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- Lebanese Deputy Marwan Fares has stressed that Israel is standing behind the recent assassination of the former Secretary General of the Lebanese Communist Party, George Hawi, pointing out to the similarity with the other previous assassinations committed by the Israeli Mossad in Beirut southern suburb against leaders of Hizbullah.
- Ecuador will not sign a pact to grant U.S. military personnel special immunity from the International Criminal Court, even if that means more aid cuts from Washington, the foreign minister said Thursday.
- US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is considering provoking a military confrontation with Syria by attacking Hizbullah bases near the Syrian border in Lebanon, according to the authoritative London-based Jane's Intelligence Digest.
- The Palestinian Authority has welcomed a report by Human Rights Watch that accuses the Israeli occupation army of failing to prosecute soldiers involved in killing and wounding innocent Palestinians.
- Rights campaigners accused the U.S. administration of going along with genocide Wednesday after a top diplomat told lawmakers the White House maintains an intelligence-sharing relationship with the very government of Sudan it has assailed for a massive extermination of people in Darfur.
- President Bush has taken advantage of the sweeping powers granted to him in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, to wage a global war against terror and to initiate several covert offensive operations inside Iran.
- The Scheme to Infiltrate Cuba's Libraries
- Israel is planning to build a sea barrier as an extension of its border with Gaza to prevent attackers from entering the country from the sea.
- A Niger court has freed on bail two anti-slavery campaigners who had been held for six weeks on charges of fraud. The appeals court in the capital, Niamey, said there were insufficient grounds to continuing holding the men.
- Keep them behind the war curve. The less that Americans really know about Iran, the easier it will be to launch the missiles.
- The video shows a gang of young men armed with pipes and shovels as they charge a huddle of peasant protesters who have refused to abandon their land to developers.
- Board members of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency approved a deal Thursday that exempts Saudi Arabia from nuclear inspections, despite serious misgivings about the arrangement in an era of heightened proliferation fears.
- Manganese for steel, cobalt for chrome and alloys, gold, fluorspar and germanium for industrial diamonds – Africa remains a treasure trove for the world’s sophisticated economies. The US continues to rely on Africa for raw materials, and for American companies there are tremendous profits in the current trade agreements that continue the age-old exploitation of the continent by the rich world.
- More than a thousand young men face prison for failing to fulfil Italy's recently abolished military service.
- Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin's espionage case has uncovered a spy nest at the top
- Very few people realize that Israel has turned life in the occupied territories (Israeli settlers excluded) into complete misery without any need to fire a single bullet.
- The conflict in Nicaragua is now as it has always been: a class and race conflict. Nostalgic for the days when their white-skinned class held sway undisputed, Enrique Bolaños and his colleagues are determined to hang on to the vestiges of power so as to continue to sell out their country in the style to which they are accustomed.
- Why the neocons want the moderates to lose
- Britain is among international arms suppliers fuelling serious human rights abuses in Nepal and the conflict there between the army and Maoist rebels, says Amnesty International.
- The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem. The Prime Minister's Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a "bonus" the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.
- Is it possible the MEK—with a track record for violence against not only Iranians but Americans as well—is responsible for the deadly attacks inside Iran? Nobody knows for sure but with the Strausscon's well-advertised desire to foment chaos and bring down the mullahocracy, it should not be overlooked. It should also not be overlooked that Scott Ritter and others have predicted something would happen in Iran this month.
- "Capitalism is the road to destabilisation, violence and war between brothers."
- India's economic boom is causing unsustainable environmental damage and is blinding people to the misery of hundreds of millions of poor, prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy said.
- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked on Thursday a peaceful demonstration organized by a number of disabled Palestinians in wheel-chairs in support of the people of Bil'in village's anti-wall rallies.
- A London-based Israeli couple are at the centre of one of the world's largest industrial espionage and computer hacking scandals.
- After years of suffering under U.S. backed dictatorships, the majority of the people in South America have rejected neo-liberal policies and have voted for left-leaning governments in the most recent elections. SOA Watch, the organization started by Bourgeois, now has the chance to ask the elected leaders of these countries to pull their troops out of training at the school.
- The opening of the new oil pipeline from Azerbaijan, through Georgia, to Ceyhan, Turkey represents a triumph for U.S. imperial policy over Russian ambitions in the southern Caucasus - and the culmination of a 13-year campaign to open up the Caspian region to Western oil multinationals.
- Zimbabwe is preparing for a two-day general strike called by opposition groups in protest at a huge number of arrests across the country's cities
- US influence in Indonesia through economic and business ties over the past few decades has also been mirrored in the military field as well.
- The scale of Israel's illegal land grab in the occupied territories was disclosed yesterday when the government's own investigation found at least £9 million of taxpayers' money was recently used for illegal Jewish outposts.
- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa was driven out of office yesterday, following weeks of escalating protests demanding nationalization of the country’s natural gas resources.
- The Colombian inspector general is demanding that Congress review a diplomatic treaty with the United States that shields US soldiers operating on Colombian soil from local prosecution for misdeeds committed here.
- Witnesses to the May 13 killings say Uzbek troops opened fire without warning on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators, among them women and children, who were protesting about poverty and government repression.
- Famine and malnutrition in Niger have reached critical levels while appeals by both the country's prime minister and the UN have failed to garner a response.
- The current American administration, with its neo-conservatives and their dangerous ideologies (that match the myths of Israel’s ideologues), declared war on our region and its nations. This war targets the forces that disagree with their plans for domination, influence, and colonization. Two projects are in the forefront: The Zionist “Greater Israel” and the American “Greater Middle East.”
- The Central Intelligence Agency gave ex-Peruvian spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos at least $10 million in cash over the last decade, as well as high-tech surveillance equipment that he used against his political opponents, the Center for Public Integrity has learned.
- THE personal computer of Syria’s British-born first lady was bugged by Israeli military intelligence to build up a profile of her husband, President Bashar al-Assad, it emerged last week.
- The 2002 coup d'état, in fact, bore all the hallmarks of past U.S. interventions in Latin America. A popular president, struggling to change the situation of social exclusion and poverty in his country, and reassert local sovereignty at the expense of U.S. political and economic interests, was forced out of office by high-ranking members of the military and representatives of the country's oligarchy. Hours after it had taken control, the U.S. State Department praised the new regime.
- Even its recent "democratic" repackaging cannot halt the headlong slide of the American imperium and its legitimacy.
- He said the US, not Venezuela, should face scrutiny by the Organisation of American States.
- Fanatical rebels have terrorized northern Uganda for years, enslaving and torturing those who seek safety in squalid camps and at town facilities
- Life savings have been reduced to black, acrid smoke rising in columns across the town. “That is how we get rent, that is how we get food,” she said.
- Haiti, a country that under the current circumstances can not feed it's population, spends millions on "voter-registration", the contract of which conveniently goes to a company in the country from which the original occupying force hails.
- The Palestinian National Information Center reported that the Israeli army killed since the beginning of the Intifada in September 29, 2000, 4032 residents, and injured 44666.
- Military officials say new weapon uses voice frequencies; troops use weapon for first time during violent anti-West Bank separation barrier rally
- The document names only Israel and France as the two countries the CIA was convinced had already made a decision to go nuclear at that time.
- Iran poses absolutely no nuclear threat to the United States, let alone Israel. Yet many Washington bureaucrats are calling for military strikes on the sovereign country.
- North Korea on Thursday said the deployment of 15 US F-117 Stealth bombers to South Korea was part of preparations for a preemptive nuclear strike on the country.
- Taking aim at the United States, Russia's defense minister Thursday threatened retaliatory steps if any country puts weapons in space and said Moscow won't negotiate controls over tactical nuclear arms with nations that deploy them abroad.
- Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature flag portraits of US President George W. Bush into piles of dog poo in public parks.
- "Well that's another very real danger. There's no way we can legislate for that but we we must be on guard. We need a vigilant citizenry."
- Tough talk from Cheney as we cozy up to bin Laden's pals in Khartoum
- A commission investigating torture of political prisoners during Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship delivered a report including the cases of 87 children, some of whom were tortured, President Ricardo Lagos announced today.
- Eighteen Palestinians were killed in various retaliatory attacks, including eight policemen shot while manning their checkpoints near Ramallah and Nablus.
- President Hugo Chavez warned Thursday that his opponents are allegedly plotting his assassination and urged supporters to implement "revolutionary" changes in Venezuela if they succeed.
- Authorities in Scotland were being forced to draw up contingency plans in response to Sir Bob Geldof's call for a million protesters to "descend on Edinburgh" for a mass rally to coincide with the G8 summit.
- Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews and the remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the territories?... Did you know that Palestinian license plates in Israel are color coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews?....
- "Cheney is hated as the most cruel monster and bloodthirsty beast, as he has drenched various parts of the world in blood," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency.
- Military action would not stop Iran’s nuclear programme but could be a last resort to delay any quest for an atomic bomb, the mastermind of Israel’s 1981 air strike on the Iraqi reactor at Osiraq said on Monday.
- Almost 1,000 Palestinians face the prospect of losing their homes in one of the biggest planned demolitions in Jerusalem since Israel annexed the Arab eastern sector of the city during the Six Day War in 1967.
- A bizarre revolutionary army supported by British politicians who want more "regime change" in the Middle East, has been accused of torture and brainwashing.
- Richard Perle spoke to the AIPAC conference and proclaimed, to loud hosannas, that the United States must start dropping bombs on Iran to stop its dangerous nuclear program.
- For Buribek, like for many Uzbek farmers, growing cotton is a dangerous affair.
- Devil went down to Georgia just to Ogle his Stream of Gold; Patriot threw a hand grenade but the Damned thing didn’t explode.
- Thousands of protesters have converged on the Bolivian capital La Paz for an angry demonstration over ownership of the country's gas reserves.
- Venezuela is threatening to refuse entry to US officials in response to the decision to bar Venezuela's top judge from entering the United States.
- Officials in the Kenyan government reacted harshly today to the news that the US will suspend military aid until Nairobi decides to sign the bilateral agreement guaranteeing immunity for US citizens - civilian and military - before the International Criminal Court (ICC), in case they are charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide.
- Something amazing has been taking place in Latin America in recent years that deserves wider attention than the continent has been accustomed to attract. The chrysalis of the Venezuelan revolution led by Chávez, often attacked and derided as the incoherent vision of an authoritarian leader, has finally emerged as a resplendent butterfly whose image and example will radiate for decades to come.
- The world's richest nations greatly exaggerate their aid to poor countries – with the US, the worst offender, giving only 0.02% of its income in real assistance, says a study released today by ActionAid International.
- French voters rejected the European Union's first constitution Sunday, a stinging repudiation of President Jacques Chirac's leadership and the ambitious, decades-long effort to further unite the continent
- Why Are Nukes OK for You, But Not for Us?
- Regime forces capital residents to level their own homes. Some call it postelection retaliation.
- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have rallied in the capital Caracas to demand the US extradites a Cuban exile accused of bombing an airliner in 1976. "Bush is protecting a terrorist while he is supposedly fighting against terrorism - that's hypocrisy,".
- The government threatened Tuesday to demolish squatter shacks in what it called an urban beautification campaign after the arrests of about 10,000 street traders in the capital, a stronghold of the opposition. The opposition accused the ruling ZANU-PF party of trying to provoke confrontations so it can declare a state of emergency before the tattered state of the economy leads to riots.
- The US economic sanctions on Syria are a step away from US military action on the middle eastern country, a US congressman said here during a conference on reform in the Arab world. "Sanctions are one step below a military confrontation, and sanctions are preferable to military confrontation, frankly," said US Rep. Christopher Shays, a Republican from Connecticut.
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