Is Imminent

The Anti-war Movement in Italy - Hunger Strike Against Censorship

Boat Owners Subjected to "Nazi Style" Armed Searches by Homeland Security - Both residents said search crews entered the harbor in inflatable boats with machine guns mounted on their bows. Then, carrying M-16 rifles, they approached residents and boarded and searched their boats in the name of safety and "homeland security."

Psychopaths could be best financial traders? - "Wanted: psychopaths to make a killing in the markets." Such an advert will not be appearing in the world's newspapers any time soon, but it may have a ring of truth after research revealed the best wheeler-dealers could well be "functional psychopaths."

Police forcibly break up Cindy Sheehan rally - The New York City Police Department forcibly broke up this afternoon's rally for Cindy Sheehan, moving in as Cindy was speaking at about 3 p.m. in Union Square.

Northwest and Delta executives to make millions from bankruptcies - Over the last several years the top corporate executives at Northwest and Delta airlines negotiated retirement packages guaranteeing them millions in the event the companies declared bankruptcy and defaulted on their pension payments to employees.

Britain Shelves Plan for Iraq Troop Withdrawal - The decision comes as ministers prepare to announce an unexpected redeployment of up to 6000 members of the 7th Armoured Brigade — the renowned Desert Rats — in the conflict zone next month.


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