Liens aggrégés de mars 2010

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about 'line' it 'should not cross' -

Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU. The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet. The ACLU described it as a fax sent by David Addington, then-counsel to former vice president Dick Cheney.

Day Of Rage In Jerusalem: In Pictures

Israel has opened the so-called %u201CHurva%u201D (Ruin) synagogue in occupied Jerusalem (al-Quds) on Monday, in a move backed by the United States and ignited angry protests by Palestinians in the holy city and elsewhere in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Hamas announced Tuesday a %u201Cday of rage%u201D a day following the opening of the synagogue a few hundred meters from the al-Aqsa Mosque in.

Monsanto admits their technology doesn’t work!

For years Monsanto has been shouting that the main - read only - benefit of Bt cotton in India (the only genetically engineered crop planted here) was the reduction in pesticide use. Well, it seems they have just admitted this is not true. Pink bollworm, a serious pest for cotton farmers in India, is now resistant to the toxin in Bt cotton. Meaning that this bug is now sort of a super-pest that farmers will have to work harder and harder to avoid.

Amy Goodman Interviews the Parents of Rachel Corrie - Salem-News.Com

This comes as an unusual trial gets underway in Haifa. An American family is suing the state of Israel for the unlawful death of their daughter, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old student from Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. She was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza seven years ago. Today, the Haifa District Court in northern Israel will begin hearing evidence from eyewitnesses to Rachel%u2019s death.

Mordechai Vanunu%u2019s Nobel Stand

%u201CHe [Vanunu] has written letters to us this year and last year also, where he stated explicitly that he did not want to be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. The reason he gave was that Simon Peres had received the Nobel Peace Prize, and Peres he alleged was the father of the Israeli atomic bomb and he did not want to be associated with Peres in any way.%u201D %u2013 Geir Lundestad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, 24 February 2010.

Chris Hedges: Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig

We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives.

OpEdNews - Article: 1-2-3 What Are We Fighting For? This?

The stated goal of the US-led War in Afghanistan, according to the Obama Administration, is to defeat the Taliban and establish a stable democratic government over the entire country. Critical to that goal is establishing a professional Afghan army and police force that is not corrupt, and that has the respect of the Afghan people.

Fury as EU approves GM potato - Green Living, Environment - The Independent

The introduction of a genetically modified potato in Europe risks the development of human diseases that fail to respond to antibiotics, it was claimed last night.

A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers | The Corbett Report

So what if there are 9/11 whistleblowers? What if these whistleblowers come from every level of government and private industry, individuals who have even had their cases vindicated by internal government reports? As you are about to see, there are numerous such whistleblowers and each one is a thorn in the side of those who want to pretend that the 9/11 Commission represents the sum total of knowledge on the 9/11 attacks.

Pentagon gunman had history of mental illness - Crime & courts-

It's still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries.
Un autre* américain se suicide. Ce coup-ci en tirant sur des policiers sur le site du pentagone. *

Respected Danish journalist admits 'I was a Mossad agent' -

"I traveled all over Africa under the cover of [being] a journalist," said Pundik. "In general, where is the boundary between espionage and journalism? For example, I wrote a detailed analysis of the tribes in Somalia and their attitude toward political parties, I investigated the political situation in northern Nigeria. These were things that the newspaper was also interested in."

Bruxelles autorise la culture d'une pomme de terre OGM

La Commission européenne s'est appuyée sur le fait que l'Agence européenne de sécurité des aliments (AESA) a jugé que la pomme de terre ne posait pas de problème pour la santé. Le féculent est renforcé en amylopectine, un composant de l'amidon utilisé par l'industrie pour fabriquer des textiles, du béton et du papier. Mais il contient aussi un gène marqueur de résistance aux antibiotiques, ce qui lui vaut d'être critiqué depuis longtemps par les défenseurs de l'environnement. Ces derniers s'inquiètent des risques de dissémination du gène sur les autres plantes dans la nature.

What Are Banks Doing with Their Depositors' Money?

Instead of depositor money being used to stimulate economic activity in the private sector by lending to businesses and consumers, the banks are helping to fund the growing federal deficits. This re-allocation of resources has a negative long-term impact on the economy. Depositor money is not being used for productive purposes like building manufacturing plants and making other investments that will create jobs and grow the economy. It is being spent by the government, which consumes in the present and does not invest for the future.