fix articles 94481, mr powell
'We could lose this situation' (tags)
Reality begins to set in with the NeoCONs that the Iraqi People are not going over and play dead so that Georgie and Co. can Pillage the Oilfields and cut FAT no-bid reconstruction Contracts with their their Cronies. As the Bush Sycophants circle the Wagons and start snarling now is not the time to let up on the pressure. NO CONQUEST FOR OILSRAEL.
All the President's votes? (tags)
A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive
UK Independent reports Republicans use E-voting systems to steal elections (tags)
If much of the worry about vote-tampering is directed at the Republicans, it is largely because the big three touchscreen companies are all big Republican donors, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into party coffers in the past few years. The ownership issue is, of course, compounded by the lack of transparency. Or, as Dr Mercuri puts it: "If the machines were independently verifiable, who would give a crap who owns them?" As it is, fears that US democracy is being hijacked by corporate interests are being fuelled by links between the big three and broader business interests, as well as extremist organisations. Two of the early backers of American Information Systems, a company later merged into ES&S, are also prominent supporters of the Chalcedon Foundation, an organisation that espouses theocratic governance according to a literal reading of the Bible and advocates capital punishment for blasphemy and homosexuality.
Civil Liberties and the Real World (tags)
Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."
WMD just a convenient excuse for war, admits Wolfowitz (tags)
The Bush administration focused on alleged weapons of mass destruction as the primary justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force because it was politically convenient, a top-level official at the Pentagon has acknowledged.
Closing Down the Press: Did the US Murder Journalists? (tags)
"The Americans were outraged at al-Jazeera's coverage of the civilian victims of US bombing raids. And on 8 April, less than three hours before the Reuters office was attacked, an American aircraft fired a single missile at the al-Jazeera office"
Revealed: How the road to war was paved with lies (tags)
On nuclear weapons, the British Government claimed that the former regime sought uranium feed material from the government of Niger in west Africa. This was based on letters later described by the International Atomic Energy Agency as crude forgeries.
BBC: US Senators Question Iraq Evidence (tags)
"However, the surprising mood of scepticism evident in the committee room was an indication that President Bush and Mr Powell still have work to do if they are to gain bipartisan support for their Iraq policy."
The Message from the Bush Camp: 'It's War Within Weeks' (tags)
· Washington now concentrating on timing · State of union address to 'turn up the heat' · Blair faces nightmare scenario over war decision
General strike in Pakistan (tags)
If it works for them maybe it can work for us?
CODED MESSAGES VIA VIDEO? (tags)
Wouldn't it be easier to just send an e-mail?