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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Linking Katrina to ‘Global Warming’ Called ‘Shameless’
Washington (CNSNews.com)
– Environmentalists trying to link Hurricane Katrina with human-caused climate change are engaged in “shameless opportunism,” according to a spokesman for the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis...

Russia’s Loose Nukes Said to Pose ‘Catastrophic Threat’ to US
- The threat of Russian nuclear materials falling into the hands of terrorists is the “most catastrophic threat facing America,” national security expert Robert Boorstin warned Wednesday. He is urging the Bush administration to take more aggressive action to secure the Russian nuclear arsenal...

Australia Deports American Peace ‘Hippy’
– An American “peace activist” was kicked out of Australia Thursday after Prime Minister John Howard’s government declared him a threat to national security and revoked his six-month tourist visa. Scott Parkin, a 36-year-old teacher from Texas, is attached to a Houston-based anti-war group campaigning against the multinational company Halliburton...

House Adds Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation to ‘Hate Crimes’ Measure
– The U.S. House of Representatives passed a "hate crimes” measure on Wednesday, something that would expand federal protection to people victimized because of their “actual or perceived sexual orientation,” gender, gender identity and disability...

Fourth Union Leaves AFL-CIO for Reform Coalition
- For the fourth time in the past two months, a union has withdrawn from the AFL-CIO in favor of a coalition that seeks to reform the organized labor movement...

Israel's High Court Okays Security Barrier in West Bank
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com)
– Israel’s highest court has ruled that it is legal for Israel to build its controversial security barrier into the West Bank, where necessary. Thursday’s ruling also said the government must knock down a section of the fence and re-route it so five Arab villages will remain outside the boundary...

Economic Issues Weigh Heavy on Palestinians’ Minds
Gaza Strip (CNSNews.com)
– Although Israel has withdrawn its troops and people from the Gaza Strip, Israel is still an occupier because it has not handed over control of air, land and sea passages to the Palestinian Authority, a P.A. minister said...

US, Indian Leaders Launch Fund for Democracy
– A year after President Bush called on the United Nations to create a fund to help promote democracy across the globe, he and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presided Wednesday over the international launch of the new initiative...


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