Further reading compiled by staff and subscribers


?We are calling for the issues of the Black GST to be resolved before the Stolenwealth Games in Melbourne, 15-25 March 2006 and the visit to Australia by the Queen (the responsible sovereign for this colony). ?Genocide to end, Sovereignty acknowledged, Treaty to be made. The Black GST


?The war in northern Uganda has persisted for nearly 20 years with few prospects for resolution or relief. Unicef reported earlier this year that crude mortality rates and under-five mortality rates for displaced children are far above emergency levels. More than 300,000 children under the age of five suffer from malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and preventable diseases.? Uganda needs a solid peace plan by Peter Quaranto, Sunday Monitor

Child Soldiers

?The use of children as soldiers in armed conflict is among the most morally repugnant practices in the world ? Children are combatants in nearly three-quarters of the world’s conflicts and have posed difficult dilemmas for the professional armies they confront, including the United States.? Eben Kaplan, Research Associate, Council on Foreign Relations


?One year after a landmark peace agreement ending the 21-year war between the north and south, millions of Sudanese continue to live in fear of violence and have yet to feel the benefits of peace, warned six international agencies working in Sudan.? Sudan Tribune

GMO Crops

?In the span of just one decade, nature has spread the genetically altered seeds of Monsanto, Dow and others all across the globe contaminating anything organic with the intellectual property of our beloved immortal benefactors who see nothing but profits on the horizon. It would seem that soon enough all food will be the property of a few ever-enduring entities.? The Global Spread of GMO Crops ? Guerilla News Network


?American singer and activist Harry Belafonte praised the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday for providing cheap home heating oil to poverty-stricken families in the United States.? Belafonte praises Venezuelan cheap fuel to poor Americans by Christopher Toothaker, News

United States

?The issue goes beyond justice. It grows out of the ancient battle the United States has waged against the small Island that dares to express its sovereignty under its very nose. With the Five, Cuba is on trial. Any delay is welcome to condemn rebellion, to satisfy anti Castro extremists in Miami, and to justify the presence of this tiny country on the list of presumed terrorist nations threatening the "free world."? December Blues by Dixie Edith, Z Net

?Senate Judiciary Committee members will finally get their chance to publicly grill Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito today after a week of intense grass-roots lobbying by progressive and conservative interest groups.?? Fireworks on Alito by Mary Lynn F. Jones, AlterNet

?The press has spilled plenty of ink writing about Jack Abramoff, the powerful Washington lobbyist at the center of an extensive corruption scandal. But little noticed is that among Mr. Abramoff’s many clients was the press itself, at least part of it.?? US: Lobbyist’s Work for Publishers of Magazines Under Scrutiny by By Katherine Q. Seelye, The New York Times. Link through CorpWatch


?As Ariel Sharon?s career comes to an end, the whitewashing is already underway. Literally overnight he was being hailed as "a man of courage and peace" who had generated "hopes for a far-reaching accord" with an electoral campaign promising "to end conflict with the Palestinians." The whitewashing of Ariel Sharon by Saree Makdisi, The Electronic Intifada?(Thanks to Derek Lane)

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