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Disaster capitalism: how to make money out of misery
The Guardian UK - Tue Aug 29, 2006
The privatisation of aid after Katrina offers a glimpse of a terrifying future in which only the wealthy are saved. More»

Fascism in the Classroom
The Guardian UK - Wed Apr 5, 2006
University professors denounced for anti-Americanism; schoolteachers suspended for their politics; students encouraged to report on their tutors. More»

Calf from Alabama 'mad cow' being tested
CNN - Thu Mar 16, 2006
One of at least two calves born to an Alabama cow with mad cow disease will be tested for evidence of the fatal, brain-wasting disease, the state's agriculture commissioner said Friday. More»

Pay Too Much On Your Card Debt & DHS Notified!
The Providence Journal - Thu Mar 2, 2006
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Walter Soehnge is a retired Texas schoolteacher who traveled north with his wife, Deana, saw summer change to fall in Rhode Island and decided this was a place to stay for a while. More»

37 Million Poor Hidden in the Land of Plenty
The Observer UK - Sun Feb 19, 2006
Americans have always believed that hard work will bring rewards, but vast numbers now cannot meet their bills even with two or three jobs. More»

CIA Chief Sacked for Opposing Torture
The Times Online UK - Sat Feb 11, 2006
The CIA's top counter-terrorism official was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation and using forms of torture such as "water boarding", intelligence sources have claimed. More»

Court: Your Social Security Can Be Seized to Pay Your Debts
Associated Press - Fri Dec 9, 2005
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the government can seize a person's Social Security benefits to pay old student loans. More»

Prisoners in New Orleans city jail were 'abandoned'
The Independent UK - Wed Sep 21, 2005
A leading US human rights group accused prison officials in New Orleans yesterday of abandoning hundreds of men in the city jail in the run-up to Hurricane Katrina, leaving them locked up without food, water, electricity, fresh air or functioning toilets for four days as the floodwaters rose to their chests, necks and higher. More»

Senators Accuse Pentagon of Obstructing 9/11 Inquiry
New York Times - Wed Sep 21, 2005
WASHINGTON - Senators from both parties accused the Defense Department on Wednesday of obstructing an investigation into whether a highly classified intelligence program known as Able Danger did indeed identify Mohamed Atta and other future hijackers as potential threats well before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More»

Photo: Tons of British aid donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims to be BURNED by Americans Tons of British aid donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims to be BURNED by Americans
Mirror UK - Mon Sep 19, 2005
HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned. More»

Photo: 'I could have saved her life but was denied permission' 'I could have saved her life but was denied permission'
Telegraph UK - Sun Sep 18, 2005
Refugees from New Orleans died after private doctors were ordered to stop giving treatment because they were not covered by United States government medical liability insurance, according to two American surgeons. More»

After Katrina: Aliens, Scientologists Land in Baton Rouge
Village Voice - Sat Sep 17, 2005
East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes Louisiana's state capital, has roughly doubled in population from the pre-storm count of 412,000. More»

Photo: Barbara Bush: Hurricane 'working well' for refugees Barbara Bush: Hurricane 'working well' for refugees
Daily Mail - Wed Sep 7, 2005
Former First Lady Barbara Bush has come under fire from hundreds of homeless Hurricane Katrina evacuees who lost everything. More»

Federal Law Protects Battered Women From Housing Discrimination, Court Rules
ACLU - Thu Mar 31, 2005
The ACLU Women's Rights Project hails the first federal court ruling that the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against domestic violence victims. More»

Photo: Judge faces charges for masturbating during trials Judge faces charges for masturbating during trials
Houston Chronicle - Wed Feb 9, 2005
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jurors and others in Judge Donald Thompson's courtroom kept hearing a strange whooshing noise, like a bicycle pump or maybe a blood pressure cuff. More»

ACLU Announces Online Complaint Form For Airline Security Groping, Warns That Women Are Still Vulnerable
ACLU - Tue Dec 21, 2004
NEW YORK-As Americans head into the holiday travel rush, the American Civil Liberties Union today warned that women still remain susceptible to sexual harassment at airline security gates, and announced that it has posted an online complaint form that travelers can use to describe any abuses that take place. More»

The Madness of Our Mad Cow Policy
Jim Hightower, AlterNet - Tue Mar 9, 2004
Two-thirds of infected cows couldn't be tracked and presumably had ended up in our lunches and dinners. More»

Mad Cow Beef Recall 4 Times Larger Than Reported
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Wed Mar 3, 2004
The amount of meat subject to recall from the nation's first case of mad cow disease was nearly four times larger than previously reported and as much as 17,000 pounds may have been eaten, the U. More»

Government ends search for more mad cows
Associated Press - Mon Feb 9, 2004
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department is ending its search for additional cases of mad cow disease even though officials have not found several animals suspected of having eaten the potentially infectious feed believed to have caused the only known U. More»

Bush Administration Nixes Wider Mad Cow Testing
WFIE-TV - Fri Jan 30, 2004
The Bush Administration says it has no plans to expand testing of cattle for mad cow disease, citing -- in the words of unnamed administration officials -- the "gargantuan" cost of testing the 35 million cattle slaughtered each year in the United States, the McClatchy newspaper chain reports. More»

A Worker from the Mad Cow Meat Plant Speaks Out
counterpunch.org - Mon Jan 19, 2004
My name is Dave and I work at Vern's Moses Lake Meats. More»

Culture of indifference leaves America open to BSE
The Guardian UK - Sun Jan 11, 2004
When the first case of mad cow disease was diagnosed in America a caustic joke began the rounds of the vets and food inspectors who monitor safety standards at the meat packing plants - It was no surprise, it went, that a sick animal had been brought to the slaughter, but it was absolutely shocking that the discovery had ever become public. More»

South Florida woman has mad cow disease
NBC6 - Tue Jan 6, 2004
MIAMI - As the federal government continues to assure Americans that there is little risk of mad cow disease spreading to humans after an infected cow was found in Washington state, a South Florida family knows first-hand how devastating the disease can be. More»

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