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Documents reveal PR push for Iraq war preceded intel findings

By Nick Juliano | New documents from within the Bush administration and US intelligence community during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq reveal that the White House began assembling a case for war before it had compiled the intel ...

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Obama – Biden ’08

Barack Obama has chosen Joe Biden as his running mate. It’s an interesting choice, given that Obama is running a change campaign and Biden has been a Washington fixture for decades. Also because the two ran against each other in ...

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McCain’s Plan to Privatise Veterans’ Health Care

(IPS) | If John McCain is elected the next U.S. president, wounded veterans could be in for a world of hurt. On the campaign trail, the Republican’s presumptive nominee has talked of a new mission for the Department of Veterans ...

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Identity Politics in Climate Change Hell

By George Monbiot | If you want a glimpse of how the movement against climate change could crumble faster than a summer snowflake, read Ewa Jasiewicz’s article, published yesterday on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site(1). It is a fine ...

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New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers

By ERIC LICHTBLAU | A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the ...

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McCain’s Mostly Ignored Gambling Problem

By Stephen C. Rose | Today the Internet is rife with speculation about whether John McCain heard the questions Rick Warren asked Barack Obama. McCain seems to have done predictably well answering the questions, whether he knew them or not. In ...

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Bush Covered up Musharraf Ties with Qaeda, Khan

(IPS) – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation Monday brings to an end an extraordinarily close relationship between Musharraf and the George W. Bush administration, in which Musharraf was lavished with political and economic benefits from the United States despite policies ...

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Bush Hustling the Bureaucracy to Advance Rightwing Agenda

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US pledges to support new government

By Erika Niedowski | WASHINGTON // Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, effectively bade farewell yesterday to a critical ally in the US war on terrorism, Pervez Musharraf, and pledged US support to the new government in Pakistan and ...

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PAKISTAN: Musharraf Quits, Avoids Impeachment

ISLAMABAD (IPS) | Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned from office on Monday ending weeks of speculation over whether he would quit or face impeachment on charges of illegally seizing power by a parliament elected in February and dominated by political parties ...

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McCain Betrays Himself By Defining Rich at $5 million

By Matthew Rothschild | I don’t know why a pastor was allowed to hold the first forum with the Presidential candidates—in a church, no less—but there was a revealing exchange between Rick Warren and John McCain Saturday night. Warren said, ...

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Is Perpetual War Our Future? Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Bush Era

TomDispatch | To the problem of an overstretched, over-toured military, there is but one answer in Washington. Both presidential candidates (along with just about every other politician in our nation’s capital) are on record wanting to significantly expand the Army ...

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South Africa Hearing Claims Elite Unit Controlled by CIA, MI5

iol | British intelligence organisation MI5 and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are the masters of South Africa’s elite crime fighting unit, the Scorpions, a public hearing into their dissolution heard in Durban on Tuesday. Sam Kikine, the ...

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Bush administration proposes major cut to endangered species protections

By Naomi Spencer | With an eye to the approaching elections, the Bush administration has drafted proposed changes to the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that would take effect within 30 days and would not require the approval ...

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Report: US using ‘money as a weapon’ in Iraq

US program has spent $2.8 billion using ‘money as a weapon’ in Iraq AP  A U.S. Army program in which soldiers pay cash to Iraqis to help with expenses, large and small, has spent $2.8 billion in five years, The ...

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US planes make secret landings in Kenya

Press TV | US military planes have been making secretive landings in Kenya in what is feared to be an effort to move terror suspects. The night landings by US military planes at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, carrying Central Intelligence Agency ...

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Coincidence? Guantanamo term ends as Bush’s does

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – It was no coincidence the U.S. military jurors at Guantanamo timed the prison sentence they gave Osama bin Laden’s driver to end just before President Bush’s term does, legal analysts say. The ...

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Petraeus: US is flying Georgian troops into battle zone

The Times | ‘US aircraft have started to fly some of Georgia’s 2,000 troops in Iraq back home to join the fight in the breakaway province of South Ossetia, General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq said toda “The ...

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DMCA Does Not Apply to U.S. Government

Via Bruce Schneier |  According to a recent court ruling, we are all subject to the provisions of the DMCA, but the government is not: he Court of Federal Claims that first heard the case threw it out, and the new Appellate ...

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Candidates for Sale

What do Obama and McCain have in common? The same big donors, who will expect to have their way no matter who wins  Remember the total, hideous, inexcusable absence of oversight that has been the great hallmark of George Bush’s ...

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Pakistani president to be impeached

guardian.co.uk | Pakistan’s fragile coalition government today announced plans to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, throwing the country into new political turmoil. Musharraf was today plotting his response with advisers and finally cancelled an on-off trip to the opening ceremony of the ...

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Bush scolds China over human rights… then flies in for Games

Just hours before flying to Beijing for the Olympics on Thursday, US president George Bush used some of his bluntest language yet in publicly pressing China to improve its human rights record. In a speech in Bangkok, when the eyes ...

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Feds say Irvins alone caused 2001 anthrax attacks

Army scientist Bruce Ivins “was the only person responsible” for anthrax attacks in 2001 that killed five and rattled the nation, the Justice Department said Wednesday, buttressing its claim with the release of dozens of documents all pointing to his ...

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White House ‘buried British intelligence on Iraq WMDs’

Tim Reid in Washington and Sam Coates in London | MI6 told Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq that a high-placed Iraqi source said that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. The intelligence was passed to the ...

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George Tenet And White House Admit Iraq Intelligence Chief Told Them Iraq Had No WMD

Ron Suskind was on NPR this morning to discuss his new book The Way of the World, which alleges Iraq’s intelligence chief Tahir Jalil Habbush told the US before the war that Iraq had no WMD. NPR asked George Tenet ...

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Would Obama prosecute the Bush administration for torture?

By Mark Benjamin | On the campaign trail in April, Barack Obama was asked whether, if elected, he would prosecute Bush administration officials for establishing torture as American policy. The candidate demurred. “If crimes have been committed, they should be ...

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Suskind: Bush ordered fake letter linking Iraq to 9/11

By David Edwards and Nick Juliano | A blockbuster new book from investigative journalist Ron Suskind adds another revelation to the growing canon demonstrating the lengths to which President Bush and members of his administration lied, misled and deceived the ...

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UK government spends 2 million on TV documentaries promoting their policies

The government’s Orwellian-named “Central Office of Information” has been funding a series of ITV documentaries which paint their policies in a positive light. The programmes were made to look like regular documentaries, and most viewers would not have known that ...

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The Politics of Rice

Inside USA travels to Haiti to look at how the stories of politics, rice, and the United States are deeply interwoven. Twenty years ago, Haiti produced enough rice to feed its population. Importing rice from other countries like the US ...

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Did McCain’s foreign-policy advisor profit from the Iraq war?

By Mark Benjamin | As recently as last year, John McCain’s senior foreign-policy and national security advisor, a neoconservative who played a leading role in pushing for a U.S. invasion of Iraq, was trying to use his role in promoting ...

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Bush must be stopped before starting war with Iran

By JOE PARKO | The Bush administration, in rhetoric that is eerily similar to that used to build the case for a war against Iraq, asserts that the Iranian Quds Force is arming anti-U.S. groups in Iraq and providing them ...

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Crisis Looms as Corporations Seize Control of Commodities

By Barbara L. Minton | The global food crisis won’t go away any time soon. Capitalism has the average consumer by the belly. Amid growing signs of famine and outrage, the entire chain of commodities and resources of the world ...

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U.S. Government Policy for Seizing Laptops at Borders

Via Bruce Schneier | Amazing. The U.S. government has published its policy: they can take your laptop anywhere they want, for as long as they want, and share the information with anyone they want: Federal agents may take a traveler’s ...

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Bush Orders Revamping Of Intelligence Gathering

By Joby Warrick  Washington Post Staff Writer   Thursday, July 31, 2008; Page A02    President Bush ordered a major restructuring of the nation’s intelligence-gathering community yesterday, approving new guidelines aimed at bolstering the authority of the Office of the Director ...

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‘All Citizens Must Be Equal’

Guardian | “When we’re inside Sadaka Reut, I believe that everyone is good to each other,” said Lena, describing her Arab-Israeli summer camp. “But then we go out on to the street, and it’s [a different story] …” Seconds later, her ...

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Rights Groups: Peacekeepers Not Doing Enough for Darfur Civilians

By Tendai Maphosa | A report by a group of African human rights agencies says the joint African Union – United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region is not providing sufficient protection to civilians there. Tendai Maphosa has more ...

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Justice report faults illegal use of politics in hiring federal prosecutors, judges

RAW STORY | A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the blame on top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Monday’s report singles out the department’s ...

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The Systematic Destruction of Voting Rights

By Heidi Stevenson | You might think you have the right to vote. You might think your vote counts. You might think that there’s a problem here or there, but that they’re the exceptions. You might think that the 2000 ...

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British MPs ‘Misled’ Over Iraq Interrogation

MPs and peers have said they may have been misled over UK troops’ use of banned interrogation methods in Iraq. Not all troops had known “conditioning” techniques such as hooding and sleep deprivation were banned, the Joint Committee on Human ...

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ACLU Obtains Key Memos Authorizing CIA Torture Methods

Memo Instructed CIA To Document Both Torture Techniques And Agents Participating In Interrogations NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union today obtained three redacted documents related to the Bush administration’s brutal interrogation policies, including a previously withheld Justice Department ...

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G8 to Poor Women: Let Them Eat Dirt

Real Women, Real Voices | Last week, leaders of the world’s richest countries, the Group of Eight (G8), met to chart the course of the global economy at the luxurious Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. While ...

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Exposing Bush’s historic abuse of power

The last several years have brought a parade of dark revelations about the George W. Bush administration, from the manipulation of intelligence to torture to extrajudicial spying inside the United States. But there are growing indications that these known abuses ...

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Rice says Iran not serious at weekend nuke talks

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran on Monday of not being serious at weekend talks about its disputed nuclear program despite the presence of a senior U.S. diplomat, and warned it may soon face new sanctions. In her first ...

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US torture claims are unreliable: British lawmakers

The British government should no longer accept US assurances that it does not use torture, a parliamentary oversight committee said on Sunday in a wide-ranging report looking at London’s human rights policy.   Ministers have previously taken at face value ...

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The US will not prosecute Bush

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld will never be tried for war crimes in the US because the country lacks a consensus on torture The US will not prosecute Bush By John McQuaid, guardian.co.uk  The evidence is mounting that top US officials ...

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Ashcroft defends waterboarding before House panel

The controversial interrogation technique of waterboarding has served a “valuable” purpose and does not constitute torture, former Attorney General John Ashcroft told a House committee Thursday. Testifying on the Bush administration’s interrogation rules before the House Judiciary Committee, Ashcroft defended ...

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Court Backs Bush on Military Detentions

By ADAM LIPTAK | President Bush has the legal power to order the indefinite military detentions of civilians captured in the United States, the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled on Tuesday in a fractured 5-to-4 decision. But a second, ...

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Barack Obama doesn’t rule out Hillary Clinton for vice president

By Peter Nicholas | Barack Obama told a potential donor to his campaign that Hillary Rodham Clinton is on his list of possible vice presidential running mates, but that her husband’s status as a former president makes matters “complicated.” Jill ...

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PROTEST OVER CHAVEZ ‘BLACKLIST’

Thousands of Venezuelans protested in the capital Caracas to demand the Supreme Court overturn a “blacklist” blocking key opponents of President Hugo Chavez from running in elections. Chanting: “Freedom!” and waving Venezuelan flags, the demonstrators marched to the court, where ...

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Red Cross finds Bush administration guilty of war crimes

By Andrew McLemore | In a secret report last year, the Red Cross found evidence of the CIA using torture on prisoners that would make the Bush administration guilty of war crimes, The New York Times reported Friday. The Red ...

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G8 leaders condemn us to poverty

By Sadie Robinson | An enormous economic crisis is gripping the world. In the Global South millions of people are being reduced to levels barely above starvation, as rising food and fuel prices help drive back years of slow improvements ...

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Planet Burns While G8 Fiddles

By Ramesh Jaura | While the world’s major industrialised nations expressed satisfaction over their three-day summit meetings that concluded Wednesday, non-governmental organisations, after some early and limited approval, were deeply disappointed with the outcome on the whole. “The summit (in ...

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Blair Advisers Oppose Brown’s Terrorism Plan in House of Lords

By Kitty Donaldson | Two of Tony Blair’s former ministers and his top domestic security official said they will vote against anti-terrorism laws proposed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the upper chamber of Parliament. Former Justice Secretary Charles Falconer ...

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Iran blames West for ‘artificially’ raising oil prices, says war threat is a ‘joke’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Iran’s president again took aim at the West, blaming the U.S. and Europe for “artificially” raising oil prices and dismissing as “a funny joke” fears that his country could come under attack. Hours later, on Wednesday, Iranian state ...

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Ex-MI5 chief attacks 42-day plan

Baroness Manningham-Buller tells the Lords why she is against the plans (video) The former head of MI5 has dismissed government plans to extend the time terror suspects can be held to 42 days as not “workable”. Baroness Manningham-Buller, who stepped ...

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Call for Brain Scans of Presidential Candidates to Detect Mental Health Problems

By David Gutierrez | A neuropsychiatrist who runs a chain of private brain-scanning clinics has issued a call to scan the brains of presidential candidates in an opinion piece published in the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Daniel G. Amen is ...

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There’s even more evidence that Bush was wrong on torture approach

Who would have thought that Chinese communists would become a model for U.S. interrogators? What a disgrace. The New York Times reported last week that U.S. military trainers at the Guant�namo Bay prison in 2002 taught a set of interrogation ...

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Bush-Led ‘Disaster Capitalism’ Exploits Worldwide Misery to Make a Buck

By Naomi Klein The Nation | Once oil passed $140 a barrel, even the most rabidly right-wing media hosts had to prove their populist cred by devoting a portion of every show to bashing Big Oil. Some have gone so far ...

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Protesters train at camps before Japan G8 summit

By Danielle Demetriou | Dreadlocks flailing in the wind, the man emitted a fierce cry as he ran down the quiet country lane towards me, brandishing a bamboo stick in each hand. Normally, I would turn and flee. But we were ...

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Pretending That Bush is Not a Tyrant

Consortium News | All over the world down through history, political leaders who have engaged in torture and other grotesque crimes of state have justified their actions as necessary to protect their governments or their people or themselves.   It was ...

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How the “Dear Leader” Blackmailed Bush

By Mike Whitney | After seven years of nonstop belligerence and saber rattling, the Bush administration has given North Korea everything it has demanded. In return, the US gets nothing. The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, will not get access ...

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The ‘W.’ Stands for ‘War Criminal’

By Nat Hentoff | In a June 6 letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey—largely ignored by a press immersed in the future of Hillary Clinton—56 Democrats in the House of Representatives asked for “an immediate investigation with the appointment of ...

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Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must ‘kiss my ass’ for his support

By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in New York | Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that ...

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EU Constitution author says referendums can be ignored

By Bruno Waterfield in Brussels | Future referendums will be ignored whether they are held in Ireland or elsewhere, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the architect of the European Union Constitution said. The former President of France drafted the old Constitution that ...

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$2 billion in U.S. aid to Pakistan questioned

By Greg Miller | WASHINGTON — The United States has paid more than $5 billion to reimburse Pakistan for counter-terrorism expenses that have often been exaggerated, if not fabricated, according to a government audit released Tuesday that blasts the Pentagon ...

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Bush administration lifts North Korea sanctions

Bush administration lifts sanctions, moves to take North Korea off terrorist list. President Bush said Thursday he will lift key trade sanctions against North Korea and remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the ...

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Kucinich: We went to Iraq for oil

Press TV | Rep. Dennis Kucinich has accused the US of forcing Iraq to privatize its oil fields and keeping US troops at war to protect Iraqi oil reserves. Kucinich, who has introduced measures to impeach George W. Bush and ...

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Mind-Forged Manacles

By George Monbiot | Which of these countries has the most prisoners per head of population? Sudan, Syria, China, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe or England and Wales? We win, or rather lose: I have ranked these countries in reverse order(1). ...

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General Accuses White House of War Crimes

By Dan Froomkin | The two-star general who led an Army investigation into the horrific detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib has accused the Bush administration of war crimes and is calling for accountability. In his 2004 report on Abu Ghraib, then-Major ...

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Bush’s “ownership society” hits the canvas

By Mike Whitney | The economy is in tatters. Consumer confidence has plummeted, food and energy prices are soaring, and the housing market is experiencing its biggest crash since the Great Depression. Manufacturing is down, unemployment is up, gasoline is ...

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FBI interviews of Bush, Cheney subpoenaed

McClatchy-Tribune | A House committee subpoenaed yesterday records of the FBI’s interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer’s name. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demanded ...

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Tougher terror laws actually enhance freedoms, claims Brown

By James Kirkup | The Prime Minister used a speech in London to defend his Government’s record on civil liberties in the light of last week’s Labour rebellion over the detention of terror suspects and the high-profile challenge being mounted ...

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LAW SCHOOL TO ORGANIZE BUSH WAR CRIMES TRIAL

By Sherwood Ross | A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover . “This is not intended to ...

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Our Government’s Dirty Little Secrets

By George Galloway | A Government ready to rely on those friends of liberty, the Democratic Unionist party, to shred the liberties of our own people are almost by definition unembarrassable, but I hope this evening to add to the ...

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Change, What Change?

CounterPunch | On Tuesday June 3 Barack Obama claimed the greatest prize the Democratic Party can offer, namely his nomination as its candidate for the presidency. The very next day the salesman of “change” raced from Minnesota back to Washington ...

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It’s Conyers’s Time to Act on Impeachment

Dennis Kucinich is saying exactly what you were saying before you became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Now you have the power. Use it. To hell with Pelosi and Hoyer. By Matthew Rothschild | Now. Not to delay. Not ...

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Democracy in the EU Institutions

Blair Watch | There is much debate over the Irish rejection of the Lisbon treaty, but what I’m finding interesting is how a democratic decision by an electorate is regarded in the EU institutions. Remember, most nations have ratified the ...

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Bush Pledges on Iraq Bases Pact Were a Ruse

By Gareth Porter – Inter Press Service | WASHINGTON – Two key pledges made by the George W. Bush administration on military bases in its negotiations with the government of Iraq have now been revealed as carefully-worded ruses aimed at concealing ...

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US Congressman Moves to Impeach Bush

Belfast Telegraph | Former Democratic presidential contender, Dennis Kucinich, has called for the impeachment of George W Bush claiming that the president set out to deceive the nation, and violated his oath of office with the Iraq war. The Ohio representative ...

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Can the US empire strike back?

By Alex Callinicos | Despite opposing the war, Obama is committed to US imperialism. Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, an empire in decline. A disastrous military adventure and the rise of new powers have exposed its weakness. To ...

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The Heinous Crimes of George W. Bush in 35 Articles of Impeachment

By Elaine Brower & Cheryl Abraham | Monday, June 9, 2008 was an astoundingly historic night for the United States of America. In the evening a mild mannered Congressman named Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) took to the floor of the House of ...

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World’s top scientists say G8 must lead way on carbon capture

G8 governments must lead the way in developing technology to catch carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations as part of immediate action on climate change, scientists urged today. The national science academies in the G8 countries – along with those ...

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Democrats introduce bill to outlaw Pentagon propaganda

By Muriel Kane | Last April, the New York Times revealed that retired officers serving as military analysts on television news shows had regularly been briefed by the Pentagon and supplied with pro-war and pro-administration talking points.The program was “temporarily ...

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Fisk: The West’s weapon of self-delusion

By Robert Fisk | So they are it again, the great and the good of American democracy, grovelling and fawning to the Israeli lobbyists of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac), repeatedly allying themselves to the cause of another country ...

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House Democrats Want Bush Admin Investigated for War Crimes

By Jason Leopold | House Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether White House officials, including President Bush, violated the War Crimes Act when they allowed interrogators ...

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Have Government officials broken EU rules?

IC Wales | QUESTIONS have been raised over whether European rules are being broken in the running of a new £92m business grant scheme. The concerns follow a meeting at the Holland House Hotel in Cardiff on Thursday, when senior ...

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Clinton Suspends Her Presidential Campaign

By Paul Harris | Hillary Clinton yesterday suspended her bid to become America’s first woman president and vowed to help Barack Obama in his fight to win the White House for the Democratic party. In a gracious, emotional concession speech, ...

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Iraq: New US plan for total control

Socialist Worker | Revealed: George Bush’s plan to impose ‘security accords’ that will mean 400 permanent military bases and US personnel given green light to kill. George Bush is ending the pretence that Iraq is a “democratic state”. He is ...

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Senate Intelligence Report: Can You Say “Impeachment”?

The Progressive | With the release of the Senate Select Committee Report, impeachment is more urgent than ever. Here we have the proof that the President and the Vice President repeatedly misled the nation into war. They failed to acknowledge ...

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John Major to speak against 42 day terror law

By Rosa Prince | Sir John Major, the former Prime Minister, is preparing to make a rare intervention into domestic policies by speaking out against Government plans to increase detention without trial to 42 days. In private, Sir John has ...

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Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?

By John Walcott | Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group of Pentagon officials might have “been used as agents of a foreign intelligence service … to ...

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Poll finds electorate split between Obama, McCain

The general election season opens with a neck-and-neck race between Barack Obama and John McCain, with more than one in five voters acknowledging that they might change their minds between now and November. In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, the ...

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The desperation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign

By Clarence Lusane | Sen. Hillary Clinton has disgracefully pursued a disturbing strategy of racial opportunism. Since early March, when Sen. Barack Obama racked up victory after victory in states that were, in some instances, overwhelmingly white and, in others, ...

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Blair/Brown ‘pretend society’ exposed

Via UK Watch | It all seems rather silly now, but it was not so long ago that many on the liberal left fully expected the Gordon Brown coronation to deliver a significant change of political direction rather than a ...

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Howard accused of war crimes

ABC News | A legal brief has been sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging former prime minister John Howard committed a war crime by sending troops to Iraq. A loose alliance of peace activists, lawyers, academics and politicians ...

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New High In U.S. Prison Numbers

By N.C. Aizenman | More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion more, according to ...

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Brown told detention is excessive and out of step

By Alan Travis and Patrick Wintour | Europe’s human rights commissioner is to write to Gordon Brown this week warning him that the proposal to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge is an “excessive” measure that ...

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White House fed war propaganda to a “complicit” media

By Bill Van Auken | In a stunning blow to what very little remains of the Bush administration’s political credibility, the president’s former press secretary Scott McClellan has published a book indicting the White House for launching an “unnecessary” war ...

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How McCain Has Supported Bush

By Jason Rosenbaum | CQ’s Presidential Support studies try to determine how often a legislator votes in line with the President’s position: CQ tries to determine what the president personally, as distinct from other administration officials, does and does not want in ...

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Olmert urged to stand down over corruption claims

By Donald Macintyre | The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s most powerful coalition partner has called on him to step aside in the face of widespread anger at allegations that he had repeatedly received envelopes stuffed with cash from a ...

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