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14 July, 2004

Melting Ice Can Submerge Major Cities
By Paul Brown

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than for 55m years, enough to melt all the ice on the planet and submerge major cities

The International Criminal Court: The Only Answer
To American Abuse In Iraq

By Renad Haj Yahya

The ongoing reports about war crimes in Iraq emphasize more than ever that the US must ratify the 1998 Rome Statute which established the International Criminal Court. Those reported crimes would have been amongst the crimes that the court would have prosecuted and punished since they are considered to be war crimes according to the Court statute

Israel Up Against The Wall
By Ian Williams

People who attack the World Court for its July 9 opinion on the Israeli wall in the Occupied Territories are calling into question the United Nations Charter, the whole foundation of international law and humanitarian conventions and treaties and Israel's very own existence

13 July, 2004

Abu Ghraib Prison: A Hell On Earth
By Edward T. Pound and Kit R. Roane

Life in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, newly available documents show, would have made Satan quake

News As Propaganda For The Victor
By George Monbiot

While you are rewarded for flattery, you are punished for courage. The US, British and Israeli governments can make life very difficult for media organisations that upset them

Democracy Now! The Other Side Of News
By Ammu Joseph

The widespread criticism of the U.S. media during the invasion of Iraq obscured the work done by alternative media in that country to provide citizens with the other side of the story. Democracy Now!, is a radio and television programme that stood out from the crowd

10 July, 2004

ICJ Rules Against Israel's Wall
By Matthew Taylor

The international court of justice ruled that the barrier being built around the West Bank was illegal and should be pulled down

Iraq War 'Waged On False Intelligence'
By Sarah Left

The US launched a war on Iraq on the basis of false and overstated intelligence, according to a scathing US senate intelligence committee report

09 July, 2004

Iraq Is World's Living Wound
By Salim Lone

The unprecedented devastations visited upon Iraq's people twice in 12 years have made it a compelling, living wound for Muslims. Unless there is peace there, world instability will grow. But there is seemingly no end to the trauma in sight

The Wall Is A World Issue
By Jessica Montell

Last week, Israel's High Court of Justice ordered the government to reroute a small portion of the separation barrier.But the timing of the decision raised some eyebrows. The Israeli court knew when it ruled that the International Court of Justice was scheduled, nine days later, to issue a long-awaited opinion on the same subject, and many critics felt the Israeli ruling was designed to mitigate the effect of that upcoming decision

Imported Democracy Of Iraq
By Robert Fisk

Iraq has introduced legislation allowing the Iraqi authorities to impose martial law; curfews; a ban on demonstrations; the restriction of movement; phone-tapping; the opening of mail; and the freezing of bank accounts

Stigma Of Criminality
By Human Rights Features

The discrimination, abuse, and social and economic marginalisation faced by millions of Indians belonging to 'denotified and nomadic tribes' have their roots in 19th century British colonialism but this historical pattern of marginalisation and abuse continues even today

08 July, 2004

Israeli Operatives Working In Occupied Iraq
By Jon Elmer

Brigadier General Janet Karpinski told BBC Radio in an interview that she met with a man who claimed to be Israeli and that he "did some of the interrogation" at the Abu Graib facility

Death Of A Father
By Helen Williams

This is not a report, like I usually make, but it is the story of the heinous murder of a beloved father by American soldiers occupying this country. Please take the time to read the following account in memory of my friend's father

Privatizing War
By Greg Guma

The use of mercenaries was once a dirty, little secret most governments were loath to acknowledge. But today they're called private military contractors and perform almost every function essential to military operations

Every Moment For Me Is Fear
ByKamwaura Nygothi

As an asylum seeker, I discovered what racism really means when I was 'dispersed' to Middlesbrough

A Visit To Shatila
By Bilal El-Amine

It was only after three consecutive nights of carnage that word got out to the international media-Nuhad said she saw the first group of foreign journalist enter the camp and heard for the first time through a London radio station about what had happed on the other side of the camp

07 July, 2004

Britain Reopens The Nuclear Debate
By Patrick Wintour and Paul Brown

Appearing before a committee of senior MPs, Tony Blair said the evidence was now overwhelming that climate change was the single biggest long-term problem facing the country, and conceded the world was nowhere near finding a mechanism to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the government's target of 60% by 2050 and nuclear energy was the only option

The Pillage Of Iraq
By Ghali Hassan

The Attack on Iraq is an attack on the history of humanity by a new form of barbarism. The world will be safer only if this form of barbarism opposed and remained isolated

U.S. Gives Iraqi Hospitals Broken Promises
In Place Of Medicine

By Dahr Jamail

Despite promises of over $1 billion in US funding, hospital patients in Iraq continue to suffer ongoing hardship. Problems range from ongoing medicine and equipment shortages to an overall lack of proper medical infrastructure

Justice, Gas And Tears
By Uri Avnery

Israel Supreme Court's decision to change the route of the separation barrier is a victory of sorts for the peace movement

The Indian Meaning Of Merit
By Chandrabhan Prasad

The slogan that rings out these days is this "Indian industry will loose it competitive advantage in the global market". The Dalits would, however, want to seek a very simple explanation: What competition are we talking about? With who is Indian industry competing or desires to compete?

06 July, 2004

Rumsfeld Gave Go-Ahead For
Abu Ghraib Tactics

By Julian Coman

The former head of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has for the first time accused the American Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, of directly authorizing Guantanamo Bay-style interrogation tactics

Fahrenheit 9/11 Is A Stupid White Movie
By Robert Jensen

Fahrenheit 9/11 is under attack from the right, for very different reasons than I have raised. But those attacks shouldn't stop those who consider themselves left, progressive, liberal, anti-war, anti-empire or just plain pissed-off from criticizing the film's flaws and limitations

Nuke Nightmare: Bush's Drive To Armageddon
By Joel Wendland

A reelected Bush administration will try to push the NPT into extinction. The only feasible alternative scenario is replacing the Bush administration with an administration that is committed to NPT's original goals

Driving Into The Abyss
By George Monbiot

We must tackle the environmental nightmare of 4x4s by taxing them off the road

05 July, 2004

Welcome To The New Iraq
By Robert Fisk

One leftist group in Baghdad now claims that several women, allegedly raped by Iraqi policemen at the jail while Americans watched, have been murdered by their families for their "dishonour"

Pentagon Tried To Censor Saddam's Hearing
By Robert Fisk

A team of US military officers acted as censors over all coverage of the hearings of Saddam Hussein and his henchmen , destroying videotape of Saddam in chains and deleting the entire recorded legal submissions of 11 senior members of his former regime

"We Want Real Justice for Bhopal"
By Snehal Shingavi

Two survivors, of the Bhopal gas leak, one of the worst ever industrial disasters, speaks about the tragedy and their struggle for justice

The Caste Divide
By Naresh Puri

BBC's community affairs reporter Naresh Puri investigates the rise of one of the most hidden forms of hierarchy in Britain today: The Indian Caste system

Hindutva Politics: Future Trajectory
By Ram Puniyani

Time is overdue for social groups to combat the communal poison at the level of society; the need for demolition of myths against minorities, the need for intercommunity committees to promote amity. And this is paramount if we want to preserve the democracy and associated principles

03 July, 2004

The Seeds Of Civil War
By Sami Ramadani

The immediate withdrawal of the US-led forces from Iraq is the only way to stop the impending "civil" war, in which the US will back a "sovereign" Iraqi government to crush the people and their aspirations for liberation and democracy

The Defiant Dicatator
By Robert Fisk

Watching that face, one had to ask how much Saddam had reflected on the very real crimes with which he was charged: Halabja; Kuwait; the suppression of the Shi'ite Muslim and Kurdish uprisings in 1991; the tortures and the mass killings

There Was No Waiting Mob At Godhra
By Darshan Desai

Depositions before the Nanavati Commission suggest that Godhra wasn't the premeditated act it was made out to be

02 July, 2004

"I Am The President Of Iraq"
Saddam Trial Full Transcript

"Everyone here knows this is a theatre carried out by Bush the criminal to win the election"

Another Circus In Bagdad
By Robert Fisk

No mention of power cuts and violence at trial of the century

Michael Moore Is Blind, Or A Coward
By Bob Dreyfuss

I have to conclude the Michael Moore is either blind, or a coward. Blind, if he can't see Bush's craven ties to Israel, driven by the neocons and the Christian Zionists and Bible-thumping fundamentalists like Jerry Falwell, who consider Israel Jesus' next stop and see Saudi Arabia as Satanic

To India's Finance Minister An Open Letter
By Vandana Shiva

We hope your budget will reflect the mandate rural India gave you and the commitment the CMP of the UPA has made to the Indian farmers. If you fail the farmers, they will fail your government like they failed the last one. Do not betray the mandate given to you by India's farmers