[APR-news] October 20, 2006
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"The United States is not suffering from some collective personality
disorder called compassion fatigue. We are suffering from the most
well-funded thought-control experiment in history, more sophisticated and
deadly by many orders of magnitude than anything contrived by Kim Jong
Il." - Stan Goff, retired veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces
When "anti-war" doesn't mean anti-war
By Mickey Z.
Operation Iraqi Freedom (sic) has provoked far more protest/outrage than 78
days of U.S./NATO bombing over Yugoslavia in 1999 ever did. Where were all
the Hitler moustaches and facile Nazi analogies when it was Bill Clinton
ordering the use of cruise missiles and depleted uranium in the name of
Poisoning US Troops: Anthrax, Lies and Vaccines
By Heather Wokusch
It's worth noting that mandatory vaccination is a bipartisan outrage, first
initiated by the Clinton administration in 1997; the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) didn't even rule the vaccine to be safe and effective
until December 2003. In October 2004, a court order ended mandatory
vaccinations for active-duty personnel, but under the policy adopted this
week, affected servicemembers will be forced to begin the anthrax
inoculation series in the next few months. Merry Christmas US troops.
Other articles of interest
The First Casualty of the Next Major Conflict may be the Internet
Stan Moore, Media Monitors
The Neo-Con authors of the famous white paper of strategies for the "New
American Century" proposed military control of the internet. That was nearly
ten years ago, and the use of the internet to promote public education and
resistance of the misdeeds of government has only increased.
Energy Depletion & the US Descent into Fascism
Dale Allen Pfeiffer, Mountain Sentinel
This system is suicidal, nor can it be reformed from within the system. It
is time to withdraw our consent.
We Hate To Bring Up the Nazis, But They Fled To South America, Too
Here's a fun question for Tony Snow: Why might the president and his family
need a 98,840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S.
military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from
war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?
Reflecting on Rumsfeld
Stan Goff, Truthdig
Perception management programs are extremely well planned and employ an army
of public relations experts and professional spin-masters. That is why they
are hugely expensive. Just as Rumsfeld has hired more than 20,000 private
mercenaries to fill in the gaps in Iraq and to conduct activities that
escape congressional oversight, the Bush administration (like the Clinton
administration before it) has hired private contractors whose sole purpose
in life is to reconstruct the war in Southwest Asia as a story-using story
conventions with which the American public is familiar and comfortable-that
resonates emotionally and mythically.
The Lancet Study
Riverbend, Baghdad Burning
Let's pretend the 600,000+ number is all wrong and that the minimum is the
correct number: nearly 400,000. Is that better? Prior to the war, the Bush
administration kept claiming that Saddam killed 300,000 Iraqis over 24
years. After this latest report published in The Lancet, 300,000 is looking
quite modest and tame. Congratulations Bush et al.
Public Health: Slow Motion Disaster
John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report
As the number of people on an already overcrowded globe spirals upwards,
more and more of the earth's wild lands come under pressure, and microbes
that have filled stable ecological niches since long before our species
arrived on the scene end up coming into contact with new hosts and vectors.
HIV, the virus that apparently causes AIDS, seems to have gotten into the
human population that way; Ebola and a dozen other lethal hemorrhagic fevers
certainly did, along with many others. At the same time, global warming
driven by our smokestacks and tailpipes has changed distribution patterns of
mosquitoes and other disease vectors, with the result that malaria, dengue
fever, and other tropical diseases are starting to show up on the edges of
today's temperate zones.
FBI director wants ISPs to track users
Planespotting: Nerds with binoculars bust the CIA's torture taxis
Brazilian Indians storming mining complex
Third Intifada coming
How close is runaway climate change?
Number of Ocean "Dead Zones" Rising Fast
Pollution Shortens Life Expectancy Worldwide
Loss of Species that Pollinate is Cause for Global Alarm
Aussies battling worst drought ever
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