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 WINTER  2007                                     Vol. 8   Issue 3


Although posted two months late, here is the last issue of our newsletter for 2007.  The Spring 2008 issue is due out by early May 2008. 





 >in this issue:                   


          > A More Perfect Union, by Sen. Barack Obama


          > Economic Catastrophe--Disarray, by Jim Kunstler


        > What the Candidates Avoid, by Ralph Nader


          Peak Oil and the Inflation Lie, by Larry Chin

>  African Food Sovereigntyby Mukoma wa Ngugi
The E.U. Africa Summit, by Henning Melber

             Traveling Light, by Kathy Kelly


        > Destroying the Rule of Lawby Ralph Nader
        > Kosovo: The U.S. & the E.U. Support a Political Process Linked to Organized Crime, by Michel Chossudovsky


          > An Excerpt: On Democracy and Social Ethics, by Jane Addams


          On Governance, On Corruption and On Being Human

A Real Stimulus Package


Molly Ivins

> Big Pharma's Real Discount Drug Program 

        > The Arrival of Tomorrow


        > Israel's Moral Decay

          Dear Hillary--An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, by Linn Cohen-Cole   


        Granting Immunity Rewards Lawlessness, by Nicolas P. Napolitano


        > Moral Babble, by Leonard Manfred


        > The Friend I Had ( a Prose Poem )by Victor M. L. Saraiva 

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American Civil Liberties Union:



Special Reports:



2 years after Katrina



Government Spying



Coalition Challenges New Homeland Security Rule

The U.S. government is violating its treaty obligations under the Convention Against Torture by attempting to deport Sameh Khouzam.


ACLU Asks Court to Bar Egyptian's Deportation to Torture



Gonzales Resignation Does Not Pardon President’s Abuse of Power

The American Civil Liberties Union today said U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ resignation requires further congressional investigation into the Bush administration’s systematic abuse of power.


ACLU Fact Sheet on the “Police America Act"


50 Books That'll Boost Your Civil Liberties Savvy



> The Drug War Clock: See What the War on Drugs Is Costing You
> Survey: What Age Is Considered "Adult" in America?
> Justice Match: Learn How Your Views Align With the U.S. Supreme Court Justices


Authorities Target Political Groups







Amnesty International


Latest Reports from AI:


Guatemala: Presidential Candidates Must Resolve Legacy of Conflict



Close Guantánamo

It is now over five years since the first detainees were transferred to the detention camp at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Despite widespread international condemnation, hundreds of people of more than 30 nationalities are still there: without charge, and with little hope of obtaining a fair trial. Enough is enough!





The Amnesty International library contains an archive of most reports, news releases and urgent actions published from 1996 to date. Documents are available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. You can navigate the whole library in any of these languages, but you can also switch languages when you get to a particular section or document of interest.



The arms trade is out of control. 

Worldwide, arms are fueling conflict, poverty and human rights abuses.









“National Network” of Fusion Centers Raises Specter of COINTELPRO




Medical Privacy Petition





DoD Recruiting Database









Greener Computer



How the World Bank and HSBC are Investing in Deforestation



Hiroshima's Legacy



Solar Generation




PODCAST: Whales and U.S. Military Sonar Noise Pollution




Eco Headlines by email

News-headlines Archives.




Human Rights Watch Reports:



VIDEO: Ban Cluster Munitions

Short film documenting the lethal effects of the use of cluster munitions worldwide, with commentary, new statistics and analysis from military experts at Human Rights Watch. Footage shows how cluster munitions have endangered civilian populations from the Vietnam era through current conflicts in Iraq and Lebanon.



Support the Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007

Of nine governments worldwide implicated in the recruitment or use of children as soldiers, eight receive U.S. military assistance.






Beijing 2008

China’s Olympian Human Rights Challenges


SLIDESHOW: Guantanamo 5 Years Later



Global Campaigns:




Human Rights in the U.S.




IRIN NEWS Reports:


Irin Photo Gallery


Latest Audio Programs IRIN RADIO

IRIN Radio gives a voice to vulnerable communities and provides them with information to make better-informed decisions about their own lives. We operate in East and Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and Central Asia (Afghanistan). IRIN Radio produces high-quality programming in local languages on humanitarian issues, ready for broadcast by local stations. The service also provides hands-on training to journalists, developing their production and reporting skills, allowing local radio to serve communities more effectively.




Weekly Reports

Asia, Africa, & the Middle East



Humanitarian Country Profiles




Standards of Political Conduct for Corporations



TI has defined five global priorities in the fight against corruption:

Corruption in politics

Corruption in public contracting

Corruption in the private sector

International anti-corruption conventions

Poverty and development








Organized Crime and Corruption Information:



Global Corruption Report 2007

Special focus:  Corruption and Judicial Systems



Global Corruption Report 2006

Special focus: Corruption and Health


Launched 1 February 2006, TI’s Global Corruption Report details how corruption deprives millions of access to essential health care and helps spawn drug – resistant strains of deadly diseases.


Transparency International’s Web Portal on Anti-Corruption Resources (CORIS)




A Special Report, IPS News,


Business Principles for Countering Bribery


Corruption Fighters' Tool Kit



Costs of Corruption in Public Contracting



Anti-Corruption Handbook: The ACH is a practical guide which aims to assist the process of designing and applying anti-corruption measures.


National Whistleblower Center,

Govt Doctors Get Whistleblower Protection



International Call to Boycott U.S. Multinationals






re-posted by NARCONEWS



GARY WEBB: In His Own Words

Tribute to the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who broke the story of the CIA’s involvement in the importation of cocaine into the US





Dark Alliance: Day One


America's 'crack' plague has roots in Nicaragua war Colombia-San Francisco Bay Area drug pipeline helped finance CIA-backed Contras by Gary Webb

Testimony links U.S. to drugs-guns trade

Dealers got their 'own little arsenal' by Gary Webb


Dark Alliance: Day Two

The Crack Epidemic's Shadowy Origins, By Gary Webb

If  they'd been in a more respectable line of work, Norwin Meneses, Danilo Blandon and ''Freeway Rick'' Ross would have been hailed as geniuses of marketing. This odd trio -- a smuggler, a bureaucrat and a driven ghetto teen-ager -- made fortunes creating the first mass market in America for a product so hellishly desirable that consumers will literally kill to get it: ''crack'' cocaine. Federal lawmen will tell you plenty about Rick Ross, mostly about the evils he visited upon black neighborhoods by spreading the crack plague in Los Angeles and cities as far east as Cincinnati. On Aug. 23, they hope, Freeway Rick will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Drug agent thought she was onto something big

On a November afternoon in 1981, San Francisco DEA agent Sandra Smith inadvertently uncovered the first direct link between cocaine and the secret army the Central Intelligence Agency was assembling to overthrow the government of Nicaragua.  Smith, one of the first female Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the Bay Area, was investigating rumors that a cocaine ring run by Norwin Meneses was bringing drugs into California and, for some reason, sending weapons down to Central America.  It was, she said, ''the only (case) that I ever worked, in all the time I worked there, that I thought was really big.''


Drug expert: 'Crack' born in San Francisco Bay Area in '74

Though Miami and Los Angeles are commonly regarded as the twin cradles of ''crack'' cocaine, the first government-financed study of cocaine smoking concluded that it was actually born here, in the San Francisco Bay Area, in January 1974. After comedian Richard Pryor nearly immolated himself during a cocaine-smoking binge in 1980, the National Institute on Drug Abuse hired UCLA drug expert Ronald K. Siegel to look into the then-unfamiliar practice. Siegel, the first scientist to document crack's use in the United States, traced the smoking habit back to 1930, when Colombians first started it.


Dark Alliance: Day Three

War on Drugs Has Unequal Impact on Blacks in U.S.











Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors:









Why Question the Military's JROTC Program?



Before You Enlist...

You wouldn't buy a car without looking under the hood. Don't enlist before you check out the reality of military life that lies behind the glamorous television ads and glossy brochures.



Get the Military Out of Our Schools

Are students getting a balanced education about the military?



GI Rights Training

Train to Help Stop the Military Machine! Or at Least to slow it down.


Tools for Activists






Protect Children not Guns 2007 report

Each and every day in America we continue to lose far too many children to gun violence in towns, cities and rural areas all across the United States. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that every day, nearly eight children or teens are killed by gun violence in America — 235 each month.



Children Still Neglected Two Years After Katrina



Katrinas Children






Groups to Court: Stop NAFTA Truck Pilot Program



How Oil Companies Hurt Consumers and the Environment


Latest Public Citizen Action Items


Tracking the activities of special interests.


Auto and Truck Safety


Auto Industry


Asbestos Industry


Congress & the Lobbying Industry


Energy Industry


Gambling Industry


Health Care & Pharmaceutical Industries


Homeland Security Industries


Tobacco Industry


Medical Malpractice Facts

Challenging the Malpractice Claims of the Doctors' Lobby


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