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- UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke yesterday announced plans to exclude or deport individuals deemed to have encouraged terrorism via preaching, running web sites or writing articles, and gave further details of plans for new terrorist offences including "indirect incitement" of terrorism, which is likely to cover similar territory.
- US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week.
- More than two years ago, we wrote here of a secret Pentagon plan to foment terrorism by sending covert agents to infiltrate terrorist groups and goad them into action -- in other words, committing acts of murder and destruction.
- "Given that the Palestinians don't have jet planes, don't have tanks, they only have their bodies to use as weapons," Livingstone told Sky News in an interview.
- To Derail US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's Grand Jury Investigations of Bush-Blair White House Leaks
- Italian prosecutors today sought arrest warrants for six more people they say are U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives who helped kidnap an Egyptian Muslim preacher from a Milan street more than two years ago.
- A Colorado Congressman told a radio talk show host that the U.S. could "take out" Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalists attacked the country with nuclear weapons
- Philip Giraldi, a former intelligence officer in the CIA (and DIA), claims that the United States is developing a plan for the bombing of supposed military targets in Iran, which would include the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS. The US strike would take place after a 9/11-type terrorist attack on the US. However, the US attack would not depend on Iran actually being involved in the terrorism. In short, the planned attack on Iran would be analogous to the unprovoked attack on Iraq.
- The hypothetical invasion he invoked was patently clear: Two days before, Chavez announced the discovery of evidence that the United States had drawn up blueprints to invade Venezuela, a plan he said was code-named "Operation Balboa."
- Bolivians have watched as their politicians courted Enron and other corrupt foreign corporations, and allowed them to take ownership of the country’s most valuable resource – natural gas. As the world’s energy giants were logging record profits, the people of Bolivia were becoming poorer, hungrier and more desperate.
- The combination of the sorts of economic reforms pressed by the United States, World Bank and IMF in the 1990s and the failure of the region's tremendous oil and gas wealth to benefit the poor and indigenous have led to a broad backlash against globalization across much of Latin America--illustrated by the rise of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, the fall of Bolivian President Carlos Mesa in June and the elections of a range of leftists, from "Lula" in Brazil to Néstor Kirchner in Argentina, who've vowed to reject the old Washington Consensus and do more for the poor.
- Sardinia may be best known as a lush playground for the rich and famous who cavort amid its pristine waters and secluded beaches, but it also plays host to U.S. nuclear submarines and more military installations and activity — American, Italian and NATO — than anywhere else in Italy.
- the Western media’s backslapping over their governments’ “generosity” is more than a little exaggerated and somewhat premature
- President Hugo Chavez said the firms' workers would be given help to set up co-operatives and re-start production for the benefit of the community.
- Exclusive: confessions of a secret agent turned terrorist
- 500,000 people a year are killed by portable weapons such as handguns, rifles, grenades and bombs Canada supports United Nations treaty to reduce the illegal flow of arms to world's conflict zones
- “If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” Zhu Chenghu, a major general in the People's Liberation Army, said at an official briefing.
- Summary of Findings of the US Labor and Human Rights Delegation to Haiti
- When United Nations troops kill residents of the Haitian slum Cité Soleil, friends and family often place photographs of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on their bodies. The photographs silently insist that there is a method to the madness raging in Port-au-Prince. Poor Haitians are being slaughtered not for being "violent," as we so often hear, but for being militant; for daring to demand the return of their elected president.
- Some people in the Canadian government yes, they have Haitian blood on their hands…. But not Canada as all the people of Canada or as one country…. I try to make a clear distinction between the Canadian people who didn’t decide to have their government going to Haiti… seeing Pettigrew and the others with the Haitian blood on their hands.
- Due to a strange legal quirk, those who burned the American flag during President Bush's visit to Denmark on July 5th could be arrested, but those that burned the Danish flag cannot. Danish police have yet to decide what to do.
- The goal of all this, they say, is to lift millions out of poverty by reducing Venezuela's reliance on oil, which has left the country with a weak manufacturing and agricultural base and over-dependent on imports of food and almost everything else.
- Hamas threatens revenge for death of five members killed by Israeli air strikes
- It’s curious the London bombings came at a time when support for compulsory identity cards is on the wane in Britain.
- A 24-year-old Palestinian named Mohammad Al-Aasi from the Balata Refugee Camp was assassinated early this morning at his home in the Rafidiyeh neighborhood of Nablus
- It is overdue, not only for our First Nations, but also for the rest of Canada. We Canadians need to know and to acknowledge the wrongs done to our First Nations. It is time to stand up against the regressive voices that negatively stereotype them. It is time to work with them towards national healing and reconciliation.
- Iran hit back at US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his allegation that the Islamic republic could have been behind a suicide attack at a shopping mall in Israel.
- A poisoning claim by the head of the ruling Fatah faction has strengthened a widely held belief among Palestinians that Yasser Arafat’s death eight months ago was due to foul play.
- America's decision to freeze the assets of prominent Syrian officials is likely a political-media prelude to a military invasion of Syria, and attempts by Damascus to woo Washington are unlikely to do much good, this article from Saudi's Al-Riyadh indicates.
- In an article in its state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, Kim Jong-il and the North Korean regime claim that the United States is trying to smear Pyongyang's international reputation, and that the Hermit Kingdom is willing to give up nuclear weapons, as long as the threat of a U.S. nuclear attack is removed
- The Iranians claim that the United States supports the expansion of global drug smuggling and addiction, because, it 'exacerbates poverty, increases moral corruption, and keeps people backwards.'
- The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has come under severe criticism and scrutiny from Republicans, Democrats, and other concerned citizens, for its clear roots in Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) activities and its misdirected motives.
- Israeli occupation forces are preventing Palestinians from passing through gates in the separation barrier to work their farms, according to a human rights activist.
- The great American historian/sociologist/activist W.E.B. DuBois was asked about the impending Soviet threat in 1958. He responded, "No country threatens us. We threaten the world." His assessment was as correct then as it is almost five decades later.
- "Now the Leader of Iran is a Terrorist"
- As court proceedings begin this month against four Venezuelans from an election campaign group that accepted donations from a foreign government – something that is indisputably a federal crime under both U.S. and Venezuelan law – it’s no surprise that members of the Bush administration in Washington cry that the sky is falling.
- "They [the west] still think like landlords of a century ago," he said."Landlords expected their peasants just to listen to their words. But the period of one-sided decision-making is over. Our nation does not accept imposed relations."
- “The Iranian regime supports terror, both ideologically and operationally,” he said. “I think the regime will go as fast as it can to develop nuclear weapons, regardless of who leads it.”
- Last September Al-Haji Asari, the leader of a motley collection of gunmen, rocked the international oil market by launching attacks across the Niger Delta. They threatened some of the world's largest oil companies.
- The deadly London terrorist attacks spawned a debate among leaders of all major political parties in Germany Saturday on increasing government surveillance and putting troops on emergency patrol in German cities.
- Israel is asking Washington for $2.2bn in additional aid to help fund its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four small West Bank settlements.
- A former head of France's spy agency claimed that the late President Francois Mitterrand approved the sinking of a Greenpeace ship in a New Zealand harbor 20 years ago, according to a French newspaper report. A man was killed and the case turned into an embarrassment for Paris.
- Uzbekistan signalled yesterday that it was reconsidering the future of the US airbase on its territory.
- Around a quarter of the Palestinian population of Jerusalem face being cut off from the rest of the holy city after Israel's cabinet approved a new route for its controversial West Bank barrier.
- A judge in Caracas on Thursday ordered that an opposition leader be tried on charges of conspiring to overthrow the Venezuelan government with American assistance.
- During the past week, Americans have been treated to the spectacle of America's mainstream news media stumbling over itself while attempting to define the newly elected President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for American readers and viewers.
- Venezuela, South America's leading oil exporter, led the signing of an energy cooperation agreement among 13 nations, including Cuba.
- Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian boy and injured 18 others in separate incidents in the West Bank during protests against the illegal separation barrier, officials and witnesses said.
- It is probably safe to assume that few Americans know or care about their nation's history of atrocities in Latin America. They neither know nor care about the death squads in Guatemala and El Salvador that were trained, funded, and equipped by the U.S., and which tortured and murdered thousands of alleged "communists and terrorists." From the point of view of the U.S. government, Americans' ignorance and disinterest in their nation's history of "counter-terror assistance" to countries like Guatemala is a real boon. It makes it that much easier for the U.S. to fund, train, and equip nearly identical death squads in Iraq.
- On Wednesday morning, July 6th, at approximately 3:00 AM, UN occupation forces in Haiti carried out a major military operation in the working-class neighborhood of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest in Port-au-Prince and also a stronghold of support for Haiti's majority political party Lavalas and President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
- Iraq's Defense Minister, on a historic visit to Iran, said that both countries decided to launch a broad military co-operation.
- A Venezuelan opposition figure who was received by US President George Bush is to go on trial with three colleagues, accused of conspiring to change the government using US funds.
- Ministers are using aid for Africa to cover up for the disaster of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, MP George Galloway has claimed.
- The U.S. seems to have found its new tool in the new order that it will establish in the Middle East. During this process, the PKK will be the tool used to create unrest in Iran and Syria.
- A regional alliance led by China and Russia called Tuesday for the U.S. and its coalition allies in Afghanistan to set a date for withdrawing from several states in Central Asia, reflecting growing unease at America's military presence in the region.
- Incontrovertible signs from Washington and elsewhere indicate that the Bush administration and its reactionary cabal have already instructed their local agents in Manila to replace President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with one of the elite factions, together with a bloc of traditional military-business groups.
- Despite receiving an ugly bruise in Uzbekistan, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)and its non-governmental organization (NGO) regime-change industry hope to stage another cardboard coup in Iran. But it could be a black and blue revolution.
- Russia's population is shrinking. According to the Federal Service for State Statistics, the worst-case scenario will see just 77 million Russians left by the middle of the century, with 123 million at best.
- Refuseniks will copy Australian tactics to foil scheme
- An international conference organized by the pro-child world movement, and currently held in Bethlehem city, accused Israel of committing heinous crimes against innocent Palestinian children, describing the policy Israel pursues as a blatant violation of human rights
- Amid global calls to combat poverty in Africa, Libyan leader and host Muammar al-Qadhafi has urged African nations to stop "begging" at an African summit, attended by more than 50 leaders.
- PARALLEL, UNOFFICIAL NEO-FASCIST ITALIAN INTELLIGENCE GROUP HAS TIES TO NEO CON INTELLIGENCE APPARATUS IN BUSH ADMINISTRATION INVOLVED IN KIDNAPING MILAN IMAM. GENOA POLICE BUST PRIVATE INTELLIGENCE CELLS AROUND ITALY. POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND TERRORIST GROUPS FIGURE IN PROBE.
- Over recent months, the populist president has warned that the US may invade Venezuela or try to assassinate him. He has called for Venezuelans to join a new civil reserve defence force, which, it is claimed, numbers two million members.
- Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy.
- As the scandal about the alleged terrorist past of the Iranian president-elect grows up, it's becoming obvious that the world is witnessing a smear campaign not unlike those aimed at Milosevic and Hussein on the eve of the US-led aggressions against Yugoslavia in 1999 and Iraq in 2003.
- The president of Venezuela, at a summit of leaders from neighboring Carribbean nations, hinted that supplying oil to the U.S. was a task he would rather not have, and indicated that the days of cheap oil - and oil discounts for the United States - were over.
- The United States is increasingly unpopular in much of Latin America and presidents that were US allies have recently been forced from office. Carlos Mesa of Bolivia is the latest to be pressured into resignation because he could no longer govern the country.
- Bolivia's government has ordered the armed forces to take 'physical control' of oilfields in a politically charged move amid continuing demands for full nationalization of the industry in South America's poorest country.
- Activists across Latin America are taking a stand against devastating mining plans. If CAFTA passes, they won't stand a chance.
- U.S. President George W. Bush has been significantly exaggerating the amount of money his administration has provided in aid to sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study released here Monday.
- Washington's decision to send food aid to North Korea, rather than a purely humanitarian act spurred by deep sentiments of benevolence, brotherhood and care for one's fellow man, is a cold, calculated decision to further its political, economic and military interests
- Former soldiers in the Israeli Defence Force have come forward with claims of widespread abuses against the Palestinians amid what they say is a growing climate of "moral corruption".
- As a UN envoy arrives to investigate Mugabe's 'Operation Drive Out Trash', thousands of people are dying in rural poverty
- Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero may want to watch his back.
- Israel has confirmed it tried to assassinate a militant from the Islamic Jihad group in a targeted air strike
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