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Anti-Creationism Professor Beaten, Pressured Into Resigning Position

Paul Mirecki, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, resigned his position on Wednesday. "This allows the department of focus on what's most important," said Barbara Romzek, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mirecki will still teach, but will not teach a spring course called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies" that angered Kansas Christians.

Cryptome Launches New Site: "Eyeballing Iraq Kill and Maim"

Cryptome, documenters of the politically taboo, have launched a new site to serve as a storinghouse of information and photos showing the reality of the Iraq occupation.

The new site is here.

Upholding Christian Values, White House Style

I love this:

US Plays Coy About Gulags, Shows Contempt for International Law

Europe is currently investigating allegations that the US has a network of secret prisons in Eastern Europe.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not confirm or deny the existance of the prisons, but defended the US practice of locking people up indefinitely in secret prisons that may or may not exist for things they could possibly do in the future.

Canadian Election Forced

An effort orechestrated by Canadian neo-conservatives has brought down Canada's government, forcing an election. The Conservative Party of Canada, a party analogous to the US Republican party, joined with two other opposition parties to call for a no-confidence vote in the Liberal government. The Liberals have been significantly weakened by a corruption scandal.

The Conservative Party is run by Stephen Harper, who has a long history in the Canadian neo-conservative movement.

"Don't Bomb Us": Al-Jazeera Staffers Start Blog

Al-Jazeera staffers have started a blog to persuade the public not to support US military attacks against them.

Republican Congressman Resigns After Being Caught Taking Millions in Bribes

Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a Republican US congressman, has resigned after pleading guilty to taking millions of dollars of bribes over a five year period. Cunningham, a member of a congressional committee in charge of defense spending, was being paid to support certain defense contractors.

Video: US Mercenaries Killing Random Iraqi Civilians

Aegis Defence Services, a British security contractor (i.e. mercenary) company serving the US in Iraq, accidentally leaked a video of employees randomly shooting at Iraqi civilians in vehicles.

Another Iraq Military Investigator Commits Suicide

Col. Ted Westhusing, a West Point professor and prominent American military ethicist who volunteered to go to Iraq, was found dead in June. He was found inside a trailor with a single gunshot wound to the head, his death ruled a suicide.

Michael Brown Keeps on Truckin'

Michael Brown, director of FEMA during its structural gutting and botched response to Hurricane Katrina, believes in Himself! Even though his ineptitude likely contributed to the deaths of thousands, he is facing his fear and offering disaster preparedness consulting services! Says Brown: