July 13, 2005

News You Might Have Missed

Important but underreported news from around the world — and your own backyard

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QUOTED: “He says to me, ‘Your government in Mexico.’ I’m thinking, where on my face does it say I come from Mexico? I’m from Peru.”

–Tony Yapias, former director of Utah’s Office of Hispanic Affairs,
on racism among the Utah Minutemen.
(Story #11, below.)

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TOP STORIES
[o1] “U.N. specialists seek U.S. detention spots”
[o2] “Andijan: A policeman’s account”
[o3] “Police disperse opposition demonstration”

WORLD
[o4] “Sakhalin indigenous people blockade oil development”
[o5] “U.N. highlights Brazil gun crisis”
[o6] “Rwanda in court over Congo claims”
[o7] “Air quality an overlooked casualty of war”
[o8] “Top court upholds press freedom”

NATION
[O9] “N.J. city criticized for homeless lawsuit”
[10] “Bloggers fight for ‘shield’ law”
[11] “Minuteman organizing to ‘protect’ borders well off the Mexico line”
[12] “Senate rejects Sununu logging road amendment”
[13] “Farmers evade cow testing, critic says”

ENVIRONMENT
[14] “Explosive issue a dud along the coast of Texas”
[15] “U.S. allows building of Fall River LNG facility”
[16] “N.J. to its neighbor: See you in court”

VIEWPOINT
[17] “Mugabe’s rivals fail to protect the people”
[18] “U.S. attack on Iran may be in the cards”

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TOP STORIES

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[o1]

“U.N. specialists seek U.S. detention spots”
Associated Press, June 30, 2005

The United Nations will investigate claims of secret detentions on U.S. Navy warships in international waters.

[o2]

“Andijan: A policeman’s account”
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, July 1, 2005

An Uzbek police officer says his force killed as many as 4,500 people in the Andijan riots, many of whom were secretly buried.

[o3]

“Police disperse opposition demonstration”
Integrated Regional Information Networks, June 28, 2005

Dozens of Ugandans protested a proposed constitutional amendment allowing President Yoweri Museveni to run for a third term.

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WORLD

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[o4]

“Sakhalin indigenous people blockade oil development”
Environment News Service, June 30, 2005

Residents of an oil-rich Russian province protested a Shell-led development project, saying it would harm salmon and whales.

[o5]

“U.N. highlights Brazil gun crisis”
BBC News (U.K.), June 27, 2005

Brazil may ban the use of firearms, which have killed 500,000 citizens there in the past 24 years — half under age 25.

[o6]

“Rwanda in court over Congo claims”
BBC News (U.K.), July 4, 2005

Speaking before the World Court, Rwanda’s lawyers denied Uganda’s claim that their country is smuggling arms across the border.

[o7]

“Air quality an overlooked casualty of war”
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2005

Iraqis use gas-powered generators during electricity blackouts, causing a spike in air pollution and lung disorders.

[o8]

“Top court upholds press freedom”
Canadian Press, June 29, 2005

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that police must make warrants public if they cannot prove that doing so would impair investigations.

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NATION

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[o9]

“N.J. city criticized for homeless lawsuit”
Associated Press, June 30, 2005

A wealthy New Jersey town is using the Patriot Act to justify forcing homeless people out of a train station.

[10]

“Bloggers fight for ‘shield’ law”
Wired.com, July 4, 2005

Internet-based journalists are unhappy to be excluded from a new bill that protects reporters from having to reveal sources.

[11]

“Minuteman organizing to ‘protect’ borders well off the Mexico line”
Associated Press, July 2, 2005

The Utah Minutemen, inspired by Arizona border protestors, wants local banks to stop giving accounts to illegal immigrants.

[12]

“Senate rejects Sununu logging road amendment”
Associated Press, June 30, 2005

The Senate defeated a bipartisan amendment that would have cut funds for new logging roads in the Tongass National Forest.

[13]

“Farmers evade cow testing, critic says”
Des Moines Register, July 1, 2005

A congressman charges that ranchers are burying dead cows rather than turning them over for mad cow disease tests.

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ENVIRONMENT

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[14]

“Explosive issue a dud along the coast of Texas”
San Antonio Express-News, July 3, 2005

Texas and Louisiana locals are concerned with new jobs rather than the environmental hazards of a dozen proposed natural gas plants.

[15]

“U.S. allows building of Fall River LNG facility”
Boston Globe, July 1, 2005

Massachusetts residents protested a planned LNG plant in the middle of their busy town, invoking images of September 11.

[16]

“N.J. to its neighbor: See you in court”
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4, 2005

Delaware disputes New Jersey’s right to build a LNG facility across the river; the case is headed to the Supreme Court.

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VIEWPOINT

Top

[17]

“Mugabe’s rivals fail to protect the people”
Sunday Herald (U.K.), June 26, 2005

Zimbabwe’s opposition is accused of failing to take a stand against the government’s destruction of poor people’s homes.

[18]

“U.S. attack on Iran may be in the cards”
Pacific News Service, June 27, 2005

A professor analyzes two recent papers suggesting the U.S. has already launched a plan to remove Iran’s leaders, or is about to.

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