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11. The media can legally lie
  • "Court Ruled That Media Can Legally Lie," Liane Casten, CMW Report, Spring 2003
  • "Florida Appeals Court Orders Akre-Wilson Must Pay Trial Costs to Fox Television; Couple Warns Journalists of Danger of Free Speech, Whistle Blower Protection," (author not listed), Organic Consumer Association, March 7, 2004

12. The destabilization of Haiti

  • "Interview With Aristide's Lawyer, Brian Concannon," Dennis Bernstein, Flashpoints, KPFA, April 1, 2004
  • "The Destabilization of Haiti," Michel Chossudovsky, globalresearch.ca, Feb. 29, 2004
  • "Still Up Against the Death Plan in Haiti," Tom Reeves, Dollars and Sense, Sept./Oct. 2003
  • "Aristide Talks With Democracy Now! About the Leaders of the Coup and U.S. Funding of the Opposition in Haiti," Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, KPFA, March 17, 2004
  • "Aristide Backers Left Out of Coalition," Ian James, Associated Press, March 16, 2004

13. Schwarzenegger met with Enron's Ken Lay years before the California recall

  • "Ahnuld, Ken Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Gray Davis," Jason Leopold, commondreams.org, Aug. 17, 2003
  • "Arnold Unplugged--It's Hasta la Vista to $9 Billion," Greg Palast, London Observer, Oct. 6, 2003
Additional sources:
  • "Schwarzenegger Electricity Plan Fuels Fears of Another Debacle," Zachary Coile, San Francisco Chronicle and commondreams.org, Oct. 11, 2003
  • "Enron's Secret Bid to Save Deregulation: Private Meeting With Prominent Californians," Christian Berthelsen, Scott Winokur and Chronicle staff writers, San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2001

14. New bill threatens intellectual freedom in area studies

  • "New Bill Threatens Intellectual Freedom in Area Studies," Benita Singh, Yale Daily News, Nov. 6, 2003
  • "Speaking in 'Approved' Tongues," Kimberly Chase, Christian Science Monitor, March 11, 2004

15. United States develops lethal new bio-weapon viruses

  • "US Develops Lethal New Bio-Weapon Viruses," Debora MacKenzie, The New Scientist, Oct. 29, 2003

Mainstream media coverage:

  • CBS News, Nov. 1, 2003
  • CNN News, Oct. 31, 2003

16. Law-enforcement agencies spy on innocent citizens

  • "Big Brother Gets Bigger: Domestic Spying and the Global Intelligence Working Group," Michelle J. Kinnucan, Agenda, July/Aug. 2003
  • "Police Infiltrate Local Groups," Mark Schlosberg, Community Alliance, April 2003
  • "Denver Police Keeping Files on Peace Groups," Loring Wirbel, Covertaction Quarterly, Fall 2003
  • "Fresno Peace Group Infiltrated by Government Agent," Mike Rhodes, North Bay Progressive, Oct. 2003
  • "Bush Administration Expands Police Spying Powers," Kate Randall, wsws.org (World Socialist Web site), Jan. 10, 2004

17. U.S. Government represses labor unions in Iraq in quest for business privatization

  • "Saddam's Labor Laws Live on," David Bacon, The Progressive, December 2003
  • "Ambitions of Empire: The Radical Reconstruction of Iraq's Economy," Antonia Juhasz, Left Turn, March/April 2004

18. Media and government ignore dwindling oil supplies

  • "Running on Empty: Oil Is Disappearing Fast," Adam Porter, New Internationalist, Oct. 31, 2003
  • "Bottom of the Barrel," George Monbiot, Guardian (UK), Dec. 2, 2003

19. Global food cartel fast becoming the world's supermarket

  • "Concentration in the Agri-Food System," Hilary Mertaugh, Left Turn, Aug./Sept. 2003

20. Extreme weather prompts new warning from U.N.

  • "Extreme Weather Prompts Unprecedented Global Warming Alert," (author unlisted), Independent (UK), July 3, 2003

Mainstream media coverage:

  • CNN July 3, 2003
  • USA Today Oct. 29, 2003
  • New York Times, Dec. 17, 2003

21. Forcing a world market for GMOs

  • "Agriculture: Biotech Links to Big Lenders Worry Farm Experts," Katherine Stapp, globalinfo.org, Dec. 3, 2003
  • "US WTO Dispute Could Bend Poor Nations to GMOs-Groups," Emad Mekay, Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency, May 14, 2003
  • "A Rebuttal to the Tribune," Liane Casten, CMW Report, Summer 2003
  • "Bioscience Warfare," Alison Pierce, SF Weekly, June 2-8, 2004

22. Exporting censorship to Iraq

  • "Exporting Censorship to Iraq," Alex Gourevitch, American Prospect, Oct. 1, 2003
  • "US Army Major Refuses Order to Seize Iraq TV Station," Charlie Thomas, Asheville Global Report, May 12, 2003

23. Brazil holds back in FTAA talks, but provides little comfort for the poor of South America

  • "Trade: U.S. Moves to Squeeze FTAA Opponents," Emad Mekay, globalinfo.org, Nov. 15, 2003
  • "Lula's First Year," Brian Campbell, Left Turn, March/Apr. 2004

24. Reinstating the draft

  • "Oiling Up the Draft Machine?" Dave Lindorff, salon.com, Nov. 3, 2003
  • "Would a Second Bush Term Mean a Return to Conscription?" Maureen Farrell, buzzflash.com, Nov. 11, 2003
  • "Military Targets Latino Youth," Jorge Mariscal, War Times, Oct./Nov. 2003

25. Wal-Mart brings inequity and low prices to the world

  • "Welcome to Wal-World," Andy Rowell, Multinational Monitor, Oct. 2003


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