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  Okinawan Protestors Force Move of Military BaseOctober 27, 2005 00:00 Okinawan protestors forced the move of a proposed US military base that would have destroyed a coral reef that is home to endangered species. The new plan is to build the base elsewhere on the island, but protestors hope to force the base out of Okinawa.
  US Soldiers Burned Taliban BodiesOctober 20, 2005 00:00 American and Afghani governments are investigating videotaped evidence that shows US troops burning the bodies of Taliban fighters, then taunting villagers. Burning bodies is considered desecration in Islam.
  Women's Groups Oppose Refugee and Population Post AppointmentOctober 20, 2005 00:00 'Twelve women's advocacy groups sent a letter to President Bush Thursday urging him to withdraw the nomination of Ellen Sauerbrey for the U.S. State Department's top refugee and population post.'
  Bush Administration Pressing For Non-ViolenceOctober 19, 2005 00:00 Ironically, the Bush administration is pressing Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to require legislative candidates to reject violence.
  US and Japan Struggling over Base RealignmentOctober 14, 2005 00:00 The US and Japan are trying to move a US military base on Okinawa, but are struggling to come to agreement because of the reluctance of many localities to host a new base. The Okinawan base closure is part of the US military's strategic realignment plan.
  Oil for Wood?October 14, 2005 00:00 President Bush is risking the cutoff of Canadian oil to the US by maintaining unilateral punitive taxes on imports of Canadian softwood.
  Religious Tolerance Declining in USOctober 12, 2005 00:00 Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, believes that religion is reentering the world stage as a prime motivator for war. Religious tolerance and understanding is declining around the world, even in the US.
  Iraqi Women's Rights Far Worse after US InvasionOctober 07, 2005 00:00 The civil rights of women have been drastically curttailed after the US invasion. Under the 1970 Iraqi constitution, the basic tenets of which were still in effect under Saddam Hussein, Iraqi women had equal rights and the freedom to travel in the country unmolested. Now, under the proposed constitution, Iraqi women will be subject to backwards Islamic law and institutionalized discrimination.
  Bush Told Palestinians that He's on a Mission from GodOctober 07, 2005 00:00 This is not a joke folks... President Bush told Palestinians that he was on a mission from God 'to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and then create a Palestinian state to bring peace to the Middle East.'
  Losing the War on TerrorOctober 03, 2005 00:00 The White House proclaims a new kill or capture every month, but is losing the War on Terror as Al Qaida leaders are replaced and foreign fighters in Iraq begin to take their new-found skills home. The administration has created a culture of terrorism in Iraq and has no clear plan for combatting that culture with a positive message that will turn the country around.