February 1, 2006

News You Might Have Missed

Important but underreported news from around the world.

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QUOTED: “Contrary to popular belief, there is no absolute ban on
[military] intelligence components collecting U.S. person information.”

— Military intelligence deputy chief of staff Lt. Gen. Robert W. Noonan
Jr., as quoted in a November 2001 memo
(Story #11, below.)

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TOP STORIES
[o1] “Food giants targeted in $2 billion lawsuit”
[o2] “Papua likened to East Timor”
[o3] “Illegal Myanmar timber trade with China picks up”

WORLD
[o4] “Sharif asks Pakistanis to oppose Mush regime”
[o5] “European body rules Czech system often denies human rights”
[o6] “Harper rebukes U.S. envoy over Arctic dispute”

NIGERIA’S OIL STRIFE
[o7] “Nigerian rebels issue new threat”
[o8] “Oil delta burns with hate”
[o9] “Villagers flee Nigerian oil delta”

GUANTANAMO
[10] “Executions at Guantanamo Bay?”
[11] “Official: Army has authority to spy on Americans”
[12] “No longer enemies, Chinese still held at Guantanamo”
[13] “Claims about Guantanamo: They tear up the Koran”

ENVIRONMENT
[14] “Sea level rise ‘is accelerating'”
[15] “Ban fishing in harbour: experts”

NATION
[16] “Fla. teen’s death spurs call for closure of youth boot camps”
[17] “Activist drops bounties on UCLA’s ‘radical professors'”

VIEWPOINT
[18] “Talking point: Blame the Indians for Abramoff”
[19] “Aloha to Local News”
[20] “Iranian press hail Hamas’s win”

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TOP STORIES | top

[o1]

“Food giants targeted in $2 billion lawsuit”
AdAge, January 18, 2006

Kellogg and Nickelodeon have been targeted “unfair and deceptive”
marketing to children under 8 years old.

[o2]

“Papua likened to East Timor”
Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2006

A refugee from West Papua said the Indonesian military is using
militias and “jihadis” to bring independence activists to heel.

[o3]

“Illegal Myanmar timber trade with China picks up”
Agence France-Press, January 24, 2006

Logging-truck crossings from Southwestern China into Burma are on
the rise, boosting an illegal $300 million-per-year industry.

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WORLD | top

[o4]

“Sharif asks Pakistanis to oppose Mush regime”
The Times of India, January 31, 2006

A former Prime Minister decried Pakistan’s cooperation with the
U.S., and called for the political ouster of Pervez Musharraf.

[o5]

“”European body rules Czech system often denies human rights”
Prague Post, January 11, 2006

More than 5,000 people have filed complaints against the “slow and
inefficient” Czech court system, prompting millions in fines.

[o6]

“Harper rebukes U.S. envoy over Arctic dispute”
Toronto Globe & Mail, January 27, 2006

Canada’s new conservative leadership criticized the United States
for not recognizing claims of Northwest Passage sovereignty.

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NIGERIA’S OIL STRIFE | top

[o7]

“Nigerian rebels issue new threat”
South African Press Association/Agence France-Presse, January 30, 2006

The release of four oil workers was followed by a promise of new
attacks against Nigeria’s oil-exporting capability.

[o8]

“Oil delta burns with hate”
The Observer (U.K.), January 29, 2006

The killing of nine Italian oil workers and the destruction of a
pipeline are part of a surge of violence in Niger Delta.

[o9]

Villagers flee Nigerian oil delta”
Reuters, January 30, 2006

With rebels ramping up attacks and demanding $1.5 billion for oil-
related pollution, residents expect a harsh government backlash.

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GUANTANAMO | top

[10]

“Executions at Guantanamo Bay?”
South African Press Association, January 25, 2006

New rules will allow military tribunals and courts-martial to
execute “enemy combatants” with authorization by the President.

[11]

“Official: Army has authority to spy on Americans”
CQ, January 31, 2006

A November 2001 memo states that it is legal for military intelligence
to “receive” domestic intelligence info, but not to “collect” it.

[12]

“No longer enemies, Chinese still held at Guantanamo”
Reuters, January 26, 2006

A group of Chinese Muslims were exonerated of enemy combatant charges, but are still imprisoned almost a year later.

[13]

“”Claims about Guantanamo: They tear up the Koran”
Der Spiegel, January 30, 2006

The wife of a Bosnian Muslim detained by the U.S. claims that
torture is common, and also says the CIA has prisons in Turkey.

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ENVIORNMENT | top

[14]

“Sea level rise ‘is accelerating'”
BBC, January 27, 2006

Australian scientists say the ocean has risen almost eight inches
since 1970, with the bulk of the rise in the last 50 years.

[15]

“Ban fishing in harbour: experts”
Sydney Morning Herald, January 24, 2006

“Dangerously high” levels of dioxin has prompted a call for the
fishing ban in Sydney Harbor.

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NATION | top

[16]

“Fla. teen’s death spurs call for closure of youth boot camps”
Associated Press, January 29, 2006

A teen death and a 62 percent re-arrest rate for graduates has led
to calls for the closure of all “boot camps” for delinquents.

[17]

“Activist drops bounties on UCLA’s ‘radical professors'”
Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2006

A recent UCLA graduate’s $100 “bounties” for evidence of political indoctrination by professors backfired last week.

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VIEWPOINT | top

[18]

“Aloha to Local News”
KHON-2 (HI), January 28, 2006

A news anchor decried a “draconian” plan by the new owners of KHON
to slash personnel and boost profits at the public’s expense

[20]

“Iranian press hail Hamas’s win”
BBC, January 28, 2006

Conservative newspapers praised the Palestinian elections as the
Islamist vanguard; reformists say it was a protest vote.

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