Guard video shows harsh war scenes
By John Pacenti, Jennifer Sorentrue, Nirvi Shah
Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
Sunday, March 06, 2005
A soldier-shot video that triggered an Army investigation of a West Palm Beach-based National Guard unit captures the disturbing reality of the Iraq war, but little evidence of the sort of abuse documented at the Abu Ghraib prison.
A copy of the video, obtained Saturday by The Palm Beach Post, is a crudely edited documentary titled Ramadi Madness and The Haj Files. Its existence was made public Friday when 1,200 pages of documents were released by the Army in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The military however, declined to release the video, which runs just under 27 minutes.
An appeal for solidarity concerning the threathening demolition of a Palestinian house
by Astrid Essed Mar 7 2005
Underlying information is revealing not only a highly condemnable event, but especially symbols the Israeli policy of mass land and house-exproprations within Israel at the cost of a great number of Israeli Arabs.
Bush set ball rolling for overseas torture
By Tom Allard, Douglas Jehl and David Johnston
March 7, 2005
President George Bush authorised a classified directive that removed crucial oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency's policy of abducting terrorist suspects and sending them to countries known for torturing detainees.
Known as rendition, the policy of transporting prisoners without formal extradition was rapidly expanded after the directive and applied to the Australian Mamdouh Habib, released without charge in January after 40 months in detention.
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