By José Pertierra | Progreso Weekly
The Osama Bin Laden of Latin America may soon hit the streets of Miami. An admitted CIA operative since the early 1960s, Luis Posada Carriles is a fugitive from justice in Venezuela, wanted for 73 counts of first degree murder connected to the blowing up of a passenger plane in October of 1976.
In May of 2005, Venezuela formally requested that the United States detain him for the purpose of extraditing him to Venezuela to stand trial for first-degree murder. Yet the United States did nothing about it.
Exclusive: Accountant in federal inquiry denies helping sell weapons to thugs worldwide
11:55 PM CST on Saturday, January 14, 2006
By RANDY LEE LOFTIS / The Dallas Morning News
First of two parts
On a warm and windy Tuesday last spring, armed federal agents assembled for an early-morning raid on suburbia.
When the order came, some headed to a small, nondescript accounting firm in Richardson where a candy dish tempted visitors and a framed print of the Declaration of Independence hung on the wall.
Conservative justice critic Vic Toews announced Wednesday that Canadian border guards will be armed as soon as possible..."It's simply a practical matter of how soon these officers can be trained and the firearms issued to them," Toews said.
Peter Morton | Financial Post | January 24, 2006
By Peter Morton, Washington Bureau ChiefTimothy Geithner, president of the New York Federal Reserve, said the U.S. current deficit -- now nearly US$800-billion -- is unsustainably large.
"The plausible outcomes range from the gradual and benign to the more precipitous and damaging," he said at a conference in London. "The size and duration of these imbalances, perhaps the most visible of which is the U.S. current account deficit, present challenges -- and risks -- for the world economy."
By STEVEN ERLANGER | January 23, 2006 | NYTimes
JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 - The United States spent about $1.9 million of its yearly $400 million in aid to the Palestinians on dozens of quick projects before elections this week to bolster the governing Fatah faction's image with voters and strengthen its hand in competing with the militant faction Hamas, American and Palestinian officials said Sunday.
"Working with democracies and democratic parties is normal for the U.S. government all around the world," Ms. Schweiter-Bluhm said. [Read: Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries to influence elections, bringing to power governments which will parrot American economic and military policy, is normal for the U.S. government all around the world]
January 23, 2006 | Insight on the News
"A coalition in Congress is being formed to support impeachment," an administration source said.
BBC - 20 January 2006
The US government has backed down on a decision to ban Cuba from playing in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
By DAVE LINDORFF | January 21/22, 2006
What are you supposed to do when the world's most over-armed, belligerent and dangerous nation, which outspends all the rest of the world combined on arms, and which is the major arms supplier to the rest of the world, tells a little country like Venezuela that it is guilty of spending "too much" on its military?
A [video] game called "Gun" has been released by Activision...[T]he earliest task the game player must complete is to slaughter Apache Indians. Not only slaughter-- but also scalp Apaches with a "scalping knife" which can be purchased as part of the many weapons offered to the hero of the game, Colton White.
Eleven people [associated with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front] have been indicted on  charges of carrying out a years-long spree of arson, bombings and other acts of domestic terrorism throughout five Western states, the Justice department said today.
The Justice Department identified those indicted as Joseph Dibee, Chelsea Gerlach, Sarah Harvey, Daniel McGowan, Stanislas Meyerhoff, Josephine Overaker, Jonathan Paul, Rebecca Rubin, Suzanne Savoie, Darren Thurston and Kevin Tubbs.
Nazi rallies were publicized for Olympia and Seattle on Jan. 22, 2006. But upon arrival at Seattle’s Space Needle, I found about 150 anti-racist protesters and one lone self-proclaimed skinhead. Typical protest speeches were made, under a banner that said, “No Racists in Our Towns! Stop the Nazis!” But the really interesting part of the protest revolved around the lone Nazi who did show up and felt let down by his racist buddies.
Dan Glaister | January 19, 2006 | The Guardian
It is the sort of invitation any poverty-stricken student would find hard to resist. "Do you have a professor who just can't stop talking about President Bush, about the war in Iraq, about the Republican party, or any other ideological issue that has nothing to do with the class subject matter? If you help ... expose the professor, we'll pay you for your work."
In Jerry Rubin's classic book, "Do It!," published in 1970, Chapter 31 talks about a "bodyguard" for Rubin, whose name is Bob Pierson. This bodyguard turned out to be a state spy, and bragged about his infiltration later with exaggerated sensationalism in the press. Jerry Rubin was involved with the yippie side of the Chicago Democratic Convention protests of 1968, which is how Bob got assigned to Rubin. With the current unabashed return of Hoover-esque, unregulated, FBI spying activity on Americans, looking back 35 years to the Anti-Vietnam War Movement, shows us not much has changed.
Jamie Wilson | January 7, 2006 | The Guardian
The real cost to the US of the Iraq war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion (£1.1 trillion), up to 10 times more than previously thought, according to a report written by a Nobel prize-winning economist and a Harvard budget expert.
John Gallagher | People's Weekly World Newspaper, 01/12/06
Leonard Peltier, the long-imprisoned American Indian Movement activist, sent out a recent message to supporters: “We are all geared up to file more appeals on new information my legal team has found while reviewing withheld documents. I want you to know that we will continue to fight for my freedom.”