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Archive for the Month of May, 2006.
Viewing ALL NEWS articles 1 through 75 of 323.


May 1, 2006

Ignoring Colbert: A Small Taste of the Media's Power to Choose the News - Media coverage of the Bush/Colbert show
(1232 views)

What You Need To Know About May Day - For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour's long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago.
(883 views)

A Gouging Market - Ultimately, to solve the problem of oil we need to solve the problem of empire.
(952 views)

The 59 ingredients in a fast-food strawberry milkshake - To make one at home, you need four fresh ingredients. The processed version isn't so simple.
(2527 views)

The "New Totalitarianism" now defines a desperate neo-con end game - As the Bush/neo-con kleptocracy disintegrates in a toxic cloud of military defeat, economic bankruptcy, environmental disaster and escalating mega-scandal, its attack on basic American freedoms---its "New Totalitarianism"---has escalated to a desperate new level, including brutal Soviet-style prosecutions against non-violent dissidents and an all-out offensive for state secrecy, including an attack on the internet.
(898 views)

DEPLETED URANIUM - FAR WORSE THAN 9/11 - DEPLETED URANIUM DUST –PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
(1281 views)

Polygraph Results Often in Question - The CIA, the FBI and other federal agencies are using polygraph machines more than ever to screen applicants and hunt for lawbreakers, even as scientists have become more certain that the equipment is ineffective in accurately detecting when people are lying.
(828 views)

The "N" Word: Take Back the Oil Companies! - Nationalizing the oil industry should be the central tenet of any progressive political movement. Evidence of the industry's involvement in the invasion of Iraq as well as its obvious complicity in corrupting the political system should provide ample proof that the oil giants are a clear and present danger to democracy and need to be put under state control.
(1126 views)

"Flight 93" the movie, why? - But maybe the "why" can be answered in part by "who" made Flight 93. It arrived packaged and promoted by Universal Studios, which is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns NBC, which is all owned by General Electric, media giant and major weapons contractor.
(1256 views)

The media's missing links - In pursuit of balance, wingnuts get excessive airtime and big stories don't make the newslist
(1060 views)

"United 93": What Happened on the Planes? - Our findings cast doubt on the Commission's narrative regarding what actually happened on board the planes. This narrative, which describes in detail the 9/11 Arab hijackers, is almost entirely based on recorded cell phone conversations. The telecom industry is unequivocal. Given the wireless technology available on September 11 2001, these cell calls could not have been placed from high altitude.
(1492 views)


May 2, 2006

Death Made In America - HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR CHILDREN WERE BORN LIKE THIS? WARNING: Graphic images.
(983 views)

Bolivia says gas nationalization "just the start" - President Evo Morales ordered the military to occupy Bolivia's natural gas fields on Monday after nationalizing the industry and threatening to expel foreign companies that do not recognize state control.
(933 views)

Feeding Crime - If governments really want to improve law and order, they should ban adverts for junk food
(1981 views)

The Internet is Dead, Long Live the Internet - Total regulation rules are close at hand, a new internet will kill free speech and weed out anything deemed "inappropriate"
(2023 views)

Pesticides may affect penis size - A renowned U.S. scientist who has documented fertility and sex changes -- including decreasing penis size -- due to environmental contamination says he wouldn't apply pesticides on his own lawn.
(2278 views)

Iraqi Police Caught Setting Bomb - ...they had a vehicle pass which gains entry to all coalition military bases in Iraq.
(1062 views)

Most US young people can't find Iraq on map: study - Most American young people can't find Iraq on a map, even though U.S. troops have been there for more than three years...
(1976 views)

Airbrushing The Dead - It takes a deft hand to not only erase an active sponsor of genocidal violence, but also hide some 200,000 butchered human beings.
(1165 views)

Winnipeg used for urban warfare training - More than 500 soldiers carrying guns will fan out through Winnipeg streets beginning Sunday, in the largest urban-warfare training exercise in the Canadian military's history.
(938 views)

Divided Iraq is what the US wants - The US wants to play this as it’s the Iraqi initiative and an Iraqi choice...
(1063 views)

The vast right-wing conspiracy - One of Carlson’s sons is Tucker Carlson, the embarrassing conservative television talking-head, the other, Buckley, works with Republican pollster/spinner Frank Luntz. It’s a small world.
(1248 views)

2005 the deadliest for journalists in a decade: RSF - Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its latest annual report that more than 1,300 media workers were attacked or threatened last year and more than 100 were in jail.
(2057 views)

Destroying to Save - The Not so Hidden Agenda in Administration Policies
(900 views)


May 3, 2006

Mystery of 5.5 Ton Coke Flight Deepens - The CIA, "Cocaine One" & Putting Planes in Suspense
(3589 views)

Dumbed Down Americans: Chattel for Global Tyranny - Dictatorship and despotism thrive when ignorance and stupidity rule societies.
(898 views)

In the chaos of Iraq, one project is on target: a giant US embassy - Irritation grows as residents deprived of air-conditioning and running water three years after the US-led invasion watch the massive US Embassy they call "George W’s palace" rising from the banks of the Tigris.
(1051 views)

The PNAC Paper Trail - The longer the fiasco in Iraq drags on, the more we hear the folks who cooked up the idea of invading that sand dune republic denying that they had anything to do with it.
(2385 views)

U.S. profiteering on Iraq War - Those who personally profited from the U.S.-led war against Iraq got the money over the dead bodies of over 100,000 Iraqis.
(1414 views)

Torture "Widespread" under U.S. Custody: Amnesty - Torture and inhumane treatment are "widespread" in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and elsewhere despite Washington's denials, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
(913 views)

The Inevitable Collapse of the Greenback - ...Iran fired the first shot in a battle that will ultimately change the global economic system. Mehr News Agency announced that the long-anticipated Iran Oil Bourse (OIB) will open sometime next week on Kish Island competing head-on with the US dollar.
(1104 views)

Evo Morales' Courageous Move Now Makes Him a US Target along with Hugo Chavez - To get a good sense of where US policy is heading, one need only read the front page of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal - painful as that may be to do.
(1195 views)

GOP sex scandal has roots in Iran-Contra - There is a focus on the activities of Porter Goss's CIA Executive Director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, who was reportedly assigned to John Negroponte's death squad and Contra support operations in Honduras in the 1980s.
(1278 views)

England Beats US in Health Stakes - Middle-aged English people are "much healthier" than their American counterparts, even though the US spends far more on medical care than the UK...
(1953 views)

King George's Stamp Tax - According to US Postal Service insiders, the Bush administration, which has prided itself on tax cuts, has imposed a stealth war tax on the American people.
(1522 views)


May 4, 2006

16,000 Species Said to Face Extinction - Polar bears and hippos are among more than 16,000 species of animals and plants threatened with global extinction...
(1943 views)

Iraq, Afghanistan Among Top Ten Failed States - "Most secure" countries included Canada, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the four Scandinavian nations.
(792 views)

FCC approves Net-wiretapping taxes - Broadband providers and Internet phone companies will have to pick up the tab for the cost of building in mandatory wiretap access for police surveillance, federal regulators ruled Wednesday.
(2191 views)

Downplaying the Dead - Death in Iraq. It is relentless and incessant.
(906 views)

Myanmar's junta goes for the kill - Myanmar's military rulers have launched a major new crackdown on the country's main opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, fueling widespread speculation that the hardline State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) intends to eliminate its harassed and beleaguered rival completely within the next 12 months.
(836 views)

Shut Up, Strap Down and Buy Rummy's Medicine - The latest government hysteria about an alleged coming epidemic of bird flu is worth mentioning for two reasons.
(956 views)

Why Kent State is important today - Thirty six years ago today, Ohio National Guardsmen shot 13 college students at Kent State University who were protesting US incursions into Cambodia as part of the Vietnam War. Nine victims survived, including one who is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Four students -- Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, Bill Schroeder, and Sandy Scheuer -- were killed.
(1402 views)

The Salvador Option has been invoked in Iraq - Now that al-Zarqawi has been replaced by "sectarian violence" and "civil war", the big news is the attacks by Sunnis on Shia mosques and bazaars. The real news, which is not reported in the CNN "mainstream", is that the Salvador Option has been invoked in Iraq.
(973 views)

Iraq: The Assassination of Academics - The Jalili Report
(1818 views)

McGovern Almost Ejected For Confronting Rumsfeld WMD "Lies" - "This is America," former CIA analyst says as security tries to drag him away
(1122 views)


May 5, 2006

Antipsychotic drug use among kids soars - The number of children taking antipsychotic medicines soared 73 percent in the four years ending in 2005...
(1937 views)

Party on at Saddam's palace - Tuesday night is karaoke night at Saddam Hussein's former Republican Palace in central Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.
(867 views)

FBI Puts SOA Watch under "Counterterrorism" Surveillances - ...the FBI has elevated its concern to "priority" level, claiming that the group is subject to "counterterrorism" monitoring...
(837 views)

The Charmless Inconveniences of the Bourgeoisie - Left Strike at Indian Airports
(890 views)

The Invisible M3 and Plumping Up the Economy - The Subsurface World of Inflation, Cannibalism and the Plight of the Squeezees
(1470 views)

Two years out of Israeli jail, Vanunu's life on hold - "What sort of democracy limits a man's liberty on the pure assumption that he could break the law again?"
(861 views)

Spies Among Us - Despite a troubled history, police across the nation are keeping tabs on ordinary Americans.
(1114 views)

Blood Pact: American Hegemony and the True Bush "Base" - ...the invasion and occupation of Iraq is primarily about oil and the preservation of the American way of life. It is based on the premise that the latter is a question of supreme importance, a moral value overriding all others.
(946 views)

PICNIC in Herzliya - Herzlia (or Herzliya), Israel is a city north of Tel Aviv which is of some interest...
(1226 views)

Indicted GOP lobbyist Abramoff operated sex, spy ring at Watergate, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton hotels - Prostitutes financed by Jack Abramoff and linked to AIPAC and former Israeli prime minister serviced House, Senate members, media hosts, top military, other feds: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough allegedly cooperating with probe regarding Abramoff indictments—considering whether to report sex-ring scandal on "Scarborough Country": U.S. intelligence: Sen. Leader William Frist and reporter Robert Novak alleged as regular clients
(3608 views)


May 6, 2006

The Looters of Social Security - They're At It Again!
(1051 views)

A Bush/Neocon/Zionist Atomic "Incident" In The US? - I have been speaking about some kind of an "October Surprise," i.e. some kind of a spectacular event designed to assist Bush and his Republicans to overcome growing evidence that his party will be obliterated at the November, 2006, mid-term elections.
(878 views)

Soda Deal with Clinton Foundation Latest PR Stunt - This isn’t the first time Big Cola has tried to sugar coat its image.
(2390 views)

Feith to Teach Next Generation of Neolib Marauders - Doug Feith should be in shackles and an orange jumpsuit, convicted as an engineer of mass murder and working as an Israeli mole.
(1054 views)

Anti-war crusader rips into Harper - "Carbon copy" of Bush, mom of slain U.S. soldier says.
(989 views)

US Accused Of Killing Children - "They brought the house down on people's heads."
(1065 views)

Not One Drop - The "international community" has never cared a whit about Iran or its fictitious weapons programs. The driving force behind the hostilities is Washington.
(873 views)

Another scandal involving the intelligence agency - Individuals familiar with IN-Q-TEL report that the company is suspected of steering CIA funds to start-up firms with close ties to the GOP as well as "pump and dump" penny stock firms...
(1195 views)

The fall and fall of Afghanistan - "This report confirms that Afghanistan has been 'Enron-ized' by the Bush administration."
(1104 views)

WHY is the Media Obsessed with Hourly Wages??? - Simple - because Labor does not control the media - MONEY does.
(1369 views)

We've Got Crackheads in Congress - Nice to know we're in good hands, eh?
(1614 views)


May 7, 2006

The Curse of the Mobile Phone Age: Electronic Smog - Around your home there are countless gadgets whose electrical fields, scientists now warn, are linked to depression, miscarriage and cancer.
(2373 views)

Bush likely behind British Minister Jack Straw's axing - US neocons are delighted at the demotion of a Blair minister lacking in total loyalty to their agenda
(804 views)

Ice-capped roof of world turns to desert - Global warming is rapidly melting the ice-bound roof of the world, and turning it into desert...
(2232 views)

The situation at the CIA can only get worse with "Hitler Hayden" at the helm - Hayden bringing his special baggage from Fort Meade to Langley
(1305 views)

What's Going On? - Ever heard of "hydraulic despotism"? Why I ask is because knowing a bit of history might help us understand what the despots have planned.
(927 views)

Chomsky Gets an F - Noam Chomsky, in explaining why he is not interested in 9/11, has made a number of basic logical errors.
(1382 views)

The invaders enjoying our soil, sun and water, while Iraqis are dying - Top U.S. and coalition commanders and their staffs now enjoy an array of modern conveniences and amenities across the command center.
(1459 views)

Congress Critters Clueless about Hayden - As usual, the neocons will get pretty much everything they want and will continue to do whatever they want—including the further eviscerating the Constitution—until they are dragged kicking and screaming from the White House and Pentagon, an unlikely prospect at best.
(1011 views)

The Rape of Appalachia - Appalachia's mountains are being blasted at a rate of several ridgetops each week. Parents fear for the health of their children. And those trying to fight the devastation have found that coal baron Don Blankenship, C.E.O. of Massey Energy, is tougher than bedrock
(2668 views)


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