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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] This is an automated compilation of submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Articles for inclusion in this daily news mailing should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a full reference to the source of the article. Today's Topics: 1. Saddam's day,Iraq's poets and Marsh Arabs (Muhamed Ali) 2. Iraq,Saddam and Sickness (Muhamed Ali) 3. U.S. MPs Fear Being Tarred with Abu Ghraib Brush (=?iso-8859-1?q?The=20Iraq=20Solidarity=20Campaign?=) 4. More than 250 Iraqi college professors assassinated.. (ppg) --__--__-- Message: 1 Subject: Saddam's day,Iraq's poets and Marsh Arabs Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:48:04 +0100 From: "Muhamed Ali" <Muhamed.Ali@DELETETHISHackney.gov.uk> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 1. Saddam's day: gardening, reading and eating muffins =B7 First account of Iraqi despot's life in jail =B7He is in good health but 'demoralised' Michael Howard in Baghdad Monday July 26, 2004 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4978740-103550,00.html <http://www.g= uardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4978740-103550,00.html> 2.Marsh Arabs get =A36m to restore Eden Paul Brown, environment correspondent Saturday July 24, 2004 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4977865-103550,00.html 3.Capital letters Iraq's poets of resistance are back with a new voice but an old message Rory McCarthy in Baghdad Saturday July 24, 2004 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4977868-103681,00.html Regards, Muhamad London Borough of Hackney may exercise its right to intercept any communica= tion on its networks - for more information see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/email_disclaimer.html --__--__-- Message: 2 Subject: Iraq,Saddam and Sickness Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:56:52 +0100 From: "Muhamed Ali" <Muhamed.Ali@DELETETHISHackney.gov.uk> To: <email@example.com> [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Diary _____ Justice is a sick business Milosevic, Suharto, Pinochet. Will Saddam be next to play the illness card? Mariella Frostrup Sunday July 25, 2004 The Observer <http://www.observer.co.uk> Saddam Hussein is no doubt praying his pulse would do a bit of racing. Indications of where his defence is going were apparent during his recent day in court. He robustly bellowed his innocence and Bush's guilt at the world's TV cameras before apparently asking his guards to lead him away 'gently' as he's an 'old man'. Should frailty and illness excuse murder, torture, rape and abuse of human rights? Is there any point in mounting these enormous and costly trials if, when the going gets tough, defendants cry 'headache' and escape justice. Feigning sickness is the oldest trick in the book. Most of us are capable of putting on a convincing performance to win a couple of days off work. If our liberty were at stake, just imagine how performances would improve. If these despots aren't in the best of health, who cares? They should count themselves lucky that medical care in prison is free. It's a luxury most of their victims failed to enjoy. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1268751,00.html Regards, Muhamad London Borough of Hackney may exercise its right to intercept any communication on its networks - for more information see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/email_disclaimer.html --__--__-- Message: 3 Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:26:02 +0100 (BST) From: =?iso-8859-1?q?The=20Iraq=20Solidarity=20Campaign?= <mcr_coalition@DELETETHISyahoo.co.uk> Reply-To: MCR_Coalition@yahoo.co.uk Subject: U.S. MPs Fear Being Tarred with Abu Ghraib Brush To: firstname.lastname@example.org [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] By Adam Tanner PITTSBURG, Calif. (Reuters) - The men and women of the 870th Military Polic= e Unit believe they did important work in Iraq but fear it has gone unappr= eciated because of the place they did it -- Abu Ghraib prison. Reuters Photo When the 124-person unit gathered for a ceremony on Saturday officially mar= king their return from Iraq three months ago, the reunion was bittersweet. Shortly after their arrival home, the public learned their commander had be= en disciplined for secretly photographing his female soldiers as they showe= red at Abu Ghraib. Then abuses committed by a separate unit at Abu Ghraib, and in a different = part of the prison, outraged world opinion. One of the faces of the scandal= is that of Pfc. Lynndie England, who was photographed posing with naked, h= ooded Iraqi prisoners. "We knew them all. She was laid back," said Staff Sgt. Ted Avila, one of th= e soldiers at the ceremony at the town hall in Pittsburg, California. When = the scandal broke, "I said that can't be her." Many of the 870th soldiers felt that the abuses by England and other soldie= rs clouded public appreciation for what they felt was their own good work t= o help the people of Iraq. "There's a stigma and it will follow," said Lt. Antoine Brooks, a platoon l= eader. "I got so depressed about it because everyone was focused on the neg= ative." Unit commander Capt. Michael Drayton, an insurance adjuster in civilian lif= e, praised his men and women. "(They) didn't get a fair shake because the u= nit did an outstanding job," he said. But asked if he had shared his memories from Iraq with his family, includin= g a 17-year-old son, he replied: "I ain't going to tell them what happened = over there." No one in the 870th, a National Guard unit, has been charged with abusing p= risoners. One of their worst days was a prison riot on Nov. 24 during which they shot= and killed three inmates. "It was a tense situation because for every MP you had 250 to 300 prisoners= ," said Drayton, who took over command of the unit after his predecessor's = Peeping Tom incident. "We were involved in a few shootings but they were all justified." Pvt. David Ruth, who killed one inmate during the riot with a shot to the h= ead from a light machine gun, received a medal on Saturday "for glorious ac= hievement responding to a hostile crowd of people." He said that since returning to California he had been looking for a job. "= I'm still trying to get adjusted and everything," he said, dressed, like hi= s comrades, in desert fatigues and boots. Sgt. Terry Stowe, who killed two prisoners in the riot, said the memories r= emained intense and still filled his dreams. "I'm still looking for a job, still looking for a house," he said. "Still t= rying to get my life together." Some said they remained jittery around loud noises after experiencing frequ= ent mortar fire from outside the prison. "On July 4, I was kind of frighten= ed," said Loretta Louie, 21, referring to traditional Independence Day fire= work displays. She said she was angry about being photographed secretly by the disgraced c= ommander but was trying to put it behind her. The Iraq Solidarity Campaign --------------------------------- How much mail storage do you get for free? Yahoo! Mail gives you 100MB! Ge= t Yahoo! Mail --__--__-- Message: 4 From: "ppg" <ppg@DELETETHISnyc.rr.com> To: <email@example.com> Subject: More than 250 Iraqi college professors assassinated.. Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:03:13 -0400 The Assassination of Iraqi Intellectuals International Coalition of Academics Against Occupation Iraq Statement Even after the =91transfer of authority=92 the U.S. Government remains in d= e facto military occupation of Iraq. The idea that the escalation of violence can be put to an end by the =91interim=92 government, while 140,000 U.S tro= ops remain in control of major Iraqi cities like Mosul and Baghdad, is far from the reality on the ground. Overlooked by the U.S. Press is the escalating assassination of Iraqi academics, intellectuals, and lecturers. More than 250 college professors since April 30, 2003, according to the Iraqi Union of University Lecturers, have been the targets of assassination. Among the 250 professors assassinated to date include: Muhammad al-Rawi, President of Baghdad University (July 27, 2003); Dr. Abdul Latif al-Mayah a Professor of Political Science at Baghdad's Mustansiriya University (late January 2003); Dr. Nafa Aboud, a Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Baghdad; Dr Sabri al-Bayati; a Geographer at the University o= f Baghdad; Dr. Falah al-Dulaimi, Assistant Dean of College at Mustansariya University; Dr. Hissam Sharif, Department of History of the University of Baghdad; and Professor Wajih Mahjoub of the College of Physical Education. Whoever is responsible for these targeted assassinations, the U.S. and its Coalition of Allies (the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Australia, Romania, Bulgaria, Thailand, Denmark, El Salvador, Korea, Honduras, Japan, Norway, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Albania, Moldova= , New Zealand, Macedonia, Estonia, Kazakhstan and, until recently, the Philippines)=97all of them commanding and controlling the ongoing de facto occupation of Iraq=97 bear an international responsibility and obligation t= o protect civilians living under occupation and who are protected by the 4th Article of the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention, which the U.S. and others nations have signed withou= t reservation, holds all occupying authorities responsible for the condition pertaining to the lives of Iraqi intellectuals, professors, and civilians o= f all types, including the further undermining of the already sanctioned and utterly destroyed system of education in Iraq. We, the undersigned, deplore the killing of professors, intellectuals and other civilians, and urge a full Congressional investigation into the circumstances that led to the ongoing, systematic and targeted assassinatio= n of Iraqi intellectual, academics, and professors. According to Union of Iraqi Lecturers, if =93the stream of assassinations=94 continues Iraqi Coll= eges and Universities will be left without a qualified teaching staff. http://www.icaao.org/index.html End of casi-news Digest _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk