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AlterNet: WorkPlace: Shocking: 18 Years on and Exxon Still Won't Pay $2.5 Billion for Valdez Oil Spill

AlterNet: WorkPlace: Shocking: 18 Years on and Exxon Still Won't Pay $2.5 Billion for Valdez Oil Spill: "The Supreme Court's recent decision to hear ExxonMobil's reasons to void the $2.5 billion punitive award in the Exxon Valdez case hit the town of Cordova, Alaska, hard. This small coastal fishing community -- my hometown -- along with the Alaska Native villages in Prince William Sound have borne the brunt of the largest crude oil spill in America's waters; a spill that took place more than 18 years ago, but one that continues to hold the region hostage."

AlterNet: The Dangerous Rudy Giuliani: George Bush with Brains

AlterNet: The Dangerous Rudy Giuliani: George Bush with Brains: "People of Britain: congratulations are in order. You have now joined ferret owners, sidewalk artists, hot dog vendors, publicly funded attorneys for poor people, low-income community college students, museum curators, a couple of innocent black men shot dead by the police, the sections of the New York City charter governing rules of succession to the mayoralty and, of course, Hillary Clinton, as objects of Rudy Giuliani's demagoguery and wrath."

AlterNet: MediaCulture: The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America

Don't You Ever Forget: The Rape of Fallujah

Iraq: Millions Trapped in Their Own Country - by Ahmed Ali

Iraq: Millions Trapped in Their Own Country - by Ahmed Ali: "BAQUBA - At least 5 million Iraqis have fled their homes due to the violence under the U.S.-led occupation, but half of them are unable to leave the country, according to well-informed estimates. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are more than 4.4 million displaced Iraqis, an estimate that many workers among refugees find conservative."

VOA News - Taliban Seize Control of Third District in Western Afghanistan

VOA News - Taliban Seize Control of Third District in Western Afghanistan: "Taliban militants have taken control of a third district in western Afghanistan. Local officials say the militants captured the Khaki Safed district in the western Farah province late Sunday, with police and government officials fleeing without a fight."