Saturday, October 22, 2005

‘Mouse journalism’ is the only way we can report on Iraq — Fisk

The Independent's famously intrepid Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk has revealed that the situation in Iraq is now so dangerous that he doesn't know whether he can go on reporting from the country.

Fisk, who has previously accused colleagues of practising "hotel journalism" in Iraq, said that "mouse journalism" is now the best he can do in the country.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

ANWR: Refuge drilling added to bill

ANWR: Refuge drilling added to bill - No filibuster allowed

Refuge drilling added to bill No filibuster is allowed, but hurricane relief is the wild card

Houston Chronicle: WASHINGTON - A Senate committee voted Wednesday to include drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge in a massive budget proposal, assuring that drilling opponents won't be able to use the filibuster to thwart oil development there.

However, debate over funding for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita threatened the measure.

The Senate Energy Committee proposal, approved 13-9, calls for the Interior Department to put up for bid by Oct. 1, 2010 two oil leases in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Viggo Mortensen Interview

Konformist: Viggo Mortensen Interview
"...the most intriguing thing about Viggo Mortensen, who played King Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and who recently won critical acclaim for his leading role in the latest David Cronenberg release, A History of Violence, is how much he loves to talk politics..."

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