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“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Multiple bomb attacks kill at least 40 in Iraq

US Falluja air raid claims more lives

Violence sweeps across Gaza

Five children killed in Gaza Strip battles

Bigley begs Blair to save his life

Israeli Raids Kill 7 Palestinians

Muslim Anger at the West: Let’s Not Lose All Sense of Proportion

It's the occupation, stupid !

Four Years of Intifada: Statistical Overview

No more Jeeves ~Tony Blair must change Britain's humiliating approach to the US

The true face of Iraqi resistance ~We will all pay the price if Labour today backs continued occupation

After Their Heads Roll, America's Dead Remain Faceless

High Time for Bush to Tell the Truth

'Most Humbly Yours…' The Serbian president writes to the Emperor

PAUL BIGLEY -‘Blair's done nothing to save my brother’

The six year old held hostage by the US

Hear the voices of Palestinians

US Bombing of Falluja from Al Jazeera

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Israel raids northern Gaza Strip again

Blair defends Iraq war

Blair: WMD call was wrong

Bombing 'hinders Bigley release'

Kerry gets nod in rival's back yard

A Neocon By Any Other Name
They don't want to be named – and who can blame them? By Justin Raimondo

Blame me (...up to a point) ~ As two more British soldiers die in Iraq, Blair tries to quell war furore controversy


Italian, Egyptian Hostages Freed, No Word on Briton

Muslim Americans Favor Kerry: Poll

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Sorry for the haitus folks, just been settling into Uni life ;) also had to find an internet connection!

The speech that can decide Blair's future

Two UK soldiers die in Basra ambush

Falluja takes more US hits

A different noise ~ In the first of his weekly columns for Guardian Unlimited, Markos Moulitsas tells how US liberals have fought back against rightwing domination of the media since their 'goring' in 2000

Reckless and myopic

Disabled Palestinian killed in raid

Israeli troops admit sadistic abuse

CNN journalist seized in Gaza

Brown's assault by stealth ~ Chancellor sets out credo with coded attack on Blair


Abuse, Torture and Rape Reported at Unlisted U.S.-run Prisons in Iraq

Girl's life ended by Israeli bullets

Israeli forces kill one Palestinian and destroy 54 homes in Khan Yunis

Canadian activists protest deportation of Palestinian refugees

One Year Later: Remembering Edward Said

Signs of life at the UN?

Prisoner Stories: Loai and Ubai Mohammad Odeh

Beware the tools of tyranny ~ Human rights must not be abandoned in the 'war on terror'

Mayor to force Jerusalem's Arabs out

Death of the two-state solution?

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Carnage in Falluja from Al Jazeera

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Group threatens to kill US, UK captives

Many killed in Kirkuk car bomb blast

Iraq had no WMD: the final verdict

Building a new Briton

Commons leader in security row with MPs

Indonesia: US Underwriting Terrorism?

An End to Ambiguity: US Counter-Proliferation from Tel Aviv to Tehran

UNRWA Opens Nimreen Children's Music Centre in Yarmouk

43 Die in US Bombing of Fallujah

The Enemy Within

The Mystery of Mullah Omar

Into the abyss ~ The week Iraq's dream of peace fell apart

At Least 20 Killed in Bombing in Iraq


The death of intimacy ~ A selfish, market-driven society is eroding our very humanity

Named and identified victims of the war on Iraq ~ In remembrance

Friday, September 17, 2004

More deaths as US renews assault on Falluja

France backs Annan on illegal status of war

IAEA debunks US allegations on Iran

Boycott call strikes a responsive chord

Dozens more die in Iraq violence

Chechen rebels 'own up to Beslan'

The death and disorientation of the children of Gaza

Hegemony or Survival? by Noam Chomsky & Tom Engelhardt

Putin, the Patriot That's why the neocons hate him – and love Chechen terrorists by Justin Raimondo

Time to Recognize State Terror by John Pilger

Iraqis want elections - and foreign troops to leave now

Prisoner Stories: Mohammad Hussnee Zeidan

Weekly report on human rights violations

Prisoner Stories: Sleiman Sari al Sa'di's sons

Iraqi Children work instead of going to school

Kerry Criticizes Bush and Cheney on Halliburton's Iraq Contracts

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Annan: US invasion of Iraq was illegal

Aljazeera slams Rumsfeld 'terror' slur

Police point to Commons 'inside job'

Singing a simpler tune ~ Europe is about complexity, cooperation and consensus - not tabloid headlines.

Putin rules out talks with Chechen rebel leaders

Nuclear talks stall as US hardens line on Tehran

Six militants among 10 killed in West Bank

Withdraw From the Balkans!
And End a Disastrous Intervention

Lebanon the Wrong Model for Iraq

Far graver than Vietnam

Israel, not Iran, is wild card in explosive Middle East pack

After his wobble, Blair's got a third force to worry about

Stories from Gaza Mona El-Farra writing from Jabaliya Refugee Camp, occupied Gaza, Live from Palestine

World Is Sliding Into Dictatorship

'Road map' put on ice as Sharon says troops stay in West Bank

W Bank women 'abort bomb mission'

Sharon pledges Arafat expulsion

Israel raids kill 10 Palestinians

U.S. Intelligence Shows Pessimism on Iraq's Future

Hurricane Ivan Tears Into U.S. Gulf Coast

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Palestinians killed in Nablus, Jenin raids

US-EU division resurfaces over Iran

US Arabs, Muslims victims of bigotry

Iraq: a descent into civil war?

Israel will ditch road map, says Sharon

9/11 widows join Kerry campaign

Britons held after raid blunder by Israeli police

Tragedies like Beslan killings 'inevitable'

'We prove that Jews and Arabs can live together'

Jenin: Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in extra-judicial execution

Crazy Like a Fox ~ Neocons go bananas over AIPAC spy scandal, but there's a method to their madness by Justin Raimondo

Douglas Feith: Portrait of a Neoconservative

A Kosher-Stamp on Murder

Pushing the Real John Kerry Into the Background

Hell on Haifa Street: bomb kills 47 in Baghdad

When will Britain and Europe act? ~ Jack Straw is against Israeli expansion. But he does nothing

At Least 60 Killed in Two Days of Attacks in Iraq


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Iraq Oil Pipeline Junction Blown Up

Grief in Bagdad

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from Al Jazeera

Quraya: Israel 'Judaizing' Jerusalem

Bomber targets Israeli checkpoint

Turkey threatens US over Iraq attacks

Unidentified Baghdad blast kills dozens

47 dead in Baghdad market blast

'He's just sleeping, I kept telling myself' ~ On Sunday, 13 Iraqis were killed and dozens injured in Baghdad when US helicopters fired on a crowd of unarmed civilians.

Kerry stumbles in key states as Bush widens lead in polls

Darfur death toll at 10,000 a month

Putin tightens grip on regions and MPs

Have 1,000 American Souls Died for Oil?

Time to Be Honest on Iraq

No OBL, No WMD ~ Bush 0-2 in '04

The Vanunu Epilogue

In ‘the Land of the Free’ Dissent Can Be Dangerous

Israel agrees payouts to settlers

Blair seeks to appease unions with pledge on new rights

Spain hosts summit as it returns 'to the heart of Europe'


Israel intensifies land seizures

Monday, September 13, 2004

Fathers' rights protester scales Buckingham Palace

Putin Tightens Grip on Power in Russia ~ Russian President Says Moves Necessary to Combat Terrorism

Chalabi aide in Israel

"Dismantlement 101: Introduction to removing an outpost"

Weekly report on human rights violations

Three Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

US air attack on Falluja kills civilians

Settlers rally against Sharon

North Korea denies nuclear blast

Iran to press ahead with nuclear plant

Bush team 'knew of abuse' at Guantánamo

16 killed in US strikes on Falluja

Mired in the campaign mud again

Thirteen die in US attack on Baghdad crowd

Iran rejects EU call to abandon uranium project

Militants Pound Baghdad

US Missile Kills Journalist

Editorial: Sharon’s Game Plan

Saudi-backed site deplores 9/11

Settlers challenge Sharon plans

Kerry woos the African-American vote, promising they will be heard

Britain objects to harmonised EU tax rate

At Least 80 Civilians Die in Iraqi Violence

While You Weren't Looking They lost the war ~ by Justin Raimondo

Bin Laden's Vision Becoming Reality ~ by Juan Cole

Chechnya War A Deepening Trap for Putin

The stupid economy

Tony Blair's survival is an affront to our constitution

Sunday, September 12, 2004

US fires missiles at Baghdad crowd

Iran rejects nuclear technology limits

New party calls for expulsion of non-Jews

Iran rejects nuclear technology limits

Facing New Realities as Islamic Americans

Brown told: you're still on course for top job

Colin Powell in four-letter neo-con 'crazies' row

Bush faces assault on war record

One man's resistance: 'Why I turned against America'

Palestinians rally for unity, holy sites

Labour faces catastrophe at election, warn MPs

Editorial: Putin’s Iron Fist

Election Remains Tight Despite Bush Gains

Saturday, September 11, 2004

US agency sues Saudi Arabia for 9/11

Israelis end deadly Jabalya raid

Muslim held in terror raid 'suffered 50 injuries'

Islamic fighters tighten control of rebel city

9/11 letters

Religion is a bloody disgrace ~ The Abrahamic family of faiths is now frighteningly dysfunctional

'War president' Bush has always been soft on terror

Iraqi Resistance Shifts From Saddam to Allah

Deconstructing the Neocons

All This to Keep Israel Middle East’s Reigning Nuclear Power?

Editorial: Rebuilding United Front

We should not have allowed 19 murderers to change our world

De Villepin waxes lyrical about world peace, seagulls and sharks

Uzbekistan: Torture, Unfair Trials in Wake of Attacks

Friday, September 10, 2004

Palestinian shown crushed by Israeli jeep

Commuting in the time of occupation

Major overhaul for archaic admissions system

Iraqi 'ghost detainees' could number 100

New blow to Blair over Iraq ~ Report concludes no WMD as PM completes reshuffle

The Likud doctrine ~ First Bush, and now Putin, have picked up lessons for their wars on terror from Israel's campaign against the Palestinians

Russia is united in shock and grief - but for how long? ~ Putin's neoliberal reforms continue to enrage his people

This is no time to divide the party ~ A market-driven manifesto will not win Labour a third term

Ghosts of 9/11
They haunt us still by Justin Raimondo

Dozens Die in US Airstrikes

Many Killed in Gaza Incursion

Sept. 11: Why Was US Attacked?

«You returned to where you had come from».There is nothing new !! by Mishari Al-thaidi*

No to terrorism ~ By Khaled Al-Maeena

Genocide in Sudan

Darfur talks break down

Memos reveal Bush went Awol in Texas during Vietnam war

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Something from Daily Kos

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Cheney made a threat to America

Poisoned by Putin ~ The horror of Beslan was made still worse by the intimidation of Russia's servile media

Now it's Bush's turn to squirm ~ Evidence of the president's fudged war record emerged in time to undermine the Republicans' triumphal march

The court of King Tony is a nasty place ~ Briefing against ministers erodes both decency and democracy

Palestinian killed in Gaza incursion

US bombing kills more Falluja civilians

Putin in denial over school siege

Kerry and Bush trade blows as war rhetoric escalates

Australian embassy bomb kills eight

Israel is major concern as it 'changes facts on the ground'

Halliburton and Iraq: The Purloined Letter ~ by Juan Cole

Europe Must Not Define Itself Against America

The Need for Rational Thinking in a Troubled World

Jakarta bomb targets Australian embassy

Milburn agrees election role as Blair faces down Brown

Trust in politicians at critical low after Iraq war and Hutton

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Students slam Tory loans plan


Cost of reconstruction in Najaf calculated

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Me, my cat Dieter and my laptop (blogging away as ever)

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A rather cute photo of Dieter chilling out

US missiles pound Falluja

Arab League blasts UN on Lebanon

Vanunu seeks Palestinian citizenship

Six injured in Israel's Gaza raid

US death toll hits 1003 in Iraq

Mercury rises for art pop of Franz Ferdinand

US military death toll in Iraq hits 1,000

Kerry is back in the race, says latest poll

US army to take back Halliburton's $13bn contract after costs dispute

The myth of Gandhi and Palestinian reality

Interview: What the IDF is doing in Nablus

Israeli forces kill 14 Palestinians in Gaza

The war on terror is being lost ~ The greatest obstacle to reducing the threat is the US administration

Neoconservatism and Espionage
AIPAC Spy Scandal: Crimes of the 'Clean Break' Gang

A Shabby and Sinister Case for War

Sadr City Erupts Anew

US Election Campaign Reflects Sharp Division

Palestinian fury at bloody Israeli strike on Gaza camp

$10m bounty offered for Chechen rebels

Israeli tanks enter north Gaza

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My cat Dieter resting on the famliy PC

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Dieter asleep on the famliy PC

this is a homage to Atrios and his felines.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Pictures taken by my Grandparents while out in the Middle East during WW2

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A Bedouin Camp

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An Arab Village

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Palestinan Arabs

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A British Army Camp in Palestine

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Christmas Bells in Jerusalem

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King David's Hotel

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The Old Quatre in Jerusalem

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Western Desert 1941

good websites to articles about the Trotsky-Neocon link

The Cult of Power
From Leon Trotsky to Paul Wolfowitz

Is there a connection between Leon Trotsky and Paul Wolfowitz?

Are Trotskyites Running the Pentagon?

On Bureaucratic Collectivism

Trots and NeoCons living together

Attack of the Trotsky-cons!

Why the neocons abhor the spotlight

It's a 'conspiracy theory' to blame neocons for the war – even though they spent the last decade agitating for it

What is a Neo-Conservative Anyway?

US Neoconseratives

Neoconservatives and Trotskyism

The Terror Enigma: Israel and the September 11 Connection by Justin Raimondo

Many killed in Israeli attack on Gaza

Sadr City clashes leave dozens dead

Angry Russians rally against siege

Arab media condemn Russian carnage

PM denies rift ahead of reshuffle

Qureia endorses Hamas revenge

Destroying History

Chechen Attacks on Russia: A Harbinger for the United States?

33 die in Baghdad clashes

7 US Soldiers Killed

US death toll in Iraq nears 1,000 as seven more die


Our dead and injured children ~ Beslan was barbaric - so has been Russia's reign of terror in Chechnya

Media Suppresion & Yet Another Bomb

Monday, September 06, 2004

US marines ambushed near Falluja

Russia mourns Beslan's dead

By unpopular demand

Israel seeks funds for separate Arab roads

Thousands in Darfur flee fresh violence, says UN

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians and injure 52 others in Deir al-Balah

Voters punish Schröder's party for reforms

The Imperial Personality
Conceit is their credo

The Iran/Israel conflagration, a history

Kerry and the Mideast: The Lesser of Two Evils?

Oil Price Hike: Reasons and Impacts

These terrible tactics may actually be working

End of the rainbow ~ In 2000 the Republicans paraded their diversity. But now the party is showing its true colour - white

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Israeli press expose Jewish 'terrorists'

Illegal Israeli wall expands

Israeli pro-Palestinian activist held

Palestinians weigh the non-violent option

Gazans seize governor's office

Palestinians prepare for polls

Putin's warning as terror deaths top 360

Neocons Preparing the Sequel to Plan of Attack

Inept President, Craven Congress



The last goodbye

Israel escalates war of words with Syria

Israel Invades Gaza from Al Jazeera

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