Daily Archives: September 24, 2004

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Lula Condemns U.S. For Rejecting World Hunger Campaign

22 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! In others from the United Nations, the Scotsman newspaper is reporting the Bush administration is facing condemnation for failing to join more than 100 countries as part of a new campaign to raise an extra $50 billion annually to combat global hunger. The U.S. rejected proposals to raise money to fight global hunger that included a global tax on financial transactions and a tax on the sale of heavy arms. Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva responded to the US decision by saying, “How many more times will it be necessary to repeat that […]

Next Church to Shun Israel?: Anglican leaders following Presbyterians

Anglican Network Urges Sanctions on Israel: Report 24 Sept. 2004 | IslamOnline.net London — Inspired by an earlier successful campaign against apartheid in South Africa, a leading international Anglican group has asked sanctions on Israel and a boycott of businesses there to protest the occupation of Palestinian lands, a leading British newspaper reported Friday, September 24. The call by the influential Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN) comes amid growing concern in Israel at rising support among churches, universities and trade unions in the west for a divestment campaign modelled on the popular boycott of apartheid South Africa, The Guardian […]

All Not Well in Iraq; Nor in the U.S.

24 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow! Rumsfeld: Up to 25% Of Iraq May Not Vote in Election [The nonelected prime minister of Iraq, Ayad] Allawi, vowed the Iraqi elections scheduled for January would go ahead as planned. But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld yesterday revealed that between 20 to 25 percent of the country may not take part in the elections because of continued violence. Rumsfeld admitted it would be “an election that’s not quite perfect.” Pentagon Plans 15,000 More Troops For Iraq The Wall Street Journal is reporting the Pentagon has plans to send 15,000 more troops to Iraq ahead of […]