[APR-news] October 20, 2006

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Alternative Press Review - Your Guide Beyond the Mainstream
www.altpr.org - October 20, 2006

"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 
humanitarianism (sic)?

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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