Homeland Security

  Libby Indicted on Obstruction and PerjuryOctober 28, 2005 00:00 I. "Scooter" Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of obstruction of justice, two of making false statements, and two of perjury in the Valerie Plame scandal.
  US Force Feeding Hunger Strikers at GuantanamoOctober 27, 2005 00:00 The US appears to be roughly force feeding hunger strike participants at the enemy combatant prison in Guantanamo. A judge has ordered that medical records of the strikers be delivered to their lawyers on a weekly basis.
  Onion Told to Not Use Presidential SealOctober 26, 2005 00:00 The satirical newspaper, the Onion, has been told by the Bush administration to stop using the presidential seal on it's website. The Onion disputes the request, pointing out that hundreds of comedy shows and cartoons have used the seal over the years to poke fun at presidents.
  US Passports to Contain RFID Chips in 2006October 26, 2005 00:00 Despite vigorous public and business outcry against the project, starting in late 2006, the US State Department will start requiring that all US passports contain an RFID chip that will broadcast the bearer's name, nationality, place of birth, date of birth, and photo to RFID readers.
  Iraq US Military Death Toll Hits 2000October 25, 2005 00:00 The death toll of US Military personnel serving in Iraq has officially hit 2000. Military spokesman claim that this number is an artificial mark of no significance, but I'm sure that the Iraqi insurgents don't see it the same way. Neither do the many military families who dread seeing the toll rise to 5000, 10000, or beyond.
  Universities Oppose Wiretapping-Compliance RuleingOctober 23, 2005 00:00 Universities are opposing an FCC ruling that some claim will cost them up to $7 billion in the next 2 years. The ruling covers a 1994 federal law that says that networks, such as those in universities, airports, and municipalities, must be accessible to law enforcement for surveillance.
  Former CIA Analyst: Government May Be Manufacturing Fake TerrorismOctober 22, 2005 00:00 Ray McGovern, former CIA Analyst during the Regan and Bush 41 regimes, joined Alex Jones on his daily radio show Monday 17th October as part of a round table discussion of issues surrounding the Iraq war and the "war on terror".

McGovern launched straight into the War in Iraq and suggested that over the last few months there has been a "sea change" in public opinion, and now over two thirds of Americans, according to major opinion polls, are against the war and can now see through the Neo-con Propaganda that so clouded their judgment in the lead up to the war.

McGovern went on to comment that there has built up an ignorant attitude amongst more well to do Americans that the troops dying everyday are expendable. There has been a shut down in the minds of people who cannot place themselves in the shoes of the families who's sons and fathers and brothers are being needlessly slaughtered for a corrupt elite agenda.

Mr McGovern stated that the war "has nothing to do with democracy or freedom or defending "our way of life", it is to do with enriching the pockets of those who support this administration."

  Army Missing Medical Recruitment NumbersOctober 20, 2005 00:00 For the first time since 2000, the Army has missed recruitment targets for doctors, nurses, dentists, and other medical specialities.
 
  Your Copier is Watching YouOctober 19, 2005 00:00 The Electronic Frontier Foundation has discovered that color laser jet printers allow the US government to track the origin of printouts made on a wide array of printers using nearly invisible patterns of yellow dots. The EFF suggests that this is another example of backroom deals between the government and technology makers to invade your privacy.
  Armed Forces Radio Won't Air Ed Shultz ShowOctober 17, 2005 00:00 Armed Forces Radio will not be airing the Ed Shultz show as of an early morning Pentagon decision. High ranking Democratic politicians had fought to get the show on AFR as a counterbalance to Rush Limbaugh.
  US Afghanistan Death Toll at 200October 10, 2005 00:00 200 US soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the war against the Taliban began.
  Oct. 6 Terror Speech Seems to have Disturbed Many AmericansOctober 10, 2005 00:00 Here's an example of a variety of citizen feedback that indicates that President Bush's speech of October 6th on the War on Terror seems to have unnerved many Americans. Could it be that our cowboy leader has dropped the reigns?
 
  Senate Passes $440 Billion 2006 Defense Spending BillOctober 07, 2005 00:00 The Senate has passed its version of the 2006 defense spending bill including a $7 billion cut from the House version and an ammendment requiring that the military treat prisoners in a uniform manner.
  War on Terror Costs US$7 Billion Per MonthOctober 07, 2005 00:00 A new congressional report indicates that the US War on Terror costs $7,000,000,000 per month, with around 80% of that money being spent in Iraq.