Iraq Cannot Be Won: Rep. John Murtha, (D-Pennsylvania)

General Casey said, in a September 2005 hearing, the perception of occupation in Iraq is a major driving force behind the insurgency...A poll recently conducted -- this is a British poll reported in The Washington Times -- over 80 percent of Iraqis are strongly opposed to the presence of coalition forces, and about 45 percent of Iraqi population believe attacks against American troops are justified.

Fidel Castro: I Am by Far a Better Revolutionary Today than I was 60 Years Ago

President Fidel Castro denounced that today's world is a world characterized by human selfishness and the exploitation of man by his fellow man, 'a world where the gap between the wealthy few and the vast majority of poor people is ever wider, where billions of dollars are spent or rather wasted every year in the manufacture and acquisition of sophisticated weapons -- weapons that are used to kill millions of people...

Social Insurance global union conference motion: Unrest in France - tackling the underlying causes

'Inequality, insecurity, unemployment and poverty are a breeding ground for extremism and violence,' said the successful motion. The urban violence indicates a climate of tension and feelings of exclusion and injustice among a part of the population that is too often stigmatised.

43 tons of Chinese vaccines help Vietnam combat bird flu

Some 43 tons of China-made bird flu vaccines have arrived in Vietnam over the past three days via three special flights, helping the country fight widespread bird flu...The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has mapped out a plan to join hands with Chinese vaccine producers [to} transfer their technologies to Vietnam.

UZBEKISTAN:Human Rights Groups condemn Andijan trial as unfair

A US-based international rights watchdog[group] criticised the ruling saying that it violated international fair-trial standards. 'The outcome was predictable,” said Holly Cartner, HRW's Europe and Central Asia director. “The defendants had no chance to mount a real defence, and the court was in no way independent.'

RUSH TRANSCRIPT: Pentagon Caught Red-Handed in A Lie About Use of White Phosphorus

The Pentagon was caught in a lie after it was revealed that an official Army publication called Field Artillery magazine had disclosed the Army had, in fact, used white phosphorus as a weapon.

Pentagon Reverses Position and Admits U.S. Troops Used White Phosphorous Against Iraqis in Fallujah

The U.S. government has now admitted its troops used white phosphorous as an incendiary weapon against Iraqis during the assault on Fallujah a year ago...We speak with columnist George Monbiot and the news director of RAI TV, the Italian TV network that produced the film 'Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre.'

New Orleans' Racial Divide: An Unnatural Disaster

The unnatural disaster of racism swept away the savings accounts and credit cards with which poor black people could have bought their escape. A century of Jim Crow laws barred black families in the South from certain schools and jobs. Social Security benefits were not available at first to domestic and agricultural workers, the occupations of most African Americans at that time.

Cuban Society Moves into the Information Era, Wisely and Fairly

Cuba has endeavored to wisely and fairly use its available computer resources as its society moves into the information era, with an emphasis on using new technology for the betterment of society...It wasn’t until 1996, when it dawned on the US government that it could use the Internet as a tool to attempt to subvert the Cuban Revolution that the island was finally allowed to access the Web

Israeli Fighter Jets Break Sound Barrier Over Gaza as Arrest Campaigns Continue in WB

Israeli fighter jets resumed its false air raids on Thursday, breaking the sound barrier with thunderous explosion sounds over northern Gaza Strip, while Israeli occupation forces on the ground continued arresting civilians throughout the West Bank.

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