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URUK Net 28 September, 2009

Last updated: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:06

Muzungu : White Man, Black Soul…
Layla Anwar, Uncensored Arabwomanblues
September 28, 2009 – According to a UNICEF study, over 30% of Kenyan children, especially in coastal cities are into some form of sex work. When I say children, I mean children between the ages of 12 and 16, and some as young as 3. We say in Arabic, “Al Jo’ ma yerham” – Hunger has no mercy. These children are hungry. So who preys on their hunger but…but the white man, who devours their hungry flesh as well as their innocence and childhood, away…

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Iraqi Zionists
Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues
September 28, 2009 – …I want to focus in this post on one sentence that Muntazar Al-Zaidi used to describe his torturers, which were the security apparatus of the puppet government. He called them – The Iraqi Zionists. Referring to Al-Maliki and his guards. I need to draw your attention to the fact that this last interview was conducted by Al-Jazeera in Baghdad. I can assure you 100% that Muntazar Al-Zaidi who is still my hero, was released and could only say what he said because he had the backing of another influential party in Iraq. He had refused to name it during the interview stressing that he does not belong to any party…

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The U.S. Creeps Closer to a Police State
by Shamus Cooke
September 27, 2009 – When word first arrived that the G-20 would be meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, activists started to gear up to organize protest demonstrations. Events like this are what freedom of speech is made for. What better occasion to protest than a meeting of the world’s 20 top leaders — most of them deservedly hated — where they will be imposing policy on billions of people worldwide? The majority of protesters consisted of labor and community groups; they encountered an army of police…literally. The New York Times paints an intimidating picture…

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Israel’s Ofra Settlement on Unauthorized Palestinian Land
Stephen Lendman
September 28, 2009 – Israel’s 130 West Bank settlements are illegal under international law, including Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that states: “Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.” In addition, various UN resolutions (including 446, 452 and 465) condemned Israel’s settlement building by declaring they have “no legal validity” to exist. Yet they do and continue expanding in reckless disregard of the law…

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US Threatening to Attack Major Pakistani City of Quetta
Will US Drone Strikes Move From Rural Pakistan to Baloch Capital?
Jason Ditz
September 28, 2009 – A move that has long been debated by the Obama Administration could soon become reality, as officials say the State Department delivered an ultimatum to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit last week cautioning that if he doesn’t move against the Taliban forces in the city of Quetta the US will. Such attacks would be a major escalation of the unpopular US drone strikes against the nation, so far confined to the area in and around the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)…

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The Second Honduran Coup Came Today Because the First One Failed
Al Giordano
September 28, 2009 – On the morning of June 28, coup regime soldiers stomped into the offices of Radio Globo and Channel 36 in Tegucigalpa and silenced their transmitters. The two networks filed court orders to be able to get back on the air. And for the past three months they’ve each been subject to written orders from the Honduras regime to cease broadcasting (the journalists, in turn, refused to be censored) and to paramilitary attacks that poured acid on their transmitters, and yet they and their journalists heroically got themselves back on the air rapidly….

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Ni’lin village demands release of Mohammad Othman during Friday demonstration
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
September 27, 2009 – As usual, the protest started after the prayer with more than 200 hundred farmers, Israeli and international peace activists from France, Sweden and England. Demonstrators were carrying Palestinian flags, calling for an end to the occupation and freedom for all Palestinian prisoners. Youth were also carrying pictures of Mohammad Othman and shouting for his release. Mohammad was arrested at Allenby Bridge last Tuesday, 22 September 2009, while coming back from an advocacy tour in Norway. He has been held in detention since then and the charges against him are unknown. It is believed that he has been detained solely for his human rights advocacy work…

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Medical faculties decimated by violence in Iraq
Canadian Medical Associatio
September 28, 2009 – Iraq’s medical schools have been disproportionately targeted in the attacks on university faculties that have ensued since the 2003 invasion of Iraq by United States-led forces, says the Baghdad-based Iraqi Association of University Teachers. Some 118 medical faculty members have since been murdered, according to Dr. Ismail Jalili, a London, England-based surgeon who conducted a detailed analysis of data from the teachers’ association and the Iraq Body Count, a database of violence-related deaths compiled from morgue data, official health data, and media reports…

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Military Resistance 7I13: Meet The Insurgents [ September 28, 2009 ]
Thomas F. Barton
Interviews With 6 Afghan Resistance Fighters: “A Rare Chance To Understand How The Insurgents See This War, From The Collapse Of The Taliban, Through Their Revival And, Now, Their Budding Ascendancy”. “Oral History, Told Through The Words Of The Taliban Themselves”. During wars and after them, the real voice of the enemy is rarely heard. Propaganda is plentiful, as are prideful boasts — and the Taliban have certainly been quick studies at the modern art of information warfare. But the fears and ambitions of ordinary fighters are too often buried under statistics and theories propounded from thousands of miles away. To put together this remarkable oral history, told through the words of the Taliban themselves, NEWSWEEK turned to contributing correspondent Sami Yousafzai, who has been covering the conflict for the magazine since 2001. Over that time he has developed and maintained contact with dozens of Afghan insurgents, including the six whose stories are told here. [ …]

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UN: Record number of Afghan civilian deaths in 2009
By Tom Eley
28 September 2009 – The United Nations mission in Afghanistan recorded about 1,500 civilian deaths in the first six months of 2009, a 24 percent increase over the previous year and a record in the eight-year-old war. August witnessed the most civilian killings, largely due to violence associated with that month’s elections, the report said. It provided no figure for the August death toll. The report—the Mid-Year Bulletin on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan—only tallies recorded deaths. It therefore likely underestimates the number of civilian deaths caused by the war, many of which go unreported.

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Palestinians seek Barak’s arrest
Aljazeera.net
September 28, 2009 – A group of Palestinian families is attempting to have Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, prosecuted in Britain for alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, lawyers have told Al Jazeera. A lawyer working for the families will present their case at a magistrates court in London on Tuesday before British officials decide if it has the jurisdiction to decide the case…

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On Palestinian civil disobedience
By Neve Gordon
September 28, 2009 – Sometime in 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail because he refused to pay his taxes. This was his way of opposing the Mexican-American War as well as the institution of slavery. A few years later he published the essay Civil Disobedience, which has since been read by millions of people, including many Israelis and Palestinians. Kobi Snitz read the book. He is an Israeli anarchist who is currently serving a 20-day sentence for refusing to pay a 2,000 shekel fine. Thirty-eight-year-old Snitz was arrested with other activists in the small Palestinian village of Kharbatha back in 2004 while trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a prominent member of the local people’s committee…

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UN: Record number of Afghan civilian deaths in 2009
By Tom Eley
28 September 2009 – The United Nations mission in Afghanistan recorded about 1,500 civilian deaths in the first six months of 2009, a 24 percent increase over the previous year and a record in the eight-year-old war. August witnessed the most civilian killings, largely due to violence associated with that month’s elections, the report said. It provided no figure for the August death toll. The report—the Mid-Year Bulletin on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan—only tallies recorded deaths. It therefore likely underestimates the number of civilian deaths caused by the war, many of which go unreported.

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The War Against Free Thought
Peter Chamberlin
September 28, 2009 – The war against our minds has many dark levels, all of which attempt to hide truth which is not sanctioned by the police state, replacing it with a new fabricated “official version” of events. The state/corporate controlled media informs us of what we are to think, while multiple forms of coercion, bribery and intimidation are used to reinforce the government’s ideas and convince people to accept them as their own. Each political protest that attempts to open people’s eyes to the world of untruths which constantly inundates us, exposes the silent majority to more and more of the police state tactics that the ruling elite has gathered together, to use as it wages war against the American public by less than deadly means. In addition to rubber bullets and flash grenades, the police state brought-out acoustic weapons to herd protestors at the recent G20 Summit in Pittsburgh..

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IOF shelling wounds twins in central Gaza
Palestinian Information Center
September 28, 2009 – A Palestinian teen and his twin sister were wounded on Monday when an Israeli army shell slammed into a field where they were working east of Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip. Medical sources said that Abdullah Al-Masdar, 17, was slightly injured in the blast of the shell while his twin sister was moderately wounded. Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday evening pounded agricultural areas and sewerage basins in northern Gaza but no casualties were reported…

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Report: Israel threatening to block cell provider over war crimes case
Ma’an News
September 28, 2009 – Israel is threatening to withhold permission for a second Palestinian cellular phone network if the Palestinian Authority (PA) does not withdraw its call for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to look into allegations of Israeli war crimes in Gaza, a leading Israeli newspaper said on Sunday. Tel Aviv-based Haaretz quoted Israeli security sources saying that the PA’s appeal to the ICC in The Hague has incensed military leaders. Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi is reportedly withholding his approval for mobile provider Wataniya because of the legal petition…

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Video: Water convoy To villages in the south Hebron hills
Various undersigned
September 28, 2009 – Some 100 Israeli activists left Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to bring water to several isolated villages in the South Hebron Mount. These villages suffer more than anywhere else from Israel’s racist water policy, as they lack connection to water pipes, and suffer from army attacks on what few water wells and deposits they have. Busses where harassed several times on the way, and stopped completely near the Carmel illegal settlement, where soldiers claimed the area was a closed military zone, though no warrant was shown. Activists got off the busses and started marching, passing the bewildered soldiers and policemen and moving on towards their destination. Attempts to stop the spontaneous march failed, and the hostile forces left the area…

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Elections matter, or do they?
Nick Egnatz
September 28, 2009 – As the U.S. Empire, now under President Obama, continues the Bush agenda, many question where is the peace/antiwar movement? While many of us continue to soldier on with regular demonstrations, there is no doubt that the ranks have been thinned since Obama’s election. Hypnotized by the siren song of hope and change from a masterful public speaker, millions enthusiastically followed this Pied Piper to the polls. Waking now with a hangover, it is ever so difficult to confront the reality that there is no significant difference between our two corporate political parties…

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Long waiting list for Gaza’s new amputees
Ma’an News
September 28, 2009 – “My life has changed,” 23-year-old university student Reyad Rabi told Ma’an in Gaza last week. “They promised to find a prosthetic for me and indeed they were serious; I’m living my life normally.” “The second day of the war, I was standing with my father near our house when a missile fired from a jet hit us,” he continued. “Me, my father, and my brother were all hurt. I lost my left leg and the right one was damaged severely.”..

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Afghanistan: US troops shoot translator
News24.com
September 28, 2009 – US troops opened fire on a car that failed to heed their instructions in Afghanistan on Monday, the US military said, killing one man and wounding another whom Afghan authorities said were translators. “I can confirm that US and Afghan soldiers were involved in this incident and that one civilian died and one was wounded,” a US army spokesperson told AFP, saying the shooting happened in the northern province of Kunduz…

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Iran’s Nuclear Theatre
Ramzy Baroud
September 28, 2009 -…As for Ahmadinejad’s crusade for Iran, it could be very possible that in the end, the ones who will pay for his bold declarations will be as usual, the Palestinians, who after the scourge of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead nearly one year ago, still await the bare necessities to rebuild, still thirst for clean water and basic sustenance. Netanyahu has been tireless at drawing parallels between Iran and Gaza, presenting them both to the world as dire threats to the existence of the Jewish State. When addressing the UN in New York on September 24, he branded Iran once again, exhorting that. “The struggle against Iran pits civilisation against barbarism. This Iranian regime is fueled by extreme fundamentalism. What starts as attacks on Jews always ends up engulfing others. This regime embodies the extremes of Islamic fundamentalism.” Interesting words from a man whose former administration and current administration could very well face the International Criminal Court for the endorsing the carrying out of crimes against humanity…

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Video: Afghan police ‘surrender’ to Taliban
Alex Thomson, Channel 4
September 27, 2009 – More4 News obtains exclusive pictures showing what we understand to be the mass surrender of scores of Afghan police to the Taliban.And the body of yet another soldier was returned from Afghanistan on Friday, as popular support for the war continues to fall. But the government says the troops need to stay until Afghan security forces can deal with the Taliban insurgents….

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The descent of Britain’s Afghan campaign into a Vietnam-style madness
By CAPTAIN DOUG BEATTIE MC
September 27, 2009 – The beautiful little Afghan girl stared straight back at me, blankly. How could she be so expressionless? For she must have been in absolute agony. There were at least three penetration wounds to her young body, caused by a mortar shell exploding close to where she’d been playing. The round that had done the damage had been ours – British – fired as we edged forward through part of a village in Helmand. There had been no immediate threat, none I could determine anyway, but someone else had thought otherwise…I never saw Shabia again. And nor did her relatives. Because within hours she died. She was just seven years old. I heard later how the British authorities refused to pay her father the compensation he’d requested…

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Deformed embryos in Gaza due to IOF use of banned weapons
Palestinian Information Center
September 27, 2009 – The Palestinian ministry of health has declared that a number of Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip had delivered deformed babies and attributed the phenomenon to the Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) use of internationally banned weapons during the latest war on Gaza. Dr. Muawiya Hassanein, the director of the ambulance and emergency department, said that the deformities were caused by the IOF troops’ use of those weapons against civilians such as white phosphorus, dyme and various kinds of poisonous gases…

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Seven NATO soldiers die in Afghanistan
AFP
September 27, 2009 – Seven NATO soldiers including four French service personnel died this weekend in Afghanistan, NATO and other authorities announced on Sunday. “In several separate incidents, three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died as a result of enemy activity in southern Afghanistan and three ISAF service members died from a non-combat related incident in eastern Afghanistan in the last 24 hours,” ISAF said in a statement. The French military later added that one more soldier had died…

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Secret prison in South Baghdad run by the CIA
Roads to Iraq
Reported by Al-Hayat: Former Iraqi detainees revealed that they spent about a month in a secret detention facility south of Baghdad run by the CIA. One of the detainees describes the cells saying: An iron box with less than two meters height/width/length with a 60 cm width bed about 1/2 higher than the ground…

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McChrystal SaysTaliban Are Winning Communications Battle
Walter Pincus, WP
September 27, 2009 – The United States and its allies in Afghanistan must “wrest the information initiative” from the Taliban and other insurgent groups that have undermined the credibility of the Kabul government and its international backers, according to the top U.S. and NATO commander in the country. “The information domain is a battlespace,” Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal wrote in an assessment made public on Monday, adding that the allies need to “take aggressive actions to win the important battle of perception.” …

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Video: Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Weapons Factory In 3D
bizznych
Like the conventional weapons aren’t bad enough, Israel has several hundred nukes as well.

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Gaza: on survival
Eva Bartlett, In Gaza
September 27, 2009 – The other day I re-visited the family of martyred Mohammed al Attar, killed while net-fishing off the shores of Sudaniya, northern Gaza. They are poor, desperately-so, and have a string of martyrs in their family, including Mohammed’s mother and one brother. I’d wanted to see them again and found the time a couple of days ago. I’d wondered how this Ramadan and ‘Eid were for them, with another martyr in their thoughts, and one less source of income for their extended family. But I didn’t need to ask, for it was fairly obvious: there was no celebration, no happiness. They were plodding on, surviving, living to die. Mohammed’s father Nadi had said on an earlier visit that life had little point for him: “They killed my wife and sons, I don’t care if they kill me or not. There’s nothing I can do, it’s not in my hands,” he’s said of the Israeli army attacks and life under a siege unimaginably brutal…

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Former Guantánamo Prisoner Binyam Mohamed Speaks (Video)
Andy Worthington
September 27, 2009 – On August 30, at “Beyond Guantánamo,” an event organized by Cageprisoners, the British resident Binyam Mohamed, who was subjected to “extraordinary rendition” and torture, and was finally released from Guantánamo in February this year, after nearly seven years in US custody, spoke for the first time in public. Binyam talked about Shaker Aamer, the British resident who is still held in Guantánamo, the establishment of the Guantánamo Justice Centre (which I covered here), and the conditions in Guantánamo, and he also urged those in the audience to look inside themselves to discover what they might be able to give to the campaign against injustice….

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A Video Which Israel Does Not Want You See
Kawther Salam
September 27, 2009 – This piece of video was filmed at the Qalandiya Israeli military checkpoint directly before the entrance of the a small ghetto where the so-called Palestinian Authority has their headquarters, where the house and the office of the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas are located. Qalandiya is a Palestinian refugee camp located to the north of the city of Jerusalem, and about 1 Km south of the city of Ramallah…

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Hamas calls for new intifada
Palestinian Information Center
September 27, 2009 — One of the Hamas leaders in northern Gaza has urged all Palestinians in occupied Palestine to wage a new intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation following its settlers’ desecration of the holy Aqsa Mosque. Mohammed Abu Asker, in a press release on Sunday, said that Hamas would organize massive marches in all areas of the Gaza Strip in support of the Aqsa. He urged the Arabs and Muslims to defend the holy site and to act before they wake up one day to find the Aqsa Mosque in ruins…

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Iran’s Sale of History: Revolutionary guard buys Iran’s communcation organization.
Neo-resistance
September 27, 2009 – Iran’s communication organization was up for privatization: price tag, ~8 billion dollars. The most likely consortium to afford the price, and had announced intention to buy was Pishgaman-e Kavir-e Yazd. Suddenly, a new bidder was introduced: Consortium of Etemaad-e Mobin; consisting of three companies two of which are “public” and belong to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard—now owning 92% of shares! The other contester was “Moasseseh Mehr Eghtesade Iranian”, and investment group that belongs to Basij. Today, the sale took place. Pishgaman was “suddenly” excluded from bidding—as they did not meet the “security” criterion…

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Israel pressures PA to drop demand for war crimes trial
Mohammed Mar’i
September 27, 2009 – Israel has informed the Palestinian Authority (PA) that it will not authorize the operation of a second cellular phone network until the PA withdraws its demand that the International Criminal Court in The Hague investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip, as documented in the Goldstone Commission report, the daily Haaretz said Sunday. The issue of a second cellular provider is at the center of talks between the PA, the international Quartet and Israel and has been ongoing for months. Currently the sole provider is Pal-Tel and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad considers the introduction of another carrier as an important step in improving the civilian infrastructure in the West Bank…

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J’lem archbishop: Israel targets mosque today, church tomorrow
Ma’an News
September 27, 2009 – Christian clergymen in Jerusalem, declared Sunday’s violence near the Al-Aqsa Mosque a dark premonition of Israel’s plans for the city. “What is being planned for Jerusalem is very dangerous,” the archbishop said in a statement. “What happened today at the Al-Aqsa yard is a dangerous indicator of what Israeli authorities intend to work toward on Al-Aqsa, in particular, and in Jerusalem, in general.”..

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The Story of Oybek Jabbarov, An Innocent Man Freed From Guantánamo
Andy Worthington
September 27, 2009 – Yesterday I reported that the US government had released three prisoners from Guantánamo, repatriating Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed, a Yemeni, and sending two unidentified prisoners — presumed to be Uzbeks — to new homes in Ireland. I suspected that one of the men was Oybek Jabbarov, an Uzbek who was cleared for release from Guantánamo in 2007, but who could not be repatriated because of the well-known human rights abuses in his homeland, and the fact that he had been threatened by Uzbek agents who had been allowed to visit him in Guantánamo…

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Dozens injured, five arrested in Al-Aqsa clashes
Ma’an News
September 27, 2009 – At least 40 people were injured and five arrested as fierce clashes broke out at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday. Three of the 37 wounded Palestinians sustained serious eye and head injuries, sources said. Israeli forces said 13 officers were also hurt. Reports conflicted on the number of Palestinians detained during the incident. Palestinian sources said five were seized, while Israeli sources put the number at nine arrested amid the clashes that were ongoing through Sunday afternoon…

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Dozens die in Yemeni clashes
Aljazeera.net
September 27, 2009 – At least 30 rebel Houthi fighters have been killed in renewed clashes in the northern Yemeni city of Saada. Four Yemeni soldiers were also killed in Sunday’s fighting, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Yemen quoted security sources as saying. The Houthi rebels are concentrated mainly in the Saada and Amran provinces and form a group from within the Zaidi Shia majority north…

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Street Report from the G20
Bill Quigley
September 27, 2009 – The G20 in Pittsburgh showed us how pitifully fearful our leaders have become. What no terrorist could do to us, our own leaders did. Out of fear of the possibility of a terrorist attack, authorities militarize our towns, scare our people away, stop daily life and quash our constitutional rights. For days, downtown Pittsburgh, home to the G20, was a turned into a militarized people-free ghost town. Sirens screamed day and night. Helicopters crisscrossed the skies. Gunboats sat in the rivers…

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Iran’s Rev. Guard buys stake in Iran telecom
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI (AP)
A consortium connected to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard bought a majority share in the country’s telecommunications company Sunday, Iranian state media reported, bringing the strategic sector under the elite military force’s control. The Etemad-e-Mobin consortium’s $7.8 billion purchase gives it a 50 percent plus one share stake in the Iranian Telecommunications Company, Iran’s state media reported Sunday…

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Israeli forces shell several areas in Gaza Strip overnight
Ma’an News
September 27, 2009 – Israeli artillery bombarded several areas in the Gaza Strip overnight, and a number of military vehicles crossed the borders to Beit Lahiya in the north, according to eyewitnesses. Furthermore, Israeli warships opened fire on fishermen on the northern Gaza coast, according to witnesses there. Artillery shelling targeted the northern Gaza town of Jabaliya, while tanks and special forces reportedly entered the evacuated Israeli settlement of Dogit, northwest of Beit Lahiya…

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Military Resistance [GISp] 7I12 Preparing For War [ 27 September 2009 ]
Thomas F. Barton
[Afghanistan resistance report] In the province of Nimroz a nine-hour battle sparked by a Taliban attack on a border police post in Kang district on the Iranian frontier ended early Saturday with eight militants killed, the provincial police chief said. Abdul Jabar Pordili said police casualties were two killed and three wounded.In Herat, police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi said four civilians had been found dead in Injil district with notes on their bodies accusing them of collaborating with government and foreign forces. They included three brothers, and a man of 26 who had been hung from an electric pylon. One policeman was shot dead and another wounded when Taliban gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in western Herat province, some 100 metres from the border with Iran, a security official said. A Taliban spokesman confirmed the group were behind the attack.
If you don’t like the resistance, end the occupations!

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