September 2006

The News Report, Special Article - September 30 2006

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 30/09/2006 - 17:14

In Case I Disappear

I have been told a thousand times at least, in the years I have spent reporting on the astonishing and repugnant abuses, lies and failures of the Bush administration, to watch my back. "Be careful," people always tell me. "These people are capable of anything. Stay off small planes, make sure you aren't being followed." A running joke between my mother and me is that she has a "safe room" set up for me in her cabin in the woods, in the event I have to flee because of something I wrote or said.

I always laughed and shook my head whenever I heard this stuff. Extreme paranoia wrapped in the tinfoil of conspiracy, I thought. This is still America, and these Bush fools will soon pass into history, I thought. I am a citizen, and the First Amendment hasn't yet been red-lined, I thought.

Matters are different now.

WITH AGREEMENT OF THE OF REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 30/09/2006 - 16:29

Belarus-Bulgaria.
Progect!
National Prayer Breakfast-Bulgaria.
At the attention of:

State leaders
Leaders of the Agencies and Parliaments
Religious organizations, unions, associations,
Brotherhoods
Church pastors
Company leaders
VIP persons

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

Invitation letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are pleased to have the honor of inviting you to the National Prayer Breakfast in Bulgaria according to your agenda and interest.
For information, this is public-cleric event, which is well known and organized in more than 60 countries from all over the world (Russia, Albania, USA/Washington and etc). Participants are state leaders, representatives of the public administration, leaders of the social and political structures, as well as country and world church leaders and religious organizations.

Belarus-Bulgaria.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 30/09/2006 - 16:25

WITH AGREEMENT OF THE OF REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA.

Progect!
National Prayer Breakfast-Bulgaria.
At the attention of:

State leaders
Leaders of the Agencies and Parliaments
Religious organizations, unions, associations,
Brotherhoods
Church pastors
Company leaders
VIP persons

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

Invitation letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are pleased to have the honor of inviting you to the National Prayer Breakfast in Bulgaria according to your agenda and interest.
For information, this is public-cleric event, which is well known and organized in more than 60 countries from all over the world (Russia, Albania, USA/Washington and etc). Participants are state leaders, representatives of the public administration, leaders of the social and political structures, as well as country and world church leaders and religious organizations.

You know its strange hey, we in Australia, have already started inquiries into things like the AWB kickbacks to saddam, and we are here wanting to sort it out as quick as possible, but even though Australia has done wrong, I don’t see the likes of the USA doing any investigations of their own on their home turf specially when it was the USA that started the war in Iraq in the first place. (the US president is quick to point the finger at other people other than himself)

It seems people are to laxed over the president of the usa and are still letting him rule with all the incompetent things he has done and said and decided, It also gets to me how the UN is not doing a thing to bring to justice what the USA president has already done (as in war crimes)…

Afghanistan: The Other Lost War

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Fri, 29/09/2006 - 11:26

- by Stephen Lendman

In his important new book Freedom Next Time, dealing with "empire, its facades and the enduring struggle of people for their freedom," John Pilger has a chapter on Afghanistan. In it he says that "Through all the humanitarian crises in living memory, no country has been abused and suffered more, and none has been helped less than Afghanistan." He goes on to describe what he sees as something more like a moonscape than a functioning nation. In the capitol, Kabul, there are "contours of rubble rather than streets, where people live in collapsed buildings, like earthquake victims waiting for rescue....(with) no light or heat." It seems like it's always been that way for these beleaguered people who've had a long history of conflict and suffering with little relief. In the 19th century, the Afghan people were victimized by the "Great Game" struggle pitting the British empire against Tsarist Russia for control of that part of the world. More recently in the 1980s, it paid dearly again when a US recruited mujahideen guerrilla army battled against a Soviet occupation. It forced the occupiers out but at the cost of a ravaged country and one forced to endure still more suffering and destruction from the brutal civil war in the 1990s that followed the Soviet withdrawal. Then came 9/11, the US attack, invasion, occupation and further devastation that's ongoing with no end in sight and now intensifying in ferocity.

20 Damning Facts About Voting In The USA

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 29/09/2006 - 10:41

- By Angry Girl of http://nightweed.com
9-27-6

Did you know....
1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.
http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
http://en.wikipedia org/wiki/Diebold

2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0916-04.htm
http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html

[corp-focus] Elmo Will Not Absolve You

Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 28/09/2006 - 11:47

- By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Just returned from a run around the National Mall.

Party tents are going up.

Getting ready for the National Book Festival on Saturday.

Hosted by the Library of Congress.

Sponsored by Target and AT&T.

And starring Laura Bush.

You will be seeing a lot of Laura Bush in the next couple of days.

Talking with authors.

Reading.

Hanging out with kids.

It's just a nice cover for the killing.

We wanted to know more about the National Book Festival.

So, we went to the Library of Congress web site.

And we registered in the press area.

Premier Peter Beattie said this afternoon that he had established a high level Response Team to provide advice to State Cabinet on the findings by the Acting State Coroner regarding the death of Mulrunji.

Editors note: Mulrunjl died in the custody of the Queensland police on Palm Island off Townsville. This action caused a huge riot on the island.

Journalism, Wall Street Journal-Style

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Tue, 26/09/2006 - 10:02

- by Stephen Lendman

It takes great courage to venture onto the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal - especially on Fridays when Mary Anastasia O'Grady's Americas column appears. This is a woman who surely will have a serious back problem one day resulting from her permanent position of genuflection to the most extreme far-right she pledges allegiance to. In her assigned role at the Journal, which includes character assassination, she can best can be characterized as one of the "devil's" disciples - to borrow a word so aptly used by a well-known "courageous man" in recent days. She proved it in her September 22 column titled In Chavez's Crosshairs (the "courageous man" in question), and in it she outdid herself in her level of vitriol that was enough to punish all the senses of those able to get through it.

- by Stephen Lendman

http://VHeadline.com broke the news early Saturday evening that Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Madura was prevented by airport officials from departing the US from JFK airport on a commercial flight on Saturday following the UN General Assembly meeting. He said officials demanded he surrender his ticket and boarding pass claiming his name was on a so-called "red list." He was then illegally detained, taken to a small room and strip-searched despite his strong protests after having clearly identified who he was. He explained once he did, his treatment only got worse.

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