Posts Tagged ‘Raw Story’

KBR, Inc.—a recently former subsidiary of Halliburton and profiteer of the Iraq War, which is the largest non-union construction company in the U.S.—faces a class-action lawsuit claiming burning waste exposed 100,000 Iraqis and foreign troops to cancer-causing toxins, Daniel Tencer reports at The Raw Story.

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A report stated ‘real unemployment could be around an all-time high 17.5%. Gerald Celente, a trends forecaster and economist, tells Russia Today that under the algorithm used before the Clinton Administration, ‘real unemployment could be around 22.1% (4:09):

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A.C.L.U.: “We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners.”

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David Barstow won a Pulitzer Prize for his report at The New York Times on the Bush Administration’s covert propaganda wing of the Pentagon recruiting retired military analysts to manufacture consent for its policies in the media. Pentagon officials “equivocated on the subject of whether the program has ended”, Brad Jacobson reports at The Raw Story.

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UN Special Rapporteur and Special Investigator on Torture Manfred Nowak said on CNN the US has an “obligation” to investigate the Bush administration for war crimes and that there is already enough evidence to prosecute former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. (more…)