Archive for July, 2004 : Development at Stake in WTO TalksJuly 30th, 2004
Current trade talks in Geneva aimed at reviving negotiations on lowering global trade barriers, which have floundered since the collapse of the fifth ministerial in Cancùn, are a reminder of the crisis of inequity and hypocrisy within the WTO, which have afflicted the organization from the very beginning.
Enter the ShamanJuly 30th, 2004
Strange journeys on the edge of the new frontier – When I was 17, I had a dream in which I forgot my own name. A question bobbed to the surface–who are you?–and just like that, all sense of what is commonly referred to as identity or the self vanished.
Congress Supports TortureJuly 28th, 2004
The House quietly passed a renewed appropriation that keeps open the U.S.’s most infamous torture-teaching institution, formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA), where the illegal physical and psychological abuse of prisoners of the kind the world condemned at Abu Ghraib and worse has been routinely taught for years.
Funding for Clean Water CutJuly 27th, 2004
The House VA-HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2005 bill cutting the EPA’s Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) program from $1.35 billion to $850 million.
Be warned, this could be the matrixJuly 25th, 2004
The multiverse theory has spawned another – that our universe is a simulation, writes Paul Davies.
Massive Sunspot Pointed at Earth – Could Wreak HavocJuly 24th, 2004
At 20 times the size of Earth, the largest sunspot observed since the fall solar storm onslaught is now pointed directly at Earth.
UFO sighted over Lakeville?July 22nd, 2004
No, but the publisher of Fate magazine will know if it ever happens.
Blue Jays’ Delgado Protests War in IraqJuly 22nd, 2004
NEW YORK – Fervently anti-war, Carlos Delgado quietly carried out his personal protest this season, refusing to stand when “God Bless America” was played at ballparks across the majors.
Mexican Govt. Lies About RFIDsJuly 20th, 2004
Proving what corporate whores they are, the Mexican Govt. has been promoting RFID chip implants as a way to deter kidnappings. In reality the implants will only encourage kidnapping and mutilations.
The Caves of Bayan Kara UlaJuly 19th, 2004
The story of the Dropas or Dzopas is one of the strangest in all of ufology.
FDA Warns of Risk of Mad Cow from CosmeticsJuly 17th, 2004
FDA warns of the potential risk to public health from cosmetics made with cow parts that may be contaminated with the BSE agent.
Congressman Kirk Admits CIA EmploymentJuly 17th, 2004
Mark Kirk (Republican, 10th District – Illinois) admitted on the floor of Congress that he has been working for the Central Intelligence Agency at the same time he is serving in Congress.
Lila Lipscomb (Fahrenheit 911) Teams up With CIA VetJuly 15th, 2004
Fahrenheit 911’s Lila Lipscomb and CIA vet Ray McGovern join Peace Action in call for withdrawal of U.S. troops/new policy in Iraq.
Political Prisoner Sherman Austin Uncaged From PrisonJuly 14th, 2004
Sherman Austin was recently uncaged from prison after being imprisoned for a year for simply hosting a website where someone else had posted crude explosives recipes.
Boycott Ringling Brothers Animal Torture CircusJuly 14th, 2004
Most circuses have long histories of abusing and torturing animals and Ringling Brothers is no exception. Don’t pay them to abuse animals by attending their circus.
Red Cross Fears US Is Hiding DetaineesJuly 14th, 2004
The international Red Cross said Tuesday that it fears U.S. officials are holding terror suspects secretly in locations across the world.
Unidentified Flying Object Hangs Over BakuJuly 14th, 2004
An unidentified flying object (UFO) resembling a huge star hanged over the Azeri capital Baku early Monday, witnesses said.
Poll: Over 40% of Canadian Teens Think America is “Evil”July 11th, 2004
A Global Television Network poll shows over 40% of Canadian teens think America is “evil.”
Utah restaurant uses honor systemJuly 9th, 2004
One World Cafe owner/chef Denise Cerreta ditched fixed prices for the honor system a year ago, and her social experiment is on the verge of showing a profit.
I apologise for what my country has doneJuly 1st, 2004
A US lawyer representing three Bahraini Guantanamo Bay detainees has hit out against his own government, which he accused of trampling on the rights of prisoners.
FL – DCF’s choice of bids under protestJuly 1st, 2004
A $21 million contract to fix DCF’s glitch-prone computer system has come under fire. The man who helped DCF Secretary Jerry Regier get his job sat on the winning firm’s board of directors.
UFO over Durban captured on videoJuly 1st, 2004
The light was so bright, at first I thought it was a police helicopter searching for criminals.