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October 2003 Archives

House Panel Approves $87 Billion for Halliburton ['Iraq'] Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rebuffed attempts to make Iraq repay funds for its reconstruction as they pushed Dictator Bush's $87 billion spending request for Halliburton ['Iraq'] through a key committee.

No money, no play: US on the brink in Iraq --by Herbert Docena "This coming October 23 to 24, the United States will be sitting down with rich creditor countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) during an international donors' conference on Iraq in Madrid... This meeting could be a turning point in the occupation because whether the hat goes back to the US full or not will determine whether the US can afford to stay... One thing is sure: the drive for money is now the only thing getting this occupation going. This was a war of choice, not of necessity, and opinion surveys are increasingly saying that more and more people think it was a wrong choice."

UK intelligence 'laughing stock' The way the government presented its case for war with Iraq has corrupted the Whitehall body responsible for assessing intelligence, according to Lord Owen.

White House Denies Differences with Rumsfeld on Iraq The White House Wednesday sought to paper over any differences with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who complained he was not told of a postwar Iraq reorganizational shake-up.

White House failed to consult Rumsfeld on shake-up The Bush dictatorship's shake-up of its policymaking structure for Iraq was over- shadowed on Wednesday by an admission from the White House that Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary in charge of reconstruction, had not been consulted.

US forces pull out of Iraqi town after repeated attack: local official US forces Thursday withdrew from the town of Huwaijah, 80 kilometres (50 miles) north-east of Baghdad, due to repeated resistance fighters' attacks against them, a local official told AFP.

Baghdad rocked by fresh violence 10 killed in car bombing; U.S. soldier, Spanish liaison killed in separate attacks --A suicide car bomber drove through the gates of a police station in northeast Baghdad and detonated an explosive Thursday morning, killing eight people and injuring 28, police and the U.S. military said. The vehicle’s driver and a passenger also died in the blast. Elsewhere, a U.S. soldier and a Spanish military attaché were killed in separate attacks.

Spanish diplomat killed in Baghdad Air force sergeant shot dead outside home --A Spanish air force sergeant attached to the Spanish embassy in Iraq was shot dead as he left his home in Baghdad on Thursday, officials said.

Car Bombing and 2 Other Attacks in Iraq Leave at Least 10 Dead A station wagon packed with explosives exploded inside a police station compound in one of Baghdad's biggest slums early today, killing at least 8 people and wounding more than 40.

US soldier killed in RPG attack in Iraq A US soldier was killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack early morning in Baqubah, 66 kilometres (39 miles) northeast of the Iraqi capital, the military said in a statement.

Rift grows between Iraq's interim council and US led dictatorship A rift is growing between Iraq's interim government and the United States-led dictatorship over the deployment of Turkish troops to Iraq.

Turks face wrath of old enemy as Kurds vow to fight Iraqi Kurds who helped US forces topple Saddam Hussein are threatening to turn their guns against their old enemy, Turkey, if Ankara sends troops to Iraq at Washington’s request.

Protests rock Turkey over Iraq troop decision Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Turkey Wednesday to denounce the government's controversial decision to send troops to Iraq, with police detaining some 60 Kurdish activists.

In Iraq, Push Is on for Detainees' Rights The U.S. military is detaining more than 5,000 Iraqi men and women accused of common crimes or of being security threats - people whose legal rights are in dispute and whose living conditions are hidden from public view.

Afghan battle 'worst in months' Heavy fighting between two warlords in northern Afghanistan has left up to 80 fighters dead or wounded.

U.S. wants defensive missile system in Europe against Iran; report The U.S. government is sounding out the possibility of bilateral agreements with European countries to allow stationing of a defensive missile system directed against Iran, a leading German newspaper reported in its Friday edition.

Syria Criticizes Proposed U.S. Sanctions Syria through its official media Thursday criticized the United States' preliminary approval of a bill authorizing sanctions against it, saying the legislation was the work of "ultra-extremists."

Russia not ruling out oil sales in euros -Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a potentially damaging move for the dollar, said on Thursday that he did not exclude a switch in the pricing of his country's oil sales from the U.S. currency into euros.

'Justice denied' at Guantanamo A diverse group of ex-judges, diplomats and former military lawyers is urging the US Supreme Court to intervene on behalf of hundreds of men being held without trial by the government.

State Department Protests Televangelist's Remark The State Department has protested to televangelist Pat Robertson about his "despicable" suggestion that someone blow up the department with a nuclear bomb, an official said on Thursday.

F.B.I.'s Counterterrorism Chief Is Leaving After Three Months The Federal Bureau of Investigation's chief point man in the campaign against terrorism is leaving to join a Las Vegas gambling empire, less than three months after he became the third-ranking official at the bureau, officials said on Wednesday.

Nearly All U.S. Food Soon to Be Monitored Virtually every food product in the United States will soon have to be registered along with its supplier as part of the 'fight against terrorism' [?!?]. Figuring that the best way to protect the nation's food supply is to keep better tabs on it [and stop organic food from reaching the people], the government is requiring some 400,000 facilities in the United States to register themselves and their products with the Food and Drug Administration. [Do you really *want* Homeland Suck-urity in your food supply?]

FBI sent money to Hamas in late '90s Would-be sting resulted in no prosecutions, bureau admits --While President Bill Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents.

Oklahoma Student Suspended for Wearing Islamic Scarf; Muslim Civil Rights Groups Asks State Authorities to Intervene The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Oklahoma State Department of Education to intervene after a Muslim public school student in that state was suspended twice for wearing a religiously-mandated head scarf, or hijab.

Bush Plans Appearance With Schwarzenegger Dictator Bush will appear at the side of California's governor-s-elect, GOP coupmeister Arnold Schwarzenegger, during a fund-raising trip to the state next week, a Republican close to the White House said on Wednesday, even as some religious conservative supporters of Mr. Bush said they were troubled by accusations that Mr. Schwarzenegger had engaged in sexual misconduct.

Schwarzenegger sees Bush as fiscal ally Stepping into his new role as California governor-s-elect, Arnold Schwarzenegger quickly faced the central challenge of his fledgling administration yesterday, struggling to explain how he would fix the projected $8 billion budget shortfall [that was created by Enron,]

Arnold gets cool reception Senate leader Burton, Democrats stand in way of governor-elect's plans to repeal car tax hike --A day after Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory in the GOP California Coup ['recall' election], a dispute erupted Wednesday between the governor-elect and the state's most powerful legislator over the tripling of California's car tax. Schwarzenegger, moving to keep a campaign promise, told state Senate leader John Burton, a Democrat from San Francisco, that he could single-handedly repeal the tax hike as soon as he took office. The irascible senator disagreed.

Calif. Voters Reject Reichwing Prop 54 California voters overwhelmingly rejected a contentious ballot initiative Tuesday that would have banned the government from tracking race in everything from preschools to police work. [Why didn't Californians 'overwhelmingly reject' the GOP-installed Schwarzenegger coup d'etat, as well?]

Recall Fever Hits Wisconsin? As Californians recall their governor, some are urging Wisconsinites to follow suit [and remove another Democrat]. Grass roots campaigns target two senators and the governor, but it wouldn't be quite as easy to do here.

Senators Propose Tax Credit to Help Unemployed Buy Health Insurance Two senators are proposing to help unemployed workers purchase health insurance by expanding a tax credit already in effect for people who lost their jobs because their employers were harmed by foreign trade.

Drug czar: Test for drugs in schools Dictator Bush's drug czar told New England governors Wednesday that drug testing in schools would be an effective way to combat a growing problem of drug use among young people, but area school officials caution there are problems with it. [Speaking of drugs, odd how the opium production in Afghanistan is going 'full court press' since the United States illegal invasion of that country. Holy coincidence, Batman!]

Bush's AIDS appointee spells out corporate agenda Randall Tobias, ex-Ely Lilly CEO and a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), was confirmed as head of the Bush dictatorship’s Emergency Plan for AIDS by the US Senate last week.

Judge to block Missouri abortion law A federal judge said Wednesday he will block a new Missouri law that would have required physicians to wait 24 hours after consulting a woman before performing an abortion.

FBI Seized Philly Mayor's Wireless Device FBI agents confiscated Mayor John F. Street's personal BlackBerry wireless e-mail unit shortly after police discovered hidden listening devices at City Hall earlier this week, Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said Thursday.

Mayor Says Bug Part Of Political Attack Philadelphia [Democratic] mayor John Street says the U.S. attorney's office has informed a Street advisor that the mayor isn't the target of a federal investigation that included the bugging of his City Hall office.

Jennifer Garner Is the CIA's Latest Recruit Jennifer Garner, who plays secret agent Sydney Bristow on the TV show Alias, has been enlisted for another high profile assignment – the "face" of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The popular star has agreed to appear in recruitment videos for the CIA, the American government body in charge of foreign and counter-intelligence.

GM 'could be another Thalidomide' Plans for the future of GM crops in Britain suffered a massive blow today as insurance giants issued dire warnings about the unknown dangers posed by the supercrops.

***'Total Recall' of our rights***

Total Recall (of our rights), And What Is To Be Done! --by Michael Rectenwald "The country is under siege. With the recent accession of California into rightwing territory by means of the purchase of the governorship, we are now nearly at the completion of Project 'Total Recall'--a total recall of the rights of citizens to government of, by and for the people."

Special new CLG egroup formed today --An open invitation, but all new members/posts will be vetted due to the nature of the group. CLG_Revolution_Tactics "This board was established for those who agree with the premises stated above, and plan to move into the realm of tactics, rather than argumentation."

Bush to Congratulate Schwarzenegger Dictator Bush is ready to congratulate California's new governor-s-elect, movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, on his stunning victory in the GOP California coup [state's historic 'recall' election].

In GOP Calif. coup, Schwarzenegger next governor Gov. Gray Davis defeated in bid to rebuff GOP California coup ['recall'] Arnold Schwarzenegger, who began his quest to be governor of California on a TV talk show, 'won' the office Tuesday night as voters rejected the embattled Gov. Gray Davis in a closely watched, at times bizarre campaign, calling for change in the direction of the nation’s most populous state and its battered economy, the world’s fifth-largest.

For Schwarzenegger, the Last Piece of a Master Plan Almost as soon as the polls closed on Tuesday night, the networks announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger had been elected [sic] governor of California. The declaration came so quickly that not only was the candidate not at his own victory party, neither were his supporters.

Davis Concedes, Urges Supporters to Put Chaos of GOP Calif. Coup Behind Them In the same hotel where he celebrated his first election five years earlier, Gov. Gray Davis stood before a crowd of supporters late Tuesday and acknowledged defeat in the GOP coup d'etat ['only the second successful recall'] of a sitting governor.

2003 California Statewide 'Special Election' [coup d'etat] precincts report

Congress Advances Syria Sanctions Bill With Dictator Bush's consent, Congress on Wednesday advanced legislation to impose sanctions on Syria to last until the White House declares it has stopped 'sponsoring terrorist groups' and halted 'programs for weapons of mass destruction'.

U.S. to Present Iraqi Privatization Plan The U.S.-led dictatorship in Iraq will present a plan to privatize the country's state-owned industries by the spring, the official in charge of the effort said Wednesday.

U.S. May Drop Quest for U.N. Vote on Iraq The Bush dictatorship has run into such stiff opposition at the United Nations Security Council to its plan for the future government of Iraq that it has pulled back from seeking a quick vote endorsing the proposal and may shelve it altogether, administration officials said Tuesday.

Rumsfeld not told of Iraq shake-up Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday he had not been told by Dictator George W. Bush or the National Security Council that the White House was to restructure the handling of postwar Iraq before the media were briefed on the plan by NSC officials.

Iraqi Council Tells US 'No Turkish Peacekeepers' Members of Iraq's Governing Council have told U.S. dictator Paul Bremer they do not want troops from Turkey or other neighboring countries to join the occupation in Iraq.

Iraqi Shi'ite Protesters March on U.S. HQ More than 6,000 Shi'ite Muslims marched to the headquarters of the U.S.-led administration in Iraq on Wednesday in a second day of protests demanding the release of a cleric arrested by American troops.

Britain: Former minister Robin Cook says Blair lied over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction --by Chris Marsden "Former Cabinet member Robin Cook has stated publicly his firsthand knowledge that Prime Minister Tony Blair knew that Saddam Hussein possessed no weapons of mass destruction—at the very least weeks prior to his decision to launch an illegal war of aggression against Iraq. In doing so he has confirmed that Blair deliberately lied to the British people about the danger posed by such weapons in order to justify a pact made with President [sic] George W. Bush months earlier that he would support a US-led bombardment and invasion of the oil-rich Middle Eastern state."

Yes, Bush lied --by Paul Sperry "Forget that Bush lied about the reasons for putting our sons and daughters in harm's way in Iraq; and forget that he sent 140,000 troops there with bull's-eyes on their backs, then dared their attackers to bring it on. It was the height of irresponsibility to have done so in the middle of a war on al-Qaida, the real and proven threat to America."

Anthrax threat shot down early in war Anthrax was discounted as a threat by Australian military leaders 10 days before the Iraq war started. A controversial anthrax inoculation program for Australian soldiers and sailors was secretly suspended before the first shots were fired.

NATO chiefs in secret WMD exercise NATO defense chiefs took part in an unusual secret exercise in Colorado yesterday to test the alliance's military responses in a fictional fast-moving crisis involving terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, officials said.

US torturing Camp X-ray prisoners - lawyer The US military has tortured terrorist suspects held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, an Australian lawyer representing some of the suspects claimed today.

Guantanamo Bay detainee's family speaks with WSWS "Why isn’t the US military up on trial for terrorism?" --Terry and Beverly Hicks are maintaining their struggle to secure the release of their 28-year-old son David, who has been detained by the US government at Guantanamo Bay for almost two years without charge and in violation of his basic democratic and legal rights...

Chavez accuses CIA as bombings rock Venezuela Tensions mounted in Venezuela Monday after bombings rocked the capital and an ally of President Hugo Chavez accused the CIA of backing opponents trying to oust the beleaguered leader.

Is the US plotting to murder Venezuela's president? --by Bill Vann "Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez cancelled a planned trip last month to the United Nations General Assembly’s opening debate, explaining that he did so because of a potential threat on his life. His government’s intelligence agencies had reportedly warned of a plot backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to sabotage his plane in flight from Caracas to New York City."

Sharon: Left-wing is collaborating with the Palestinians Prime Minister Ariel Sharon levelled harsh criticism at the Labor Party and the Israeli left wing Wednesday evening, accusing them of collaborating with the Palestinians in an effort to topple the government.

Local Peace Group Infiltrated By Government Agent --by Mike Rhodes "Peace Fresno was infiltrated by an agent working for the Fresno Sheriff’s Department. Aaron Kilner, known by Peace Fresno activists as Aaron Stokes, attended several Peace Fresno meetings... he was 'assigned to the anti-terrorist team.' Local activists believe that this 'anti-terrorist team' is, in fact, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) that has recently been formed in this area."

U.S. to Appeal Ruling on 9/11 Terror Suspect The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it would appeal a judge's ruling that would bar federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against Zacarias Moussaoui and from trying to convince a jury that he was linked to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Congressman John Conyers Writes a Letter to Karl Rove Asking Him to Resign Representative John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Member, on the House Judiciary Committee sent the following letter to Senior White House Advisor, Karl Rove, asking for his resignation...

Actor Alec Baldwin Calls Texas Governor "Lap Dog" Actor Alec Baldwin was in town Tuesday night for a fund-raiser for House Democrats and he came bearing a gift: a box of dog biscuits for Republican Gov. Rick Perry. "I wanted to give this to Tom DeLay's lap dog, Rick Perry," Baldwin said. "I thought maybe he had worked up a big appetite up there on the Capitol so Governor Perry, AKA Tom DeLay's lap dog in the Texas state Legislature, this box of dog biscuits is for you and I hope you enjoy it while you're toiling away at a redistricting plan." "Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy and they're coming down here and they're telling Rick Perry what to do," Baldwin said.

FEC Dismisses Complaint Against Wal-Mart The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint accusing Wal-Mart of making an illegal corporate donation to then-Senate candidate Elizabeth Dole by providing shoppers with a company publication featuring the Republican. [Gee, what a surprise.]

Supreme Court Considers Alaskan EPA Case The Supreme Court was urged Wednesday to keep the federal government from second-guessing state environmental decisions. The justices are considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency went too far by overruling Alaska regulators' decision to let the operators of a zinc and lead mine use less costly anti-pollution technology for power generation.

Vivendi, GE ink NBC Universal deal Vivendi Universal and General Electric said on Wednesday they had signed a final deal to merge their show business assets, creating a $43 billion entertainment powerhouse.

GOP California Dreamin': stealing the 54 electoral votes via the touch-screen voting machines in 2004: Bush Says He Is Ready to Work With Arnold [Oh, I'm *sure* he is...] Dictator Bush says he is ready to work with Arnold Schwarzengroper if Californians 'elect' him as their next governor, but he stopped short Tuesday of the praise he had previously offered the actor-turned-candidate.

Bush says he will work with Schwarzenegger if he is 'elected' US Dictator George W. Bush said he will work with action hero [and Rove coup tool] Arnold Schwarzenegger if he is 'elected' governor of California in the GOP California coup ['recall election'].

Election-Fraud Website Removed Before Tuesday Recall Vote Voting machine memos suggest suspect California election as domain register company refuses to allow blocked machine to move to a new server until after Tuesday’s electronic vote-count. --Site’s explosive book & memos raise serious ballot-count questions. --by Tom Flocco "'The results of Tuesday’s California recall election should be challenged in the courts,' said Beverly Harris, advocate of honest voting and owner of, in a phone interview yesterday."

Officials Warn of Absentee Vote Factor in GOP Calif. Coup ['Recall Election'] About 3.2 million Californians have requested absentee ballots for Tuesday's recall election, and election officials are growing worried that counting this record number of absentee ballots could drag out the results of an already unwieldy election.

Arnie's lead shrinks amid groping claims Absentee votes cast before harassment accusations may clinch victory for Schwarzenegger in California --California's governor, Gray Davis, said yesterday that the recall race was now "a dead heat" and that voters had been leaving Arnold Schwarzengroper's camp as allegations of sexual harassment continued.

California Race Too Close to Call as Polls Open California's GOP coup ['recall' election] looked too close to call as voters packed polling stations on Tuesday to decide a race for governor in which Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger seeks to unseat unpopular incumbent Democrat Gray Davis.

Bush Says Inquiry May Be Unable to Find Leaker of C.I.A. Identity Dictator Bush said today that investigators may be unable to find out who disclosed the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency officer.

White House to screen leak material Lawyers may spend 2 weeks examining responses to probe --White House lawyers will spend up to two weeks screening responses turned in by roughly 2,000 staff members asked what they know, if anything, about the unauthorized disclosure of an undercover CIA officer’s identity.

Privilege Claim Is Possible in Leak Probe The Bush White House apparently plans to review [and edit?] the documents before releasing them. The 'outed' CIA agent is considering a lawsuit. The White House said Monday that it might take up to two weeks to turn over all the documents requested by the Justice Department in connection with its probe of who leaked the name of a CIA operative to columnist Robert Novak.

Companies criticize U.S. tender process in Iraq Billions of dollars of business is still up for grabs to rebuild Iraq, but some companies complain that a lack of transparency in the bidding process makes it hard to compete for hundreds of lucrative tenders.

Iraqi Guerrilla Gives U.S. a Dire Warning Thousands are ready to die to evict Americans and return Hussein, he says. Kidnapping of troops is threatened."Commander A," a former Iraqi intelligence officer who says he leads anti-American guerrillas in this area, laid out his vision for driving U.S. forces out of Iraq. Slowly, he said, the resistance has been building its strength, accumulating stores of weapons and collecting money from residents. Former supporters of Saddam Hussein and observant Muslims alike are rallying to the cause, he asserted. Thousands are willing to die to evict U.S. forces from the country, and attacks are now being centrally coordinated, he said.

Baghdad in Turmoil With Protests, Attack Large portions of Baghdad were in turmoil Tuesday after attackers fired an explosive into the Foreign Ministry compound, former intelligence officers demanding back pay or jobs hurled paving stones at American forces and U.S. soldiers confronted a big demonstration of Shiite Muslims.

Roadside Bombs Kill Again in Iraq Three U.S. troops and an Iraqi interpreter have been killed in bombing attacks in the latest fatal incidents against soldiers involving roadside explosives, the U.S. military said today.

Insurgents Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Resistance fighters killed three U.S. soldiers with roadside bombs, the military reported Tuesday, and former Iraqi intelligence officers demanding jobs hurled stones and charged American forces guarding occupation headquarters in the capital.

3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in 2 Attacks Near Baghdad Clashes Between Troops, Demonstrators Leave Iraqi Capital in Turmoil --Roadside bombings in central Iraq killed three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter and wounded six other service members, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

AWOL State of Mind: Calls From Soldiers Desperate to Leave Iraq Flood Hotline Morale among some war-weary GIs in Iraq is so low that a growing number of soldiers - including some now home on R&R - are researching the consequences of going AWOL, according to a leading support group.

Mystery blood clots felling U.S. troops Unexplained blood clots are among the reasons a number of U.S. soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom [Operation Halliburton] have died from sudden illnesses, an investigation by United Press International has found. A disturbing parallel has also surfaced: soldiers becoming ill or dying from similar ailments in the United States. In some cases, the soldiers, their families and civilian doctors blame vaccines given to them by the military, particularly the anthrax or smallpox shots.

Turkish Parliament OKs Troops for Iraq Parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to give the government permission to send Turkish peacekeepers to Iraq, but members of Iraq's interim council opposed the move, a sign of the problems Washington faces as it tries to assemble a 'peacekeeping' force.

GAO: Pentagon sold biolab gear The Defense Department sold equipment to the public that can be used for making biological warfare agents, according to a draft report by the General Accounting Office.

Israel Will Pursue Enemies Everywhere Bolstered by U.S. support for Israel's strike against Syria, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday that his nation would not hesitate to attack its enemies wherever they are.

Israel won't rule out another attack in Syria The Israeli government is not ruling out another attack in Syria, a spokesman said Monday, adding that although Iran "is not a target," the strike over the weekend was aimed at putting pressure on both countries to cut their ties with Palestinian militants.

Syrian president accuses Israel of warmongering The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, today accused the Israeli government of attempting to provoke a war when it sent fighter planes to bomb a purported terrorist camp near Damascus on Sunday.

U.S. Warns of 'Spectacular' Taliban Acts On the second anniversary of its intervention [illegal/immoral bombing] of Afghanistan, the United States said there were signs Taliban guerrillas planned more spectacular attacks and urged Pakistan to do more to curb Islamic militants.

U.S. to Ask Appeals Court to Revive Case on 9/11 Suspect The government said this afternoon that it would appeal a judge's ruling that prosecutors cannot seek the death penalty against Zacarias Moussaoui, who they argue is a central figure in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

U.S. Appeals Moussaoui 9/11 Ruling Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday they would appeal a ruling that barred them from seeking the death penalty or presenting evidence linking Zacarias Moussaoui to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Authors Paint Bush as Liar in Flurry of New Books Bookstore display tables give the distinct impression there is a lot of lying going on in America these days, with Dictator Bush and his top advisers portrayed as the main culprits.

Democrats want redistricting panel A lawmaker pushes a proposed ballot initiative to have a bipartisan panel redraw legislative boundaries. Republicans spent more than $7-million on lawyers, consultants and experts in 2002 to solidify their control over the state Capitol and the Florida congressional delegation. Although Florida split 50-50 in the 2000 presidential s-election, and the two parties are nearly even in voter registration, Republicans have two-thirds of Florida's seats in Congress and the Legislature.

Democrats want bipartisan group, not legislators, to draw political districts (FL) Democrats will try to get an initiative on next year's ballot giving the power of redrawing political districts to a bipartisan commission rather than the Republican-dominated Legislature.

Kucinich to Formally Announce Presidential Campaign on Three-Day Tour of 11 States, Beginning in Cleveland ( press release) "On October 13 to 15, Congressman Dennis John Kucinich will formally announce his campaign for the presidency at events in 11 states. The first announcement will be made at noon on the 13th in Cleveland City Council Chambers in Cleveland, Ohio."

Gov. Bush seeks Miami headquarters for free trade zone Gov. Jeb Bush is devoting more and more time to being a big salesman of Miami as the ideal site for the headquarters of the yet-to-be created free trade area covering the Western Hemisphere.

Appeals Court OKs Do Not Call Registry A federal appeals court cleared the way for the Federal Trade Commission to implement the national do not call list Tuesday, putting on hold a judge's order that said the registry violated free-speech rights.

Spitzer Subpoenas Franklin, Templeton Franklin Resources Inc., one of the biggest U.S. mutual fund managers, said on Tuesday it had received a subpoena as part of an industrywide probe into fund trading practices launched by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Schwarzengroper's GOP May Tamper With Election Time to Recall E-Vote Machines? As Californians head to the polls on Tuesday, voters in at least one county will cast their ballots electronically on machines that have been shown to be flawed. Election officials around the country have been switching to new computerized polling machines with the hope of avoiding a repeat of the Florida debacle over punch-card voting that marred the 2000 presidential s-election. ["What an atrocity, that in a country priding itself on Democratic principles, voting is given so little regard. What should be as sacred as any religious ceremony is profaned by business interests and trampled on by error and carelessness." --Michael Rectenwald]

Computer Experts Fear Recall Voter Fraud Punch-card ballots from Tuesday's GOP California Coup ['recall election'] are sure to get a going-over by political activists, but some computer scientists think touch-screen voting machines deserve just as much scrutiny.

Heads up! More GOP coup d'etats are underway: Redistricting Battle Likely to Delay Texas Presidential Primary The role of Texas in Democratic presidential politics could be damaged by bitter Republican infighting over congressional redistricting. As the clock ticked Sunday without a deal on redistricting, a delay in the March 2 Texas primary became increasingly likely. That could leave state Democrats without much influence in picking their party's nominee to challenge Dictator Bush next year, since one of the Democratic candidates might have his party's nomination sewn up before a delayed Texas vote.

Poll dents Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger [A.K.A. the 'Gropenator'] struggled to put sexual harassment allegations behind him today as a new poll released a day before California's recall election indicated some voters were having second thoughts about removing the state's governor from office.

Davis Poll Shows Recall Race a 'Jump Ball' On the day before California voters decide whether to throw him out of office, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis's campaign said on Monday a new internal poll shows the recall race in a dead heat as support softens for Republican rival Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Fight to the finish before GOP Calif. Coup Davis wants criminal investigation of actor --Gov. Gray Davis, spending the final days of the GOP California coup ['recall' campaign] surrounded by women and prominent Democrats, suggested Saturday that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger committed a crime of sexual battery and should be investigated by law enforcement.

McClintock Calls on Schwarzenegger to Resign If Charges Prove True State Senator Tom McClintock called on Arnold Schwarzenegger to withdraw from the race for governor if allegations of improper sexual advances prove to be true.

Candidates crisscross state, allegations follow Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger, seeking to put sexual harassment allegations behind him, hammered away at the policies of Gov. Gray Davis on Monday, telling a raucous rally of supporters the governor falls among a class of politicians who only know how to tax and spend.

4 More Women Go Public Against Schwarzenegger Four more women have come forward to say that Arnold Schwarzenegger fondled, spanked or touched them in incidents they said took place as recently as 2000 and as long ago as 1979. In all, 15 women have now accused the Republican candidate for governor of grabbing or groping them.

Number of Schwarzenegger Accusers Grows As the number of women claiming they were groped by Arnold Schwarzenegger grew to 15 Sunday, the actor headed for a campaign march in Sacramento, while Gov. Gray Davis signed a law making California the largest state to require employer-paid health care.

Newspaper Withdraws Schwarzenegger Endorsement Arnold Schwarzenegger sought to shake off allegations of sexual misbehavior that cost him at least one newspaper endorsement Saturday as he and the other gubernatorial candidates leaped into their final weekend of campaigning. The Oakland Tribune withdrew its endorsement of Schwarzenegger on Saturday, saying the sexual harassment allegations indicate "a pattern of recurring abuse and boorish behavior that in different circumstances could have led to assault charges.''

TV presenter 'groped' by Schwarzenegger may sue Three more women come forward to add to tide of harassment allegations against actor-turned-politician --The British television presenter who alleges she was sexually harassed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a London hotel is threatening to sue him for libel over his claim that she invented the incident.

3 More Women Allege Misconduct In all, 11 women have said Schwarzenegger touched them without their consent. The candidate denies new allegations. Three more women said Friday that Arnold Schwarzenegger had grabbed or groped them.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child Scandal (The National Enquirer) "On the eve of the California gubernatorial recall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger is embroiled in a love child scandal! According to an article in the London paper, The Daily Mail, a Californian woman, Tammy Baker-Tousignant, has told pals that Arnold secretly fathered her son while he was already married to Maria Shriver."

SchwarzeNazi Admired Hitler, Book Proposal Says A film producer who chronicled Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to fame as a champion bodybuilder in the 1970's circulated a book proposal six years ago that quoted the young Mr. Schwarzenegger expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Actor envisions economic revolution Lower taxes, fewer regulations at heart of plan --Gubernatorial 'front-runner' Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing nothing less than a Reagan Revolution for California's economy. The five-point economic plan recently released by the Schwarzenegger campaign is a manifesto embracing a market-oriented, pro-business stand in areas ranging from the state budget to regulatory policy.

Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected --by Greg Palast "The wannabe governor has yet to deny that on May 17, 2001, at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, he had consensual political intercourse with Enron chieftain Kenneth Lay. Also frolicking with Arnold and Ken was convicted stock swindler Mike Milken... It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off."

Mr. Schwarzenegger Gets a Pass --by Katha Pollitt "One wonders what would happen if even a fraction of the energy expended on Bill Clinton's sex scandals was applied to Mr. Schwarzenegger. ...What's going on here? If Arnold Schwarzenegger were a Democrat, the right-wing news media — the tabloids, the shock jocks, the Bill O'Reillys and the Rush Limbaughs — would have sent him back to Austria long ago."

Giuliani, Schwarzenegger, GW Bush and Hitler --by Robert Lederman "Birds of a feather flock together. So it's hardly surprising that Rudolph Giuliani, the American politician who has been compared to Adolf Hitler more than any other, would come to the Terminator's aid as he attempts to downplay his own Nazi connection. Giuliani had eight years of experience countering claims that his administration's blatantly racist policies and police state tactics were modeled after Der Fuhrer's. Both men are close friends of GW Bush, whose family fortune was made during a decade on Wall Street running banks, shipping companies and steel mills which were fronts for Hitler and his Nazi party."

Assassin wanted 'special missions' for CIA: report An alleged hitman for former communist East Germany was willing to sign on as a contract killer for American intelligence, German investigators believe, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported on Monday.

Putin Says U.S. Faces Big Risks in Iraqi Mission President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia says the United States now faces in Iraq the possibility of a prolonged, violent and ultimately futile war like the one that mired the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. "How would the local population treat forces whose official name is the occupying forces?" he asked, suggesting that further hostility to the United States was inevitable unless its occupation received the international legitimacy it now lacks. [...just as the Bush dictatorship itself lacks international legitimacy]

Bush Tightens Control Over Iraq Policy Dictator Bush asserted more direct White House control over the Pentagon-run reconstruction of [Halliburton's profits] Iraq today, announcing that he has put national security adviser Condoleezza Rice in charge of a new authority designed to alleviate mounting criticism of the dictatorship's postwar 'progress'.

Weapons report undercuts key terror claim Inspector's conclusion casts doubt on Hussein link to al-Qaida --U.S. weapons inspector David Kay's conclusion that Iraq hasn't had an active chemical-weapons program since 1991 deals a blow to more than just the administration's prewar assertion that Baghdad had such a program, as well as large weapons stockpiles.

US Seen Dragging Feet on Iraqi Oil Money Watchdog Four months after the Security Council ordered an independent board to monitor U.S. spending of Iraq's oil revenues, diplomats on Thursday accused the United States of blocking it from taking up its duties.

Wilson wants leak culprit 'frog-marched' Novak: Government must keep its own secrets --Retired career diplomat Joseph Wilson said Sunday that he would to love to see whoever blew the cover on his wife as a CIA operative "frog-marched out of the White House." Wilson also said that he and his wife are concerned about their personal security because of the leak.

Wilson fears for wife's safety A former diplomat fears his wife's life is in danger. Joseph Wilson's wife was the CIA agent whose name was recently leaked.

Bush team dirty tricks more vicious than Tricky Dick - from someone who should know --by John Dean "I thought I had seen political dirty tricks as foul as they could get, but I was wrong. In blowing the cover of CIA agent Valerie Plame to take political revenge on her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for telling the truth, Bush's people have out-Nixoned Nixon's people. And my former colleagues were not amateurs by any means. For example, special counsel Chuck Colson, once considered the best hatchet man of modern presidential politics, went to prison for leaking false information to discredit Daniel Ellsberg's lawyer. Ellsberg was being prosecuted by Nixon's Justice Department for disclosing the so-called Pentagon Papers (the classified study of the origins of the Vietnam War). But Colson at his worst could barely qualify to play on Bush's team."

Mystery Blood Clots Kill U.S. Troops Several U.S. soldiers in the Iraqi war died from sudden illnesses, and a United Press International probe shows those were triggered by unexplained blood clots... NBC reporter David Bloom also died of a blood clot in his lung, after collapsing near Baghdad. The UPI investigation by reporter Mark Benjamin also points to another disturbing factor of soldiers becoming ill or dying from similar ailments in the United States. In some cases, the soldiers, their families and civilian doctors blame vaccines given to them by the military, particularly the anthrax or smallpox shots.

Inside the Sunni Triangle Iraqi raids fostering fresh enemies Once-supportive, critical villagers now openly anti-American --Five months after Dictator Bush declared the end of "major combat" in Iraq, the war may indeed be over for most of the country. But not for Sheikh Mishkhen al Jumaili. Last month, American troops killed nine of his relatives, including his son, in the span of just four days...

We report, you get it wrong --by Jim Lobe "The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday. And the more you watch the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News channel, in particular, the more likely it is that your perceptions about the war are wrong, adds the report by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)."

TVA to start making tritium for bombs The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in East Tennessee is days away from becoming the only commercial nuclear station in the United States to produce both electricity for homes and isotopes for bombs.

9-11 Panel Director May Have Conflict of Interest The families of some of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings are calling for the staff director of the commission set up to investigate the attacks to be removed from a large part of the inquiry. They say he has a conflict of interest in investigating the National Security Council, because of his previous relationship with national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Answers please, Mr Bush In this second extract from Michael Moore's new book he asks his old enemy seven awkward questions

The new Inquisition --by Walter Cronkite "In his 2 1/2 years in office, Attorney General John Ashcroft has earned himself a remarkable distinction as the Torquemada of American law. Tomas de Torquemada was the 15th century Dominican friar who became the grand inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. He was largely responsible for its methods, including torture and the burning of heretics - Muslims in particular.. The Patriot Act is much in the news, as Ashcroft and his minions seek both to justify its excesses and strengthen them, thus intensifying its dangerous infringements on the Bill of Rights."

Bush Family Babysitter Killed in Fairfax A babysitter for the family of Marvin Bush was found dead Monday night outside the family's Fairfax County home, and police said that she had been crushed when her car rolled into her, pinning her between the vehicle and an outbuilding on the property.

Enron Seeks Millions for Power Never Delivered to Sierra Pacific The Enron Corporation collapsed into bankruptcy proceedings after revealing that it had reported earnings that never really existed. Now, a major Nevada utility stands on the brink of a bankruptcy filing because Enron is demanding hundreds of millions of dollars of payments for electricity that it never really delivered.

N.H. Sues 22 Major Oil Companies New Hampshire sued 22 major oil companies Monday because of the gasoline additive MTBE, which has been found to pollute water, Gov. Craig Benson said.

Decline in oceans' phytoplankton alarms scientists Experts pondering whether reduction of marine plant life is linked to warming of the seas --Plant life covering the surface of the world's oceans, a vital resource that helps absorb the worst of the "greenhouse gases" involved in global warming, is disappearing at a dangerous rate, scientists have discovered.

Graham Drops Out of Presidential Race Sen. Bob Graham of Florida ended his presidential campaign bid, saying Monday night he had concluded he could not be elected in 2004 because a late entry into the race made it difficult to close the gap with his rivals.

Gay rights PAC endorses Howard Dean for president Pride PAC, a Michigan political action committee representing gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgender community, has endorsed Democrat Howard Dean for president.

Dennis a menace, Sir Elton tells crowd "Americans are always asking why the rest of the world hates them," Sir Elton John said after singing his first song at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. "Well, the reason is Dennis Miller." Earlier in the show Miller delivered about 20 minutes of his usual act -- biting, sarcastic political humor with a very strong right-of-center slant.

Ex-Minister Says Blair Knew Iraq Had No Banned Arms Prime Minister Poodle Tony Blair conceded privately that Iraq did not have the quickly deployable weapons of mass destruction that the British government cited as justification for war, former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook asserted today.

Blair knew Iraq weapon claims were incorrect, says ex-minister Prime Minister Poodle Tony Blair privately conceded before the war with Iraq that it had no quickly deployable chemical weapons, despite publicly claiming that Saddam Hussein's arsenal posed a serious threat, former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said.

Cook: Blair knew Iraq threat false Former British foreign secretary makes claim in new book --Former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said in diary excerpts published Sunday that he believes Prime Minister Poodle Tony Blair knew two weeks before the war that Iraq probably didn’t possess usable weapons of mass destruction.

Blair 'knew Iraq threat limited' The prime minister knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction ready for use within 45 minutes, former foreign secretary Robin Cook has claimed. He said that before the war started Mr Blair privately admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons posing a "real and present danger".

Blair 'not welcome' at war service The families of British soldiers killed in Iraq have fiercely criticised Poodle Tony Blair's decision to attend a remembrance service for Britain's war dead.

Survey Group head's link to arms industry For at least 10 years David Kay, head of the Iraq Survey Group, has staked his professional and business reputation on the case that Iraq was a serious threat. Until October last year, Mr Kay was the vice-president of a major San Diego-based defence contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), co-ordinating its homeland security and counter-terrorism initiatives. It was while he held this role that he claimed that Iraq could launch terrorist attacks on the US mainland. SAIC's spokesman acknowledged earlier this year that the company is deeply involved in the current war in Iraq, including its role in leading a $650m contract for services and support for the US army.

Numerous Ideas Cited for Not Finding WMD Saddam Hussein may have possessed weapons of mass destruction and hid them, the chief U.S. weapons inspector says. Or the Iraqi president may have had the weapons and moved them outside the country just before the war. Or perhaps Hussein never had them at all, and just bluffed to appear strong. Weapons inspector David Kay cited those three theories - and a few others - on Friday as possible answers to why his survey team has so far failed to uncover any weapons of mass destruction inside Iraq.

No uranium, no munitions, no missiles, no programmes As the first progress report from the Iraq Survey Group is released, Cambridge WMD expert Dr Glen Rangwala finds that even the diluted claims made for Saddam Hussein's arsenal don't stand up --"Last week's progress report by American and British weapons inspectors in Iraq has failed to supply evidence for the vast majority of the claims made on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction by their governments before the war."

2002 Report Offered Bleak Look at Iraqi Oil Industry The Bush regime's optimistic statements earlier this year that Iraq's oil wealth, not American taxpayers, would cover most of the cost of rebuilding Iraq were at odds with a bleaker assessment of a government task force secretly established last fall to study Iraq's oil industry, according to public records and government officials.

Iraq troop cuts? Not for years Gen. - Big clash coming --The general in charge of occupation forces in Iraq said it will be years before the U.S. can "draw down" its forces there and warned Americans to brace for more casualties.

Troops kill rioters in Baghdad and Basra British and American troops fired into crowds of rioting former Iraqi soldiers in Basra and Baghdad yesterday, killing one man in each city.

Rumors Rife on Tenet's Tenure Criticism of CIA, Director Intensifies --CIA Director George J. Tenet is under fire as never before. With efforts unsuccessful so far to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, some conservative lawmakers and pundits are blaming the agency for inadequate intelligence on Saddam Hussein. Democrats are accusing Tenet of bending the intelligence to support Dictator Bush's policy of preemption in Iraq.

FBI questions Bush officials over 'outing' of CIA agent FBI agents this weekend began questioning Bush dictatorship officials about the illegal outing of a Central Intelligence Agency officer, as it emerged that a CIA front company she worked for had also been blown, possibly endangering other agency personnel and contacts.

Leak of Agent's Name Causes Exposure of CIA Front Firm The leak of a CIA operative's name has also exposed the identity of a CIA front company, potentially expanding the damage caused by the original disclosure, Bush dictatorship officials said yesterday.

Beaten, abused, chained. This is one Afghan woman's 'liberation' The Taliban's fall was supposed to bring freedom for women. But for many, life is still a misery - and for one, jail is the safest place to be --Mina rests on the earth floor of a Kandahar jail. Now eight months pregnant by a man she says raped and tortured her for seven years, she is in the Afghan prison for fleeing the marital home...

Why isn't the truth out there? The willingness of journalists to accepts the establishment's view of the events of, and after, 9/11 is truly staggering, says Paul Donovan "...At 9.35 one of the hijacked planes does a 360 degree turn over the Pentagon, all the while being tracked by radar. 'The Pentagon is not evacuated, and there are still no fast movers from the Air Force in the sky over Alexandria and DC,' says [retired US army veteran Stan] Goff. This is the staggering story of the events of 9/11. No reasons have been given for the Bush administration's conduct on that day, no one has been brought to account. Yet from the tragedy that was 9/11 Bush has been able to deliver for his backers in the arms and oil industries."

Republicans unsure of Bush's chances for 2004 s-election In a sharp reversal, Republicans who just months ago daydreamed about a 2004 s-election landslide now worry that Dictator Bush is losing control of events at home and abroad and faces a real chance of leading the party to defeat [as he did in 2000, but the GOP stole the election in a coup d'etat.]

Bush Struggling to Regain Political Footing Dictator Bush is struggling to regain his footing after a tough period in which he failed to generate international momentum for his Iraq plans, the U.S. economy continues to struggle and the White House has come under investigation.

Mice to test Bush's food in Thailand Huge security operation mounted for APEC summit --Thailand is going to use mice to test food for poison before it is served to Dictator Bush and 20 other Asia Pacific leaders at a regional summit in Bangkok this month, a top health official said Friday.

Russia bares its military teeth Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has said his country does not rule out a pre-emptive military strike anywhere in the world if the national interest demands it.

Davis to sign historic health care insurance bill today Opponents, already preparing for court, call it 'disastrous' for businesses Gov. Gray Davis plans to sign a health insurance bill today that could expand coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Californians, but is bitterly opposed by state businesses. [This is one reason why the Reichwing coupmeisters want Davis out of office.]

***GOP California Coup Updates for October 5, 2003***

Actor envisions economic revolution Lower taxes, fewer regulations at heart of plan --Gubernatorial 'front-runner' Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing nothing less than a Reagan Revolution for California's economy. The five-point economic plan recently released by the Schwarzenegger campaign is a manifesto embracing a market-oriented, pro-business stand in areas ranging from the state budget to regulatory policy.

Support for GOP Calif. coup softening Support for the GOP California coup ['recall'] is softening in the wake of reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger groped women and his subsequent apology for having "behaved badly sometimes," according to a new statewide survey.

Readers Angry at The Times for Schwarzenegger Stories The newspaper's reports on women who say they were groped by the 'candidate' [tool of the GOP coup] prompt about 1,000 people to cancel their subscriptions. Since publishing an article Thursday that described allegations by six women that Schwarzenegger groped them or made inappropriate comments, The Times has come under attack on talk-radio stations and television, and has been the target of vociferous complaints by the Schwarzenegger campaign.

4 More Women Go Public Against Schwarzenegger Four more women have come forward to say that Arnold Schwarzenegger fondled, spanked or touched them in incidents they said took place as recently as 2000 and as long ago as 1979. In all, 15 women have now accused the Republican candidate for governor of grabbing or groping them.

Number of Schwarzenegger Accusers Grows As the number of women claiming they were groped by Arnold Schwarzenegger grew to 15 Sunday, the actor headed for a campaign march in Sacramento, while Gov. Gray Davis signed a law making California the largest state to require employer-paid health care.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child Scandal (The National Enquirer) "On the eve of the California gubernatorial recall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger is embroiled in a love child scandal! According to an article in the London paper, The Daily Mail, a Californian woman, Tammy Baker-Tousignant, has told pals that Arnold secretly fathered her son while he was already married to Maria Shriver."

Schwarzenegger no longer worthy (San Mateo County Times) Given the accusations of sexual abuse leveled against Arnold Schwarzenegger by six women and his disingenuous admission to such behavior, we strongly reconfirm that our readers vote 'no' on the recall, but can no longer recommend they cast their 'if-not-Davis-then' vote for Schwarzenegger."

Mr. Schwarzenegger Gets a Pass --by Katha Pollitt "One wonders what would happen if even a fraction of the energy expended on Bill Clinton's sex scandals was applied to Mr. Schwarzenegger. ...What's going on here? If Arnold Schwarzenegger were a Democrat, the right-wing news media — the tabloids, the shock jocks, the Bill O'Reillys and the Rush Limbaughs — would have sent him back to Austria long ago."

Giuliani, Schwarzenegger, GW Bush and Hitler --by Robert Lederman "Birds of a feather flock together. So it's hardly surprising that Rudolph Giuliani, the American politician who has been compared to Adolf Hitler more than any other, would come to the Terminator's aid as he attempts to downplay his own Nazi connection. Giuliani had eight years of experience countering claims that his administration's blatantly racist policies and police state tactics were modeled after Der Fuhrer's. Both men are close friends of GW Bush, whose family fortune was made during a decade on Wall Street running banks, shipping companies and steel mills which were fronts for Hitler and his Nazi party."


A Missing Statistic: U.S. Jobs That Went Overseas ...An essential statistic is missing: the number of jobs that would exist in the United States today if so many had not escaped abroad. The Labor Department, in its numerous surveys of employers and employees, has never tried to calculate this trade-off.

CMU student taps brain's game skills Luis Von Ahn wants a piece of your time so he can tap into your brain's cognitive powers... More recently, that logic was at the root of the "terrorism futures" market, a controversial experiment set up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

White House Is Told to Hand Over Records The Justice Department is demanding that the White House turn over "all documents that relate in any way" to the unauthorized disclosure of a C.I.A. officer's identity, and the White House on Friday gave its employees until next Tuesday to comply. [No worries; the shredding machines were likely humming when Ashcroft probably gave Rove the 'heads up' earlier in the week.]

Holy conflict of interest, Batman: Karl Rove Was Employed by John Ashcroft Deep political ties between top White House aides and Attorney General John Ashcroft have put him into a delicate position as the inJustice Department begins a full investigation into whether Bush regime officials illegally disclosed the name of an undercover C.I.A. officer. Karl Rove, Dictator Bush's top political adviser, whose possible role in the case has raised questions, was a paid consultant to three of Mr. Ashcroft's campaigns in Missouri, twice for governor and for United States senator, in the 1980's and 1990's, an associate of Mr. Rove said on Wednesday.

John Ashcroft: The zealot who holds Bush's future in his hands --by Rupert Cornwell "Mr Rumsfeld and his neo-conservative deputy Paul Wolfowitz may have plotted the foreign campaigns in Mr Bush's war on terrorism. But on the home front, John Ashcroft the paleo-conservative has been in command - the prime architect of the infamous Patriot Act rushed through by Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks, and which is described by his legion of critics as the gravest assault on American civil liberties since Joe McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts of the 1950s. But now he could have an even more direct hand in the fate of the suddenly troubled Bush presidency [sic]."

Blix warns inspectors on dangers of spin Hans Blix warned the US-led experts 'hunting' for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq yesterday to beware the dangers of "spin" when presenting their findings to their political masters anxious to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Poland Says It Was Mistaken in Report That Troops Found Newly Built French Missiles in Iraq After a protest from French President Jacques Chirac, Poland said Saturday it had been mistaken in reporting that its troops found new French-made anti-aircraft misiles in central Iraq.

US team finds no Iraq WMD The CIA official in charge of the search for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq has said no such weapons have so far been found.

Halliburton's Iraq deal rises to $1.4B The value of Halliburton Co.'s contract to restore Iraq's oilfields has risen to $1.4 billion, according to government data posted Wednesday.

Poll: Broad Majority Continues to Oppose Spending Additional $87 Billion in Iraq Three weeks of White House lobbying for its Iraq package has failed to sway public opinion: A broad majority of Americans continue to oppose spending an additional $87 billion on the war and rebuilding effort there.

Troops clash with Iraqi soldiers Two Iraqis have been shot dead in separate clashes between occupation troops and former members of the Iraqi army. One man was killed and many others wounded during a confrontation in central Baghdad between US troops and former Iraqi soldiers.

U.S. General Says Iraqi Rebels Getting Stronger In a week that has already seen five more U.S. combat deaths and the wounding of 41 soldiers, the commander of military forces in Iraq indicated Thursday that resistance to the occupying troops was strengthening and warned Americans to brace for more casualties.

Pentagon calls up 10,000 National Guard for combat duty in Iraq With its occupation of Iraq becoming a morass, the Bush dictatorship has been forced into the largest call-up of part-time National Guard troops for front-line combat operations since the Vietnam War.

Iraq will be poor 'for years' Iraq will remain impoverished for years to come because oil will not fund public spending, aid will fall short of what is needed and few companies will want to invest there, a report leaked to Reuters news agency has said.

Chirac Calls Iraq Resolution a Letdown The United States suffered a fresh setback Saturday in its efforts to secure a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, when French President Jacques Chirac called Washington's latest draft "a disappointment."

Full text: New US draft resolution (Oct. 2, 2003)The full text of a new draft resolution on Iraq drawn up by the United States.

Clark Wants Probe of W.House on Iraq Intelligence Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark called on Friday for an independent probe of the Bush dictatorship's use of intelligence before the Iraq war, calling it "twisted" and possibly criminal. [Yup,'twisted' and 'criminal'. That is a perfect characterization of the Bush regime.]

Marine Discharged for Refusing Vaccination A Marine has received a bad-conduct discharge for refusing an anthrax vaccination, officials said.

Florida guardsmen getting grief over Iraq marriages Two Florida National Guard soldiers are being investigated for allegedly defying a commander's order by marrying Iraqi brides and the Army is trying to prevent the women from coming to the United States, their families said.

Bush administration plans to attack seven Muslim nations: Wesley Clark General Wesley Clark, the front-runner in the Democratic race for the White House, in a book due for publication later this month, Gen Clark will accuse the Bush dictatorship of having a five year plan to attack seven nations across the Muslim world, a British daily reported on Saturday.

Illegally 'parked' funds (St. Petersburg Times) "The Pentagon showed incredible contempt for Congress by trying to hide $20-million from legislative scrutiny. Such monetary shell-games might be routine at places with the morals of Enron, but they are forbidden by law in government for a reason. Public funds are supposed to be spent for the purpose they were appropriated, and Congress, where some powerful members rightly feel duped, should find out where the money went and who was involved in the deception. It should also explore whether the Defense Department stashes money secretly on a larger scale."

American voters lose faith in Bush's foreign 'policy' A week of unrelenting bad news for Dictator George Bush was capped yesterday by a new poll showing that Americans are losing faith in his ability to handle foreign policy crises - something the White House had expected to be a major asset as he prepares his 2004 re-s-election campaign.

Poll Shows Increased Doubts About Iraq War, Bush Most Americans now believe the Iraq war was not worth it, said a CBS News/New York Times poll released on Thursday that showed Dictator Bush's approval ratings near a record low for his presidency [sic].

Briton held as terror suspect says CIA threatened torture First account of US methods from UK detainee --A British businessman arrested as a suspected terrorist has told the Guardian that US agents threatened him with beatings and rape in an attempt to break him.

Explosion occurs at Venezuelan state-run media watchdog after regulators seize equipment from TV news channel An explosion shattered windows and destroyed the entrance to the headquarters of Venezuela's state-run media watchdog, hours after media regulators disconnected cables and seized equipment at a news station critical of the government, said the institution's director.

Venezuela Regulator Seizes TV News Equipment Venezuelan media regulators cut cables to satellite dishes and seized broadcasting equipment at the 24-hour news broadcaster Globovision on Friday, the channel said. Most broadcasters openly supported an unsuccessful 'general strike' [U.S. backed attempted coup d'etat] aimed at toppling Chavez that ultimately cost the country an estimated US$7.5 billion. They also suppressed reports of Chavez's dramatic return to power when a 2002 military uprising failed.

*See: Media accused in failed coup Venezuelan news executives defend themselves against allegations that they suppressed facts as the ousted president returned. (April 18, 2002) President Hugo Chavez loyalists say coup leaders, in a desperate bid to hang onto power, persuaded the media executives to suppress coverage of the unraveling coup. On Saturday, as protesters packed the streets and the presidential palace changed hands for the second time in two days, Venezuelan TV viewers were left in the dark. Instead of news, most got cartoons, reruns and Pretty Woman. [Just like we do here, whenever President Gore speaks!]

***GOP California Coup Updates for October 4, 2003***

Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected --by Greg Palast "The wannabe governor has yet to deny that on May 17, 2001, at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, he had consensual political intercourse with Enron chieftain Kenneth Lay. Also frolicking with Arnold and Ken was convicted stock swindler Mike Milken... It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off."

Newspaper Withdraws Schwarzenegger Endorsement Arnold Schwarzenegger sought to shake off allegations of sexual misbehavior that cost him at least one newspaper endorsement Saturday as he and the other gubernatorial candidates leaped into their final weekend of campaigning. The Oakland Tribune withdrew its endorsement of Schwarzenegger on Saturday, saying the sexual harassment allegations indicate "a pattern of recurring abuse and boorish behavior that in different circumstances could have led to assault charges.''

TV presenter 'groped' by Schwarzenegger may sue Three more women come forward to add to tide of harassment allegations against actor-turned-politician --The British television presenter who alleges she was sexually harassed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a London hotel is threatening to sue him for libel over his claim that she invented the incident.

3 More Women Allege Misconduct In all, 11 women have said Schwarzenegger touched them without their consent. The candidate denies new allegations. Three more women said Friday that Arnold Schwarzenegger had grabbed or groped them.

Anti-Arnold rallies in Bay Area Protesters staged several Bay Area rallies Friday to criticize Republican gubernatorial 'candidate' [GOP coup tool] Arnold SchwarzeNazi for admittedly behaving "badly" toward women and for a 1975 interview in which he expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Anti-Arnold Campaign Angry groups pump up heat Women's groups and religious leaders worked feverishly Friday to galvanize opposition to Arnold SchwarzeNazi, who found a defender in the man whose book proposal quoted the actor expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler in 1975.

Angry Women Launch Anti-SchwarzeNazi TV Ad Angry California women's groups on Friday launched a TV ad and organized state-wide protests aimed at stopping Arnold SchwarzeNazi's march toward the California governor's office, saying, "If Arnold wins, the women of California lose."

Groups Unveil Anti-SchwarzeNazi Ads Women's groups and religious leaders worked feverishly Friday to galvanize opposition to Arnold SchwarzeNazi after he acknowledged treating women badly and responded to reports that he told an interviewer he admired Adolf Hitler.

Put past to rest, Hatch says of Arnold [Reichwing whackjob] Sen. Orrin Hatch says Arnold SchwarzeNazi should not be judged on past improper advances towards women but as the devoted husband he is today, adding that the foreign-born GOP 'candidate' [tool of the coup] for California governor also should have the opportunity to run for president under a constitutional amendment Hatch is pushing.

SchwarzeNazi Admired Hitler, Book Proposal Says A film producer who chronicled Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to fame as a champion bodybuilder in the 1970's circulated a book proposal six years ago that quoted the young Mr. Schwarzenegger expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Reichwing Referendum Sought To Repeal California Domestic Partner Law California's landmark domestic partner law may end up on the ballot as conservative groups begin collecting names for a repeal referendum. [These GOP 'mini' coups have *got* to be stopped.]


Energy bill insert could relax limits on uranium trade A provision written into the pending omnibus energy bill at the behest of two nuclear companies would overturn a decade-old U.S. policy of discouraging worldwide trade in bomb-grade uranium by eliminating constraints on U.S. exports of the material to five countries for medical isotope production, current and former U.S. officials say.

States Plan Suit to Prod U.S. on Global Warming California plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over the Bush dictatorship's recent decision that the agency lacked the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes and other sources, state regulators said on Friday.

Limbaugh won't be prosecuted, attorneys wager Rush Limbaugh's alleged addiction to painkillers may be documented in e-mails. His reported drug deals may have been taped by his former housekeeper... But the chance of criminal charges ever being filed against [Reichwing hypocritical whackjob] Limbaugh is next to nil, say criminal defense attorneys who have handled numerous drug cases.

Hospital issues apology A suburban Philadelphia hospital apologized to employees because supervisors complied with the demand of a pregnant patient's husband that no black employees assist in the delivery of his child. Supervisors at Abington Memorial Hospital agreed to prevent black employees from entering the patient's hospital room for several days last month, a decision called "morally reprehensible" by hospital president Richard L. Jones Jr.

Italian Riot Police Clash with Protesters in Rome Italian riot police clashed with anti-globalization protesters during a demonstration against a European Union summit in Rome on Saturday.

Israel's 'bomb squad pigs' In Israel, a new weapon is being tested to try to foil bomb attacks - pigs which sniff out explosives. While a ban on eating pork is one of the strongest taboos for Muslims and Jews alike, a young Israeli believes he has found a new use for the farmyard animal...

Mysterious Frog Eggs Found in Connecticut (Berlin, CT) Hurricane Isabel brought unholy high winds and lashing rain to the East Coast. It also dumped something almost biblical on Connecticut. Primo D'Agata was startled by what he thought was hail smacking on his porch Sept. 19 as the remnants of Isabel moved through the state. But when he went outside to investigate, D'Agata discovered tiny, gelatinous eggs with dark spots in the middle.

Officials Say Bush Seeks $600 Million to 'Hunt' [Plant?] Iraq Arms The Bush dictatorship is seeking more than $600 million from Congress to continue the 'hunt' [plant?] for conclusive evidence that Saddam Hussein's government had an illegal weapons program, officials said Wednesday. Counting the money already spent, the total price tag for the 'search' will approach $1 billion.

Weapons search black hole deepens The Bush Dictatorship is seeking more than $US600 million ($875 million) from Congress to continue the 'hunt' for conclusive evidence that Saddam Hussein's government had an illegal weapons program.

WMD report to raise new questions The failure of the US-led Iraq Survey group to find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is proving a significant embarrassment to Dictator George Bush and UK Prime Minister Poodle Tony Blair.

U.S. 'Loan' [Bribe] Requires Turkey to 'Not Enter Northern Iraq' Both American and Turkish officials have confirmed that the US$8,5 billion 'loan' [bribe] is tied to a condition that Turkish troops not enter Northern Iraq.

U.S. troops averaging 3-6 deaths per week, commander says Nearly six months after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. troops are suffering an average of three to six deaths and 40 wounded every week, the commander of American forces in Iraq said Thursday.

Diplomat says he was fired due to opposition to Iraq war A senior Japanese diplomat who left the Foreign Ministry on Aug 29 is planning to challenge the ministry as he believes he was "virtually fired" due to his opposition to Japan supporting the U.S.-led war on Iraq.

Pressure grows on White House over CIA disclosure The White House came under increasing pressure today to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate claims that a senior Bush regime official illegally broke the cover of an active CIA agent.

CIA leak inquiry likely to expand beyond White House The investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's name is likely to expand to other agencies in the Bush dictatorship such as the State and Defense departments, officials said Thursday.

Ambassador Says White House Adviser Told Press His Wife Was 'Fair Game' The former ambassador who accused the White House of leaking the identity of his CIA officer wife to the press says Washington reporters told him that senior White House adviser Karl Rove said his wife was "fair game."

Cheney Chief-of-Staff Named as Spy-gate Leaker --by Justin Raimondo "MSNBC'S Buchanan & Press scored a major scoop on Wednesday, all but unmasking the high government official who "outed" a CIA operative via a July 14 column by Robert Novak. Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst who worked with Valerie Plame, the reported agent, all but identified "Scooter" Libby as the government official who outed her – and at least one other in the Vice President[sic]'s office. Who is "Scooter" Libby?"

Outside Probe of Leaks Is Favored Poll Findings Come As White House Softens Denials --Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe a special prosecutor should be named to investigate allegations that Bush dictatorship officials illegally leaked the name of an undercover CIA agent, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday.

Poll: Most Favor CIA Leak Special Counsel Seven in 10 Americans, including a majority of Republicans, say they favor a special counsel rather than the dictatorship's own Justice Department to investigate the leak of a CIA undercover officer's identity, according to an ABC-Washington Post poll.

'Scandal' has media digging -- in the wrong place --by Walter Shapiro "In the past week, three major Iraq-related developments should have, in theory, caused lasting embarrassment to the Bush administration. But because none of these flaps touched on illegality, they have been treated as one-day stories... But there is a danger of losing sight of the real scandal amid the search for the administration leakers. And that is the president[sic]s continued inability to explain why we invaded Iraq based on seemingly faulty intelligence and unarguably without a well-developed plan for reconstituting a war-torn nation."

Anatomy of a Lie -- Wolfowitz at the New School
-- by Mary Titus "
Wolfowitz isn't just a passive participant at PNAC. He's a founding father."

Judge backs student's Bush 'terrorist' t-shirt A federal court judge ruled on Wednesday that a Detroit-area school acted improperly in barring a student anti-war protester from wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Dictator Bush and the words "International Terrorist."

Bush Falls to Pre-9/11 Approval Rating Beset by reversals at home and abroad, Dictator Bush has seen his job-approval rating tumble to its level before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and he now faces an electorate as narrowly split as in the 2000 s-election, new polls have found.

North Korea Says It Is Using Plutonium to Make A-Bombs With nuclear talks expected in weeks, North Korea said today that it had completed reprocessing 8,000 spent fuel rods and is using the plutonium to make atomic bombs.

North Korea says it is producing more nuclear weapons North Korea said today that it has completed reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods and is using the extracted plutonium to make nuclear weapons.

N.Korea escalates nuclear stand-off, hints it is building new weapons North Korea raised the stakes in the nuclear standoff, claiming it had produced enough weapons-grade plutonium for half-a-dozen atomic bombs and suggesting it was already building new weapons.

Military Ready to Shoot Down Airliners - U.S. General U.S. Air Force pilots practice weekly and are psychologically ready to shoot down civilian airliners in any new attack on America like Sept. 11, the general in charge of domestic defense said on Thursday.

U.S. Military Trains to Shoot Down Jets At least twice a week, the military practices what two years ago would have been nearly unthinkable: shooting down a civilian airliner hijacked by terrorists.

White House Not to Declassify More of 9/11 Report The White House has said it will not declassify further parts of a congressional report on intelligence failures related to the Sept. 11 attacks, including details of possible foreign involvement in the plot. [Why?!?]

911 cell phone calls impossible --by electrostatic "An experiment was conducted to see if cell phones can work in airplanes. The experiment found that the percent of success rate of contact was: 89% at 2,000 feet 44% at 4,000 feet 30% at 6,000 feet 9% at 8,000 feet Flight 93 was flying at 35,000 feet. A connection would have been impossible."

Judge Bars Moussaoui Death Penalty A federal judge on Thursday barred the government from seeking the death penalty for terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, inflicting a major defeat on the government for refusing to let the defendant question three al-Qaida prisoners.

GOP goes grass roots to gain votes Gov. Jeb Bush thinks the campaign will help secure the state for his brother in the coming presidential s-election. [Heads up! Another coup d'etat is on the way!]

Schwarzenegger Says He's 'Behaved Badly' Gubernatorial GOP Calif. coup plant Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he has "behaved badly'' to women and offered an apology Thursday. Schwarzenegger's remarks, as he kicked off a four-day bus tour of the state in the final days of the recall campaign, came after a Los Angeles Times story published Thursday in which six women accused him of sexually harassing and groping them.

Women Claim Schwarzenegger Groped, Humiliated Them Harassment Allegations Dog Schwarzenegger --As Arnold SchwarzeNazi prepared to capitalize on his lead in polls with a state bus tour, fresh allegations surfaced that he sexually harassed women in the past. Six women accused the Republican actor in interviews with the Los Angeles Times of groping them on movie sets and in other settings over the last three decades, the newspaper reported in Thursday editions.

Women Say Schwarzenegger Groped, Humiliated Them The acts allegedly took place over three decades. A campaign aide denies the accusations. Six women who came into contact with Arnold Schwarzenegger on movie sets, in studio offices and in other settings over the last three decades say he touched them in a sexual manner without their consent.

...Speaking of Reichwing whackjobs: Limbaugh resigns from NFL show In the wake of his controversial statements regarding Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, [racist Reichwing] Rush Limbaugh has resigned from his position on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show. ESPN has accepted the resignation.

Rush Limbaugh Resigns From ESPN Over Comments About QB McNabb Without backing down from his comments about a black football player, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh resigned from his TV sports job, saying he regretted having caused "discomfort" to his colleagues at ESPN.

Rush Limbaugh reportedly bought prescription painkillers Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is being investigated for allegedly buying thousands of prescription painkillers from a black-market drug ring, according to media reports today.

Senate Panel Backs Bill to Give Tax Windfall to U.S. Companies American corporations that have deferred taxes for years on the profits they made overseas could be in line for a huge windfall from Congress. The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would give a one-time tax holiday to companies that have accumulated as much as $400 billion in foreign profits on which they have yet to pay American taxes.

Energy Dept. Seeks Power to Redefine [?!] Nuclear Waste The Energy Department has asked Congress to allow it to redefine some nuclear waste so it can be left in place or sent to sites intended for low-level radioactive material, rather than being buried deep underground.

Putin refuses to say if Russia will ratify Kyoto protocol Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, fuelled concern about the future of the world climate change treaty yesterday when he refused to say whether Russia would ratify it.

Oil and gas running out much faster than expected, says study World oil and gas supplies are heading for a "production crunch" sometime between 2010 and 2020 when they cannot meet supply, because global reserves are 80 per cent smaller than had been thought, new forecasts suggest.

Journalists cited for trespassing at Neville Island chemical plant (PA) CBS news correspondent Steve Kroft, a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a cameraman were arrested on Neville Island last week after they trespassed on a chemical plant's property while working on a news story about lax security.

Court Strikes Down U.S. Prisoner DNA Law A 3-year-old law that requires federal prisoners to give blood samples for the FBI's DNA database was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a federal appeals court.

House OKs 'Partial Abortion' Ban The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a ban on "partial birth abortions," bringing anti-abortion forces within easy reach of a long-sought victory.

President to cable kingpin US president Al Gore could be close to fulfilling his latest ambition as a media mogul in a $70m (£44m) deal to buy the cable network Newsworld International from Vivendi Universal.

Files Show Government Snipers Provoked 1968 Mexico City Massacre Once-secret government files show a massacre of student protesters 35 years ago was touched off when snipers under the command of the Mexican government fired into the crowd. At least 360 government gunmen were present, the documents indicate. Government officials at the time said armed dissidents provoked the deadly confrontation on Oct. 2, 1968 — 10 days before the start of the Olympics hosted by Mexico — by firing on police during a protest against Mexico's lack of democracy.

Bush's Halliburton funding ['Iraq aid'] clears committee Senate Republicans approved the full $87 billion, defeating a Democratic effort to remove $20 billion. Republicans muscled an $87 billion package for Halliburton's no-bid contracts ['Iraq and Afghanistan'] through a Senate committee yesterday after beating back Democratic attacks on Dictator Bush's plan for 'rebuilding' Iraq.

Senate GOP Defeats Democratic Effort to Split Bush $87B Request Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to split Dictator Bush's $87 billion request for Halliburton ['Iraq and Afghanistan'] into two separate bills for defense and reconstruction as the GOP began pushing the package Tuesday through the Senate's Appropriations Committee.

FBI Opens Probe of Bush Staff on CIA Leak The FBI began a full-scale criminal investigation Tuesday into whether White House officials illegally leaked the identity of an undercover CIA officer, and Dictator Bush ordered his staff to cooperate with the first major probe of his dictatorship.

DOJ Starts Criminal Probe of Leak Exposing CIA Officer The Justice Department launched a full-blown criminal investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA officer, and Dictator Bush directed his White House staff on Tuesday to cooperate fully.

Justice Launches Criminal Investigation Into Leak The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the allegation that dictatorship officials leaked the name of a CIA operative, the White House counsel's said in an e-mail ordering White House staff to "preserve all materials" related to the probe.

Novak unlikely to do time, and vows not to give up source Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak is unlikely to spend time behind bars for printing the name of a CIA employee -- and whoever it was who leaked him the name is also unlikely to do jail time, legal experts predicted.

House intelligence panel disputes Rice's Iraq claims The leading Democrat on the House intelligence committee Monday strongly disputed the assertion by National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice that there was new information to support the claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the war and was a looming threat to the United States.

Iraqi Police Open Fire on Demonstrators Iraqi police opened fire in downtown Baghdad Wednesday morning after demonstrators demanding jobs stormed a police station and threw stones at officers, police said. At least one demonstrator was injured in the shooting.

Bomb Kills U.S. Soldier in Tikrit, Iraq Iraqi police opened fire in downtown Baghdad Wednesday after demonstrators demanding jobs stormed a police station, set fire to two cars and threw stones at officers, police said. An American soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Tikrit.

Iraq Bomb Attack Kills American Woman Soldier An American woman soldier was killed and three other soldiers were wounded on Wednesday by a bomb blast near the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the U.S. military said.

Iraqi School Year Off to Rocky Start U.S.-U.K. occupation officials had hoped to purge references to Saddam Hussein from textbooks in time for the new school year. The United Nations educational agency arranged for the printing of 72 million textbooks with references to Hussein removed. In al-Karkh's schoolyard, gardener Abdul Rezak was busy laying palm seedlings into dugout holes. He lapsed into a tirade against the American occupation troops. "When there was Saddam, there was some law and order. Now who will protect us from these Americans shooting at us all the time?"

Theft of Iraq's art treasures continuing Four months since major combat ended in Iraq, the looting of irreplaceable artifacts still runs rampant, a top authority on Iraq's cultural heritage said Monday.

Mount Pocono objects to message on resident's sign (NY) Fred D'Amato is angry because his 23-year-old son, Chris's, tour of duty in Iraq has been extended from one year to 18 months and when he tried to express his frustration with a sign on his front lawn: "Support Our Troops — Impeach Bush Administration," he was ordered to remove it or face fines of up to $500 a day.

North Carolina Man Sues US Government Over Iraq War One US citizen has gone to unusual lengths to protest the war in Iraq. Donald Sullivan of Hampstead, a 23-year-veteran of the Army and Air Force, sued the U.S. government, Dictator Bush and several members of Congress to stop what he [and the entire world, except for the Bush junta] termed an "illegal war."

One U.S. Soldier Killed, Two Wounded in Clash With Suspected Taliban in Afghanistan U.S. troops clashed with suspected Taliban near a remote outpost in fighting that killed one American and wounded two others, the military said Tuesday, the latest violence in Afghanistan's increasingly virulent insurgency.

2001 protest spoiler gets key Bush role Brett Doster was not about to let protesters disrupt the dictator's visit. So when three sign-toting demonstrators showed up at the New York Yankees' Legends Field two years ago, Doster asked police to remove them, team officials said. Police complied. The charges were later dropped, and the protesters are suing the city for violating their First Amendment rights. Doster, who was part of a "rally response team" at Dictator Bush's rally, is about to get a much bigger job. The 32-year-old lobbyist and real estate agent will be appointed director of the dictator's re-s-election campaign in Florida.

Democrats prepare post-'vote' challenges Setting the stage for a post-election legal challenge to the GOP Calif. Coup ['recall vote'], Democrats are set to launch a national fund-raising campaign today to help pay for any legal action needed if Tuesday's election on Gov. Gray Davis' future is close.

Huffington Drops Out of California Recall Race Independent candidate Arianna Huffington dropped her bid to be California governor on Tuesday, saying she would spend the rest of the campaign trying to defeat the Oct. 7 GOP California Coup ['recall'] and Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Huffington Drops Bid as Schwarzenegger Surges Long-shot independent candidate Arianna Huffington dropped her bid for governor of California on Tuesday and said she would campaign against the recall of Gov. Gray Davis, while a new poll showed front-runner Arnold Schwarzenegger is surging toward victory.

It's Who You Know We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins? --by Robert Scheer "Schwarzenegger's political scriptwriters are pro-big business and fervently anti-labor. This is a candidate who takes campaign money from powerful corporate players but blasts unionized workers, including those in law enforcement and fire departments, as reprehensible special interests. In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, he attacked Davis for reinstating the eight-hour workday and provisions for overtime pay, as well as signing the family leave law."

The 'Voter Confidence Act' - HR 2239 ( Representative Rush Holt and over 30 cosponsors have introduced a bill that would require a voter-verifiable audit trail on every voting system. It's called the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003 (H.R. 2239). If we can get this bill passed, we won't have to fight, state by state and county by county, to preserve democratic elections.

Stalking Democrats, GOP Hits Minorities Tex. Plans Affect Black, Hispanic Voters --Chet Edwards, a moderate six-term congressman, is a member of the endangered species known as Texas Democrats. In his central Texas district, home to Dictator Bush's ranch in Crawford, the nation's largest Baptist university and 50,000 veterans, Edwards barely managed to eke out a victory in the 2002 election. Now, Texas Republicans would like to administer the coup de grace. [Why not? The GOP already administered the coup d'etat in 2000 and are prepping for coup 2004 with touch screen 'voting' machines that leave NO paper trails.]

Census Finds Many More Lack Health Insurance The number of Americans who lack health insurance climbed by 5.7 percent in 2002, to 43.6 million, the largest single increase in a decade, according to figures to be released today by the Census Bureau.

Gore close to cable buy Call him Al Gore, media baron. President Gore is close to striking a $70 million deal to acquire Newsworld International, a tiny cable network owned by French media giant Vivendi Universal, media sources said. Gore and his backers want to turn the digital channel into a liberal-leaning network.

Do-Not-Call List's Future Uncertain The national do-not-call list, hampered by a weeklong legal struggle, went into effect Wednesday, with government officials still predicting a large decline in telemarketing calls to millions of registered phone numbers. [Hmmm... What *is* Bush going to do with *all of those numbers* that he allowed to be registered???]

FTC Not Adding People to Do-Not-Call List The operators of the national do-not-call list are moving to prevent people from adding new numbers to the registry because of a convoluted legal battle that could stretch into next year, regulators said Tuesday.

Texas Football Halftime Features Nazi Flag A high school band director has apologized for a halftime performance that included "Deutschland Uber Alles," the anthem closely associated with Adolf Hitler, and a student running across the field with a Nazi flag. "We had an error in judgment," Charles Grissom, Paris High School's band director, told The Dallas Morning News in an interview published Tuesday. "Our intent was never to cause any harm." [Karl Roverer, A.K.A., Karl Rove, and Arnold SchwarzeNazi openly wept during the rendition of 'Deutschland Uber Alles' ... <g>.]

Nazi flag removed, apology issued Bad timing. That’s what Paris High Blue Blazes Band Director Charles Grissom said of Friday’s controversial halftime performance at Hillcrest High School that left some residents in that Dallas community very upset. A Nazi flag was waved as part of the performance honoring World War II veterans. Because of the backlash, Grissom said only the Amerikan flag will be used in future shows [thus, subscribing to the principles of the Bush dictatorship --one and the same with Fascism -- sans the actual Nazi flag.]

Limbaugh Blasts Quarterback on ESPN New ESPN Reichwing racist 'commentator' Rush Limbaugh said on the network's pregame show that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback do well. Quick Action! Sign petition to "Boycott ESPN Due To Hiring of Rush Limbaugh". Also, tell ESPN what you think of racist Limbaugh: 860-766-2000. Ask for 'Network Operations'. ESPN, One ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010.

Air Force Says Didn't Know About Abuse [?!?] The Air Force's top lawyer told Congress on Tuesday that it was "absolutely false" that she tried to shield the service's leaders from criticism when she wrote a report absolving the Air Force of either condoning or covering up sexual assaults at the Air Force Academy.

160,000 Said Dying Yearly from Global Warming About 160,000 people die every year from side-effects of global warming ranging from malaria to malnutrition and the numbers could almost double by 2020, a group of scientists said on Tuesday.

White House Denies Rove Exposed Identity of CIA Operative The White House today dismissed as "ridiculous" the suggestion that Karl Rove [coupmeister and dirty trickster] senior adviser to Dictator Bush, had illegally disclosed the identity of an undercover C.I.A. officer, as the F.B.I. opened an investigation into the case. At the same time, the White House rejected growing calls from Democrats for the appointment of a special outside counsel to determine whether someone in the regime had disclosed the officer's identity in an effort to punish criticism of its Iraqi intelligence by the officer's husband.

Military stashes covert millions The Pentagon asks MacDill's Special Operations to tuck an extra $20-million into its budget until it's needed. The U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base inflated budget proposals at the Pentagon's request last year to hide $20-million from Congress, according to documents obtained by the St. Petersburg Times.

North Korea [and the entire world] Calls Rumsfeld Illiterate Psychopath North Korea described Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a dictatorial psychopath and a politically illiterate old man for criticizing Pyongyang and predicting its system would collapse.

Dean, Kerry call on Rumsfeld to quit Defense secretary accused of 'pattern of deception' on Iraq --Democratic presidential candidates Howard Dean and John Kerry have called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign, citing a "pattern of deception" in his statements on Iraq and a failure to plan for the postwar period.

US forces shoot dead Iraqi child US occupation forces have shot dead a 10-year-old child near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

Taliban tape urges resistance Aljazeera has aired a tape in which a Taliban leader urges resistance forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and Palestine to keep up their struggle.

Long battle follows soldier’s death U.S. troops also stage raids but fail to capture ‘trigger pullers’--Backed by tanks firing cannons and jets dropping bombs, U.S. troops in Iraq on Monday engaged insurgents in a fierce battle that started with a bombing that killed a soldier. Other units, meanwhile, staged raids, including one that marked the largest joint operation with U.S.-trained Iraqi police.

U.S. troops in battle west of Baghdad; GI killed [Oh. I thought the Idiot Usurper had already declared the end of 'major combat'?] In Euphrates River towns west of Baghdad, one soldier was killed Monday and three were wounded in separate roadside bombings. One of the blasts prompted a firefight backed by attack aircraft, tanks and helicopters as U.S. soldiers battled Iraqi resistance fighters for more than eight hours, U.S. officials said.

Another 15,000 U.S. Troops Told to Prepare for Iraq The United States on Friday activated 10,000 National Guard troops for service in Iraq and put another 5,000 on alert for likely call-up after its appeal for foreign military help met no immediate response.

Bush Dictatorship Is Focus of Inquiry CIA Agent's Identity Was Leaked to Media --At CIA Director George J. Tenet's request, the Justice Department is looking into an allegation that regime officials leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer to a journalist, government sources said yesterday.

CIA seeks probe of White House Agency asks Justice to investigate leak of employee’s identity --The CIA has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that the White House broke federal laws by revealing the identity of one of its undercover employees in retaliation against the woman’s husband, a former ambassador who publicly criticized Dictator Bush’s since-discredited claim that Iraq had sought weapons-grade uranium from Africa.

Iraq dogs Blair at conference Anti-war protesters are angry over a decision by British Prime Minster Poodle Tony Blair's ruling Labour Party not to discuss the Iraq war at this week's party conference.

Democrats smell excess in billions for Halliburton ['rebuilding'] Separate vote on rebuilding sought --Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) took the floor of the Senate last week to question a $9 million request by Dictator Bush to overhaul Iraq's postal service by establishing ZIP codes, one small item in an $87 billion measure.

Bush's Iraqi Auction 'Expose': New Bridge Strategies "Helping to Rebuild a New Iraq --New Bridge Strategies, LLC is a unique company that was created specifically with the aim of assisting clients to evaluate and take advantage of business opportunities in the Middle East following the conclusion of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Its activities will seek to expedite the creation of free and fair [sic] markets and new economic growth in Iraq, consistent with the policies of the Bush Administration [Dictatorship]. The opportunities evolving in Iraq today are of such an unprecedented nature and scope that no other existing firm has the necessary skills and experience to be effective both in Washington, D.C. and on the ground in Iraq." Contact information:
New Bridge Strategies
1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Tenth Floor

Washington, DC 20004


202.333.7429 Fax

Joe M. Allbaugh, Chairman and Director (Joe M. Allbaugh is the CEO of The Allbaugh Company, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based corporate strategy and counsel firm. A native of Oklahoma, Joe served as the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under Dictator George Bush until March 2003. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., he was Chief of Staff to then-Governor Bush of Texas and was the National Campaign Manager for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign); Ed Rogers, Vice Chairman and Director; John Howland, President, CEO and Director; Lanny Griffith, Director; L. Leigh Gribble, Managing Director, Kuwait; Ali Khan, Managing Director, Europe.

The New York Times FINALLY reports story that CLG broke days ago: Insiders' New Firm Consults on Iraq A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to Dictator Bush, his family and his regime have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq, including those seeking pieces of taxpayer-financed reconstruction projects. The firm, New Bridge Strategies, is headed by Joe M. Allbaugh, Mr. Bush's campaign manager in 2000 and the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency until March. Other directors include Edward M. Rogers Jr., vice chairman, and Lanny Griffith, lobbyists who were assistants to the first [sic] President George Bush and now have close ties to the White House.

Senate Deliberations on Administration's Nuclear Weapons Initiatives ( "The following are selections for the September 16 debate on this amendment (paragraphs have been combined in the interest of space):"

10 dead, 48 hurt in Colombia bomb attack A remote-controlled bomb on a motorcycle exploded as revelers left a disco in a southwestern city early Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 48 others, army officials said.

New Alert Warns of Potential Threat to Shipping The State Department updated an alert on Friday about possible al Qaeda plots, reminding Americans worldwide to remain vigilant and adding a potential threat to shipping interests. [Caveat: CSX Corp. (U.S.) reached an agreement to convey its domestic container shipping unit CSX Lines LLC to a venture formed with Bush family corpra-terrorists Carlyle Group (effective 2003)... In December 2002, CSX Lines was sold by parent company CSX Corp. to Washington's The Carlyle Group for $300 million. The transaction was finalized in the summer of 2003, and the ocean carrier's name was changed to Horizon Lines Ltd.]

***Your Diebold Coup Alert for Sept. 29, 2003*** Ehrlich Seeks Probe Over Ballot Machines Contractor, Reviewer Used Same Lobbyist Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has asked state investigators to look into the opposite interests of a well-known Annapolis lobbyist who represents two companies involved in the overhaul of the state's voting machine system. Ehrlich requested the inquiry last week after learning that Gilbert J. Genn, a former Montgomery County delegate, is registered as a lobbyist for Diebold Election Systems Inc., the company that has a $55 million contract to provide the state with its electronic 'voting' system, and Science Applications International Corp., the computer 'security' company the state recently hired to examine the Diebold voting machines for flaws.

Libertarians Accuse NY Times, Bank of America of Exploiting Federal 9/11 Relief (NYC Indymedia) Adding insult to injury, two notorious Manhattan real estate projects are compounding their abuse of eminent domain by seeking "Liberty Bonds" to bankroll their new midtown digs, the Manhattan Libertarian Party charged today. Bank of America and the New York Times are both pursuing federally authorized tax-free bonds that were intended to rebuild lower Manhattan.

Suspended Ala. Justice Files Appeal Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow his Ten Commandments monument to be put back on display in the rotunda of the state's Judicial Building.

Big Increase Seen in People Lacking Health Insurance The number of people without health insurance shot up last year by 2.4 million, the largest increase in a decade, raising the total to 43.6 million, as health costs soared and many workers lost coverage provided by employers, the Census Bureau reported today.

Bush cutting low-income Medicare Rx drug benefits ( "In a less than surprising move, the Bush administration is set to shut out 6 million seniors from the Medicare prescription drug benefit now being negotiated between the House and Senate. The bill, originally passed in June, included a flaw that would for the first time introduce unequal benefits based on income. The Bush-supported proposal would make low-income seniors ineligible for prescription drug benefits under Medicare and force them to rely on the patchwork system of Medicaid benefits."

Canada anxious about snow melting in Arctic Snow melting in the Arctic as a result of global warming can pose a threat to the population of Canada's northern provinces, said Canadian Environment Minister David Anderson at the World Conference on Climate Change held in Moscow on Monday.

Molecule Found in Meat, Milk and Tumors - Study A non-human molecule found in red meat and milk makes its way into the human system when eaten [Yuk!] -- and seems to build up especially in tumors, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

Nader Group Urges FCC to Deny License to Clear Channel (NYC Indymedia) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should deny renewal of broadcast licenses for 63 radio stations owned by Clear Channel Communications, a San Antonio, Texas, communications company, a public interest group urged today.

Cheney may still have Halliburton ties Congressional report finds Vice pResident still has financial interest in his old company. A congressional report concludes that, under federal ethics standards, Vice pResident Dick Cheney still has a financial interest in Halliburton, the energy services company he used to run.

Powell Tries to Explain 2001 Remarks on Iraq Secretary of State Colin Powell tried on Thursday to explain away remarks on Iraq dating back to the beginning of the Bush administration, before the United States decided to invade Iraq. Speaking in Cairo in February 2001, on his first Middle East trip, Powell said that Iraq had not developed "any significant capacity" in weapons of mass destruction and was not able to attack his neighbors with conventional weapons.

Wolfowitz says significant U.S. forces expected to remain in Iraq through 2004 Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday that "significant forces" from the United States probably will remain in Iraq through the end of next year.

CIA recruiting Hussein's secret police The Sunday Times has reported that the CIA is recruiting former agents from Saddam Hussein’s notorious security forces in Iraq. According to the newspaper, "American forces have launched a covert campaign to recruit former officers of the Mukhabarat, Saddam Hussein's infamous secret police, who were responsible for the deaths and torture of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis."

At least 11 Iraqis wounded by US gunfire: witnesses At least 11 Iraqis were wounded, three seriously, when US troops opened fire on cars at the entrance to the town of Fallujah, witnesses and an AFP correspondent said.

9 killed in attack on Iraqi market Nearby U.S. base may have been target; GI killed in Kirkuk ambush --A mortar blast tore through a market north of Baghdad, killing nine civilians and injuring more than a dozen others, Iraqi police said Friday. Townspeople suspected American soldiers stationed nearby may have been the target. Separately, one U.S. soldier from the 173rd Airborne Brigade was killed and two others were wounded during an ambush in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said Friday.

Iraq slips further into turmoil US appointee dies from bullet wounds | Hotel used by NBC network is bombed | Weapons inspector signs publishing deal --In another blow to US efforts to suggest that security is improving, the UN is to further reduce the numbers of its international staff in Iraq, following the second bombing at its headquarters in Baghdad in a month.

Bush Administration Poised to Break Promise to U. S. Reservists (The Daily Mis-Lead) "Six weeks after insisting the U. S. had 'sufficient force to do what is required' in Iraq, the Bush Administration admitted yesterday more American reservists likely will be sent to the frontlines."

Schroeder: Only U.N. Can Legitimize Iraq Future German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder appealed Wednesday for a decisive role for the United Nations in the reconstruction of Iraq but softened past differences with the United States.

Blix book to detail run-up to war The former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is to publish a book about the run-up to the conflict in Iraq, on the anniversary of the day that it began.

Up to 100,000 expected at London Iraq protest Tens of thousands of people are expected to join a protest calling for the withdrawal of British and US troops from Iraq and the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in London this weekend.

U.S. Says Iran Has 'One Last Chance' to Comply The Bush dictatorship said on Thursday that Iran had "one last chance" to comply with nuclear safeguards and threatened to take the dispute to the U.N. Security Council if Tehran refused.

Congress Sends $368 Billion Appropriations Bill to Dictator Congress has sent the fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations Bill to Dictator Bush for his signature. The $368.2 billion bill funds the basic necessities for the department through Sept. 30, 2004.

US Congress passes $368 billion for Pentagon war machine --by Bill Vann "With only seven minutes of debate and a lopsided vote of 407 to 15, the US House of Representatives Wednesday approved a new Pentagon budget that continues an eight-year escalation of Washington’s spending on war."

Bush 'escape train' under N.Y. hotel Train reportedly was kept idling under Waldorf-Astoria in case of terror attack [or, Chickenhawk Bush 'panic attack'] During Dictator Bush’s two-day stay this week at the ritzy Waldorf-Astoria in New York — where he was seeking international support for the U.S. resolution on Iraq — a special escape train was idling beneath the hotel, ready to whisk him to safety at a moment’s notice in the event of a terrorist attack, it was reported Friday.

***Your Diebold Vote Fraud section for September 26, 2003 --Feel free to contact Rove's Diebold whores at: -- Diebold, Incorporated, 5995 Mayfair Road, P.O. Box 3077, North Canton, Ohio USA 44720-8077 Phone: 1-330-490-4000 Also, here is the Ohio Secretary of State Department of Elections email address:

Just a third of Arizonans give thumbs up to Bush second term Barely one-third of Arizona voters say they would give Dictator Bush a second term, a statewide poll revealed Thursday. [Wow! It appears that Karl Rove and the Diebold coupmeisters are going to be very busy little bees, prepping for S-election Day, 2004!]

Md. to buy controversial Diebolds Maryland officials have decided to buy electronic voting machines from Diebold Corp. despite concerns that the machines could be open to tampering or fraud.

Elections chief tightens vote security King County's newly appointed elections chief has taken steps to reduce the possibility of computerized vote-tampering while he studies questions raised about possible security flaws in software the county uses to tally election results... Memos appeared to support reports by Renton Web journalist and author Bev Harris that election results on Diebold's GEMS software could be altered by someone using its underlying Microsoft Access software without leaving a trace in the GEMS audit log.

Diebold Goes Postal! Subject: Fwd: All Black Box Voting files confiscated, including personal info on activists by Diebold. From: Bev Harris Subject: All Black Box Voting files confiscated, including personal info on activists Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 ***

Dismissal Sought in Case Vs. Moussaoui Prosecutors have agreed with Zacarias Moussaoui's lawyers that all charges against the terrorism defendant should be dismissed but only to hasten an appeal that challenges his right to question fellow al-Qaida prisoners.

Austin City Council opposes Patriot Act The Austin City Council has adopted a resolution opposing the USA Patriot Act, voicing concerns that the federal legislation could violate fundamental liberties.

Kucinich leads move in Congress to curb controversial Patriot Act A group of congressmen led by Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich want to scale back broad federal surveillance powers granted to law enforcement after the Sept. 11 attacks.

134,000 Lost Jobs in August 'Mass Layoffs' More U.S. workers lost their jobs in large layoffs in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday, another sign that employers are continuing to trim payrolls even as the economy strengthens.

34.6 Million U.S. People in Poverty in 2002 - Report More than 1.7 million people in the United States slid into poverty in 2002 and incomes slipped for the second year in a row, the U.S. government said on Friday in a report sure to provide new ammunition for Democrats trying to unseat Dictator Bush.

Poverty rises, income levels fall Poverty rate at 12.1 percent, up from 11.7 percent in 2001 --In a report that seems certain to offer more ammunition to critics of Dictator Bush’s economic policy, the government said Friday that the nation’s median income fell $500 in 2002 and the poverty rate climbed for a second-straight year.

U.S. Income Gap Widening, Study Says The gap between rich and poor more than doubled from 1979 to 2000, an analysis of government data shows.

Call List Is Again Blocked In Court Order Comes After Congress Votes to Protect Registry --A federal judge in Denver ruled late yesterday that the government's effort to curb unsolicited telemarketing calls was unconstitutional, another blow to plans to implement a national do-not-call list next week.

Fired or Resigned? Microsoft Critic Out of Job --by Roy Mark "The primary author of a report critical of Microsoft is out of work. @Stake, a Boston-based computer security firm that does business with Microsoft, issued a statement Thursday that Daniel Geer, who presented a white paper Wednesday in Washington that said the government's increasing reliance on Microsoft desktop software makes federal systems 'susceptible to massive, cascading failures,' is 'no longer associated' with the firm as its chief technology officer."

Microsoft Critic Forced Out Firm Does Business With Software Giant --A technology executive whose company does business with Microsoft Corp. has been forced out of his job after he helped write a cybersecurity report critical of the software giant, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003 ( "#1 The Neoconservative Plan for Global Dominance..."

Davis Seen as Debate's Winner Calif. Hopefuls Hurt Themselves in Raucous Session, Analysts Say --No candidate may have benefited from the punchy GOP Calif. coup ['recall'] debate staged here Wednesday night, except the man who was not invited: California Gov. Gray Davis (D), analysts on both sides agreed.

Text: Democratic Candidates Debate (FDCH eMedia Millworks) Full text of the democratic candidates debate held in New York and hosted by Brian Williams on September 25, 2003

Dean leads in New Hampshire as Clark grabs third place Howard Dean led rival John Kerry by 10 points in the latest New Hampshire poll that showed newcomer Wesley Clark vaulting into third place just one week after entering the Democratic presidential race.

Clinton to give speech at Jacksonville event (FL) Schedule adds stop at Willie E. Gary Classic --Former President Clinton's trip to Jacksonville tomorrow has been changed to feature a speech at Alltel Stadium during an Edward Waters College football game and probably a private reception afterward, organizers said yesterday.


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