August 2006

By Sibel Edmonds & William Weaver 8/28/06

Recent surveys measuring public opinion and confidence in congress all arrived at the same conclusion: over seventy percent of Americans have lost faith and confidence in the United States Congress (more…)

By Uri Avnery ICH 8/27/06

In his latest speech, which infuriated so many people, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered a sentence that deserves attention: “Every new Arab generation hates Israel more than the previous one.” (more…)

Felicity Arbuthnot Uruknet 8/27/06

It is to be hoped, that somewhere, in the King’s Lancaster Regiment, in the north of England, there are Commanders suffering Hadean nightmares of guilt. (more…)

New York Times Editorial 8/26/06
All weapons kill and maim, but some are especially insidious – like cluster munitions, miniature explosives packed into a bomb, rocket or artillery shell and designed to scatter over a wide area. (more…)

Excerpted from John Pilger’s book, “Hidden Agendas,” The New Press 1990.

“The price of one British Aerospace Hawk is roughly the amount needed to provide 1.5 million people in the Third World with fresh water for life.” Campaign Against the Arms Trade

Beneath the Union Jack a BL755 ‘multi-purpose’ British cluster bomb gleamed in the soft backlight (more…)

    By Bill Simpich  Tr u t h o u t 8/25/06

    Two district court rulings in the last month focus on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) will be free to eavesdrop on Americans as a matter of domestic policy.  (more…)

Osameh Al Wahaidy, one of Dr. Dhafir’s co-defendants lost his appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Appeal Decision 8/24/06 Docket # 05-4770

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have arrested a New York man for broadcasting Hizbollah television station al-Manar, which has been designated a terrorist entity by the U.S. Treasury Department, prosecutors said on Thursday. (more…)

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