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Grenade found near site where Bush gave speech in Georgian capital, official says

A grenade was reported found close to where President Bush gave a speech while he was in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

A Breath Of Fresh Air Sweeps Into Hell …

The thing about hell is that there is no way out, writes John Chuckman. Which is exactly the situation that America and its allies have got themselves into in Iraq

Our Presidents New Best Friend Boils People Alive

That’s right, ever the champion of human rights, President George W. Bush has offered support and friendship to President Karimov of Uzbekistan, a man who is reputed to have boiled alive those who oppose him

Pulling US strings on Israel

Of all the US lobbies, few wield more influence than the pro-Israel interest groups especially the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Which has lobbied for US funding of various Israeli weapons programs

A Secessionist’s Primer

Early last century Christian mystic Rudolph Steiner foresaw a time when Russia would rise, as a new “Rome” while the US would decline as a world power. Some have even seen it disintegrate into another Civil War. Could this be the opening chapter?

Insurgents Kill Iraq’s Counter Insurgency Chief

The assassination on Monday of Iraq’s new counter insurgency coordinator is a sign of either how inept, or how undermanned is the fledgling Iraqi security administration

Holy Warriors

Former assistant and senior advisor to President Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal reports that Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision?

South EastAsia News Bulletin May 22, 2005

Featuring reports from Robert S. Finnegan on how Sgt. Kevin Benderman has been denied conscientious objector status and Dhar Jamail on the deteriorating situation in Iraq

Spy vs. Spy

Legislation is now in the pipeline that could. while ostensibly fighting drug abuse, lay the foundations of a totalitarian new America

Defense says British activist died of malpractice by his British doctors

Some might call it chutzpah, but the lawyers defending an Israeli soldier accused of shooting a British peace activist dead (pictured left) have blamed his death on malpractice by British doctors

Galloway Senate testimony PDF goes AWOL

Evidence ‘missing’ from Committee website The website for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs has removed testimony from UK MP George Galloway from its website. All other witness testimonies for the hearings on the Oil for Food scandal are available on the Committee’s website in PDF form. But Galloway’s testimony is the […]

The First Casualty

Reporting on Iraq has polarised into two camps, writes Marcus Hale. On the one hand there is the mainstream media with its own particular take on events. While on the other hand there is the alternative media, largely found on the Internet

Revealed: health fears over secret study into GM food

Rats fed Genetically Modified corn due for sale in Britain developed abnormalities in blood and kidneys. Differences between rats fed natural corn and those fed GM corn said to be “amazing”

Bush unveils plans for US colonial office

According to one of the Bush administrations favourite columnists: “The United States needs its own version of the British Colonial Office for the postimperial age.” And plans are underway to do just that

Death By Slow Burn

How America nukes its own troops and how Iraqis will be left with a legacy of disease and deformity for generations to come

US ‘torpedoed Kursk nuclear sub’

A former British torpedo engineer believes that the Russian submarine Kursk was torpedoed by US submarines in the Barents Sea in August 2000

The Dead and the Undead…

She stood surrounded by minions,writes Riverbend. The photograhers lights flashed against her as her cruel lips curled into a grimace. It was meant to be a smile but it wouldn’t reach her cold, lifeless eyes. It was the leer of the undead before a feeding

Voice of the White House May 19, 2005

A White House insider’s latest despatch from the darkened corridors of power

Live Dangerously: Be a Scientist

The first anthrax attacks were reported in the US on October 19, 2001. Since then, some of the world’s leading experts in microbiology and other top scientists, like Dr David Kelly, have died, most under extremely suspicious circumstances

Spanish Nazi victims’ chief says was never in camp

The former head of a Spanish association of Nazi concentration camp inmates, has admitted he invented his account of suffering in Germany’s Flossenburg concentration camp