Morning Report: February 10, 2006

Iranian solidarity demo in DC. Via Doctor Zin, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions calls for solidarity with the striking bus drivers in Tehran, Iran: 'ICFTU Department of Trade Union Rights joined the global labor movement in calling for the release of more than 500 Iranian bus drivers and invited members of the Iranian-American community in Washington DC to join the AFL-CIO, the Solidarity Center and the DC Metro Labor Council in a solidarity demonstration with striking bus drivers in Iran, February 15, 2006.' (Doctor Zin)

Journalists as citizens. Armed Liberal at Winds of Change has a fascinating post on the roles of journalists, citizens, and those (like Michael Yon) who cross over the boundaries. (Winds of Change)

Southeast Asian officials: terrorist backed out of West Coast plot. Sean Young at AP, via Yahoo, reports: 'A Malaysian recruited by al-Qaida to pilot a plane in a second wave of Sept. 11-style attacks on the United States pulled out after observing the carnage of the 2001 assaults, Southeast Asian officials said Friday. ... The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution. Scores of arrests in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks severely curtailed al-Qaida and its Southeast Asian affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah.' Full article at the link. (AP)