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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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Archived News Sunday September 10th, 2006
Full house as leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist has his say posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Resistance]
They call it the 9/11 for Truth Movement, and tonight those who believe the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon were carried out by the American government and not jihadist hijackers will gather in London's Conway Hall to listen to one of the biggest figures among a growing number of disbelievers.

Two days before the fifth anniversary of the attacks, David Ray Griffin, emeritus professor of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont graduate university, and author of The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, will ask his audience: "Was 9/11 an inside job?"

He will be joined on stage by the ex-MI5 officer David Shayler, who will introduce the talk, for which tickets have almost sold out. Prof Griffin is a founder member of the 9/11 Scholars for Truth movement in the US. He is joined by 75 academics who write in books, journals and essays that they have overwhelming evidence that shatters the official version of events on that September morning.

And it seems that a growing number of people are listening to them. A recent poll in the US found that 36% of Americans believed it "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that their government was involved in allowing the attacks or had carried them out itself. There are many people in the UK who agree with them.

The theories as to what happened on that day, when almost 3,000 people were killed, differ but their unifying theme is that a neo-conservative cabal within the US government staged the events as a pretext to wage wars, become a dominant force in the world and establish "the new American century". The attacks, it is said, were not carried out by al-Qaida terrorists but were a "false flag" event used to justify invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Films have been made on the subject, websites show countless images that "back up" the claims, chatrooms are screaming with conspiracists and there i
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Conspiracy theories about 9/11 alive and well in U.S. posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (Raleigh News & Observer)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
RALEIGH, N.C. — Conspiracy theories rarely get more than a dismissive wink and smile in mainstream America.

But as the anniversary of 9/11 nears, a couple of polls show nearly a third of Americans believe the U.S. government either participated in the attacks or allowed them to happen. And conspiracy theorists are getting their day in the sun.

In Durham, N.C., for example, the skeptics can fill a church fellowship hall or a library meeting room, casting doubt on the
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MSNBC Poll: Do you believe any 9/11 conspiracy theories that indicate the U.S. government was involved? posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (MSNBC)
[Category: General]


View and vote in the poll here.

The plot thickens posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Resistance]
Shards of glass and dust from the World Trade Center towers sit on professor Steven Jones's desk at Brigham Young University in Utah. Evidence, he says, of the biggest cover-up in history -- one too evil for most to believe, but one he has staked his academic career on exposing.

The attacks of Sept. 11, Jones asserts, were an "inside job," puppeteered by the neo-conservatives in the White House to justify the occupation of oil-rich Arab countries, inflate military spending and ex
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The enduring conspiracy factor posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (The Toronto Star)
[Category: Resistance]
The World Trade Center towers were brought down by controlled blasts secretly placed in the buildings.

The Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile.

United Airlines Flight 93 never crashed near Shanksville, Pa., but actually landed in Cleveland. Its passengers were quickly evacuated and were never heard from again.

Five years after the most reported and recorded cataclysmic event in world history, one would expect the conspiracy theorists to have been pus
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9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Gather in N.Y. posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (Los Angeles Times)
[Category: Resistance]
Striding into Washington Square Park with a fistful of photocopied circulars and an earnest expression, Eric Williams could have been an environmental canvasser or a hip missionary. In fact, he is a pastry chef — or was until last week, when he quit his job to devote himself full time to proving that the World Trade Center attack was ordered not by terrorists but by officials in the U.S. government.

Williams approached a pushcart vendor from Bangladesh: "Do you believe the officia
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On eve of anniversary, Bush claims secret CIA jails stopped second 9/11 posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
America was preparing itself this weekend for tomorrow's fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks and a national address by President George Bush. He is set to make a primetime TV speech from the Oval Office after America holds a range of commemorative events from big public gatherings to small private ceremonies.

Bush will visit each of the three sites - in Washington, Pennsylvania and New York - attacked on 9/11 before speaking to the nation. He is likely to maintain his
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Where was Osama on September 11, 2001? posted 09/10/2006, 11:06 PM (Global Research)
[Category: Commentary]
Donald Rumsfeld has repeatedly claimed that the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden remain unknown: "It is like looking for a needle in a stack of hay".

In November 2001, US B-52 bombers carpet bombed a network of caves in the Tora Bora mountains of eastern Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden and his followers were allegedly hiding. These caves were described as "Osama's last stronghold".
CIA "intelligence analysts" subsequently concluded that Osama had escaped from his Tora Bora cave
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San Francisco Chronicle: Readers' thoughts on 9/11 'conspiracies' posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (San Francisco Chronicle)
[Category: Resistance]
Editor -- I am very pleased to see a mainstream media source such as The Chronicle address the subject of the 9/11 conspiracy (Insight, "The conspiracy to rewrite 9/11,'' Sept. 3). It is time that this subject be brought to the public. Even if you are not a "truth activist," the official explanation of the 9/11 events has many inconsistencies that warrant further investigation.

C

Secret Unit Expands Rumsfeld's Domain: New Espionage Branch Delving Into CIA Territory posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Pentagon, expanding into the CIA's historic bailiwick, has created a new espionage arm and is reinterpreting U.S. law to give Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld broad authority over clandestine operations abroad, according to interviews with participants and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The previously undisclosed organization, called the Strategic Support Branch, arose from Rumsfeld's written order to end his "near total dependence on CIA" for what is known as
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Army official: Rumsfeld forbade talk of postwar posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (The Olympian)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Long before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forbade military strategists to develop plans for securing a postwar Iraq, the retiring commander of the Army Transportation Corps said Thursday.

In fact, said Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Rumsfeld said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a postwar plan.

Rumsfeld did replace Gen. Eric Shinseki, the Army chief of staff in 2003, after Shinseki
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Terrorists could attack aircraft with gel-filled bras posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (The Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the time-honoured Register tradition of offering terrorists top tips* on how to bring down airliners, we'd like this afternoon to draw al-Qaeda's attention to two possible ways of getting binary liquid explosives through security: gel-filled bras and KY Jelly.

Both, according to the US's Transport Security Administration list, are permitted items. Here's the full run-down:
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Journalists fired for taking gov't money posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
MIAMI - Ten South Florida journalists, including three with The Miami Herald's Spanish-language sister paper, received thousands of dollars from the federal government for their work on radio and TV programming aimed at undermining Fidel Castro's communist regime, the Herald reported Friday.

Pablo Alfonso, who reports on Cuba and wrote an opinion column for El Nuevo Herald, was paid almost $175,000 since 2001 to host shows on Radio and TV Marti, U.S. government programs that promo
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Poisonous clouds of pollution spread after Israel air strike: Lebanese minister says damage was deliberate, causing 'an even bigger disaster than the war itself' posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More people will die as a result of pollution unleashed by Israel's bombing of the Lebanon than perished in the month-long war itself, the Lebanese government believes.

Yacoub Sarraf, its Environment Minister, speaking exclusively to The Independent on Sunday, said last week that a highly poisonous cloud spread over a third of the country - an area that is home to half its people - from a fire in a bombed fuel tank that burned for 12 days.

The same bombing released
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Mainstream media ignored torture, homicide posted 09/10/2006, 11:05 PM (Raw Story)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A column at The Columbia Journalism Review has revealed the media establishment's collective reluctance to report incidents of detainee abuse, torture, and even homicide in the early days of the "war on terror," RAW STORY can report.

Writer Eric Umansky goes into extensive detail--relaying several anecdotes directly from journalists who attempted to cover such incidents--regarding mainstream network and newspaper distate for negative coverage of the war.

One British
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7/7 Mind The Gap posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (InformationLiberation)


Documentary detailing the gaps in the official story of the 7/7 London Bombings that demand further attention. This film, presented by ex-Mi5 whistleblower David Shayler, argues the need for an Independant Public Inquiry into 7/7 and the surrounding events.

The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden? posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (Global Research)
[Category: Commentary]
At eleven o’clock, on the morning of September 11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon. This assertion was made prior to the conduct of an indepth police investigation.

That same evening at 9.30 pm, a "War Cabinet" was formed integrated by a select number of top intelligence and military advisors. And at 11.00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the "Wa
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9/9-9/11. Five Years ago two days before 9/11: Shah Masood, leader of the Northern Alliance assassinated posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (Global Research)
[Category: Commentary]
This article was originally published on the 9th of September 2003. Five years ago, on the 9th of September 2001, the leader of the Northern Alliance Commander Ahmad Shah Masood was mortally wounded in a kamikaze assassination.

It happened two days before the 9/11 attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. Masood died from wounds suffered in the suicide attack on the Saturday (9/15) following 9/11.

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the killing of Ahmad Shah Masood
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U.S. count of Baghdad deaths excludes car bombs, mortar attacks posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (McClatchy Newspapers)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. officials, seeking a way to measure the results of a program aimed at decreasing violence in Baghdad, aren't counting scores of dead killed in car bombings and mortar attacks as victims of the country's sectarian violence.

In a distinction previously undisclosed, U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said Friday that the United States is including in its tabulations of sectarian violence only deaths of individuals killed in drive-by shootings or by to
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Cheney On MTP: "If We Had It To Do Over Again, We'd Do Exactly The Same Thing." posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Tim Russert hammered Vice President Dick Cheney today on "Meet The Press," hooked on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 but in reality a solid hour of grilling on Iraq, Afghanistan, and WMDs. It was an incredibly dense show, and more than anything shows how carefully Cheney parses words — no question gets a simple yes or no answer and even while acknowledging that, fine, Iraq was not linked to 9/11 he hammers home the meme of Iraq as a sponsor of terrorism and incipient WMD threat. He also claims not... (more)

The 9/11 conspiracy plots thicken posted 09/10/2006, 11:04 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Resistance]
NEW YORK — He felt no shiver of doubt in those first terrible hours.

He watched the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and assumed al-Qaida had wreaked terrible vengeance. He listened to anchors and military experts and assumed the facts of Sept. 11, 2001, were as stated on the screen.

It was a year before David Ray Griffin, an eminent liberal theologian and philosopher, began his stroll down the path of disbelief. He wondered why Bush listened to a
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Miami airport to train all 35,000 workers to spot suspicious people posted 09/10/2006, 11:03 PM (The Baltimore Sun)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Passengers at Miami International Airport soon will be scrutinized by many sets of eyes, beyond federal security officers and police.

If officials have their way, all 35,000 of the airport's workers - including janitors, skycaps, even Starbucks coffee servers - will be trained to watch travelers for suspicious movements. At other airports, such training is typically limited to security and law enforcement officers, though Boston's Logan Airport has offered similar instructions to
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Investigation: The CIA's secret prisons posted 09/10/2006, 11:03 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Labor Day, the long weekend holiday that marks the end of summer, is usually the quietest of times in America and its various small corners around the world. Not so, however, last Monday at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 445 terrorist suspects are held.

Some time that morning, a plane landed at the base. Shackled and in hoods, 14 figures disembarked, the latest detainees at a camp that for years has been at the centre of international controversy. In fact, h
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Americans Reject Phone, E-Mail Surveillance posted 09/10/2006, 11:03 PM (Angus Reid Global Scan)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Many adults in the United States are not willing to allow government agencies to regularly monitor their telephone calls and e-mails, according to a poll by CBS News. 59 per cent of respondents reject the idea.

Last December, U.S. president George W. Bush defended a secret domestic electronic surveillance program that includes the wiretapping of the telephone calls and e-mails of Americans suspected of having terrorist ties. The president’s remarks came in response to media report
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'Hijack-proof' airliner will fly itself out of danger posted 09/10/2006, 11:03 PM (The Times)
[Category: Science/Technology]
TRIALS have begun on the first “hijack-proof” airliner, which will be able to steer itself away from tall buildings and even land by remote control if terrorists kill the pilot.

Microphones will eavesdrop on passengers’ conversations while computerised CCTV detects suspicious movements so that hijackers can be caught before they go into action.

The plans, being developed by a consortium including BAE Systems, Airbus and the European commission, are designed to co
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9/11 Patsies Make Bin Laden Video Cameo Appearance posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (Kurt Nimmo)
[Category: Commentary]
Unfortunately, due to the emotional nature of the September 11, 2001, attacks, a large number of Americans will undoubtedly buy into the latest Osama bin Laden video purporting to show the Evil One lavishing attention on alleged hijackers Wail al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi prior to their supposed martyrdom on American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 respectively.

Never mind that Wail al-Shehri and his brother, Waleed al-Shehri, were both reported to have been f
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Palestinians forced to scavenge for food on rubbish dumps posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Israeli military and economic siege of Gaza has led to a collapse in Palestinian living conditions and many people only survive by looking for scraps of food in rubbish dumps, say international aid agencies.

"The pressure and tactics have not resulted in a desire for compromise," Karen Abuzayd, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency is said to have warned. "But rather they have created mass despair, anger and a sense of hopelessness and abandonment."

Israel
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Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (WSWS)
[Category: Commentary]
In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.

“Today I’m calling on the Congress to promptly pass legislation
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62,006 - 180,000, the number killed in the 'war on terror' posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The "war on terror" - and by terrorists - has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth.

If estimates of other, unquantified, deaths - of insurgents, the Iraq military during the 2003 invasion, those not recorded individually by Western media, and those dying from wounds - are included, then the toll could reach as high as 180,000.

The extraordi
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Top soldier quits as blundering campaign turns into 'pointless' war posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (The Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
THE former aide-de-camp to the commander of the British taskforce in southern Afghanistan has described the campaign in Helmand province as “a textbook case of how to screw up a counter-insurgency”.

“Having a big old fight is pointless and just making things worse,” said Captain Leo Docherty, of the Scots Guards, who became so disillusioned that he quit the army last month.

“All those people whose homes have been destroyed and sons killed are going to turn against t
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Halliburton Fraud Lawsuit Details Super Bowl Party posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (Los Angeles Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON — Halliburton Co. executives ordered a big-screen television and 10 large tubs of tacos, chicken wings and cheese sticks delivered to Iraq for last year's Super Bowl, then billed U.S. taxpayers for their party, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday.

The Houston-based company also defrauded the government by double- and triple-billing for Internet, food and gym services for soldiers, according to the lawsuit by a former employee for KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary that
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CIA still hiding 'ghost' captives posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (The Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DOZENS of key terror suspects are still being held in unknown locations, despite President George Bush’s declaration that the CIA is no longer operating secret jails.

High-level detainees such as Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, the September 11 ringleaders, are now in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba but there are still “ghost prisoners” among more than 6,000 who have been questioned by America and its allies since 9/11.

Their fate is among several unresolved i
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From Baltimore Suburbs to a Secret CIA Prison posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BALTIMORE -- He was the studious one in Janis Sanford's social studies class at Owings Mills High School, the teenager who stood apart from his suburban Baltimore peers for his no-nonsense attitude. Majid Khan worked at the family gas station after school and, in his free time, indulged his interest in computers.

But something happened to the serious young man after he graduated in 1999, when his life took a dramatic -- and much-disputed -- turn.

Khan, now 26, is on
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At a Secret Interrogation, Dispute Flared Over Tactics posted 09/10/2006, 11:02 PM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Abu Zubaydah, the first Osama bin Laden henchman captured by the United States after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was bloodied and feverish when a C.I.A. security team delivered him to a secret safe house in Thailand for interrogation in the early spring of 2002. Bullet fragments had ripped through his abdomen and groin during a firefight in Pakistan several days earlier when he had been captured.

The events that unfolded at the safe house over the next few weeks
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Tortured screams ring out as Iraqis take over Abu Ghraib posted 09/10/2006, 11:01 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.

Staff at the jail say the Iraqi authorities have moved dozens of terrorist suspects into Abu Ghraib from the controversial Interior Ministry detention centre in Jadriyah, where United States troops last year discovered 169 prisoners who had been tortured and starved.
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4-Ton Girders: Blowing in the Wind? posted 09/10/2006, 11:00 PM (911SpeakOut.org)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]


4-ton girders were found as much as 600 feet from the base of the North Tower of the World Trade Center after its collapse. This raises obvious questions. How fast must they have been ejected from the collapsing building to land that far away? What
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Designer Babies: What Would You Do For A 'Healthy' Baby? posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (ScienceDaily LLC)
[Category: Brave New World]
The well-educated are significantly more open to the idea of "designing" babies than the poorly educated, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of East Anglia.

The findings will be presented by Dr. Simon Hampton at the BA Festival of Science on Setpember 5.

Dr. Hampton and his team at UEA's School of Social Work and Psychosocial Studies examined what different groups of people in the UK would "design into" their children given the opportunity.<
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Scholars For 9/11 Truth Assailed posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (Scholars For 911 Truth)
[Category: Commentary]
Madison, WI (PRWEB) September 9, 2006 --- Three professors who are members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth have been threatened with the loss of their positions for their research and teaching about the events of 9/11. Other attacks are coming from national magazines, such as TIME and U.S. NEWS, which have cover-stories this week suggesting that those who believe 9/11 involved a conspiracy may need psychological counseling. In addition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Po... (more)

Bill Would Ease CIA Interrogation Limits posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON - To many of President Bush's allies, it is time to free intelligence officials from "legislative purgatory" and get the CIA back in the business of effective interrogations of suspected terrorists.

That chance could come this week if the Senate takes up a White House proposal limiting the punishable offenses that CIA interrogators may face when questioning "high-value" terrorist suspects. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is expected to begin debate on the bi
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US accused of covert operations in Somalia posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (The Observer)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails seen by The Observer. The leaked communications between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military operations inside Somalia - against UN rulings - and they hint at involvement of British security firms.

The emails, dated June this year, reveal how US firms have been planning undercover mission
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Cheney says did "helluva job" since September 11 posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has done "a helluva job" guarding America, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday, as President George W. Bush prepared to visit Ground Zero amid an election-year debate on whether the country is safer five years after the September 11 attacks.

Cheney and other top administration officials sought on the eve of the anniversary to promote what they say is progress in protecting against a second Sept 11.

Democrats countered that
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Report details CIA torture use posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (The Australian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
THE first top Al-Qaeda operative captured by the United States in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, Abu Zubaydah, was stripped naked by his CIA interrogators, held in an icy-cold room and subjected to earsplitting music, The New York Times reported on its website overnight.

US President George W. Bush mentioned Mr Zubaydah's case in a speech last Wednesday, insisting that he had never authorised torture, but arguing that methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency i
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U.S. Paid 10 Journalists for Anti-Castro Reports posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (New York Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
MIAMI, Sept. 8 — The Bush administration’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting paid 10 journalists here to provide commentary on Radio and TV Martí, which transmit to Cuba government broadcasts critical of Fidel Castro, a spokesman for the office said Friday.

The group included three journalists at El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language sister newspaper of The Miami Herald, which fired them Thursday after learning of the relationship. Pablo Alfonso, who reports on Cuba for El Nuevo Herald,
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Afghan governor assassinated posted 09/10/2006, 10:59 PM (Al Jazeera)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Abdul Hakim Taniwal was driving from his office when the attacker, his body strapped with explosives, ran towards the car and detonated the bomb, said Abdul Annan Raufi, the local police chief.

The other fatalities included one of Taniwal's bodyguards and another man, reportedly his nephew. At least three more people were wounded.

Taniwal, in his 60s, was a former sociology professor who had been in exile for about 20 years in Melbourne, Australia. He returned to A
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Retailers peddle padded bras for girls posted 09/10/2006, 10:58 PM (News Limited)
[Category: General]
BREAST-enhancing padded bras for girls as young as six are being sold in Victorian shops.

Childhood experts have warned parents they could be baiting pedophiles by dressing their young girls as raunchy women.

Tiny matching lingerie sets of lacy bras and knickers in many children's brands including Bratz, Saddle Club and Barbie, have hit the shelves aimed at girls who are barely old enough for school.

The Herald Sun last week revealed the latest Bratz
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Bibi’s Rolling Armageddon Sideshow posted 09/10/2006, 10:56 PM (Kurt Nimmo)
[Category: Commentary]
Somebody, please, grab Binyamin Netanyahu from his “American tour,” put him on a plane—or a slow boat—and send him back to Israel before he blows up the world.

I exaggerate, but just a little.

Netanyahu, who may once again gain the “premiership” of Israel, has gone beyond his threadbare demand that Bush and the neocons attack Iran and now claims such an attack is a fait accompli.

“Benjamin Netanyahu … told an audience in New York yesterday that Pre
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Don't dismiss 9/11 conspiracies posted 09/10/2006, 10:56 PM (Star Tribune)
[Category: Commentary]
The Sept. 7 article on the 9/11 "conspiracy" vividly displayed the bias of the mainstream press on this issue.

By calling the 9/11 movement a "conspiracy" -- a codeword for "wacko" -- you handily discredited it without providing any reasons why you think it is wrong.

If you believe the 9/11 movement is wrong, make your case based on the evidence; don't dismiss it by using a false label to describe it.

DEAN R. DEHarpporte, Eden Prairie

Spy in the sky to hunt the fish pirates posted 09/10/2006, 10:55 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Unmanned spy planes are being developed to police British waters and combat illegal fishing.

Robotic drones similar to those used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan are being adapted to detect rogue trawlers in areas where fishing is prohibited.

They will be able to direct surface vessels to intercept the trawlers and record video evidence for use in court.

advertisementTrials of a prototype drone, being developed as part of a £32 million project
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Canadian Media calls for Nuking Iran posted 09/10/2006, 10:55 PM (GlobalResearch.ca)
[Category: Commentary]
A major Canadian newspaper is calling for outright nuclear attacks on Iran.

The Toronto Sun article proposes the use of tactical nuclear weapons or so-called mini-nukes with an explosive capacity between one third to six times a Hiroshima bomb .

Rockefeller: Bush Duped Public On Iraq posted 09/10/2006, 10:55 PM (CBS)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
When the Senate Intelligence Committee released a declassified version of its findings this past week, the Republican chairman of the committee, Pat Roberts, left town without doing interviews, calling the report a rehash of unfounded partisan allegations.

Its statements like this one, made Feb. 5, 2003, by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell that have become so controversial, implying Iraq was linked to terror attacks.

"Iraq today harbors a deadly terrorist networ
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How US merchants of fear sparked a $130bn bonanza posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (The Observer)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Brian Lehman's farm lies down a gravel road, between two fields of swaying corn as tall as a man. It is in the middle of Indiana's rural heartland in a landscape populated mostly by bearded Amish farmers and their wives.

Horse-drawn buggies are more common than cars, roads are littered with horse manure and fields are worked by hand. It feels distant in time and place from big cities such as New York or Washington, or even Indianapolis, two hours' drive south.

Yet L
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Day of Reckoning; America’s Economic Meltdown posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (Mike Whitney)
[Category: Commentary]
There’s growing concern among economists and market-savvy pundits that the global financial system is hanging by a few well-worn threads that could snap at any time. The $10.4 trillion real estate “bubble” has attracted the most attention, but the shaky derivatives market, hedge funds, and falling dollar are equally worrisome. 20 years of deregulation has created an economic monster which is increasingly unmanageable and threatens to bring down the whole system in a heap.

As Gabri
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September 11 commemorations underway in US posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (Deutsche Presse Agentur)
[Category: General]
Washington- US President George W Bush laid wreaths Sunday at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center, part of two days of commemorations of the September 11 attacks five years ago. Bush and his wife, First Lady Laura, gathered at Ground Zero with Rudy Giuliani, New York City mayor at the time of the attacks, and New York Governor George Pataki, who led the state government during 9/11.

Joined by current New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the leaders walked side-by-side into t
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Republican Congressional Hopeful Looks For Judicial Help Concerning 9/11 Wrongdoings posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (PRWeb)
[Category: Resistance]
Concord, NH (PRWEB) September 5, 2006 -- Mary Maxwell of Concord, New Hampshire, who has a Ph.D. in Politics and is running for her state’s second district seat in the US House of Representatives, spoke on WKXL community radio yesterday. She observed that people are frustrated by the silence from the executive and legislative branches of government at a time when 43% of Americans suspect that 9/11 was an inside job. She points out that the third branch, the judiciary, plus the courts of the 50 s... (more)

Pat Buchanan: America’s Ideologue in Chief posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (Creators Syndicate)
[Category: Commentary]
“The war we fight today is more than a military conflict,” said President Bush to the American Legion. “It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.”

But if the ideology of our enemy is “Islamofascism,” what is the ideology of George W. Bush? According to James Montanye, writing in The Independent Review, it is “democratic fundamentalism.” Montanye borrows Joseph Schumpeter’s depiction of Marxism to describe it.

Like Marxism, he writes, democratic fu
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French Newspaper Liberation Covers the 9/11 Truth Movement posted 09/10/2006, 10:54 PM (911 Blogger)
[Category: General]
September 11th, 2001: The Religion of Conspiracy"

A translation of "La Religion du complot" by Laurent Mauriac
http://www.liberation.fr/transversales/grandsangles/203107.FR.php
Published Friday, September 8th, 2006 in Liberation

Experts: U.S. Likely to Be Hit Again posted 09/10/2006, 10:53 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON -- The threat of terrorism against the United States remains chillingly lethal five years after 9/11, and officials predict another massive attack is not a matter of if -- but when.

Despite a government overhaul and more than $250 billion spent to bolster security on airlines, at borders and in seaports, few doubt al-Qaida's intent to strike the U.S. again. That the nation hasn't been hit since Sept. 11, 2001, may say as much about terrorists' patience as it does about
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9/11 Has Spurred Only Modest Changes in New York City and National Building Codes posted 09/10/2006, 10:53 PM (New York Times)
[Category: General]
The destruction of the World Trade Center produced calls for a wholesale re-evaluation of the way tall buildings are designed and built, but five years later, the changes to New York City’s building code, and others across the nation, have been few and modest.

Wikipedia defies China's censors posted 09/10/2006, 10:53 PM (The Observer)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia written by its users, has defied the Chinese government by refusing to bow to censorship of politically sensitive entries.

Jimmy Wales, one of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine, challenged other internet companies, including Google, to justify their claim that they could do more good than harm by co-operating with Beijing.

Wikipedia, a hugely popular reference tool in the West,
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Iraq defends Arab TV channel ban posted 09/10/2006, 10:52 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government on Friday defended its decision to close the Baghdad bureau of Al Arabiya television for "sectarian" reporting, despite criticism from media bodies which called the ban an assault on press freedom.

"If al Qaeda wanted reporters to work for it, it could do no better than the reporters for Arabiya," Yasseen Majeed, media advisor to Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said, a day after cabinet voted to close the channel's Baghdad bureau for a m
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Conservatives to revive Liberals’ Internet surveillance legislation posted 09/10/2006, 10:52 PM (Asian Tribune)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The minority Conservative government of Stephen Harper is widely expected to revive legislation, originally introduced by the preceding Liberal government, that would expand the ability of the Canadian state to spy on domestic Internet communications.

Bill C-74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, was introduced by the minority Liberal government of Paul Martin in November 2005 only to die when the minority government was brought down later that month. The two main
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Pilot bus program would track Indian River County students posted 09/10/2006, 10:52 PM (Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The days of parents anxiously peering out the window, worrying because their youngster is late getting home from school, soon may be coming to an end.

A new program offered by Nexus Biometrics of Sarasota and now under consideration by the School Board would let parents check on a Web site whether a child had been dropped off at his bus stop or whether a bus was running late. It also would help officials know whether a bus driver was stopped along a road or
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Peer-to-peer surveillance posted 09/10/2006, 10:52 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
This week, a 28-year-old welder called Craig Moore discovered just how hard it is to give our digital backdrop the slip when he was jailed for blowing up a speed camera. Snapped for driving too fast, Moore drove back later that evening and blew the offending machine to smithereens, forgetting that its hard drive was as sturdy as an aeroplane's black box recorder. In a double whammy, Moore was damned not only by the images on the smouldering hard drive, but by the tracking device fitted to his va... (more)

Group slams Disney over labor abuses in factories posted 09/10/2006, 10:52 PM (The Standard)
[Category: General]
Guangdong factories producing merchandise for Walt Disney are still ill- treating their workers by underpaying them and making them overwork, according to a concern group.

A report released Sunday by the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, or SACOM, accused three factories in the province of gross violation of mainland labor laws and called for immediate action to halt the malpractices.

It said the workers, besides being underpaid an
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Video-Game Analytics Track Players' Behavior posted 09/10/2006, 10:51 PM (TechWeb)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A video game software maker wants to look over your shoulder while you play, and the company is developing software that will monitor and analyze every move you make.

Sound Orwellian? Some privacy advocates may think so, but the data revealed could help developers and publishers make better games.

Emergent Game Technologies is working on analytics software that will let video game developers and publishers glean information on peoples' behavioral patterns as they pl
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