‘Throughout history, "wars of religion" have served to obscure the economic and strategic interests behind the conquest and invasion of foreign lands. "Wars of religion" were invariably fought with a view to securing control over trading routes and natural resources.
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Howard's plane in Iraq emergency landing
AAP - Sunday Mar 18 08:29 AEDT
from the Age …..
’A top hat and tails is conservative theatrical get-up for Health Minister Tony Abbott.
There is universal agreement that the events of September 11, 2001 altered the course of history. However, the response of the bushit administration to that tragedy eventually had a far greater impact than the original events.
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PM 'angry and disappointed' with Santoro
The Prime Minister says his Minister for Ageing, Santo Santoro, had no choice but to resign after failing to disclose dozens of share transactions.
‘It was a cold Sunday morning in Teaneck, N.J. Some two-hundred-odd Jewish-Americans were entering the Orthodox synagogue Congregation B'nai Yeshurun where they were to hear a sales pitch by the Amana Settlement Movement aimed at convincing them to buy homes in illegal Israeli settlements.
The case of David Hicks has introduced argument over the language of the law & of military justice into our daily news bulletins & public discussion.
‘If God wills, even a broomstick will shoot. That is an old Yiddish adage.
One could add now: If God wills, even Olmert can sometimes tell the truth.
Latrobe power station funding a waste, Greens say
from Alternet …..