Bush Moves Toward Martial Law|
|In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military in... (more) |
One man still locked up from 9/11 sweeps|
|In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society.|
But he has been in custody for five years.
His name is Ali Partovi. And according to the Department of Homeland Security, he is the last to be held of about 1,200 Arab and Muslim men swept up by authorities in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
There has been no ... (more)
The White House Warden|
|BURIED IN THE complex Senate compromise on detainee treatment is a real shocker, reaching far beyond the legal struggles about foreign terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay fortress. The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White House, authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the... (more) |
Documents disclose 'shadow government'|
|Government documents released by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the Bush administration is running a "shadow government" with Mexico and Canada in which the U.S. is crafting a broad range of policy in conjunction with its neighbors to the north and south, asserts WND columnist and author Jerome R. Corsi.|
The documents, a total of about 1,000 pages, are among the first to be released to Corsi through his FOIA request to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North ... (more)
Big Brother is shouting at you|
|Big Brother is not only watching you - now he's barking orders too. Britain's first 'talking' CCTV cameras have arrived, publicly berating bad behaviour and shaming offenders into acting more responsibly.|
The system allows control room operators who spot any anti-social acts - from dropping litter to late-night brawls - to send out a verbal warning: 'We are watching you'.
Middlesbrough has fitted loudspeakers on seven of its 158 cameras in an experiment already bei... (more)
Documents: Feds, City Knew Of Ground Zero Toxins|
|Stunning proof has been uncovered that the government knowingly put New Yorkers in harm's way after 9/11.|
CBS 2 News has obtained documents revealing that Lower Manhattan was reopened a few weeks following the attack even though the air was not safe.
The two devastating memos, written by the U.S. and local governments, show they knew. They knew the toxic soup created at Ground Zero was a deadly health hazard. Yet they sent workers into the pit and people back into ... (more)
The One World Revolution: Mao Disappears in Chinese Textbooks|
|Mao Tse-tung, one of history's greatest mass murderers, and the tyrant who ruled China with an iron fist for 27 years, has all but vanished from China's newest history books.|
Instead of reading about the blood-soaked history of Mao's reign, students in Shanghai will be learning about J. P. Morgan, Bill Gates, the New York Stock Exchange, the space shuttle and Japanís bullet train.
According to Friday's New York Times, China's new standard world history text eliminat... (more)
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Blair to tackle problem kids "pre-birth"|
|Tony Blair has unveiled a provocative campaign to crack down on future problem children before they are even born.|
He set out plans for massively increased state intervention in the homes of 'nuisance' families to tackle anti-social behaviour.
In a desperate attempt to show that his premiership has not run out of steam despite increasing demands from Labour MPs for him to step down, he said 'pre-birth' action would be taken if necessary.
The pl... (more)
71-Year-Old Gitmo Detainee Released: "We couldn't figure out why he was there" ... "He could barely walk and he could barely hear."|
|The oldest detainee at Guantanamo Bay ó an Afghan man who is at least 71 and hobbled around the U.S. prison in Cuba using a walker ó has been sent home, his lawyer said Monday.|
Haji Nasrat Khan was among five men from Afghanistan transferred over the weekend, said attorney Peter Ryan, who received the news in an e-mail from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ryan was not told why Khan was transferred, and was trying to determine whether he would be held in custody in A... (more)
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Two Strange Deaths in European Wiretapping Scandal|
|European investigators are tracking the mysterious deaths of two security experts who had uncovered extensive spyware in their telecommunications firms.|
Just after noon on Friday, July 21, Adamo Bove -- head of security at Telecom Italia, the country's largest telecommunications firm -- told his wife he had some errands to run as he left their Naples apartment. Hours later, police found his car parked atop a freeway overpass. Bove's body lay on the pavement some 100 feet below.
Military 'should have been called in to ease pressure on airports'|
|Criticism of Britain's main airport operator mounted yesterday in the wake of a week of chaos and cancelled flights.|
Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), the body responsible for regulating international air traffic, accused BAA of failing to be properly prepared to cope with the fallout from a police operation against an alleged terror plot to bring down transatlantic airliners. He said the military should have been called in ... (more)
Guantanamo captive 'worked with CIA': Asked how many of the inmates were real terrorists, Mr Khadr said: "Eighty per cent were innocent."|
|A Canadian man recently released from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been telling the BBC how he worked there undercover for the CIA. |
Abdurahman Khadr, the son of alleged former senior al-Qaeda member Ahmed Said, is now back in his native Canada.
He left Guantanamo because he did not believe he was accomplishing his task - to identify al-Qaeda members and get them to give away information.
Mr Khadr was initially detained in Afghanistan after the fall o... (more)
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JUDGE AND JURY: Police seek power to impose "instant justice"|
|Police are considering asking ministers for more powers to impose "instant justice" for anti-social activities.|
The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is consulting members on whether to seek the authority to punish people without going to court.
It has heard plans from one police chief for powers to ban teenagers from city centres and gangs from meeting up.
Civil rights group Liberty said that the suggestion was "a recipe for arbitrar... (more)
Terra! Terra! Terra!|
|The alleged U.K. terror plot has been investigated for months by British intelligence, and the idea that the airliner attacks were planned for today seems to be nothing more than political fabrication and media hysteria.|
Tony Blair and George W. Bush even planned the terror freakout in a series of phone calls that began last Friday and continued through the weekend. Blair and ... (more)
Ethical row over world's first 'made to order' embryos|
|The world's first human embryo bank has been launched offering 'bespoke babies' for infertile couples.|
For around £5,000 couples can buy ready-made embryos matched to their specific requirements - even down to choosing what eye and hair colour they would like their child to have.
In each case the embryos are made from eggs and sperm from two donors who have never even met. The moment of conception occurs in the laboratory and is determined by the genetic combination... (more)
CNN Poll: 70% believe alternative theories for the September 11, 2001, attacks are credible|
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How to spot a terrorist|
|I really had no idea how to spot a terrorist until I studied the manuals published by the Phoenix FBI, the state employees of Virginia, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Now that I have absorbed these manuals, I not only know how to spot a terrorist, but I have discovered that I probably am a terrorist.|
The Phoenix FBI manual was published while Clinton was still president. The Joint Terrorism Task Force was formed to "help preserve the American way of life." Its flye... (more)
Children arrested, DNA tested, interrogated and locked up... for playing in a tree|
|Locked up in custody for two hours: Tree-climbing friends Katy Smith, left, Sam Cannon and Amy Higgins|
To the 12-year-old friends planning to build themselves a den, the cherry tree seemed an inviting source of material.
But the afternoon adventure turned into a frightening ordeal for Sam Cannon, Amy Higgins and Katy Smith after they climbed into the 20ft tree - then found themselves hauled into a police station and locked in cells for up to two hours.
Top Military Lawyers Oppose Plan for Special Courts|
|The military's top uniformed lawyers, appearing at a Senate hearing yesterday, criticized key provisions of a proposed new U.S. plan for special military courts, affirming that they did not see eye to eye with the senior Bush administration political appointees who developed the plan and presented it to them last week.|
The lawyers' rare, open disagreement with civilian officials at the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the White House came during discussions of proposed new rul... (more)
Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy|
|More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.|
The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be.
The children went to sleep believing they were safe. And then Israel targeted them as terrorists|
|His smooth baby skin was mottled purple with bruising and his reddish hair frosted by cement dust, but nine-month-old Abbas Mahmoud Hashem wore a hauntingly peaceful expression when rescue workers reached him yesterday.|
When they picked up his tiny body, still wearing green shorts over a nappy and a teddy bear vest, and looked at his eyes - their unblemished lids trimmed with fine, long lashes - it looked as if he might still be asleep. His dummy was still tied to its blue plastic... (more)
15 disabled children killed in Qana|
|FIFTEEN physically or mentally handicapped children were among 52 people killed by Israeli raids on the village of Qana in south Lebanon overnight, a Lebanese MP said today.|
"There were 15 physically or mentally handicapped children among the children killed in Qana," said Bahia Hariri, who represents south Lebanon.
Mr Hariri, who presides over several charitable organisations, said several families had already been evacuated towards the city of Sidon but some famil... (more)
Bush submits new terror detainee bill|
|WASHINGTON --U.S. citizens suspected of terror ties might be detained indefinitely and barred from access to civilian courts under legislation proposed by the Bush administration, say legal experts reviewing an early version of the bill.|
A 32-page draft measure is intended to authorize the Pentagon's tribunal system, established shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks to detain and prosecute detainees captured in the war on terror. The tribunal system was thrown out last m... (more)
Big brother on campus: U.S. wants to track students' every step|
|Does the federal government need to know whether you aced Aristotelian ethics but had to repeat introductory biology? Does it need to know your family's financial profile, how much aid you received and whether you took off a semester to help out at home?|
The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education thinks so. In its first draft report, released in late June, the commission called for creation of a tracking system to collect sensitive information about ... (more)
Man Arrested For Taking Cellphone Photo Of Police Activity|
|PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia family said they are outraged over the arrest of one of their family members.|
The family of Neftaly Cruz said police had no right to come onto their property and arrest their 21-year-old son simply because he was using his cell phone's camera. They told their story to Harry Hairston and the NBC 10 Investigators.
"I was humiliated. I was embarrassed, you know," Cruz said.
Cruz, 21, told the NBC 10 Investigators that polic... (more)
Plugged In: Surfing the Web with nothing but brainwaves|
|Kiss your keyboard goodbye: Soon we'll jack our brains directly into the Net - and that's just the beginning.|
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - -- Two years ago, a quadriplegic man started playing video games using his brain as a controller. That may just sound like fun and games for the unfortunate, but really, it spells the beginning of a radical change in how we interact with computers - and business will never be the same.
Someday, keyboards and com... (more)
Manufactured Terrorism: FBI paid key terror informants $56,000|
|The FBI paid almost $56,000 to two confidential informants who are key to the case against seven men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot to blow up the Sears Tower and other targets.|
According to a document filed by federal prosecutors, the FBI paid one unnamed informant $10,500 and an additional $8,815 in expenses. They also paid a second informant $17,000 with another $19,570 for expenses.
U.S. officials also granted the second informant a "significant ... (more)
Why I believe David Kelly's death may have been murder, by MP|
|David Kelly did not commit suicide and may have been the victim of a murder and subsequent coverup, according to a campaigning MP.|
Norman Baker has spent six months investigating the death of the Government weapons expert, found dead in an Oxfordshire wood three years ago.
Mr Baker - who stepped down from the Liberal Democrat front bench to carry out his investigation - published his preliminary results and called for a new public inquiry.
His concer... (more)
Implanting false memories of bad booze experiences make rum revolting|
|SYDNEY: Implanting false memories of a bad experience with alcohol could prevent people abusing alcohol later, a Canadian researcher has said.|
Dan Bernstein from Kwantlen University College, showed if people are led to believe they once drank themselves sick, it can affect their taste for a particular drink. He presented the research, conducted at the International Conference on Memory in Sydney.
In the study, 142 people aged 18-20 were told they had had a bad past ... (more)
Israel set war plan more than a year ago|
|Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago.|
In the years since Israel ended its military occupation of southern Lebanon, it watched warily as Hezbollah built up its military presence in the region. When Hezbollah militants kidnapped two Israeli soldiers last week, the Israeli military was ready to react almost instantly.
"Of all o... (more)
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