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Millions in U.S. property lost in Iraq, report says; Halliburton claims figures only ‘projections’

July 27, 2004 | Bloomberg News Halliburton Co. has lost $18.6 million of government property in Iraq, about a third of the items it was given to manage, including trucks, computers and office furniture, government auditors claim. The auditors couldn’t

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Haitians March to Support Aristide

29 July 2004 | DemocracyNow! keywords: Haiti, Aristide In Haiti, thousands of supporters of ousted President Jean Bertrand Aristide marched yesterday calling for Aristide’s return to power. The democratically elected president was ousted in Februrary in a U.S-backed coup. Protesters

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Oxfam on the CAFTA Trade Agreement: CENTRAL AMERICAN TRADE PACT DELAYED

from the Oxfam newsletter (29 July 2004): keyword: CAFTA Thanks to all of you who took action on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Nearly 8,000 eCommunity members emailed their representatives and let them know that this agreement will

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Florida Reveals It Lost Electronic Voting Records

28 July 2004 | DemocracyNow! Keywords: electronic, voting, machines In election news, The New York Times is reporting that almost all of the electronic voting records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost.

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Corporate America throws Democrats a $50 million party

28 July 2004 | World Socialist Web Site by Patrick Martin The Democratic National Convention underway in Boston will be the most expensive political spectacle ever staged in the history of the United States—at least until next month, when an

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While the Dutch Administration Stepped Down in Shame, the Clinton Administration “Saw No Evil”

Bystanders to Mass Murder 21 April 2002 | Washington Post by Samantha Power Last week, for the first time in history, a Western government resigned because it was a bystander to genocide. On Tuesday the popular Dutch prime minister, Wim

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U.S.-linked Iraqi Leaders Plan to Curtail Critical Expression/Speech

Iraq sets up committee to impose restrictions on news reporting July 27 2004 | Financial Times by Nicolas Pelham in Baghdad Iyad Allawi, Iraq’s prime minister, has established a media committee to impose restrictions on print and broadcast media, a

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Longshore Union President: Homeland Security Regulations “Not Being Followed”

[ The real security needs of the American people are not being properly funded. Then again, Bush never intended to do “everything we can to protect the homeland,” as David Corn documented in his “Homeland Insecurity” piece for The Nation

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“3.2 percent of the adult population in the United States” is in prison/paroled

U.S. ‘Correctional Population’ Hits New High 26 July 2004 | New York Times by FOX BUTTERFIELD The number of Americans under the control of the criminal justice system grew by 130,700 last year to reach a new high of nearly

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The Importance of Understanding bin Laden: “He claims the right of resistance”

[ Petersen’s piece below contains a piecing-together of bin Laden’s argument against the U.S., and justification for violence against U.S. civilians. On the one hand, post-9/11 blind rage, or overgeneralized hatred, may still prevent many Americans from considering such arguments.

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