Tuesday, 5 October 2010

News For October 05, 2010

Pakistan: 'Unable or Unwilling!'


It is becoming pathetic to see the Pakistani state whimpering its protests against the spiralling aggression against its territory and people by NATO and the US. Continue

Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million

By Matthew Nasuti

Killing 20 Taliban costs $1 Billion / Killing all the Taliban would cost $1.7 Trillion. Continue

Dissent in the Age of Obama

By Cindy Sheehan

There is nothing noble about an agency that has reduced itself to being jackbooted enforcers of a neo-fascist police state, no matter how much the FBI has been romanticised in movies, television and books. Continue

March to Nowhere

By Chris Hedges

We can hold One Nation marches every week. It will not make any difference until we revolt against the formal structures of power. Continue

Firefighters Watch as Home Burns to the Ground

By Jason Hibbs

Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay. Continue

At least 10 Afghans killed in three bomb blasts in Kandahar: At least 10 Afghans ­ most of them children ­ were killed Tuesday in three bomb blasts that came minutes apart in southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar, the provincial spokesman said.
Police, NATO troops killed in Afghanistan: Three NATO service members also were killed in bombings in southern Afghanistan, and an insurgent attack killed another, raising the coalition's death toll to 11 in the first four days of October.
Late soldier's letters tell of rapes at camp: Capt. Nichola Goddard, who in 2006 became the first female Canadian combat death, wrote to her husband that women working at bases in Afghanistan were often victims of sexual harassment or assault, and that in one week there had been six rapes at her camp.
Pakistan deploys anti-aircraft missiles on Afghan border: Pakistan has strengthened its air defense with a view to preventing NATO forces from intruding into its territory from Afghanistan.
Militants Attack Yet Another NATO Tanker in Pakistan: Officials say a bomb planted underneath the tanker exploded Tuesday near the Torkhum border crossing in the Khyber tribal region
Battles kill 23 in Somali capital as violence grows: An increase in violence has killed at least 23 civilians in the past three days in Mogadishu, officials said yesterday.
At least six killed in Iraq's restive city of Mosul : Extremists in the northern city of Mosul killed on Tuesday two soldiers, two civilian women, a lecturer at the University of Mosul and a top level police officer, according to security officials.
Ahmadinejad warns the U.S. against military attack on Iran: "The U.S. first started a psychological war in the form of financial sanctions in order to weaken our country and is blatant enough even to threaten us that the military attack option was still on the agenda," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan.
Obama faces humiliation over Middle East talks: The consequences of failure will be serious for the US president; for the region and the wider world, they are potentially disastrous.
Outrage after video shows female Palestinian prisoner humiliated: The clip, uploaded on YouTube, shows an Israeli soldier dancing in front of and harassing a Palestinian woman prisoner, to impress his fellow soldiers.
Poet Zach: Israel apartheid state: Zach condemned the government and expressed his concern that it would lead Israel to war and bloodshed.
Israeli rabbi: Honey-pot sex is kosher for female Mossad agents: An Israeli rabbi has given his blessing to female agents of Israel's foreign secret service, Mossad, who may be required to have sex with the enemy in so-called "honey-pot" missions against terrorists.
US accused of 'crime against humanity': US experiments in Guatemala which deliberately infected thousands of Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases constitute crimes against humanity, a law expert says.
US top court refuses to hear Guantanamo wiretap case: The US Supreme Court on Monday threw out a plea by 23 lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees to be informed whether conservations by their clients had been subjected to wiretaps.
Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These: This past August, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that placing tracking devices underneath cars isn’t actually a breach of the Fourth Amendment, so long as law enforcement officials think someone is a criminal.
Prosecuting border activists for leaving water for migrants is unjust: 238 people died along the Arizona-Mexico border this past year.
IMF admits that the West is stuck in near depression: IMF's World Economic Outlook more or less condemns Southern Europe to death by slow suffocation and leaves little doubt that fiscal tightening will trap North Europe, Britain and America in slump for a long time.
Joseph Stiglitz: the euro may not survive: Joseph Stiglitz, one of the world's leading economists, has warned that the future of the euro is "looking bleak" and the fragile European economic recovery could be irreparably damaged by a "wave of austerity" sweeping the continent.
One out of Five Borrowers Could Lose Their Home: If governmental policy on foreclosure prevention does not change, 11.5 million borrowers are in danger of losing their homes, according to the analysts at Amherst Securities Group LP.
SWAT Standoff Ends at Foreclosed House near L.A.: A man who may have been despondent over facing foreclosure barricaded himself in his Los Angeles-area home late Wednesday, leading to a overnight standoff with a SWAT team and Los Angeles police, but surrendered peacefully Thursday morning.
Cali. couple charged with trashing foreclosed home: It is another shattered American dream. This house owned by Monique and Robert Acosta taken over by the bank. Neighbor Keith Peet says, "They loved it so much. They put their heart and soul and just everything into it. I mean, it was the best house on the street."
Midnight Shopping On The Brink Of Poverty: Take a trip to one of those 24-hour Walmarts on the last day of every month, and you'll get a glimpse into the lives of low-income families trying to get by. At one location in Fredericksburg, Va., at around 11 p.m., families start to load up on necessities like diapers and groceries.

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