t r u t h o u tHow Extremists Are Getting US-Bought GunsMon Aug 13, 2007 14:49
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How Extremists Are Getting US-Bought Guns
Newsweek's Christopher Dickey reports, "At least three US government agencies are now investigating the massive 'disappearance' and diversion of weapons Washington intended for Iraqi government forces that instead have spread to militants and organized gangs across" the Middle East.
US Terror Interrogation Went Too Far, Experts Say
Warren Richey reports for The Christian Science Monitor: "Two psychiatrists and a psychologist who conducted detailed personal examinations of Mr. Padilla on behalf of his defense lawyers say his extended detention and interrogation at the US Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C., left him with severe mental disabilities. All three say he may never recover."
Linda Chavez Implicated in Fundraising Scandal
Matthew Mosk reports for The Washington Post: "In the years since she was forced to pull her nomination as Bush's labor secretary after admitting payments to an illegal immigrant, [Linda] Chavez and her immediate family members have used phone banks and direct-mail solicitations to raise tens of millions of dollars, founding several political action committees ... Of the $24.5 million raised by the PACs from January 2003 to December 2006, $242,000 - or 1 percent - was passed on to politicians, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal election reports. The PACs spent even less - $151,236 - on independent political activity, such as mailing pamphlets."
Ex-Aide to Ney Faces Sentencing
James V. Grimaldi reports for The Washington Post on Ney's ex-aide Will Heaton's cooperation with an FBI task force investigating Abramoff. "Heaton pleaded guilty in February to conspiring with Ney and Abramoff in the corruption scheme and is seeking leniency because of his cooperation."
Tom Engelhardt | Escalation by the Numbers
Tom Engelhardt, writing for TomDispatch: "Few numbers out of Iraq can be trusted. Counting accurately amid widespread disruption, mayhem, and bloodshed, under a failing occupation, in a land essentially lacking a central government, in a US media landscape still dizzy from the endless spin of the Bush administration and its military commanders is probably next to impossible. But however approximate the figures that follow, they still offer an all-too-vivid picture of what the President's much-desired invasion let loose. No country could suffer such uprooting, destruction, death, loss, and deprivation, yet remain collectively sane."
Dean Baker | Welfare as We Know It Now
Dean Baker writes for Truthout: "With the Fed lowering interest rates and Fannie and Freddie buying up their junk bonds, the hedge fund managers may be able to make it through the housing market crash relatively unscathed. It might take a lot of help from the government to ensure their fortunes, but the rich are different from you and me."
Le Monde | The Arctic for Everyone
Le Monde's weekend editorialist describes the significance of the Arctic for Europe specifically, while Florent Daudens, writing for Rue89, reviews the main issues at play in the race to claim the Arctic.
Unearthing Anguish in a Troubled Land
Pamela Constable reports for The Washington Post: "Scores of mass graves have been discovered across Afghanistan, holding victims of decades of repression and war. The government has been loath to act, but relatives for the first time are shedding their fear and demanding justice."
VIDEO | Marc Ash Interviews Father Louis Vitale
Truthout's Executive Director Marc Ash sat down with Father Louis Vitale, a Franciscan priest who has been active in the anti-war movement for decades. Father Vitale, an Air Force veteran, was arrested at Fort Huachuca in Arizona protesting the training of interrogators, who he believes are involved in torture.
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THE TRUTH BEHIND THE EPA AND THE WORLD TRADE
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ATTORNEY JOEL KUPFERMAN & MEDICAL DOCTOR VERNON
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the World Trade Center that sat over a large
swath of New York City for months in 2001 and 2002.
Find out what's going on behind the scenes in the
Congressional hearings conducted by Congressional
representative Jerrold Nadler, who is
investigating the actions of former EPA director
Christy Whitman and the World Trade Center pollution.
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