SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been held at the U.S. navy base in Cuba.
Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by OneWorld US
By Niko Kyriakou
SAN FRANCISCO - Three Nobel laureates are throwing their weight behind an international coalition in demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and calling on the public to protest the occupation by taking part in nonviolent lawbreaking at U.S. military bases.
Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by the London Times / UK
By David Charter, Ruth Gledhill, and Greg Hurst
Tony Blair was accused last night by the Archbishop of York of helping the US to run “Idi Amin-style
By Drew Brown, Knight Ridder
WASHINGTON - Military interrogators posing as FBI agents at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrapped terrorism suspects in an Israeli flag and forced them to watch homosexual pornography under strobe lights during interrogation sessions that lasted as long as 18 hours, according to one of a batch of FBI memos released Thursday.
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report
The White House turned over last week 250 pages of emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003 related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.
Have Americans gotten in the habit yet of reading Mick Smith's blog? Remember Michael Smith, the reporter who broke the Downing Street Memo story? He's still at it, and has some great stories up recently. Mick also has on his site the full text of the Iraq Options Paper, which was missing a couple of sentences in the version we all got last Spring.
Press Conference: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Press Conference: Rayburn House Office Building - Room #2237)
Mardi Gras Style March for Justice: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(March will start from Capitol South Metro Stop at 2:00 p.m. to the White House)
Rally & Protest at the White House: 3:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
(Rally & Protest at the White House - Lafayette Park)
By Demetri Sevastopulo, The Financial Times
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at Guantánamo Bay warned military interrogators that some aggressive interrogation techniques were illegal, according to documents released on Thursday.
BY BILL FERGUSON, Knight Ridder Newspapers
I've always thought that being president of the United States was probably the hardest job in the world. He has nearly unlimited responsibility and seems to get blamed for just about everything that goes wrong in the country and (it often seems) in the rest of the world, too.
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By The Associated Press
MISHAWAKA - President Bush traveled to northern Indiana on Thursday and found plenty of people willing to pay at least $500 apiece to hear him speak - and just about as many people outside eager to have their voices heard.
Children increasingly at risk of suffering from mental illness, survey says
BAGHDAD, 7 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The Association of Psychologists of Iraq (API) has released a report stating that the US-led invasion and occupation of the country have greatly affected the psychological development of many Iraqi children.
“Children in Iraq are seriously suffering psychologically with all the insecurity, especially with the fear of kidnapping and explosions,
Julian Borger in Washington, The Guardian
Hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement, according to notes taken by one of them.
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Malalai Joya Visits the United States!
A couple of weeks ago we announced to you that 27 year old Afghan Parliamentarian, Malalai Joya will visit the United States in an exciting multi-city tour this March. The BBC has called Malalai Joya "the most famous woman in Afghanistan."
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com
The most important question to ask regarding the bombings of the Golden
Mosque in Samarra on the 22nd is: who benefits?
Prior to asking this question, let us note the timing of the bombing.
Protesters of all ages and races, with a variety of agendas hoped to send a message to George W. Bush with their signs on Thursday
Story filed by NewsCenter16 Reporter Kari Huston
Mishawaka, IN - The president met some resistance outside Bethel College on Thursday.
By PAMELA HESS
UPI Pentagon Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported.
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report
Friday 24 February 2006
Two top Bush administration officials who played an active role in the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, have been removing from their jobs, career State Deptartment weapons experts who have spoken to investigators during the past two years about the officials role in the leak, according to a half-dozen State Department officials.
Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
by David Michael Green
Sometimes in life, there is a silver bullet.
In politics, perhaps the best modern example of a single shot powerfully changing the country was the Willie Horton ad of 1988.
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2006, by CommonDreams.org
By David Michael Green
Nowadays, Americans have to actively journey far out of their way to blind themselves to how the country was utterly duped into fighting a completely unnecessary war in Iraq.
At least 140 people have been killed over the past two days in Iraq
following the bombing of one of the country¹s main Shiite shrines. We¹ll go
to Baghdad for a report and speak with an Iraqi blogger and activist.
Friday, February 24, 2006
NEW* MEHLMEN in Naples, FL: Ken Mehlman is in the Sunshine State today. Mehlman attends donor maintenance events at a luncheon in Naples, FL and at an evening event in Boca Raton, FL. He will be joined in his Florida travels with Gov. Jeb Bush to talk about the political landscape with people who have given to the RNC in the past, meeting with activists, past donors, party loyalists. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 02/24/06]
San Francisco Chronicle - February 24, 2006
By David Sirota
AT FIRST glance, it seems strange that President Bush threatened to use the first veto of his presidency to defend the right of the United Arab Emirates to manage six major U.S. ports.
By Naomi King, The Maroon
Although most of the university community was unaware of her surprise visit, peace activist Cindy Sheehan stopped by Loyola on Valentine's Day. A group of about 50 students, faculty and staff informally met with Sheehan the day after she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
By Simon Jenkins, http://tls.timesonline.co.uk
THE POLITICS OF GOOD INTENTIONS
History, fear and hypocrisy in the New World Order
224pp. Princeton University Press. £18.95 (US $29.95).
By Missy Comley Beattie
I know we’re not supposed to wish that time will pass more quickly. But with George Bush in the highest office, I find myself wanting the days to spin faster towards the midterm elections in hopes of, finally, seeing some Democrats take back Congress so that we have checks and balances. That would mean, though, that Dems must come together instead of acting like scattering roaches, speeding across the linoleum when the light is turned on in the kitchen. First, though, Republican opponents will have to agree on a platform that is a departure from Bush and business as usual.
As the situation worsens in Iraq, one wonders what it will take for newspapers in this country to endorse the notion of a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq starting, oh, how about now? A look back at critical editorials on the eve of invasion shows how timidly they have acted since.