textCanada transferring Afghan detainees to “self-confessed torturers” by wsws (reposted)
The World Socialist Web Site spoke this week with Dr. Amir Attaran, Professor of Law and Population Health at the University of Ottawa....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:31AM
textCanada’s Afghan intervention—three probes launched into prisoner abuse by wsws (reposted)
In response to mounting public pressure, three separate investigations were announced last week into the reported abuse of prisoners by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel in Afghanistan. These inquiries may also include a broader review of the routine transfer of CAF detainees into the hands of the notoriously brutal Afghan police....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:30AM
textThe Bush administration prepares for war against Iran by wsws (reposted)
US President Bush’s January 10 speech was far more than the announcement of a surge of 20,000 US troops and an escalating bloodbath in Iraq. It signalled an intensification of his administration’s efforts to refashion the entire Middle East under the domination of US imperialism. The central target of this strategy is Iran....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:30AM
textUS and UK worst places in developed world to be a child by wsws (reposted)
The United States and Britain are the worst places in the major industrialised nations to be a child, according to a new report produced by Unicef. The organisation, which usually highlights the plight of child soldiers and children living in poverty in the so-called developing world, has turned the spotlight on 21 wealthy OECD countries. Its findings have exposed the appalling results of growing social inequality in both the UK and US. The report thoroughly refutes the claims of both governm...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:29AM
textUS-North Korean nuclear agreement: clearing the decks for Iran by wsws (reposted)
The deal reached between the US and North Korea at six-party talks in Beijing on Tuesday has been variously described in the international media as a “landmark” and an “historic agreement”—holding out the prospect of ending more than five decades of confrontation between the two countries....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:29AM
textItaly orders CIA kidnapping trial by BBC (reposted)
An Italian judge has ordered 26 US citizens - most of them CIA agents - to stand trial over the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:26AM
imageFresno — On day of love we gays apply for marriage licenses
by Elfie & Maia Ballis/SunMt
Fresno — On day of love we gays apply for marriage licenses. 2:30 video...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:26AM
textAgreement struck in Saudi Arabia between Hamas and Fatah: Expecting Mecca by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
The entire next phase of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rides on the durability and honesty of the agreement struck in Saudi Arabia between Hamas and Fatah, writes Ramzy Baroud*...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:25AM
textSplitting Sudan by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Egypt and the Arab world have not understood the telltale signs that litter the road to secession for South Sudan, writes Abdullah Al-Ashaal*...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:24AM
textAl-Aqsa: Catalogue of provocations by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Israel's encroachments upon the Al-Aqsa Mosque have not been sporadic, but, rather, a systematic endeavour...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:24AM
textPalestine: In place of appeasement by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
It is not among the duties of resistance movements to court popularity from outside powers, writes Azmi Bishara...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:23AM
textUnequal exchanges: It is time to level the nuclear pitch by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Making Washington pay for its nuclear double standards has become an absolute necessity. United States President George W Bush is advocating tougher sanctions against Iran for Tehran's peaceful nuclear programme without taking a blind bit of notice of Israel's nuclear arsenal. As if to add insult to injury it is seemingly trying to placate North Korea, tempting it to dismantle its nuclear programme in exchange for a meagre trickle of energy supplies. Or is it attempting to appease Beijing?...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:22AM
textBlaming Iran by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Hyping Tehran's threat in Iraq, the Bush administration appears moving closer to war, writes Salah Hemeid...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:22AM
textBaghdad: No change here by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Bush's Baghdad security plan is in full swing and death and violence loom as large as ever in the lives of Iraqis, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:21AM
textLebanon: Explosive mediation by Al-Ahram Weekly (reposted)
Amr Moussa's Lebanon reconciliation mission could fail if rival parties continue to stall, Dina Ezzat reports...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:20AM
textToo much COOING in the HOOD - Bayview Hunters Point by Francisco Da Costa
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is a program where people are supposed to empower themselves. The model has been in operation for the last 3 years with the full knowledge of Mayor Gavin Newsom. The main man behind the model is Dwayne Jones - the former Director of the Mayor's Office of Community Development - and now self appointed Director of Communities of Opportunity (COO). The plan is simple - go into poor neighborhoods - throw some bread crumbs and make way for Lennar BVHP to come in an...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:01AM
textGood TV Coverage on National and SF Walkout by Eric Blanc
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:24AM
textCharges dropped against Vermont Peace Activist by Daniel Borgström
After an ordeal of nearly four years, charges against Vermont peace activist Rosemarie Jackowski have finally been dropped...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:37AM
imageNew Motions in Rumsfeld Suit Unveil Web of Intrigue
by David Roknich
The US government has been named as a party in the suit against Donald Rumsfeld in Chicago, and the plaintiffs in the newly amended suit allege an attempted cover-up by the US government and un-identified agents....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:43AM
audioRalph Nader Joins Congressional Watchdog Group at San Francisco Federal Building (audio/mpeg 2.0MB) by Robert B. Livingston
Today Ralph Nader joined a newly formed citizen advocacy group, Pelosi Watch, at the foot of the Phillip Burton Federal Building where Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi keeps her district office. His message: Force Nancy Pelosi to listen to her constituents at home....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:23AM