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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Truthout.org News

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William Fisher | The Mouse on Steroids
William Fisher writes about the petro-diplomacy program being waged in the US by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

High Court Limits Whistleblower Lawsuits
By a 5-4 vote, justices said the nation's 20 million public employees do not have carte blanche free speech rights to disclose government's inner-workings. New Justice Samuel Alito cast the tie-breaking vote.

Afghans Riot After Deadly Crash by US Military Truck
A deadly traffic accident caused by a United States military convoy quickly escalated into a full-blown anti-American riot that raged across much of the Afghan capital on Monday, leaving at least 14 people dead and scores injured.

Pentagon Pushes New Weapons for Pre-emptive Strike
The program has run into resistance from lawmakers concerned it could increase the risk of an accidental nuclear war. Under the Pentagon plan, both non-nuclear and nuclear-tipped variants of the Trident-2 missile would be loaded on the same submarines.

Quake Victims Facing Lack of Basic Provisions, Warns President
It will take months to deal with the basic needs of tens of thousands of earthquake survivors in Indonesia. Relief started trickling through to towns demolished by Saturday's 6.3-magnitude quake that killed at least 4,300 people on Java island. An estimated 200,000 people are left without shelter in heavy rains and a volcano 15 miles north of the most devastated communities may still erupt.

In East Timor, Refugees Born of Chaos, Carnage and Fear
An intense level of fear pervaded most corners of East Timor on Sunday as ethnic-based communal violence is reported to be pitting people from the western part of East Timor against those from the east.

CBS News Crewmembers Killed in Iraq Violence
The death of two journalists working for CBS News on Monday firmly secured the Iraq war as the deadliest conflict for reporters in modern times.

EU Court: Transfer of Passenger Information to US Illegal
Today, the European Communities' Court of Justice annulled the decisions of the Council and the Commission that had authorized the transfer of personal data for passengers reserving a flight to the United States to American Customs authorities.


At 5/30/2006 3:03 PM, Anonymous timmy said...


Isn't this the ironically named website that had the big "scoop" on Rove's indictment?

I'm a little surprised you're still endorsing these goofballs. After all, they sort of left you hanging there after you posted that pic of beers high in the air toasting the imminent demise of Karl Rove.

(That would be your post back on May 12...with the words "Time to have a drink for justice" in boldface at the bottom.)

At 5/31/2006 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you write off an entire site because of one article? If you bothered to check the site, you'll find that most links point to other sources. If you wrote off entire news orgs because they got one story wrong (and we still don't know if Rove will be indicted), you'd be getting news from all your imaginary conservative friends.

At 5/31/2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

I've been critical of these asshats well before the Rove story. They're simply too partisan to be reliable. And yes, maybe Rove will be indicted...someday. But it certainly doesn't mean Jason Leopold had any inside info; he's predicted this several times in the past and has yet to apologize for his errant reporting. It's shameful that truthout.org would bother printing something from such a notoriously unreliable source...but they do. Sorry, but there are much more reliable places to get your information.


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