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2003 and before

Voting process too important to leave to technology
USA Today - column

Canada's political right unites-
Canada's two right-wing opposition parties have agreed to merge

BBC News

Exclusive: Cheney and the ‘Raw’ Intelligence-
A memo written by a top Washington lobbyist for the controversial Iraqi National Congress raises new questions about the role Vice President Dick Cheney’s office played in the run-up to the war in Iraq.


Kissinger approved Argentinian 'dirty war'-
Declassified US files expose 1970s backing for junta

Guardian (UK)

Righteous Anger-
The Conservative Case Against George W. Bush

American Conservative Magazine

Bush’s unhealthy relationship with reality
LA Weekly

Samarra Massacre Will Haunt U.S. in Iraq-
The attackers deliberately wore black to evoke symbolic battles from Iraqi history that resonate with Iraqi Sunni and Shi'a alike. Now, the fighters are being hailed as heroes

Pacific News Service - commentary

'Nobody is safe from' scrutiny of program-
People on both sides worry about possible errors and abuses

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US rules out comeback for Taleban-
The US defence secretary has said the ousted Taleban will never be allowed to return to power in Afghanistan and pledged continuing American support

BBC News

Former U.S. President Drives Home Hard Truths-
Addressing the Geneva Initiative on Palestine this week, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said something that the world, particularly Muslims, has long believed but which no prominent U.S. public figure dared to say publicly since Sep. 11

Inter Press Service News Agency - commentary

A year of extremes provides evidence of global warming
The Independent (UK)

U.S. Ends Foreigner Registration Program
Guardian (UK)

War on terror drains funds from poverty fight-
The war on terrorism has pushed the fight against the poverty that afflicts billions of people off the international agenda, a leading US economist told the UN's development organisation

Jamaica Observer (Jam) - AFP

Transcript: Secret Government
NOW with Bill Moyers

Poor world 'cuts climate gases'-
Many poor countries are working to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases, a senior United Nations official says

BBC News

A New Kind Of Poverty-
America is a country that now sits atop the precarious latticework of myth. It is the myth that working people can support their families

MSNBC News & Newsweek - opinion

CIA admits lack of specifics on Iraqi weapons before invasion
Channel NewsAsia - AFP

Bush plans new nuclear weapons-
'Bunker-buster' bombs set to end 10-year research ban

Guardian (UK)

Scary and scandalous
Guardian (UK)

Choking off al-Qaeda's cash lifeline
BBC News

Show Me the Money-
Patriot Act helps the Feds in cases with no tie to terror

MSNBC News & Newsweek

Littwin: Gag order leaves troops, reporters speechless
Rocky Mountain News

Military gets break from environmental rules
Christian Science Monitor

America's enemy within-
Armed checkpoints, embedded reporters in flak jackets, brutal suppression of peaceful demonstrators. Baghdad? No, Miami

Guardian (UK)

UN's clarion call for great apes-
The clock now stands at one minute to midnight for the world's four great ape species, the United Nations says

BBC News

American unilateralism alienates allies, isolates us
Philadelphia Inquirer - column by Walter Cronkite

Ozone layer 'sacrificed' to lift re-election prospects
The Independent (UK)

War critics astonished as US hawk admits invasion was illegal
Guardian (UK)

Speedy trial guarantees to be suspended in Miami for trade talks
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

'Shoot-to-kill' demand by US
Guardian (UK)

Nukes option by U.S. in Korea
Washington Times

CIA still finds no evidence Saddam tried to arm terrorists: report
Yahoo News Singapore

Al-Qaeda statement: Full text-
The London-based Arabic newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi published on Monday a statement it said it had received the day before from a group claiming responsibility for Saturday's bomb attacks in Istanbul. The paper says the group, the Brigades of the Martyr Abu Hafz al-Masri, is linked to al-Qaeda.

BBC News

From hero, to whistle-blower, to celebrity-
Jessica Lynch's story is turning 'into a monster' for the Bush administration

Toronto Star

Stronger and more deadly, the terror of the Taliban is back
Guardian (UK)

N Korea 'may scrap nuclear plans'-
North Korea has said it is ready to abandon its nuclear programme if the United States drops its "hostile policy" towards the communist state.

BBC News

Did Bush know before 9/11?-
Briefing notes may hold key to crucial question
Panel member decries limited access to papers

Toronto Star

'We could lose this situation'-
- CIA says insurgents now 50,000 strong
- Crisis talks over transfer of power

Guardian (UK)

Why We Should Fear The Matrix-
The "Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange" Program Threatens To Revive Total Information Awareness

FindLaw's Legal Commentary

Sept. 11 panel to subpoena NORAD-
Air defense command promised records but didn’t deliver


Special deals in rebuilding Iraq?-
Watchdog questions whether Bechtel had inside information


Secret 9/11 case before high court-
The justices consider a petition for a case with no public record.

Christian Science Monitor

Antarctic ice shelf is melting rapidly, scientists warn
Guardian (UK)

US global warming bill rejected-
The US Senate has rejected efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions from industrial power plants.

BBC News

Europe boosts China ties-
European Union leaders have signed two major agreements with China in a sign of warming relations between the two sides.

BBC News

Leaked memo exposes Rumsfeld's doubts about war on terror
The Guardian (UK)

GAO grim on deficit outlook
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State to Challenge Bush Pollution Rules
CBS 2 Chicago

Not the Best and Brightest
The Cato Institute

Bush steps up fight against European safety testing
The Independent (UK)

Bush covers up climate research-
White House officials play down its own scientists' evidence of global warming

The Guardian (UK)

Homefront Confidential-
How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the Public's Right to Know

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Mastermind reveals Sept. 11 plot started in 1996, included 10 planes on two coasts
Associated Press / San Francisco Gate

U.N. Says'Ozone Hole' Hits Record Size
Associated Press / Daytona Beach News Journal

Do voters need a paper trail?
Palm Beach Post

White House is ambushed by criticism from America's military community
The Independent (UK)

Fear as human shield faces jail
BBC News

Pride and Prejudices-
How Americans have fooled themselves about the war in Iraq, and why they've had to


Bush is losing support on right
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Feds to Create Single Terror 'Watch List'-
Bush Orders U.S. Terrorist 'Watch Lists' Merged Into Single Database Under FBI Supervision

Associated Press / ABC News

Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror
Washington Post

US turns to the Taliban
Asia Times

Spectre orange-
Nearly 30 years after the Vietnam war, a chemical weapon used by US troops is still exacting a hideous toll on each new generation.

The Guardian (UK)

Apocalypse soon-
Evangelicals in the US believe there is a biblical basis for opposing the Middle East road map

The Guardian (UK) commentary

US threatens mass expulsions-
More than 13,000 Arab and Muslim men in the US are facing deportation after co-operating with post-11 September anti-terror measures, it has been revealed.

BBC News

Pressure grows over US killing of journalists
Asia Times

US hints at force to disarm rogue states
Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

U.S., U.K. Waged War on Iraq Because of Oil, Blair Adviser Says
Bloomberg News

The Secrets of September 11-
The White House is battling to keep a report on the terror attacks secret. Does the 2004 election have anything to do with it?


Reason for War?-
White House Officials Say Privately the Sept. 11 Attacks Changed Everything
To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war - a global show of American power and democracy.

ABC News

Bible brigades-
First bombs to pulverize army, now sermons to "save Iraqi souls"

The Indian Express (Ind.)

Syria now top US target for 'regime change'
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Descent into a charnel-house hospital hell-
A searing visit to a trauma ward [in Baghdad] has Paul McGeough questioning the very essence of humanity.

Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

House Democrats Want Halliburton Probe
The Guardian (UK)

Wailing children, the wounded, the dead: victims of the day cluster bombs rained on Babylon
The Independent (UK) semi-commentary

In Baghdad Hospitals Overwhelmed By Living and the Dead
Washington Post

Gulf War Syndrome, The Sequel-
'People Are Sick Over There Already'

US threatens to eliminate independent war journalists

Simpson: 'This is like a scene from hell. There are bodies all around'-
The BBC journalist John Simpson witnessed a "friendly fire" attack in northern Iraq yesterday, in which his translator and up to 17 Kurds and US troops were killed. This is how he described the scene.

The Independent (UK)

Cronies set to make a killing
The Observer (UK)

Little hope for post-war boom in US economy
ABC News

US arms group heads for Lisbon-
Directors of one of the world's largest armament companies are planning on meeting in Lisbon in three weeks time. The American based Carlyle Group is heavily involved in supplying arms to the Coalition forces fighting in the Iraqi war

The Portugal News

Bush puts God on his side-
Before September 11, President George W Bush kept his evangelical Christian beliefs largely to himself


Muslims wary of Christians bearing gifts of food and water
Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

Oregon Law Would Jail War Protesters as Terrorists
Yahoo News

Deal to sell water [in Iraq] all wet, critics charge
New York Daily News

Encryption Battle Brewing
CBS News

Taliban Leader Calls for New Holy War, from Associated Press writer

US Marines turn fire on civilians at the bridge of death
The Times (UK)

Offense And Defense-
The battle between Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon

The New Yorker

Richard Perle Is Not Alone-
Plenty of Washington poobahs on advisory boards hold other positions that could call their counsel into question

Business Week

Allies warned to expect wave of suicide bombs
Evening News (Scot)

China readies for future U.S. fight-
The Iraqi war has convinced the Chinese Communist Party leadership that some form of confrontation with the U.S. could come earlier than expected.


Pope Warns That War Could Bring 'Religious Catastrophe'
Washington Post

Halliburton Unit Out of Running for Iraq Contract
Washington Post

Freedom of speech threatened, Gore says
The Tennessean

Follow That Story: The Nuclear Whodunit, Part 3-
CIA analysts do a CYA, telling the press, Don't blame the phony nuke docs on us!

MSN Slate

Who lied to whom?-
Why did the Administration endorse a forgery about Iraq's nuclear program?

The New Yorker

U.S. Steps Up Secret Surveillance-
FBI, Justice Dept. Increase Use of Wiretaps, Records Searches

Washington Post

The World Pushes Back-
Even if the US scores a quick victory in Iraq, the rest of the world won't fall in line behind America's new global agenda. Welcome to the era of "soft balancing."

The Boston Globe

Al Qaeda Near Biological, Chemical Arms Production
Washington Post

Top White House anti-terror boss resigns

A reckless path
The Washington Times - commentary

Red alert? Stay home, await word-
If the nation escalates to "red alert," you will be assumed by authorities to be the enemy if you so much as venture outside your home, the state's anti-terror czar says.

South Jersey News

Sixth [British] Aide Resigns Over Iraq
The Guardian (UK)

Justice Bans Media From Free Speech Event
The Guardian (UK)

EU investigates mystery buggings
BBC News

War Means Rights May Be Scaled Back
The Guardian (UK)

Official warns of 'multiple' al Qaeda attacks

"I made them a stadium in the middle of the camp"-
an unbelievably frank Israeli eyewitness testimony on the demolition of Palestinian houses in the Jenin refugee camp

originally from Yediot Aharonot (Israel)

Benetton clothing to carry tiny tracking transmitters
The San Francisco Chronicle

Air Force Briefing on "Space: The Warfighter's Perspective"   (copy & paste link into browser)
U.S. Department of Defense

Microwave weapons: the dangers of first use
International Herald Tribune

Ex-CIA Officers Questioning Iraq Data
The Guardian (UK)

Librarians try to alter Patriot Act-
Santa Cruz warns readers that FBI may spy on them

San Francisco Chronicle

Halliburton Unit Is Tapped To Oversee Oil Fields in Iraq
The Wall St. Journal

A think tank war: Why old Europe says no   *****
The Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

GCHQ arrest over Observer spying report
The Observer (UK)

UN launches inquiry into American spying   ****
The Observer (UK)

Outlawing science
A Boston Globe editorial

Pakistan claims to have captured Bin Laden's sons
The Independent (UK)

Pentagon wants mini-nuke ban to be lifted
The Guardian (UK)

Halliburton theft ups terror fears-
Fears of a 'dirty bomb' arise with theft of oil services firm's radioactive device in Africa.

CNN-Money Magazine

Khalid letters show Osama is alive
The Age (Au)

Bush says force now an option on N. Korea-
For first time, he raises chance if diplomacy fails

The Baltimore Sun

Was 'mastermind' really captured?
The Toronto Star

US plan to use illegal weapons
The Independent (UK)

Iraq and Al Qaeda: No evidence of alliance
International Herald Tribune

GOP threats halted GAO Cheney suit-
Threats by Republicans to cut the General Accounting Office (GAO) budget influenced its decision to abandon a lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney

The Hill

Patriot II: The Sequel- Why It's Even Scarier than the First Patriot Act
FindLaw's Legal Commentary

Computerized voting lacks paper trail, scholar warns
Stanford University Report

Why does the US want to attack Iraq? Well, one reason is to see what it's like to microwave lots of people
The Guardian (UK)

Kurdish leaders enraged by 'undemocratic' American plan to occupy Iraq
The Independent (UK)

NYPD Spying Power Widens- Investigative limits are lifted
NY Newsday

GOP plan would revive use of nuclear arms; Policy paper urges new generation of warheads
San Francisco Chronicle

False Alarm?- Terror Alert Partly Based on Fabricated Information
ABC News

NYC Comptroller press release

Staff cry poetic injustice as singing Ashcroft introduces patriot games
The Guardian (UK)
also... hear Ashcroft sing on CNN

Bush Links Faith and Agenda In Speech to Broadcast Group
Washington Post

Fix This Loophole
Washington Post - editorial

Powell doesn't know who he is up against-
Jason Burke warns that the US focus on al-Qaeda ignores the many hues of Islamic militants - and underplays the danger of men such as al-Zarqawi

The Guardian (UK)

Bush budget would overhaul Great Society
Boston Globe

New Anti-Terror Bill: Critics Cry Foul
CBS News

Blair Acknowledges Flaws in Iraq Dossier-
Britain Took Some Material That Powell Cited at U.N. From 12-Year-Old Academic Papers

Washington Post

Secret Draft Of ‘Patriot II’-
Justice Department Drafts Sweeping Expansion Of Anti-Terrorism Act

N Korea threatens US with first strike-
Pyongyang asserts right to pre-emptive attack as tensions rise over American build-up

The Guardian (UK)

Al-Qaeda close to creating a 'dirty bomb' (UK)

Leaked report rejects Iraqi al-Qaeda link
BBC News (UK)

Nasa chiefs 'repeatedly ignored' safety warnings
The Observer (UK)

Terror alert for next Bin Laden (UK)

9/11 Probe: Aiming High-
The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks wants to talk to top Bush Administration officials


The CIA's Secret Army-
Because of past scandals, the agency had largely dropped its paramilitary operations.
But the war on terrorism has brought it back into the business


In Britain, War Concern Grows Into Resentment of U.S. Power-
Anxiety Over Attack on Iraq Moves to Political Mainstream

Washington Post

World rebels against America
Toronto Star (Can)

800 missiles to hit Iraq in first 48 hours
Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

Senator wants FBI to explain bonus for official in 9/11 case
Washington Times

'Go pills' gone if US finds a way to send soldiers sleepless into battle
Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

Terror alerts manufactured?-
FBI agents say White House scripting 'hysterics' for political effect

WorldNet Daily

Casualties of an 'Undeclared War'-
Civilians Killed and Injured as U.S. Airstrikes Escalate in Southern Iraq

Washington Post

Web activists keep constant eye on Pentagon's data-mining point man
The Mercury News

Failure of the 82nd airborne-
As the US prepares for war on Iraq, its troops in Afghanistan are coming under increasing attack from the forces they were sent to dig out

Guardian (UK)

Oakland tackles USA Patriot Act- City plans to announce it won't compromise civil liberties
San Francisco Chronicle

Called Off the Trail?-
FBI Agents Probing Terror Links Say They Were Told, 'Let Sleeping Dogs Lie'; Two veteran FBI investigators say they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks.

ABC News

The US may use torture against terrorism
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Officials See Bush Insulated From Hill Probes
Washington Post

Kissinger Quits Post As Head of 9/11 Panel-
Withdrawal a Setback for White House

Washington Post

Britain may scale back its military assistance
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Preemptive Strikes Part Of U.S. Strategic Doctrine-
'All Options' Open for Countering Unconventional Arms

Washington Post

Back, But Not By Popular Demand
Washington Post

'Like a Virus'-
A terror expert says the Kenya attacks prove that Al Qaeda is alive and well and plotting further attacks


'Burning Bush' comment draws prison term

Why Are These Men Laughing?-
Excerpts from Esquire's story on Karl Rove, politics, and policy in the Bush administration.

With runners and whispers, al-Qa'ida outfoxes US forces
The Independent (UK)

Global anger at US 'growing'
BBC News

Three Reagan-era hard-liners return to help run Bush's foreign policy team
New York Newsday

Pro-life reforms set to overturn US abortion laws
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Henry's revenge-
This man is regarded by many outside the US as a war criminal.
There are countries he can't travel to for fear of arrest. Why has George Bush just given him a major job?

Guardian (UK)

Kissinger's Back...As 9/11 Truth-Seeker
The Nation

Enough Said
San Francisco Chronicle

Big Brother will be watching America
Guardian (UK)

Fresh memories of war-
Soldiers prepare for their second mission at the Bagram military base in East Afghanistan.

The Ithaca Journal

Domestic Spying Pressed-
Big-City Police Seek to Ease Limits Imposed After Abuses Decades Ago
Washington Post

Bush Not Likely to Testify in 9/11 Probe-
President Bush Not Likely to Testify Before Independent Commission Investigating 9/11 Attacks

ABC News

US overlooks key to getting Bin Laden
Middle East Times [you must perform search for article]

The Saudi Money Trail-
Rent payments for 9-11 hijackers and mysterious checks from a princess's account. Is there a Saudi tie to terror?
Inside the probe the Bush administration doesn't want you to know about


Osama issues new call to arms
Guardian (UK)

Canada to U.S.: Mind your business-
Don't tell us how to run our military, defence minister admonishes U.S. president. Second Canadian official calls Bush 'a moron' for pushing Iraq onto NATO agenda News

Perspective: Say hello to Big Brother

Pentagon to Track American Consumer Purchases-
A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every American citizen is a necessary tool in the war on terror, the Pentagon said

Fox News

Bush threatens attack over Iraqi 'lies'
Guardian (UK)

Powell attacks Christian right
Guardian (UK)

Justice Department Wins Wiretap Ruling
Washington Post

How bin Laden gave US the slip
Daily Telegraph (UK)

US training Iraqis to run post-Saddam government-
Threat of war: Washington's plans for regime change move into high gear as weapons inspection teams prepare to return to Iraq

The Independent (UK)

Bush Aides Consider Domestic Spy Agency
Washington Post

This Time a Bush Embraces 'Voodoo Economics' Theory
Washington Post

US Dollars Yielded Unanimous UN Vote Against Iraq
Inter Press Service News Agency

U.S. Hopes to Check Computers Globally-
System Would Be Used to Hunt Terrorists

Washington Post

From New York to Baghdad
a feature by Felix Rohatyn from the New York Review of Books

Fear of U.S. Power Shapes Iraq Debate-
As U.N. Considers War Resolution, a Distrust of American Policy Emerges

Washington Post

US weapons secrets exposed
Guardian (UK)

Can you trust your computer?
NewsForge (Online newspaper for Linux and Open Source)

Press coverage of implanted chips distorted?-
Tech experts warn real threats go unreported by 'mainstream' media


Energy industry's dirty little details about to see light
San Francisco Chronicle

Iraq war 'unjustifiable', says Bush's church head
Guardian (UK)

N. Korea Issue Irks Congress-
Key Democrats Kept in Dark On Admission Before Iraq Vote

Washington Post

Al-Qaida 'has regrouped'
Guardian (UK)

I'm an American tired of American lies-
Woody Harrelson

Guardian (UK)

The US must follow Europe's lead and turn its back on oil-
The rise of hydrogen power makes energy regime change inevitable
Guardian (UK)- comment

White House 'exaggerating Iraqi threat'-
Bush's televised address attacked by US intelligence

Guardian (UK)

Court Upholds Secret Hearings
Washington Post

Al-Jazeera broadcasts 'bin Laden' threat to attack America
The Independent (UK)

US hardline on Iraq leaves full-scale invasion a 'hair-trigger' away
Guardian (UK)

Asteroid impact could have led to nuclear war- one of several threats from "near-earth objects"
House Committee on Science

Is 'groupthink' driving us to war?
Boston Globe editorial
(not available free anymore on Web, but available on the Globe's website (off free in summary form or for $ for the entirety. This is worth it for the interested.)

Did D.C. Police Go Too Far?- Legal Experts Debate Legality of Mass Arrests
Washington Post

Agency disavows report on Iraq arms-
The International Atomic Energy Agency says that a report cited by President Bush as evidence that Iraq in 1998 was "six months away" from developing a nuclear weapon does not exist.

Washington Times

Will the U.S. reap what it has sown? Byrd asks
Charleston Gazette

Whites join slide into poverty as US incomes fall
Guardian (UK)

Two unexplained "spikes" in the seismic record from Sept. 11 indicate huge bursts of energy shook the ground beneath the World Trade Center's twin towers immediately prior to the collapse.

American Free Press

No more Mr Nice Guy-
In the past few weeks Nelson Mandela has called America a "threat to world peace" and lambasted Dick Cheney as a "dinosaur". That's not the sort of language you'd expect from the kindly old statesman who forgave his jailers. But he has always been misunderstood in the west. And now he's got something to be really angry about.

Guardian (UK)

Paralysed Reeve blames Bush and Catholic church for his plight
Guardian (UK)

No Way to Honor Heroes

Drain the swamp and there will be no more mosquitoes:
By attacking Iraq, the US will invite a new wave of terrorist attacks

Guardian (UK)- comment

Carter hits out at Washington's "belligerent and divisive voices"

FindLaw Forum: Why Ashcroft's plan to create internment camps for alleged enemy combatants is wrong LawCenter

US city where you can be guilty until proven innocent
Guardian (UK)

Schumer Warns Of Drop In Customs Inspections At JFK
NY1 News

FBI rebuked over 'illegal' spying
Guardian (UK)

Rein in snoopware, senators say

A chill in the library
St. Petersburg Times Online editorial

NASA plans to read terrorist's minds at airports
Washington Times

"Burning Questions...Need Answers": FE's Bill Manning Calls for Comprehensive Investigation of WTC Collapse

Beyond the Rubber Bullet: The Pentagon's effort to create nonlethal weapons that hurt but don't kill has set off its own fire storm (Time/Life)

Giraffe's medical records are confidential but yours will soon be up for grabs

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