Bush says he understands Americans' worries
Ireland On Line
US President George Bush said today that even though the state of the union is strong, he understands why some Americans are worried in a time of war and job cuts.
Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service
DOHA, Qatar, Feb 3 (IPS) - Its foreign bureaus were bombed by U.S. warplanes, it is banned from reporting from four Middle East countries -- and Al-Jazeera is only growing in popularity.
By Adam Brookes, BBC Pentagon correspondent
A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.
A Nationwide and International Call
March to Redeem the Soul of America
Honoring the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Coretta Scott King
"Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" produced by Italian television network RAI.
February 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Anthony's Resaurant (back room) 309 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia
The news documentary is an examination of the use of banned weaponry, including white phosphorus, by the US in its assault on Fallujah. Following the documentary John Bruhns, an Iraq War veteran, will share his experiences and comment on the film. Discussion will follow.
By The Australian
State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
By James Risen, Free Press, 239pp, $45
Rove Exposed: How Bush's Brain Fooled America
By James Moore and Wayne Slater, Wiley, 225pp, $19.95Ross Fitzgerald
Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Richard Cheney's former chief of staff, will go on trial next year after a delay intended to accommodate lawyers' schedules and resolve disputes over evidence that includes Libby's hard-to-read notes.
By ELIZABETH FREDERICK, Baltimore Sun
WASHINGTON // As the partner of an Iraq War veteran, I pay attention to the news. I watched the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night hoping to hear some good news. Instead, most of what I heard made me frustrated and angry.
By Reggie Rivers, Denver Post
When I first read George Orwell's novel "1984" in high school, I was struck by the ability of the Ministry's of Truth to cause the public to forget a truth simply by stating its opposite.
By KATE SCHOTT | La Crosse Tribune
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind agreed Thursday to hold a listening session in La Crosse to hear what area residents have to say about the war in Iraq.
Kind said, schedule permitting, he would talk with residents before April.
By Steve Cobble, www.huffingtonpost.com
Those of us who co-founded AfterDowningStreet.org have long pushed for some sort of "accountability" for the Bush Administration's lies about the war--from hearings to censure to impeachment. Legally and morally, George W. betrayed his oath of office; he has earned impeachment.
Do you swear to tell the truth?
Suz Krueger, Democracy Cell Project
What good is Arlen Specter's hearing next week, if he doesn't swear in witnesses and allow subpoena power?
Since there is no place saying that the swearing in of witnesses is required, this could be important. After all, it wasn't too long ago that energy companies were invited to testify but the majority party refused to force them to testify under oath. Furthermore, some may remember last year when called before Congress to testify Attorney General Gonzalez allegedly perjured himself when asked about warrantless wiretaps during his confirmation process.
Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by Inter Press Service
by Bill Berkowitz
OAKLAND, California - As the George W. Bush administration ratchets up its domestic spying capabilities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is collecting "research" reports on direct-action environmental groups produced by right-wing think tanks.
By Scott Shane, New York Times
Washington - Senate Democrats on Thursday angrily accused the Bush administration of mounting a public relations campaign to defend the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program while withholding details of the secret eavesdropping from Congressional oversight committees.
Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by the Independent / UK
by Michael Harrison
The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell defended itself yesterday against charges of profiteering at the expense of motorists and householders after announcing the biggest profit in UK corporate history.
Dirk Adriaensens, BRussells Tribunal
02 February 2006.
Dr. Ali Abdul Razaq Al Naas, lecturer in the media college of Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and a political analyst, was shot dead in Waziriya north of Baghdad at 00:13 hours on friday 27/01/2006.
Testifying to a Senate panel, intelligence chiefs say the NSA program has helped disrupt plots.
By Greg Miller, LA Times
WASHINGTON — The nation's top intelligence officials resisted pressure to provide more details about a controversial domestic eavesdropping program during congressional testimony Thursday, but said without elaborating that the operation had enabled authorities to disrupt potential terrorist plots.
Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by the Guardian / UK
by Julia Day
Arabic-language media have an unprecedented chance to take over as the world's premier news source because trust in their US counterparts plummeted following their "shameful coverage" of the war in Iraq, a conference heard today.
By Cindy Sheehan
I just saw the below "apology" on MichaelMoore.com...thanks Eric!
This is the biggest crock of horse manure ever.
Everyone is saying how "wonderful" it is that they apologized to me.
MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION
CONTACT: Trevor Fitzgibbon, (202) 246-5303; Jessica Smith or Alex Howe, (202) 822-5200
COMPARES BUSH TO NIXON
Calls for Special Prosecutor
MoveOn.org Political Action will launch a nationwide TV ad campaign on Monday accusing President Bush of breaking the law by wiretapping American citizens without warrants. The ad draws a parallel between Bush’s actions and those of former President Nixon. It quotes Nixon’s Watergate self-defense: “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.
Here's the letter: PDF.
By DANIEL RUTH, The Tampa Tribune
And now, brothers and sisters, another exciting episode of "Attack Of The Clipboards - Part Duh!"
Once more, officious dolts who regard the United States Constitution as little more than an inconvenient obstacle in their quest to be Barney Fife meets Buford T. Justice hit the quinella of bumptiousness the other night at the State of the Union address.
Friday February 3, 2006
NEW* ALLEN in Livonia, MI: Sen. Allen will be the guest at a reception
hosted by Freedom Works, a Washington-based group that seeks lower
taxes. Allen will also meet with 150 gun and hunting rights and
Yesterday, the Bush administration announced that it will ask for another $70 billion for the Iraq war. This will bring the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan to $120 billion for 2006.
This is Mark Ruffalo for the World Can't Wait, Drive Out The Bush Regime.
It's time to get on the bus this Saturday, February 4th. It's time to demand that Bush step down.
I am afraid, and I don't think it is just me, I think we are all terrified to a degree. I know the desire today is to grow so small and be left alone and not be spied on or noticed as out of the ordinary in any way because maybe we might be defamed or sent away or ruined.