Get sent down for sharing filesMarch 29, 2004
In a bid to imprison the entire U.S. population, congressional committees are currently considering a bill which would lead to imprisonment for people caught sharing 2,500 files via peer-to-peer networks.
Poodle du JourMarch 25, 2004
Australia’s sole support of the U.S. in opposition to the 31-2 motion in the United Nations Commission on Human Rights condemnation of Israel’s extra-judicial killing of Sheik Yassin declares us the American “poodle du jour”.
Interview with Blix on Disarmament of IraqMarch 17, 2004
New York University has an archived video of an interview with Hans Blix on his perspective on the disarmament of Iraq. Long and revealing, it includes some gems, particularly his characterisation of UNSCOM’s approach as that of “Rambo”. Well done, Richard Butler…
MercenariesMarch 16, 2004
A revealing article on the private security guards who constitute the second largest force in Iraq after the U.S. military (approximately 10,000). In any other conflict, and with an ethical media, these people would be called what they are: mercenaries.
A Report of Iraqi Ethnic TensionsMarch 14, 2004
A well written article in The Scotsman on the ethnic tensions and divides in occupied Iraq.
Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Claim Torture by U.S. MilitaryMarch 13, 2004
From one of the British Guantanamo Bay detainees comes accusations of torture by U.S military while he was held at Bagram airbase, Khandahar and Camp X-ray. This has now been echoed by the other British detainees, released after the U.S could find nothing to charge them for, after two years of illegal detention.
Aristede InterviewsMarch 12, 2004
After Aristede was finally allowed a press conference, Democracy Now! has in-depth interviews and analysis of Aristedes claims of kidnapping.
Aristede Being Held Against His WillMarch 7, 2004
It’s increasingly clear that Aristede was forcibly removed from office. This is despite efforts by the corporate press to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Haiti, talking up the anti-Aristede protests, while downplaying the pro-Aristede protests.
Would Someone Please Identify the Real President?March 7, 2004
Now we have the revelation that the Republican advertisement promoting President G.W. Bush didn’t use real firemen, instead using actors. This comes on the heels of the revelation the turkey served by Bush in the Iraq thanksgiving photo-op was also fake, and Paul O’Neill’s revelations that the cabinet meetings were scripted.
Did the Bush administration force and aid a coup in Haiti?March 1, 2004
As the corporate media celebrates the stabilisation of Haiti, once again the U.S. stands accused of callous disregard for human life as it so often has been guilty of in conflicts such as Rwanda, Bosnia and the first Haitian coup. However the U.S. administration’s complicity is not limited this time to tacit support of the…