September 12, 2006

News You Might Have Missed * Vol. 5, No. 37

Important but underreported news from around the world.

QUOTED: “The essence of these conspiracy theories has been to portray the Jews as sinister and secretive, manipulating events to serve their assumed self-interest.”

— A British report finds a “symbiotic” relationship between Islamists
and neo-Nazis there (story #o9, below).


TOP STORIES
[o1] “Friendly fire lessons not learned, says U.S. pilot”
[o2] “Nigeria oil unions stage strike”
[o3] “FBI’s most wanted: Its own files?”


SEPTEMBER 11
[o4] “Post-9/11 privacy and secrecy: A report card”
[o5] “Educators divided over what to learn from 9/11”
[o6] “Sunset clause on anti-terror laws looms without 9/11 measures tested in court”
[o7] “BYU places ‘9/11 truth’ professor on paid leave”


WORLD
[o8] “Farmers question value of “responsible” coffees”
[o9] “Police accused of inaction as anti-Jewish alliance emerges”
[10] “Barroso letter pleads for EU immigration ‘solidarity'”
[11] “In the Iraqi war zone, U.S. Army calls for ‘green’ power”


GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD
[12] “EC chides importers for admitting GM rice”


PUBLIC HEALTH
[13] “City bans eye makeup after lead found in tots”
[14] “Chemicals linked to cancer removed from some nail polish lines”


VIEWPOINT
[15] “Five years after 9/11: American Muslims remain under siege”
 


TOP STORIES | top

[o1]

“Friendly fire lessons not learned, says U.S. pilot”
National Post (Canada), September 6, 2006

Air force pilots who killed Canadian troops by accident say a lack of communication will doom them to repeat the tragedy.

[o2]

“Nigeria oil unions stage strike”
BBC, September 13, 2006

Two major oil terminals were closed by a work stoppage protesting rebel attacks on workers in the Niger Delta region.

[o3]

“FBI’s most wanted: Its own files?”
Cox News Service, September 2, 2006

Most FBI records are on paper that has never been indexed online, affecting criminal investigations as well as FOIA requests.


SEPTEMBER 11 | top

[o4]

“Post-9/11 privacy and secrecy: A report card”
CNET News, SEptember 8, 2006

Internet and telephone wiretaps have doubled since 2001, while thousands of unclassified documents remain inaccessible.

[o5]

“Educators divided over what to learn from 9/11”
CNN, September 8, 2006

Teachers who examine Islamist motives and U.S. policy are seen as unpatriotic by some who frame the issues as “good vs. evil.”

[o6]

“Sunset clause on anti-terror laws looms without 9-11 measures tested in court”
Canadian Press, September 9, 2006

Not one person has gone to trial for terrorism in Canada since Sept. 11, despite legal wiretaps and detentions without charges.

[o7]

“BYU places ‘9/11 truth’ professor on paid leave”
Deseret Morning News (UT), September 8, 2006

A professor’s paper claiming that World Trade Center buildings were destroyed by thermite has undergone a third round of peer review.


WORLD | top

[o8]

“Farmers question value of “responsible” coffees”
Reuters, September 8, 2006

Some South American fair-trade farmers are losing money because of lack of demand and expensive inspection requirements.

[o9]

“Police accused of inaction as anti-Jewish alliance emerges”
Times Online (U.K.), September 7, 2006

A report says Britain looked the other way as 455 Jews were attacked and race-hate materials began to proliferate on campuses.

[10]

“Barroso letter pleads for EU immigration ‘solidarity'”
EU Observer, September 7, 2006

Europe is struggling to control immigration and border security, as ever-increasing waves of refugees come to Spain, Italy and Malta.

[11]

“In the Iraqi war zone, U.S. Army calls for ‘green’ power”

A frontline Marine Corps commander has called for solar and wind power to reduce fuel costs and increase combat readiness.


GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD | top

[12]

Genetically modified rice from the United States and China turned up in Europe despite official claims of strict controls; meanwhile, environmental groups in India say a plan to test eggplant with the
same same type of modification would cause “contamination on an unimaginable scale.”

“EU: GM rice ‘cannot enter’ food chain”
Agence France-Presse, August 24, 2006

“Protest against GE brinjal field trials”
The Hindu (India), September 9, 2006


PUBLIC HEALTH | top

[13]

“City bans eye makeup after lead found in tots”
Baltimore Sun, September 9, 2006

Baltimore officials banned the sale of kohl eye makeup products from Pakistan after they poisoned two children.

[14]

“Chemicals linked to cancer removed from some nail polish lines”
Newsday, September 5, 2006

Baltimore officials banned the sale of kohl eye makeup products from Pakistan after two children were poisoned.


VIEWPOINT | top

[15]

“Five years after 9/11: American Muslims remain under siege”
Milli Gazette (India), September 9, 2006

Activists targeted nail polish containing a suspected carcinogen and an endocrine disrupter that were banned in Europe.


Editor: Julia Scott | Associate: David Agrell

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