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“Killing by Remote Control”: Medea Benjamin Exposes Drones (tags)
Medea Benjamin, veteran peace activist and author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," spoke in San Diego October 20 and showed photos of victims of U.S. drone attacks because the mainstream media are deliberately keeping these from the American people. She called on the peace movement to put massive pressure on the Obama administration to stop the drone attacks.
WikiLeaks cables fuel hostility to US role in Pakistan (tags)
"Indeed, another cable cites a discussion between US Vice President Joe Biden and Zardari in early 2009 in which the Pakistani president expressed his concern that the “ISI director and [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani will take me out.” The US government apparently knew more than it was sharing with Zardari. Another cable describes a conversation held during the same period in which General Kayani told Ambassador Patterson that he “might, however reluctantly,” move to force Zardari from office. Many of the cables expose Washington and Islamabad as partners in carrying out bloody crimes and deception against the Pakistani people. As the US has stepped up its military operations in the region, dubbing its intervention the “Afpak war,” the Zardari government has attempted to assuage popular anger by posing as an opponent of US violations of Pakistani sovereignty."
Al Qaeda and Taliban takeout Islamabad Marriott (tags)
The Islamabad Marriott was believed a relatively safe haven and a favorite place for locals and foreigners to stay and socialize, despite repeated militant attacks. In January 2007, a security guard blocked a suicide bomber who triggered a blast just outside the Marriott, killing the guard and wounding seven other people.
IPA: Food to Afghanistan: Analysts Available (tags)
Analysts: Roger Normand, the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Jim Jennings, Conscience International, Dominic Nutt, Christian Aid in Islamabad, Alina Labrada, CARE, Diderik Von Halsema, Doctors without Borders in Islamabad, Sam Barratt, Oxfam International in Islamabad. Barratt: "Our main concern is getting food into the heartland of Afghanistan before the winter sets in -- we only have four weeks."
Pakistan's Frontier Post: Protests Rock Pakistan (tags)
A report on protests demonstrations in key towns across Pakistan from the English-Language Frontier Post in Peshawar.
Asem Mustafa Awan: Why My Nation Burns With Anger Against Mr Blair (tags)
"Unfortunately I don't believe that General Musharraf, the Pakistani leader, is right to claim that public opinion supports his co-operation with America. From what I can see out here at ground level, most people's thoughts seem to be with their Muslim brothers in Afghanistan."