finch | Bush confesses his criminality and hopes that his ‘act’ of contrition will save him from the dock. He has finally acknowledged that the invasion (and occupation) of Iraq was/is based on incorrect information (lies). Supporters and citizens who desperately hope that Bush’s admission demonstrates his contrition had their hopes dashed against the hard reality of further sordid deeds – the illegal 'bugging' and monitoring of US citizen’s private communications by the NSA. [Would anyone seriously expect this criminal administration to change character?] Bush’s admission is a political gesture, a strategic manoeuvre in response to increasing international disapproval of the dishonesty of his regime. more... 0 Comments
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Dave Lindorff | The NTSB apparently did get the boxes from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, just as trade center clean-up crew members had claimed. So what is the government hiding by denying that the recorders were found? more... 0 Comments
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Antrim Caskey, photos by Zalmai | Hundreds of TWU members and transit strike supports rallied outside of Gov Pataki's office yesterday to ask the governor to step in to avert a strike. However, the mood was one of defiance and determination; at 4:30pm yesterday, the strike felt imminent.
Bill Conroy | "What do two of the biggest national-security news stories of the century — the Valerie Plame leak scandal and the legal case of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds — have in common?
Charlie Savage | President Bush's assertion that his powers as commander in chief allowed him to authorize wiretaps on Americans despite a 1978 wiretapping law has little support in past Supreme Court rulings. more... 0 Comments
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Erin Thompson | Outside of Governor Pataki’s New York City office on 3rd Avenue, thousands of workers crowded into police barricades along the two city blocks between 38th and 40th streets, holding signs in support of a new contract with the MTA and chanting “Shame on Pataki.”
Amy Wolf | Dowd charges all women with a weakness that only a privileged few are able to consider. This elitism is compounded by her unwillingness to acknowledge the role media plays. She rails on half-starved, “dithery singletons” like Ally McBeal and Carrie Bradshaw, but does not critique the industry and advertisers they exist for. more... 2 Comments
... | This sign was spotted in Williamsburg along Bedford Street (courtesy of the Gothamist). The campaign is being run by http://motherlessbrooklyn.org. more... 5 Comments
STEPHEN LENDMAN | Haiti's achievements under Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions there now since the coup more... 0 Comments
B. Caherty | DAWN asks; Karl Rove aka Turd Blossom are you being naughty or nice? more... 0 Comments
Gotham Gazette | After holding off on a strike this morning, talks between the MTA and the TWU seem to have completely collapsed. Most likely, if there is a transit strike in NYC, it will begin on Tuesday.
"If there is a full-fledged transit strike, many will blame the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s handling of its surplus and its using some of the money to fund holiday discounts-- complete with television ads showing Santa on the subway." [What YOU Can Do If There's A Strike || Transit Workers Need a Decent Contract || Interview with TWU Local 100 Pres. Roger Toussaint || My Day With The TWUmore... 2 Comments
Richard Mellor | Three months after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans I wondered what was happening down there. If the coverage in the national US media was anything to go by, the worst was over, Katrina hit, the scenes of abandoned people and desperate evacuees were gone, and everything must be getting back to normal. more... 0 Comments
Elijah Gatewood | Private news agency investigating D.C. government officials
Worker Freedom | On Nov. 1, Local 810 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters lost an NLRB election for the roughly 300-worker transportation department of New York City internet grocer FreshDirect, LLC. The local had lost an election in 2004 for the same unit. Despite having won the support of over 100 workers who could have been organized into a powerful union presence, Local 810 abandoned the field after that election.
A.K. Gupta | After Rep. John Murtha’s revelation that the U.S. Army is on the verge of falling apart, it’s clear that 2006 will be a make-or-break year for the U.S. occupation. This realization is the motivating factor in the Bush administration’s campaign for “Victory in Iraq.” It wants to crush the armed resistance within the next year so it can begin to draw down U.S. troops and avoid a rout in next fall’s congressional elections. But, as a recent U.S. Army War College report put it, the U.S. is caught in a trap: “We can’t stay, we can’t leave, and we can’t fail.” more... 1 Comments
Kat Aaron, Wakeup Call | WBAI's morning news show, Wakeup Call, interviewed Stanley Tookie Williams less than 24 hours before he was killed by the state of California, following the denial of his clemency petition. more... 1 CommentsPage 20 | Page 18
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