Archive for February, 2005 : US Tries to Dismiss Vietnamese Agent Orange SuitFebruary 28th, 2005
The US injustice dept. is trying to dismiss a lawsuit by Vietnamese who were poisoned by agent orange. The chemical that was sprayed on Vietnam contained high levels of dioxin and has caused hundreds of thousands of birth defects and cases of cancer.
ACLU to Sue US Govt. Officials for Torture PolicyFebruary 28th, 2005
The ACLU & Human Rights First will file suit against a high-ranking US govt. official over US torture policy.
Utah UFO HuntersFebruary 27th, 2005
Many UFO hunters claim that Dugway in Utah has become the new “Area 51” and many local hunters claim to have documented a variety of unusual activity in the area near Dugway which cannot be explained.
Global anti-tobacco treaty takes effectFebruary 27th, 2005
A global anti-tobacco treaty came into force Sunday, but a leading expert said it needs strengthening fast if it is to be effective in curbing the killer habit that claims 5 million lives a year.
Japan confirms 15th case of mad cow diseaseFebruary 27th, 2005
Japan confirmed its 15th case of mad cow disease Saturday in an 8½-year-old cow, underscoring concerns about older cattle being particularly at risk of the fatal brain-wasting illness which has kept Tokyo from lifting its ban on U.S. beef imports.
Reality of Army turns idealist into a deserterFebruary 27th, 2005
Jeremiah Adler yearned for the type of mettle-testing adventure he never found in his pacifist, vegan upbringing in the Garden Home area of Southwest Portland.
Will the real Moby please stand up?February 27th, 2005
His album Play sold tens of millions and became the soundtrack to our lives, but the man who created it is notoriously hard to pin down.
A genius explainsFebruary 25th, 2005
Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. Unlike other savants Tammet can describe how he does it.
San Jose Copwatch Hits the StreetsFebruary 25th, 2005
The man behind the camera is Jacob Crawford from Berkeley Copwatch, here to kick-start the San Jose Copwatch that began to roam the city streets in early January. His goal? “To police the police.”
Ward Churchill Gets Warm Welcome in HawaiiFebruary 25th, 2005
Standing in front of a crowded auditorium here on Tuesday night, Ward Churchill didn’t look like a professor who had received 100 death threats just a few weeks ago. That’s what happened the last time he was scheduled to speak on a college campus. But this time, the four leis draped around his neck made him look more like a visiting dignitary than a treasonous professor, as he has been labeled.
Google’s new toolbar: More Evil Than EverFebruary 25th, 2005
It’s always been evil. For starters, Google’s toolbar phones home with every page you land on, and tattles to Google what you’re looking at, while offering up your globally-unique Google cookie ID that expires in 2038.
Bush Plans to Attack Iran in June?February 25th, 2005
Scott Ritter, appearing with journalist Dahr Jamail yesterday in Washington State, dropped two shocking bombshells in a talk delivered to a packed house in Olympia’s Capitol Theater. The ex-Marine turned UNSCOM weapons inspector said that George W. Bush has “signed off” on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005.
FDA Corrupt as Can BeFebruary 25th, 2005
When the danger of drugs it had approved become too overwhelming to ignore, the FDA convened a panel to decide if the drugs should be banned. Guess who was on the panel?
Belgian Police Fire Water at Anti-Bush ProtestersFebruary 23rd, 2005
As the most hated despot in recent history, Bush is heckled and protested whenever he leaves Duhmerika. In Belgium the protests got uglier when cops used water cannons on rowdy democracy demonstrators.
From Bagram to Abu GhraibFebruary 23rd, 2005
For nearly three years, U.S. military authorities have been investigating evidence of torture at American prisons in Afghanistan. But instead of disciplining those involved, the Pentagon sent them to Iraq.
Too late to sweat global warming – get readyFebruary 23rd, 2005
It’s much too late to sweat global warming. Time to prepare for inevitable effects of our ill-fated future.
The Justice of Roosting Chickens: Ward Churchill SpeaksFebruary 23rd, 2005
The Governor of Colorado has called for his “termination.” Fox’s Bill O’Reilly has attacked him consistently for weeks. He says he won’t apologize and he won’t back down.
You Don’t Deserve Brain Cancer – You Deserve The FactsFebruary 23rd, 2005
Some people appear to have an almost pathological emotional attachment to their cell phones and there is a fascinating suggestion that cell radiation pulses might actually be addictive to the human brain.
Claim That Veggie Diets Unhealthy Dismissed As ‘Rubbish’February 23rd, 2005
Brits are biting back on the USDA lies about a vegan diet. American media remains conspicuously silent and the issue.
A Mean BudgetFebruary 22nd, 2005
The 2006 Bush spending plan calls for draconian cuts (the biggest cuts in domestic expenditures since the Reagan years) that hurt the poor, subjecting many food stamp recipients, farmers, veterans, and small-business owners to Bush’s knife. And yet, it still worsens federal deficits by $42 billion over the next five years.
People Harmed by USDA Lies About FoodFebruary 21st, 2005
Lindsay Allen, of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service recently told blatant lies about vegan diets on behalf of the meat, dairy and agro-chemical industry. The truth is that a vegan diet is by far the healthiest and has the least negative impact on the planet and could save millions of lives each year.
Fish shrinkage threatens survivalFebruary 20th, 2005
The fishing industry is decimating fish populations around the world. Now is a good time to stop eating fish if you haven’t already.
Negroponte’s Blind SpotsFebruary 20th, 2005
Bush’s choice of John Negroponte to be the first U.S. intelligence czar shows that Washington is staying the course on promoting terrorism and committing atrocities.
Hope Shows in Mountain View, MOFebruary 20th, 2005
Can American wake up and undo some of the damage done to their country and the world?
Victory for McLibel 2 against UK GovernmentFebruary 20th, 2005
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg declared that the notorious and long running McLibel case was in breach of the right to a fair trial and right to freedom of expression.
“Forest Service”: Rogue Agency Continues to Attack Public LandsFebruary 20th, 2005
The U.S. Forest Service lost 44 court cases during the past two years in which the agency was found guilty of violating environmental laws by a federal court.
Science Points to a ‘Sixth Sense’February 18th, 2005
Brain study suggests people subconsciously sense trouble ahead. This fantastic new discovery comes just as scientists discover that they have 10 toes as well as 10 fingers.
Aceh Abandoned: The Second TsunamiFebruary 17th, 2005
Indonesian Government’s Real Agenda Exposed in Post Tsunami Aceh While the Bush Administration Renews Ties With the Indonesian Military
Sakhalin Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Should Be HaltedFebruary 16th, 2005
Every time we fill up our gas tanks there are consquences – global warming, human rights violations and destruction of the environment.
Kyoto protocol takes effectFebruary 16th, 2005
After years of delays, the 141-nation Kyoto protocol took effect on Wednesday morning with celebrations occurring in the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto. America, the leading contributer to global warming didn’t sign the Kyoto protocol.
How To Talk When You Can’t SpeakFebruary 16th, 2005
Communicating with unconscious minds.
Mind Games: Durham Center Studies Mental PhenomenaFebruary 15th, 2005
J.B. Rhine began studying psychic phenomena 80 years ago, and scientists at the research center he founded still are trying to understand the powers of the mind.
Malagasy wilderness in the balanceFebruary 14th, 2005
Madagascar is fast losing its forest wilderness. But villagers are angered by moves to prevent them cutting down trees in recently created nature reserves.
Common foods laced with chemicalFebruary 14th, 2005
Everyday foods are laced with chemical flame retardants.
Was UFO Sighting a man-made craft of Nazi origin?February 14th, 2005
Claims that Hitler and the Nazis had developed “saucer-shaped” craft, have been around for more than 50 years. Did Hitler produce a UFO?
UFO hunters closer to the ‘X files’ truthFebruary 14th, 2005
A UK UFO enthusiast plans to use the Freedom of Information Act to access previously secret government documents to uncover the truth behind unexplained sightings of flying objects around Peterborough.
Global Warming Treaty Set to Take EffectFebruary 14th, 2005
After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and ther “greenhouse gases” in a first attempt to control climate change.
Protest Against Biotech – Philadelphia June 18-21February 14th, 2005
CALLING ON ALL PEOPLE who want to preserve their right to edible food.
More Evidence That Organic Food is BestFebruary 14th, 2005
Organic ketchup has been found to have substantially higher levels of Lycopene, a substance which helps protect
Bush’s Hit List: Teens & KidsFebruary 14th, 2005
against breast, pancreatic, prostate and intestinal cancer.
They call it Bush’s budget, but a better word would be hit list. Who’s on it? Teens and kids & clean water.
Torture, American StyleFebruary 14th, 2005
The US routinely kidnapps people and sends them to foreign countries for torturing. Just ask Canadian engineer Maher Arar.
Man’s UFO beliefs attract plenty of earthly interestFebruary 13th, 2005
Call Paul Spera crazy. He’s used to it. Whenever Spera talks about the lights he sees flashing and circling in the sky, most people dismiss him as a goofball.
Invisible tiny UFO caught on chemical-imaging cameraFebruary 13th, 2005
According to sources, while analyzing data the scientists came across something very strange and bizarre. A set of photos showed a tiny miniature Unidentified Flying Object.
Coffee sails globally, sinks locallyFebruary 12th, 2005
The international coffee cartel has taken it’s toll on growers in India.
Bahrain bid for record ‘peace impressions’February 12th, 2005
BAHRAIN yesterday moved a step closer to another global milestone with the launch of the biggest piece of cloth with fingerprints on it as a symbol of peace, tolerance and love.
Chomsky: Budget attacks America’s majorityFebruary 12th, 2005
If you were poor, a Native American, a small farmer or an ecologist, you probably did not vote for Bush.
Chertoff OKs Torture – Are you next?February 12th, 2005
Controversy continues to swirl around Michael Chertoff, Bush’s pick to replace Tom Ridge as chief of the Homeland Security Department.
War Spending Boosts Deficit to $427 BillionFebruary 12th, 2005
Additional war spending this year will push the federal deficit to a record $427 billion for fiscal 2005.
‘They Want Transgenic Crops, Whether They Are Good or Bad’February 12th, 2005
Chapela says he has been pressured and threatened by many, including officials of the Mexican government under President Vicente Fox…
Canada backs terminator seedFebruary 12th, 2005
After a failed attempt to bribe Canadian officias with $1.5 million, Monsanto has apparently been successful. Canada is now trying to overturn the ban on terminator technology.
Assault on Democracy in Iowa and BeyondFebruary 12th, 2005
Agro-chems are trying to sneak in legislation that would prevent citizens from legally banning or regulating GMOs. This assault on democracy shows how desperate the companies are in their attempt to gain control of the food supply.
McDonald’s Settles Fat SuitFebruary 12th, 2005
McDonald’s announced in 2002 that it was voluntarily changing to a cooking oil with less trans-fat and that the change would be completed by February 2003. True to the company’s history of lying, it lied about the oil and didn’t switch to non-hydrogenated oil.
US in Iraq – Fraud and CorruptionFebruary 10th, 2005
Where has Iraq’s money gone? In just 14 months, $8.8bn of money was stolen by US forces and chronies.
Columbia crew saw new atmospheric phenomenonFebruary 10th, 2005
A new atmospheric phenomenon was caught on video by the crew of the space shuttle Columbia just days before the shuttle broke apart, new findings suggest.
Apocalypse now: Sleepwalking to our exctinctionFebruary 7th, 2005
Floods, storms and droughts. Melting Arctic ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans turning to acid. The world’s top scientists warned last week that dangerous climate change is taking place today, not the day after tomorrow. You don’t believe it? Then, says Geoffrey Lean, read this…
The economics of sharingFebruary 7th, 2005
BY NOW, most people who use computers have heard of the “open source” movement, even if they are not sure what it is.
Evidence of Extra-Terrestrials in India and EgyptFebruary 7th, 2005
Evidence of very advanced technologies thousands of years back in India and Egypt is becoming evident as we reclaim the realms of technology.
Bush Surrounds Himself With Liars & TraitorsFebruary 7th, 2005
Bush has surrounded himself with incompetents, liars and traitors. The America of the future will be influenced by the people he has put in key positions.
India Withdraws from Meeting After Remote ViewingFebruary 6th, 2005
India all of a sudden decided not to attend the SAARC meeting with the seven South Asian field intelligence after remote viewers in India’s military intelligence and satellite feed from communications channels confirmed that Islamic militants were planning a major strike against Indian leaders during the SAARC meeting.
The artist as early warning systemFebruary 6th, 2005
“I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it,”
A sermon on FascismFebruary 5th, 2005
A sermon on Fascism by a Unitarian minister in Austin, Texas
Ethics are Essential to Organic FarmingFebruary 5th, 2005
Can an organic Twinkie be certified?
Global warming: scientists reveal timetableFebruary 5th, 2005
A detailed timetable of the destruction and distress that global warming is likely to cause the world was recently unveiled.
Melting Antarctic Ice Could Raise Oceans 16ftFebruary 5th, 2005
A massive Antarctic ice sheet previously assumed to be stable may be starting to disintegrate which would raise sea levels around the earth by 16 feet. Consumers are encouraged to increase their consumption now before there is more to consume.
Iraqis Forbidden to Save SeedsFebruary 3rd, 2005
Part of the ‘liberation’ of Iraq is to give control of its agriculture to the satan of corporations – Monsanto. The US re-wrote Iraqi law to make it illegal for Iraqis to save their own seeds.
Meditation Gives Brain a Charge, Study FindsFebruary 2nd, 2005
Another study on meditation proves it’s great benefits.