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Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

Philippines: “Rape Joke” too sick even for Duterte’s standards (tags)

Akbayan condemns this latest horrendous remark of President Rodrigo Duterte making light of rape in front of our troops.

This Week in Palestine, May 5, 2017 (tags)

Ex-Palestinian political detainee dies this week due to hunger strike as more political detainees join the protest, in the meantime US President Trump promise this week to push the stalled peace process forward. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

This Week in Palestine, April 21, 2017 (tags)

Hundreds of Palestinian political detainees held by Israel announce this week an open ended hunger strike, meanwhile Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man during a West Bank attack.

This Week in Palestine, March 31, 2017 (tags)

Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, http://www.imemc.org, for March 25, to the 31, 2017.

This Week in Palestine, March 31, 2017 (tags)

Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, http://www.imemc.org, for March 25, to the 31, 2017.

This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2016 (tags)

This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2016

The Shortwave Report 11/27/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

A Tidbit about anti-Vietnam War [US] History Coffee with Soldiers (tags)

The Vietnam War was a very unneccessary, long and monumentally grotesque with over a million deaths in sevral countries and over 5 countries providing material, aid or troops for "our side".Anti-war demonstrators met with US troops at coffee houses near US bases in the US

US Intends "Direct Action on the Ground" Supporting ISIS (tags)

anti-war

NATO to Deploy More Troops Near Russia's Borders (tags)

NATO

NYT Falsely Claims Russia Sending Troops to Syria (tags)

Syria

The Russians Are Coming, Again (tags)

Syria

Kiev's Yalta European Strategy Forum (tags)

Ukraine

Fabricated Claims About Russian Troops in Syria (tags)

Syria

More Accusations of Nonexistent Russian Aggression in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

NATO Preparing for War with Russia? (tags)

Russia

European Parliament Surrenders to Washington on Russia Policy (tags)

Russia

Kiev Wants Foreign Troops Aiding Its War on Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

US-Dominated NATO Readying for War on Russia? (tags)

anti-war

Washington Prepares for Ground War in Syria (tags)

Syria

The Great American Lying Machne (tags)

anti-war

No Let Up in Intense Anti-Russian Propaganda (tags)

anti-war

Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops (tags)

Syria

Poroshenko Wants NATO Troops in Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

Bashing Russia and Rebels for Kiev Crimes (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Surrenders Debaltsevo: A Key Strategic Victory for Rebel Forces (tags)

Ukraine

Ukraine Conflict Continues Despite Ceasefire (tags)

Ukraine

Ceasefire in Donbass? (tags)

Ukraine

NATO Heading for War with Russia? (tags)

Russia

Baseless Accusations of Russian Troops in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

US-Backed Naked Kiev Aggression on Donbas (tags)

Ukraine

Escalated US Wars Ahead? (tags)

anti-war

A Holiday Season Message (tags)

activism

NYT: Propaganda Bullhorn Rag Sheet (tags)

NYT

NTO Wants More Troops to Counter Nonexistent Russian Threat (tags)

NATO

Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps (tags)

PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.

NATO Summit Day One (tags)

NATO

Mocking Putin's Good Faith Ukraine Peace Plan (tags)

Ukraine

Hard Truths v. MSM Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

Afghanistan: Permanent US Occupation Planned (tags)

Afghanistan

Post-Ukrainian Election Violence (tags)

Ukraine

No to US Militarism in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific! (tags)

“To achieve enduring peace in the region, Asia must be de-militarized; its maritime waters assigned mainly for commerce; and its disputed territories declared as regional commons and war-free zones.”

Profile of a World Class Diplomat (tags)

Lavrov

Big Lies Drown Out Truth (tags)

Ukraine

The Russians Are Coming (tags)

Ukraine

Propaganda War on Russia (tags)

Ukraine

The Shortwave Report 02/07/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.

Permanent US Afghanistan Occupation (tags)

Afghanistan

Protests Rock Egypt: Morsi's Out (tags)

coup

Targeting Mali (tags)

anti-war

UNICEF's Christmas appeals, Sir Alex Ferguson and gaping contradictions (tags)

As the United Nations Security Council passes a resolution for the deployment of foreign troops in Mali and the United States announces its plan to deploy troops to 35 African countries in 2013, UNICEF and The Independent launch a campaign “to help child soldiers in Central African Republic”.

Flashback to 2001: Hollywood celebrities salute Afghanistan’s “enduring freedom” (tags)

On October 7th, 2001 a US-led coalition launched the invasion of Afghanistan. NATO’s Incirlik Airbase in Turkey was one of the bases used in this invasion. Two months later, five Hollywood stars paid a visit to NATO’s Incirlik Airbase to show their appreciation for U.S. troops overseas. Immediately after the Los Angeles premiere, the cast members of the "Ocean's Eleven" film left for Turkey on a Warner Bros. chartered Boeing 757 for a special screening for the U.S. military personnel.

Obama’s War on Syria and Its Implications (tags)

The Obama administration has already declared war on Syria, even if it isn’t “official” yet. Consider the facts, all of them acts of war: The U.S. now recognizes a group of Syrian exiles to be the official government of Syria; the U.S. is providing direct support for rebels attacking the government; the U.S. has coordinated with NATO to place advanced missile systems — and 400 U.S. troops — on Syria’s border with Turkey; Obama has drawn a “red line” that, if Syria crosses, would result in U.S. direct military intervention. If any other country made similar moves toward the U.S., there would be no question that war had been declared.

Arafat's Body Exhumed (tags)

Israel

Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship (tags)

Syria

Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned (tags)

anti-war

Fragging in Afghanistan? (tags)

anti-war

Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up (tags)

media

Behaving Honorably (tags)

Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.

Peace through strength is a fallacy: Mark Hatfield (tags)

"We seem to have lost sight of the fact that every dollar we spend on bombs and bullets means that we are underfunding programs to meet the Nation's desperate human needs: health care, education, our war on drugs, low income housing, prison construction, AIDS research..."

Protest Planned on Henry Waxman Office Friday July 1st, I NEED PEOPLE (tags)

Planned protest on Henry Waxman's office this Friday, July 1st, 2011 against Obama's unconstitutional and tyrannical kinetic actions in Libya. I need supporters, I cannot battle tyranny alone.

BTL:As Afghan War Approaches Second Decade, Activists Organize October Anti-War Protest (tags)

Interview with David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, conducted by Scott Harris

Mission Creep in Libya (tags)

aggression

Union Busting in America (tags)

worker struggles

Operation Cast Lead Photos (tags)

A selection of Photos from Operation Cast Lead. Remember Operation Cast Lead?

Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!" (tags)

On the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War Join us at the Hollywood Military Recruitment Center to Hollywood Military Recruitment Center. Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!"

Afghanistan troop deployment inclining Tonga to militarisation says NGO (tags)

A Tonga NGO says the decision to send troops to Afghanistan could drive the kingdom down the same path as Fiji.

An Appeal to Bolivia: Withdraw from the U.N. Occupying Force in Haiti (tags)

Members of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, GWS/LA and the weekly vigil for Haiti visited the Bolivian Consulate in L.A. Their concern: Bolivia's ongoing participation in the U.N. force that's been occupying Haiti since the 2004 coup which removed the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The recent earthquake has been used as an excuse to further militarize most aspects of Haitian society, say sources on the ground there.

STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! (tags)

STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) forces in Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco joined the mass protests led by International ANSWER in these major cities on the anniversary of the 7th year of the US led war of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan last Saturday, March 20, 2010.

Filipino Americans Nationwide Stand Up Against War and Occupation-- March 20, 2010 (tags)

As the invasion of Iraq enters its eighth year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) expresses their solidarity with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines and every place there are occupying US forces. “Ordinary people are rallying across the country and around the world demanding an end to wars of aggression and longstanding imperialism”, says New York-based Ugnayan Interim Spokesperson Chevy Evangelista. Queens-based organizations Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland) and Damayan Migrant Workers Association as well California-based organizations, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro People Youth) Los Angeles and San Diego, are urging Filipino and other immigrant communities to join coordinated DC/West Coast anti-war rallies on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

AJLPP Condemns the Mercenary US Philippine Force Under the UN (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) express disgust in the mercenary tradition of the AFP and the supposed Filipino pride in the appointment of a Filipino general in the United Nations forces serving under the direction of US Imperialism. General Ecarma of the Philipine Marines was formally appointed on Monday by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as force commander and head of mission for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in what was once the battleground of the 1967 Six-Day War between Israel and Syria.

Focus on Haiti: Washington's Militarized Takeover (tags)

Washington plans exploitation, not humanitarian aid

More Army troops deployed to W. Visayas to crush Reds (tags)

PESANTE NEWS learned today from media sources from Cebu City that the Army has deployed more troops in Western Visayas, just months before the June 2010 deadline set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to strategically defeat the communist-led insurgency. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan town, Capiz on Monday formally deployed 190 soldiers to units on the islands of Negros, Panay and parts of Mindanao, 3ID public information officer 1st Lt. Mark Andrew Posadas said in a statement.

Ft. Hood Shooting Staged (tags)

There is no need for the military as it exists solely to murder the people of the world to steal their resources, usually oil, so as to maximize the profits of the oil companies and munitions companies. Thus, the entire illegal attack on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is staged, and American troops want to come home. This means a scapegoat is needed to build support of more war. The shooting at Ft. Hood could not have been done by one person with the weapons used.

May God Bless help America; are we winning the Hearts and Minds? (tags)

An important part of the U.S. military action in the Middle East is to try and win the hearts and minds of its people, so when I saw the attached video I was not only shocked and dismayed but was very disappointed in our troops’

US OUT OF AFGHANISTAN! US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Today, October 2001, the Bush regime’s armed forces launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” by carpet bombing Afghanistan and then invading and occupied the whole country after a minimal resistance from the existing Taliban regime. Like when Bush proclaimed “mission accomplished “ in Iraq, Afghanistan was an easy victory to their delight in 2001 but later it became their worst nightmare several years later.

ACTIVE US INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Pesante News gathered today from news sources that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is deceiving the Filipino people when it claims that US soldiers based in the Philippines are not engaged in operations against the New People's Army (NPA). NDF-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos said this in reaction to a statement by AFP spokesperson Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner, Jr. denying US troops' involvement in anti-NPA operations. Pesante News said that Ka. Oris, NDF-Mindanao spokesoerson said that "Brawner is a flunky of the US military. He is an apologist for US military intervention. Just like his superiors in the AFP and the Arroyo regime, he praises the US military for permanently stationing its troops in the Philippines even if it violates Philippine sovereignty," Madlos further said that US soldiers have been involved in operations against the NPA for several years now. The 600-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) under the US Pacific Command has been stationed in the Philippines since 2002 and is involved in "counterinsurgency" operations.

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Major increase in violent deaths of Mexican Troops and Federal Police in Michoacan (tags)

In response to a major increase in death and violence in the Mexican President’s home state of Michoacán President Felipe Calderon sent more than 5,500 more troops and federal police to protect, defend and support federal forces and other Mexican law enforcement personal who have taken a stand against the Mexican Drug Cartel known as La Familia.

British troops to officially end combat operation in Afghanistan in September ’09.. (tags)

And hand over bases in Helmand to US.

Filipinos Join Nationwide Rallies Demanding US Troop Withdrawal (tags)

Filipino domestic workers, youth, veterans and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) took part in national mobilizations this past Saturday, March 21, demanding the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Philippines. The marches and rallies, organized by the International ANSWER Coalition, commemorated the sixth-year anniversary of the US occupation of Iraq.

GABNET LETTER TO OBAMA (tags)

On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.

Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)

Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.

Mexico Federal Troops and police rush into Juarez to try and retake the city (tags)

Betrayal of hope by Obama's new neoliberal regime (tags)

People who thought that Obama would bring us change and some sort of positive direction need to brace themselves for the ultimate betrayal once the new neoliberal Obama regime replaces the old neoconservative GW bush regime, another shift change in the psychiatric ward we call the United States..

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.18.08 (tags)

[I]t will be interesting to see how antiwar activists react to this. Are they antiwar or just anti-Republican?

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.11.08 (tags)

We believe that veterans and active-duty GIs are in a key position to stop illegal and unjust war, and we are inspired by the resistance of troops who stood against the war in Vietnam.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)

"The basic difference is going to be style."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (11.02.08) (tags)

"There is one agenda, and whoever holds the [president's] chair will continue the other's job."

Syria massacre by US: NYT serving the empire (tags)

NYT defends US massacre in syria

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

Change Colin Powell can believe in is exactly the kind of change we should fear.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

[B]oth Messrs. Obama and McCain are reiterating their commitment to good, old-fashioned American-style war making. . . . Rather than offering relief, the new entrant to the White House come January is likely to simply exacerbate the mayhem.

AJLPP Condemns US War Games (tags)

As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations,the AJLPP condemns such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines. More than 60 military exercises or war games were conducted in the Philippines since the VFA was approved in 1999 according to AJLPP. The US-RP military war games commenced in the former US Clark Air base in Pampanga. It is now callled Diosdado Macapagal Airport after the current president 's father.

AJLPP Condemns RP-US war games in Luzon, Says It's An Act of Armed Intervention (tags)

As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations. the AJLPP condems such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines.

THE THIRD VIETNAM? (tags)

Very few people know that the US military is directly involved in the fierce fighting going on in the Philippines between the Moro insurgents and the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime supported by the Bush neocons and the warmongering Pentagon planners. Will you continue to allow US tax dollars to be wasted in this barbaric genocidal war against indigenous peoples? Over a thousand extrajudicial killings and "forced disappearances" under Arroyo's tenure, plus a few hundred Muslims dead as "collateral damage," may be the signs of US "benevolent hegemony" (Robert Kagan) and US "magnanimous imperial power" (Dinesh D'Souza). McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" lives on!

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

The most destructive, expensive empire since WWII No other country in the post-Second World War world has been so globally destructive or inflicted so many war fatalities. . . . Yet, so gargantuan and labyrinthine are U.S. military expenditures that the above grossly understates their true magnitude, which, as we shall see below, reached $1 trillion in 2007.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

U.S. General: "We are not losing, but we are winning slower in some places than others."

PHILIPPINES: Suspend US Military Deployments to Mindanao (tags)

A broad coalition of NGOs, social movements, and political parties from Mindanao and the rest of the country today called for all US military deployments in Mindanao suspended pending the conclusion of a fair and thorough probe by lawmakers.

US troops’ stay questioned, (tags)

They are supposed to be only visitors, but after six years they are still around and some local officials are wondering whether they are already part of the Filipino family. Officially, they are called the “visiting forces” but there has been no sign that American soldiers are leaving anytime soon and the officials are asking why the “visit” seems to have become a permanent deployment. Vice Mayor Mannix Dalipe says the Arroyo administration and the Philippine military have to explain why American troops are still in Zamboanga City. “No one is giving us answers,” Dalipe said in an interview the other day.

AFP OFFENSIVES AS RAMADAN SETS IN (tags)

The AJLPP and the media sources including Luwaran.com of the MILF confirmed that the AFP offensive in Mindanao grounds into a halt as Ramadan, the holy month of the Muslim world sets in. More than 300,000 people have been dislocated by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF. The campaign by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to encircle and finally finish off MILF Commander Bravo Macapaar and his 102nd BIAF Base Command has been terribly foiled by the heavy losses in men and materiel on the part of the invading force. This was reported by the Luwaran.com This is notwithstanding the far superior manpower being utilized by the AFP in the campaign and the sheer air and ground firepower to back up the assaulting troops on the ground. According to ground information an initial of four infantry battalions have been thrown into the fray against Commander Bravo.

French troops bombed (tags)

By US

Gov’t-MILF clashes go on in Cotabato (tags)

Skirmishes between government security forces and a group of Moro rebels in Libungan town in North Cotabato continued Monday, spilling over into the next town. “The fighting involving soldiers and MILF rebels had been ongoing since Sunday and now it escalated into Pigcawayan. The rebels are led by Commander Umbra Kato. The rebels are harvesting the crops of Christian settlers,” North Cotabato Gov. Jesus Sacdalan said. But Eid Kabalu, MILF’s civil military affairs chief, told the Inquirer that they had not received reports that the fighting had escalated into the neighboring town.

BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.

The 60th anniversary of Israel Nothing to celebrate! (tags)

In contrary to the outburst of festivities among zionists and their adherents, regarding the ´´celebration´´ of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, for the Palestinian victims of the etnic cleansings in 1948 and 1967 and the continuing occupation, there is nothing to celebrate Remember the Naqba

More US soldiers to arrive in Sulu province (tags)

More US troops are expected to arrive soon in the Philippines to support hundreds already deployed in the southern part of the country aiding Filipino soldiers in battling terrorism. At least 30 soldiers, part of the Guam Army National Guards’ First Battalion under the 294th Infantry Regiment, are heading to support “Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines,” the Guam-based Mariana’s Variety newspaper reported Wednesday.

Sen. Mikulski’s Warmongering Exposed by Peace Activist (tags)

The Iraq War is crashing our economy! We also now know that it was launched by the Bush-Cheney Gang based on 935 certifiable lies. Yet, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) continues to vote to fund it to the tune of $514 billion. Her excuse is that she “supports the troops.” Vietnam War veteran, nurse and Peace activist, Ms. Madeleine Mysko, isn’t buying Mikulski’s dubious line. She wants the war ended and the troop brought safely back home, now.

All Out on May Day! (tags)

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.

Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

Why not a Warning for Mexico travel or at least an up-grade to the existing alert? (tags)

Dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped, held hostage and killed by their captors in Mexico and many cases remain unsolved. Moreover, new cases of disappearances and kidnap-for-ransom continue to be reported

US troops Reached 4,000 Deaths Mark in Iraq War (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) find it unfortunate and sad that the number of American troops killed in Iraq surged to 4,000 at the time of the holiest of the Christian events: Easter Sunday, March 23,2008. The US war deaths surged passed the number of U.S combat deaths in the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 which is 1,500 out of more than 4,324 war deaths in the four years war for the colonizing the Philippines.

AJLPP Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the War in IraqMarch 15-19, 2008 (tags)

War is Hell.” This statement of an American civilwar general, General Tecumseh Sherman, best describesthe present war on Iraq and Afghanistan. On its fifthyear, the Iraq war surpassed World War II in lengthand the Vietnam War in expenses. Studies by Nobel Price winning economist Joseph E.Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes show that it will costU.S budget between $1.7 - $2.7 trillion by 2017,exceeding the US war expenses in Vietnam.

Operation Desert Slaughter: Thoughts on Holocaust Memorial Day (tags)

It is seventeen years since America and Britain embarked on their 'Final Solution' for the population of Iraq.Having, as James Baker boasted they would, reduced 'Iraq to a pre-industrial age', the country was denied all normality : trade, aid, telecommunications, power, sanitation, water repairs, seeds, foods, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.

Hundreds Attend Anti-War Protest & Picket in Hollywood , January 31. (tags)

Shouting “: CLINTON ,OBAMA YOU WILL SEE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL BE FREE!” Hundreds of activists ralled outside the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles last January 31,2008 Also shouting and holding banners that said: End the war and occupation now! All U.S. and foreign troops out of Iraq immediately! Money for jobs, housing, education, health care - not for racist war! the rallyist braved the cold weather and stayed up to 7:30 in the evening even after the debates..

Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

Vietnam Comparisons (tags)

Nixon was elected in 1968 because he loudly broadcast he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam. He knew the war could not be won any more but together with Kissinger delayed the withdrawal for six years to achieve an "honorable" peace.

AFP seeks additional troops, P3.5B to quash insurgents (tags)

President Arroyo yesterday said she is merely awaiting the recommendation of Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro to approve the proposal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership to beef up its strength by six battalions to bolster the government’s campaign to stamp out the decades-old local communist insurgency. Presiding over the first AFP Command Conference of 2008 at Camp Aguinaldo yesterday morning, Mrs. Arroyo listened intently to the presentations of the military brass, led by AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on the insurgency situation and other threats to national security. Esperon reported to the President that the AFP needs six more battalions and P3.5 billion to implement its “unified command” program. In addition to the six battalions, the AFP hopes to constitute 20 more Cafgu (Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit) companies to help the military fight insurgency in the countryside.

Instant Democracy (tags)

Instant Democracy just add American troops

Bring The Troops Back Home! (tags)

Bring The Troops Back Home!

Neocon-Lite Sen. Mikulski Sets Dems’ Cynical Agenda (tags)

The 2008 presidential election is heating up. Neocon-Lite Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), in a spiel in the Baltimore Examiner, blasted President George W. Bush for shortchanging national priorities because of the cost of the Iraq War. She failed to mention, however, that she has been an enabler of that conflict and has done nothing to end it. The cynical Democratic Party strategy is to let the Iraq War continue and to blame Bush for everything.

Iraq's Laboratory of Repression (tags)

The Bush administration is turning Iraq into a test tube for modern techniques of repression, from sophisticated biometrics that track populations to devastating weapons systems that combine night-vision optics from drone aircraft, heat resonance imaging and deadly firepower from the sky to kill suspected insurgents. The harsh repression surrounding the “surge” has drawn far less U.S. press attention. The grim reality, however, is that an increasingly desperate American military has stepped up its indiscriminate killing and jailing of Iraqis, especially “military-age males” or MAMS.

Democrats: AWOL When It Mattered: Too Late, Too Little (tags)

In their first eleven months as a congressional majority, the Democrats show no progress toward fulfilling the campaign promises that won them votes from the antiwar majority last November.

America's Energy Wars - A New Front - Africa (tags)

With the U.S. military announcing this week that it is opening up what it is calling The Africa Command

US Dept. of Veterans: 73,846 US troops dead, 1,620,906 disabled (tags)

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released the truth because they need all people to know the US military is literally destroyed. They are under orders to conceal the truth at all costs, so they let slip a report which now cannot be "un-slipped."

September 15th Rally Is Unnerving Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang is shaken by the coming massive antiwar rally set for September 15th, in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 6, 2007, it disrupted the ANSWER Coalition’s promotion of that demonstration. A cop-on-horseback interrupted ANSWER’s press conference that day. Three activists were also arrested. Plus, the antiwar activist, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., was assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops on Sept. 10th.

British surrender Basra (tags)

Having helped to slaughter 650,000 people.

Philippine Marine chief in Basilan sacked (tags)

-The commander of the Marine brigade battling Muslim extremists in Basilan was sacked from his post for not personally leading his troops into battle, the military’s chief said Wednesday. The removal of Col. Ra miro Alivio, commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, comes just days after heavy troop casualties in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf. Alivio would be moved to another position in the Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio “where his intelligence background will serve our organization best,” said Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon. He has been replaced by Col. Rus tico Guerrero, Esperon said.

Iraq Progress Report (tags)

The real conditions on the ground in Iraq

SENATE PROBES US MARINES COMBAT PRESENCE IN RP (tags)

ough talk from the police and the military on arresting some 130 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Abu Sayyaf rebels whom they claimed massacred 14 Marines, with 10 of them beheaded in Basilan, and for which thousands of troops were sent to back up the elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in serving these arrest warrants, turned out to be nothing but bluster, in the military brass’ bid to get the troops to cool down their anger over the brutal slaying of their Marine comrades. The PNP yesterday returned to the court the warrants of arrests issued against 130 MILF and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) suspects after they failed to serve the warrant to any of the suspects.

War supporters talking draft again! (tags)

In the wake of "happy talk" that Bush's surge is somehow working, supporters of the war are now saying they need to bring back the draft. Audio: 1 min 51 seconds

Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism (tags)

Castillo, in his cool Asunción office, with the standard Paraguayan herbal tea, tereré in his hand, said these operations marked a shift in US military strategy. "The kind of training that used to just happen at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia is now decentralized," he explained. "The US military is now establishing new mechanisms of cooperation and training with armed forces." Combined efforts, such as MEDRETEs, are part of this agenda.

The Roving Counter Demonstrator Strikes Again! (tags)

"This was his first visit to Highland Park, and he must have gotten wind that we were planning to observe Hiroshima and Nagasaki days as he brought signs supporting the use of nuclear weapons: one praised the Enola Gay for its involvement in nuking Japan, another thanked General Leslie R. Groves for overseeing the Manhattan Project."

UN approves Darfur force of up to 26,000 (tags)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize up to 26,000 troops and police in an effort to stop attacks on millions of displaced civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region.

EU prepares for hard-core Chad mission (tags)

As the EU sets peacekeeping plans in motion, the size of the force and the rules of its engagement in this hotspot remain key questions.

State raises concession in ultimatum to MILF (tags)

Making it more apparent that it is walking on eggshells on the matter, the government yesterday said while its set deadline for it had lapsed last Sunday, its doors are still open to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to surrender its members who were responsible for killing 14 Marines soldiers after an encounter in the island province of Basilan in the South two weeks ago. Government peace panel chief Rodolfo Garcia told reporters in an interview that even after its ultimatum had passed with the Muslim secessionist group ignoring its call, the government still hopes the MNLF’s leadership would be honorable enough to yield its members who killed 14 Marines soldiers, and even beheaded and mutilated the bodies of 10 of them, in an accidental clash in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan last July 10.

War Against Terror Costs US $12 Billion a Month (tags)

The promising title "The Way Forward" is a whitewash. Thorugh the invasion and occupation, Iraq first became a failed state where terrorist groups thrive.. The war that would only cost peanuts (Wolfowitz or Perle) may cost $1 trillion.

ANOTHER BATALLION SENT TO BASILAN (tags)

-The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is deploying another Marine battalion in Basilan to augment government forces massing up in the province in preparation for the hunt for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels behind the June 10 ambush. “We will be deploying another Marine battalion to the area, on top of the earlier deployment of a Marine battalion from Sulu to Basilan,” AFP Public Information Office chief Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro said. He said the deployment of additional troops is in anticipation of a bigger force against military operations following “punitive actions against the suspects.”

The Baltimore Examiner Is Wrong About the Iraqi War (tags)

On July 11, 2007, the Baltimore Examiner published an editorial cheerleading a continuation of the Iraqi War and propping up the conflict’s main instigator, the liar-in-chief, President George W. Bush. The Examiner insisted: “[Bush] is right on Iraq and that he deserves America’s support.” The Examiner is wrong! Bush warrants impeachment for lying the country into the war and a federal prison cell next to his partner-in-crime--V. P. Dick Cheney!

Blair arrives in Gaza to help (tags)

in an Israeli tank.

the Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective (tags)

The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East – and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq’s oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a “lesson” to any country that dares “step out of line” was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism’s political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.

Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)

While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

US spy plane could join search for Italian priest In Mindanao (tags)

Manila-- Government troops are hard on the heels of the group who seized an Italian priest from a remote village in Zamboanga Sibugay Sunday. Fr. John Carlo Bossi was seized by armed men in Barangay Bulawan in the town of Payao.

AFP attack planes mobilized; 12 killed in NPA-military clashes (tags)

The area command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has mobilized attack planes and gunship helicopters to extend air support to the combat battalions currently pursuing communist insurgents in Compostela Valley province and Davao Oriental. Clashes between government troops and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) left four soldiers and eight rebels dead, military officials yesterday said. Lt. Gen. Rodolfo Obaniana, AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command area chief, ordered Maj. Gen. Ernesto Boac, 10th Infantry Division (ID) commander, to use all available combat personnel and military bulldozers to “pin down” the communist rebels.

Philippine Govt rejects OIC on MNLF camps (tags)

The Philippines has rejected the request of the powerful Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)—the United Nations of Muslim majority countries, whose official observer for the Philippines is the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)—to give back to the MNLF’s Ustadz Habier Malik the two camps that government troops wrested from Malik on April 15. The OIC is helping all parties in the Mindanao conflicts keep the peace. Its richer members are pouring development aid into Mindanao and have pledged to invest billions to make Mindanao and the Filipino Muslims enjoy prosperity and modernization. Malik had issued a declaration of jihad (holy war) against the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines after government troops overran his MNLF camps in retaliation for his group’s attack, using mortars, on a Marine base. Malik’s attack killed two Marines.

GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)

COMMENTARY

RP, Australia sign defense pact (tags)

The Philippines and Australia signed signed a security pact yesterday that will allow the countries’ militaries to hold joint counterterrorism exercises. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) is the second such agreement entered into by the Philippines. President Arroyo and Australian Prime Minister John Howard witnessed the signing of the agreement by Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and Australian Minister for Defense Dr. Brendan Nelson. Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo vowed to question SOFA and said that they would press for the public disclosure of all the terms indicated in the agreement. “The VFA has already allowed the year-round presence of American troops. Now, they have the SOFA and they are saying that they are also taking other countries. How many soldiers from foreign countries would be allowed in our country?” he asked. Ocampo said Congress, particularly the committee on foreign affairs, was not informed about the provisions of the agreement.

A Congressman of the People: Parren J. Mitchell (RIP) (tags)

Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, age 85, died on May 28, 2007. He served the people of Baltimore, MD, for eight terms in the U.S. Congress (1971-87). He was fighter for Civil Rights, who opposed the Vietnam War and pushed for the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. Today, by contrast, Maryland is stuck with U.S. Sen., Barbara A. Mikulski. She supports funding for the Iraqi War, with no conditions, and condones the wrongdoings of President George W. Bush.

Surge on this, Bush (tags)

If you can

Democrats Retreat before Bush (tags)

America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.

Mothers For Peace Arrested on Capitol Hill (tags)

The “SWARM on Congress” campaign got off to a rousing start on May 14, 2007, in the nation’s capital. Cindy Sheehan spoke to the crowd at Lafayette Park; along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and activists Kevin Zeese, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Ann Wright, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others. After parading to Capitol Hill, 33 of the estimated 250 antiwar activists were arrested there for refusing a police order to disperse.

Presidential Candidate: Senator Reid was Right, War is Lost (tags)

Reid is now opposing the Iraq War because the U.S. is losing; he initially supported the war and backed the invasion. The war is another imperial adventure by the U.S. and there is a growing divide, by those supporters of U.S. imperialism, that a continued war is weakening U.S. imperialism.

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary! (tags)

Want-to-be president, Sen. Hillary “War Lite” Clinton (D-NY), recently gushed over U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). She said that “Pro-Surge” Mikulski had “paved” the way for her. Indeed, Mikulski has done a lot of paving, especially with respect to the manufacturing jobs lost on her watch. In addition, Mikulski persists in supporting funding for the Iraqi War. Now, it has been disclosed that she knew the Bush-Cheney Gang was lying about the war.

The U.S. military announced the deaths of 11 more U.S. troops in Iraq (tags)

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary!

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary! (tags)

Want-to-be president, Sen. Hillary “War Lite” Clinton (D-NY), recently gushed over U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). She said that “Pro-Surge” Mikulski had “paved” the way for her. Indeed, Mikulski has done a lot of paving, especially with respect to the manufacturing jobs lost on her watch. In addition, Mikulski persists in supporting funding for the Iraqi War. Now, it has been disclosed that she knew the Bush-Cheney Gang was lying about the war.

Complicit Democrats Ripped at Pro Peace Rally (tags)

As a result of the Bush-Cheney Gang’s insane “Surge” strategy, 1,300 Maryland Nation Guard members will be deployed to the hell hole that is Iraq. On May 3, 2007, in Baltimore, a rally was held to protest that action. Maryland State Del. Jill P. Carter blasted U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin for funding the war and then saying that they wanted to “protect the troops.” She called that bizarre conduct: “politically schizophrenic.”

Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)

A new mass leaflet.

Democratic presidential candidates debate where to wage war next (tags)

In the first debate between candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, the leading contenders made clear that whatever their differences with the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq, they are all committed to maintaining the US occupation of the oil-rich country and that, if elected president, they would not hesitate to use US military power anywhere in the world to defend the geo-political interests of American imperialism. The debate, which was broadcast by MSNBC television from South Carolina State University, included ostensible front runners New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, as well as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Also included were Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska senator Mike Gravel.

Supporting the Troops for "Preposterous" reasons? (tags)

To suggest that its alright for the US Military Troops to continue wreaking havoc and carnage on the Iraqi people because these totally "uninformed" troops think it's their moral and patriotic duty to do so is hypocrisy and a delusional form of insanity!

Talks with MILF to resume after elections (tags)

Stalled peace talks between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are to resume after the May 14 elections. Both sides have agreed to work toward a resumption of the talks, Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye said in a statement Thursday. ---BACKED by howitzer and mortar fire, elite Army troops on Thursday seized a makeshift camp of the Moro National Liberation Front in Sulu where nearly 100 Abu Sayyaf extremists were believed to be hiding.

The thinker (tags)

works it out

AIPAC policy working (tags)

The Surge is not

Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)

US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.

Philippine Military Put Up P1-M bounty for MNLF Commander Ustadz Habier Malik in Sulu (tags)

The Philippine military is offering a P1-million reward for the capture of National Liberation Front (MNLF) commander Ustadz Habier Malik who has been leading clashes against government troops in Sulu for a week now. Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said Malik, who has some 300 to 500 armed followers, has joined the Abu Sayyaf terrorists, the target of a separate massive military offensive. "We should be very careful about this because definitely there is a group that would try to exploit the situation, at least the Abu Sayyaf," he said. "Let us be very clear," he said. "This is not an operation against the MNLF. This is an operation against Habier Malik so that he will be made to answer for his criminal liabilities, including the death of a child."

8,000 families displaced in Sulu fighting; OIC steps in (tags)

More than 8,000 families ( 40,000 people)have fled their homes as Marines and Army troops hunted down renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commander Habier Malik and his men, who have killed 12 people in Sulu. For three days now, thousands of troops have been sent to Sulu to run after Malik’s band after he escaped when the military captured his sprawling hilltop encampment in Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Reports said several MNLF commanders, along with an undetermined number of fighters from the towns of Pata, Daungdong and Capual in Sulu, are now fighting alongside Malik.

This is an impressive crowd (tags)

of war profiteers

To those who are about to die (tags)

a peaceful weekend from a drunk

Send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq, Not the MD National Guard! (tags)

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate Easter, some of them, members of the state’s National Guard, are receiving a notice from the Pentagon. It says that they will be deployed to Iraq. They are being called up to fulfill the insane “Surge” strategy of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) has voted to fund the “Surge.” She is complicit in that regime's wrongdoing. I say: Keep the MD National Guard home and send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq!

David Flaum tell Cheney how it is (tags)

And to get on with it and bomb Iran

'No Trident, Troops Out of Iraq' demonstration in London (tags)

Around 15,000 people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. Thousands of anti-war protesters march through central London Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. Anti-war protesters converged on London Saturday to call on Prime Minister Tony Blair to withdraw all of Britain's troops from Iraq and voice fears over a potential conflict with Iran.

The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars (tags)

Democracy for America Miami (DFAM) and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads. “Bring Our Troops Home Now”. These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami and again at the Grammy Music Awards, but inclement weather forced the event to be postponed. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood, California.

Activists Visit Congresswoman Sanchez (tags)

MoveOn.org political action members delivered "Congress Decides" letters to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in an effort to end the war funding and bring our troops home from Iraq.

From George Washington to a Broomstick for a President (tags)

When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) met with President George W. Bush, in the White House, on Feb. 15, 2007, he got the distinct impression that Bush’s “soul was shut down,” and that on the Iraqi War that his “mind was shut tight.” Non-binding Congressional Resolutions will not stop Bush’s “Surge.” Cutting off funds for the war will. Antiwar activists are showing the way on this issue by taking their campaign directly to the U.S. Congress.

Peace Plane flies to Grammy Awards with message "Bring Our Troops Home Now" (tags)

A small group of members from Democracy for America Miami and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads, "Bring Our Troops Home Now". These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year's Super Bowl in Miami, but bad weather prevented the plane from taking off. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will be in Los Angeles. A plane has been leased to fly the same message over the Staples Center where the Grammys are taking place.

Report: International Day in Solidarity with Haiti (Los Angeles) (tags)

The grassroots resistance in Haiti called for international solidarity on or about February 7. Activists on four different continents participated. Here in Southern California, over 30 people demonstrated in front of the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. (Brazil is heading the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti.)

"Oscar for Peace", an Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)

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Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)

The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.

Molly Ivins, RIP.... (tags)

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Doomed to Failure (tags)

Bush has ignored the Baker plan in nearly all points-except for sending troops to train Iraqi security forces. He rejects a diplomatic involvement of Syria and Iran.. Sunnites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.

When failure... (tags)

is no success at all

Local Soldier, Brian Scott Freeman, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Freeman was killed Saturday in Karbala, Iraq when his Civil Affairs unit was ambushed by Iraqi insurgents disguised as U.S. troops.

Petition: Stop the Escalation, Begin the Withdrawal (tags)

"I oppose Bush’s plan to escalate the war by sending additional troops to Iraq. I urge my members of Congress to actively plan a rapid and responsible withdrawal from Iraq."

The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message (tags)

George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home.

Bush twins go to war (tags)

to support our troops.

THE CALIFORNIA ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS MUST NOT STAND ALONE (tags)

IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ

Statement On the US-Wide Anti-War Mobilization against the Bush “Iraq Troop Surge” (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - USA, a member of the national steering committee of the International A.N.S.W.E.R., stands with the American people not only in opposing all unjust wars and racism being perpetrated by the imperialist system. For the Filipino American community, all imperialist wars are not patriotic crusades and a worthy cause to die for. We vehemently oppose Bush’s new policy of the “Iraq troop surge” or the Iraq alternative, for this is just a carbon copy of the failed Nixon “ Vietnamization” during the Vietnam War. It is now called “Iraqis solving Iraq’s problem.”

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu (tags)

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu

By Definition Every American Soldier is Legally Insane (tags)

Apply the facts to the law and judge for yourself.

Vigil For Peace Pershing Square (tags)

Vigil for Peace in Iraq Tuesday January 9, 2007 5 PM to 6:45 PM at Pershing Square, 5th & Hill (across from subway entrance). Downtown Los Angeles.

Action Alert: 3,000 US Troops Dead (tags)

At the time of this post the current death toll of US troops is now at 2,996 (http://www.icasualties.org/oif/) It is expected that this number will reach the 3,000 mark at any moment.

March 17--March on Washington --and Stay there (tags)

The Decisive Battle this Spring - The Challenge for the Antiwar Movement Forcing Congress to vote to cut off further war funding is the defining issue for the antiwar movement this spring and it is a struggle that we can win if we are bold enough to take it seriously

BTL:Bush Moves Toward Increasing US Troops in Iraq (tags)

Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?! (tags)

DURING ISRAELS SUMMER WAR WITH LEBANON, WHICH WAS CLEARLY SEEN AS AN AMERICAN SUPPORTED PROXY WAR IN BUSH'S DOMINATION OF THE MIDDLE EAST, PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE ISRAELI ATTACKS. ETHIOPIAN FORCES WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF WASHINGTON ARE NOW POUNDING SOMALIA IN A BRUTAL INVASION TO DEFEAT ISLAMISTS.

Aaron Burr and Dick Cheney: Two Treacherous VPs (tags)

V. P. Dick Cheney is a very powerful, but desperate individual. The idea that the Bush-Cheney Gang is planning to send 30,000 more troops into the Civil War in Iraq is insane. A planned war with Iran is also on Cheney’s agenda as a diversion to save himself and George W. Bush from impeachment. The Special Prosecutor will soon cross examine Cheney in the “Scooter” Libby case. Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon to impeach, say good-bye to the Republic!

Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)

The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.

The Only Way Out of Iraq: Troops and Teachers Stand Down (tags)

Efforts to vote the US out of Iraq, to lobby the US out of Iraq, to beg the US out of Iraq, or even to march the US out of Iraq, misinterpret the causes of the war, and the locations of power where anti-war action might matter

President Bush has his head in the sand! (tags)

U.S. should boost size of Army and Marines, Bush says

THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)

Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said America losing war (tags)

the United States is losing the "civil war" in Iraq

MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)

Good fucking luck Democrats.

YES, THE WAR NEWS FROM IRAQ IS GRIM, BUT THE WAR NEWS FROM WASHINGTON IS EVEN GRIMER (tags)

NO TO TROOP ESCALATION!

Proud to be American (tags)

Slaughter the kids

Troops in Iraq to get fire-resistant uniforms (tags)

It would be smarter to just remove the troops from Iraq! That would cut 100% of the deaths.

Should I stay or should I go? (tags)

General war in Middle East on the cards

Seems like these American GIs don't know that THEY are the terrorists! (tags)

They [the Iraqis] blame us for all their problems. They look at us as the terrorists and then they turn around and help the terrorists who are trying to kill us."

More Philippine troops sent to hunt for Janjalani, JI operatives (tags)

News sources and the Philippine military said Tuesday it will send another 2,000 troops to Jolo to bolster a US-backed four-month offensive to capture the country's top terror suspects. According ot news sources, about 6,000 Army troops and Marines have been searching for Indonesians Umar Patek and Dulmatin, suspected members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network, who fled to the southern Philippines after allegedly plotting the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani since August 2006.

US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right / Nation’s Sovereignty (tags)

On December 4, the Philippine Court released a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused) was found guilty. Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier were pronuced not guilty. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.

US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right ... (tags)

On December 4, the Philippine Court will release a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused), Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.

THE NEO-CON INSURGENCY (tags)

THE NEO-CONS CIRCLE THE WAGONS

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/1/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.

US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right ... (tags)

On November 27, the Philippine Court will release a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused), Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.

"White House Whitewash" (tags)

Captain Eric H. May "Ghost Troop CO" has since December 10, 2003 E-mailed Soldiers,Veterans, Citizens and members of the United States Congress we retold the real truth about the Bush renegade attack on the nation of Iraq that has killed hundreds of Thousands of Iraqi civilian men women and children and contaminated the combat zones with radio active Depleted Uranium on the unconfirmed suspicion of Weapons of Mass Destruction rendering the areas uninhabitable for millions of years. It will be mutating, deforming and reducing the life span of all who have been exposed, including and especially our combat troops.

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,

¡Oaxaca Valiente! (tags)

Saturday, Angelenos walked in unity with the struggle to end the government invasion of Oaxaca.

Blitzkrieg in Gaza (tags)

They're killing the kids again

Why Israel invaded Iraq (tags)

What's it all about?

Watchdog warns NATO on civilian deaths (tags)

An international human rights group criticized NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, saying their tactics increasingly endanger civilians and are turning the population against the Western alliance.

Philippine troops, block farmers in Anti-GMA –Pro Peasant caravan in Pampanga, Central Luz (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesnte) -USA in solidarity with the peasant organizations in the Philippines, strongly condemns the military and police harrasment of the peasant caravan from Central Luzon in Pampanga, going to Manila in protest over the agrarian reform month in the Philippines. Media souces reported today that 500 militant farmers taking part in a Central Luzon-wide caravan against political killings and American war games were stopped on Thursday by about 200 government soldiers and residents in the Pampanga capital of San Fernando and blocked four times by policemen on their way to this ecozone and Manila. Pesante-USA vehemently protest such military harrasments that used their civilian supporters to coerce and harass peasant protesting GMA's bogus land reform and fascist attacks against the people especially the KMP and other progressive groups.

Time to plan for the protest when the body count hits 3,000 (tags)

I guess we won't have to wait that long to get to the 3,000 body mark for the big anti-war protest. If this keeps up we could hit the 3,000 mark in a little over a month.

4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)

Good news for those wacky billionaries for Bush

On Terrorism and Mass Media (tags)

Reply to questions by Ms. Roselyn Beltran, BA Journalism student at the University of the Philippines (UP), for a paper on "Terrorism and Mass Media"

5,700 US troops coming for war exercises in Luzon (tags)

Some 5,700 American military personnel will join Filipino troops this month in major war drills, including live-fire exercises, amphibious landings and ship interdictions, US and Philippine military officials said yesterday.

Hidden Costs of the Iraqi War Exposed (tags)

As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also “hidden costs” to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill “Iraq Forum” on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.

Israel surrenders (tags)

Having slaughtered countless women and children

Averting an American Civil War (tags)

Politics unusual in America: Debilitating country’s internal strength seen as ploy to prop up unpopular dictatorship.

Poll: Most Iraqis support attacks on American troops (tags)

Please don’t tell this to Emperor George W. Bush. He thinks the troops are being welcomed as liberators.

Sulu offensives to continue through Ramadan – AFP Chief (tags)

Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. announced Monday. that military offensives against suspected al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern Philippines will continue throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)

Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.

AFP DEPLOYS TWO MORE BATALLIONS TO CARAGA REGION IN MINDANAO (tags)

Two more battalions of Army soldiers have been deployed by the AFP to the Caraga region as reinforcements to troops battling communist guerrillas in an apparent bid to crush the NPA insurgency. Meanwhile, NDF's George Madlos, NDF Mindanao spokeperson warned that a bloody end awaits the soldiers responsible for the spate of militant killings in the region. Caraga region is in the Northeastern part of Mindanao which covers Surigao and Agusan provinces.

AFP Southcom split into 2 commands (tags)

Southcom split into 2 commands By Jaime Laude The Philippine Star 08/27/2006 The military’s biggest troop contingent in Mindanao will be deactivated and split into two separate commands effective today. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said the Southern Command under Maj. Gen. Gabriel Habacon will be divided into the Western Mindanao Command and the Eastern Mindanao Command. Esperon stressed the division of the Southcom into two military units is for a more effective control and deployment of troops in the whole of Mindanao. Maj. Gen. Eugenio Cedo has been designated as first commander of the Western Mindanao Command that will be based at the Southcom headquarters at Camp Navarro in Zamboanga City. On the other hand, the Eastern Mindanao Command to be based in Davao City will be under the command of Maj. Gen. Rodolfo Obaniana. Esperon explained the split of Southcom is necessary for better control of the troops and to put more focus on the fight against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in the eastern part of Mindanao, and the fight against the Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups in the western part of the region. Southcom, which has responsibility over the whole of Mindanao, is composed of three Army divisions, two joint task forces, two naval forces, a tactical operations wing of the Air Force, two elite Special Forces battalions and one company of troops from the Light Reaction Battalion. Esperon said there would be some redeployment of troops where their presence is mostly needed. The Southcom comprises roughly 60 percent of the 120,000-strong military, all under its administrative and operational control. "These two targets (Islamic extremists and communist rebels) are very important that’s why we assigned two commanders there. With the split, we believe that the commanders will be more focused," Esperon said. Esperon said the decision to split Southcom into two units is a strategic move to sustain the pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu. The decision, however, left Habacon with no unit to command. Habacon, one of the remaining so-called "Garci generals," said the deactivation of the Southcom will mean the closure of his military career. He opted to retire early, with only a few days left on his active service before his mandatory retirement on Sept. 9 on reaching the age of 56. "He (Habacon) decided to retire early due to personal reasons. He may have planned it earlier," Southcom spokesman Col. Susthenes Valcorza explained yesterday. Esperon will preside over the deactivation of Southcom today, on the same occasion where Habacon will be given retirement honors, Valcorza said. When asked if the splitting of the Southcom prompted Habacon to seek early retirement, Valcorza replied: "It could be one of the reasons." Habacon was among the generals mentioned in the controversial wiretap recordings that became an issue against President Arroyo. Aside from Habacon, among the generals mentioned to have helped in the rigging of the results of the May 10, 2004 elections in Mindanao include retired Lt. Gen. Roy Kyamko, former Southcom chief and retired Marine Brig. Gen. Francisco Gudani, along with Esperon. Kyamko has already retired when the tapes were leaked in June 2005. Gudani retired in October that same year, days after he exposed alleged cheating operations in Central Mindanao before a Senate investigation. A military fact-finding board headed by Navy Chief Vice Admiral Mateo Mayuga cleared the four generals of involvement in the alleged cheating operations.

Looters ransack base after British leave (tags)

Does this mean we are losing the war in Iraq? :) I wonder if George W. Hitler will figure it out?

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE RANK AND FILE TROOPS IN IRAQ (tags)

IT IS TIME TO LEAVE IRAQ

THE GENERALS SIGNAL THE RETREAT (tags)

THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IN IRAQ! FORGET TIMETABLES FOR WITHDRAWAL- CUT AND RUN NOW (JOG, TROT, CRAWL, SWIM, IF NECESSARY) THE GENERALS AND POLITICANS HAVE ABANDONED THE RANK AND FILE SOLDIERS IN IRAQ TO THEIR FATE. BROTHER AND SISTER SOLDIERS- THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT- GET THE TROOP TRANSPORTS READY

Why the government ruler don't like sniper rifles (tags)

Iraqi insurgents are teaching recruits sophisticated sniper techniques for targeting U.S. troops that include singling out engineers, medics and chaplains, according to training material obtained by U.S. military intelligence. The insurgent sniper training manual was posted on the Internet. Among its tips: "Killing doctors and chaplains is suggested as a means of psychological warfare."

Nightmare Scenario (tags)

Is the badly outnumbered American expeditionary force in Iraq in trouble? Is it in danger of being trapped? With all our firepower, are we looking at the possibility of some kind of a military defeat?

Lebanon crisis: Don't let them fool you - ISRAEL STARTED IT (tags)

Ever since the bloody carnage in Lebanon started, the mainstream media has echoed Israel's self-righteous indignation about how they're merely defending themselves - "Israeli sovereignty was violated" when Hizbullah "kidnapped" their soldiers from "across the border." What they conveniently reverse is that Hizbullah confronted Israeli troops on the LEBANESE SIDE OF BORDER.

Using drones to kill people (tags)

Drones can also be used by the people against the government!

US Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35): End War in Iraq! Bring The Troops Home! (tags)

PRESS RELEASE: Waters is Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus. The group explains its plans to end the war and to bring the troops home.

Cheney Spoke of Need to Establish US Presece in Mid-East (tags)

By D. Burbeck Mike Malloy of Air America Radio said a few nights ago that in the '90s Cheney used to speak of the need to establish a U.S. presence in the Middle-East. I had never heard this before, but it came as no surprise.

Bush supporter, please take down your American flag (tags)

One page printable/downloadable handout aimed at Bush supporters points out why now is the time to abandon their American flags, support our troops magnets, and Christian symbols. Suggestion to download from included link, print out, and distribute.

Sir No Sir, a Fim Review (tags)

A Review of the new documentary on the anit-war movement among Vietnam era soldiers.

Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW (tags)

Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW

1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month (tags)

1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month

Kevin Zeese: “Both Parties Selling Country to Highest Bidder!” (tags)

Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, accused both parties, Democrats and Republicans, of “selling the country to the highest bidder.” He spoke at a Forum, in Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 2006. Zeese emphasized the importance of breaking the straightjacket the two parties have on the voters in order to give them a real choice. Zeese also underscored that our fragile environment is headed for a global disaster, unless serious policy changes are made within the next five to ten years.

ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)

ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War

Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)

The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.

Europe’s ‘Green’ militarists (tags)

The days when the German Green Party opposed international military operations by Germany’s armed forces, or at least criticized them, have long since passed. After seven years in government, the party has returned to the opposition benches, but it has by no means returned to its former pacifist positions. The Greens are among the most avid proponents of a German military mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one that could easily become the most extensive and dangerous foreign operation conducted by German soldiers since World War II.

No Soy el U.S. Army (tags)

No Troops at the Border! Protest at Roybal Federal Bldg. 255 Temple St. Los Angeles at 5pm June 1st. Thursday, called by the CER: Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza

White House: Haditha findings to be made public (tags)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The results of an investigation into the killings last year of 24 Iraqi civilians will be released to the public when the Marine Corps' investigation is complete, the White House said.

Mass rioting reveals depth of Afghan opposition to US occupation (tags)

The mass rioting that broke out in the Afghan capital of Kabul Monday has exposed the intensity and breadth of popular opposition to the four-and-a-half-year US-led occupation of Afghanistan and the fragility of the hold on the country by Washington and the puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai. According to official and press reports, at least 20 people died Monday in clashes between demonstrators, US troops and Afghan security forces, while more than 140 were wounded. A doctor at the Khair Hana Hospital in northern Kabul told the New York Times that a seven-year-old child was among the dead, while several other school children were severely wounded.

Spoils of War Today? - Gulf War Syndrome (tags)

For our troops on Memorial Day - The Kings of Britain and France and many other empires were able to raise huge armies every several decades because the soldiers who survived the battles were rewarded with the riches that they could carry and women that they could rape at will.

Liars’ Club Confab: Bush and Blair at White House (tags)

The prime members of the Anglo-American Liars’ Club, President George W. Bush and the UK’s Tony Blair, met at the White House on May 25, 2006. The bull session lead to more perpetual war propaganda, including an agreement to keep troops there until the new Iraqi government of occupation “takes control.” Protesters expected at the confab, include Ann Wright, who resigned her State Dept. job rather than endorse the Neocon-inspired war.

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS (tags)

At the end of the day, the blood of the Iraqi people will demand to be heard and the voice of justice will be louder and reverberate with greater power than any so-called 'weapon of mass destruction' throughout the entire world. The only questions that remain are: Where does each and every one of us stand in this conflict and what do we intend to do about it?

Korean Troops Occupy Village for US Base Expansion (tags)

For three days, 1,000's of protestors have clashed with police and soldiers in a resistance to a U.S. base expansion. The expansion of Camp Humphreys (K-6) is part of the United States' Global Posture Review, following the agenda of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), and implemented by the Bush Administration to consolidate its military hegemony over Northeast Asia.

Iraqi Resistance Report (tags)

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 5 May 2006. By: Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr. and British heli shootdown in Iraq, 4 killed - 3 british armoured vehicle attacked.

King Would be Proud of Rep. Barbara Lee! (tags)

On April 27, 2006, a Forum was held on Capitol Hill by the House of Representatives’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” whose purpose is to end the Iraqi War and bring all the troops home. A leading Caucus members, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), also testified. She said there were no WMD in Iraq and that Osama bin Laden had no connections to 9/11, Iraq or Saddam Hussein. Lee said the Bush-Cheney Gang must answer to the people: “Why did [they] do it?”

No yellow ribbons from this ex-marine (tags)

We can and should support troops-to-be, but do so before they become troops. We should post a warning sign, and disclaimer, in all recruiting stations. Prospective enlistees should be told that their new employer will not be the Department of Defense, but the Department of War; and that their service will not be in the defense of freedom and democracy, but in the building of an empire for America's powerful elite. And that their countrymen, for all the yellow ribbons and pseudo-patriotic talk, will ultimately blame them for the added terrorism they instigate with their wars. Just like there is truth in lending, we should demand truth in recruitment.

In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)

March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com

Orange County IS What Democracy Looks Like!! (tags)

Take a look at what's brewin' from behind the Orange Curtain! FANTASTIC BRING OUR TROOPS HOME RALLY/MARCH TODAY! March 18, 2006 Orange, CA USA

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/17/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 10 March 2006. (tags)

· Four US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in central ar-Ramadi Friday afternoon. · US soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Amiriyat al-Falluja · At least seven US troops reported killed in Resistance car bomb attack on US command point in eastern al- Fallujah. · Resistance blasts home occupied by US-installed puppet “Iraqi President” with mortar shells Friday evening. · Resistance bomb reportedly kills two US troops in Baghdad’s Zuyunah area. · Fierce fighting rages in al-Mushahadah Friday evening. http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/81963

3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner the Better (tags)

Forget the president and his self-serving blather about not “cutting and running.” If you want to help our soldiers, why not do what THEY want, and work to bring them home? That’s the message for the grunts in Iraq.

Bring the Troops Home Now! Protest, 3rd Anniversary of GWB's Start of ILLEGAL War on Iraq! (tags)

Bring the Troops Home Now! Protest & Rally Hart Park, Orange, CA USA

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/17/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Israeli occupation troops murder young woman in Gaza (tags)

Another Israeli crime against humanity.

George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita (tags)

With great power comes great responsibility, and when you’re “commander-in-chief” that means responsibility for the crimes of your troops. 60 years ago this month, American troops executed a Japanese general using precisely that argument.

U.S. helicopter fires rockets into crowded Baghdad (tags)

Photos show an Iraqi resident inside his destroyed home in Baghdad's Sadr city February 2, 2006, after U.S. occupation forces used a helicopter to fire rockets into a crowded Shiite neighborhood. The young girl was one of those wounded in the attack. U.S. occupation forces rocketed Baghdad's Sadr city early Thursday, killing one woman and wounding at least three others, residents said.

Orange County: Bring Our Troops Home Now! Demonstration...3/18/06 (tags)

Mr. Bush....We want YOU to bring the troops home NOW!!!

Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)

On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org

Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)

On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, coordinated by CodePink, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org.

Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)

Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025

Iraq: A Rush for the Exits (tags)

With the pressure building for the US to start retreating from Iraq, and our coalition “allies” abandoning ship, what’s a soldier in Iraq to think? Déjà vu. It’s 1970 Vietnam.

A Light in the Darkness: An Antiwar Vigil (tags)

A report from the Vigil for 2000 at Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave

SAT. 10/15: Iraq Vets & CodePink to Challenge Sen. Clinton Support for War (tags)

As the Death Toll of American Troops in Iraq Nears the 2000 Mark, Iraq Veterans Against the War and CodePink Join Forces to Challenge Senator Hillary Clinton on her Pro-War Record Outside 'Hollywood' Star-Studded Fundraiser on Saturday WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 12:30 PM WHERE: Outside Sen. Clinton Fundraiser at the home of Marta Kauffman 335 Rimpau (near 3rd St.) in Hancock Park section of Los Angeles

US Solders Posting Pictures of Iraqis killed to access porn (tags)

The pictures below are graphic and should not be viewed by those who do not wish to see the reality of US foreign policy.

100's dead troops brought to Eureka Coast Guard station (tags)

Secret entry port for dead marines in Eureka

Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)

Repost fron Alternet.org

Rally to Bring U.S. Troops Home Now!, Sat., 6/25/05 (tags)

Rally for: Troops Home Now! Downing Street Coverup! Impeach Bush!

March 17- Commemorating Rachel Corrie (tags)

Women in Black - Los Angeles presents... A Special Event Commemorating Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist from Olympia, Washington, was killed on March 16th, 2003. She was trying to prevent a family home in Gaza from being demolished, when an Israeli bulldozer ran her over. Film Screening: "Dispatches: The Killing Zone" Talks: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati - Media's whitewashing of this crime Rev. Darrel Meyers - Presbyterian Church's divestment decision Mary Hughes - Witnessing the situation in Palestine Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site) Film description and speaker bios below; no admission charge; free literature available For more information, see www.wib-la.org

ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)

Al-Asad: Withdrawal to Bakaa Valley (tags)

Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has addressed parliament and said his country's troops will first withdraw to the Bakaa Valley before redeploying along the border with Lebanon.

Vermont towns say ‘Bring our troops home’ (tags)

In more than 50 towns voters took a day usually reserved for decisions on school budgets and new snow plows to debate an issue of international significance — the war in Iraq.

UN sets April deadline for Syrian pullout (tags)

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned Syria it must withdraw all its forces from Lebanon by April in the latest escalation of tension between the international community and Damascus. The hardening of attitude comes as Syria said it will "redeploy" all of the 15,000 troops it has stationed in Lebanon to the country's eastern border with Syria in a last ditch attempt to defuse increasing international pressure against it.

UFPJ: End war, bring troops home now! (tags)

Over 450 participants from throughout the country adopted a new strategic framework setting UFPJ’s top priority as ending the war and winning a complete U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

Don't Support the Troops! Not if They are Committing War Crimes (tags)

The televised execution of Iraqi wounded in Fallujah by U.S. Marines is just the tip of an ugly iceberg. The U.S. has adopted a policy of war crimes and genocide in Fallujah and elsewhere that puts it right up there with Milosevic and his thugs.

Heroic Fallujah (tags)

US imperialism hits a stumbling block in Fallujah and Iraq as a whole in its drive for global hegemony and corporate control.

The onslaught in Fallujah: Shooting at a fly that has landed on a horse’s head (tags)

On the face of it, the siege of Fallujah seems to be going relatively well for the US troops. Most of the city has been captured and according to the mass media “Operation Phantom Fury” will be finished in a couple of days. However, things are not so simple. The war in Iraq was also supposed to be over, whereas it clearly is not. The same applies to Fallujah, where an official victory may well turn out to be a Pyrrhic one.

Emergency Demo Today: Stop the Fallujah Attack! (tags)

Join us for an Emergency Demo to Stop the Fallujah Attack! Today at 6 pm at the Westwood Federal Building.

Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)

Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.

US runs low on soldiers (tags)

A radio is playing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On as the Veterans for Peace create a memorial known as Arlington West on the beach beside Santa Monica Pier. They are placing 1008 white crosses in the sand - one for each US soldier killed in Iraq as of September 12.

The more US troops that die the better (tags)

Some anti-imperialist words for those who really are against the US occupation of Iraq.

BTL:Military Families Campaign to Bring U.S. Troops Back from Iraq Now (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

RNC/NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer, MFSO Anti-War Mother (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer after the mass Anti-War march today in NYC

Antiwar Protests Rock South Korea (tags)

More than 10,000 Korean antiwar protesters marched on the US embassy in Seoul Aug. 15, 2004, demanding an end to the US occupation of Iraq. They also called for the total withdrawal of all South Korean troops from Iraq as well as the resignation of South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun for having placed them there. The South Korean President has vowed to send up to 3,000 more troops to join the 600 already in Iraq. The South Korean government has placed a total news blackout on the story of sending additional troops to Iraq, citing a law to protect military secrets as justification. The government warned it would punish any media outlet that violated the ban.

PROTEST BUSH IN SANTA MONICA - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! (tags)

Protest G.W. Bush in Santa Monica Thursday, August 12, 4 pm Initiated by ANSWER Coalition

US Taxpayer: Your itemized bill for the Iraq Occupation (tags)

Findings by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus: over 9,000 Iraqi civilians were killed; al-Qaeda's membership stands at 18,000; costs will exceed $3,400 for every US household.

EMERGENCY PROTEST – WED., JUNE 30, 5 P.M. (tags)

EMERGENCY PROTEST: No to Fake "Sovereignty" - End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! This Wed., June 30, 5 p.m. Westwood Federal Building (corner of Wilshire & Veteran) For more info. call 323-464-1636

Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)

The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.

War: Then and now (tags)

JUNE 30 PROTEST IN LA (tags)

PROTEST THE PHONY U.S. "TURNOVER OF POWER" IN IRAQ ON JUNE 30!

Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)

Becerra tells voters Rumsfeld has to go, no blank check for Iraq war, no to draft--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)

Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation

HELP BUILD JUNE 5 PROTEST IN LA! (tags)

Help build for the June 5 protest to condemn the brutal occupation of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and elsewhere in downtown LA!

Slaughter in the Streets - US troops kill with indiscriminate fire (tags)

Seventeen year-old Amir is crying during much of the interview. “We were coming home from work, and were shot so many times,” he says with deep anguish and frustration, “Walid told me to leave the car because he was hurt and needed help.”

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS (tags)

Our US troops are called heroes and defenders of freedom despite the murder of innocent civilians, rape, and torture of Iraqis that has occurred under their occupation. Blood on all of our hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poll: 32% of Iraqis Strongly Support 'terrorist' Moqtada al-Sadr (tags)

"Unfortunately, the multi-mistakes done in Iraq, in terms of political, economic, security, social and so on, let Moqtada Al-Sadr to be a national hero, even in Sunni areas - not just in Shiite areas."

U.S. helicopter kills 40 terrorists in Iraq (tags)

"This was a wedding and the (U.S.) planes came and attacked the people at a house. Is this the democracy and freedom that (President) Bush has brought us?" said a man on the videotape, Dahham Harraj. "There was no reason."

Emergency Protest Sat. May 15th 12 noon @ Westwood Federal Building (tags)

Emergency Protest on Sat. May 15th,  Armed Forces Day

IRAQ ABUSE PICTURES DIDN'T HARM TROOPS; BUT, MAY HARM "AMERICANS" (tags)

The pictures of prison abuses didn't hurt "American Troops or Civilians" (in Iraq or elsewhere), they helped them; but, in some respects, they did hurt those in Iraq, presently, because they're opposing the U.S. Constitution (because they're engaged in crime)......a constitution, which all troops have oathed to support and defend, but our troops (and Administration), as those of past Administrations, don't even-know what that Constitution requires (or don't care).......

Becerra Supports Draft (tags)

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.

British Troops Torture Iraqis (Photos) (tags)

Not to be outdone by their American partners in crime... British occupation troops in Iraq have tortured Iraqi prisoners. Like the Americans, the British thugs arrogantly photographed their crimes. The photos eventually made their way into the hands of The Mirror newspaper where they were published.

Nader asks if the peace movement is going to support "two pro-war candidates?" (tags)

"The way to save U.S. and Iraqi lives and reverse the escalating spiral of violence is for the United States to go back home," Nader said. He added: "The peace movement in this country’s going to have a very interesting choice: whether they’re going to basically support two pro-war candidates or whether they’re going to support a muscular peace candidate."

Impeach Now: Why We Can't Wait (tags)

After that press conference, the rest of the world knows that Bush is not a capable leader... and they are looking to America to deal with the problem internally. With all that we know now, public knowledge, there is no need for official impeachment hearings, Congress should step in and remove bush and cheney from office- immmediately.

L.A.'s Salvadoran community protests occupation of Iraq (tags)

Members of the Salvadoran community, their organizations, and their supporters... gather at the Salvadoran Consulate in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, to protest the illegal U.S. occupation of Iraq. The protestors focused on the appalling U.S. military practice of using immigrants as soldiers... promising expedited citizenship proceedings for service. As a result many undocumented Latino workers have joined the U.S. military, and they are now doing combat duty in Iraq. Those killed in action are awarded "posthumous" U.S. citizenship!

Today in the MidEast 12th of april (tags)

briefing

Crying for Paris Hilton (tags)

Op Ed on Indymedia Op Eds.

'This is not our war' (tags)

US Army Pfc. Roger Lewis has been in Iraq for 13 months and is backing Bush in November. However his father, a Vietnam Vet, is throwing his support behind Kerry. But the one thing they both agree on is; the US has no business fighting this war.

Iraqis break U.S. siege of Falluja to deliver humanitarian aid! (tags)

Iraqi volunteers drive with humanitarian supplies towards areas under military siege by U.S. occupation forces in the town of Falluja, from depots in a Baghdad suburb April 8, 2004. When masses of ordinary Iraqis defy the occupation army to travel to Falluja with the intent of delivering food and medicine to those under U.S. bombs, it should be obvious that what is occurring in Iraq is a true people's uprising. Those who call the insurgents "Saddam remnants" or "dead enders", are deluding themselves. Resistance comes in many forms (photo - Ali Jasim/Reuters). EMERGENCY IRAQ PROTEST. Friday, April 9 - 5 pm. Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Veteran)

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION THIS FRI., APRIL 9, 5 P.M. - U.S. OUT OF IRAQ! (tags)

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION THIS FRI., APRIL 9, 5 P.M. - U.S. OUT OF IRAQ! FRI., APRIL 9, 5 P.M., WESTWOOD FED. BLDG., L.A.

FOX ORDERS 4 DEAD (tags)

That is four more dead troops in the bank for Persia. FOX NEWS CHANNEL lied as they paraphrased BIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMETTE who will be dishonorably discharged from the military or I will deliver him personaly to the world court along with HENRY KISSINGER.

New U.S. combat vehicle easily destroyed by Iraqi guerillas (tags)

BEFORE) -U.S. Army occupation troops in Iraq show off their brand new Stryker vehicles, which sport newly designed anti-missile cages to protect against guerrilla rocket propelled grenade attacks. Each Stryker vehicle costs over $2 million. The Army plans to spend $4 billion to acquire 2,131 vehicles. The "before" photo was taken in the Iraqi city of Mosul, March 19, 2004, after occupation troops attempted to subdue the city with a show of force. AFTER) - An occupation army Stryker armored vehicle BLAZES on a hillside road in Mosul March 28, 2004 after it was hit and DESTROYED by a ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE fired by resistance fighters (Reuters photo/Namir Noor-Eldeen) You don't really expect your tax dollars to be used for useless stuff like schools and hospitals, do you?!

After Madrid attacks, Poland expects worst (tags)

The Madrid attacks have emboldened Polish critics of the war and have put an already fragile government, which has a 9 percent approval rating, on the defensive over its Iraq policy.

S.F. BRING THE TROOPS HOME (tags)

BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN SAN FRANCICO

ARISTIDE STILL PRESIDENT! Says: "Resist U.S. occupation." (tags)

Supporters of the democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide yell insults at U.S. occupation troops during a demonstration in Port-au-Prince March 8, 2004. The hold up their open hands to display five fingers... a reference to the Presidents five year term, interrupted when U.S. troops kidnapped Aristide and flew him out of Haiti.

Death Squads at work in Haiti (tags)

The photo shows the aftermath of the U.S. backed coup in Haiti. Now that the death squads have control over the island, they are free to do their dirty work while U.S. occupation troops look the other way. The photo taken on March 4th. shows two dead men, one with his hands bound behind his back, lying dumped along a road on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. U.S. occupation troops are stepping up patrols in the capital... giving the coup making thugs free reign in the countryside and small towns. Reuters photo/Daniel Aguilar

U.S. removed Aristide at gunpoint! (tags)

In the photographs an invading U.S. Marine stands guard at Port-au-Prince's airport, Haiti, on March 1, 2004, and thugs from the so-called "Haitian National Revolutionary Liberation Front" patrol the streets of Port-au-Prince. (note... the "rebels" who staged the coup against the democratically elected government are wearing U.S. Army uniforms and carry U.S. Army M-16 machine guns). Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Haiti to secure their control over the island nation after U.S. troops forcibly removed the elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide at gunpoint. Congressmember Maxine Waters received a phone call from the kidnapped President of Haiti, who told her that he did NOT resign and had been abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup. The U.S. occupation troops have secured key sites... including the Presidential Palace. Aristide's private residence has been sacked and looted. The corporate press remains silent... preferring instead the U.S. State Department lie that Aristide has "resigned."

Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)

Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.

US troops 'made Aristide leave' (tags)

The body of a man murdered by right wing death squards lies in the street following the chaos that followed the forced departure of elected Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. The U.S. backed coup makers, joined by police, are at this moment chasing down supporters of President Aristide and killing them. KPFA Radio, along with news media in Australia and France, are reporting that U.S. SOLDIERS KIDNAPPED Aristide at GUNPOINT and took him away in handcuffs.

U.S. soldiers abducted Aristide, says housekeeper (tags)

reports that Aristide resigned may be lies...

"Russia doesn't conduct negotiations with terrorists — it destroys them." (tags)

its not over people, its a hard fact that something must be done to end the bloodshed and violence, and putins methods are not really working

Protest Chickenhawk Congressman Cox ! (tags)

Newport Beach Congressman Chris Cox is chair of the Homeland Security Committee in congress. Yet, Cox has never served one day in the military. But he sure had no problem sending others to their death in Iraq. But what is real galling is he will not help open up the housing at the former El Toro Marine base so that the troops can have affordable housing! It's more important for

South Korea fights against FTA and war (tags)

Before y’day in the South Korean capital Seoul tenth of thousands were fighting against FTA and troop dispatching bill

Two US Soldiers ask: "When will we stop dying so senselessly?" (tags)

Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words.

Daniel Ellsberg on VIETNAM - IRAQ (tags)

Leak against this war US and British officials must expose their leaders' lies about Iraq - as I did over Vietnam Daniel Ellsberg Tuesday January 27, 2004

At least 22 US Soldiers Have Killed Themselves In Iraq (tags)

Sunday January 25, 2004 The Observer The war's over, but the suicide rate is high and the army is riddled with acute psychiatric problems. Peter Beaumont reports

The Sparticists Are Disgusting (tags)

The Sparticist League would rather interrupt meetings than hold their own.

Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)

The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS

BTL:2003: A Year of Reversals for White House Neo-Conservatives. (tags)

Interview with Tom Englehardt, author and columnist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

U.S. occupation troops slay Iraqi couple (tags)

Ahmed Hassan, 36, and his wife Suham Omar, 28, were slain by U.S. occupation troops who shelled the couple's house with tank fire after allegedly being shot at by resistance fighters. The couple leave behind five children aged between 1 and 12 years. A relative of the murdered innocents reacts as she walks through the rubble of Hassan's home in Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad., Iraq Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004. So... Mr. Bush, where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over? (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

We Must Do What We Can 2 (tags)

The time for action is now, are you human enough to answer the call?

Candlelight Vigil and March, 01/13/04 @ 5:30 p.m., Santa Ana, CA (tags)

Candlelight Vigil and March to bring the troops home now and end the occupations!

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th 2004 Updates! (tags)

1. Iraqi Resistance Report Jan. 1-4, 2004 2. Newsletter From the International League of People's Struggle, formed by Comrade Jose Maria Sison, former head of the New People's Army of the Philippines (PDF) 3.***A Call to Support the March 20th Demonstrations!!!*** 4. Join the Anti-Imperialist Camp Delegation to Iraq! 5. ANSWER stands against Colonialism in Palestine, Iraq, the world! 6.International Progress Organization: PROSECUTION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES IN IRAQ – LACK OF CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR WAR CRIMES TRIALS 7. The True Figures of Imperialist Casualities in Iraq! 8. Examples of online zionist hatred and racism against Palestinians

30 Bulgarian troops refuse to die for oil (tags)

30 Bulgarian troops refuse to go to Iraq to die for yanqui imperialism. Yanqui goons need to follow this example.

Budrus Update: 15 Wounded & Member of Sweden's Parliament Arrested (tags)

"The IDF imposed a curfew on the village and conducted house-to-house searches for the stone throwers"

Mad Goons Disease? (tags)

Special Report

Medical evacuations from Iraq near 11,000 (tags)

The total number of wounded soldiers and medical evacuations from the war in Iraq is nearing 11,000, according to new Pentagon data provided in response to a request from United Press International.

NION's Statement Regarding Saddam Hussein (tags)

Not In Our Name is an Anti-War group nation wide. Our LA chapter just released this statement in regards to the capture of Saddam Hussein.

The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)

Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.

War In Iraq: The Punishment of Abu Hishma (tags)

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US troops are worse than scabs (tags)

A working class perspective on the US anti-war movement's adaptation of the slogan "Support Our Troops"

Wag the Turkey: Surprise Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 AM? (tags)

I may be a bit naive, and it has been a while since I served on active duty, but I can't recall ever sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 AM. Air Force One touched down at Baghdad International Airport, under cover of darkness, at 5:20 AM Baghdad time. Bush was on the ground for two and a half hours, his plane departing Baghdad at around 7:50 AM. Considering that it likely took some 30 minutes for Bush to disembark from Air Force One and travel by a heavily secured motorcade to the hangar where the troops were assembled, that means our military men and women were downing turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and non-alcoholic beer at a time when most people would be eating eggs, bacon, grits, home fries, and toast.

Democrats attack Bush for not sending more U.S. troops to Iraq (tags)

I guess George W. Bush ain't bloodthirsty enough for the Democrats.

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)

The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.

[ The Autonomist ]Ordinary Iraqi's Resisting US Occupation (tags)

debunks media myth that Iraqi resistance is made up overwhelmingly of "Saddam Loyalists"

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT, WHERE ARE THE HUMAN SHIELDS FOR ISRAELIS? (tags)

The International Solidarity Movement positions direct action activists as "human shields", knowingly puting people into dangerous situations - taking advantage of young naive idealists.

The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)

What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.

Walking For A Better World - Melbourne Conference Speech (tags)

MFSO representative Jeff McKenzie's speech at the International Peace Pilgrimage Toward A Nuclear Free Future, Melbourne Conference on November 16th, 2003. Highlights include MFSO history, war in Iraq, protests in America, ending the nuclear cycle and the culture of war.

Photos from the Vets day - Bring the troops home now protest at Westwood fed bldg (tags)

Photos from a Codepink peace vigil at the Westwood federal building 11-11-03

The people are the enemy (tags)

A series of shocking pictures revealing US soldiers tying up Iraqi women and children in their own home has provoked international outrage.

More U.S. Troops killed in Iraq (tags)

Two more U.S. Soldiers killed in Iraq... and for what? Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

CIA Spook says Iraqi Insurgents Take a Page From the Afghan 'Freedom Fighters' (tags)

Milt Bearden, a 30-year veteran in the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Operations, served as the Central Intelligence Agency's quartermaster and political agent to the Afghan resistance against the Soviet occupation from 1986 until the Soviets left in 1989.

Mr. President, You Are Flat Wrong (tags)

Assertions That Daily Attacks In Iraq Is "Progress" Is Just As False And Misleading As Prewar Statements On The Threat Posed By Iraq

Portrait of a cannon fodder in Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Eyewitness in Iraq: "They're Getting Better" (tags)

"The worst problem facing US forces in Iraq may not be armed resistance but a crisis of morale. Robert Fisk reports on a near-epidemic of indiscipline, suicides and loose talk." Iraq plumet into anarchy as US helicopter gets shot down and the hotel housing US Deputy Secretary of Defense gets hit with rocket attack ...

White House bans news coverage of coffins returning from Iraq (tags)

“Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of US soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped coffins,” wrote the Post’s White House reporter Dana Milbank. “To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.”

US troops still fighting for control of border town in Iraq (tags)

US forces are still fighting for control of Husayba

On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)

You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.

Sick, Wounded U.S. Troops Held in Squalor (tags)

Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks here while they wait -- sometimes for months -- to see doctors.

U.S. Troops die in Iraqi Ambush (tags)

Six U.S. occupation troops killed in two days... hey george, where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

Disposable Soldiers (tags)

Besides cutting veteran's benefits and forcing wounded soldiers to pay for hospital meals, this is another indication of how the US ruling class views the soldiers who fight for their profits and power overseas. They are disposable. Also, it is an indication of the effects of depleted uranium.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EMPIRE (tags)

Because the President of the United States is getting burned in Iraq every day, along with the military forces he commands, by those geniuses over at the American Enterprise Institute, and their neocon amen corner in the administration, who told him that American troops would be greeted as "liberators," that it would be a "cakewalk," and that the entry of our troops into Baghdad was like the march into Paris in the summer of 1944. Then why are the Iraqis responding as if it's the summer of 1940 – and they're the French Resistance?

The deal is perfect (tags)

Again a lethal betrayal on the Kurds by US Tantalizer

TURKISH CABINET DECISION TO SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ. (tags)

Proof that the Corporate Media can't handle the truth, especially now that the Turks are in bed with the Americans. Kiss and make up ?

Just another bloody day in occupied Iraq (tags)

U.S. occupation troops came under fire today (tues. oct. 2nd) while on patrol in Falluja, Iraq. It was said to have been a "drive by shooting" by Iraqi guerillas. The occupation troops returned fire and killed a bystander along with wounding several others. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

Dr.Strangelove salutes you (tags)

Never seen perish their own children

"To Die in Iraq" (tags)

In a country run by and for millionaires, the surplus got spent. The rich got tax cuts, and the future got hocked. The environment got screwed.  Bechtel and Halliburton got contracts. Religious schools got public funds. Big CEOs robbed and ran free. Good jobs disappeared by the millions. Bankruptcies and child poverty set new records. Big Oil did just fine, thank you.

Absolute Heroes (tags)

Blair the comrade-in-arms has declared on Sunday the occupation troops as Absolute Heroes

Thousands Say Bring the Troops Home Now" (tags)

Thousands marched through Hollywood today demanding an end to Occupation, and Bringing the troops home.

Thousands Say Bring the Troops Home Now" (tags)

Thousands marched through Hollywood today demanding an end to Occupation, and Bringing the troops home.

"Report From Baghdad" Part Five--U.S. Military in Iraq (tags)

This is a part five of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

"Report From Baghdad" Part Two--Security (tags)

This is a part two of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invaison of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

War in Irag far from over (tags)

Irag

MAD MEN ACROSS THE DESERT (tags)

When Bush "visited" Iraq he did so as a "Fly-Over" where he did not touch down and have to risk breathing unfiltered air at ground level.

Washington Post: U.S. battlefield casualties in Iraq are increasing (by Latuff) (tags)

Article by The Washington Post. Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Camp Pendleton March/Rally/Outreach (tags)

Peace and Justice Movement Reaches Out to Troops / Bring Them Home Now!

BTL:Bombing of U.N. Office in Baghdad Provokes Reassessment of... (tags)

...International Organization's Role in Occupied Iraq. Interview with Nathaniel Hurd, independent consultant to the United Nations, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

Saving face, losing a war (tags)

"Bring 'em on," the man said. He is not a brave man, but he plays one on television. When it came his turn to fight in a war, he hid behind Daddy. Then he had another drink and hid from the National Guard. Then he had another drink.

Urgent - Campaign to SEND THE TROOPS LIQUIDS - WAR PROFITEERS WON'T GIVE TROOPS WATER! (tags)

URGENT - CAMPAIGN TO SEND THE TROOPS LIQUIDS - WE ARE ASKING THE CORPORATIONS TO DO THE JOB WAR PROFITEERS REFUSE !!

Philippines: 300 troops mutiny unmasks "war on terror" (tags)

A group of 296 soldiers - 70 junior officers and 226 enlisted men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)- staged on July 27 a siege of the Oakwood Premier luxury hotel at the Ayala Center in Makati.

Peacekeepers not Informed about Depleted Uranium in South Iraq (tags)

As the UN-backed ‘stabilisation force’ in Iraq (SFIR) is taking shape, peacekeepers are not well informed about the risks of DU contamination, since the US government refuses to disclose information on DU firing locations. Dutch troops arriving in the southern province of Al Muthanna are particularly ill-informed, as the Dutch government has unduly asserted that "no DU ammunition was used in the area during the recent conflict". If this information comes from US officials, as the government claims, it has been deceived--as much as it has misinformed parliament.

The Deaths of Uday and Qusay (tags)

In this handout picture from the U.S. Army made available Wednesday, July 23, 2003, flames erupt from the building supposedly housing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay in Mosul, Iraq on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 (AP Photo/US Army, Robert Woodward)

Greens Call for Impeachment of Bush, Withdrawal of Troops by the Winter Holidays (tags)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the final day of the 2003 national meeting of the Green Party of the United States, delegates from state Green Parties represented in the national party's Coordinating Committee approved two major proposals: (1) The Green Party endorsed a call to Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings and resolved to take political leadership in the growing movement for impeachment. (2) Greens endorsed a "Home by the Holidays" campaign calling for the U.S. to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, and the Philippines, with this year's winter holidays as a deadline for total return.

Little Caesar's Quicksand (tags)

On C-Span radio the other morning, I heard a Vietnam combat veteran earnestly worrying that our troops in Iraq might be "hand-cuffed." He had heard a rumor about rubber bullets that upset him. Another caller made the point more angrily "For every American who gets killed, they should take 20 Iraquians (his term) and hang them from lamp posts." This, he explained, is how the Klingons from Star Trek would handle it.

World News Round-up (tags)

SAO TOME, Sao Tome and Principe -- Renegade troops said Wednesday they had deposed the government of this oil-rich West African island nation and intended to appoint new leaders to rule during a transition period...more

Grisly Death Enrages Anti-U.S. Town In Iraq (tags)

The circumstances surrounding the death of the man, identified by a hospital official as Ibrahim Himoud, were unclear.   Iraqi witnesses said U.S. troops brought him to the hospital and said he was shot after running a checkpoint. They also said a second civilian was killed.

US nukes its own troops (tags)

death by slow burn

US pisses-off Turkey now (tags)

"Turkish forces were blocked from doing their jobs, their equipment was destroyed and some (soldiers) were taken away." Police in Istanbul had to use tear gas to disperse hundreds of nationalists who staged an anti-U.S. demonstration.

Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)

On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: "Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!" That's exactly what George Bush has done. America's mega-billion dollar war in Iraq has been indeed a NUCLEAR WAR.

"Terminator 3" plays in Baghdad (tags)

Hasta la vista... sanity

Bush Wants To Bankrupt America: There is Method To His Madness  (tags)

This plan is so obvious at this point that it is hard to believe because it is happening so fast and the Democrats and even conservative non- neo-con Republicans don't realize what Bush and his neo-con buddies are up to.

HELLO VIETNAM! (Iraq) (tags)

"War? What War?

Israeli Army Destroys Buildings, Farms As It Leaves Gaza (tags)

Ali Zaaneen, 35, stood in the ploughed-up fields where he and his seven brothers grew cucumbers, tomatoes and okra. His four-acre farm was levelled, and nothing remains of his glasshouses. "Now I am able to go every day to my farm," he said, "but I will find nothing to harvest ... and to take to the market. What is the guarantee they will not change their minds and come back again?" he asked of the departing Israelis. "They are not far away."

While Bu$h dines in L.A., more G.I.s and Iraqis die in Baghdad (tags)

U.S. occupation troops have shot and killed an 11 year old boy in western Baghdad. He was on the roof of his home when he was shot. People in Iraq seek relief from the heat by sleeping on their rooftops. In the photo, a young boy watches a British soldier take up position in the village of Majar al-Kabir, Iraq, Saturday June 28, 2003. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)

Iraq: UK suffers 6 KIA, 8 WIA 2 veh 1 helo (tags)

...in one incident, six British personnel have been killed...In a second incident the patrol took one casualty and two vehicles were destroyed. An RAF Chinook helicopter responded and was downed, with seven on board wounded, three seriously...

In the spirit of Bob Hopeless (tags)

Heroic Troops... after a hard two months of "liberating" the people of Iraq... here's your reward! A performance by Mr. American Bad Ass himself, KID ROCK! (wasn't all that fighting, killing, and dying worth while!) You'll also be entertained by Country Singer Chelly Wright and Hip Hop group, Nappy Roots! Now here comes the REAL exciting part... you get to ogle Model Leeann Tweeden! And... FREE Cokes for everybody! Heroic Troops... our next USO show will feature Snoop Dog and his "Girls Gone Wild" troupe! Plus... the Girls of Maxim! Keep fighting! Freedom isn't free! We love ya!

Shoot outs in Baghdad (tags)

PHOTO - A U.S. Army soldier walks over the body of a dead Iraqi civilian in Baghdad, Monday April 9th, 2003. The soldiers from the A Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment had fired into the building after being shot at by rocket propelled grenades or RPGs. Three bodies of Iraqis were later found, none with weapons and none in uniform. On Tuesday, June 10th... Iraqi Guerillas firing RPGs kill one U.S. Army soldier and wound another. Hey George... where are those weapons of mass destruction? (AP Photo/John Moore).

More myths, misconceptions and unanswered questions about the war in Iraq (tags)

In the wake of the war in Iraq, a number of questions have arisen about events during the war and Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaeda. As in our earlier columns about the Iraq debate, this article is intended to deal only with claims that have been addressed definitively or near-definitively in the public record. It is our hope that this column will serve to clarify some of the key issues being debated in the aftermath of the war and correct some of the most pervasive myths in circulation.

Is this what you call victory? (tags)

Even right wing shows like Mc Cloughlin Group and Meet the press where slaming the bush administrations total lack of planning for post war Iraq.

RW: U.S. In Iraq: The "Shoot-To-Kill" Occupiers (tags)

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So he thinks it’s all over... (tags)

George Bush has announced the end of the war. But try telling that to the Shias and the Badr Brigade, says Robert Fisk

2ND MASSACRE IN IRAQ IN AS MANY DAYS (tags)

On Wednesday April 30, 2003, hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators marched in the streets in Fallujah to protest against U.S. troops having killed 13 protestors the previous day at Fallujah's primary school. Up to 75 were wounded in the Tuesday assault.

U.S. KILLS 13 AT IRAQI PROTEST (tags)

US troops occupy the primary school in Fallujah, Iraq, Tuesday April 29, 2003. Iraqi school children staged a demonstration demanding the school be returned to the community. Anti-American chants ring out... someone throws a stone, U.S. Troops panic and open fire. 13 people are killed and up to 75 wounded. U.S. Troops claimed they were shot at and merely returned fire (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder).

Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)

DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering.

CIA's Golden Victory - US Bribed Iraqi Military Leaders (tags)

General Maher Sufyan, the head of the Republican Guard, was allegedly spirited away from the Al Rasheed airstrip, in south-east Baghdad, to an unknown location, according to the French newspaper Le Monde and the leading Arab news channel Al Jazeera.

Embedded Photographer: "I Saw Marines Kill Civilians" (tags)

Laurent Van der Stockt, a photographer working for the Gamma agency and under contract for the New York Times Magazine, followed the advance of the 3/4 Marines (3rd battalion, 4th regiment) for three weeks, up to the taking of Baghdad on April 9. He was accompanied by New York Times Magazine editor, Peter Maas.

Rumsfeld's Bad Things (tags)

umsfeld could have stopped the shambles easily by ordering adoption of normal measures that would have been used by Iraqi authorities - a perfectly legal order by the occupying power. Iraqi police would have shot looters, quite legally

USUK use of DU is genocide and a war crime (tags)

BRITISH and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately flouting a United Nations resolution which classifies the munitions as illegal weapons of mass destruction. DU contaminates land, causes ill-health and cancers among the soldiers using the weapons, the armies they target and civilians, leading to birth defects in children.

U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)

While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers

GWI - US Troops 'Are Sick Over There Already' - Rokke Gulf War Syndrome Redux? (tags)

Of course the Bush Junta has the Troops best interests at heart. That is why they cut the Budget for Veteran's Medical Needs.

Freedom’s Bell & Iraq’s Smoking Guns (tags)

1. Weapons-grade plutonium 2. Biological weapons 3. Chemical warheads 4. Al Qaeda links 5. Terror toxins 6. Salman Pak What else is there? What else matters? The doubters no longer have a shred of evidence to support their case against forcefully removing Saddam Hussein from power.

Baghdad- a second Beirut ? (tags)

Irag War

Gulf War Syndrome II (tags)

Soldiers now fighting in Iraq are being exposed to battlefield hazards that have been associated with the 'Gulf War Syndrome' that afflicts a quarter-million veterans of the 1991 war, said a former Central Command Army officer in Operation Desert Storm.

War brings out the Purple People (tags)

These are the people who hate big government budgets and world-changing government programs, yet whose faces turn purple with excitement when that same government racks up huge debts to pay for world-changing programs that involve bombs, troops and missiles.

Mohammed Said Sahaf wages war on reality (tags)

Hussein's glib spokesman has won the admiration of Arabs by insulting the U.S. and reporting fantastic victories for Iraq.

U.S. Troops Get Drinks, Warm Welcome in Iraq Town (tags)

AZIZIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Cheering Iraqis handed out soft drinks and offered cigarettes to U.S. Marines on Saturday, warmly welcoming the troops and making throat-slitting gestures at pictures of President Saddam Hussein.

Children killed and maimed in bomb attack on town (tags)

Terrifying film of women and children later emerged after Reuters and the Associated Press were permitted by the Iraqi authorities to take their cameras into the town. Their pictures -- the first by Western news agencies from the Iraqi side of the battlefront -- showed babies cut in half and children with amputation wounds, apparently caused by American shellfire and cluster bombs.

SIGNS OF AN EXPANDING WAR (tags)

Discusses US threats toward Iran and Syria.

Russian Intellegence Re Invasion; 1 April (tags)

You might want to bookmark this site: I think it provides excellent coverage of the (not "war", but) US/UK INVASION.

U.S. Troops Kill 7 Iraqi Women, Kids (tags)

Article from cbsnews.com

Cowardice and Courage (tags)

I must say I admire and support the incredible courage of the Iraqi people in their fight against a cowardly enemy. I especially admire their use of the guerilla tactics the American revolutionaries used more than two centuries ago to defeat the Redcoats. The fake surrender and hit and run attacks are right out of the American Revolution playbook.

What Script is the Pentagon Really Reading From? (tags)

Ok, what the hell is really going on?

Columbia U Protest Debates and Flag-Waving Jingoists (tags)

A couple of nights ago, the President again emphatically restated his deep caring for the Iraqi people by angrily chiding them with, “You WILL be liberated.”

Latest Russian Intellegence Re Invasion: Wednesday 26 Mar 2003 (tags)

This website is supposed to be from Russian Intelligence. If true, at this moment, 500 troops are now out of contact: "So far it was not possible to establish how many of these troops are dead, captured or have successfully reached other units."

Latest Russian Intelligence report (tags)

The following is the English translation of the IRAQWAR.RU report based on the Russian military intelligence reports.

THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 24, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 24, 2003.

Ted Hayes Pro-War (tags)

Ted Hayes, Homeless faux-progressive, leading pro-war march

RW: Gulf War Vets: Resisting And Telling The Truth (tags)

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LA Times article on Rachel Corrie's Murder (tags)

For the mainstream press a decent article; though it still soft-peddles Israeli atrocities.

Distribute: Vets call to Troops (tags)

If the people of the world are ever to be free, there must come a time when being a citizen of the world takes precedence over being the soldier of a nation. Now is that time.

MOODY'S International Ratings Co. URGES TURKEY TO ACCEPT US TROOPS; Backs ISRAEL's Ratings (tags)

International ratings Co. MOODY's is URGING TURKEY TO ACCEPT US TROOPS QUICKLY, (so as not to lose US $$$) and at the same time re affirms ISRAEL'S ratings because of expected US $$$$$.

Depleted uranium: war hazard? (tags)

It may be tempting to dismiss Rokke as a crank or a conspiracy theorist, but Rokke is 35-year-veteran of the U.S. Army, and he isn't just a disgruntled grunt. Rokke ran the U.S. Army's depleted uranium project in the mid-90s, and he was in charge of the Army's effort to clean up depleted uranium after the Persian Gulf War. And he directed the Edwin R. Bradley Radiological Laboratories at Fort McClellan, Ala.

President is praying! (tags)

A great speech

Has war with Iraq already started? (tags)

In military jargon, all these attacks look very like a systematic effort to ‘prepare the battlefield’ ahead of any ground invasion.

IDF troops fired outlawed tank shells at Palestinian children playing soccer (tags)

"...Flachette shells, which scatter thousands of pieces of metal after being fired and whose use is curtailed under international treaties. The IDF said the shells were fired Friday night.. "

ALERT! PRO WAR RALLY GOING ON IN SEAL BEACH THIS SAT! (tags)

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Where The Bodies Went: Censorship In The First Gulf War (tags)

UPI Correspondent Leon Daniel, as did others who reported from Vietnam during the 1960s, knew about war and death. So he was puzzled by the lack of corpses at the tip of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Feb. 25, 1991. Clearly there had been plenty of killing. Where were all the bodies? The story unfolds...

Daily Mirror (UK) publishes leaked British military plans to seize Iraqi oil (tags)

British troops will seize control of Iraq's oilfields under a secret invasion plan already agreed with America

1/18: Latest News from Iraq and Antiwar Movements (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net **For more protest infromation across the US and the World, please check our Protest Calendar URL: http://www.peacenowar.net/Region.htm

Minor Surgery! (tags)

The Bushist Chronicle

100,000 U.S. Troops to leave for Gulf (tags)

Around 60,000 U.S. Troops are already in place in the region. Washington's latest call up will make possible a total onslaught by late January.

ISRAEL KILLS TWO MORE UN WORKERS (tags)

After shooting to death the chief UN Official (in the back by an Israeli sniper) last week , Israel now kills two more UN workers. (Israel hails raid as "successful")

Israel Shoots To Death Palestinian For Banging On A Drum (tags)

and you thought South Africa's apartheid was bad........It ain't nothing like little Israel's version. And this wasn't any "accident" this is Israeli on-going policy. Declare a "curfew" and then kill any man, woman,and child that they see; shoot them with snipers from tanks.

U.S. Commander Hails Colombia Troops (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America visited hundreds of wounded Colombian soldiers Friday, calling them ``brothers in blood'' as he recalled his days as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.

Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)

The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies

Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)

Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.

An open letter to my fellow American Jews (tags)

American Jews must come to terms with our/Israeli faults before peace can exist.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/20/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.4MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.

The Panama Deception: Putting 9/11 in a New Light [documentary video] (tags)

America’s invasion of Panama in 1989 is a perfect example of U.S. fascism. Over four thousand innocent civilians were brutally massacred to secure U.S. control over the Panama Canal and the Central American drug trade. Furthermore, Panama is now being used as a staging ground for all U.S. military interventions in Central and South America. Panama is the geostrategic key to military control over the Americas

Capitalist politicians divided whether US imperialism is good idea (tags)

BOGOTA -- Opposition to a U.S. order for Colombia to back immunity for U.S. troops before the International Criminal Court could spell difficulty for newly inaugurated White House representative Alvaro Uribe.

Startled marines find Afghan men all made up to see them (tags)

"We were pretty shocked," Marine Fletcher said. "We discovered from the Afghan soldiers we had with us that a lot of men in this country have the same philosophy as ancient Greeks: ‘a woman for babies, a man for pleasure’."

UN CONFIRMS: COLOMBIAN ARMY IMPLICATED IN BOJAYA TRAGEDY (tags)

A new UN report confirms the guerrillas’ version of the Bojaya tragedy, where a stray guerrilla mortar shell struck a church May 2nd killing at least 117 civilians who were being used as human shields by paramilitary gunmen.

Colombia's War of Position (tags)

''We didn't have any other way to live,'' stated Faiver, one of the rebels at the post. ``I'm sick of living in poverty. There are no jobs. There is no money for food or anything. You want me to surrender? I am now a revolutionary.''

This compares the Philipines with Colombia (tags)

Subject: Fw: [studentsnowar] Fwd: Peasant Movement Likens U.S. Intervention in Philippines to "Plan Colombia"

The Shortwave Report 11/9/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast (13.8MB) and quick/streaming (3.4MB). Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, China.

Wed Oct 10: Latest Information on Afghanistan (tags)

Latest Information on Afghanistan Wednesday, October 10 No War for Revenge!: Information for national antiwar movements. www.ActionLA.org

We Support Our Troops ! EZLN (tags)

This photo was donated to the Sub-Guerrilla Art Collective! based in LA. It seems that in LA, a lot of Guerrilla Art, Guerrilla Media has been hitting the streets and freeways. It's great to see resistance and education in all forms.

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