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October 5, 2004 by joeKnowledge
SOURCE: NY TIMES

On Italian Isle, Migrant Plight Draws Scrutiny
By IAN FISHER
and RICHARD BERNSTEIN

Published: October 5, 2004

OME, Oct. 4 - Hundreds of migrants from Africa in rickety boats have landed in the last few days on Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island, and the Italian government is responding quickly and contentiously, sending most of them back to Libya almost immediately, by airplane.

The crossing to Italy is a treacherous one for the thousands of poor and desperate migran...
September 16, 2004 by joeKnowledge
SOURCE: MSNBC

‘Batman’ held for scaling
Buckingham Palace wall
Fathers' rights protester spends
more than 5 hours perched on ledge

The Associated Press
Updated: 3:25 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2004LONDON - Holy intruder! A protester dressed in a Batman costume scaled the front wall of Buckingham Palace on Monday and perched for more than five hours on a ledge near the balcony where the royal family appears on ceremonial occasions.

The protester’s success in climbing the wall in front of t...
September 16, 2004 by joeKnowledge
SOURCE: MSNBC

Global sing-along to rouse unity in Mexico
Ads call on Mexicans to belt out national anthemThe Associated Press
Updated: 3:01 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2004

MEXICO CITY - Warning: If a co-worker or stranger suddenly jumps up and starts singing Wednesday, don’t be alarmed. They aren’t crazy. They are just Mexicans participating in a worldwide call to song to celebrate 150 years of their national anthem.

An ad campaign is calling on all Mexicans — wherever they are — to stop what...
September 13, 2004 by joeKnowledge
Political imagery at its finest. There have been many that have caught the imagination of a country at many times in history and this is one of them:

Image Source:
Cox and Forkum (That Day)