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Archive for the Month of December, 2005.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 376 through 450 of 508.

December 22, 2005

A Risk of Total Collapse - Is it possible that global civilization might collapse within our lifetime or that of our children? Until recently, such an idea was the preserve of lunatics and cults. In the past few years, however, an increasing number of intelligent and credible people have been warning that global collapse is a genuine possibility. And many of these are sober scientists...

Five Hours of Free Air: Community TV in Argentina - A few Sundays ago, the 27th of November, at the corner of Quinquela Martín and Hornos, the transmission of Barracas Community TV was broadcast on Channel 5. They watched coverage of the anti-Bush march done by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo video group, shorts made by children at various schools of the barrio, independent documentaries and interviews with Barracas organizations.

December 23, 2005

Iran Attack: It’s All Part of the New Zionist Century - If the Zionist state has its way, Iran will remain in the technological dark ages, or possibly share the stone age fate—as in "bomb them back to the stone age"—of Iraq in the wake of the Straussian neocon invasion.

Italy warrants for 22 purported CIA operatives - ...the warrants allowed for the arrest of the suspects in any of the 25 EU member countries. Previously, Italy had issued arrest warrants for the 22 inside Italy.

Soldier Investigated in Italian's Death - Rome prosecutors are investigating the March 4 death of Nicola Calipari, who was killed by U.S. gunfire near a checkpoint as he headed to the Baghdad airport with Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, who was held hostage by militants for a month.

Castro slams "mad" US change plan - Cuban President Fidel Castro has called the US secretary of state "mad", following American moves to promote democratic change on the island.

Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants - In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained...

Pain Ray Headed to Iraq? - It's been talked about for years. But the Pentagon's microwave-like pain ray may finally be headed to Iraq...

The Economy in a Nutshell - Wages & Incomes Down, Poverty & Debt Up

Morales to nationalize Bolivia oil, gas - The winner of Bolivia's presidential elections has repeated his vow to nationalize oil and gas and said he will void at least some contracts held by foreign companies "looting" the poor Andean nation's natural resources.

VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN - Bush hailed the Iraqi elections as a mighty victory. He maintained that Iraq will now become a beacon of democracy in the Middle East. In fact, the elections were even more crooked than the one he manipulated to become president.

Christmas in New York: Billions in bonuses for Wall Street execs, mayor denounces "selfish" transit workers - December is the month for year-end bonuses for Wall Street’s traders, brokers and investment bankers and this year the top layers are expected to pocket some $17 billion in incentive payouts. According to Johnson Associates Inc., a compensation consulting firm, the average bonus for a managing director will be $1.2 million, with top investment bankers and prime brokers seeing checks padded by as much as 20 percent more than 2004’s bonuses.

Behind the media onslaught on the transit workers - While New York City’s striking transit workers were winning broad sympathy and support from millions of working people this week, the mass media swung into action with a predictably unanimous campaign of hysterical slanders against the strikers.

British intelligence in Northern Ireland - A high-level Sinn Fein official named Denis Donaldson has admitted that he was a spy for British intelligence, thus confirming complaints made by Northern Irish republicans for years that politics in Northern Ireland was completely manipulated by London...

Saddam‘s Lawyers: Clark‘s Life in Danger - Saddam Hussein ‘s lawyers called Thursday for the world to press the Iraqi government to provide them with protection, saying their colleague — former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark — was directly at risk.

Bush Pardons Moonshiners, Bank Robber - President Bush has granted 11 pardons, bringing to 69 the number of clemency orders he has issued since taking office five years ago, the Justice Department said

How to tell if you are in a tyrannical police state - Tyrannical police states have certain universal characteristics.

Is Tamiflu Safe? Read The Side Effects! - Side-Effects - What to Watch Out For

December 24, 2005

Pentagon "witness", Gannon pimp, Eberle moving up in Texas GOP - Bobby Eberle gave the most definitive "eyewitness account" of an American Airlines Boeing jetliner hitting the Pentagon on 9/11, despite voluminous physical evidence to the contrary. His history as a preeminient BS artist leaves him well-qualified for a top spot in the Texas Republican hierarchy.

Israeli police "tied Palestinian to galloping mule" - A Palestinian man, said to have been last seen in the custody of Israeli border police, died after being found wounded and comatose beside a mule to which he had apparently been tied and dragged along a dirt road.

Jackboot Society: Pure Tyranny on the Streets of America - Latest bill of rights evisceration: Ohio Patriot Act arrests for not showing ID

Israel plans aerial siege of Gaza - Israel has given a green light for intensified airstrikes inside the Gaza Strip to enforce a buffer zone meant to stop Palestinian fighters from firing rockets.

CIA Patsy Spins Fairy Tale Plot to Assassinate Bush - Of course, an idiot patsy of al-Libi’s caliber would never get near Bush in a zillion years, but never mind—we are to be reminded, ad nauseam, of the viciousness of "al-Qaeda" (not the database but the myth), especially when Bush’s popularity ratings are at an all-time low.

NSA Snoop Story: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know - For some reason the fact the NSA is snooping on Americans at the behest of Bush and the Straussian neocons is big news these days. In fact, the NSA has snooped on people considered enemies of the state for years, most recently through its Echelon technology.

Bethlehem has become a "prison" - Israel's most senior Roman Catholic leader said Bethlehem has become an "immense prison" since the erection of Israel's security barrier.

You, Too, Can Be a TV Pundit! - Follow these simple steps.

Speculations over US attack against Iran - Air attack after New year?

NSA snooping of web dates back to 1995 - Factoring in telecommunications industry mergers, it is not difficult to determine what companies are involved in domestic surveillance today

Saddam trial judge attacked - Armed men have tried to assassinate an investigative judge on the Iraqi Special Tribunal, a spokesman for the court says.

Federal agents' visit was a hoax - Student admits he lied about Mao book

U.S. Airstrikes Take Toll on Civilians - Eyewitnesses Cite Scores Killed in Marine Offensive in Western Iraq

Earth to ELF: Come In, Please - Does the radical environmental group really exist?

December 25, 2005

Seasons Greetings From Looking Glass News - We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December 26, 2005

Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2005 - ...the fourteenth annual P.U.-litzer Prizes, for the foulest media performances of 2005

The 25 Dumbest Quotes of 2005 - 25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes by Various Idiots

Is the US State Department still keeping April Glaspie under wraps? - It is now more than fifteen years since that fateful meeting on July 25, 1990 between then-US Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie and President Saddam Hussein that the Iraqi leader interpreted as a green light from Washington for his invasion of Kuwait eight days later.

Neocons Use CNN to Continue Psyops Against American Muslims - ...it can be assumed CNN—long infested with PSYOPS operatives and the corporate media long ago penetrated by the CIA under Operation Mockingbird—is running yet another propaganda campaign designed to stigmatize Muslims as the Straussian neocons...

The Agency That Could Be Big Brother - Deep in a remote, fog-layered hollow near Sugar Grove, W.Va., hidden by fortress-like mountains, sits the country's largest eavesdropping bug. Located in a "radio quiet" zone, the station's large parabolic dishes secretly and silently sweep in millions of private telephone calls and e-mail messages an hour.

European Union: Dishonest Brokers in upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections - The European Union (EU) should be ashamed of itself. It has thrown aside the principals of democracy for partisan politics and hypocrisy. In the run up to the Palestinian parliamentary elections, the EU has addressed Palestinian politics and made threats in the process.

Michael Chertoff: of the Devil? - Michael Chertoff, our head of Homeland Security has a name that literally means "of the devil" in Russian. Seldom has real life been more Dickensian.

"I Refused and He Hit Me": A 14-Year Old's Prison Journey - Maher Talhami, the attorney for Physicians for Human Rights who met twice with Ouda and took down an affidavit, says that on the basis of his own experience, the beating of minor Palestinian detainees in order to have them sign confessions is routine.

White House Aids Playboy Playmate in Court - Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith has an unusual bedfellow in the Supreme Court fight over her late husband's fortune: the Bush administration.

RAAF "covered up" pedophilia - The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) allegedly asked a woman to cover up the fact her children were sexually assaulted by a senior officer.

The Mexican Hat Dance - ...the separatist struggle in Mexico was largely unknown to me. I was informed enough to know that the indigenous peoples of Mexico suffered pretty much the same humiliation, degradation, and depersonalization as in Canada and the United States and I certainly had sympathy for that cause. But Mexico’s separatist movement is not a simple dichotomy between the natives and the conquerors; there are several other undercurrents running in contrary directions.

Big payoff in CEOs' stockings - At Goldman Sachs...CEO Henry Paulson will pocket a bonus this year of about $38 million. This will help compensate for the mere $30 million he received last year.

U.S. Opposes Litany of Global Treaties in 2005 - The list of U.N. treaties that Washington opposes goes on and on.

"U.S. offensives target civilians not fighters" - More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians, including women and children, have died in Iraq since the war was launched in March 2003, mostly as a result of airstrikes by the occupation forces, according Iraqi and U.S. public health experts.

National Autism Association Says Senate Gift to Drug Companies Is Unconstitutional - Liability protection allows injuries from pharmaceutical products without penalty to manufacturers as Senate Majority Leader heralds "Fristmas"

Pinochet ruled fit to stand trial - Chile's top court has ruled that former military ruler Gen Augusto Pinochet is fit to stand trial over the 1975 disappearance of political opponents.

December 27, 2005

The Face and Voice of Civilian Sacrifice in Iraq - In Iraq, nobody knows, and few in authority seem concerned to count, just how many civilians have been killed and injured.

Chris Matthews: 2005's Misinformer of the Year - We are pleased to announce broadcast journalist, former newspaper bureau chief, former presidential speechwriter, and best-selling author Chris Matthews has earned the title of 2005's "Misinformer of the Year."

Earth I to Bubble Boy: The Year in Review on Earth II - The year 2005 was bright and shiny on Earth II, where George Bush lives. And why not? News of reality from Earth I never makes it to the president's desk.

2005 Media Follies! - The 10th annual list of the year's most overhyped and underreported stories.

For Agency's "Rendering" Teams, A Lavish Overseas Lifestyle - When the CIA decides to "render" a terrorism suspect living abroad for interrogation in Egypt or another friendly Middle East nation, it spares no expense.

NSA just one of many federal agencies spying on Americans - Besides the NSA, the Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and dozens of private contractors are spying on millions of Americans 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

IMF Approves Loan for Iraq: Let the Oil Drilling Begin - Iraq will not be sovereign or independent in the near future, even if President Bush says so. The country’s financial future will instead be dictated by a new colossal economic occupation, complete with ground forces, tanks, foreign military bases and the like -- all thanks to the United States, Britain and the IMF.

Canada DID join "Missile Defense" - ...for years now, Canadian corporate and scientific communities, as well as government departments, agencies and crown corporations, have been busily participating in the creation, development, maintenance, operation, financing and planned deployment of "missile defense" weapons systems.

Synthetic terror alert red for NYC, DC subways - Concerned citizens should be on the lookout for suspicious activities by government operatives over the next five weeks.

THE IMMINENT DANGER TO AMERICANS! - ...we the people of the United States face multiple imminent dangers from within our own borders. These threats have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism or hoarded weapons of mass destruction. These threats come directly from the policies of George W. Bush and his supporters in Congress!

Constitution loses in Haiti election fight: analysts - Haiti's constitution is being violated by both the U.S.-backed interim government and by the candidacy of a Haitian American millionaire running strongly in the polls in a long delayed election, analysts say.

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza - Israeli occupation forces have launched numerous air strikes in Gaza, saying it is in response to Palestinian rocket fire.

Morales' Triumph Has Washington Concerned - Counting Cuba's Fidel Castro among his allies, he...is a strong critic of free-market economics, and his election win was the latest in a string of leftist victories in South American nations disenchanted with ruling elites, endemic corruption and chronic poverty.

U.S. stalls on human trafficking - Pentagon has yet to ban contractors from using forced labor

News About News - ...news seems to be coming our way faster and with a greater fury than ever before. A tsunami of "Breaking News" bulletins courses through the veins and ganglia of what passes for an information system. A corporate news system pumps it on more platforms dedicated to "more news in less time" on the web, on TV, on the radio, and now on the phone. It's hard to escape the deluge.

Electronic voting fatally vulnerable - How can we have a republic, and be represented, if our votes and voice are not tallied?

NSA Spied on U.N. Diplomats in Push for Invasion of Iraq - ...media coverage has made virtually no mention of the fact that the Bush administration used the NSA to spy on U.N. diplomats in New York before the invasion of Iraq.

December 28, 2005

Top Science Stories Of 2005 - Year Of Incredible Impact

NSA program is reminiscent of the COINTELPRO program used to spy on civil rights leaders - "The description of the NSA program is reminiscent of the COINTELPRO program in which the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, spied on the leaders of the civil rights movement, including the Black Panther Party. During the COINTELPRO program, the FBI attempted to neutralize the Black Panthers through the use of informants and covert activities."

NSA used banned data-tracking on Web site - The National Security Agency's Internet site has been placing files on visitors' computers that can track their Web surfing activity despite strict federal rules banning most of them.

Latin American mercenaries guarding Baghdad’s Green Zone - War is big money and, like any other business today, security contractors are scouring the globe looking for the cheapest labor so as to maximize their war profiteering.

Kurds plan to invade South - Kurdish leaders have inserted more than 10,000 of their militia members into Iraqi army divisions in northern Iraq to lay the groundwork to swarm south, seize the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and possibly half of Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city, and secure the borders of an independent Kurdistan.

Lights out in Baghdad as power remains erratic - Baghdad is getting only around six hours of electricity a day, down from 11 in October...

French Engineer Abducted by Fake Iraqi Terrorists - We are expected to believe the Iraqi resistance is not only vicious, but also uninterested in repairing the damage inflicted on its country by the neocon invasion. It runs around abducting Christian peace activists, western journalists, Sudanese and Moroccan embassy employees, and people from countries that opposed Bush’s invasion.

Pataki & Bloomberg: How to Bust a Union - The great shame is that the debate that should have happened, the debate the people of this nation so desperately need to hear, never occurred. Every major media outlet gave only cursory coverage of the transit workers’ case.

Vitamin can cut cancer risk by 50% - A large daily dose of vitamin D can lower the risk of developing common cancers by as much as 50%, scientists said.


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