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Voting in Baghdad was linked with receipt of food rations, several voters said after the Sunday poll. Many Iraqis said Monday that their names were marked on a list provided by the government agency that provides monthly food rations before they were allowed to vote. ”Two of the food dealers I know told me personally that our food rations would be withheld if we did not vote,” said Saeed Jodhet, a 21-year-old engineering student who voted in the Hay al-Jihad district of Baghdad. Just days before the election, 52 year-old Amin Hajar who owns an auto garage in central Baghdad had said: ”I'll vote because I can't afford to have my food ration cut...if that happened, me and my family would starve to death.”
Apartheid: a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination.
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The Apartheid Regime of the Zionist State tears families apart without remorse, because of the racism inherent in the indefensible ideology called Zionism.
Text: Lawsuit: Criminal Indictment against Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez et al for War Crimes Perpetrated at Abu Ghraib
A Buffalo radio station is reporting that Hillary Rodham Clinton is being taken to a hospital after collapsing while delivering a speech to a local Chamber of Commerce.
A liberal making sense - you guys ought to listen to this guy
To promote the true face of Sir Charles Chaplin
Several Kurdish observers complained that illiterate voters were being told to vote for the Sistani-approved list by Shiite election workers and clerics. "We've had multiple voting here, and I saw one person vote three times," said Mohammed Amin Sheikh Mohammed, a Kurd from the northern Iraqi city of Erbil who now lives in Kashan, Iran.
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A critique of the Spiked article 'A disastrous way to oppose war'
At least 232 mercenaries have been killed while working on U.S.-funded contracts in Iraq and the death toll is rising rapidly, according to a U.S. government audit released Sunday. The U.S. government does not keep an official tally of the number of civilians slain while working on U.S.-funded projects there and in support of U.S. forces. U.S. Labor Department statistics show companies filed 232 compensation claims under the Defense Base Act (DBA) for workers killed there, an increase in the fourth quarter of 2004 of 93 percent. Not all U.S. employers would have filed DBA claims for workers killed in Iraq and the death toll from civilians killed is likely to be higher than 232, said one U.S. official.
The first election in Iraq since the previous government was overthrown by American and British forces is a miserable disaster by any conceivable measure. Yet the Western media universally portrays the election as a historic success.
It looks like this may be the year that global oil production will peak. From here on out everything will get more expensive as prices are driven up by spiking transportation costs. Get ready for a bumpy ride.
the relationship between poverty and overpopulation exposed. Poverty strikes the rich too, as global warming, deforestation, environmental degradation, desertification, agri-chemical food, pollution impoverish even the wealthiest lifestyles, cause ever more cancer, respiratory diseases, tuberculosis etc.
Serbia not in the EU untill 2020, Kosovo will become independent soon.
Is it me the only one that has noticed there are child pornography innuendos in the first scene of the movie? I think the matter is serious if it is getting at that level!
While most of the Mossad's analysis (below) on the public debka website enthuses about the "Iraq Election", it also contains the following very revealing admissions:
José Martí en el terreno intelectual contribuyó a través de sus poemas con el enriquecimiento espiritual de la humanidad. Y en el terreno de la transformación social entregó su vida en la lucha contra la esclavitud y la injusticia humana.
The inspector general said the occupying agency disbursed $8.8 billion to Iraqi ministries "without assurance the moneys were properly accounted for." U.S. officials, the report said, "did not establish or implement sufficient managerial, financial and contractural controls." There was no way to verify that the money was used for its intended purposes of financing humanitarian needs, economic reconstruction, repair of facilities, disarmament and civil administration.
a website with some great photos of inaugural pprotests from around the country. i don't know this person and it's the first time i've seen this site, but it looks to me like a really nice compilation of images.
While useless in advancing real democracy, the election is highly useful to George W. Bush, who will point to a "democratic" transfer of power. Questioned last week, Bush said the U.S. would withdraw if asked by the new government. Really? Earlier in the week, the Pentagon acknowledged plans and budgets to keep 120,000 troops there for at least two more years. It sure looks like Washington plans to go on calling the shots in Iraq, but now there will be a plausible government to show off to the world. If Iraq's oil industry is put on the chopping block and ends up in the hands of U.S. oil companies, Washington will be off the hook; the decision will have been made by the "elected" Iraqi government. At last — mission accomplished.
The big television networks have been given a list of five polling stations where they will be "allowed" to film. Close inspection of the list shows that four of the five are in Shia Muslim areas - where the polling will probably be high - and one in an upmarket Sunni area where it will be moderate. Every working-class Sunni polling station will be out of bounds to the press. I wonder if the television lads will tell us that today when they show voters "flocking" to the polls.
"The [phony "election"] commission said its initial tally had been little more than a guess based on local estimates." That's one important admission that isn't likely to make western news headlines in the morning.
Torture and the hypocracy of governments
The subversion of democracy in the United Kingdom.
An Art Exhibition by Irish artists that was banned at the last minute by Berlin Parliament President Walter Momper threatens to become an major international incident.
How fascisim is bringing about decline in America values.
The Washington Times alleged that the CIA's Counterterrorism Center had given more than $15 million in grants to administration critics.
Did New York Orchestrate The Asian Tsunami?
Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is now betting against the dollar. "I'm short the dollar," says Gates. "The ol' dollar, it's gonna go down." Will the dollar be one day the target of attacks by hedge funds? Recently the dollar rallied a bit, but short-term fluctuations aside, the dollar has nowhere to go but down. Gradually or suddenly and precipitously? It may be possible to engineer gradual devaluation of the dollar and stimulate US export, shrinking the US trade deficit, but it turns out that "the US does not have adequate manufacturing capacity to eliminate the external deficit," according to David Hale. That means that the US power elite will demand that the US working class reduce consumption to haul the multinational ruling class out of the abyss of the US current-account deficit, at the same time as forcing the US working class to make greater and greater sacrifices as IED fodders, sinking further into the quagmire in Iraq. Can American workers fight back?
When one has to pay 50USD for something normally worth of 5USD is there something wrong with the pricing in monopoly. But, how about selling it for 20USD in cash to fix the salary?
Mr Begg alleges that he was "coerced" into signing a false confession at Guantanamo Bay.
The reasons that I believe the next war will be against Iran.
what are we waiting for? when it's too late already? time to take back our nation! let it commence.
The "Committee of Islamic Religious People" which is the front group for Sunni insurgents in Iraq asked the U.S. military for a ceasefire concerning election day but the American commanders rejected the idea in early January when it was brought to them.
A Polémica das duas “Misérias”
Streamtime live on internet from Iraq & Amsterdam
On weekend of Iraqi election and new call to ban anti-Zionist party in Germany, author compares US imposed democracy in Iraq to US imposed democracy in Germany, both of which deny citizens the US Bill of Rights.
Still, two hours after polls opened, voters appeared to be turning out in "large numbers" in the capital. At the Arabiya school in the Karada district of central Baghdad, plastic ballot boxes already had SCORES of large, folded ballots stacked inside just an hour after voting began.
The purposeful-futility of the Administration, in Iraq, at the expense of Military personnels' Lives (and properties); could've, should've, and would've been avoided...The Science of International Crime is Part of the Durand Scientific Government Training Programs.....CAN'T LEGALLY-DO THE JOB WITHOUT THEM......
My rant on the Israeli Lobby and their media. Why is AIPAC not treated like a foreign lobby? How they trump democracy for the own purposes.
...no thanks to you Saddam appeasers. If you terror coddlers had it your way, Iraqis would still living under Saddam's tyranny.
Athens-IMC cannot continue being a part of imc international
Working through the "Committee of Islamic Religious People," a group claiming to be the unified front of Sunni Iraqi militants proposes an end to hostilities if there is a pullout within three years. The Americans refuse. The article is translated from Asahi Shinbun morning edition of January 30th (published in Tokyo, Japan) by Mink!