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Al Jazeera English - News - Saddam's Daughter Wanted By Police

Al Jazeera English - News - Saddam's Daughter Wanted By Police: "The wanted notice posted on Interpol's website said an Iraqi arrest warrant had been issued under which she is accused of inciting 'crimes against life and health' and of 'terrorism'. It gave her full name with the spelling Raghad Saddam Husayn al-Majid and said she was believed to have both Iraqi and Jordanian nationality. Extradition refused The agency urged anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts to contact their local police force or Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France."

ONLF leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington - Ethiopian Review

ONLF leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington - Ethiopian Review: "The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) chairman, Ato Mohamed Omar Osman, and head of foreign affairs, Ato Abdirahman Mahdi, are currently in Washington DC on a working visit. A source close to the ONLF told Ethiopian Review that the two leaders are meeting with high-level U.S. Government officials to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Ethiopia, particularly in theOgaden region."

The Old Iran-Contra Death Squad Gang Is Desperate to Discredit Chavez

The Old Iran-Contra Death Squad Gang Is Desperate to Discredit Chavez: "I walked with Roberto Navarrete into the national stadium in Santiago, Chile. With the southern winter’s wind skating down from the Andes, it was empty and ghostly. Little had changed, he said: the chicken wire, the broken seats, the tunnel to the changing rooms from which the screams echoed. We stopped at a large number 28. “This is where I was, facing the scoreboard. This is where I was called to be tortured.”"

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 08/17/2007 | Saddam's daughter facing terrorism charges

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 08/17/2007 | Saddam's daughter facing terrorism charges: This article talks about Raghad Hussein, Saddam’s daughter leading the Iraq resistance. i have a problem with naming names. One goes like this, "Hussein is believed to be living in Amman, Jordan, as a guest of King Abdullah II" who is Hussein? Did the writer meant Raghad Saddam? Then, it should be read Raghad Saddam, not Hussein! Why do western (almost all) journalist give wrong names to people? why do they consider non western women too called by their husband “LAST NAME” IN THIS CASE THEY CALL Raghad BY HER GRAND FATHERS NAME! THERE IS NO SUCH A THING AS LAST NAME IN IRAQ OR ETHIOPIA OR AFRICA!
THIS IS HOW NAMES CALLED:
MY NAME IS ABUBEKER MY FATHER NAME IS MUSSA MY GRANDFATHER NAME IS USMAN. THEREFORE I AM ABUBEKER MUSSA! CLEAR! I AM neither MUSSA NOR USMAN, I AM ABUBEKER! I AM SICK OF THIS STUPIDITY! GET IT RIGHT! EVEN THE SO CALLED MIDDLE EAST EXPERT JUAN CALL KNOW NOT, ERE IS NO …

Home Insurance 9-1-1 . NOW | PBS

Home Insurance 9-1-1 . NOW | PBS: "In the fall of 2003, one of the largest recorded wildfires in California's history destroyed over 2,200 houses and killed fifteen people. Soon after, many who'd lost their homes had a rude awakening: their insurance did not nearly cover their losses as expected. The insurance industry, which claims to cover 'more property, more lives, more liability-related risks than any time at history,' is busy fighting allegations that customers are receiving smaller payouts than what they were promised. This week, NOW collaborates with Bloomberg Markets magazine to investigate tactics some insurance companies may be using to reduce, avoid, or stall homeowners' claims in an effort to boost their own earnings."

Thanks David

Bill Moyers Journal . KATRINA REVISITED: MIKE TIDWELL AND MELISSA HARRIS-LACEWELL ON THE AFTERMATH | PBS

Bill Moyers Journal . KATRINA REVISITED: MIKE TIDWELL AND MELISSA HARRIS-LACEWELL ON THE AFTERMATH | PBS

As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton�s Melissa Harris-Lacewell and author and environmental activist Mike Tidwell.

"What are we going to do in terms of who we are for making resiliency in the face of disaster possible? Because the human experience is going to be that we're going to face a variety of negative, disastrous experiences." -- Melissa Harris-Lacewell
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Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America - by Alan Bock

Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America - by Alan Bock
The news story in the New York Times actually painted the conviction Thursday of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as "a significant victory for the Bush administration." The L.A. Times suggested something rather similar. It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. But that doesn’t begin to capture the deep shame (or anger) Americans should feel at the way the government handled the case.