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May 1-15, 2004
May 15, 2004
Argylls fight hand to hand in Iraq
"Scottish troops fixed bayonets and fought hand to hand with a Shi'ite militia in southern Iraq in one of their fiercest clashes since the war was declared more than a year ago"
Mountain Men by Ian Anderson
Army might be calling back recently demobilized GIs
Israeli army to demolish Gaza homes
Ashcroft Fishes Out 1872 Law in a Bid to Scuttle Protester Rights
Sailor-mongering act rises from history as the feds try to cripple Greenpeace
THE GRAY ZONE- How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Ghraib
More about the fine folks who brought you the Iraqi prison photos- the majority of which can't be seen because of "national security"...
U.S. Forces Renew Holy City Battles in Iraq
Israel Hits Fatah, Hamas Offices in Gaza -Witnesses
WE WERE HOAXED: WE'VE ADMITTED OUR MISTAKE.. NOW WHAT ABOUT ALL YOURS?
Newspapers "hoaxed" by 45-minute claim
(satire... you decide?!)
Man fights citation for carrying anti-Bush sign
Catch strip-search pervert, worry over giving credit later
Thundering Stupidity in the Realm of Sheriff Arpaio
May 14, 2004
Sistani Aide Asks U.S. Forces, Militia to Quit Najaf
U.S. Tanks Thrust Into Cemetery in Iraq Holy City
UN tussle looms over command of forces
Western Allies Press U.S. to Give Iraqis Real Power
US Pushes World Court Immunity Amid Iraq Scandal
Bush Supporters Are Split on How to Pursue Iraq Plan
Russia to Complete Iran Reactor Despite Snags
Israel Fails in Apparent Bid to Kill Jihad Chief
Powell to Face Fierce Arab Criticism on Trip
Palestinians claim victory after Gaza gun battles leave 38 dead
Christians Leave Nigerian City as Riot Rages
Ashcroft announces national law enforcement intelligence-sharing plan
May 13, 2004
US Tanks Battle Najaf Guerrillas in Vast Cemetery
U.S. soldiers battle al-Sadr supporters in holy city of Karbala
More Fighting in Iraqi Holy City of Kerbala
Bush Signs Order Giving State Lead Role in Iraq
Berg's encounter with 'terrorist' revealed
9/11 SUSPECT GOT BERG'S E-MAIL PASSWORD
"In what one Justice official described as a "coincidental" link..."
1,800 new pictures add to US disgust
Lawyers Blocking Release of More Abuse Photos - Rumsfeld
U.S. Abuse of Afghan Prisoners Systemic - Rights Group
World Bank Corruption May Exceed $100 Billion
Gaza Neighborhood Scene of Destruction After Siege
Israeli Moving Van Mystery Deepens
"'Mover' is son of top Likud Official"
Presidential push fails to quell GOP fear of Patriot Act
New Pentagon report critical of tanker plan
"There is no compelling reason for the Air Force to immediately acquire 100 refueling tankers from the Boeing Co., a new Defense Department report concludes"
U.S. Missile Shield Won't Work: Scientist Group
May 12, 2004
U.S. soldiers battle al-Sadr supporters
"Heavy fighting in holy city Karbala Explosions heard in Najaf"
Israel Kills 7 in Gaza Strike After Deadly Ambushes
Toll rises in Gaza rampage
Venezuela Asks U.S. Military to Leave Base Offices
Miami, Colombia Behind Paramilitary Invasion-Chavez (Venezuela)
Accused U.S. Guantanamo Spy Airman Freed from Jail
Missouri Legislature to Restore Veracity of Elections With Hand Count
"Missouri could be the first state to introduce legislation that would require hand-counted paper ballots and the banning of all voting machines"
Report: General Says Overruled on Iraq Prison
"The U.S. general who was in charge of Iraqi prisons last year when detainees were abused at Abu Ghraib said she resisted handing control of the facility to military intelligence but was overruled by superiors"
Militants Kill Israeli Troops in Second Gaza Ambush
Senate approves flag-burning bill; battle still looms (Arizona)
Rancher fighting feds relents (Arizona)
"The 70-year-old claims that the government is not entitled to own property and that freedom hinges on a man's right to own the land he works"
Mexico Air Force Video Creates UFO Stir
May 11, 2004
REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC) ON THE TREATMENT BY THE COALITION FORCES OF PRISONERS OF WAR AND OTHER PROTECTED PERSONS BY THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS IN IRAQ DURING ARREST, INTERNMENT AND INTERROGATION
U.S. Troops Battle Cleric's Militia in Iraqi Holy City
U.S.-run supply convoy attacked on road to Jordan, some personnel unaccounted for
U.S. attacks militia in mosque (Karbala)
Bush Imposes Export Ban Against Syria
Iran sternly warns Israel against attacking its nuclear sites
Blood will flow after Chechen blast: Putin
"Sunday's assassination would not stop Chechnya 'returning to normal'"
Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds Calls Current 9/11 Investigation Inadequate
"You get to a point where it gets very complex, where you have money laundering activities, drug related activities, and terrorist support activities converging at certain points and becoming one. In certain points - and they [the intelligence community] are separating those portions from just the terrorist activities. And, as I said, they are citing "foreign relations" which is not the case, because we are not talking about only governmental levels. And I keep underlining semi-legit organizations and following the money. When you do that the picture gets grim. It gets really ugly."
Monsanto won't market gene-altered wheat plant
May 10, 2004
Angry Fallujans Prepared to Resist Renewed U.S. Patrols
Iraq Cleric to Widen War After U.S. Bombs Baghdad HQ
Red Cross Report Describes Abuse in Iraq
PM 'didn't see abuse report' (UK)
Bush's Backing of Rumsfeld Shocks and Angers Arabs
First 10 days of month sees homes of 1,100 Palestinians in Gaza destroyed- UN agency
Sources: Bush to Impose Sanctions on Syria This Week
Federal Suit Charges U.S. Marshals With Violating Gannett, AP Reporters' Rights in Scalia Case
May 9, 2004
Severe violence in Iraq ahead of handover
U.S. Tanks Push Into Iraqi Stronghold
Shiite Cleric's Militia Seizes Control of Baghdad Slum
Iraqis who fought GIs now patrol Fallujah
Attack disrupts Iraq oil exports
"the attack affected flows to the al-Basra terminal"
War tab swamps Bush’s estimate
"Spending projection: $150 billion by 2005"
Bush's New, New Lie
U.S. expanding base in Uzbekistan
Two Foreigners Stoned to Death in Afghanistan
Bomb Kills Putin's Top Man in Rebel Chechnya
Oral sex lessons to cut rates of teenage pregnancy (UK)
Should THIS be the business of the state...?
May 8, 2004
Shi'ite Fighters Take on British Troops in Basra
US military confirms existence of horrific pictures and video
Disaster for Blair as Iraq torture claims widen
"The British government was warned by Red Cross officials in February that coalition troops were abusing and even killing Iraqi captives"
US Army Was Silent On Iraq Prison Abuse Charges 6 Mo Ago
Bush Says Palestinian State by 2005 Not 'Realistic'
Report: Spanish police question fingerprints
Biometric ID card bill on its way 'in a month' (UK)
Vegas has new crime element: Israeli mob
Expanded anti-terrorism laws a must, officials stress
FBI investigates underground tunnel requests
May 7, 2004
Sadr Militiamen Take to Streets in Basra
Fighting flares as forces round on rebel cleric
Black Watch on standby for Iraq return as crisis deepens (UK)
"Black Watch may return to Iraq to run a multi national division in Najaf"
Iraq war places larger burden on N.J. Guard
"A Pentagon decision to maintain troop numbers in Iraq will mean two-thirds of New Jersey's reservists are placed on active duty"
Dismay and surprise that US army outsources interrogation
"CACI International, a rising star in the defence contracting business, boasts about its proficiency in information technology, knowledge management and other New Economy-sounding specialties. Nowhere in its promotional materials, however, does the Virginia-based company mention its prisoner interrogation services."
General Told MPs to "soften up" Prisoners
Israelis Exchange Border Fire with Hezbollah
Rape Rooms: A Chronology
"What Bush said as the Iraq prison scandal unfolded"
talking points gone amok...
Poor Judgment Cited in Destruction of 9/11 FAA Tape
May 6, 2004
U.S. Must Leave Falluja, Iraq General Says
"The Iraqi former general entrusted with pacifying volatile Falluja said on Thursday U.S. Marines must withdraw quickly from around the troubled town and go home so stability can be restored."
U.S. tightens grip on Najaf
Soldiers Back in U.S. Tell of More Iraqi Abuses
British Troops Face New Iraq Prisoner Abuse Claims
Pentagon Memo Warned on Army Contractors
Bush may seek more than $50 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan for next year
Georgia Leader Takes Control of Rebel Region
Hizbollah, Israelis Exchange Fire in Border Area
Passport fraud accused back in court, but details suppressed (New Zealand)
American Reported Linked to Madrid Bombing
F.A.A. Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements
Study finds oceans of old plastic
Jail for man who left bag in airport
May 3, 2004
Civilian Interrogators for Hire
"Technology that Supports America's Future"
CACI States Position About Reported Allegations Concerning Employees in Iraq
U.S. in Falluja Turns to Officer Who Defied Saddam
Registering women for draft is posed
"Selective Service also floats idea of a huge special-skills database"
and a raise in the maximum age to 34
U.S. proposes drafting women
"Plan would require updates by young people with critical skills"
U.S. eyes proposal to draft women
Letter to President Bush from Former U.S. Diplomats
Editor-in-chief of U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quits, complaining of American control
What about the other secret U.S. prisons?
Sharon to Amend Gaza Plan After Party Rebuff
May 2, 2004
Former general of elite guard is ruled out as the Iraqi commander
Iraqi general refuses to give up Falluja fighters
Foreigners' role in Iraq insurgency small
Iraq Costs Surge, May Force Bush to Shuffle Funds, Seek More
Exit Polls Indicate Likud Rejection of Sharon Disengagement Plan
Defeat for Sharon
U.S. Supports Gaza Withdrawal After Likud Rejects Sharon's Plan
Germany Says Protection of U.S. Bases to End
Britain stockpiles anti-radiation pills
May 1, 2004 May Day
Torture at Abu Ghraib
Shame of Abuse by Brit Troops
"Rogue British troops batter Iraqis in mockery of bid to win over people"
Five Westerners Die in Saudi Oil Port Attack
Iraqis Hail Falluja 'Victory' as U.S. Changes Tack
Death to those who dare to speak out
"Over the past year, Baghdad's intelligentsia has seen a wave of killings: scientists, professors, and academics, executed in carefully planned assassinations."
Indonesian Police Clash with Bashir's Supporters
Milestone in U.S. secret terror surveillance
Lawyers say post-9/11 U.S. is like police state
California Bans E-Voting in Four Counties, Calls for Criminal Investigation into Company
Vanishing Votes by Gregory Palast
300 Local Governments Slam PATRIOT Act
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter Attacked During Jog