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 FEBRUARY  2006                                           Vol. 7 Issue 1

 


 

 

 >in this issue:                   

  • CIVIL RIGHTS CASES:  

        St. Patrick's Four, by Dahr Jamail    

  • CURRENT EVENTS: 

        

  • AFRICA TODAY: 

  • EYE ON HUMAN RIGHTS:

          Harry Belafonte at Riverside Church, Jan. 20 2006

  • DISPATCHES FROM IRAQ: by Dahr Jamail

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

> Interview with Samir Khader, Program Editor for Al-Jazeera

> Who Profits ? An Interview with Karen Kwiatkowski

  • FOCUS ON NEWARK, NJ:      

       > Lost City 

  • ORGANIZED CRIME & CORRUPTION:          
            >Campaign Against Corruption in Kenya:a convenient smokescreen? by Onyango Oloo  
  • IN RETROSPECT:

      >  Black History Month Celebration

            >  The Magic Man,  by Russ Wellen

  • CHAMPIONS FOR PEACE:

         > The Quest for Peace and Justice, Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Lecture  

  • RECOMMENDED READING:

         NIGHT,  by Elie Wiesel,  A book review by Victor Saraiva

  • WORDS OF INSPIRATION:

         On Citizenship

  • COMMENTARY by JIM HIGHTOWER: 

President Pinocchio Speaks to the Nation

> Exxpose Exxon

  • COMMENTARY by JOE TRENTO:  

>Denver Court Hands Down Rocky Flats Decision

  • EDITORIAL page: 

          >Grounds for Impeachment, by Rev. Bill McGinnis

  • NEWS-LINK TICKER: 

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>Essays & articles of interest published by other sites:  

 


 

American Civil Liberties Union:

 

 

NOT JUST PIZZA: 

http://www.aclu.org/pizza/

 

The Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld Torture Policies

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/rumsfeld/index.html

 

New Abu Ghraib Photos Confirm Need for Real Inquiry

http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/internet/14985res20040629.html

Tell Your Member of Congress to Stop Torture

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?alertId=323&pg=makeACall

 

The Fight to Reform the Patriot Act Is Not Over

Both houses of Congress have passed bills to renew the expiring parts of the Patriot Act. http://action.aclu.org/reformthepatriotact/

 

NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS

Librarians Gagged from Participating in Patriot Act Debate

As Congress debates how to reform and renew the Patriot Act, new reports shows that 30,000 National Security Letters are issued by the government per year, a hundred-fold annual increase since the 2001 Patriot Act relaxed restrictions on the FBIís use of the power. http://action.aclu.org/reformthepatriotact/nsl.html

 

Authorities Target Political Groups

http://www.aclu.org/spyfiles

 

ACLU ACTIVIST TOOLKIT

http://action.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AP_effective_activism

 

TAKE ACTION:

Urge Congress to Renew and Restore the Voting Rights Act

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=257&page=UserAction

 

THE NEW FACE OF AMERICA

http://www.aclu.org/newface

 

 


 

Amnesty International

 

The State of the World's Human Rights,  

2005 Report

http://www.amnesty.org/report2005

 

LIBRARY

http://web.amnesty.org/library/engindex

 

50 Books That'll Boost Your Civil Liberties Savvy

http://www.aclu.org/freedomwire/books/booklist.htm

 

The arms trade is out of control. 

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

http://www.controlarms.org

 

Guantanamo Bay and beyond: 

 

The continuing pursuit of unchecked executive power.  http://web.amnesty.org/pages/guantanamobay-index-eng

 

Live chat with Moazzam Begg, ex-Guantanamo detainee, on Feb. 21 at 6-7 pm GMT  http://web.amnesty.org/pages/stoptorture-150206-activism-eng

 

Myanmar: End their wait for justice!

http://www.amnesty.org/actnow/myanmar/myanmar_eng.htm

 


 

 

EPIC

 

NSA

Legality of NSAís Secret Eavesdropping Program Is Suspect and Cost is Unknown

http://www.epic.org/privacy/nsa/messages.pdf

 

Medical Privacy Petition

http://www.patientprivacyrights.org/petition

 

FACIAL RECOGNITION AND PRIVACY

http://www.epic.org/privacy/surveillance/spotlight/1105/

 

EPIC PRIVACY.ORG

http://www.privacy.org/

 

DoD Recruiting Database

http://www.epic.org/privacy/student/doddatabase.html

 

 


 

GREENPEACE

 

Vanishing Forests

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/forests

 

Eco-quest: the game

Eco-quest: the game in which you save endangered species from extinction.

Play http://activism.greenpeace.org/eco_quest/

 

Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rate:

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/greenlandmelting170206

 


 

Human Rights Watch Reports:

 

FILM FESTIVAL

 

Traveling Film Festival 2005-2006

http://www.hrw.org/iff/2005/traveling/titles.html

 

Darfur Drawn: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children's Eyes

http://hrw.org/photos/2005/darfur/drawings/

 

Darfur: A Human Rights Catastrophe

http://hrw.org/photos/2005/darfur/02/index.htm

 

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines

http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/mines/1999/index.htm

 


 

 

IRIN NEWS Reports:

 

Between Two Stones - Nepalís decade of conflict

http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=51759&SelectRegion=Asia&SelectCountry=NEPAL

 

'Lazarus Drug': ARVs in the treatment era

http://www.irinnews.org/webspecials/ARV-era/default.asp

 


 

STOP BIG TOBACCO

http://www.stopcorporateabusenow.org/campaign/globaltobaccotreaty112005

 

Standards of Political Conduct for Corporations

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/files/pdfs/Corporate%20Accountability%20International%20Standards%20of%20Political%20Conduct%20for%20Corporations.pdf

 

CORRUPTION AFFECTS YOU

http://www.transparency.org/global_priorities/public_contracting

 

 

Water

Corporations like Coca-Cola and Suez are aggressively turning water from a basic human right into an unaffordable luxury.

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org:80/cms/page1131.cfm

 

Tobacco

The powerful tobacco industry led by Philip Morris/Altria is still fighting in the US and internationally to undermine the global tobacco treaty. http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org:80/cms/page1111.cfm

 

Food & Agribusiness

Global food and agribusiness corporations like Cargill, Monsanto and Dow increase their profits as people around the world face hunger and malnutrition. ttp://www.stopcorporateabuse.org:80/cms/page1132.cfm

 

Oil

Big Oil giants like ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco are causing permanent damage to the air we breathe and the water we drink.

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org:80/cms/page1112.cfm

 


 

Organized Crime and Corruption Information:

 

www.unodc.org/pdf/crime/convention_corruption/signing/Convention-e.pdf

 

Bibliographic Database Search

 

Global Corruption Report 2006

special focus: Corruption and Health

http://www.globalcorruptionreport.org/download.htm

 

Transparency Internationalís Web Portal on Anti-Corruption Resources (CORIS) http://www.corisweb.org/

 

PREVENTING CORRUPTION ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

http://www.transparency.org/news_room/latest_news/press_releases/2005/16_03_2005_construct_projects

http://www.transparency.org/tools/contracting/construction_projects

 

A Special Report, IPS News,

http://www.ipsnews.net/new_focus/corruption/index.asp

 

Business Principles for Countering Bribery

http://www.transparency.org/global_priorities/private_sector/business_principles

http://www.transparency.org/content/download/571/3483/file/ti_six_step_process_july2005.pdf

 

Corruption Fighters' Tool Kit 
http://www.transparency.org/tools/e_toolkit

 

Anti-Corruption Handbook http://www.transparency.org/tools/a_c_handbook

 

National Whistleblower Center,

http://www.whistleblowers.org/

 

KEEPING an EYE on the most CORRUPT CONGRESS  EVER

http://www.ourfuture.org/issues_and_campaigns/accountablecongress/index.cfm

 

Boycott Bush International Network

Nenhum dinheiro para a guerra - Boicote a Bush

Pas D'Argent pour la Guerre Ė Boycott Bush

Bojkott Bush

http://www.motherearth.org/USboycott/index_en.php

 


 

GARY WEBB'S  DARK ALLIANCE SERIES

re-posted by NARCONEWS

 

GARY WEBB: In His Own Words

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

http://www.guerrillanews.com/videos/viewer.php?id=30&spd=hi

 

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

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day1main.htm

Testimony links U.S. to drugs-guns trade

Dealers got their 'own little arsenal' by Gary Webb

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day1list.htm

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/webintro.mov

 

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.

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day2main.htm

 

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.''

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day2frog.htm

 

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.

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day2rock.htm

 

Dark Alliance: Day Three

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

http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/day3main.htm

 

 


 

 

On PEACE:

 

 

 

 

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors:

 

 

 

                          

 

 

 

Why Question the Military's JROTC Program?

http://www.objector.org/jrotc/why.html

 

Before You Enlist...

http://www.objector.org/before-you-enlist.html

 

Get the Military Out of Our Schools

Are students getting a balanced education about the military? http://www.objector.org/

 

GI Rights Training

http://www.objector.org/gitraining060325.html

 

Tools for Activists

http://www.objector.org/moos/strategies.html

 


 

Other Peace Related Issues:

 

Children's Defense Fund

2005 Gun Report: 

Protect Children not Guns

http://childrensdefense.org/education/gunviolence/gunreport2005/default.aspx

 

 


 

"Ethics Hall of Shame"

http://www.cleanupwashington.org/hos

 

 

Influence Peddling Laws

http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/laws/

 

 

REVOLVING DOORS

http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/documents/RevolveDoor.pdf

 

Auto and Truck Safety

http://www.citizen.org/autosafety/

 

WHITE HOUSE

http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/

 

CONGRESS WATCH: 

www.citizen.org/congress/

 

Auto Industry http://www.citizen.org/congress/campaign/special_interest/articles.cfm?ID=5730

 

Asbestos Industry http://www.citizen.org/documents/master%20report.pdf

Congress & the Lobbying Industry http://www.citizen.org/documents/DeLay_Lby_Fndr_Tbl.pdf

http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/documents/RevovDoor.pdf

 

Energy Industry http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/documents/dirtiest_plants2.pdf

Gambling Industry http://www.citizen.org/congress/campaign/special_interest/articles.cfm?ID=5771

Health Care & Pharmaceutical Industries http://www.citizen.org/documents/MedicareDrugWarReportREVISED72104.pdf

http://www.citizen.org/documents/DrugImportationFactSheet.pdf

Homeland Security Industries http://www.citizen.org/documents/ACF1B7.pdf

Tobacco Industry

http://www.lobbyinginfo.org/reports/

http://www.citizen.org/congress/civjus/tort/articles.cfm?ID=800

 

 

Medical Malpractice Facts

http://www.citizen.org/congress/civjus/medmal/

 

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