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Wounded Vets Trade One Hell for Another
SAN FRANCISCO - Last year, the United States woke up to the reality of hundreds of thousands of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and began to grapple with what to do about it. On Feb. 18, 2007, a headline titled "Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration at Army's Top Medical Facility" splashed...
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Foreign TV News Fell to Pre-9/11 Levels in 2007
WASHINGTON- With the exception of the Iraq war, foreign news coverage by the three major U.S. television networks declined significantly in 2007, according to the latest annual review by the authoritative Tyndall Report.Indeed, the foreign news bureaus of the three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, had...
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NGO Coalition Slams U.S. Record at Home
NEW YORK - A coalition of more than 200 not-for-profit human rights and social justice organisations charge that the George W. Bush administration is contributing to racial, religious and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. -- and attempting to cover up its violations in a report to the United...
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The New Utopia, Keeping the World As It Is
VIENNA - Utopias have always inspired humankind -- from the defence of enlightenment against religious fanaticism during the Middle Ages, to reconstruction after last century's wars, to the end of colonialism. Those were imperious, even grandiloquent utopias, corresponding to the excesses of the...
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Wolfowitz - Return to Sender?
OAKLAND, Calif. - Recently forced out as president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, one of the primary architects of U.S. President George W. Bush's Iraq war, is heading back to familiar surroundings. And the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the United States' premier...
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Blackwater Blues for Dead Contractors' Families
Ten years ago, Erik Prince, the son of a conservative multi-millionaire, founded the security consulting firm Blackwater USA.The company has since grown into what journalist Jeremy Scahill terms "the world's most powerful mercenary army," in his recently released book titled " Blackwater ." Both...
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US Social Forum: 'We're Living a Nightmare Called Katrina'
ATLANTA - Under the banner, "If another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary," 10,000 civil society activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday for the beginning of the first U.S. Social Forum . A spin-off of the annual World Social Forum , the USSF aims to "send a message to other...
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Halliburton Looks to Greener Pastures
WASHINGTON - As Halliburton held its annual meeting Wednesday in Houston, Texas, the Washington-based Corpwatch released its own "Alternative Annual Report" which details the alleged wrongdoings of the company and its former subsidiary, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), and questions the motivation...
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