Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Reagan and his infanticides

Consortium News - Jan 30, 2007

Reagan & the Salvadoran Baby Skulls

By Robert Parry--[Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise
of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at It's also available at, as is his 1999
book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth.']

Ronald Reagan's many admirers may find this idea offensive, but - given a
new report by the Washington Post - it might be fitting to have a display
at Reagan National Airport to show how Salvadoran baby skulls were used as
candle holders and good luck charms. Perhaps the presentation could contain
skeletal remains of Guatemalans and Nicaraguans, too.

It might be modeled after skeletons on display in Cambodia from the
slaughters by the Khmer Rouge. After all, it was President Reagan - more
than any other person - who justified and facilitated the barbarity that
raged through Central America in the 1980s, claiming the lives of tens of
thousands of peasants, clergy and students, men, women and children.

Reagan portrayed the bloody conflicts as a necessary front in the Cold War,
but the Central American violence was always more about entrenched ruling
elites determined to retain their privileges against impoverished peasants,
including descendants of the region's Maya Indians, seeking social,
political and economic reforms.

One of the most notorious acts of brutality occurred in December 1981 in
and around the Salvadoran town of El Mozote. The government's Atlacatl
Battalion - freshly trained and newly armed thanks to Reagan's hard-line
policies - systematically slaughtered hundreds of men, women and children.

When the atrocity was revealed by reporters at the New York Times and the
Washington Post, the Reagan administration showed off its new strategy of
"perception management," denying the facts and challenging the integrity of
the journalists.

Because of that P.R. offensive, the reality about the El Mozote massacre
remained in doubt for almost a decade until the war ended and a United
Nations forensic team dug up hundreds of skeletons, including many little
ones of children.

Now the Washington Post has added a new grisly detail. Several months after
the massacre, the Salvadoran army returned to the scene and collected the
skulls of some El Mozote children as novelty items, the Post reported.

"They worked well as candle holders," recalled one of the soldiers, Jose
Wilfredo Salgado, "and better as good luck charms."

Now, a quarter century later, describing his role piling the tiny skulls
into sacks as souvenirs, Salgado acknowledged that he had "lost his love of

The Post reported that "witnessing the aftermath of what his colleagues did
in El Mozote and reflecting on those skulls changed his mind about how the
war was being fought." Salgada said his mentor, Col. Domingo Monterrosa,
who later died in a helicopter crash, had ordered an act of "genocide" in
El Mozote.

"If Monterossa had lived," the Post reported, "Salgada said, he should have
been prosecuted for `war crimes like a Hitler.'" [Washington Post, Jan. 29,

...But the story of the Reagan-supported genocide of the Mayan Indians was
quickly forgotten, as Republicans and the Washington press corps wrapped
Reagan's legacy in a fuzzy blanket of heroic mythology.

The atrocities inflicted on the Mayas - and the peasants of El Salvador and
Nicaragua - were rarely associated with the popular Reagan. Neither, of
course, will anyone in polite Washington society link Reagan to the
revelation that the skulls of children butchered at El Mozote became candle
holders and good luck charms.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Continued -- In Defense of Jill Clark: The Minneapolis Federal Mediation Agreement

For those of you following, or who have expressed interest in the Minneapolis Federal Mediation Agreement/process, here's the link to the Agreement in its entirety. Problems of racism, police brutality and judicial misconduct have all coalesced in recent years to provide us Minneapolis taxpayers with one corrupt criminal justice system.

Join the club, right?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Papa Bear's part in NFL discrimination, and the legacy of Fritz Pollard

Pollard's legacy follows coaches to Super Bowl
By Gene Wojciechowski

You'll hear and read a lot in the next 12 days about the social and historical significance of two black head coaches -- the Chicago Bears' Lovie Smith and the Indianapolis Colts' Tony Dungy -- reaching the Super Bowl.

Maybe you'll read about the charter bus driver hired to take the Colts from Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium to the airport after the Jan. 13 AFC divisional playoff win against the Ravens. As Dungy boarded the first of the four buses, the driver, an African-American, reportedly told him, "I want you to know, Coach Dungy, we are proud of you."

You'll hear from people such as former NFL player and scout John Wooten, chairman of the influential Fritz Pollard Alliance, who has worked long and hard with the league to help create more opportunities for minority coaches and aspiring front office personnel. The 70-year-old Wooten will tell you that blacks everywhere, even those only casually interested in the NFL, were pulling for Smith and Dungy last Sunday. It was like the old days, he'll say, when Joe Louis used to fight not just for himself, but for all those of color.

"It's a race pride," Wooten says from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. "People get mixed up. Race pride doesn't mean racism. Race pride means being proud of what you are and what you stand for."

What you won't hear or read -- at least, not from the NFL or the Bears organization -- is the awkward history between the league and team founder George S. Halas and Pollard himself, the first black man to play and coach in the NFL. More than 20 years after each man died, their legacies remain connected.

Remember the cement block-sized piece of hardware Smith hoisted after winning the NFC championship a few days ago at Solider Field? It was the Halas Trophy, and it was held tightly by, technically speaking, the first black head coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl.

"That is ironical," says 85-year-old Eleanor Pollard Towns, one of two Pollard daughters who live in the Chicago area.

Ironical, she says, because Halas was no friend of Fritz Pollard or his causes. Ironical because Halas has always been linked to the 1934 unwritten edict by NFL owners that banned black players from the league until 1946, as newspaper reports at the time detailed. And ironical, say both Pollard Towns and Fritz Pollard III (Fritz Pollard's grandson), because they believe Halas used his considerable influence to derail Pollard's candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"He certainly did a lot to keep my father from going any further than he did," Pollard Towns says. "I have heard my father talk about that down through the years."

"With George Halas, as great as he was," Pollard III says, "he did so much to try to keep African-Americans out of the league. Here, Lovie Smith leads his team to the Super Bowl. But it was a different age."

Follow the link for the rest of the article

Friday, January 19, 2007

Harriet Washington on Medical Apartheid

Interview with Harriet Washington by Amy Goodman. Washington is a medical scholar and has a new book on this subject; it's an insightful interview.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

"A new report by the American Cancer society shows that African-Americans are still more likely than any other group to develop and die of cancer. The study states that socio-economic factors play the largest role in this disparity - African Americans have less access to health care and information, and are less likely to get screening and medical treatment. Well, a new book offers one answer into why black Americans deeply mistrust American medicine.

“Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation, abuse and neglect of African Americans. The book reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and the roots of the African American health deficit. It begins with the earliest encounters of blacks and the medical establishment during slavery, looks at how eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify medical experiments conducted by the government and the military - and offers new details about the infamous Tuskegee Experiments that began in the 1930’s.

“Medical Apartheid” also examines less well-known abuses and looks at unethical practices and mistreatment of blacks that are still taking place in the medical establishment today..."

Monday, January 15, 2007

A reflection on the holiday for MLK

Odd, isn't it, that the most zealous perpetrator of violence in the world, um, US...would take time to honor arguably the most zealous advocate of non-violence in the nation's history.

Once I joined throngs in demanding this national holiday. Years later I feel as if we dishonor the man and his message the more violent we become.

This is in no way meant to insult the millions and millions of my compatriots who sincerely and vigorously attack the foundations of white privilege and white supremacy on a daily basis; the white supremacy that is under the surface of all other euphemisms: war on terror; war on drugs, war on's all a war on common sense and decency so a small population of the world can continue to make profits anywhere in the world, at the expense of the rest of the world.

So this year, instead of peeking in at the so-called MLK celebrations/honorariums happening around the Twin Cities and cyberspace, I am holding a requiem for the Dream. It appears we've all turned our back on it.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Demystifying Venezuela

From the Citizen Alice Blog - Jan 13, 2007

Confused About Venezuela?

by Eva Golinger

Over the past few days, major newspapers in the United States, such as The
New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall
Street Journal, have published editorials aggressively and harshly
criticizing recent declarations and decisions made by re-elected President
Hugo Chavez and his cabinet. A large percentage of the content of these
editorials, which reflect the viewpoints of the newspapers, are based on a
distortion and misconception of new policies being implemented in Venezuela and the overall way government is functioning.

In the Washington Post's "Venezuela's Leap Backward", published on January
10, the editorial board intentionally and mistakenly portrays the recent
presidential elections this past December in Venezuela as illegitimate and
unfair. By falsely claiming that Chavez conducted a "one-sided campaign that
left a majority of Venezuelans believing they might be punished if they did
not cast their ballots for him", the Post wants its readers to think
Venezuelans who voted for Chavez did so under duress and fear. Nothing could
be further from the truth. A majority of Venezuelans publicly express their
sincere admiration and approval of President Chavez in an open and fearless
way on a daily basis in this country.

Most Venezuelans believe Chavez is the best president the nation has ever
had, and statistics prove that his government has built more bridges,
railroads, hospitals, clinics, universities, schools, highways and houses
than any administration in the past. The Post editorial also attempts to
downplay the "only 7 million votes" Chavez received, not mentioning that
those seven million votes represent more than 63% of total votes - a
landslide victory to the opposition candidate's 37% - and that no president
in Venezuelan history has ever, ever received such a large number of votes
in an election.

The New York Times editorial, also published on January 10, attacks a
recent statement made by President Chavez regarding the nationalization of
one telephone company, CANTV, and an electric company. However the Times
doesn't explain that the CANTV is the only non-cellular telephone company
in the country, giving it a complete monopoly on national land-line
telecommunications and control over a majority of Internet service as well.

Furthermore, the CANTV was privatized only in 1991, during the second
non-consecutive term of Carlos Andres Perez a president later impeached for corruption who implemented a series of privatization measures, despite
having run for office on a non-privatization platform just three years
before. In fact, as soon as Carlos Andres Perez won office in 1988 after
convincing the Venezuelan people he would not permit "neo-liberalism" on
Venezuelan shores, he immediately began to announce the privatization of
several national industries, including telecommunications, education and
the medical and petroleum sectors. This deception led to massive
anti-privatization protests during February 1989 during which the
government ordered the armed forces to "open-fire" on the demonstrators and
arrest and torture those not killed. The result was the "Caracazo", a
tragic scar on contemporary Venezuelan history that left more than 3,000
dead in mass gravesites and thousands more injured and detained.

The re-nationalizing of Venezuela's one landline phone company is a
strategic necessity and an anti-monopoly measure necessary to ensure that
Venezuelans have access to telecommunications service. (Take it from someone who lives here. You can't even get a landline if it isn't already installed
in your residence. The waiting list is over 2 years and you have to bribe
someone to actually do the job). And furthermore, the new Minister of
Telecommunications, Jesse Chac�n, announced that any company "nationalized"
will be fully compensated for its shares and property at market value.

The third issue put forth in the editorials is the recent announcement by
President Chavez that the license of private television station RCTV to
operate on the public airwaves is up for review in May 2007 and most likely
will not be renewed. The government has based its denial of the license
renewal on RCTV's lack of cooperation with tax laws, its failure to pay
fines issued by the telecommunications commission, CONATEL, over the past twenty years, and its refusal to abide by constitutional laws prohibiting
incitation to political violence, indecency, obscenity and the distortion of
facts and information.

The public airwaves, as in the case of the United States, are regulated by
government. Television and radio stations apply for licenses from the
telecommunications commission and are granted those licenses based on
conditional compliance with articulated regulations. When a station does not
abide by the requirements, it generally is fined and warned, repeatedly,
until compliance is assured. In the specific case of RCTV, the station and
its owner, multi-millionaire Marcel Granier, have refused to comply with the
law and have continued to abuse and violate the clear and concise
regulations that are supposed to guarantee Venezuelan citizens their
constitutional right to "true and accurate information" (Article 58 of the

RCTV's owner, Marcel Granier, played a key role in the April 2002 coup
d'etat against President Chavez and has used his station to engage in an
ongoing campaign of anti-Chavez propaganda and efforts to destabilize the
nation through distorting and manipulating information to create panic,
apathy, fear and violence in Venezuelan society. The station's clear
violations of the telecommunications regulations and the Constitutional
guarantees that protect freedom of speech and access to true and accurate
information provide sufficient reason to deny the renewal of its license to
use the public airwaves.

Unlike the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times (Fidel Chavez?, January
11, 2007) mistakenly claims, Chavez and his government are not "shutting
down" the private media station. RCTV can continue to operate on the private
airwaves, i.e. cable and satellite television. As would be the case in any
country where law and order are respected, RCTV will not receive a renewal
on its license to remain on the public airwaves because it repeatedly
violated the law during more than a decade.

Unfortunately, international groups that allegedly protect freedom of the
press and of speech around the world, have fallen under the influence and
manipulation of RCTV president Marcel Granier, who through his close
relationship with Washington, is conducting a campaign to defend his station
by user the banner of freedom and liberty. But consistent lawbreakers and
coup leaders should not receive the support of international press watchdog
groups and human rights defenders. Rather, those groups should praise the
decision of the Venezuelan government to maintain the public airwaves in the hands of the public. The license so abused by RCTV will most likely be
granted to various community and alternative media groups and stations in
Venezuela that have emerged over the past few years as a result of the
direct encouragement and support of the Chavez administration.

Finally, the editorials in the Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles
Times and the Wall Street Journal, all criticize President Chavez's
announcement to create a new political party in Venezuela: the United
Socialist Party of Venezuela. The editorials inaccurately claim that Chavez
will dissolve all political parties in the country and allow only one party
to operate. This is a dangerous and false inference.

What Chavez really declared was the formation of a new revolutionary party that would be open to all parties that support the revolution. There will be no closing down or abolishing of other political parties in the nation; they
can all remain as they wish and those that choose to merger or support the
new party can also freely do so.

Furthermore, Chavez indicated that the reason for the designing of a new
political party is to break free from the old corrupt hierarchical party
structures of the past that concentrate power in the hands of few and
exclude and ignore the vast majority of supporters. Chavez remarked that the
new party he seeks to promote will be formed by grassroots community
movements, and that there will be no power structures that isolate and
marginalize constituents.

If you only read the US press, you must be very confused about Venezuela.
The extreme levels of distortion, lack of fact checking and source
verification and outright manipulation of information in the US media on
Venezuela is quite troubling and dangerous in a nation that has waged wars
based on false data and misleading policies.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

How US forged an alliance with Ethiopia over invasion

Follow this link for an insightful article from the Guardian UK on : How US forged an alliance with Ethiopia over invasion

Xan Rice in Nairobi and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Saturday January 13, 2007

On December 4, General John Abizaid, the commander of US forces from the Middle East through Afghanistan, arrived in Addis Ababa to meet the Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi. Officially, the trip was a courtesy call to an ally. Three weeks later, however, Ethiopian forces crossed into Somalia in a war on its Islamist rulers, and this week the US launched air strikes against suspected al-Qaida operatives believed to be hiding among the fleeing Islamist fighters.

"The meeting was just the final handshake," said a former intelligence officer familiar with the region.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Saddam Hussein: A Dictator Created Then Destroyed By America

Saddam Hussein: A Dictator Created Then Destroyed By America

By Robert Fisk, The Independent UK. Posted December 30, 2006.

Hussein's execution will be remembered as a case of America destroying an Arab leader who no longer obeyed his orders from Washington.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Truth B told: Pan-Africanism or perish...


Confronting Africans and African-Americans

Written by Abdoulie John

Tuesday, 09 January 2007

Femi Ojo-Ade, Professor of French at the Department of International Languages & Cultures at St. Mary's College of Maryland (USA), last Friday, delivered a public lecture at the Alliance Franco-Gambienne (AFG), Kairaba Avenue.
The lecture was organized by the University of The Gambia (UTG), the subject of the public lecture was based on "Africans and African-Americans: Fallen Dream or Millennial Renaissance?"

Speaking on the topic, Prof Ade made a survey examining the relationship among continental Africans, African-Americans. The presentation also explored such relationships in terms of contacts and friendship, travel to countries of the diaspora, cross-cultural communications, thoughts and stereotypes, and education involving knowledge of the diaspora.

Far from putting the issue into pessimistic perspective, the Nigerian born lecturer and writer was realistic in his analysis. He highlighted the "Wall of Misunderstanding" between the two entities and he called for more Afrocentric education in the curriculum (from elementary school to college) as a means of re-educating people to have a better perspective of the African diaspora and to dispel myths and negative stereotypes about African people. To him, these are the questions that confront Africans and African-Americans.

Viewed in this context, he defined the African as someone who has faith in Africa. According to him, expatriate Africans should not only strive to rectify centuries of misunderstanding, but upsetting the very historical, political and economic basis upon which the African continent has been built. "I am always coming back to Africa. That’s what gives me the sense of humanity and strength to pursue the long journey of life", he asserted.

Jill Clark Defense Update


Judicial Misconduct in Hennepin County

By Rashard Zanders

There are new developments in the judicial misconduct complaint filed by attorney Jill Clark against Hennepin County District Court Chief Justice Lucy Wieland.

In a letter dated December 26 from the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards, Executive Secretary David S. Paull has informed attorney Jill Clark that the board has received her letter, dated December 9. It reads:

"The Board has decided to consider your letter at its next meeting. In your letter, you refer to evidence in your possession that has not yet been presented to the Board. If you have statements or other documents relating to your complaint that have not been forwarded, the Board would be happy to review them when it reviews your letter. In order to assure distribution to the Board, please submit this evidence by mail on or before Tuesday, January 16, 2007."

And it is signed, "Yours truly, David S. Paul, Executive Secretary."

Monday, January 08, 2007

From Peltier to Mumia Abu-Jamal

A message from Leonard Peltier to Mumia Abu-Jamal
Published Dec 14, 2006 4:25 AM
Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier

I sadly write from my prison cell. I am sad that you remain unjustly incarcerated on death row for 25 years. I have read that the Court will be addressing further arguments on your case, and I pray that you will finally get the justice you deserve.

I know how frustrating it is for you, as it is for me, to continue to receive negative results in the face of the blatant injustices that have been recognized in our respective cases.

All we have is hope. Hope that finally the right thing will be done and justice will be done. An injustice against any one of us is an injustice against us all, and it is essential that we reach the masses so they will force action before our society is swallowed by the evil forces amongst us.

I applaud those courageous people who have supported us, and, when I feel low and hopeless, I think of them and what they do for us, and refuse to surrender. So, I continue to encourage you to stay strong, and to continue the fight until you are set free.

I want to thank all of you who have dedicated your lives to our freedom. Stay strong and keep Mumia strong. We must not let anyone forget the great injustices that Mumia has suffered.

We must keep strong. We must intensify the fight.

We cannot succumb to the forces in society who seek to keep us quiet and who seek to hide the blatant injustices which keep us penned like animals.

If we are able to unify the masses and stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal, we are not only saving the life of the man who speaks for those who are not often heard and whose stories are rarely told, but you are saving all of us who remain unjustly behind bars, saving us from the depths of hopelessness.

Free Mumia Abu Jamal!
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
Leonard Peltier
Copyright © 1995-2006 Workers World. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium without royalty provided this notice is preserved.

Workers World, 55 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011
Support independent news
site promotion

Page printed from:
See and

BBC reports Hubble makes 3D map of dark matter

Hubble makes 3D dark matter map
By Paul Rincon
Science reporter, BBC News, Seattle

Astronomers have mapped the cosmic "scaffold" of dark matter upon which stars and galaxies are assembled.

Dark matter does not reflect or emit detectable light, yet it accounts for most of the mass in the Universe.

The study, published in Nature journal, provides the best evidence yet that the distribution of galaxies follows the distribution of dark matter.

This is because dark matter attracts "ordinary" matter through its gravitational pull.

Scientists presented details of their research during a news conference here at the 209th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle, Washington.

It involved nearly 1,000 hours of observations with the Hubble Space Telescope.

For the first time, we can see what's really out there
Prof Carlos Frenk, University of Durham
According to one researcher, the findings provide "beautiful confirmation" of standard theories to explain how structures in the Universe evolved over billions of years.

Ordinary matter - gas, stars, planets and galaxies - makes up just one-sixth of all matter in the Universe. The remainder is unseen.

While previous studies of dark matter relied on simulations, this one details its large-scale distribution in 3D.

For astronomers, the challenge of mapping the Universe has been described as similar to mapping a city from night-time aerial snapshots showing only street lights.

Dark matter is invisible, so only the luminous galaxies can be seen directly. The new images are equivalent to seeing a city, its suburbs and country roads in daylight for the first time.

Yet puzzling discrepancies remain.

Light bending

The map of mass distribution is based on measurements of about half a million distant galaxies.

Lead author Richard Massey and his colleagues used a technique called weak gravitational lensing to detect the dark matter.

To reach us, the light from galaxies has to pass through intervening dark matter.

This dark material bends light in much the same way as light is bent when travelling through a lens.

"We understand statistically what those galaxies are supposed to look like," said Dr Massey, from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, US.

"If you place some dark matter in the way, this dark matter - through its gravity - bends the path of light.

"As the light gets deflected, it distorts the shape of the background galaxies. So we end up seeing them in a distorted way, as if through lots of little lenses - and each of those lenses is a bit of dark matter."

To add 3D distance information, the Hubble observations were combined with multi-colour data from powerful ground-based telescopes.

The map of dark matter distribution confirms that galaxy clusters are located within clumps of this invisible material.

These clumps are connected via bridges of dark matter called filaments. The clumps and filaments form a loose network - like a web.

Cold and dark

Dr Eric Linder, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US, said the study was a "big step forward" in understanding the influence of dark matter on our Universe.

"It's still a small fraction of the sky we're talking about - something like two square degrees out of 40,000 square degrees in total; but they are definitely the clearest pictures we have to date," he said.

Professor Carlos Frenk, from the University of Durham, UK, told BBC News: "The technique they used really is the future.

"In the next decade, I think most studies of the Universe's large-scale structure will be dark matter structure studies. In this sense, I think galaxies will be relegated to a secondary role."

He added: "For the first time, we can see what's really out there."

The University of Durham astronomer said that, overall, the results were a "beautiful confirmation" of the cold dark matter theory on which he works.

This theory is a leading model to explain how structures in the Universe evolved over cosmic time.

Soon after the Big Bang, cold dark matter formed the first large structures in the Universe, which then collapsed under their own weight to form vast halos.

The gravitational pull of these halos sucked in ordinary matter, providing a focus for the formation of galaxies.

'Naked' clumps

But astronomers will have to resolve discrepancies in the otherwise tight connection between ordinary matter and the dark "stuff".

Concentrations of ordinary matter almost always overlap with concentrations of dark matter - but not absolutely always.

Conversely, the researchers saw that dark matter concentrations sometimes seemed to have no corresponding ordinary matter.

"It's not forbidden, but you get a little uncomfortable because you would think the two should go together," said Dr Linder.

Carlos Frenk commented: "Finding what I would call 'naked' clumps of dark matter where there are no galaxies for me is very strange. All dark matter clumps of sufficient size should have galaxies - if our understanding is correct."

For the moment, no-one is talking about needing to revise cosmological models; but Professor Frenk said everything hinged on the size of these anomalies.

"What would be an enormous puzzle would be to find big, luminous galaxies sitting out there in the middle of nowhere with no dark matter around them. That really would be shocking."

The discrepancies could turn out simply to be artefacts, caused by noise in the data. But then again, said Carlos Frenk, they could be real.

Dr Massey said the anomalies were "tantalising" and that his team was eager to investigate them more closely.

But, he told BBC News, "the discrepancies are not yet at a level of significance where I am definitively convinced they are something other than noise or isolated defects in our analysis."

The findings come from the Cosmic Evolution Survey (Cosmos) project - the largest ever undertaken with Hubble Space Telescope.
Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2007/01/07 18:00:04 GMT


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Profiteering military contractors FINALLY under some scrutiny!

Got this from Rawstory, which you should all have in your bookmarks by now.