January 2008

By Felicity Arbuthnot [A member of the Dr. Dhafir Support Commitee Advisory Board.] Uruknet 1/27/08

It is seventeen years since America and Britain embarked on their ‘Final Solution’ for the population of Iraq. The forty two day carpet bombing, enjoined by thirty two other countries, against a country of just twenty five million souls, with a youthful, conscript army, with broadly half the population under sixteen, and no air force, was just the beginning of a United Nations led, global siege of near mediaeval ferocity. (more…)

By Dean Baker Truthout 1/28/08

We all know the story of the “nanny state.” That is what conservatives call a government that ensures people have basic necessities like decent childcare and decent health care. (more…)

by Stephen Lendman sjlendman.blogspot.com 1/28/08

Jennifer Van Bergen is an author, activist and educator who currently teaches English and writing at Sante Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. Professionally, she’s also a journalist, legal analyst and non-practicing attorney who’s written, spoken out and debated widely on Patriot Act justice and other civil liberties issues. (more…)

American Friends Service Committee

The Iraq war costs $720 million per day. How would you spend it? The Cost of War

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
All legal and humanitarian institutions worldwide, governmental and non-governmental.
The International public opinion.

The Iraqi sectarian Government established under the US occupation is about to agree with the occupying power to transfer all Iraqi prisoners of war (POW) and detainees held in the Baghdad International Airport prison from US authority to its authority. (more…)

Let’s first connect some dots in the week’s news. In Washington, two public interest groups – The Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism – finished a report they have been working on for months. It’s an old story but with new math. They went through the record and counted every false statement made by the Bush administration in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq and even six months after we were at war. How many? (more…)

Plame, Brewster Jennings & Edmonds’ Case.

Insight: Chris Gourlay, Jonathan Calvert, Joe Lauria in Washington
The Sunday Times, U.K. 1/27/08

AN investigation into the illicit sale of American nuclear secrets was compromised by a senior official in the State Department (more…)

Ottawa, join us Tuesday night, January 29, at 7:30 pm at the PSAC Hall, 233 Gilmour St, for an event with Benamar Benatta (‘disappeared’ after 9/11), and Wednesday morning, January 30 at 10:30 am, at the Parliament Hill eternal flame. (more…)

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