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Sunday  8/15/2004

Shia backlash wrecks US strategy  8/15/2004 Scotsman 

Gustavo Borges: Electoral fraud attempt fails in Caracas  8/15/2004 Vheadlines: "Voicing over a CNE announcement broadcast on all local TV and radio channels, the opposition loaded media organizations mistakenly (?) played a recording they are alleged to have planned to broadcast in the streets at 8:00 p.m. tonight to announce that President Hugo Chavez Frias had lost the referendum by an amazing 11 million votes."

INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER: Widening margin of victory for Chavez Frias  8/15/2004 Vheadlines: "Racist antipathies will be raging in Washington as this man of black and indian heritage takes them to the political cleaners and ends their hopes of recolonizing Venezuela ... this will be the one-worlders' third defeat from this noble adversary."


Saturday  8/14/2004

topThe Nuclear Shadow  8/14/2004 NYT: "If a 10-kiloton terrorist nuclear weapon explodes beside the New York Stock Exchange or the U.S. Capitol, or in Times Square, as many nuclear experts believe is likely in the next decade, then the next 9/11 commission will write a devastating critique of how we allowed that to happen. As I wrote in my last column, there is a general conviction among many experts - though, in fairness, not all - that nuclear terrorism has a better-than-even chance of occurring in the next 10 years. Such an attack could kill 500,000 people. Yet U.S. politicians have utterly failed to face up to the danger."


Thursday  8/12/2004

topThe War Through al-Qaeda's Eyes  8/12/2004 AntiWar 

Mysterious September 11 Breakfast Meeting on Capitol Hill  8/12/2004 Centre for Research on Globalisation: "On the morning of September 11, the three lawmakers Bob Graham, Porter Goss and Jon Kyl (who were part of the Congressional delegation to Pakistan) were having breakfast on Capitol Hill with General Ahmad, the alleged "money-man" (to use the FBI expression) behind the 9/11 hijackers. Also present at this meeting were Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. Maleeha Lodhi and several members of the Senate and House Intelligence committees. This meeting was described by one press report as a "follow-up meeting" to that held in Pakistan in late August."

Uh! Ah! Chavez is here to stay  8/12/2004 Progreso Weekly 

Activists across US launch week of support for protests in Haiti  8/12/2004 SF Bay View: "Beginning a week of non-violent demonstrations in the United States, representatives of the Bay Area-based Haiti Action Committee today called for all people of conscience to support the Haitian people’s ongoing struggle for basic freedoms. The U.S. actions are in support of peaceful protests being staged under dire conditions in Haiti. The Haiti demonstrations will be held in the area of Cap-Haitien and Milot in the North of Haiti Aug. 12-14. That region has seen brutal crackdowns on the popular mass movement Lavalas by paramilitary forces. Meanwhile, candlelight vigils, pickets and teach-ins are planned in various U.S. cities in solidarity with Haiti."

Revolutionary greetings from Ayiti (Haiti)  8/12/2004 SF Bay View 

Nader vs. the ADL  8/12/2004 Washington Post: "Nader is not backing down. In a letter to the group that will be released today, he reiterated his arguments, challenged the league to cite a recent example of when American leaders have pursued a policy opposed by the Israeli government and pointed to Israeli peace groups that he said share his criticism of that country's leadership. "There is far more freedom in the media, in town squares and among citizens, soldiers, elected representatives and academicians in Israel to debate and discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than there is in the United States," Nader wrote."


Wednesday  8/11/2004

topNew York lockdown  8/11/2004 Guardian: "His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org, runs a snitch line and an email account where disgruntled employees of New York hotels, the Garden and the Republican party itself can pass on information about conventioneers. So far, the collective has received dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails with inside dirt on GOP activities… "We want to make their stay here as miserable as possible," says Moran, who has sandy hair, a snub nose and a goatee. The son of a retired Queens cop, he's 30 but looks younger. "I'd like to see all the Republican events - teas, backslapping lunches - disrupted. I'd like to see people from other states following their delegates, letting them know what they think about Republican policies. I'd like to see impromptu street parties and marches. I'd like to see corporations involved in the Iraq reconstruction get targeted - anything from occupation to property destruction." "

Filmmaker Moore Quotes Goss on Lack of CIA Credentials  8/11/2004 Reuters 

RNC Not Welcome 2004, NYC  8/11/2004 rncnotwelcome.org: "The Republican National Committee has, for the first time in its 150 year history, selected New York for their Convention from August 29-September 2, 2004. In a shallow attempt at exploiting the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the RNC has pushed the Convention date to September. We have witnessed two unjust wars, at least one American life lost each day overseas, a depressed economy, the collapse of the dollar, $87 billion to boost war profiteering, the closing of our firehouses, a health-care crisis, millions of children being left behind, and now this. We say, Enough!"

Will Venezuela get the Florida treatment?  8/11/2004 Working For Change 


Tuesday  8/10/2004

topChavez calls for final poll push  8/10/2004 AFP: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on hundreds of thousands of supporters who marched on the capital of the oil-rich nation to prepare for a "final attack" on the recall referendum his opponents have put up to remove him from office."

Bush Team on Defensive Over al-Qaeda Leak  8/10/2004 Anti War: "One of the greatest coups in Washington's nearly three-year war against al-Qaeda has suddenly turned sour with reports the White House prematurely exposed the identity of a key source whose contacts and communication with the terrorist group's operational masterminds had yet to be fully exploited."

US General captured by Iraqi Resistance  8/10/2004 Global Research 


Monday  8/9/2004

topA Harsh Light On Associate 82  8/9/2004 Newsweek: "A Harsh Light On Associate 82 - A declassified Pentagon report claims Uribe once worked for Pablo Escobar"

CIA executives gathered in Santiago de Chile revealed in contingency plot to overthrow Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias  8/9/2004 Vheadlines 

CNE's Rodriguez sees ties between voting machine fire, Mendoza, Ramos Allup and RCTV  8/9/2004 Vheadlines 

"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to Democracies as against despots: suspicion." -- Demosthenes


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