November 2004

(Al Qaeda Network) Zionised American War Crimes At Falluja

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 24/11/2004 - 01:12

A war crime in real time
The Bush administration is a criminal conspiracy, but civil resistance can defeat it, argues Francis Boyle*

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today demonstrated its latest technology for undersea navigation and surveillance capability by taking an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) through its paces in Portland, Victoria.

reports
--Yesh Gvul scoring a point in court
--B'Tselem: IDF destroys homes of innocent Palestinians
--Future leaders - Gush Shalom advocating prisoners release
--The ongoing Palestinian olive harvest
--Nearly forgotten, but also ongoing: the building of and struggle against the Wall
--Vanunu released from house arrest

articles
--Democracy - the new excuse
--Farewell Arafat - by Mahmoud Darwish
--Reshaping history - by Noam Chomsky

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The introduction of a national Child Abduction Alert system will be investigated after a push by the Minister for Police and Corrective Services, Judy Spence.

Rehab Religion; Lock 'Em Up Laws; Uh Oh, Opium!

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 24/11/2004 - 00:57

Remember treatment? This quaint little idea receded from view as the nation started locking up drug users, but articles by Wesley Sander and Judy Appel remind us there are better and more compassionate ways to deal with addiction. Also, Ronald Fraser describes how drug control laws filled up America's prisons; the MPP's Rob Kampia tells Dean Kuipers why the future looks bright for reform; and Afghan journalist Wahidullah Amani finds that farmers in his country are prepared to take extreme measures to protect their opium crops.

The State Government today announced the appointment of members of two new disciplinary bodies as part of its new complaints and discipline regime for the Queensland legal profession.

Cairns: Queensland children in care and their families are set to benefit from a multi-million dollar funding announcement by the Department of Child Safety that will help local services provide a range of family reunification support over the next three years.

Kens Comment: This is total crap. I found out that this only applied to children taken in the last twelve months and there is a court review every two years anyway. This evil taxpayer funded industry is only benefiting unemployables.

(Peace&Justice) Vulcans Consolidate With Hardliner Hadley

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 24/11/2004 - 00:40

Stephen Hadley is a fire-tested Vulcana hardliner close to Vice President Dick Cheney and to the neoconservative camp.

The overwhelming selection of Nevada Senator Harry Reid as minority leader of Congress' upper house shows that the Democrats are still willing to give their backing for the Bush administration's reckless militarism and contravention of international legal norms.

(**3MI**) US military blamed for media deaths in Iraq

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 24/11/2004 - 00:30

The global managing editor of news provider Reuters says the US military is entirely to blame for the deaths of three of its employees in Iraq since the start of the war there in March 2003.

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