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Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan (tags)

This article surveys the historical mistreatment of the Kurds, and urges Israel to recognize Kurdish independence.

The Missile Attack Ordered by Trump is a Serious Crime (tags)

Assad's regime defends itself against an international alliance that seeks his overthrow in violation of international law. Whoever wants to see Assad overthrown should answer the question whether we would rather see the Nusra Front in power.

The Shortwave Report 03/24/17 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 Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

A David & Goliath Story in Iraq (tags)

An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter

The Shortwave Report 07/15/16 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, China Radio international, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

Soldier Victims Of Hillary Clinton's Promotion Of War In Iraq, Afghanistan, Etc (tags)

A litany of the consequences of Bush Clinton and Obama illegal and immoral wars

Defend Raqqa – Drive U.S./NATO Imperialists Out of Syria and Iraq! (tags)

A new stage has opened in the fighting in Syria and Iraq with the launching of offensives against the Islamic State (I.S.) by U.S. imperialism and its allies. On May 24 the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a military front dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), announced the beginning of a drive on the de facto capital of the I.S. in Raqqa. They are participating in a military operation under direct U.S. command. Already U.S. commandos have been sighted carrying out operational activities at the front. Moreover, three days before the offensive was announced, the head of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, flew secretly to the area for an on-site inspection of preparations. Dropping leaflets calling on the population to flee the city, the imperialists are preparing a slaughter. Amid the all-sided communalist/sectarian civil war raging in Syria, internationalist communists (Trotskyists) call to defend Raqqa against the U.S.-led attack and the Kurdish and Arab forces serving as ground troops for the imperialists. In Iraq, the Shiite sectarian regime has launched an attack on the I.S. stronghold of Falluja, while U.S. and Kurdish forces threaten Mosul. We call to drive the imperialists out of the region and to defeat them by international workers action.

18 Reasons To Vote Against Henhawk Hillary (tags)

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War fiasco which has created incredible suffering for soldiers and civilians, a war which has cost trillions Its only consequence has been to multiply hatred of Americans around the world and to spawn ISIL

28 Reasons To Defeat Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions (tags)

Jeb Bush: 11 of 28 reasons to vote against yet another Bush 1. cocreator of 2 wars and promoter of 3 current wars 2. wants Guantanamo kept open 3. thief of the 2000 presidential election through acts of treason 4. executioner of 21 5. advocate of fracking, offshore drilling, the Keystone Pipeline 6. has offshore private equity firm 7. advocate of waterboarding 8. George Bush's presidential advisers are now Jeb's 9. supporter of eminent domain to seize private land for oil 10.supporter of the Patriot Act and NSA mass surveillance 11.a history of privatization

The Carrot with the Stick Islamic 3rd World Grab Bag Excavations (tags)

Saddam Husein's involvement with the Iraqi Baath Socialist Party in 1955. Baathists were reported to have chapters in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Yemen. Baathists are described in the history text "Dictionary of the Middle East" by Dilip Hiro St> Martins Press. Baathists believe in a Pan Arab future.

Turkey's Downing of a Russian Fighter Jet Moves the Doomsday Clock Very Close to Midnight (tags)

To NOT Have the World "Go Into the Dark" (Per LBJ's Daisy Commercial Warning) the Mainstream Media & Administration Should Discard President Obama's "Look Forward Not Back" Iraq War Policy & Investigate & Report On Its Real Origins, Goals & Relationship to the Present Crisis -- the Solution to Which Is U.S.-Russian Partnership.

No to Racism and War! (tags)

We must give good and equal chances to youth for education and training instead of hate campaigns and general suspicion. The "war on terror" has taken the lives of more than a million persons and destroyed whole societies. Whoever wants to fight IS must battle against the imperialist wars.

“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)

The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race

Flashback to 1995:US-Israel-Turkey-Jordan-Egypt alliance at Prime Minister Rabin’s Funeral (tags)

6 years before the launch of a genocidal, never-ending and ever-expanding “global war on terror” across Asia and Africa, the funeral of the assassinated “hero of peace” Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin proved to be an opportune moment to discreetly reveal an overt military alliance between U.S., Israel, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt against Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

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

anti-war

Latest NYT Big Lie: Russia Responsible for Syrian Refugee "Surge" (tags)

NYT

Baghdad OK's Russia Bombing ISIS in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Assad in Moscow (tags)

Syria

Russia v. America on Syria (tags)

Syria

Irresponsible NYT Putin Bashing (tags)

Syria

Obama's Phony War on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

China Joining the Fight Against ISIS (tags)

China

US Cooperation with Russia on Syria? (tags)

Syria

America: The World's Greatest Threat (tags)

America

21 Categories Of Jeb Bush's Criminal Record (tags)

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Obama Talks Peace, Wages Endless Wars of Aggression (tags)

Syria

US Airstrikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria and Iraq (tags)

anti-war

America's Sham Democracy (tags)

police state

Balkanizing Syria Planned (tags)

Syria

Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

ISIS: US Proxy Foot Soldiers (tags)

ISIS

Washington's Phony War on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

Ramsey Clark's Amicus Brief Challenging Legality of Iraq War, 23 pp (tags)

Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Federal Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War, USLaw, June 4, 2015

Washington Created the Islamic State (ISIS) (tags)

anti-war

Defrocked US General Blames Iran for US Crimes in Iraq (tags)

anti-war

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad (tags)

Soon thereafter it was reported al-Baghdadi helped establish the terrorist group Jamaat Jaish Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jamaa. Sometime around 2004-2005 al-Baghdadi was captured in Fallujah by U.S. forces

Islamic State Recruiter Admits Getting Funds from America (tags)

anti-war

Escalated US Wars Ahead? (tags)

anti-war

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

Jeb Bush, Cocreator of 2 Disastrous US Wars, Executioner of 21 (tags)

As a result of Jeb Bush's criminal suppression of the Florida vote in 2000, 2 disastrous wars resulted.

West Wants Putin Deposed (tags)

Putin

Toxic Contamination on US Military Bases (tags)

anti-war

Iraq's Ghost Army (tags)

Iraq

Hagel Sacking Suggests More War (tags)

anti-war

Looming US Ground Wars in Iraq and Syria (tags)

anti-war

Mission Creep in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

CT Repub. Candidate Tom Foley's Role As G W Bush's Biggest Crony During the Iraq War (tags)

Like Paul Bremer, 'czar' in Iraq with his famous executive order 19 preventing Iraqi farmers from saving their own crop seeds, Tom Foley did the bidding of Bush and Kissinger in Iraq.

CT Republican Candidate For Gov Disappears An Island (tags)

Unionbuster Tom Foley, sent by Bush to facilitate Paul Bremer in the rape of Iraq, is a Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut,. He has disappeared an island

A Planner Of Saddam Hussein's Illegal Execution Running For North Carolina Supreme Court (tags)

Eric Levinson who was appointed by George Bush to oversee plans for Saddam Hussein's illegal execution is now running as a Republican for the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Down with the Imperialist War in Iraq and Syria! (tags)

In early August the American government decided to launch a limited “humanitarian action” – in the form of mass bombing! – in Iraq, after an international campaign to mobilize public opinion over the plight of the Yazidi and Christian minorities who have been threatened with “genocide” by the advance of Islamist rebels of “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (better known by the acronym ISIS).

¡Abajo la guerra imperialista en Irak y Siria! (tags)

A comienzos de agosto, el gobierno estadounidense decidía lanzar una “operación humanitaria” limitada en Irak bajo la forma de bombardeos. No sin antes haber realizado una campaña internacional de movilización de la opinión pública con respecto a las minorías yazidíes y cristianas que habrían sido amenazadas de “genocidio”, en virtud del avance de los rebeldes islamistas del “Estado Islámico de Iraq y el Levante” (mejor conocidos por sus siglas en inglés ISIS).

Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq (tags)

anti-war

Bombs Away: Official US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Britain: Washington's Convenient Pawn (tags)

anti-war

Israel Part of US Anti-Syrian Coalition (tags)

Syria

Obama Launches Naked Aggression on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Enlisting Support for Imperial War (tags)

anti-war

Telling It Like It Is On Israel (tags)

Israel

Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Obama Intends Escalating Middle East Aggression (tags)

anti-war

Obama Heading for War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis (tags)

We have options to support the people of Iraq, as well as tackle this crisis in a way that reflects America's best interests and 21st century realities. The US can work through the United Nations.

The New York Times War on Truth (tags)

NYT

No laughing matter:Comedian Robin Williams' longstanding contribution to US war propaganda (tags)

The late actor and comedian Robin Williams has consistently devoted his fame, talent and charm to U.S. Army's propaganda events for the genocidal wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.

Obama's War on Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Waging Genocidal War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Demonstration in Support of Persecuted Christians Saturday (tags)

DEMAND for Action on Christian Genocide! STOP Persecution of Christians in Middle East!

Video: Chaos in Iraq - Andrew Bacewich, 24 min (tags)

After the full broadcast interview, Bill so enjoyed his conversation with Bacevich that they kept talking, delving topics such as the Vietnam War, our evolving relationship with Iran and neoconservatives views on US foreign policy. Watch the extended interview

Flashback: President Assad: US seeks war on Iraq in order to redraw the map of Middle East (tags)

“We all know the masks that were used. At first the United States proposed the issue of the return of [weapons] inspectors [to Iraq]. Later, it spoke about the implementation of the UN and Security Council resolutions. It then spoke about the weapons of mass destruction. Later they said the problem lay in the regime itself. They then began to talk about democracy and human rights. Now they give the promise of development in Iraq and our region in general after this war. […] The [real] issue was that of taking control of the world and the region. The issue was one of oil and oil was one of the instruments used to control the world. The issue was one of re-drawing the map in the manner that suited them and, of course, suited Israel […]. The issue is one of destroying the infrastructure of Iraq” [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, speech at the Arab League summit, Sharm el-Sheikh, 1 March 2003. This speech was delivered three weeks before the invasion of Iraq.]

Veteran and Families of Military hold Press Conference (tags)

Press conference to be held outside Veterans Administration to highlight heath care crisis at the VA. Today, it has become increasingly likely that the U.S. government will once again take military action in Iraq.

6 of the US Wars Initiated By Black Ops (tags)

Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, WW1, WW2, Spanish American War... were all initiated or expanded in the US by black ops

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

Russia can only be said to be an “aggressive” and “imperial” power so long as one accepts the unrelenting hypocrisy of U.S. and Western leaders. After all, it was not Russia that invaded and occupied Afghanistan and Iraq, killing millions.

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind... Language is an instrument we shape for our own purposes" (George Orwell).

Flashback to 2003: "Major combat in Iraq is over, U.S. warns rogue Syria" (tags)

Living in an age of dis-information, not many people do remember the deadly serious Anglo-American threats of war against Syria on the 26th day of the “shock and awe” genocide in Iraq.

Flashback to 1991: "Kuwait freed, Iraqis crushed" (tags)

"The [1991] war on Iraq was portrayed in the U.S. as a war without casualties. Yet, on the first day of air strikes against Iraq (Jan. 17, 1991), the U.S. dropped explosives equivalent to the explosive power of the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Throughout the duration of the bombing, explosives equivalent to seven nuclear bombs were dropped, in addition to internationally banned biological and chemical weapons."

Obama Shifts Closer to War on Syria (tags)

Syria

WMD Deception: Pretext for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama Planning War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

UK War Crimes Exposed (tags)

anti-war

Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)

Billy Graham was more a representative of the imperial American elite than a follower of the meek and humble Jesus. He comforted every president for 70 years in their shameful Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War. Fast cleaning and Graham soap marked "God's machine gun."

The Third Battle of Fallujah (tags)

anti-war

Wars against Terror (tags)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake" (Jeanette Rankin). "Every war has two losers" (William Stafford). "You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but can't make an aquarium out of fish soup" (Polish proverb).

Iraq Today: America's Genocidal Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Obama's credibility - and that of his critics (tags)

Serge Halimi is an editor of Le Monde diplomatique.

Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)

Iran

It’s war that sells (tags)

The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria (tags)

The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria. Even England, whose entire foreign policy is reduced to asking “how high?” when the U.S. says “jump,” opted to stay grounded for Obama’s war drive.

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace (tags)

Obama

John Kerry's Colin Powell's Moment (tags)

Syria

Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq (tags)

In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons — and thus crossed Obama’s imaginary “red line” — will likely fool very few Americans, who already distrust their president after the massive NSA spying scandal.

Iraq Today: America's Imperial Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Permanent War: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Tariq Aziz: Victim of US Imperialism (tags)

imperialism

Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties (tags)

Israel

Iraq: Ten Years After the Invasion (tags)

The wars begun in 2001 have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. Each additional month and year of war will add to that toll.

Flashback to British invasion of Iraq:"Show them no pity. They have stains on their souls" (tags)

British commander Tim Collin’s “historic” speech on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq was the final act of a six-month long intensive propaganda campaign in Britain.

Lee Siu Hin "Report from Baghdad" (July, 2003) (tags)

Today is the 10 year anniversary of US invade Iraq. 10 years ago July, reporter and activist Lee Siu Hin represent Pacifica Radio went to Iraq for war coverage, interviewed many people, government officials as well US soldiers

America's Dirty War in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Reroute It (tags)

There are all manner of things that get done with our tax payer cash. Countless. If we learned of them all just today, most voters would probably demand to elect entirely new representatives from entirely new parties. If the cable news network’s decided each to dedicate a full day to listing all the things they went to, each taking a separate day in successive order, there would be hell to pay. Just think of the things we know about that have had us so upset since 2003.

Destruction of heritage sites in Syria raises questions about cost of democracy (tags)

Syria, similar to Iraq and Afghanistan, has suffered the loss of thousands of lives during civil wars. But it also has suffered culturally from the ravages of revolutionary conflicts by the destruction of ancient heritage sites that have stood for centuries and, like a human life, can never be replaced.

C. Hagel Sec of Defense Nomination Points to Peace, Neocons Outraged (tags)

The choice by President Obama of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense is a step in the correct direction. Finally people can see that there is another segment of the Republican party that is NOT endorsing never ending military conflict in the Middle East as the neo-conservative factions have under eight years of war criminal GW Bush.

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.

Obama Nudges Syria Toward Regional War (tags)

Humanitarian catastrophes are surprisingly easy to predict. Take Syria for instance. Like Iraq, Syria has a complex mix of ethnicity and religion, with a long history of conflict. Enter the United States, who comes with guns and cash that it doles out to certain ethnic/religious groups, and not to others. The ensuing bloodbath is not a surprise, but a strategic plan to dismember the Syrian government.

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? (tags)

Washington

The death of Shaima Alawadi (tags)

The death of a Muslim woman is exposed as domestic violence, and the world is silent

Long Knives Target Iran (tags)

Iran

UN Monitors Spy for Washington (tags)

Syria

BTL: Cindy Sheehan Reflects on the Cost and Legacy of the Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Cindy Sheehan, peace activist and mother of slain U.S Army specialist Casey Sheehan, conducted by Scott Harris

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.

Want to legalize drugs? Vote for Ron Paul!!! (tags)

If you want to end America's insane, unconstitutional war on drugs, Ron Paul is the man to vote for! Same goes for ending the the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and bringing home all the American troops stationed in 100+ countries around the world!

Iran: WMDs Redux (tags)

Iran

Thanks for invading and come back soon imperialist pigs (tags)

You are now leaving Iraq. Thanks for invading and come back soon imperialist pigs

Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)

anti-war

Veterans for Peace Solicit Donations for Homeless on 9/11 Anniversary (tags)

Members of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and the San Diego Veterans for Peace (SDVFP) staged an alternative commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Balboa Park, at which SDVFP solicited donations for their "Compassion Campaign." This involves asking people to donate $35 to buy a sleeping bag, poncho and carrying bag for a homeless person. They've already helped out 700 people, many of them veterans, and need your help to do more.

Imperialist War, Mass Murder, and Torture, But Did September 11th Change ?Everything?? (tags)

"Americans watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. Yet it was a horror no different from what the U.S. government has done with it's bombing of civilian populations in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Korea. The U.S. bombings of just these countries, not to mention many other U.S. acts of war, murdered millions of civilians. Terror against civilians is never justified. Now the U.S. government is preparing to terror bomb Afghanistan?" -Liberation News, September 11, 2001

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair: Iran is the real enemy (tags)

Unlike George Bush, who kept a low profile since leaving presidency in 2009, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007), the other war criminal-in-chief, is still at the forefront of war propaganda efforts.

Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit (tags)

anti-war

New York Times Support for Imperial Wars (tags)

corrupt media

Federal Court: Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld Should Go Forward (tags)

A federal court in Washington today released an opinion upholding the validity of a constitutional rights lawsuit against former Defense Sec't Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the torturing and illegal imprisonment of a U.S. citizen who was working as a translator in Iraq.

Video: No US stay in Iraq beyond December (tags)

to read "The risks of the Keystone XL pipeline," an editorial from the LA Times, July 14, 2011, click on http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-yellowstone-20110714,0,6833153.story

War Is A Crime Preparation for Feb 7, 2012 Cal Primary (tags)

California will be part of Super Tuesday on February 7, 2012 when Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana Republican caucuses, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah have their presidential primaries. The two peace parties on the California ballot are Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party. Below is a partial list of the war crimes and human rights violations of the current Democrat in the White House.

Al Qaeda aka AL CIADA (The CIA Duh) in Iraq targets Iraqis (tags)

The Global Gory Satanic Ritual Serial Killers of Langley, Virginia (The CIA) are continuing to strike with their typical Serial Killers Pattern in Iraq. Instead of Openly targeting Iraqis The Global Satanic Government's (The CIA) AL CIADA (The CIA Duh) Branch is Targeting Iraqis with Death Squad Precision disquised as Al Qaeda aka AL CIADA (The CIA Duh) Terror Attacks.

Permanent US Iraq and Afghanistan Occupations (tags)

anti-war

Remembering Brian Haw (tags)

anti-war

Anti-war activist Brian, who camped out in London's Parliament Square since 2001, has died (tags)

Peace campaigner Brian Haw has sadly passed away in hospital in Germany after a long battle with lung cancer. Brian Haw's demonstration for peace at London?s Parliament Square started in June 2001 and thus pre-dates the September 11th attacks and the US led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. His protest was initially against the injustice and suffering caused to the people of Iraq by the UN economic sanctions and the bombing of the country by the US and UK.

US Prepares Iraq Retreat (tags)

US military is paying bribes to Iraqi tribes not to attack its withdrawl.

You Abandoned Your Most Loyal (tags)

In the lead up to the national elections of 2008 both parties rattled off their lists of things they would do differently. They told us how they would act regarding the dual wars middle class Americans have been forced to pay for ? even more so than the large corporations benefitting from the wars. They told us how they would reverse the problems caused by the sub-prime mortgage scam that caused the two bailouts of Wall Street. They told us how our civil liberties would be brought back to a place that made sense. They told us how sweeping changes Americans desired would be made reality.

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy (tags)

anti-war

BTL:Iraqis Fearful that U.S. Will Renege on Troop Withdrawal Deadline; Stage Angry Protest (tags)

Interview with Raed Jarrar, political analyst, conducted by Scott Harris

March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)

The annual anti-war demonstration sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ) in mid-March had a markedly different tone this year from the actions in 2009 and 2010. Then the protesters and rally speakers had soft-pedaled criticism of President Obama, still holding out hope that he would fulfill his campaign promise to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and would come to realize that the war in Afghanistan — already America’s longest-lasting combat — was unwinnable and would withdraw there, too. Instead, Obama chose the eighth anniversary of former President George W. Bush’s attack on Iraq to launch U.S. air raids on Libya, thereby getting us involved in a third war against a Muslim country — and one young man at the rally summed up the attitude of most of the 300 people there by wearing a T-shirt with the famous Shepard Fairey image of Obama, and under it the words “War Criminal.”

The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011 (tags)

Here is a compilation of newspaper front pages announcing the launch of the war on Iraq (2003) and the war on Libya (2011).

The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011 (tags)

Here is a compilation of newspaper front pages announcing the launch of the war on Iraq (2003) and the war on Libya (2011).

Begrudgingly for Freedom (tags)

This past week the leaders from ten member nations of the UN Security Council finally went ahead and voted to approve helping the Libyan rebels by imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Gadhafi’s planes, ant-aircraft systems and some of his ground troops “posing a risk to civilians” are being targeted and that is a good thing as it is a measure of help and good faith with the size forces we currently have in the region we can easily provide. It is the least our nation can do (and in Libya the most we should do) as we made such a mess of Iraq, due to one administration basing everything on the say so of one person from Iraq and ignoring reams of evidence from multiple experts warning there was no justification for such action. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/13/60minutes/main20042166.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody) Saddam Hussein is gone and that’s good, but due to that administration we were shamed as a nation on not just a national stage but in front of the globe.

March 19: Bush bombed Iraq 2003 - Obama bombs Libya 2011 By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

Progress –noun: the development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level. From America's “change” president, to Pakistan's “change” president, to all the “regime changes” planned along the 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence', can anyone identify specific changes which have been beneficial to the progress of those peoples?

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)

"The capture of numerous British military and intelligence operatives—six SAS men and an MI5 agent—by rebel forces in Benghazi made clear that the powers that be are already hard at work to this end. It has since been revealed by the Daily Mail that ministers have approved “a presence on the ground” of the SAS and MI6, who “will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.”

America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels (tags)

"These “actions” by the US military can not be explained/excused away as “terrible, unfortunate. accidents. As was the case of the collateral murder release, the capacity of present day optics used by US pilots and gunners would have left no doubt that the human beings targeted were unarmed, often children. The US is simply engaged clearing vast areas of unwanted human populations. This is also known as imperialism."

Out-of-Control Human Rights Abuses in Iraq (tags)

imperialism

Iraq Army firing live bullets at Protesters (tags)

Western media pans Iraq oppression of protests

War Criminal Hosni Mubarak Must Stand Trial w/ GW Bush! (tags)

The thirty year tyrant and war criminal Hosni Mubarak must stand trail for complicity with untried war criminals of the GW Bush regime for enabling and assisting in CIA "black sites" torture of detainees. Not only did Mr. Mubarak torture many Egyptians, he also enabled CIA torture to occur in Egypt during his reign of terror. Mr. Mubarak is a traitor to Egypt and must step down from power and stand trial for war crimes!

Bradley Manning and GI Resistance to US War Crimes --An interview with Dahr Jamail‏ (tags)

When someone becomes a soldier, they swear an oath to support and defend the US constitution by following “lawful” orders. Thus, they are legally obliged by their own oath to not follow unlawful orders. What Bradley Manning did by leaking this critical information has been to uphold his oath as a soldier in the most patriotic way. Now, compare that with how he has been raked over the coals by most of the mainstream media.

Don't be fooled: Imperialism trys to hide the importance of Wikileaks docs. (tags)

"Again, the wikileaks documents are a godsend to those who want to create fainess and justice, and to help save planet earth for all of humanity. But in order to assure that they have this impact we must investigate, along with trusted independent media, the wikileaks materials and work hard to get the truths out to activate the masses to liberate themselves. Media owned and managed by these people for whom we need "Nuremberg like trials" will never do that job for us. "

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.

Terror Targets Houston/Chicago -- Official Statement to Investigation (tags)

The Internet analyses of the of Ghost Troop have become legend to Internet Intelligentsia as the new samizdat. In his statement below to government investigators, Captain May is countering the fifth column that is the real power of Al-Qaeda. The editorial about our missions is accurate, as the archives to which it links will show. -- CSM Merlin Neadow, Vietnam veteran --

A `Dumb War': Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion (tags)

With its invasion of Iraq, the United States rid the Iraqi people of a tyrant. But it also broke the law and destroyed tens of thousands of lives. With the release of close to 400,000 Iraq logs by WikiLeaks and the coming publication of George W. Bush's memoir, it is time to take stock of a war that was catastrophic for Iraq and America's standing in the world.

Obama administration braces for WikiLeaks release (tags)

'This article suggests that there is no need for you to investigate these doucments. As before they tell us there is nothing of interest in them? How quickly they read them? I think they are hoping many will not bother. So please get ready to head back to Wikileaks and spread widely."

San Diego Activists Turn Out to Support Bradley Manning (tags)

San Diego’s progressive community turned out for a downtown rally September 19 in support of Bradley Manning, alleged leaker of the 90,000 pages of documents about the war in Afghanistan and the so-called “Collateral Murder” video of a U.S. attack on civilians in Iraq in 2007, who’s currently being held awaiting trial in an Army brig. Law professor Marjorie Cohn, anti-war veteran Chuck Wynette and other speakers called for Manning to be set free whether he leaked the papers or not.

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)

"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (tags)

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks out concerning the war in Iraq, and how President Bush and his friends were trying to "take over the world".

BUSH JR & KARL ROVE R CALLING IN MARKERS 4 POLITICAL & CRIMINAL PUBLIC RELATIONS COVER.... (tags)

DO NOT EXPECT TONY BLAIR OR GEORGE BUSH JR 2 SPEAK ILL OF EACH~OTHER STUPID ...

THE BUSH TARP PONZI SCHEME= TAKE ALL RESOURCES POLITELY... (tags)

WHEN OUR little American tax payer FUNDS WIND UP IN ELITE'S DEEP POCKETS IT'S TIME 4 ANOTHER PYONY 2+ TRILLION $$ BUSH ELITE BILLIONAIRE TAX CUT & TAX ESTATE ABATEMENT...

W Bush's,Barack Obama's Mass Murderer Robert Gates Says Wikileaks Has 'Blood On Its Hands' (tags)

If anyone can prove that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange HAS EVER SHAKEN HANDS WITH EITHER BARACK OSAMA OBAMA OR HIS AND W BUSH'S SECRETARY OF WAR FRAUD ROBERT GATES,THEN HE SHOULD LOOK CLOSELY - THERE MAY LITERALLY BE BLOOD ON HIS HANDS JUST AS GATES CLAIMS !

Powell’s Chief of Staff Mentions Role of Neocons and Israel in Iraq War (tags)

Powell’s Chief of Staff Mentions Role of Neocons and Israel in Iraq War

Iraq Today: Afflicted by Violence, Devastation, Corruption, anDevastation, and Desperation (tags)

Think Iraq and imagine an image of hell

"Baker Boys: Inside the Surge" at the Newport Beach Film Festival (tags)

April 23 Friday 2:45pm - 4:45pm, Newport Beach: "Baker Boys: Inside the Surge" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This documentary was filmed over 90 straight days with a forward combat Army unit in Iraq carrying out the counterinsurgency known as The Surge, which was the shift from 'shock & awe' to 'hearts & minds'. The film presents the most honest and intimate portrait of the modern American soldier ever captured on film. Screening followed by Q&A with the commanding officer of Baker Company.

Iraq War Vet denounces war crimes: "We fired on buses full of civilians" (tags)

IVAW Veterans came out in force in Los Angeles antiwar march to denounce massacres against Iraqis under orders from the Pentagon. Vets told about crimes in Iraq invasion in 2003 and in Fallujah in 2004. Listen to 3 min. Audio of interview, aired on 90.7 KPFK-FM.

Norman Finkelstein on Israel, Palestinians and Iraq (tags)

Norman Finkelstein on Israel, Palestinians and Iraq

History of US (tags)

History of US

Los Angeles Stages Protests Marking Seven Years of American War (tags)

Hollywood and Vine Hosts Antiwar Protests on The Seventh Anniversary of The American Iraqi Invasion. (Photo Set 1 of 1)

a View to our Goal (tags)

a View to our Goal

BREAKING: Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Defense Sec't Rumsfeld (tags)

1st time in US history that court allows torture suit against current or former Cabinet Secretary

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.

Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy (tags)

Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy

Outsourcing War: The Rise of Private Military Contractors (tags)

privatizing war

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter caught in online sex sting (again!) (tags)

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter caught in online sex sting (I hope this is not true, but he is done if it is!)

Iran's Revolution vs. The Democrats (tags)

On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, which, to anyone paying close attention, constitute a powerful revolutionary movement. This movement has grown exponentially in a very short period of time. Although only beginning in June over allegations of voter fraud, the movement is now endorsed by millions of combative Iranians, demanding “death to the dictator,” while they waive an Iranian flag that’s missing the Muslim insignia. Massive demonstrations in the streets and university campuses have directly confronted police repression and in some cases have overcome it. The New York Times describes a scene found only in instances of revolution:

"Peace on Earth" vigil 2009 (tags)

This was the sixth consecutive year (a conservative count) that the Northeast LA Radical Neighbors have held vigils on December 25. The last several vigils have been a joint collaboration with the weekly Montrose Peace Vigil.

Defeat U.S. War on Afghanistan and Iraq! (tags)

On December 1, President Barack Obama officially announced a massive escalation of the U.S. war on Afghanistan, tripling the number of American military personnel there since Obama took office. This move marks a decision by Washington to continue the colonial occupation of Afghanistan indefinitely, and with it the bloody slaughter of the Afghan people. Obama’s claim that he would “begin the transfer” of U.S. forces by mid-2011 was just sucker bait for gullible liberals. “Afghanistan Is Now Obama’s War,” proclaimed the media from New York to London to Mumbai. But Afghanistan has been the Democrats’ war since the moment it was launched, in September 2001, and together with the war on Iraq, it is a bipartisan imperialist war. No one in Washington thinks the Afghan puppet army will be able to handle the Taliban. The actual U.S. strategy is not to defeat the Taliban but to weaken it enough so that elements of the Islamists can be brought into a political deal. It is striking that in the United States, a majority of the population is turning against the war even though there hasn’t been a major national antiwar march in more than two years – ever since the start of the last presidential election campaign. At protests following Obama’s announcement of more troops to Afghanistan, organizers carefully avoided any signs mentioning the president by name. Our Internationalist contingent, in contrast, carried signs including, “Hey Obama, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today? Defeat Imperialist Slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq.”

Who remembers the screams of the babies? (tags)

As Bush and Blair slaughtered them.

The Great Game: U.S., NATO War In Afghanistan: Is the Entire World the Target? (tags)

"The longest war in American history prior to the current one was that in Vietnam. U.S. military advisers were present in the country from the late 1950s onward and covert operations were carried on in the early 1960s, but only in the year after the contrived Gulf of Tonkin incident - 1965 - did the Pentagon begin major combat operations in the south and regular bombing raids in the north. The last American combat unit left South Vietnam in 1972, seven years later. The U.S. (and Britain) began bombing the Afghan capital of Kabul on October 7, 2001 with Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from warships and submarines and bombs dropped from warplanes and shortly thereafter American special forces began ground operations, a task that has been conducted since by regular Army and Marine units. The bombing and the ground combat operations continue more than eight years later and both will be intensified to record levels in short order."

50,000 US troops will die in the first few days. (tags)

If Israel is allowed to sacrifice them for Iran.

Dahr Jamail Celebrates U.S. Military’s “Will to Resist” in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)

Dahr Jamail, the independent journalist who broke the monopoly on Iraq war coverage by “embedded reporters” and reported honestly on the war for his own blog, has tackled a subject equally taboo in the corporate media: the growing number of U.S. servicemembers who are resisting the wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. The resistance takes many forms, from so-called “search and avoid” missions in the war zones to absences without leave (AWOL), conscientious objector filings and outright refusals to obey orders to deploy. While the movement hasn't reached the heights it did during the Viet Nam war — mainly because there isn't as large a mass civilian anti-war movement as there was then — it's significant for the courage and heroism of the resisters and as an index of the toll two long, grueling wars have taken on the U.S. military.

DU weapons use in Iraq; drastic birth defects in Fallujah (tags)

On Friday, 11.13.2009, the London Guardian reported a "Huge rise in birth defects in Fallujah," Iraq. I sent the news to KPFA Radio 94.1FM Weekend News Anchor Anthony Fest, along with contact info for Bob Nichols, San Francisco Bay View Newspaper correspondent and winner of a 2004 Project Censored Award for his reporting on U.S. military's use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq, and consequent radiation poisoining. I then edited and animated the resulting KPFA Evening News segment, 11.15.2009:

Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)

shameful media response

Three Ohio Men Convicted of Being Muslims at the Wrong Time in America (tags)

Washington's jihad against Muslims

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.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

Neocons support war with Afghanistan in order to get war with Iran

David Swanson’s “Daybreak” is a Wake-Up Call for Patriots (tags)

America is in deep doo doo! It goes beyond the Wall Street-induced financial meltdown. David Swanson’s “Daybreak” book is a wake-up call and a plan for “Citizen Power” action. The Bush-Cheney Gang is gone, but President Obama acts like he is serving out Dubya’s third term. How presidential power was enlarged and the Congress collapsed is good to know. However, how to fight to get our country back from these usurpers, is even more important.

National Security Versus CIA Ethics (tags)

The National Security of the United States is plagued by several deep-rooted problems that lead to expectations on intelligence personnel that are unjustified and highly corrupting.

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

On October 5, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), along with other national peace groups, will carry out direct action at the White House to end the war in Afghanistan and demand reparations for the people of Afghanistan.

Fernando Suárez del Solár Speaks at “Senseless Death” Screening (tags)

In 2003 Jesús Suárez del Solár became one of the first U.S. victims of the current war in Iraq -- and his father, Fernando, expressed his anger and sadness at the loss of his son by joining the San Diego anti-war movement and becoming one of its most powerful activists. On July 8 the San Diego Public Library showed “A Senseless Death,” a 2006 documentary by a French-Canadian filmmaker that told the story of Jesús and other so-called “green-card soldiers,” immigrants (both documented and undocumented) lured into the U.S. military and promised citizenship in return for becoming cannon fodder for U.S. imperalism.

BTL:U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq Cities Greeted with Celebration and Hope (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)

A discussion of the great propensity of American bombers and drones to hit weddings and funeral ceremonies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

Bush's 4th of July Visit to Oklahoma (tags)

Former President Bush is coming to Woodward, Oklahoma to celebrate July 4th. This Oklahoma farmer, rancher and father who lost his son in Iraq has something to say about his visit.

Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix (tags)

America's dirty war

Neo-Nazis in US Military (tags)

Neo-Nazis working their way inside the military: Salon report has stunning details

Obama's Outreach to Muslims - Empty Rhetoric, Same Old Policies (tags)

business as usual continues globally

BTL:Military Budget Climbs as Obama Spends More in Afghanistan and Less on Iraq War (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

This Memorial Weekend hear Cpl. Ryan's Story (tags)

Ryan Endicott's testimony about his experiences as a U.S. Marine in Iraq at the recent Winter Soldier Southwest is one of the most honest and eloquent presentations I have ever heard on the subject. If you haven't seen it. If you really want to know what is going on now in Iraq. See it this weekend and pass it on. Then join in the lively discussion going on in the comments section. YouTube Video 10 minutes.

Winter Soldier Southwest on YouTube #1 (tags)

On Saturday, May 9, 2009 Iraq Veterans Against the War held hearings about war crimes and the abuse of our soldiers. The Winter Soldier Southwest heard from many American vets of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam and well as the victims of war and the families of vets. The Gold Star Families, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans for Peace and the Iraq Veterans for Peace were all represented. This is the testimony of Ryan Endicott about his experiences in Iraq.

Iraq Winter Soldiers and Families Testify in Pasadena (tags)

Iraq War Veterans tell of American abuses. inefficiencies and greed in the Iraq and Gulf wars.

Mothers Speak About War And Terror (tags)

Humankind's uncanny ability to make major advances in one civilization while simultaneously razing others beyond recognition is a strange facet of our nature. Yet most Americans are far removed from the constant dangers and terrors of living under a war. Few of us who did not serve in Vietnam or Iraq, for instance, have a clear understanding of the devastation wrought on those countries. The gap between our reality and theirs served as the driving force behind American author Susan Galleymore's venture into the war-torn countries of the Middle East. Her new book, "Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror," tells the stories of the repercussions of war on the mothers, families, communities, and cultures of Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, and the United States.

EveryOne Group offers a gift symbolizing human rights to the Ambassador of Iraq in Italy (tags)

“We will soon be meeting His Excellency”, say the activists, “to discuss the situation of homosexuals in Iraq, the need to work towards peace in his tormented country, and the anti-Islamic sentiments rife in the West”.

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom Travels to Iraq & Returns w/Book on Impact of War on Mothers (tags)

California Military Mom Susan Galleymore Invited by Veterans for Peace-LA to Launch her New Book on Impact of War on Mothers at Arlington West on the Santa Monica beach Sunday, May 3rd - Noon-1pm

Obama; Support Spain's War Crime Tribunal on Torture! (tags)

The violation of the Geneva Conventions by several Bush administration officials for their role in torture need to be transported to Spain to stand trial. Will Obama help or hinder in this effort?

BTL:Iraqi Unions Form New Labor Confederation (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

May 3rd: LA Event for US Military Mom New Book on Mothers and War (tags)

US Military mother Susan Galleymore, made international headlines when she traveled to Iraq to visit her soldier son, is on a 10-city national tour launching her new book, Long Time Passing Mother Speak About War and Terror, a collection of dramatic first-person accounts of the impact of war on mothers and families around-the-globe. Local US military moms, musicians, poets, and artists will join Galleymore at pre-Mother's celebration.

May 3rd: LA Event for US Military Mom New Book on Mothers and War (tags)

US Military mother Susan Galleymore, made international headlines when she traveled to Iraq to visit her soldier son, is on a 10-city national tour launching her new book, Long Time Passing Mother Speak About War and Terror, a collection of dramatic first-person accounts of the impact of war on mothers and families around-the-globe. Local US military moms, musicians, poets, and artists will join Galleymore at pre-Mother's celebration.

CA Military Mom's New Book About War and Mothers Launches (tags)

Susan Galleymore made international headlines by taking the extraordinary and even dangerous step of traveling to Iraq in 2004 to visit her soldier son stationed on a military base in the so-called Sunni Triangle, north of Baghdad. What she found in Iraq – the horrors of war which was at once heartbreaking and compelling - challenged her to continue her journey interviewing mothers in war zones including Iraq, Israel and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and the US. These powerful first-person stories offer dramatic insight into the impact of war on mothers, families, communities, in those countries. On Sunday afternoon, May 3rd, local military moms, musicians, poets, and artists will celebrate the publication of Susan Galleymore’s new book Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror by Pluto Press / Palgrave MacmIllian.

Pseudo Theologian Rep. Peter T. King Sounds Off (tags)

Notre Dame U. plans to bestow an honorary degree on President Barack Obama. This caused the ultra Iraq War Hawk, Rep. Peter T. King (R-3-NY), to toss a major hissy fit. He insisted that because of Obama’s support for abortion, that the award would be an insult to “Catholic moral teachings.” Why weren’t these Catholic standards applied to the Bush-Cheney Gang’s War without End, torture policies and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution?

Save the lifes of 128 homosexuals in Iraq (tags)

EveryOne Group and civil society in democratic countries have taken up the appeal from the IRAQI LGBT association, based in London, which calls on activists and democratic citizens to take part in an international campaign to save the lives of 128 prisoners sentenced to death because they are homosexual.

March 21st Hollywood Peace March or The Revolution Will Not Be Organized (tags)

A re-cap of the peace march that was held on Hollywood Blvd on March 21st, 2009 complete with photographs of the day.

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.

Filipinos Join Nationwide Rallies Demanding US Troop Withdrawal on 6th-Year Anniversary of (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.

BTL:American Peace Movement Rejects Obama Iraq and Afghanistan War Policy (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)

Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.

Canadian MP Speaks Out for U.S. War Resister (tags)

Activist San Diego put together an impressive list of speakers for its March 16 meeting on the fate of U.S. war resister Robin Long — including Olivia Chow, a member of the Canadian Parliament who helped lead an unsuccessful struggle to persuade her country’s government to grant Long political asylum instead of returning him to the U.S. — but the most powerful voice of all came from someone who wasn’t there: Robin Long himself, via a letter from jail read aloud at the meeting.

US OUT OF IRAQ, THE PHILIPPINES AND EVERYWHERE! (tags)

As the invasion of Iraq enters its seventh year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) continues to express militant greetings and solidarity to the people of Iraq, Philippines and everywhere who are fighting US imperialism and its forces of occupation. We stand with the people marching in the streets of Washington, DC today in the united cry “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Philippines and Palestine, OCCUPATION IS A CRIME!” The US thirst for war must end. The current administration is not ending the US wars of aggression, but is transferring the war to other countries like Afghanistan. We are reminded how Nixon said he wanted to end the unpopular war in Vietnam but escalated the war in Cambodia and Laos. By redeploying 30,000 or more troops to Afghanistan, threatening Iran, Pakistan and the Russian Federation, Obama is not proving to be much different from his predecessors

US ALIS SA IRAQ, PHILIPPINES AT LAHAT NG DAKO ! (tags)

Sa pagsapit ng ika pitong taon ng pananalakay ng US sa Iraq, ipinapahayag ng Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) ang militanteng pagbati at pagpupugay nito sa mga palabang masa ng Iraq, Pilipinas at lahat ng dako ng mundo na lumalaban sa Imperyalismong US at lahat ng pwersang nanakop. Kaisa kaming naninidigan ng lahat ng taong nagmamartsa sa Washington DC sa panawagan:” Mula sa Iraq, Afghanistan hanggang sa Palestina at Pilipinas: “Ang pananakop ay isang Krimen!”

March 21 Protest: Veterans to Lead Dramatic Actions in LA (tags)

Mass Protest on the 6th Anniversary of the Iraq War This Saturday, 12 noon Hollywood & Vine, Los Angeles

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.

The Blackout of the March 21 Mobilizations: Redbaiting on the Left (tags)

The War on Iraq drags on with no clear end in sight. The war on Afghanistan is being escalated. The war on Pakistan has also been stepped up, a war undeclared by Congress, therefore unconstitutional and the basis for an impeachment. All this has happened since Obama took office.

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.

BTL:Cindy Sheehan Calls for Protest Against Obama Iraq and Afghanistan War Policy (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Obama Caves to the Oil Companies. (tags)

Today on NBC's meet The Press, retained Secretary of Defense William Gates grabbed president Barrack Obama by the neck and pulled Barrack Obama's face to secretaries crotch.

Broken Campaign Promises; Obama's Tardy Iraqi Troop Withdrawal (tags)

Code Pink calls Obama's delayed troop withdrawal a broken promise, after claiming to have ALL troops out of Iraq by the end of 2009. Instead, we now have residual troops in Iraq until 2011, and the majority of troops not leaving Iraq until August 2010.

Barack Obama Pirate Captain of Derivative TARP TANIC and Nuclear Iran (tags)

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

7 Reasons You Should Join the March on the Pentagon on March 21, 2009 (tags)

Various coalitions, organizations, and networks are joining together in a March 21 National Coalition to bring people from all walks of life and from all cities across the United States to take part in a March on the Pentagon on the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war: Saturday, March 21. Simultaneous demonstrations are taking place in San Francisco and Los Angeles. More than 1,300 organizations and individuals have now endorsed the March 21, 2009, March on the Pentagon to say “Bring the Troops Home NOW!” on the sixth anniversary of the criminal invasion of Iraq. The thousands who march will demand “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” and “We Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Occupation.” They will insist on an end to the war threats and economic sanctions against Iran. They will say no to the illegal U.S. program of detention and torture.

WORKERS OF WAR (tags)

Federal prosecutors are investigating a Kuwaiti company with heavy ties to Halliburton International, probing allegations that foreign employees were brought to work on the massive Bagdhad US Embassy project against their will and prevented from leaving war ravaged Iraq. The United States Department of Justice launched the investigation of First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting Co. (FKTC) when former employees, mostly third world nationals charged that workers at the company were misled by recruiters. They were hired for civilian jobs in Kuwait and Dubai, only to wind up in Iraq instead. A group of Filipino workers attempted a mutiny when they learned of the company's real intention but was subdued by machine gun toting security personnels. According to the allegations, FKTC even confiscated the workers' passports to avert the possibility of escape from Iraq.

Obama Murders Innocent Pakistanis (tags)

When it comes to foreign policy it turns out that Obama is as big a bimbo as Bill Clinton was.

VIDEO: Halliburton Heist (tags)

In the "Creole trick," the perpetrator pretends to be the victim. Cheney sits in a wheelchair and the war profiteering is repressed. The $3 trillion war (cf. Joseph Stiglitz' book) is a theft of the present and future that reduced American stature to a rogue state.

How to Pursue GW Bush for War Crimes Trial (tags)

Debates about whether international community should pursue the GW bush regime for war crimes stemming from illegal detentions, torture and deception used in illegal invasion of Iraq. What is best strategy for beginning a public war crimes tribunal against GW bush, Cheney and the outgoing administration..

War Criminal GW Bush Regime Escapes to Texas Ranch (tags)

Since GW Bush, Cheney and their fellow war criminals of the outgoing Bush administration are escaping their needed trail for war crimes following the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq based on fabricated evidence. Many needless deaths from invasion of Iraq and a crumbling economy are the legacy of this brilliant criminal regime. Are we content to allow them to simply retire to clearing brush on the Texas ranch without a war crimes trail??

Antiwar Activists “Boot” Dubya Out the Door (tags)

A rally and march was held in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2009. It’s objective was to give President George W. Bush “the boot” as he exited an office that he has disgraced by his failure to uphold the law. David Swanson, cofounder of afterdowningstreet. org, was one of the speakers at the event. He underscored the importance of appointing a “Special Prosecutor” to look into and hold accountable the culpable members of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Traumatic Cycle (tags)

Once called "battle fatigue" and "shell shock" Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), recognized as a clinical condition in 1980, has been a part of warfare for those serving in armed forces for as long as anyone can figure. People who suffer from the disease often experience vivid flashbacks so real some act out what they re-experience. Other symptoms may be feeling distant from others, severe depression, feeling unable to be happy. Having trouble falling asleep and suffering uncontrollable outbursts of anger may also accompany the disease.

NYCLAW Antiwar Bulletin -- 12.23.08 (tags)

Read Between the Lines

Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)

Obama is as hardline as Bush

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.20.08 (tags)

"[UFPJ leaders] will obfuscate a little bit, but I think in the long run, they are moving away from an antiwar position, and they are going to be losing a lot of people who are interested in building an antiwar movement."

American Media Censors Muntader al-Zaidi Statement About Acting for those Killed (tags)

Google News Shows One Hit for his statement

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.15.08 (tags)

Political Ammunition You Can Use

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.14.08 (tags)

Chicago Protest: U.S. Out of Middle East Now "This is the first speak out of this sort [that I know of] since Obama has been elected."

Reality Reloaded (tags)

"Lying means saying untruths while knowing the truth," said Franz-Josef Strauss who was a master in inventing stories and dealing with political swindling. According to this definition, Bush may not have lied since he presumably believed his own swindle.

Jeremy Scahill: This (Old) News Just In... Obama Doesn't Plan to End the Iraq Occupation (tags)

The New York Times is reporting about an "apparent evolution" in president-elect Barack Obama's thinking on Iraq, citing his recent statements about his plan to keep a "residual force" in the country and his pledge to "listen to the recommendations of my commanders" as Obama prepares to assume actual command of US forces. "At the Pentagon and the military headquarters in Iraq, the response to the statements this week from Mr. Obama and his national security team has been akin to the senior officer corps' letting out its collective breath," the Times reported. "The words sounded to them like the new president would take a measured approach on the question of troop levels."

Bush is (tags)

And so is Cheney

12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)

If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....

"Like the Fall of the Wall" (Joseph Stiglitz) (tags)

The mixture of low interests, excessive liquidity and lax oversight on money institutes led to the financial crisis. National indebtedness rose two-thirds in only eight years. The govt should immediately begin investing in the infrastructure, education and other projects.

Eminent 9/11 author David Ray Griffin to speak in Davis, CA on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 (tags)

To achieve peace and sustainability, the foundational lie - the 9/11 "official story" - that has been used to justify a policy of unending warfare and the the dismantling of the Constitution must be exposed for what it is. Eminent theologian and 9/11 researcher and author David Ray Griffin addresses the question "Was America attacked by Muslims on 9/11?"

A Critique of the Fourth International (tags)

Correcting our political perspective

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.22 (tags)

"This is more 'Groundhog Day' than a fresh start."

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station (tags)

Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station In a daring guerrilla raid earlier this fall, members of the Los Angeles chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) infiltrated a local gas station to deploy a battalion of 4171 toy soldiers, together with a sign reading, "Price of Gas: 4171 U.S. Soldiers."

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 -- 11.14.08 (tags)

The campaign to elect the president is over. The campaign to make the president DO what he was elected FOR is underway.

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 -- 11.08.08 (tags)

Tens of millions of people want a new direction. The question is whether they can be organized to fight for it.

God's Nation (tags)

The trinity of themes "Last Hope-Noble Victory-Disgraceful Defeat" has been the core of the US-American state religion, whether called the Monroe Doctrine, Cold War or War against Terror. A multipolar world with many civilizations is the best hope for the future.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)

"The basic difference is going to be style."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.05.08 (tags)

"Obama will be able to work with his European allies to do a better job of selling the war to skeptical publics."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.04.08 (tags)

Election Day Reality Check

Green Dissent: Why I Won't Vote for California Dems (tags)

The Field polls says California is going for Barack Obama 55% to 33%. Very well. My "Brotha" Barack doesn't need my vote and pumping Dem numbers only encourages our local Los Angeles scoundrels

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (11.02.08) (tags)

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

U.S. TERRORISTS STRIKE AT SYRIA AND PAKISTAN KILLING MORE INNOCENT CIVILIANS. (tags)

US terrorists are increasing their attacks on Pakistani villages and have now extended their range of murderous operations to include terrorist strikes against civilian targets in Syria as well.

NYCLAW Antiwar Digest (tags)

"In the States, if police burst into your house, kicking down doors and swearing at you, you would call your lawyer and file a lawsuit. Here, there are no lawyers. Their resources are limited, so they plant IEDs (improvised explosive devices) instead."

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.

What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)

"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

[I]f your going to support a candidate who doesn't represent any of the values you believe in, then you can't have too many bloodthirsty war criminals endorsing him.

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.

Military Mobilization? DRAFT? Obama–YES; McCain–Yes; Rep. Rangel (D-NY)–Yes! (tags)

The country is now preparing to elect a new President and as all our citizens consider their choices, they are confronted with the numbing denial by both Obama and McCain that the Iraq war is Illegal. “Why are Obama and McCain discussing the terrifying idea of a draft” Americans are asking, when “it is your sworn constitutional duty to call for an end to this and future Illegal Wars,” and then, a draft is clearly un-necessary?

Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)

The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.

Iraq War Creates Shortage of Night Vision Gear for Domestic US Medical Pilots (tags)

The war in Iraq is creating a major - and perhaps deadly - shortage of night vision goggles for civilian pilots who fly medical helicopters in the U.S.

Assassinations, Wars and Meltdowns: Who Benefits? (tags)

America has been subjected to the some severe shock therapy over the years. JFK, MLK, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were all murdered! Then, there was the Vietnam War (1963-75); the “Watergate” scandal; and the horrors of the 9/11 tragedy; followed by the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The latest hit is the Wall Street bailout, to wit: the economic and fiscal meltdowns. They all spell out the sharp decline of America. Is it by accident or by plan?

US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike (tags)

US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike

Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)

Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq War veteran, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of a book about his war experiences called "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Façades in Iraq," spoke October 4 at San Diego City College about the war, the needs of returning veterans and how various elected officials are responding to the veterans' issues his group regards as priorities.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski: Dubya Made Her Do It! (tags)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), on Sept. 22, 2008, charged that the Bush-Cheney Gang, led by Dubya, unduly pressured her into voting for the USA Patriot Act and also creating the “dysfunctional” Homeland Security Department. She said they used “fear” and “bad ideas” and implied that they made her into a “rubber stamp!” Sen. Mikulski whined about the idea of a Wall St. bailout, too, but then she voted to give the parasites the $700 billion.

The Transparent Cabal (tags)

A review of a book that proves Necons are the driving force behind the War in Iraq

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.

Pelosi Pushed Book, While Taxpayers Revolted Over Bailout (tags)

When the Congress was debating the $700 billion bailout of the greedy bankers on Wall St., an overconfident Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Baltimore hawking her book, “Know Your Power.” On Sept. 29, 2008, the House of Representatives, responding to a taxpayers’ revolt, rejected the Bush-Cheney Gang’s bailout scheme. Speaker Peolsi, in her library spiel, conveyed a false sense of security about the grim economic situation facing the nation.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

It was Mr. Obama who seemed more aligned with President Bush's current policy of authorizing American special forces to cross the Afghan-Pakistan border into Pakistan's tribal areas that Al Qaeda and the Taliban have used as a sanctuary.

Jail—Mortgage Lenders, brokers, Who Knowingly Sold or Made Fraudulent Home Loans (tags)

How can Americans possibly trust this Congress to protect $700 billion in Taxpayer Dollars that is needed to Restore US credit liquidity from being misappropriated?

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan (tags)

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians (tags)

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians

Vying To Be Toughest (tags)

Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.

America Surrender...NEVER (tags)

It has long ago surrendered to the war and scum corporations and Israel.

George Bush John McCain Sarah Palin Iraq War Surge a Total Disaster (tags)

Mission not accomplished.

Tarot Cards and the Left (tags)

How prognostications of doom encourage passivity over action

"John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time." (tags)

This charge, a centerpiece of Obama's acceptance speech last night, was quite probably true. But it was also a stunning piece of hypocrisy coming from the Democratic nominee who has himself voted for almost every single George Bush war funding bill since becoming a U.S. senator.

Oh, No! Not Joe Biden! (tags)

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was a lousy pick to be Barack Obama’s VP running mate. Delaware only has three electoral votes. Plus, Biden doesn’t represent either the “politics of hope” and/or of change. His record in the U.S. Senate reveals someone who has gone along with the Iraq War, while doing little or nothing to protect the Constitutional Rights of the people from the excesses of the Bush-Cheney Gang. I suspect the Democratic Party has a death wish!

DNC Rally, Stop the War (tags)

Denver, Colorado, August 25--Yesterday one thousand people showed up on the steps of the Capitol in Downtown Denver for the rally and the march calling for the end of the occupation in Iraq. Cindy Sheehan spoke first for 10 minutes asking the people to help her to displace Mrs. Pelosi from the head of congress.

USA in Iraq banned video (tags)

USA in Iraq banned video

Peace Mom v. Guardian of Power (tags)

Challenging entrenched power in Congress.

John Edwards Fiddled While America Burned (tags)

John Edwards’ sleazy extramarital affair reminded me of the excesses in the final days of the Roman Empire. In 2006, Edwards began his trysts with his mistress. He stopped lying about the seedy affair on Aug. 8, 2008. Meanwhile, about 1,955 U.S. troops died in the Iraq War. While Edwards was “doing” his paramour, others in Washington, D.C., like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been “doing” the public about ending the war and impeachment.

War with Iran On, Off or Undecided? (tags)

Strong crosscurrents both ways.

Candidate Alexander Rejecting U.S. Threats Against Iran (tags)

The Socialist Party opposes the use of military force or economic sanctions to deal with the problems involving Iran.

The Dangerous Logic of Blocking Protests in the Name of Electing Democrats (tags)

At a time when the tens of millions of people who have the potential strength to stop this war are being pacified and corralled into a dead-end, what meaning does it have to call oneself “anti-war” if you are not protesting outside the convention? Anyone serious about stopping this whole direction of unjust war, torture and fascist repression should be in the streets.

What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)

On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.

Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Washington plans to stay

CIA/US Military Perpetrated Most of Iraq's "Suicide Bombs"! (tags)

...in Baghdad when an Iraqi driver had his license and car confiscated at a checkpoint, after which he was instructed "to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license." After being questioned for a short while, he was told to drive his car to an Iraqi police station, where his license had been forwarded, and that he should go quickly. "The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and along the two back doors. The only feasible explanation for this incident is that the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement and witnessing the anticipated ‘hideous attack by foreign elements."[17]

Chris Hedges Exposes U.S. War Crimes in Iraq (tags)

Chris Hedges, author of "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" and co-author of the new book "Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians," spoke in San Diego June 25 and expressed his disillusion with the American political system in general and the Democratic party in particular. He said he's not going to vote for either Barack Obama or John McCain because neither will completely withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq.

CBS' Lara Logan, CNN's Michael Ware Involved In Steamy Baghdad Love Triangle: (tags)

CBS' Lara Logan, CNN's Michael Ware Involved In Steamy Baghdad Love Triangle:

Don White Addressing a Los Angeles Antiwar Rally in March of 2005 (tags)

Video showing Don White addressing a rally against the Iraq war in March of 2005.

Everything (tags)

$500 a barrel

McCain's Speech to AIPAC (tags)

Count the LIES.

David McCullough, at Boston College, Sees No Evil (tags)

What is the role of the intellectual in the Age of Bush and Cheney? On May 19, 2008, David McCullough, gave a commencement address at Boston College, a Jesuit institution. He never said one critical word about the Iraq War or the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang that got the U.S. involved in that Neocon-inspired conflict. I believe Mr. McCullough missed an opportunity to speak out and to inspire the students to take their country back.

Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break (tags)

Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break

Socialist Party VP nominee calls McCain “reckless” on Iran (tags)

The ongoing reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

PARA (tags)

These reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

“Happy Songs About the War” at Compass (tags)

Don't be put off by the title of JD Boucharde's one-man show, "Happy Songs About the War," through June 4 at the Compass Theatre in San Diego. It's a bitterly satirical yet oddly warm look at the U.S. debacle in Iraq that at the end triumphantly reaffirms pacifist ideals.

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."

SAVE THIS DATE: Iraq Forum at CSULA Thursday May 29, with KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar (tags)

On Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 PM, Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK's morning show "Uprising" will moderate a forum on Iraq and Middle East Peace with Iraqi reconstruction activist Raed Jarrar, former US diplomat Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright, and Edgar Cuevas, a member of Iraqi Veterans Against the War. Col. Wright will also be selling copies of her book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," about government insiders who have risked their careers to oppose the Iraq War. At 7:30 PM, 3rd floor Golden Eagle ballroom, CSULA.

The Energy Crisis: so why isn't anyone doing anything about it? (tags)

Yeah, right --- we all know about the energy crisis.

Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)

Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.

Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran (tags)

Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran

Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)

Worrisome signs resurfacing.

Stop the next war (tags)

"Yet as the years wear on and the facts pointing to the validity of my thesis accumulate, the reality can no longer be ignored. Why, in the name of all that's holy, are we expanding a war that has proven to be such a monumental failure? Why are our leaders ignoring the evaluation of our own National Intelligence Estimate on the question of Iran's nuclear program – which shows that they abandoned their nascent nukes, just as Saddam did – and insisting that Tehran will soon wield a nuclear sword, perhaps against Israel? Why are American politicians defying their own war-weary people and launching a conflict that will doubtless prove even less popular than the one in which we are currently engaged? None of this makes any sense unless we accept the hijacking thesis: U.S. policy is the captive of foreign interests, specifically Israeli interests. We are, all of us, held hostage by the Israel lobby, which has a stranglehold on the political establishment in this country. That's not a "conspiracy theory," because it's no secret: the effort to mold U.S. policy to suit Israeli interests is open to the point of brazenness."

George Bush John McCain their unspoken winning lying promise to US (tags)

Look at our track record to see what we are about to do.

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)

What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

Making Sense of Barack Obama, What He Says and the American Dilemma (tags)

I need to preface this commentary and say that I have been a member of the Republican Party since the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's.

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

Israel STILL Beating Iran War Dead Horse (tags)

Shades of Iraq ...

White Rabbits from the White House (tags)

"When politics threatens to destroy you, tell stories, stories of good and evil. Make every election into a morality play," Rove said. When politics becomes a spectacle and making more money out of money is stylized as the most noble pursuit, may our storytelling be life-giving!

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.

Town hall calls for impeachment to save the Constitution (tags)

A regional town hall on the subject "Are Peace and Impeachment Possible?" was held in Oakland to reaffirm the need and political viability of impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush. It enjoined the audience to support new candidates running against Democratic Party leaders who have declined to challenge the Bush administration for its violations of the Constitution and international law.

No nuke material in Syria (tags)

Show us the evidence

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World (tags)

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World

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.

There is no justice in the capitalist courts! Kille Cops go free. Sean Bell. (tags)

The killer cops that shot Sean Bell 50 times go free. There is no justice in the capitalist courts!

$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps (tags)

$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps

'The Transparent Cabal' (about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda) (tags)

(about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda)

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf (tags)

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf

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!

VERMONT AFL-CIO CALLS ON WORKERS TO SUPPORT WEST COAST SRIKE AGAINST WAR (tags)

The Executive Board of the Vermont AFL-CIO, representing thousands of workers in countless sectors across Vermont, have unanimously passed an historic resolution expressing their “unequivocal” support for the first US labor strike against the war in Iraq.

US undermining Afghan trials (tags)

US undermining Afghan trials

Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war (tags)

This is called Walking the Talk. Please do all you can to publicize and support this effort.

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars (tags)

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars

Six Trillion Dollars (tags)

The US military occupation of Iraq cannot be won militarily and cannot be paid for. The military occupation was sold as a cheap war that would only help the US and the world: more security and a lower price of oil. Empire and double standards bring only nihilism and distrust.

Hothead McCain (tags)

Wouldn't it be nice, for once, to hear a politician not so removed from Reality saying "There will be peace" ... ? Be wary of Electronic Vote-rigging ... And get those "Neo-Conservative" War Criminals behind bars and away from the halls of power.

OIL IN TIBET and gold, uranium (tags)

The name of the game is always money, and when it comes to the CIA's war against China by promoting Tibet, that is certainly true. There is oil, uranium, gold and copper in Tibet. No wonder we have this latest hysterics over Tibet during the US oil war against Iraq and Afghanistan and perhaps Iran.

Like Dubya: Pelosi, Clinton and Mikulski Deserve Boos, Too! (tags)

In Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush was loudly booed on opening day, March 30, 2008. He tossed out the ceremonial first pitch and the huge baseball crowd gave him an earful. Too bad, the “Gang of Three,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, weren’t with him on the mound. They have enabled the Iraq conflict by voting to fund it, despite their promise to “end the war.” They deserve boos, too!

For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.

The Story of the Holy Name 6: Fracturing the Peace to End the War (tags)

Don't fracture the peace.

Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent! (tags)

This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html

Recruitment of Tijuana, MX Youth for the U.S. Army Denounced (tags)

Young people in Tijuana, MX are secretly being recruited in local bars for the U.S. Army, says Fernando Suarez del Solar, founder of The Aztec Warriors for Peace Project aka GuerreroAzteca.org.

Saudi Arabia 'braces for nuclear war' (tags)

The Kingdom 'braces for nuclear war'

Spring Fling in Iran? -- Updating World War III (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer conducts a timely examination of Bush administration war signals from March. Will we be attacking Iran this spring?

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace (tags)

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace

Alan Greenspan at the Feds: A Disaster for America (tags)

The supposed financial guru, Alan Greenspan, was nominated to head the Federal Reserve, in 1987, by that union-bashing dunce, President Ronald Reagan. At his confirmation hearing, the late Sen. William Proxmire (D-WI), exposed the fact that Greenspan’s economic forecasting record was “dismal” and “wrong” most of the time. In his book: “Greenspan’s Bubbles,” William A. Fleckenstein proves Sen. Proxmire’s instincts were prophetic.

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.

Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets (tags)

Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets

4003: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (tags)

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Anti-War Campaigners Have to Change Electoral Tactics (tags)

‘So?” So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. “You can’t be blown off course by polls.” A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They “voluntarily put on the uniform,” the vice-president told ABC news. This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you’d never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.

Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)

How would you feel if that raving Neocon Jonah Goldberg praised you? Well, this is the position that lapsed liberal David Mamet, a knee jerk supporter of Israel, is in. Mamet endorsed a “Free Market” system and bashed NPR, as “National Palestinian Radio.” In a rant for the Village Voice he explains his conversion to Conservatism and underscores how government should “get out of the way.” Goldberg lionized him for rejecting “the pieties of the Left.”

Orange County Candlelight Vigil for 4,000 Fallen (tags)

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, ORANGE, CA USA: Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families, Iraq Veterans Against the War, & supporters gathered together on March 24, 2008, for a candlelight vigil to both remember and honor the fallen and raise public awareness of the needless loss of lives in the United States' unConstitutional occupation of Iraq.------------------------------ EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND VIDEO OF THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/killed-lemieux-orange-2005062-war-soldiers

Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)

Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.

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.

Army Recruitment Site Remixed (tags)

NoArmy.com, an unauthorized remix of GoArmy.com that tells the truth recruiters don't want you to know.

Bush Regime made $18 Billion (so far) from Iraq Oil! (tags)

The Bush Regime,with its unfettered authority and leverage in the "Puppet" Iraqi Govt. are the only ones who are responsible (guilty) and enabled all that money to go missing...into their own pockets!

Highland Park Protests U.S. Aggression in Iraq on Five-Year Anniversary (tags)

On the five-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the corner of York and Figueroa was crowded with demonstrators (at one point, 45 people were counted).

The Shortwave Report 3/21 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.

Pasadena Protest against the Iraq War (tags)

Protesters visited Rep Schiff's office to demand an end to the US occupation in Iraq after 5 years of bloodshed.

U.S. Fraud Corruption Kickbacks Abuse and Waste Worst in U.S. History (tags)

Almost 9 billion in cash simply vanished with no trace. What happened to all that cash? No one seems to know. There was not even so much as an investigation in to where it went.

3/19 Lee Siu Hin: 5 Years of U.S. Invasion At Iraq/What's Going On In Tibet? (tags)

I still clearly remember on the evening of Tuesday March 18th, 2003 (Iraq time morning of March 19th)....

Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)

Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

Video: Veterans Speak @ OC Peace's "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" (tags)

Huntington Beach, California, USA, 3.15.08: This "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War?" video reveals the plight of troops, military families and veterans, all who have been affected by the United States' illegal invasion of Iraq. You will hear Navy vet, Maricela Guzman, speak of her rape and of the military's continued resistance of her plight. You will hear conscientious objector, Agustín Aguayo, speak of his resistance to injustices imposed upon military troops serving in Iraq. You will hear Olga Aguayo speak of 'coping' mechanisms the military offers families whose loved ones are serving in Iraq, and you will also hear Olga speak of her husband, Agustín's, case which is now at the Supreme Court level. You will also hear USMC vet, Sean McAllister, speak of the Winter Soldier, 2008 testimonies, of his plea for THE PUBLIC to watch these testimonies at www.ivaw.org, and of his reminder that the WAR IS STILL GOING ON! Finally you will hear young voices of the Orange County Peace Coalition's Children's Peace Choir sing 'America the Beautiful'. www.ocpeace.org, www.ivaw.org, www.mfso.org, www.vfp.org

Part 2, "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" OCPC. ORG (tags)

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Orange County Peace Coalition: "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" (tags)

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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.

Hollywood Peace March 3-15-2008 [Part 2 of 2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-15-2008 [Part 1 of 2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

12:20 am - Iraq War Protest in Hollywood (tags)

12:20 am - Iraq War Protest in Hollywood

VIDEO - Iraq - The Hidden War (tags)

How our news is sanatized to prevent the destruction and suffering created by the US occupation of Iraq from entering our reality. This video contains images that should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Condloezza Rice Picketed in Australia (tags)

Chanting “war criminal,” anti-war protesters waved blood-colored hands at U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday, but police held them back as she left a Capitol Hill hearing room.

Condloezza Rice Picketed in Australia (tags)

Chanting “war criminal,” anti-war protesters waved blood-colored hands at U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday, but police held them back as she left a Capitol Hill hearing room.

Iraq Soldiers to Testify about War Crimes at Winter Soldier (tags)

To listen to the parts of the historic Winter Soldier broadcast in Southern California, tune into Pacifica Radio's KPFK at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear the full broadcast online at www.warcomeshome.org. The broadcast runs from 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Friday, March 14th, 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Saturday, March 15th, to 7am-1pm Pacific time (10am-4pm Eastern time) on Sunday, March 16th.

March 13-16: Winter Soldier - Watch and Listen to Eyewitness Accounts (tags)

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will be broadcast live. Here's how you can watch and listen:

Oh, That Trillion Dollar Financial Bubble, It’s Leaking! (tags)

It’s here! Author Charles R. Morris calls it: “The greatest credit bubble in history!” He insists that the “writedowns and defaults” of credit devices will “come out about $1 trillion.” Problem: President George W. Bush, Jr. is in denial about the crisis. Like that amiable dunce, President Ronald Reagan, he contributed to this horrible mess by turning the country over to the Vulture Capitalists and also by launching the Iraq War with its price tag of $3 trillion!

WINTER SOLDIER: Iraq & Afghanistan (tags)

WINTER SOLDIER: Iraq & Afghanistan, Eyewitness Accounts of the Invasions, March 13-16, 2008, Washington, D.C. In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will demand that the voices of veterans are heard. Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We will demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country. Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support. www.ivaw.org

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!

International Women's Day March Against the War! (tags)

The first International Women's Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. Among other relevant historic events, it commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (New York, 1911), where over 140 women lost their lives. March 8th Against the war is the call for this year’s International Women’s Day. The action is organized and coordinated by GABRIELA Network along with the initiating committee of the MA-AL. Dr. Enrile, National Chairperson of GABNet stated, “For too long the liberation of women has been used to legitimize the war. On March 9th, we stand together to declare that NO MORE will our just causes be used for such unjust actions.”

The Neocons’ Ties to the 9/11 Commission’s Report (tags)

There was little chance that the 9/11 Commission was going to establish the full truth. One reason why: Its Executive Director, the Neocon-loving Philip D. Zelikow, had his own agenda, to wit: protecting the interest of the Bush-Cheney Gang and linking “Al-Qaeda to Iraq.” Zelikow had previously written a book with Condi Rice, authored a paper used to justify the preemptive attack on Iraq and worked on Bush’s presidential transition team in 2000/2001.

Iraq : Are there any Tears Left? (tags)

In the Inquisition-scale horrors, inflicted upon Iraq, since a month short of five years ago, the ghosts of the Western-imposed human cull over the previous thirteen years - from life's dawn, to those in its twilight - sometimes, very temporarily, briefly flicker and fade slightly, in the light of another immediate atrocity of enormity. They always return, as they must, in a sight, a scent, a phrase, a 'phone call. Reminders of sins of overwhelming enormity in high places, as Washington and Whitehall bleat about their infantile 'war on terror' and 'rogue states'.

Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby: (tags)

Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby:

Sen. Lieberman Says Waterboarding Won’t Really Hurt You! (tags)

One of the prime enablers of the Bush-Cheney Gang has been Sen. “Turncoat Joe” Lieberman (IND-CT). This guy loves the Iraq War and is foaming at the mouth pushing for the U.S. to attack Iran. Now, he’s come out for waterboarding! Sen. Lieberman insists it isn’t torture. How would he like it if Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy, is waterboarded? Torture is inhumane. Would Sen. Lieberman like to have a torture school named after himself?

Dog Day Afternoon in Austin (tags)

Lively theater action in Austin on Feb. 15, organized by MDS/Austin as part of Iraq Moratorium, finds demonstrators dressed as dogs in an effort to "Curb Corn Dog Cornyn" -- Sen. John Cornyn (R, Texas), President Bush's loyal lap dog.

F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" - Part II (tags)

Part II of this epic book.

The 2008 Elections and The Peace Movement (tags)

Even if the Democrats win, the progressive peace movement needs to continue to “bear witness” to the crimes that our government, the CIA, and the Pentagonians are committing in foreign lands against people that have never harmed or attacked America.

Another Killing Spree in Mesopotamia: “Pacifying” Mosul (tags)

In words and deeds, happenings in Iraq are chillingly redolent of Nazi Germany. Neighborhoods walled in and “cleansed” of Sunnis, others of Shias, Christians and Iraq's richness of minorities ... people who have lived together and inter-married since time immemorial. The distinctions were imposed with the incoming tanks and troops - divide and rule writ large. In Falluja, Goebbel's ghost walks tall. The residents even have their own identifying arm patch to prove it. And it has certainly been cleansed, in uncountable thousands - exactly how many unknown, since in the words of General Tommy Franks it is not “productive” to count Iraqi deaths.

How the spooks took over the news (tags)

In his controversial new book, Nick Davies argues that shadowy intelligence agencies are pumping out black propaganda to manipulate public opinion – and that the media simply swallow it wholesale

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.

War is Coming Home (tags)

War is the disease of which PTSD and other mental illnesses that plague our soldiers and veterans are merely symptoms.

Bush and Cheney in Hell for 935 Lies - A Satire (tags)

Thanks to the great Dante, we know there is a Hell. President George W. Bush, Jr. is headed there, along with Dick Cheney, for the “935” lies, which they concocted that got the country into the Iraq War. Many politicos, who ignored the “935” lies, and also voted to fund the war, like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Mikulski, will be suffering, too, in the inferno. The cunning Neocons are set for a “Special Place,” and the implosion of WTC-7 becomes an issue.

Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)

Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.

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..

Local Soldier, Brandon Abbott Meyer, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Pfc. Brandon Meyer, 20, died Monday after ambush in Mosul.

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)

Antiwar Groups to Protest Dem Debate in Hollywood (tags)

There Won’t Be A Candidate In That Theater Who Will Really End The War, But That’s What The People Want—And We Intend To Do It WHAT: Anti-War Protest and Picket WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2008, 5-7 p.m. WHERE: Outside the Kodak Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (at Highland)

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.

Claremont tickets horn honkers at weekly Iraq war protest (tags)

Police try to silence protest supporters

Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)

Arab-American Mazin al-Nashi got screwed twice by the Bush administration and the private military contractor that employed him. Recruited to work as an interpreter for Titan in Iraq, he was blinded in an attack and then systematically denied the medical care that might have saved his eyesight. Mazin and his wife Layla told their story to Activist San Diego January 14.

David J. Hart, a Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Returns Home (tags)

David J. Hart, of Lake View Terrace, died in Balad of wounds suffered in a firefight with insurgents Jan. 8 in Samarra, north of Baghdad. He was 22.

Ron Paul and the Left (tags)

A Slippery Slope?

William Kristol, Neocon: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry! (tags)

Tommy Tomorrow, the cartoonist, said that William Kristol’s career as a warmonger had “failed upward!” On Aug. 11, 2008, activist Russell Mokhiber picketed the NYT’s office and demanded that Kristol, who was recently named to its Op Ed Page, meet with severely wounded Iraq War veteran, Tomas Young. Young is featured in Phil Donahue’s film, “Body of War.” Being a repulsive Neocon, like Kristol, means you never have to say you’re sorry.

Power Of The IMC. (tags)

Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.

George Bush Nostradamus Third Anti Christ and Iran’s Greatest Hero (tags)

This week George McGovern called George Bush a false prophet.

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

Despite ‘good news,’ Iraq is not OK (tags)

"There are more sources that are closer to credibility than any of the ones above. Independent reports such as the survey of Iraqi households in the Lancet, estimating that by July 2006, 655,000 Iraqis died as a consequence of war. UK-based polling agency Opinion Research Business reached even a higher number, in September 2007, suggested that 1.2 million people might have died as a result of the war. But no number can do justice to the hurt felt by Iraqi people, so many of whom perished by the firepower of their “liberators.” On Dec. 28, 14 Iraqis were reportedly killed, and 64 others were wounded in a Baghdad square crowded with shoppers following the Friday prayer. I wonder if the many families that collectively share the latest tragedy in Baghdad will find some peace and comfort in the figures and statistics issued by the US military and disseminated cheerfully be the media. I wonder how the people of the bloody Tayaran Square would respond to the question: “Is Iraq getting better?” Would any reporter even bother to ask them their thoughts?"

On the Turkish Armed Incursion into Northern Kurdistan (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) condemns the Turkish authorities in bombing and incursions in Northern Kurdistan part of Iraq for the third straight days. We equally condemn the US and Iraqi authorities for providing the necessary data for such bombings and incursions against the Kurdish people in the border of Turkey and Northern Iraq. The same military incursions and bombings in the islands of Sulu in Southern Philippines where a division size forces of the AFP and undetermined numbers of US military special forces and advisers were deployed for more than a year.

Cindy Sheehan Joins Activists Planning Impeachment/Pro-Peace Protest at Rose Parade (tags)

JOIN CINDY SHEEHAN AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ACTIVISTS ON-SITE AT THE PASADENA 2008 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR'S DAY! CALLING FOR AN END TO THE IRAQ WAR AND IMPEACHING CHENEY AND BUSH BEFORE THEY BOMB IRAN. UPHOLD YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! JOIN OUR VISIBILITY AND OUTREACH ACTIONS.

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.

Watch Hillary Clinton Vehemently Vow to Raise Taxes and Vote for War (tags)

A leopard doesn’t change its spots.

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

License to Murder (tags)

"One day it dawned on him that the US soldiers were the terrorists. We terrorized the population, intimidated and attacked them, demolished their houses and even raped their women. Those we did not kill have every reason to become terrorists

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE

BUSH Y SU SILENCIOSO FESTIVAL DE MUERTOS (tags)

10 DICIEMBRE DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS

Blackwater's Bu$ine$$ (tags)

In one of the company's most bizarre recent actions, on December 1 Blackwater paratroopers staged a dramatic aerial landing, complete with Blackwater flags and parachutes--not in Baghdad or Kabul but in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium during the halftime show at the San Diego State/BYU football game. The location was interesting, given that Blackwater is fighting fierce local opposition to its attempt to open a new camp--Blackwater West--on 824 acres in the small rural community of Potrero, just outside San Diego.

Iran Intelligence It’s all about Oil Oil Oil (tags)

Iraq War oil, Iran War oil, everything else is a red herring.

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003 (tags)

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003

The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)

A new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway. by Scott McConnell

Depleted-Uranium, Nuclear War and the politics of Radiation: Read and act NOW (tags)

For Indymedia readers, friends and comrades in struggle worldwide against war, militarism, colonialism and nuclear industry: a brief review about “Depleted” Uranium, nuclear war and radioactive genocide-ecocide

Iraq: Looking Back: 'Internationally Sponsored Genocide' (tags)

As you know, when I was here in April/May 1992, I thought things could get no worse. Yet in July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations note in a Report: '..with deep regret', all the: 'pre-famine indicators being in place'. Further that an appreciable proportion of the population now had less calorific intake than the most famine stricken parts of Africa.

9/11 truth activists should mob Cockburn (tags)

Known left gatekeeper and 9/11 truth "debunker" Alex Cockburn now is attempting to debunk global warming "hysteria" at a forum in SF. Just wonder how many 9/11 "wingnuts" will be forcibly removed from this propaganda fest?

San Diego Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)

San Diego commemorated the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20 with a candlelight march through the streets of Hillcrest and a rally at the LGBT Community Center. The program featured community volunteers (pictured) reading the names of this year's 15 known victims of Trans-related murders and brief accounts of how each died.

Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)

Journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda," spoke to a San Diego audience November 17 about the prospects for a U.S. attack on Iran. He exposed the lies being told to justify sucn an attack but also suggested the U.S. government might be backing away from the brink.

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.

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaks on Iraq (tags)

Anti-war journalist Dahr Jamail spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego November 15 to promote his new book, "Beyond the Green Zone," about his experiences as an unembedded reporter in Iraq over eight months from November 2003 to February 2005. His most moving stories were about the two U.S. sieges of Falloujah in April and November 2004.

Hillary Clinton’s LYING she needs 60 votes to Leave Iraq (tags)

Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.

The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq (tags)

New bombshell testimony before Congress has revealed that Alvin B. “Buzzy” Krongard, the former CIA executive director connected to 9/11 insider trading, is a consultant and advisory board member of Blackwater USA, the New World Order’s leading intelligence-related corporate mercenary death squad now under investigation for war crimes, murder, arms smuggling, and fraud in Iraq.

If GW Bush lies about Iraq, why trust him on 9/11? (tags)

Questions logic of trusting GW Bush regime's 9/11 commission report when the Bush cabal has lied about soooo much else during his terms in (s)elected office..

U.S. Catholic Bishops “See No Evil” in the War Party (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang has been running the country into the ground the last seven years, while creating a framework for a fascist police state. It has also slaughtered 1.2 million Iraqis and sent 3,867 of our finest sons and daughters to a early grave in an illegal and immoral war. But, you wouldn’t know it from any of the results of the annual conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops. To them, abortion is the greatest evil facing Mankind! Go figure!

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's loopholes (tags)

REMINDER: Jeremy Scahill, will be speaking in the Los Angeles area, at the United Teachers of LA, 3303 W. Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, at 7:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 16th and at the First Unitarian Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark, Studio City, CA at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 17th, each with author Dahr Jamail, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. For more information call: 213-309-2713.

Why Bush Doesn’t Have to Suspend the Constitution! (tags)

President George W. Bush doesn’t have to mimic Pakistan's dictator, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and suspend the Constitution, since he doesn’t have any opposition. The two major political parties are controlled by the same Wire Pullers. Meanwhile, an “Axis of Zionists,” Michael Mukasey at Justice, Michael Chertoff at Homeland Security and Joshua Bolten at the WH, now have a choke hold on key positions in our government. America is in deep doo-doo!

Fri 11/16 & Sat 11/17: Authors Scahill & Jamail- Blackwater & Beyond the Green Zone (tags)

Two Evenings with Two of the Most Dynamic Voices of the New Generation of Independent Unembedded Journalists: Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill: Appearing Together in LA Area For Two Nights - Book Signing to Follow Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th

More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)

By all accounts, the businessman, Kassim al-Saffar, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, did well at distributing the Pentagon-supplied weapons from the Baghdad Police Academy armory he managed for a military contractor. But, co-workers say, he also turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives, selling AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns to anyone with cash in hand — Iraqi militias, South African security guards and even American contractors. “This was the craziest thing in the world,” said John Tisdale, a retired Air Force master sergeant who managed an adjacent warehouse. “They were taking weapons away by the truckload.”

DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)

"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."

Kucinich's Resolution Survives Tabling Attempt, Is Referred to Judiciary Committee (tags)

Full details thanks to David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org. Plus Kucinich Press Statement and Full Text of Kucinich's Speech on the Floor, with Three Articles of Impeachment Against Richard B. Cheney.

Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns (tags)

As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.

Mosul Dam: Engineering a Water MD (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, takes a hard look at the recent Bush League claim that Mosul Dam is in imminent danger of collapse, causing a catastrophe in northern Iraq. Is the cheerleader in chief setting up a mass murderer, and his presstitutes helping with advance publicity?

Presidential Nominee Moore Polarizes Iraq War Issue (tags)

Today, there are two sides on the Iraq War debate; on the left there is Brian Moore, with Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party, and on the right there are the Democrats and Republicans. Brian Moore recently received the nomination for president by the Socialist Party USA; during the party’s National Convention, in St Louis, Missouri, Moore put the line in the sand, “immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.”

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

Civil Disobedience, Demonstration at Recruiting Center Near Pasadena City College (tags)

“Not long after our arrival, a young man, interested in joining the military, tried to enter the building but was blocked by protesters."

Who do the Turks think they are? (tags)

We must invade Iraq to stop the rising threat of terror against the safety and security of our homeland!!

Message to George Bush from a San Diego Evacuee (tags)

Neither the Border Patrol nor George Bush is welcome in San Diego! We’ve Suffered Enough! Message to George Bush, I believe… 1. Nature caused these fires 2. Global Warming, the most dangerous side effect of Capitalism, made them worse. 3. The lack of resources to fight these fires and which are currently being used in the imperialist war in Iraq prevented most of these fires from being extinguished expeditiously.

Like Cowboys in the Wild West (tags)

Special rules are obviously in force for Blackwater. Prince rejected the criticism that his operatives acted like cowboys in the Wild West.

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)

Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints (tags)

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints

Why World War 3 is VERY possible (tags)

Following on the heels of President George W. Bush’s warning last week that those countries “interested in avoiding World War III” should align themselves with Washington’s escalating threats against Iran, a series of unfolding developments point to the danger of armed violence engulfing a broad swath of the Middle East and Central Asia and, indeed, posing the threat of a new world war. Six years after the US invasion of Afghanistan and four-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the continuation and deepening of the conflicts in both of these countries is setting into motion a political chain reaction of incalculable dimensions.

Blackwater's Run for the Border (tags)

There are signs that Blackwater USA, the private security firm that came under intense scrutiny after its employees killed 17 civilians in Iraq in September, is positioning itself for direct involvement in U.S. border security. The company is poised to construct a major new training facility in California, just eight miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. While contracts for U.S. war efforts overseas may no longer be a growth industry for the company, Blackwater executives have lobbied the U.S. government since at least 2005 to help train and even deploy manpower for patrolling America's borders.

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.

EFPs, or Explosively Formed Penetrators (tags)

EFPs, or Explosively Formed Penetrators - The devices cap a tube or pipe full of explosives with a solid copper disk that, due to the force and heat of the blast, transforms itself into an armor-piercing slug.

Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)

SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.

Israel, our very worst ally, ever? (tags)

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

Los Angeles Becomes The Largest City in the Country to oppose the Iraq War (tags)

End The War LA, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War and others, call for a mass convergence at city hall at 9:15AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at Los Angeles City hall to put pressure on our elected officials to pass an historic anti-war resolution.

The Shortwave Report 10/12/07 ¡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.

The Plight of American Veterans (tags)

Socialist Party USA, and Peace and Freedom Party are asking all U.S. veterans to join their efforts to obtain more for U.S. veterans and to end the Iraq War. The two political parties are also demanding an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and allied forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Stewart Alexander says, “The Democrats, Republicans and Bush are already past the deadlines to get out; and that was before March, 2003.

Beytushebab Massacre: Lies and Crimes of Turkish Militarists (tags)

On September 29th, Turkish news agencies informed the Turkish and world public about a so-called PKK attack in which 12 people of Kurdish origin (7 of whom were Village Guards working for the “security” forces) were said to have lost their lives. They were mowed down in their minibus near the village of Hemkan attached to Beytushebab town of Shirnak province neighboring Iraq.

Hillary Clinton from Barking Idiotic Warmonger to Jerry Lewis (tags)

The woman who changed her image.

George Bush Immunized Himself from Nuremberg Prior to Iraq Iran (tags)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The Killing Silence of Alan Greenspan (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang lied the country into the Iraq War. Now, Alan Greenspan, the ex-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserves, has admitted: “’Everyone’ knows the Iraq War was largely about oil!” Greenspan should be forced to testify, under oath, before a Grand Jury and/or the House Judiciary Committee about this amazing disclosure. The American people are entitled to the truth and the liars should be punished.

Beyond the lies: How Pelosi or Reid can end the war now (tags)

Nancy Pelosi herself has the power to stop funding the occupation of Iraq; all she has to do is refuse to allow any more Iraq spending bills to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has the same power.

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

Bush at the UN: a war criminal lectures the world on “human rights” (tags)

George W. Bush delivered his next to the last annual address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Taking the same podium that he used five years ago to condemn the world body to “irrelevance” if it failed to rubber stamp his plans for a war of aggression against Iraq, Bush cast his regime in Washington as the world’s greatest champion of human rights and its most generous and selfless benefactor.

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."

Is John Edwards an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

Millionaire trial lawyer, one time Senator, and former VP hopeful John Edwards, is now seeking the Presidency. Like the rest of the candidates, he seeks to differentiate himself from Bush and even from many in his own Party, as there is a much-deserved disgust with the political rulers in Washington. But is Edwards fundamentally any different the rest of the bosses’ candidates? Can he really represent the interests of working people? The war in Iraq is by far the biggest question on the minds of most U.S. workers. Edwards has presented himself as an “anti-war” candidate, even apologizing for his Senate vote to authorize the war, claiming to have been “misled” by the Bush administration. But let’s not forget the facts: in the march to war, the donkeys marched right alongside the elephants.

The Bitch in the Ditch vs. ''General Betray Us'' (tags)

Captain May, the Internet intelligence writer, compars the kid glove treatment that General Petraeus has gotten from the media and Congress with the brass knuckles approach That the Bush League took to Cindy Sheehan back in the days of the original Camp Casey, where he was part of the antiwar forces assembled.

mercenaries without borders (tags)

privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.

Democracy is Fleeting in America (tags)

Liberty Quarry and the Iraq War are testing democracy in America. Will the people in Southern California get a quarry they do not want or will the fate of several communities be left in the hands of five Riverside County Supervisors? On the bigger issue of Iraq, will the Democrats and Republicans have the resolve to end the Iraq War and bring our troops home, or will our fate as a nation be left in the hands of one man?

“Patriotic” Toy at 99 Cents Store Connects 9/11 with Iraq (tags)

The toy features a miniature U.S. soldier in desert camouflage attire, accompanied by the words “Never Forget” and an American flag right next to an Iraqi flag .

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

“As to the American people, this is a difficult question. The vast majority of people are concerned about what is going on in Iraq. This will make the American people reticent toward going for Iran. But I think the American people are smart if they are told the truth, and if they trust their president. So Americans can be educated to come along with what needs to be done with Iran.” - John Edwards “Educated” Or Brainwashed?

Peace and Freedom Party War Protestor Arrested (tags)

Yesterday John Reiger, a member of Peace and Freedom Party, was among ten war protestors that were arrested at the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui in Sacramento California. The protestors were part of a nationwide movement of anti-war protestors that oppose the Iraq War and congressional support for the war.

Yipeeeee for democracy (tags)

Cheney rules

Petraeus with a Kiss (A Critical Review) (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, provides a searing review of the performance by General David Petraeus last week.

George Bush’s Real Definition of Victory in Iraq (tags)

Have you had the feeling that you aren’t being told the entire truth?

'A PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY' (tags)

COMMENTARY

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.

The Shortwave Report 9/7/07 ¡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.

Middle East Madness (tags)

The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East

British surrender Basra (tags)

Having helped to slaughter 650,000 people.

Pro-'surge' group is almost all Jewish (tags)

War for Israel.

Local Marine, Rogelio Ramirez, Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Sunday, U.S. Marine Pfc. Rogelio Ramirez was killed in Iraq. The 21-year-old Ramirez left behind his immediate family, a girlfriend who is three months' pregnant with his child, and plans to buy a home, raise a family and get into real estate after returning home to Pasadena from his stint in the Marines, his relatives said.

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

During a speech at the Herzliya Conference, a major international gathering dedicated to Israeli security and diplomatic issues, Edwards stuck to his hawkish positions on Iran.”—The Jewish Daily/Forward John Edwards promised to be a progressive candidate, but he now appears to be a devotee of the Democratic Leadership Council who is obviously under the heady ether of the Israel Lobby.

Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)

Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

Bush on Vietnam (tags)

There they go - off to war - where we never went.

Iraq Progress Report (tags)

The real conditions on the ground in Iraq

New strongman for Iraq (tags)

Bush to assassinate Al-Maliki

Vote Green in 37th CD Special Election August 21st (tags)

Green Party candidate Daniel Brezenoff in August 21st CD Special Election

Lindsay Lohan Suffers from Americanitis (tags)

The solution to your problems is right in front of your nose.

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)

An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.

Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)

A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.

190 000 weapons missing in Iraq (tags)

Since 2004 the military "has not consistently collected supporting records confirming the dates the equipment was received, the quantities of equipment delivered, or the Iraqi units receiving the items", the report said.

Britain: Recruiting Kids to Kill (tags)

In the UK children of sixteen can be recruited, an age too young to legally drive a car, drink a pint, or have a credit card. School Students Against the War http://www.ssaw.co.uk/ are a vibrant, informed organisation, growing across the U.K.. and have launched a campaign in response: 'Troops Out of Our Schools - Troops Out of Iraq'.

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

(JINSA/PNAC associated) Cheney favors attack on Iran (for Israel, of course!) (tags)

Cheney wants US to attack Iran for Israel!

"Why military might does not always win (tags)

Presidential Candidate Wants Iraq Vote on Ballots (tags)

Many top Congressional Democrats and Republicans are now taking the position that it will be necessary for the US to maintain a military presence in Iraq into 2009. Despite plummeting American support for the Iraq War, Congress continues to support the occupation and American imperialism. Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party, believes it has become necessary to put the Iraq War vote in the hands of the American voters.

Saving A President (tags)

More war ahead to save a criminal president

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.

Revenge for the Holocaust (tags)

Will end up destroying Israel

The Shortwave Report 7/20/07 ¡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.

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian Piece (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian

Re: Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda with Chris Matth (tags)

Libertarian Tom Rawles Supports the war in Iraq (tags)

Libertarian Tom Rawles in this article seems to support the reasons for invading Iraq in this article. The article was published last week in the Tribune.

Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)

Washington came to Iraq to stay.

Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda on MSNBC 'Hardball' (tags)

Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda on MSNBC 'Hardball' moments ago (repeats at 4 PM on west coast and at 7 PM on east coast)

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!

Dr. Wasfi: "For Iraqis, it's 9/11 every day." (tags)

Dr. Wasfi concluded her prepared remarks with this question: " Since 1958, Iraqis have hoped that each regime change might bring a better life. Have they hit rock bottom now?"

US Senate unanimously passes threatening measure against Iran (tags)

A little publicised amendment to the defence spending bill denouncing Iran for the “murder” of US soldiers in Iraq was proposed by Independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman and passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats all lined up to support the White House’s unsubstantiated accusations that Tehran is funding, training and arming Iraqi militias, “who are contributing to the destabilisation of Iraq and are responsible for the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces”. For all their antiwar posturing, not a single Democrat, including the leading presidential contenders Hilary Clinton, Barrack Obama and Joseph Biden, opposed the amendment. Having supported the Bush administration’s crimes in Iraq, the Democrats are lending credibility to another campaign of lies, half-truths and disinformation aimed at justifying a new military adventure.

Vietnam Bush (tags)

Knows nothing about war.

Iraq, Iran, China, Talabani, the Kurds, and Israel (tags)

While U.S. forces continue to surge China achieves a diplomatic coup with Iraq expanding its influence and protecting its investments in Iran.

If I did it (tags)

this is what happened

Libertarian Tom Rawles Supported Iraq War (tags)

Libertarian Tom Rawles supported the Iraqi war because it over threw and evil dictator.

Bush advised not to pardon Libby (tags)

As he and Cheney were involved in the original crime

Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

After years of Bush’s open-ended war on working people at home and abroad, many on the “left” are desperate for an alternative. For many, that alternative is Barack Obama, a Democratic Senator from Illinois. Obama, who is very careful with his words and actions, has done a good job so far of portraying himself as a “sensible progressive”. However, far from being a “progressive” alternative, Obama is at his core a typical representative of the bosses’ political parties. Despite presenting himself as a candidate of “change”, Obama is a defender of capitalism and imperialism, and hence of exploitation and oppression. On all fundamentals, he is far closer to Bush than he is to being a genuine alternative for working people.

Blackwater Mercenaries on the USA-Mexico Border (tags)

very scary

Baquba: ' A kill sack'. (tags)

Operation 'Arrowhead Ripper' is underway. A new America killing field is opening up. The victims are the residents of Baquba, captol of Iraq's Diyala governorate. As the killers move in, they are targetting, as ever, 'Al-Qaeda.'

Pelosi, Hillary, and Lieberman: funded by Lockheed (tags)

Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Lieberman each received $10,000 in campaign contributions from neocon-linked weapons maker Lockheed-Martin's PAC during the 2006 election cycle. Could this be one reason Pelosi and Hillary refuse to stand firmly for peace while Lieberman blatantly calls for even wider war?

Soldier in Iraq Refuses Combat Mission (tags)

Soldier in Iraq Refuses Combat Mission

911 EPA oversight hearings taking place (tags)

911 EPA oversight hearings taking place

Trial of One of Largest Mass Arrests Protesting Iraq War Begins Friday (tags)

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2007 – The trial of fourteen of the 222 citizens arrested during the March 17 Christian Peace Witness for Iraq civil disobedience in front of the White House will begin Friday, June 22 in Superior Court. The civil disobedience was one of the largest single civil disobedience actions at the White House, and the Christian Peace Witness was the largest Christian peace demonstration since the beginning of the Iraq war four years ago.

Irish National Media (tags)

The end of oil Documentary, RTE, Irelands National Media Provider, while talking about the price of oil, fails again to inform the public about the real cost involved

Henry Rollins Interview w/2 Iraq War Vets (YouTube) (tags)

Two Iraq Vets speak out on Henry Rollins Show

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.

Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”

Slave labor in Iraq (tags)

Highlighting a recent news report from NBC news exposing the use of slave labor to build the US embassy in Iraq

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.

New Haven approves ID cards for illegal immigrants (tags)

New Haven approves ID cards for illegal immigrants

America’s Robespierre: President George W. Bush? (tags)

There is a Robespierre-like clone residing in our White House! His name is George W. Bush. Thanks to a book by Dr. Justin A. Frank, entitled: “Bush on a Couch,” we know a lot more about him and his dysfunctional upbringing. Like Robespierre, Bush is a fanatic on both politics and religion. A “dry drunk,” he won’t seek treatment or own up to his responsibility for the Iraqi War. In the mold of a whacky Robespierre, he also sees himself as the liberator of Iraq!

israel about to lose the 6 day war (tags)

It took a long time but they tried hard

Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)

the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die

USLAW/UFPJ Sponsor Pro-Occupation Iraq Labor Speaker in LA (tags)

This month, US Labor Against the War, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and the American Friends Service Committee are sponsoring an "Iraq Labor Tour" to various U.S. cities. These speakers will be coming to Los Angeles this weekend, June, 8-10th. A couple of years ago a similar tour of Iraq labor leaders came to LA, who were very strongly opposed to the US Occupation. This time one of the featured speakers represents the Iraq Federation of Oil Workers , which spearheads opposition to privatization of Iraqi oil and demands immediate U.S. withdrawal. However, the tour also includes a representative of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW). The GFIW (formerly IFTU) is sponsored by the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) and former U.S.-installed Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. These parties not only oppose immediate U.S. withdrawal, but support Bush's "surge," and demand that the Iraqi puppet regime crush Iraqi resistance -- positions that are echoed by the GFIW.

Disabled Conscientious Objector Vet Goes Before Judge Over Freedom of Speech (tags)

The Coils were reading when they noticed through a glass window a room in which two military recruiters with a stack of forms were trying to recruit a young man who Tim thought could not have been more than 17 or 18 years old.

Iraq Vets Bring the War Home (tags)

Iraq Vets Against the War took over the streets of Santa Monica today in "Operation First Casualty." Real Iraq vets and volunteer detainees presented what a typical day in Baghdad would be.

U.N. Still Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)

More than four years after the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations is spending millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money to continue the hunt for Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)

COMMENTARY

Is he still sitting behind me? (tags)

Yes.

Local Soldier, Clayton G. Dunn, Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Saturday, Sgt. Dunn, 22, of Moreno Valley, and two other soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, while they were on patrol in Salah ad-Din province in Iraq.

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.

Local Soldier, Staff. Sgt. Thomas M. McFall, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A former Glendora resident and Army soldier was killed on Memorial Day in Baghdad, military officials said Wednesday.

Iran wants regime change in America (tags)

Iran believes America has Weapons of Mass Destruction

5,000 dead for nothing (tags)

30,000 injured in Iraq while our enemy sits in a cave in Pakistan.

Media Courtesans Take their Bows (tags)

Corporate Media gives itself a standing ovation on UN World Press Freedom Day

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.

EPCC Joins Bus Riders Protest against Racist MTA Bus Fare Hike; How About Our Iraq Money? (tags)

Last May 24, scores of Filipinos belonging to the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and People’s CORE from Historic Filipinotown came to the MTA headquarters at the Union Station s to protest the proposed 200% MTA bus fare hike. They were in solidarity with the Bus Riders Union (BRU) and the hundreds of Angelinos who expressed their outrage over the bus fare increase.

Local Soldier, Joseph J. Anzack Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

After agonizing over an earlier rumor that their son had been killed in Iraq and then learning he had been abducted with two other soldiers, the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. received the dreaded news Wednesday that his body was found in the Euphrates River.

War with Iran : the Correct Political Perspective (tags)

Because of the bitterly partisan and rivalrous degeneration of the American political situation, which is the driving force behind the destruction of the Constitution among other things, I must ask readers to see if it might be possible to hear a person out when there position disagrees with your position, so that perhaps you might even have a chance to consider an issue thoughtfully before making up your mind, which would be a new development in American politics, and might even save the country from further turns towards Caesar, supported by many because of the onrushing disaster.

War Against the Phantom (tags)

The Cheney formula of the terrorist world threat with its home in Iraq turns a blind eye to what the American government habitually ignroes: Iraqi nationalism..The Islamic state of Iraq, however phantom-like, is well suited for propagating the war in Iraq as part of the greater war.

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

Top 8 Reason for Iraq Invasion (tags)

It’s spring of 2007, four years deep into Iraq occupation .Here’s a mature top 8 reasons that combined to trigger and perpetuate this invasion/occupation what used to be the sovereign nation of Iraq.

The Art of Flower Arranging (tags)

The uninformed are rejoicing over the forced resignation of Paul (bouquet of flowers) Wolfowitz from the World (US) Bank; the resignation of Tony (45 minutes) Blair as British prime minister; the foregone demise of George (WMD, mission accomplished) Bush and the likely elimination of John (aluminium tubing) Howard as Australian prime minister. However, rejoicing may be premature as the gangrenous infection in the body of humanity has not been completely excised.

Is US behind the assassinations nd market bombings in Iraq? (tags)

An Iraqi who asked not to be identified had disclosed some of the US activities such as assassinations and bombings in markets that aim at sparking sectarian fighting among Iraqis so as to facilitate the partition of the country.

Local Soldier, Rhys W. Klasno, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Klasno, 20, of Riverside, was killed Sunday in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Local Soldier, William "Tony" Farrar Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

William Farrar Jr. was killed Friday after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. was driving the vehicle as part of a convoy patrolling an area in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, according to his father and a Pentagon news release.

Local Soldier, Joseph J. Anzack Jr., Captured in Iraq (tags)

The Department of Defense on Tuesday named Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. - a 2005 graduate of South High in Torrance - as one of three infantrymen missing since their patrol was attacked south of Baghdad.

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.

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS. (tags)

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS.

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.

Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)

"On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition."

“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.

Veto of Peace (tags)

Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.

Local Soldier, Astor Sunsin-Pineda, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Spc. Astor Sunsin-Pineda, 20, died Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by shrapnel from an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.

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.

Silence the Democrats (tags)

Now

hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)

It’s a magic trick.

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!

The thinker (tags)

works it out

AIPAC policy working (tags)

The Surge is not

George W Bush: Flight from Reality (tags)

The doctrine of answering every defeat in Iraq with a new offensive is a grave mistake, worse than in Vietnam.. The battle between the executive and the legislture has begun.

Iraqi Petroleum privatization, CIA MK-Ultra, PSYOPs (tags)

The upcoming petroleum privatization of Iraqi oil reserves is being watched by international community, never a better time for PSYOPS (psychological operations) military brainwashing campaigns here in north america. V. tech shootings distract the media from Iraqi oil heists by Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, etc.. while promoting culture of police state mass hysteria at US universities. Brilliant timing Herr GW Bush, Der Fuhrer of US Empire!!

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.

Virginia Tech killer sought Bush's solution to problems! (tags)

Also Cho Seung-Hui's violent rampage didn't destroy whole towns and villages and pollute the environment with toxic chemicals and depleted uraniun bombs etc.like the Bush Govt's continuing decimation in Iraq.

Helen Thomas Compares Bush’s White House to Watergate (tags)

White House reporter, Helen Thomas, gave a talk at McDaniel College, in Westminister, MD, on April 12, 2007. She labeled President George W. Bush Jr. as a very “isolated” individual, and said today’s White House reminded her of “Watergate,” with the “circling the wagons” and “siege” mentality, She denounced the Iraqi War as “illegal, immoral and unconscionable, “and asked: “Why do Americans tolerate such a dumbing down of our country?”

Teach-in on The War to be held in Venice (tags)

Anti-war activists in Venice will take a page from Vietnam protests, April 22, when they hold a teach-in on the war in Iraq and its impact on our community, at the Venice United Methodist Church.

Doomsday for the Dollar (tags)

Doomsday for the Dollar

Don Imus's Folly Vs. Bush's Iraq War? (tags)

Imus angrily booted over a few nasty words - while Bush remains unscathyed despite his bloody Iraq War!

Anti war warriors should go on a counter surge. (tags)

Every day, one thing.

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!

Iraq War "Justice" not a part of 2008 Democratic Election Platform! (tags)

In the end all the American voters are going to get in 2008 is a very slight change of government,a new "default" government that will offer them nothing,let alone any redress,or justice over the treasonous outrages and the genocidal war crimes of the Bush Regime!

Quid Pro Quo (tags)

Greek filth

USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf (tags)

USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf

Iraq War Justice not a part of 2008 Democratic platform! (tags)

In the end all the American voters are going to get in 2008 is a very slight change of government,a new "default" government that will offer them nothing,let alone any redress,or justice over the treasonous outrages and the genocidal war crimes of the Bush Regime!

Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu (tags)

Last month, I attended an Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu, I also asked the Iraqi Journalists what they thought of it all. Other Western journalists were asked to attend, but all declined but me.

Iraq War: Counting the Cost (tags)

The post invasion Iraqi death toll is now estimated to be as high as 1,000,000, far higher than the previous estimate of 655,000; this is according to recent scientific data. Over 5,000,000 Iraqis have been hurt or wounded. Recent figures indicate the refugee numbers have climbed from 2,700,000 to over 3,900,000 and the refugee crisis is broadly impacting the entire region of the Middle East. These are the figures that are not being reported on American television or in American newspapers.

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR (tags)

NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS

What has happened to the 5 iranians kidnapped by US? (tags)

- As the Western media turns its attention to the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters over the weekend, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a U.S. military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on Jan. 11 remains a mystery.

No Taxes = No Iraq War! (tags)

Your taxes that are just being bull-dozed down this huge,blood y and bottomless sink hole in Iraq!!!!

Bonfire (tags)

Got marshmallows?

Jerry Rubin Breaks Fast, Brings Scroll to Westwood (tags)

Peace activist Jerry Rubin ended his month-long anti-war hunger fast today, and displayed his 1000-foot message scroll for peace at the Westwood Federal Building. Around 100 people attended an adjoining 4th anniversary vigil.

Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)

The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.

AJLPP-NY/NJ DENOUNCES THE WAR ON IRAQ AT THE MARCH ON THE PENTAGON (tags)

Speech delivered by Leah Obias of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - NY/NJ at the historic March on the Pentagon on March 17, 2007 in Washington DC

Good stiff drink (tags)

Needed

M20: Chicago Mobilizes Against the War (tags)

In January, representatives of over 90 antiwar and community organizations gathered to begin organizing the Chicago area's response to the 4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - a mass march on Michigan Ave. As the scene of the largest mass false arrest in Chicago history and an on-going free speech battle with the city, organizing for the right to march on Michigan Avenue was seen as a symbol of the ongoing battle to defend civil liberties in Chicago, and in the nation at large. This year's march will be preceded by walkouts and feeder marches from area high school and college campuses.

March 17 Protests: Massive Turnout in LA, Across the Country (tags)

Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon 50,000 in Los Angeles, 40,000 in San Francisco

San Bernardino Marches Against the Wars (tags)

The War on Iraq and the War on Migrants come home in San Bernardino.

Photos from the 3/17/2007 March In Hollywood (tags)

Photos from the anti-war rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, in Hollywood, California March 17, 2007.

March 17 Hollywood Anti-War Protest (tags)

4th Anniversary Iraq war protest staged by ANSWER Coalition

Living Peace Symbol at Santa Monica Beach 3/17/07 - 7PM (tags)

We will be illuminating the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday March 17th in protest of the Iraq war and all forms of violence worldwide. Join us to make a lit living peace symbol just North of the pier at 7:00pm.

March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

Local Soldier, Rowan D. Walter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Rowan D. Walter died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.

Scripted Libby Trial Ends on Cue: What Can Happen Next? (tags)

The Prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, crafted the “Scooter” Libby case to protect the Bush-Cheney Gang. Even the members of Libby’s jury knew something was missing. Now, it’s time for the House’s Judiciary Committee to pick up the baton. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NEV) said Libby manipulated “intelligence” to get us into the war and that the case revealed “deeper truths” about VP Dick Cheney. I say: “Bring Cheney to the Bar of Justice!”

Take Mondy March 19th OffNon-Violent Protest and US Army Recruiting Center (tags)

For years, the United States has waged an unwarranted war on the people of Iraq. The human cost of life has reached astronomical proportions. Over 3,000 US Soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war. The Iraqi casualties are reliably calculated to be as many as 600,000+ human lives.

(Jewish) Groups Fear Public Backlash Over Iran (tags)

Jewish Groups Fearing Backlash When Iran is Attacked Next for Israel

GW Bush regime's war on Iran, fuel Shia/Sunni conflict (tags)

Article details the GW Bush regime's role in escalating tensions between Shia and Sunni factions in Iraq, the end result being a US military invasion of Iran..

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)

At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.

Blackwater brass forms intel company (tags)

Blackwater brass forms intel company

A Full Scale Invasion of Iran is the Only Option on the Table. (tags)

A full-scale invasion of Iran is the only possible option for several simple reasons.

http://declarationofpeace.org/ (tags)

The Declaration of Peace Calls for Nationwide Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to stop the occupation of Iraq.

Kucinich Accepts PEACE Award...Military Families Speak Out! (tags)

Military Families Speak Out Presents Congressman Dennis Kucinich a Peace Award. Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, CA USA February 24, 2007

PEACE PLANE FLIES OVER OSCARS & OSCAR FOR PEACE EVENT!! (tags)

Peace Plane to Fly Over Oscar Ceremony! Join "Oscar for Peace" anti-war vigil and awards ceremony at noon, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine! 2.25.07

'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.

US Troop Surge = US Invasion of Iran (tags)

Details the secret Bush regime planned invasion of Iran disguised as 'troop surge' to neighboring Iraq, includes proposed apartheid wall between Iran/Iraq..

Local Marine, Blake H. Howey, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Pfc. Blake H. Howey of Glendora died in Iraq on Sunday at age 20, becoming the second person from Glendora to be killed in Iraq. Howey was only a few weeks into his first deployment when his convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Fallujah, said family friend Karen Butterfield.

Preparing for Cheney (tags)

See how Australian conservatives run! “No Australian should be surprised. In fact I would like to think they would support it ... The people who murdered 100 Australians in Bali trained in this place with these people and that's why we're there." The statement by the Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson is his latest despicable attempt to garner support and justify increased Australian military involvement in Afghanistan – the truth is the Howard government is at the beck and call of the Americans, that is why ‘we’ are in Afghanistan, Mr. Nelson. Defence Minister Nelson, in preparation for Dick Cheney’s arrival in Sydney tonight, has resorted to flagrant LIES and K-Mart political strategies to demonstrate to Cheney that Australian conservatives are able emulators of their master’s cheap tricks and lying political methods.

Santa Monica "Arlington West" Iraq War Memorial Marks Three Years (tags)

Santa Monica "Arlington West" Iraq War memorial marks three years with no end in sight as Bush "surges" occupation.

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.

George Bush Psychotic Legacy Fears Drive Him to Nuke Iran (tags)

A psychotic clown in the White House.

Local Soldier, Dennis L. Sellen, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Guardsman Spc. Dennis L. Sellen Jr., a 20-year-old former College of the Canyons student, died this week while serving in Iraq, California Army National Guard officials said Tuesday.

Students Stage Die-in at UCLA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2007 – Over a dozen students staged a die-in on the UCLA campus today as part of the February 15th national day of student actions against the war in Iraq.

Out of Iraq die-in at UCLA noon today (tags)

Students will be staging a die-in along Bruin walk on the UCLA campus today at noon to protest the continuing war in Iraq.

Local Marine, Travis D. Pfister, Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash (tags)

Sgt. Travis D. Pfister, who moved to Hemet and planned to settle here and raise a family, was one of seven men killed in a helicopter crash Feb. 7 in Iraq.

Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)

Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):

Civil War in Iraq (tags)

The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) con-tradicts assertions of the White House that iran and Syria are playing an important role in Iraq. "Actors from the outside do not decisive-ly influence the violence and the prospects for stability."

Local Marine, Jared M. Landaker, Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash (tags)

Jared Landaker was piloting a CH-46 helicopter and had picked up a wounded Marine in Karbala, Iraq, and was taking him to a hospital when a support helicopter crew saw fire in the back. The helicopter spun around twice and crashed on its left side. Everyone inside burned to death, the pilot's mother said.

Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

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.

Australian PM criticises Barak Obama (tags)

John Howard, known internationally as a Bush lackey, shameless coward, racist and abandoner of Australian citizens in trouble, today levelled a criticism at U.S. Presidential candidate, Barak Obama. The ‘aluminium tubing’ Prime Minister stated that Obama’s Iraq policy would “completely destabilise and destroy Iraq”. Howard seems ‘completely’ oblivious to the FACT that his participation in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq has ALREADY COMPLETELY DESTABILISED AND DESTROYED Iraq!

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy (tags)

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy

Local Soldier, Keith Yoakum, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Yoakum, 41, died Feb. 2 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the Apache helicopter he was flying in was forced to land during combat operations, the Department of Defense announced today.

Local Marine, Alejandro Carrillo, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 22-year-old Marine sergeant from Carson, who often came back to his high school alma mater to encourage students to stay in school, has been killed in combat in Iraq. Marine Sgt. Alejandro Carrillo, a Carson High School graduate, died Jan. 30 while conducting combat operations in Anbar. He was a driver with a combat logistics battalion.

Barack Obama says American Alcohoilism is the Cause of Iraq War (tags)

The solution to our problems is simple.

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.

UCSB Students Plan Strike Against War, Feb. 15 (tags)

Students and allies at UC Santa Barbara have called for a student strike on Feb. 15th to oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, further escalation, and the Bush administration's apparent plans for a military strike against Iran.

Bush wants $800 of your money to help him kill (tags)

Bush wants you to pay $800 over then year and a half to help him kill Iraqi women, children, and freedom fighters. Think your getting your moneys worth?

BTL:Libby Trial Window Into White House Iraq War Attack Machine (tags)

Interview with investigative journalist Robert Parry, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Los Angeles January 27 Action Coalition Rally & March (tags)

The Iraq war is obviously on quite a few minds lately. In response to President Bush's decision the send additional troops overseas, the January 27 Action Coalition organized a Rally and March set for today. The day started at the Democratic headquarters in downtown L.A.. The procession then moved through the streets until they reached the Federal Building. An estimated 12,000 people showed up for the event. The amount of passion from the participants was overwhelming. One man in particular struck a cord with me. His best friend, Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, was killed on Christmas Day in Iraq.

Local Soldier, David T. Toomalatai, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Soldier enlisted 'to access all his dreams,' but died in Iraq. David Toomalatai, 19, spent time with his baby son before tour as a medic. He is the youngest South Bay fatality so far.

Local Soldier, Cornell C. Chao, Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Army pilot Cornell Chao, 36, formerly of Fullerton, died Sunday when his Apache helicopter crashed in Najaf, Iraq.

Local Soldier, Carla J. Stewart, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Carla J. Stewart died while serving in Tallil, Iraq. Assigned to the 250th Transportation Company based in El Monte, Stewart was killed when her convoy vehicle overturned.

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.

Local Marine, Anthony C. Melia, Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony C. Melia died Saturday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province in Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Services sector overtakes farming (tags)

Services sector overtakes farming

Personal Account & Photos of the Los Angeles J27 Protest (tags)

A firsthand account of the January 27, 2007 antiwar march in Downtown Los Angeles, with 12 photos taken on the route.

ANSWER Coalition photos from Jan 27 Anti-War Protest - On to March 17 in LA! (tags)

Photos from Jan 27. Next, the massive March 17 protest in LA. March 17 is the 4th anniversary of the Iraq war.

Stop the War, Video (tags)

Stop the War demo, march in photos, set to somber music.

VIDEO: Military Families Speak Out at Anti-war Rally (tags)

LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2007 – A protest was held today outside the Los Angeles offices of the Democratic Party. Protesters demanded that the newly elected Democratic controlled congress stop funding for the war in Iraq and begin the process of bringing all the troops home now. Speaking at the rally were the family members of soldiers currently in Iraq.

More From L.A. J27 (tags)

Second batch of photos from the January 27 march against the Iraq war.

BTL:Activists Opposing Iraq War Campaign to Enlist City, State Governments (tags)

Interview with Joel Barkin, executive director of the Progressive States Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

When failure... (tags)

is no success at all

Global poll condemns Bush administration (tags)

"The global view of the role of the US in world affairs has dramatically deteriorated over the past year, according to a BBC World Service poll released Wednesday. The study documents mounting hostility to US foreign policy, its destabilizing effect on entire regions of the world, as well as growing awareness of the threat posed to the environmental health of the planet. "

1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)

SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend

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.

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

Inside Cheney's nightmare (tags)

for the most honest man he knows

Local Soldier, Mark J. Daily, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Mark J. Daily, A 23-year-old lifelong Irvine resident was killed just three months into his deployment Monday when a bomb ripped through his military vehicle in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, officials announced Wednesday.

Libby’s Trial Crafted to Protect Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

Instead of going after the cabal that lied the country into the Iraqi War, Special Counsel, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, focused on only one defendant, Irving “Scooter” Libby. He also made sure no conspiracy count was utilized in the indictment against him. V.P. Dick Cheney will not testify at Libby’s trial. Fitzgerald, who has close ties to Rudy Giuliani, will continue to make sure that nothing comes out to hurt the interests of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Bush twins go to war (tags)

to support our troops.

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

IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ

Spc. Doug Barber: One Year After His Tragic Suicide-Unaired Interviews (tags)

Two previously unreleased audio interviews with Spc. Douglas Barber, who served in Iraq with the Ohio National Guard. Released to commemorate the one year anniversary of his suicide due to untreated PTSD and overwhelming mental trauma.

BUSH'S NEW SCHEME FOR BLOCKING INQUIRY INTO HIS ROLE IN THE MAKING OF IRAQ DISASTER (tags)

The same men who brought you the Iraq Disaster are about to launch a military strike against Iran. The Iran Disaster will be of such massively incalculable proportions to which the Bush’s Iraq Disaster would seem like a small camp fire.

Santa Monica Came Out to Protest Surge (tags)

Santa Monica protest march on Jan. 11 against Iraq Surge

The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)

Is Bush's War Winding Down or Heating Up? The Coming Attack on Iran On January 7 the London Times reported that it has learned from "several Israeli military sources" that "Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons."

EMERGENCY INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING (tags)

Bushfraud, the un-elected president of the United States, is about to defy the American people, about to defy his own Joint Chiefs of Staff, about to defy the Congress of the United States all in the name of taking 20,000 more troops into Iraq to continue to wage his war based on a lie. Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu, who is not even an official member of the Israeli government,is blackmailing Bushfraud vis a vis using Bush's homosexual sex and financial fraud, election fraud, criminal fraud, telling Bush either you do this in Iraq and Iran or else.

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the (tags)

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the bunker with the president besides the first lady and Barney. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH ALL HYPERLINKS AND MORE

Bush authorized raids on Iranians in Iraq: Rice (tags)

Recent U.S. military raids against Iranians in Iraq were authorized by President George W. Bush

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.”

A Very American Coup (tags)

The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.

Close Guantánamo! (tags)

GUANTÁNAMO.— Luchadores civiles estadounidenses, entre quienes se cuentan relevantes figuras del movimiento contra la guerra en Iraq, familiares de prisioneros y ex prisioneros, llegarán este jueves hasta las inmediaciones de la Base Naval para exigir el cese de la ocupación y el desmantelamiento de la ilegal cárcel que mantiene EE.UU. en esa instalación en la bahía de Guantánamo, territorio usurpado a Cuba.

BBC: US forces storm Iranian consulate (tags)

Is this the beginning of WW 3?

Bush gets his orders (tags)

from the killers in grey suits

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

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu

Where to Protest War This Thursday - List of Places (tags)

List of Places to Protest Escalation of the War

Local Soldier, Lawrance J. Carter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lawrance J. Carter was killed Dec. 29 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in the northwestern section of Baghdad, Iraq. He had been in the Army for five-and-a-half years and was on his fourth tour of duty.

The American ‘Think Tank’ (tags)

The world can hardly wait to hear Bush’s new plans for the continued occupation of Iraq. With an official Iraqi death toll exceeding 655,000, social anarchy and failed state status fast approaching, the Bush regime has NOTHING to skite about and no where to go but HOME. The whole disastrous intervention in Iraq is living proof that myopic criminal endeavours always end in tragedy for the people. We recall that U.S. invading forces were under strict orders to secure one site only, the OIL MINISTRY in Baghdad – how telling! From the first day analysts were under no illusions as to the real intentions of the invaders – PLUNDER – the appropriation of Iraq’s most valuable resource.

By Definition Every American Soldier is Legally Insane (tags)

Apply the facts to the law and judge for yourself.

New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.

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.

BTL:US Iran Tensions Arise as Second American Aircraft Carrier Heads to... (tags)

...Persian Gulf~Interview with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian- American Council, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

New Film Exposes evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes (tags)

Real Christians Don't Choose War

Bush not seen Saddam execution video (tags)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush has not seen the illicit video of Saddam Hussein's execution because he is focused on the "way forward" in Iraq, the White House said on Wednesday.

Saddam No "Cause Celebre" for Death Penalty Opponents (tags)

Executing Saddam will do nothing to end the chaos in Iraq. Even Saddam Hussein had a right to human dignity despite his crimes. It's a bizarre notion that this inhuman spectacle could aid the development of democracy and order in Iraq.

VIDEO: Veterans For Peace light 3,000 candles on Santa Monica beach (tags)

Uploaded is video from the Veterans for Peace New Year’s Eve installation in response to the 3,000th US military death in Iraq. 3,000 candles were lit for each death.

Local Marine, Fernando Tamayo, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Fernando Tamayo, 19, of Fontana, died Dec. 21, 2006 when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq's Anbar province.

Veterans for Peace to light 3,000 candles in Santa Monica tonight. (tags)

On the Occasion of the 3,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq Veterans for Peace Invites the Public to Attend Special Candlelight Memorial Tonight New Year’s Eve at Arlington West in Santa Monica

Selective Justice and the Execution of Saddam Hussein (tags)

The transformation of Saddam Hussein from ally to enemy

All of the war criminals haven't been to court yet (tags)

The assault on Iraq by the United States of America in March 2003 constituted a war crime of hitlerarian proportions that should not go unpunished.

It is not sweet with nimble feet to dance upon the air (tags)

So said oscar, anyway

IAC Condemns Execution of Hussein (tags)

The International Action Center (IAC) condemns the Trial and Execution of Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Plans for Protests Developing in Different Cities over Next Few Days

STOP THE EXECUTION OF PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN AL-TIKRITI! (tags)

Free Saddam Hussein!

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

five years of infamy: close Guantanamo (tags)

five years of infamy: close Guantanamo

Annan, Mandela, Saud and Garland Prophesied Iraq Perfectly Beforehand (tags)

These people predicted Iraq perfectly in 2002 and they were all ignored.

Bush joins Al-Qaeda (tags)

He's fed up fighting and losing for Israel

Iraq no longer exists (tags)

Our boys are dying for nothing

Unqualified Slogans: “Win” and “Way Forward” (tags)

As America faces the most calamitous military misadventure in its history, the administration offers unqualified slogans rather than detailed plans to remedy the horror it created in Iraq. The American mass media is now buzzing with the sound of nothing meaningful. The Bush administration has resorted to contextually meaningless slogans in its efforts to dupe an increasingly sceptical public. The latest inane slogans saturating the airwaves are “win” and “way forward”. Only adolescents and the daft invest meaning in unqualified slogans – shall we test the latest two slogans and attempt to determine the ruse behind the deception?

More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006 (tags)

More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006

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

Local Soldier, Nicholas P. Steinbacher, Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Sunday a Crescenta Valley family received the news that their son, Nick Steinbacher, serving in Iraq, had been killed during a night patrol on Dec. 10. He had just celebrated his 22nd birthday on Dec. 8. Copyright © 2006 La Cañada Valley Sun

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

How Not to Interview Donald Rumsfeld (tags)

Cal Thomas is a Right Wing hack, who has shilled for the bloodbath that is the Iraqi War. On Dec. 7, 2006, he interviewed Donald Rumsfeld, the outgoing Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. “BaWa Walters, herself, couldn’t have done a worst job of puffery. No questions were asked by Thomas about U.S. or Iraqi casualties, WMD, or the fact that Rumsfeld has been charged with war crimes. Thomas’ shameless spiel mocks the idea of a Free Press.

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

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

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.

BTL:Iraq Study Group Recommendations Won't End War & Occupation (tags)

Interview with Nancy Lessin, cofounder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)

Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)

Mythic Figures Spooking Dubya (tags)

President George W. Bush, the quintessential warmonger, is on the defensive! If you look close enough, you can see the fear in his eyes. Since 2005, Cindy Sheehan, an “Earth Mother,” has been challenging him to a face-to-face meeting. The cowardly Bush has declined. Meanwhile, other splendid activists, like the “Hero/Patriot” from the mythic past, are demanding the impeachment by the U.S. Congress of both Bush and V. P. Dick Cheney.

Pentagon: Up ante in Iraq (tags)

Looks like Emperor Bush just wants to keep his head in the sand!!!!

Arlington West, Santa Barbara, Cindy Sheehan - Antiwar short stories (tags)

Monday, Dec. 11, 2006

Should I stay or should I go? (tags)

General war in Middle East on the cards

Stop Lying Mr. Bush (tags)

The Iraq Study Group didn't just advise Bush to change strategy in Iraq. It also urged the president to stop lying to the American people.

White House hostility to Iraq report grows (tags)

I would hate for them to think that the government the US installed in Iraq after over throwing Saddam is a "puppet" government - "The worry is that the more Maliki is seen as our puppet, because he is abiding by our timelines and deadlines, the internal political dynamics will become so fragile that the whole government would collapse,"

ON THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT (tags)

AN 80TH RECOMMENDATION

BTL:Will the Bush Administration Bow to Public Pressure on Iraq War Policy? (tags)

Interview with Rahul Mahajan, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

Bush flees to India (tags)

to meditate

Net Neutrality Life on Earth Depends Upon It says World Peace Religion (tags)

Do you want the present neutral internet or the new biased internet?

Recruitment Center Closed for Peace (tags)

Thursday, Dec 7th 8 AM - 11:50 AM Signs & Presence for Peace on Colorado Blvd. 12 PM - 1 PM Student Rally on Pasadena City College Campus Meet at Sculpture Garden 12:45 PM Press Conference @ Armed Forces Recruitment Station 1 PM - 8 PM Support Members Engaging in Direct Action And Candlelight Vigil @ Recruitment Center

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."

Report tells Bush to get out of Iraq! Will George W. Hitler Listen? (tags)

Report confronts the president with a powerful argument that his policy in Iraq is not working and that he must move toward disengagement.

Protesting Colin Powell’s Deception (tags)

One of the principal co-conspirators in selling the Iraqi War was Colin Powell, the ex-U.S. Secretary of State. Few will ever forget his deception-filled speech before the UN, on Feb. 5, 2003, which helped launched the Neocon-inspired conflict. His own aide, Col. Lawrence Wilkinson, called it “a hoax on the American people.” Powell was in Baltimore on Dec. 5, 2006, to give a talk. Activists, led by the “Citizens for Peace” group, protested his gig.

Iranian President’s Letter to the American People (tags)

President Ahmadinejad Blasts Bush’s Israel First Policy in Letter

Troops dead in Iraq to hit 3,000 soon (tags)

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The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

THE NEO-CON INSURGENCY (tags)

THE NEO-CONS CIRCLE THE WAGONS

U.S. leaders fail to see the folly in small wars (tags)

Americans are at a distinct disadvantage in wars against materially weaker enemies because they tend to separate war and politics, viewing military victory as an end in itself, and because the U.S. military is profoundly averse to counterinsurgency.

The Marla Ruzicka Story -- The *Real* Story (tags)

No one who was a threat -- let alone any real threat -- to the U.S. imperialist war machine would ever be gushingly and pervasively celebrated by it, the Congress, the President and the military, no less, and the political establishment's corporate media. Marla Ruzicka -- even posing for pictures on top of tanks and in group hugs with gun-posing American soldiers, let alone using the war and exploiting the misery of the Iraqi people to parlay that into a hoped-for lucrative cushy position inside the Pentagon or State Department, feathering her nest and her new career with military-industrial complex money (yet still a pittance of that spent on the bombs of war) -- served as a willing PR front for that machine. Furthermore, she was willing to collect and *give* that information directly to the US *military*, providing it with, in effect, valuable intelligence on the Iraqi people (how many males and females of which ages, including possible fighting age, in each family, and what their resources and professional/community positions were, perhaps a community critic of the US war, maybe an intellectual, a journalist, a teacher, or a doctor/nurse who could patch up Iraqi wounded resistace fighters, and who in each family might have gotten shot -- perhaps a resistance member? -- by the US military) under the guise of humanitarian relief. Here is what progressive journalist Christian Parenti had to say about the darling of the U.S. imperialist military machine:

Where is Eyerak? (tags)

and what it is

NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

NEWS FLASH: THE MASS MEDIA FINALLY GET IT-A LITTLE. IRAQ DECLARED A FULL-BLOWN CIVIL WAR (tags)

CIVIL WAR CALLED AT THE BREAKFAST HOUR

violent video game effects linger in brain (tags)

violent video game effects linger in brain

OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant (tags)

O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty?

Local Marine, Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, 20, of Aguanga, died Saturday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, according to a Department of Defense news release.

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII (tags)

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII

Services Held for Local Marine, Mario D. Gonzalez , Slain While on Iraq Duty (tags)

Family, friends, and fellow Marines honored a hero Saturday with applause and a standing ovation. Services were held for Mario "Danny" Gonzalez, 21, of La Puente at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park. The Marine lance corporal was killed Nov. 14 when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in the Anbar province of Iraq. Copyright © 2006 Pasadena Star-News

U.S. military chiefs borrowing tactics from Vietnam playbook (tags)

The tactics, an influx of military advisers and a speeded-up handover to indigenous forces followed by a gradual U.S. withdrawal, resemble those in place as the U.S. effort in Vietnam reached its end. (Looks like we are going to cut and run like we did in Vietnam - The sooner the better)

Regime Change Still in the Future (tags)

With the Bush administration, there can be no improvement in bilateral relations. No detente is possible with the mad or insane.

Do you like? (tags)

No.

161 killed in Baghdad blasts - There is NOT a civil war in Iraq! (tags)

At least thats what George W. Bush says. Everyone else knows differently

John Howard: “Horrified” Australian War Criminal (tags)

John Howard, lackey Prime Minister of Australia and member of the coalition of willing criminals, today stated that he is “horrified“ at the loss of life in Iraq. In view of the fact that Howard, Bush and Blair are DIRECTLY responsible for the illegal invasion and the hundreds of thousands of subsequent deaths in Iraq, we are horrified that these men have avoided prosecution to date!

Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)

Scientists fret over missing grey whales

Why any true Liberal should support Steve Kubby for President (tags)

Why Steve Kubby is our best bet

Kathy Kelly to James Baker: “Tell the Truth about Iraq!” (tags)

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, gave a talk at the UMBC campus, on Nov. 20, 2006. She mocked the ex-Secretary of State, James Baker, for saying he wasn’t going to “wring his hands” about past mistakes in Iraq. Baker heads up the so-called “Iraq Study Group.” Kelly roared: “We will wring our hands! One of the ways to stop this next war is to tell the truth about this war. And, it’s not going to be such a pleasant mirror to look into.”

Rudy A. Salcido, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Laid to Rest (tags)

The funeral service of Sergeant 1st Class Rudy A. Salcido at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside November 21, 2006. Salcido was killed November 9th in Iraq while serving in the war. Copyright © 2006 Los Angeles Newspaper Group

ANSWER Film Series: 'Sir, No Sir!' (tags)

Join ANSWER for a film screening, update on Iraq and discussion.

Shock and awe. (tags)

Now Bush is in shock and awe.

Rudy Salcido, a Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Returns Home (tags)

A plane-side ceremony on Friday at Ontario International Airport met the body of Sgt. 1st Class Rudy Salcido, a 31-year-old California National Guard and La Puente native who died earlier this month in Iraq.

War Monger George W. Hitler out of touch with the public. (tags)

Bush favors temporary rise in GIs in Iraq

"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.

Cheney will bring us home in boxes (tags)

Of course, he was afraid to go to war himself.

Shibbolrths and Buzz Words (tags)

Th USA has wasted 21 trillion dollars since 1945 on military buildups to fight enemies that don't exist

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska

FORGET GENERAL ABIZAID, FORGET IRAQ STUDY GROUPS (tags)

ORGANIZE ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLAIDARITY COMMITTEES

Local Soldier, Jang H. Kim, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Jang H. Kim – a member of the Army's 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – died Monday from injuries suffered when a homemade bomb exploded near his vehicle during a combat operation in Baghdad.

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

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

President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)

Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

UPDATE: AnthraxGate and MurdochGate (tags)

Anthrax case getting legs again. It can now be reported that Russian microbiologists working with rogue U.S. CIA and British Intelligence aka Gary Best Inc. had anthrax in frozen form transported to the U.K. in late Sept. 2001. The anthrax in perfume vials then found its way to none other than Pier 92 New York City, New York. Pier 92 linked to the FEMA Command and Control Center during the 9/11 Attack on America. Reference: Is it a coincidence that Bush had lunch with Putin in Moscow today on his way to Vietnam? What was the desert? Anthrax a la mode.

NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)

NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Submission to Iraq Study Group (tags)

The new map of iran has been presented to the Iraq Study Group.

Local Soldier, Rudy A. Salcido, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Ex-La Puente man dies in Iraq Reservist Salcido, 31, was on 3rd tour of duty

Marijuana, the anti-drug (tags)

Marijuana, the anti-drug

The Anti-War Movement Sourced the Democrats’ Victory! (tags)

The Democratic Party, read “The War Lite” Party, is basking in the glow of victory today. It has regained control of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 12-years. The two issues that it won on-The Iraqi War and the whacky persona of President George W. Bush-had little or nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Those two matters were actually sourced by activists in the Anti-Iraqi War Movement!

US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)

Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees

If Saddam Guilty, Rumsfeld Guilty (2) Tambien!! (tags)

Following Saddam's guilty verdict, we need to investigate Donald Rumsfeld as Saddam's acomplice as the knowing supplier of chemical weapons that fueled Saddam's genocide..

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care (tags)

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care to the developing world.

US to screen all who enter, leave country (tags)

Did she commit sucide or was she murdered by the U.S. Military? (tags)

Soldier opposed interrogations - Ariz. specialist killed herself in Iraq weeks after objection

Feeling misled by the military, families adding anger to grief (tags)

Hey don't be so negitive!!! Look at the Iraq war as a jobs program for Generals!!!! Of course we are forced to pay for it at gun point, and our kids are dying for it in Iraq and Afganistan

Saddam Hussein will be found guilty tomorrow and sentenced to die (tags)

Tomorrow an American kangaroo court will find Saddam Hussein guilty and sentence him to death. (Thats not to say Saddam Hussein isn't a corrupt thug, just that he couln't possible get a fair trial from George W. Bush. Of course George W. Hitler couldn't possiblely get a fair trial in Baghdad for murdering thousands of Iraqi citizens in an illegal unconstitutiona war, but that doesn'nt mean George W. Bush isn't a serial murderer)

Killed in Iraq, Local Sailor Charles O. Sare, Remembered (tags)

Family, friends, colleagues and supporters recalled Sare's infectious smile, compassion and friendliness during funeral services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hemet. Sare died Oct. 23 in Iraq when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He is the fourth Hemet High School alumnus killed in Iraq.

Evangelical College Student Walks Across Country To Protest War (tags)

Real Christians Don't Choose War

Why Israel invaded Iraq (tags)

What's it all about?

Local Marine, Jason Franco, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Jason Franco had been in Iraq less than a month when he died Tuesday. He was the seventh Inland man to die in one of the war's deadliest months and the second Buena Vista High School graduate to die there this year.

US nuke goes off in iraq -- VIDEO (tags)

this was to be used for yet MORE israeli false flag terror like 911 and so many others

"Iraqis were better off under Saddam" (tags)

All development inthe country point to the US failure in Iraq.. What we're witnessing is that victory for the US-whatever that may mean-is just an exaggerated dream.

Missing 500.000 American weapons were actually never shipped to Iraq? (tags)

Instead of the official allegation that those weapons went "missing" in Iraq - maybe a better explanation is that the weapons were "never" shipped to Iraq in the first place!

Bush's War Course against Iran Leads to Ruin (tags)

That a war of aggression of the US against Iran makes no sense is understood in Europe but not in the Bush administration.. No military solution is possible for the problems with Iran. Diplomacy is the only possibility.

Audit: U.S. weapons missing in Iraq (tags)

Nearly one of every 25 weapons the military bought for Iraqi security forces is missing

Why did you invade Iraq, Sir? (tags)

Because......

Hollywood Peace March 10-28-2006 [Part 2/2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 10-28-2006 [Part 1/2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

images from the 10/28/06 march and rally in Hollywood. (tags)

speakers at the rally

McCain: Expand Iraq force by 20,000 (tags)

Four more years of war? Then vote for Arizona war monger Senator John McCain.

Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)

Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.

Local Sailor, Charles O. Sare, Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Navy Corpsman Charles Otto Sare, 23, was killed Monday in Anbar province when the M1114 High Mobility Multi-Purpose vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device. He reportedly was wearing body armor and other protective gear, including the military's new Kevlar helmet.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/27/06 ¡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, and Russia.

Local Soldier, Matthew W. Creed, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Matthew Creed, a 2001 Charter Oak High School graduate, was killed by a sniper's bullet in Baghdad while on foot patrol.

Bush says we can win war in Iraq (tags)

Damn right we can win the war in Iraq!!! Just like we won the war in Vietnam! It's called win/win. We win by taking our troops out and cutting our loses to under 3,000 dead. They win by defeating the most powerful empire and police state in the history of world the USA! Just like the Viet Cong did!

McCain - Lots of mistakes made in Iraq, but don't blame me! I want to run for president! (tags)

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he's frustrated at mistakes made in the war in Iraq [but don't blame me, somebody else who we can't find made the mistakes]

118 military members to petition for Iraq pullout (tags)

How do you spell Vietnam in Arabic? Iraq. How do you spell Tet in Arabic? Baghdad.

Bush drops 'stay course' Iraq slogan (tags)

Looks like Bush has finally figured out that the American public know he is losing the war in Iraq!

Stolen election AGAIN? Help spark a general strike Nov. 8! (tags)

shut down jorge arbusto.

Stop U.S. Plans To Attack Iran (tags)

Join 60,000 people who have signed our petition: http://www.dontattackiran.org

Alberto Fernandez (tags)

Spoke the truth

Water for millions at risk (tags)

Water for millions at risk as glaciers melt faster than expected

Surrender meeting (tags)

What took so long?

Local Soldier, Mark C. Paine, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Capt. Paine, 32, of Rancho Cucamonga, died Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Taji, just north of Baghdad, in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Paine was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

Court-martials ordered for 8 soldiers on murder charges during Iraq service (tags)

Eight soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will be court-martialed on murder charges stemming from their service in Iraq, including two who face a death sentence for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl and killing her and her family, the military ordered Wednesday.

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.

655,000 Iraq War Deaths (tags)

The report on the mortality rate published in the Lancet journal last week is sound science.

Local Soldier, Kenny F. Stanton Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

A Hemet High School graduate who was a budding journalist and a youth leader at his church has become the latest Inland serviceman -- and the third from his school -- to be killed in the war in Iraq.

Local Soldier, Luis Enrique Tejeda, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Cpl. Luis Enrique Tejeda, a Bradley fighting vehicle driver with the Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, died Sept. 30 from injuries received during a roadside bomb blast in Hit, Iraq.

Did VA Hide Figures Showing 1 in 4 US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Disabled (tags)

by Democracy Now

The Legacy of the Iraqi War Hawks (tags)

The body count goes up and up in Iraq; with more dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Chaos reigns! Yet, the man primarily responsible for this carnage, President George W. Bush, insists on “staying the course.” The evil legacy of this conflict metastasizes. The War Hawks, many in the U.S. Congress, some in the Media, along with the Neocons, bear culpability, too, in this matter. The Nov. election may be a last chance to restore sanity in Washington, D.C.

Bush & Public-deception on Number of Iraqi's Killed since His 2003 Invasion (tags)

OFFICIAL PUBLIC DECEPTION & COVERUP BY BUSH: THE HUMAN COST OF PUBLIC DECEPTION UNDER BUSH-CHEYNEY ADMINISTRATION. PENTAGON QUICKLY CONTRADICTS BUSH's PUBLIC CLAIM.

4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)

Good news for those wacky billionaries for Bush

The Coming World War (tags)

US officials spoke of the necessity of a new world war right after Sept 11, 2001.. Perhaps permanent disorder is central, not a new order in the world.. Do they only want to fill their pockets by setting the whole world on fire?

Congressional Candidate Byron De Lear Takes On Bush War Machine in Valley's 28th District (tags)

If Democrats want to end this war -- and they do -- they will need to replace every Berman in Washington with a De Lear.

Double Standards of Morality: The Age of Terror (tags)

This reluctance to confront unpleasant truths diminishes the reader or viewer for whom Middle East reporting in the US media is almost incomprehensible to anyone who does not know the region. It also has its trickle-down effects even in theatres, universities and schools in America. The case of the play about Rachel Corrie--the young US activist twice run over by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes--taken off the New York stage was one of the more deplorable of these. I was also surprised in the Bronx to find that Fieldston, a private school in Riverdale--was forced to cancel a college meeting with two Palestinian lecturers when parents objected to the absence of an Israeli on the panel. The fact that Israeli speakers were to be invited later made no difference. The school's principal later announced that the meeting would "not be appropriate given t! he sensitivity and complexity of the issue". Complex problems are supposed to be explained. But this could not be explained because, well, it was too complex and--the truth--would upset the usual Israeli lobbyists.

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras

Profiteering (tags)

Profiteering

September Iraq War Demonstrations and More (tags)

A Peace Camp in England held a month long demonstration against the movement of American arms to Israel, and "Camps" in Crawford, Tx and Wash., DC staged many actions along with workshops and conferences where many prominent anti-war activists gave inspiring speeches. Also, Bush was pronounced "Guilty" at Camp Democracy in DC of War crimes and crimes against Humanity by “The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration.”

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage (tags)

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage

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"

Hello Iraq, Good Bye Vietnam. Hey!!! The US Military has finally figured this out!!! (tags)

Looks like the U.S. military has finally figured out that Iraq is just like Vietnam.

Local Navy Seal, Michael Monsoor, Killed in Iraq (tags)

GARDEN GROVE – Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was supposed to come back home from Iraq in about two weeks, in time for Halloween, his favorite holiday. Monsoor died Friday while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Kevin Zeese Blasts "Special Interests" at Senate Debate (tags)

In an historic first, a three-way debate was held between the candidates running for the office of U.S. Senate in Maryland. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity Candidate,” blasted the Democrats and Republicans in the Congress for selling the country out “to the special interests.” Unlike his opponents, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Rep. Ben Cardin, Zeese offered specific proposals to solve the many problems facing the people of the state of Maryland.

UNHCR deeply concerned by plight of Palestinian refugees in Iraq (tags)

UNHCR is deeply concerned over the well-being of Palestinian refugees inside Iraq, as well as those who fled targeted harassment and violence in Baghdad and are now stuck at the border between Iraq and Syria and in camps in Jordan and Syria.

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.

Shaking Uncontrollably: Does Guzzling Gas Make You Piss Fire? (tags)

Bad ideas are like starfish: You can cut them up, but unless you squash them into jelly and incinerate the remains, they will multiply. I’m not really saying that we should go around murdering idiots . . . but this week’s “news” certainly made me want to beat a few people mercilessly.

Averting an American Civil War (tags)

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

Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)

Agustín Aguayo is a Conscientious Objector and War Resister who went AWOL on September 2, 2006, when his unit deployed for a second time from Germany to Iraq. Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait

US Senate votes 100-0 for $70 billion more in war spending (tags)

The unanimous vote by the US Senate on Friday to approve the Bush administration’s request for an additional $70 billion to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates a basic truth of American politics: the Democratic Party, no less than the Republicans, is a party of imperialist militarism and war.

Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)

PRESS BRIEFING With HELGA AGUAYO, Wife of Army Specialist AGUSTÍN AGUAYO, and Supporters Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait to face prosecution by the Army.

AWOL SOLDIER TURNS HIMSELF IN (tags)

After refusing to return to Iraq for a second time, Army Specialist Agustin Aguayo turned himself in on Tuesday September 19, 2006 at the Fort Irwin Army Base near Barstow, California.

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

CDC's Pelican Bay abuse of prisoners, rural community (tags)

Calling for shutting down of CDC's Pelican Bay State Prison for human rights abuses of prisoners, economic exploitation of disadvantaged rural community during construction and CDC's exploitation of low income prisoners detained into coerced slave labor for corporations..

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.

Protester Arrested at U.S. Capitol Asks: What About the First Amendment? (tags)

Activists took their case for ending the Iraqi War to the party responsible for authorizing it--the U.S. Congress! On Sept. 26, 2006, 71 protesters were arrested by police on various charges. The organizing groups for the event were the “National Campaign for Nonviolence Resistance” (NCNR) and the “Declaration of Peace.” One of the protesters arrested was Max Obuszewski of the NCNR. He demanded to know: “What about the First Amendment?”

Mislabeling Iran's Pres. Ahmadinejad as "anti-Semitic" (tags)

Iran's President Ahmadinejad is incorrectly identified by US corporate media as "anti-Semitic". How does this character assassination play into GW bush regime's bloodthirsty cries for war with Iran??

Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)

Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea

IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)

HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA

Bush wants a bloodbath in Baghdad (tags)

Increasingly desperate over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the Bush administration is demanding that the US-installed government in Baghdad support a savage intensification of repression or give way to a dictatorial regime that will.

A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)

In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.

Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte Inspire Nonviolent Action in Washi (tags)

Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte, Plowshares Nuns, inspire us to take action and participate in nonviolent civil resistance against the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq. Nonviolent actions will take place in Washington, DC, on September 26 and 27, as part of the Declaration of Peace campaign, and planned by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.

Action In Support of National Declaration Of Peace (tags)

Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center Monday, September 25th (10 am – 1 pm) 7060 Hollywood Blvd.

Protests Increase in August (tags)

From: Protest News Website

“Good Night, and Good Luck” -- WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes (tags)

BBC1 Television, near 9/11/2001, interviewed 9/11 author and theologian, David Ray Griffin. What caught my attention was another guest (a writer for a prominent British newspaper) who scoffed at considering challenges to the official story of 9/11, because US media is so vast and free that if there were problems with the official story, he'd have heard about it via US media. There is a 9/11 cover up occurring.

ANTI-WAR VIGIL THIS THURSDAY - Downtown (tags)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 4:00-6:00 pm Downtown L.A. Vigil & Banner Display

Arrest War Criminals GW Bush/Cheney (tags)

Following 9/11/06 after nearly five years into the illegal US occupation of Iraq the world awaits the arrest and trial of war criminal GW Bush/Cheney regime..

Parallels between Nazism, Zionists striking (tags)

Take this, Bill O'Reilly! Someone had to tell you...

This War on Terrorism is Bogus (tags)

"The plan shows Bush's cabinet intende3d to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power."

Bush's Speech Translation (tags)

what Bush didn't say yesterday

Local Soldier, Hannah Lee McKinney, Killed in Iraq (tags)

In pitch darkness early Monday, Army Pfc. Hannah Leah McKinney of Redlands climbed down from a guard tower at Fort Taji, Iraq, and headed across a dusty road to a latrine. She never made it. As she walked across the road, a Humvee drove out of the darkness, ran over the young soldier, then sped away, leaving her small crumpled body lying in the dirt, according to family members.

If this is what democracy is all about I can understand why the Iraqis don’t like it. (tags)

The Health Ministry planns to construct two new branch morgues in Baghdad and raise capacity to as many as 250 corpses a day.

Netanyahu Beats Drum for U.S. War with Iran (tags)

Leave it to a Far Right Likudite, Benjamin Netanyahu, to show up on 09/06/06, in Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love,” and beat the drum for a U.S. war with Iran. What a lethal irony! In his spiel, Netanyahu, an ultra Israeli Hawk, sounded like President George W. Bush, while also ignoring Israel’s many wrongs against the peoples of Palestine and Lebanon.

Propaganda Offensive (tags)

America will be more secure the sooner Rumsfeld resigns.. In an historical sense, the term "islam fascism" is absurd, a contradiction in itself..The fascism reproach is not true for any of the Moslem groups resisting Anglo-American control of the Middle East.

Local Soldier, David J. Almazan, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Almazan was killed in action Aug. 27 while on a combat patrol in this city of 30,000 in Iraq’s Al Anbar province. His platoon was on patrol to clear the city’s streets of improvised explosive devices, deadly roadside bombs used by insurgents to target coalition and Iraqi forces, the day he was killed.

Democratic Party outlines pro-war agenda for US elections (tags)

The right-wing, pro-war position of the Democratic Party was on full display Tuesday as the party leadership presented a new report that criticizes the Bush administration for failing to adequately defend the interests of American militarism.

Mass Civil Nonviolent Resistance to Confront Lawmakers at U.S. Capitol (tags)

Invitation to join nonviolent direct actions with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Tuesday, September 26th, or Declaration of Peace on Wednesday, September 27.

Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.

Military Families Speak Out 'Visit' Rep. Dana "Warbacker", Huntington Beach (tags)

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Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood (tags)

http://www.ivaw.net http://www.gsfp.org http://www.codepinkalert.org http://www.couragetoresist.org

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)

In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.

"We are United with the Other America" (tags)

The US demands the right to a preventive war. The right to defense is perverted into the right to self-defense through preventive action (In 1941 Hitler appealed to the right to preventive war against the Soviet Union). The international order is buried.

Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)

author: Paul Craig Roberts

BTL:US Peace Activists, Iraqi Parlimentarians Promote Timetable to... (tags)

...End America's Occupation of Iraq~Interview with Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink Women for Peace & Global Exchange, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)

The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.

Rev. Yearwood endorses Voters Pledge For Peace (tags)

Rev. Yearwoods' message: It is time for decent folks who care about the people of the Gulf Coast to come together and become Voters for Peace. Tell the politicans to bring the troops and resources home to the Gulf Coast where they are desperately needed.

With Lieberman's Loss, the Lobby Takes a Second Hit (tags)

When Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, a prime loser was the Lobby. Like the Israeli army in Lebanon, the Israel Lobby in Connecticut was exposed as a paper tiger. Joe Lieberman is AIPAC's boy; when he speaks at the yearly AIPAC convention in Washington, he elicits wild cheers, standing ovations, shouts of "Go, Joe, Go." Only the considerably less sanctimonious Dick Cheney does as well with that crowd. If the Lobby is on your side, you are supposed to win elections, and if it is not, down you go. But that did not happen in Connecticut despite the full exertion of the Lobby. In the final days of the campaign 1.5 million dollars poured into Lieberman's coffers, and virtually the entire Dem establishment was ordered into the fray on his side. Lieberman's opponent, Ned Lamont, had his name dragged through every mud puddle in Connecticut and of course was accused of being an anti-Semite. But that was all to no avail; Lamont won and Lieberman lost. A lot of politicians must now wonder whether the Lobby can deliver victories reliably any longer.

This Wednesday: Gold Star Mom to Lead Anti-war Protest March to Congressman’s Office (tags)

Gold Star and Military Families Speak Out at Congressman Dana ìWarbackerî Rohrabacherís Office. Local Military Families and Gold Star Mom to lead March from Huntington Pier to Congressman Rohrabacherís office to on August 30th

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)

U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.

TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)

A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.

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

IT IS TIME TO LEAVE IRAQ

Depleted Uranium is WMD (tags)

by Leuren Moret

Will Bush use this as a lame ass excuse to invade Iran????? (tags)

Some fear Iran threat played down

A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)

Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------

US administration rejects Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations” (tags)

The Bush administration yesterday signalled its rejection of Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations,” setting the stage for punitive economic sanctions and an escalating confrontation with Tehran.

Wars are stretching Marine Corps thin (tags)

The good news is we won't be invading Iran anytime soon. (Well that's if Geogre W Hitler doesn't nuke them)

Tea Party at the Hague (tags)

Is the Hague court a joke or have we just lost our sense of perspective? The latest indiscriminate slaughter of children and innocent civilians in Lebanon by ‘God’s chosen’ seems not to warrant the attention of the Hague court. Carla Del Ponte’s latest remonstration against the Serbian leadership for not delivering war criminals to her court seems ‘slightly’ dissociative in view of recent events. Her obsession with Serbs now borders on the pathological. Would the civilian death toll in Iraq warrant her attention? Iraq now approaches one hundred thousand innocent civilian deaths – eighty percent directly attributable to the forces of occupation!

The politics of the latest terror scare (tags)

Five days after UK authorities arrested 24 British-born Muslims and announced that they and their American counterparts had thwarted a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights from London to the US, neither the British nor the American government has produced any facts to substantiate their dire claims.

What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)

Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.

Lieberman’s defeat and the state of American politics (tags)

The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman’s defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.

Neocons’ Middle East Scheme Is Backfiring (tags)

Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to “destabilize” the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons’ dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming “safer,” the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.

Another Battle of Baghdad Cover Up -- It's Time for Truth (tags)

Summary: Former Army intelligence and public affairs officer Captain May argues that the Bush League infowar to hide the truth of Iraq's strategic and tactical blunders has sunk us into Middle Eastern quicksand -- and that the time for getting out is running out.

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

No Blood for Oil - Sign the Voter's Pledge (tags)

"No More Oil Wars-- Clean Energy Now!" This popular sentiment must find expression in government policy, and it is our job this fall to make every candidate running for Congress understand that this is what our people want. We should be circulating the VotersForPeace Pledge which declares that those signing "will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign." We must make visible this popular desire for peace, a rapid transition to clean energy and justice.

Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)

Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.

Victims and Perpetrators of Oil Imperialism (tags)

Victims can change. But the Perpetrators have remained the same for a century. Something MUST be done about the U.S.-UK international OIL CARTEL for the sake of peace,social&political justice, and to deal with doomsday Global Warming. Grassroots Public Information Campaigning is the ONLY WAY to overcome the Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis.

Thousands to Take Action if Concrete Plan to End US Occupation in Iraq Not Established by (tags)

The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, including: • A prompt timetable for withdrawal of US troops and closure of bases • A post-occupation peace process for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation, and • A shift of funding from war to meeting human needs

Bush, Rice and Israel's Hack Legions: The Triumph of Crackpot Realism (tags)

Presidents announced Star Wars, Reagan's dream has come true. Behind ramparts guarded by a coalition of liars extending from Rupert Murdoch to the New York Times, from Bill O'Reilly to PBS, America is totally shielded from truth. Here we have a Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who gazes at the rubble of Lebanon, 300,000 refugees being strafed with Israel's cluster bombs, and squeaks happily that we are "witnessing the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)

Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"

Cindy Sheehan Buys 5 Acres Near Bush Ranch (tags)

Ms. Sheehan has paid over $50,000 for land just outside of Crawford, Texas for Camp Casey and the upcoming protest of the Iraq War there. She has been fasting with Code Pink and several other anti-war organizations in front of the White House for over three weeks.

Sen. McCain's son joins Marine Corps (tags)

Lets hope and Arab freedom fighter with an IED or sniper rifle gets lucky when this guy gets to Iraq!

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?

THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? - PART II (tags)

ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE - PART II

FILIPINAS EVERYWHERE (tags)

In the light of the profound economic and political crisis in the Philippines today, what could be the significance of celebrating the one-hundred year anniversary of the coming of Filipino contract labor to Hawaii? Are Filipinos the new compradors for the militarist U.S. Empire? Or are they harbingers of a new generation of combatants from the oppressed communities? At the turn of the century, the revolutionary organizer Rosa Luxemburg elegized the dismal plight of the subjugated natives. Today, US Special Forces are back to reconquer the neocolony, with the natives no longer smiling, now up in arms, united with people of color in Venezuela, Palestine, Hawaii, Nepal, Mexico, and other battlefronts of our beleaguered planet. Whither the Filipino diaspora?

Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Sudan: coldly premeditated neocon wars (tags)

Before emotions and disinformation gain the upper hand, consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that by late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And don't expect to hear about this from Lieberman, McCain, Pelosi, Feinstein, Howard Dean, or the Clintons.)

Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)

A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.

Iran: The Next War (tags)

Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country. Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But this time, the target was Iran.

What links Lieberman, McCain, Gingrich, Perle, Kristol, and Hoffa? (tags)

Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain aren't merely "hawksih"; as "Honorary Co-Chairmen" of a pre-Iraq-war spin machine called The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, they were leading cheerleaders for a war that now threatens to mushroom out of all control--unless we remove the Liebermans, McCains, and their fellow war cheerleaders from our U.S. Congress.

NO SOMOS EL U.S ARMY (tags)

Raza Students continue to say “No Somos El U.S. Army, NO to the Occupation of Iraq, and NO to troops on the border!"

"Missiles and Bombs Threaten the Future" (tags)

The spiral of vengeance is not a solution!.. Perhaps a change will come in the US; perhaps questions will be raised soon.. The attack itself was retaliation for the US policy of the "big stick," retribution for the "new world order" that creates so much poverty.

BTL:"Troops Home Fast" Hunger Strikers Demand a Quick Withdrawal of... (tags)

...U.S. Forces from Iraq ~ Interview with Diane Wilson, hunger strike activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Declaration of Peace Sets Sept. 21-28 National Actions (tags)

Peace Movement Sets Sept. 21 Deadline for US Plan to Chart New Course on Iraq – Thousands to Take Action if Plan Not Established

Local Soldier, Andres Contreras, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Staff Sgt. Andres Jonathan Contreras, 24, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Saturday, July 15, in Baghdad, Iraq. Contreras died of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (tags)

This is not a smart guy, or even a dummy fronting for a bunch of smart guys. This is an idiot who is listening to a bunch of idiots.

A Century of Oil Imperialism (tags)

The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel's way tend to meet violent ends.

"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)

The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.

Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."

Of our sins. (tags)

on the cultural diversities and the mistake of trying to impose a culture and a morals the other people

The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)

by Ruth Rosen

Lebanon, Iran, Sudan: Three more premeditated neocon wars (tags)

Before emotions get the upper hand, let's catch our breath and consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that as of late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And let's not forget that Sudan has both oil and uranium.)

June Protests - Innovative (tags)

And totally ignored by the corporate media.

The Iraq Crisis: A Moral Perspective (tags)

War destroys the lives of innocent people. This is wrong! This cannot be morally justified! We have created chaos in iraq. The trail of hatred and resentment intensifies every day.

The Second American Revolution : Capitalism, Proverbs and Parables (tags)

I will speak to them in parables (sound bites). I will reveal to them mysteries and the secret things which have been kept hidden from them for long ages past. A revolution is a propaganda war and it the decisive battles are not fought with guns.

Pfc. Chris Gorman: I refuse to go back to Iraq, because this war is illegal and unjust. (tags)

Interview with Christopher Gorman, a religious Conscientious Objector who is refusing to return to Iraq.

Diabetes and Depleted Uranium ll (tags)

Italian Embassy Cover up Continues

Krauthammer Has It Wrong: The Constitution is for Peace and War (tags)

He and the President are trying to justify dictatorship on the cheap by claiming that “everybody does it” during wartime, and then things go back to normal…except there is no war now, and the fake “war’ on terror will never end.

What If Israel Had Never Been Created? (tags)

What would the world look like, if in 1948, the state of Israel hadn’t been created? Unfortunately, President Harry S. Truman, under the “influence of the Zionists,” gave his endorsement to that violence-inspiring project. Since that time, life for the Palestinans has become a hell-on-earth under the heel of Israel’s brutal Death-Mayhem-&-Occupation Machine. John Lennon said, “Imagine there’s no countries.” Okay, let’s imagine: There is no Israel!

How US Wars are Sold (tags)

One of the oldest representative democracies of the world changed in the First World War into a controlled undemocratic form of state..Local stations eagerly accepted the free propaganda films.

glory of Washington (tags)

oped

Jason Morrow, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

Cpl. Jason Morrow proposed to his wife last year at home plate in Angel Stadium. He later threw out the first pitch at a playoff game. Now the ballclub comes to terms with his death in Iraq.

Using drones to kill people (tags)

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

A Soldier's View: Forgotton Sacrifice (tags)

This commentary on America today was written by U.S. Air Force Captain F. John Duresky, currently stationed in Iraq. It was published in The Washington Post on July 5, 2006.

Local Marine, Jason Morrow, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Jason W. Morrow, 27, a Marine from Riverside died of wounds he suffered in combat in Iraq. He was wounded in Al-Anbar province on Monday and died of his injuries Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

Cindy Sheehan to provoke the Second American Revolution July 4th, 2006-Hunger Strike in DC (tags)

Locals to join national fast for peace WOODBURY -- About 10 people are expected to participate in the July 4 "Troops Home Fast" -- a nationwide fast to end the war in Iraq -- by gathering outside a congressman’s Woodbury office. Participants will spend 12 hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in front of the office of U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews, D-1, of Haddon Heights, according to members of the Coalition for Peace and Justice and the South Jersey Campaign for Peace and Justice. The office is at 63 N. Broad St. Nationally known celebrities and activists, led by Cindy Sheehan and Fernando Suarez del Solar, whose sons were killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, will start their fast at 12:01 a.m. July 4. Some will continue their fast until Sept. 21, which is International Peace Day. http://www.nj.com/news/gloucester/local/index.ssf?/base/news-3

Richard Perle: A Serial Warmonger! (tags)

Richard Perle is at it again! He tossed a hizzy fit when the Bush-Cheney Gang decided to have “talks” with Iran over their disputed nuclear program. The Mother of All Neocons implied President George W. Bush was a coward. He said the President “blinked” and that the Mullahs had “glared” him down. Perle has no shame! He helped to create the disaster which is the Iraqi War. Now, he wants to set the stage for a repeat U.S. performance with Iran.

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.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend Edition (tags)

News from inside the "Bush Reich": Insurency escalates in Iraq, Suspicions grow re: murdered/tortured soldiers, Israeli arms dealers and mercenaries in No. Iraq, Halliburton investigated for human trafficking, The obscene 2007 budget...and more: Read it n' weep!

Christopher Leon, A Local Marine, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 20-year-old Marine from Lancaster has been killed in Iraq, becoming the third young Antelope Valley man to die there since the 2003 invasion. Cpl. Christopher Leon, a 2004 Lancaster High School graduate, died Tuesday from wounds suffered in combat, Marine officials said.

Michael Estrella, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Honored (tags)

Relatives, friends and supporters bid their last farewell to Marine Cpl. Michael Estrella in emotional services Friday. Estrella, 20, a 2003 Hemet High School graduate, was killed June 14 in combat in Iraq, the 2,500th member of the U.S. military to die in that country since the war began, according to Marine officials.

Dixie Chicks Headed This Way (tags)

Headed this way - - the legendary Dixie Chicks.

Killed in Iraq, Local Marine Salvador Guerrero Laid to Rest (tags)

About 400 friends and family members gathered at the funeral for Salvador Guerrero on Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, followed by his burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

The First US Army Officer to Refuse Iraq Deployment (tags)

"I am whole-heartedly opposed to the continued war in Iraq, the deception used to wage this war, and the lawlessness that has pervaded every aspect of our civilian leadership."

nternational peace conference connects struggles and unites in opposition to imperialist w (tags)

Over 150 participants from ten countries around the world shared and connected their struggles in the second day of a unique and historic international progressive peace conference. Participants of the “Towards a Just and Lasting Peace” conference heard first-hand yesterday the impacts of imperialist war, plunder and exploitation on peoples of the South and North. They also united in the need to support all forms of struggles for national and social liberation against imperialism in order to achieve a genuine, just and lasting peace.

Europe’s leaders close ranks with Bush (tags)

On Tuesday, US President George Bush touched down in Vienna for the annual summit of US and European Union (EU) leaders. After brief talks in Vienna, Bush is due to fly to Budapest on Thursday for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Bush’s trip to Europe is the first in a round of visits over the next few weeks. Next month he will return to Europe to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Stralsund, before proceeding to Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin prior to the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, to be held July 15-17.

Luis Santos, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

More than 100 family members, friends and supporters paid tribute to Spc. Luis D. Santos on Monday. Services were held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Rialto then proceeded in a police-escorted motorcade to Riverside National Cemetery, where Santos was laid to rest.

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

"Cut and Run": A Winning Slogan if Democrats are Serious about Wanting to Win (tags)

The problem of course is that the Democrats don’t seem to want to win, or are afraid of what might happen if they did win: that they’d actually have to run the place.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend edition (tags)

US Mainstream Media goes into propaganda overdrive....GOP hate crimes against blacks in 2004 election revealed by BBC and Greg Palast....

U.S. Army's Radioactive Blowback (tags)

Many will recall the haunting lyrics of "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. In the wake of the U.S. military's deployment of DU munitions in the desert regions of the Middle East, a horrifying new impication is given to the lyrics. "All we are is dust in the wind".

BTL:Zarqawi's Death Will Have Little Effect Upon War (tags)

Interview with Aaron Glantz, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

"Our Military is Being Treated as Human Fodder" - Mother of Soldier (tags)

Police in Eugene, Oregon have arrested 21-year-old Army Specialist Suzanne Swift for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Swift served in Iraq for a year but decided she could not return and went AWOL. Not only did she feel the war lacked purpose, Swift said her superiors repeatedly sexually harassed her while serving in Iraq. We speak with her mother, Sara Rich.

CA Democrats ROAR Like Lions During House Iraq Debate (tags)

Just when I was ready to write Congress off as a hopeless pack of morons and sellouts, the Democrats found their voices and ROARED!!!

senator kerry finally gets it- a little (tags)

cut and run- you bet

URGENT: Take Action to Support US Military Officer Refusing Iraq War (tags)

A Pound of Flesh (tags)

Ever read "The Merchant of Venice"? Well, imagine Uncle Sam is Shylock and Iran is Antonio. And imagine Portia is the World Court.

Local Marine, Salvador Guerrero, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Salvador Guerrero, 21, died in combat in Al Anbar province, Iraq, June 9, 2006.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Luis D. Santos, of Rialto, who attended Fontana High School, died of injuries received when a bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in Buritz, Iraq, June 8, 2006.

Why Kill Zarqawi Instead of Capture Him? (tags)

Could it be the U.S. didn’t want him to talk about what he knew about the U.S. in Iraq and about the U.S. role in creating him.

New U.S. Maneuvers on Iran: Tactical Shifts, Escalating Threats, & Continued Danger of War (tags)

For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.

ZARQAWI is an american invention (tags)

Letter from the people in Fallujah to Kofi Annan

A GLOBAL CALL FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE ACTIONS ON AUGUST 6-9 -- NOW MORE THAN EVER! (tags)

This year, as we prepare to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9), it is imperative that the global peace movement show the links between that genocide and the slaughter of innocent civilians carried out by the U.S. military in its "conventional" war in Haditha, Fallujah and throughout Iraq.

Who's Following the Money? (tags)

So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.

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

Confident U.S. generals commit war crimes (tags)

A force multiplier is a technological method to multiply the aggressiveness and lethality of an armed force.

BTL:Escalation of Violence in Iraq Leads to Renewed Calls for U.S. Withdrawal (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out co-founder, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

THE THREAT OF DEPLETED URANIUM EXPOSURE (tags)

THE DEADLY EFFECT OF EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM

Operation Iraqi Freedom (tags)

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Gold Star Mother Urges Americans to Sign the Voters Pledge (tags)

No More Pro-War Candidates, No More Wars of Choice

Army officer sues for resignation OK (tags)

I guess the US military has not heard about the 13th amendment! - Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Iraq, car bombs and US covert forces: a little known story from 2003 (tags)

With all the reports on car bombings in Iraq, the SAS covert ops uncovert in Basra, and reports of iraqi cars being wired with explosives, unbeknownst to the driversm we can add this 2003 story

Confident U.S. Generals Commit War Crimes (tags)

contact Bob Nichols DUweapons@gmail.com bob.bobnichols@gmail.com http://www.sfbayview.com/051706/warcrimes.shtml Uranium as a force multiplier

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 State of War (tags)

The violent actions of the West ultimately gave birth to more suicide assassins, not peace.. In 1953, the US overthrew the iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh in a military coup because he insisted on nationalizing Iranian oil. Decades of the Shah dictatorship followed

Should Noam Chomsky Reset His Compass? (tags)

Noam Chomsky was interviewed for the 2005 book, “Imperial Ambitions.” In it, he addressed the Iraqi War, but he failed to take on the hawkish Neocons. Chomsky said the war was about the “control of oil.” He also ignored the influential Israeli Lobby’s role in agitating for the conflict. In the introduction, a colleague said that he “misses nothing.” Question: How can that be true, if Chomsky missed the six ton elephant in the room - the Israeli Lobby?

Anai Rhoads Ford Interview Part II (tags)

This interview talks about animal rights, anti-war, vaccines and other issues. Posting it here too...

Anai Rhoads Ford Interview Part II (tags)

Chow: Do you think PETA is sincere? Rhoads Ford: Far from it. They do "some" good, but their corporate style and internal undemocratic environment is disheartening. I saw people hired and fired over nothing, but more notably for not being compatible with Ingrid NewKirk's tightfisted rules.

Burning the American Flag because of What it Represents (tags)

The Senate will soon debate an amendment to ban flag-burning. As long as the U.S. flag represents a nation bent on dominating the world regardless of the human and economic costs, people both here and abroad will continue to burn it. Where there is oppressions there is always resistance.

Voters for Peace (tags)

Take a Stand by Signing the Voters Pledge!

Can I buy my son a gas mask? (tags)

US troops have no protection from America’s poisonous uranium gas in Iraq by Bob Nichols Project Censored Award Winner

The Petrodollar: America’s Achilles Heel (tags)

Virtual Chicano is webmaster and political commentator for Chicano Forums

The Bush Administration's Dual Loyalties (tags)

Since the long-forgotten days when the State Department's Middle East policy was run by a group of so-called Arabists, U.S. policy on Israel and the Arab world has increasingly become the purview of officials well known for tilting toward Israel. From the 1920s roughly to 1990, Arabists, who had a personal history and an educational background in the Arab world and were accused by supporters of Israel of being totally biased toward Arab interests, held sway at the State Department and, despite having limited power in the policymaking circles of any administration, helped maintain some semblance of U.S. balance by keeping policy from tipping over totally toward Israel. But Arabists have been steadily replaced by their exact opposites, what some observers are calling Israelists, and policymaking circles throughout government now no longer even make a pretense of exhibiting balance between Israeli and Arab, particularly Palestinian, interests.

US Military Uses Dirty Bombs: THAT'S Why They Hate Us, GW (tags)

Our Military Complex and the Bush Administration has pounded into our brains that "they hate us for our freedom". In foriegn countries, the news is not that the US has "freedoms" that are detrimental to other countries. Their news reports are on subjects such as the violations of the Geneva Convention by the US. Their news reports are on subjects such as "Since 1991, the United States has staged four wars using depleted uranium weaponry, illegal under all international treaties, conventions and agreements....".

BTL:Special Forces Veteran Asserts The Iraq War Has Already Been Lost (tags)

Interview with Stan Goff, retired Special Forces Master Sergeant and peace activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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?

Sheehan Labels Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!” (tags)

On May 18, 2006, activists attempted to deliver a “Don't Attack Iran” Petition, which was signed by over 43,000 individuals, to a White House official. The bureaucrat refused to accept it, despite the fact that the Right to Petition the government for a redress of grievances is a right older than the Constitution and a cornerstone of the First Amendment. A defiant Cindy Sheehan then labeled George W. Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!”

Bombs on Iran (tags)

The US still needs Iran as a stabilizer in the Shiite sector of Iraq.. The most important war objective in this first phase is maximization of the acceptance of war.. Be skeptical toward all war reports. Go the distance. Keep away from all war hysteria.

Wars Based on Lies (tags)

The main characteristic of the hairspliter is reversal of the burden of proof.. We are at the next stage of the suspension of international law created after 1945 and its replacement by the right of the stronger.

Code Pink Challenges White House (tags)

Code Pink activists showed up on Mother’s Day to challenge the War Party. They took their case directly to the White House. In a rally that included a mini-parade, speeches, a sing along and the waving of plenty of roses, the Ladies in Pink were in great form. Cindy Sheehan said they are “making a difference.” And, Actress Susan Sarandon read an open letter to Laura Bush, in which she mocked Laura’s husband, “The Decider,” as a warmonger.

BTL:CIA Veteran Analyst Confronts Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq War 'Lies' (tags)

Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Third Reich Tyrants (tags)

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Video: The Invasion of Iraq - Episode VIII (tags)

The Invasion of Iraq music video with music by Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You

The US Empire Versus Reality (tags)

The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the belief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology when they are wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was surely the moral of the Vietnam War.

Why I Cannot Support The Troops In Iraq (tags)

...it is absolutely necessary that I ask who, in fact, should be held responsible for the ongoing destruction of a such a substantial portion of the infrastructure of Iraq, the death of half a million children during an earlier embargo, the killing of as many as 100,000 innocent Iraqis, the deaths of 2,500 American soldiers, and the horrible injury of at least 25,000....

RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER ZACH GOLD ANNOUNCES 'KNOW WAR' PHOTO SHOOT (tags)

Project to visually depict American death toll in Iraq

Christ Wars Bushite Enemies for the Love of our Living God (tags)

The Greatest Audio Recording Ever in the History of Our Humanity. So, don't miss it!

State Lawlessness (tags)

The Diowning Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Raymond L. Henry, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A group of nine high school friends and an Anaheim family say farewell to a soldier killed on patrol in Iraq.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Kyle A. Colnot, Killed in Iraq (tags)

More than 300 people attended the service for Kyle A. Colnot, including more than 100 members of the Patriot Guard Riders, flag-waving Vietnam vets who travel around California on motorcycles attending the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mission Impossible Again (tags)

While 1.5 million immigrants and their supporters marched throughout America on May Day, our Imperial Monarch, Dubya (or rather, his handlers), saw fit to address, not the growing immigrant rights movement, but rather the installation of the new puppet PM of Iraq.

Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)

"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/5/06 ¡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, Spain, and Russia.

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for San Dimas Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot of San Dimas was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on April 22, when an improvised bomb detonated near the Humvee he was riding in with three other soldiers, who also were killed.

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for Anaheim Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A funeral will be held Saturday for Pfc. Raymond L. Henry of Anaheim, who died in Iraq last week. He was 21.

Bush's CIA Pensioners Confess Their Lies (tags)

The war against Iraq was resolved as a policy. The US government was only interested in secret service information that supported this policy..Information that did not fit the long resolved war strategy was consciously ignored.

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?”

"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)

Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."

As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)

A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”

Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error (tags)

Truly amazing audio performance called "Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error"

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Army Pfc. Raymond Henry, of Anaheim, Calif., stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, was killed Tuesday, April 25, 2006, when a roadside bomb detonated near his Stryker vehicle in Mosul, Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

The U.S. military has identified Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot, a 23-year-old Arcadia man, as one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an explosion Saturday in Iraq.

Marcy Winograd Campaign Gaining Momentum, Cindy Sheehan Gives Support (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2006 – Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan came to a rally to support Marcy Winograd this Tuesday.

Iraq/Afghan War Forum w/ Sonali from KPFK @ Saddleback College (tags)

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HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE! (tags)

The election cycle of 2006-2008 has started, a time for all militants to run for cover. It will not be pretty and certainly is not for the faint-hearted. The Democrats smell blood in the water. The Greens smell that the Democrats smell blood. Various parliamentary leftists and some ostensibly socialists smell that the Greens smell blood. You get the drift. Before we go to ground let me make a point.

Local Marine, Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

Services for Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse, who was killed in Iraq on April 12, were held Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Newport Mesa Christian Church in Costa Mesa.

No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)

Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.

Terrorism cannot be fought everywhere but Palestine (tags)

Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D. is editor-in-chief of Pakistan Today and Muslim World Today, California-based weekly newspapers, president of Council for Democracy and Tolerance and adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.

IN THE CASE OF ONE DONALD RUMSFELD- RESIGNATION IS NOT ENOUGH! (tags)

HERE IS A SOLUTION TO THE RUMSFELD RESIGNATION CONTROVERSY.

Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk with Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd 36th District Congressional Candidate for an Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk

Californians Rejecting One Party System (tags)

Californians reject the one party system because the new Democratic Republican Party only represents five percent of all Americans. Today people are going to the streets and there is an awaking in America for a change in leadership.

Tuesday April 25 - "AFGHANISTAN AS A MODEL FOR IRAQ: THE RHETORIC OF LIBERATION" (tags)

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Neil Young: "Impeach the President" (tags)

He is country rock's biggest icon, and he is angry. Recorded in secret, his forthcoming album savages the war in Iraq. One track says it all: 'Impeach the President'

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Joseph Anthony Blanco, 25, of Bloomington, was killed in a firefight in Taji, Iraq, Tuesday.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse of Huntington Beach was killed Wednesday when an improvised bomb exploded at the security checkpoint where he was deployed in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

liberty (tags)

liberty for all

Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.

Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

Another Surreal Day in the Age of Bush (tags)

The baseball season opened on April 3, 2006. President George W. Bush was in Cincinnati and tossed out the “ceremonial” pitch. Jay Leno said it went off to the “far right.” Meanwhile, nine brave U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on that day; one for every inning Bush was at the game. Zacarias Moussaoui, a suspected mental case, faces the death penalty for 9/11. Also, corruption-tainted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) fears a hammering from the justice system.

A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)

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Huge Month of Demonstrations (tags)

Not to mention the immigration bill protests, March saw massive demonstrations all over the world. Two international action days - International Woman's Day, and the Iraq War anniversary - brought hundreds of thousands out protesting the war and the Bush Administration.

My Lai - Fallujah (tags)

Same old freedom and democracy

Winograd on the March (tags)

Progressive Demo Marcy Winograd Blocks Congresswoman Jane Harman from winning endorsement by local Democratic organization.

Aparecio Izquierda.Info / Leelo online (tags)

Contenido del nuevo numero:

We are in a Chaos (tags)

American legitimacy is undermined. Hardly anyone believes in American morals any more. American credibility was shattered.. The present rests on errors of the past, lies and crimes. The Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy with the Iraq invasion.

911 – the Need for an Independent Investigation (tags)

Written by: Keith Perkins 11 September 2001, the day the world changed forever. If ever there was a time of innocence it was no longer.

the Mosque Massacre was no Accident (tags)

The U.S. has been asked by Iraqi officials to quit running security operations. If that’s not an open invitation to go home, I don’t know what is. So why aren’t US forces packing up? Because Bush doesn’t really want a stable Iraqi government run by Shi’ias.

Nader -- Bush's Divorce from Reality (tags)

author: Ralph Nader CounterPunch March 25 / 26, 2006 Impeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison

Uranium bombing in Iraq contaminates Europe (tags)

The average radioactive dose, according to official government index based calculations, was about 23 million radioactive particles for the average adult male in Britain and Europe.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/24/06 ¡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.

After the Fiasco (tags)

Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?

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

MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)

The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.

Declaration of Jury of Conscience (tags)

The jury in the World Tribunal in Istanbul concluded that the invasion of Iraq together with the continuing occupation of iraq constitutes a violation of the core obligation of the UN Charter.

BRILLIANT ACTIVISTS TAKING IT TO CONGRESSIONAL OFFICIAL'S DOORSTEPS (tags)

This past weekend saw demonstrations all around the world with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets to protest the third anniversary of the War in Iraq. But something new is happening.

Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)

Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.

Peregrinacion por la Paz (tags)

Santa Monica, Sunday, March 19, eighty people marched with Fernando Suarez Del Solar from the Federal Building in Westwood to the Arlington West Memorial at the Santa Monica Pier. There, Mr. Suarez, Mrs. Castro, and others, in front of many cameras, checked some of the 2,317 crosses set up on the beach, in honor of the U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.

Iraq War Breaks Down into Civil War (tags)

A short article about the collapse of the Iraqi War into full scale civil war.

Pentagon Gets Coffin, While Protesters Get Arrested! (tags)

Activists marched on the Pentagon, on March 20, 2006. In a direct action, a symbolic coffin was hoisted over a fence by the protesters at the facility, located in northern Virginia, just opposite Washington, D.C. About 20 demonstrators were arrested. The “Iraq Pledge of Resistance” organization sponsored the event on the third anniversary of the bloodbath in Iraq. A prayer was also offered near the Pentagon to honor all of the Iraqi dead.

An Immoral War Coalition (tags)

Waging a new war that would exceed all the wars since the Vietnam War with the reason that Iran could produce nuclear bombs in ten years is even more absurd than the lie of weapons of mass destruction with which the Iraq war was justified.

Orange County Anti-war Demo (tags)

On March 18th, protesters gathered at Hart Park in Orange County to demand the Bush administration bring the troops home from Iraq.

Report back from Anti War Strategizing Discussion (tags)

Los Angeles- This past Saturday the 18th, thousands habitually marched through Hollywood to once again condemn the War on Iraq, after 3 and a half years of failed attempts at ending it. The following is a report back from a member of the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF), seeking to further open the debate on building a long-term movement for radical social change, beyond simply ending the war on Iraq.

THOUSANDS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (tags)

Three years after the start of the war, the US military continues to occupy the nation of Iraq, despite polls which indicate that a majority of Iraqis and US citizens want the US troops to be withdrawn.

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN (tags)

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN

THOUSANDS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (tags)

An estimated 4,000 protestors took to the streets of Hollywood to protest the war in Iraq. The demonstration, initiated By A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition-LA, brought out groups such as South Central Farmers, Veterans for Peace, the Korean Drummers, World Can’t Wait, and many others.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 6/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 5/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 4/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 3/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 2/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 1/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Infoshop Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands and hundreds of local groups to protest locally against the third anniversary of the current phase of the U.S.-Iraq war

USA launches largest (HOT)Air Assault in Iraq since 2003 (tags)

With typical Hollywood fanfare, the Empire's Central Command announced the largest (HOT)"air assault in Iraq since the 2003 invasion." Funny thing is, the clueless "Coalition forces" cannot seem to find the Enemy...

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war

US Surrenders in Iraq (tags)

Surrender as in Vietnam

Join World Can't Wait! at this weekend's antiwar protests (tags)

A call for people to join the movement to Drive Out the Bush Regime at this weekend's antiwar protests. Featuring a statement from World Can't Wait on the 3rd anniversary of the murderous and utterly illegitamate war in Iraq.

3 YEARS IN IRAQ- Over 100,000 Kids Killed NEW CFTM VIDEO OF OUTRAGE (tags)

AMERICA, WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE?

Iraq 3rd Anniversary Call to Action! End The War in Iraq! Bring Troop Beck Home Now! (tags)

Call to Action! 3 Years Too Many! End To The War in Iraq Bring The Troops Home Now!

Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)

“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.

A World Lit by Energy Warfare (tags)

...What "Mission Accomplished" in reality achieved was an intractable quagmire of bloodletting and a nightmarish prospect of global conflict...

BTL:Poll Finds U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Overwhelmingly Favor Withdrawal Within a Year (tags)

Interview with Kelly Dougherty, cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/10/06) (tags)

More space art from the "Cassini Imaging Team"

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest (tags)

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest

Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)

Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"

Iran and the US: A Fictional Dialogue (tags)

Who threatens who is clear. In 1953, the CIA overthrew our democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh only because he dared to nationalize the oil industry.

Iran, Iraq, Palestine, War and anti-war (tags)

Anti-War teach in , and critique of "the movement"

SF City Council Joins Impeachment Movement (tags)

SF's supervisors jumped into national politics by passing a resolution asking the Democratic congressional delegation to seek the impeachment of President Bush for failing to perform his duties by leading the country into war and eroding civil liberties.

Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)

A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.

US Vice-President Threatens Iran Militarily (tags)

The UN was founded to remove the scourge of war. The UN Charter severely limits war to an absolute last means, to self-defense and approval of Security Council. Self-determina-tion and reparations are pillars of internation-al law. There is no alternative to diplomacy.

Nature of Good and Evil - Christ vs Antichrist (tags)

An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very real war senario of Christ vs. Antichrist.

Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)

With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.

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.

Imperial Conquest, Torture, and a Little Matter of Genocide (tags)

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here....

From Iraq to Los Angeles: Women Resist Around the World (tags)

We will hear about women's struggles here is the US; Cuba and Venezuela and Women's role in the revolution; We will also hear about women under occupation in Iraq and Palestine. The Forum will also include an update report on March 18th anti-war organizing.

BTL:Iraq Holy Shrine Bombing Triggers Sectarian Violence;Nation Nears Civil War (tags)

Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Happy Iraq and Yuppie Careers in Iraq (tags)

While the spread of propaganda is prohibited in the US, it returns to the homefront on the roundabout way of foreign publications.. The witty and resilient Chalabi is still indirectly on the Pentagon payroll.

UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)

Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!

Depleted Uranium Contaminates Europe - Evidence Was Hidden By Halliburton (tags)

....estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from the use of depleted uranium munitions.

Sen. Feinstein's war profiteering (tags)

We have two proud death penalty, anti-Palestinian, capitalist, millionaire US Senators from California, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is currently up for re-election and she has no Republican opponent. Instead, she has Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party and Todd Chretien of the Green Party challenging her. Feinland received 243,000 votes when she challenged Boxer in 2004. This article explains why you should vote for one of the peace candidates, Feinland or Chretien, and not for Feinstein, the war candidate.

Nobel Laureates and Religious Leaders Call on World to Resist Iraq Occupation (tags)

As the third anniversary of the United States-led invasion of Iraq approaches, Nobel Peace and Literature Laureates are joined by religious leaders, writers, human rights activists, former government officials, peace activists and others in calling for ongoing campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance to end the U.S. led occupation of Iraq. On March 20, 2006, the first of five days of action throughout 2006, there will be nonviolent civil resistance actions at US and British diplomatic missions, military bases, recruitment offices and war profiteers in at least three continents.

The Smoking Gun: Samarra bombing not by 'insurgents' (tags)

The AFP is reporting that the bombing of the Golden Domed Mosque “was the work of specialists” and that the “placing of explosives must have taken at least 12 hours.”

MARCH 18 MASS ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

Join thousands in LA on March 18 to protest the war on Iraq on the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion

Europe Failed Temporarily in Iran (tags)

Iran will need at least 3 to 5 years for producing highly enriched uranium for its first bombs and much longer to produce the necessary centrifuges. Whoevrer threatens with a preventive attack should not be surprised about proliferation.

WHAT THE PRICE OF GOLD MAY BE TELLING US (tags)

A political commentary on why gold prices are rising.

Bush's Bunker Crop of Bad News (tags)

With his supporters are slipping away as Iraq goes from horrible to worse, Bush seems to be looking for that White House bunker Nixon built.

Gore VIdal and Scott Ritter (tags)

Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter will join legendary writer-radical reformer Gore Vidal in LA on March 4.

Civil war now US policy in Iraq and Palestine (tags)

Cheney and rumsfeld now see civil war as the only solution to Iraq and Palestine.

2/23 Iraq Watch: Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos & Videos, Take Action! (tags)

Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos and Videos Confirm Need for Independent Counsel, And Criminal Charges Against U.S. Officials!

3/15 Los Angeles Peace Event to End the War on Iraq with Fernando Suarez (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.

Former Pasadena Mayor Runs for Congress as Green (tags)

Bill Paparian, former Mayor of Pasadena and civil rights attorney will challenge "right wing" Democrat for Congress

241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)

A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.

W Bush U.S. Petroleum-Trafficker-In-Chief addresses addicts (tags)

So W Bush sacrificed those of low income American soldiers and our National Guard who should have been at home protecting our shores and raising their children as well as women who should not have been on a battlefield in the first place and now he goes around Congress and the American people to make deal with United Arab Emirate Muslim fundamentalists to guard our ports,a job those dead soldiers and National Guard in Iraq should have been performing !

"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)

Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship

[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering

Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)

Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)

Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.

Winograd Runs Against Harman (tags)

An announcement of a signature gathering party for 36th District Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd, a peace activist challenging pro-war Congresswoman Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary on June 6th, 2006. Marcy's candidate statement follows the invitation announcement. After the party tonight, the candidate statement could still be posted. Please! James did an audio interview with me last night.

Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)

Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.

Land of the Puppet People (tags)

It oftentimes boggles the mind to try and understand the ease with which the Establishment can manipulate the American citizenry into another warmongering escapade..yet it is easy to comprehend this phenomenon, for we live inside the United States of Amnesia, a country where all semblance of the yesterday becomes but a haze of blatant forgetfulness and convenient whitewash.

Attacking Iran will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (tags)

It may sound tough to call for attacking Iran’s nuke facilities, but in doing so, the U.S. would open itself up to attack from Iran, and they don’t have to fight back by sending bombers over here. They can use other delivery systems.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 21-year-old U.S. Army specialist from Long Beach was killed in combat while on patrol in northern Iraq. Spc. Roberto L. Martinez Salazar died Saturday in Mosul, Iraq, after an improvised explosive blasted near the combat engineer's Humvee.

Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air (tags)

January saw a rash of demonstrations against the Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of those events.....not one word. News reports of protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however, are everywhere, every day. The corporate media continues to close it's eyes to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment even by members of Congress. Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities banged pots and pans and drums and chanted to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.

DRIVE N RUSH HOUR 3/20 (tags)

Drive into downtown of every U.S. city on March 20 during morning rush hour to remind collaborators of war anniversary.

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.

Muslim-Bashing and the Power of Cartoons (tags)

Back in the late 19th century, the political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, in NYC’s “Harper’s Weekly,” viciously attacked Catholics, the Irish and the Vatican. He crossed the line with those caricatures. The same can be said about the Danish authors of the 12 cartoons vilifying the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the revered founder of Islam. The demonizing was, in effect, an attack on all of the Muslim faithful. The parties responsible should offer an apology.

America's KGB doesn't read papers & won't learn from history (tags)

America's new KGB--King George Bush--once bragged about not reading newspapers, now refuses to learn from the past. POTUS 43(Pretzeldent of the U.S.), in his SOTU(sad state of the union) rant, now tries to weasel out of his Iraq debacle by derisively rejecting 'Monday morning QBacking.'

Illuminati Part 1 (tags)

Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!

Baradei is Isareli lackey (tags)

Israel is putting itself into grave danger.

Local Marine Killed by Injuries Sustained in Iraq (tags)

LA HABRA – Marine Lance Cpl. Hugo Lopez, 20, has died of injuries he suffered more than two months ago while serving in Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan: “Bush’s Presidency Is Illegitimate!” (tags)

Cindy Sheehan is back in Washington, D.C. She appeared at a Forum, on Jan. 30, 2006, proposing the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and his vice-president-in-mayhem, Dick Cheney. Sheehan believes Bush’s election in 2000, by the Supreme Court was illegitimate and that his abrogating to himself Congress’s war making powers to invade Iraq was unconstitutional. Congress won’t do anything, Sheehan said, “unless we make them” do it.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Carlos Arellano died Friday when a suicide bomber in a car set off a blast in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

The crumpled wreckage of a U.S. military OH-58D Kiowa helicopter lies on its side, Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The reconnaissance helicopter went down in the afternoon Friday, killing its two pilots. Military officials say that there were indications the crash was due to hostile ground fire. (AP Photo/Nick Wadhams)

DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)

The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars

10 Reasons Why the U.S. Must Leave Iraq (tags)

AFSC asks that you publish this as widely as possible. http://afsc.org/iraq/activism/10-reasons.htm

Out of Iraq Forum with Maxine Waters (tags)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 - 7:30 PM Out of Iraq Forum with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)

members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005

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

Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)

Raul Mercado, of Monrovia, chose to enlist in the Marine Corps, hoping someday to get into West Point. On Saturday, he was killed in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. He was 21.

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.

Services Set For Local Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Friends, family and guests will share memories of Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel in an informal setting between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Heritage, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Graveside services are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA. 91724. For information, call (800) 204-3131.

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

Slave-Driving for the US War (tags)

In a luxurious room reserved for Americans and whites, the "liberators" sit at the sumptuous table and distribute Iraq's wealth among themselves.

Hitchens on War (tags)

Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win

Media under Military Control (tags)

The US buys journalists and dares to speak of freedom of the press. The gap between theory and praxis could hardly be greater.

A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)

A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 2/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 1/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

The Opposite of Good is Apathy (tags)

Hold your vigils and marches in relevant places: such as warmongering local Congressional offices. So many Senators and Congresspeople come to mind. Or in front of a recruiting station. Or Federal Buildings. Or military bases. Then instead of going home and cracking open a beer, or uncorking a bottle of wine, sit down and say "we aren’t leaving until you call for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq." Put your butt on the line for humanity.

Services set for local soldier killed in Iraq (tags)

Funeral arrangements for Army Spc. Sergio Gudino will take place this week.

Push For Peace - Disabled Vets Wishing to Protest War (tags)

There are many home-bound, or otherwise disabled, American citizens and veterans that have been unable to participate in past marches supporting the peace message.

George W. Falls (tags)

The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel had just five days left in Baghdad, 13 days before he would arrive stateside and 23 days before saying, "I do." But the life of the 23-year-old National Guard member from La Puente was cut short Saturday when he was killed in a mortar attack, authorities said.

Photographs From Iraq: December 2005 (tags)

A selection of photos taken in Iraq, mostly from December 2005, depicting everything from insurgents running a polling station to massive protests against fraud in the election to a day of riots in Kirkuk.

Speech to the War-Weary Nation (tags)

Bush conceded in his speech hat America's words cannot be trusted when he admitted mistakes in the justification of war.. The US itself created the terror problem that it pretends to combat.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq on CHRISTMAS DAY (tags)

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25

At Last, Mission Accomplished (tags)

WASHINGTON - In a Christmas Eve message American President Bush said the holidays are a time to mourn U.S. troops who have died in overseas missions. Here is the transcript of his speech

BTL:Christian Peacemaker Team Members Continue Their Work In... (tags)

...Iraq Despite Their Colleagues' Kidnappings ~ Interview with Greg Rollins, member of the Christian Peacemaker Team, living in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Difficult Test Ahead for Iraq After Parliamentary Election (tags)

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)

This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!

Iraqis forced to vote "with their feet" today (tags)

Contrary to U.S. claims about the "free" election in Iraq today, all Iraqis are prevented by Occupation troops to use their vehicles. The only vehicles allowed on the streets are the Occupiers' military vehicles(even bicycles are banned!). Hence, Iraqis are literally forced to "vote with their feet." There is no fitter commentary on the real nature of 'freedom' in Iraq than this unilateral Executive Order made by USA proconsul Z. Khalizaid(an ex-Oil company lobbyist!)

Green Party’s Kevin Zeese Has New Approach (tags)

On Dec. 14, 2005, the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in MD, Kevin Zeese, ripped into President Bush calling his Annapolis speech, “filled with lies!” He also demanded the U.S. get out of Iraq and admit it’s a “failed policy.” He labeled the Military-Industrial Complex, the “greatest threat to our country.” Zeese also wants a “Single Payer” health care system, a “share the wealth” economy and a fair and balanced Middle East policy.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/15/05) (tags)

'Were the levees bombed in New Orleans?'

'Tis the season: hold a peace vigil at your Congressperson's house (tags)

Before the Iraq war gets any worse--or spreads to other countries--let's take a stand for peace, in the spirit of Cindy Sheehan, in front of our Congresspersons' and Senators' homes throughout the holiday season.

November Again Month of Many Demonstrations (tags)

Last month had a very diverse mixture of demonstrations from the ever growing military recruiting stations, to the annual protest for the closing of the School of the Americas where an estimated 20,000 held an all day rally.

Petition To Prosecute U.S. War Criminals (tags)

Prosecute U.S. War Criminals!

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)

UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.

Scott Ritter in Venice (tags)

Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector and author of Iraq Confidential (Nation Books), and Lila Garrett, host of KPFK's "Connect the Dots," had an incisive discussion on how to extract ourselves from the Iraq quagmire.

Death By Torture: US media ignores hard evidence (tags)

Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.

Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)

Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.

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.

BTL:In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While... (tags)

...Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" ~ Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Boondoggle (tags)

This video ties together the reconstruction of Iraq, the big dig, and Bechtel through one man appointed to reconstruct Iraq.

BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)

A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.

US Military, President Out of Control (tags)

- Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950 What Does "Mildly Radioactive" Mean, Anyway?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/30/05) (tags)

FEMA to stop paying hotel bills for 50,000 evacuees.

Beyond Hollywood: War Weariness in the US (tags)

Hollywood scenes cannot be set up in Iraqi reality.. The question is only whether this government will ever be sovereign to make and enforce sovereign decisions. Its sovereignty is now limited to supporting the occupation.

Why Ted Koppel Shouldn’t be Compared to Murrow (tags)

For 25 years, the boring Ted Koppel was the anchor on ABC TV’s “Nightline” program. He toed the Establishment line! Now, David Zurawik, a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, wants us to believe that Koppel is leaving behind “a legacy of innovation and integrity.” This is pure nonsense! Koppel, among other faults, failed to challenge the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang, and the Neocons, too, that led us into the Iraqi War. That is his real legacy!

LA Times Dumps Liberal Columnist (tags)

Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer was fired on November 11 after nearly 30 years at the paper, the last 13 as one of its most progressive political columnists. In a published statement announcing op-ed page changes (11/10/05), the Times insisted that it is dedicated to "provid[ing] readers with a wide range of voices and perspectives," but in dumping Scheer, the paper has gotten rid of one of the few prominent progressive columnists in the country.

THURS. 11/17: Counter-Recruitment Bake Sale at the US Army Career Center (tags)

Peace activists dressed as Bush administration officials will hold a fake bake sale for the war in Iraq, bringing to life the bumper sticker saying, "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford (tags)

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford by Crawford Peace House Sunday, Nov 13 2005, 1:54pm texas / war and peace / feature November 22-November 27, 2005

SAT 11/12 NOON: Peace Procession Led by Families of Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Peace Procession Led by California Contingent of Gold Star Families Carrying Large Photos of Loved-Ones and Joined by Iraq Vets and Veterans For Peace Including Famed Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic Followed by 400 Pallbearers Carrying 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins

Feds let Niger Forgeries (see photos) pass. What else? 9/11? (tags)

The Bush administration used FAKE intelligence to sell Congress on the Iraq war. FAKE intelligence, not faulty intelligence. We show photos of the forgeries here and point out the glaring errors in them, so you can see for yourself. The CIA and intelligence community let the forgeries slip by until after the war started. Then Joe Wilson exposed the forgeries, and his wife, Valerie Plame, got outed to pay him back and shut him up. WHAT ELSE DID THEY LET SLIP BY? 9/11 MAYBE?

WANTED: 400 Pallbearers to Carry the Grief of the Nation - Sat. Nov. 12th (tags)

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th Through Streets of Santa Monica

SHOCKING NIGER WMD PHOTOS HERE -- The threat is REAL! (tags)

Put the words NIGER FORGERIES and these photocopies (below) into the consciousness of Mr. and Mrs. America, and it could change the course of history. These 4 graphics are worth 4 million words. These are the cause/excuse for the Iraq war. They are not real (they are forgeries), but they are a REAL threat to the nation's existence! Why? Because they came from foreign sources. FOREIGN AGENTS HAVE BEEN DRIVING US POLICY. That is a bigger threat to America than knocking down the WTC, which "only" killed 0.014% of one metropolitan area. (Reminder: Bin Laden still is at large.) The $64-Million Questions: WHAT FOREIGNERS Made the Forgeries? WHAT AMERICANS SOLD OUT AMERICA by Using the Forgeries?

Gold Star Families to Join Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

Veterans For Peace - LA Gears Up For Three-Day Veterans Day Weekend of Events at Arlington West in Santa Monica on Friday, November 11th thru Sunday, November 13th As Death Toll for US Troops Killed in Iraq Rises to 2,055 to Date Highlight of Weekend’s Event: Contingent of California Gold Star Families to Lead Procession of 100 Flag-Draped Coffins Through Streets of Santa Monica Noon on Saturday, November 12th

Let Us Pray...Bush's Church Calls for U.S. Troop Withdrawal! (tags)

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NOV 11-13: Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

400 Volunteers are needed at Arlington West just north of Santa Monica Pier at 9AM on Saturday, November 12th to carry 100 flag draped coffins on a procession thru Santa Monica. To volunteer call Tonia at 310.455.2688.

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Monday, Allan Espiritu , a longtime Oxnard resident and a man of deep religious faith, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, was killed in Baghdad on Saturday.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Jonathan Tessar, 36, a Green Beret who always wanted to be a soldier was killed Monday when an bomb detonated near a Humvee carrying the Simi Valley native and three other soldiers near Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq.

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

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

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

Cindy Sheehan: Is Iraq War Another Vietnam? (tags)

On a sidewalk in front of the White House, on Oct. 26, 2005, anti-war activists, Cindy Sheehan, John Bruhns and Juan M. Torres, Sr., and others from groups, like “Veterans for Peace,” gathered at a Vigil to protest the conflict. The toll of U.S. military dead had just reached the grim 2,000 mark. Sheehan predicted the war will be another Vietnam, unless the people can bring it to an end.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

An Army Specialist from this Southern California desert town was among five soldiers killed by a powerful roadside bomb that shredded their heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a recent operation in Iraq, military officials said.

Bush: The Iraqi People As Enemy? (tags)

Fateful twists in Bush's logic

two thousand (tags)

A poem marking the 2,000th U.S. military death in Iraq

America's "War against Terror" (Part I) (tags)

?Beginning an offensive war is the most serious international crime," the 1948 Interna-tional War Crimes Tribunal declared.. The model of a peaceful world of law changes into a Hobbesian world of lawlessness in which only power conquers.

Pitstop Trial Begins: Ireland Protests Against US war planes in Shannon (tags)

(Dublin, Ireland Oct 24th). The trial began today in Dublin of five activists who took non-violent direct action against a US warplane illegally present on Irish soil two years ago. The Pitstop Ploughshares request solidarity from other anti-war activists in their fight against the Irish state.

Revolke Judith Miller's Pulitzer (tags)

Even the Times is saying she has lied and deceived in her reporting on Iraq and al Qaeda. Once that happens, it’s time to look back at her earlier work, including the 2001 articles that won her a Pulitzer.

2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!

SUN 10/30: Arlington West Marks 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq with Candlelight Vigil (tags)

On the Occasion of the 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq Veterans for Peace Invites the Public to Attend Special Candlelight Vigil Sunday October 30th at Arlington West in Santa Monica

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera; sergeant, Army. Mora was among three soldiers killed Wednesday when their Humvee was struck by enemy indirect fire while on patrol in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad.

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq. (tags)

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq.

Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq (tags)

An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost in a town north of Baghdad....

U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000 (tags)

U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000, showing human cost of conflict; Californians constitute greatest share (10.6 percent) of casualties ALMOST UNNOTICED ARE THE 15,220 WOUNDED, INCLUDING 404 AMPUTEES

CINDY SHEEHAN: They are Not Numbers (tags)

Cindy Sheehan shares letters she's received, little vignettes of pain from family members of US soldiers recently killed in Iraq. On the day that marks the 2000th soldier dead, Sheehan will be outside the White House, reminding officials that our people are not just numbers.

George Bush Visits the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California (tags)

Among the people gathered to protest Bush, was Tim, John and Aaron, three members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. I had the chance to speak with Tim, John and Aaron as well as David, Sue and Rachel. Listen to the interviews to hear all of them call for an end to the War in Iraq, and much more.

Judy Miller, the Armstrong Williams of WMD (tags)

Miller did things a journalist should never do. She shilled for a White House disinformation campaign that was promoting an invasion of Iraq, accepted control from the Pentagon, and deceptively misidentified her sources. Yet she hasn’t been fired by her official employer, the NY Times. Was Times senior management in on the game?

Nationwide Recruiting Station Demos November 17th and 18th (tags)

“National Stand Down Day” November 18, 2005 End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T GET IT (tags)

Americans' Anger At All-Time High "More and more Americans are angry," says retired Gen. Wesley Clark

Bovine excrement meter melts (tags)

Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering some vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior US Government officials.

In the Commission of History and God (tags)

Somehow this does not add up, that there is now a fateful battle between the forces of good and evil in which there can only be one final victory. Bush's fear-mongering is a false unity threatening the planet with weapons firms profiting while the poor are abandoned. thepoor

The Troops Don't Support the Constitution (tags)

Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution." That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take - to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.

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

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/14/05) (tags)

White House, Congress plans for major cuts in social programs.

Ending the Spiral of Violence (tags)

The US violates human rights in the name of human rights..The Occident conquered, colonized and carried out a never-seen genocide. .With the mechanism of globalized casino capitalism, we kill as many people every year as the victims of the whole WW2.

18 year old Marine from Pasadena Killed in iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Most favored religion bill Must be stopped (tags)

MOST FAVORED RELIGION LAW MUST BE STOPPED! (tags)

Researcher Resepen@yahoo.com Sometimes referred to as the “Hate Bill”, Senate number S.1145, if passed will bring TYRANNY to America. President Bush (reacting to Mrs. Mier’s nomination) had the audacity to say, it matters not what the American people think, it matters what Congress does. Please cut and past this letter and send it to your Senators. A closer look at the Bill shows it would end political dissent, and makes jail a possibility for others with different religious beliefs.

Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar, of Pasadena, CA, was killed in Iraq on October. 9, 2005, roughly two months after he arrived in Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying that she wrote PNAC Neocon/war for Israel paragraph (tags)

Cindy Sheehan did indeed write that her son died for a PNAC Neocon agenda to benefit Israel

Impeachment Then and Now: Clinton, Bush and the Polls (tags)

Impeaching Bush may seem far-fetched but among the public, it’s a lot more popular an idea than the impeachment of Clinton was only days before the House impeached him.

Offical US dead in Iraq to soon reach 2,000 (tags)

Sadly, it appears that the offical death toll for US troops in Iraq will soon reach 2,000 and beyond.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/11/05) (tags)

"Al Qaeda" places jobs ads on Internet.

CSUN art project harrassement by CSUN ROTC (tags)

. This story below is just in from CSUN: California State University at Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley: here we find an ROTC Colonel who feels empowered to challenge art students freedom of speech in court. here is yet another sign that the new bunker mentality is being normalized in the USA with censorious repercussions on campuses both red and blue, and in the art world.

The Neo-Con Assault on Art (tags)

When the neo-cons attack civil rights, the poor, immigrants, gays - and wages war around the world, the "left" has a lot to say. But when the right attacks the arts, there is a deadening silence. Artist and blogger Mark Vallen hits the nail on the head. As Emma Goldman once said, "If I can't dance in your revolution, I want no part of it."

Judith Miller, Larry Franklin, Office of Special Plans, PNAC & WMDs (tags)

'Judith Miller & Larry Franklin, sitting in a tree...'

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)

Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.

U.S. Imperialism Creates "Hispanic Recruiting Market" for Desperate War Machine (tags)

The unexpected resistance in Iraq has not only led to a hollow “mission accomplished” but also presents a serious obstacle for keeping adequate numbers of soldiers available for the U. S. imperial war machine

News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/30/05) (tags)

The unfeasibility of rebuilding New Orleans.

What Opposition Party? (tags)

The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.

Repealing Posse Comitatus Would Mean Iraq in the US. Do We Really Want This? (tags)

After watching what the Commander in Chief does with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, do we really want to have the army going in every time there is some kind of natural disaster in America.

British prison break and blown covert operation, exposes "war on terrorism" lie (tags)

Here is some information on what’s going on in our world plus a website (www.worldcantwait.org) at the end you can go to participate in the exciting work of some young people engaged in resisting the “madness.” Be there with them November 2. Cause “the world can’t wait!”

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

BTL:Bring Them Now Bus Tour Builds Momentum Toward... (tags)

...Sept. 24 Iraq War Protest in Washington, D.C. ~ Excerpts of speeches by Cindy Sheehan and Anne Roesler, of Bring Them Home Now Bus Tour in New Haven, Conn., produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Washington March: Falsified Numbers (tags)

On our mainstream TV's and radios all over the world a different and false picture was mostly shown and heard, but it is safe to say that there were HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE marching against the US neocon government and the genocidal war in Iraq, yesterday in Washington.

British soldiers in terrorist attack? What is going on in Iraq? (tags)

"The article below points to the great likelihood that many of the bombings against civilians being blamed on the “terrorists” are actually the work of psychological warfare “specialists.” This comes as no surprise. After all that has transpired, is it not clear that this administration and the neocon cabal which drives it shares not one thread of the human decency so evident in DC today? We have no choice but to stop them."

Interview with an Iraq war Veteran who is against the war (tags)

A short interview with Garrett a veteran who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

SAT 9/24: National Day of Anti-War Protests in LA (tags)

Thousands to Join the National Day of Anti-War Protests in Los Angeles on Saturday Calling to ‘End the War on Iraq, Bring the Troops Home Now, andmJustice for the Hurricane Survivors’

British Troops Set Loose By Violent Jailbreak Had Been Caught, Red-Handed, Engaged in St (tags)

British Troops Caught Planting Explosives in Basra? Do you remember that British Officials admitted that they drew the borders of the Middle East eighty years ago in such a way as to expressly keep the region fighting amongst themselves?

A Message to the Anti-war Demonstrators (tags)

2005, posted at revcom.us

Guantanamo. . . “shock and awe”. . . “collateral damage”. . . Fallujah. . . Abu Ghraib. Behind the words stand the cities reduced to rubble, the bodies in the streets, the hooded prisoners, the kicked-down doors, and the children—crying in terror or silently watching the humiliation of their parents. All justified by outrageous lies.

The horror grinds on, every day.

Iraq cannot wait.

Iraq cannot wait for “pendulum swings.” Iraq cannot wait for possible resolutions to set “reasonable” deadlines for hypothetical timetables. Iraq cannot wait for the 2006 U.S. elections—especially (but not only) when the major Democrats all oppose withdrawal from Iraq, and some even support more troops being sent.

Nor will Bush be swayed simply by public opinion turning against him, or the war. Bush himself seems to believe he’s on a “mission from God” and the pack of neo-conservatives, Christian fascists and kluckers who surround him have demonstrated their intent to hold on to power. What do the 2000 elections tell us, after all, if not that?

Iraq—and the world—cannot wait. We cannot tolerate three more years of slaughter and lies and madness.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/23/05 ¡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.

Cindy Sheehan Rips War Party in Baltimore Talk (tags)

Cindy Sheehan, and the “Bring Them Home Now Tour,” hit Baltimore City last night. The Shriver auditorium on the Johns Hopkins U. campus was packed to capacity to hear the anti-Iraqi War messages of her and others. Sheehan said, we need an “Opposition Party” and that Congress is mostly made up of cowards, who have given “a liar” and “a maniac,” - George W. Bush - the power to invade Iraq. If Congress doesn’t shape up, she said: “Fire them!”

SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)

Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War

Flaming photos in Basra show Iraq is W's Stalingrad (tags)

The graphic photos of flaming 'limeys' jumping out of burning tanks recall similar scenes of Stalingrad, when a madman also launched an ill-advised invasion on an ex-ally in order to grab some Eastern oil fields.

Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart. (tags)

Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.

“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)

On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”

CIvil War Rages in Iraq (tags)

Civil war been Sunnis and Shiites has been raging since August 31, yet the Bush administration continues to describe the situation as "pockets of insurgency" and to blame the escalating attacks on its favorite "catch-all" bogeyman: Al Qaeda. (I'm surprised he hasn't blamed Katrina on Al Qaeda)

George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed. (tags)

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.

Along Baltimore City’s Peace Path (tags)

On 09/11/05, demonstrators in Baltimore City turned out to protest rabid militarism and the Iraqi War. If this action also leads political hack, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), to speak out against the Iraqi War and to stop funding it, it will be a huge success! Her priority has been to give tens of billions of taxpayers’ money to Israel, while the Chesapeake Bay is dying from “dead zones,” and the levees at N.O. were in desperate need of repairs.

Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)

Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes a presentation against the war in Iraq.

FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles

LESSONSFROM HELL (tags)

WHILE ROME BURNS, NOT NERO, BUT CALIGULA'S HORSE...

Katrina Open Letter to Radical/Progressive Community (tags)

Introspective call for mutual aid to victims of both Katrina and a failed system of government.

Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)

Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans

Neocon Goldberg Mocks Victims of Katrina (tags)

While New Orleans was reeling from the first deadly effects of “Hurricane Katrina,” Neocon Jonah Goldberg mocked the idea of placing some of the city’s refugees in the Superdome. This is the same warmonger who once wrote that the U.S. should “bomb Canada!” When France refused to go along with the Bush-Cheney Gang’s scheme to invade Iraq, he smeared the French people as a nation of “liars,” who were only interested in a “desire for oil.”

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/2/05 ¡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.

Christopher Hitchens Panders to War Parties! (tags)

Christopher Hitchens, the scourge of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is at it again! The ex-Lefty has written a rant defending the indefensible - the Iraqi War! His main point: Saddam Hussein was a thug, so therefore the Iraqi war was justified. The Straussian Neocon, however, got it wrong! Under International Law, regime change isn’t a legal cause for a war. This is why Bush and his poodle, Blair, had to “fix” the intelligence around the policy.

Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)

Repost fron Alternet.org

Bush as God's Warrior (tags)

"The religious fundamentalist gave the American superpower's mission character to the megalomaniac worldview. its soldiers bring freedom everywhere as the gift of the almighty God, not as America's gift.."

Another Mother for War (tags)

Whether Bush was putting words in an Idaho mother’s mouth, or whether it was her own words, there’s a big difference between supporting the stationing of your kids in a war zone and having your kid killed there.

K-Town 911 @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Sat, Sept 10 (tags)

speakers and political performers reflect on 911 and Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, speaks out against the War in Iraq.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Pfc. Ramon Romero died Monday near Fallujah while conducting combat operations.

Orange Circle: Rally to Bring the Troops Home! 8/24/05 (tags)

NO WAR!

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying writing that son died for Israel in Iraq (tags)

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying writing that son died for Israel in Iraq

The UN as Stopgap by Eric Chauvistre (tags)

"First of all, the question must be raised whether Iraq is actually a military problem that could be solved with more troops. This is assumed by Bush and others.."

Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah (tags)

"In fact, political control in Iraq seems to be slipping away from Washington.. Before the 2003 Gulf invasion, so-called Middle East experts emphasized that a genuine cooperation between Iraqi and Iranian Shiites would never occur.."

War of BIG words: Anti-War activist attacked (tags)

Anti-war activist Ford Greene faces opposition from right-wing extremists

Emergency Protest: Donald Rumsfeld in LA - Tomorrow, Thurs, 8/4, 11 am (tags)

PROTEST WAR CRIMINAL DONALD RUMSFELD IN LA TOMORROW!

World Tribunal on Iraq : Final Declaration of the Jury of Conscience (tags)

The World Tribunal on Iraq met in Istanbul from 24-26 June 2005. The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi people. Here is the final declaration of the jury of conscience :

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Long Beach resident killed in Iraq. Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra dies in accident; U.S. tally now 1,789 dead.

Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

The Maxine Waters Out of Iraq Teach-In drew an overflow crowd to the Covenant Worship Center auditorium in Inglewood Saturday.

Maxine Waters Out -of-Iraq Teach-In in LA (tags)

INGLEWOOD -- U-S Rep. Maxine Waters led a rally today calling for the United States to withdraw from Iraq.

James Lawson Video from Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

James Lawson Video from Out of Iraq Teach-In

Video excerpts from Saturday’s Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

Video excerpts from Saturday’s Out of Iraq Teach-In

BTL:The Downing Street Memos and Valerie Plame-CIA Scandal Reveal a... (tags)

...White House Bent on Misleading Public on Rationale for Iraq War ~ Interview with John Bonifaz, constitutional attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Maxine Waters teaches about the Downing Street Memo (tags)

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) announced that she will be the featured speaker at a town hall meeting and teach-in on the third anniversary of the Downing Street Memo this Saturday, July 23rd at the Covenant Worship Center, 425 S. La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, California from noon until 3:00 pm.

Press release about 7/23 Downing Street Teachin (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Featured Speaker at Teach-In On Downing Street Memo This Saturday

Margaret Hassan - a letter to Iraq (BKH) (tags)

Will King George get brave and take the next reckless step?

Out ofIraq! Teach-in (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters & other Peace Advocates Invite Parents, Teachers, & Students & Others to Attend AnOut ofIraq!Teach-in

Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

Whose ass is Judith Miller protecting: Her source's or her own? (tags)

Is Judith Miller, now in jail on a contempt charge for refusing to name her sources in the Valerie Plame outing case, a muckraking journalistic hero, or was she a journalistic poseur who was helping the White House slime whistleblower Joe Wilson? --------------

Crying 'Wolf' tactic no longer working (tags)

After the London bombings, UK's Toady Blair tried to spin the cause of the attacks away from his Imperialist invasion of Iraq, but the British public isn't buying the Bush poodle's blame on Muslim fundamentalists.

No More Moral Relativism: The US is a Terrorist State (tags)

When Bush and Blair decry acts of terror that murder innocent people, they should look in the mirror, long and hard. ------------

Brown Men (Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians): Time to go into hiding again (tags)

The media, the liars, Israel's control of Washington

"Nine-Eleven" Retrospective (tags)

After declaring war on terrorists, an endless war, the balance sheet is rather depressing three years later-and after two wars. Many terrorism experts see America's reaction to Sept 11 as catastrophic. A gift was given to the terrorists with the iraq war.

LONDON BOMBERS REVEALED! (tags)

These things can be done, but there has to be support, and a belief that reason will ultimately win this war.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq

Jailed reporter fears terrorist reprisals (tags)

Judith Miller fears the Bush regime's reprisals if she fingers Karl Rove as the Bush traitor who violated the Intelligence Identity Act of 1986 by having the name of V. Plame to America's enemies.

Londons' Trauma (tags)

Response to the London bombings with causes and solution.

Breaking: U.S and U.K. secretly preparing to withdraw most of their troops from Iraq! (tags)

Mr Reid's memo, prepared for Mr Blair in the past few weeks, shows that in reality, plans to get them out - 'military drawdown,' as he puts it - are well advanced.

London bombings (tags)

People say the London bombings were "bound to happen". Why ?

Payback: The Horrors Done in Our Name Have a Price (tags)

When our own country shows utter contempt and disregard for the massive slaughter of civilians by its military, we have to expect the same thing to happen to us. It’s not right, but it’s predictable. -------------

Tigris dam damns AssurTigris dam damns AssurTigris dam dams Assur (tags)

The Iraqi government is building a dam which will obliterate the capital of the ancient Assyrian empire

Terrorist atrocity in London (tags)

Terrorism

BTL:Bush Call to 'Stay the Course in Iraq' Echoes Pronouncements Made During... (tags)

...Vietnam War ~ Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Opportunism, ANSWER and Palestine (tags)

It is so important that the movement against the war in Iraq draw the connection to all the wars the U.S. government is waging around the world. Inclusion of Palestine is a vital issue and an important part of building solidarity. But solidarity with Palestine should not be used as just a maneuver in an organizational struggle between ANSWER and UFPJ.

Parsons Corporation: War Profiteers in Pasadena (tags)

Pasadena based, Parsons Corporation, is building prisons and military bases in Iraq.

Here's What We did for the Fourth (tags)

We are a gorilla theater group founded just before the Iraq war. We were tired of our town's right-leaning Fourth of July parade. So we dicided to build the U.S.S. Constitution.

The G8 conference - a simple primer (tags)

or How to Decode that Harvard and Yale Mumbo Jumbo

Will Ben Stein Come Clean about the Iraqi War? (tags)

Ben Stein is a Neocon, author and comedic actor. He was also an ex-speech writing hack for Richard Nixon. He recently wrote an online piece in which he praised the U.S. troops as society’s “real stars.” What he left out of his spiel, however, was that he is a War Hawk, who helped to put those same troops in harm’s way based on a pack of lies. Stein has also claimed that the horrific abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib was only “frat-boy mistreatment!”

White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

DOD numbers don't add up (tags)

Depending which documents one reads, The official US Department of Defense figures for the total number of US soldiers killed in Iraq is 1,814.

Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’ (tags)

WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.”

Local Sailor, Killed in Iraq, Honored (tags)

Ceremony honors fallen sailor. Pomona man died while serving in Iraq.

Fascists admit decruitment efforts successful (tags)

The fascist regime admits that progressive anti-war activists -- real American patriots -- are responsible for keeping children from signing up for the fascist regime's war crime atrocities in Iraq. With recruitment numbers across all military venues down by at least one third, the fascist regime will have to either stop slaughtering innocent people with brown skin in innocent countries, else the fascists will have to instigate a draft. The revolution will then be the next day. George W. Bush and the other Republinazi fascists are the _only_ enemies America is laboring under.

Iraqi Resistance Video - The Cowboys in Iraq - A Must See - Extremely Powerful Images (tags)

June, 2005 Video Release by the Iraqi Resistance - The Cowboys in Iraq - A Must See - Extremely Powerful Images

Pew Poll - The radioactive image of the US (tags)

Anybody you know? The US and it's global War of Terror: In a group of 251 soldiers from a study in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the 1991 Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects.*

Who Was Behind The Killing Of Four Female Marines? (tags)

Was the killing of four female Marines, a case of IDF revenge?

God Begs (tags)

I beg you on behalf of myself and God, please! http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

Nearly 9,000 U.S. troops dead? A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR INFO FROM SURVIVORS. (tags)

Has the Bush administration drastically understated the U.S. military death count by redefining "death"? The following article suggests that it has, and it calls for a nationwide campaign to honor deceased service members by naming and counting them.

translating Bush's speech (tags)

translating the speech from last night

Bush's Biggest Lie (tags)

It wasn’t the lie that we are winning the war in Iraq. It wasn’t the lie that we are fighting international terrorism in Iraq. It was the lie that we are bringing liberty to Iraq that was Bush’s whopper.

From Congress to union halls: Demand widens: Exit Iraq! (tags)

Lawmakers respond to public outcry WASHINGTON — "Let Conyers in!" the crowd chanted at the White House gate the evening of June 16. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and a dozen other lawmakers had come to deliver petitions signed by 566,000 people demanding that President George W. Bush answer for the so-called Downing Street Memo proving that he "fixed" intelligence to justify war on Iraq.

Ann Wright on the Follies of Bush’s War (tags)

One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.

Nat'Council of Churches calls for Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

Nat'Council of Churches in the US calls for withdrawal from Iraq.

TWICE FOOLED – SHAME ON US: THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT (tags)

George W. Bush stole the 2000 election and we let him get away with it. While the Democrats cried because Al Gore had won the vote, the Republicans counted their loot and planned the next heist. Crime does pay when the Justices of the Supreme Court are in on the caper, and they can’t be impeached if the crooks control the Congress.

Conference of the Middle East Policy Institute (tags)

The conduct of the western allies promotes what they wanted to prevent: the formation of a defensive worldwide Islamic front against the West. The three holiest places of Islam are now occupied by Americans or Israelis.

The U.N. is a joke. (tags)

the un isn't to be trusted.

Here we go again. (tags)

With Biden announced, Clinton a near certainty, and maybe even Kerry wanting a second try at the White House, the 2007-8 Democratic primary season looks to be grim stuff, and the likelihood of continued Republican dominance good. The one possible wrench in Democratic party hacks’ suicide plans: Russ Feingold. ------------------

Iraqi Union Leaders Speak (tags)

US Labor Against the War includes affiliates from Nat'L labor organizations, Central Labor Councils, Regional Labor Organizations, Large Locals, (10,000 + members), Small Locals(10,000 - members), Allied Labor Organizations, Labor Anti-war groups, and other Labor Organizations.

Bush Fires (tags)

Play with fire and you'll get burned.

Iraq War in Pictures June 1-17 (tags)

Some assorted pics from the war in Iraq from June 1 2005 to June 17, 2005

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine killed in Iraq. Muir graduate dies in roadside bomb explosion.

Iraq: Bush's Watergate? (tags)

The "Downing Street Memo" could be the last straw, or the spark that lights a fire, for an American public fed up with the Iraq war.

After Downing St. Rally at KTLA (Report with Pix and Video) (tags)

A rally was convened on just one day's notice to support the hearings convened by Rep. Conyers and over 100 other Members of Congress to investigate the Downing St. Minutes. These recently-leaked minutes detail Bush's illegal conspiracy with Tony Blair to invade Iraq almost one year prior to the official invasion.

Downing Street Minutes Hearing on C-span Thur. (tags)

Thursday, June 16 Democratic Members of House Judiciary Cmte. Hearing on Downing St. Memo and Iraq War On C-SPAN3 at 2:30pm ET homepage: homepage: http://www.cspan.org/

HERO - A bushite killer speaks candidly (tags)

That is a high act of treason. And it's not, "oh well, but maybe it's not true.." No, we have the two documents of question. We have the positions that were offered to the bush administration on behalf of American intelligence. [the N.I.E.] That was their position, the bush administration censored that, re-wrote CRITICAL sentences. Fixed the intel.

Convictions and Corrections (tags)

The psychologists' report concluded that people ignore corrections irrespective of the certainty that a news report was notorious. The truth is unimportant. Whether something fits and confirms the worldview is decisive.

BTL:Grassroots Movement Works to Focus Public Attention on... (tags)

...Downing Street Memo that Reveals Bush Administration's Dishonest Justification for Iraq War ~ Excerpt of speech Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference (tags)

The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would “fix” the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one. ---------------

US Soldier: Dead heroes can’t pay the bills! Stop killing us and then waving the flag! I (tags)

Interview with a US soldier who was deploying for a second tour in Iraq.

The "El Salvador Option" (tags)

The US administration recognizes that its troops face a resistance firmly anchored in the population. As a result, it relies on a hidden dirty war..The model for contemporary Iraq is not Vietnam but El Salvador where 70,000 were killed in the 12-year war.

100,000 Dead for a Heap of Lies (tags)

100,000 Iraqis paid for that with their lives; 1600 American soldiers were sent to their deaths for a heap of lies.

Local Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. First Class Randy Duane Collins, 36, died Tuesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., according to a statement from the DOD.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 10-year veteran Santa Monica police officer was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq, it was announced Friday. Officer Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, was killed Thursday in the Al-Anbar province in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, Santa Monica police Chief James T. Butts announced.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SWEEPS INTO HELL (tags)

BUT THERE'S NO WAY OUT...

USA beams "Baghdad Betty" into Iraq (tags)

A German news mag "Der Speigel" reveals that the Bush regime is providing US$120 Million funding for a TV station, Al-Hurra("the free one in Arabic"), that airs embedded American versions of "news"--from its plushy offices, fully equipped with designer furniture, flat-screen monitors in Virginia--back into Iraq. How's that for high-tech informational warfare?

Muslim violence (tags)

The violence by muslims over the Newsweek thing wasn't caused by purely religious zeal or even western hate.

Iraqis Endure Worse Conditions Than Under Saddam, UN Survey Finds (tags)

A major study by the UN and Iraqi officials found that life in Iraq has decayed significantly since foreign forces invaded, following a general trend seen in most sectors since the imposition of a global embargo in 1990.

Is israel using the americans to start a civil war in iraq? (tags)

from Xymphora

US HOUSE MEMBERS SEEK WAR CRIMES INQUIRY! (tags)

"The public interest demands we determine who is ultimately responsible for these abuses."

More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities (tags)

As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.

The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil (tags)

The government tried at first to withhold details about the advisors of the 2001 Energy Plan.. The US remains a prisoner of its energy crisis.. Iraq remains a destabilizing factor that hinders the oil flow from the Middle East to the international markets.

USA The Movie features voices of Los Angeles Indymedia (tags)

Our voices of protest will never be forgotten...

Who dies in your place? (tags)

Republican Christians, do not enlist. They decide to allow thousands of non-American citizen-soldiers to die in their stead. 60,000 of these green-card holders have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan while born-again white citizens stay home and live off their mommies and daddies.

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!

40,000 march to abolish nuclear weapons (tags)

NEW YORK — On May 1, the eve of a world meeting at the United Nations to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), tens of thousands of people from around the globe marched through the streets here under the slogan “No nukes! No wars!”

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Stephen P. Saxton, 24, of Temecula, Calif., died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Saxton was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Human Argument Against War (tags)

It has been months since I publicly refused to assist in destroying Iraq. I did so by refusing to Board the USS Bon Homme Richard and refusing to become complicit in this illegal and morally anemic plight in Iraq. There have been moments when it seemed to me that the military would work within the rule of its own laws and grant me Conscientious Objector Status, but those moments are far behind me.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Staff Sgt. Juan De Dios Garcia-Arana died Saturday when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces in Khaladiyah, Iraq, Defense Department officials said

Lloyd Hart's Feature Docmentary "The Peace Movement" (tags)

"The Peace Movement" is a feature documentary that chronicles the landmark speeches, inspiring musical performances, from the gut poetry and breath taking scenes that rose up out of the American public against the war on Iraq.

Fri. 4/29: CodePink-LA Mourns Loss of Friend Marla Ruzicka (tags)

CodePink LA is honoring 28-year-old Marla Ruzicka and her Iraqi colleague Faiz Ali Salim with a vigil and memorial commemorating their lives and work on behalf of civilian casualties of war the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, April 29.

Host a WMD House Party! (tags)

Invite friends and neighbors for a viewing of “WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception”. This award-winning documentary takes a critical look at the war in Iraq that the mainstream media didn’t want you to see – the PR war to sway the hearts and minds of the American people.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Anthony J. Davis Jr., 22, was killed Saturday afternoon when a car bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle in Mosul, about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

Stop Destroying the Mosques of Iraq (tags)

Worth reading.

Local Marine Buried with Honors (tags)

Gloomy weather settled over Simi Valley on Monday as the family and friends of Juan C. Venegas, a casualty of the war in Iraq, trickled past his tearful fiancee on their way into St. Rose of Lima Church.

Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War (tags)

U.S. TOUR OF DUTY PRESENTS WHEN RESISTANCE IS RIGHT Americans Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War 

Peace Activists! Emergency PEACE Rally in Orange Circle!! (tags)

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Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. William Dean Richardson, of Moreno Valley, enlisted after the 9/11 attacks.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

SIMI VALLEY -- Marine Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas was killed in combat in Iraq, officials announced Friday. He was the fourth Simi Valley serviceman killed in action since the war began.

George Bush is a murderer! (tags)

Lizard loyalist GW Bush and skull and bones homo erect this, is a terrorist and should be shot on site going by the laws and edicts written up since his 911 mass a cure...

News Media in Anguish Over Shiavo Death (tags)

With Terri gone, they don’t know what to do. What can they report about on the news that will keep viewers glued to the tube until Prime Time?

MEChA Protests JROTC, War (tags)

Saturday, March 26, in the San Fernando Valley, about 80 to 100 members of MECha protested against the militarization of our schools and the war in Iraq.

US Iran Policy: Newton's Law of Threat and Response at Work (tags)

With the U.S. threatening an invasion, and still occupying neighboring Iraq, which it invaded two years ago, is it any surprise Iraq is trying to buy all the high-tech arms it can, or that it is trying to get the bomb? What would any government do faced with such a threat? But is this good policy on America’s part?

Widespread Protests Mark 2nd Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq (tags)

Interview with Nancy Lessin, co-founder, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)

Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

Ralph Nader's Anti-War Tour in So Cal. (tags)

Ralph Nader's END THE WAR & OCCUPATION TOUR.

Saving Schiavo While Burying the Real News (tags)

The corporate media were too busy covering a demonstration by 30 fundamentalists trying to keep Shiavo from meeting her maker to bother cover ing the global and nationwide demonstrations against the U.S. Iraq War.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg Addresses crowd at demonstration against the Iraq war at intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles on 3/19/05.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg addresses crowd at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.

Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

MP3 (audio only) version of rap against the Iraq War performed at demonstration against the war in Los Angeles on 3/19/05 by rapper Wil B.

Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

This is an MP3 version of just the audio of the rap performed by Wil B. at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war in Hollywood.

Art For A Change: Mark Vallen (tags)

2000 Mark 2nd Anniversary of Iraq Invasion (tags)

2000+ Angelenos march against the war in Iraq, marking two years since American forces invaded and occupied the country. Hollywood, March 19, 2005.

BTL:Critics Challenge White House Claims that Iraq War Responsible for... (tags)

...Tentative Moves Toward Middle East Democracy ~ Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraq War Factsheet available for upcoming protests (tags)

An 'Iraq War Factsheet', put out by the Signalfire Media Project, is available for folks to print out and distribute at upcoming anti-war actions.

ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)

‘That’s me, a marine, a murderer of civilians’ (tags)

Italian reporter shot by US military writes for newspaper that tells raw truth about US role in Iraq.

Riverside Peace Demonstration (tags)

Peace Demonstration in Riverside

America, the Magical Kingdom (tags)

The government and the media together are trying to create for Americans the same fantasyland in America and abroad that Walt Disney created in his theme parks—and a lot of Americans are buying it.

Pentagon Threatens to Kill Independent Reporters in Iraq (tags)

Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, told a panel that the U.S. military deliberately targeted journalists in Iraq. He said he "knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank (Dem) from Massachusetts who was on the panel with Jordan. "When we hear this statement with the knowledge that 63 journalists have been killed in Iraq, in addition to the fact that in a 14-month-period, more journalists were killed in Iraq than during the entire Vietnam War, one begins to get the feeling that the military clampdown on the media is more than a myth or a conspiracy theory'', Baghdad correspondent Dahr Jamail wrote. Some time ago the BBC's Kate Adie* openly said the Pentagon c.s. was out to kill 'un american' journalists, and gave an interview concerning those 'friendly fire' killings of her colleagues.

I Cannot Support the Troops. (tags)

An open letter to all active duty U.S. Military personal.

John Negroponte, William Brownfield and Death Squads Inc. (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela

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.

War Damages in Iraq (tags)

Gulf War One soldiers denied justice by the courts and the Bush Administration

Plot by Islamic fundamentalist to murder anti-capitalist revolutionaries in Iraq (tags)

This is from the Worker-communist Party of Iraq, an anti-capitalist and anti-Stalinist organization. They say they have uncovered a plot to murder members of their group by the Islamic fundis associated with Mouktada Al-Sadr

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.

BTL:U.S. Airstrikes Against Iran Could Trigger Backlash in Iraq (tags)

Interview with Wayne Madsen, investigative journalist and former security specialist with the National Security Agency, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes (tags)

Victims of a mammoth natural disaster are worthy victims while victims of man-made imperial catastrophes are unworthy.. The massive assistance for the tsunami victims ovvered by common people is a spectacular reemergence of public spirit.

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)

Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

The Bondage of Terror (tags)

The change for building a common security lies in recognizing oneself in the other.. Security based on trust is a hundred times more valuable than the most expensive defensive system.

United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)

To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.

False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)

"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"

Terror Intel Style (tags)

This is how the sheep dogs keep the sheep complaint and exploitable. Remember 911? Bali? Oklahoma? Notice that all this bullshit started around the time people were starting to stand up to parasites like the WTO? Think about it!!

Bush budget assailed as ‘war’ on people (tags)

The 2006 budget Bush sent to Capitol Hill Feb. 7 ratchets up military spending 5 percent, to $419 billion from $400 billion in the current budget.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine captain from Redondo killed in Iraq. Sean Lee Brock died after being wounded by shrapnel. . His widow calls him "just so honorable."

Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? (tags)

Are the Bush Neo-cons setting the stage for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one that may dwarf September 11? The author of the following article thinks so. He thinks the attack is being planned to mobilize the US for ever more war and to ensure support for a military draft. And the article's footnote suggests the attack on US interests may hit a US city...and it may be nuclear.

Ward Churchill responds to attacks... (tags)

Press Release - by Ward Churchill January 31, 2005

Iraqis vote: First step towards democracy and independence (tags)

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes, and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guard for their future security.

Freedom and Democracy (tags)

Bush jr begins his second term between fantasy and reality6. More wars threaten instead of freedom and democracy.. Permanent war also prevailed in "1984". The "Ministry for Truth" was responsible for propaganda lies and torture.

BTL:Despite Success of Iraq Vote, Anti-Occupation Insurgency Likely to Continue (tags)

Interview with Hussein Ibish, vice chairman of the Progressive Muslim Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

21-year-old private first class Stephen Castellano of Long Beach, California died January 28th in Mosul, Iraq from a non-combat related injury.

Bush Policymakers and Sycophantic Media Forget History's Lessons in Iraq (tags)

In touting the Iraq election as a Bush “victory,” they forget that the same thing was said about an election in South Vietnam in 1967—just a few months before the Tet Offensive.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Oxnard soldier Army Pfc. Kevin M. Luna killed in Iraq accident.

Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)

In Defence of Marxism

First Brothers Profit From W. (tags)

Detailed account of financial involvement of Bush brothers in shady business deals.

How Sistani & the Shia Have KICKED BUSH'S WORMY ASS--Again (tags)

The ChickenHawk Has Another Precious MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Moment

Rice again lies about 'UN mandate' for US war in Iraq (tags)

Like all people in the US 'Coalition of the Killing', we in the Netherlands also have been made guilty* - by our collaborating industry and it's government - of the present US-zionist war crimes in Afganistan and Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Ex-Covina resident among victims of Iraqi copter crash.

RUMSFELD CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES IN GERMANY (tags)

look at what I found :>) author: Justus Leicht for the World Socialist Web Site US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may be forced to skip a major international security conference in Munich next month for fear that he could be hauled before a German court on war crimes charges, according to published reports in both the US and Germany.

Because We Could (tags)

President Bush sold himself as the "anti-Clinton". With the invasion of Iraq, the two are more alike then he knows.

Sadr's Subtle Defiance of "Demonstration Elections" in Iraq (tags)

The January 30, 2005 elections in Iraq are the textbook definition of "demonstration elections." Unlike Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who issued "a fatwa saying all Shiia men and women have an obligation to vote in the upcoming election," the Moktada al-Sadr faction "uttered not a single word about the vote" at Friday Prayers, according to the New York Times, foreshadowing "a less than overwhelming voter turnout in many parts of Iraq" (Dexter Filkins, "Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday's Election in Iraq," January 29, 2005). The Times insinuates that the Sadr faction are against democracy itself, solely by virtue of their quiet refusal to browbeat their vast following into embracing the elections tomorrow. Needless to say, the idea that it is people's right to evaluate whether or not an election is free, fair, and democratic and that boycotting an unfree, unfair, and undemocratic election is a time-honored tactic of democrats everywhere is unspeakable in the corporate media.

The Case Against Administrator Natsios (tags)

In April of 2003, President Bush's appointee to the Agency for International Development appeared on Nightline and unequivocally claimed reconstruction in Iraq would only cost American taxpayers $1.7 Billion dollars. Damn lies, all of them. Six months later the transcript disappeared from USAID.gov. Good thing I saved it.

Thousands assail Bush hypocrisy: Freedom for who? (tags)

Obscene spending at inaugural while millions go without

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Simi sailor dies in Iraq crash John House leaves wife, newborn son

BTL:Angry U.S. Iraq War Veteran Criticizes Excesses of... (tags)

...Gala Bush Inaugural Celebrations ~ Speech by Aidan Delgado, U.S. Army reservist and Iraq war veteran, produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

130+ PROTESTS SINCE NOV. 2 -also- DC Police Found "Guilty" (tags)

Over 130 separate protest actions have taken place in the US since Nov. 2. In January alone, there have been nearly 60 demonstrations and marches protesting against the Bush Administration and the Iraq war. Inauguration day saw 43 separate actions in as many cities from coast to coast.

Thousands Protest Bush's Inauguration (LA Photo) (tags)

Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the nation walked out of work and school, held mock coronations, intoned the names of the Iraq war dead and held candlelight vigils to show their disapproval of President Bush as he was sworn in for his second term. PHOTO: Protesters, wearing bags on their heads, kneel as police look on during an inaugural protest Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were reported. The bags are a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)

BTL:Singer-Songwriter Stephan Smith Tells of His Iraqi Relatives... (tags)

...Experiences Under U.S. Occupation and War ~ Interview with Stephan Smith, singer and songwriter, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The "Iraqi Resistance" video - a must see (tags)

Reuters carried this article yesterday which discusses the Iraqi video which asks Bush, ""George W. Bush; you have asked us to 'bring it on'. And so have we, like you never expected. Do you have another challenge?" And don't miss "Tom Ridge: US 'should not rule out torture'" http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007709.htm Or: US Military Tactic: Collective Punishment http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007567.htm And: This is war http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007445.htm

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/14/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

J20 - Not One Damn Dime Day (tags)

Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan. 20, 2005. The anti-inauguration!

High-Tech Rumsfeld under Fire (tags)

Criticismis spreading in the US media and from two of the most respected republican senators.. Rumsfeld wanted to give the world a lesson in military high-tech: that the US could quickly conquer and rule any country with a few ground troops.. He failed in Iraq.

Art of War : Iraq (tags)

Iraq

War, racism and choice (tags)

The pain of war is so great that many Americans want to comfort those involved by supporting a form of collective denial about the choice that soldiers make when they kill in an illegal and immoral war, such as the current occupation of Iraq.

$9.11 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL! (tags)

(a messaged cash-flow boycott to bring all U.S. soldiers home from the illegal war on Iraq

Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (tags)

Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq Global WALKOUT for Peace, Freedom & Justice for All WALKOUT Thursday January 20 and Friday, March 18, 2005 http://www.consensus.net/walkout.html 1-800-884-1136

LA Supports War-Injured Children of Iraq - Asra'a Visits Venice (tags)

At nine years old Asra'a Mizyad lost her arm to a U.S. bomb falling on Iraq. This week she brought hope for reconciliation between our people, united in a fight for a just peace.

American Conquest of Falluja is a Pyrrhic Victory (tags)

During the fighting in Falluja, rebels brought parts of Iraq's third largest city Mossul under their control.. War is a brutalization machine that can hardly be stopped.. This is an endless cruel game in which occupiers and occupied show their hatred more and more..

HOW ABOUT A GENERAL STRIKE JANUARY 20TH? (tags)

Shut down the city January 20th to protest the re-election of Bush and the war in Iraq. Converge en masse at the Westwood Federal building.

Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)

According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.

Are We There Yet? (tags)

Saddam Hussein has been universally and rightly condemned for filling thousands of mass graves. Might there be a new killer kid on the block? For more details, read on.

Open Words about the Empire (tags)

Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.

Photos of US Navy Seals' Prisoner Torture (tags)

The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.

Arlington West at Flor y Canto (tags)

Sally and Peter Dudar will be special guests at Flor y Canto this Friday evening at a screening of their new film Arlington West

Last Minute Alert- 'Human Shields' in Riverside Wednesday (tags)

Speaking event WEDNESDAY re: Iraq

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. George Payton, 20, Culver City, died Nov. 14 of combat wounds suffered in Iraq's Al Anbar province [Fallujah]

14,000 DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN IRAQ (tags)

Major General Safavi said that the US CASUALTIES in Iraq exceeded 10,600 DEAD, and according to some figures it stood at 14,000 dead which accounted for 10 percent of the American soldiers.

Depleted uranium in Iraq stolen from under Dineh land (tags)

Depleted uranium used in Iraq by US military results in babies born deformed and also cancer. The source of the uranium is from native lands, also causing cancer in indigenous people living there..

God is Great (tags)

A person accused in our name(s) of a criminal offence, needs to be established somehow to be as such, and the only way to do that, is to present evidence that formed your/our conclusion. Without evidence our accused is ourselves as the innocent, being falsely imprisoned, tortured, or murdered.

The B.U.S.H. Boycott, Phase I: My Experience...(correction...) (tags)

B.U.S.H. Boycott in Action... Phase I, November 22, 2004

Local Soldier's Funeral Report (tags)

Slain Marine eulogized as leader. J.P. Blecksmith killed in Iraq following September deployment.

Local Soldier's Funeral Report (tags)

Slain Marine eulogized as leader. J.P. Blecksmith killed in Iraq following September deployment.

Bush May Be Sneaking Into Baghdad Again This Thanksgiving (tags)

President Bush may be heading to Iraq. He cut short his news conference in Colombia. As of 7:16 p.m. Central Time, he surprisingly has not been reported as landing in Texas. Bush no doubt would consider it a real coup to repeat the surprise visit he made last Thanksgiving to the troops in Iraq. Probably he is more eager this year, after his victory and as he kicks off four more years. Also, it has been a bad year for morale in Iraq. This trip is a must. His schedule and the secret plans for last year provide clues to this year, as explained below.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

William C. James, 24, was killed in action in the al-Anbar province in the Sunni Triangle Nov. 10.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Grandmother Dies On Way to Funeral (tags)

Army Private First Class Jose Ricardo Flores The grandmother of a local soldier killed in Iraq earlier this week died in a car crash as she traveled from Mexico to attend his funeral.

Prophecy Nov 18 : The bullet in Margaret's head - a call to Jihad (tags)

Arise and shine, Holy Warriors, and answer your call to Jihad, fully equipped for battle, armed with the breast plate of Righteousness, holding up the shield of Justice and Peace, and wielding the terrible swift sword of Truth.

Wizard War - Live recording broadcast - The Mission Statement of Earth - (tags)

This is your World that I wish to play servant of. As my subject; I promise a fight to return Justice through freedom for all. How? By believing in you to do as you should, demanding the immediate arrest or execution of bush, rumsfeld, and condi for the crimes of 9/11. Demanding the return of all stolen Iraqi assets, made by those who personally profited off the criminal transactions. Demand the arrest or execution of Allawi for the bombing campaign of Samara, along with bushite military commanders who organized the satanic attack.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

For Soldier, Military was ‘His Mindset’ Cole Larsen, killed in Iraq, was the latest in a long family tradition of fighting at wartime.

Join the B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT! 11/22/04 (tags)

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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.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Guard Sgt. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, Mission Viejo; Killed in Iraq

Words of Advice (tags)

/ / Rumsfeld replied to a direct question yesterday as to whether he knew Zarqawi was in Fallujah with the answer: ``I have no idea if he is there.'' \ \ So, America! there is your reason for dying America's sons and daughters, Johnny's brothers and sisters. "No idea" rumsfeld states while his private partners cash in the blood checks for everything but the funeral services.

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.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Flintridge Prep standout dies in Iraq. J.P. Blecksmith, 24, '99 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, was part of U.S. military campaign in Fallouja.

ppalled by L.A. Times (tags)

All of us who have resisted the Bush administration’s militaristic and illegal invasions are “insurgents.” We will hold George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al., accountable for every single death that they cause, and we will continue to demand the truth from the press.

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.

The King Commands (tags)

/ / Rumsfeld replied to a direct question yesterday as to whether he knew Zarqawi was in Fallujah with the answer: ``I have no idea if he is there.'' \ \ So, America! there is your reason for dying America's sons and daughters, Johnny's brothers and sisters. "No idea" rumsfeld states while his private partners cash in the blood checks for everything but the funeral services.

Falluja: Blood lust dominates mainstream media (tags)

The Falluja battle is obscenely one-sided and, on the American side, thoroughly cowardly. The US military employs the most modern and horrific weapons to eradicate a few thousand lightly armed fighters.

Anatomy of a Chomsky Smearing (tags)

Andrew Sullivan Slimes Chomsky on Real Time with Bill Maher Welcome to the world of Andrew Sullivan-- slander, slink and then hide from accountability for his own dismal, truly pathetic words.

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.

2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno

Al-Fallujah, You Will Surely Win a Great Victory! (tags)

In Support of the Iraqi Resistance

MANY AMERICANS QUIETLY SUPPORT THE COURAGEOUS IRAQI RESISTANCE! (tags)

In the Oliver Stone Vietnam War movie "Platoon", one African American soldier says that, "The U.S. has been going around kicking everybody else's ass for so long, I know that it's about time that the U.S. got its *own* ass kicked." THAT TIME HAS COME AGAIN!!

Antiwar Protest - Studio City - Fri. Nov. 12 (tags)

Neighbors for Peace and Justice in North Hollywood/Studio City, have been holding weekly antiwar vigils since just BEFORE the invasion of Iraq. Now that the war in Iraq is escalating... the vigils are continuing. This high visability protest takes place at a major intersection in North Hollywood/Studio City, and ALL Angelenos are encouraged to participate.

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 2 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 1 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)

While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, Saugus; Killed in Humvee Rollover

Getting Started (tags)

Yet, it was rummy and tommy franks who TREASONOUSLY threw out the State Department's semi-thought through ORHA plan of, securing the weapon sites and preventing anarchy, and, it was the IAEA that had tabs on the weapons before the bush demon kicked them out irrationally.

Osama's Endorsement (tags)

BAD BUSH WEEK ENDS WITH KEY ENDORSEMENT

Johnny Wizard talks to America nationally broacasted! (tags)

Big deal. To the war mongering mass murdering thieves go the stolen spoils., as the bushite's devolving american new century would say.

Local Soldier, Killed in Iraq, Laid to Rest (tags)

Gloria Salazar, middle, mother of Las Vegas Marine Cpl. William I. Salazar, is consoled by family member Sammy Acosta, left

BTL:Noam Chomsky Offers Views on Motivation for Iraq War and... (tags)

...the Choices Before Voters on Election Day ~ Interview with Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics, author and political activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

An act of conscience (tags)

"Your Honor," Rosemarie Jackowski addressed the court at her sentencing hearing, "How can it be that a Nation, that is itself in violation of the law, can then hope to impose the Rule of Law on its citizens?"

The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)

The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.

Ralph Nader & Peter Camejo in Los Angeles, Patriotic Hall, Tues. Oct. 12th, 7-9 pm (tags)

Come hear Presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Vice-Presidential Candidate Peter Miguel Camejo explain why they are running!

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joselito Villanueva, 36, Los Angeles; Shot by Sniper in Ambush

Dead Soldier's Father Protests Against War (tags)

Reginald Keys, the father of British soldier Lance Corporal Thomas Richard Keys, 20, who was killed in Iraq, appears to threaten to hang himself. REUTERS/Gerry Penny

Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/24/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

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.

Yes! I’ve Killed Innocent People In Iraq! I Refuse To Go Back Again! It’s a Sin! (tags)

Interview with a Conscientiously Objecting soldier who says he will not return for a second tour of duty in Iraq

The more US troops that die the better (tags)

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

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Local student and Army medic, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, was killed Friday Sept. 10 in Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Corps Sgt. Edgar Lopez, 27, Los Angeles; Killed in an Explosion in Iraq

DESTROY AIPAC (tags)

WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!

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

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SANTA MONICA (tags)

This Santa Monica candlelight vigil was one of many held around the United States tonight to honor men and women, soldiers and civilians, who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq.

The Bush Campaign's Dirtiest Election Dirty Trick (tags)

Bush and the Pentagon have effectively hidden the Iraq War from the voters by surrendering central and eastern Iraq to the insurgency, but should he win, Americans should be prepared for massive casualties as the military inevitably will have to fight to regain the control it gave up last spring.

The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism (tags)

"America has the duty of the superpower to combat terrorism with political wisdom, not only with military superiority. Terrorism's causes must be understood and tackled.."

Beating about the Bush (tags)

If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.

9/9 Call to Local Vigil to Commemorate the 1000th U.S. Deaths in Iraq (tags)

URGENT ACTION: Vigils for 1,000 U.S. soldiers and thousands of Iraqis killed!

9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004

Dear John - (An Open Letter To One Of The Johns) (tags)

Opinion/Editorial/Commentary - An Open Letter To One Of The Johns -- I'll let you figure out which one for yourselves.

Bush’s Acceptance Speech: True Lies and Terror , Terror, Terror (tags)

Bush offered up no surprises in his acceptance speech at the RNC, continued to pretend the invasion of Iraq was part of a War on Terror, and promised us more right-wing judges, more international military adventures, and a new attack on the foundation of Social Security.

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

Iraq vet: "I’ve seen guys cut their trigger fingers so they wouldn’t have to go" (tags)

The new issue of Traveling Soldier is out!

Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad (tags)

Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad

Father Torches Van After News of Son's Death in Iraq (tags)

Flames consume this van after a father who'd just learned his son died in Iraq set it afire while inside.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, was one of four Marines from Camp Pendleton who died Saturday during fighting in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Corps Pfc. Fernando Hannon, 19, Wildomar; Killed in Explosion

Kerry's Ambiguous Position on Iraq Alienates Progressive Voters (tags)

Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris

Is Despair Spreading in the Bush Camp? (tags)

"The situation for Bush is really precarious if one considers the increasing signals that the economic system is much weaker than assumed.. Ultra-conservatives are worried about the great global instability.."

Iraqi Soccer Players Slam 'Criminal' Bush (tags)

Iraqi Soccer Players Slam 'Criminal' Bush and his imperialist war! Iraqi players Salih Sadir (R) and Mathdi Karim celebrate their fourth goal against Portugal in their match at Pampeloponissiako stadium in Athens, August 12, 2004. Photo by Nektarios Pierros/Reuters

Neo-cons find WMDs in Iraq! (tags)

Now that the U.S. Invasion/Occupation of Iraq has turned into "Operation Enduring Failure," it is fashionable to say that the Bush League Neo-cons' pre-War predictions have all turned sour. But you'd be dead wrong.

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.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Roberto Abad, 22, of Los Angeles, was killed in Iraq on August 6, 2004.

New CIA chief has links with 911 terrorists (tags)

This is a repost from the Village Voice regarding the dubious actions our new CIA chief Porter Goss on the day of September 11th 2001.

Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat (tags)

Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envelope of starving and desperate Nation, Salon, MoveOn, and Sierra Club coffee-coolata-warriors across America. I submit my humble contribution to this effort by offering a list of ten virtues to cultivate in your personal journey towards becoming a better Democrat.

DIE BUSHITE DIE (tags)

There is nothing so in this entire history that more makes me feel sadness for our great love stolen, than the American public's silent contempt expressed for the lives of those innocent People fallen murdered by their cowardly unjust indecision on foregoing the immediate arrest or execution of the "escaping" demon bush and rumsfeld for the crimes of 9/11.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.

The world bury the head in the sand (tags)

The preparation for US invasion of Iran goes according to plan

Bush plan for Iraq is years of civil war (tags)

President Bush's speech of May 24, 2004 proclaimed that his solution to the Iraq problem will be to instigate a perpetual civil war. The US will train Iraqis to kill other Iraqis.

"BURN!" with Brando at Workmen's Circle (tags)

BURN! Starring Marlon Brando. Sunday, August 29, 7 pm at the Workmen's Circle in West LA.

Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)

We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?

Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)

It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?

No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)

While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.

2004: Year of the Documentary (& Hopefully, Political Reform) (tags)

(mini reviews of "The Corporation" "Control Room" "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" and "Uncovered")

BTL:Violence and Scandals Surround Newly Appointed Iraqi Interim Government (tags)

Interview with Denis Halliday, former United Nations under-secretary general and past coordinator of Iraq's oil for food program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Death of Sgt. Van Dale Todd (tags)

Are Iraq veterans going to be treated the way Vietnam veterans were?

ANSWER LA Political Forum - Iraq, Palestine & 2004 Elections (tags)

ANSWER Political Forum on IRAQ, PALESTINE & THE 2004 ELECTIONS Featuring Richard Becker & Muna Coobtee

A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)

QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.

Unions slam war, call for Bush ouster (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO – Delegates to conventions of two of the nation’s largest unions last week cheered as their leaders blasted George W. Bush for lying to justify war on Iraq and for torture of Iraqi detainees. Both unions called for Bush’s ouster in the Nov. 2 election and urged a fight to end the Republican majority grip on the House and Senate.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/2/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

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.

Help Spread Justice! Your needed now! (tags)

The conservatives are meeting to plan the destruction of our country. Progressive minded people should show up in capitalist undercover ware to help liberalize their groups from within.

S. Korea: Bring Back The Troops Home! (tags)

S. Korean anti war movement is intensifying the struggle against the plan to send additional 3,000 combat troops to Iraq. Instead we demand: Bring the troops home NOW!

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

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

Against the War (tags)

"The first lesson is that war produces war. War against terrorism produces terrorist war. The second lesson is that domestic war corresponds to foreign war. The military question and the social question are closely connected.."

Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)

"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."

June 5th - Int’l Day of Protest U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

Los Angeles CA – June 5th is the anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza. Thousand marched downtown then rallied at the federal building demanding…

Republican Congressman Admits War is Against Islam (tags)

Darrell Issa comes out and admits it -- the Iraq war is just the start of a crusade designed to "liberate more than a billion people." Turns out the war on terror really was against Islam after all.

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.

I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)

With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.

JUNE 30 PROTEST IN LA (tags)

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

LA answer Peace and Justice - June 5 2004 (tags)

Images from the march for peace and justice from downtown LA to the Federal Building. Activists called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to occupation throughout the world. 5,000 people including Ron Kovic and Danny Glover.

March Against US Occupations (tags)

Thousands of people marched throughout the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest against US occupations in Iraq, Haiti, and everywhere else.

Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)

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

BTL:The Status of Iraqi Women Deteriorates Under U.S. Occupation (tags)

Interview with Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research, Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)

Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation

In Memory: to veterans of war and peace (tags)

... I failed that young man. I should have confronted him, made him see what he must see by now -- if he is alive ...

Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)

Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.

Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)

An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.

Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war (tags)

"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this."

Arlington West Memorial May 30-31 Santa Monica Beach (tags)

There will be over 800 crosses placed in the sand. Each cross represents an American soldier who has died in Iraq. The names, ages, hometowns and circumstances of their deaths are there for all to read on a plaque that is placed in front of this memorial. Another sign indicates that it would take the entire beach in order to recognize all of the Iraqi’s who have been killed in this war. The crosses are not meant to be used as a religious symbol.

"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.

Robert Fisk: Israeli subcontractors involved in directing interrogations at Abu Ghraib (tags)

"The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel "

Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)

Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.

America's most enduring legacy to Iraqis (tags)

The White House has announced (news, wire services) that the U.S. will pay to have Abu Ghraib prison demolished and replaced with a new maximum security prison, and in addition will construct an entire system of new state of the art prisons throughout Iraq.

From Abu Graihb to LA. (tags)

When these psychotic rapist soldiers leave the military where do you think they might work next? Cop, school security, prison guard?

Torture and Brutality, America's New World Order (tags)

After failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or identifying any connection between Saddam Hussein?s regime and al Qaeda, the US government tried to justify its bloody war on the people of Iraq by asserting that it freed Iraqi people from a brutal and fascist regime. They claimed that the world had become safer without the Baath regime and that the US would build the first democracy in the Arab world as a symbol and role model for other countries in the region.

Bush trips over Abu Ghraib pronunciation (tags)

CARLISLE, Pa., May 24 (Reuters) - Two rehearsals for his prime-time speech on Monday were not enough to keep U.S. President George W. Bush from mangling the name of the Abu Ghraib prison that brought shame to the U.S. mission in Iraq. During the half-hour televised address, Bush mispronounced Abu Ghraib each of the three times he mentioned it while announcing U.S. plans to tear down the infamous jail and replace it with a new facility.

THURS 7PM: Sonali & Medea on Afghanistan & Iraq (tags)

Night of Resistance & Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan and Iraq WHEN: May 27th 2004 - 7:30-9:30pm WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 W. Wilshire Blvd @ Berendo, LA

Annihilation of Human Dignity (tags)

Masters and their sorcerer's apprentices

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."

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004

Abu Ghraib prison scandal motivates "Rummy" to implement badly needed reform! (tags)

Mobile phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in United States Army installations in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business newspaper reported on Sunday.

NIGHT OF RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ (tags)

This event is a fundraiser for Afghan Women's Mission and Global Exchange. Our speaker's, Sonali Kolhatkar and Medea Benjamin wil not only be speaking about the organization and their work, but also about the current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

JUNE 5 DAY OF PROTEST IN LA - SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (tags)

Demonstrate against the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and Everywhere on June 5 in LA! Assemble 12 Noon, Olympic & Broadway.

Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)

The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.

JUNE 5: Protest Massacres in Rafah (tags)

Demonstration the end the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere on June 5 in LA!

Death to "israel"!!! Death to US Imperialism!!! (tags)

www.geocities.com/arabsocialistcoalition http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network/

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."

URGENT Petition supporting Camilo Mejia US conscientious objector (tags)

Support Camilo Mejia, US conscientious objector, waiting court-martial for “desertion” on 19 May 2004

We Are Everywhere tour joined by David Martinez and Jo Wildings tonight! (tags)

May 17 Los Angeles, CA– Arts in Action 7:30pm - 1919 west 7th Street (between Westlake and Bonnie Brae) on the fourth floor w/ David Martinez May 18 Los Angeles, CA- 7:30pm Flor y Canto - 3706 N. Figueroa Ave-in North East LA - http://florycanto.org w/ David Martinez and Jo Wildings

We Are Everywhere Tour-UPDATE! (tags)

This Just In: We Are Everywhere tour joined by San Francisco based filmmaker David Martinez and British activist Jo Wildings! Recently returned from Iraq where they were kidnapped by the resistance and then released unharmed, they will present video and stories from their experiences.

BTL:Human Rights Abuses in U.S.-Run Iraq and Afghan Prisons are... (tags)

...Widespread and Systemic * Interview with Carroll Bogert, associate director, Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Latest from the front (tags)

The Arab Baath Socialist Party May 4th 2004 Statement!!! (tags)

Free President Saddam Hussein!!! Victory to Iraqi Arab and Islamic Armed Resistance!!! Death to Zionist AmeriKKKa!!! Join the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On Line News and Views Forum http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network

Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)

The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...

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).......

salon.com contacts Free Republic poster over role in murder of Nick Berg (tags)

Apparently, I am in the middle of a controversy regarding the brutal murder of Nick Berg by the Islamofascist terrorist b*st*rds. I received the following FReepmail today from a salon.com reporter and spoke to him off the record. I will either call him back on the record or he can use my comments here on the record.

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.

Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)

The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.

Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)

Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”

YET MORE PHOTOS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ (tags)

ANTIWAR.com has made some of the just released photos available on their website, at: http://www.antiwar.com/news/?articleid=2444

5/15 Socialist Pres Candidate at UCLA (tags)

On May 15, 2004 at 12 p.m., a socialist presidential candidate, Bill Van Auken, will speak at UCLA, Ackerman Student Union 308 Westwood Plaza, Room 3517, Los Angeles.

'Fake' Iraqi photos remind Rush of Lincoln Center (tags)

Rush speculates that the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are faked--even so he finds them rather tame; "I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie."

A Must See Flash Site About Iraq (tags)

Though I did not make this site (it was forwarded to me), this is a master piece about Iraq.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.

5/2, San Francisco: Reclaim the Commons Spokescouncil (tags)

SHUT DOWN CORPORATE POWER! SHUT-DOWN THE CORPORATE/POLITICAL MACHINE on June 8! First Spokescouncil May 2nd 4-6 pm San Francisco St. Boniface Church, 133 Golden Gate Drive

U.S. Occupiers abolish Iraqi national flag (tags)

The U.S. occupation has designated a new national flag to replace Iraq's national colors as they've existed since 1921. Iraq's traditional colors of red, white, green, and black... clearly identifying the country as part of the "Uma" (the Arab nation), are to be replaced by white, blue, and yellow.

Pat Tillman: Hero or Wasted Life? (tags)

An argument against calling American soldiers engaged in an illegal and immoral war "heroes" as is done continuously by the corporate media. This is even more so in wars that leave a radioactive legacy of cancers and deformed children like the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

George Bush War Criminal (tags)

The United States is commiting war crimes right now in Iraq, meanwhile calling a popular uprising '200 guys from syria', drug dealers, thugs etc. The Iraqi governing councel has 'officially' reduced the number of Iraqis the US coalition killed in Fallujah, saying only 18% were civilians. We need to tell people what is really going on in Iraq, and hold this government accountable. This is ridiculous!

War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)

Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.

A Priceless Cake Walk (tags)

Psychologists have noted that young children are prone to "magical thinking" -- the belief that if one wants something to be true, it is true. The Iraq hawks have engaged in magical thinking throughout the Iraq mission.

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."

We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)

In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.

George Bush, recruiting sergeant for Bin Laden (tags)

By endorsing Ariel Sharon's plan George Bush has legitimised terrorism. What better recruiting sergeant could Bin Laden have than the President of the United States?

Why does Kerry sound like Bush? (tags)

According to the logic of the Democratic Party establishment and their mouthpieces, the only candidate that can beat Bush is the one that’s just as tough as Bush. As for people who actually want to see an end to Bush’s rotten reign--people who opposed the war on Iraq and Bush’s giveaways to Corporate America--they should keep quiet, while Kerry moves to the right to look for more votes.

BTL:Critic Charges Bush Administration's "Language of Lying" Transformed into.. (tags)

..."an Orwellian Artform" * Interview with Robert Scheer, syndicated columnist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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!

Logic, Mythology and the Iraq War (tags)

The logical reasons why George W. Bush's rationalizations for the Iraq war are asinine and the discussions by pundits and so-called experts on corporate television are based on false assumptions and are ridiculous as well.

Iraq Occupation Policy Under John Kerry (tags)

The anti-war activists should not harbor any illusions about John Kerry and the Democrats. The goal of anti-war activists should be the liberation of Iraq from the illegal Anglo-American occupation and its deadly consequences. It does not take a belief in determinism to figure out that the occupation can end under either Bush or Kerry if the economic and political costs become prohibitive for the financiers, the transnational corporations, the politicians and the military. These costs can rise if the Iraqi resistance grows strong, or if the anti-war movement in the West can put effective public pressure, or both

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

Today in the MidEast 12th of april (tags)

briefing

They hijacked the Pentagon (tags)

In March 2003, career military official and registered Libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski knocked heads with "the neoconservative coup" during "the hijacking of the Pentagon." Now she tells all....

How GI bullies are making enemies of their Iraqi friends (tags)

Still refusing to acknowledge a rising consensus among observers that it faces a broad-based nationalist movement, President George Bush insisted in a weekend radio address that "a small faction is attempting to . . . seize power", and his Baghdad spokesman, Dan Senor, railed against "two-bit thugs . . . despised by a majority of Iraqis". But, while the Americans kill Iraqis in the numbers that they have taken to, they will have little or no support from Iraqis - no politician or religious leader can afford such an association. Personally many find it distasteful and if they were to support it publicly, they would go through their lives fearing a fate similar to that of the US security contractors in Falluja.

Looking very bad for the "coalition" (tags)

BAGHDAD, April 10 -- A battalion of the new Iraqi army refused to go to Fallujah earlier this week to support U.S. Marines battling for control of the city, senior U.S. Army officers here said, disclosing an incident that is casting new doubt on U.S. plans to transfer security matters to Iraqi forces. Anti-U.S. Outrage Unites a Growing Iraqi Resistance

FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)

FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.

Vietnam All Over Again (tags)

Like so much of humankind's history, our government will send the poor to kill the poor.

Priority Update From Iraq (tags)

Forwarded from Women in Black List serve.

'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)

Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

130 SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ - REPORTS (tags)

As the U.S. occupation forces encounter determined armed resistance and uprisings all across Iraq... could they be lying about their casualites?

GRAHAM VOTES FOR FOREHEAD (tags)

Senator Bob Graham indicated that he would rather be shot in the forehead than in the back, however I suggest an organized retreat due to the small number of troops extmated to be 150,000. This leaves us outnumbered by quite a few registered voters that support the right to bear arms.

Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)

mass action stop war profiteering

Don’t rely on the politicians (tags)

To end US military aggression, we need to rely on the power of mass, grass-roots organisation, not saviours from corporate parties.

THE PSYCHOPATHIC ISRAELIS/AMERICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECENT BOMBINGS IN IRAQ (tags)

If you were wondering who was responsible for the recent bombing/killing of Shiites, read this article. In it, the psychopathic Israelis/Jews, admit that the bombing and killing of Shiites, is part of their strategy for Iraq, which like their strategy for Lebanon, involves igniting a civil war.

Assaulted in Iraq (tags)

Vehicle explodes Occupants dead, or dying Insurgents look on

An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)

This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist

9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel (tags)

America: Israel's Proxy Military

Resident Bu$h, jokes about WMDs. (tags)

In this photo taken from video, resident bu$hco pretends to search the Oval Office for weapons of mass destruction in a frat boy spoof shown to a dinner for White House radio and television correspondents in Washington Wednesday night March 24, 2004. Nearly 600 American troops and over 10,000 Iraqi civilians have DIED because of bu$hco's lies concerning Iraq possessing WMDs. Now the resident makes it into a comedy routine. Well guess what America... THE JOKES ON YOU! (AP Photo/ APTN Pool)

The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)

Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.

March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)

One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

Iraq War's First Anniversary Demonstrations In Los Angeles, California (tags)

M20 demonstration photos, video Hollywood, CA, 2004 by MichaelUribe.com

3.20 anti-war demo in Seoul, S. Korea (tags)

March 20 at least 5.000 people, mainly unionists, students and last but not least migrant workers protested against the ongoing occupation of Iraq and government's plan to send additional 3000 combat troops to Iraq.

March 20: Millions Demonstrate Against Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Millions of people in cities around the world hit the streets today, March 20, to protest the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. Massive demonstrations took place in London, Brussels, Seoul, Tokyo, and thousands of other cities and towns in 45 countries. Demonstrations took place in more that 250 cities across the Untied States. Many of these demonstrations also demanded an end to the U.S./Israeli occupation of Palestine and an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

BTL:After Terrorist Bombing, Spanish Election Defeat of Bush Ally Sends... (tags)

...Shock Waves Through Washington* Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Bush Iraq Anniversary- March 20 Protester-Terrorists (?) (tags)

The madness of GW Bush is awakening billions. Soon people everywhere will know that it is not Bush but most US people who love their system and their garages full of simple-minded polluting junk, crap, waste, crack and suffering

Demonstrators take to the streets in S.F. March 19th (tags)

Demonstrators and San Francisco police officers march along Market Street during an anti-war protest in San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)

550+ pairs of boots, an anti-war protest (tags)

550 pairs of black boots represent the US military personnel killed in Iraq

Paul Bremer's French home occupied by peace activists! (tags)

Take to the streets for peace this saturday, hollyweird & vine. 11 o'clock.

Protest in Pasadena on Saturday night! (tags)

Protest Bush and his occupation of Iraq this Saturday.

An interesting article, considering the upcoming protests (tags)

A very interesting perspective on contemporary protesting.

March 20 Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

12 noon, Hollywood & Vine: Look for Black Flags and Banners 2:30: Anarcho-Communist meeting after march at park at Franklin and La Brea.

Clearly Racist And Bigoted Skits On Clear Channel (tags)

In the March 10 Bill Handel show on KFI AM 640, a pretend "Muslim" allegedly reading from the new Iraqi constitution refers to "hairy Iraqi women," "lovely Japanese schoolgirls," the "infidel custom of bathing on a regular basis," and "civil unions" between Iraqis and "loving camels and goats."

March 19th L.A. K-Town Peace Vigil (tags)

Young Koreans United (YKU) of Los Angeles will hold L.A. Koreatown Vigil for Peace from Iraq to Korea on March 19, 2004.

Socialists win Spain! Bush's man, Aznar, on the way out! (tags)

People react in the street after hearing that Spain's opposition Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) was declared victor in the Spanish general elections in Madrid. The pro-Bush, pro-war Popular Party of Prime Minister Aznar suffered total defeat at the polls. (AFP/Christophe Simon) In a stunning turn of events, the Spanish people have kicked out the ruling Popular Party of Prime Minister Aznar for his close alignment to the U.S. over the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The great majority of Spain's people were, and are, against the war... to which Aznar committed over 1,000 troops. After the terror bombings in Madrid, large crowds began to gather to protest against Aznar and his Popular Party, blaming them for Spain's subservience to Bush and making the country a target of terrorists. The crowds held signs that read: "The bombs that fell on Baghdad exploded in Madrid." The unpopular Aznar government was defeated at the polls by the Socialist Worker's Party, whose candidate Rodriguez Zapatero now becomes President!

Defend the Anti-Imperialist Camp! (tags)

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US Unloads WMB in Iraq (tags)

The Teharan Times reported sat. Mar. 13 that the US forces in southern Iraq have been unloading a large cargo of parts for constructing long range missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the southern ports of Iraq.

Join the March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

To Abolish War, We must Abolish Capitalism!

Republican insider spied for Saddam (tags)

Lindauer allegedly met in Iraq with several intelligence officers at the Al-Rashid Hotel, accepting cash payments of about $5,000. On her return, Lindauer allegedly met with an Iraqi officer in Manhattan.

"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)

Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.

12/03 VoteRigging insight to Pre-empt-- deleted from stories at some IMC's (tags)

Here is insight gleaned from listening to Kerry speak in early debate and written about in KucitiZeN IndyMedia story. The full comment is include at sites like Cleveland, SF and Vancouver which have the old form, but at sites like Boston,Madison and Chicago, it has been deleted-possibly through some back-door cyber window? This was even before Dean was being set-up for the fall. This is what the major players are realizing that with all the people on the Web ,doing their homework,Research and self-publishing, the bloggin' is cracking open their noggin's, Scribes not Scripts, Let the People GO! SEE for yourself!

Temecula Night of Remembrance to Reflect on Year of War (tags)

The members of Peace Works! in Temecula Valley will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Temecula Duck Pond Park to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This special Night of Remembrance begins at dusk, 6:00 p.m., and will feature reflections on the human cost of war as well as hope for a world of peace.

Nations of Periphery Have a Right to Weapons of Mass Destruction!!! (tags)

March 8th Editorial of the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network

Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)

UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside

The World a Safer Place? Yeah Right! (tags)

Geraldo from Baghdad (tags)

I am not a big fan of Geraldo, but I have to give him this one. He is so right about the reporters who "Report" the news.

BTL:Peace Groups Plan March 20 Worldwide Protests to Observe... (tags)

...1-Year Anniversary of Iraq War. Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

I hate bushite (tags)

No words from the bushites who rule our communications through corporate news censorship, while Christian parents call out unheard: why has corporate america allowed forsaken soldiers to eat plutonium to murder God for a measly few dollars the bushmob will pocket for the up coming "unbiased" re-election news campaign?

Call for a March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

On March 20th, retake activism in LA! Prove that our rage over this unjust war and occupation will not be confined to permitted marches facilitated by bureaucracies that stifle real efforts towards building another world.

ART OF WAR : IRAQ (tags)

Iraq

Nader's Nadir? (tags)

Nader is now publicly calling for the impeachment of the President. It is a reasonable request. Bush has led America into a war based on disinformation and lies. The Republicans attacked Clinton for a cigar and an intern, but the Democrats won't go after Bush for misleading Americans into war. Why? It's simple; the Democrats on the whole supported the illegal invasion, which was piggybacked on the Clinton and Gore Iraq Liberation Act signed back in 1998.

U.S. in Iraq: No place to hide (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Iraqi people and their resistance against U.S. occupation.

U.S. Sees Al-Qaeda Everywhere (tags)

Bush Administration twisting nature of Iraq violence to legitimate the War Hawks and mislead the public, while concurrently hiding their own shortcomings.

BTL:Bush Avoids Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game (tags)

Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

'GO FIND A WAY FO ME TO DO IT' (tags)

by William Rivers Pitt on the lies that led to war

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/20/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)

Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media

In Iraq and Back Home (tags)

Youth Radio – Soldier / student’s experiences in Iraq and now back home

Time Could Be Running Out for the 'Endless War' Brigade (tags)

"Sept. 11 was not caused by American foreign policy. This is complete nonsense, complete rubbish. And if that is the issue upon which you hope to remove the American administration, you are in for a huge shock." - Richard Perle

The Smirk Has Not Been Wiped From the Chimp's Face. (tags)

(Iran and Bush Regime's Pretext to War.)

200,000 in Spain protest Iraq War! (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of antiwar protesters marched in Madrid Spain to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Calls were also made for the total withdrawal of some 1,300 Spanish troops from Iraq. The anti-Imperialist protestors held banners and placards that denounced the idiot Cowboy in the Whitehouse, as well as his puppet... Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar. Protestors also carried thousands of pictures of Spanish television cameraman Jose Couso, who was murdered along with Reuters TV cameraman Taras Protsyuk when U.S. occupation soldiers fired a tank shell at the media hotel where the two were working in Baghdad. The massive anti-war protest was held to mark the first anniversary of demonstrations held around the world when nearly 15 Million people marched to oppose the U.S. oil war against Iraq (Reuters photo/Andrea Comas).

M20 : Time to prepare for the next massive demonstration (tags)

Time to prepare for the next international demo: March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War !

Iraq and Beyond (tags)

This is an inspiring article about envisioning a better, post-imperialist world, and the fight that's necessary to gain it. (reposted by imc volunteer)

Proof that Intelligence never supported of Iraq War (tags)

"global war on terrorism as presently defined and conducted is strategically unfocused, promised much more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate US military and other resources in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security"

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

Impeachment Not Censure, You Morons! (tags)

Once again Liberals are showing their total lack of spine and total lack of ability to strike the iron while the iron is white hot. This is what happened when they declared their control over the peace movement that rose up against the war in Iraq by stating they were "backing away from more confrontational forms of protest like non-violent civil disobedience like blocking traffic in the streets of major cities" in the U.S. in March and April of last year.

a sampling of this week's U.S. military rape headlines.... (tags)

around the world with the Stars and Stripes.... a few of the latest confirmed rapes, alleged rapes, attempted rapes, indecent assault, sodomy, "torture" photos, etc.. in Australia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Okinawa etc.... oh google news searches make it so easy to compile this stuff....

Iraqi sovereignty - outsourced to North Carolina (tags)

Naomi Klein: "....The appetite for democracy among Iraqis keeps racing ahead of the plodding plans for "capacity building" [Research Triangle Institute] drew up before the invasion. In November the Washington Post reported that when RTI arrived in the province of Taji, armed with flowcharts and ready to set up local councils, it discovered that "the Iraqi people formed their own representative councils in this region months ago, and many of those were elected, not selected, as the occupation is proposing." The Post quoted one man telling a RTI contractor, "We feel we are going backwards"....

Feeding the herd with an empty bucket (tags)

In my experience, you can catch a clever horse twice with an empty feed bucket. Then the animal quits trusting you. By now, the White House chicanery has grown so brazen that one would expect that even dairy cows and GOP "team leaders" would suspect that they are being had.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th Updates Plus Special Event!!! (tags)

Editorial March 19th Flier link! 1.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 2. Arab Socialist Coalition of North America:Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations 3.Iraqi Communist Party(Cadre) formally ackowledges Saddam Hussein to be the Valid President of Iraq!!! Response from the ICP-Cadre 4:Petition Endorsed by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network: Defend Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash!!! 5.DPRK News:"Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for" 6.Socialist Arab Coalition of North America-History of Communist Involvement in the Lebanese Resistance Against "israel"-æÝÇÁÇ ááãÞÇæãÉ ÇáÔíæÚíÉ ***En Español*** 7. Diario de la resistencia iraquí Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero 8. Coalición árabe socialista de Norteamérica: Abra la letra en el movimiento pacifista de los E.E.U.U. y las organizaciones árabes y musulmanas 9.El canje de prisiones entre Hizbollah e Israel: las lecciones de la resistencia

STUPIDITY IS ALL AROUND (tags)

Hit the theme from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. New lyric: stupidity is what's all around.

BTL:Many in Britain Call Hutton Inquiry Exonerating Tony Blair Over... (tags)

...Iraq Weapons Affair a 'Whitewash'. Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/30/04 ¡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 (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

A Republican's Case Against George W. Bush (tags)

"Bush is overwhelmed by the influence of religious zealots--both Zionist and fundamentalist Christian. He ignores America's own heavy guilt for the plight of Palestinians. He fails to recognize that more than a billion Muslims worldwide, along with many millions of non-Muslims, are deeply aggrieved at this complicity. " Paul Findley, former Republican Congressman speaks out about Palestine

The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)

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Video of 6 Dennis Kucinich Speaking Engagements (tags)

Iowa Caucus Weekend w/ Dennis Kucinich 4 Q & A's and speech from 6 stumps in Iowa

Dennis Kucinich was Right about WMDs- there were none (tags)

A new report reveals there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Bush-appointed weapons inspector, Dr. David Kay, testifying before the U.S. Senate said everyone in Washington was wrong, but Dennis Kucinich was right. He has consistently said there was no evidence of WMDs in Iraq. For more information see: MS-Word | pdf

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.

Voters riled by war, health costs, economy (tags)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Health care, jobs and the Iraq war were the issues on voters’ minds as they turned out in record numbers for the Jan. 27 presidential primaries here. Over 214,000 voted in the Democratic primary, far exceeding any previous year’s total.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 27th Updates!!! (tags)

1.Association against Zionism and Racism (AZAR) Office Raided by Comprador Hashemite Normalizers with the Zionist Enemy!!! 2.Special Report from al-Arab al-Yawm on Iraqi prisons. 3.Rodong Sinmun on U.S. Aggressive Doctrine ***En Español*** 4.:: Diario de la resistencia iraquí: Titulares: 23 a 25 de enero 5.Comunicado de Ahmad Saadat, secretario general del FPLP, y de sus compañeros desde la cárcel de Jericó

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

Iraq war justified even without WMD: Ashcroft (tags)

Here you go ! NO WMD and a lot of weapons of mass deception.

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.

George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)

Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?

Creative protest - 500 pairs of Army boots stand empty in Chicago Fed. plaza (tags)

Finally... a CREATIVE ACT to engage the public and make people think. Demonstrations are fine... but what we really need are hundreds, thousands, of creative works that intervene in the mass consciousness. An anonymous public art that speaks truth to power and dares to envision a different world. Mass political struggle is one thing... but profound, insightful, and bold cultural work paves the way to a world at last inhabitable. LET A THOUSAND FLOWERS BLOOM! No more business as usual... turn the city streets into open air art galleries! In this Reuters photograph by Frank Polich, Viet Nam Veteran Eddie Randolph looks over 500 pairs of boots laid out in Chicago's Federal plaza, January 21, 2004. The boots were placed there to remember the U.S. soldiers killed in the War in Iraq.

The Top 100 Heroes of Peace (tags)

Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.

ART OF WAR : PEACE IN IRAQ (tags)

Peace in Iraq 2004

Producer says OK, copy his new Iraq war film (tags)

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald says that he will allow his movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" to be copied by the general public.

debunking neo-con lies (tags)

some neo-con lies about Iraq debunked

1/13/04 – Santa Ana say’s No to the Iraqi War! (tags)

On Tuesday, January 13th 2004, the people of Santa Ana, the Orange County Green Party, the Not In Our Name LA Project, Our Lady of Lourdes, OC Peace Coalition, and various other human rights and anti-war groups gathered at fourth and main to march to the Federal Building and demand an end to the war in Iraq.

Bush Booed at Martin Luther King Gravesite (tags)

Protestors shout from across the street while resident Bu$h made a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr., crypt in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. Nearly 1,000 protestors booed and jeered Bu$h for his war against Iraq as well as his reactionary policies against Americans. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

US SOLDIERS BELIEVE WMD WILL BE PLANTED IN IRAQ. (tags)

Spending 3 weeks under armed guard as an 'Enemy Prisoner of War' in Baghdad after I was captured while in Iraq looking for my missing daughter, I had unique access to the thoughts of US Soldiers. Many suspefct that the CIA will plant WMD.

The Barreling Bushes (tags)

In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...

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

New Report Finds No WMD In Iraq (tags)

An article about the Carnegie WMD Report, Operation Rockingham, and the OSP.

Spoils of War: the Antiquities Trade and the Looting of Iraq (tags)

Archaeological destruction throughout Iraq

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

Bring Them Home NOW (tags)

Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.

NO CHRISTMAS, NO NEW YEAR, NO DAUGHTER AND NO HELP FROM BUSH. (tags)

With my daughter still missing in Iraq and my heart desparate to return there, I was alone at the holiday time. I gave not a single card, present or greeting to anyone. I love them but I could not take part in this excessiveness when my little girl still waits for me in Iraq.

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.

Bush Cedes Presidency (tags)

Petulance grows in cancerous amounts

Willie Nelson's new song (tags)

Willie, like the Dixie Chicks, is speaking his mind about this president and this war.

The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)

author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!

Iraq | Pre-War Weapons Supply Syria indicated as main arms link (tags)

DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show.

Cheney Threatened Wellstone (tags)

At least, Cheney keeps his promises.

BTL:Vietnam War Era-style "Phoenix" Assassination Program Implemented in... (tags)

...U.S.-Occupied Iraq Interview with Douglas Valentine, author of "The Phoenix Program," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)

2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.

American banana problem ? (tags)

one day 6 heroes dead 6 collaborators dead 43 heroes wounded to cripples And no personalized evil in sight to blame

Task Force 121 (tags)

An article about Task Force 121, and US operations during the occupation of Iraq.

dear yanqui goon (tags)

An open letter to all yanqui goons

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)

1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement

Peace Porridge #36: 24 December 2003 - Juvenile Justice In Iraq (tags)

Things were different before the invasion! Liberation? Hardly! Terrorize? Absolutely! What possible chance is there to bring about peace in Iraq with storm trooper tactics against school children and teachers? The fact that some of these children have chosen Saddam over the soldiers of the US occupational forces must tell you something! It certainly should!

Dennis Kucinich: Candidate of the left? (tags)

Kucinich opposed busing programs to integrate Cleveland schools. Before the issue had even taken hold locally, he made a point to introduce a resolution in the city council asking Congress to oppose busing as a means of integration. While Kucinich supported social and economic programs that would benefit the white immigrant neighborhoods that made up the majority of the district he represented, he disparaged similar improvements in Black neighborhoods. One of his campaign workers remarked in 1972 that Kucinich has "learned to play dirty pool…. It’s a racial issue. There are a lot of bigots in that district and someone has to represent them, let’s face it."9

12/23: Latest News from IRAQ - by PeaceNoWar (tags)

Peace No War Network Web: www.PeaceNoWar.net [To join the listserv, send e-mail to: peacenowar-subscribe@lists.riseup.net]

Does this man really deserve your vote? (tags)

At best, Dean represents the Democratic Party’s recognition that it has lost the support of many liberals--and an attempt to pull them back into the fold in 2004. But Dean is certain to move rightward once he has won the support of progressives and knows that he can count on their votes--in the hopes of appearing more "electable" to the political establishment.

Defining Terrorism (tags)

DEFINE TERRORIST And You Will Be Calling For An Israeli Accountability Act

Terrorist recruiters' wide reach The Syrian connection (tags)

19 Dec 03 By Lisa Myers Senior investigative correspondent NBC News NBC's Lisa Myers reports on the insurgents in Iraq and how recruiters range from Italy to Norway, finding fighters to send into the country to kill Americans. NBC Nightly News: Recruiting terrorists in Europe to kill Americans in Iraq. Network described as complex, well-organized. Since the arrest of Saddam Hussein, attacks on American troops have continued. Most of the insurgents in Iraq are Iraqi-born, but some have been foreign fighters. And many of them have been recruited from Europe. European police have arrested nine suspects recently on charges they were recruiting fighters to kill Americans in Iraq. NBC News has learned the network of recruiters spans from Italy to Norway.

Demorats (tags)

It's hard to say which was worse for Howard Dean: the capture of Saddam Hussein or Al Gore's endorsement.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 19 Updates (tags)

1.Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 15-17 2003 2.Statement of the Arab Cause Solidarity Committee: The apprehension and incarceration of Saddam Hussein will not bring about the end of the Iraqi resistance 3.Pro-Saddam Riots Rock the World 4. Message to US Security Council: AMERICA IS WORTH NOTHING...AMERICANS ARE PIGS ON TWO LEGS 5. Iraqi town takes pride in battling U.S. army 6.Iraqi Resistance front to be proclaimed soon After the arrest of Saddam resistance will intensify and unite even more, says Jabbar al Kubaysi 7. Offical State Paper of Cuba on Resistance in Iraq 8.Rally in S. Korea against Additional Troop Dispatch to Iraq 9.U.S. Moves to Stifle Syria Accused 10."Message to the GI Mercenaries on the Further Deployment of US Troops" Published

how israel manipulated western intelligence agencies (tags)

WASHINGTON, 19 December 2003 - It's no secret that much of the news reported in Israel's Hebrew-language media never reaches the mainstream American press, for the simple reason that items unfavorable to Israel generally are not translated.

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.

Coming out from hiding (tags)

The image of Saddam hiding in a hole symbolizes the era of dictatorship, tyranny and totalitarianism in the history of Arabs, starting from the proclivity towards Nazism and fascism adopted by the nationalist groups as an ideology throughout the Arab word.

biodiesel collectivo (tags)

transportation without petroleum is possibile when we support biodiesel collectivo for transportation, growing our own hemp and converting leftover plant oil into biodiesel..

We're glad Saddam is captured but.... (tags)

However, there is no but.

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.

Saddam's Capture and the Media Circus (tags)

A few thoughts on Saddam's capture, the corporate media reaction and whether or not it will diminish Iraqi resistance to colonial domination.

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)

1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq

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

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Declassified Documents of U.S. Support for Hussein (tags)

The National Security Archive at George Washington University has published a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early 1980’s. The collection of documents, published on the Web, include briefing materials, diplomatic reports of two Rumsfeld trips to Baghdad, reports on Iraqi chemical weapons use during the Reagan administration and presidential directives that ensure U.S. access to the region's oil and military expansion.

Statement by the Iraqi Branch of the Arab Socialist Baath Party. (tags)

The heroic armed Resistance, guided by its political and strategic programs, will never stop.

The Capture of Saddam Hussein-Editorial statement (tags)

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FRESH FROM IRAQ, STOLEN PALACE EGGS! YEAH! CAPITALSM! (tags)

Openly selling stolen goods from Iraq seems to be permissible. I found this on craigslist. Decorative Egg Recovered From Saddams Palace During OIF - $10000

Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)

"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."

Saddam's checkup: Bush's misplaced priorities (tags)

The dictator is healthy, Americans are not!

When Dictator is Booted from White House America Can Rebuild. (tags)

I find it very interesting that just a few days after the American appointed governing council in Iraq votes to begin a tribunal for Iraqi war criminals even though no constitution has been ratified that could legitimize any form of Judiciary in Iraq, Saddam Hussein conveniently shows up.

Patriotic Gore and Power Vacuums (tags)

"The capture of Saddam Hussein does not mean the end of violence in Iraq." George 'Psychopath' Bush 12.14.3

Kathy Kelly at the Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Kathy Kelly speaks at the Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq

(2) Vigil to End the Occupation in Hollywood (tags)

Candlelight Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq, Saturday, December 13th, in Hollywood.

Bush's Illegal War' Questionnaire (tags)

Please answer as many of the following questions as you can, and as many with a straight face as possible. Please answer quickly as you already have all of the answers.

NDFSK: Anti-imperialist solidarity committee (USA) issued letter titled (tags)

On last November 27, the Anti-imperialist solidarity committee (USA) made public a letter titled "Message to the GI mercenaries on the further deployment of US troops".

Tariq Ali Speaks in Seattle on War (tags)

Tariq Ali, author of "Bush in Babylon," spoke in Seattle recently about Arab culture, American history in the Middle East, ways to thwart being called an anti-Semite for criticizing Israeli policy and more....

U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)

A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/12/03 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Spain, Russia, and Cuba.

It?s been a good year (tags)

The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.

Support for Bush, war going back up (tags)

WASHINGTON ? Public support for the war in Iraq, on the downswing since establishing the peace there turned messy, has climbed back to its highest level since August, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows. (Related link: Poll results)

On the Ground, Straight From the Top (tags)

U.S. military commanders throughout Iraq have been saying for months -- almost unequivocally -- that they are winning the war against Iraqi insurgents, religious extremists and foreign terrorists in their sectors. This, even as attacks against U.S. forces increased across the country and a series of high-profile bombings and helicopter shoot-downs helped create the impression in the world media that the insurgents were gaining ground. Vernon Loeb, defense correspondent for The Post, asked commanders from the four major U.S. Army divisions in Iraq why they thought they were winning, and what they used as measures of success. Responding via e-mail, they had plenty to say. Excerpts:

Iraq behind the cameras: a different reality (tags)

"We've got a lot of good things going on, but when I went home (on leave), people were just like 'We never hear that stuff,' " said Civil Affairs Pvt. Amy Schroeder. "That's what makes the families worry." What Iraq looks like on TV, and what Iraq is like for the 130,000 troops living here, sometimes feels like two different realities.

Operation Iron Hammer: Iraq: The War After The War (tags)

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KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT (tags)

After many years as a privacy advocate and author of privacy books, I now reluctantly believe that there's one citizen of the United States who is not entitled to any privacy or solitude, but should be subjected to a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and knavery. In other words, patriotic Americans who believe in fair play should -- within the bounds of the law -- make this person's life a living hell.

Governor, You're No George McGovern (tags)

Dean favored an alternative war resolution (sponsored by Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.) that differed little from the one that passed. True, Biden-Lugar called on Bush to seek a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the war, but it did not require Bush to obtain such a resolution, if the Security Council balked. In other words, Dean favored a congressional resolution authorizing exactly the course that Bush took.

Saddam Killed 61,000 in Baghdad (tags)

The survey, which the polling firm planned to release on Tuesday, asked 1,178 Baghdad residents in August and September whether a member of their household had been executed by Saddam's regime. According to Gallup, 6.6 percent said yes.

193rd U.S. Soldier killed in Iraq since May 1st. (tags)

Another U.S. Soldier dies in Iraq... killed in a guerilla drive-by shooting. This death is the 193rd since resident bush declared the war over on May 1st. Hey George... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over? In the photo, U.S. occupation troops in a Humvee drive past a billboard altered by the resistance in Baghdad, Monday Dec. 8, 2003. The billboard's message had offered a reward of 2,500 USD to those providing information regarding activity of insurgents. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

The Regimes "tactical perception-management campaigns" (tags)

JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 -- Israel was a "full partner" in U.S. and British intelligence failures that exaggerated former president Saddam Hussein's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a report by an Israeli military research center has charged.

Why is the Pentagon ripping off the troops? (tags)

Explains WHY Pentagon penny-pinching budget cutters are betraying the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Ahmed Shawki in LA tomorrow: Resisting Empire (tags)

The editor of International Socialist Review ( ISR ) will speak tomorrow at the UTLA building on resistance in the Middle and perspectives on the US occupation of Iraq.

1,700 U.S. soldiers have deserted in Iraq (tags)

One thousand and seven hundred U.S. soldiers have deserted their posts in Iraq

BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)

...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

1,700 Proud Occupiers Go A.W.O.L. (tags)

With the High Morale Bush Supporters frequently talk about 1,700 American Soldiers have informally left Iraq. I guess they were so happy they couldn't stand it.

Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend in LA (tags)

Editor of International Socialist Review (ISR) to speak this Saturday at UTLA building in Los Angeles on anti-imperialist resistance in the Middle East.

The Samarra Massacre...Vietnam all over again... (tags)

It appears as if the U.S. is using Vietnam-style tactics in Iraq and portraying Vietnam-style civilian massacres as heroic battles against a fierce enemy. The U.S. corporate media is once again complicit in the covering-up of U.S. crimes and atrocities around the world. Eight Civilians are killed, two Mosques are desecrated, and the U.S. corporate media simply tells us that the U.S. forces fought off an ambush, not even mentioning the Iraqi witnesses which state that the U.S. simply opened fire, indiscriminately, into a crowd of worshippers and pilgrims.

Bush Surprise Iraq trip is a fake (tags)

Politicizing War on FOX News (tags)

"FOX News exists to bludgeon even timid anti-imperialist voices, whether they emanate from the Right or Left."

SHARP, SHORT OFFENSIVE AGAINST SYRIA (tags)

SHORT, SHARP OFFENSIVE AGAINST SYRIA

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

Excellent News - More dead scumbags (tags)

U.S. Forces Kill 46 Iraqis Attempting Ambush

ART OF WAR: Postcard from Iraq (tags)

A. O. W. Postcard from Iraq

Interview with Comrade-in-Arms, Awni al Kalemji, of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance (tags)

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Multi Lateral Matters (tags)

Why 30+ Years of Appeasing Muslim Terror Got the World Nowhere But Screwed

Bush Delivers A Turkey (tags)

To President Bush, America's soldiers are nothing more than props for his never-ending campaign. They were props on May 1 and they were props on Thanksgiving Day. An appearance at the funeral of one of the soldiers who has died in a war that has increased the terrorist threat against America, not diminished it, would be far more meaningful. So would an appearance to greet the coffins coming back from Iraq, ending an unprecedented policy forbidding the media from filming the arrival of America's war dead. Of course, footage like that would not make for jolly White House political propaganda.

If You Don't Want War: Why Don't You? (tags)

Scrawled on cardboard stuck to the telephone pole it said: "Fuck Bush!" ... that day in April when the US announced there would be no 2nd UN resolution on Iraq. The First Picture is Bush hiding you from me with his crimesof war. Or who is hiding who?

On the Need for a Pro-Iraq United Front In the US (tags)

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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.

How British Charity Was Silenced On Iraq (tags)

One of Britain's most high-profile charities was ordered to end criticism of military action in Iraq by its powerful US wing to avoid jeopardising financial support from Washington and corporate donors, a Guardian investigation has discovered.   Internal emails reveal how Save the Children UK came under enormous pressure after it accused coalition forces of breaching the Geneva convention by blocking humanitarian aid.

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."

BTL:Pentagon's Operation Iron Hammer in Iraq Could Foster More Support for... (tags)

...Anti-U.S. Insurgency. Interview with Rahul Mahajan, author of "Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Iraquis Perceptions of "Jewish Occupation" (tags)

Iraquis believe "the Jews" or "the Jews and the Christians" are behind every ill in society, this story examines their beliefs

Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)

'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.

David Barsamian: Fighting the US propaganda machine (tags)

“I hate to disappoint your readers”, an earnest David Barsamian told Green Left Weekly on November 6, “but most Americans are not genetically ignorant. For people to believe that Iraq is about to attack them, that they are surrounded by enemies, it takes systematic use of propaganda.”

The New York Times: a proposal for ethnic cleansing in Iraq (tags)

While plans have been announced for Washington to erect a “sovereign” Iraqi regime by the middle of next year, this hollow exercise holds little prospect for ending a bitter conflict that is claiming the lives of American soldiers daily and creating growing political unrest in the US itself. Enter the New York Times with a modest proposal for a bloodbath. It advances what it terms a “three-state solution,” based on the partition of Iraq along ethnic and religious lines.

BUSH SICKNESS - NEW DISEASE DIAGNOSED IN LONDON. (tags)

I have a disease called 'Bush Sickness'. It was caught at Buckingham Palace when I saw President Bush. I have 'Bush Sickness' as he killed my finace in Iraq, refuses to help find my child there and his army in Iraq captured / held me for 3 weeks in Iraq, accusing me of terrorism.

Crowd cuts the throats of two U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)

Somalia or Iraq? These images taken from video, show the bodies of US occupation soldiers next to their vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 after resistance fighters shot the two Americans from the 101st Airborne Division as they drove through the city center to another U.S. garrison, sending their vehicle crashing into a wall according to witnesses. Then, crowds of teenagers dragged the bloody bodies of the two American soldiers from their vehicle, pummeled them with concrete blocks and slit their throats. The crowd then looted the bodies... taking whatever was available. (AP Photo/APTN)

3 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ (tags)

U.S. occupation soldiers secure the area after two US soldiers were killed in the Iraqi town of Mosul, November 23, 2003. Attackers killed two U.S. soldiers on Sunday as their car stood in traffic in the city of Mosul, and a roadside bomb killed another soldier north of Baghdad. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched the war over? (Photo REUTERS/str)

Conrad Black & Hollinger inc.: A Story You Might Want to Follow (tags)

A story you might want to follow: Conrad Black & the right-wing "Hollinger" newspapers (with Richard Perle & Killinger on the board of trustees)(!!!). Now, they all may be going to jail.

Civilian Jet Plane hit by guerilla missile in Iraq (tags)

Two masked Iraqi resistance fighters holding SA-14 surface-to-air missiles in an unidentified location south of Baghdad.

The Hidden, Unseen War (tags)

Shielded from the reality of war -- the dead, the horribly maimed, the uranium poisoned, the psychologically devastated -- we are given a sanitized fantasy of war that shields Bush from the political consequences of this bloody, unnecessary war.

200,000 MARCH AGAINST BUSH IN LONDON (tags)

An effigy of Resident George W. Bush is pulled down by the people during a massive protest in Trafalgar Square, London. The U.K. Mirror reports up to 200,000 people joined the anti-war demonstration. The protestors were mimicking the pulling down of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad by invading U.S. troops during the war to occupy Iraq (Photo by David Bebber/Reuters)

COST OF WAR COULD FEED WORLD'S POOR (tags)

Feed Starving People! F**k Your Bombs!

First no WMDs, nukes, ties to al Queda and now... (tags)

Another Bush lie (#46) hits the shitter: 'In Washington late last month, officials estimated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq at 1,000 to 3,000,' General's say no way.

Washington Post columnist discovers that Howard Dean is a warmonger like Bush (tags)

Howard Dean is no George McGovern. He opposed the Iraq war, he says, because it was "the wrong war at the wrong time," not because it was emblematic of a fundamentally misguided American foreign policy. Dean has not, in fact, challenged the reigning foreign policy paradigms of the post-9/11 era: the war on terrorism and the nexus between terrorism and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. "I support the president's war on terrorism," he told Tim Russert this summer. He supported the war in Afghanistan. He even supported Israel's strike against a terrorist camp in Syria because Israel, like the United States, has the "right" to defend itself. (European Deanophiles take note.) Dean does not call for a reduction in American military power but talks about using the "iron fist" of our "superb military." He talks tough about North Korea and at times appears to be criticizing the Bush administration for not addressing that "imminent" threat more seriously. And he especially enjoys lacerating Bush for not taking the fight more effectively to al Qaeda, a bit like John F. Kennedy criticizing Eisenhower in 1960 for not being tough enough on communism.

George W. Bush in Britain (tags)

In three years, George W. Bush and his odious regime have managed to destroy the carefully-built climate of trust between the USA and the international community, to create the most venomous anti-American feeling the planet has ever known, to drive a wedge between the USA and the British public, traditionally the country's closest friends and to tear apart the tissue which bound the international community together in a framework of international law and norms, based upon dialogue, discussion and debate, in the proper forum, the UNO.

CKUT Radio: Miami Mobilization to Defeat the FTAA (tags)

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The Tyranny of "But" (tags)

Lame pretexts left wingers, KPFK, Edward Said / Chomsky and Cockburn types and their fascist buddies use to justify attacking US policy and the US military. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let's not forget the NY Times Dowd and Friedman, the Times two apologists for Muslim terrorism.

Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House (tags)

Isn't it amazing, and sad, that the only consistent voice with any credibility when it comes to Iraq has been 20-year-old Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who has resisted efforts by the Pentagon to turn her into a Sgt. York of the Persian Gulf?

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.

Two Black Hawks Crash Killing At Least 17 US Troops (tags)

An article about the crash of the Black Hawks, the Istanbul bombing, and Rumsfeld's plan to maintain troops in Iraq.

How We Know Bush Will "Cut and Run" from Iraq (tags)

It looks like it's official. We're going to "cut and run" from Iraq. Oh, to be sure, that's not what the standard press reports say. They say the president insists, "We will NOT cut and run from Iraq." But the media has proven singularly credulous (that's the most charitable way we can put it) regarding the administration's pronouncements on Iraq.

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.

Hold On to Your Humanity: An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq (tags)

When that bullshit story about weapons came apart like a two-dollar shirt, the politicians who cooked up this war told everyone, including you, that you would be greeted like great liberators. They told us that we were in Vietnam to make sure everyone there could vote.

Case Closed (tags)

I don?t usually do this, but a reader sent me the complete transcript of the secret memo published by the Weekly Standard, and since their web site is still off line I?m going to mirror the article here, because it?s incredibly important news. ____________________________ Case Closed From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. by Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11

US death weapons used in Iraq (tags)

These are some of the death weapons used by the bush nightmare clique to kill civilians in Iraq and other countries. They are probably made right down the street from you. Americans must give up their denial of complicity in the manufacturing of these weapons which cause untold grief and horror on their victims. We must recognize that life everywhere is precious and stop trying to obliterate it wherever our foreign policy descends.

'Neo-cons: the modern day Bolsheviks' (tags)

So, what has happened? In the glorious USA we've had a revolution of our own. No, it wasn't an armed rebellion but an insidious, creeping change from our former democratic government to one where an oligarchy of big businesses interests has seized control. We now have in Washington our own modern version of Bolshevism. Far out, you say? I don't think so.

Ban sought on US Military Death Weapons (tags)

If it wasn't already bad enough for the killers in the White House now that the Afghan/Iraqui misadventure is spiralling into chaos, now the people of the planet want to stop the US Military from building and dropping cluster bombs. What's a republican war monger to do with such a disgusting life-affirming development?

Jethro Tull singer blasts false patriotism (tags)

When Ian Anderson made statements against the miserable war mongers and their rape of Iraq... the troglodyte right-wing attempts to shout him down.

'We could lose this situation' (tags)

Reality begins to set in with the NeoCONs that the Iraqi People are not going over and play dead so that Georgie and Co. can Pillage the Oilfields and cut FAT no-bid reconstruction Contracts with their their Cronies. As the Bush Sycophants circle the Wagons and start snarling now is not the time to let up on the pressure. NO CONQUEST FOR OILSRAEL.

BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)

...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Hang Up on War! A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF ANTI-WAR PHONE TAX RESISTANCE (tags)

New anti-war campaign.

petrochemical nation (tags)

The united states is a nation addicted to the needle of petrochemical industry, our occupation of Iraq feeds this constant crude oil craving..

Dreamers & Idiots (tags)

Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan

Veteran's Day truth (tags)

From Today's L.A. Times Patt Morrison column

Cannon Fodder Day? (tags)

Each year, America sets aside one day to honor and cherish its veterans. Pity about the other 364.

50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine (tags)

Lies, damned lies, and Bush. The Bush War Machine seems to be less on Speaking Terms with the truth than Clinton was. What a memorable accomplishment.

Words from the front-lines (Iraq) (tags)

Soldiers slam the occupation.

Get bush INSTEAD (tags)

You know what is right, though you still may be blind, it's never too late to change your mind, we're all in agreement, in truth we rise, evil is just the deceived disguised

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.

Don't Forget these lies. (tags)

Don't forget the lies that were used to sell the Iraq War. These were more than damned lies they were deadly lies.

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?

United States: US media subservient to the state (tags)

The Media Whores, marching lockstep (Goose Step?) with the Bush Regime's agenda has whored itself repeatedly because "War Sells". All those nice explosions and all that misery keep the Proles complacent and glued to the screen of the Programming machine.

Baghdad George (tags)

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

Another Chopper downed in Iraq, 6 U.S. Soldiers killed. (tags)

U.S. occupation forces suffered yet another attack from Iraqi nationalist guerillas when an Apache helicopter was shot down by guerillas firing a rocket propelled grenade. All six U.S. soldiers onboard were killed. The guerilla strike took place on the morning of November 7th near Tikrit. Hey George... where ARE those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launced this miserable war over? (REUTERS Photo/Ceerwan Aziz)

L.A. Times Bans 'Resistance Fighters' Term (tags)

Repost from the Reuters wire:

As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)

WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”

The War Plan (tags)

Needless to say, the Democrats have no actual plan of their own, unless "surrender" counts as a plan.

America’s dress-up president won’t go near the wounded. But Cher will. (tags)

The "Hollywood Left" that pro-Bush/War Conservatives love to bash seem to be doing a better job of honoring our Soldiers than Der Fuhrer. Ironic? Or is it just a true reflection of his "character"?

hush hush Richard N. Perle Secret lunch. (tags)

In January of this year, Khashoggi arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle (member of 1-Council on Foreign Relations. 2-Zionist), the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq.

Republicans Strip 'No War Profiteering' Section (tags)

The White House and the House Republicans took out a section of a bill that would have imposed stiff penalties for war profiteering. With one-party rule in Washington, there will be no oversight (and no penalties) if anyone steals any (or all) of the $87 billion dollars President George Bush wants to spend on the US - Iraq War

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France (tags)

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France

Independence from petroleum (tags)

US occupation of Iraq is a result of America's petroleum dependency. Plastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and fuel are all petroleum based. There are sustainable alternatives that don't involve occupation of Iraq..

Arab Writer Protests Attacks On Coalition Forces (tags)

this is an open letter to Arab and left wing intellectuals protesting their continued support of attacks on humanitarian workers and Coalition forces.

BTL:Thousands of Iraqis Killed During War Contributes Toward... (tags)

...Resistance Against U.S. Occupation. Interview with Carl Conetta, co-director at the Project on Defense Alternatives, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government" (tags)

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government"

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:

What a Pig Knows About Sunday: (tags)

Wesley Clark knows as much about politics as a pig knows about Sunday. How much is that? Not much...

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins (tags)

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins

War Profiteers Flourish; Soldiers and Their Families Pay the Price (tags)

Operation Iraqi Freedom does not represent freedom for neither the Iraqi nor the American people; the freedom it represents is only for war profiteers to enrich themselves at our expense. It does not guarantee Iraqi or American security; it is driving us deeper and deeper into insecurity. Iraqis and Americans are dying and are being wounded daily; we are all facing an insecure future, while George Bush and his friends hold barbeques at his ranch and discuss the division of the spoils.

Saving Specialist Gray (tags)

While the daily headlines report that we need more soldiers in Iraq, I know one soldier that would disagree. For 22-year old Specialist Roy Alan Gray, there were more than enough soldiers here when the task at hand was to save his life.

The Incredible Lying BushCo (tags)

Look. There is no doubt left. Zero. None. Even many high-ranking Republicans are deeply worried over the increasingly embittered national timbre regarding BushCo's lies, as reflected in his ever-slipping ratings and declining reelectability quotient and his smug little smirky emptiness.

SADDAM OF IRAQ VS ASAD OF SYRIA (tags)

THE TWIN REGIMES OF TERRORISM

Protests across the nation: ‘Bring the troops home’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – In the first major antiwar protest since Bush declared an end to combat operations in Iraq on May 1, tens of thousands marched near the White House Oct. 25 carrying placards reading, “Bush lied, thousands died” and chanting, “End the occupation now – Bring the troops home!”

Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy' (tags)

Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy'

Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not? (tags)

Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not?

Isn't blowing up US tanks "Major Combat"? (tags)

The latest attacks -- 233 over the last seven days according to the U.S. military -- have driven the combat death toll during the occupation above the number killed before President Bush declared an end to active combat on May 1.

Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)

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

233 Attacks On US In Last Week Alone (tags)

BAGHDAD -- In a dramatic upsurge in attacks, resistance fighters destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush of multinational troops stationed south of the capital, US and coalition officials said yesterday.

Billions are wondering why (the government is so crooked) (tags)

Several billion people in the world — including myself — are wondering why: • America is hell-bent on destroying its own Constitution. The first Patriot Act torpedoed most of it, but now the new Patriot Act II — currently under wraps and about to be deployed secretly for a rigged vote in Congress — actually contains a provision to revoke the citizenship of American citizens if they are deemed to be connected with a terrorist organization. This decision would require no proof, only an assertion by the government. It means that people who attend peace protests are now eligible for indefinite detention without access to lawyers or phone calls to family. To be clear, it means quite literally that America is no longer a free country, and that its citizens are no longer Constitutionally protected from arbitrary punishment by its war-mad government.

BTL:Escalation of Guerrilla Attacks on U.S. Occupation Force in Iraq Shakes... (tags)

...White House Confidence. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)

Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot

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 ...

The Crucial Alliance (tags)

Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) proposes an immediate US retreat from Iraq. Fighting back in the Terror War is not optional, but that doesn't stop Kucinich. He'll grant a victory to terrorists as long as it helps take down president Bush.

Iraqi resistance kicked Wolfowitz's ass out of Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

"...The effect of the 6:10 a.m. volley of rockets was dramatic: U.S. officials and officers fled from the Al Rasheed, some still in pajamas or shorts to a nearby convention center..."

Protesters Want U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

One of the most passionate remarks came from Fernando de Solar Suarez, the father of a U.S. Marine, who was killed in Iraq. Suarez moved the crowd to tears with his comments about losing his son.

Peace Train, All Aboard!! (tags)

Sunday Wash. Post on Peace Demo

CHENEY WAR PROFITEER (tags)

cheney is a terrorist massmurderer and war profiteer

Impostors, filchers & murderer (tags)

To be a Donor means to be a financier of the american robber & murderer gang

HOW THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS BLOWING IT (tags)

Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.

Kucinich: A time to rekindle the dreams (tags)

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) formally announced his bid for the U.S. presidency in a speech in the Council Chamber of Cleveland City Hall Oct. 13. He had served as a city councilman there in the 1970s and was elected mayor of Cleveland in 1977 at the age of 31.

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

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

'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace (tags)

'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace

IRAQI NUKE SCIENTIST TELLS ALL (No program since '91) (tags)

While David Kay delays a full report over the state of the alleged Iraqi nuclear program, he cites difficulties of discovering the truth due to the fact prominent nuke scientist Dr. Khalid Said is dead. Meanwhile, a "live" Iraqi nuke scientist in Canada has never been interviewed by the US government and remains ignored. According to Khadduri, Dr. Khalid Said held the post that "Saddam's Bombmaker" (Dr. Khidir Hamza) claimed to hold - but is now reported to have only held for six months before being fired for poor performance. How did Dr. Said die? He died in a hail of bullets when he failed to stop quickly enough at an American checkpoint in Baghdad on April 8, 2003. Now the US has sent the scientist with a credibility problem, Dr. Hamza back to Iraq to report on the alleged nuclear program. And everyone knows dead scientists don't talk.

Protecting U.S. Oil Interests in Iraq. (tags)

In the short term, through the Development Fund and the Export-Import Bank programs, the Iraqi peoples’ oil will finance U.S. corporate entrees into Iraq. In the long term, Executive Order 13303 protects anything those corporations do.

Imperial ills: The Great American Problematic: The Youth and Imperial Justification (tags)

Here is but a taste of what the American regime, as nation-state, faces because of its manipulated misdirection into an all encompassing global regime: the American-led corporate global empire -- Imperium in Imperio.

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.

Cheap Labor Conservatives Love Iraq (tags)

As they say the proof is in the pudding. Have a taste cheap labor conservatives. Enjoy your American Style Freedom Iraq. Freedom from jobs.

Soldiers break free of the nightmare (tags)

Soldiers Miss Flights Back to Iraq Few of More Than 30 Absent Troops Offer Explanation By Steve Vogel Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 21, 2003; Page A20

Report on Condition of the Working Class in Iraq (tags)

Dodgy unions, ex-Baathist fascist bosses, spies monitoring the new ministries in Iraq and machine gun armed picket lines.

Imminent Threat is revisionist spin (tags)

George W. Bush never said that the threat from Iraq was "imminent." George didn't lie. It's his castigators who are lying.

Info War on USA Public (tags)

Info War on USA Public

The Administration's Misuse of Iraqi Opinion (tags)

The Iraqi people express hope for the future and want the help of their neighbors more than that of the U.S -- but that's not what Washington wants to hear.

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.

Full Text of Osama's Message To Americans (tags)

What the corporate media won't show you: the full text translation of Osama's latest message.

Robert Fisk speech exposes lies behind Iraq War (tags)

Robert Fisk speech exposes lies behind Iraq War

I was wrong to oppose the war, very wrong! (tags)

After a visit to Iraq my opinion changed from strongly anti-war to strongly pro-war. Here's why.

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.

Ridiculous Liberal Posturing re Israel's Syria Incursion (tags)

Blowing up innocent children in Haifa is accepted as pretty much normal business in the Middle East. But taking out the supposedly empty infrastructure of a killers' training base on Syrian soil is terrible.

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?

Halliburton caught overcharging US in Iraq (tags)

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers say Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, is gouging U.S. taxpayers while importing gasoline into Iraq. The Houston-based company contends it is paying the best price possible.

Halliburton overcharges taxpayers to import gas into Iraq (tags)

Halliburton's KBR subsidiary is billing the Army between $1.62 and $1.70 per gallon, while Iraqis are charged between 4 cents and 15 cents at the pump.

Bush JINSA/PNAC Neocons Follow "A Clean Break" for War with Syria (tags)

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel) (tags)

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel)

HEADS UP: THE US WILL INVADE SYRIA: PHONE CALL INFO (tags)

HEADS UP: THE US WILL INVADE SYRIA: PHONE CALL INFO

Red River (tags)

Now even the blood and oil soaked mainstream media is being forced into acknowledging the truth: Bush Lied and committed a foul War Crime in the Name of this Nation.

US Soldiers to America: ''Bring us home now; we’re dying for oil and corporate greed!'' (tags)

A powerful and moving description about what American Soldiers really think about the illegal and immoral conquest of Iraq brought about by the Kleptocrats in DC.

Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM (tags)

Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM

US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now!: PART 2 (tags)

The following interview was with a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He has been deployed both in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq in Falujah and in Kirkuk, which have been the heart of Iraqi resistance and attacks on US forces.

US Soldiers to America: “Bring Us Home Now! We’re dying for oil and corporate greed!” (tags)

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail. When the two I corresponded with came back just last week, I was able to complete the interviews I started several months ago with some new details on how the war is actually going.

36 Reasons To Vote For Bush and Republicans In 2004 (tags)

You like Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist. You send him contributions and you pray with him for the “passing” of three Supreme Court Justices.

Islam And The Terrorist’s Who Work Within The US. (tags)

The al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the great black out last month. They claimed they targeted the business district and the UN Headquarters’ but would not elaborate on how so they could repeat an attack. Another al-Qaida claim? Coincidently about three weeks later the British business district also experienced a power grid outage and the UN Headquarters was blown up in Iraq shortly after. The month prior Russia experienced a blackout believed to be caused by sabotage. In Iraq the power was also been sabotaged.

WESLEY CLARK: HOPE AGAINST HOPE (tags)

THIS IS A PEACE CANDIDATE?

What Does Equal Time Mean? (tags)

CNN's version of EQUAL TIME in a Presidential Debate means that 1 candidate get 14 minutes and another gets 5. NO ONE recieved EQUAL time.

Study: FOX News Actually Makes You Stupid (tags)

PIPA report examines media complicity in the American public's misperceptions about the war on Iraq.

Neophyte Gorge (tags)

The president has for the first time in months violated the all too common coincidence in political speeches of "lips moving" and "lying through teeth." He speaks the truth. Some people like George’s decisions, and some do not.

Tonight! We Interrupt This Empire... film screening in Chinatown! (tags)

Friday, Oct 11, 8PM $5-10 Sliding scale, suggested donation at C-Level (http://www.c-level.cc)

Who gassed the Kurds? (tags)

Is all the evidence we have against Saddam being a tyrant and a "Hitler" is the alleged gassing of the Kurds? Did we fall for another lie?

'I Was Protecting You From A Madman' Says Bush (tags)

"I acted because I was not about to leave the security of the American people in the hands of a madman," Mr Bush told National Guardsmen and reservists in New Hampshire. "I was not about to stand by and wait and trust in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein."

Investigate Iraq WMD Disinformation (tags)

Enclosed is a "Dear Colleague" letter Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA/Oakland) sent out this morning. The Republicans have been sitting on 2 bills about Iraq intelligence abuse one for an independent commission another for a select committee of the House.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/10/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

House Panel Approves Bush $87B Iraq Plan (tags)

The bottomless money pit called Iraq received an additional 87 billion dollars to fight the war... No WMD's , No Hussein and no terrorist connections... Within a few years the national deficit should read more that 500 billion. HOPE YA LIKE IT..CUZ YOUR PAYING FOR IT!!

Is America Fascist? (tags)

It is no coincidence that the neo-cons are worried about comparisons between their policies and those of Hitler

Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway (tags)

Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway

Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow (tags)

Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow

Syria is next (tags)

Foriegn Relations Commite to Syria, "Your either with us or with the terrorist "

Yes, Bush lied (tags)

The CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and the other U.S. spy agencies unanimously agreed that Baghdad:  had not sponsored past terrorist attacks against America,  was not operating in concert with al-Qaida,  and was not a terrorist threat to America.  "We have no specific intelligence information that Saddam's regime has directed attacks against U.S. territory," the report stated. 

The Anti-Spook Report (tags)

In response to the pseudo "David Kay" report in the Global News below

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 ?

Wave the Flag To Deceive (tags)

To justify the war, the scoundrel Wolfowitz dishonestly points his finger at a Muslim response to the invasion he orchestrated: "more than 200 captured foreign terrorists who came to Iraq to kill Americans." Terrorists daily praise Wolfowitz for putting our troops in their sights.

Reasons for war--NOVEMBER 11--2002 (tags)

HOW QUICKLY WE ALL FORGET WHY WE ARE IN IRAQ. HEY RIGHT WINGERS READ THIS ARTICLE AND RE THINK YOUR POSITIONS....

Media reporting from Iraq is one-sided and flawed (tags)

The vast majority of correspondents in prewar Iraq played ball with Saddam and downplayed the viciousness of the regime. That would include such notables as CNN's Christiane Amanapour, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, and other left leaning reporters.

George Bush: A Menace To World Peace (tags)

Think deeply on this, ask yourself where do we stop these madmen. Iraq may be the only place to stop this madness. Every nation that desires freedom and democracy must resist the Bush Junta's pressure to participate. The welfare of the world may well rest in the tying down the US army in the soil of Iraq, at least until Bush can be removed from power.

We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.

The Partisan American media and the Whitehouse/CIA scandal (tags)

The effects of years of media consolidation certainly become obvious when you compare the treatment of 'scandal' during the Clinton Administration with the kid glove treatment given the Bush administration for genuine scandals about a hundred times worse...some cartoon commentary from Tom Tomorrow seems appropriate...

Kucinich Proposes Unconditional Surrender in Iraq (tags)

Six out of ten Americans can't name a single one of the Democratic Presidential candidates. Dennis Kucinich is trying to get noticed by proposing unconditional surrender in Iraq. Ann nails the Democrats (again).

Kleptocratic States of America (tags)

"Cronyism is an important factor in the Iraqi debacle. It's not just that reconstruction is much more expensive than it should be. The really important thing is that cronyism is warping policy: By treating contracts as prizes to be handed to their friends, administration officials are delaying Iraq's recovery, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Pentagon Whistleblower Reveals CIA- DoD Fiascos (tags)

The Pentagon whistleblower, Nelda Rogers, is a 28-year veteran debriefer for the Defense Department. She has become so concerned for her safety that she decided to tell the story about this latest CIA-military fiasco in Iraq.

Growing Panic at BushCo (tags)

The cost of making it flow could produce an economic crisis in the US. And it is this - rather than the daily killing of young American soldiers - that lies behind the Bush administration's growing panic. Washington has got its hands on the biggest treasure chest in the world - but it can't open the lid.

Claims 911 Was An Inside Job Go Mainstream (tags)

Who'd a thunk?

Spin Cycle - No WMD's (tags)

Regardless of the spin there is only one conclusion that can be reached from an honest appraisal of the facts: Saddam had NO WMD's at the time of Bush's War, and Bush KNEW IT. He LIED.

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?

Oil, War & A Growing Sense Of Panic In The US (tags)

Don't Tell Me That America Would Have Invaded Iraq If Its Chief Export Was Beetroot

BTL:Bush's Pre-Emptive War Doctrine Condemned as Related Scandals Erupt in... (tags)

...White House. Interview with Ian Williams, author of "United Nations for Beginners," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Make War, Not Love by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"President Bush cannot patent preemptive war. It was invented well before him..`War is being imposed upon us," Hitler used to say as he pushed ahead with his vast criminal project. A majority of Germans believed him and went right along.." from The Progressive

The Most Insidious of Traitors (tags)

The Bush administration pushed very hard the idea that America is in danger from WMDs being placed into the hands of terrorists. This was one of the central arguments behind the war in Iraq. Yet in order to protect Bush's political standing, a couple of "administration officials" blew Valerie Plame, and by proxy her network, completely out of the water in an attempt to shut her husband up. In short, in order to protect Bush from the ramifications of using fake evidence to support his war, this White House destroyed an intelligence network that was protecting us from the threat posed by chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.

Female U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Another U.S. Soldier DEAD. Hey Mr. President... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

New firm with Bush ties consults on Iraq business (tags)

WASHINGTON - A company that was created to help clients take advantage of business opportunities in Iraq is made up of businessmen associated with President Bush, his family and his administration.

"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.

Retired Irish Army Commandant Ed Horgan Protests the War (tags)

{ photos by redjade in .ie }

Overtime at Headquarters: Ray McGovern on CIA Manipulation (tags)

"Congress was deceived with the warning that Saddam Hussein would soon possess nuclear weapons. People shouldn't wait until a mushroom cloud provided the proof. In this atmosphere, representatives renounced on their constitutional rights."Trans from German

ANSWER LA Anti-Occupation Rally in Hollywood (tags)

Hollywood, CA- An estimated 3,000 people assembled in Hollywood today to voice their grievances with the Bush Administration’s war in Iraq and its reconstruction efforts. Organized by ANSWER LA, protesters and guest speakers joined together to raise money to help bring U.S troops home and raise awareness about for the growing resistance to a long-term occupation of Iraq.

Iraq, 9/11 Still Linked By Cheney (tags)

In making the case for war against Iraq, Vice President Cheney has continued to suggest that an Iraqi intelligence agent met with a Sept. 11, 2001, hijacker five months before the attacks, even as the story was falling apart under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA and the foreign government that first made the allegation.

Arnold, Bush and Baghdad (tags)

"Bring them on." GEORGE W. BUSH (AP) JULY 1, 2003: “You guys are the true terminators" Speaking to US soldiers on a visit to Baghdad. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER- (AP) JULY 4, 2003

Hollywood ANSWER LA march and rally photos (tags)

Photos from the End the Occupations march and rally in Hollywood on Sunday.

Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." (tags)

Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." They're catching on! Looks like EVERYBODY is beginning to realize that Bu$h is a drunken, monkey-faced idiot.

A US Federal Judge Reports on Iraq (tags)

This is a report by Judge Don Walter, a recently retired federal district judge from Shreveport. He was ask by the US Dept. of Justice to go to Iraq to help them restore their judicial system. He has made several reports of this type since going there.

CIA seeks probe of White House (tags)

CIA seeks probe of White House

AMERICAN PSYCHO (tags)

WHAT DRIVES BUSH...

Bush re-elected? NOT! (tags)

The president's approval ratings soared following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In recent weeks, those numbers have dropped to the lowest levels of his presidency, with approval ratings of 49 percent in an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll out Wednesday night and 50 percent in a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday. HA HA HA!!!

Into the Meatgrinder, more National Guard Troops to be sent to Iraq (tags)

86 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the man in the White House declaired the war over on May 1st. Now U.S. forces are engaged in a classic guerilla war with the people of Iraq... time to send more warm bodies. Hey George.... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched the war to find?

Pax ptir bello/peace is more powerful than war (tags)

Report from Baghdad from Beirut Indymedia

Pax Americana/Bushs Folly (tags)

From UK Guardian: Iraqi resistance to foreign occupation enjoys great popular support

Teddy Kennedy: What a Whrongheaded Fool! (tags)

The custom among many has long been to ignore, where feasible, the mental belchings of the senior senator from Massachusetts on the theory that,

American Psycho (tags)

The matter and manner of Bush's speaking are always an ordeal for thinking people. He seems convinced that every audience deserves the same approach given the pathologically credulous at a revival tent meeting.

On how to make enemies  (tags)

What attracted my attention to this article was the idea of the existence of a US bureau whose sole purpose is to propagate ideas which effectively create new enemies of the US.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/26/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.

The president lays an egg at the U.N. (tags)

The Dimwit in Chief fails again to convince anyone with any intelligence that he is not a congenital liar.

Time to Act (tags)

People as soldiers too, are actually, for real dying, no longer laughing, for no known reason but to criminally profit the demon bush gang on hopes for the next fixed election cycle, at the further victimization of Humanity suffering today. Falling US all for continuing with bush's embarrassing blunders, silly hijinx, and silently condoned murder rampages

Howard Dean: Assclown (tags)

None of the Democrats has the guts to come out and demand that U.S. forces turn tail and run when the going gets tough. If only one of them had the courage to demand cowardice like a real Democrat!

Friends of the Iraqi Folk (tags)

87 Billion Dollar for Iraq, a great act

Rep. Xavier Becerra on Iraq (tags)

Copy of a letter to Rosalio Munoz by Congressman Xavier Becerra on an independent commission on Intelligence about Iraq. With Comments by Rosalio Munozl

Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality (tags)

Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality

EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)

STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

"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

More Bush Lies exposed :no smallpox in Iraq (tags)

LOOKS LIKE EVEN MORE LIES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE BRAINWASHED MASSES. Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.

8 U.S. Troops killed in Iraq ambush (tags)

While L.A. Indymedia evolves into the "All Sherman Austin, all the time" website... the U.S. occupation of Iraq grinds on. On Thursday Sept 18th... an ambush of U.S. troops resulted in the death of 8 American soldiers. What did they die for George? Hey... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

Bush's Short Trip into Purgatory (tags)

"The government did miserable work in planning for the time after Saddam Hussein. The government treated Congress like a nuisance, Senator Chuck Hagel from arch-conservative Nebraska declared.. The $166 billion for the anti-terror crusade is a record."

"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)

This is a part four 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 Three--Life in Iraq (tags)

This is a part three 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

BOMBSHELL!" - General Garner is said to be 'livid' - "BOMBSHELL!" (tags)

The story. Jay, with the ORHA, prior to the irrational, unneeded criminal invasion of Iraq to murder untold thousands of God's children for generations with toxic, radio-active depleted uranium, submitted the "official" American war strategy to ALL involved war generals.

"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

Let save lifes (tags)

a good outset

I Love My Country -I Hate My President (tags)

I hate Mr. Bush and what he is doing to my country. I cannot believe the range of duplicities involved in his administration; the gratuitous lying to serve profit and political purpose.

I Love My Country - I Hate My President (tags)

I am repulsed by my president. He allowed the drums of war to get hammered over aluminum tubes, which were never meant for anything more deadly than the making of rockets. The whole notion of the tubes being part of the construction of a centrifuge had been refuted by several international organizations, including America's own Lawrence Livermore Laboratories

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/12/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Cuba.

September 11- two years on (tags)

Sept.11

Iraqi public opinion (tags)

Iraqis start to act like they better than us, time enforce are views of how they should think on themselves.

Misery likes company George Bush has second thoughts on Irag (tags)

Irag

War in Irag far from over (tags)

Irag

Ramsey Clark Responds To Bush's TV Address (tags)

Brought to you by the Bush Regime: Death, destruction, and misery. In a word EVIL.

Germany's Apology to Israel for Iraq Poison Gas Sales (tags)

Germany, after being called on the carpet for supplying Iraq with poison gas intended to be used against the nearly 6 million Jews who live in Israel, gave three undectable German-built submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles to Israel for free as an apology of sorts.

Wiesenthal Center: Germany Sold Poison Gas Iraq (tags)

The following report, commissioned by the Los Angeles, California based Simon Wiesenthal Center, was completed by Paris, France based Middle East Defense News. It clearly shows how Germany, particularly under Chancellor Helmut Kohl supplied Iraq with its poison gas, knowing full well that Iraq's aim was to use the gas on Israel.

Calls Mount for Blair to Quit Over Iraq (tags)

LONDON (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Sunday for British Prime Minister Tony Blair to quit over his part in the suicide of a weapons expert at the heart of a furious row over the government's case for going to war in Iraq.

This War On Terrorism Is Bogus (tags)

The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination.

British Minister Claims 9-11 Advance Complicity, U.S. Goal is Oil Hegemony (tags)

Mr Meacher says the US goal is "world hegemony, built around securing by force command over the oil supplies", and also claims in an article in today's Guardian that the war on terrorism is a smokescreen and that the US knew in advance about the September 11 attack on New York but, for strategic reasons, chose not to act on the warnings.

Gulliver Calls and the Dwarfs Follow (tags)

"Imperial overreach threatens Europe's economic resources and military arsenals already strained to the limit.. The emperor and his people should quickly understand that the Imperium Americanum cannot subjugate the globe." Translated fr German

BTL: Bombing of Shiite Holy Shrine Kills Powerful Cleric and... (tags)

...Further Destabilizes U.S.-Occupied Iraq. Interview with Erik Gustafson, president of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Preventive War or Preemptive War (tags)

"The preemptive war against Iraq broke the norms of the community of states. Internation-al law was degraded in its importance..This disempowerment of international law is a unique dangerous mega-political experiment withunforeseeable consequences."

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.

Condi's Phony History (tags)

If their lips are moving - they're lying.

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.

BAGHDAD DEPLETED URANIUM EMERGENCY HITS MAINSTREAM MEDIA (tags)

SOLDIERS and civilians in Iraq face a health timebomb after dangerously high levels of radiation were measured around Baghdad.

U.S. Hands Off North Korea! (tags)

With Over 7,000 Civilians Killed in the U.S./British War on Iraq and thousands more civilians dead in Afghanistan, War Crazed Imperialists Scope Out Next Victims!

Camp Pendleton March/Rally/Outreach (tags)

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

DEMOCRACY OR HYPOCRISY? (tags)

a poem...

Ann Coulter nails liberals (again) (tags)

Another great article from America's leading political commentator, the great Ann Coulter. She once again exposes liberals for what they really are.

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.

How Quebec Almost Saved Iraq (tags)

It was a great day when Canada’s Québécois Prime Minister Jean Chrétien held a press conference at his offices in Ottawa and declared, “The Canadian military will do everything it can to assist in the American-led intervention in Iraq.” “I ask Allah to save me from the wrath of Dudley Do-Right,” Hussein reportedly told his Imam.

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.

Next Stop: Lebanon (tags)

The Bush Junta and company's tirade would be getting old at this point, if it weren't for the thousands of innocent people getting needlessly slaughtered.

Treated as a terorist for seaching for his daughter in Iraq. UK man captured by USA. Iraq. (tags)

Along with Turkish Special Forces, Michael Todd, a British performance artist and writer was captured in North Iraq on 4th July. After been taken to Kirkuk Air Base the group were flown to Baghdad. The Turks were released on the 8th July but the British man, in Iraq to find his missing half-Iraqi daughter, was held as a prisoner of war / terrorist suspect for 3 weeks at Baghdad Airport under 24 hour armed guard. His crime? Walking down the street, searching for his daughter !

9/11 Book Author Doug Kellner: An Interview (tags)

Text of recent e-mail interview with From 9/11 to Terror War Author Doug Kellner

Iraq Resistance *Condemns* the UN Bombing (tags)

In a recent statement aired by Al-Jazeera, an Iraqi Resistance group CONDEMNED the recent bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. They suggest that the bombing was done to DISCREDIT the Iraqi Resistance in general. This UN bombing couldn't be yet another staged "terror" attack/provocation could it? Remember, false Flag operations are an integral feature of US (and Israel) covert operations. Notice how the Western "free" press completely ignores this story/issue and automatically assigns blame to the Iraqi Guerrilla Movement.

UN Bombed After Welcoming Iraqi Governing Council (tags)

United Nations Headquarters Bombed, scores dead and wouned, political motivation suspected

Iraq and The Good Samaritan (tags)

The question I would like to ask the entire would is, “If we do not stop to help the people of Iraq, what will happen to them?” What will happen to the tens of thousands of starving and dehydrated orphan children lying on the streets of Baghdad?

A Bright Shining Lie (tags)

I was inspired to come to Iraq by the experience of reading “A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.”

Wed. Two more U.S. troops killed in Iraq (tags)

While L.A. Indymedia talks about nothing else except SHERMAN AUSTIN... the war in Iraq grinds on.

Big Brother (tags)

"There is every reason today to refer the negative utopia of George Orwell to the only remaining superpower - the America of George W. Bush. This is true for that schizophrenic form of mental indoctrination called `double think'.' Translated fr German

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

What is going on in Iraq today? An Iraqi view (tags)

Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.

The Superpower's Paralysis (tags)

"The triumphalism of the Bush administration has vanished for a long time..`From victorious liberators, we have quickly become hated occupiers.'.. More than two and a half million jobs were destroyed since Bush took office.." Translated fr German

The Pentagon has some explaining to do (tags)

After eight years of Bill Clinton, many military officers breathed a sigh of relief when George W. Bush was named president. I was in that plurality. At one time, I would have believed the administration's accusations of anti-Americanism against anyone who questioned the integrity and good faith of President Bush, Vice President Cheney or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Support H.R. 2625 (tags)

HR 2625 is a bill to create an Independent Commision on Intelligence about Iraq authored by Rep. Henry Waxman and now has 110 cosponsors. It needs 218 votes to pass the 435 member House. Reps Howard Berman and Jane Harman are the only L.A. County Democrats who have not cosponsored to date. Congress is on recess and they should be in their Districs. These are two hard nuts to crack, please help out.

40 lies of Bush the Bastard (tags)

Look at what I found @ Portland IMC.

Iraq Isn't Working (tags)

When ex-Iraqi soldiers demonstrated outside Bremer's office at the former Presidential Palace, US troops shot two of them dead. When Falujah residents staged a protest as long ago as April, the American military shot 16 dead. Another 11 were later gunned down in Mosul. During two demonstrations against the presence of US troops near the shrine of Imam Hussein at Karbala last weekend, US soldiers shot dead another three. "What a wonderful thing it is to speak your own minds," Lt-Gen Sanchez said of the demonstrations in Iraq last week. Maybe he was exhibiting a black sense of humour.

Bad News! If You're Not Part of the Top %10 Corporations, GW's Policies Will Not Help You (tags)

This is a short rebuttal to the biased Reuter's article that claims that George W. Bush's so-called "free market" economics are working. Cut through all the financial broker's jargon in the piece and you'll see that it doesn't say anything about job losses in the service sector, or that the so-called upsurge is based on profits made by primarily defense-related corporations that benefited from bush's tax cut for the rich.

Bush Press Conference: "I Am A Lying Homophobic War Criminal" (tags)

pResident Bush took responsibility for his lies in the state of the union speech in January where he made his case for a war on Iraq. He also expressed his disdain for gay marriage, and lied about the outlook for the economy. Abusing his power to make the case for war makes Bush a terrorist under the Patriot Act.

The Breakdown of a Lie (tags)

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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.

Diesel Fuel & Blood. Two more G.I.s killed in Iraq (tags)

A U.S. soldier stands guard near an army Humvee leaking a pool of diesel fuel and blood at the scene of a grenade attack in Iraqi capital Baghdad on July 28, 2003. A grenade attack in downtown Baghdad Monday killed two U.S. soldiers in broad daylight, the latest in an increasingly bold and deadly guerrilla campaign. George... where are the weapons of mass destruction? (photo by Oleg Popov/Reuters)

Soros Newspaper Ads Challenge Bush's Case For War (tags)

A dozen statements made by President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld making the case for war are reprinted and described as either exaggerated or false.

From Iraq with Love! (tags)

SUPPORT THE TROOPS

Who's Unpatriotic Now? (tags)

Some nonrevisionist history:

Reserves wanting to leave Mideast (tags)

Soldiers say most of their work involves civilian contractor Kellogg Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton Corp. The company has contracts to haul fuel, and 319th members are riding along as armed escorts. "The main reason we're still here is to support Brown and Root," said Sgt. 1st Class David Uthe, 45, of Augusta.

Japan OKs Bill Sending Troops to Iraq (tags)

Military planners are reportedly considering sending a contingent of up to 1,000 combat engineers and other troops for transport and construction duties.

Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)

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Protest Bu$h in Irvine Aug. 15th (tags)

Bush is coming to his homeland of Orange County!!! Let's make this protest as big as the one in Century City!!!

Clinton Makes Ammends for Own Piss-poor Mistakes (tags)

Bill Clinton says, "You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. Some of us perjure ourselves. Others of us simply state British intelligence might have valuable information."

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)

US Iraq POW Camp Brutality Exposed (tags)

NOW HERE'S a story to shame us all. It's about America's shameful prison camps in Iraq. It's about the beating of prisoners during interrogation.

Bush Lies (amsellem) (tags)

cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. activists may reproduce for non profit use only. all other rights reserved

The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)

There were no rules for the American jailers.

U.S. senator calls for probe into White House tactics over Iraq intelligence (tags)

...the U.S. administration illegally revealed the wife of former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson works as a CIA operative.

''U.S. media misleading public on Iraq casualties'' (tags)

That the U.S. Media Lies is a Given. They are Paid Whores of the elites who own them. Here is one of the ways they lie.

Excerpts from Oct 02 Nat'l Intelligence Estimate on Iraqi WMDs (tags)

he following article contains excerpts from the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that the Bush administration war criminals claim justifies their bloody mass murder of the Iraqi people in the recent War in Iraq.

Another Bush Aide Apologizes Over Uranium Flap (tags)

Two of the warnings came in memos, while one was in a phone call last October from CIA Director George Tenet. But Hadley failed to keep the uranium-buying charge out of Bush's January speech. Hadley said he apologized to Bush on Monday for failing to raise objections.

A Closer Look At The “Anti-War” Candidates Of the Democrat Party (tags)

Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean, Carol Mosely-Braun, and Al Sharpton, are painting their candidacies as anti-war.

CNN: Saddam's Sons Confirmed Dead; Bush, Blair, Cheney Still At Large (tags)

CNN is reporting that Saddam's sons,Qusay and Uday, have been killed by U.S. troops. Still unconfirmed is whether the Pentagon is lying again. Meanwhile, war criminals Bush, Blair, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are still at large.

CODEPINK reports from Baghdad (tags)

CODEPINK reports from Baghdad

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.

L.A. Times Cartoonist investigated by the Secret Service (tags)

L.A. Times Cartoonist Michael Ramirez is no Lalo Alcaraz, he's a deeply conservative fellow that fully supports Bush and the war on Iraq. Ramirez created a cartoon that supports Bush and portrays him as a victim being politically murdered for his attacking Iraq. Now Ramirez is being investigated by the Secret Service for his drawing!

Growing World Poverty and Conflict Shows the Barbarity of Capitalism (tags)

Down with Capitalism

Tuesday, another G.I. killed in Iraq (tags)

Another funeral for some poor family in the U.S., stunned that lies were used to start a war and stunned that no weapons of mass destruction have been found.

Where is Iraq War Instigator, Richard Perle? (tags)

It?s a certainty that the idea of ?regime change? for Baghdad was first hustled in Zionist Israel. A 1996 paper concocted by Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, entitled, ?A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Security the Realm,? called for, inter alia, ?the removal of Saddam Hussein and the installation of a Hashemite monarchy in Baghdad.?

God Honest (tags)

When bush told Americans, americans didn't need any proof against Laden, bush really said, cowardly Americans no longer wish to protect Freedom by following the crime scene leads offered by the Justice departments. No Justice for Laden means, no documented arrest of actual criminal perpetrators. (Laden completely by himself was he?) Which incidentally, America's bush and rumsfeld had completely planned SECRETLY to NOT arrest for 9/11 before hand, with the official antichrist's, "invade Afghanistan without any evidence plan".

Monday... another G.I. killed in Iraq (tags)

How many more, George?

Most callers say president misled nation (tags)

"I can fill your editorial pages with comments on 'who to believe' but will simplify my response to this week's Sound Off by borrowing a quote from Groucho Marx," she said. "'What are you going to believe, what we tell you or what you see with your own two eyes?'"

CHENEY'S ENERGY TASK FORCE AND THE IRAQ WAR (tags)

AP cites Cheney's Energy Task Force as potentially linked to Oil War plans, but web-links are attached to articles warning of this months ago. Alarm bells should be ringing as to why the earlier reports weren't pursued.

Two more U.S. troops die in Iraq on Sunday (tags)

Everyday... another G.I. dies. Last night a big demonstration was held on the corner of Hollywood & Highland. It's stated purpose was to oppose the so-called "Patriot Act", but it was also a protest against the ongoing occupation of Iraq. Around 250-300 gathered at the famous corner holding banners, signs, and candles. Many tourists and folks driving by were supportive. Mr. Bush... where are those weapons of mass destruction? Can you hear Tony Blair's government crumbling?

How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand? (tags)

Are the hawks in the Bush-Cheney Oilygarchy the only ones to blame for the war?

Another G.I. dies in Iraq (tags)

(Photo) Thousands of Shiite Muslims protest outside the American headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday July 19, 2003, to protest reports that U.S. troops surrounded the home of a prominent cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, in the southern holy city of Najaf. The cleric had recently denounced the U.S. hand picked "Governing Council" as illegitimate.

Irag- History will forgive us or Mr.Bush's Poodle Barks again (tags)

Irag-Bush and Blair

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.

Another U.S. Soldier dies in Iraq (tags)

NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

Democrat Eyes Potential Grounds for Bush Impeachment (tags)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bob Graham said on Thursday there were grounds to impeach President Bush if he was found to have led America to war under false pretenses.

'We are above the law': interview with richard butler: (tags)

It's this - this administration has a view of the special character of the United States, the singular and exclusive character that is new. I've talked to them about it and they make this plain. They say "We are the sole super power, we're therefore the exceptional country, we're outside of international law. Others have to obey the law and obey the rules, but we don't."

Media Underplays U.S. Death Toll in Iraq (tags)

Any way you look at it, the news is bad enough. According to Thursday's press and television reports, 33 U.S. soldiers have now died in combat since President Bush declared an end to the major fighting in the war on May 2. This, of course, is a tragedy for the men killed and their families, and a problem for the White House.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/18/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, and Cuba.

George Bush and the art of the “Darn Goof” (tags)

Brief discussion of but a few of George Bush's "darn goofs".

CIA got report after Bush address (tags)

The CIA did not receive the now-discredited documents that were a key source of the Bush administration's claim that Iraq sought uranium in Africa until after President Bush's State of the Union address, U.S. officials say.

A Diplomat's Undiplomatic Truth: They Lied (tags)

They may have finally found the smoking gun that nails the culprit responsible for the Iraq war. Unfortunately, the incriminating evidence wasn't left in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces but rather in Vice President Dick Cheney's office.

Bush Faced Dwindling Data on Iraq Nuclear Bid (tags)

A review of speeches and reports, plus interviews with present and former administration officials and intelligence analysts, suggests that between Oct. 7, when President Bush made a speech laying out the case for military action against Hussein, and Jan. 28, when he gave his State of the Union address, almost all the other evidence had either been undercut or disproved by U.N. inspectors in Iraq.

Nothing Left To Lie About (tags)

With BushCo reaming the nation on just about every possible front, is implosion imminent?

The Other Bush Lie (tags)

"The conclusion, then, is inescapable. The cadre of cheerleading hawks -- both inside and outside the administration -- who led the United States to war 19 months later had decided within 10 days of the terrorist attacks that 9/11 should be used as the pretext for Hussein's removal, even if there was absolutely no connection between the two."

Utah Protesters Thank the World (tags)

The July 10, 2003 weekly peace vigil rally in Salt Lake City focused on thanking all people around the world who opposed U.S. President George W. Bush's illegal war against Iraqis.

Ex-U.N. inspector says Bush Lied. (tags)

UNITED NATIONS-- Time has shown that the United Nations did a good job disarming Iraq while President Bush went to war based on "a lie," former U.N. arms inspector Scott Ritter said on Monday.

TONIGHT:Jodie Evans Just Back from Iraq @SPARC (tags)

With Love From Baghdad... (Jodie Evans report--just returning from the opening of The International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq*) WHEN: Monday, July 14th at 8pm WHERE: SPARC - on the North side of Venice Blvd, West of Lincoln and just west of Oakwood.

Support for Bush Declines As Casualties Mount in Iraq (tags)

Public support for President Bush has dropped sharply amid growing concerns about U.S. military casualties and doubts whether the war with Iraq was worth fighting, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The Arrogance of Power (tags)

We are now, I believe, at the beginning of a long-delayed Washington political drama.

New York Times Reporter Judith Miller Accused of “Hijacking” Military Unit in Iraq (tags)

Three months into their occupation of Iraq, US military forces have failed to find any evidence of the supposed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons that Washington claimed as the principal justification for invading the country. It is no longer possible to conceal the fact that the Bush administration lied to the American people to promote an unprovoked war of aggression.

The Fictitious Symbor of a Fictitious War: Private Lynch (tags)

The rescue of Jessica Lynch defined the Iraq war - and now defines what it was not, writes Malcolm Knox.

Our gift to Iraq (tags)

Due to the dreadfully unpatriotic behaviour of Robin Cook and the BBC, many of you are now experiencing what we might call worry

Just Call Him Old Stonewall: Bush Isn't Talking (tags)

(CBS) On two fronts, investigating the causes of 9/11 and the pre-Iraq war intelligence, the Bush administration is stonewalling. In his latest Against the Grain commentary, CBSNews.com's Dick Meyer protests.

CIA Got Uranium Mention Cut in Oct. (tags)

July 13 — CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.

Ex-Officials Dispute Iraq Tie to al-Qaida (tags)

``There was no significant pattern of cooperation between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist operation,'' former State Department intelligence official Greg Thielmann said this week.

CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear (tags)

CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.

Iraqis Call For Self-Rule (tags)

Iraqi notables critical of US plans to appoint a ruling council call for an interim administration.

Trading on fear (tags)

Trading on fear From the start, the invasion of Iraq was seen in the US as a marketing project. Selling 'Brand America' abroad was an abject failure; but at home, it worked. Manufacturers of 4x4s, oil prospectors, the nuclear power industry, politicians keen to roll back civil liberties - all seized the moment to capitalise on the war. PR analysts Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber explain how it worked.

Look for archives, to show thier lies (tags)

Well there boys and girls out in Indymedia land, its time to take on a thankless and tiring job of scouring the archives and showing the shills what they said "back in the day".

White House lied to sell Iraq war (tags)

The White House finally admitted this week that it played fast and loose with the truth in President Bush’s State of the Union address.

From the September dossier to yesterday's backtrack: a truth-spotter's guide (tags)

Since the Trolls have no shame, like any hired flunky, they will probably dis this, but that's OK. Bush and Blair are still LIARS.

Bush Bit in Ass by Lies (tags)

The Rats are deserting the sinking ship. Fed up with the Bush Junta's deadly lies the insider Bureaucrats are beginning to leak and speak.

Civilian Dead in Iraq now past 6,000 (tags)

Feeling proud, America? Enjoying being an occupying power? Hey George... where ARE those weapons of mass destruction?! (Photo - A demonstrator holds a poster of a dead Iraqi child, outside the U.S. embassy in Pretoria, during a protest against Rresident George W. Bush's visit to Africa, July 9, 2003 - REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya)

Multimillion-Dollar Psy Ops Facility Opens In Fort Bragg (tags)

"Over the past few years, the military and the rest of the world has realized the importance of Psy Ops and how it's a major factor in winning the wars we get involved in," said Sgt. Dan Millbauer, an Army broadcast journalist.

Blair cleared of deception on Iraq (tags)

Round 1 Knockout. Victory for lovers of Freedom world wide. Pro-Saddam leftists and anarchists lose again.

War Dictatorship (tags)

"The US attacked Iraq. The US dictated this war to the whole world. They showed they considered nothing but their national security and their national interests.. This war dictatorship is the dictatorship of arbitrariness and unpredictability."

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.

Letter from Iraq (tags)

Here's a bit of really accurate information on what's actually happening in Iraq. None of the Pacifica style disinformation here.

Should The Anti-War Movement become More Agressive? (tags)

The Bush propaganda machine shamelessly glorifies the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while refusing to say a word about the numbers of Iraqis killed. Few voters complain. Worse, most of our corporate-dominated media do not complain. Most Democratic candidates in next year’s election strive to outdo Republicans in praising the American military’s heroism and skill in mopping up an Iraqi army already weakened by years of sanctions.

For Fourth, Bush Accentuates Military (tags)

Wrapping himself in the Flag, while wiping himself with the Constitution, the Coward-in-Chief hangues a Captive Military Audience, who dare not tell him what they thinky of the Sick Son of a Bitch, and attempts to tarnish the Founding Fathers by speaking of them out his vile orofice.

Justifying Occupation (tags)

I thought this looked like an interesting reference for those wishing to develop arguments counter to the Spin and PsyOps coming from the Mainstream NewsWhores.

"Terminator 3" plays in Baghdad (tags)

Hasta la vista... sanity

George Bush, Eraserhead (tags)

Gulf War 2 -- History In The Remaking

BTL:Presidential Candidate Warns Against GOP Cover-Up of... (tags)

...Iraq War Intelligence Manipulation. Interview with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

You Are an Arab; Imagine That (tags)

You watch thousands of right wing missionaries flooding the weakened Iraq, vowing to convert your people to a religion that is not theirs. Others call your prophet a “devil” and your religion “evil” and demand that your school curriculum change to fit the agenda of some think-tank 15,000 miles away from your home, alien to your culture, language and heritage.

wHAT IS THIS THEN? (tags)

We all KNOW factually, and freely confess without truthful contention, the UNJUST evil bush and blair, "sexed up" the falsehoods of a plagiarized essay, then bold faced lied as they continue today, to hide their "embarrassment" of indiscriminately murdering our Humanity for criminal thefts against a just rule of our god given rights Man.

BEYOND BUSH - Part I ( By Michael C. Ruppert ) (tags)

Michael C. Ruppert looks into the future and shares his thoughts (repost)

Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now (tags)

It didn't support the war, it's soft on pot and gays, its economy is rolling and U.S. troops are bored. Anyway, reasons to invade countries are no longer needed!

A Crack In Bush's Facade Growing WMD Scandal (tags)

Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. He lied to us, the United Nations, and the soldiers he sent to die in Iraq. Bush's apologists defend his attempts to sell this obscene war as mere spin, but claiming certain knowledge of something that doesn't exist is hardly a question of emphasis. It's time to stop wondering where the WMDs are.

Iraqi children are suffering (tags)

Doctors here agree. In interviews this week, three of Iraq's top pediatricians said that although no statistics are available, they believe the rate of child mortality — among the highest in the world during the past 12 years — has risen even higher since Saddam Hussein's regime fell and the United States took over governing the country.

Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)

Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.

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)

Bush's illusions (tags)

Almost two months after the president said major combat in Iraq had ended, U.S. troops are still being killed and the White House's plans are in disarray.

Bush's bogus war (tags)

I thought it would be an interesting comparison to pair together the following two articles. Interesting how the spin changes when the lies become too exposed.

Government Promulgates the Wackiest Conspiracy Theories (tags)

I've heard some conspiracy theories in my days, some are quite valid and some are too far fetched and error laden to be credible. Since conspiracy theories abound, I have developed a methodology for investigating conspiracy theories. First and foremost I ask, what is the motive for advancing the theory.  Elitist naysayers and generally ignorant "sheeple" of course dismiss any conspiracy theory out of hand. For those incapable of seeing beyond the sand their head is buried in, anything unusual is just a coincidence. Anything which might require them to actually think critically is of course out of the question. 

OC Bus to Bush Rally (tags)

RIDE THE ORANGE COUNTY ANSWER BUS (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) TO CENTURY PLAZA Friday, June 27th Santa Monica Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars March to Rally at Century Plaza Hotel

The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)

US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....

Carving Up The New Iraq (tags)

Carving Up The New Iraq By Neil Mackay The Sunday Herald Tuesday 15 April 2003

Democrats helped Bush lie about Iraq's (tags)

Key Democrats joined along with the Bush to help him spread the lies about Iraq's "WMD" capabilities

Soldier: U.S. Army turns away burned children in need of help (tags)

Borell immediately called for assistance. But the two Army doctors who arrived about an hour later refused to help the children because their injuries were not life-threatening and had not been inflicted by U.S. troops. Now the two girls and a boy are covered with scabs and the boy cannot use his right leg. And Borell is shattered.

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...

Greenpeace delivers nuclear waste to US Army (tags)

What military force is the worst polluter in the world? What nation refuses to accept accountability for the damages it causes? This radioactive garbage should be sent to Bush's Texas palace/compound. Through mutations, it sure couldn't make his genetic propensity to lying any worse.

Burned Iraqi Children Said Turned Away (tags)

"After today, I wonder if I will still be able to carry the title 'soldier' with any pride at all," said Borell.

US M-16s to Nepal, Nepali troops to Iraq? (tags)

US expects Nepali troops in Iraq; M-16 airlift complete. See a connection?

John Kerry was 'misled' (tags)

John Kerry says he and "every one of us" was misled by President Bush concerning Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. And he says the deception is one reason he is running for President. If he was misled, what do we make of his 156 Congressional colleagues who voted against the war resolution in October, 2002?

Marines Arrive in N.C. After Iraq Mission (tags)

Read this article. The whole thing is fine and makes perfect sense except for the last comment. From that last comment, I can tell that that woman is probably some stupid stupid suburban housewife who doesn't know jack shit. She probably heard somebody say something like that on ABC news or some other shitty "news" station and she just chose to repeat it because in the "lala teletubby" head of hers it sounded like something meaningful and intelligent. That last comment makes absolutely no sense.

Bush Lied and Soldiers Died (tags)

Several weeks have now passed since the end of the war, and WMD’s have yet to be found in Iraq. Specialized teams of engineers, scientists, and intelligence agents have been searching for these weapons since the outbreak of war, yet have been unable to locate even the slightest trace of chemical and biological weapons.

Pentagon Whistleblower Reveals CIA/ DoD Fiascos (tags)

The problem became evident when “the operation in Iraq involved 100 people, all of whom apparently are now dead, having succumbed to so-called ‘friendly fire.’ The scope of this operation included the penetration of the Central Bank of Iraq, other large commercial banks in Baghdad, the Iraqi National Museum and certain presidential palaces where monies and bullion were secreted.”

Rumsfeld lobbies locals to celebrate the invasion of Iraq (tags)

"I got the impression that they had a list of every city in the nation that had applied for a pyrotechnics permit, and were calling them to persuade them to be part of the program," said one OC city official.

The latest on the Rumsfeld disconnect from reality (tags)

Evidence of the Rumsfeld disconnect from any type of reality continues to mount. Donald says don't confuse me with the facts! And I know better than those actually being shot at!

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!

Lies the Government Told Us Part 3 (tags)

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BTL:Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq Could Signal a... (tags)

...Protracted Guerilla War. Interview with Chris Toensing, executive director and editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

What's Happening? Boron Interviews Chomsky (tags)

So one day, Bush and Powell would claim that "the single question," as they put it, is whether Iraq would disarm and the next day they would say it doesn´t matter whether Iraq disarms because they will go on and invade anyway. And the next day would be that if Saddam and his group get out then the problem will be solved; ... When people give you contradictory reasons every time they speak, all they are saying is: "don't believe a word I say" . So we can dismiss the official reasons.

More Bush Incompetence: Chaos in Iraq (tags)

The source revealed that Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, had "fewer than 600" staff under his control to run a country the size of France in which the civil infrastructure was on the point of collapse. "The operation is chronically under-resourced and suffers from an almost complete absence of strategic direction," he added.

Our Brave Soldiers Fight Ignoble Wars for Cowards (tags)

Our dead young American soldiers are fighting for some very wealthy individuals who think they know how to rule the world. These power mongers use their wealth to create policy and their policy to create more wealth. Their policy is brutal. They think nothing of killing 10,000 innocent civilians (almost entirely Muslim) and destroying their lands with the most lethal of weapons of mass destruction so that they can exploit their natural resources and gain a stronghold in the Middle East by establishing a permanent military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan- in the heart of Islam, oil and five of the worlds nuclear nations.

AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)

Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.

Rise of the Apologists (tags)

Apparently the more natural function of public intellectuals, at least most of them, is to explain the ways of power to the uninformed and perhaps unthinking public at large ? or in more cynical terms, to serve as apologists for those in power. In the wake of a certain amount of criticism of the Bush administration over the issues of "weapons of mass destruction" ? a misnomer from the get-go in that it lumps nuclear weapons with chemical and biological weapons that are difficult to use tactically and create less actual mass destruction than some artillery barrages ? Bush apologists are coming out of the woodwork.

Irag-Two months after the fall-A Vietnamese trap for the coalition forces (tags)

Irag War

Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)

Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best.  Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.

THEY IMPEACH MURDERERS, DON'T THEY? (tags)

Cast you votes online to impeach Bush. Go to this web site to impeach Bush online: http://www.officialspin.com

Crude-o-cons (tags)

"On June 3, the columnist Ann Coulter addressed a Republican women’s club in Jacksonville, Florida (see Anthony Gancarski, "An Evening with Ann Coulter"). In the course of her diatribe ... Coulter proclaimed that the Middle East is now 'George Bush’s bitch.' 'Bitch' in this sense is prison talk for the victim of homosexual rape.

Iraqi women 'forced to veil' (tags)

UN officials in Baghdad say they are very concerned that religious extremists are intimidating women and girls into wearing the veil. In particular, some radical clerics have demanded that women - even Christians - wear the veil.

The Dog Ate My WMDs (tags)

After several years teaching high school, I've heard all the excuses. I didn't get my homework done because my computer crashed, because my project partner didn't do their part, because I feel sick, because I left it on the bus, because I had a dance recital, because I was abducted by aliens and viciously probed.

Am I still An Unpatriotic Traitor? (tags)

Am I still an Unpatriotic Traitor? That's what you called me when I said let the inspections play out, let them continue. But no, you said "enough was enough". You told me Saddam was building this apocalyptic arsenal. He had VX and Sarin and Anthrax and Mustard Gas and Salmonella and The Cooties. You told me was capable of launching a biological attack at the drop of a hat. You told me he presented a clear and imminent threat to my security. You told me to gift-wrap my house in Saran-wrap and Duct Tape.

Iraq War May Have Killed 10,000 Iraq Civilians (tags)

At least 5,000 civilians may have been killed during the invasion of Iraq, an independent research group has claimed. As more evidence is collated, it says, the figure could reach 10,000.

D.C. rally targets 2004 elections: ‘Take back America’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – Wearing plastic top hats and chanting, “Who needs Medicare? I’m a millionaire!” over 1,000 mock-capitalists marched to Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, June 6, to thank him for pushing through another trillion dollar tax cut for the rich while slashing Medicaid and education.

Pepperface Multimedia Information Hub - Update For The Week Ending 06.15.03 (tags)

Pepperface was created to provide a multimedia source for real information regarding the US invasion of Iraq. We will continue to update this forum with information on the US continued occupation of Iraq, analysis of the media role in the Bush Regeime's occupation of America, and anything else which may be of interest.

Corporate corruption and the Bush Administration (tags)

Corruption

America helps Iraq print "new" Saddam money (tags)

The likeness of Saddam is on the new money. "The Americans got rid of the old regime, so why are they printing the same currency?" Mudafar Mahdi, a businessman, asked Wednesday.

Burger King in Baghdad (tags)

Corporate Death Burgers clear the way for the Empire of Meat. We conquer the natives... replace their food and national culture with Coca-Colonialism. US troops line up to buy hamburgers at Iraq's first Burger King outlet at Baghdad International Airport Tuesday June 10, 2003 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Dafna Linzer)

The Silencing of Dissent on Graduation Day (tags)

Text of the Rockford College, Rockford Illinois graduation speech by Chris Hedges Story published May 20, 2003

They Say "Tomato," We Say "What's Going On?" (tags)

"Post-War" Iraq Situation Has Funny Tone To It

Persian Gulf of Tonkin (tags)

"Mr. Bush was having trouble selling the War, so Mr. Powell showed our 'non-proof' to the United Nations in a much-hyped made-for-TV Adlai Stevenson 'Cuban Missile Crisis' moment, but the pansy cowards REJECTED US! "

U.S. Runs out of Places to look for WMD® (tags)

What WMD®? Duh - we can't find any. With prewar intelligence exhausted and senior figures from the former regime insisting Iraq hasn't had chemical or biological weapons in years, Dayton's staff will be starting from scratch.

Bad Iraq data from start to finish (tags)

Ever since the tragedy of Sept. 11, the Bush administration has relied on selective and distorted intelligence data to make the case for invading Iraq. But the truth will out, and the White House is now scrambling to explain away its mendacity.

The Case For War Against Arab Culture (tags)

This war is actually a war between the modern age and traditional Arab culture. Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters (USA, Ret.) was assigned, prior to his retirement, to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, where he was responsible for future warfare.

Captives Deny Qaeda Worked With Baghdad (tags)

Two of the highest-ranking leaders of Al Qaeda in American custody have told the C.I.A. in separate interrogations that the terrorist organization did not work jointly with the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, according to several intelligence officials.

The gang that couldn’t think straight (tags)

Now some U.S. lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to find out whether the Bush Administration truly did overhype the threat posed by Iraq. Republican Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy (as well as one of Liz Taylor’s ex-husbands), has said his panel will take part in such a probe. But somehow House Majority Leader Tom DeLay thinks this is all unfair.

Dead for a Lie (tags)

But Straseskie’s father had seen enough of the war to know that Iraq did not and in fact had never posed any threat to the United States as the President had claimed. John Straseskie who had served in the Army and National Guard for 26 years expressed anger at the loss of his son in a war that that he now thinks was sold under false pretenses. “He put our troops over there to finish what his dad didn't do. They found no weapons of mass destruction," he told the Capital Times, a Madison, WI. newspaper.

Ex-Official: Evidence Distorted for War (tags)

The Bush administration distorted intelligence and presented conjecture as evidence to justify a U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a retired intelligence official who served during the months before the war.

Rumsfeld rationalizes denial of democracy in Iraqi. (tags)

Is Rumsfeld in denial, is he from this earth? In this article he uses Hitlers method of rising to power as a rational to deny democracy to Iraq while his regime used the same technique to come to power and continues to use them to solidify thier power. What planet are these being from?

Bush is a bigger liar than clinton (tags)

I knew Bush would hang himself. This story is from the Washington Post, (oh but Bush Admirer will just say the Washington Post is a left wing rag). Talk radio shrills are still rambling about Clinton lieing about his extra-marital affairs while it is becoming clear that bush lied to the world about the reason for war in Iraq now you tell me which is worse.

Lies the Government Told Us Part 2 (tags)

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Wolfowitz: Iraq war about oil (tags)

US deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz claims that the US attacked Iraq because its "swimming in oil."

BANALITY, BOMBAST, AND BLOOD (tags)

QUITE A STORY...

Ex-Fox News "Tech" Pleads Guilty to Smuggling (tags)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former Fox News technician who stole a dozen paintings from an Iraqi presidential palace and brought them into the United States pleaded guilty to smuggling Tuesday.

GAO Triples Estimates of Gulf War Fallout (tags)

So the truth comes to light 10 years later. I guess it will be another 10 years before they post the truth about Iraq War II Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 3, 2003; Page A21

The Bush Junta's Tangle Web of Deceit (tags)

Here they are the liars in their own words with their lies saved for posterity. Let them spin and obfuscate but the record of their lies exists. Forward this follow up on this and don't let people forget it. BUSH LIED! OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER...

Major Watergate-like scandal over WMD? (tags)

WASHINGTON, Jun 2 (IPS) - When all three major U.S. newsweeklies--Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report--run major features on the same day on possible government lying, you can bet you have the makings of a major scandal.

The Troops Are Afraid To Go Out At Night (tags)

What he meant, I think, was that it wasn't safe for American soldiers after dark. Hours later, I went out in the streets of Nasiriyah for a chicken burger and the Iraqis who served me in a run-down cafe couldn't have been friendlier.

The Isaiah Crowd And How Their Neo-Christianity is Killing Us (tags)

Why Isaiah?  To this writer's taste, Isaiah was a pretty bloodthirsty fellow, certainly not someone I would have wanted my daughter to bring to dinner. In separate verse, he foretold the deaths of the people of Babylon:

How to Find Work in Iraq (tags)

Since compiling our initial list of reconstruction contracts in Iraq, we have received inquiries on how to find information on job and business opportunities in Iraq. A common complaint is how difficult it is to find out where to start. Unfortunately, the US Govt has not made it as simple as they could have by posting all of the relevant information on one web site. Those unfamilliar with government contracts are placed at a disadvantage as a result.

Republicans Gone Wild! The Corporate Orgy in Iraq (tags)

The Corporate Orgy in Iraq and hardcore Republican porn.

US Faces Growing Charges of War Crimes (tags)

Several human rights groups are calling for the creation of either a war crimes tribunal or an international commission of justice. Additionally, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) say they will pressure Washington to pay compensation for the killings of innocent civilians -- a common practice in U.S. law courts.

Lights! Camera! Rescue! (tags)

We do want to feel good, to believe that we are good. We want to be seen as virtuous liberators, not conquerors. Yet these two signature stories from the invasion of Iraq are, in fact, too good to be true.

Editorial by Michael Rivero (tags)

Michael Rivero, Web Master at WhatReallyhappened.com posted this editorial on his Web Site today. I thought it compelling enough to want others to read it as well.

Bush continues to babble about WMDs (tags)

The military "finds" a pot of leftovers in a mobile home ("found" by Pentagon allies the Kurds) and Bush tries to convince everyone they are WMDs.

Noam Chomsky on US Strategy (Audio Files / MP3) (tags)

repost from Radio4All.net and No U-Turn Radio (large files, not dial-up friendly, but I might make a smaller file version if asked nicely ;-)

It's Not So Funny Any More: DubyaCo. (tags)

Having destroyed Iraq, the United States now proposes to rebuild it with the money generated from the sale of Iraqi oil, which will be flowing again, we are told, within three weeks. Thus will Iraq's natural wealth be pumped directly into the coffers of Bechtel, Halliburton and other administration cronies. Call them DubyaCo.

Lights, Camera, Rescue! (tags)

Reposted because the last time it was posted it got spammed to death.

Iraqi Officials Say Looting of Ancient Sites Continues Despite Pleas to U.S. Troops (tags)

On a visit Sunday, three sites near here were pocked with freshly dug holes and littered with hastily abandoned shovels, indicating looting in the last day or two. At one spot, about two dozen people ran off when they saw approaching trucks.

Lights, camera, rescue (tags)

Everybody is lookfing for a figleaf a way to "feel good" about killing a few thousand people and taking their resources. "Saving Private Lynch" was made to order for "good War PR". Another Bush Junta LIE.

'I simply don't believe the whole thing was a lie' (tags)

"In the Iraq debate, my conscience was overruled by loyalty but I doubt I'd vote the same way again. The sole reason I backed the government amendment was because we were given very clear indications there were weapons of mass destruction and that these could be used against neighbouring countries. As far as I'm concerned, that was the only legitimate reason for going to war.

WMD just a convenient excuse for war, admits Wolfowitz (tags)

The Bush administration focused on alleged weapons of mass destruction as the primary justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force because it was politically convenient, a top-level official at the Pentagon has acknowledged.

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.

Where are all those Iraqi weapons? (tags)

“Where are the weapons of mass destruction?” That is the first of many awkward questions George W. Bush faces as the vaunted victory in Iraq unravels in chaos. Another question is: “How long will the occupation last and how much will it cost?”

But Georgie you said it was over? (tags)

George says Combat is over/we won/I'm /watch me ride on a jet WHEEEEEE. The Generals say "the war has not ended. US is still fighting Saddam forces"

Through A Glass Darkly An Interpretation of Bush's Character (tags)

Bush never goes anywhere where his stage crew has not first assembled giant flags as background. He always wears a sizeable American-flag pin on his lapel. This kind of totemic, obsessive use of flags was absolutely characteristic of Hitler.

A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)

In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: THE BUSH CHARACTER (tags)

SURPRISING SIMILARITIES...

Afghanistan, Irag and Depleted Uranium (tags)

Depleted Uranium and War

Police Attack Biotech Activists; Maine Greens Sue to Prevent Resdistcting (tags)

Big Fish Being Wiped OutSenator Byrd: War Fought On False Pretenses Rescuing Private Lynch; Ignoring Rachel Corrie Greens vs Democrats 2004 Don't Let Computer Voting Destroy Democracy

Iraq War: Lies the Government Told Us (tags)

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Lessons of the Irag War (tags)

Irag War

Questions and Answers about Foreign Policy (tags)

So would you like your Dad to Explain Foreign Policy to you? Sleep tight.

Wars yet to come - a fascinating Story (tags)

These two paragraphs from the full article are intro enough. The myth of easy American victory will be used in the worst possible ways for years to come and you'll need this for future reference and discussion.

Oh, What A Tangled Web Bush Weaves (tags)

But the CIA was correct in warning the White House and Pentagon that Iraq would turn into a tar-baby for the U.S. This is precisely what is now happening. Iraq is in chaos and near-anarchy. U.S. occupation forces have so far been unable to form even a puppet regime, as was done in Afghanistan.

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.

TOPANGA CANYON CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF WAR (tags)

The concert is being organized by the Topanga Peace Alliance (TPA), which will donate 100% of the proceeds of the event to the International Rescue Committee to be used for medical supplies, emergency housing, food, water and relocation assistance in Iraq and Afghanistan.

UN rubber stamps US-UK occupation of Irag (tags)

Occupation of Irag

MARTIN SHEEN PARDONS IRISH PEACE ACTIVISTS (tags)

The Pit Stop Ploughshare Community in Ireland received a pardon from "acting" President Martin Sheen on May 23 just in case the Irish government does not grant the peace activists a fair trial.

BTL:Women Under Siege in U.S.-Occupied Iraq (tags)

Interview with Nada Elia, Arab Women's Solidarity Association, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Weapons failure (tags)

Many reasons have been offered for the failure of U.S. weapons experts and scientists to find a trace of nonconventional weapons in Iraq. Israeli intelligence sources claimed these weapons had been moved to Syria before the war began, but U.S. intelligence agencies never believed it.

Piracy is a Poor Type of Foreign Policy (tags)

Will we Americans simply be remembered by the world as just another band of pirates? Bigger but no better? Toward the end of the Golden Age of Pirates, the repercussions of resentment by land dwellers eventually overtook most of these buccaneers; those not killed in battle were captured and hung. 

BRITISH TROOPS STEP IN TO BAIL OUT YANKS (tags)

The Paras' mission will be diplomatically called a "reinforcement". But it will be a deep embarrassment for US commanders - and an admission they may have won the war but have failed to win the peace.

Sen Byrd: Gulf War illegal (tags)

"There is ample evidence that the horrific events of Sept. 11 have been carefully manipulated to switch public focus from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, who masterminded the Sept. 11th attacks, to Saddam Hussein who did not.

FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL (tags)

Plan an action at the LA office on June 5th!FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL AND THE CORPORATE INVASION OF IRAQ June 1 – June 5, 2003

Gen. Tommy Franks resigns! (tags)

Top US commander steps down as a deal is struck in Belgium to transfer his warcrimes case to US prosecutors.

Economy for Human Needs (tags)

"If the peace movement, globalization critics and unions unite their struggles, sand can be thrown in the gears of neoliberal globalization. Then changing direction will be possible." Translated from the German

"America's favorite conspiracy theory: the moral argument" (tags)

It's later in the article when Kinsley gets into the conspiracies: "Why did Bush want this war? His ostensible reasons were unconvincing. Whatever we may find now in the rubble of Baghdad, he never offered any good evidence of a close link between Iraq and al-Qaeda or of weapons of mass destruction that could threaten the U.S.

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

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Franks War CrimesTrial, Belgium (tags)

On Wednesday, a human rights lawyer filed a case with the federal prosecutors whose purpose is to arraign Thomas Franks, the commander of the American troops in Iraq, for crimes against humanity. This may be the only judicial means, anywhere on earth, of holding the US government to account for its actions.

Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq (tags)

One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully liberated the people of Iraq from meaningful involvement in decisions about their own future.

Wall Street Journal Report (tags)

A Major Balks at Directive And Gets Relieved of Duty

Wolves and Sheep (tags)

The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...

Iraq’s oldest Jew (tags)

Reflecting on life under Saddam Hussein, Sofer says times were not easy, “but at least we had security.” After several attacks on Jewish community buildings throughout the 1990s the Mukhabarat, the Iraqi Secret Police, which had already kept close tabs on Jews here, began to monitor the synagogue. By and large the fire of anti-Semitism has not singed most Iraqis. The anti-Semitic chants heard round the Arab world have not marred popular demonstrations here. Only once during this reporter’s three-week stay in Iraq were specifically anti-Jewish chants heard.

Ha, ha SUCKERS. (tags)

"It's all over but the shouting. And the screaming. And the endless years of U.S. occupation in the Middle East, the quiet building of U.S. military bases in Iraq so we can keep those uppity bitches Syria and Egypt and Lebanon in line, forge ahead with the long-standing plan to strong-arm those damn Islamic nuts into brutal compliance with Bushco's bleak blueprint for World Inc. What, too bitter? Hardly. "

"the lessons of September 11th are not being applied today" (tags)

"the lessons of September 11th are not being applied today"

All the News That’s Fit To Print … and Then There’s the US Government (tags)

"Well, our special WMD search teams just returned home because they couldn’t find squat. And we won’t allow the UN inspectors back in, just in case they make us look bad for not finding squat. Making us look bad is apparently worse than proving we were right about the stockpiles. Note: truth has no place in this syllogism. "

BTL: Allegations of War Profiteering Leveled Against Halliburton and... (tags)

...Other Companies With Close Ties to White House. Interview with Charlie Cray, corporate reform campaigner at Citizen Works, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The War Is Not Over Until The U.S. Leaves Iraq (tags)

The U.S. and Britain have declared victory in their war against Iraq and a despicable imperialist occupation is underway. A U.S.-occupied Iraq can never be a "liberated" Iraq. The Iraqi people can only be free to forge their own future when the U.S. and all foreign invaders get out of their country

These are the children Bush has killd (tags)

"I consider what was done to be a crime of war," Mr. Hamoodi said. "How would President Bush feel if he had to dig his daughters from out of the rubble?"

The Many Contracts of Halliburton (tags)

If you have been confused by the constant flow of news stories on the Halliburton contracts for post-war Iraq, you have good reason to be.

THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY (tags)

MoveOn Bulletin Friday, May 9, 2003

Salt Lake City rallies condemn war crimes in Iraq (tags)

The Committee for War Criminal Prosecution held its annual spring rallies to protest war crimes committed by nation-state leaders, featuring the U.S. Bush administration's performances in Iraq this year.

Ten Lessons Of The Iraq War (tags)

The most important lessons of the Iraq War may be as yet unrevealed, but there is a sense that American unilateralism is likely to continue to alienate important allies, while the triumphalism of the Bush administration is likely to taunt terrorists, making them more numerous and tenacious in their commitment to violent retaliation.

Cheney oil firm widens Iraq role (tags)

Kellogg Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is pumping up oil despite earlier claims that its contract with the American government was for fighting oil fires, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers told the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,951385,00.html

BTL:Under White House Control, Iraq's Oil Wealth May Be Headed Toward... (tags)

...Privatization.Interview with Michael Renner, a senior researcher with World Watch Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

LAPD IN IRAQ (tags)

As in Los Angeles... so in Iraq. LAPD Police Officers train "reformed" Iraqi Policemen (the same Police who served Saddam), in the fine arts of crowd control.

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

Kucinich answers controversial issues (tags)

Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:57 AM For many, anti-war presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is the best person to help Democrats find their voice in time for 2004 By Joe Piasecki

Demands regarding the invasion, occupation and 'reconstruction' of Iraq (tags)

This statement will be presented to the "Iraq and the Global Peace Movement: What next?" conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-21 May and at the peace and anti-war movements events during the G8 in late May.

RW: Lost Treasures of Humanity (tags)

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THOMAS FRIEDMAN'S LIFE AS A PET HAMSTER (tags)

Squeak, squeak...

Do We Really Have Free Speech? (tags)

The following is a transcript of a speech given by 13-year-old Charlotte Aldebron in Augusta, Maine on April 19, 2003.

Impatient Justice (tags)

Congratulations. We've just won the wrong war.

neoconservatives seek to ensnare US in an endless series of wars (tags)

by Pat Buchanan Does all this explain why bush was brought to power?..Incidentally, and just to be controversial, its my view that sept 11 could have been orchestrated by the neoconservatives

Isreal Seeks Pipeline For Iraqi Oil (tags)

Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad. http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,11319,940109,00.html

U.S. political objectives in the Middle East will Fail--Is Iran the Target? (tags)

In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war.

Madison: 'Does 'consent of the governed' imply 'informed consent'?' (tags)

I found this posted over at Smirking Chimp and thought Madison made some good points. So, I lifted it and brought it over here as it is thought provoking.

BTL:Rising Opposition to Occupation of Iraq Threatens Bush Agenda for... (tags)

...Restructuring the Oil-Rich Country. Interview with Mansour Farhang, Bennington College professor of political science, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Mirage of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)

"I was always telling the truth. Iraq does not have chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Time will bear me out, " says Amer Al Saadi......

To tell the truth is not George W. Bush's game (tags)

Bush favors open government except for his and his father's. He's an "environmentalist" except for drilling in Alaska, clean air and water. He would leave "no child behind" except for those in public schools. He leans forward on the podium and says it like he means it.

War Is A Racket (tags)

The nature of the Iraqi conquest was not lost on one cable TV news reporter who, in questioning a man who wanted the rebuilding process to be opened up to other nations than just the United States shrieked that the "French who wanted no part in the war now want to share in the spoils."

BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FOUND! (tags)

Finally.....there's proof that Saddam used biological weapons!!!

iraqi prisoners starve to death and rot unknown to the world (tags)

the horror story the ragic deaths of more than 50 thousand iraqi prisoners

Pre-Emptive Cultural Take Over In Iraq (tags)

The British Museum, UNESCO, and Iraqi Artifacts

U.S. Troops Open Fire On Iraqi Protesters, Again (tags)

Iraqi people are being shot dead for demanding that their school not be turned into a U.S. military base.

ABC News Primetime interview: Country music group holds its own against right-wing attack (tags)

All in all, the Dixie Chicks held up well against the crude attempts by interviewer Diane Sawyer to browbeat them and convince them, as well as the viewing audience, that the vast majority of Americans consider any opposition to President Bush and the Iraq war tantamount to treason.

Green Ejected For Collecting Signatures; Suburbs May Be Hazardous To Your Health (tags)

Green news and opion updated daily

Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)

Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.

Would the US Plant WMD’s – A Stroll Down Memory Lane (tags)

This article by ex-CIA officials discusses the question of US vs UN inspection teams looking for the notorious weapons of mass destruction. Also addresses the question of 'would the US plant evidence?......

Revealed: How the road to war was paved with lies (tags)

On nuclear weapons, the British Government claimed that the former regime sought uranium feed material from the government of Niger in west Africa. This was based on letters later described by the International Atomic Energy Agency as crude forgeries.

Dumping Bush-Regime Change in 2004 (tags)

Makes the case for developing an electoral arm for the peace movement that can defeat Bush and the War Party in 2004. Stresses need for independent political action groups.

The evil genius of empire: Will Iraq arise again? (tags)

The Iraqi people are rising from the ashes once again, it is the story of 5,000 years of civilization, conquest and national liberation.

GRAFFITI IN IRAQ (tags)

Resistance to the U.S. occupation is being expressed by Iraqis, who spray paint walls with anti-U.S. graffiti.

Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)

It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:

Pictures from American prison in Iraq (tags)

the pictures say enough about american arrogancy on the nude body of an iraq prisoner an american or american friend wrote in arab: "Ali Baba thief"

But wait a minute GWB sez we won. (tags)

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will soon declare an official end to combat in Iraq, White House officials said Friday, previewing an address that also will outline his plans to rebuild the war-torn nation and sustain the global war on terrorism. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1151&slug=Bush

Clerics Call for Islamic State in Iraq, STORY & PHOTO (tags)

Clerics Call for Islamic State in Iraq, STORY & PHOTO

Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)

Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/25/03 ¡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 (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, China, Russia, Netherlands, and Cuba.

THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ ARE FREE (tags)

WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ DOING? NOW THAT THEY ARE FREE? COME LOOK SEE THE TRUTH

U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation (tags)

A great moment in American History remembered...

RADIO SUBVERSION for the week of 04/21/03 (tags)

RADIO SUBVERSION is a weekly audio netcast with news, views, music and humor from the Left side of the internet.

Iraqis say ‘No U.S. occupation’ (tags)

Shouts of “No to colonialism, no to occupation” resounded throughout Iraq this week.

What, No Smoking Gun? The Media and the Specter of WMD (tags)

Extra, extra: Evidence is emerging that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq may never provide a compelling justification for the war.

American TV in Iraq (tags)

Cultural Imperialism goes into overdrive. American style television will now be broadcast into Iraq by way of a new U.S. created satellite network. Peter Jennings and Dan Rather will now report the "truth" to the Iraqi people. "Lifestyle" programs presenting "American values" will also be beamed into the Arab nation (Photo - Iraqis watch the news on a television connected to a satellite dish in Baghdad Saturday, April 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Will Pre-emptive War Make America Safer? (tags)

Another aspect of U.S. safety is threatened by pre-emptive war. The Founding Fathers realized that not all enemies are foreign. What keeps U.S. citizens safe is adherence to the U.S. Constitution. Losing any part of the Constitution is precedent for losing other parts. Congress - the American people's representative - now has lost the constitutional right to declare war.

GREECE: VIOLENCE ERUPTS NEAR EU SUMMIT,Militant Anti-War Demonstrations at EU Su (tags)

ANARCHISTS AND OTHER LEFT-WING ANTIWAR PROTESTERS CLASHED WITH THE POLICE IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE SUMMIT

BTL:After Costly War, Iraqis Quickly Organize to Oppose... (tags)

...U.S. Military Occupation. Interview with Wade Hudson, member of the Iraq Peace Team, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

Iraq's new reality (tags)

What irony... all these neo-con's and flag wavers gloating over their quick military victory in Iraq. Bu$h and his corporate buddies have unleased a process that will bring about an Islamic Republic in Iraq. Pretty terrific "victory" I'd say.

The history of Runsfeld and Reagan's alliance with Saddam. (tags)

The U.S., having decided that an Iranian victory would not serve its interests, began supporting Iraq: measures already underway to upgrade U.S.-Iraq relations were accelerated, high-level officials exchanged visits, and in February 1982 the State Department removed Iraq from its list of states supporting international terrorism.

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.

The Two Antiwar Movements (tags)

It’s the same old cultural Marxist claptrap. Their West Coast gig, which Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com recently reported, was filled with speeches that had nothing to do with Iraq or our international situation and more to do with such things as "transgendered people’s" rights.

Bush guts Health Care for Veterans; Michael Moore's Popularity Surges (tags)

Green news and opion updated daily

Did James Woolsey let the World War IV Cat Out of the Bag (tags)

When former CIA Director James Woolsey began talking about World War IV, a war essentially against all so-called Islamists forces that preach hate against America, did he let some the details of the Bush regime's long term plans and present actions in Iraq out of the bag?

Response to Marc Cooper (tags)

Marc Cooper's cynical screed in last weeks LA Weekly is crushed by Carole LaFleme's analysis. This letter was rejected by LA Weekly. Cooper would rather attack those against the war rather than those perpetrating the crime.

Sheik Mohammed Al Fartusi Arrested by U.S. in Iraq (tags)

TORONTO (NFTF.org) -- Sheik Mohammed Al Fartusi, a leading Shiite cleric, was arrested yesterday by U.S. forces in Najaf, according to Arab TV network Al Jazeera

The U.S. Occupation and the Resistance In Iraq (tags)

U.S. TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!

The BINK Poll: Only five Americans still oppose war (tags)

April 20, 2003—With war being presented as little more than a PG movie, only five Americans still say that it was wrong to attack Iraq in the first place, which means about 80 million Americans who were opposed to the Iraqi war now say they were wrong.

Impact of Iraqi defeat on Islam (tags)

In the hundreds of interviews of Muslims throughout the Islamic world, one thing came across loud and clear. It was much more important to them that the Iraqis defeat the U.S.-UK infidel invaders than it was for a ruthless tyrant to be removed and the horribly oppressed Muslim brothers of Iraq liberated.

Reflections on why the United States and Israel are threatening Syria (tags)

As if to underline this warning, the US bombed the Syrian Trade Center in Baghdad and closed the oil pipeline from Iraq to Syria. Syria’s valuable trade with Iraq ú which totaled about $5 billion in the period 1998-2002 ú has been cut off. This is a serious blow to the Syrian economy since Iraq had in recent years become Syria’s main trading partner.

The Tower of Babel (tags)

"This is the project of globalization: making a new tower of Babel out of the planet. Every relation should be uniform..The laws of the neoliberal tower forbid acknowledgment of differences. The subjugation of differences is the only allowed possibility."

CIA discovers aircraft with a nuclear bomb in Central Iraq (tags)

The CIA claims they've discovered an aircraft in Central Iraq that has a nuclear bomb strapped to its belly.

Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)

It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )

Bechtel corruption info. (tags)

Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)

Theft Iraqi Antiquities By Ann Talbot (tags)

The US reluctance to act cannot be explained by any lack of warning. Professional archaeologists and art historians had told the Pentagon of the danger of looting beforehand. Dr. Irving Finkel of the British Museum told Channel 4 that the looting was "entirely predictable and could easily have been stopped."

Shi'a Will To Power - Downfall of Bush, And The Neocons? (tags)

ronically, the Bushites will eventually regret getting rid of Saddam Hussein. In short order, Iraq will turn from a Ba'athist dictatorship into a Muslim theocracy.

Building Bridges Radio - Behind The Invasion of Iraq (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. Building Bridges can be regularly heard over wbai Mondays 4-5pm pt streaming at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram

Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)

Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong

Digging out Iraq (tags)

Contracts for reconstruction in Iraq are primarily being handled by the USAID. The US Agency for International Development is headed by Andrew Nastios.

EU Draws a Line in the Sand (tags)

Now that the European Union has drawn a line in the sand by bringing the exiled word "Central" back to center stage in a vote on Thursday April 17th. 2003 that demands that the U.N. play the "Central" role in rebuilding Iraq

U.S. corporations set to profit off Iraq (tags)

The Bush administration’s attempt to fashion for itself the sole role of ruler and victor in post-war Iraq is meeting growing domestic and international opposition.

BTL:Iraq War and its Aftermath Sanitized by Shallow Corporate Media Coverage (tags)

Interview with Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraq: Anti-US protests growing (tags)

Exasperated US military officials tried to hamper the media from covering new demonstrations in Baghdad while some 20 000 people in the Shiite Muslim bastion of Nasiriyah railed against a US-staged meeting on Iraq's future.

Murmurs of Shiite Revolution in Iraq (tags)

In Baghdad, 20,000 Iraqis took to the central square and faced off against U.S. Marines patrolling the area. "USA, don't stay - GO!" and other signs calling on U.S. forces to withdraw were visible as Iraqis chanted against U.S. plans for Iraq. Canada's CBC reports that the protests are now in their fourth day. Witnesses in Baghdad say the number of demonstrators are growing.

US forces behind anarchy in Iraq: Pak analyst (tags)

Sultan Amir Imam said that behind fanning chaos and lawlessness, the US wanted to achieve its well defined "objectives" in Iraq and later in the region.

For Iraqis - No Liberation, A New Colonial Oppression (tags)

At night on every one of the Shia Muslim barricades in Sadr City, there are 14 men with automatic rifles. Even the US Marines in Baghdad are talking of the insults being flung at them. "Go away! Get out of my face!" an American soldier screamed at an Iraqi trying to push towards the wire surrounding an infantry unit in the capital yesterday. I watched the man's face suffuse with rage. "God is Great! God is Great!" the Iraqi retorted.

Letter from France (tags)

a letter from a friend in France

THE IRAQ WAR'S TRASHIEST PIECE OF PROPAGANDA (tags)

Incomparable trash...

Fisk: For people on streets, not liberation but a new colonial oppression (tags)

Fisk: For People on the Iraq Streets, Not Liberation but a New Colonial Oppression

BTL:Disorder, Protests Challenge U.S. Occupation of Iraq, Undermining... (tags)

...White House Triumphalism. Interview with Roger Normand, executive director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Spoils of War: Winners and Losers (tags)

Bill O'Reilly assesses the winners and losers from the Iraq war

The Anti War Crowd Has Some Explaining To Do! (tags)

Instead of sending "human shields" to prop up a dictator who ordered the rapes of his enemies, they will send people to help with the reconstruction. Instead of whining about their lost civil liberties here at home whenever they get arrested for blocking traffic, they will offer support for the creation of real civil liberties in Iraq, where until very recently the meekest whisper against Saddam would result in an amputated tongue.

How America Lost The War (tags)

We need, first of all, to get our terms straight so as to achieve a sense of clarity regarding the issue of America's moral standing on the matter.  Saddam Hussein was not defeated.  He was not overthrown, bested, beaten or destroyed.  Saddam Hussein was fired, relieved of his position by a nation that hired him for a dirty job way back in 1979.

The Real Heroes of Gulf War II: Conscientious Objectors (tags)

Thousands of troops have blindly followed the Bush-Blair-Sharon sanctioned mass-murder of the Iraqi people. Unnamed re the hundreds, possibly thousands, of U.S. personnel in the armed forces have applied for conscientious objector status since January. Though few have gone public, they emerge the true heroes of the armed forces, in refusing to participate in an illegal war of aggression on Iraq.

slick (tags)

HOLOCAUST 2003 - The ONLY Solution is The Final Solution

Help (tags)

My boyfriend tells me I'm naive when I tell him that the War in Iraq is all about oil. I tried to do some research to prove it to him, but haven't found anything to convince him. Can anyone give me a good url on this?

What did the war accomplish? (tags)

"What "threat"? When did Saddam ever utter any such threat? And what weapons? This weekend, Iraqi general and chief scientist Amir Saadi said after surrendering that Iraq has no such weapons, which is what he said before the war. Maybe there are some even he doesn't know about, but there's no trace of them so far,..."

HELP RENAME IRAQ (tags)

Lets get this thing started.

RW: From Unjust War to Unjust Occupation (tags)

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U.S. Troops kill 10 Iraqi demonstrators (tags)

U.S. "Liberation" troops fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul... killing at least 10 and injuring 100. Meanwhile, at the US-sponsored talks near Nasiriyah on the formation of a new government... 20,000 protested the U.S. invasion, chanting "No to America. No to Saddam."

Off the wire news (tags)

Anti-U.S. protests in Baghdad...Journalist Dies in 'Car Crash' in Iraq...Marines Raid Journalists' Baghdad Hotel...U.N. Human Rights Body Criticizes Israel...Iraqi Protesters Block Marines in Kut...$79 billion to pay for war? Ill. GOP Sen. Fitzgerald Won't Run in '04

How the CIA found and groomed Saddam Hussein (tags)

While many have thought that Saddam Hussein became involved with US intelligence agencies from the 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts date back to 1959 when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi prime minister General Abd al-Karim Qasim.

The Sacking of Baghdad (tags)

As the Barbarian Hordes roll in the City is Sacked and Burned. This is a loss that cannot be measured in mere money.

Feinstein Gets Richer (tags)

Perini Corporation Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $100 million in Construction Projects in U.S. Central Command's Area of Operations. Feinstein's husband Blum and his partner own 75% of Perini Corp.

Make Peace with SYria (tags)

Nuke em!

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

Hollywood Peace Demo...4/13/03 (tags)

Summary: Are the smaller numbers at Sunday's Anti-War Demo a sign that the Movement is losing momentum, or is it just taking breath while it figures out what to do next?

The ethnic cleansing has begun in Iraq. (tags)

Ms. Muhammad and her trembling infant are victims of a new wave of intimidation and crime in northern Iraq. They are among thousands of Arabs expelled from their homes by armed Kurds — among the United States' most exuberant allies in this war — and ordered to move away within three days.

Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld give Ahmed Chalabi Iraq (tags)

OUTSIDE NASIRIYAH, Iraq. April 13 -- The Pentagon has ordered U.S. forces here to quickly deploy a U.S.-sponsored opposition militia to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, American and Iraqi exile sources said today.

The Weird Men Behind George W. Bush's War (tags)

"Most neoconservative defence intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the largely Jewish-American Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti- communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history."

Iraq Liberated Of Culture, History (tags)

Because the U.S. only secured Iraq's oil fields and not Iraq's archaeological treasures and universities, further speculation has mounted throughout the world that the U.S. is only interested in Iraq's natural resources.

Proof U.S. Media Staged Statue Event in Iraq (tags)

This article provides absolute proof that the U.S. Military and the U.S. media conspired to fake an event in Iraq and broadcast it around the world. There were NO large crowds of Iraqis around when U.S. marines pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.

Class War heats up in the USA (tags)

Class War

PHOTOS: MARCH TO HONOR ZAPATA AND END WAR IN IRAQ A12 (tags)

About 300 people gathered in east LA yesterday, April 12, 2003, to honor Emilio Zapata, and to end the war in Iraq.

Nine Theses on Moving the Peace Movement Forward (tags)

[Editor: John Gershman, Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) Editor's Note: This piece was commissioned under the auspices of the Project Against the Present Danger. Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org]

Secret units in desperate hunt for banned arsenal (tags)

It is a sign of the desperation in London and Washington to find a "smoking gun" to justify the war that the Anglo-American team has already conducted three inspections in the past two weeks. No banned weapons have so far been found.

Inbedded Journalists Quiting Rolls (tags)

But the US military is not happy with this development. "We would really rather they did not do this," said Major Tim Blair, the US army officer in charge of the embed programme, citing safety concerns.

U.S. White Nationalists Prepare for the Permanent Control of Iraq (tags)

This article provides information on Ahmed Chalabi, the U.S. puppet who is positioned to be the next leader of Iraq. Chalabi is a thief and the darling of the neo white nationalists (Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz, Kristol, etc.) who currently control the U.S. government.

Thousands Protest in Korea against Iraq War (tags)

Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on April 12, 2003, to protest the U.S. war against Iraq. Activist En-kuk lies on a canvas painted with red paint symbolizing the death of Iraqi civilians. The protestors also demanded the withdrawal of the Seoul government's support to the war. The South Korean government is scheduled to send about 700 non-combatants to Iraq from April 30, the local media said. (Photo REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon)

The Spoils of War (tags)

Capitalists profit from war both from the destruction of a country and from the reconstrution afterwards, and of course from the natural resources like oil.

U.S. Occupation forces Tortures Iraqi University Professors (tags)

12 Apr 2003 Iraqi scientists accused U.S. forces of torturing professors by poking their eyes out, and breaking limbs carried out by U.S. occupation forces also occupation forces are encouraging looting of universities to the extent of transporting looters to the universities and scientific institutions.

Response to Fresca (tags)

I started this as a response to Fresca who posed the question, "give me one example of Bush and his Gang killing on a global scale". As you can see I kinda got carried away so i decided to publish this.

Chalabi's goons present to topple Saddam statue for press (tags)

Who died and made Chalabi the new 'god' of Iraq, with the power to determine the future of both the Iraqi nation and the oil that they depend on for their future? Allow a free and truly democratic (internationally monitored) election take place in Iraq and let the Iraqis decide whether or not they want this Chalubi as the next dictator of Iraq and whether or not to keep their oil nationalized for 'the benefit of all the Iraqi people' or whether they want the profits pouring into the pockets of American oil robber barons.

Noam Chomsky Appearance 4/6/03: "Freedom is not a right, it's a legacy" (tags)

Ask a group of politicos on any side of the spectrum, and love or hate him, one would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know the name Noam Chomsky. Some call him an "America-hater." Some call him "Saint Noam." At Agape last Sunday, he was welcomed like a movie star. And in his unassuming yet unequivocably rich oral tradition, Noam Chomsky spoke of the American legacy

Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil (tags)

Titled "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus on Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," this report traces an intense effort by Reagan officials in the mid-OE80s to win Hussein's approval for a $2-billion oil pipeline to be built by Bechtel, running from the Euphrates oilfields in southern Iraq westward to Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba. A key player in that effort was Rumsfeld, then the CEO of Searle drugs, the giant phramaceutical company.

Baghdad archeological museum looted (tags)

Iraq, among the earliest cradles of civilisation and home to the remains of such ancient Mesopotamian cities as Babylon, Ur and Nineveh, has one of the richest archaeological heritages in the world.

The Pay Offs Begin (tags)

As the Bush Crime family ramps up to take maximum advantage of this profit making opportunity massive contracts, no bid, are awarded to Dickie Chainey's oild company.

Real Iraqi's are NOT Dancing in The Streets (tags)

Note: What a terrible travesty and lie has and is being visited on the people mostly of this nation with the full complicity of a prostituted-lap dog-boot licking press. On Democracy Now I have seen the quiet--eloquent people (the real ones) of Iraq.

Statement from Spokesperson for family of Injured Iraqi boy (tags)

Akbal Fithyab (Um Haider), the mother of Mostafa the 8-year-old Iraqi boy here in Los Angeles for medical care, wishes to thank those who have provided support and expressed interest in their story since their arrival. Both mother and son are resting from their travel and ask that no one disturb them for a few days.

Welcome, Mom, to the Neo-Fascist, Imperialist, Police State (tags)

Note how the neocons, media shills, bureaucrats, and pseudo-patriots continuously berate the war dissenters and taunt them with their self-described, patriotic status. "We love America and you don’t," they sneer, in their pretentious, smug little editorials. They flimsily equate the skeptical grandmother or fed up autoworker with the revolutionary pro-Marxist who lives in a tree, fending off capitalism and human progress under the pretext of some ridiculous owl.

Mar Vista Vigil Against the Colonial Occupation of Iraq, Friday 11th between 5 p.m. and 7 (tags)

Mar Vista Vigil Against the Colonial Occupation of Iraq, Friday 11th between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. More than hundred people are expected to show up at the Mar Vista Vigil at the corner of Palms and McLaughlin in Mar Vista. I'll see you there. My placard will say “No Colonial Occupation of Iraq.” All these pictures were taken last Friday.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/11/03 ¡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 (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and Cuba.

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.

THE LIES CONTINUE (tags)

The lies continue as the fall of Iraq is "celebrated" at WTC site

Vandals of the 21st Century (tags)

Irag War

Piss take total (tags)

We will find weapons of mass destruction before long. They are already on the way to Iraq

4/10: Iraq - Liberation of Occupation? (tags)

**US Occupied Iraq** Is This What Our Future? Think Locally, Act Globally! No Blood for Oil! No Colonization of Iraq No Immigrant Bashing! Health Care Not Warfare! Books Not Bombs! Schools Not Tanks! From: PeaceNoWar For Latest Information, Please check URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net

"America's sovereign right to do whatever it pleases" (tags)

"America, babbling endlessly about its rights and the way it sees things, so often displaying impatience over listening to the other 95% of the human race, easily forgets the many incontestable horrors it has bestowed upon the world. General Pinochet's murder of perhaps 15,000 Chileans plus a few Americans who got in his way gets barely a nod of drowsy recognition. The "boyz" chugging down frosty Cokes while napalming Vietnamese villages..."

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population?" from: http://www.zmag.org

Sh'ite leader assasinated in Iraq (tags)

Sh'ite leader Abdul Majid al-Khoei... a leader favored by the U.S. occupation, has been killed.

BTL:Thousands Engage in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to Protest Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Gordon Clark, coordinator of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Smack a Leftist with your Sandal (tags)

Leftism dies with Saddam

U.S. Lost the War Before It Started (tags)

Undoubtedly the U.S. will experience a military victory in Iraq as well as a complete and thorough occupation of the entire country but a military occupation does not a society make.

there's no stopping them now (tags)

wednesday evening.... the third week

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice? A man deaf to the ceaseless thunder of millions of voices..?"

Advertising Grab for Iraq Begins (tags)

The advertising below is ready to go on the new starbucks bill board in down -town Iraq.

RW: Now That the War Is Going On... (tags)

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LIBERATION? (tags)

I hope we have done the right thing...I am optimistic, but very nervous.

May 3rd - Global Art Action For Peace (tags)

The Works on Shirts Project invites you to take part in "WEARNICA", an international exhibition of artistic reactions to the war in Iraq and continuing conflicts throught the world.

War for the rest of your lives (tags)

Endless war

WAR BRIEFINGS SITE BY FMR. RUSSIAN MILIITARY INTEL GOES SILENT (tags)

From the start of the war, a group of former Russian military intelligence analysts have been using their resources and experience to record and report accurate information about the military action in Iraq. Today, they are forced to go silent.

Anti-War Protest Today (tags)

Since it's spring break, come have a merry 'ol time with us.

WAR & HUMAN RIGHTS TEACH-IN TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE!! (tags)

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Impact of Protests on U.S. Policy (tags)

With the U.S. in Baghdad, protests against the war are affecting more than just the U.S. campaign against Iraq.

RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR SPEAKING @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ 12:00 PM (tags)

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Anti-War Demo Tomorrow in Santa @na (tags)

Come join us for some relaxing spring break fun!

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice?" from: http://www.zmag.org

Saving Private Lynch' And Other Tales (tags)

It seemed that, every time I flipped between CNN and MSNBC, they were telling and re-telling "Saving Private Lynch," that archetypal, blonde-in-peril, made-for-TV movie coming to a ratings sweeps period near you. (And doesn't Saddam Hussein make the perfect Oil Can Harry, tying the pure-hearted heroine to the railroad tracks?)

Journalists Killed In Iraq (tags)

U.S. attacked journalists at hotel and office in Iraq.

Boycotts Brew as Baghdad Burns (tags)

Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Find out more about the Global Boycott for Peace.

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.

Oil at the bottom (tags)

Fucking Dummies

Oil for White People! Woohoo, Dead Iraqi Children Now! (tags)

It seems that the corporate press cabal of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Regime controlled NPR and just about every major newspaper in America sets policy for press coverage week to week

Cheney's Corp. Profits Huge from Iraq War (tags)

Dick Cheney's Halliburton Corp. will receive up to a billion dollars from the Federal Government for Iraq reconstruction.

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.

Arent you glad you marched for this? (tags)

You are the enablers of this wretched regime...

What Is Socialism, and Why We Oppose The Invasion of Iraq (tags)

Resist the war in the streets, workplaces, schools, and in the barracks! Organize to end all imperial bloodshed through socialist revolution!

Yugoslavia and Iraq: A War Comparison (tags)

A comparison of the so-called humanitarian interventions in Yugoslavia and Iraq

Photos of Mar Vista Peace Vigil, Saturday, April 4th (tags)

About 60 people showed up Saturday April 4th at the corner of Mar Vista Park in Mar Vista to protest against the war on Iraq. The turn up was much larger than last week, despite a chilling wind and a temperature of only 51 degrees. A lot of people passing by in their cars showed their support against the war by honking their horns. The Mar Vista weekly Vigil is located at the corner of Palms & Mclaughlin. Please come next week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a placard or a banner. If the war is over my sign will read “U.S. out of Iraq,” or “Stop U.S. Imperialism in Iraq.”

The Handmaid's Tale Proceeding on Schedule! (tags)

My fellow Canadian, Margaret Atwood, could not have predicted what we're now going through more accurately.

Urgent: Survey for Senator Kerry (tags)

Vote Today

April 4: Latest News from Iraq (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net ***Latest Estimated Iraqi Civilian Causalities: 547-733 people (According from IraqBodyCount.net) Also, check: http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/April%204%2003--Casualities.htm

News Articles from the First 10 Days of War (tags)

Growing Crisis in Basra; CBS Reports Truth By Mistake; Public Might Put Two and Two Together; U.S. Strikes Iran"; Collateral Damage; War Crimes Aren't War Crimes When The U.S. Commits Them; Public Acknowledgment Of E.M.P.; Food and Politics At Safwan; "Even In Civilian Areas, They Will Be Hit; Flint-locks and Sedans; Signs Of An Expanding War Killing and Burying the Innocent; Iraqi Artillery Targets…Whom?

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/4/03 ¡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 (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Russia, China, Germany, Netherlands, and Cuba.

ANTI-WAR TEACH IN BY RAWA WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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This War is Not for Oil (tags)

This article explains exactly why the war in Iraq is not for oil.

The rigged nation (tags)

During an attack to www.strike-free.net by an true patriot who have forgotten to be at frontline killing innocent people we are on air again as follows: http://www.strikefree.net http://strikefree.net http://strike-free.net http://strike-free.org

Don't fight Allies, says Ayatollah (tags)

A leading Iraqi Shiite Muslim has urged Iraqis to remain neutral and not fight the invading Allied troops.

ARTISTS ANNOUNCE LONDON - NEW HAVEN ANTIWAR ART SHOWS (tags)

U.K. Stuckist Artist, Ella Guru, painted this work titled, "Candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square, 18/01/03." The Painting portrays a demonstration held by CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) and attended by former Labor Minister Tony Benn.

oregon equates protesters with terrorists (tags)

oregon wants to jail protesters as terrorists under proposed law

Liberation Whether You Want it or Not. (tags)

The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action. Albert Camus

Angry crowds greet Troops - CNN perplexed (tags)

When they find out that the oil profits will, of course, be going into the pockets of the U.S. oil robber barons, they will be even more pissed off...After all, these are the Americans who are liberating Iraq's oil fields, and in America, there is no such thing as 'developing the oil for the benefit of all the people' and, despite George W. Bush's socialist talk, the people of Iraq will be robbed blind and then left with nothing, just like Africa after colonialism...

Craig Rosebraugh Releases pentagonlies.com website (tags)

pentagonlies.com

Total war: resistance, humanitarian aid and the media (tags)

2003 is a year to live dangerously: of crimes against humanity and of heroic resistance; it is a time to reject the war and to extend our solidarity with the Iraqi people in this their moment of truth.

RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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Strage degli innocenti - Guerra in Iraq (tags)

Strage degli innocenti - Guerra in Iraq

Analysis: The War Is Over (tags)

An analysis of the current campaign in Iraq and the real objectives of the war, with parallels to Hitler's invasion of Poland, the sieges of Stalingrad and Leningrad, and lessons from Gulf War I. Though the war has not ended, the main objective for the U.S. has been fulfilled.

RAWA SPEAKERS - TEACH IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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RAWA SPEAKER - WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE IN OC! (tags)

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CONTRADICTIONS AND ABSURDITIES (tags)

DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

Colombian police fire tear gas on anti-war protesters who burn tires, U.S. flag (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia - Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas into a crowd of more than 1,500 demonstrators Thursday who tried to march on the U.S. Embassy in Colombia to protest the war in Iraq (news - web sites). No serious injuries were reported.

SIGNS OF AN EXPANDING WAR (tags)

Discusses US threats toward Iran and Syria.

Anti-War Protest in Santa @na-tomorrow (tags)

Join us for an anti-war protest tomorrow in Santa Ana

Syrians told to prepare for fight with U.S. (tags)

It is considered certain that the fatwa was approved by Syria's authoritarian government, which has tightly controlled religious bodies since its ruthless suppression of a fundamentalist uprising in 1982.

RAWA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST WAR AND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (tags)

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Any person or state who gets in the way of the American Empire, beware! (tags)

It is remarkable that the US government is still going around dropping huge amounts of exceedingly powerful explosives on the heads of defenceless people. It wasn't supposed to be this way.

OFFENSE AND DEFENSE (tags)

The battle between Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon.

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

Article from cbsnews.com

SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WAR - TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9!!! (tags)

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peter arnett says u.s. warplan a "failure" (tags)

nbc's peter arnett says u.s. warplan is a "failure"

NATIONAL DAY OF DIRECT ACTION APRIL 7TH (tags)

In our collective efforts to build a mass movement of principled non-violent resistance to the U.S.-led war on Iraq, Direct Action to Stop the War (San Francisco/Bay Area) is calling a National Day of Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to Stop the War at Home and Abroad.

Compelling Photos of the War on Iraq (tags)

Warning some of these photos are pretty sickening. However, War is pretty sick.

War in Iraq, and child soldiers and a humanitarian mission in Burma (tags)

and the Future of the Earth

How Americans are feeling about thiis war (tags)

Here's what the man in the street is thinking.

(Move over 9-11 families) Meet the 'Fort Hood Families'! (tags)

A 'war blog' ... Make way '9-11 families' for the new rising stars, 'the Fort Hood Families'. As well as this new little propaganda toy of the extreme right wing, we are also being fed huge amounts of perjury and falsehoods during the war, just as we were in the lead up to the war, all intended to convince people that the war is something that its not. However the documents of the Extreme Right illustrate quite clearly that the war in Iraq should actually be renamed 'Operation Iraqi Oil'.

Venezuela Film Premier: "Another Way Is Possible ...In Venezuela" (tags)

The film will be shown at Friaday April 4 and Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the United Echo Park Methodist Church, 1226 North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA. Donation: $10 at the door. For more information about the event: (626) 282-9431 and (323) 852-0721

Riverside demonstrators determined to protest the war in Iraq (tags)

Over 50 people turnout to protest the war in Iraq while a much smaller group counter-demonstrated across the street.

The Receiving End of (tags)

The Receiving End of "Shock and Awe": U.S. Government has placed Iraqi civilians in harms way by invading Iraq. No U.S. invasion-- no 'Human Shields.' Why are there no American reporters embedded with the Iraqi people?

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.”

Questions for you anti-war leftists (tags)

This ought to shut you up!!!

www.iraqwar.ru and the Lying US News Media (tags)

Varlet expresses "Shock and Awe" (but not surprise) at the shameless lying of the US Govt and their puppet capitalist press.

First hearing of (white wash) 9-11 commission set for Monday Morning in New York (tags)

The commission is conveniently timed to coincide with the Iraq war, when you Americans cannot question the pResident, the commander in chief of your armed forces, because now you have to be patriotic, right...

Iraqi Death Toll Rising Fast! (tags)

Thousands killed - including many children.

From "Plain Sailing" to "Where the Hell Are We?" to "Up the Creek (tags)

Barely into its second week Operation Easy Sailing is in big trouble. One simple way of measuring just how big is by adding up all the time you hear the phrases “all according to Plan”, and the “Our strategy is sound”.

RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON THE IRAQ WAR (SUMMARY March 22-28). (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 22-28, 2003.

Italy: Berlusconi declares the state of national emergency (tags)

An attempt to stop big protest marches today in italy: Berlusconi declares the state of national emergency

SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKR TEACH IN ON WOMENS RIGHTS & THE WAR WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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Iraq War Quiz (tags)

A quiz for the neo-con thugs

Americans say NO to preemptive war (tags)

WASHINGTON – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) told a protest rally in San Francisco a few weeks ago that George W. Bush has “awakened a sleeping giant,” the worldwide movement to stop his doctrine of unilateral, preemptive war on Iraq.

Washington hawks under fire for ignoring advice (tags)

BRITISH and American intelligence badly miscalculated the level of resistance that coalition forces would encounter in Iraq.

US marines `running out of food' (tags)

George Bush's invasion of Iraq is falling apart

ANTICAPITALIST POPULAR FRONT (tags)

To Throw Down the BLACK HOUSE of GW Bush : We support armed struggle everywhere that is revolutionary. Revolutionary is anything that helps to kill USA imperialism: the Yankee-Gringo Empire of death and lies.

Let's bring the PsyOps War Home! (tags)

PsyOps, your taxes pay for it. It's time to give some back to your community.

120K more US troops to Iraq (tags)

February 8, 2003 - The Times (UK) "Mr Rumsfeld said that if it came to war, he expected the conflict to be over quickly and that America would not need to mobilise all its reserves."

GULF WAR 2 TEST (tags)

found this on http://www.zmag.org $$$ take the quiz and rate yourself below. $$$ sources are listed next to the answers $$$

Good news from Iraq! (tags)

Good news! Iraqi's shoot down another U.S. helicopter!

Another diplomat resigns (tags)

Diplomats keep resigning over shrub's policies

What You Aren't Being Told About Iraq (tags)

Remember all those "intelligence sources" who promised that Iraqis would be cheering as the U.S. and U.K. armies rolled into Basra or Nasiriyah or any major town in southern Iraq? Apparently, in day 7 of the invasion of Iraq, these intelligence sources and their data are proving to be fallible.

29 Reasons to attack Iraq (tags)

There has to be more....please add to the list

HALIBURTON awarded contract for Iraq's Oil Fields (tags)

war for oil? damn right. cheney's company reaping benefits of fictious war.

Anti-War Demo in OC (tags)

Let's get busy...

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."

TAKE THE IRAQI WAR QUIZ (tags)

How much do you know about Iraq War II and our great government? found this on http://www.zmag.org

SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKER, TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO (tags)

GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO. U.S. Vice President Al Gore told Iraqi opposition leaders that Saddam Husseyn "must be removed from power,"

US, British forces report gains in south; Iraqi minister denies opposition group's claim o (tags)

Article from Jordan Times...via Al Jazeerah web site

WEARNICA - An International Day of Artistic Reactions to War (tags)

On May 3rd, in response to the U.N. cover-up of Picasso's famous anti-war mural, "Guernica", The Works on Shirts Project is staging "Wearnica" an international exhibition of artistic reactions to war created on the backs o white dress shirts to help "uncover" the realities of war in our time.

Exiled Iraqis want to fight ‘invaders’ (tags)

AMMAN: Thousands of Iraqi exiles have been returning home over the past week from Jordan, with many insisting they want to defend their country against US and British “invaders.''

Boycott of American Goods Over Iraq War Gains (tags)

Europeans are boycotting American products in protest against the war. Maybe it's time for Americans to issue a call for foreign tourists not to visit the US, until we get our democracy back.

Anyone Remember Afghanistan? (tags)

Rumors about the death of the fanatics in Afghanistan were premature. Local bosses and drug traffickers are entering the vacuum created by the Karzai regime. The U.S., eager to bring the message of the West to Iraq, seems to be turning a blind eye...

UPDATE: Non-violent Direct Action at Vandenberg AFB (tags)

Activists infiltrate the heart of the machine that commands the US war against Iraq: Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California.

Satire Of U.S. Central Command Iraq Leaflet Drops (tags)

Satire Of U.S. Central Command Iraq Leaflet Drops

URGENT: UN Debating Stopping War TODAY! Please CALL and/or FAX them NOW! (tags)

An Emergency Session of the Security Council has been called today Wed, March 26th, 3 p.m. They will invite testimony from all UN 191 members, and could vote on a resolution demanding immediate withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq. If they Invoke Res. 377, "Uniting For Peace" they may be able to stop war--which was done in Suez Crises in the 50's. Please Email and/or Fax NOW UN countries now!

Big Brother Hits UN (tags)

Not sure if this is true but reads like it.

Latest Russian Intelligence report (tags)

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

Halliburton still pays Cheney (tags)

Bush deputy gets up to $1m from firm with Iraq oil deal

Lenny Kravitz Song - "We Want Peace!" (tags)

U.S. Pop/Rock Performer Lenny Kravitz announced today the release of a brand new song called "We Want Peace!"

THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 25, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 25, 2003.

RAWA TEACH-IN APRIL 9 (tags)

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DOWNLOAD: MOTHER OF ALL BULLS#&T (tags)

Download this art for your next peace demo rejecting corporate/military coverage of the war on Iraq.

Seattle Based Company Gets In On Rape Of Iraq (tags)

Stevedoring Services of America contact info: E-mail: webmail@ssofa.com, (800) 422-3505 Toll Free, (206) 623-0304 Phone, (206) 623-0179 (Fax). Ed DeNike, Chief Operating Officer: (206) 623.0304

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE MR BUSH? (tags)

THE outrage and anger over the treatment of US prisoners of war by Iraq is very real (!!??). Their brutal and humiliating treatment - recorded in detail for television - is profoundly shocking.But not everyone is entitled to be outraged. The warmongers in the White House are not.Little more than a year ago, there were other prisoners of war. As United States forces swept victoriously through Afghanistan, they seized hundreds of men.

Protest WEDNESDAY March 26th (tags)

Protest The War On IRAQ WEDNESAY at 5pm

BITTER RICE: Beware the Shiites (tags)

George Bush is a primitive man, but the people behind him are far from being stupid. They are the oil barons and the arms industry giants. They want to do what great powers have always done: use their military might in order to acquire economic hegemony. In simple words: to rob the poor peoples in order to enrich themselves even more.

All Americans are War Criminals (tags)

You are either for or against the war criminals in the White House!

RW: The Challenge Ahead: We Must Stop This War (tags)

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Day 5 at war (tags)

Read, Learn

SONALI KOLHATKAR (KPFK) & TAHMENNA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR APRIL 9 (tags)

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

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

Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War (tags)

This article was printed in yesterday's LA Times. It's a very good read.

Tape confiscated in DC (tags)

Tape confiscated by government in DC, journalists in Iraq..

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/24/03 SPECIAL EDITION! ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

THE SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/24/03 Special edition- WAR ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN, Part 1. A 30 minute review of world opinion on the war recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Germany, Netherlands, Russia, China, Cuba.

Nonviolent Direct Action at Vandenberg AFB (tags)

Nonviolent civil disobedience actions taking place at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week!

Decolonize America (tags)

The war is not the responsibility of Bush alone, but deeply rooted in the capitalist-colonial nature of the US system.

NYC Plans SF-Style City Shutdown 3-27 (tags)

Thursday March 27th at 8am. Die in at Rockefeller Center in protest of the war on Iraq. Massive civil disobedience campaign called for throughout New York City by organizing groups. Keep up the pressure!

USA Propaganda: How the fuck do you hide a 100 acre chemical weapons plant? (tags)

Uh, so here we have the US government needing to lie about Iraqi importation of Uranium from Africa, with full forged documents.

MORON MAJORITY (tags)

Now it's official: most Americans are idiots.

US Soldiers captured by Iraqis (tags)

Iraqi television on Sunday showed gruesome images of captured and dead American soldiers as senior US defence officials confirmed that about 10 US troops were missing in southern Iraq. US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded: "We believe there are some American soldiers missing."

Today inBaghdad (tags)

In Baghdad today as I write, things are relatively quiet, but we have seen bomb craters...

Launch of a worldwide boycott of the US, the UK, Australia and Turkey. (tags)

A worldwide boycott of all trade with the US, the UK Australia and Turkey, and go-slow within those countries, was launched at the blockade in Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Australia, on Friday night.

Al Jazeera back on the job in Iraq (tags)

"About 50 Iraqi civilians were killed in coalition bombing of the southerncity of Basra, the independent Arab-language satellite station Al-Jazeera claimed last night. In footage seen across the Arab world, the station aired grisly and explicit images of the dead and wounded, including a child with the back of its skull blown off and blood-stained people being treated on the floor of a hospital." In an unrelated story, an American soldier has 'fragged' three of his officers in Kuwait (using a grenade).

Empty Vee: Lights On, Nobody Home (tags)

I was watching the very first night MTV was on the air, back in the eighties. i saw that buggles video. Now it looks like censorship has utterly silenced the once vital music station. (admittedly, the eighties were a long time ago.)

Of The 45,000 British Troops Fighting Israel's Proxy War, 15 Are Jewish (tags)

For any Anti Semites who think that this war is really a proxy war for Israel, started by Bush's Lukid advisors Wolfowitz and Perle, It should give pause to know that Jewish soldiers are helping to fight it. Of the 45,000 British troops invading Iraq, 15 are Jewish.

MONDAY OC ANTI-WAR PROTEST & UPCMOING TEACH-INS (tags)

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RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE CONTRADICTS AMERICAN WAR PROPAGANDA! (tags)

This Russian intelligence reports contradicts some of the American War Media propaganda predictably beating their chest about supposed American military 'victories' in Iraq and the extent of surrenders by Iraqi military forces who have allegedly given up.

We're Bombing Iran Now? (tags)

ooops - sorry!

Republican Budget Cuts Veterans Benefits (tags)

Republicans Say, "Support The Troops - Cut $15 Billion From Veterans Programs"

Letter of Solidarity: There are some things all Americans can agree on (tags)

Americans are deeply divided on the issue of the war in Iraq. Some of us agree with our military's invasion and some do not. I am adamantly against the war but my friend Thad thinks the problem is with some of the specific things are government does, such as impose sanctions and secretly target civilians. Any American, if you ask him or her, will say that he or she does not want innocent civilians to die or suffer. Any American will also say that he or she doesn't want our troops to suffer needlessly. In light of this fact, my friend and I composed a letter to President Bush in an effort to unify on our nation on common ground.

Third veteran US diplomat quits over Iraq war (tags)

WASHINGTON, March 20 (AFP) - Another veteran US diplomat has resigned from the State Department in protest over President George W. Bush's policy toward Iraq, becoming the third and the highest-ranking career foreign service officer to do so since last month...

27 Arrested in Los Angeles (tags)

Twenty-Seven People from Across LA Arrested in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience for Peace

Twenty-Seven People from Across LA Arrested for Peace Downtown (tags)

Twenty-Seven People from Across LA Arrested in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience for Peace Interfaith Service and Antiwar Action at Downtown Federal Building

Iraq Peace Team Update (tags)

March 21, 2003 Kathy Kelly and Ramzi Kysia in Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness' Iraq Peace Team. They are there to bear witness with the Iraqi People. Per phone this morning, they communicated this to people at the U.S. Voices in the Wilderness Office.

KCNA Warns of Possible Nuclear War on Korean Peninsula (tags)

The Critical News being kept from us all as the U.S. invades Iraq. The end of humanity could be near as U.S. continues to threaten world peace: KCNA Warns of Possible Nuclear War on Korean Peninsula.

Even more rightwing hypocrisy (tags)

The Freeper hero Dick Cheney. Saddam appeaser and criminal.

Greens Call Bush Indictable for War Crimes. (tags)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Roosevelt) Please repost on other US Indymedia sites.

DID THE ''PEACE MOVEMENT'' FAIL? (tags)

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Rebuttal to a fighter pilot (tags)

A co-worker forwarded to me a letter written by a fighter pilot stationed in Turkey. I added my comments and sent it back to her.

Expose the Links between Al Qaeda and the Bush Adminastration (tags)

The truth is Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, and they have closer links to the Bush adminastration than they do iraq!!!

Warmongers gone Wild! (tags)

See Warmongers Gone Wild! Live on your TV screen tonight!!! XXX Rated action. Hot (well actually incinerated) bodies in unusual contortions (yours would be too if a bomb hit it).

Top Anti-Terror Official Resigns (tags)

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The top National Security Council official in the war on terror resigned this week for what a NSC spokesman said were personal reasons, but intelligence sources say the move reflects concern that the looming war with Iraq is hurting the fight against terrorism.

Riverside protesters show up in force against war (tags)

Over 50 people protest against the war in Iraq in Riverside, amidst death threats, jeers and a lot of honks in support.

Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)

The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.

Anti-war demonstrators wear blinders (tags)

The Iraqi nation is like a man who is kept captive and tortured by a gang of thugs. The anti-war protesters turn a blind eye.

The Fifth Column Left Declares War (tags)

The peace movement is not about peace, that it is a fifth column communist movement to destroy America and give victory to our totalitarian enemies.

Warmonger Explains War (tags)

Ever have this itching feeling in the back of your mind that what the warmongers are saying is not terribly well thought out?

Iraq Peace Team Stays! (tags)

Dozens of American citizens and other internationals commit to remain in Iraq, despite the threat of a US attack. They continue to support and help Iraqi citizens who, through no fault of their own, face imminent attack in an illegal US-led war.

Call for an International Boycott and Go-slow (tags)

A call has been issued by a small Australian peace group, for a consumer boycott of all goods and services from the United States, Britain, Australia and their allies, and for everyone in these countries who is opposed to this war, to go slow economically in every way possible, until the war is over.

Iraq Crisis Hour By Hour (tags)

Notice in particular 1743. This is basically an admission that the war has nothing to do with Saddam Hussein or Weapons of Mass Destruction® (The White House 2001).

Chomsky on War (tags)

No To War

Our Troops "They Died For Ariel Sharon" , (tags)

"Our troops will be fighting a proxy war in Iraq, and beyond, not to protect U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, but to make the world safe for Israel. When the dead are buried, let the following be inscribed on their tombstones: They died for Ariel Sharon."

ACT NOW BEFORE THE WAR STARTS! (tags)

EMERGENCY ACTION AGAINST THE WAR

HelpUSA in Suicide: Bush Sr. and Sons-48 Hours to Leave Planet (tags)

THE GREAT INTENTIONAL WATERS FULL OF REVENGE AND THE WORLD WILL ONLY BE HEAL WHEN CLEANSED OF DISEASE KNOWN AS THE USA. Make the fire burn beneath their feet. Allah be Praised.Bless Palestinians- A. Roy, 'GW Bush is insane!"

French president denounces Bush (tags)

French president denounces Bush ultimatum By Elizabeth Bryant United Press International From the International Desk Published 3/18/2003 7:36 AM

Catholic group to U.S. Soldiers: "Refuse to Fight! Refuse to Kill!" (tags)

Catholic Group Pours Human Blood in Front of Military Recruitment Center. They call upon Catholic US soldiers to: "Refuse to Fight! Refuse to Kill!"

ACTION ALERT: Academy Awards Peace Action (tags)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has enacted an unofficial blacklist of Hollywood stars, who will not be allowed to speak and "use the Awards as a platform to air anti-war views." Please come out and show your support for those in our entertainment community who have demonstrated the strength and courage to risk their careers and speak out for peace.

ROLLING START: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War (tags)

There is a long struggle ahead, and it will become more terrible. But just as those before us fought slavery, apartheid, fascism, and colonialism, we will take up our historical task with confidence and determination, and assert our humanity against these gangsters.

Who is going to crush the Kurds? (tags)

After just listening to the Bush speech on Monday evening, and his appeal to Iraqi Republican Guard units to give up without a fight, I am led to ask the question, 'Who is going to crush the Kurds of Iraq' after Saddam is gone from the scene, and the answer would appear to be the Republican Guard, if they should be turned by the Americans.

DUMP THE INCUMBENT$ !!! (tags)

Sen. Diane Feinstein of California said while she has disagreed with Bush's Iraq policy, "I stand fully behind our troops who may be going into harm's way." (SHE VOTED FOR THE WAR)

The Propaganda Value of Repetition (tags)

The great utility of repetition as a propaganda tool and my small effort to use it in a truthful manner back at the warmongers

EMERGENCY POLITICAL ACTION !! CONTACT POPE JOHN PAUL II (tags)

Pope John Paul II can STOP THE WAR Ask John Paul II to go to BAGHDAD as a HUMAN SHIELD

CAN Day X plan (tags)

On Day X: wak out...speak out...march...take action against Bush's bloody war!

The Rot at the Center of the Empire (tags)

Of course, given the administration’s almost desperate attempt to find a “smoking gun” that will convince people to support the killing of tens of thousands more innocent Iraqi people in order to effect a “regime change” in Iraq, one possibility is that U.S. officials simply didn’t look too hard or too closely at the fake evidence before citing it as another excuse to invade Iraq.

LA PEACE MARCH MARCH 15, PICTURES (tags)

Despite the downpour, we got a really large turnout for the LA Peace March on March 15. Thousand of people showed up to say no to war.

LA Peace March (tags)

Thousands march in LA dispite downpour.

Atheism in the Church, and the Pro-War Movement (tags)

The Pro-War position, which is advocated by ‘bible believing Christians' who are part of the religious right, is actually an expression of an ancient form of atheism, in that those who hold to this position do not really believe in the existence of God, and therefore turn instead to a bankrupt philosophy that holds that ‘God can only work through people' (the military industrial complex in this example).

Jewish Organizations Worried About Backlash for Iraq War (tags)

"Buchanan responded that, 'Like a squid, Mr. Perle is emitting this inky fluid of alleged anti-Semitism to cover up his own tracks of warmongering. Let one and all read my 5,000-word article . . . and judge for themselves whether the charge against me is valid or Mr. Perle is an agent of influence of a foreign power.'"

Iraqis would support war to overthrow Saddam, says survey (tags)

Secretly conducted study finds backing for US-led attack, while plans to tarnish extremists in friendly nations are revealed

Hezbollah: US troops will face suicide attacks (tags)

The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Muslim militia Hezbollah warned here Thursday that US troops will face suicide attacks if they strike Iraq, in an address to hundreds of thousands of followers.

RICHARD PERLE, EX-PATRIOT? (tags)

One big lie is that Mohammed Atta met with Khalil Ibrahim Samir al- Ani, an official at Baghdad's Embassy in Prague. U.S. intelligence agencies went over records of Atta's travels and concluded that during the period in question he was in Virginia Beach, not in Prague. Perle knew this was a fabrication. He attempted to pass it off on the American people as truth.

How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)

How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)

War is not the Path to Peace (tags)

American jurists see a breach of international law in a preventive war.. Aggressive war is one of the most serious transgressions of international law..There is no exception..Global Action Prevent WarLCNP http://www.lcnp.org/global/IRAQLetter.pdf

John Pilger: "Blair is a Coward" (tags)

William Russell, the great correspondent who reported the carnage of imperial wars, may have first used the expression "blood on his hands" to describe impeccable politicians who, at a safe distance, order the mass killing of ordinary people.

Pope, others portray possible strike on Iraq as criminal, immoral (tags)

"unilateral military strike would be a 'crime against peace' with no justification on grounds of self-defense."

INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF IRAQI WATER SYSTEM - GENOCIDAL WAR CRIME (tags)

Clear And Irrefutable Proof The US Government Planed And  Executed Genocidal Acts Against The Iraqi People.

SONALI KOLHATKAR & TAHMEENA FARYAL (RAWA) SPEAKING WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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Powell rejects notion that U.S. policy driven by Jewish interests (tags)

Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, who said he wanted to clear up media suggestions that American supporters of Israel -- and Israel itself -- were driving U.S. strategy

UN Authorization Can't Mke Rank Imperialism Just (tags)

If a war without UN authorization would be wrong, does that mean that a war with UN authorization would be right? http://www3.sympatico.ca/sr.gowans/unbacking.html

Thousands Of U.S. fatalities expected in Iraq (tags)

Military experts are quietly warning that the impending war against Iraq will likely yield a high U.S. death toll.

Weapons of Mass Deception (tags)

In the year and a half since September 11 the Bush administration has been waging an aggressive military campaign against real and perceived enemies, coupled with a public relations campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the world. In Afghanistan, at least, the military campaign has shown some success. The public relations campaign, however, has been an embarrassing failure.

Representative Waxman - We Demand - No Unilateral War!! (tags)

NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE meet with Lisa from the Waxman office.

Bombing may start thisweekend -Calls for civil disobedience in UK (tags)

"... the first bombing of Iraq could even begin over the weekend..." 'Alternative Parliament' calls for outbreak of civil disobedience. Protests to be in every town and city centre.

Watching anti-war protests with pain (tags)

By Adil Awadh. Adil Awadh, an Iraqi doctor, worked in a military hospital in Iraq from 1994 to 1996. He is an independent member of the Iraqi National Congress and lives in the Washington area. Published March 9, 2003.

Actiondays "No to the war on iraq" (tags)

Woldwide actiondays against war will be at 14. 15. and 16. march 2003. The organisations of peace hope that the war against Iraq will never be reality, but they take precontions for a day X – the day of a possible attac against iraq. Then there will be actions against the war all over the world from 17 to 19 a clock.

MARCH 15 MASS RALLY AND MARCH - DOWNTOWN LA INFO (tags)

As events in Washington, the UN, and abroad come to a head, and the war spectre looms large over the people of Iraq, it's even more important and imperative for us, ordinary American citizens, to come out and voice our concerns over the Bush Administration's increasingly perilous drive towards war. You have a voice, and you are not alone. Stand up, speak out, and take the streets!

Ten Thousand Plus Russians volunteer to defend Iraq (tags)

Timofei BYELO PRAVDA.Ru http://english.pravda.ru/main/2003/03/06/44067.html 00:47 2003-03-06

Vatican Becomes Anti - War Rallying Point (tags)

But in some of the Vatican's strongest language against a possible war, its foreign minister Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran said a unilateral military strike would be a ``crime against peace'' with no justification on grounds of self-defense. ``We want to say to America: Is it worth it to you? Won't you have have, afterward, decades of hostility in the Islamic world,'' asked the Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

BREAKING - BRITAIN BACKING OUT OF IRAQ WAR (tags)

It looks like the Protests have forced Phony Tony into an advance to the rear. A million protesters might have had a little to do with it.

Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)

The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia

New anti-war/anti-Bush music (tags)

Three new/revised songs protesting the Iraq war and Emperor Bush. For truly patriotic ears only.

A Call for the Invasion of Burma (tags)

When oh when will the suffering people of Burma be saved from their tyrannical rulers? A call for someone, out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, to spend a few hundred billion bucks to save those poor suffering people...

Rice's Former Prof Says Bush Admin Deliberately Deceives (tags)

DENVER, CO -- Average citizens will now be able to gauge whether or not Iraq actually poses a threat to them and their families, thanks to a new report (http://www.prioritypeace.org) issued today by one of National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice's former professors at the University of Denver (DU).

U.S. Army signals war concerns (poster, article) (tags)

U.S. Army fears that bringing democracy and stability to Iraq may be an impossible task. (Article below)

War soon please. (tags)

Wake up from the ditto storm. Think for yourself and do not follow the heard in the streets of LA.

Hundreds Pledge to Shield Iraq; Thousands Want to Join (tags)

This direct-action approach enables ordinary citizens around the world to stop the war with their shielding presence in Iraq. We no longer need our governments to drag us into strife and death. Forming the shield, we'll be making history - and a future. A better future for us all.

Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

This war came from a think tank (tags)

As far back as 1998, ultra right US think tanks had developed and published plans for an era of US world domination, sidelining the UN and attacking Iraq

WASHINGTON CLERIC SLAMS BUSH CHRISTIANITY (tags)

Washington Cleric Slams Bush “Christianity” as “Triumphalism” singling out for attack the code hymn/references, phrases, and End/time constructs used by the President, for example in his State of the Union speech.

Take the War-on-Iraq IQ Test (tags)

Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq?

Bush lies, lies, lies about WMD (tags)

Some Evidence on Iraq Called Fake U.N. Nuclear Inspector Says Documents on Purchases Were Forged By Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer

The Dream In Flames (tags)

Dictator Bush and his wimpy quisling suckups at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox have proved that Adolf Hitler's strategy was right - if you tell a lie enough times it soon becomes the truth in the public mind.

CALL TO BOYCOTT ALL TRADE WITH THE USA, BRITAIN AUSTRALIA AND THEIR ALLIES. (tags)

A small peace group from the village of Samford, in Queensland, Australia, in defence of the children of Iraq, has issued a call for a consumer boycott of all goods and services from the United States, Britain, Australia and their allies, should they militarily attack Iraq.

Alice Walker, Amy Goodman & Other Notable Women Arrested in Anti-War Protest (tags)

Twenty three women, including nationally recognized award-winning authors Alice Walker and Maxine Hong Kingston, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, were arrested in front of the White House on International Women’s Day, protesting against the Bush Administration’s proposed war on Iraq. They had marched from Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC, leading more than 5,000 peace activists associated with Code Pink, Women for Peace, to the White House.

Global Women's Strike and March In LA (tags)

Today, March 8 2003, an estimated 2000 people rallied in front of the federal building to support the global women's stike in condemnation of the plans for an upcoming war.

Terror and Energy Security (tags)

The US will need 6 million more barrels of oil every day by 2020..Both the supply and the security of the US would be helped far more if energy savings and promotion of regenerative energy were vigorously emphasized. Translated from the German

WOLFOWITZ-LIBBY-PERLE-FEITH = AUTHORS OF IRAQ WAR (tags)

"In 1996, Richard Perle, now a Pentagon adviser, and Douglas Feith, now a Rumsfeld aide, helped write a report about how Israel could transcend the problems with the Palestinians by changing the "balance of power" in the Middle East, and by replacing Saddam. "The hawks saw their big chance after 9/11, but they feared that it would be hard to sell a eschatological scheme to stomp out Islamic terrorism by recreating the Arab world. So they found Saddam guilty of a crime he could commit later: helping Osama unleash hell on us."

Blair doesn't care (tags)

Quite rightly

Blix Coverup (tags)

More UN shennanigans

Who Supports President Bush? (tags)

Detailed analysis, with sources.

EMAIL ACTION! Evidence against Iraq faked -- Washington Post (tags)

The Washington Post is reporting that evidence against Iraq has been faked. Send email to the media, cover this story!

FBI whistleblower: 'We can't stop terrorism unleashed by Iraq war.' (tags)

(a conservative view, and not a "neo-conservative" take, which often is cozy with fascists)

CALL 4 BLAC BLOCK IN OC & LA WHEN WAR BREAKS OUT (tags)

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elBaradei exposes US as liars on Iraqi uranium imports (tags)

Calls documents evidencing Iraq's attempts to import uranium from Nigeria "not authentic." (It is believed these documents were provided by the US.)

MARCH 8: Thousands of Women Stream into DC for Anti-War March & Rally Int'l Women's Day (tags)

Women from Kansas, Vermont, Oregon, Texas and dozens of other states have begun arriving in Washington, DC--dressed in pink--to participate in the women-led rally and march that will be held on Saturday, March 8, International Women's Day.

President is praying! (tags)

A great speech

BTL:Soldiers, Their Parents and Lawmakers Sue to Stop U.S. Attack on... (tags)

...Iraq Without Congressional Declaration of War. Interview with John Bonifaz, lead attorney in Doe v. Bush lawsuit conducted by Between the Lines 'Melinda Tuhus

Halliburton wins contract on Iraq oil firefighting (tags)

HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) - A Halliburton Co. (nyse: HAL - news - people) subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) has won the contract to oversee any firefighting operations at Iraqi oilfields after any U.S.-led invasion, a Defense Department source said on Thursday.

Photo of new U.S. Bomber headed to Iraq (tags)

A fleet of McDonalds Stealth Bombers and MTV "Wart Hog" Jets are also on the way to liberate Iraq for U.S. corporate interests.

THE LAST U.S. DCM IN BAGHDAD ASSAILS PERLE AS LIKUDNIK (tags)

Asked by Bill Moyer about Perle's arguments for a war, Wilson said, ``Well, he's certainly the architect of a study that was produced in the mid-'90s for the Likud Israeli government called `A Clean Break, A New Strategy for the Realm.' and it makes the argument that the best way to secure Israeli security is through the changing of some of these regimes beginning with Iraq and also including Syria. And that's been since expanded to include Iran.''

Advisors Warn Bush He Faces "Humiliating" Defeat on UN Resolution (tags)

(publisher's comment) Even the hawks are getting nervous, while the Bush junta consider doing it anyway. Hitler had the Treaty of Munich behind him when he invaded Czechoslovakia. It seems to me that if Bush goes it alone, this action would be unprecedented. Historians?

Britain's dirty secret (tags)

A chemical plant which the US says is a key component in Iraq's chemical warfare arsenal was secretly built by Britain in 1985...

Downtown Los Angeles CD and SoCal student walkouts make the Global Headlines (tags)

The Global Media couldn't help but put today's student mobolizations near the top of the world news, and at the top of most local news. And this mornings Civil Disobedience in LA, the highest profile CD of the day in the U.S., also garnered a fair share of attention. The following report was crafted for the LA Times; in the rest of the world, the LA CD was in the seventh paragraph of the AP's summary report.

JAPANESE AMERICANS AGAINST WAR (tags)

Please join us ... Asian Pacific American Democratic Club & Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) 9/11 Committee. We are organizing an API contingent in the upcoming march on Sat., March 15, against the war on Iraq.

Nonviolent Resistance Against War in Iraq (tags)

ICUJP sponsored an interfaith March and prayerful witness against the war in Iraq. Following an early morning procession to the Los Angeles Federal building and an interfaith service featuring multiple faiths 19 were arrested blocking the traffic in the intersection of Los Angeles and Temple streets. The follwing pictures tell the story better than these words.

Confronting the Warmakers (tags)

Letter from a young revolutionary communist Confronting the Warmakers, Visioning a Different Future by Sunsara

Revolution of Consciousness on Long Beach City Council (tags)

In a few short weeks, the anti-war members of the Long Beach City Council have begun to speak out, while the pro-war members have fallen silent.

The Weekly Spin (tags)

THE WEEKLY SPIN, Wednesday, March 5, 2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------- sponsored by PR WATCH (www.prwatch.org) ---------------------------------------------------------------------

13 myths about war in Iraq (tags)

This piece was created by the entire 13myths.org team, using an online collaborative process. Email: info@13myths.org. 13myths.org is a project of Organizers' Collaborative; for more information, visit organizenow.net.

OC ANTI-WAR PROTESTS & WALK OUTS IN OC TODAY!!!! (tags)

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photoessay: FEB 15 NY AND GLOBAL UPRISING! (PT.2) by Hans Bennett (tags)

This is part two of a two part photoessay documenting the Feb.15 anti-war protest in NY with photos and a personal summary of the day from Hans.

Actor Oscar Action (tags)

"Plainly For Peace" Citizens for World Peace is calling on all Academy Awards Ceremony participants who oppose a war on Iraq to dress "Plainly for Peace" (jeans, t-shirts, tennies) on Oscar night, March 23, 2003.

AUDIO: Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder (tags)

Gilbert Achcar was interviewed on the KPFA Morning Show on March 3, 2003 -- to discuss his book, Iraq and the war on terrorism. MP3 for download or streaming.

MoveOn.org launcehes emergency petition to Security Council (tags)

Please spread far and wide Dear friends, We've launched an emergency petition from citizens around the world to the U.N. Security Council. We'll be delivering the list of signers and your comments to the 15 member states of the Security Council on THURSDAY, MARCH 6.

"THE WAR HAS BEGUN," reports the London Daily Telegraph (tags)

Several thousand allied special forces, including more than 300 SAS personnel, are already operating inside Iraq. This suggests that, despite efforts to secure a United Nations resolution backing force, the war has begun.

OC ANTI-WAR STUDENTS WALK OUT & PROTEST THIS WED. MARCH 5 (tags)

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Call PAX HUMANA, HERE AND NOW! (tags)

Call for Peace : If you believe the disarmament of Iraq must be carried out by UN inspectors... If you think Peace is a risk worth taking!...

Libertarian Party Speaks Out Against The War (tags)

From the Libertarian Party Website: Source article at http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=630

US Prepares To Use Toxic Chemical Gas In Iraq (tags)

It is interesting just to observe the blatant hypocrisy that the Bush Junta has repeatedly used as one of it's excuses/justifications for murdering people in Iraq the use of and possession of Chemical Agents. Yet, when push comes to shove they have no compunction in using them themselves. What a bunch of hypocritical fiends.

PNAC (tags)

Concerning your web site story that was found under the key words of Project for the New American Century

Washington Post reports U.S. invasion of Iraq has already begun (tags)

The Washington Post reports the "first phase" of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq has been launched "without much public notice."

How the Propaganda System Works (tags)

Arab League Vote against war is ignored

Finally! A Peace Rally To Cheer (tags)

Thousands rally in support of Bush Houston crowd hears politicians, veterans praise president's Iraq policies

leaked document proves US surveilance against UN (tags)

a document, leaked to the observer, proves that the US is conducting surveilance against all UN security council members except for GBR. ed. note: wasn't this what got Nixion out of office?

No war! Say thanks to Turkey! (tags)

Turkey has voted against war on their neighbor. But with Bush arm-twisting, they could vote again! We should express anti-war solidarity with the people of Turkey, just as we express anti-war solidarity with the people of Iraq.

Bush Admin dirty tricks campaign to bug UN Security Council member phones & email (tags)

A leaked memo reveals the US is bugging work & home communications of UN Security Council members. Nixon did this sort of thing, and he was forced to leave office or face impeachment.

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.

Iraq files UN complaint that US may be planting evidence in secret missions (tags)

Given Washington's desperation to "justify" war, I wouldn't doubt it a bit.

'Pro-War' Movement Springs Into Action (tags)

"We decided we can't sit idly by while President Bush's agenda, specifically his continuing efforts on the war on terror, specifically Iraq ... while they ... Democrats, the left wing and Hollywood ... conduct a well-coordinated, well organized, well-financed effort to undo the president and really to destroy him, because that's their goal," David Bossie, president of Citizens United, told Foxnews.com.

Seeds of chaos and war - Bush's sanctimonious double-speak (tags)

This whole scenario, even the historically unprecedented worldwide peace demonstrations, is beginning to feel like we are living in a script or best-selling novel, say "1984"? Are people actually asking each other if war is peace?

BTL:March 5 Antiwar Moratorium Calls for... (tags)

...No School, No Work, No Business as Usual. Interview with the Rev. Peter Laarman, March 5th Anti-War Moratorium organizer conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

ADOLPH HUSSEIN? (tags)

I don’t know about you, but I am mighty tired of the warmongers making constant comparisons between Germany 1939 and Iraq 2003. This is not only disingenuous, it is dishonest.

Demo in Riverside County (City of Hemet) (tags)

No War On Iraq - DEMONSTRATE WITH US IN HEMET.

ORANGE COUNTY STUDENT WALK OUT & ANTI-WAR PROTEST MARCH 5 (tags)

ocrc@mail.com

"Reconsidering Our Victory in the Gulf War (tags)

An interesting, provocative reconsideration of the events of the Gulf War

BTL:Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Increased Terrorism... (tags)

...Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability. Interview with Dilip Hiro author and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

RW: People of Iraq In the Crosshairs of an Unjust War (tags)

Powerful marches have sent tremors through the powerstructures and big power alliances of the world. Cities around the world have been packed with rivers of people--standing up against powerful warmakers and their media-flood of lies.

“FIRST” strike on IRAQ- DAY OF ACTION!! (tags)

SHUT EM DOWN!!

The Project for the New American Century. (tags)

he People versus the Powerful is the oldest story in human history. At no point in history have the Powerful wielded so much control. At no point in history has the active and informed involvement of the People, all of them, been more absolutely required.

The Facts About Rebellion (tags)

Which political leader made war on his own people, killing 262,000 of them, burning their cities, destroying their food supply and placing the survivors under military occupation?

People of Iraq: In the Crosshairs of an Unjust War (tags)

A look at the plans for this conquest, a look at how the people of Iraq are targeted by this U.S. invasion force, reveals the truth...and the war that must be stopped.

You Can't 'Contain' Saddam (tags)

Cold War doctrine doesn't apply in the age of terror. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

The invasion of Iraq has already begun ... (tags)

The invasion of Iraq has already begun ...

Perpetual Death From America (tags)

"If they had killed us once, it would not be so bad. But what the Americans have brought upon us is not only depriving us but our future generations of our basic god given human right, the right to live. They will be killing us for generations to come" (An Afghan Victim of US-UK bombing) The War Hawks keep trying to downplay the lingering death created by Depleted Uranium munitions. The death toll contiues to mount.

Major Anti-War March in LA March 15! (tags)

The next day of national protests against war on Iraq will be Sat. March 15, including in Washington D.C., San Francisco and LOS ANGELES! Assemble Olympic and Broadway at noon.

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. web link http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

Report of anti-war Demo's from Portugal,Germany,Egypt and Tunisia (tags)

Anti-war

Rebuttle to NPR's slanted coverage -- Please send! (tags)

This is an open letter to NPR News and PRI and describes, in detail, the mistakes in their recent coverage of events. I have mailed this letter to the necessary outlets, but I think other people should do it as well. It is long, but good, I think. Thanks for your support.

Italians map strategy protests aimed at stopping american military trains (tags)

Anti-war militants took advantage of a national train strike in Italy to pause to map out strategy Sunday. Demonstrators opposed to a possible war in Iraq tried Saturday to block trains moving U.S. military equipment across the country, protesting at several rail stations in northern Italy. A group of anti-war protesters stopped a train reportedly transporting U.S. military equipment in northern Italy on Friday night, a police official said.

DOSSIER: NO WAR FOR EMPIRE NOW ONLINE (tags)

A Long Term Strategy for the Antiwar Movement

The President's Real Goal in Iraq (tags)

The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing.

Anti-War Leader Launches Campaign to Impeach Bush (tags)

(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. attorney general has drafted articles of impeachment against President Bush and three other top administration officials as a means of preventing the U.S. from advancing a "first strike, potentially nuclear preemptive war" against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Shoking images of children in iraq (tags)

The Dirty War against Iraq from 1991 Onwards

Read and learn more... (tags)

Read and learn...

Millions march against war: Around world (tags)

An unprecedented wave of anti war demonstrations swept the globe on Feb. 15, as an estimated 11 million demonstrators poured into the streets, determined to block the Bush administration’s drive to war against Iraq. As in the U.S., initiators and participants came from a very broad array of unions, political parties, religious organizations, youth and women’s organizations, left and progressive organizations including communist and workers parties.

Millions march against war: At home (tags)

NEW YORK – Braving frigid cold, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallied near the United Nations, Feb. 15, to protest George W. Bush’s threatened war on Iraq and to support UN efforts to stop the war. The rally here was part of a coordinated one-day protest in 600 cities across the nation and around the world. According to Indymedia estimates, 11 million people marched and rallied against the Bush war plans, making it the largest peace outpouring in world history. Over 1 million rallied in U.S. cities and towns. About 300,000 marched in San Francisco, Feb. 16, the largest anti-war mobilization ever in the Bay Area.

SUPPORT ELECTRONICIRAQ.NET! (tags)

NEW INDY NEWS WIRE LAUNCHES FROM IRAQ!

The Fear Factor: Who's Really Putting People in Harm's Way? (tags)

While ordinary people in the U.S. are worrying about the possibilities of sudden attacks--the people of Iraq share such fears in an even more urgent way. Today across Iraq, school children are bracing themselves for bombs and invasion--they are thinking through what they will do if their families die around them, and their homes crumble into rubble.

It's the CHEESE!!!! (tags)

From the fine "journalists" at the FAUX News Network. So-called "patriotic" Americans are boycotting French Cheese and Wine!

Sonali Kolhatkar Teach-In MARCH 5 in ORANGE COUNTY!! (tags)

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In the ass of Trojan horse (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli terror.

SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR - WED. MARCH 5, 2003 (tags)

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Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)

Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...

Peace Activists Aren't Appeasers (tags)

Are millions of Canadian, American and European peace marchers "appeasers" because they want Iraq disarmed by means other than war?

What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want? (tags)

Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or threat of attack from the intended target? Or that for an entire year the world has been striving to figure out what the superpower's real intentions are?

'You No-Good, Unemployed, Communist Faggot' (tags)

It was Gulf War I, and I was marching up the old Post Rd. in Connecticut for Peace. I carried a sign reporting on the number of our soldiers that had been killed thus far, when a sleek, silver BMW pulled up alongside me. The profusely sweating, purple faced man, his bejeweled ringed, sausage fingers, tightly gripping the hand tooled leather steering wheel, spit in my face screaming, "You no-good, unemployed, Communist faggot!"

March 5 National Moratorium Against the War (tags)

this has been called in unity with the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition check www.notinourname.net for planning meetings

Diplomatic Riffs (tags)

It's funny that the president brags about having the support of Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria and Denmark. Those countries together couldn't whip Iraq.

30 million worldwide (tags)

According to UK's Guardian, over 30 million protested this weekend//satire on how CNN would report this

How To Be Livid (tags)

Anger as a sane and appropriate response to the proposed war in Iraq. A guide for those still too shy to protest.

Disentangling the Antiwar Movement from the American Flag (tags)

(A downloadable PDF version of this essay is available at www.freesocietycollective.org; feel free to copy and distribute this 8.5 x 11, 2- sided flyer)

The World Says No to War in Iraq (tags)

http://rwor.org - Revolutionary Worker Online http://rwor.org/resistance -RW resource page on resisting the juggernaut of war and repression http://2changetheworld.info - Discuss revolutionary strategy and the RCP's Draft Programme

AUSTRALIA +World NOWAR-round-up: Largest coordinated anti-war protest in history (tags)

Altogether 1 MILLION Australians marched against the oil war on Iraq and for bringing the troops home. This is a comprehensive preliminary round-up of the anti-war demonstrations that broke records in all bigger Australian cities, plus the world-wide coverage that will be printed in this weeks Green Left Weekly, Australia's largest indypendent and radical weekly newspaper.

When the Enemy Is a Liberator (tags)

Bottom line is that the Iraqi people do want GW Bush to go forward with the war

Long Beach 1,000 PEOPLE MARCH!!!! (tags)

1,000 March and Rally in LONG BEACH

Peace March in Santa Monica, Californis (tags)

5000 turned out in Santa Monica, CA to protest the rush to war in Iraq.

The Wonders of Bushonomics (tags)

"...we face the worst hiring slump in twenty years; production as measured by the GDP minus government is falling; the deficit is ballooning; oil and gas prices are soaring even as retail and travel sectors slash prices; and all of Europe is clearly falling into recession. What's a government to do? Why, go to war, of course."

A message for those who protest to prevent war against Saddam (tags)

A message for those who protest to prevent war against Saddam

May 2003 pole shift warning (tags)

Earth is expected to be severely damaged by the magnetic field from the comet Niburu, news of which is being suppressed.

BTL: Ralph Nader Speaks Out Against War With Iraq (tags)

Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BILLIONS ARE WONDERING WHY? (tags)

Perhaps a billion people all over the world will be out on the streets Saturday (2/15/03) to express which way they hope this question will go. There are demonstrations against the unjust invasion of Iraq planned in virtually every American city. Find out where it is and go. If you don't, there may come a day - and maybe real soon - when you can't.

Arabs and Jews unite against war (tags)

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Basking in the Orange Glow (tags)

Too bad they don't sell common sense at the Army-Navy Surplus Store

BTL: Key U.S.-European Allies Continue to Resist Bush War Plan (tags)

Interview with Susan Wright,University of Michigan research scientist, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris

No to Bush's war for oil & empire (tags)

For building an anti-imperialist core in the anti-war movement.

After Iraq: North Korea and Beyond (tags)

Iraq and North Korea are only the beginning.

Tape shows bin Laden OPPOSES Hussein (tags)

"If bin Laden is effectively calling on Muslim Iraqis to overthrow Saddam ... how then can the U.S. administration use this message to prove Saddam and al-Qaeda are linked?" -- Snip from article

Let's Call Bush on his Bogus Terror Threats (tags)

The resistance is growing to the mind numbing propaganda from sources like CNN...

Let's Call Bush On His Bogus Terror Threats (tags)

Bush elevated the color-coded terrorism threat level to orange last week in response to the possibility of a chemical or biological attack. Ridge told reporters the other day the terrorism alert issued last week is "the most significant" since 911. "The threat is real," he warned. Yeah, right.

Flashpoints Feb 11: Tony Benn just back from Iraq; Iran the next target? (tags)

KPFA Flashpoints Radio Feb 11. 2003 - Famous British Labor MP Tony Benn just back from Iraq, interviewed Saddam.. a wide-ranging Bernstein interview with Benn, a survivor of WWII, who tells how Churchill ordered poison gas dropped on the 'uncivilized' Kurds of Iraq - Is Iran the next Britain/ US/ Israeli target?

TECHNIQUES OF DECEIT: HOW BUSH LIES (tags)

A good job of clearly demonstrating the lies put forth by Bush to stage his Master's War of Conquest.

Old Europe Gives the New World Colonists a Geo Political Lesson. (tags)

On Friday the 7th of February February 2003 it was reported in the New York Times that the U.S. in negotiations with Turkey was essentially offering the Turkish government a military foothold in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

By grace of God (tags)

It's an established fact

Report Confirms Russia Armed Iraq, China, North Korea, and Iran for World War III (tags)

Bolsheviks Have Been Instigating World War III by arming Gulf nations and threatening officials.

Secret project 'MIRAGE' (tags)

The secret plan to block out and to thwart the abnormal war ambitions of the Bush administrations

In God we trust (tags)

About the Bush war

A call to "flick your lights for peace" every night at 8 pm (tags)

Flick your lights at 8 pm for peace.....

Secret UK Dossier Powell Cited at UN: 12-Yr-Old Internet Article By Student (tags)

This story isn't getting a lot of press here, but it's SCREAMING HEADLINES !!! in Europe. It turns out that most of Powell's "secret" info re Iraq was a cut & paste job from a 12 year old article by a California grad student found on the internet,as well as data lifted from Janes Report. Below is the blandest of summaries, but one of the few published in the US. However, ALL OF EUROPE is reading about this! Blair's support of war is being savaged.

The End of World Order (tags)

Iraq was not condemned to be without rights or outlawed for all time. An authorization for the use of force cannot be read from resolution 1441. A right to preventive self-defense may exist in an extreme situation when enemy missiles are ready for launch..

British intel report cited by Powell to U.N. plagiarized grad student (tags)

Feb. 6, 2003, 2230 hrs, PST, (FTW) - A story is sweeping the world tonight and it says a great deal about those who are forcing the world into a war it does not want. The famed dossier presented by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to his Parliament was plagiarized from two articles and a September 2002 research paper submitted by a graduate student.

PABLO PICASSO'S "GUERNICA" CENSORED! (tags)

The United Nations covers Picasso's masterwork.

Manifetso on the Imperialist War against Irag (tags)

Irag

Get Up, Stand Up! (tags)

To take the side of the empire is to give into our fear, to cast our lot with the past. To resist the empire is to grab onto hope, to cast our lot with the future. It is literally a choice of empire and death or resistance and life.. R.Jenson is a journalism prof in Austin,Tex

Neighbors for Peace and Justice (tags)

WEEKLY DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE WAR WITH IRAQ AT MANY LOCATIONS

Australian Senate Votes No Confidence Motion Of Prime Minister Re: Iraq War (tags)

This Is the first vote of no confidence in a government or leader in Australia's 102- year history. Recent opinion polls show an overwhelming majority of Australians -- 76 percent --oppose Australian participation in a U.S.-led war on Iraq .

Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: No War for Oil! (tags)

National Release: Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: NO WAR FOR OIL Day of Action at Over 100 Gas Stations Calls for Peace, Security, and Environmental Protection via Reduction of Dependence on Oil

Public Schools brainwashing our children on Iraq (tags)

Scholastic News is distributed to our children in the public schools. Scholastic News has a subtle pro-war bias. Please send an email to complain.

Opera Ball ATTACK in Austria! (by Latuff) (tags)

Support "Attack the Opera ball!" Alliance.

GWB's speeches (tags)

The president's base shares with him the conviction that nothing--nothing--is more important than the war on terrorism. Conservatives always think the first job of government is to look to our national security, keep defenses strong, ensure public safety. So Mr. Bush's base is willing to give him a lot of room to maneuver to get what he needs on security and safety.

Fortune Magazine: After Sadam (tags)

"A prolonged, expensive, American-led occupation is also plausible, one that could turn U.S. troops into sitting ducks for Islamic terrorists, a la Lebanon in the 1980s."

New evidence implicates Iraq in terror conspiracy (tags)

Late breaking news:

AMERICA WILL USE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT TO WHIP UP WAR NATIONALISM (tags)

Watch for the Shuttle accident to be cynically manipulated to whip up a phony "national unity" in the service of America's genocidial war against Iraq.

War, Ignorance, and Disinformation (tags)

To what degree do people actually make their decision to support or oppose Bush's War based on actual facts? How many base their conclusions on propaganda perpetuated by the PressWhores?

What the Iraqi people are thinking (tags)

It is morally repugnant that people walk in marches across Western cities calling, essentially, for the Iraqi people to be kept in their collective jail with their tormentors.

Topanga Peace Alliance Meets with Representative Henry Waxman’s Office (tags)

January 29, ‘03 LOS ANGELES CA --- TPA members presented a position letter calling for the repeal of H. J. RES.114 (backed by petition) to congressman Waxman’s spokesperson. Waxman, who represents Topanga in the 30th Congressional District has been criticized for ignoring the interests of his constituents by voting for resolution H. J. 114. A copy of the TPA’s letter is attached.

Full Text of Speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy on 1/29/03 (tags)

Full text of speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.Mass) on 1/29/03

Rice for Peace-- stop the war now (tags)

Take action to stop the war in Iraq now. Join thousands of others in sending the message: Feed Iraq, don't bomb them. (NEW email address below, made necessary due to disruption of online communications.)

The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)

Bush policies blasted At Home (tags)

George W. Bush attempted to win backing for his agenda of tax cuts for the rich and war on Iraq in his Jan. 28 State of the Union Speech. But mayors, governors, members of Congress and leaders of mass organizations sharply rejected his policies.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/31/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Cuba.

Bush's state of the union speech-The die is cast (tags)

War Speech

BBC: US Senators Question Iraq Evidence (tags)

"However, the surprising mood of scepticism evident in the committee room was an indication that President Bush and Mr Powell still have work to do if they are to gain bipartisan support for their Iraq policy."

GRASSROOTS PEOPLE OF COLOR ANTI-WAR NETWORK IN ORANGE COUNTY! (tags)

ocrc@mail.com

US to spend at least $4 bn to undermine democracy in Turkey (tags)

If the majority of the people in Turkey oppose the war, then for the US to pressure the Turkish government to support the war is to undermine democracy. Should the Turkish government answer to its citizens, or to the highest bidder with the biggest guns?

Bush Concealing Illegal WMDs In Netherlands: Report (tags)

New York - Brussels, September 27 2003 - Coinciding with the much anticipated U.N. report on weapons inspections in Iraq, this morning an international group of Citizens Inspectors faxed a startling report to all members of the U.N. Security Council in New York. The report http://www.motherearth.org/nuke/info/volkelreport.doc gives very clear evidence of the secret and illegal deployment of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in The Netherlands. It condemns the blatant use of double standards by the UN Security Council concerning WMD.

1,500 protest against war in DC (tags)

15-hundred people opposed to war in Iraq have staged a peaceful protest outside the U-S Capitol in freezing weather during Bush's speech.

An Appeal by the Spanish Students Union to Stop Imperialist War (tags)

Anti-War

Washington Post: Gen. Schwarzkopf Is Skeptical About U.S. Action in Iraq (tags)

Schwarzkopf : Rumsfeld and the people around him lack the background to make sound military judgments

Schwarzkopf (tags)

"Candidly, I have gotten somewhat nervous at some of the pronouncements Rumsfeld has made," says Schwarzkopf. Rumsfeld worries him. "It's scary, okay?" he says. "Let's face it: There are guys at the Pentagon who have been involved in operational planning for their entire lives, okay? . . . And for this wisdom, acquired during many operations, wars, schools, for that just to be ignored, and in its place have somebody who doesn't have any of that training, is of concern."

What The Tabloids Of London Are Saying Re: Bush and Iraq (tags)

The Daily Mirror, while not considered particularly respectable is a very, very popular British paper, and reflects well what the average-class citizen of England (our ONLY ally) is reading (and thinking) re: Bush & Iraq. http://www.mirror.co.uk/ ps. it's pretty funny http://www.mirror.co.uk/

The Split in the Western Alliance-Can Europe's opposition prevent war ? (tags)

Imperialism

Prepare for an Internet Shutdown (tags)

We need to prepare alternatives for the possibility of an Internet shutdown during war against Iraq.

The Mud is Up To Our Necks (tags)

The Bush administration firmly believes in its dreams of solving deeply rooted long-term problems in coups d'etats. When the dreamers awake, they will see that the mud is up to our necks..Washington sees international organizations as impairment..

Neighbors for Peace and Justice (tags)

POWER TO THE PEACEFUL

Protests slow down Bush rush to war (tags)

WASHINGTON – George W. Bush’s rush toward war on Iraq ran into a human wall Jan. 18 as anti-war protesters packed the streets of Washington, San Francisco, Tucson, Portland, Oregon, Toronto, Canada and 20 other cities chanting “Peace now!” and “No blood for oil!”

The Message from the Bush Camp: 'It's War Within Weeks' (tags)

· Washington now concentrating on timing · State of union address to 'turn up the heat' · Blair faces nightmare scenario over war decision

BTL:As International Peace Movement Gains Momentum, Bush Prepares to... (tags)

...Launch War Against Iraq. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

Google News Search: anti war: Brings-Up 13,000 To 17,000 News Articles (tags)

Google News Search "anti war" brings up between 13,000 and 17,000 News articles re anti war efforts. Below is the first page. Note: The articles constantly change, and come from around the country and world. Http://news.google.com

West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)

Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council

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

Chew On This My Leftist Comrades (tags)

TheStranger.com January 21 2003

CFL ALERT: PROTEST HP'S PLANS TO BUILD A PLANT ON STOLEN PALESTINIAN LAND (tags)

LET YOUR REPS KNOW THAT YOU OPPOSE HP'S PLANS TO BUILD A PLANT ON LAND STOLEN FROM THE PALESTINIANS BY THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES

Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans (SF Chronicle) (tags)

From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from Paris to Tokyo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the world's streets Saturday to protest potential military action against Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies.

Protest At Nixon Library (tags)

There was a protest today against war on Iraq at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. One person put the head count at over 700 people. Protestors of every age and ethnic group turned out to decry attacking Iraq.

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

GREENS: 'MORAL CLARITY' DEMANDS OPPOSITION TO BUSH'S WAR PLANS (tags)

Waiting for the next 'Gulf of Tonkin': Greens call the White House's stated reasons for invading Iraq a litany of deception and PR propaganda

All the reasons why ANSWER and NION are Authoritarian dictators (tags)

I can think for myself please

Progressive Anti-War Presidential Candidate? (tags)

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)is a progressive Democrat opposed to war and "free" trade who is considering a bid for President. He refuses to put corporations and profits over people and he is not afraid to stand up for the common folk!

1/17: Latest News From Iraq, Detained Immigrants and antiwar info this weekend (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net 1) Iraq 2) January 18-19, 2003 Anti-War Protest Across the World! 3) January 16: INS Orders Men from five more nations to register in U.S.

17 Arrested in Civil Disobedience Die-In Downtown (tags)

TODAY: 17 Arrested in LA's First Ever Civil Disobedience Opposing Iraq War

CHICAGO IS THE 42ND AMERICAN CITY TO PASS ANTI IRAQ WAR RESOLUTION (SO FAR) (tags)

Chicago's city council passed an Anti Iraq War Resolution today (Thurs Jan. 16). For more information re the other cities go to: http://www.citiesforpeace.org

Arrests at Federal Building (tags)

from knbc4 website

“War on Terror” vs. “Oil and Money” (tags)

What are Bush's motives for war against Iraq? Who is the real terrorist? The Patriot Act...Protection or taking civil liberties? You be the judge.

The promotion of an nonexistent threat (tags)

and the helplessness of handling an completely frenzied stalinist dictator

War? Find out. (tags)

The Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace is necessarily concerned with war. War in Iraq. War in Palestine/Israel. War. The CCMEP website is one of the best sources for war information in the world.

Assessing the Humanitarian Tragedy in Iraq (tags)

No modern humanitarian emergency has been as intensely examined as the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in this decade. Since 1990, more than thirty major studies have been conducted on the impact of the war and the continuing economic sanctions

Thousands in LA Protest Possible War (AP) (tags)

Thousands march to protest a possible war with Iraq in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. The chanting marchers headed toward the federal building where a rally was planned.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Thousands Rally Against War in Iraq, Push Peace (LAT) (tags)

Protest in Downtown L.A. (BRIAN WALSKI / LAT)

CNN & LAPD grossly underestimate crowd size (tags)

Funny, CNN quotes the wrong LAPD estimates. LAPD reports 3000. See the LA Times story below with differing estimates

LA Anti-War Protest: at least 20,000 (tags)

At least 20,000 demonstrate in Los Angeles against the Bush Administration and their plans for war.

Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)

Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.

The Black Radical Congress Opposes a Military Attack on the People of Iraq (tags)

The BRC joins the International Call for No war on Iraq

RAZA AGAINST WAR IN IRAQ (tags)

ORGANIZE FOR RAZA SELF-DETERMINATION

Lavender Green Caucus Releases a Statement Opposing War on Iraq (tags)

The caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex Greens, issues a sharp critique of U.S. military policies

HUGE ANTI-WAR PROTEST @ NIXON LIBRARY JAN. 18 !!! (tags)

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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/3/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and China.

Hollywood Follies (tags)

Brave actors oppose a war with Iraq! City Journal 31 December 2002

BTL:Bush Plan for War Against Iraq Provokes Growing Hostility Toward U.S in... (tags)

...Arab World. Interview with Denis Halliday,former United Nations Under-Secretary, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris

Bush: I'll Arrange Another Terror Attack If Economy Keeps Sinking (tags)

President Bush has warned that a major attack on the United States by Iraq or a group working on its behalf could cripple the American economy. (note: 'Group working on their behalf' = The Bush Administration)

Rumsfeld offered help to Saddam (tags)

The Reagan administration and its special Middle East envoy, Donald Rumsfeld, did little to stop Iraq developing weapons of mass destruction in the 1980s, even though they knew Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons "almost daily" against Iran.

Proposed RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF LOS ANGELES OPPOSING UNITEDSTATES MILITARY ACT (tags)

A coalition of antiwar groups in Los Angeles is gathering signatures for a petition we will present to the Los Angeles City Council. We will ask the City Council to issue a resolution stating that the City of Los Angeles is opposed to military action against Iraq.

Stop The War On Iraq (tags)

On Sat., Jan.11 at 11 am, Olympic and Broadway, Join the Coalition for World Peace, ANSWER, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, and NION for a major L.A. demonstration and rally against the war on Iraq. Martin Sheen, Jerry Quickley.

North Korea and the Axis of Oil (tags)

"....the real WWII Axis powers - Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan - had a major strategic problem in common. Unlike GW's Axis of Evil, none had oil reserves, a prerequisite for world domination. Getting access to oil was part of their reason for invading other countries. Bush is doing exactly what they were doing in WWII, creating a justification for war, threatening war and then invading..."

Rep Kucinich on Iraq (tags)

"Throughout 1989 and 1990, U.S. companies, with the permission of the first Bush Administration, sent to the government of Saddam Hussein mustard gas precursors and live cultures for bacteriological research. U.S. companies also helped to build a chemical weapons factory and supplied the West Nile virus, fuel air explosive technology, computers for weapons technology, hydrogen cyanide precursors....."

Call for a Teaching Moratorium Against the War in Iraq (tags)

This is a newly originated call for a teaching moratorium against the war in Iraq. Please forward this message to anyone that you think might be sympathetic or interested in participating in such a moratorium. If you plan to participate in this moratorium or would like to receive materials and information for teach-ins, please send a message to teachingmoratorium@dualpower.net.

HUGE ANTI-WAR PROTEST @ NIXON LIBRARY JAN. 18 (tags)

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WAR(?) ECONOMY: IS THE PUBLIC TAKING ISSUE? Are these poll ?'s a coincidence? (tags)

interesting array of poll questions at the augusta chronicle http://augustachronicle.com/polls/ coincidence or no?

NO WAR - New York Times Ad (tags)

TopangaPeaceAlliance list-serve announcement. Pass it on.

THE BIG AMERICAN LIE (tags)

USA CENSORS IRAQ REPORT again and again

pbnberkeley new notice - 12/24/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/22/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

America tore out 8000 pages of Iraq dossier (tags)

THE United States edited out more than 8000 crucial pages of Iraq's 11,800-page dossier on weapons, before passing on a sanitised version to the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations security council.

BRING THE WAR HOME (tags)

A CALL FOR BLACK BLOCS AT UPCOMING ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/20/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

UN Blix ask the impossible! (tags)

The Bushist Chronicle

The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program (tags)

Even before Iraq released its weapons-program dossier on 7 December 2002, it was said that the report would name the corporations that supplied Iraq with the equipment and other material it needed to develop biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Soon after the report was released, those suspicions were confirmed.

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.

BTL:U.S. Media's Timid Role in 1991 Gulf War Likely to Repeat in... (tags)

...Any New Conflict with Iraq. Interview with John MacArthur, publisher of Harper's Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/20/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Cuba.

No More Victims (tags)

The No More Victims' poster is now available in nine languages. Alan Pogue, a Vietnam veteran from Texas and the professional photographer who took the photograph, has returned to Iraq to find Asmaa, an Iraqi child injured in a US/UK bombing raid in 1999.

Final drumbeat begins for war on Iraq (tags)

Never in my lifetime - not even through Vietnam and Watergate - have I witnessed such blatently transparent propaganda tactics as those used to promote the war on Iraq.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/18/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

The Bushist Chronicle (tags)

Mind Control!

LA Times Poll: Most Unconvinced on Iraq War (tags)

Most Unconvinced on Iraq War Two-thirds believe Bush has failed to make the case an attack would be justified. Many think weapons are there, but they want proof.

The Thug, the Thief, and the King (tags)

An excerpt from an article in the Guerilla News Network. Follow the link for the original.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/16/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

Oil grab by the United States? (tags)

'Crude' conspiracy? No: Facts don't support theory of U.S. 'oil grab'

The War against Crisis (tags)

"Violently shattering the cartel of OPEC is discussed openly in the US..This calculation is irrational and can only accelerate the crash Less peace will be brought to Iraq..The US creates a qualitatively new state of emergency through its attack as defense."

Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

100 arrested at UN opposing immoral war (tags)

NEW YORK – “War against Iraq is unjustifiable and immoral. It will cost thousands of innocent lives, Iraqi and American. And I will do everything I can to stop it.” So said Rabbi Michael Fineberg before his arrest on the steps of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Dec. 10.

SADDAM & RUMSFELD PARTNERSHIP OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPON (tags)

In 03,1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN “Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...

Saddam test poison gas on 5,000 Youths (tags)

More than 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States.

BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)

...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/13/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.5MB) and quick download (3.4MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

BTL:U.N.-Iraq Weapons Inspection Process Provides an Opportunity for... (tags)

...Anti-War Groups to Make Their Case to the U.S. Public. Interview with Jeremy Brecher, author and activist, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

Praise for the Peace Movement In America By Lloyd Hart (tags)

These conservative elites' in America and around the world don't give a damn about you or me or our children.

12/10 News From Iraq: International HR Day Americans Tells Bush--No War in Iraq! (tags)

PeaceNoWar News Service http://www.PeaceNoWar.net Iraq News Summary: December 10, from Goshen, Ind., grannies collecting relief kits to a "die-in" on an Ivy League campus, Americans took to the streets Tuesday in mostly small, low-key events to protest a possible war on Iraq. More than 100 people were arrested...

Beneath Our Bombs posters (tags)

I executed this series of four posters out of concern for the children of Iraq. The series features children from the cities of Basra, Baghdad, Mosul, and Arbil.

Sign the direct action-civil disobediance pledge today, in case of war with Iraq (tags)

Sign the Direct action-Civil disobediance pledge today! This is an internation campaign to pledge and commit acts of non-violent direct action and civil disobediance in case of a US and British war on Iraq. I urge everyone interested in actually trying to stop the war on Iraq to sign this pledge, and inform all others of the pledge. And of cource when the time comes and the US and UK feel that they can no longer go without spilling blood, engage in direct actions and civil disobedence against the governments who would like to sned us off to die for oil companies and imperialism.

Student Anti-War Conference in Toronto, Canada (tags)

Students Against Sanctions & War in Iraq (SASWI) would like to invite all students from across Canada and Québec (and the US) to participate in the Pan-Canadian Student Anti-War Conference at the University of Toronto from January 30 to February 2, 2003.

Marketing the Empire - Bush's Bloody Glove (tags)

If the majority of the U.S. population buys the story that the Bush regime has secret, but credible evidence of Iraq weapons of mass destruction, and that such questionable evidence gives just cause for a military invasion of Iraq without international sanction, then the mass marketing of empire and murder will be complete. Kafka would be pleased

THE CASE FOR WAR (tags)

All the best arguments brought together...sort of...

Faith-based revolt rises against Iraq war (tags)

Local actions set for Dec. 10 NEW YORK – In a full-page ad in The New York Times Dec. 4, Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urged President Bush to stop the rush to war against Iraq. “Your church leaders have sought pr