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West Wants Putin Deposed (tags)

Putin

Fascist Killers (tags)

fascism

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.

Targeting Journalists in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

A Decade of US War Costs (tags)

anti-war

Imperial War on Libya (tags)

naked aggression

Olbermann's Sacking Shifts US Media Further Right (tags)

corrupted corporate media

Days of Action for Bradley Manning (tags)

"On September 16-19, groups and individuals will call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Twenty-two year old Manning, held in solitary confinement since May, has been charged with releasing classified documents including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing Reuters journalists in 2007. (Watch the video at www.collateralmurder.com) Manning’s imprisonment has resulted in an international outcry, with groups and activists throughout the US and abroad demanding his release and calling for transparency in America’s war policies. Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has called Mr. Manning, “A new hero of mine.” Act Locally! Activists should work within their communities to organize events locally during the International Days of Action. If you aren’t involved with a local group, contact your local affiliate of Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War or Code Pink, or look for activist groups in your area. Be Creative."

U.S. And NATO Accelerate Military Build-Up In Black Sea Region (tags)

"The establishment of U.S. and NATO naval, air and infantry bases and interceptor missile installations in Black Sea nations is the prototype for expansive and permanent military build-ups in Eastern Europe and into former Soviet space, which is being replicated in the Baltic Sea region. An imaginary Iranian threat is the subterfuge employed to justify the presence of U.S. and NATO warplanes, warships, troops, mechanized and airborne units, missile batteries, training centers and radar facilities in the Black Sea and Baltic Sea regions. Iran does not border either of the two seas and has neither the ability nor any reason to threaten nations that do."

The Obstacles to Real Health Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA (tags)

Predatory providers are the real problem

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

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

"A Matter of Integrity" (tags)

War must be considered obsolete. Officials refuse to comploy with regtulations. Citizens of the world must speak out. Our leaders have abandoned our citizens and the world's citizens.

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

Part II of this epic book.

Iraqimemorial.org - a call to action! (tags)

Iraqimemorial.org (http://www.iraqimemorial.org) is an open exhibition and ongoing call for proposed memorials to the many thousands of innocent civilian casualties in the Iraq war.

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?

Good stiff drink (tags)

Needed

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.

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.

Kevin Tillman an ex-terrorist sees the light and joins the anti-war movement (tags)

A member of the world’s largest terrorist organization admits he was wrong and joints the anti-war movement.

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.

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

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!!!

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.

Operation Iraqi Freedom (tags)

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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.

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 20-year-old sailor from South Gate died April 2 "as a result of enemy action" in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, the U.S. Department of Defense released Tuesday.

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.

A Soldier For Truth Has Fallen: In Memory of Specialist Doug Barber (tags)

Today I come to you with a heavy and troubled heart. I have the unfortunate task of giving you some very tragic news. Yesterday afternoon Specialist Douglas Barber, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, took his own life after struggling with the demons and nightmares of PTSD for over two years.

AMERICA (tags)

WAR OR PEACE WITH THE URWRNC

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq on CHRISTMAS DAY (tags)

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25

Religion for War (tags)

What if all this misanthropic ideology were artificially designed in the name of Christianity by some think tanks? To neoconservatives, war is the father of all things, the father of permanent revolution.

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.

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.

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.

the newer centurions (tags)

Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans

NAVY RECRUITERS TALK TO YOUNG CHILDREN AT LOCAL LIBRARY (tags)

"'How could I join the U.S. Navy,' asked the young Latino man who appeared to be 18 to 22 years of age. 'I can give you a business card,' replied Rojas. 'Give us a call Monday, and we can just go from there.'"

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.

US 'smuggles wounded troops home' under cover of darkness (tags)

Andrew Buncombe – The Independent April 10, 2005 The Pentagon has been accused of smuggling wounded soldiers into the US under cover of darkness to avoid bad publicity about the number of troops being injured and maimed in Iraq. The media have also been prevented from photographing wounded soldiers when they arrive at hospital.

New Pentagon plans to conquer nations, secure oil, advance globalization, militarize space (tags)

Need some motivation to march for peace this Saturday and to keep working for peace every day? Then please read the following. And please forward it far and wide.

Patrick Stewart Will Have His Revenge on Cyber Collectivism (tags)

fire

Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)

This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....

Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. (tags)

Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. CIA working with “Moonies.” Ghost jets take insurgents away for “questioning.” Interesting reading. Please circulate widely.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Guard Sgt. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, Mission Viejo; Killed in Iraq

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

Wendy Campbell: Journalists Should Fully Disclose Ethnic/Religious Backgrounds (tags)

Americans deserve to be better represented in the US media, and they deserve to have full disclosure of news commentators' backgrounds.

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.

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

9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004

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

"Songs for Mahmud" - New David Rovics CD (tags)

"Songs for Mahmud" - new David Rovics CD, freely stream or download online.

What has gone right in Iraq (tags)

Bush FAmily and the Savings and Loan Scandal (tags)

A very important unreported -by-major-press segment of Bush family criminal history, their involvement in the theft of 1.4 TRILLION dollars from US treasuries, that will cost American taxpayers 32 BILLION dollars a year for many years. And now, since they have elevated themselves and their cronies to positions of higher office ( Hey Arnold!), they are able to steal legally, and mete out millions and billions in no-bid contracts to their friends in oil, construction, drugs,in illegally using US military for their own profit, in manufacturing illegal, avoidable, unecessary wars, as with Afghan, Iraq, and benefiting Halliburton, Bechtel, ( of which the Bin-LAdens own 10%), , DOD goliath Carlyle Group, ( also serving CIA and Arab shareholders,of which the Bin-Ladens themselves were original shareholders along with Bush's, until just after 911), and who has now ventured into ownership of new, trackless, easily hackable, electronic voting machines,( Hey Arnold!) and Fluor, and Bayer, and Biport, ( the only manufacturer of Anthrax vaccine, also part Arab-owned)-and also the huge CIA mercenary front DynCorp. which is also involved in child-prostitution, women's sexual slave-trafficking, and drugs.- Can you spell New World Mafia? ( And by the way, I'm not just pickin' on Arabs, Jew-American mobster Alvin Malnik, friend of saudi Princes and the mob owner ( Hilliard's) of Jeb Bush associated CIA terrorist flight school in Venice, Florida, who has also provided M. Jackson with his own lawyers is also a party to the high-level criminal-poliical fraud bed, as seems the Rothschild's, who backed Arnie and who also just happen to own lion's share of new voting systems. - Yours in spirit of truth and Christ, and persecuted Christian threatened by the company-mob-Fed coalition with false arrest, imprisonment, "shipment", sales into slavery. Any attorneys out there can help an honest, capable,caring, lady in distress?V. Smith

The Forbidden Truths of two recent george bush speeches (tags)

A Forbidden Truth rewrite of two recent public speeches made by the supreme leader of amerikkka.

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.

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

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.

Veteran's Day truth (tags)

From Today's L.A. Times Patt Morrison column

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.

Bush renames Body Bags, Transfer Tubes (tags)

As the saying goes, if you can't convince them, confuse them. With more lies told each day by President George Bush, here is yet another one. The US Department of Defense changed the name from "Body Bag" to "Transfer Tube" to describe how the bodies of our young warriors are returned home in the dark of night, with no official count of their growing numbers, and no solemn public ceremony to honor their proud service

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.

Info War on USA Public (tags)

Info War on USA Public

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.

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.

"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.

New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)

New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.

''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.

Ann Coulter's great new book 'Treason' (tags)

From Ann Coulter: a blistering expose of liberal treachery against America -- from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

Good analysis of our current language of lies. (tags)

Repost from Portland. About double speak in our times fresh from the rats that are feeding and screwing in our government.

Dying For The Government (tags)

Those who died in this war did not die for their country. They died for their government. They died for Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. And yes, they died for the greed of the oil cartels, for the expansion of the American empire, for the political ambitions of the President. They died to cover up the theft of the nation's wealth to pay for the machines of death.

The Road Map to Empire (tags)

The objectives of US foreign policy are vastly different from the propaganda that is fed to the American people and peace is not one of these objectives.

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! "

The Gaping Hole In Iraq (tags)

While Bush was at his podium, US troops were firing into a crowd of demonstrators in the Iraqi town of Falluja, killing 13 of them. The Pentagon says the Americans were fired on first, but eyewitnesses insist the protesters were unarmed. Apparently they were trying to reclaim a local school that US forces had taken over.

BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FOUND! (tags)

Finally.....there's proof that Saddam used biological weapons!!!

Don't Blame the Killer (tags)

Blame the US. . . Further Instructions: Quickly denounce this article as the work of the Corporate Media. . . preferrably Foxnews. Carry on.

Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)

Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong

DICTATORSHIPS (tags)

THE UNITED STATES MUST STOP SUPPORTING DICTATORSHIPS

Make Peace with SYria (tags)

Nuke em!

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?)

BTL:"Embedded" U.S. Journalists and Their Media Outlets Provide a... (tags)

...Distorted View of Iraq War. Interview with John MacArthur, publisher of Harper's magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Arabs Sneer At US 'Iraqi Freedom' Label For War (tags)

Commentators in the region say the name Operation Iraqi Freedom, apparently meant to win over public opinion, has backfired to become grist for sarcasm and scorn as word of the wounded and the dead flows from Arab television channels.

(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'.

The Logic of War (tags)

This is an essay which discusses the goal of reducing terrorism in the context of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A patriotic U.S. media covers the war in the Iraq (tags)

This Reuters piece shows how the mainstream press understands full well that it is a propaganda organ of states. I found it published in Ha'aretz at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=278182&contrassID=1&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

The War Show ["Pulse"/Fox/Thursday] (tags)

Tonight on Fox, the show "Pulse" looked into various facets of the war. Here is my description and a suggestions to balance what was presented.

US marines `running out of food' (tags)

George Bush's invasion of Iraq is falling apart

Congress supports the troops? (tags)

Support our troops in war, but not when they come back......

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

photoessay: MARCH 22 NY ANTIWAR MARCH by Hans Bennett (tags)

On Saturday, March 22 I traveled out to New York from Philadelphia to join hundreds of thousands of others in New York declaring my opposition to the recent escalation of the US attack on Iraq.

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