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April 16-30, 2004
April 30, 2004
Britain Probes Alleged Prison Abuse Case in Iraq
British investigate 10 claims of abuse of prisoners in Iraq
War turns Fallujah into a ghost city
Eyewitness: On the ground in Falluja
AP Toll Says 1,361 Iraqis Killed in April
Macedonia admits immigrants died in fake terror battle
probably didn't seem so 'fake' to the immigrants... nor much of a 'battle'
3,500 from SA working in Iraq
Senators seek investigation into private security firms in Iraq
Iraqi general greeted with joy as US marines pull out of Iraqi city (Fallujah)
DEA Agent Shoots Self During Gun Safety Class
April 29, 2004
"Where US snipers fire at ambulances"
Photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse
Bremer Warned of Terrorism Threat 6 Months Before 9/11
(UK) ID-dodgers face £2500 fines under plans to enforce cards
Damascus Terrorists 'Too Reckless' to Be Al-Qaida
Conflicting reports about Fallujah accord
U.S. Troops Pull Back, Bomb Falluja on Bloody Day
U.S. Warplanes Hit Falluja After Pullback Deal
Abuse Of Iraqi POWs By GIs Probed
Photos show jail abuse by US troops
BlackBoxVoting.org under threat of subpoena- logs, forum member information
April 28, 2004
U.S. Says Has Rushed Tanks to Iraq to Crush Rebels
Stay Tuned- Winning Hearts and Minds at 8 am
...guess this is why they wanted their howitzers back.
Army Finds Troop Supply 'Getting Thin'
AK-47s Headed to U.S. Had Legal Permits
"the weapons seized in Italy were being shipped to a Century International Arms Inc. facility in Georgia, Vt."
ACLU challenges FBI use of secret letters to obtain Internet provider records
Falluja Homes Wrecked in U.S. Assault
U.S. Forces Renew Strikes in Falluja
Flying Saucer Fever Grips Iran, Theories Abound
Bush Pushes For Computerized Health Records
Violent Anti-War Art Brings Secret Service Visit
Another Candidate for the Academy of Beautiful Minds
U.S. Airlines Balk at Paying More for Security
Activists Urge Congress to Add E-Vote Printers
Supreme Court Strikes Down Local Diesel Vehicle Ban
"if states or political subdivisions are permitted to enact rules like those limiting purchase of vehicles, it could 'undo Congress's carefully calibrated regulatory scheme.'"
So that's what they're calling it...!
Wine, Cigars, Deer Head -- Charge It to Uncle Sam
April 27, 2004
US Sharpens Criticism of al-Jazeera TV Network
"Secretary of State Colin Powell took up the issue Tuesday with Qatar's foreign minister"
U.S. Marines targeting enemies with snipers
Fighting between Marines, insurgents convulses Fallujah
Peru mayor killed by angry mob
Explosions, Gunfire Shake Syrian Capital
Syrian Security Units Clash with "Foreign Special Forces"
U.S. Aircraft Hammer Fallujah After Dark
U.S. Forces Blast Falluja Targets After Deadline
Dozens die as US planes strafe Najaf
US Army has turned liberation into occupation, ally complains
Iraqis demand full sovereignty
"Members of Iraq's interim Governing Council have called for 'nothing less than full sovereignty' after the planned transfer of power on 30 June"
Afghanistan: UN suspends operations in Kandahar region following bomb blast
Bush administration bids to silence intelligence failure witness
April 26, 2004
Ambassadors' letter to Blair
"Here is the letter sent by more than 50 former British ambassadors to Tony Blair"
Blair to defend Iraq policy
OPEC May Boost Target Price by 30%, Purnomo Says
"because the biggest energy-consuming countries can afford higher prices"
TIME LINE: PATH TO PANDEMONIUM by Stan Goff
Then and Now in Iraq- 1979 to 4/16/04
U.S. troops will likely move into parts of Najaf soon, general says
Inside Falluja, a Ceasefire in Name Only
U.S. Threatens Falluja, Najaf After New Battles
Falluja battle sours deal
Baghdad blast kills troops during search
Iraq Pipeline Watch: Attacks on Iraqi pipelines, oil installations, and oil personnel
Diplomats blast Blair for "U.S." foreign policy
NATO Sees No Iraq Role Unless Many Conditions Met
Secret Service Investigates Teen's Art Project Depicting Bush As Devil
Scientists say giant meteorite struck Wisc. millions of years ago
EU Paves Way to End Five-Year Ban on New GM Foods
Louvre Officials Worried About Damage to Mona Lisa
April 25, 2004
TROOPS SET TO PATROL IN FALLUJAH
"The patrols begin tomorrow, and Fallujah officials will announce that anyone with a weapon will be considered hostile, the military said."
Cease-fire extended in Fallujah
Iraq Resumes Crude Exports From Basrah Oil Terminal After Bomb
Googie Treasure to be Demolished
"One of the last remaining examples of Googie architecture in Long Beach, Calif., will be demolished to make room for condominiums"
U.S. Says Iraqi City of Najaf 'Potentially Explosive'
Suicide bomber boats explode in attack on Basra oil terminal
Civilians die in gunfights on (Syrian) border
Tribesmen hand over heavy weapons to Pakistani authorities
"The weapons included a number of rockets having the capacity of carrying nuclear war-head"
Israel has infiltrated Hamas leadership
U.N. envoy connects dots between Iraq, Israel
A Controversial Choice for the Position of Archivist of the United States
"Part of the Bush Administration's Secrecy Strategy?"
Swarovski Shakes Up Chandeliers with Text Messages
April 24, 2004
Experts warn against assault on insurgents
Dozens killed in Iraq-wide unrest
"A horrible disaster." Report from Fallujah:
Gunmen break arms of Palestinian photojournalist
G7 Seeks to Guard Best Global Prospects in Years
"Commissars and pin-stripe bosses roll the dice.
Any way they fall, guess who gets to pay the price..."
Throwing Stones by John Perry Barlow
Sunday Herald 'Sanitizes' Fallujah Report
US admits it will still control Iraq after transfer
Fallujah Residents Report U.S. Forces Engaged in Collective Punishment
Many to be excluded from governing Iraq
More Than 40 People Killed in Bloody Day for Iraq
Brahimi's Israel comments draw Annan, Israeli ire
Georgia President Warns Will Use Force for Unity
Diebold May Face Criminal Charges
Computer reliability is thorn in side of e-voting backers
Feds refuse to release Medicare data
Democrats Seek Probe of Army Chaplain's Treatment
Arrests nearly double on state's busy border (Arizona)
April 23, 2004
Former generals of Saddams regime reinstated to new US-trained army
Sunni leader warns of nationwide uprising if Fallujah is hit
Civilians Dig for Bodies as Falluja Truce Holds
FBI wants to watch you type
April 22, 2004
House OKs Speedy Elections if Attacked
Well, that's a relief...
Basra arrest bolsters revenge theory
"Evidence suggests homegrown terrorists - not al-Qaida - carried out bombings in response to attack on Falluja"
Bush Hails His Environmental Record on Earth Day
Marines poised for Fallujah offensive
U.S. to Reinstate Some Baathists in Iraq
Translation: since the new Iraqi army and police recruits show reluctance to fire on their own people- let's bring in some folks who aren't so encumbered by the nuances of "peacekeeping"
US destroying Falluja homes
The Condensed Bob Woodward
"Slate reads 'Plan of Attack' so you don't have to"
Activists Say Israel Held Boy, 13, as Human Shield
Diebold apologizes for failure
Voting machines in California
April 21, 2004
Bush Says World Owes Israel's Sharon a 'Thank You'
Saudi bomb: a shift in Al Qaeda tactics
Dominican Republic Pulls Iraq Troops
With rebels ruling Iraq roads, U.S. forces feeling pinched
U.S. Troops, Iraq Rebels Clash in Falluja
Journalism professor exposes war media
Records contradict USDA's mad cow decision
April 20, 2004
Haitian Ex-Rebels Challenge U.S. on Reviving Army
U.S. pulls troops back from brink in Najaf
Internet Technology Vulnerable to Hackers
Bush plans world recruitment drive to arm for peace
Bush: Patriot Act defends liberty
Senator says US may need compulsory service to boost Iraq force
Fables of the Reconstruction
"Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of Iraq"
Nader wants rapid pullout from Iraq
US marines start to ration food in troubled Al-Anbar province
Parts Of Iraqi Nuclear Reactor ‘Resettled’: Sources
Israel Bars Vanunu from Leaving for a Year Once Free
Italy Seizes 8,000 Kalashnikovs Headed to U.S.
Passengers warned of six-hour check-ins
Ex-Air Force, Boeing Aide Pleads Guilty
Aborigines Put Black Curse on Prime Minister
Jailed (Arizona) rancher won't budge over grazing
92-year-old woman strip-searched at airport
Survey unveils what happens in bedrooms around world
April 19, 2004
OPEC Moves Against Rising Oil Prices
Honduras to Pull Its Troops Out of Iraq
Albania vows to send more to Iraq
Cracks appear in Bush circle
Brazil Police Recover 26 Bodies in Amazon Killings
From the Black Hills to Brasilia- the Legacy of Cortez
Mercenaries Second Largest Force In Iraq: Report
NZ charges Israeli spy suspects
Shell Report Exposes Lies; CFO Sacked
April 18, 2004
Spanish troops to withdraw from Iraq
Bush's Hope of Finding Weapons in Iraq Is Futile, Kay, Blix Say
60 Minutes- Woodward Shares War Secrets
Woodward: Cheney connects Hussein to al-Qaida
April 17, 2004
Iraq: US toll continues to rise
Analysis: The road map to chaos
'Getting aid past US snipers is impossible'
Israel Kills Top Hamas Leader in Missile Strike
U.S. Forces Detain Iraqi Brigade Over Fallujah Defiance
Firing Up New Weapon in Fallouja: The Bulldozer
Liberation Eludes Afghan Women
Proposed surveillance system runs automated background checks as vehicles enter town
April 16, 2004
Troops Blast Music in Siege of Fallujah
U.S. Forces Kill 15 In Fresh Fallujah ‘Massacre’
Israel bans Palestinians aged over 35 from leaving Gaza
Backroom bureaucrat played key role in US deal with Israel
US agents grill Cape radio man
U.S. Reporters Unable to Probe Killings in Fallujah
Clashes Near Holy Iraq City, Rebel Cleric Defiant
Warnings ignored, says retired Marine
Utah witnesses blister Patriot Act
Pizza delivery lists may help track scofflaws