Archive for November, 2004 : Morgan Stanley Says US Faces Economic ArmageddonNovember 29th, 2004
America has no better than a 10 percent chance of avoiding economic “Armageddon.” – Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment banking giant Morgan Stanley
Red Cross Finds Detainee Abuse in GuantánamoNovember 29th, 2004
The Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion “tantamount to torture” on prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Bush Orders Minions to Bulk-UpNovember 29th, 2004
Bush recently issued directives to boost staff levels at the CIA, establish a specialized national security workforce at the FBI, and explore the Pentagon taking over the murdering now done by the CIA.
OH – Congress goes on $388 billion shopping spreeNovember 29th, 2004
Pork Barrel politics has never been more greedy as lawmakers line their own district’s pockets with money the nation can’t afford.
Wal-Mart’s free rideNovember 27th, 2004
How does Wal-Mart keep prices so low? Taxpayer subsidies, that’s how.
Peace activist receives 51-month prison termNovember 27th, 2004
A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to 51 months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station.
U.S. Threatens to Cut Aid over War Crimes CourtNovember 27th, 2004
The Republican-controlled Congress has stepped up its campaign to curtail the power of the International Criminal Court, threatening to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in economic aid to governments that refuse to sign immunity accords shielding U.S. personnel from being surrendered to the tribunal.
Americans Slaughter Fallujah & Use Chemical WeaponsNovember 27th, 2004
The U.S. military has used poison gas and other non-conventional weapons against civilians in Fallujah, eyewitnesses report.
Canadian Demonstrators Gear up to Protest BushNovember 26th, 2004
Thousands of Canadians will be on hand to greet George W. Bush when he visits Ottawa later this month — and that’s not necessarily a good thing for Bush.
US Airlines Give Passenger Data to Homeland SecurityNovember 24th, 2004
The fascist cause was supported recently as all US Airlines gave up more passenger data to the Homeland Security Department’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Some airlines had already been secretly providing data since 2002 even though their policy expressly forbid it.
Obese women ‘lose brain tissue’November 24th, 2004
Women who are obese throughout their life are more likely to lose brain tissue, researchers have found.
Smoking killing millions globallyNovember 24th, 2004
Smoking killed almost five million people around the world in 2000, researchers have calculated.
Britain vows to rein in animal rights activistsNovember 24th, 2004
The British government announced plans to introduce legislation preventing activists from harassing scientists engaged in animal research.
NZ Intel targets CiviliansNovember 23rd, 2004
The SIS has been involved in a widespread and probably unlawful campaign to infiltrate and bug Maori organisations, three spies have told the Sunday Star-Times.
Hello! Is there anybody out there?November 21st, 2004
A loud humming noise breaks the silence of night, causing Ron Cloutier’s dogs to bark crazily, and announces the arrival of Unidentified Flying Objects.
U.S. War Crimes in FallujahNovember 21st, 2004
A number of incidents have been captured on tape and broadcast in the United States that international law experts charge could be evidence of clear war crimes being committed by US troops.
Brain Tumors – The Silent KillerNovember 20th, 2004
Recent research in Australia has shown that brain tumors have increased in children there by 21% in the last 10 years. Dr. Charlie Teo cautions parents against allowing their children to use cell phones due to the radiation hazard.
Aliens Preparing Us For Ultimate Encounter?November 19th, 2004
Robert Hastings believes we are being visited by aliens who have mastered a faster than light form of space flight.
Chinese Peasants Build UFO for Earth TravelNovember 19th, 2004
Tucked away down an unpaved cart path, behind a high brick fence, is about the strangest thing anyone could expect to find in the middle of rural nowhere…
US Counties Getting Ready for Attacks?November 18th, 2004
US counties are purchasing some strange items that would lead a person to believe that they are either getting ready for some serious stuff, are just paranoid or both.
Russia formally accedes to Kyoto ProtocolNovember 18th, 2004
Russia formally notified the United Nations on Thursday of its acceptance of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.
Medieval harvests reveal climate changeNovember 18th, 2004
Leave it to the French to measure global climate change through the archives of 600 years of harvesting the pinot noir grape.
Scientists Warn of Toxins in FishNovember 18th, 2004
Each day at 4 p.m., the trawlers come back, alive with giant bass, mackerel and squirming eels, at the end of a food chain that links family dinner tables to poisons in the sea.
Connecticut Program Promotes Use of Renewable EnergyNovember 18th, 2004
The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund will offer free solar energy systems to towns and cities that commit to buying 20 percent of their electricity from environmentally friendly sources by 2010.
The Rise and Fall of the Mayan EmpireNovember 17th, 2004
NASA’s only archeologist is using satellites in combination with conventional data to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan empire.
Olympia, WA Citizens Protest Shipment of War SuppliesNovember 17th, 2004
Citizens are protesting shipment of supplies of death to the US military from Olympia, WA.
Grim Signs Mark Global WarmingNovember 13th, 2004
Global warming has disrupted the lives of dozens of types of animals, birds and insects in the United States and will soon make the Arctic nearly unrecognizable, according to two reports released this week.
Students Fight Copyright HoardersNovember 13th, 2004
Students at a dozen colleges around the country are organizing to teach their peers about the consequences of overly broad copyright law, hoping to prevent creative freedom from being stifled.
Incinerator Turns Garbage into ElectricityNovember 13th, 2004
Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn’t overtake him.
Confessions of an Economic Hit ManNovember 9th, 2004
Interview with a man whose job it was to cheat third world countries out of trillions of dollars and ensure their continue poverty to further the ambitions of the American empire and ruling elite.
Does Utah Have an ‘Area 51’?November 9th, 2004
In the western Utah desert, there’s some strange activity going on– at least that’s what some people think. And they’ve brought us the pictures to prove it… sort of.
Area 51 meets Highway 61November 9th, 2004
E.T. was a no show. Little green men and grays didn’t pop in either. But that didn’t keep about 100 people from turning out for Duluth’s first Area 61 UFO Convention
Hope for the Chronically IllNovember 9th, 2004
This Friday, HOPE for those suffering chronic pain and illness will arrive in the form of energy healing at the Seventh Annual World Congress on Qigong on November 12th at the San Francisco Cathedral Hill Hotel.
Probe will uncover secrets of the MoonNovember 7th, 2004
Mankind will return to the Moon this month. A European rocket – with less power than a puff of breath – is set to enter lunar orbit after taking a year to travel there from Earth.
Biodiesel demand surges with oil price hikeNovember 7th, 2004
Few have anything good to say about this year’s run-up in oil prices. They do, though, at World Energy Alternatives, a biodiesel company with a shiny antique Gulf Oil pump in the lobby – a hint that petroleum’s proudest days may have passed.
Peace Prize Winner Backs Iraqi ‘Resistance’November 6th, 2004
Arundhati Roy was awarded this year’s Australian peace prize for her advocacy in demanding justice for the poor and people displaced by dam projects, as well as her opposition to nuclear weapons. She has called on all people to “become the Iraqi resistance”.
Air Force explores psychic teleportationNovember 5th, 2004
The Air Force Research Lab’s August Teleportation Physics Report concludes that psychic teleportation, moving yourself from location to location through mind powers, is “quite real and can be controlled.”
Central America is Not For Sale!November 4th, 2004
Central America is Not For Sale, a coalition of social-economic-environmental justice organizations, rejects the imposition of the Central American – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) in the region, because its policies are harmful to life, the natural environment, our autonomy, dignity, and sovereignty of our communities.
Global monitors find faults with US ElectionNovember 4th, 2004
The global implications of the U.S. election are undeniable, but international monitors at a polling station in southern Florida said Tuesday that voting procedures being used in the extremely close contest fell short in many ways of the best global practices.
Drought Unearths a Buried TreasureNovember 4th, 2004
A severe Western drought – some say the worst in 500 years – is shrinking Lake Powell at the rate of up to a foot every four days. Since 1999, the vast reservoir has lost more than 60 percent of its water.
Local spirit searchers seek out the paranormalNovember 3rd, 2004
The New Mexico-based International Ghost Hunters Society has 15,000 members in 87 countries. Its mission is to educate and train novice believers in the art of ghost hunting, said owners Dave Oester and Sharon Gill.
Compassion, love, understanding are possible answers to war on terrorismNovember 3rd, 2004
The war on terrorism is a very dramatic issue on life in America today. It has grave impact upon us all, how we live, think and vote.
Californians approve stem cell research, reject easing of three-strikes lawNovember 3rd, 2004
California voters have approved an expensive measure to boost stem-cell research.
US Foreign Policy on Africa – A Bomb is a Bomb!November 2nd, 2004
As arguably the richest continent in terms of culture, land, and resources, Africa has made America the richest country in the world. Yet Africa’s population remains the world’s poorest.
Labels will be required on GMO seeds in VermontNovember 2nd, 2004
Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture has decided to require companies that sell genetically engineered seeds in Vermont to include “a plain English disclosure” on labels that includes the phrase, “these seeds have been genetically engineered.”
Beyond Betty: Region rich in UFO loreNovember 2nd, 2004
It was late one Thursday morning, and Peter Geremia had to keep his comments brief. An old friend was going to be buried in Exeter in a short while, and he didn’t want to be late for the service.
The Mystery of the Coca Plant That Wouldn’t DieNovember 1st, 2004
The war on Colombia’s drug lords is losing ground to an herbicide-resistant supershrub. Is it a freak of nature – or a genetically modified secret weapon?
WHO Calls Summit on Flu PandemicNovember 1st, 2004
The World Health Organization has called an unprecedented summit meeting next week of flu vaccine makers and nations to expand plans for dealing with the growing threat of a flu pandemic.