Stories from 2002-05-09
"In a recent release, the Department of Justice claimed that the total number of people still being held is down to 327. But DRUM organizers, through their own contacts with families of detainees, disagree. "There are at least 1,000 still being held in just New Jersey," says Monami Maulik." [more]
"The arrest of Agus Dwikarna, a commander of the Laskar Jundullah militia, has provided intelligence officials with important new evidence about connections between Southeast Asian radical groups, particularly those in Indonesia, and al Qaeda, sources said." [more]
"Of those reporting abuses, 46% reported the killing of a household member; 23% reported the beating of a household member; and 25% reported that a household member had sustained a gunshot wound or was injured from explosive ordnance. Other abuses included the seizure of land and being forced to flee their homes. 75% of survey participants accredited Uzbek forces with the reported abuse and 44% said that they believed the reason for the abuses being committed was their ethnicity. One respondent reported that many women in his home village had been gang raped by Afghan forces of Uzbek origin." [more]
"French armed forces chief of staff General Jean-Pierre Kelche said yesterday there was a 'significant likelihood' the al-Qaeda network carried out a bus bombing in Pakistan which left 14 people dead." [more]
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(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
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