Daily Archives: May 29, 2004

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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 from conducting lab tests on animals. The FBI conducted a coordinated sweep across the country on Wednesday arresting individuals in the states of New York, New Jersey, Washington and California The government’s indictment charges the organization Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty targeted Huntingdon workers and shareholders, as well as companies that provide services to Huntingdon, by posting personal information about employees […]

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, they’d soon be deployed involuntarily. “There was miscommunication,” [deputy director of public affairs for the Army Reserve] Stromvall said, “If (they) had just said you might be called up, instead of you will be called up, we wouldn’t have a problem. But if people signed up for a unit based on bad information, we’re trying to correct that.” For all […]

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 its rise despite a fall in the crime rate and many states’ efforts to reduce some sentences, especially for low-level drug offenders. Incarceration Rates: We’re Number 1! (Number incarcerated per 100,000) US: 715 Russia: 584 Mexico: 169 England/Wales:143 Canada: 116 Australia: 114 Germany: 96 France: 95 Japan: 54 (Source: The Sentencing Project)

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 spending while maintaining corporate welfare for members of the military-industrial-oil complex, like Halliburton and the weapons manufacturers. –BL ] May 27, 2004 | Associated Press by ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON – The Bush administration has told officials who oversee federal education, domestic security, veterans and other programs to prepare preliminary 2006 budgets that would cut spending after the presidential election, according to […]

Bush-Supporting Investors in Media Company Crack Down on Dissent

[ New York investment company Tweedy Browne, Fidelity Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management all quickly called for the head of the Mirror’s editor. Here’s why. –BL ] Another fake 31 May 2004 | New Statesman (cover story) by John Pilger Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. Does anyone care that the BBC and other papers fall for the hoaxes of US and UK rulers? Piers Morgan was sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror because he ran the only popular newspaper in Britain to expose the “war on terror” as a fraud and the invasion […]

Thesis on Bush Administration’s 27 Rationales for War

Bush administration has used 27 rationales for war in Iraq, study says 10 May 2004 | News Bureau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Andrea Lynn CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — If it seems that there have been quite a few rationales for going to war in Iraq, that’s because there have been quite a few — 27, in fact, all floated between Sept. 12, 2001, and Oct. 11, 2002, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All but four of the rationales originated with the administration of President George W. Bush.