November 2006

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Message to the American People

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful O, Almighty God, bestow upon humanity the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers. Noble Americans, Were we not faced with the activities of the US administration in this part of the world and the negative ramifications of those [...]

Police seek powers to arrest ‘middle England’ protestors waving placards

A leaked document from London’s Metropolitan Police proposes more stringent laws for dealing with political protests. Among other things, it suggests new powers to arrest people for carrying placards or wearing headbands deemed ‘offensive’

“Big Brother, Big Business”

As in the UK, the population of the United States is monitored ever more intensively. Although they not be aware of it, their spending habits, life style and even sexual prefences are probably on file somewhere

A most dangerous game

Mind Sciences, the study of human behaviour in relation to the mind, is less than one hundred years old but out of all the fields of study into human behaviour it is the one most cloaked in secrecy

The British Public is Being Taken for a Ride

I hate seeing my country being taken for a sucker, writes Julian Evans. But that, I fear, is exactly what it is being taken for with the unfortunate death of Alexander Litvinenko

American Base in Israel

Reports have been coming in of a huge American military base, covering more than 25 square miles, being built in Israel. Now some photos have been received along with indications that the base will be operational by the end of next month.

Gallup: Public Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Falls to All-Time Low

A recent Gallup poll found that public trust in the mainstream media had reached an all-time low, coupled with a precipitous drop in confidence in George Bush’s presidency

Tanks take a beating in Iraq

They were once the pride of US fighting forces but now the armoured behemoths are proving as much of a liability as an asset

America May Be Forced to Surrender in Iraq

While U.S. soldiers use candy to lure Iraqi children into acting as ‘human shields’ for convoys, the Republican Guard demonstrates its staggering ability to maroon the entire American Army inside Iraq, then destroy it at leisure

Date Trees and Flies in the Ointment

Here it is: clear photographic evidence that the alleged capture of Saddam Hussein was staged

Profile: George Soros

The billionaire trader has become eastern Europe’s uncrowned king and the prophet of ”the open society”. But open to what?

Second Class Status Goes Beyond the Grave for Palestinians

Talk about double-standards: the new Museum of Tolerance currently being built in Jerusalem has become has become a monument to intolerance

British Police Find Traces of Radiation in Berezovsky’s London Office

Following the death of Alexander Litvinenko from radiation poisoning, British police have found traces of radiation in Boris Berezovsky’s London office

More on the Killing of Alexander Litvinenko

Wayne Madsen on how Alexander Litvinenko was tied into a web on intrigue involving Russian-Israeli gangsters, Chechen guerrillas and none other than Baron Jacob Rothschild. And how a fictional 007 seems to know more than his real life counterparts

“Sectarian violence”: US allies operate Iraq death squads

Every day in Iraq up to one hundred mutilated bodies are found. They are not killed by Sunni insurgents but by Shia deaths squads many of whom are Iraqi policemen

Online video viewing rises at expense of TV

What this article omits to mention is that TV viewer figures are not slipping because of competition from the Internet alone. Just as newspapers sales are also dropping, it is symptomatic of growing sceptism about the integrity of the media as a whole

Police target dangerous suspects before they can offend

It could have featured in the movie Minority Report but it’s not science fiction. British police are developing a data base of the country’s most dangerous murders and rapists – before they even commit such crimes

Crowd stones Iraq PM as govt calls for calm

As Iraq teeters toward the brink of disintergration, crowds of angry Iraqis are reported to have stoned Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s motorcade in a Shi’ite stronghold of Baghdad

Word on the street … they’re listening

The UK has more CCTV cameras per head of population than any other country. Now British police are considering extending their surveillance network by attaching high powered microphones to the cameras

‘I think there are enough weapons for the next war’

Robert Fisk chronicles turbulent times in the Lebanon as he reflects on the prospect of more killings and the consequences of that