[APR-news] October 25, 2006

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www.altpr.org - October 25, 2006

"If Israelis don't want to stand accused of being Nazis they should simply 
stop acting like Nazis." - Norman Finkelstein

How the Bush Family Makes a Killing from George's Presidency
By Heather Wokusch

Halliburton scored almost $1.2 billion in revenue from contracts related to 
Iraq in the third quarter of 2006, leading one analyst to comment: "Iraq was 
better than expected . Overall, there is nothing really to question or be 
skeptical about. I think the results are very good." Very good indeed. An 
estimated 655,000 dead Iraqis, over 3,000 dead coalition troops, billions 
stolen from Iraq's coffers, a country battered by civil war--but Halliburton 
turned a profit, so the results are very good.

Optimism of the Will
By Ron Jacobs

Tony Christini wondered why there were no antiwar novels published in the US 
about its war in Iraq. So did his cohorts Mike Palecek and Andre Vltchek.

Other articles of interest

Balance Kills: Media, Good Will, and Israeli Oppression in Palestine
Denis Rancourt, Global Research

Media professionals are indoctrinated to dilute and neutralize any criticism 
or fact that challenges the dominant view by contrasting it against the 
dominant view and by calling this 'balance'. A more honest term would be 
'embedding'. A still more honest term would be 'serving power'.

No Time to Be Silent: Activists Under Fire for Protesting Minutemen Racists 
at Columbia
Alan Maass, Dissident Voice

The planned speech by Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist at Columbia was part 
of an effort by the racist group to gain a foothold on college campuses --  
and to further burnish the group's newly "respectable" image. It wasn't a 
surprise that the right-wing media would turn the facts on their heads and 
use the protest to accuse immigrant rights supporters of violence and 
attacking "free speech." But unfortunately, some liberals and even radicals 
joined in the denunciations. Progressive magazine editor Matthew Rothschild 
said the Columbia protest was "a defeat for free speech worthy not of 
progressives, but of goons." Jon Stewart of the Daily Show claimed the 
protesters made Sean Hannity of Fox News "look like the reasonable one."

World silent as fascists join Israel government
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

In addition to espousing ethnic cleansing, Lieberman has a long history of 
inciting discrimination, hatred and violence against Palestinians within the 
Jewish state and living under Israeli military occupation in East Jerusalem, 
the West Bank and Gaza Strip. When he served as minister of transport in a 
previous government, Lieberman called for all Palestinian prisoners held by 
the Israeli occupation authorities to be drowned in the Dead Sea and offered 
to provide the buses ("Lieberman blasted for suggesting drowning Palestinian 
prisoners," Ha'aretz, July 11, 2002). He has proposed to strip the 
citizenship of, and expel any Palestinian citizen of Israel who refuses to 
sign a loyalty oath to the Jewish Zionist state ("A Jewish demographic 
state," Ha'aretz, June 28, 2002).

The Problematic Pop-Culture Movement to 'Save' Africa
G. Pascal Zachary, AlterNet

Madonna, famous for going to extremes to gain attention, is reminding the 
world in a fresh way that Americans abroad are dangerous. A widening 
controversy surrounds her adoption of a one-year-old African baby from the 
impoverished country of Malawi. And the debacle illustrates how ham-handed, 
clumsy and ineffective American aid efforts can be. Stunts like Madonna's 
perversely tend to reinforce Americans' sense of moral superiority --  
without doing much for the aid recipients themselves. The former Material 
Girl's misadventures in adopting the boy, David Banda, have made her the 
newest Ugly American -- big-footing her way through a foreign country, 
violating local laws and sensibilities in the name of a private agenda she 
calls "doing good."

The Party is Over: Interview with with Richard Heinberg
Financial Sense

The first Gulf War in 1991 was very much about asserting US power and 
dominance in the Middle East and the current war is really, from a 
historical standpoint, we will see the 1991 Gulf War and the current 
invasion of Iraq as one historical continuance as two phases of a single 
war. The objective this time unquestionably is again, to deal with 
geo-political control of the resources of that reason. It is not to make US 
Oil Companies rich as some people on the left have said. I think that is 
ridiculous. In fact, most executives of major oil companies are not excited 
about the invasion at all. They would rather not see it happen because they 
would prefer to see stable oil prices and political stability in the Middle 
East. I think people with the longer view, see that instability in that 
region is inevitable in any case, and in order for the United States to 
maintain its way of life and its disproportionate share of global resources, 
the economic card that the US has relied upon is growing weaker by the day. 
The US economy is inherently very weak for a number of reasons and other 
powers in the world, particularly Europe and China have also very powerful 
and growing resource needs. I think that many of the geo-political 
strategists in Washington see it as a long-term interest of the US to 
project its dominance in the region, now militarily, because the economic 
dominance is no longer the case.


US rank on press freedom slides lower

Former British home secretary admits calling for bombing of Al-Jazeera

Jane Pauley sues New York Times for fraud

Gallaudet's Fernandes claims university protesters are engaged in 

The t-shirt they say is a threat

US naval war games off the Iranian coastline: A provocation which could lead 
to War?

US considers dispatching more terrorists to Iraq

Red Dawn Iraq: Taking aim at the enemy

Red Dawn Iraq: resistance fighters continue to target terrorist occupiers

Take the land back!

Israeli medical experiments on elderly echo the Nazis

Researchers warn about coral reef deaths

Australia: We fiddle as the continent turns to dust

Global ecosystems 'face collapse'

Mass extinction's cause: 'Sick Earth'

After the housing bubble bursts

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