October 2007

By Gregg Zoroya USA TODAY 10/31/07

WASHINGTON – The number of uninsured veterans jumped sharply in the first half of the decade to 1.8 million in 2004, a new study shows.

Conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School, the study shows the uninsured veteran population rose twice as fast as the uninsured in the general population.(more…)

Long court battle ends with victory for immigrants
LOS ANGELES — The 20-year effort to deport two men over their alleged political support of Palestinian self-determination officially came to an end today when the nation’s highest administrative body overseeing immigration cases dismissed all charges (more…)

New Orleans’ Broken Criminal Justice System

By BILL QUIGLEY Counterpunch 10/31/07

“We are faced with the daily reality of an imminent collapse of our criminal justice institutions.” (more…)

by William Fisher OpEdnews.com 10/31/07

Diplomatic sources believe that the State Department official charged with managing private security firms such as Blackwater and other contractors in Iraq and elsewhere overseas was ‘thrown under the bus’ by the Bush Administration seeking a ‘sacrificial lamb’ to protect the more politically powerful people who supervised his office. (more…)

The Wahhabis are Coming, the Wahhabis are Coming!

By M. REZA PIRBHAI Counterpunch 10.27.07

From January 1857 to September 2007, the New York Times published eighty-six items that mention ‘Wahhabism’–a ‘puritanical’ (salafi) Islamic creed named after its 18th century Arabian founder, Abd al-Wahhab. (more…)

by Michael S. Rozeff lewrockwell.com 10.28.07

Bush and Cheney are steering the U.S. into a collapse. Only strong public voices by influential people can prevent the coming disaster. (more…)

This is John Pilger’s address to a London meeting, ‘Freedom Writ Large’, organized by PEN and the Writers Network of Burma, on October 25. (more…)

By Chris Hedges Truthdig 10/29/07

A Dallas jury, a week ago, deadlocked in its deliberations and caused a mistrial in the government case against this country’s largest Islamic charity. The action raises a defiant fist on the sinking ship of American democracy.(more…)

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