309 DAYS ... AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.
Mon Mar 8 15:23:14 2004
309 DAYS ... AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.
In His Own Words:
President Aristide Speaks To Democracy Now!:
His comments represent the most extensive English-language interview Aristide
has given since he was removed from office and his country.
Text And Audio
Haiti's Aristide defiant in exile:
Haiti's exiled president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has insisted he remains the
elected head of his country. "In one word it was a kidnapping... You can say
The ouster of democracy:
In Haiti, Washington confirmed a foreign policy that is driven by self-interest
and delivered through force. What happened was not a revolution but a coup. And
no simple domestic overthrow either. This was the kind of regime change that the
French and the US could sign up to.
Chavez warns United States against invading Venezuela :
President Hugo Chavez on Sunday vowed to freeze oil exports to the United States
and wage a "100-year war" if Washington ever tried to invade Venezuela.
Blasts as Iraqi politicians sign interim constitution:
Members of Iraq's Governing Council today signed a landmark interim constitution
after resolving a political impasse sparked by objections from the country's
most powerful cleric.
Robert Fisk: 'It's the same old Iraq:
Each time I return to Iraq, it's the same, like finding a razor blade in a bar
of chocolate. The moment you start to believe that "New Iraq" might work - just
- you get the proof that it's the same old Iraq, just a little tiny bit worse
than it was last month.
Blair's vision of a new world order is critically tainted:
The legacy of Iraq is that intervention will be seen as vigilantism
Inspectors knew Hussein had no weapons: Iraqi scientist :
The father of Iraq's nuclear bomb program, called Monday for a UN probe of what
nuclear inspectors knew before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and denied Saddam
Hussein had tried to restart his atomic program.
Grieving and angry:
When U.S. troops kill Iraqi civilians, the rules on compensation leave many
Greg Palast: The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation "Iraqi Freedom":
Maurice, Victor, Steve, and Rob are just a few of the thousands of GI's
returning from Iraq -- often with one or more limbs amputated, flown in with
little notice under the cover of night and brought to Walter Reed military
Hospital in Washington, D.C.
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Kerry: Bush Stalling Iraq, 9/11 Probes:
Kerry Accuses Bush of 'Stonewalling' Intelligence Inquiries Into Iraqi Weapons
and 9/11 Attacks
Afghanistan: Explosions kill three civilians and wounded three U.S. soldiers:
District police chief Gulam Haider said the civilian casualties were caused by
U.S. and Afghan soldiers who opened fire after the explosion.
UK: Scientist 'gagged' by No 10 after warning of global warming threat :
Downing Street tried to muzzle the Government's top scientific adviser after he
warned that global warming was a more serious threat than international
N.Y. Rep. King Criticizes Muslim Leaders:
Leaders of 85 percent of the nation's mosques are involved in terrorist
activities, and some have made irresponsible statements about the Sept. 11, 2001
terrorist attacks, said Rep. Peter King, a Long Island Republican.
US gave uranium to 43 nations:
The U.S. has given weapons-grade uranium to 43 countries including Pakistan
since the 1950s under the Atoms for Peace programme and is making little effort
to get them back, a government department reported.
Israel refusing to return enriched uranium received from U.S.:
The Nahal Sorek nuclear reactor was bought from the Americans and began
operating in 1960, using enriched uranium provided by the U.S. In 1978 the
American Congress passed a law forbidding providing nuclear fuel to countries
which have nuclear facilities that are not internationally monitored.
Tehran calls for nuclear file to be closed :
Hassan Rowhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, on Sunday
called for the Iranian nuclear file to be closed by the International Atomic
Energy Agency, a day before the nuclear watchdog's governing board begins
considering a new resolution on Tehran's nuclear controversy.
Enough is Enough: Why is Apartheid Touted as a Solution?:
As I write this, Israeli occupation forces have just finished killing 14 and
injuring 80 Palestinians in a five hour "sweep" in Gaza. Four of those killed
and 26 of those injured were children (ages 10-16).
Witnesses: "Aristide Under Lock & Key":
Sunday a.m. in the Central African Republic: Haiti President Is Cut Off from
US Using "Terrorist" Methods in Guantanamo, Says Terry Waite :
Former British hostage Terry Waite, who was held in captivity by Islamic
extremists for almost five years in Lebanon, said yesterday that the United
States was using terrorist methods in its treatment of detainees at a prison
camp in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
US forces accused of looting, torture and death in Afghanistan:
American forces in Afghanistan have been accused of flouting international law
with arbitrary arrests, torture and killing of prisoners in a report by a civil
Under U.S. Watch, Iraq Warms to Former Enemy Iran:
With the ouster of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has begun a new friendship with Shiite
Iran, a move that upends decades of U.S. policy that sought to keep the two
Persian Gulf nations apart.
Suicidal Policy In War On Terror:
Why Blair’s pro-war posturing was always going to backfire
Hans Blix: Bush and Blair behaved as if they were on a 'witch hunt' over Iraqi
Mr Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector, smiles as he cites examples of
the Prime Minister's "faith-based" approach to intelligence.
Election body agrees to give Venezuela opposition recall vote data :
The election authority gave the Democratic Coordinator a part of the data base
that led it to draw the conclusion that so many signatures were unreliable, said
opposition spokesman and lawmaker Nelson Rampensad.
3 civilians, 1 child, killed in clash with US forces in Afghanistan:
Three Afghan civilians, one a child, were shot in a clash with US-led forces in
troubled central Afghanistan after a convoy carrying US troops hit a landmine,
an official said Sunday
After Haiti, Venezuela is wary of US interference:
The US response in Haiti has divided Latin Americans over US policy - especially
in politically torn Venezuela.
What's really happening in Caracas?:
When the signature gathering drive was completed, the National Elections
Council, whose five members had been approved by all concerned, invalidated more
than one million of the three million signatures.
Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August
1765) John Adams
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