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Professor who linked 9/11 victims to Nazis is fired

Posted by alanmirs on July 25, 2007


Professor who linked 9/11 victims to Nazis is fired

  • Story Highlights
  • Ward Churchill said 9/11 attacks were justified reaction to U.S. Mideast policies
  • University of Colorado says 9/11 essay not reason he was fired
  • Dismissal due to plagiarism, falsification in other papers, university says
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(CNN) — A professor who compared some victims of the al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center to Nazis was fired Tuesday by the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents.

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Professor Ward Churchill wrote that some 9/11 victims were "little Eichmanns."

Ward Churchill raised hackles with a 2002 essay that argued the September 11, 2001, attacks were a justified reaction to U.S. policies in the Middle East, and said the hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania had "the courage of their convictions."

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/07/24/professor.fired/

 

 

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Iran – US talks focus on Iraq security

Posted by alanmirs on July 24, 2007


Iran – US talks focus on Iraq security

Posted: 24-07-2007 , 12:58 GMT

Hassan Kazemi QomiIran’s Ambassador to Baghdad and Head of Iranian negotiating team with the US delegation, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said on Tuesday that the theme of the second round of Tehran-Washington talks is "restoration of security to Iraq."

http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Iran/215403

 

 

 

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IAEA to revisit Iranian nuclear site next week

Posted by alanmirs on July 24, 2007


IAEA to revisit Iranian nuclear site next week

Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:00AM EDT

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran agreed on Tuesday to let inspectors from the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog revisit its heavy-water reactor site early next week in a push by the U.N. for more transparency in Iran’s disputed nuclear program

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL2492465920070724?pageNumber=1

 

 

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Human Rights Watch Letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Iranians Held by the US in Iraq

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


July 16, 2007  
 
Dr. Robert M. Gates  
Secretary of Defense  
1000 Defense Pentagon  
Washington, DC 20301-1000  
 
Dear Secretary Gates:  
 
We are writing to you with regard to the legal status of the five Iranian officials who have been detained in Iraq under the authority and control of the United States military since January 11, 2007. Human Rights Watch remains concerned about the legal basis for the arrest of the five Iranians, who may have been accredited diplomats at a consular office; the unwillingness of the US to transfer the Iranians to Iraqi authorities for prosecution under Iraqi law; and, the US failure to provide the Iranians fundamental due process rights. Human Rights Watch calls upon the US government to address these issues or promptly order their release.  

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Bush’s Next War of Aggression

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


Bush’s Next War of Aggression

by Gordon Prather

Well, if you’re worried that Bush’s next war of aggression will involve nukes, there’s good news and bad news.

First the Good News.

The Cheney Cabal has apparently concluded that their previous ridiculous argument isn’t working. That Iran’s nuclear programs – albeit Safeguarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency – are somehow an existential threat to you and yours and have to be "taken out," using nukes "if necessary."

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Another Step Toward War With Iran

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


Another Step Toward War With Iran

By Joshua Frank

19 July, 2007
Countercurrents.org

It was a slumber party on Capital Hill. Democrats held an all-nighter on July 17 in an attempt to mollify the great antiwar sentiment that is raging across the land. But their attempt to challenge Bush’s war on Iraq was sanctimonious and superficial at best. Not only were the Democrat’s pleas to set a timetable for withdraw fully pathetic, so too was their moral indignation 

http://www.countercurrents.org/frank190707.htm

 

 

 

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British banks fight US over Iran embargo

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


British banks fight US over Iran embargo

Ewen MacAskill in Washington
Thursday July 19, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

A branch of the bank HSBC in London.
HSBC claims now to only have a small operation in Iran. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA.
 

A mounting US crackdown on foreign companies and banks doing business with Iran is provoking serious opposition in the UK and Europe, where diplomats are warning that the action could lead to a new trade war 

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Working for International Dialogue and Peace

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


CASMII calls on journalists and the public to challenge dangerous distortion of news on Iran

(source: CASMII) July 18, 2007

The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran has strongly criticised the Financial Times and launched a complaint with the Press Complaint Commission over the publication by the FT of a story making incriminating and unfounded allegations about Iranian government’s complicity with Al-Qaeda launching terrorist operations in Iraq, using Iranian territory.

CASMII campaigns for ethical journalism on news coverage about Iran and calls on all responsibl

 

   e journalists and concerned individuals to challenge these dangerous inaccuracies and distortions. ››read more

http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/

 

 

 

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British map in Iran crisis ‘inaccurate’

Posted by alanmirs on July 23, 2007


» British Map In Iran Crisis ‘inaccurate’

 

by Sophie Walker (source: Herald Sun
Sunday, July 22, 2007

A BRITISH map of the northern Gulf where Iran seized 15 naval personnel in March was not as accurate as it should have been and Britain was fortunate Iran did not contest it, a review into the crisis said.

The parliamentary report also said Britain’s Foreign Office should name the person who let two sailors sell their stories to the media, a decision widely criticised for handing a propaganda coup to Britain’s enemies and embarrassing serving troops 

http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=node/2631

 

 

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How to Talk to Iran

Posted by alanmirs on July 21, 2007


How to Talk to Iran
 
 
By James Dobbins
Sunday, July 22, 2007; Page B07
 
 

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks in June before a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Iranian revolution.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks in June before a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Iranian revolution. (By Vahid Salemi — Associated Press)
After an eight-week hiatus, the American and Iranian ambassadors in Baghdad are scheduled to meet soon to discuss Iraq. Some accounts portray these encounters as a departure from decades of noncommunication. In fact, American and Iranian officials have met many times over the years
 
 

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