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Friday, October 29, 2004

EU leaders sign constitution

Turmoil fear as Arafat leaves for urgent treatment

Arabs see benefits of Bush ~There is support for a second Bush term from some surprising corners of the Arab world, writes Brian Whitaker

100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, says study

Falluja facing imminent US military assault

Arafat plane skirts Israeli airspace

Appeasing Israel Bush and Kerry put Israel first – and ignore the rise of fascism in the 'Promised Land' by Justin Raimondo

'What After Arafat?' by Ferry Biedermann

A strong Europe - or Bush's feral US capitalism ~ The left can embrace the constitution: it enshrines the European social model

Music to their ears ~ Talk of sanctions against Israel helps the enemies of peace

Sistani Supports Elections

Judge wipes out loan row couple's £384,000 debt

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Black Watch troops move north

Sharon wins historic Gaza vote ~ Support for withdrawal from occupied territory splits Israeli government

Iran's hardliners push ahead with uranium enrichment

Cuba ends affair with American dollar

I'm backing Sharon ~ Yesterday's emphatic win for the Israeli prime minister offers renewed hope to progressives and the Palestinians

Women are eclipsed when the foetus is larger than life ~ Emotive images from the womb have distorted the case for abortion

No Exit From Iraq? Neither Bush nor Kerry will get us out by Justin Raimondo

Israel's Coming Civil War by Uri Avnery

The Weapons No One Looked For ~ News Commentary by Matthew Barganier

Thailand 'risks revolt' after Muslim deaths

Amnesty: US abusing human rights

78 Thai Muslims Suffocate to Death in Police Trucks


MEPs win battle over anti-gay commissioner

Monday, October 25, 2004

EU asylum plan 'best of both worlds'

Bush exploits suffering of 9/11, says Carter

14 die as Gaza debate looms

Remember Abu Ghraib? George W. Bush would rather forget it – and so would John Kerry. by Justin Raimondo

Spinning Iraqi Opinion at Taxpayer Expense by Juan Cole

Palestine: the assault on health and other war crimes

UNRWA Gaza field assessment of IDF Operation Days of Penitence

Palestine takes centre stage at the European Social Forum

49 Unarmed Iraqi Recruits Massacred

Attack continues on Gaza refugees

Huge store of explosives missing in Iraq

Clare Short: At the court of King Tony

Chaos, murder and mayhem Kidnapping and killing is a daily reality in Iraq, but in the west the atrocities go unrecorded and the dead are unnamed

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Military backs 'high risk' move UK troops ready to deploy near Baghdad

A schoolgirl riddled with bullets. And no one is to blame ~ Questions remain after Israeli unit commander is cleared of Palestinian pupil's death

Blair denies bailing out Bush charge

Israel demolishes West Bank homes

'Israel funding illegal settlements'

Israel kills two Palestinian fighters

The Age of Fear

Disengagement Turns Israeli Politics Upside Down

Guava in Jabalia: First Bite, Last Breath

'Eight dead' in Iraq car bombs

Why our view of Germany is locked in a 60-year timewarp

Israel on alert as rumours circulate of right-wing plot to assassinate Sharon


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Car bomb strikes US military convoy

Rabbis overrule Sharon on conversion

Palestinian fighters kill Israeli soldier

Kidnapping halts aid group's work in Iraq

Voter angry at chaos in early US polls

Faith against reason ~The US election has exposed a growing conflict between two world views. Can they co-exist in one country?

Delusions of Empire The epistemology of imperialism – the problem with you peaceniks is that you're too 'reality-based'! by Justin Raimondo

Kerry Tries to Out-Sharon Bush by Ron Chepesiuk

Fatwas According to Tribal Norms

Israeli killed in W Bank shooting

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Dirty tricks return to the sunshine state

US wealth gap grows for ethnic minorities

Palestinians killed in Gaza shootings

Rights groups slam Israeli attacks

Palestinian forces clash in Gaza

US planes pound Falluja

So, Did Saddam Try to Kill Bush's Dad? by Jim Lobe

Sharon's One-Dimensional Worldview by Uri Avnery

Criticizing Israel is Not Anti-Semitism

Rights Group, UN Denounce Gaza Crimes

Can the ‘Special’ US-UK Relationship Survive?

Many Embracing Islam Despite Western Media Smear Campaign

Razing Rafah: Mass home demolitions in the Gaza Strip

The "Days of Penitence": Gaza Sinks in a Sea of Blood

‘You’ve got to dig capitalism up and replace it’

partners in crime: why does the US back israel?

Iraq: Pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand

Monday, October 18, 2004

Presidential race still tight

'When we came back they had destroyed all the houses'

Demand to give up Zarqawi as US pounds city

Any means necessary ~ In the 60s, police dogs and billy clubs kept black Americans from the polls. Today's methods are more refined

How I became a militant Under Blair, British political culture has lurched to the right Roy Hattersley

Falluja peace bid called off

Palestinian fighters die in gunbattles

Annan: World not safer after Iraq war

Suicide Mission The meaning of the soldiers’ rebellion in Iraq by Justin Raimondo

Friday, October 15, 2004

Poll reveals world anger at Bush

The world backs Kerry

US forces continue strikes on Falluja

The making of the terror myth

Hizbullah is involved in West Bank, says Israel

Three killed in Israeli air strike

US military steps up bombing of Falluja

The tale of an innocent target

A month of worship and reflection

Here's hoping ~ Why I'm playing Britain's first major gig for Palestine by Bobby Gillespie

Bush's best is not good enough ~His story is only of war. At home, he offers merely evasion and denial

Blair Sells Britain, Buys a House by Paul Craig Roberts

Journey for Justice diaries: Bethlehem and Anata

Making sense of our times: Excerpts from "Is There an Islamic Problem?"

Five More Gazans Murdered

Sparks Fly at Final Presidential Debate

Insurgents strike at heart of America's power in Baghdad

Anna Politkovskaya: Putin, poison and my struggle for freedom


Candidates Debut Closing Themes Bush and Kerry Gear Up for Final Push

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Bush and Kerry clash on domestic policy

Clinton joins fray as endgame nears after final TV debate

Officer suspended over Gaza shooting

'Thousands raped' in Colombia

Several killed in Baghad blasts

Israeli missiles hit refugee camps

Muslim fasting month to start Friday

Of settler crimes and media silence

Double standards that kill

Ten-Year-Old Is Fatally Shot at School Desk

Medieval State, Medieval Carnage

Solving the 'Serbian Question' Empire's Sinister Plans

New Flexibility on the Evil Axis? by Jim Lobe

Israeli strikes target Gaza towns

A sorry affair ~ Another day, another apology of sorts - but still Blair fails to answer critics over the war and the misuse of false intelligence

Tortured terror suspects have mental illnesses, say doctors

Polls boost for Kerry after final debate

Mass grave reveals remains of Iraqi women and children


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Blair: I did not mislead on Iraq

My fellow non-Americans ...

Bush special envoy embroiled in controversy over Iraq debt

Is it the end of the road for Arafat?

Iraqi civilians and police die in Ramadi

Schoolgirl shot by Israelis dies

Israeli army kills Hamas member

Bomb targets Palestinian security chief

Neocons Universally Despised But are they on the way out, or on the verge of a complete takeover? by Justin Raimondo

Girl shot in UNRWA school dies

Culture and dissent: Khalil Sakakini Center looks towards creative resistance

Amin Salem 1969 - 2004: UHWC staff member killed during Israeli operation

Iraq faces soaring toll of deadly disease

Kerry hopes to maintain his rise from political ashes in Phoenix

'We are not the enemy within' ~ The anti-war movement in Britain has thrown Muslims and the left into common struggle

Monday, October 11, 2004

Egyptian group suspected over Taba bombings

Palestinian death toll peaks in Gaza

Gaza families live in the shadow of death

Allawi's Congress speech draws flak

It's about the Middle East, stupid

Bush's security plan now rests on nothing but hope

The War Party's Worst Week It can't get any better than this by Justin Raimondo

Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 17

Israeli Missile Strike Kills Civilian in Gaza

Breaking the impasse




Friday, October 08, 2004

Blasts rip through Egyptian resorts

Several killed in US strike on Falluja

Hewitt apology over Iraq intelligence

Dear John, try this ... After a lacklustre start, John Kerry is back in the race for the White House - now all he needs is a rousing stump speech. Perhaps Simon Schama can help.

How proof became a burden ~ Saddam's intentions had to be part of the spooks' judgment call

Doing business in the bedroom ~ The pervasive values of the market are corrupting not just politics and culture, but also our emotional lives

Larry Franklin's October Surprise This trick is no treat for either candidate by Justin Raimondo

WMD Myth Meant to Deter Iran by Juan Cole

Sidelined Neocons Stoke Future Fires by Jim Lobe

US helicopter crew shoots on street crowd

An Ominous Drone in the Gaza Sky ~ Israeli Incursion Employs High-Tech Power to Lethal Effect

More feared dead in Sinai blasts

Explained: the Afghan elections

40 Die in Pakistan Attack

Tanks Kill Palestinian Children

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Israeli missile kills two children

US: Iraq was free of WMDs

Pakistan blasts kill dozens

Gaza raid designed to kill peace

There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

War of words at al-Jazeera

EU puts Turkey on a long road to accession

Row erupts as top Sharon aide says there will be no Palestinian state

The making of a hero ~ Moqtada al-Sadr is a dangerous theocrat - but his appeal for Iraqis is that he calls for free elections

The day that Dick Cheney was silenced

Palestinian State Shelved With US Blessing, Says Sharon Aide

16 Iraqis Killed, 30 Hurt as Suicide Car Bomber Strikes

Bush Aides Backtracking on Iraq by Juan Cole

Bush's Case for War Crumbles by Jim Lobe


Blair under fire over Iraq report

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Israel continues onslaught in Gaza

Cheney and Edwards clash on Iraq

Basra blast kills Iraqi civilian

Sharon aide: No Palestinian state

Poll reveals US Islamophobia

Running mates clash over Iraq

Bush allies admit war blunders

Kerry, the Hawk He's 'the newest neocon,' says Bill Safire – and it takes one to know one

Israel Assassinates Leader of Islamic Jihad in Gaza Strike

Editorial: State-Sponsored Thuggery

Israeli raid on northern Gaza (28 September 2004-)Key Events

Judging the Intifada

Amnesty concerned about excessive use of force in Gaza

Bush is dead wrong

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Israeli missiles kill more Palestinians

Rumsfeld: No Saddam al-Qaida link

US objects to draft Gaza resolution

US jets strike Sadr City

50,000 trapped by Israeli assault on Gaza

Senseless in Gaza

Republican grip starts to loosen in Little Havana

In a spin ~ Markos Moulitsas details how Democrat publicity efforts following last week's televised presidential debate left the Republicans looking flat-footed

Children among 26 dead as Iraq's cycle of violence continues

What Iranian Nukes Would Mean for the Middle East

Cabinet Urges UN to Stop Gaza Genocide

Israel expands its offensive on the northern Gaza Strip

IsraeliAtrocities Go On Unabated

Gaza Through the Looking Glass by Ramzy Baroud

War Lies Are Piling Up

Monday, October 04, 2004

No reprieve in sight for besieged Gaza

Twin blasts shake central Baghdad

Detainees fight UK anti-terrorism law

Palestinians count intifada's gains and cost

Eight killed in Baghdad blasts

Fox News apologises for Kerry fabrication

Sharon vows to step up assault on Gaza strip as death toll rises

Ten More Palestinians Martyred

Fallujah Bombed for 3rd Time as Samarra Buries Its Dead

Iraq: It’s Time for US to Think of an Elegant Exit

Imperial Hubris
A CIA analyst reveals why we are losing the 'war on terrorism' by Justin Raimondo

Diego Garcia: Paradise Cleansed by John Pilger

Gaza Daily Update



The slow, strange death of the Conservative Party

Iraq hostage 'transferred to new captors'

Sharon: No relief for Gaza until rocket threat is neutralised

Edwards targets jobless as debate with Cheney looms

Friday, October 01, 2004

Blair: I will serve a full third term

First blood to Kerry in TV debate

Guantánamo Briton 'tortured in US custody'

Many killed in US assault on Samarra

At least 80 killed in Samarra assault

Tank fire kills two in Gaza

23 killed in Israeli raid on refugee camp

Time is running out for two states ~ Trade pressure on Israel would help Blair deliver his Middle East pledge

Widescale Israeli military offensive on the Northern Gaza Strip

Kerry Cleans the President's Clock ~ Bush got his head handed to him – but why does Kerry want to flatten Fallujah? By Justin Raimondo

Justice Delayed by Politics? by Juan Cole

Jabaliya Bleeds Under Israeli Assault

Islam and West: Why We Do Not Get On and What to Do About It?