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A War the West Cannot Win (tags)

Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor emeritus at Boston University. His new book “America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History’’ will appear in April 2016.

Netanyahu Forms New Racist, Fascist Government (tags)

Israel

8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels (tags)

Dennis J. Kucinich is a former 16-year member of the US Congress and two-time US presidential candidate

A War on the Poor by Paul Krugman (tags)

The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. Since the 1980s, the banks carried out a "quiet coup" (Simon Johnson) by spending over $4 billion on campaign contributions and lobbying over ten years.

Nothing Civil About Washington's War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Support Negotiations, Not War on Iran (tags)

There is no basis in law or common sense for the United States to launch a war against Iran. We must all tell elected officials: Not another war! America needs to come home and defend America!

Here Is Your Free Libya, Obama! (tags)

Mr. President, you're a war criminal

BTL:New Report Reveals the Roots of Resurgent Islamophobia in America (tags)

Interview with Faiz Shakir, vice president of Think Progress at the Center for American Progress, conducted by Scott Harris

A War is a War is a War and It Ain't Gonna Be Cheap (tags)

If you ask liberal talking heads like Ed Schultz and other Nattering Nabobs of Progressivism, who would support Dick Cheney if he was a Democrat, they'll tell you, "Well, this is a cheaper war, a Democrat war and besides, it's not a war."

As Iraq War Continues, a Surge in Contractors (tags)

Pentagon Launches Salvo in War to Protect an Army of 7 Million (tags)

War is coming -- a war of ones and zeroes, that is.

LA's Part in the Drug War (tags)

Los Angeles has long been a destination for immigration from Mexico, but job seekers aren't the only commodity crossing the border. Cocaine trafficking is big business in Mexico, and my article looks at Los Angeles' role in the Drug War.

Obama administration backs immunity for author of Bush torture memos, Berkeley's John Yoo (tags)

In legal arguments before a federal court in San Francisco Friday, the Obama administration stepped in to defend one of most notorious figures in the Bush administration, John Yoo, author of legal memoranda used to justify torture and indefinite detention without trial as part of the "war on terror."

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.

The Company You Keep (tags)

John McCain sure has some unsavory characters running his campaign... What does that say about him?

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.

Conscientious Objector Status—Who Should Decide? (tags)

It is a fallacious and legalistic straw man ploy for any society or organization (such as the Department of Defense) to arrogate, as definition, that an individual must oppose “all” war on religious or ethical grounds to be considered a “conscientious objector”. Simply to be “conscientious” means to act from one’s “own” conscience—not from the collective hearsay of any particular group or on legalistic grounds of some corporate presumption. The individual conscience is the moral compass of conscientious authority.

False Flag Advisory -- Bush and Israel (tags)

Two courageous officers on mission of conscience, Marine Major William B. Fox and Army Captain Eric H. May, post an extended advisory on the prospects of Bush League treason. They are thoughtful and thorough in documenting and illustrating "false flag attacks."

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?

Boycott War Criminals USA & Israel (tags)

The Geneva Conventions: the core of international humanitarian law The Geneva Conventions and their Protocols are international treaties that contain the most important rules limiting the barbarity of war. They protect people who do not take part in the fighting (civilians, medics, aid workers) and those who can no longer fight (wounded, sick and shipwrecked troops, prisoners of war). Links to selected resources.

VOTE PSL in 2008: Support the Brattleboro Bush/Cheney indictment (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The campaign expresses its strong support for the proposal to the Brattleboro, Vt. Annual Town Meeting to indict President Bush and Vice President Cheney for gross violations of international and U.S. law.

"Not in Our Name!" (tags)

At the conference, everything essential like participation of Hamas should be excluded. Residents of Tel Aviv could be among those who pay dearly for the mad plans of George W Bush. The Jews are made a pretext for a new crusade of Christian fundamentalists.

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.

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)

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.

War Profiteer shut down in the Port of Oakland (tags)

Community picketers caught a war profiteer with three ships in a hurry to be unloaded and reloaded

Silence the Democrats (tags)

Now

Israel's Cluster Bomb War "What We Did Was Insane and Monstrous" (tags)

Dropped so late in the war, it's hard to imagine what specific military objective these bombs could possibly have been meant to accomplish. Instead, they seem to have been dropped as a final, gratuitous act of violence in a war waged against an entire population. The vast majority of the 1,200 Lebanese killed by Israeli bombardments were civilians; one in three was a child.

Is War with Iran the October Surprise? (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, Captain May, delves into the dark issue of whether the Bush admininstration has already planned its October surprise in the form of a war with Iran -- and whether the American Establishment is going along with the idea.

Should We Deny Lebanon the Right to Defend Itself? (tags)

Let me finally suggest a further two questions for her. Does HRW characterise Hizbullah's return of fire as a war crime even though its undiminished ability to launch rockets was what finally brought Israel's war machine to a standstill and led to a ceasefire? And exactly how much of a war crime would the firing of those rudimentary rockets be if it turned out that not only did they halt the war but they also prevented its expansion to include Syria and Iran?

Grave suspicion of a war crime (tags)

Killing of 9 members of the Abu Selmiyeh family in Gaza bombing: Grave suspicion of a war crime

If They Broke the Law, String 'Em Up (tags)

Bush, during his two terms as Texas governor, oversaw the executions of 152 people. If he’s a war criminal, and guilty of causing the deaths of captives at Guantanamo and elsewhere, it would be poetic justice for him to follow them on the long walk.

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.

Political Solution, Not a War on Iran! (tags)

War is the great terror. We seek de-escalation, non-aggression guarantees and renunciation of force. Nuclear weapon states should finally fulfill their obligation to disarm their nuclear arsenals.

The Fall of the House of Bush (tags)

Hubris, meaning pride or arrogance, is a very human flaw. Bush wanted a war with Iraq more than he wanted to catch Osama and thought he could manipulate the American people into confusing the two and supporting a war under false pretenses.

Bring The War Home DC 08/10-14 (tags)

July 2006 is the month to Bring the War Home to cities across the nation with Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to shut down all metropolitan areas. Then organizers from around the world will converge on DC August 10th through the 14th to confront the true war machine.

inky night (tags)

lies covered in night

Bush Pot Calls Hamas Kettle Black (tags)

What’s wrong with this picture? Here’s our president, who began an unprovoked war of aggression that has killed as many as 250,000 civilians, telling Hamas to renounce violence.

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.

Meet George W. Kerry (tags)

''The nightmare for Kerry is that all of his criticisms become moot, except the woulda-shoulda-coulda criticism about the war," said Walter Russell Mead, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. ''In this sense, voters are going to say to themselves: 'What's the difference? If I vote for Kerry, I will get a war in Iraq and someone who doesn't believe in the war but is going to have to fight it anyway. If I vote for Bush, I get a war in Iraq, fought by somebody who believes in the war.' "

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!

BU__! SH__! BOMBS NYC! (tags)

The Resident of the United States issued a STAND DOWN ORDER on the morning of Sept.11, 2001! This order stopped the military response that the 911 planes would have invoked if a Human Being had been President. They are required by law to be intercepted within 15 minutes. We have a liar and a traitor in the Black House. Do you think that NYC has no air defense plan? NYC bombed by the WAR PROFITEERS!

Bricks (tags)

It's been brought.

Our War Too - Gay Heroes, and Gay Necessities (tags)

A gay praise of the War Against Terrorism

Questioning a War Time President (tags)

The Lyndon Johnson factor.....

msn - vs - yahoo (tags)

the difference between msn and yahoo!

The War Plan (tags)

Needless to say, the Democrats have no actual plan of their own, unless "surrender" counts as a plan.

Israel/Occupied Territories: Wanton Destruction Constitutes a War Crime (tags)

The War Crimes Israel Perpetuates Continue to Feed the Terrorist Mentality While Punishing the Innocent

Tell me Moore (tags)

There was no question the filmmaker had dug himself a deep hole. The only question was, how was he going to get out of it? Would he say nothing, and pretend the whole thing hadn't happened, hoping that, after a time, everyone would forget? Would he say, I've learned when you make a bone-headed move, the best thing to do is fess-up? Or would he simply dig himself a bigger hole?

Mexico and WtO: La Bella y La Fea (tags)

Everywhere today, every aspect of our lives is being violently reorganized. Everywhere the system is at work dissolving us, our labor, our land, our culture into flows of capital.”

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.

EMERGENCY PROTEST AT THE ISRAELI CONSULATE (tags)

Protest Israel's *We have the right to kill you* visa for Gaza, and the brutal and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine and call for an end to U.S. aid for Israel.

Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)

May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)

Links to photos of Iraqi casaulties (tags)

Pictures we're not supposed to see; also: CAIRO — The Arab press accused the United States yesterday of “liquidating” reporters, whom the Americans were said to view as “annoying witnesses to the carnage” committed against Iraqi civilians.

War brings out the Purple People (tags)

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

BEHIND THE BUSHES PATRIOTIC BLUES (tags)

The NeoCons just can't seem to get it right. The Government is not the Country; the people are the Country.

I Should not be allowed to say the following things about America (tags)

As Americans, we have a right to question our government and its actions. However, while there is a time to criticize, there is also a time to follow in complacent silence. And that time is now.

RW: A War by the U.S. to "Liberate the Iraqi People"?... (tags)

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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”.

Big Brother Hits UN (tags)

Not sure if this is true but reads like it.

sraelis Quietly Snicker As US Soldiers Murder, Die for Sharon, Oil (tags)

Excerpt: "There's no mistaking the irony in the approach of many Israelis to this war. The whole sealed room business has a different look this time. Behind the panicky talk about plastic sheeting and masking tape one detects a hint of humor. This week, admitting to sealing a room was out. Making a joke about it was in."

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

New York Passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)

NEW YORK -- In a vote that elicited a range of emotional responses, the City Council approved a resolution Wednesday opposing war with Iraq except as a last resort.

Farm Labor Leaders Slam Bush over Mexico Pressures at UN (tags)

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; Arturo Rodriguez, president of the UFW; and Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, tell Bush to stop pressuring the Mexican government to vote at the UN for a war the Mexican people overwhelmingly oppose.

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.

Bush Daddy War (tags)

Better than before!

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.''

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.

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.

SIGN ON - Int'l call Boycott US war Iraq (tags)

This is an international call for a boycott of the US war economy. The American economy is directly linked to the war on Iraq. Oil companies and arms companies, in particular, stand to make huge profits from a war on Iraq. The Bush Administration is prepared to go to war unilaterally, with or without a UN resolution. Consumers worldwide can say "NO"

Peace Rally in Military Town Ignites Heated War of Words (tags)

Dozens of antiwar protesters find their message unwelcome in a community whose base trains more than 50,000 Marines a year.

The City of Santa Monica Adopts Anti-War Resolution (tags)

Santa Monica CA February 11th 2003 Santa Monica joins the more than 70 U. S. cities and counties to oppose “Preemptive Military Action Against Iraq”. Below is a rough draft, the completed resolution should be available early next week. You can contact www.santa-monica.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 458-8211 for copies.

IF THEY WANT A WAR, LET'S GIVE THEM ONE (tags)

This is the text from an San Francisco Bay Area anarchist anti-war flyer.

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..

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.

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.

Is War on Terror a War Against Islam? (tags)

The BBC is taking a poll: Do you think the war against terror is really a war against Islam? Are Muslims being targeted by the war on terror?

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...

The Loud Little Handful (tags)

If words can break the frozen soul (Kafka), these words of Mark Twain on the war momentum qualify. On the eve of WW1, Jeanette Rankin warned: "You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake".

War Protest at Cal State Fullerton (tags)

Details of a war Protest at CSU Fullerton on Tuesday Oct. 29th 3-6 p.m.

Action Alert: Write the UN Security Council to Stop the Rush to War! (tags)

The United States Congress has voted for going to war with Iraq— failing in its duty to represent a deeply divided American public. For people around the world who are troubled by what this conflict could bring, the vote in Congress is distressing since US military action now seems all but inevitable. There are still ways, however, to express your opposition to a war on Iraq and stop this invasion.

Calls jam Capitol phones: Give peace a chance (tags)

Lawmakers are reporting their phones ringing off the hooks with calls overwhelmingly against George W. Bush’s plans for a war on Iraq. Bush’s war resolution, sent to Capitol Hill last week, is a sweeping measure that would permit him to “use all means he determines to be appropriate, including force” against Iraq.

Sit-in for peace in WA Senators' offices (tags)

Sit in was on Wed, and the activists were all arrested. See the latest update on this action at http://www.seattle.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18109&group=webcast

Strong anti-war actions in Washington state (tags)

Peace activists from Washington state are sitting in their senator's offices until they get a definite answer on how the senators will vote on Bush's war resolution. Anybody from California doing similar actions?

Iraq inspections pave way for peace (tags)

Iraq’s agreement to unconditional weapons inspections is a significant step forward, but the Bush administration’s negative reaction shows it wants to start a war regardless, former senator James Abourezk (D-S.D.) said Sept. 17.

Sludge Report #140 - Thou Shalt Not Steal (tags)

In This Edition: Thou Shalt Not Steal - This Is Not About Persuasion, It Is About PR For A Decision Already Taken - The Countdown To War Has Begun - Poppy’s Friends Run Interference For Junior - The Prize – Cui Bono – Commanders In Thief - There Is Always An Alternative

please sign and distribute (tags)

anti war petition; deadline fast approaching

Profound Effect on U.S. Economy Seen in a War on Iraq (tags)

from the New York Times-online, monday July 29

The Enemy is inside the gates (tags)

Urgent Urgent !!

Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)

Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA

25: Solving problems or maintaining solutions (tags)

This is a call for revolution We exist within a community of life Our choices influence the course of existence Are we leading or are we being led Will we choose peace or war

Mumia Abu-Jamal's A20 comments to the D.C. Rally (tags)

Mumia's A20 comments addressing the D.C. Rally Against War and Racism

Hundreds Protest At Westwood Federal Building Despite Gov't Order (tags)

"The President says this is not a war against the people of Afghanistan, but it is unimaginable that the attacks we've launched won't result in possibly thousands of innocent deaths among the Afghan people. Our protest today is a fervent plea and demand that not a single innocent life be lost in this widening violence that will probably result in a war of escalating violence around the world." -- Don White, of CISPES.

What You Can Do (tags)

While it is hoped that our national leaders and security personnel do the right thing as they search for the perpetrators of this most recent act of terrorism, many Americans are wondering what they can do during this perilous time.

Dagger Aimed at Sharon Really Meant for Israel (tags)

This week, Human Rights Watch, a New York-based organization, said that Sharon — now Israel's prime minister — should be put on trial as a war criminal for what happened in 1982. "There's no statute of limitations on crimes against humanity," says Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. I suppose this should make me sympathetic to the campaign to brand Sharon a war criminal. But I'm not, because I don't think Human Rights Watch is acting in good faith.

Dagger Aimed at Sharon Really Meant for Israel (tags)

This week, Human Rights Watch, a New York-based organization, said that Sharon — now Israel's prime minister — should be put on trial as a war criminal for what happened in 1982. "There's no statute of limitations on crimes against humanity," says Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. I suppose this should make me sympathetic to the campaign to brand Sharon a war criminal. But I'm not, because I don't think Human Rights Watch is acting in good faith.

PATRIOTAS LATINO AMERICANOS! (tags)

Latin American patriots and allies, show your solidarity, support revolution in the Americas, a phenomenon which has been spreading like a wildfire for the past half century. It is now Colombia!

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