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US to drop Geneva rule, officials say
For more than a year, the Pentagon has been redrawing its policies on detainees, and intends to issue a new Army Field Manual on interrogation, which, along with accompanying directives, represents core instructions to U.S. soldiers worldwide.
Mandatory Draft Bill Snuck In - To Be Debated 6-6-6
Congressman Charles Rangel (Democrat - NY) introduced a bill (Universal National Service Act of 2006 - HR 4752 IH) aiming at drafting everyone - men and women alike - from the ages of 18 to 42 into the military for a minimum period of 2 years.
Anti-immigrant billboard put up in Little Haiti
It may as well have said, “Get Out of Our Country,” because the message is just that clear. A sign recently erected in Little Haiti communicated effectively just how some Americans feel about illegal immigrants. The sign, at the corner of NW 79th Street and right next to Interstate 95 reads boldly, “Stop the Invasion.”
Officials admit doubts over chemical plot
Confidence among officials appeared to be waning as searches at the address continued to yield no evidence of a plot for an attack with cyanide or other chemicals. A man was shot during the raid, adding to pressure on the authorities for answers about the accuracy of the intelligence that led them to send 250 officers to storm the man's family home at dawn.
U.S. must drop terms: Iran
"We think that if there is goodwill, a breakthrough to get out of a situation [the European Union and U.S.] have created for themselves... is possible," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.
US, Israel blamed for Syria attack
The US blames Syria for backing extremist Muslim groups such as the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad, as well as Lebanon's Hezbollah. America also accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq, an accusation the Arab state denies.
Wife: Marines could have been on speed at Haditha
"There were problems in Kilo Company with drugs, alcohol, hazing, you name it," said the woman unidentified by Newsweek. "I think it's more than possible that these guys were totally tweaked out on speed or something when they shot those civilians in Haditha."
US troops cleared in Ishaqi raid probe despite video...
A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March raid in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared the troops of misconduct, the military said Friday — despite dramatic video footage of slain children.
The Black Commentator - Issue 186 - June 1, 2006
In Search of 'Liberation-Oriented Economics'
The struggle for a “new economic order” has always been at the core of African American politics. The abolition of slavery required a new economic order. Jim Crow was an economic – as well as social, political and legal – order; we needed a new one. Those who have always tried to order us around and kick us down are constantly building their own self-serving “orders” – the current regime being a global capitalism managed by home-grown racists armed to the teeth, who harbor a quasi-religious belief that they embody the essence of civilization.
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Charmed woman marries cobra in India
Priests chanted mantras to seal the union, but the snake failed to come out of a nearby ant hill where it lives, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said.
Pat Robertson energy drink nixed