[APR-news] April 11, 2006

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Palestinian Health Care Conditions Under Occupation
By Sonia Nettnin

The facts on the ground are shocking, yet the international community 
ignores Israel's widespread violence and warfare against the Palestinians. 
The violence against health care workers, the health care system and the 
Palestinian infrastructure are equally appalling. According to the 
Palestinian Ministry of Health, 36 health care workers have been killed, 447 
health providers have been wounded and 129 patients have died at Israeli 
checkpoints. How? There have been 375 attacks on health care centers, 383 
attacks on ambulances, with 38 ambulances destroyed altogether. Palestinian 
women in labor have not been left out of the equation of military 
occupation. Since September 28, 2000, at least 67 women have given birth at 
Israeli checkpoints. As a result, 39 newborns died or they were delivered 

Immigration and Occupations: Legislating Labor Protection for Some 
By Seth Sandronsky

In contrast to a policy that restricts the ability of foreign doctors to 
practice in the U.S. at a lower cost than is now the case for the nation's 
consumers, misnamed "free-trade pacts such as the NAFTA put low- and 
middle-income American workers into job competition with foreign workers. 
Publicly, this accord is based on a theory of free and voluntary exchange of 
labor buyers and sellers.

Other articles of interest

Milo Clark, Swans

Whereas hunter-gatherers had extended periods within their annual or even 
daily cycles of what we might call leisure, farmers, in growing seasons, are 
at work nearly continuously. Whose lives may, indeed, be mean, short, and 

Katie Couric Versus Amy Goodman
Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Common Dreams

We haven't done the poll, but our guess is that most Americans recognize the 
name Katie Couric. And they wouldn't know Amy Goodman from a hole in the 
wall. NBC Today Show co-anchor Katie Couric said this morning that she is 
leaving the show to become the anchor for the CBS Evening News. Amy Goodman 
is the anchor of the award winning one-hour television and radio news 
program, Democracy Now. Couric gets more ink than Goodman in the mainstream 
press. That's because Couric plays by the rules of the game. Goodman 
doesn't. Couric has been with the Today Show for 15 years. She has also been 
a contributing anchor for Dateline NBC. For most of her professional life, 
Couric has been a celebrity interviewer and stenographer to power.

John Pilger And A Leading Epidemiologist Challenge IBC

Noam Chomsky once observed: "If you are not offending people who ought to be 
offended, you're doing something wrong." One indication that the Iraq Body 
Count (IBC) project is doing something wrong is that it is deemed, not 
merely inoffensive, but is eagerly embraced by people who really ought to be 

FoxNews Does Ward Churchill
Tom Kerr, CounterPunch

In case you missed it, Fox News' (so-called) Sean Hannity provided some 
excellent moral instruction in his recent abusive "interview" with Ward 
Churchill, who appeared with David Horowitz on Hannity and Colmes (April 6, 
2006) following the pair's George Washington University debate on the place 
of politics in the classroom. Hannity launched his assault on Churchill by 
breaking his word. Churchill had accepted an invitation to appear on the 
show on the condition that it would focus on the debate with Horowitz.

Coca-Cola: Sucking Communities Dry
Joseph Zacune, Selves and Others

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The company 
claims to adhere to the "highest ethical standards" and to be "an 
outstanding corporate citizen in every community we serve". Yet Coca-Cola's 
activities around the world tell a different story. Coca-Cola has been 
accused of dehydrating communities in its pursuit of water resources to feed 
its own plants, drying up farmers' wells and destroying local agriculture. 
The company has also violated workers' rights in countries such as Colombia, 
Turkey, Guatemala and Russia.

Exposing the Real Culprit in the "Illegal Immigrant" Controversy
Dennis Rahkonen, Dissident Voice

Who rips off the Third World through resource theft and sweatshop 
employment, plus usurious lending, leaving native populaces incapable of 
proper development, and bereft of the ability to rise above chronic, 
devastating poverty? Capitalist profiteers. Who, therefore, selfishly 
creates the underlying conditions that drive vast numbers of migrants to 
come to the United States to try to simply survive? Capitalist profiteers. 
Who then takes cruel advantage of them once they're here, seizing upon their 
desperate status to pay them next to nothing? Capitalist profiteers. Who 
manipulates the immigrant issue to make many Americans think their declining 
quality of life -- resulting chiefly from aggressive union busting and 
rightwing stonewalling on direly needed federal minimum wage hikes, or an 
actual living wage -- is caused by "those Mexicans?" Capitalist profiteers. 
Who's scared to death that all their divisive demagoguery will be revealed, 
allowing a multi-racial working class with an all-for-one, one-for-all 
outlook to gain the necessary clout that only standing united can achieve, 
forcing  thieves in corporate/financial power to accede to economic justice 
or be kicked into the trash bin of history? Capitalist profiteers. Sorry for 
being repetitive. But we can't permit any misidentification of our mutual 

The big wink: Israel's racists and fascists courted by mainstream 
Uri Avnery, Redress Information & Analysis

Uri Avnery shows how the post-election politicking and coalition posturing 
in Israel by Prime Minister-designate Ehud Olmert, Labour leader Amir Peretz 
and Meretz leader Yossi Beilin have in effect conferred legitimacy on 
outright fascists and racist such as Avigdor Lieberman, Benny Eilon and Effi 
Eitam. He argues that the main casualty is likely to be peace with the 

Creative Destruction: From Iraq To Iran
Gilles d'Aymery, Swans

The chattering classes, from the New York Times to the Washington Post and 
the Wall Street Journal, as well as influential rags like the Weekly 
Standard, and myriad think tanks, have been beating the drums of war against 
Iran for months on end. The networks and cable news and radio have added to 
the script in unison. Iran is in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation 
Treaty (actually, it's the U.S. that undeniably is). Iran poses a threat to 
the U.S. (actually, it is the U.S. that is posing an undeniable threat to 
Iran). Iran wants nuclear weapons (an utterly unproven allegation, while the 
U.S. is a nuclear power that has used its arsenal once, while it needed not 
at all to do so, and is developing a new-age, life-ending nuclear arsenal).


Graffiti artists take on New York

US propaganda campaign hypes al Qaeda Role in Iraq

Dateline NBC paid group more than $100,000 to create pedophile sting 

Dateline NBC's Muslim planting scheme at NASCAR questioned

Drugs companies 'inventing diseases to boost their profits'

Elite squad of scientists get license to kill

Army misses recruiting goal again

Nearly 1 million protest for immigrants in US

Do you want to continue Bush's policies after 2008? Then John McCain is your 

US-backed Haiti govt accused of massive illegal detentions

After 3 years of U.S. 'democracy' Iraqis are dying by the hundreds every 

Chirac ditches job law after protests

Residents revive promise of communes

Cannibals, Cassandra and Oil Costing $200: Is a Crisis Brewing?

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