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Use of Secret Spy Law is Widespread

By Michael Howie | NEW spy laws are being used by Scottish councils to track people suspected of housing-benefit fraud, selling cigarettes to children...

Blair thought Brown a liar, says Levy

By Patrick Wintour | The foreign secretary, David Miliband, warned yesterday that disloyalty to the prime minister would be fatal after a former Labour party...

Senate votes unanimously to protect watchdogs

AP | Facing a possible White House veto, the Senate has passed a watered-down version of legislation that would protect government watchdogs from political...

Pentagon Propaganda Worse Than We Thought

By John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton - PR Watch | David Barstow of the New York Times has written the first installment in what is...

Blackwater wants to use N.C. airport

By Connie Sage | The town is negotiating with Blackwater to allow the private security company to lease space at Northeastern Regional Airport to use...

More than 100 MPs employ family members on expenses

By Ben Russell and Nigel Morris | More than a hundred MPs — including two cabinet ministers — employ family members as taxpayer-funded assistants, the...

Coming Soon – The Summer of Strikes

By Christine Buckley and Francis Elliott | Britain faces a wave of industrial unrest this summer as unions, emboldened by Gordon Brown’s climbdown after...

Murdoch to buy New York rival

THE US publishing company Tribune has agreed in principle to sell the New York newspaper Newsday to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for about $US580...

MEPs to keep audit of wage abuse secret

By Sadie Gray | Members of the European Parliament have voted to keep secret an audit report the could reveal evidence of widespread abuse of...

The Reality of the War on Drugs

Drug War Chronicle | With the Democratic Party presidential contenders offering little more than tepid reforms on the margin of drug policy and the...

Is It Impossible to Protect Your Privacy?

By Alexandra Marks | Individuals might treasure their personal data like Social Security and credit-card numbers, but identity thieves can buy them cheap and in bulk...

Hunger Plagues Haiti and the World

By Stephen Lendman | Consumers in rich countries feel it in supermarkets but in the world's poorest ones people are starving. The reason - soaring...

The US Economy and the Costs of War

By Dave Lindorff | Is the Iraq War to blame for America’s long-term economic decline and for the current economic crisis? Martin Neil Baily, a...

What if 5.3 Million More Americans Could Vote?

By Erika Wood | Millions of people in the U.S. can't vote because of felony convictions. Restoring their right to vote means restoring democracy. This is...

The Hidden Battle to Control the World’s Food Supply

By Amy Goodman | Food riots are breaking out across the planet. We must re-examine corporate control of the food supply. The rise in global food...

Alistair Darling in £50bn gamble to aid banks

By Robert Winnett Alistair Darling will unveil an unprecedented scheme to offer £50 billion in taxpayer-backed loans to high street mortgage lenders today in an...

Questions No One Is Bothering to Ask about Iraq

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch Can there be any question that, since the invasion of 2003, Iraq has been unraveling? And here's the curious thing: Despite...

Decriminalising Pot Would Save $10 Billion a Year

By Justin Hartfield Jeffery A. Miron finds that by decriminalizing cannabis, the federal government would generate $2.4 billion in federal tax revenue annually, and that...

McCain’s Rightwing Economics

By Matthew Rothschild | The Progressive So John McCain, who admitted a while back that he didn’t know jack about economics, proved it again on...

Home Secretary accused of breaching election rules

By David Barrett, PA The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was accused of breaching election rules today by making a major anti-terrorism announcement during the run-up...

Defiant Brown defends his economic record

By Andrew Porter, Robert Winnett and Myra Butterworth Gordon Brown has been forced to defend his premiership and in particular his economic record as he...

ID card consultants cost us £150m

JAMES SLACK Spending on consultants by the Home Office has rocketed by 2,000 per cent under Labour to almost £150m a year. The total amount lavished...

Starving Haitians riot as food prices soar

By Leonard Doyle in Washington Thursday, 10 April 2008 Demonstrators have tried to storm the presidential palace in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, as protests over hunger...

Brown hits new low as voters desert Labour

Peter Riddell Gordon Brown’s leadership rating has fallen to its lowest ever level as a third of voters regard him as worse than Tony...

Obama and Hillary Spin a ‘Big Lie’ About Iraq

The two Dems lie every time they discuss Iraq on the campaign trail, but the media refuse to call them on it. By Joshua Holland The...

Cameron, Brown and Blair expenses revealed

Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, the Tory leader, David Cameron, and 16 other MPs are to have their parliamentary expenses published today, after the Commons...

Bush and NATO

AP reports that "President Bush on Wednesday renewed urgent calls for NATO to start the admission process for Ukraine and Georgia despite a...

Official: Mugabe loses control of parliament

Jenny Booth, and Jan Raath in Harare Zimbabwe’s opposition party today declared its leader Morgan Tsvangirai the rightful winner of the presidential election as...

Election Madness

Howard Zinn There’s a man in Florida who has been writing to me for years (ten pages, handwritten) though I’ve never met him. He tells...

NO2ID Activists Greet MP In Charge Of ID Cards

Today Meg Hillier, the minister in charge of the ID cards programme, came to Cambridge for discussions on the scheme with local business and...

Capello faces Italian investigation

The England head coach, Fabio Capello, is to be investigated for allegedly withholding evidence in a trial linked to Italy's 2006 Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.After...

Clinton didn’t pay health insurance bills

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff...

Iraq War Dataset: $506 Billion Spent, 4,002 Dead

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides On March 26, 2008 the United States military casualty count in Iraq hit 4,000. When I heard that I decided to research...

The Ron Paul Revolution Enters A New Phase

We seem to be entering a distinct second phase of the Ron Paul Revolution. It is arguably the most important phase. At least that...

Are We Really That Ill?

CHICAGO - America has reached a point where almost half its population is described as being in some way mentally ill, and nearly a...

Blackwater’s Employment Investigated

House oversight committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman expanded his effort yesterday to investigate private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide, calling for a wide-ranging federal inquiry...

Bid to keep MPs’ expenses under wraps

THE lengthy stand-off over MPs’ expenses was heading for the High Court last night after the House of Commons launched an eleventh-hour bid to...

‘Anonymous’ vs. Scientology: ‘Our Nonsense is Free’

If any single sign best described the spirit of the protesters parked in front of the Church of Scientology’s Time Square headquarters on Saturday...

Scientology Strikes Back – Anonymous Responds

For months, a group calling itself Anonymous has been running giggling circles around the Church of Scientology. At the same time, caution is always...

How to Improve the Economy – Legalise Cannabis

As I am wont to babel about the economy: here it goes again. President’s Bush’s economic stimulus package, which pledges to give the average...

Majority of Americans view Iraq war as failure

Americans offered a much more negative view of the Iraq war than President George Bush’s verdict on its fifth anniversary today. Mr Bush said removing...

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of Iraq

On March 19, 2008, the United States will have been in Iraq for five years - longer than the three years and eight months...

War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead

Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through...

Bush Defends Iraq War in Speech

President Bush used the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq on Wednesday to make the case for persevering in a...

Big Brother Keeping Tabs On Students

New technology is helping Guilford County school leaders keep an eye on your kids. Greensboro, NC -- The district installed the first surveillance cameras more...

Homeland Security’s Five Years of Mistakes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just turned five years old. It seems like it was born just yesterday. The department’s growing pains have made...

Clinton Would Ban Private Military Contractors

Hillary Clinton, in a speech marking the five-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, said that if elected, she would pull armed...

Guantanamo: The Bigger Picture?

 The U.S. base at Guantanamo has been called many things. The "gulag of our time" (Amnesty International General Secretary Irene Khan, May 2005). "The...

It’s Maine vs. the feds over national ID cards

Unless someone blinks, after May 11 air travel for Mainers will get a lot more complicated. So will entering a federal office building or...

Millions put at risk from Government ID records

Millions of Britons face having their lives made a "misery" by mistakes on Government databases, it was claimed last night.Experts warned these errors could...

‘Israel must be tried for war crimes’

DAKAR: The head of the world’s biggest Muslim body, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called yesterday for Israelis to be tried by...

The Story The Press Didn’t Have Time For

SAFA ABU SEIF, 12, was fatally wounded as she stood in an upstairs room of her home in the Gaza City district of Jabaliya...

Budget Falls A Long Way Short On Green Action

Environmentalists are calling Alistair Darling's first Budget as Chancellor a 'green smokescreen', accusing him of giving with one hand, but taking away with the...

Spitzer’s Shame Is Wall Street’s Gain

Tell me again: Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex? Will it bring...

Faceless: Chasing the Data Shadow

Remote-controlled UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) scan the city for anti-social behaviour. Talking cameras scold people for littering the streets (in children’s voices). Biometric data...

UK Budget 2008: What it Means to You

High-polluting vehicles will be hit harder, but incentives for green cars will be introduced and fuel duty rises shelved, announced Chancellor Alistair Darling in...

Democrat calls for inquiry into Blackwater

House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman expanded his effort yesterday to investigate private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide, calling for a wide-ranging federal inquiry into...

Putting the ID in idiotic

Iain Macwhirter ISN'T IT reassuring that the finest minds of their generation are serving in Gordon's government. Take home secretary Jacqui Smith and her brilliant...

US Spends 6 Times More on Prisons than Education

Globe and Mail For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a...

The Lies of the Drug War

One war appears to be going well for the United States and its allies these days: the drug war. That was the lead in dozens...

Wikileaks back on the Web

Case that riled privacy advocates turns on unrelated technicalities By Jaikumar Vijayan In a move sure to be welcomed by privacy and civil rights advocates, a California District...

A McCain Presidency Guarantees a Military Draft?

Paul Abrams John McCain tells us that he is not a very good economist. It brings to mind the old joke that the definition of...

Why I am against biometric ID cards

Charles Arthur Only people who have been arrested are placed on the DNA database. Photograph: Press Association Can you support Britain's current DNA database yet oppose...

VIDEO: America’s Family Prison

Did you know that the federal government has not only set up but is also currently operating a prison that holds entire families -...

Bush Calls Surveillance Bill an ‘Urgent Priority’

By DAVID STOUT and BRIAN KNOWLTON Using some of his toughest language in weeks, President Bush prodded Congress on Thursday to pass his preferred version...

Anonymous – Why we fight Scientology

1. What is Scientology? To understand Anonymous — what it is and why it exists — it is necessary to understand the Church of Scientology...

The North American Union – Voting Your Rights Away?

Barbara L. Minton One issue that is conspicuously absent from the rhetoric of the presidential candidates is the North American Union (NAU). The questions of...

Mugging the public

Harry's Place  Almost everybody hates paying taxes. I certainly do. But as hard as it might be to part with a wadge of one's hard-earned...

Leaked Documents Spring Up Across Web

By Elana Schor  The US court order shutting down the website Wikileaks today appeared to backfire on the Swiss bank that sought the legal action,...

New database increases power of surveillance

Richard Ford More than half the population supports the Government’s controversial identity card scheme, according to a survey for the Home Office. Sixty-one per cent of...

BUSH REGIME BUILDING CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Rule by fear or rule by law? "The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the...

Family wants answers to CIA agent’s mysterious death

Too many secrets: Family wants answers to CIA agent's mysterious 1982 death By KIM BRIGGEMAN of the Missoulian Kent (Dan) Daniels holds a photograph of his...

The EU’s control structure, inside and outside Britain

eutruth.org.uk The following are all involved with building the EU dictatorship. An estimate of the percentage of members involved with this agenda or its associated...

The Database State Will Have Your Child For Life

Alexandra Frean All 14-year-old children in England will have their personal details and exam results placed on an electronic database for life under a plan...

The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

WRH  "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip...

Secrecy: Update laws on openness

The Clarion-Ledger "It being essential to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government and to the maintenance of a democratic society...

Ron Paul Will Fight On

Message from Ron Whoa! What a year this has been. And what achievements we have had. If I may quote Trotsky of all people, this...

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdock Empire

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News For Big Media, truth is a scare commodity and in times of war it's the first casualty, or as esteemed...

Some Of The Outrageous Lies About 9/11

By Joseph A. Lopisi It is hard to pick a place to start in terms of talking about the most outrageous lies that the Bush...

Schwarzenegger Backed Immoral Spraying

Governor Schwarzenegger Backed Immoral Sex Pheromone Spraying Continues Rami Nagel | Newstarget Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued...

Britain is becoming a police state

The pretence of oversight has been ripped aside by the Khan bugging affair: the security apparat has become a law unto itself Simon Jenkins Wednesday February...

Ron Paul: Bush to blame for US recession

Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul says some of the policies of the Bush administration set the stage for a deep looming recession. In a...

Life in Occupied Gaza

Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Life in occupied Gaza was never easy, but conditions worsened markedly after Hamas' surprise January 2006 electoral victory. Israel refused recognition...

How Bush Destroyed the Dollar

The Profile of a Third World Country By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS It is difficult to know where Bush has accomplished the most destruction, the Iraqi economy...

State spying that would make the Stasi proud

EDWARD HEATHCOAT AMORY When it was passed into law, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000) sounded a pretty innocuous piece of legislation. But in...

BUSH BREAKS LAW FOUR TIMES IN SIGNING NEW BILL

PROGRESS REPORT - Earlier this week, President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, which included a statute forbidding the Bush administration...

Current financial crisis was topic of Bilderberg 2006

The current financial crisis that has happened due to the Sub prime mortgage crisis was a main topic at Bilderberg 2006 in Ottowa. The green...

A genocide in numbers

During the period  Sept. 30 ‘00 - Please note that all injuries figures are from PRCS field posts & EMS operations. Misc. injuries are mostly due...

Labour’s bureaucratic, un-necessary ID cards

Speech to the National Assembly for Wales. "I welcome this debate this afternoon. It is the first opportunity that we have had in the new...

Iraq War: 1,760 Days and Counting

Sen. John McCain may have stunned some Americans with his projection that the U.S. occupation of Iraq could last 100 years or more. But...

Former US congressman indicted

An ex-congressman is indicted for his part in an alleged terrorist fundraising and accused of sending $130,000 to a Taliban supporter. A US grand...

The Future of Big Brother

Homeland Security is bankrolling futuristic profiling technology to nab terrorists before they strike. Robert L. Mitchell As soon as you walk into the airport, the machines...

The year of living dangerously: Bush in crisis

This year probably won’t be any worse for George W. Bush than last year or the year before, but it’s likely to be a...

Nandigram… CPM’s hubris

Stephen Lendman and Arun Shrivastava RINF Alternative News Abstract: This review paper documents the events of Nandigram and role of the Communist Party of India Marxists...

Scientific Technique and the Concentration of Power

Brent Jessop "So long as the rulers are comfortable, what reason have they to improve the lot of their serfs?"- Bertrand Russell, 1952 (p61) Bertrand Russell...

The Pentagon Plan to Drug Troops

Chris Floyd   Penny Coleman at Alternet.com gives us a look at a new program designed to dull the moral sensibilities of American soldiers in combat...

History of Rudy Giuliani’s Temper

Before he decided that September 11 was his own personal self-aggrandizement machine, Rudy Giuliani pissed off a whole slew of people in a remarkable...

Ron Paul: How Do I Say Thank You?

Dr Ron Paul writes - In Iowa, many hundreds of volunteers worked day and night for our campaign. College kids took their Christmas vacations...

How To: Install micro wind turbines and solar panels

£25 million in grants issued for micro wind turbines and solar panels Small scale renewable energy grants worth some £25 million have now been claimed...

List of Bush Administration Scandals

List of Scandalized Administration Officials By Paul Kiel Boy, was it time for an update. Late last year we decided to take stock of all the Bush...

Citizens have right to records

Revisions to the state's Sunshine Law won't be considered until the state Legislature convenes this month, but Tennesseans can look forward to more immediate...

Criminals In The Bush Administration

Criminals In The Bush Administration By- Suzie-Q TPM´s Great List of Scandalized Administration Officials Boy, was it time for an update. Late last year we decided to take...

Un-American Lockheed Martin and Treason for Profit

As more news about Benazir Bhutto's assassination comes out, clearly implicating the Musharraff regime in the murder, our tax dollars are going toward paying...

Thousands Exposed to Poison by Government Spraying

Rami Nagel Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some...

GOP deals Dems some bitter pills

By Deirdre Shesgreen The first session of the 110th Congress started off with a snap and had plenty of crackle. But the end was more...

Holiday Season Hypocrisy

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Christmas is observed December 25 by Christians and others celebrating the spirit of the season while for those of the...

Motion Picture Association censors out US torture

Motion Picture Association censors out US torture Denial of US torture is everywhere, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had decided that the US...

Chancellor should withdraw funding for ID cards

Alistair Darling's promise to increase penalties for wilful misuse of data is a wholly inappropriate response to recent data losses. If the police are...

Ron Paul: Bush no authority to rule world

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul says President Bush has started empire-building by invading Iraq and Afghanistan and beating the drums of war with Iran. ...

Bush Vetoes Kids’ Health Bill Again

Rejection Of New SCHIP Bill Marks The President's Sixth Veto This Year President Bush vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have expanded government-provided health insurance for...

House Democrats Pull War Funding From Budget Offer

The GOP is negotiating in bad faith, Obey says. By Jonathan Weisman     A Democratic deal to give President Bush some war funding in exchange for additional...

How to Control the AMERICAN Population

How to Control the AMERICAN Population by Paul Ehrlich Brent Jessop Knowledge Driven Revolution.com In 1968, Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich wrote a well publicized book entitled The...

U.S. Government Checking Amazon Customer Records

Big Brother U.S. Government Subpoenaed Amazon.com to Obtain Book Purchasing Records of Customers Mike Adams Newly unsealed court records have revealed that the U.S. government issued...

Minister twists truth on ID cards

Home Office Minister Meg Hillier is twisting the truth in a way only a politician can. She says "enrolment on the National Identity Scheme cannot...

Ron Paul is needed to end the war

Many have speculated what will happen if Rep. Ron Paul is not elected president. The obvious answer is that nothing will change; that is,...

Confessions of a Covert Agent

Psychological Operations are my specialty Global Research artofmentalwarfare.com The author of the text below claims to be highly experienced in covert intelligence programmes and psychological operations -...

VIDEO: Shell Oil – corporate criminals

Oil company business as usual Blood and oil in Ireland We hear about a looming energy shortage and we see high fuels prices. The media talks...

Poll shows more people now oppose ID cards

By Philip Johnston More people now oppose Labour's proposed ID cards than support them, a poll for The Daily Telegraph has found. Have your say: Have...

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

David Leppard AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States. A senior lawyer for...

How America Lost the War on Drugs

After Thirty-Five Years and $500 Billion, Drugs Are as Cheap and Plentiful as Ever: An Anatomy of a Failure  Ben Wallace-Wells 1. AFTER PABLO On the...

Europeans could get access to UK ID database

By Lewis Page News emerged yesterday of a mysterious international ID card plan, described by the Tories as "a European-wide identity card project called Project...

VIDEO: 9/11 – The Secret Rulers of the World

The source of most if not all our woes, revealed (from the present to the past): Connecting the dots through ~3000 years of revisionist...

A Generalized Meltdown of Financial Institutions

Reality has finally caught up to the stock market. The American consumer is underwater, the banks are buried in debt, and the housing market...

Incompetence Shall Set Brits Free from Database Hell‏

The lesson of the Great Data Loss is not that the Brit government and the civil service are incompetent (although they are), but that...

Thanksgiving Reflections of an Anti-Capitalist

Institutionalized Glorification of our Greed and Gluttony: Thanksgiving Reflections of an Anti-Capitalist Gluttony and greed kill more than the sword. –Italian proverb Gluttony and surfeiting are no...

Data loss sends a chill down the spine

The Guardian The government is disingenuous in suggesting that biometric data will protect information related to ID cards. The information to be held in...

HILLARY QUOTES: How Common?

Hat Tip to Earl1911 for finding these! Where is the G-damn f**king flag? I want the G-damn f**king flag up every f**king morning at f**king...

The True Cost of the Iraq War

The Iraq War has cost Americans well over $1 trillion. According to a study by the Democratic Staff of Congress' Joint Economic Committee, entitled...

Lost: the personal details of 25 million people

Who decided to post two discs with personal and financial details of 25 million people by unregistered delivery? What has become of the missing discs...

Moronic marijuana policies

It's time for my annual rant on the stupidity of marijuana eradication and although it goes on nationally, in no place is it better...

Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty

Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Unauthorized Computer Access and Naturalization Fraud WEBWIRE DETROIT — Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national...

Son of Satan is Unhappy. Wonder Why?

Tony Blair is supposed to be enjoying the high life after leaving office but friends say he is miserable On the face of it, retirement...

98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive

98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement...

Passengers must answer 53 questions before Traveling

Terror crackdown: Passengers forced to answer 53 questions BEFORE they travel By JAMES SLACKTravellers face price hikes and confusion after the Government unveiled plans...

U.S. Reps Soliciting Funds for Banned Terrorist Group

Kach’s U.S. Representatives Continue to Solicit Funds for Banned Terrorist Group By The DC Investigative Journalism Collective Michael Guzofsky, a.k.a. Yekutiel Ben Ya’acov, maintains the Web...

ID Cards: Why I am prepared to break the law

By Philip Johnston Like most readers of this newspaper, I consider myself to be a law-abiding citizen who invariably accepts a decision of Parliament as...

Blair accused of ‘gold-digging’

Tony Blair has been accused of "gold-digging" and "money-sucking" after he reportedly charged £240,000 for giving a speech in China. The China Youth Daily...

Sir Ian Blair’s behaviour is simply criminal

By Simon Heffer Can you imagine the shamelessness and moral depravity of someone who is paid a huge sum of money to do a job,...

£240,000 for Tony Blair’s not so great speech

£240,000 for Tony Blair’s not so great speech on greatness Jane Macartney and Francis Elliot The banquet was readied, the Château Lafite was at room...

ID card SCAM ‘to cost £5.6bn’‏

The projected cost of the identity card scheme will be £5.612bn over the next 10 years, the Home Office says. The figures, which are...

Canada Asks: Why are we fighting in Afghanistan?

by Edward C. Corrigan     U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his government's recent Throne Speech announced that he wants to extend Canada's...

Eventually all DNA will be recorded

Mark Brittain IN the 12 years since the national DNA database was inaugurated, our four police forces have contributed to it more than 260,000 profiles,...

UK Muslim Leader Speaks out on False Flags

UK Muslim Leader Speaks out on 9/11, 7/7, Trilateral Commission and “Common Purpose” Andrew Johnson UK - Birmingham Central Mosque, 30th Oct 2007 - Elias Davidsson,...

Bush defense spending highest since WWII

 Hey, $1 billion here, $1 billion there, who's counting? Not the State Department, which admitted this week that it can't say "specifically what it...

GUILTY, but Blair refuses to go

· Met convicted for failings that led to De Menezes death · Tories and Lib Dems demand resignation · Commissioner says shooting was an isolated tragedy Vikram...

Liberal Democrat MP to defy ID cards law

Patrick Wintour The Guardian Nick Clegg, the odds-on favourite to become Liberal Democrat leader, yesterday announced that he will break the law and refuse to...

WITNESSES PICK OUT FIAT DRIVER IN DIANA CRASH

By Richard Palmer A COUPLE who saw a white Fiat car zig-zagging out of the underpass where Diana was killed yesterday identified a Vietnamese man...

An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance

The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance  By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News In July, 2004, the IMF and World Bank...

Exposed: Secret Government Collusion with GM Firm

Ministers are funding genetically modified crop projects with scores of millions of pounds every year and are colluding with a biotech company to ease...

Ten ways to thwart Big Brother

We’ve never been under such intense scrutiny as we are today. So how do we evade the snoopers? Here, an ‘off-grid’ expert offers an...

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News On October 5, George Bush confronted a public uproar and defended his administration claiming "This government does not torture people."...

Promised Social Change in Ecuador

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Raphael Correa was elected Ecuador's president last November and took office January 15 promising social change. He's the country's eighth...

BBC Boycott

First, they axed Ozzie soap Neighbours. Then, they edited film footage of the Queen to make her look like a mardy old minnow. Now, the...

Removing Mercury From the Body – Are You Being Poisoned?

By Lauana Lei Mercury is probably the most toxic non-radioactive metal in the environment. It is a poison! It is highly toxic to humans and...

HOW AMERICA’S democracy is being stolen

With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP's neck, do you think...

Open Letter to the Government from an AWOL Soldier

By James Circello, Iraq Veterans Against The War To those Businessmen and women holding seats in Congress, To the Highest Court of America, To every Department within...

Sorry about the torture; we thought you were one of the terrorists

By A. Barton Hinkle Here’s the problem with Guantanamo Bay — and secret CIA prisons on foreign soil — in a nutshell: If the prisoners...

Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008

#1 No Habeas Corpus for “Any Person” Sources: Consortium, October 19, 2006 Title: “Who Is ‘Any Person’ in Tribunal Law?” Author: Robert Parry http://consortiumnews.com/2006/101906.html Consortium, February 3, 2007 Title: “Still No...

Blackwater faces war crimes inquiry after killings in Iraq

By Anne Penketh The American firm Blackwater USA has been served notice that it faces investigations for war crimes after 17 unarmed Iraqi civilians were...

Reviewing James Petras’ “Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire”

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News James Petras is Binghamton University, New York Professor Emeritus of Sociology whose credentials and achievements are long and impressive. He's...

“Capitalism and Freedom” Unmasked

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News An era ended November 16, 2006 when economist Milton Friedman died. A torrent of eulogies followed. The Wall Street Journal...

Greenspan’s Dark Legacy Unmasked

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News After retiring as the Federal Reserve's second longest ever serving chairman, Alan Greenspan is now cashing in big late in...

Big Brother Britain: Government and councils to spy on ALL our phones

By JASON LEWIS Officials from the top of Government to lowly council officers will be given unprecedented powers to access details of every phone call...

Child health program blasted by Bush

By Catherine Dodge Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush...

Bush seeks changes to cut U.S. airline delays

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush directed deputies on Thursday to devise a plan to shorten airline delays, an initiative that could...

Do you know the truth about the EU?

http://drjn.co.uk/  1. The Queen has signed 6 of the 7 EU Treaties. 2. The 6 treaties define and build the EU as an unelected dictatorship. 3. The...

The BBC – How Did It Get So Bad?

By Adrian Morgan This article by Adrian Morgan (Giraldus Cambrensis of Western Resistance) appeared today in Family Security Matters and is reproduced with their permission....

How easy is it to create false flag terrorism?

How much nuclear material would terrorists such as renegades within CIA or MI6 need to make a Nuclear Bomb to blame on Muslims to...

Reviewing Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Naomi Klein is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. She writes a regular column for The Nation...

America’s PSI Spies Penetrate the Kremlin: The Secret History of Remote Viewing

By Jim Marrs RINF Alternative News Behind the doors of the CIA and U.S. Army Intelligence, science and ESP come together like a movie in the...

Labour accused of building a “surveillance society

By Nigel Morris and Ben Russell Labour has been accused of building a "surveillance society behind the backs of the British people" as it has...

Tech suppliers get ID card lowdown

By Tim Ferguson Companies interested in becoming suppliers to the government's controversial ID card scheme have been given the lowdown on what to expect if...

E-numbers adviser paid by supermarket giant

Jo Revill The Observer A scientist with a leading role in the decision over whether food additives are damaging children's behaviour is also a paid consultant...

Watchdog asks: Why is Bush’s kid brother getting federal bucks?

By Nick Juliano An independent watchdog agency has asked the Department of Education to investigate why President Bush's younger brother, Neil, has received money earmarked...

Is Government ID the next Government IT failure?

Now that the government has officially put the various contracts for the ID card project out to tender, the mutterings are starting to turn...

Science is being distorted to promote political and corporate agendas

By Mike Adams In the United States today, science is no longer a pure study. The science primarily publicized today is science that supports the...

Homeless numbers rocket in US‏

By Jim Pence Homeowners, struggling to deal with sharp increases in their adjustable mortgage payments, are being hit with a record number of foreclosure notices. Alan...

Middle East Madness

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Administration rhetoric is heated and the dominant media keep trumpeting it. It signals war with Iran of the "shock and...

West Bank boys survive on Israeli settlers’ garbage

By Steven Erlanger As the truck unloaded, the children pounced on the garbage like flies. Some swung aloft on the hydraulic pistons that opened the...

The Truth About Marijuana Legalisation

There are millions of regular pot smokers in America and millions more infrequent smokers. Smoking pot clearly has far fewer dangerous and hazardous effects...

Lie detectors target benefit claim cheats

The Observer Benefit claimants and job seekers could be forced to take lie detector tests as early as next year after an early review of...

The History Channel – The conjuring of the neo-truth!

The History Channel has produced a documentary titled 9/11 Conspiracies — Fact or Fiction. It aired on Monday, August 20, 2007. According to the...

The War on Working Americans – Part II

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News This article was written to assess the state of working America in the run-up to Labor Day, 2007. Organized labor today...

War and the ‘New World Order’

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya “We are now at the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year,...

FOIA Documents Detail FBI Surveillance Network

By Ryan Singel The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to...

Pot Growers Are New Target in “War on Terror”

Under Bush, terror has become a justification for any and every abuse of power. By Scott Thill Last time we checked in on the bizarro nexus...

Market Efficiency Hokum

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News You know the story triumphantly heard in the West. Markets work best when governments let them operate freely - unconstrained...

Local ID Cards would be another move towards a ‘database state’

New Labour think tank, the New Local Government Network, today calls for ID cards to be introduced and policed by town halls. Conservatives have...

BUSH TERROR weapons – Murders untold civilians, many children – states Doctor

By Dave Lindorff The idea that the U.S. could be considering classifying the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a "terrorist" organization, based upon...

How Far Will the Crash Go and What Do we Do Now?

The “Crash of 2007-8” is underway By Richard C. Cook The immediate triggers are being described quite well: the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market;...

Summer meltdown: stock market suffers biggest fall in four years

Shares plummet around the world; FTSE's worst day nin four years; Value of UK PLC falls £60bn; Market slumps 13% since June; Pensions surplus...

A “Slow Motion Train Wreck”

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News  These days, financial/market punditry seems to follow two opposite lines of thinking. It ranges from the predominant view that world...

Bush Administration Spends $1.6 Billion On Propaganda

By Christopher Lee How much is good press worth? To the Bush administration, about $1.6 billion. That's how much seven federal departments spent from 2003 through...

A scary assault on civil liberties

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WTC Insure Fund Makes A Toxic $350M ‘Blunder’

NY Post The city-run $1 billion fund for claims by sick 9/11 responders has "screwed up" by failing to lock up at least $350 million...

Six Essential DVDs For Just £19.95

New in stock, 6 essential DVDs that will inform and empower you. Order your pack for just £19.95. Amazing value and a massive saving. Stealing a...

Bush says he’ll veto child health funding

J-W Wire Reports President Bush vowed Wednesday to veto bipartisan legislation that would sharply increase funding for a popular health insurance program for poor children. In...

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

Race and the transformation of criminal justice By Glenn C. Loury The early 1990s were the age of drive-by shootings, drug deals gone bad, crack cocaine,...

UK data watchdog issues Big Brother warning

By Andrew Thomas THE UK INFORMATION COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE (ICO) has warned that bureaucrats share citizens' data with each other willy-nilly and citizens probably don't even...

Facebook – the CIA conspiracy

By Matt Greenop  Facebook has 20 million users worldwide, is worth billions of dollars and, if internet sources are to be believed, was started by...

Rudy Giuliani’s Five Big Lies About 9/11

On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record By Wayne Barrett Nearly six years after 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is still...

Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing

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Another cover-up of the police killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

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Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg’s “Cracks in the Constitution”

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Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Unpaid fines may stop people leaving UK

· Home Office plan outlined in 'e-borders' scheme · Huge amounts of data likely to be produced Alan Travis, home affairs editor Monday August 6, 2007 The Guardian Tens...

Rumsfeld helped Al Qaeda establish a stronghold in Northwestern Pakistan

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky The Bush administration is contemplating sending US Forces to Pakistan with a view to neutralizing Al Qaeda in its safe haven in...

The Miami Five – Victims of American Justice

flamesong On 8th June 2001 in a federal court in Miami five Cuban men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González...

Giuliani Testified He Was Briefed on Kerik in ’00

WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM Rudolph W. Giuliani told a grand jury that his former chief investigator remembered having briefed him on some aspects of Bernard B....

CCTV On School Buses

Pam Caulfield and Michael Meaney Pupils could be under increased surveillance if a proposed school transport shake-up goes ahead. Leicestershire County Council is looking at the idea of more...

1,000 Pound Fines By ID Card Secret Police

JAMES SLACK A police force will be set up to issue £1,000 fines to anyone who fails to update their personal details on the Government's...

Report: Legalizing Illegal Immigrants to Cost $6.3 Trillion

Stephen DinanWashington TimesMay 7, 2013 The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50...

Washington’s Presumption

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Judge Orders Conspiracy Re-Education For Lauryn Hill

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Queen’s speech contains backing for EU ‘propaganda’ promoting the ‘virtues’ of Brussels

Matt Chorleydailymail.co.ukMay 8, 2013 Britain is to sign off taxpayer-funded ‘propaganda’ to promote the virtues European Union despite growing calls to quit Brussels altogether. Tory MPs...

Judge Orders Conspiracy Re-Education For Lauryn Hill

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Watchdog says government has tried to silence him on Afghanistan

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IRS Admits Harassing Patriot Groups

Infowars.comMay 10, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service has “apologized” for harassing patriot and Tea Party groups,...

Newly Designed Chinese Drone Ready for its First Flight Test

WantChinaTimesMay 10, 2013 A newly designed Chinese drone is ready for its first flight test after...

Senior IRS official: ‘I’m not good at math’ — yeah, we know

Mike AdamsNatural NewsMay 11, 2013 (NaturalNews) During a conference call with reporters, senior IRS official Lois...

The New European Revolt

Some young Europeans have given up on change. They just want to leave. Populyst blogzerohedge.comMay 11,...