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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, along with a slew of riders Rider to kill Waters of the United States rule fails, WOTUS promises to remain contentious EU leaders call for regional border patrol and coast guard forces Ten years after launch of Operation Streamline, criminal immigration charges dominate federal caseloads Dow, DuPont announce plans for $130 billion merger Inner city hackathons introduce kids without computers to coding Download Audio   U.S. House passes...
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POWELL SAYS U-S IN AFGHANISTAN TO STAY (1:39) For the first time in a quarter of a century, a US Secretary of State has stepped foot on Afghan soil. Colin Powell was in Kabul today for meetings with the new US-installed government. He told reporters today that the US would continue its bombing and military campaign as long as Washington believes that it is necessary. He also said that American troops would remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future but that they would not participate in...
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LONG GUERRILLA WAR LIKELY 3:00 Eight foreign aid workers held hostage by the Taliban are free now -- air-lifted to Islamabaad. This after anti-Taliban fighters stumbled upon them in a jail where they were being held on charges of spreading Christianity.The Western aid workers were in Afghanistan on assignment for the German-based Shelter Now International charity. The charge of spreading Christianity in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan carries the death penalty. The head of the aid group, told...
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White House officials announced today that National Security Director Condoleeza Rice will publicly testify in front of the September 11th Commission. Rice has been highly criticized for arguing that the quality of her advise to the President would be compromised if her comments could be made public. Surviving relatives of those who died in the 9-11 hijackings and members of the bipartisan committee say that Rice could reveal missing and essential information about that day and days subsequent....
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A car bomb exploded at an Iraqi Army recruitment center in Baghdad today, killing 47 people and taking the 24-hour death toll in attacks against Iraqis working with the U.S. occupation forces to 100. The recruitment center was surrounded by barbed wire and had sandbagged posts in front of it. About 300 Iraqis were gathered outside the center's locked gates, waiting for it to open. Some were lined up to join the military and others waiting to depart for a training camp in Jordan. MASSACHUSETS...
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The Israeli Parliament overwhelmingly voted to halt a potential national referendum on the proposed pull out from Gaza, making way for the plan to move ahead. Yet, over the weekend, the Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Jenin and arrested eight Palestinians who the military claims were making weapons. Manar Jibreen with the Independent Middle East Media Center also explains how the Israeli government continues to confiscate land in the West Bank. Protests in Egypt over the weekend...
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Outbursts in Iraq Violent outbursts have been spreading throughout Iraq over the past few days with car bombs and helicopter attacks topping the list of incidents.Dozens are reportedly dead and hundreds wounded.In Baghdad?s commercial district, officials installed a curfew last night and put out the following message, ?Anyone spotted [after curfew] will be considered a terrorist and lethal force will be used against them.?Today the Italian Foreign Minister called for the release of two Italian...
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FOOD CRISIS IN THE HORN OF AFRICA The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization issued a special alert today, warning that millions of people are on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa. Severe droughts, depletion of livestock herds, and crop failure along with the effects of regional conflicts have led to critical food shortages in the area. The FAO estimates that in the east African countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti over 11 million people are in need of...
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Police shooting sparks a week of protests and vigils in Ferguson, MO Obama announces aid drops to end, airstrikes to continue in northern Iraq White House reverses policy on lobbyists Texas and California: Opposing legislative approaches to reproductive healthcare Another Freedom Flotilla will try to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza port Hundreds of thousands of displaced Gazans remain sheltered in UN-run schools UN calls Canada's immigration detention system endless, arbitrary and unfair...
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TALIBAN SAYS U-S BOMBS NURSING HOME Fariba Nawa reports from Pakistan/Afghanistan border. CHEAP ANTHRAX DRUGS AVAILABLE IN INDIA, BUT NOT U-S Sputnik Kilambi reports from New Dehli AN INTERVIEW WITH THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE Rafael Krafft reports from Ramallah TURKEY WANTS 6 BILLION DOLLARS FOR MILITARY COOPERATION James Smoot reports from Istanbul REMEMBERING A MASSACRE OF ALGERIANS Khaled Sid Mohand in Paris, France
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Israeli and Egyptian officers signed an agreement to deploy lightly-armed Egyptian troops along the border of the Gaza Strip, although ultimate control over the border will remain in Israeli hands. Laila El-Haddad reports from Gaza. One year ago was the siege on a school in Beslan, Russia that ended with the death of 331 people, half of them children. Family members grieved and expressed anger at Russia's President Vladimir Putin, blaming him for the deaths for a poor rescue plan. Putin offered...
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IAEA VOTE POSTPONED The International Atomic Energy Agency has delayed its vote on whether to refer Iran to the UN Security Council. The vote was expected today, but will likely occur tomorrow when the IAEA resumes its meeting. GREEN LIGHT FOR EPA SUIT A New York Federal judge says the EPA made deliberate misleading statements about air quality in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Rebecca Myles has more. A class action lawsuit filed by New Yorkers against the Environmental Protection Agency...
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ATTACKS IN NIGER DELTA Royal Dutch Shell has suspended half of it's operations in the Niger Delta region. In the past 3 days, militant groups have attacked a number of Shell's facilities and kidnapped 9 foreign oil workers. Sam Olukoya reports from Lagos. The kidnapped oil workers included 3 Americans, 2 Thais, and a Briton. The kidnapped workers are being held by a militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. The group also claims responsibility for a number of attacks...
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BALI BOMBER Indonesian police have confirmed that South-East Asia's most wanted terrorist suspect was killed an a raid yesterday. Meggy Margiyono sends this report from Jakarta. Although results are not back from the DNA test, Indonesian police say that one of two bodies found at the scene of yesterday's standoff is that of Dr. Azahari Husin. Dr. Azahari is a Malaysian university lecturer and reportedly a member of Al Qaeda in South-East Asia. Dr. Azahari is a suspect in a series of suicide...
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MSF awaits single sponsor from Geneva Convention signatory states to initiate UN inquiry Violence spirals in West Bank amid holy site tension and calls for third Intifada Scientists predict warming ocean temperatures will kill off thousands of miles of coral reefs Landmark European court ruling tears hole in Safe Harbor data sharing agreement with U.S. Trade negotiators announce agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal Public health services add ‘game changer’ HIV prevention pill Grad...
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Conscientious Objector Facing Military Prosecution - Sara Olson UN Petition to Stop Pushing Poor Nations into Bad Trade Deals - Haider Rizvi President Bush Signed into Law the Prison Rape Elimination Act - Renee Feltz U.S. Senate Takes Step Towards Curbing the New Media Ownership Rules - Craig Murphy A Pay Raise for Congress(3:43) After a closed Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz confirmed recent reports that the further occupation of Iraq is going to...
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Bush speech reaction -- Robert Flaxman Sharpton calls for St Louis school boycott --Katarina Pasheva Jordan rejects harsher punishment for honor killings -- Oula Farawati Philadelphia Speak Out -- Satish Rogers High Security at the WTO(4:15) More than 5 thousand elements of Mexico's elite security forces have been deployed in Cancun's Hotel Zone as the build up to the World Trade Organization's 5th ministerial meeting begins in the Mexican Riviera. Mariachis and bikinis that are usually seen on...
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After the Bush administration promised new incentives for US textile companies in the southern states, several keyRepublican House lawmakers have changed their position and now say they support the Dominican Republic Central American Free Trade Agreement.This shift in position has many on Capitol Hill believing that the House may pass the controversial free trade agreement by the end of the week.The Senate has already approved it. Mitch Jeserich reports.Historic Split in AFL-CIO(3:35) The...
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DELAY INDICTMENT Prosecutors in Texas upped the stakes when they re-indicted Tom Delay Monday. From KPFT in Houston, Renee Feltz has the details: Underlying allegations against the US House Majority leader remain the same, but the new indictment by new Travis County grand jurors requires the prosecutor to prove DeLay conspired to launder money. This is a first degree felony, punishable by a maximum life term. The previous conspiracy charge was a state jail felony punishable by a two-year term....
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Headlines (5:22) SUPREME COURT ON TEXAS REDISTRICTING The US Supreme Court today upheld a congressional district map redrawn by Texas Republicans in 2003... but it ruled part of the map discriminates against Latino voters. From KFPT in Houston, Renee Feltz reports: Democrats alleged the Texas GOP engaged in political gerrymandering when they redrew House district lines with help from then House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay. Today's 5-4 decision stayed away from this political argument and...
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ALL FOUR LINKS NOW WORK! THE INTERNET IS DOWN AT KPFA, (WHERE THE TECHNICAL PRODUCTION OF FSRN HAPPENS) SORRY FOR THE DELAY!!! Pushing Through an Energy Bill Today Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham told a congressional committee, that the causes of the mass power outage that hit the East Coast, Midwest and Canada are still unknown. This as without full knowledge of what happened August 14th, President Bush and the Republican congressional leadership are calling for the quick passage of the...
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Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray U.S. Supreme Court finally takes up same-sex marriage Court strikes down law to gag prisoner speech as Mumia Abu Jamal’s health deteriorates Search and rescue efforts continue after massive earthquake in Nepal Indonesia grants temporary reprieve to Filipino worker convicted of drug smuggling New Zealand city to divest from fossil fuels Women in Los Angeles wrap up Fast for $15 call for citywide wage hike Download Audio Six...
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Another temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapses within hours Unaccompanied immigrant children placed in “foster care” as lawmakers lock on funding and courts fast-track hearings Canada’s Grassy Narrows First Nation demands government action after 50 years of mercury poisoning Turkey-PKK peace process threatened by new military bases built in country’s Kurdish southeast Valparaiso, Chile rebuilds after massive April fires Another temporary ceasefire between Israel and...
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Headlines (5:17) TWO MISSING U.S. SOLDIERS FOUND DEAD The remains of two US soldiers have been found just south of Baghdad. Privates Kristian Menchaca of Texas and Thomas Lowell of Oregon went missing on Friday. U.S. military spokesman Major General William Caldwell said the recovery effort was delayed by the need to dismantle improvised explosive devises planted at the scene. Meanwhile, bombs killed at least nine people today in the Iraqi capital. THREATS OF POSSIBLE ATTACK ON GAZA Israel's...
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White House names emergency board to take over Puerto Rico’s finances Brazil’s Senate confirms ouster of Dilma Rousseff Trump meets with Mexican president ahead of immigration speech in Arizona Mexico’s Federal Police chief fired after report on extrajudicial killings Dozens of Dakota Access pipeline protesters arrested in N. Dakota and Iowa Florida voters approve expanded tax breaks on solar energy equipment California passes bill raising farm worker overtime pay to match other...
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Barghouti To Run After All Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti has decided to run for the position of Palestinian President. His wife submitted the formal papers for her husband's candidacy to the Central Election Commission in Ramallah today. Adding to the electoral turmoil, Hamas announced its intention to boycott the January 9th elections. If Hamas' tens of thousands of supporters abide by the boycott, it could undercut the legitimacy of the vote. The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade has already...
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UN SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS IRAN TO SUSPEND NUCLEAR PROGRAM The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a call for Iran to shut down it's uranium enrichment program within 30 days. Iranian Ambassador to the UN, Javad Zarif, speaking to UN radio yesterday: "Iran will want to cooperate with the international community, but it does not accept pressure or intimidation. We are allergic to pressure and intimidation and we do not respond well to that." Iran maintains that its...
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Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench U.S. House passes diluted USA Freedom Act; privacy advocates withhold support Same-sex marriage bans overturned in Oregon and Pennsylvania California air regulators due to release new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission Worldwide protests ongoing in support of Ethiopia's Oromo people Free insulin clinic in Pakistan helps those struggling with diabetes Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench The U.S. Senate...
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Justice Department probe finds overwhelming evidence of racial bias in Ferguson, Missouri policing and courts National movement for police accountability renews interest in civilian review boards Homeless veterans in Los Angeles struggle for access to land donated to them Bedouin protest camp against eviction from sensitive E1 area near Jerusalem Displaced Zimbabweans still waiting for promised government compensation a year later Flood Wall Street case comes to a close in Manhattan Download...
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Headlines (6:27) TRIPLE LAYER FENCE President George W. Bush today asked Congress for $1.9 billion dollars to fund border security measures. This comes after the Senate approved legislation yesterday to build a triple-layer fence along 370 miles of the US border with Mexico. The amendment's sponsor, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, estimates the triple fence will cost approximately $3.2 million per mile. NEPAL'S PARLIAMENT REIGNS KINGS IN In Nepal, the newly reconvened Parliament today...
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Heavy rains, floods in Pakistan affect millions Virginia’s attorney general says local police can check immigration status Slavery museum brings attention to modern-day practice White House summit on African youth leaves out key segments of society Federal scientists say BP oil spill is world’s worst Download Audio   HEADLINES Tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon Tensions between Israel and Lebanon are escalating with the worst flair up of violence since the 2006 war.  Israeli and...
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UN gains access to besieged Syrian towns to distribute aid, ceasefire talks postponed Multiple hospitals attacked in northern Syria, UN envoy arrives unannounced Student protests in India gain momentum following student arrests on sedition charges Pope Francis visits Mexico, strikes a humanistic pose while remaining diplomatic GOP vows to stall confirmation after death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia California African-American Museum celebrates Black History Month with educational...
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AirAsia 8501 recovery efforts continue in stormy weather, high seas Holidays bring generations together at “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations Sand mining: One of the lesser-known environmental impacts of fracking Hindu fundamentalists in India carry out controversial group conversions with alleged support of ruling party Ebola rages on in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea while Nigeria offers lessons Download Audio AirAsia search, recovery efforts continue amid stormy weather and high seas...
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President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in apparent coup by Houthi rebels Austerity measures take center stage in Greek elections Boko Haram claims responsibility for major attack in Nigeria CIA whistle-blower case goes to jury Pennsylvania governor’s inauguration draws opponents of fracking U.S. Supreme Court hears state judicial campaign financing case #ReclaimMLK actions vindicate King’s legacy of civil rights protests Download Audio President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in...
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Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets FCC caps exorbitant rates on telephone calls placed from prison Labeled ‘insider threats’, intelligence whistleblowers face conundrum Climate policy negotiations enter final phase ahead of UN summit China invests billions in UK nuclear power plants; local activists say no Canadian voters veer left after ten years of Conservative rule Download Audio Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets A nationwide...
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Recounts Around the Nation Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb filed official requests for a presidential ballot recount in New Mexico and Nevada. As in Ohio, Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik joined him.Today a hand recount of New Hampshire ballots wrapped up. In New Hamshire, Avishay Artsy has the story. Supreme Court to Determine How Far Title IX Reaches The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if someone reporting gender discrimination is as equally protected as those who are being...
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The United States Senate passed the Medicare bill critics claim leads to the privatization of medical provisions for the nation?s senior citizens. President Bush promises to sign the bill into law that carries a much sought after measure to cover prescription drugs. Many agree if not seniors, the bill will surely help drug manufacturers and insurance companies who helped create and heavily lobbied for the bill. The U.S. Congress struck a deal with White House officials that would allow media...
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Rockets on Donkey Carts in Baghdad Pulled by typically low-key donkey carts, attackers in Iraq blasted rockets at the Iraqi Oil Ministry and Sheridan Hotel, home to many foreign journalists. Ahmed Al-arawi reports from Baghdad. DOJ Protests Over Wal-Mart Arrests Today, protestors went before the Department of Justice to speak out against the raids and arrest last month of close to 300 undocumented immigrant workers at Wal-Marts throughout the U.S. Darby Hickey was there. Oilman as Ambassador to...
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The California state assembly voted last night to pass a landmark bill legalizing same sex marriage. Christopher Martinez has more from Sacramento. Louisiana Mayor Roy Nagin reissued an order for the forced evacuation up to 10,000 residents remaining in New Orleans. No forced evacuations have been reported. Floodwaters are slowly draining in the city, but protecting the area from spreading disease, toxic water and explosions are still big concerns. A water born bacterial infection may have...
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Jury begins deliberation in NY Police Torture case In New York today a federal jury began deliberations in the trial of former police officer Charles Schwartz for his role in the 1997 torture of Haitian Immigrant Abner Louima. Another police officer, Justin Volpe pled guilty to taking a broom handle and forcing it up Louima's rectum and is now serving 30 years. Schwartz was said to have helped Volpe torture Louima by holding him down. This is the second time Schwartz is being tried in was has...
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Justice Department Aims to Fingerprint Arab and Muslim Visitors to America Yesterday, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Justice Department regulations that would require 100,000 foreign students, tourists and other visitors to be scrutinized upon entry into the country. The measures include fingerprinting and photographing, and the new regulations would largely target people from Muslim and Arab nations. This as President Bush will tonight unveil his new proposal for the creation of a...
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Is the FBI in Your Bread Box? The FBI will soon be able to monitor internet websites, and enter places of worship and public libraries...without having to first present evidence of criminal activity.Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a new set of FBI guidelines today, which allow field agents to commence investigations without the permission of their superiors.Joshua Chaffin reports from DC. Mumia Abu Jamal Commentary Death Row Journalist Mumia Abu Jamal offers this commentary on the...
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Iraq Update Voter registration for the January elections began in Iraq, today. Also today, gunmen assassinated Baghdad?s deputy governor as he was in a car on the way to work. About 65-hundred U.S. soldiers will remain in Iraq more than two months longer even after they have served their term. U.S. Army officials say they need to keep experienced soldiers in the field through the Iraqi elections in January. U.S. forces are continuing to amass around Fallujah. U.S. installed Prime Minister Ayad...
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The California Supreme Court has ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom exceeded his authority when he ordered the City to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kellia Ramares reports from Oakland. Federal negotiators are reportedly working with the legal representative of Yassar Hamdi to possibly release the U.S. citizen that the Supreme Court ruled must be tried on U.S. soil rather than in a military tribunal. Grace Anderson reports from D.C. The second highest court in Britain...
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CIA Purges Bush Adversaries Central Intelligence Agency staffers say Bush administration officials have ordered a purge of political adversaries in the agency.Matthew Swope reports from D.C. New Immigration Plan Starts Today Federal agents in three cities along the Mexican and Canadian borders began the first part of a new immigration security program that critics say uses the wrong techniques.From KPFT, Renee Feltz has more. US Flights to Torture A British newspaper reports that an executive...
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The year in review of Free Speech Radio News, produced by reporter Geoff Brady. We begin with the inaguration of President Bush and end with the US war on Afghanistan.
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INDIA SAYS WAR MAY NOT BE NECESSARY (3:57) India has extended a cautious welcome to Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf?s landmark speech this weekend pledging to crackdown on religious extremism. New Delhi said its armed forces would remain mobilized until it is satisfied that Pakistan has matched words with deeds. More than 1500 people were arrested in a nation-wide crackdown as Musharraf said Kashmir would no longer be allowed to be a pretext to export violence outside Pakistan. He...
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NORTHERN ALLIANCE ENTERS KABUL (4:18) Opposition fighters rolled into Kabul on today after Taliban troops surprisingly vacated Afghanistan's capital city.Heavily armed alliance troops roamed the Kabul slaying least five Pakistanis and two Arabs -- allegedly from Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeba network. Meantime, some eesidents celebrated the Taliban's outster by blaring music from radios and shaving their beards. Jeremy Scahill has more. WHERE"S OSAMA BIN LADEN (2:09) Free Speech Radio News...
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Bolivian Cabinet Resigns The Bolivian President's 18-member cabinet resigned today after a week of protests capped off by a march yesterday where tens of thousands again took to the streets angry at President Sanchez de Lozada's adherence to IMF economic austerity plans. The IMF recommended Bolivia create a new tax on salaries so the country would able to pay the interests on its external debt. The past week has seen massive demonstrations, a police strike, riots, official buildings burned,...
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Colombian President Inaugurated(4:35) Today, in Bogot, independent right-wing Alvaro Uribe was inaugurated President of Colombia. His predecessor, Andres Pastrana started his term by initiating peace talks with the guerrillas and conceding a large demilitarized territory to them in Southern Colombia. But the ante in the 38-year conflict was raised when, in February this year, President Pastrana called off the three-year negotiation process with the FARC.Since then, scenes of a full-blown war...
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Bush Announces Permanent Office of Homeland Security (6:09) In a ten-minute speech last night, President Bush told a national televised audience that he proposes to form a permanent Office of Homeland Security. Bush says he wants to increase the focus and effectiveness of government by creating a department that reviews intelligence and law enforcement information from all branches of government.And he encouraged all American?s to watch their neighbors. The new permanent Office of Homeland...
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Malvo Could Face Death Sentence (4:01) For the first time prosecutors in Virginia laid out their case against DC sniper suspect John Malvo. If convicted the 17yr. old Malvo could face a death sentence even if prosecutors are unable to prove he fired any of the shots that claimed the lives of 10 people and wounded 3 others under the provisions of new Virginia anti terror statues passed in the wake of Sept. 11th. Most of the so called "sniper killings" took place in Maryland which has...
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Arms Treaty for U.S. and Russia President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed what they're calling a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty in a gilded Kremlin today. The two leaders proclaimed it would help cement vastly improved relations between the former superpower rivals. But peace activists say the treaty doesn't actually reduce the risk of nuclear war. And they say it will make it easier for President Bush to persue his space based missile shield. .... Viviene Schweitzer...
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Interview with Hamas Leader(6:27) This morning Israeli officials announced they are considering deporting relatives of Palestinians believed to have committed terrorist acts. Earlier this week Israeli soldiers arrested sixteen relatives of two Palestinian men alleged to be terrorists, and expelled the males to the Gaza Strip.A government spokesperson told the press Israel might make this a new policy, believing that the expulsion of relatives will help deter new terrorist attacks.Members of the...
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Bush in BerlinIraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz Speaks with Free Speech Radio News in BaghdadSix International Peace Activists Still Detained By Israeli Defense ForcesNapolean Beasley to be Executed
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FBI and INS Arrests of South Asians and Muslims Continue(4:28) A federal judge ruled yesterday that the US government does not have to reveal the names of those detained in the investigation of the September 11 attacks. Many people swept up by federal, state and local authorities have already been deported on minor visa violations. And just yesterday in Brooklyn, community advocates report that another 60 men were arrested. Deepa Fernandes reports from the INS courthouse in New Jersey where...
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Weapons Inspectors arrive in Iraq A UN Weapons Inspection team lead by Hans Blix arrived in Baghdad today and met with Iraqi officials in the lead up to the resumption of the inspections for weapons of mass destruction that the US accuses Saddam Hussein of developing. Reuters is reporting that Blix has said he cannot guarantee that his team of inspectors is free of intelligence spies. Jacqueline Soohen of Big Noise Films has just returned from one month in Iraq and she says there is a sense of...
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Call for Coup of Pakistan President Musharraf A tape, purportedly the voice of the number-two man in Al-Qaida, Ayman Al-Zawahri, has surfaced -- and is calling on Pakistanis to get rid of self proclaimed President Musharraf. Last week the Pakistani military claimed to have Zawahri surrounded in a small village, launched missiles to flush him out, only to find he escaped in a maze of tunnels. Pakistani media are reporting a serious deadlock in the Waziristan jirga where a new and bloodier fight...
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Hamas Leader Killed by Israeli Forces Sumpreme Court Hears Privacy Case 911 Hearings on the Capital Worldwide Protests Against War New IMF Agreement in Argentina Return to FSRN's news archive or FSRN's home page.
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Jesse Jackson with Striking Yale Workers - Melinda Tuhus Bush Won't Give Raises - John Hamilton Shell Workers on Strike in Nigeria - Sam Olokoye India Confirms Pesticides in Coke and Pepsi - Vinod K. Jose Halliburton Contracts Spent on Military Not Iraqis(3:52) The Washington Post gained the attention of the nation today with a front page story showing that Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, has been awarded over 1.7 billion dollars under the Pentagon?s...
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VIOLENCE IN BASRA Suicide bombers killed 68 people today in Basra ? among them 17 children incinerated in two minibuses on their way to school. More than two hundred people were injured. The coordinated strikes targeted police stations. The bombings brought yet another front of violence while an agreement aimed at bringing peace to Falluja met troubles only a day after it?s implementation. A heavy battle broke out there today and by mid-day noone had surrendered any heavy weapons. The US...
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Clarke's 9.11 Testimony Declassified? Republican Congressional leaders want to declassify Richard Clarke?s testimony to the September 11th Commission given behind closed doors in 2002.Senate Majority leader Bill Frist says he wants to know if Clarke lied under oath.In his best-selling book and again at a public hearing this week, Clarke provided a glimpse behind the White House?s veil of loyalty by charging that high-level Bush administration officials ignored or reduced the priority of key...
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Italians Mourn Death in Iraq Italians are mourning the man taken hostage and killed in Iraq. They are equally angry that their government has put more Italian citizens in harms way. Diletta Varlesse reports from Brescia. ANC Remains in Power In South Africa?s 3rd democratic elections, the ruling ANC party will remain in power even though their political hold appears to be diminishing.Na?eem Jeenah reports from Johannesburg. EU and UN Criticize Bush Deal with Sharon The European Union and the...
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The International Court of Justice at The Hague has ruled Israel?s barrier in the West Bank illegal. Although the court has no power to enforce the decision, it comes as a blow to the Sharon government?s argument that the wall is a necessary security measure. Geraldine Coughlan reports from The Hague There is new evidence that The White House has plans to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling granting detainees in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba the right to be heard in American courts. Aaron Glantz has the...
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Pope John Paul the Second reminded President Bush today of the Vatican's opposition to the Iraqi occupation and said the world has been troubled by recent QUOTE ``deplorable events,'' an reference to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops. He also called for a speedy return of the country's sovereignty. Meanwhile, in Najaf an official from Moqtada al- Sadr's Mehdi Army said its fighters had been withdrawn as the US military told Agence France Presse it agreed to pull back from some...
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Protests in Egypt Protesters took to the streets of several Egyptian cities today in defiance of a ban on public dissent to protest a potential fifth term in office for President Hosni Mubabrak. In Cairo, hundreds of protestors were met by thousands of riot police who turned them away from the Parliament building. Street demonstrations are officially banned in Egypt by emergency laws enacted after President Anwar Sadat's assassination in 1981. Police said 20 people were detained in Alexandria...
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The evacuation of all 21 settlements in Gaza and 4 in the West Bank is complete. Israel?s Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, said bulldozing Of the settlements will take 10 days followed by a military pull out. He said he expects Gaza to be in complete control of the Palestinians by September. Israel?s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Israel will maintain control of the remainder Of the West Bank. Palestinians hope to also recover control of the West Bank. European Union negotiating countries...
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800-Thousand Workers Demonstrate in France French labor unions say that 800-thousand workers demonstrated around the country in a day of action.Tony Cross report from Paris. Guatemalans Protesting CAFTA, Congress Delays Vote Guatemalan demonstrators, protesting the so-called Central American Free Trade Agreement, were hit by police with tear gas and a water cannon with blue dye as the nationalCongress put off the vote on the treaty.Luz Ruiz reports from Guatemala City. Activists Ask FCC to Stop...
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Features Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Rights (4:10) A military lawyer appointed to represent a Guantanamo Bay detainee testified in Congress today that his client was forced to plead guilty to an unspecified war crime in order to see a lawyer. The testimony came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing on whether detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay are being afforded their rights to due process. Washington editor Mitch Jeserich was there and...
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Millions Prepare for Pope's Death One point one billion Catholics and millions of others are preparing for the death of Pope John Paul II. Crowds continue to gather in St. Peter?s Square praying for the 84-year old pontiff. For 26 years, John Paul II has been a stalwart speaker on behalf of the poor and against the death penalty. He has also been credited with participating in the downfall of Communism in Eastern Europe. The leading policy maker for the church, John Paul II has been an...
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Death Toll, Aftershocks Stun Asia and World The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies now estimates that when the devastation in Asia is counted as many as 100-thousand people may have lost their lives ? up to a third are children. A spokesperson for the organization Save the Children estimates that more than a million children will have lost one or both of their parents. Bodies are being buried as quickly as possible, but according to witness accounts the smell of...
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INTERIM REPORT ON CIA RENDITION FLIGHTS AND SECRET PRISONS The European organization investigating allegations of CIA operations within its territory submitted its preliminary report today. The Council of Europe found evidence that European airspace and airports were used by the Central Intelligence Agency to secretly transport prisoners to third countries known to practice torture. The investigation found that European governments almost certainly knew of the rendition flights passing through...
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More than 10-thousand Ukrainians went to Independence Square in Kiev today to demonstrate against the pending election results. According to officially released numbers, the current Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, backed by Russian leaders, is in the lead for the presidency. However, supporters of Viktor Yushchenko say the elections were rigged and refuse to leave the square until their candidate is declared the winner. International election observers including contingents from the European...
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SHARON HOSPITALIZED, LIKUD CHOOSES NEW LEADER Israel's Likud party holds internal elections today - as the country'sPrime Minister remains hospitalized. Manar Jibrin has the story. POWELL TO EUROPE ON RENDITION European governments were aware of "rendition", or so-called tortureflights, and their statements of ignorance are not believable...That's according to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell. FromLondon, Naomi Fowler reports: U.S. CONGRESS ON NICARAGUAN ELECTIONS A...
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STRANDED PASSENGERS CROSS LoC IN KASHIMIR The line of control in Kashmir opened briefly today to permit 24 people to cross over. Shahnawaz Khan has more. WEST BANK ASSASSINATIONS As steps are taken to improve freedom of movement in the Gaza Strip, violence continues in the West Bank. Manar Jibrin has the latest. ITALIAN STUDENTS PROTEST Thousand of students demonstrated today in more than 80 Italian cities in opposition to reforms to the public education system. SALVADORAN STUDENTS OCCUPY UES...
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