| 2003-03-27 18:08, by Julie Solheim-Roe|
Michael Moore's oscar speech got some negative press in mainstream media... but Indian, Pakistanian and Islam news sources on-line find it refreshing that not all the West is stoned on blue pills...
This Daily Mirror article, SIX DAYS OF SHAME, is by John Pilger. (I saw some fantastic shows on ITV by him when home in the UK last year. The one on Palestine was very well-received.)
TODAY is a day of shame for the British military as it declares the Iraqi city of Basra, with a stricken population of 600,000, a "military target".
The Daily Mirror is supposed to be the newspaper of the Labour Party in Britain. They seem to now have disowned Blair all together.
You will not read or hear those words in the establishment media that claims to speak for Britain.
But they are true. With Basra, shame is now our signature, forged by Blair and Bush.
Having destroyed its water and power supplies, cut off food supply routes and having failed to crack its human defences, they are now preparing to lay siege to Iraq's second city which is more than 40 per cent children.
British journalist killed by American troops:
the Pentagon’s response can only be seen as an implied threat to other reporters who are endeavoring to provide objective and accurate coverage of the US assault and its impact on the Iraqi population.
This is not the first time that such a message has been delivered. When the Pentagon first unveiled its plan to “embed” journalists with military units, it specifically refused to vouch for the safety of reporters operating outside Pentagon control and in fact warned journalists that using their satellite phones could make them targets for unfriendly missile fire.