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PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings

24-08-2008 14:00

The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than previously
reported to Bush administration pressure for data justifying an invasion of
Iraq, according to a documents posting on the Web today by National Security
Archive senior fellow John Prados.

The documents suggest that the public relations push for war came before the
intelligence analysis, which then conformed to public positions taken by
Pentagon and White House officials. For example, a July 2002 draft [1] of
the "White Paper" ultimately issued by the CIA in October 2002 [2] actually
pre-dated the National Intelligence Estimate that the paper purportedly
summarized, but which Congress did not insist on until September 2002.

A similar comparison between a declassified draft [3] and the final version
[4] of the British government's "White Paper" on Iraq weapons of mass
destruction adds to evidence that the two nations colluded in the effort to
build public support for the invasion of Iraq. Dr. Prados concludes that the
new evidence tends to support charges raised by former White House press
secretary Scott McClellan and by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
in its long-delayed June 2008 "Phase II" report on politicization of

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In the Name of Decency, Compassion & Higher Justice: Allow American War Resister

23-08-2008 14:01

I am beginning to feel like the Government of Canada is
attempting to adopt an ideology as our national identity and I am very
disturbed by that. I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart
from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the
face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a
majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to
support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Open Letter to the Canadian Prime Minister

23-08-2008 13:50

I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Blockades: Acts of War

23-08-2008 12:55

From July 21 - 31, Joint Task Force (mostly US, but also UK, France, Brazil and Italy) "Operation Brimstone" large scale war games were conducted off the US East coast in the North Atlantic. Its purpose may have been to prepare for a naval blockade of Iran. From what's known a naval deployment may be planned, and a blockade may ensue. The situation remains tense and worrisome.

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Missile Defence: Washington and Poland just moved the World closer to War

23-08-2008 12:10

The signing on August 14 of an agreement between the governments of the
United States and Poland to deploy on Polish soil US `interceptor missiles'
is the most dangerous move towards nuclear war the world has seen since the
1962 Cuba Missile crisis.

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Call for a General Strike Gaining Huge Momentum

23-08-2008 00:09

A global war on terror where any citizen from any country can be spied on (FISA Act) Have their homes broken into without a search warrant (Patriot Act) Be held in secrets prisons (extraordinary rendition) held without charges, bail, attorneys or access to family, tortured (enhanced interrorgation)indefinately requires a global response. A Global General Strike. Please join me and millions of others in 5 days of civil dis obedience world wide.

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Mid-Summer Alert—Update

22-08-2008 22:17

Very Strange Timing for Little Georgia to Attack the Big Bear

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ITT - EDO MBM Begins Full Scale Paveway IV Guided Bomb Production in Brighton

22-08-2008 17:04

After 4 years of developmental setbacks the Raytheon IV guided bomb is now in full production in the UK.

The new weapon is intended to replace the Paveway III guided bomb, the most commonly used munition in the 2003 'shock and awe' bombing of Iraq.

EDO MBM Technology Ltd (now owned by ITT Corp) are UK design and production partners on the new 'smart bomb' with Raytheon, Portsmouth Aviation, and Thales.

Once again EDO MBM is found to be at the heart of UK and joint US/UK military operations in Iraq and Afganistan.

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The Elephant In The Room: Scott Forbes 9/11 "power down"

21-08-2008 20:48

A British former employee of the WTC South Tower goes on (video) record for the first time and talks about strange and uninvestigated occurences the weekend before the events of September 11th 2001

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UK government pushes impunity deal for disgraced dictator Pervez Musharraf

21-08-2008 07:46

UK Ambassador to Pakistan Sir Mark Lyall Grant has been lobbying hard for western client Pervez Musharraf to be gifted immunity from prosecution over his crimes against the Pakistani people

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Eddy Shah help sought on Baluchistan

20-08-2008 15:29

Mother of Khalid Baloch, who was killed last year. A second son is in prison.
Eddy Shah, founder of Today newspaper, is widely respected in South Asia and Europe. The American Friends of Baluchistan in Washington D.C. has sought his help to balkanize Pakistan, which is today the Al Qaeda headquarters.

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Peacewoman in court for first prosecution under SOCPA/Terrorism Act

19-08-2008 13:49

Juliet on the fence, with Orion laser facility under construction
Juliet McBride of Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp (AWPC), will appear before Newbury Magistrates Court on 20 and 21 August charged with trespass on a nuclear licensed site under s. 128 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA), as amended by Terrorism Act 2006

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Why Not Simply Abolish NATO?

19-08-2008 13:26

In the United States, both the Republicans and the Democrats see the old NATO transformed into this new offensive military alliance as a good (neocon) idea to promote American interests around the world, as well as those of its close allies, such as Israel. It is not only an idea actively promoted by the neocon Bush-Cheney administration, but also by the neoconservative advisers to both 2008 American presidential candidates, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. Indeed, both 2008 presidential candidates are enthusiastic military interventionists, and this is essentially because both rely on advisers originating from the same neocon camp.

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Musharraf resigns (by Latuff)

18-08-2008 15:06

Musharraf resigns!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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7th Anniversary of 9/11: London Events

16-08-2008 07:45

Awareness, Activism, Action

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Caesar’s-Messiah’s Vicar Calls for Peace (Again) in Georgia?

15-08-2008 15:32

Caesar’s-Messiah’s Vicar Calls for Peace (Again) in Georgia?

Seamus Breathnach 15/08/2008 06:51

Unfortunately, the Pope and his enormous empire is quite capable of suing the whole world. Through Opus Dei, he already owns most of the Supreme Courts and , in some countries, he even has a Special Place drafted into their Constitution. This was so for the Republic of Ireland and East Timor; and , if you looked closely enough at a couple of dozen other Catholic countries , you would find the same anti-secular bias, even when such countries brag about 'every citizen being equal before the law'. Catholicism makes tin-pot dictatorships out of the most well-meaning countries. One has only to mention Spain, Portugal and Austria to see what they did to these countries in the past, or to Spain, Italy or Germany before , during and after WW11. The personality of the Christian, when you have taken away the Janus-mask of White Pope (who does the PR from the Vatican) and the Black Pope , who does the biz abroad, is one of deception, forgery, incalculable violence and aggression ,not just to women and children in 'State-run Catholic schools', but in the broadest theaters of universal civil and international war.

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Cannon fodder for the market

14-08-2008 00:03

The government of Georgia would never have launched its armed forces against the capital of the Autonomous Republic of South Ossetia in the dawn of August 8, engaged in what it called the re-establishing of constitutional order, without previous coordination with Bush...

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Colombia: Help preserve evidence of paramilitary ties

13-08-2008 22:18

The Uribe and Bush administrations have come to an agreement under
which paramilitary leaders are being extradited to the United States
to stand trial for drug-trafficking. Many of these paramilitaries have
caused hundreds, and even thousands, of deaths through massacres of

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US Armada En Route to Persian Gulf:"Naval Blockade" or All Out War Against Iran?

13-08-2008 21:11

US sponsored war games have foreseen the possible intervention of Russia and China in the Middle East. World War III has been on the lips of NeoCon architects of US foreign policy from the outset of the Bush regime.

There is a tacit public acceptance of a diabolical and criminal military agenda, which in a very sense threatens "the community of nations" and life on this planet.

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Elephant in the Room Release Date and Teaser Trailer featuring Cynthia McKinney

13-08-2008 18:31

Details of free September 1st 2008 internet release of award winning* documentary 'The Elephant in the Room' plus exclusive teaser trailer featuring Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney

*The film recently won Best UK Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival