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Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine (tags)

John Kerry in 2004 through myriad crimes. Robert F Kennedy Jr, Congressman John Conyers, and Free Press of Columbus have written books or articles about the theft.

Afghan Women Read RAWA.org founded 1977 (tags)

RAWA is an acronym for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan founded in 1977. They were founded to earn rights for the women in their country.

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

Russia and Syria on the Offensive Against ISIS (tags)

Syria

Doctors Without Borders Spokesperson Says US Knew Coordinators Of Hospital (tags)

Doctors Without Borders reported that the attack by US planes on their hospital in Afghanistan did not stop for 45 minutes after the call.

Obama Bombs Libya (tags)

Libya

Obama's Dirty War on Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Obama: Tool Of The Cruel Plans To Extend Afghanistan War, The US' Longest (tags)

Obama has announced he is not withdrawing troops as he promised by the end of 2014

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

anti-war

Escalated US Wars Ahead? (tags)

anti-war

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.

Obama's Phony Turning Point (tags)

anti-war

Toxic Contamination on US Military Bases (tags)

anti-war

Afghanistan: War Without End, Permanent US Occupation (tags)

anti-war

Ray McGovern Brutally Arrested (tags)

police state

America's Deplorable Afghanistan Legacy (tags)

Afghanistan

9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies (tags)

9/11

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.

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

Afghanistan: Permanent US Occupation Planned (tags)

Afghanistan

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).

Madness in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Afghans Vote (tags)

fraud

America's Criminal Legacy in Afghanistan (tags)

anti-war

Permanent US Afghanistan Occupation (tags)

Afghanistan

US Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)

Afghanistan

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).

Remembering Michael Mandel (tags)

a true hero

New York Times Supports Targeted Killings (tags)

NYT

Permanent War: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Permanent Afghanistan Occupation Planned (tags)

anti-war

Stop Killing Children with U.S. Military Drone Strikes! (tags)

Please sign this White House petition to stop killing children and innocent civilians in countries like Afghanistan with Un-Manned U.S. Military Drone Strikes. Remember, it's not just about the war they tell you about, it's about the war on drugs, the war on the best marijuana seeds that come from Afghanistan, and the "threat" that if marijuana is legalized in the U.S.A., that countries like Afghanistan will compete with Mexican and Canadian BC bud. But guess what? A lot of BC bud comes from Afghanistan seeds. Can you IMAGINE if U.S. Drones were striking Mexico or BC Canada? Show some compassion for children worldwide and sign this petition to stop DRONE strikes! http://wh.gov/UKpQ Isn't it bad enough that Los Angeles has all those helicopters flying overhead?

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

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

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

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

Schiff Happens (tags)

Report back on a monthly vigil that occurs outside the Pasadena office of Congressman Adam Schiff.

U.S. Navy $176+ Million Unmanned Drone Crashed in Maryland Swamp (tags)

One would think for $176+ million we could get a drone that would fly without crashing into a Maryland swamp? Amazing how when Republican politicians grouse about the deficit they forget to mention how much those unmanned drones cost and how poorly they function. Then there's that 17% civilian casualites that just keeps pissing off occupied people enough for them to give up their families and their lives to become terrorists. Sounds like a cycle for perpetual warfare at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers for the sole benefit of the military-industrial complex..

Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned (tags)

anti-war

All Three Holding Hands, Skipping and Dancing (tags)

Politics is such an easy thing to get caught up in. This is especially true when there are issues of such critical importance as we face currently especially with regards to the economy and our military. Right now American politics seem so polarized and in many ways it can be, yet on the larger issues it hasn't been that way at all. The talk has been there, but when actual moves were made regarding the larger issues, the only two parties we have weren't so different at all.

Paul Wellstone Award ?:Hillary Clinton,U.S.Mexico Ambassador Anthony Wayne,Afghanistan (tags)

I couldn't believe it when I read that W Bush regime and Hillary Clinton call boy Anthony Wayne of Afghanistan Kabul Embassy sex slave and heroin trafficking infamy had won the 'Harvey Wellstone Anti-Slavery Award' and considered writing that organization a letter of protest until I realized I'd be addressing it to his and his crime boss Hillary Clinton's own U.S. State Department - part of the very U.S. and CIA government fascists WHO MANY SUSPECT PLAYED A ROLE IN HIS DEATH !

Fragging in Afghanistan? (tags)

anti-war

Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups (tags)

anti-war

Rape and Murder in Afghanistan (tags)

anti-war

A Decade of America Ravaging Afghanistan (tags)

war crimes

America's Afghanistan Legacy (tags)

anti-war

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.

Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda (tags)

Sadly, world-famous sportsmen like Andy Murray, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Wilkinson are deeply complicit in genocidal wars.

British tabloid: Shocking revelation on the 10th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan (tags)

The real shocking issue is the persistent denial of the genocide of the Afghan people.

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

What Spells A Win? (tags)

In the quest to not seem as if a person has suffered a loss the there can be no end to the lengths certain people's egos will go. It happens in all areas of life and when highly competitive people lose, it can be as though they have suffered the death of someone close to them. For those that care only about the competition, such as many athletes, it's probably just as much if not more about the work they put in to achieve a win only to suffer a loss. For people in other situations sometimes it is all about image and the thought of being humiliated, embarrassed and looking bad. There are even those that feel everything is about their image for them losses can send people to extremes with desperation written all over their actions.

A Decade of US War Costs (tags)

anti-war

BTL:Obama: Nation's Longest War in Afghanistan Will Continue 3 More Years (tags)

Interview with Anna Berlinrut, organizer with Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

Out of Afghanistan (tags)

Obama's plan reignites German withdrawal debate

U.S. Election 2012- Alexander: Obama?s war strategy is obvious, Election 2012 (tags)

Alexander says, Obama?s troop withdrawal strategy is politically motivated; ?President Obama has fine-tuned the political rhetoric that kept President Bush in office for two terms.? But Obama will need more than political rhetoric to stay in office for a second term; approaching 10 years of war, Americans want the troops back home and Obama has not offered any plans that will help restore the economy and create good paying jobs.

Permanent US Iraq and Afghanistan Occupations (tags)

anti-war

US-Led Terror Bombings Target Civilians (tags)

anti-war

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.

BTL:U.S.-NATO Drone Attacks and Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan Provoke Hatred (tags)

Interview with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, conducted by Scott Harris

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy (tags)

anti-war

The Boogeyman Is Dead. Long Live The Boogeyman. (tags)

Unless you are a Blackwater "contractor" or an arms dealer or a Haliburton executive, you will not blindly accept that your money (or your childrens lives) should be spent chasing boogeyman after boogeyman.

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.”

Why Germany Must End its Deployment in Afghanistan: A War Built on Four Lies (tags)

The war in Afghanistan is based on four lies, including the premise that NATO allies are there to fight international terrorism, writes conservative ex-parliamentarian Jürgen Todenhöfer. It's time to end Germany's military engagement, he argues.

The Afghanistan War and International Law (tags)

From the standpoint of the invaded, this war was and is a brutal violation against the basic principle of international law in Art 2 of the UN Charter which strictly prohibits the threat and use of force in international relations. This war was and is a war of aggression and a crime against peace.

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.

Afghans: Victimized by Conflict, Occupation, Extreme Deprivation and Genocide (tags)

relentless imperial wars

America's Dirty Secret: AfPak War Not Winnable (tags)

an unwinnable war

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)

In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.

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.

BTL:U.S. Wars Absent from Congressional Election Debate (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)

"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. [10] As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned. [11] But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."

A view from Afghanistan (tags)

A view from Afghanistan

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."

The Shortwave Report 10/08 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)

He needs and deserves our support

Damage Control: Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations (tags)

spin can't hide the importance of WikiLeaks documents

WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" (tags)

a powerful indictment of all wars

Obama v Wikileaks + Nixon v Pentagon Papers = War Criminals (tags)

In 1971, with the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Republican Nixon and his predecessor, Democrat Johnson, were exposed as war criminals in their massacre of 5 million Vietnamese, and eventually 1 million Cambodians and 58,000 Americans, and thousands of other people, for their war of anti-communism in Vietnam. The outrage was so great by 1968 that Johnson did not run for a second term. Now we have Wikileaks, exposing the war crimes of Democrat Obama and Republican Bush in Afghanistan, one of the poorest, most illiterate countries in the world, where the people are subject to US remote controlled drone attacks and daily killings on the ground to get the Caspian Sea oil, minerals and be poised to attack the biggest mineral prize, Russia. Meanwhile the US Congress, Democrats and Republicans, just voted overwhelmingly for more money to kill Afghans and anyone else disliked by US imperialism.

Time could running out for the imperial mission in Afghanistan? (tags)

"Six U.S. service members were among nine people killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the latest casualties in a bloody summer for coalition soldiers."

Afghanistan : The "Graveyard of Empires" Strikes Back. Coalition Forces are in Retreat (tags)

"General McChrytal is sacked, General Petrayus has fainted, David Cameron's flight was diverted on his last visit to Afghanistan, due to the base he was going to visit being under sustained attack. He turned tail, so to speak, in mid-air and fled, whilst committing others to potential death sentences. The sign at the entrance to the British base at Sangin reads: "Welcome to Sangingrad." The name of David Loyn's excellent new book on Afghanistan, from which the Lepel Griffin quote is taken, is: "Butcher and Bolt." A recent newspaper heading read: "We can beat something in Afghanistan - a retreat."

Why Debate the War? The Real Reason We Are in Afghanistan (tags)

"The president succumbed to the dominant assumptions of the last two decades... Our think tanks and governments have also developed their own metaphysical structures, labeling them "failed states," or "counter-insurgency.."

War in Afghanistan: illegal, Untenable and Unwinnable (tags)

war now being escalated

partisan backing for US escalation in Afghanistan (tags)

Are you still registered Democrat? 100% of the US Senate, Democrats and Republicans together, voted to approve the war criminal General Petreaus to make war to steal the oil and other minerals from the Caspian Sea and Afghanistan, and encircle Russia and China, the former being the biggest mineral prize of all, all at the behest of Democrat Pres Obama.

Sacking McChrystal: Testimony to a Lost War (tags)

the illegal, lost Afghan war

THE GENERAL AND THE PRESIDENT (tags)

A republic on the way to the empire?

USAction’s Members Demand Firm Withdrawal Date for U.S. Troops (tags)

Brave New Foundation and TrueMajority/USAction’s Members Demand Firm Withdrawal Date for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan with Politico Ad Buy

BTL:U.S. Spending on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Exceeds $1 Trillion (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Anti-war Protest This Friday, May 7th in West LA (tags)

Please join us for our on the corner of National and Barrington in West LA this Friday, May 7th, between 6 and 7 p.m., to speak out against the escalation of war in Afghanistan and the continued military occupation there by our U.S. forces.

All out for May Day! (tags)

A new leaflet being passed out in Seattle. Spread the word about Obama's REAL ideas about immigration reform while building the movement for full rights for all immigrants, now. And wherever you are, march on May Day, the fighting holiday of the world's workers.

Who is the Enemy in the Afghanistan "War"? (tags)

In 1994 the US brought to power the Taliban, Koran students raised in Pakistan's refugee camps. Attacking Afghanistan on account of Al Qaida would be like bombing Germany on account of skinheads. Do German soldiers only defend the US' superpower claim, not our security?

Afghanistan: Nothing is Good (tags)

The Security Council did not give Americans any blank check. The strongest military alliance of the world threatens to break down after eight years of war in Afghanistan.

US-Committed Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)

Afghan atrocities greater than ever

Any Taliban about? (tags)

Obama crept into Afghanistan like a thief and quickly ran away. He lost all rspec.

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

Granny's army (tags)

to go to afghanistan

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)

Anarcofeminist contingent at March 20 Antiwar March (tags)

Anarcha-La is calling on our anti-authoritarian sisters and brothers to join us on Saturday, March 20th for the anti-war march starting at noon at Hollywood and Vine.

The War in Afghanistan and the Central Asia Pipeline Plan (tags)

"When you check the maps above a clearer picture emerges. The bottom map is the proposed pipeline route to move Caspian Sea oil through Turkmenistan into Afghanistan and then finally through Pakistan to ports along the Arabian Sea where U.S. and British tankers would gorge themselves with the black gold. The whole reason the U.S. is in Afghanistan and Pakistan today is to deny those pipelines from being routed through Russia, China, or Iran."

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.

The Shortwave Report 03/05 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.

US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan (tags)

SEE VIDEOS: US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRDxYRUAgDU&feature=PlayList&p=9FBCD2516AFA616A&index=0&playnext=1 http://bit.ly/IsraelAfghanistan -------------------------------------------- US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUdFXY8n3bQ&feature=PlayList&p=9FBCD2516AFA616A&index=1&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL http://tinyurl.com/USIsraelPolicyGotusintoAfghan Entire Riz Khan broadcast can be viewed via following URL:

Pouring Gasoline on a Fire: Obama's Afghanistan escalation and the war on terrorism scam (tags)

"This spring and summer should (or could) bring a rising tide of protests against Obama's escalation of the US war in Afghanistan..."

The Planning of War Behind Closed Doors: Brussels, London, Istanbul: Week Of Western War (tags)

"If any further evidence was required that the United Nations is at the service of NATO and not vice versa, that the EU is NATO's civilian valet de chambre, and that all three are subordinated to the United States, the last week's events and the roster of attendees at them should suffice. ??The chain of command begins in Washington and orders barked out there work their way down to Brussels and New York City."

AFGHANISTAN: THE DEFEAT OF THE EMPIRE (tags)

The shame of the defeat.

The Shortwave Report 01/15 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.

Obama's War on Yemen (tags)

Obama's expanded war agenda

Why are the Arabs planning to kill us in the year 2010? (tags)

Because of what we allowed in 1948.

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.”

Activist Acts out (tags)

Activist Acts out

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."

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)

Obama's plan for permanent war

BTL:Obama Ups the Ante in Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Statement on Obama’s Surge in Afghanistan (tags)

When US imperialism invaded the Philippines in 1898 they said they will end the war in 16 days, The Filipino-American War lasted for 16 years. When Obama and his generals say they will withdraw the troops by 2011 and train the Afghan army in 18 months, they know that this is impossible and they will invent more reasons to cover up their failure. Like Nixon, Obama was elected on his promise to end the war. But again, like Nixon, he did not end the war but escalated it. Nixon has his “Vietnamization” and Obama has his “Afghanization.”

Tell Your Reps to Sign On to Anti-War Letter to Obama (tags)

A recent letter initiated by a bipartisan coalition of eight anti-war Congress members urges President Obama to reconsider his choice of further military escalation in Afghanistan. The escalation of 30,000 additional troops sent to Afghanistan will only further destabilize the region by encouraging local Afghans to join the Taliban fighters as they offer the only real resistance to the occupation forcces and the overtly corrupt Karzai government.

The Illegalities of the Bush Jr. War Against Afghanistan (tags)

Americans need to know: A war of aggression is the "supreme international crime": the US invasions of both Iraq and Afghanistan were wars of aggression. "It is very distressing to see some of the highest officials of our country making legal arguments rejected by the Nuremberg Tribunal."

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.

VIDEO: Afghan MP Calls for Troops out of Afghanistan (tags)

"The trauma of war must end. Freedom must be demanded by the oppressed. No to war! No to the occupation! Yes to solidarity!"

Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)

"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?

Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)

shameful media response

Obama is Absolutely Right to Re-evaluate Afghanistan Strategy (tags)

Gordon Goldstein's book on the lessons of the Vietnam War is required reading in the Obama White House. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Goldstein talks about why Obama should think long and hard about sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Trouble in U.S. Ranks and Not All Powerful Nations Bow to Israel (tags)

"Sixteen American soldiers killed themselves in October, an unusually high monthly toll that has senior military officers worried about the impact of sending tens of thousands of new troops into Afghanistan. WSJ's Yochi Dreazen reports. .The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel after years of repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The October suicide figures mean that at least 134 active-duty soldiers have taken their own lives so far this year, putting the Army on pace to break last year's record of 140 active-duty suicides. The number of Army suicides has risen 37% since 2006, and last year, the suicide rate surpassed that of the U.S. population for the first time. The health of ground combat forces is emerging as an element of the Obama administration's review of its Afghanistan strategy. Conditions there have deteriorated in recent months amid lingering political instability and a worsening Taliban-led insurgency. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top American commander in Kabul, wants more than 40,000 new troops, in addition to the 68,000 that will be in Afghanistan by year-end, and has warned that the U.S. faces possible "mission failure" unless it adopts a new strategy and quickly deploys significant reinforcements." and "Ever since the 22 day brutal and merciless bombardment of homes, schools, hospitals and mosques in Gaza by the Israeli criminal regime, many Israeli tourists are receiving the cold shoulder in countries they visit and some do not want them at all. It is no surprise that high level Israeli government and military officials do not dare set foot in certain countries for fear of being arrested but snubbing the regular Israeli citizen is a relative new phenomena."

IMPERIALISM ITS RISE AND INEVITABLE COLLAPSE (tags)

“I was in the East End of London (a working-class quarter) yesterday I attended a meeting of the unemployed. I listened to the wild speeches, which were just a cry for ‘bread! bread!’ and on my way home I pondered over the scene and I became more than ever convinced of the importance of imperialism.... My cherished idea is a solution for the social problem, i.e., in order to save the ..........inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, we colonial statesmen must acquire new lands to settle the surplus population, to provide new markets for the goods produced in the factories and mines. The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question. If you want to avoid civil war, you must become imperialists," quoted by Cecil Rhodes an English Stateman to a journalist in 1895. 1. V.I. Lenin, Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism

If any question why we died (tags)

Tell them Kai Eide lied

BTL:Suspended Member of Afghan Parliament Condemns Karzai, Warlords and U.S. Occupation (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

MoveOn.org takes the fudge, in Iraq and Afghanistan (tags)

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize already took the cake, so this takes the fudge: MoveOn.org, the Democratic Party's fundraising and PR PAC, is urging all of us to join a global rally, against global warming, on 10.24.2009. In San Francisco, they want us to show up at Justin Herman Plaza, at 3:00 P.M. And, they promise that: "There will even be events in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)

October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.

The War in Afghanistan and its Implications in the Philippines (tags)

For the Alliance-Philippines, the escalating US-War in Afghanistan has a very special implication to the revolutionary movement in the Philippines. It is not only because there are 5 million Muslims in the Philippines, but also because there is an existing civil war in the Philippines centered in the 2nd largest island of Mindanao. It also indirectly affects the Filipino community abroad as in North America specially here in the United States. The existing civil war between the MILF with the Philippine government and the NPA has dragged on for more than 37 years. It just intensifies in varying degrees in between negotiations; ceasefires and changes in the US supported regimes. The civil war that started when President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 has claimed more than 30,000 lives, and at present affected more than 2 million people and 650,000 refugees in Mindanao.

October Surprise - Peace Prize to a War Criminal (tags)

The IgNobel tradition continues

Peace Prize for President with Blood on His Hands (tags)

When I woke up this morning I received an email from a friend telling me that U.S. President Barack Obama was chosen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I had to think a moment to make sure it was not April 1st. I have been around awhile so I am not easily shocked, but this did shock me at first. I have been writing about Obama for a few years and have followed his career in politics and could not imagine why he had been chosen. But as I was more fully awake it made perfect sense to me, given some of the past winners of the Prize.

Afghanistan; Our Alpine Quagmire, 8 Years is Enough! (tags)

After eight years of hunting OBL throughout the mountains of Afghanistan with no luck, can we finally say "enough is enough" and begin the process of U.S. troop withdrawal from this alpine quagmire??

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.

Obama, Westerwelle, and Afghanistan (tags)

Guido Westerwelle, the first openly gay leader of a mainstream German political party, is Germany's most powerful political proponent of ongoing German engagement in the Afghanistan War. As a result of the 09/27/2009 election, he is virtually certain to become the new German Foreign Minister, despite reports that 70% of Germans are demanding immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Decapitation of Pakistan by its own Military! (tags)

Pakistani military helped destroy Afghanistan, and they are now helping to destroy Pakistan. No Pakistani civilian I know, including myself, ever authorized the Pakistani military to destroy Afghanistan, or aid the United States in its own hegemonic plans on the Grand Chessboard. Do you know anyone? So from where did they get their mandate? I would rather have clean drinking water in my tap, damn it! What good are the bloody nukes when they become the raison d'être for our very destruction in this manner without ever firing a single missile at the drones that are killing our own peoples?

The Shortwave Report 09/18 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.

BTL:Dire Poverty is Unaddressed Factor in Afghan War (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

In Afghanistan, NATO Has No Military Goals (tags)

Population sectors open initially to the western invasion are turning today to the Taliban. The Karsai government is hated as never before on account of its corruption, cronyism and the brutality of warlords supporting the government.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 09/11 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.

BTL:After Holding Back, Peace Groups Prepare to Confront Obama on Afghan War Escalation (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Combat troops to replace support troops in Afghanistan as Obama’s war escalates (tags)

The Los Angeles Times reports on September 2nd that the Pentagon is planning on replacing up to 14,000 U.S. “support” troops in Afghanistan with “combat” troops (see http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/afghanistan/la-fg-afghan-troops2-2009sep02,0,6170770.story). The Times reports the support units will be replaced by "trigger-pullers,” according to Department of Defense (DOD) officials.

The Shortwave Report 08/28 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.

VIDEO: The "Safe Haven" Myth (tags)

President Obama defended the expansion of the war by calling it a "war of necessity." Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt takes on Obama's justification for escalating the Afghanistan war.

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.

War, Occupation and Collision Course with Russia (tags)

Through civil-military cooperation, civil-actors are degraded to integral components of western military deployments and thus enemies for large parts of the local population.. "Global NATO," a competitive organization to the UN, is being created to counter Russia's and China's veto.

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)

the threat of totalitarian democracy

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

In early October, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will carry out direct action at the White House to end the war in Afghanistan and to close Bagram prison and end torture.

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

And hand over bases in Helmand to US.

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

Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix (tags)

America's dirty war

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

Largest drug bust in history in Afghanistan 92 tons (tags)

Most of it is turned into heroin and smuggled to markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The vast province is a known stronghold for the Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgency.

SPEAK OUT AGAINST CONTINUED WAR AND TORTURE (tags)

In early October, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will carry out direct action to end the war in Afghanistan and to close Bagram prison and end torture.

Obama's Middle East Imperialism (tags)

The velvet gloves are off and the reality of Obama’s Middle East plans are being revealed: a bare-fisted pummeling of Afghanistan and Pakistan — with Iraq’s fate yet to be determined. The media have been preparing this for months, with incessant talk about the alleged “troop drawdown” in Iraq, the “surge” in Afghanistan and the “immediate threat” that supposedly is represented by Pakistan.

Open Letter to the Labor Research Association: Don’t Honor Israeli Apartheid (tags)

As head of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), Stuart Appelbaum leads the witch-hunt against labor bodies in South Africa and around the world that support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Obama's Disastrous Afghan Plan (tags)

Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies. In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:

Obama: Lot's of Noise, Little Change (tags)

We've been had.

Obama to send even more troops to Afghanistan while he threatens to expand war more deeply (tags)

Using the “terrorist” excuse to justify escalation and the spreading of the war President Barack Obama continued with his latest escalation of the war in Afghanistan by announcing his plans to send an additional 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan government puppet forces. He also announced plans to send hundreds of additional civilians to the country. Like his predecessor George W. Bush, he raised the specter of “terrorism” to justify his actions.

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.

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!”

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.

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.

POPPING THE CHERRY OF THE NEW REGIME (tags)

In a couple of days, Richard Holbrooke - Hilary Clinton's pick to push the US imperialist agenda in Afghanistan - is about to get his feet wet by visiting neighboring Pakistan. Holbrooke, a former US envoy to the UN and considered an expert on the region's geopolitics will face an ally who's growing weary and suspicious of the US real intentions. The Pakistanis who were hopeful that the new Washington regime could somewhat relieve the toxicity of the Bush campaign were greatly dismayed when three days after the much ballyhooed Obama inauguration, a drone guided bombing killed 21 of their own citizens.

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Women of Iran and Afghanistan! (tags)

Join women of Iran & Afghanistan in their struggle against the women-hating Islamic Republic of Iran and the imperialist U.S. empire. We will march and rally in solidarity with them in the streets of Los Angeles!

VIDEO: Kerry Expresses Concerns about Escalation in Afghanistan (tags)

During the senate confirmation hearing nominating Hilary Clinton to secretary of state, Sen. John Kerry expressed concerns about escalation in Afghanistan comparing the situation to Vietnam.

NYCLAW Antiwar Bulletin -- 12.23.08 (tags)

Read Between the Lines

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."

Continuing, Unrelenting Terrorism and Mumbai (tags)

Terrorism caused by nation-states is vastly greater in scope and causes many more casualties than that caused by individuals or groups of individuals even though that caused by indivduals receives much more corporate attention and condemnation.

Bush and Cheney wore the flag to appear patriotic. (tags)

Obama does not need to follow.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.19.08 (tags)

Despite SOFA, U.S. Withdrawal Still Depends, Says Admiral Mullen: Asked if the agreement could be changed, he said "that's theoretically possible".

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.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)

"The basic difference is going to be style."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (11.02.08) (tags)

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

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."

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.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

Obama, McCain urged to unite against terrorism (tags)

In spite of reports in The Washington Post and Pakistan's DAWN newspaper that Pakistani troops fired at a U.S. helicopter that was raiding an Al Qaeda safehouse in Southern Waziristan, the defence establishments in the two countries denied the incident. Realpolitick and business interests of the military-industrial complex seems to be blocking a sound U.S. policy on defanging Pakistan's military.

"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.

U.S. Afghanistan and Pakistan Alliance has stimulated the Drug Trade worldwide (tags)

According to news reports in the past financial connections between Bush Republicans and Osama bin Laden go way back and the political and economic connections have remained unbroken for 25 years. And what appears to be a "new" alliance with Pakistan is merely a new manifestation of a decades-long partnership in the drug trade.

Free Speech Radio News Credibility Takes Dive (tags)

Free Speech News' Plans to reform itself with content paralleling mainstream Public Radio and commercial news, shown by its July 30, 2008 "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan," mystifies listeners

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.

The Shortwave Report 6/27 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.

Application of Islamic Shari'a in US Courts (tags)

In 2004 a crash of Blackwater Flight 61 occurred in the rugged mountains of central Afghanistan, killing three soldiers and three-man crew. The widows of the soldiers sued Presidential Airways, Blackwater’s sister company, which was under contract with the U.S. military to fly cargo and personnel around Afghanistan. Lawyers for the company has asked a federal court to decide the case using provisions from the Islamic Shari’a, not the U.S. laws. They argue that the Shari’a “does not hold a company responsible for the actions of employees performed within the course of their work.” http://www.newsobserver.com/917/story/1113022.html

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.

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.

Boston-area convicts linked to CIA nexus (tags)

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the CIA used al-Kifah to support covert operations overseas. With the full backing of the U.S. government, the organization set up branches in more than thirty American cities to raise funds and recruit fighters for the CIA’s anti-Soviet Afghan jihad. In the early 90s, once again with U.S. support and encouragement, al-Kifah shifted its focus to the Balkans, helping to instigate a civil war in Bosnia in 1992. This case, like so many others, proves the government’s so-called “war on terror” is really a chase for its own tail. As long as the truth is buried and the media remains silent, the hopeless pursuit will continue.

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:

Stop-Loss Congress (tags)

Does Congress want to go on vacation, while wars rage in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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

International Womens Day - Sat. March 8th - Westwood (tags)

International Women's Day has been taking place on March 8th annually since 1911. This year, as the U.S. wages war on Iraq and Afghanistan and threatens Iran, women in Iran and Afghanistan are calling on people in the U.S. to stand with them in their struggle against both the woman-hating Islamic Republic of Iran and the imperialist U.S. empire. The International Women’s Day Coalition of Los Angeles was formed to answer this call. March with us on Saturday March 8, 2008. As our sisters in Iran and Afghanistan have said, “Let Us Celebrate Our Fighting Unity on International Women’s Day!

Socialists: Iraq War Still Number One Issue (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA have strongly opposed U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and have maintained that the Iraq War was launched only to advance U.S. imperialism and to control the vast oil reserves in the Middle East. Both socialist parties are calling for an immediate end to the military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the withdrawal and return of all U.S. troops, and the immediate release of all prisoners of war and detained civilians.

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain (tags)

Bhutto killed for imperial gain

U.S. law firms could help shape Afghanistan's future — for price (tags)

Law firms that contribute money to the U.S. effort towards an effective and transparent justice system in Afghanistan will be given a say in the carrying out of those policies. Bigger contributors will have more involvement, including the opportunity to go on official trips to Afghanistan. Donations by law firms will be tax deductible, but they can't earmark donations for specific uses.Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the plan is "essential to the country's success" in combating corruption, drug trafficking and other major problems in the nation.

US troops are war criminals (tags)

The U.S. troops fighting the unjust, needless, illegal, immoral war of agression in Iraq and Afghanistan are war criminals. The war itself is a war crime.They have killed thousands of civilians. They could and should refuse to fight this war.

Afghanistan Cannabis Crop Up 40 Percent (tags)

Cannabis cultivation rose 40 percent in Afghanistan this year, to 173,000 acres from 123,550 in 2006, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated in its 2007 opium survey. The crop is being grown in at least 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, according to the survey released last month. The U.N. report singles out Balkh as a "leading example" of an opium-free province, saying other areas should follow "the model of this northern region where leadership, incentives and security have led farmers to turn their backs on opium."

US steps up plans for military intervention in Pakistan (tags)

In the midst of public statements of support for “democracy” in Pakistan and the recent visit to Islamabad by the American envoy John Negroponte, Washington is quietly preparing for a stepped-up military intervention in the crisis-ridden country. According to the New York Times Monday, plans have been drawn up by the US military’s Special Operations Command for deploying Special Forces troops in Pakistan’s frontier regions for the purpose of training indigenous militias to combat forces aligned with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Citing unnamed military officials, the newspaper reports that the proposal would “expand the presence of military trainers in Pakistan, directly finance a separate tribal paramilitary force that until now has proved largely ineffective and pay militias that agreed to fight Al Qaeda and foreign extremists.”

U.S. Secret Air War Pulverizes Afghanistan and Iraq (tags)

News from the 4th Reich military forces: According to Associated Press, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of bombs dropped on Iraq during the first six months of 2007 over the same period in 2006. More than 30 tons of those have been cluster weapons, which take an especially heavy toll on civilians. Balad, which currently conducts 10,000 air operations a week, is strengthening runways to handle the increase in air activity.

Special Intervention Group: Assassination accusations (tags)

A television documentary claims that a Norwegian security company trains staff to torture and cites a report accusing the firm of executions.

"We Want Disarmament, not Social Cuts!" (tags)

After 1 million Iraqi deaths and a war cost between $1 and $2.3 trillion, the horror and scourge of war must end. This speech by a German union leader could give us courage in resisting the irrationality of war and the confusion of offense and defense.

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 Air Force Presidential Airways Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front (tags)

Blackwater, USA subsidiary Presidential Airways, Inc. of Moyock, NC uses the EADS-CASA 212 transport aircraft for its work, which is short-haul supply flights in and out of remote locations – including combat zones.

Ethnic cleansing new American policy in Afghanistan (tags)

Pashtuns to e ethnically cleansed ino Pakistan

Iraq War: Democrats Will Stay the Course (tags)

These days the presidential candidates for the Democratic Party are sounding more like replacement candidates for Bush; on the issue of ending the Iraq War. All the candidates, with the exception of Representative Dennis Kucinich and Governor Bill Richardson, are making open-ended commitments to keep American forces in Iraq and the Middle East region for years.

Thanks (tags)

for the $$$

Obama calls for US attack on Pakistan in warmongering address (tags)

In a transparent effort to bolster his reputation for toughness on national security issues and outflank his main rivals on the right for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a bellicose speech August 1 at a Washington think tank. Speaking to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Obama called for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, threatened unilateral attacks against Pakistan and pledged to strengthen the US military and intelligence apparatus.

100,000 Russian troops (tags)

could not do it...and Bush thinks he can

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.

Abu Sayyaf: The CIA’s Monster Gone Berserk (tags)

The Philippines is under watch by America’s “anti-terrorism” network. This is so not only because of the presence of active Moro and Marxist guerrillas but also because of its special concern on the Abu Sayyaf. In the ‘80s, just as it was waging its last surrogate wars against the Soviet Union, the U.S. was also engaged in new forms of covert operations -- the training of Islamic militants to fight the Russians in Afghanistan and elsewhere. A product of this war – the Abu Sayyaf – was once hailed by American presidents as a group of “freedom fighters.” It was an exaltation that would haunt them for years.

Women, please be patient - still (tags)

I posit the radical notion that the denial of rights and oppression of women is equally important as the denial of rights and the oppression of any other group in a society. Underlying this notion is that women ARE those other groups and one cannot separate them out from “the rest of the population” seeking a better life.

MIRAKI: On the Brutal Butchering of Slow-Killing (tags)

... After hanging up the phone, it occurred to me that what is actually going down in Afghanistan is, without any doubt, the greatest crime against humanity in perhaps all of US history.

US War of Aggression Depletes the Troops (tags)

Facts and reality urging an end to wars of aggression are often eclipsed by missions and agendas. Overreach is stylized as inevi-table. The army and marine infantry will need many years to recover from the death spiral in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The war is over, let's go home (tags)

Any soldier killed from now is not worth it.

Dick Cheney Nearly Killed by Pervez Musharraf through Mullah Dadullah (tags)

Castro says “Close but no cigar.”

Is the Media Fomenting War between Iran and the US? (tags)

Boredom strikingly prevails on the media stage despite the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the forgotten conflicts in other countries.

The Russians also lost (tags)

in Afghanistan

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.

Taliban chief hasn't seen Osama (tags)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar has added to the mystery over Osama bin Laden, saying he hasn't seen his ally and fellow fugitive since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001.

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan (tags)

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan

Afghanistan After Democracy: the untold story through photographic images (tags)

Afghanistan after democracy: the untold story through photographic images" is the story of suffering of the Afghan people. This book exposes the lies of the Bush administration about the post-Taliban Afghanistan, and the disaster brought upon Afghanistan by the United States of America and her allies. It exposes democracy as the buzz word for the neocolonial adventure of the US. The claims of reconstruction in Afghanistan is nothing but a total fraud. It exposes the failure of the US government at all levels in Afghanistan. Finally, it exposes the genocide committed by the US government through the use of uranium weapons and the consequences of these weapons of mass destruction particularly congenital deformities. Large percentage of the earning from this book would be spent toward projects in Afghanistan. Particularly, my hope is to build a women-children hospital with an adjacent research facility.

4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)

The prospect of combat in Iraq for at least another four years is prompting the Army to realign its forces to prevent a small slice of soldiers who are shouldering much of the fighting from wearing out.

Watchdog warns NATO on civilian deaths (tags)

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

Exporting the American Police State to Afghanistan and Iraq. (tags)

Ex-Mesa cop Steve Corich will be training cops in Afghanistan to work for the Amerikan Police State in Afghanistan

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.

New tool in fighting terrorists: smoking Afghani marijuana? (tags)

Smoking dope to help the war in Afghanistan? I don't know? But I will smoke to that.

The Taliban Aren't Gone, Women Haven't Been Liberated: Afghanistan Reconsidered (tags)

The October 7 anniversary of the war on Afghanistan passed virtually unnoticed on U.S. soil. Mainstream news outlets spared the Bush administration the embarrassment of accounting for the subsequent fate of Afghanistan's 30 million people five years after the U.S. launched the first "regime change" in its never-ending war on terror.

Did VA Hide Figures Showing 1 in 4 US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Disabled (tags)

by Democracy Now

A Winnable “War” (tags)

Rank capitalism the best bet for Iraq and America’s future

OCT 7 - BREAKING THE PROPAGANDA OF SILENCE: A BENEFIT FOR RAWA (tags)

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.

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

Musharraf says Pakistan faced U.S. 'onslaught' (tags)

Is'nt it amazing how the U.S. government can screw up the world?

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.

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government (tags)

Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive died in December [2001] and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information. The remnants of Osama's gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama's ghost alive or because they have no means of communication.

Nuclear Holocaust and The Politics of Radiation (tags)

This event featured three speakers: Doug Rokke, a Vietnam and Gulf War I Veteran and the Army's expert on depleted uranium; Leuren Moret, a whistle-blower from Livermore National Laboratory, expert lecturer on the health effects of depleted uranium; and Veteran Staff Sergeant Dennis Kyne who served as an Army medic during Gulf War I. Because they speak out about depleted uranium (DU), all three of these people are constantly harassed by the US government and its agents. Both Rokke and Kyne are in extremely serious medical condition because of their exposure to depleted uranium and other toxicants that the military tells our valiant warriors are safe. You may listen to all three lectures on Mindfully.org by clicking on the appropriate link below. Rokke's and Moret's have been transcribed. If you have time, please help us by transcribing Dennis Kyne's lecture and we will post it.

European powers refuse to send more troops to Afghanistan (tags)

Bitterness and general rancour characterise the relations within NATO one week after its senior military commander called for 2,500 reinforcements to be urgently dispatched to assist the 8,000 British, Canadian and Dutch troops caught up in savage combat in Afghanistan’s southern provinces. In the face of dire warnings that the NATO-led occupation risks losing ground before a resurgence of support for the former Taliban regime, the major European members of the alliance have refused to send a single soldier.

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

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

BTL:Five Years After 9/11, Taliban Fighters Regaining Strength in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

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

Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers (tags)

In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.

Doing the Wrong Thing in Afghanistan: Depleted Uranium: The Definitive Moral Paradox (tags)

By Michael Clarke

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.

Is the West Experiencing its "Afghanistan"? (tags)

Captive in its foreign policy loss of reality, the Soviet Union was provoked to an invasion, suffered its "Vietnam," was internationally identified as an aggressor, lost its respect and endured a demoralization that led to the collapse of the Soviet Empire.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/30/06 ¡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, Spain, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

When War Making Criminals Get What They Deserve (tags)

Today the Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will rack up an additional $67.6 Billion for making war upon Afghanistan and Iraq. That "supplemental" money, however, will just keep the eager war-makers in just enough Depleted Uranium, Grenades, and Conventional Mines (all types) only to last another five months, till September 30.

BTL:Growing Violence, Subjugation of Women Mark Forgotten War in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraq/Afghan War Forum w/ Sonali from KPFK @ Saddleback College (tags)

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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.

Moussaoui Case Shows Why Guantanamo Tribunals are a Bad Idea (tags)

With no judge to keep the administration honest, the prisoners held at Guantanamo, many of them completely innocent, will be railroaded, perhaps to their deaths.

Popular Female Leader From Afghanistan to Speak in L.A. March 6 (tags)

“Today she is [27] years old. Because of her brave stand in Afghanistan, she has received the support and the love and affection of the majority of Afghan people. Meanwhile, the warlords, this small group of extremist men, have decided that she's a threat to them. So she gets daily death threats.” -- Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK and Afghan Women’s Mission

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.

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.

BTL:Taliban Attacks and Election of Warlords Spark Concern about America's... (tags)

...Forgotten War in Afghanistan ~ Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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

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

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.

Bush's unwelcome gift to NATO: Afghanistan (tags)

Economically, most Afghans see neither an improvement in their personal lot, or view the rebuilding of their country happening at an acceptable pace.

Liberators or Occupiers? Look Who Calls the Shots (tags)

The governments of Iraq and Afghanistan are complaining about the U.S. military’s brutality and its indiscriminate attacks, but the Pentagon and the White House are just blowing them off. Hey, forget “sovereignty.” We’re in charge here.

Rumsfeld on Force Reductions (tags)

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K-Town 911 @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Sat, Sept 10 (tags)

speakers and political performers reflect on 911 and Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

July 7 bombings: Another reason to end war and occupation (tags)

Will the July 7 bombings in London be followed by greater opposition to imperialist war and occupation--which has already cost so many lives and so much suffering in so many countries?

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

Shocking reports reveal U.S. torture widespread (tags)

This week, Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. FBI agents operating in Pakistan repeatedly interrogated and threatened two U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin who were unlawfully detained and tortured by Pakistani security services. The two were abducted from their Karachi home last August, and released this April without being charged. During eight months of interrogation and torture, they were questioned at least six times by FBI agents, who did nothing to stop the torture — including beatings with whips and rods — or provide consular help. Instead, the two said, the agents threatened to send them to Guantanamo if they did not “confess” to terrorist involvement.

Muslim violence (tags)

The violence by muslims over the Newsweek thing wasn't caused by purely religious zeal or even western hate.

US HOUSE MEMBERS SEEK WAR CRIMES INQUIRY! (tags)

"The public interest demands we determine who is ultimately responsible for these abuses."

Free John Walker Lindh! (tags)

The young man imprisoned as an “American Taliban” was one of the first victims of American torture in Afghanistan. He was framed, tortured into writing a confession, and gagged for 20 years to keep him from talking. Now that we know his true fate at the hands of his American captors, it’s time to demand his freedom, and to hear his story in his own words.

Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity (tags)

This article is from the Omahaimc.org: by Cary Vigneri Depleted Uranium keeps on killing. Is it nuclear warfare or just death by radiological toxin? Depleted Uranium (DU) sounds harmless. After all, it’s depleted.

Drugs and death in Afghanistan: What happened to Spc. Juan Torres? (tags)

On July 12, 2004 — just weeks before he was due to come home to Houston after his yearlong duty in Afghanistan — Torres was found dead in a shower/latrine at Bagram Air Base.

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.

Killers without Borders (tags)

This probably disqualifies most of america, but this article is for smoeone with the intelligence to grasp its meaning...

Chertoff Buried Early Evidence of Bush Torture Campaign in Afghanistan (tags)

The nominee for new Homeland Security secretary, back in 2002, worked hard to keep the public from hearing courtroom testimony that would have revealed the Bush government’s new campaign of torture, allowing it to spread from Afghanistan to Guantanamo to Iraq.

Anti-war ex-soldier refuses to fight for US imperialism (tags)

Back Door Draft tries to prevent part time soldier from finishing his contract and forces him to go AWOL.

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

Bush's War on the Rocks (tags)

Whatever the president says, things are going from bad to worse in Iraq and in the “War” on Terror. If the voters are paying attention, it may cost him the election next week.

Are We Safer Than We Were Before 9/11? by Don Monkerud (tags)

"Bush and his administration may continue to claim that we are safer as a result of his policies but evidence shows that the invasion and occupation of Iraq has only increased the number of terrorists.."

Bush-Democracy: Problems with Afghanistan Elections (tags)

"Washable ink enabled the friends of US democracy in Afghanistan to manipulate the electionr esults according to their pleasure.. The Afghans fulfilled their election duty without having a serious choice.. Afghan democracy is approaching US conditions.."

Remembering Afghanistan: 3 Years Into the War on Terrorism (tags)

Anniversary / Fundraising event for the Afghan People

BTL:Depleted Uranium Weapons Used by U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan Linked to... (tags)

...Radiation Illness in Troops and Civilians ~ Interview with Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, conducted by Between to Lines' Melinda Tuhus

America's Last War (tags)

Things are a bit trickier for our Texas-grown dictator, George W. Bush, burdened as he is by our annoying insistence on forcing him to run for the office he stole fair and square. Now that the invasion of Iraq has been universally acknowledged as an unjustifiable, counterproductive distraction from a war on terror that has yet to begin, Bush needs a still bigger war to distract us even more. Then, he figures, we'll forget about Iraq the way Iraq made us forget about Afghanistan. North Korea.

The Continuing Struggle of Afghan Women: A Three Part Film Series (tags)

Part 2 of a film series to help save a refugee High School from closure in Pakistan.

Why Does Fahrenheit 9/11 Pursue Conspiracy Theory? (tags)

Why Does Fahrenheit 9/11 Pursue Conspiracy Theory Rather Than History? Because 9/11 conspiracy theory protects the Democratic Party, whereas historical analysis would implicate it in the criminal consequences of decades of collaboration between Washington and Riyadh as well as other unsavory allies.

THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN: A THREE PART FILM SERIES (tags)

Part one of a film series dedicated to raising awareness of Afghan women, while also raising funds to save a refugee high school from closier in Pakistan.

Gangs of LA - The New Mafia (tags)

A recent ABC News special report had me wondering what country I’m living in. When I heard the opening remarks: “Homicides have risen dramatically as street gangs continue to terrorize the public,” and “People are refusing to leave their homes for fear of attack by roving gangs,” I had to listen closely for the location referred to because I expected it to be a report from Iraq, Latin America, or Afghanistan.

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.

Chomsky Backpedals on "Silent Genocide" in Afghanistan (tags)

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.

It's official now, US Army 'robbed' Iraqis (tags)

"confidential Army documents have chronicled a widespread pattern of abuse involving prisoners in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan that implicates more military units than previously known."

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

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.

WWII POW compares treatment by Nazis to US military (tags)

The guards at the infamous Frankfurt interrogation headquarters terrorized us by allowing giant snarling mastiff attack dogs to come so close I could feel their hot breath and drivel. Apparently in Cuba, Afghanistan, and Iraq, under Bush's military-industrial-complex has learned from the past. -- Ken Norwood, WWII veteran

'You should be ashamed of what you did to Tillman' (tags)

Bill O'Reilly called political cartoonist Ted Rall "a far left guy" who "makes (Gary) Trudeau look like Rush Limbaugh."

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.

911 Commission Hearings--The Logic of War and Empire (tags)

The recent 911 Commission hearings reveal the grim truth--the rulers--both Republicans and Democratcs--actually plan to, if anything, more aggressively pursue their war against the people of the world in the name of their "war against terrorism"

BTL:Human Rights Group Charges U.S. is Abusing Prisoners in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with John Sifton, researcher with the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, conducted Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

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

SUPPORT TERRORISM VOTE FOR BUSH (tags)

GOP political operatives of every stripe are looking forward to more terrorist attacks like the one in Madrid yesterday. The GOP generally demands money before the dead bodies are picked up but in this case Spain payed in advance when their government chose to help Bush invade Irag despite widespread public opinion against the action.

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....

Hitler: An Officer And A Gentleman ? (tags)

"Until the Russian bullet hit officer Schultz, during the battle at Stalingrad, he really was totally convinced that Adolf Hitler was 'an Officerand a Gentleman', like himself."

Bush rewards allies in terror war with billion$ (tags)

The President's budget does not include funding for the US's military operations in Afghanistan or Iraq, expected to cost and additional 30 to 50 billion dollars.

U.S. military kills nine terrorists in Afghanistan (tags)

"At the time we initiated the attack, we did not know there were children nearby," he said. "Until we get the investigation results, we can't say what exactly happened."

Building Bridges Radio - John Pilger Breaks the Silence on the War on Terror (tags)

Building Bridges: Community-Labor Report Interviews John Pilger on his new film Breaking the Silence: Truth & Lies in the War on Terror LISTEN TO THIS 28 MIN RADIO PROGRAM - CLICK INDYMEDIA LINK

GAO report: Some Army troops unpaid for weeks, denied medical care  (tags)

In an attempt to correct overpayments made to 34 soldiers from Colorado’s 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces, finance officials instead inadvertently billed an average of $48,000 each, or a “largely erroneous total debt of over $1.6 million,” the report states. The "Support Our Troops" Cretins are still A.W.O.L.

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.

Miss Afghanistan! (tags)

Hey... remember Afghanistan?! The place we liberated in order to bring freedom to the suffering women in burka?! Well, here's the fruit of our bombing, straffing, murder, and occupation. Miss Afghanistan!

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins (tags)

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins

Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)

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.

Let save lifes (tags)

a good outset

Folly Taken To A Scale Not Seen Since WWII (tags)

No, the attacks on 11 September have nothing to do with Iraq. Neither did 11 September change the world. President Bush cruelly manipulated the grief of the American people - and the sympathy of the rest of the world - to introduce a "world order" dreamed up by a clutch of fantasists advising the Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld.

Ramsey Clark Responds To Bush's TV Address (tags)

Brought to you by the Bush Regime: Death, destruction, and misery. In a word EVIL.

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.

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

Dollars for Terror (tags)

Carol Brouillet, who prints the Deception Dollars, and reviews a book that shows (or at least contends) how Osama bin Laden is part of the CIA terror network.

DEAN: Reborn as a Neo-Conservative (tags)

The DLC speaks and the candidates follow! Dean adopts the hawkish, AIPAC view of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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

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.

9/11 - ARE AMERICANS THE VICTIMS OF A HOAX? (tags)

I figured with the 911 Commission complaining about the Bush Junta Stone Walling and intimidating Witnesses it was time to remind people of another unsolved Crime.

As the Bush Regime Falls, What About Iraq, Afghanistan and We The People? (tags)

With the New York Times publishing in today's paper the "Uranium Quicksand" editorial and with Paul Krugman's op-ed piece "Pattern of Corruption" it looks as though the beginning of the end of the Bush regime is upon us.

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.

US nukes its own troops (tags)

death by slow burn

Afghanistan, Now Godforsaken (tags)

  The government headed by Hamid Karzai still controls just part of Afghanistan's territory. So-called field commanders who consider themselves heroes for overthrowing the Taliban regime have distributed the authority among themselves. It is not ruled out that only thanks to field commanders the regime was overthrown.

Afghanistan, Irag and Depleted Uranium (tags)

Depleted Uranium and War

Questions and Answers about Foreign Policy (tags)

So would you like your Dad to Explain Foreign Policy to you? Sleep tight.

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.

Sharp Rise in Press Attacks in Afghanistan (tags)

Reporters in Afghanistan are being threatened with death if they do not stop critisizing government officials.

After The Airstrikes...Just Silence (tags)

There are no official estimates of how many Afghan civilians have been killed by U.S. bombs. A survey published last year by the human rights group Global Exchange estimated the number at more than 800.

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

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.

General Truth (tags)

A poster below suggested the US was aiding the Taliban. The reality is the US was aiding NGO's (non-governmental organizations) in providing humanitarian relief to the Taliban's victims.

"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..."

WAR & HUMAN RIGHTS TEACH-IN TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE!! (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR SPEAKING @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ 12:00 PM (tags)

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ANTI-WAR TEACH IN BY RAWA WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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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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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.

SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WAR - TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9!!! (tags)

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(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'.

SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKR TEACH IN ON WOMENS RIGHTS & THE WAR WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & TAHMEENA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9!! (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKER, TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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RAWA TEACH-IN W/ SONALI KOLHATKAR (tags)

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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...

RAWA TEACH-IN APRIL 9 (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR (KPFK) & TAHMENNA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR APRIL 9 (tags)

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MONDAY OC ANTI-WAR PROTEST & UPCMOING TEACH-INS (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & TAHMEENA FARYAL (RAWA) SPEAKING WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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Debate on How Nice USA IS: Arundati Roy Article (tags)

Nagging guy tries to defend USA with insincere attacks on trivia and history. We need to set record straight and make the US War Crimes the main issue around the world. Please join in and earn/learn... How about A. Roy and Shakespear?

OSAMA WAS NOT OUR CREATION, CLAIMS RUMSFELD (tags)

There were many different factions involved in the ``war of liberation'' in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union, Rumsfeld said. That included Osama bin Laden. But he flatly denied that Osama was a creation of the United States to be used against the Soviet Union, an issue which has undoubtedly been dogging him ever since the events of 911.

Liberated From Life (tags)

In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America:   "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....

Greetings from Afghanistan (tags)

A US military officer writes from Afghanistan

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.

Read and learn more... (tags)

Read and learn...

Impeach pResident Bush for Assisting 911 Terrorists (tags)

If you oppose our current march to fascism, and suspect pResident Bush of allowing, if not assisting in the 911 attacks, please join the hundreds of people petitioning for accountability from the American fascists who helped make it happen.

Chew On This My Leftist Comrades (tags)

TheStranger.com January 21 2003

Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam (tags)

U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.

What about Afghanistan? (tags)

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BTL:Reports of U.S.Complicity in Torture of Prisoners Triggers Demand for... (tags)

...a White House Investigation. Interview with Jamie Fellner, director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BRING THE WAR HOME (tags)

A CALL FOR BLACK BLOCS AT UPCOMING ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hits Calif. Marine Base (tags)

Ooops! Sorry about that mortar round! We'll get you a medic in about four hours. Try not to bleed ot death or anything! + more...

WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN COMING TO LIGHT (tags)

If you thought those recently released Pentagon photos of Taliban POWs bound and gagged by American military forces was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. James Doran's documentary "Afghan Massacre" is now revealing more about what has really occured in Afghanistan under American rule.

leaked photos of terrorism suspects causes stir (tags)

The Pentagon today was investigating to find out who took and released photographs of terror suspects as they were flown in heavy restraints to the high-security prison in Cuba.

the innocent in camp x-ray(Guantanamo bay) (tags)

a pakistani held by US in camp x-ray says he and many others are blameless

GORE VIDAL CLAIMS 'BUSH JUNTA' COMPLICIT IN 9/11 (tags)

Apparently, Mainstream Media is starting to (kind of) suggest what many people here have always said: that the Bush Regime was complicit--if not directly responsible--for 9-11. IN this article in the British newspaper, the Guardian, Gore Vidal suggests that the Bush Junta deliberately allowed the 9-11 attacks to occur. Indeed, given the fact that many of the hijackers were trained at secure US military bases in California and Alabama, as well CIA connected flight schools in Florida, one can suggest that Vidal doesn't go far enough. Bush not only knew. Bush did 9-11...

Dump Dan Savage (tags)

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Fix Main Page Headline on AFGHANISTAN (tags)

HEADLINE SAYS, Enduring Freedom" in Afghnaistan Please correct spelling to AFGHANISTAN.

The Pearl Harbor Lie And September 11 (Oct.5, 2002 version) (tags)

I argue that President Bush may have known in advance of the planned September-11 attacks but may have allowed them to happen (or had them perpetrated himself), and why.

American Body Bag Count: You Are Being Lied To (tags)

American Body Bag Count: You Are Being Lied To

Taliban Foreign Minister's Advance Warning of 9/11 Ignored, sez UK Independent (newspaper) (tags)

Weeks before the terrorist attacks on 11 September, the United States and the United Nations ignored warnings from a secret Taliban emissary that Osama bin Laden was planning a huge attack on American soil. ..The warnings were delivered by an aide of Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil, the Taliban Foreign Minister at the time, who was known to be deeply unhappy with the foreign militants in Afghanistan, including Arabs.

"Liberated" Afghanistan (tags)

Not long ago, the war propaganda machine crowed about how happy the Afghanis were to be "liberated" by U.S. forces. But the truth is that the overthrow of the Taliban and the intrusion of U.S. troops has plunged Afghanistan into chaos, and worsened and deepened the poverty there. Karzai's puppet regime controls only Kabul, and Karzai himself has to be guarded by Americans. Rival warlords contend for influence, and would be fighting each other even more if not for U.S. troops. Meanwhile, the U.S. bombing continues, having recently massacred the guests at a wedding party.

Planning Events for NOT IN OUR NAME 06 (tags)

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CNN Censored Afghanistan War (tags)

An insightful short piece at Counterpunch.Com reveals how CNN willingly censored its coverage of the war in Afghanistan. For those who are still skeptical as to how this international corporate news giant has become a mere "lapdog" of the U.S. government and military, this is a must read.

MONDO CANE (tags)

TODAY, THREE DOGS; TOMORROW, THERMONUCLEAR WAR...

20 Things learned after 9-11 (tags)

Twenty Things We've Learned Nearly A Year After 911

Forbidden Truth:Mainstream Media Sellout (tags)

That Washington's media elite appears to be anesthetized to Bush's current drive to turning the United States into some mirror image of East Germany, China, or Pinochet's Chile cannot be overstated.

The Enemy is inside the gates (tags)

Urgent Urgent !!

Not In Our Name Organizes Day of Mass Resistance (tags)

"Not In Our Name," the umbrella group under which all individuals, activists and political groups can unite against the massive world war called by the Bush government, held a conference to begin the organizing of a National Day of Mass Resistance against the war.

Casualties of U.S. Bombing (tags)

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan illustrate the recklessness of aerial bombing campaigns. Bombing “errors” and other military mistakes become routine. American public remains passive.

Afghan Wedding Party Like Slaughterhouse After U.S. Butchers Attack (tags)

"I saw bodies flying like straws," said Haleema, an old woman brought to a hospital in Kandahar. "I had to jump over six bodies to escape."

The murky deals that fuelled international terrorism By Giles Foden (tags)

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, US officials passed billions in funding and training to the mojahedin.

Why is the US media blacking out documentary on war crimes in Afghanistan? (tags)

This major story, however, has received virtually no coverage in US newspapers or on network or cable television. Aside from stories on some alternative Internet publications, and a June 16 article on Salon.com, the story has been essentially blacked out in the US. A search for news about the documentary in the major dailies—including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and the Miami Herald —turned up empty. Web sites for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN have likewise carried nothing on the film.

U.S. soldier told to kill women and children in Afghanistan (tags)

This American soldier says he was specifically ordered to kill women and children in Afghanistan. Isn't that a war crime?

Arab and Jewish women speak out against the holocaust in Palestine (tags)

Invest in caring not killing! Arab & Jewish women speak out against the holocaust in Palestine, event in London, England. Messages of support are welcome. Please spread the word to people you know who might be able to come.

April 30: Latest News from Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan & Indonesia (tags)

Stop Israel Aggressions in Palestine! No US Invasions Against Iraq! By: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net

Petition the senate to investigate 911 (tags)

There needs to be an investigation not just us government version of what really happened

No F***ing Shit! U.S. planes drop $100 dollars bills on Afghanistan! (tags)

U.S. aircraft over southern Afghanistan have scattered $100 bills tucked into envelopes bearing a picture of President George W. Bush, witnesses said on Thursday.

Call for Global Green Solidarity in Opposition to the War. (tags)

In recognition of the multiple violations of international law in the ongoing illegal war in Afghanistan and of the ever-louder drumbeat for the expansion of war to the peoples of other nations, the Green Party of the United States call for international solidarity to oppose this so-called war on terrorism.

THE WORLD BIGGEST SLAVERY (tags)

Let don't run from this realities.Let free USA from Zionist cancer.Every USA citizen should play a part to save this country from being the biggest slavery of the world..!! Enough is enough..!!

pic of guantanamo POW abuse (tags)

please forward widely...this is a picture from guantanamo bay of so-called 'illegal combatants' - captured in current 'police action' in afghanistan

America=KKK (tags)

After months of its patently anti-semitic(re: Arab and Afghan) pummeling of the Middle East and Central Asia with thousands of civilian deaths in Afghanistan, America may be turning its guns and bombs loose against the Mother Continent of Humankind-Africa.

"U.S. helicopters gunned down fleeing Afghan women and children" (tags)

(YellowTimes.ORG) – A report that came out of Afghanistan yesterday states that U.S. helicopters chased and killed non-combatant Afghan women and children on December 29, much to the dismay of the United Nations.

"Allah bless Afghanistan" flag (tags)

Show your support for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Download, print and display this flag.

This is very Revealing (tags)

Once upon a time the was a land called America, where the people were actually free, they were free to think, free to speak, free from slavery, even economic slavery. But in the shadows of this great land men were plotting against her becasue they had ideas of their own!

The Shortwave Report 12/14/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Spain, Cuba

Dec 10 Anti War Demo Reports (tags)

A summary of RAWA support demonstrations for peace.

Updates: At least 3700 Afghani Civilians KIlled by US Bombs! (tags)

3,500 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan by U.S. Bombs University of New Hampshire Economics Professor Releases Study of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Monday Morning on Democracy Now! Radio/TV Show

Please help collect and donate clothes 4 Refugee camps in Afghanistan & Pakistan (tags)

One thing that most of us here in America have a lot of is clothes.. so even if you can't donate $$$ please look around your house, talk to your friends and help donate CLEAN jackets and blankets

N + R event description and analysis (tags)

Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.

Rally for R.A.W.A.and Intl. Human Rights Day (tags)

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. In solidarity with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, a rally against repression in both Afghanistan and the U.S. will be held at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 4:00 P.M. until 6:00.

Help us collect and donate Clothes to Afghanistan (tags)

Hi everyone please help, and email me if you have any questiones

E-mail Games With CNN (tags)

Here is what artist/writer Ken Ehrlick has been doing in response to 9/11

ZNet Free Update and Essays... (tags)

Of course we have a host of new links and articles online, including transcriptions of Chomsky's talk in Madras, India (with Pakistan talks coming soon), three -- perhaps by the time you read them four or more -- eloquent pieces from Robert Fisk from behind the lines inside Afghanistan, William Blum on rebuilding Afghanistan, essays from Pilger, FAIR, and so on, with additions every few hours -- plus new non-war material on the economy, on repressive realignments, on Iraq, on anarchist economics, and so on.

Some Important Points about Afghanistan (tags)

The direct result of the Najib coup was murder of 1,000's of people. When the Soviet forces occupied the country they used anti-personnel mines to limit opposition groups. Today over 1 million Afghani's live in refugee camps in Iran while nearly 2 million live in refugee camps in Pakistan. This demonstrates the value of national boundaries.

The Shortwave Report 11/23/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 Files- broadcast quality(13.7MB) and quickdownload/streaming (3.4MB).Free to rebroadcast upon notification. With times & freqs for listening at home. Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Cuba, China.

November 17 PeaceNoWar News Updates from Afghanistan (tags)

**November 17 PeaceNoWar News Updates from Afghanistan **For complete coverage, please visit: http://www.peacenowar.net/Updates.htm PeaceNoWar Home Page: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net

Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future (tags)

The Feminist Majority released this call to work with women in Afghanistan to rebuild the country.

RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)

RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.

Tuesday, Nov 13 Afghanistan News Updates at PeaceNoWar.net (tags)

Tuesday, Nov 13 Headlines at PeaceNoWar.net www.PeaceNoWar.net

Total Media Domination Hinders One World Government (tags)

'Infinitely more shameful - and unethical - were the disgraceful words of Walter Isaacson, the chairman of CNN, to his staff. Showing the misery of Afghanistan ran the risk of promoting enemy propaganda, he said.

Protest at CNN HQ in Atlanta -- Three Arrested (tags)

Three cheers -- one for each arrestee -- for the demonstrators. We, in LA, should do likewise and organize a demonstration against the pro-war propagandists (aka the mainstream media). Who better to organize such a demo than indymedia!!!

Building Bridges Internet Radio present International Labor & the War (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report in Exile presents a 57 min. internet Radio program on International Labor & the War in Afghanistan with participants from Pakistan, the U.K., the U.S. & South Africa. Building Bridges can be heard over the internet on WBAI In Exile on Tuesdays from 8-9PM at www.wbix.org

Millions of Bibles, falling from heaven. All over Afghanistan (tags)

Soon the children of Afghanistan will be starving for the word of the Lord. I think I will write to my Christian President and tell him that after the snow starts falling, and we aren’t able to move the troops in, we should think of dropping Bibles from the air. Millions and millions of Bibles and cans of peanut butter, falling from heaven, all over Afghanistan.

Green Party USA elected Coordinator targeted as "terrorist"-denied rights (tags)

GREEN PARTY USA ELECTED COORDINATOR DETAINED AT AIRPORT-PREVENTED BY ARMED MILITARY FROM FLYING TO GREENS GNC MEETING IN CHICAGO IL USA Nancy Oden,an elected Green Party USA coordinator,has been denied flying privileges and her constitutional rights, because of Green Party USA opposition to the bombing in Afghanistan. The new "terrorism" laws have just removed all our rights and have created new "enemies lists"-WHO WILL BE NEXT??

Afghanistan by Frederick Engels (tags)

Frederick Engels AFGHANISTAN [40] Source: MECW Volume 18, p. 40; Written: in July and the first 10 days of August 1857; First published: in The New American Cyclopaedia, Vol. I, 1858. Transcribed: Andy Blunden, 2001. Review of J W Kaye’s The Afghan War, by Engels Afghanistan, an extensive country ...

Afghanistan by Frederick Engels (tags)

Frederick Engels AFGHANISTAN [40] Source: MECW Volume 18, p. 40; Written: in July and the first 10 days of August 1857; First published: in The New American Cyclopaedia, Vol. I, 1858. Transcribed: Andy Blunden, 2001. Review of J W Kaye’s The Afghan War, by Engels Afghanistan, an extensive country ...

Despite Death Threats, Berkeley Council Condemns U.S. Bombing of Afghanistan (tags)

Despite death threats, members of the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night voted to urge a quick halt to the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.

In UK, Majority Want Bombing Pause (tags)

In the ONLY active US ally, a majority now wants a pause in bombing, according to an exclusive poll reported in The Guardian. Support for the war itself is cooling, and 54% now say halt attacks and allow aid convoys into Afghanistan

U.S. GENOCIDE in Afghanistan (tags)

The bombing by the U.S. of no fewer than SIX Red Cross warehouses in Afghanistan is clear evidence the U.S. is committing GENOCIDE in that country!

Naked protest by Ex-British Tank Commander (tags)

An ex-British army tank commander, who saw service in Northern Ireland and other countries, carried out a naked protest against the war in Afghanistan today, Sunday 28th October 2001.

Naked protest by Ex-British Tank Commander (tags)

An ex-British army tank commander, who saw service in Northern Ireland and other countries, carried out a naked protest against the war in Afghanistan today, Sunday 28th October 2001.

Humanitarian Aid Group Critical of U.S. Military Food Drops During... (tags)

Nicholas DeTorrente, executive director of Doctors Without Borders' U.S. office, critically assesses the Afghan refugee crisis and the Bush administration's decision to air drop military food rations over Afghanistan.

The Shortwave Report 10/26/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- 13.8MB broadcast/ 3.4MBstreaming/quickdownload. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Times and freqs for listening at home. Spain, Germany, China, Netherlands, Cuba.

ARTIST'S RESPONSE TO WAR (tags)

Multidisciplinary Art Performance oppossed to War slated for this weekend at "HIGHWAYS" Art Complex in Santa Monica.

Bombings That Hit Wrong Targets in Afghanistan (tags)

Following is a list of non-military installations allegedly bombed, apparently in error, by U.S. forces since they launched attacks on Afghanistan on Oct. 7.

U.S.WAR ALLY RETREATS AGAIN (tags)

A war can not be won by air strikes alone. So far the U.S.ground force ally, the Northern Alliance, has failed to do U.S.any good even with massive U.S.air support. Bush says it may take 2 years- some say NEVER!

U.S.WAS ALLY RETREATS AGAIN! (tags)

In any war a victory can't be won by air strikes alone. Ground action in Afghanistan, the U.S. admits, will be tuff at best.So far U.S.s ground ally, the Northern Allaince has failed in every effort so far even with massive U.S. air support. In three weeks the Muslim holiday and winter will become major hurdles. Bush says 2 years. Some say NEVER!

12 pics of Injured Children of Afghanistan (tags)

From Al Jazeera TV, Abunimah has 12 pictures of children of Afghanistan injured by US bombs. These are the "collateral damage" referred to by the fascist US military, its commander in chief, "President" Bush, and all who support war in the Senate and House of Representatives, which is all but 1. See: http://www.abunimah.org/ajpics1021/index.html

U.S. Chopper shot down by Taliban? (tags)

Monday October 22, 2001 Taliban, U.S. Clash Verbally Over Helicopter. Photo shows Taliban troops with wreckage of Chopper.

American Propaganda Machine Engages in Information Warfare... News @....... (tags)

Sorry for last post, this is the correct post.

first combat-related American deaths (tags)

The first US soldiers have died in a helicoptor crash. Now that Americans have died over there does this mean we can begin counting the deaths from this point on? I know the death of Afghans somehow don't rate on the outrage scale, no matter how innocent they may be. On the other hand ALL Americans are presummed innocent until proven guilty, right?

U.S.BOMBS STRENGTHEN TALIBAN! (tags)

The globelized corporations, driven by intense competition for control of foreign markets and low cost natural resources and cheap labor make the same mitakes now that they did in the Korean and Viet wars.

U.S. Army propaganda flyers (tags)

The U.S. Armed Forces are using radio broadcasts and flyers to demoralize the Taliban of Afghanistan. CNN has published a collection of these propaganda flyers currently being dropped all across Afghanistan.

War on Capitalism (tags)

lest we forget, there was another war on long before the "war on terrorism"-it's the war on capitalist globalization! On November 9, the World Trade Organization will be meeting in Quatar.

"Please don’t bomb my house... " (tags)

Afghans look at the destruction of a house in the center of Kabul which was hit during a U.S. bombing raid, according to witnesses, on October 17, 2001. (Photo- Sayed Salahuddin/Reuters)

THE INDEPENDENT: UN Demands Pause in Bombing to Let Aid Reach Starving Afghans (tags)

Mary Robinson, the United Nations commissioner for human rights, called on Friday for a halt to Allied air strikes to allow aid to reach up to two million "desperate" civilians trapped in Afghanistan.

Robert Fisk: SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS (tags)

Slaughter of the innocent bolsters view that this is war against Islam.

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."

QATAR CHARGES U.S. AS TERROIST (tags)

The leading newspapers in 12 Near East countries and others condemn U.S. action in Afghanistan.

London anti-War protest draws over 20,000 (tags)

Huge march and rally in London's Trafalgar Square brings out over 20,000 people.

MASSIVE anti-War Protests in Germany (tags)

Over 30,000 Germans from Berlin to Stuttgart, demonstrate against the bombing of Afghanistan

Catholic Bishop Opposes U.S. War in Afghanistan... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit. Gumbleton, who has been an outspoken critic of U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, proclaims his opposition to the war in Afghanistan and argues for a thorough examination of U.S. foreign policy to strike at the roots of terrorism

An Anti-Terrorism War, or Genocide of Innocent People (Tehran Times) (tags)

Tehran Times is a Tehran-based English daily newspaper, established in 1979.

The Shortwave Report 10/12/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. Broadcast quality and streaming/quick download. Free to rebroadcast. Times and freqs for listening at home

Al-Quaida, Taliban vow revenge as air raids continue (The Frontier Post) (tags)

WASHINGTON (APP): US planes punish Afghanistan but draw fire during a daylight raid Wednesday on the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, as prime terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden renewed his call on all Muslims to attack US targets worldwide.As the United States claimed air supremacy over Afghanistan, Arab nations gave support to the fight against global terrorism but were cautious about the US action in Afghanistan.

No Right of War (tags)

"For the attacks on the US to be Afghan attacks, the terror pilots would have had to be armed, trained and dispatched by Afghanistan." Article 51 of the UN Charter limits self-defense to an armed attack of a state. This article translated from the German by Marc Batko shows that the US attacks on Afghanistan have no basis in international law.

Thu, Oct 11: Latest Updates from Afghanistan (tags)

**Latest Updates from Afghanistan Thursday, October 11 **For More Updates and information, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/S11/Updates.htm and No War for 'Revenge' main page: www.ActionLA.org/S11

4 U.N. Workers Killed in Initial Strike (tags)

Perhaps the Chinese Embassy should consider evacuating as well?

Afghanistan one of the most mine-affected countries (tags)

PESHAWAR: Latest reports suggest that nearly two decades after Afghanistan plunged into civil war, it is still one of the severely mine-affected countries in the world.

76 dead, 100 wounded... so far (tags)

Reports from Afghanistan indicate 76 dead and 100 wounded from U.S. bombings.

Wed Oct 10: Latest Information on Afghanistan (tags)

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

Why we oppose the war in Afghanistan - World Socialist Web Site (Oct 9, 2001) (tags)

The World Socialist Web Site condemns the American military assault on Afghanistan. We reject the dishonest claims of the Bush administration that this is a war for justice and the security of the American people against terrorism.

At USC, Protesters Oppose Albright, Sanctions, and War (tags)

Around 100 demonstrators called for an end to both the sanctions against Iraq, and the bombing of Afghanistan, at a rally at the University of Southern California (USC) outside of an auditorium where former Secretary of State Madeleine Albight gave a speech on foreign relations.

Congresswoman calls air drops "military propaganda" (tags)

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Tuesday, October 9, 2001

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.

THE GENTLE WAR (tags)

The new war its foudations and impications

Over 170 San Diegans Protest First Day of U.S. Bombing Afghanistan (tags)

Over 170 people attended a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown San Diego October 7 to protest the first day of U.S. bombing raids against Afghanistan as revenge for the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. September 11. The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, which organized the protest, considered the turnout excellent, especially for an emergency alert on short notice.

Unleash The Dogs of War... Or Was That The War On Dogs??? (tags)

How crazy does jingoism make you? Consider this: Last week the Afghan Hound Club of America said some of its members have been threatened because of their pets' supposed "nationality."

IPA: As Bombing Proceeds: Now What? (tags)

AS'AD ABUKHALIL: "Both Bin Laden and Bush say that you are either with them or against them; yet much of the Middle East stands in opposition to both." JOHN QUIGLEY: "Military action should have been done through the Security Council at the United Nations. As it is -- a U.S. and U.K. military action -- it is illegal under international law." MORE...

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."

Rumsfeld: War Will Be 'Long and Difficult' (tags)

US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, stressed that killing or capturing Osama bin Laden would not mean victory and that Washington's declared war on terrorism would be long and difficult. Earlier, Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, said military action is likely to continue for weeks.

Oct 8:Nationwide Emergencey Protest Against US Bombing Of Afghanistan (tags)

EMERGENCEY PROTEST AGAINST US BOMBING OF AFGHANISTAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Simple Analysis of Afghanistan War (tags)

This appeared yesterday (Oct.7) on the Znet update e-mail list. It provides a plain logic interpretation of the situation in Afghanistan. Please copy and give this to anyone who asserts that "we are fighting terrorism" over there.

U.S. Bombs Afghanistan (TEHRAN TIMES) (tags)

TEHRAN -- The United States on Sunday began its military operations against Afghanistan, bombing the major Afghan cities of Kabul, Kandahar and Jalalabad.

Japanese Protest Attacks (tags)

Anti-War Japanese attempt to march to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Tokyo Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, but are stopped by Riot Police.

Afghan King Asks US to 'Spare Innocents' (tags)

Former King Mohammad Zaher Shah: "Although we recognise the United States' legitimate right to pursue and seek justice against those who perpetrated the criminal acts of September 11, our paramount objective is the safety, integrity and dignity of the Afghan nation and the Afghan territory… We urge the United States and its allies to respect the territorial integrity of Afghanistan and the safety and the life of our innocent people."

Bush's Speech Announcing Attacks on Afghanistan. (tags)

Bush's speech announcing military attacks on Afghanistan.

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.

UPDATE: UNOCAL still pushing Afghanistan pipelines (tags)

So much for the PR

Afghan Video and Lecture Oct 1 (tags)

A video presentation and lecture about the current conditions in Afghanistan, featureing footage from RAWA. Monday, Oct 1, 7:30PM.

Afghanistan and CIA Opium TIMELINE Worldwide. Drug war industrial complex CHARTS (tags)

An 'enemy' we love to death. Afghanistan and CIA Opium TIMELINE Worldwide. CHARTS. US prison and incarceration rate charts. The mythology of the "enemy." Milking the drug war at home and abroad. To feed the military intelligence, prison industrial complex. Riding the beast of drug war for power, prisons, and profits. Corporate control and profit by creating an enemy, utilizing its ruthlessness, and then creating the secret police, the war machine, and the prison camps to then destroy this 'enemy.'

Osama bin Laden and Taliban Products of Cold War Battle Against Soviet Union (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, vice president with the Afghan Women's Mission, who summarizes the history of U.S. relations with Islamic fundamentalist groups in Afghanistan, while expressing concern about the character of new U.S. allies there.

More alternative views and opinions from Al-Ahram Weekly: Thu Sep 27 2001 (tags)

Special pages dedicated to the ongoing World disaster. FALL-OUT after 9-11

Ha'aretz: U.S. nuclear weapons sent to Afghanistan as 'last resort (tags)

The London-based Arabic daily Al Hayat reported Thursday that part of the American forces deployed to the Afghanistan area in advance of a planned military strike is equipped with tactical nuclear warheads.

US Allies Are Killers and Drug Dealers (tags)

Pakistan's shadowy intelligence service, one of the main sources of information for the US-led alliance against the Taliban regime, is widely associated with political assassinations, narcotics and the smuggling of nuclear and missile components - and backing fundamentalist Islamic movements.

SALON: Our Scary New Best Friends (tags)

The Northern Alliance may be the enemy of our enemy -- the Taliban -- but it has its own grim history of violence and abuse of power.

US 'planned attack on Taleban' from BBC Asia (tags)

Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was told by senior American officials in mid-July that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October.

US role in WTC attacks - Investigation called for (tags)

Evidence is mounting that the Bush administration may have deliberately provoked a terrorist attack on the U.S. as a means of justifying its plans to replace the Taliban in Afghanistan with a puppet government friendly to gas and oil development in the region.

The Shortwave Report 9/21/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.6MB) and quick or streaming (3.4MB) Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, Spain, Cuba.

Letter From An Afghan (tags)

A letter from Suraya Sadeed, born in Afghanistan, now an American citizen.

Afghan invasion - the truth comes out! (tags)

If anyone thought Washington's immediate focus on invading Afghanistan was an irrational response to the WTC disaster, this may explain it. Let's make sure this story gets to all our elected officials as well as to the public.

Wounded and Left on Afghanistan's Plains (tags)

A summary of the geo-political, military, and domestic issues around invading Afghanistan.

Statement from the Afghan Women's Mission (tags)

The Afghan Women's Mission statement includes important background information about the terrible conditions in Afghanistan.

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