‘Baghdad – Shiite Iraqis began arriving here this week for a mass pilgrimage Thursday to a revered imam’s shrine. Much of the city is now locked down, closed off to protect the…


‘Politicians are drawn to tragedy like flies to pie. Take the Minneapolis bridge collapse. President Bush took a 10-minute helicopter fly-over of the bridge



‘Sen. Barbara Boxer had been chair of the Senate’s Environment Committee for less than a month when the verdict landed last February. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report…


‘NEW YORK – Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday, asking a federal court to let them interview investigators who can tell whether the aviation industry was…


‘They call it retail politics. It’s a politic that has to appeal to an awful lot of people, but it doesn’t have to appeal to them all that much. ‘The successful presidential…








‘New testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller suggests that the attorney general did not tell Congress the truth about warrantless wiretapping.’ (MotherJones article). GO TO FULL STORY


‘Washington – Despite the blustery talk from the White House about "all options being on the table" for dealing with Al Qaeda in Pakistan, the thrust of US plans is more about…




‘Greetings plant heads! It is with excitement that we can officially announce that Denis McKenna will be headlining Entheogenesis Australis 2007. You can find a preliminary list of speakers here.’ GO TO…


‘Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen. ‘The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help…


‘You can’t ever completely escape it. It influences you every moment of your life from birth to death and without it you wouldn’t have evolved. Gravity. After centuries of study, you’d think…


‘My final talk at Mind States Costa Rica, "I, Spy" is about media, power, politics and the just-general-craziness of life in the 21st century. This is the first exposition of ideas that…


‘Nintendo games have made the Wii controller a satisfyingly realistic controller for pretend tennis, golf and baseball. But how about using it to practice doing surgery, applying pesticides or operating a nuclear…


‘The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped the terror charge against Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef. ‘Commonwealth prosecutors withdrew the charge of supporting a terrorist organisation in Brisbane Magistrates Court this…



‘Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed…