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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Afghanistan police - Kandahar's sitting ducks

Ajazeera | March 31, 2010 - Much of the day-to-day security in Kandahar falls on the shoulders of Afghanistan's police force.

The government has just announced that it will send a thousand more officers to help drive out the Taliban from the southern province by August.

As Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, seeks help in tackling the Taliban, it is the police in Afghanistan that are bearing the brunt of the casualties, with an average of six officers getting killed each day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

'9/11 panel was warned not to probe too deeply'

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 02:57:39 GMT
Leaked info shows the 9/11 Commission was warned against crossing the lines in its probe
Leaked confidential documents have revealed that senior officials from the former US administration had warned a 9/11 investigation panel against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks.

Monday, March 15, 2010

9/11 Workers Reach Claims Deal

FoxNewsChannel   |   March 15, 2010 - Is $657 million settlement enough?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wars sending U.S. into ruin.

TheRealNews | March 14, 2010 - Eric Margolis: Obama the peace president is fighting battles his country cannot afford

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Road to Guantanamo.

Starring: Farhad Harun, Arfan Usman, Rizwan Ahmed, Waqar Siddiqi, Shahid Iqbal Directed by: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross 95 minutes, UK (2006), In this compelling docudrama by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, the 'Tipton Three' narrate their own experiences in America's controversial offshore detention camp The Road To Guantánamo opens with archive footage of George W Bush, flanked by a stern-faced Tony Blair, declaring his certain knowledge that all the detainees held in Guantánamo are "bad people". 

House slaves in China.

6 March 2010 - China's real-estate boom has further deepened the divide between the haves and the have-nots as the country's middle class struggles with soaring property prices.

Wen Jiabao, China's premier, has pledged measures to curb speculation in the country's housing market and rein in soaring prices. But with real estate accounting for 10 per cent of GDP, changes may not be welcomed by investors.

How Western anti-Muslim bigotry became respectable.

March 04, 2010 ; TheRealNews - The historic roots of a newly resilient ideology

The historic roots of a newly resilient ideology   PART  1:

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Friday, March 5, 2010

US House votes killing of Armenians as 'genocide'

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 | PressTV

Members of the Turkish Parliament attend a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2010, on the Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution.

US lawmakers have voted to brand the World War I-era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as "genocide," ignoring fierce opposition from Turkey.

Despite fierce opposition to the move from Turkey and the White House, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the symbolic resolution by the slimmest of margins, 23 votes to 22, setting the stage for the bill to be put before the full House of Representatives, AFP reported.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

America versus free speech.

March 03, 2010 | ALjazeera Riz Khan - Washington always claims that one of its top foreign policy initiatives is to spread democracy and freedoms around the world. But a recent bill in the US Congress has many wondering if the US wants to become one of the world's biggest censors of media freedoms. In early December the US House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming majority to pass a bill punishing Arab TV stations that engage in "anti-American incitement to violence". The bill - known as House Resolution 2278 - has to pass many stages before it becomes law, but it has shocked many for contradicting American support for free speech.So, what are the implications of such a law for the concept of free speech?