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Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]

Olympic Games At Risk – Tibet Confronts Angry China

“We will give our lives but not our land!”

“This is a new beginning for the Tibetan struggle against Chinese occupation,” said Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, president of the congress. Thousands of Tibetans rallied in the Indian capital yesterday in the first protest of an aggressive new campaign to highlight Chinese abuses in […]

Slim Coverage For Saturday’s Anti-War Protest

Protesters gather to march on Capitol

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The protesters gathered in Lafayette Park with signs saying “End the war now” and calling for President Bush’s impeachment. The rally, organized by the ANSWER Coalition and other groups, was expected […]

The Terror Presidency – Presents Cheney In All His Gory

New Book Details Cheney Lawyer’s Efforts to Expand Executive Power

By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers

Vice President Cheney‘s top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies […]

Ignorantia juris non excusat – Bush, More Ignorant Defiance

US Lawmaker Threatens to Hold White House Officials in Contempt

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, has threatened to hold members of the Bush administration in contempt for withholding documents subpoenaed by his panel. The administration did not meet a Monday deadline for handing […]