join forces to roll back parts of Patriot Act
bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed
a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections
of the Patriot Act they say encroach on civil liberties.
Congress Must Change Patriot Act
key Republican senator said Wednesday that Congress must modify
parts of the USA Patriot Act or see the law die in two years.
Sad Tale of a Security Whistleblower
prosecutors in California went too far when they put a man
in prison for disclosing a website security hole to the people
at risk from it.
Farmer Stands up to Biometric ID
farmer and fundamentalist Christian who's convinced that digital
driver's licence photos are the work of the devil is taking
the Ontario government to court to avoid having his picture
vaccination plan 'ceased'
than a year after President Bush announced a smallpox vaccination
plan to protect Americans in the event of a terrorist attack,
a fraction of the expected number of health workers have been
immunized and the much ballyhooed program is dead in the water.
screeners fail weapons tests
undercover agents of the US Department of Homeland Security
posing as passengers last week carried weapons through several
security checkpoints at Logan International Airport without
being detected, officials confirmed yesterday.
Rarely Reads Newspapers
walks into the Oval Office in the morning, Bush said, and
asks Card: "What's in the newspapers worth worrying about?
I glance at the headlines just to kind of (get) a flavor of
what's moving," Bush said. "I rarely read the stories,"
Confirmed Dead, 34 Injured In Staten Island Ferry Crash
people have been confirmed dead and 34 injured when a Staten
Island ferry crashed while attempting to dock at the St. George
terminal on Staten Island Wednesday afternoon.
Pilot Attempts Suicide, Undergoes Surgery
he reportedly locked himself in the bathroom, slit his wrists
and used some sort of low-caliber firearm -- either a pellet
or BB gun -- in an attempt to take his own life, according
to a police official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
Smith is responsible for docking the craft.
Activists Try to Get Asylum for Terri Schiavo in Canada
was anxiously awaiting news yesterday from Edmonton MP David
Kilgour, whose office has asked Immigration Minister Denis
Coderre to help clear the way for an emergency asylum offer.
Canadian Disabled Activist Seeks to Grant U.S. Disabled Woman
Asylum in Canada
abuse victim, advocate commits suicide
A man who had been abused by a Roman Catholic priest as a
youth, then spoke out about the burgeoning scandal that has
rocked the church, committed suicide by stepping in front
of a train.
TSA Computer with Sensitive Data about Security at All Airports
Across the Country Stole
Attorney: YOUR HONOR, WE ARE HERE WANTING TO REGISTER
attorney Stephen Halbrook appears not only unprepared to effectively
argue a Second Amendment case, but ready to give up the farm
to register handguns and call it reasonable
when he gets his day in court. Read the annotated transcript
of Mr. Halbrook's oral arguments from court just last week
Guns Are Banned: We are overrun by gun crime, says police
chief Constable admitted yesterday that his officers are being
forced to ignore thousands of burglaries, thefts and car crimes
because they are swamped by increasing drug and gun violence.
Workers strike over 'Big Brother' monitoring system
workers are taking strike action after bosses introduced a
Big Brother-style monitoring system forcing them to wear red
tags on tea breaks.
system would put privacy on endangered list
and a dozen other states have quietly chosen to join a vast
computerized database purported to help fight crime and root
out terrorists. It too is called Matrix, a tortured acronym
for Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange.
Cameras Monitor Class Activity
school district in Biloxi, Miss. is the first to install Web
cameras in the classroom. The video is fed live to the Internet
where the principal can monitor the activities of the students
and teachers with the click of a mouse.
Legal threat to snooping laws
privacy campaigners say new legal advice could blow a hole
in Home Office plans to snoop on people's online and telephone
denied: Indefinite detention at Guantanamo is unacceptable
courtroom with closed-circuit TV, microphones and American
flags has existed for months at the prison camp in Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba. And yet, the 660 prisoners there have had no trials.
They don't have lawyers, either. They aren't even charged
with anything specific.
troops battle at Iraqi-Syrian border
troops came under fire early Wednesday from a group of people
the coalition said was trying to cross illegally into Iraq
from Syria. The resulting gun battle left several of the alleged
infiltrators dead, coalition officials said.
says it supplied Israel with nuclear missiles for subs
and US officials have admitted collaborating to deploy US-supplied
Harpoon cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads in Israel's
fleet of Dolphin-class submarines, giving the Middle East's
only nuclear power the ability to strike at any of its Arab
PM: 'Beware Mad Max world of US'
States foreign policy would lead Australia into a "Mad
Max world" where the US would shield itself behind missiles,
the former prime minister, Paul Keating, said yesterday.
world leader in arms sales, Saudi Arabia no 1 buyer
United States sells more arms than any other country, and
Saudi Arabia leads the world for buying arms among developing
countries, a report from the International Institute of Strategic
Studies (IISS) said Wednesday.
Libya could be first Arab country with nukes
Minister Ariel Sharon reportedly told foreign ambassadors
in a meeting on Monday that Muammar Qadaffi's Libya is trying
to develop nuclear weapons with help from countries such as
North Korea and Pakistan.
VOWS TO ADVANCE ISKANDER MISSILE
has pledged to complete development of a surface-to-surface
missile that has been marketed to Iran and Syria.
Retreats from Europe Ahead of GM Report
the huge American biotechnology company which has pioneered
GM crops, is withdrawing from many of its European operations
and laying off up to two thirds of its British workers.
Prepare for winter blackouts, warns National Grid
of homes in Britain could be hit by blackouts this winter
if there is a prolonged cold snap, a report warned yesterday.
US urges Palestinian crackdown
George W Bush has led international calls for the Palestinian
Authority to crack down on militants following the bomb blast
on a US convoy that killed three US embassy personnel in the
Unanimously Adopts Iraq Resolution
a diplomatic victory for the United States, the Security Council
unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at attracting
aid to stabilize Iraq
to represent Berlin at EU talks
co-operation will assume a new dimension on Friday when Jacques
Chirac, French president, represents Germany at a European
Union summit in a display of trust between the continent's
Launches New, Modern Strike Force
launched its elite rapid-reaction force Wednesday, a prototype
unit that will eventually become a 20,000-member force able
to deploy in short notice anywhere in the world.
Takes Over US City
have been streaming into infowars.com and the Alex Jones
Show about this massive NATO exercise, which was nothing
more than a giant war game on US soil. Reports include
troops in Colorado Springs, multiple checkpoints and
bizarre electrical airwave problems. Here's a collection
of articles on the event.
U.S. Troops Suffering Low Morale
A third of U.S. troops surveyed in Iraq said their morale
was low and half said they are unlikely to stay in the armed
forces, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported.
about Iraq rise to level of the absurd
campaign by leading members of the Bush administration to
rebuild faltering support for their invasion of Iraq. To hear
them tell it, everything that has happened since last March
has just proved how right they've been all along.
Wrong impressions helped support Iraq war
majority of Americans have held at least one of three mistaken
impressions about the U.S.-led war in Iraq, according to a
new study released Thursday, and those misperceptions contributed
to much of the popular support for the war.
adds ammo to hit war credibility gap
as former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's story that Bushies blew
his CIA wife's cover to get back at his criticism of the war
in Iraq was getting old, he has stumbled on new ammo to hit
the administration's credibility
Figure Emerges in WMD Probe
through a prominent conservative with friends at the Pentagon,
a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal has passed allegations
to the Bush administration that enriched uranium was smuggled
from Iraq into Iran five years ago and some may remain hidden
Media Coverup: CIA Headquarters in Baghdad under Attack
public opinion has been deliberately and consciously misled.
The US news coverage not only raises the issue of disinformation
and coverup, it also points to the glaring incompetence of
the CIA (with its 30 billion dollar plus annual budget) whose
heavily guarded facilities in Baghdad were attacked on a quiet
Sunday afternoon in broad daylight.
cloned human embryo ready'
expert who claims to have created the world's first cloned
human embryo plans to implant it in a surrogate mother within
Breast cancer patients denied alternative to chemotherapy
drug with minimal side effects which can be used as an alternative
to chemotherapy is being denied to thousands of breast cancer
victims, new research shows.
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