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Archive for June 1st, 2009

In Change of Tactics, U.N. Now Hopes for ‘Flood of Drugs’ in Afghanistan

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31 May 09 | AWC News

U.N. Drug Chief: “There will be so much opium inside Afghanistan.” Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, UN

Audience Laughs After Geithner Tells China Its Dollar Assets are Safe

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1 Jun 09 | Reuters

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday reassured the Chinese government that its huge holdings of dollar assets are safe and reaffirmed his faith in a strong U.S. currency. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 8:52 pm

U.S. Out of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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by Ivan Eland

30 May 09 | AWC

Hillary Clinton’s blunt public statement that President Obama “wants to see a stop to settlements – not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions” made for good headlines. The Israelis were shocked and upset that their slavish ally had acted slightly less obsequious and engaged in a public spat with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 8:25 pm

Israel Seeking U.S. F-35 Fighter Jets, Won’t Cooperate With U.N. Probe Into Gaza Admist More Settler Violence in the West Bank

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1 Jun 09 | PTV, Raw Story and Ha’aretz

While Israel may be snubbing Washington’s demands to freeze its settlements expansion, the country’s appetite for the latest U.S. arms remains as strong as ever.


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1 June 2009 at 8:13 pm

Jimmy Carter Against Obama’s Secrecy and Lack of Prosecution for Torture

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1 Jun 09 | Raw Story

Former president apparently lends support for “Truth Commission” on prisoner abuse, says torture a crime “against our Constitution”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dollar Suffers as Risk Appetite Soars

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1 Jun 09 | FT

The dollar took a battering on Monday as hopes of economic recovery prompted an increase in risk appetite. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 6:52 pm

Eavesdropping Case Tests Obama Vows on Secrecy

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by William Fisher

1 Jun 09 | IPS

Despite President Barack Obama’s formation of a new task force to review government secrecy, and an ongoing investigation into use of the so-called “state secrets doctrine”, lawyers for the new administration refused last week to disclose information on the government’s use of warrantless wiretaps and backed legislation to block the release of photos of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 6:39 pm