Peasants and Workers Opposing WTO in Hong Kong Peaceful demonstration included garment workers and maids from the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The protest route included the consulates of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and the United States. (12-15-2005)

Electronic Vote Rigging In Ohio? While debate still rages over Ohio's stolen presidential election of 2004, the impossible outcomes of key 2005 referendum issues may have put an electronic nail through American democracy. (11-13-2005)

Army Contract Official Critical of Halliburton Pact Is Demoted Dick Cheney's detractors take notice: speak against Halliburton and you will be smeared and demoted. (08-29-2005)

U.S. Defense Secretary: Anti-war = Stalinism In his Defense Department briefing, Donald Rumsfeld compared those who "are arguing that the effort in Iraq is doomed....that we're not winning" to totalitarians, communists, and Stalinists. (08-24-2005)

U.S. Turtured Iraqi Major General To Death According to military court documents, Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush was murdered by CIA interrogators and a U.S. soldier using an assortment of weapons and torture techniques. Mowhoush finally died in an interrogation room in western Iraq in a clear breach of the Geneva Conventions that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has previously implied were still being respected when captives are enemy military personnel. (08-03-2005)

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Criticizes Iraq War Jimmy Carter sharply criticized U.S. dention practices at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said the Iraq war was unnecessary and unjust. (07-31-2005)

London Bombers Motivated By Iraq War Contrary to a slew of dismissals from hawkish experts who were paraded on television after the London bombings, one of the perpetrators has now fingered Bush and Blair as the catalysts for the violence. (07-31-2005)

The Case for Impeachment Editorials in smaller publications, such as the Vermont's Brattleboro Reformer are a reflection of the turning of public opinion against Bush's war and deceptions. (07-17-2005)

Department of Peace A conference will meet to discuss and organize the steps needed to institute a Department of Peace in the U.S. government. (07-15-2005)

Bush Hypocrisy On Weapons Search The White House press secretary has been lying to protect Karl Rove, even though Rove undermined the search for weapons by revealing the identity of a covert intelligence agent. (07-14-2005)

Legislators Pursue Iraq Troop Withdrawal Members of the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution calling on the Bush administration to set a timetable for initiating the removal of troops out of Iraq. (06-21-2005)

Republicans Break Ranks Over Iraq Republic senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska told US News & World Report magazine that "Things aren't getting better, they're getting worse.... The White House is completely disconnected from reality." (06-20-2005)

Washington Post Shows Republican Bias The Democratic-led forum investigating the Downing Street Memo was misrepresented by the Washington Post, and ignored by many other papers. The significance of the Memo would have been entirely forgotten this summer had it not been for the attention it has received through independent, non-corporate media. (06-18-2005)

British Memo: Bush Lacked Occupation Plan A briefing paper prepared for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers eight months before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq concluded that the U.S. military was not preparing adequately for what it predicted would be a "protracted and costly" postwar occupation. (06-12-2005)

Congress Wants War Exit Strategy Faced with plummeting public support for the war in Iraq, a growing number of members of Congress from both parties are reevaluating the reasons for the invasion and demanding the Bush administration produce a plan for withdrawing US troops. (06-11-2005)

Former Republican Teaches Democrats "The Democratic leaders need to make it clear that these men running our foreign policy are dangerous," Huffington said. "There is no way Democrats can win an election unless they make it clear that these Republicans are not making this country safer." (06-03-2005)

Fox News Spins Downing Street Memo A British government memo that demonstrates that the Bush administration manipulated evidence about weapons of mass destruction in order to carry out a plan to overthrow Saddam Hussein has received little attention in the mainstream media. (06-01-2005)

Opening New Zones of Hypocrisy [When will Mr. Bush denounce] the depraved ways in which the United States has dealt with so many of the thousands of people (many of them completely innocent) who have been swept up in the so-called war on terror. People have been murdered, tortured, rendered to foreign countries to be tortured at a distance, sexually violated, imprisoned without trial or in some cases simply made to "disappear" in an all-American version of a practice previously associated with brutal Latin American dictatorships. All of this has been done, of course, in the name of freedom. (05-26-2005)

The Baghdad Freedom Wall The Iraqi defense minister announced plans to "impose a concrete blockade around Baghdad, like a bracelet around an arm, God willing. No-one will be able to penetrate this blockade." (05-26-2005)

War In Space The Air Force, saying it must secure space to protect the nation from attack, is seeking President Bush's approval of a national-security directive that could move the United States closer to fielding offensive and defensive space weapons, according to White House and Air Force officials. (05-17-2005)

War Without Wisdom Next year, reports Jane's Defense Industry, the United States will spend as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. (05-16-2005)

Police Assault Demonstrators in Uzbekistan Police fired on demonstrators to put down an uprising against country's authoritarian U.S.-allied leader. A human rights monitor said about 200 people were killed. (05-14-2005)

Indignation Grows in U.S. Over British Prewar Documents While the president of the United States was telling the citizens and the Congress that they had no intention to start a war with Iraq, they were working very close with Tony Blair and the British leadership at making this a foregone conclusion. (05-12-2005)

Memo Proves War Decision Made In 2002 A memo documenting a British cabinet meeting has been published in the U.K., where it has gotten considerably more attention than in the U.S. The memo establishes that Bush and Blair lied publicly about many things in the run up to the war. (05-11-2005)

Drug War Failing in Colombia The bad news has been piling up fast, almost five years after the United States began spending $3 billion under its Plan Colombia aid program to wipe out cocaine and heroin production and crush a long-running leftist insurgency. (05-08-2005)

Iraq: The Real Election Mark Danner reports on the context and consequences of the January election in Iraq, citing interviews and observation from his time there. (04-09-2005)

Iraqis Protest on Anniversary of Saddam's Fall Tens of thousands of followers of a rebel Shi'ite cleric marched in Baghdad on Saturday to denounce the U.S. presence in Iraq and demand a speedy trial of Saddam Hussein. (04-09-2005)

U.S. Plotting to Kill Chavez? The Bush administration embraced a 2002 coup against Chavez until after it failed, then later financed a vote campaign to try and oust him. Now Chavez says the U.S. is trying to assassinate him. (02-21-2005)

Robot Soldiers Under Development The Pentagon predicts that robots will be a major fighting force in the American military in less than a decade, hunting and killing enemies in combat. (02-16-2005)

Bush Ignored Terror Threat Federal officials were repeatedly warned in the months before the 11 September 2001 terror attacks that Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida were planning aircraft hijackings and suicide attacks, according to a new report that the Bush administration has been suppressing. (02-11-2005)

Eliot Spitzer to Run for NY Governor New York state's attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, has become a candidate for governor in the 2006 election. His achievements in regulating criminal corporate activity have been numerous. (02-07-2005)

Activists Urge Free Open-Source Software Poor nations can't solve their problems unless they stop paying expensive software licensing fees. (01-30-2005)

America and its war with the invisible kingdom of Satan The US wants world domination, but its people are heedless pleasure seekers. What's needed is a morality tale to scare them in the shopping malls. 9/11 came just in time. (01-24-2005)

US Military Admits It Hit Wrong Target While most American newspapers buried the story, or under-reported the death toll, credible sources suggest that the 500 pound US bomb killed 14 Iraqis, including women and children. (01-09-2005)

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