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“Nearly a fourth of the homeless are veterans”

[ While the problem of homeless veterans pre-dates the current Administration, there is a particularly cruel distance between Bush’s rhetoric of support for the troops and our vets and the reality. –BL ] From the Ranks to the Street Nearly a

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CIA-linked Iraq Prime Minister to Replace Chalabi as Point-Man?

by Brendan Lalor During the lead-up to war and the more intense phase of post-war searching for the phantom WMDs, Ahmed Chalabi was the point-man for the Administration on Iraq — the man who funneled phoney “intelligence” (from Iran) and

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The Paper Trail: Did Cheney Okay a Deal?

May 30, 2004 | TIME Magazine (Jun. 07, 2004 issue) By TIMOTHY J. BURGER AND ADAM ZAGORIN Vice President Dick Cheney was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press last September when host Tim Russert brought up Halliburton. Citing the

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Medicare and Manna from Heaven for Corporations

Bad Medicine excerpted from February 2004 | Harper’s Magazine by Lewis H. Lapham In early December last year … President Bush signed the amendment to the Medicare legislation that delivers 40 million elderly and disabled American citizens into the custody

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Bush and Sharon: The Oil Connection

[ From the piece: a recent study by the University of Uppsala in Sweden suggests [oil] reserves may be far smaller than the 18 trillion barrels the industry presently projects. If the new figure of 3.5 trillion barrels is correct,

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Scant Evidence Cited in Long Detention of Iraqis

[ According to a report completed last fall by the Army’s provost marshall, only some of which has been made public, Iraqis had been held for several months for nothing more than expressing “displeasure or ill will” toward the American

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‘Terrorist’ A Handy Term Because Flexible

FBI Sweep Nets 7 Animal Rights Activists 28 May 2004 | DemocracyNow! FBI agents have arrested seven animal rights advocates on domestic terrorism charges for taking part in a campaign to stop a British scientific firm called Huntingdon Life Sciences

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Reserve recruiters’ tactic may skirt edge of deception

[ In Florida: The pitch was that if they joined the Army Reserve, they’d train one weekend a month and two weekends in the summer and maybe be sent over to Iraq at some future date. If they didn’t volunteer,

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Report: 1 of Every 75 U.S. Men in Prison

28 May 2004 | Assocoiated Press by Connie Cass WASHINGTON – America’s inmate population grew by 2.9 percent last year, to almost 2.1 million people, with one of every 75 men living in prison or jail. The inmate population continued

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Bush Plan Eyes Cuts for Schools, Veterans

[ Documents show the Bush budget proposes to decrease funding for Homeland Security, Education, Veterans Affairs, the EPA, the National Institutes of Health, the Interior Department … but not the Defense Department. Once again, the Bush Republicans are cutting social

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