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Tuesday, October 9, 2001

  • London’s "Special Relationship" with Washington: A History of U.S.-British Collaboration In War and Covert Actions

    An article in today’s Christian Science Monitor begins: "Eleven years ago, as then-President Bush contemplated the enormity of expelling the Iraqi Army from Kuwait,Britain’s then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously urged him not to "go wobbly."

  • Paramedic Who Was 200 Feet From the World Trade Center When It Collapsed Describes His Experience, Slams Washington’s War On Afghanistan

    Huge cranes continued to dip into a mountain of smoldering rubble at the trade center disaster site, lifting several-ton sections of what were once support beams. The movement of debris released 100-foot-wide plumes of smoke from fires within the ruins. At least one body was seen being pulled from the ruins, draped in an American flag.

  • U.S. Tells U.N. Security Council That U.S. May Attack Other Countries: A Discussion On The U.N. and NATO

    As US and British forces bombed the UN de-mining office today, US Ambassador to the UN John Negroponte delivered aletter to the UN Security Council stating that the US was attacking Afghanistan in self-defense. The letter statedfurther that the US reserved the right to attack other countries as well as it prosecuted its so-called "war onterrorism."

  • Pakistan Detains 3 Leading Muslim Clerics As Protests Sweep Pakistan, India and London

    In India-administered Kashmir thousands demonstrated against across India’s Muslim-majority Kashmir state with peoplepouring onto the streets of Srinagar, stoning taxis and chanting slogans against the US. Security personnel firedtear gas shells to disperse the crowd. Protests broke out in at least five different areas of the city. Around 200students also participated in a peaceful protest on the campus of Kashmir University amid tight security.

  • U.S. Missiles Destroy U.N. Landmine Removal Office, Killing 4 U.N. Workers

    Afghan rescue workers dug through the rubble of the U.N.-funded de-mining office in Kabul this morning after a U.S.missile scored a direct hit, killing four people. The men killed worked for the Afghan Technical Consultants, which had an office in a village two miles east of Kabul. The building was totally destroyed, prompting the UN to issue an appeal to the international community in general ­the US and Britain in particular ­ not to attack civilians as the ybomb Afghanistan.

  • Yemeni Man Shot to Death Near Fresno, California

    Last Saturday a man named Abdo Ali Ahmed was shot to death behind the counter of his convenience store in theneighborhood of East Reedley, near Fresno, California. "He is one more victim of the tragedy of September 11," acommunity leader said at Ahmed’s funeral service. Ahmed was part of a community of over 6,000 Yemeni and Jordanianimmigrants who live in California’s Central Valley farm country. Arab-Americans who live in the area say they feelsingled out from the larger community for the first time ever.

  • Local Activists Organize Against Violence in Olympia, Washington

    Local communities across the country have been organizing in small ways to prevent the US from retaliating againstthe attacks of September 11, and also to curb discrimination and attacks against Arab-Americans and those perceivedto be of Arab descent.

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