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    World News
7/12/04 - 7/18/04

Sunday  7/18/04

Philippine Troops to Complete Iraq Pullout Monday  7/18/04 Reuters: "The Philippine military will complete its pullout from Iraq on Monday, officials in Manila said, in a withdrawal aimed at saving the life of a Filipino hostage but which has strained ties with Washington. Eleven of the 51-strong Philippine contingent have already left. Kidnappers holding Angelo de la Cruz, a father of eight, say they will free him once all the Filipino troops leave Iraq."

Regime change in Iran now in Bush’s sights  7/18/04 Sunday Telegraph: "PRESIDENT George Bush has promised that if re-elected in November he will make regime change in Iran his new target. Bush named Iran as part of the Axis of Evil along with North Korea and Iraq almost three years ago. A US government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that military action would not be overt in changing Iran, but rather that the US would work to stir revolts in the country and hope to topple the current conservative religious leadership. The official said: “If George Bush is re-elected there will be much more intervention in the internal affairs of Iran.” "

Now America accuses Iran of complicity in World Trade Center attack  7/18/04 Telegraph: "Iran gave free passage to up to 10 of the September 11 hijackers just months before the 2001 attacks and offered to co-operate with al-Qa'eda against the US, an American report will say this week. The all-party report by the 9/11 Commission, set up by Congress in 2002, will state that Iran, not Iraq, fostered relations with the al-Qa'eda network in the years leading up to the world's most devastating terrorist attack."

Saturday  7/17/04

topWyclef Jean gives Montreal hip hop crew some exposure on his new CD  7/17/04 CP: Jean was anti-aristide prior to the coup - "Jean, who sings in Creole on the disc, hopes his project will bring attention to Haiti's political woes. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's former president, was forced from office early this year by rebels. "I hope to see a restoration of peace," said Jean, noting Canada is doing its part by sending police officers later this month to help restore stability in the state."

Haiti's PM blames media for problems with Caricom  7/17/04 Trinidad Express 

Friday  7/16/04

topFla. Lawmaker Says 2000 Election 'Stolen'  7/16/04 AP: "At that point, Buyer demanded that Brown's words be "taken down," or removed the debate's permanent record. The House's presiding officer, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ruled that Brown's words violated a House rule. "Members should not accuse other members of committing a crime such as, quote, stealing, end quote, an election," Thornberry said. When Brown objected to his ruling, the Republican-run House voted 219-187 along party lines to strike her words."

Senate votes to end Haiti clothes duties  7/16/04 AP 

Caribbean Leaders See Hope for Haiti Ties  7/16/04 Black America Web: "Five Caribbean foreign ministers say they were satisfied with Haiti’s pledge to hold elections and uphold justice, indicating the path has been cleared for resuming diplomatic ties. The delegation soon will make a report to the 15-member Caribbean Community, Barbados Foreign Affairs Minister Billie Miller said. It remained unclear how soon the regional bloc could decide on restoring ties that have been suspended since the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide four months ago. "We hope that this impasse will come to an end soon," Miller told reporters Wednesday, standing beside interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue at Port-au-Prince's airport."

New Claims of Serious Abuses at Abu Ghraib Surface  7/16/04 Common Dreams: "Leading investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has told the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that videotapes were made of young boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison. The Bush administration is holding videotapes of these acts, said Hersh, a regular contributor to the New Yorker and other publications and who spoke this week at the ACLU’s annual membership conference."

Haiti Donor Conference Will Be Crucial Test of International Community's Commitment  7/16/04 Oxfam 

UN mission condemns clashes in Haiti, urges efforts to promote stability  7/16/04 UN: "The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today condemned clashes which left a number of police dead in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The Haitian police responded to yesterday's attacks with MINUSTAH's backing."

Thursday  7/15/04

topCritics slam 'no blame' WMD report  7/15/04 CNN: "Many British politicians and newspapers have criticized an official inquiry that said no single person was to blame for the "seriously flawed" intelligence used to justify the Iraq war."

3,000 Lavalasien Demonstrate on President Aristide's Birthday  7/15/04 Haiti Action Net 

Aristide’s Party Urged To Participate In Haiti’s 2005 Election  7/15/04 HardBeat News: "Barbados Foreign Affairs Minister Billie Miller has reportedly urged members of Jean Bertrand Aristide’s party, the Family Lavalas, to participate in the planned 2005 election."

CHÁVEZ CON LA GUARDIA EN ALTO  7/15/04 Jiribilla: "Lo que se juega en Venezuela en el referendo del 15 de agosto es mucho más que otro ejercicio electoral para que todo siga igual no importa quien gane. La instauración de la figura del referendo expresa por sí misma el cambio operado en el país suramericano de la corrupta democracia formal y elitista predominante en América Latina hacia un régimen profundamente popular y participativo, que reconoce el derecho de los ciudadanos a revocar a sus gobernantes."

Wednesday  7/14/04

topTrouble in the desert kingdom  7/14/04 Independent: "But support for extremism has begun to change since the attacks inside Saudi Arabia, which killed local Muslims and Western workers who were guests in the country. Now Saudis see themselves as victims. Concrete barriers have gone up around major buildings, hotels and shopping malls to protect against car bombs. Dr Mohsen al-Awaji, a Saudi lawyer who represents several militants and who was imprisoned for his own militant views, believes the terrorists have gone too far and that their campaign has become "intolerable". At his office in Riyadh, Dr al-Awaji, a pious but avuncular figure, introduced me to "Saleh", a tough, hardline imam who has fought in Afghanistan and supports Bin Laden, and has been imprisoned for some years because of his links to extremist organisations. Saleh, who said he would have been "proud" to be a September 11 hijacker, was flicking through the translated autobiography of Hillary Clinton, which seemed to reinforce his hatred of the West. Yet he was embarrassed by the latest terror attacks inside Saudi Arabia, and viewed them as a huge mistake. I heard the same comments across the kingdom. Saudis are turning against the extremists they once supported. Even the clerics Safar bin Abdul Rahman al-Hawali and Salman al-Awdah, once so close to Osama bin Laden that he thanked them personally in videotapes for their support and for "enlightening" Muslim youth, now describe the militants as "deviants"."

‘The whole country is Lavalas’  7/14/04 SF Bay View: "Still, the demonstrators stood openly and defiantly before the embassy. As one Brazilian soldier took photos of the crowd, a man shouted, "Take my photo. I'm not afraid. This is our country." " [What is Lula doing in Haiti?]

Politics of deceit on Haiti  7/14/04 Trinidad & Tobago Express: "Indeed, political trickery or deceit has been present from the start of implementation of a USA/French plan to get rid of President Jean Bertrand Aristide to the present maneouvrings and pressures to extend legitimacy to an interim regime in Port-au-Prince of which the irrational Gerard Latortue is Prime Minister. Some of the political chicanery is being played out today in Port-au-Prince where a five-member Caricom Foreign Ministers delegation will be concluding discussions with the Haitian authorities."

Tuesday  7/13/04

topRed Cross suspects U.S. hides detainees  7/13/04 AP 

Dozens granted protest permits  7/13/04 Boston Glove: "Every group that applied for a permit to rally or march got one, she added, although not necessarily in the location originally requested. Several requests to march or rally in Causeway Street, in front of the convention at the FleetCenter, were denied for security reasons. "Nobody should be unhappy," said Malone. "I think that anybody that has anything to say has been given the right to say it, for the most part where they need to say it." For weeks, the most highly anticipated potential protests have been those by organized labor, in particular the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, which threatened to picket outside the FleetCenter during the convention."

A warning from Yemen, cradle of the Arab world  7/13/04 Daily Star, Lebanon 

Ancient way of mining returns in machine age  7/13/04 Miami Herald: "Tadó, where Pino lives, is one of the main gold and platinum mining towns in Colombia's Chocó province, which is wedged between the Andes and the Pacific. In its alluvial plains, which hold one of the highest densities of biodiversity on the planet, Afro-Colombian communities have been living off mining since Chocó was first populated with African slaves brought by the Spanish conquerors to extract the gold they found there."

Haiti ex-rebels threaten to take up arms again  7/13/04 Reuters: "The government cannot disarm the military that we are. We are combatants; we know how to fight; we have fought Aristide, and we'll fight again if necessary," former Col. Remissainthe Ravix told Reuters on Tuesday. He claimed to lead a group of nearly 2,000 former soldiers. "If they think they can confiscate our weapons, They can try it, but they'd better watch out," Ravix said."

Monday  7/12/04

topClear Channel Shuts Down Anti-War Ads  7/12/04 Davey D's: "A group of antiwar advocates is accusing Clear Channel Communications, one of the nation's largest media companies, with close ties to national Republicans, of preventing the group from displaying a Times Square billboard critical of the war in Iraq. The billboard - an image of a red, white and blue bomb with the words "Democracy Is Best Taught by Example, Not by War" - was supposed to go up next month, the antiwar group said, and it was to be in place when Republicans from across the country gathered in New York City to nominate President Bush for a second term."

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