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The US Tramples on International Law (tags)

The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.

Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan (tags)

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 03/24/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

A David & Goliath Story in Iraq (tags)

An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter

The Shortwave Report 07/15/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio international, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

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

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

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

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

18 Reasons To Vote Against Henhawk Hillary (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No to Racism and War! (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

anti-war

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

NYT

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

Iraq

Assad in Moscow (tags)

Syria

Russia v. America on Syria (tags)

Syria

Irresponsible NYT Putin Bashing (tags)

Syria

Obama's Phony War on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

China Joining the Fight Against ISIS (tags)

China

US Cooperation with Russia on Syria? (tags)

Syria

America: The World's Greatest Threat (tags)

America

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

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

Syria

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

anti-war

America's Sham Democracy (tags)

police state

Balkanizing Syria Planned (tags)

Syria

Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

ISIS: US Proxy Foot Soldiers (tags)

ISIS

Washington's Phony War on ISIS (tags)

ISIS

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

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

Washington Created the Islamic State (ISIS) (tags)

anti-war

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

anti-war

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad (tags)

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

Islamic State Recruiter Admits Getting Funds from America (tags)

anti-war

Escalated US Wars Ahead? (tags)

anti-war

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

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

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

West Wants Putin Deposed (tags)

Putin

Toxic Contamination on US Military Bases (tags)

anti-war

Iraq's Ghost Army (tags)

Iraq

Hagel Sacking Suggests More War (tags)

anti-war

Looming US Ground Wars in Iraq and Syria (tags)

anti-war

Mission Creep in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

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

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

Ray McGovern Brutally Arrested (tags)

police state

CT Republican Candidate For Gov Disappears An Island (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq (tags)

anti-war

Bombs Away: Official US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Britain: Washington's Convenient Pawn (tags)

anti-war

Israel Part of US Anti-Syrian Coalition (tags)

Syria

Obama Launches Naked Aggression on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Enlisting Support for Imperial War (tags)

anti-war

Telling It Like It Is On Israel (tags)

Israel

Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Obama Intends Escalating Middle East Aggression (tags)

anti-war

Obama Heading for War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis (tags)

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

The New York Times War on Truth (tags)

NYT

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

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

Obama's War on Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Waging Genocidal War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Demonstration in Support of Persecuted Christians Saturday (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Veteran and Families of Military hold Press Conference (tags)

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

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

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

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

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

The West Marches East, Part 1 (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Obama Shifts Closer to War on Syria (tags)

Syria

WMD Deception: Pretext for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama Planning War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

UK War Crimes Exposed (tags)

anti-war

Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)

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

The Third Battle of Fallujah (tags)

anti-war

Wars against Terror (tags)

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

Iraq Today: America's Genocidal Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Unholy Alliance (tags)

anti-war

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

Serge Halimi is an editor of Le Monde diplomatique.

Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)

Iran

It’s war that sells (tags)

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

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

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

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

Obama

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

Syria

Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq (tags)

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

Iraq Today: America's Imperial Legacy (tags)

Iraq

Creating a Pretext for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Permanent War: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Tariq Aziz: Victim of US Imperialism (tags)

imperialism

Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties (tags)

Israel

Iraq: Ten Years After the Invasion (tags)

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

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

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

America's Genocidal Iraq War (tags)

Iraq

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

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

VIDEOS Iraq War: 10th Anniversary + The hidden cost of the Iraq War (tags)

Ten years after the start of the War in Iraq, relive the key moments from Al Jazeera's exclusive coverage and RT America review

America's Dirty War in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Reroute It (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Obama’s War on Syria and Its Implications (tags)

The Obama administration has already declared war on Syria, even if it isn’t “official” yet. Consider the facts, all of them acts of war: The U.S. now recognizes a group of Syrian exiles to be the official government of Syria; the U.S. is providing direct support for rebels attacking the government; the U.S. has coordinated with NATO to place advanced missile systems — and 400 U.S. troops — on Syria’s border with Turkey; Obama has drawn a “red line” that, if Syria crosses, would result in U.S. direct military intervention. If any other country made similar moves toward the U.S., there would be no question that war had been declared.

Obama Nudges Syria Toward Regional War (tags)

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

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? (tags)

Washington

The death of Shaima Alawadi (tags)

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

Long Knives Target Iran (tags)

Iran

UN Monitors Spy for Washington (tags)

Syria

What We Want Them to Say, What They Want Them to Do (tags)

Money is a strong pull, there can be no denying that. There are few people that can resist its lure. I don't refer to money to purchase the basic necessities; there is almost no other way to get those in the world we live. I mean beyond that – after people have the necessities taken care of. The draw of a little more comfort, convenience or even luxury that only money can provide causes people to move towards the cash before they even know they've taken the steps. It's part of being human.

Unaccountable: Private Military Contractor Abuses (tags)

anti-war

Targeting Journalists in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Ron Paul’s Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy is Most Probable Path to Peaceful Relations (tags)

The proposal by the Sen. Ron Paul for President 2012 campaign is for U.S. foreign policy to change from primarily military interventions and long term occupations to a strictly non-interventionist foreign policy without engaging in any further military occupations or maintaining overseas military bases. The Ron Paul 2012 non-interventionist foreign policy plan is for the U.S. military to be utilized for defensive operations only. Our nation’s security does not require any overseas operations in order to be properly defended in the U.S. domestically. Proper defense allows for and encourages domestic U.S. military bases to be maintained, though does not support overseas bases to be maintained.

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

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

Behaving Honorably (tags)

Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.

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

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

Iran: WMDs Redux (tags)

Iran

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

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

Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)

anti-war

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit (tags)

anti-war

New York Times Support for Imperial Wars (tags)

corrupt media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remembering Brian Haw (tags)

anti-war

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

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

US Prepares Iraq Retreat (tags)

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

You Abandoned Your Most Loyal (tags)

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

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

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

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy (tags)

anti-war

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

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

March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Begrudgingly for Freedom (tags)

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

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

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

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

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

Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)

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

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

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

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

imperialism

Iraq Army firing live bullets at Protesters (tags)

Western media pans Iraq oppression of protests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)

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

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.

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

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

The Shortwave Report 10/29 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. 

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

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

Obama administration braces for WikiLeaks release (tags)

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

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

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

War criminal Karl Rove will speak in Phoenix on Nov 9 (tags)

War criminal Karl Rove will speak in Phoenix on Tuesday, Nov 9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Phoenix. The event is sponsered by APS, SRP, Arizona Republic and a number of other businesses.

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

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

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (tags)

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

US War Crimes in Fallujah (tags)

horrific war crimes

One of History's Greatest Crimes (tags)

Iraq as it was no longer exists

US, Iraqi Troops Kill Civilians in Fallujah Raid. No accident (tags)

"Imperialism Means Killing Civilians. The U.S., though, must kill them slowing in time. Otherwise the process and method are too clear. See the imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan?"

Flying the flag, faking the news (tags)

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determination to keep waging war. And the same sort of spin is at work here in Britain

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

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

US Partial Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

US Partial Withdrawal from Iraq http://america-hijacked.com/2010/08/31/us-partial-withdrawal-from-iraq/ http://tinyurl.com/USpartialwithdrawalfromIraq Additional via http://AMERICA-HIJACKED.COM

Iraq Pullout: Mission Accomplished or Strategic Retreat? (tags)

daily violence rages

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

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

BTL:Economic Sanctions Target Most Vulnerable, Rarely Achieve Political Objectives (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

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

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

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

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

war now being escalated

Punished for having PTSD (tags)

Article on PTSD veterans

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

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Fuck The American Dead! What About the Iraqi and Afghan Dead? (tags)

What about the 1.5 million dead Iraq civilians, men, women, and children

Entorage of War Refugees Travel Country With Two U.S. Veterans (tags)

U.S. veterans combine forces with refugees to fight for peace

IRAN IS SEEN BY THE LENS OF USIA IN THE BRAZILIAN PRESS (tags)

Official American propaganda contaminates the Brazilian press.

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

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

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

Think Iraq and imagine an image of hell

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

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

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

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

US-Committed Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)

Afghan atrocities greater than ever

Norman Finkelstein on Israel, Palestinians and Iraq (tags)

Norman Finkelstein on Israel, Palestinians and Iraq

History of US (tags)

History of US

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

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

a View to our Goal (tags)

a View to our Goal

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

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

Filipino Americans Nationwide Stand Up Against War and Occupation-- March 20, 2010 (tags)

As the invasion of Iraq enters its eighth year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) expresses their solidarity with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines and every place there are occupying US forces. “Ordinary people are rallying across the country and around the world demanding an end to wars of aggression and longstanding imperialism”, says New York-based Ugnayan Interim Spokesperson Chevy Evangelista. Queens-based organizations Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland) and Damayan Migrant Workers Association as well California-based organizations, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro People Youth) Los Angeles and San Diego, are urging Filipino and other immigrant communities to join coordinated DC/West Coast anti-war rallies on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy (tags)

Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy

Britain’s Inquiry into the Iraq War and the Israel Lobby Taboo (tags)

Britain’s Inquiry into the Iraq War and the Israel Lobby Taboo

Blair, Bush, Israel and Iraq | Stephen M. Walt (tags)

Blair, Bush, Israel and Iraq | Stephen M. Walt

The Role of Neoconservatives - and Israel's Right Wing - in the War in Iraq (tags)

Review of the Transparent Cabal

Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed (tags)

Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed

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

privatizing war

The Role of Neoconservatives – and Israel’s Right Wing – in the War in Iraq (tags)

The Role of Neoconservatives – and Israel’s Right Wing – in the War in Iraq

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

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

Arrest warrant for Blair - imminent (tags)

On charges of genocide in Iraq and waging an illegal war

Iran's Revolution vs. The Democrats (tags)

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

"Peace on Earth" vigil 2009 (tags)

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

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

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

Who remembers the screams of the babies? (tags)

As Bush and Blair slaughtered them.

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

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

BTL:Britain's Iraq War Inquiry Uncovers Bush-Blair Lies and Deception (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

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

If Israel is allowed to sacrifice them for Iran.

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

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

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

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

Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)

shameful media response

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

Washington's jihad against Muslims

US OUT OF AFGHANISTAN! US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Today, October 2001, the Bush regime’s armed forces launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” by carpet bombing Afghanistan and then invading and occupied the whole country after a minimal resistance from the existing Taliban regime. Like when Bush proclaimed “mission accomplished “ in Iraq, Afghanistan was an easy victory to their delight in 2001 but later it became their worst nightmare several years later.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

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

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

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

National Security Versus CIA Ethics (tags)

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

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

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

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

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

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

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)

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

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

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

VIDEO: US sent Taliban into Iraq (tags)

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen claims American intelligence sent Afghan mercenaries into Iraq, in order to attack the country's civilians and military personnel.

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

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

Iran- Amnesia, Ignorance and Stupidity (tags)

Iran is experiencing a classic CIA destabilization effort. It has been done dozens of times in the past, but Americans would rather watch American Idol than read history. Also, as Gore Vidal says, it is "The United States of Amnesia."

Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix (tags)

America's dirty war

Neo-Nazis in US Military (tags)

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

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

business as usual continues globally

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

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

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

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

Winter Soldier Southwest on YouTube #1 (tags)

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

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.

Iraq Winter Soldiers and Families Testify in Pasadena (tags)

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

Mothers Speak About War And Terror (tags)

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

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom's LA Area Book Launch (tags)

Susan Galleymore, the US military mom who made front-page headlines from the San Francisco Chronicle to France's Le Monde, when she took a dangerous journey to Iraq in 2004, to visit her soldier son stationed in the 'Sunni Triangle', north of Baghdad comes to LA area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BTL:Iraqi Unions Form New Labor Confederation (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Save the lifes of 128 homosexuals in Iraq (tags)

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

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

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

Filipinos Join Nationwide Rallies Demanding US Troop Withdrawal (tags)

Filipino domestic workers, youth, veterans and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) took part in national mobilizations this past Saturday, March 21, demanding the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Philippines. The marches and rallies, organized by the International ANSWER Coalition, commemorated the sixth-year anniversary of the US occupation of Iraq.

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

Filipino domestic workers, youth, veterans and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) took part in national mobilizations this past Saturday, March 21, demanding the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Philippines. The marches and rallies, organized by the International ANSWER Coalition, commemorated the sixth-year anniversary of the US occupation of Iraq.

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

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scahill: President Obama, Why Did You Pay Blackwater $70 Million in February? (tags)

For those already outraged at the AIG bonus scandal, here is a fact that should add more fuel to the fire: The Obama administration has paid the mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater nearly $70 million to operate in Iraq and, according to The Washington Times, may keep the company on the payroll months past the official expiration of its Iraq contract in May. I reviewed Blackwater's recent transactions with the Obama State Department and discovered a $45 million payment to Blackwater on February 4, 2009 for "protective services-Iraq." It is described as a "funding action only." Here is the interesting part: The estimated "Ultimate Completion Date" is 5/07/2011.

Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)

Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.

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

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

Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)

Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.

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

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Obama Caves to the Oil Companies. (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WORKERS OF WAR (tags)

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

Obama Murders Innocent Pakistanis (tags)

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

VIDEO: Halliburton Heist (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Blame Game in Gaza: Covering for Israel, Concealing War Crimes (tags)

Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Traumatic Cycle (tags)

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

NYCLAW Antiwar Bulletin -- 12.23.08 (tags)

Read Between the Lines

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

Obama is as hardline as Bush

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.20.08 (tags)

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

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

Google News Shows One Hit for his statement

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.15.08 (tags)

Political Ammunition You Can Use

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.14.08 (tags)

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

Reality Reloaded (tags)

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

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

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

Bush is (tags)

And so is Cheney

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Critique of the Fourth International (tags)

Correcting our political perspective

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.23.08 (tags)

This is not change we can believe in.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.22 (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.18.08 (tags)

[I]t will be interesting to see how antiwar activists react to this. Are they antiwar or just anti-Republican?

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.14.08 (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.11.08 (tags)

We believe that veterans and active-duty GIs are in a key position to stop illegal and unjust war, and we are inspired by the resistance of troops who stood against the war in Vietnam.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.08.08 (tags)

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

God's Nation (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.06.08 (tags)

"The basic difference is going to be style."

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.05.08 (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.04.08 (tags)

Election Day Reality Check

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

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (11.02.08) (tags)

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

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

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

NYCLAW Antiwar Digest (tags)

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

Syria massacre by US: NYT serving the empire (tags)

NYT defends US massacre in syria

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

Change Colin Powell can believe in is exactly the kind of change we should fear.

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

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

[B]oth Messrs. Obama and McCain are reiterating their commitment to good, old-fashioned American-style war making. . . . Rather than offering relief, the new entrant to the White House come January is likely to simply exacerbate the mayhem.

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

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

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

The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.

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

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

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

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

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

US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike

Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)

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

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

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

The Transparent Cabal (tags)

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

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

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

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

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

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

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

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

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians (tags)

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians

Vying To Be Toughest (tags)

Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.

America Surrender...NEVER (tags)

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

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

Mission not accomplished.

Tarot Cards and the Left (tags)

How prognostications of doom encourage passivity over action

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

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

Oh, No! Not Joe Biden! (tags)

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

DNC Rally, Stop the War (tags)

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

USA in Iraq banned video (tags)

USA in Iraq banned video

Peace Mom v. Guardian of Power (tags)

Challenging entrenched power in Congress.

John Edwards Fiddled While America Burned (tags)

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

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

Strong crosscurrents both ways.

Who's Really Running Iraq? (tags)

The success of `the Surge' is becoming almost received wisdom in the US. This is strange since, if the US strategy did win such an important victory, why do American generals need more soldiers, currently 147,000 of them in Iraq, than they did before `the Surge' started?

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

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

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

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

The Great Ruin by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)

The war has destroyed the economy, society and sovereignty of the country. The economic misery is only an integral element of the general debacle. Paul Bremer issued laws abolishing import duties and lowering corporate taxes. Privatizing state enterprises violated Hague Convention of 1902.

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

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

Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Washington plans to stay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If Israel Attacks Iran.... (tags)

"Friday's New York Times is reporting that multiple U.S. officials have stated that the Israeli military carried out what seemed to be a 'rehearsal' for a strike directed at Iran's nuclear facilities."
– The Raw Story

How Corrupt is the US? (tags)

Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.

The Blueprint for Forward Base America (tags)

This was the plan all along, no matter how they try to dress it up.

Bush Resurrects a Whopper (tags)

Where have we heard this before? War in the Ruins of Diplomacy Published: March 18, 2003 America is on its way to war. President Bush has told Saddam Hussein to depart or face attack. For Mr. Hussein, getting rid of weapons of mass destruction is no longer an option. Diplomacy has been dismissed. Arms inspectors, journalists and other civilians have been advised to leave Iraq. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01EFDA1431F93BA25750C0A9659C8B63 Oh yeah. The last time these War Criminals engineered a phony crisis about a fake threat, and used it to start another illegal war.

Senate Report Exposes Key Role of the Israel Lobby in Fomenting War with Iran (tags)

It's no secret, this time around, that it is Israel demanding the US fight another war for its ruling Extremists, the real threat to the world.

Everything (tags)

$500 a barrel

Neocons Perle, Feith, Libby and others pushed for Iraq War: (tags)

The Israel first JINSA/PNAC/AEI Neocons pushed US into the Iraq quagmire and are now doing similar to get US to attack Iran

McCain's Speech to AIPAC (tags)

Count the LIES.

Agreement Lets US Attack any Country from Inside Iraq (tags)

This story is funny, since this has been the plan all along, and was one of the real reasons behind this illegal war. This seems to be a way of hiding these facts, since the developments on the ground makes this hard to hide under the rug.

Canada's Opposition Votes to Grant Asylum to US War Resisters (tags)

Note that this is non-binding ...

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

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

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

Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break

John McCain: But just who could he "Surrender" to in Iraq? (tags)

This is just another of McCain's cheap,empty,rabble rousing sucker punches!

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

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

PARA (tags)

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

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

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

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Socialists strongly criticize McCain’s Iraq War timetable (tags)

On March 19, 2008, the U.S. occupation of Iraq entered into the sixth year; now Republican presidential contender, Senator John McCain is saying that “he believes the Iraq War can be won by 2013,” according to the Associated Press. Socialists, nationwide are sharply critical of John McCain’s irresponsible statement to suggest that U.S. forces will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan for another five years.

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

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

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

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

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

Worrisome signs resurfacing.

Stop the next war (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How business starves the world's poor (tags)

How business starves the world's poor

Israel STILL Beating Iran War Dead Horse (tags)

Shades of Iraq ...

White Rabbits from the White House (tags)

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

Sen. Mikulski’s Warmongering Exposed by Peace Activist (tags)

The Iraq War is crashing our economy! We also now know that it was launched by the Bush-Cheney Gang based on 935 certifiable lies. Yet, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) continues to vote to fund it to the tune of $514 billion. Her excuse is that she “supports the troops.” Vietnam War veteran, nurse and Peace activist, Ms. Madeleine Mysko, isn’t buying Mikulski’s dubious line. She wants the war ended and the troop brought safely back home, now.

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

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

No nuke material in Syria (tags)

Show us the evidence

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World (tags)

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World

All Out on May Day! (tags)

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.

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

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

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

$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps

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

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

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf (tags)

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf

Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

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

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

US undermining Afghan trials (tags)

US undermining Afghan trials

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

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

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars (tags)

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars

Six Trillion Dollars (tags)

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

Hothead McCain (tags)

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

OIL IN TIBET and gold, uranium (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't fracture the peace.

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

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

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

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

Saudi Arabia 'braces for nuclear war' (tags)

The Kingdom 'braces for nuclear war'

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

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

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace (tags)

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace

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

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

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

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

Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets (tags)

Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets

4003: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (tags)

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

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

Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

US troops Reached 4,000 Deaths Mark in Iraq War (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) find it unfortunate and sad that the number of American troops killed in Iraq surged to 4,000 at the time of the holiest of the Christian events: Easter Sunday, March 23,2008. The US war deaths surged passed the number of U.S combat deaths in the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 which is 1,500 out of more than 4,324 war deaths in the four years war for the colonizing the Philippines.

Army Recruitment Site Remixed (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

The Shortwave Report 3/21 Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Pasadena Protest against the Iraq War (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AJLPP Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the War in IraqMarch 15-19, 2008 (tags)

War is Hell.” This statement of an American civilwar general, General Tecumseh Sherman, best describesthe present war on Iraq and Afghanistan. On its fifthyear, the Iraq war surpassed World War II in lengthand the Vietnam War in expenses. Studies by Nobel Price winning economist Joseph E.Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes show that it will costU.S budget between $1.7 - $2.7 trillion by 2017,exceeding the US war expenses in Vietnam.

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

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

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

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

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

12:20 am - Iraq War Protest in Hollywood

VIDEO - Iraq - The Hidden War (tags)

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

Condloezza Rice Picketed in Australia (tags)

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

Condloezza Rice Picketed in Australia (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senate Advances Bill to Cut Iraq Funding (tags)

The measure by Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would cut off money for combat after 120 days.

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

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

Iraq : Are there any Tears Left? (tags)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Dog Day Afternoon in Austin (tags)

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

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

Part II of this epic book.

The 2008 Elections and The Peace Movement (tags)

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

Sen. Obama Beat the Political Machine in Maryland (tags)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) gave Sen. Hillary Clinton a decisive thrashing in Maryland’s primary election on Feb. 12, 2008. He beat her by about 180,000 votes. Despite Clinton having the state’s senior U.S. Senator, Barbara Mikulski, in her corner, along with its governor, Martin O’Malley, and also the party’s entire political machine, Obama won by a 60% to 37% margin. David Lindorff is right: “Obama...may be creating...a constituency for real change.”

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

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

How the spooks took over the news (tags)

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

Iraq Moratorium: Calling out the dogs (tags)

Iraq Moratorium #6 on Friday, Feb. 15, prompts scores of actions , including manyt in LA area, calling for an end to the war.

Operation Desert Slaughter: Thoughts on Holocaust Memorial Day (tags)

It is seventeen years since America and Britain embarked on their 'Final Solution' for the population of Iraq.Having, as James Baker boasted they would, reduced 'Iraq to a pre-industrial age', the country was denied all normality : trade, aid, telecommunications, power, sanitation, water repairs, seeds, foods, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.

War is Coming Home (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Veterans for Peace President on Activism and IIraq (tags)

Gil Fried, president of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, explains the purposes of his organization and the national group of which it's a part; how he drifted away from activism after Viet Nam until Bush's antics in Iraq brought him back; and the "Enough!" vigils he and others in conservative San Diego County suburbs are holding every week against the war.

Hundreds Attend Anti-War Protest & Picket in Hollywood , January 31. (tags)

Shouting “: CLINTON ,OBAMA YOU WILL SEE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL BE FREE!” Hundreds of activists ralled outside the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles last January 31,2008 Also shouting and holding banners that said: End the war and occupation now! All U.S. and foreign troops out of Iraq immediately! Money for jobs, housing, education, health care - not for racist war! the rallyist braved the cold weather and stayed up to 7:30 in the evening even after the debates..

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

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

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

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

The Antithesis of Ethics (tags)

On the day when hundreds of intellectuals coming from every continent are meeting in Havana to take part in an International Conference for World Equilibrium on the date of José Marti’s birth, on that same day, by some strange quirk, the President of the United States spoke...

Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

Antiwar Groups to Protest Dem Debate in Hollywood (tags)

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

Vietnam Comparisons (tags)

Nixon was elected in 1968 because he loudly broadcast he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam. He knew the war could not be won any more but together with Kissinger delayed the withdrawal for six years to achieve an "honorable" peace.

Vote PSL in 2008! (tags)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is a newly formed working class party founded to promote the movement for revolutionary change and to fight for socialism. The PSL will be fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections.

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

Police try to silence protest supporters

Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)

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

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

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

Ron Paul and the Left (tags)

A Slippery Slope?

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

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

Power Of The IMC. (tags)

Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.

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

This week George McGovern called George Bush a false prophet.

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

A powerful critique of the dominant media

U.S. Reservist Speaks Out Against the Iraq War (tags)

Some have questioned my authenticity, but I am not a fake. I have recently returned from a 14 month deployment in Iraq and am now on reservist status. The purpose of this video is to express my frustration about the discrepancies between my experience in Iraq and the perception that the everage citizen holds. More than ever, citizens must understand the situation in Iraq. Peace.

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

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

On the Turkish Armed Incursion into Northern Kurdistan (tags)

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

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

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

Neocon-Lite Sen. Mikulski Sets Dems’ Cynical Agenda (tags)

The 2008 presidential election is heating up. Neocon-Lite Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), in a spiel in the Baltimore Examiner, blasted President George W. Bush for shortchanging national priorities because of the cost of the Iraq War. She failed to mention, however, that she has been an enabler of that conflict and has done nothing to end it. The cynical Democratic Party strategy is to let the Iraq War continue and to blame Bush for everything.

The Shortwave Report 12/21/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

A leopard doesn’t change its spots.

Appeal to Iraqs Muslim Scholars (tags)

We are concerned though, that the five million child orphans could potentially be lost to a system of crime, drugs, poverty and prostitution

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

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

License to Murder (tags)

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

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE

Caught in Lies (tags)

With the NIE, President George W Bush was actually exposed as a liar. By fomenting war hysteria, he consciously made use of misinformation-as in the preparation of the Iraq war. When Bush threatened a `third world war,' he tried to blackmail the world.

BUSH Y SU SILENCIOSO FESTIVAL DE MUERTOS (tags)

10 DICIEMBRE DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS

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.

Blackwater's Bu$ine$$ (tags)

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

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

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

Voices of the Iraq War Dissenters Ring Out (tags)

The horrific Iraq War, launched by the Bush-Cheney Gang, is now in its fifth year, with no end in sight. Nevertheless, there were some stouthearted souls inside both the governments of the U.S. and the UK, (Denmark and Australia, too), who tried to expose the lies of the wire pullers. In “Dissent: Voices of Conscience,” co-authors Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright and Susan Dixon tell their compelling stories. It’s current history and a great read, too.

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003 (tags)

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003

The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

America: No Country for Old Men (tags)

Every once in a while, a movie comes along which captures, as a metaphor, the times that we are living through. That film is “No Country for Old Men.” It’s based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. The flick is the creation of the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. It is a gem of a movie--grim in effect and dark in vision. In it, the villain, a sociopath, (think “Bush-Cheney Gang”) is winning; and the good guy, the Sheriff, (read “The People”), is ready to call it quits!

Democrats shift further to the right (tags)

Six weeks after he denounced the American media and US politicians for undermining the war effort in Iraq and called for an all-out mobilization of American power to win victory, the former US commander in Baghdad, retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, delivered the official Democratic Party response to President George W. Bush’s weekly Saturday radio address. The selection of Sanchez to make the broadcast November 24 is a calculated decision by the Democratic Party leadership to adopt a standpoint on the war in Iraq that criticizes the Bush administration largely from the right, rather than the left. The Democrats have rebuffed the desires of the vast majority of the American people, including those whose votes placed the Democrats in control of Congress a year ago, who want an end to the war as quickly as possible. Sanchez commanded US forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, the period immediately following the US invasion. He is indelibly linked to two episodes in the bloody record of American oppression in Iraq: the murderous onslaught on the city of Fallujah, then one of the strongholds of Iraqi resistance to the occupation, and the abuse of captured Iraqis in the American military prison at Abu Ghraib.

9/11 truth activists should mob Cockburn (tags)

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

San Diego Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)

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

Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasa (tags)

By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan. So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, "The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed."

Australia's Labour claims election victory (tags)

Australia's Labour party claimed victory in national elections on Saturday, signalling an end to 11 years of conservative government led by Prime Minister John Howard.

Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)

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

Iraq's Laboratory of Repression (tags)

The Bush administration is turning Iraq into a test tube for modern techniques of repression, from sophisticated biometrics that track populations to devastating weapons systems that combine night-vision optics from drone aircraft, heat resonance imaging and deadly firepower from the sky to kill suspected insurgents. The harsh repression surrounding the “surge” has drawn far less U.S. press attention. The grim reality, however, is that an increasingly desperate American military has stepped up its indiscriminate killing and jailing of Iraqis, especially “military-age males” or MAMS.

Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasa (tags)

By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan. So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, "The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed."

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaks on Iraq (tags)

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

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

Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.

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.”

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

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

Iraqi archivist demands US return seized documents (tags)

Millions of historical documents seized by US occupation forces from Iraqi archives remain held in the United States by the CIA and the Pentagon and must, under international law, be returned to Iraq, Dr. Saad Eskander, the director of the Iraqi National Library and Archive in Baghdad, told an audience at Columbia University in New York City on November 12.

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

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

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

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

Gunmen loot 3,500-old Sumerian site (tags)

Attacks like these have increased recently amid reports that contraband trade in Iraqi antiquities scratched by illegal diggers from ancient sites was booming.

Iraq asks Britain to return hundreds of missing artifacts (tags)

The government has asked British authorities to hand over to the Iraq Museum 654 priceless archaeological pieces that went missing shortly after U.S. invasion troops landed in Baghdad in 2003.

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's loopholes (tags)

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

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.

Expulsions Dropped for Illinois HS Antiwar Students (tags)

Berwyn, IL 11/13/07: In an abrupt turn-around, School District 201 Superintendent Nowakowski takes expulsions off the table and sends most student protestors back to school tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

Vets REJECTED from Long Beach Vet's Parade Participation. DO SOMETHING! (tags)

This is in response to the article written in the Long Beach Press Telegram regarding the three groups of veterans and their families who were REJECTED from participating in the Veterans Day Parade, even though they and their families served and are continuing to serve their country with honor. My son just returned from his second tour in Iraq. We both believe in the Constitution ,which includes the right to speak out against this war. It is something that he is proud to fight for and will continue to follow orders if he is sent back to Iraq. While watching the entire parade from the sidelines, I was saddened to see that there were no participants from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan at all! That means that the only participants of this war that wanted to march in the parade were excluded. The city, as well as Val Lerch, who continued to try to make this a political issue, bear responsibility for this lack of support for our soldiers currently serving in this war. How could Council member Lerch, a proud member of this committee, overlook this glaring omission if he supports the troops? By the way, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace carried no signs whatsoever. It was very important to us that we honor all the troops, and we enthusiastically applauded all participants. Also, please note, we had plenty of enthusiastic responses from the crowd and a few public displays of apology. This is an important point, because the city and committee knew we marched in last year’s parade without incident and that we are valid members of the military, unlike other groups like the medical insurance van, etc. This is why several cities, including La Palma, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and other cities nationwide were inviting our groups to march in their parade; they understand that you can support the troops but not the administration’s policies that continue to blindly send our loved ones to die in a war that should never have happened in the first place. Apparently, the Veterans Day Committee and the city of Long Beach do not understand the difference. --Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach, CA, USA, Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out Orange County & South Bay Chapter, www.mfsooc.org www.myspace.com/ocmfso 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home!

More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)

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

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

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

Full Spectrum Mercenaries: Blackwater Goes to Mexico (tags)

If and when private security contractor Blackwater USA and its heavily-armed operatives are forced to pull out of Iraq as the result of the September 16th rampage in downtown Baghdad when its employees massacred up to 28 Iraqis, Mexico could be a profitable option for the North Carolina-based company.

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

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

Is Congressman Dreier Going The Way of Larry Craig (tags)

One of the worst Republican congressmen who supports the most anti-gay legislation is himself a homosexual. He also is one of the most corrupt. A progressive is planning to defeat him.

Iraqi guns: Smugglers and bunglers (tags)

With Iraq sliding into civil war amid repeated reports detailing the large-scale loss of US-provided weaponry, questions arise regarding the Pentagon's alleged relationship with international gun runners.

Congressional Shame and Duplicity (tags)

Congress again betrays the public trust.

Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns (tags)

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

Mosul Dam: Engineering a Water MD (tags)

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

The Sun Sets Early on the American Century (tags)

This article appeared in: Le Monde diplomatique, October 2007. Sometimes hope comes from outside the bubble, outside the myopia dnde enforcede confo9rmity!

Presidential Nominee Moore Polarizes Iraq War Issue (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

Who do the Turks think they are? (tags)

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

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

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

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide (tags)

The ugly face of US imperialism

Like Cowboys in the Wild West (tags)

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

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

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

Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)

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

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints (tags)

FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints

Why World War 3 is VERY possible (tags)

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

Blackwater's Run for the Border (tags)

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

U.S. Troops Are Dying, So That Bush Can “Save Face!” (tags)

Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), on Oct. 17, 2007, on Capitol Hill, said: “Thousands of kids are going to come back in caskets, [from the Iraq War], which we are not allowed to see, or with amputations, brain injuries, with traumatic stress.” Why? Rep. Filner answers: “[Because Bush] is going to make the Democrats take responsibility for ‘this thing.’ That is to ‘save his face.’” I say: Let Bush “save face” in prison, with V.P. Dick Cheney, as his cell mate!

Is Dennis Kucinich an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

Millions of U.S. workers and youth have come to reject the inhuman conditions the crisis of capitalism is producing: the War on Iraq, the Katrina disaster, attacks on immigrants, stagnant wages, cuts in social services, the health care crisis, and on and on. On the basis of events, consciousness is changing, starting with the most advanced and active layer of the workers and youth, and is increasingly directed toward a break with the capitalist system and its representatives. It is in this context that Dennis Kucinich, a six time congressional incumbent from Ohio, who is now in his second run for U.S. president, has generated interest among those disaffected with the “business as usual” politicians. Kucinich presents himself as a “progressive alternative”, and to his credit he stands out favorably on many issues when compared to the rest of the mainstream candidates. He has been a vocal and consistent opponent of the War on Iraq from the very outset, calling for a full withdrawal of U.S. troops. He has said that if he wins the presidency, his “first acts in office will be to cancel NAFTA and the WTO”. He is also the only presidential candidate who openly opposes for-profit health care in favor of a national single-payer system.

Bush invokes threat of “World War III” (tags)

The press conference held by President George W. Bush Wednesday was, like all of his press appearances, full of non-sequiturs, evasions and political bullying. Bush called the news conference to present himself as an opponent of excessive federal spending, by which he meant a few billion for children’s health insurance in the bill he vetoed last week, not the hundreds of billions his administration has squandered on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or the trillions in tax cuts for the rich. The routine of his 20th press conference of the year was broken only when Bush was asked about the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tehran, widely seen as undercutting the Bush administration’s campaign to isolate Iran and pave the way for military action against it. Putin took part in a meeting of the five states bordering on the Caspian Sea, each of them pledging not to allow their territory to be used for military action against any of the others.

The Shortwave Report 10/19/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Democrats: AWOL When It Mattered: Too Late, Too Little (tags)

In their first eleven months as a congressional majority, the Democrats show no progress toward fulfilling the campaign promises that won them votes from the antiwar majority last November.

Contracting Out the War in Iraq (tags)

After Blackwater USA’s recent street shoot out in Baghdad, which resulted in as many as 17 civilian deaths, the role of mercenaries in Iraq has received extra attention in the media. Although they have played a key role in the occupation of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, these “private security contractors” have for the most part flown under the public radar. For example, the debate over a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq usually centers around the 160,000 military personnel occupying the country. But what about the estimated 182,000 private contractors now deployed in Iraq? During the 1991 Gulf War, the troop-to-private contractor ratio was about 60 to 1. Now they outnumber uniformed troops, more than doubling the actual size of the occupation force. Private contractors in Iraq do everything from cooking food and doing the laundry to driving trucks and building bridges. Using them on such a vast scale is part of the privatization of the war, which is not only politically convenient, but results in massive profits for the companies involved. As of July 2007, there were more than 630 war contracting companies working in Iraq for the U.S. government.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Gets an "F" Grade (tags)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has miserably failed the American people. Instead of standing up to the Bush-Cheney Gang on the illegal Iraq War, and a host of other issues, too, she has caved in. The American people voted for a change of policy on Iraq, in the Nov. 7, 2006 election; Pelosi has failed to deliver on that mandate. When ex-House Speaker Tom Foley let the voters down, they gave him the boot. It’s time to give Speaker Pelosi the boot, too!

EFPs, or Explosively Formed Penetrators (tags)

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

Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)

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

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

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

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

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

The Shortwave Report 10/12/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

The Plight of American Veterans (tags)

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

Reviewing James Petras' "Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire" (tags)

An in-depth review of James Petras' important new book.

$2.257B for Iraqi Army Guns, Vehicles & Logistics (tags)

On Sept 25/07, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Iraq's formal request for vehicles, small arms, ammunition, explosives, and communications equipment as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $2.257 billion.

Watada Hearing on 10/19: The Whole World Will Be Watching (tags)

Watada trial postponed - hearing on Friday, October 19 on whether trial will go forward on October 26. The Iraq Moratorium is October 19. The national mobilizations to end the occupation of Iraq are on October 27. Let's take action, together.

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

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

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

The woman who changed her image.

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

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Very Interesting Timeline (tags)

Mid 80's - Some scientists warn about CO2 and global warming but they are largely dismissed by other scientists and the public. 1993 - Two separate ice cores drilled into the Greenland Ice Sheet to depths of two miles both confirmed earlier evidence of many 'abrupt climate changes' that have occurred in as little as a decade rather than the thousand year transition that was previously believed.

The Killing Silence of Alan Greenspan (tags)

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

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

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

Iraq Occupation - $720 Million Per Day (tags)

hail satan and his servant jesus christ

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

Hate Preachers in Action (tags)

Many evangelics feel tricked by "born again" Bush on account of his lies about the Iraq war and his failure to honor the financing promises for welfare institutions. By Nov 2006, only $16 million was paid instead of the $6 billion promised in the election campaign.

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

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

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

Time for a Mass Resignation From the Democratic Party (tags)

Cynthia McKinney is doing it. It's time for you to do it too.

Bizarre Persian Twists (tags)

War on Iran will be disastrous.

US Dept. of Veterans: 73,846 US troops dead, 1,620,906 disabled (tags)

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released the truth because they need all people to know the US military is literally destroyed. They are under orders to conceal the truth at all costs, so they let slip a report which now cannot be "un-slipped."

Documents describe human trafficking violations by DOD contractors in Iraq (tags)

With private security firm Blackwater USA under fire for its role in a recent shooting incident in Baghdad, new details are emerging about another problem involving contractors in Iraq: the working and living conditions of international laborers employed on U.S. government projects.

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

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

Turning Ahmadinejad Into Public Enemy No. 1 (tags)

"Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial is all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war."

Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us? (tags)

Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends US?

One-third of US lacked health insurance (tags)

One-third of US lacked health insurance

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

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

mercenaries without borders (tags)

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

Democracy is Fleeting in America (tags)

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

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

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

Bush orders troops to die without rest (tags)

Like he did in Vietnam

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

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

Peace and Freedom Party War Protestor Arrested (tags)

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

Yipeeeee for democracy (tags)

Cheney rules

Nuke Lies in Syria Attack (tags)

Update from Syria on the false claims of nuclear WMDs in Syria

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

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

100,000 March for Peace on Wash.DC on Sept 15, 2007 (tags)

On Sept. 15, 2007, nearly 100,000 people -- led by anti-war Iraq veterans, military families and others -- marched from the White House to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to demand an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. The march concluded with a dramatic "die-in" of 5,000 people surrounding the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested when police prevented them taking an anti-war message to Congress.

The Anti-War Movement, the Troops, & Some Lessons from Vietnam (tags)

Life inside the U.S. military reflects the conflicting class interests in this country, often in its deadliest forms. While technically a “volunteer” military, the great bulk of its recruits come from working class families and are largely joining because of a lack of job and educational opportunities. For them, signing up is a chance to acquire the skills they need to get a decent job once they become civilians, though, in reality, military service has little to offer in this regard. On the other hand, the majority of the military’s professional officers and policy makers come from more privileged layers of the population. For them, the military is a career where they can take their “rightful place” lording over the grunts and climb the ladder as they would if they were working for a corporation or financial institution. Because of this divide in opportunity and expectations, which is rooted in class inequality, the great majority of soldiers are subject to the arrogance, lies, and disregard for their personal well-being at the hands of their superiors, as are workers are to the capitalists in civilian life.

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

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

'A PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY' (tags)

COMMENTARY

September 15th Rally Is Unnerving Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang is shaken by the coming massive antiwar rally set for September 15th, in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 6, 2007, it disrupted the ANSWER Coalition’s promotion of that demonstration. A cop-on-horseback interrupted ANSWER’s press conference that day. Three activists were also arrested. Plus, the antiwar activist, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., was assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops on Sept. 10th.

Petraeus and friend (tags)

lay it on the line

jorge slobbering over nukes (tags)

the stupid fundamentalist freak and nwo toady jorge bush arbusto is getting ready to use the nukes in an attempt to extricate himself and his cronies from public demands for an accounting....

Loose Nukes Looming Near (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, takes a much-needed look at the implications of the loose nukes story that has been reported (badly) by the mainstream media, and is still the focus of the cyber community.

Support displaced Palestinian families in Iraq (tags)

International concern was first raised by Astrid Van Genderen Stort, a UNHCR spokeswoman in Geneva, who stated in 2005, "They (Palestinians) have been victims of night raids, arbitrary arrests and torture carried out by Iraqi security forces."

The Shortwave Report 9/7/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Middle East Madness (tags)

The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East

Bush still a coward (tags)

Same as before

British surrender Basra (tags)

Having helped to slaughter 650,000 people.

The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)

"Bush has declared himself to be the "decider." The "decider" decides whether Americans have any rights under the Constitution and whether Iran has any rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. As the "decider" has decided that Iran has no such rights, the "decider" decides whether to attack Iran. No one else has any say about it. The people’s representatives are just so much chaff in the wind. "

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

War for Israel.

The War Criminal in the Living Room (tags)

The media is silent. Congress is absent. Americans are distracted as George W Bush prepares aggression against Iran.

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

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

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

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

Capital Sources: The Next Terrorist Attack (tags)

The head of the National Counterterrorism Center speaks out on Al Qaeda's plans, America’s readiness—and the nature of the war on terror.

Israel in danger of being wiped off the map. (tags)

the AIPAC to be holocauster, this time.

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

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

Bush on Vietnam (tags)

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

Iraq Progress Report (tags)

The real conditions on the ground in Iraq

New strongman for Iraq (tags)

Bush to assassinate Al-Maliki

The Shortwave Report 8/17/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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.

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

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

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

Lindsay Lohan Suffers from Americanitis (tags)

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

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

An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.

Stu Bykofsky, Complete Moron, Wants another 9/11 (tags)

Israel Firster, Stu Bykofsky, thinks the murder of 3000 more Americans is a good price to pay if it means Americans will goose step in unison like Nazis.

General Strike! 9/11/07! No Work! No School! No Commerce! (tags)

This September Eleventh: No Work, No School, No Commerce! Hit The Streets!

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

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

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.

190 000 weapons missing in Iraq (tags)

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

The Shortwave Report 8/3/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Britain: Recruiting Kids to Kill (tags)

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

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

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

Iraq is gone (tags)

So let's get to hell out.

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

Cheney wants US to attack Iran for Israel!

Why does Obama hate Iran, support Israel?? (tags)

Both Democrats/Republicans appear eager for a U.S. military conflict with Iran, citing Iran's imaginary nuclear program as prime reason, while land in North America (Newe Sogobia, NV, NTS) remains a nuclear weapons testing site & nuclear waste dump under U.S. military occupation. Hypocrisy anyone??

U.S. Readying Saudi Arms Deal, Official Confirms (tags)

The Bush administration is preparing a package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that could be worth some $20 billion over the next 10 years, a senior U.S. defense official said July 28. The official largely confirmed reports of the deal in The New York Times and Washington Post ahead of a joint trip to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

"Why military might does not always win (tags)

New Evidence Clearly Indicates Pat Tillman Was Executed (tags)

Army medical examiners concluded Tillman was shot three times in the head from just 10 yards away, no evidence of "friendly fire" damage at scene, Army attorneys congratulated each other on cover-up, Wesley Clark concludes "orders came from the very top" to murder pro-football star because he was about to become an anti-war political icon

Presidential Candidate Wants Iraq Vote on Ballots (tags)

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

Saving A President (tags)

More war ahead to save a criminal president

Bush Report card (tags)

Fails all sublects, including one to come.

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.

Next 9/11, Summer, 2007? (tags)

Former army military intelligence and public affairs officer, Captain Eric H. May, analyzes the prospects and probabilities of a Summer 2007 Bush Administration false flag attack on a U.S. city.

Revenge for the Holocaust (tags)

Will end up destroying Israel

The Shortwave Report 7/20/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian Piece (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian

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

Libertarian Tom Rawles Supports the war in Iraq (tags)

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

Libertarian Tom Rawles Supports the war in Iraq (tags)

Libertarian Tom Rawles in this article seems to support the reasons for invading Iraq in this article. And he certainly doesn’t denounce the Iraq invasion as wrong from the Libertarian party’s platform that says initiation of force is wrong. Tom Rawles was quoted in an earlier article this month in the Tribune saying that he supported the invasion of Iraq, but that now he is against the war and thinks we should leave. Tom Rawles in this article doesn’t say he agrees with the reason he quotes. He merely says the government gave us these reasons for going to war in Iraq.

Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)

Washington came to Iraq to stay.

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

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

Vitter denies prostitution accusations (tags)

Vitter denies prostitution accusations

The Baltimore Examiner Is Wrong About the Iraqi War (tags)

On July 11, 2007, the Baltimore Examiner published an editorial cheerleading a continuation of the Iraqi War and propping up the conflict’s main instigator, the liar-in-chief, President George W. Bush. The Examiner insisted: “[Bush] is right on Iraq and that he deserves America’s support.” The Examiner is wrong! Bush warrants impeachment for lying the country into the war and a federal prison cell next to his partner-in-crime--V. P. Dick Cheney!

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

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

US Senate unanimously passes threatening measure against Iran (tags)

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

Vietnam Bush (tags)

Knows nothing about war.

The Shortwave Report 7/13/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

If I did it (tags)

this is what happened

Libertarian Tom Rawles Supported Iraq War (tags)

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

For a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

The world situation is characterized by extreme political, economic, social, and military instability. Humanity has entered an unprecedented period of wars, revolutions, and counter-revolutions. This is at root a reflection of the crisis of the world capitalist system, with the crisis of U.S. capitalism at its center. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the relentless pursuit of profits. This leads to vicious competition between rival capitalists for control of the world's natural resources, markets and labor. Under capitalism, national governments negotiate trade deals, use diplomatic pressure, and often resort to military force to defend the interests of "their" country's corporations.

Bush advised not to pardon Libby (tags)

As he and Cheney were involved in the original crime

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

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

Blackwater Mercenaries on the USA-Mexico Border (tags)

very scary

Blair to send sons to Iraq (tags)

He believes so much in what he did.

Anti-war activists blocking military shipments to Iraq (tags)

It is time to move beyond marches and rallies if we are to stop the war

Baquba: ' A kill sack'. (tags)

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

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

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

Soldier in Iraq Refuses Combat Mission (tags)

Soldier in Iraq Refuses Combat Mission

911 EPA oversight hearings taking place (tags)

911 EPA oversight hearings taking place

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

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

Irish National Media (tags)

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

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

Two Iraq Vets speak out on Henry Rollins Show

the Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective (tags)

The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East – and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq’s oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a “lesson” to any country that dares “step out of line” was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism’s political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.

Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

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

Slave labor in Iraq (tags)

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

Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)

While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

The Gangs of Iraq (tags)

Desperate to shore up its flagging ranks, the military is quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members and shipping them to Iraq. Will a brutal murder finally wake up the Pentagon?

New Haven approves ID cards for illegal immigrants (tags)

New Haven approves ID cards for illegal immigrants

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

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

israel about to lose the 6 day war (tags)

It took a long time but they tried hard

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

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

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

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

More Smoke on the Horizon in the Middle East War Theater (tags)

Must Read!!!:Under the National Emergencies Act the White House has only utilized provisions relating to the military and U.S. national security. The White House can exploit extraordinary powers that suspend civil liberties and can even challenge the American Constitution. Because of the uncertain and the shifting shape of the “Global War on Terror” that is continually being redefined, a moment may arise when a “Constitutional Dictatorship” is declared to ensure the continuity of government.

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

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

Iraq Vets Bring the War Home (tags)

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

War isn't back-page event (tags)

Saturday's (6/2/07) Daily Oklahoman includes a guest editorial by Col. Katherine Scheirman, USAF (Ret.), identified as retired in 2006 after a 20-year career in the Air Force. Her experienced and forceful statement is an important addition to the growing voices in Oklahoma against the war/occupation in Iraq.

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

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

GOOD BYE, CINDY SHEEHAN (tags)

COMMENTARY

Is he still sitting behind me? (tags)

Yes.

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

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

A Congressman of the People: Parren J. Mitchell (RIP) (tags)

Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, age 85, died on May 28, 2007. He served the people of Baltimore, MD, for eight terms in the U.S. Congress (1971-87). He was fighter for Civil Rights, who opposed the Vietnam War and pushed for the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. Today, by contrast, Maryland is stuck with U.S. Sen., Barbara A. Mikulski. She supports funding for the Iraqi War, with no conditions, and condones the wrongdoings of President George W. Bush.

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

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

Iran wants regime change in America (tags)

Iran believes America has Weapons of Mass Destruction

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.

Bush surrenders (tags)

the president surrenders

5,000 dead for nothing (tags)

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

Media Courtesans Take their Bows (tags)

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

Democrats Retreat before Bush (tags)

America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.

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

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

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

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

War with Iran : the Correct Political Perspective (tags)

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

Made up intelligence (tags)

works every time

Candidate Alexander: Labor, War and Education Connects (tags)

Stewart A. Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, applaud the actions of the ILWU Local 10 and Local 34 for lending their strong support to anti-war protesters at the SSA shipping terminals in Oakland, California. On May 19 the Port Action Committee, the Oakland Education Association, along with teacher, students and community activist demanded that the U.S. get out of Iraq and called on other unionists throughout the United States to mobilize in action to stop the war.

Schools Should Not Be Missions for the Empire's Wars (tags)

San Diego school workers are being pressed to participate in a massive pro-war campaign disguised as a "support the troops," campaign. Educators have nothing to gain from the empire's relentless demands for cheap labor, raw materials, and social control, and neither do our kids.

War Against the Phantom (tags)

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

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

Longshore Workers Honor Picket Line, Shut Down War Cargo Shipper in Oakland (tags)

This can be an important first step toward the mobilization of workers power to shut down the war machine, but that requires a sharp struggle against the bourgeois politics of the antiwar groups and union officialdom. The OEA calls for money for schools not for war, as if it were a matter of budget priorities, and the PAC poster made a social-patriotic pitch to “Bring the Troops Home Now, and give them the care they need.” Such “peace is patriotic” rhetoric is a staple of the UPFJ, but all the antiwar coalitions make similar appeals to garner support from Democratic Party liberals. Revolutionaries and class-conscious workers, in contrast, emphasize that this imperialist war must be opposed by class war.

Top 8 Reason for Iraq Invasion (tags)

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

The Art of Flower Arranging (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mothers For Peace Arrested on Capitol Hill (tags)

The “SWARM on Congress” campaign got off to a rousing start on May 14, 2007, in the nation’s capital. Cindy Sheehan spoke to the crowd at Lafayette Park; along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and activists Kevin Zeese, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Ann Wright, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others. After parading to Capitol Hill, 33 of the estimated 250 antiwar activists were arrested there for refusing a police order to disperse.

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

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS.

Dr. Gilbert Burnham on the 654,965 Death Toll in Iraq (tags)

One of the true horrors of the Iraqi War is the death toll of the civilian population caught up in that conflict. In Oct., 2006, “The Lancet,” a prestigious British Medical Journal, published a study entitled: “The Human Cost of the War in Iraq.” One of its co-authors was Dr. Gilbert Burnham of the Johns Hopkins U. Its stunning conclusion: 659,965 Iraqis have died in the war as of July, 2006! On May 8, 2007, Dr. Burnham discussed that report.

Presidential Candidate: Senator Reid was Right, War is Lost (tags)

Reid is now opposing the Iraq War because the U.S. is losing; he initially supported the war and backed the invasion. The war is another imperial adventure by the U.S. and there is a growing divide, by those supporters of U.S. imperialism, that a continued war is weakening U.S. imperialism.

Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)

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

Cheney demands the oil (tags)

The rest can go jump

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary! (tags)

Want-to-be president, Sen. Hillary “War Lite” Clinton (D-NY), recently gushed over U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). She said that “Pro-Surge” Mikulski had “paved” the way for her. Indeed, Mikulski has done a lot of paving, especially with respect to the manufacturing jobs lost on her watch. In addition, Mikulski persists in supporting funding for the Iraqi War. Now, it has been disclosed that she knew the Bush-Cheney Gang was lying about the war.

The U.S. military announced the deaths of 11 more U.S. troops in Iraq (tags)

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary!

“Pro Surge” Mikulski Is Paving the Way for Hillary! (tags)

Want-to-be president, Sen. Hillary “War Lite” Clinton (D-NY), recently gushed over U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). She said that “Pro-Surge” Mikulski had “paved” the way for her. Indeed, Mikulski has done a lot of paving, especially with respect to the manufacturing jobs lost on her watch. In addition, Mikulski persists in supporting funding for the Iraqi War. Now, it has been disclosed that she knew the Bush-Cheney Gang was lying about the war.

Veto of Peace (tags)

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

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

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

Complicit Democrats Ripped at Pro Peace Rally (tags)

As a result of the Bush-Cheney Gang’s insane “Surge” strategy, 1,300 Maryland Nation Guard members will be deployed to the hell hole that is Iraq. On May 3, 2007, in Baltimore, a rally was held to protest that action. Maryland State Del. Jill P. Carter blasted U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin for funding the war and then saying that they wanted to “protect the troops.” She called that bizarre conduct: “politically schizophrenic.”

How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)

If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.

50,000 dead. (tags)

Is that all?

Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)

A new mass leaflet.

Democratic presidential candidates debate where to wage war next (tags)

In the first debate between candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, the leading contenders made clear that whatever their differences with the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq, they are all committed to maintaining the US occupation of the oil-rich country and that, if elected president, they would not hesitate to use US military power anywhere in the world to defend the geo-political interests of American imperialism. The debate, which was broadcast by MSNBC television from South Carolina State University, included ostensible front runners New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, as well as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Also included were Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska senator Mike Gravel.

Silence the Democrats (tags)

Now

hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)

It’s a magic trick.

Denver to DC (tags)

Beit Shalom Ministries is leading the walk form Denver, Colorado to Washington D.C. Currently, they are in Manhattan, Kansas and have been sharing information at Kansas State University. Watch their video updates on Google video and witness the police state in America. They have produced two powerful new documentary films on the war in Iraq and 9/11 truth available for FREE.

Supporting the Troops for "Preposterous" reasons? (tags)

To suggest that its alright for the US Military Troops to continue wreaking havoc and carnage on the Iraqi people because these totally "uninformed" troops think it's their moral and patriotic duty to do so is hypocrisy and a delusional form of insanity!

The thinker (tags)

works it out

AIPAC policy working (tags)

The Surge is not

George W Bush: Flight from Reality (tags)

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

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

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

Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)

US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doomsday for the Dollar (tags)

Doomsday for the Dollar

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

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

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

Every day, one thing.

Send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq, Not the MD National Guard! (tags)

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate Easter, some of them, members of the state’s National Guard, are receiving a notice from the Pentagon. It says that they will be deployed to Iraq. They are being called up to fulfill the insane “Surge” strategy of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) has voted to fund the “Surge.” She is complicit in that regime's wrongdoing. I say: Keep the MD National Guard home and send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq!

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

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

Quid Pro Quo (tags)

Greek filth

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

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

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

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

Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu (tags)

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

Iraq War: Counting the Cost (tags)

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

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

NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS

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

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

No Taxes = No Iraq War! (tags)

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

pelosi has Bush by the balls (tags)

and plans to hold on to them

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.

Bonfire (tags)

Got marshmallows?

What Would You Do, If You Knew? (tags)

What if you knew the military and White House were under the control of a death cult that believes in death, torture, and sexual perversions? What would you do? Pretend it was normal?

Bush, cheney and Boehner for front line (tags)

They were cowards in the last war but they are brave now.

“Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lost Her Soul?” (tags)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) voted against the Iraqi War. But, since then, she has acted like an agent of the Bush-Cheney Gang by consistently voting to fund it to the tune of $411.3 billion. Mikulski says she “cares about the troops,” but Peace advocates in Maryland think that she has “lost her soul.” They wonder when Mikulski is going to say: “Stop this war!” She has ignored the mandate of the Nov. 7, 2006 election. Iraq is now Sen. Mikulski’s War!

Bad back Boehner (tags)

Is barve today, like Cheney and Bush.

The Shortwave Report 3/23/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Democrats Give Bush Permission to Attack Iran (tags)

The AIPAC Girl

Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism and Parasitic Militarism (tags)

The moral priority is to dismantle the warfare state or the socio-economic structure that elevates the likes of GW Bush and Dick Cheney to positions of power..Arguably finding God further warped his character.

4 more years (tags)

of useless bloodshed

Why Won't MoveOn Move Forward? (tags)

What may seem like clever politics, therefore, produces horrible policy. When politicians and advocacy groups like MoveOn play anti-war games of political theater while effectively collaborating with the war's continuation, they merely add one more deception to the layers of lies in which this war has been wrapped. Like Bush and his supporters, they are sacrificing human lives simply for the sake of perpetuating an illusion.

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

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

Bush, Blair could face War-crimes Charges (tags)

George W. Bush and Tony Blair may face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court over their military intervention and occupation of Iraq. The Internationally insignificant John Howard would face Australian courts prior to being handed over to the ICC.

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

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

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

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

Good stiff drink (tags)

Needed

M20: Chicago Mobilizes Against the War (tags)

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

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

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

San Bernardino Marches Against the Wars (tags)

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

End US Occupation of Iraq! No invasion of Iran! (tags)

Anti-war rally in downtown Arcata Plaza (other side of Post Office) @ 5pm on Monday March 19th! We will not allow the GW Bush regime another year of military occupation of Iraq undisturbed! Join in non-violent resistance to US militarism in Iraq and elsewhere. Let's clean up the radioactive mess of nuclear weapons & waste we've made in our backyards at home before threatening the people of Iran with an invasion over thier expressed desire of nuclear energy!

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

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

GABRIELA NETWORK STATEMENT ON THE 4TH ANNIV. OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ (tags)

GABRIELA NETWORK STATEMENT ON THE 4TH ANNIV. OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ. 19 March 2007.

March 17 Hollywood Anti-War Protest (tags)

4th Anniversary Iraq war protest staged by ANSWER Coalition

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES (AJLPP-USA) STATEMENT (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) joins hundreds of thousands of protesters in hundreds of cities and towns across the United States and all over the world to mark the fourth anniversary of the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and the 40th year of the protest march at the Pentagon during the Vietnam War in 1967. Four years after George W. Bush hastily declared the war to be “over,” more than 3,200 U.S. soldiers, 650,000 Iraqis have died and hundreds of thousands including more than 30,000 American veterans maimed in an ongoing brutal war and occupation which was premised on lies. Onboard that aircraft carrier Lincoln,Bush said that he would make the Philippines the “model of democracy” for Iraq. But to Filipinos, it meant the death of 840 social activist, 200 misssing and the jailing of 200 patriots including two congressmen: Satur Ocampo and labor leader Crispin Beltran who were stripped of their parliamentary immunity.

Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)

Congress again betrays the electorate

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

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

SOLD OUT ! (tags)

Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war.

Indefinate war (tags)

That's what we have now because israel wants it so.

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

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

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

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

George Bush's Samson Option (tags)

George Bush's reckless agenda to plunge the Middle East in total war

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

Any soldier killed from now is not worth it.

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

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

No More CASH, No More CASKETS! Orange County Peace Coalition Rally, 3.17.07 (tags)

No More CASH, No More CASKETS!

THE SELLOUT (tags)

Democrats scale back plans to challenge Bush's Iraq 'surge'

AJLPP-USA Nationwide Mobilization for March 17 -18 Protests in Four Major US Cities (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), an alliance of Filipino American and allied solidarity organizations working for peace and justice, anti-war and racism in the United States and a member of the ANSWER Coalition will mobilize for the nationwide mass protests against the 4th year of the U.S Invasion and Occupation of Iraq and the 40th anniversary of the people’s march in Pentagon. March 1967 at the height of the US War in Vietnam. Los Angeles and Washington DC will be the focus of the anti-war mobilizations on March 17 while Seattle and San Francisco will mobilize tens of thousands of the anti-war protestors on March 18. AJLPP will be present on the four major cities mobilization against the war and racism both in the east and the west coast.

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

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

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

Jewish Groups Fearing Backlash When Iran is Attacked Next for Israel

Interview with a war resister (tags)

Darrell Anderson received a purple heart after being wounded in Iraq, and has since been one of the wars harshest critics. He currently lives in Portland Oregon and continues to speak out against US war crimes committed in Iraq Q: What led you to join the military? A: Basically, I wanted money for education. I wanted a future. At the time I joined, it was a month before the war had started. So, I was ready to go to war, and I had actually joined because I wanted to see combat and wanted to go to war. I believed that If I died for my country, I’d be a hero, and I believed all the propaganda that they feed the youth of the country about war.

A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)

A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny

Democrats wimp out again (tags)

Proposal would force Bush to admit military shortfalls. WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders are developing an antiwar proposal that would not cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq but would require President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military.

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

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

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

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

Blackwater brass forms intel company (tags)

Blackwater brass forms intel company

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

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

http://declarationofpeace.org/ (tags)

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

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

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

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

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

'No Trident, Troops Out of Iraq' demonstration in London (tags)

Around 15,000 people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. Thousands of anti-war protesters march through central London Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. Anti-war protesters converged on London Saturday to call on Prime Minister Tony Blair to withdraw all of Britain's troops from Iraq and voice fears over a potential conflict with Iran.

The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars (tags)

Democracy for America Miami (DFAM) and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads. “Bring Our Troops Home Now”. These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami and again at the Grammy Music Awards, but inclement weather forced the event to be postponed. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood, California.

Activists Visit Congresswoman Sanchez (tags)

MoveOn.org political action members delivered "Congress Decides" letters to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in an effort to end the war funding and bring our troops home from Iraq.

US Troop Surge = US Invasion of Iran (tags)

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

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

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

Preparing for Cheney (tags)

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

It was all worthwhile (tags)

At least we got Ali's arms off him.

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

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

From George Washington to a Broomstick for a President (tags)

When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) met with President George W. Bush, in the White House, on Feb. 15, 2007, he got the distinct impression that Bush’s “soul was shut down,” and that on the Iraqi War that his “mind was shut tight.” Non-binding Congressional Resolutions will not stop Bush’s “Surge.” Cutting off funds for the war will. Antiwar activists are showing the way on this issue by taking their campaign directly to the U.S. Congress.

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.

A New Majority Of a New Illusion (tags)

An article about War, The Dem's, Impeachment, and Bush. Taken from issue #4 of The New Aeon Journal Official Publication of The New Aeon Socialist Movement

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

A psychotic clown in the White House.

The Shortwave Report 2/16/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

Students Stage Die-in at UCLA (tags)

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

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

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

John Howard: Profile of a Coward (tags)

The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has managed to gain some international attention after his hysterical attack on presidential candidate, Barack Obama. The seasoned Australian politician knowingly stated that a victory for Obama OR the Democrats would be a victory for al-Qaeda, “I mean, if I we're running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and pray as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats”.

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

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

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

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

Civil War in Iraq (tags)

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

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

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

Kucinich on the Issues: Make 2008 the year of We the People (tags)

The problems facing America today are many, but they can be solved with a President that has the best interests of all Americans at heart. Too many politicians are tied to corporate interests, depending on these vested interests to finance their campaign, which adversely affects the Politician's stance on issues. From ending the war in Iraq, to providing Universal Health Care, Dennis Kucinich's platform is based on what is good for the people, not the corporations. please read the issues and download a copy for friends and family.

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

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

The Russian Bear rouses from Hibernation (tags)

Speaking at the Munich security conference, Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to denounce America for its pursuit of world domination. Putin’s verbal attack lacked the clout the old Soviet Union once possessed, however, the message was not lost on the Americans who immediately went into recovery/spin mode regarding their hegemonic pursuits.

Peace Plane flies to Grammy Awards with message "Bring Our Troops Home Now" (tags)

A small group of members from Democracy for America Miami and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads, "Bring Our Troops Home Now". These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year's Super Bowl in Miami, but bad weather prevented the plane from taking off. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will be in Los Angeles. A plane has been leased to fly the same message over the Staples Center where the Grammys are taking place.

Australian PM criticises Barak Obama (tags)

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

The Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened (tags)

A first-hand report from the trial in Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, another in the continuing series of historic trials of American military resisters to the Iraq War. Contrary to the current corporate spin, the judge was doing just the opposite of "protecting Lt. Watada's rights" by declaring a mistrial. Rather, the judge did not want this case to go to any factfinder who had any chance of being fully informed of Lt. Watada's belief that the war in Iraq is illegal. For more on the Watada trial and other resisters, go to couragetoresist.org.

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

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy

Congress exposes Rice (tags)

The old bullshit won't work anymore

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

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

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

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

Six Lies You Shouldn't Believe About Iran (tags)

"I'm an American who used to live in New York City. All my life, when I heard about warships, it was US warships going places far away. I never even imagined hostile warships sailing toward New York. Now I'm in Tehran, and aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is heading our way. And as it sails, people are discussing Israel and/or the US bombing Iran as if my family and 69 million other people weren't even here. I'm getting scared."

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

The solution to our problems is simple.

Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)

The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

21,000 Troops To Become The Latest Guinea Pigs For Pentagon (tags)

In light of President Bush’s determination to send an additional 21,000 plus troops to Iraq, regardless of the position of Congress and the American people, the citizens of the United States must be made aware of the ongoing experimentation and outright disregard for our American troops. With nearly thirty-six percent of our Gulf War I troops disabled, we must hold those responsible for such negligence accountable for these atrocities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doomed to Failure (tags)

Bush has ignored the Baker plan in nearly all points-except for sending troops to train Iraqi security forces. He rejects a diplomatic involvement of Syria and Iran.. Sunnites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.

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

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

Failed Logic and Rhetoric in the USA (tags)

Hillary Clinton and the neo-cons have much in common, their policies in relation to a continued presence in Iraq (oil theft) are similar as are their inept, amateurish and transparent attempts at rhetoric. Hillary’s latest offering was a statement to the effect that the Bush regime has dug a “deep hole” in Iraq that would take some time for “us” to emerge from! Notice the tactic of blame laying [political capital] while at the same time ensuring continued presence in Iraq on the basis that “we” would be rectifying all of Bush’s mistakes – very good Hillary, continued neo-colonial occupation and oil appropriation has nothing to do with it! Are Americans so stupid that they no longer recognise horseshit when they see or smell it?

Services sector overtakes farming (tags)

Services sector overtakes farming

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

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

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

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

Stop the War, Video (tags)

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

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

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

Rep. John Conyers: “Congress Can Fire Bush!” (tags)

A massive anti-Iraqi War rally was held, in D.C., on Sat., Jan. 27, 2007. The Chairman of the House’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), sent an unmistakable warning to President George W. Bush. Conyers said he wants the “war stopped.” He reminded Bush, that the U.S. Congress “can fire him.” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Bush “tricked the American people” into the war. She said, to loud applause: “Bush isn’t the decider. He’s the liar!”

More From L.A. J27 (tags)

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

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

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

When failure... (tags)

is no success at all

Global poll condemns Bush administration (tags)

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

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

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

War money (tags)

is killing our boys

Local Soldier, Brian Scott Freeman, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Freeman was killed Saturday in Karbala, Iraq when his Civil Affairs unit was ambushed by Iraqi insurgents disguised as U.S. troops.

Petition: Stop the Escalation, Begin the Withdrawal (tags)

"I oppose Bush’s plan to escalate the war by sending additional troops to Iraq. I urge my members of Congress to actively plan a rapid and responsible withdrawal from Iraq."

The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message (tags)

George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home.

ON THE QUESTION OF ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLIDARITY COMMITTEES (tags)

FORGET 'SOFT BALL' NON-BINDING CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS

Lt. Gen. William E. Odom: A Cassandra for Our Times (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang’s immoral and illegal war in Iraq “hugely advances” the interest of Al Qaeda and Iran. “No American interests” are served by that conflict, according to Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, USA, Rtd. The longer U.S. forces remain in Iraq, he said, “the worse it will get.” He added: “Staying the course makes no sense.” Leaving Iraq now, Gen. Odom insisted, “is the only way to recover from the greatest strategic mistake in American history.”

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

BTL:Bush's Iraq War Escalation Provokes Growing Opposition (tags)

Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Osama Bin Laden Renamed Muqtada al-Sadr by America (tags)

Here is the inside story of what’s really going on with Iraq and Iran straight from the horse in the Godfather’s mouth.

Inside Cheney's nightmare (tags)

for the most honest man he knows

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

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

The Shortwave Report 1/19/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

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

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

Bush twins go to war (tags)

to support our troops.

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

IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ

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

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

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

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

Bush: Congress can't block Iraq troop increase (tags)

President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.

Santa Monica Came Out to Protest Surge (tags)

Santa Monica protest march on Jan. 11 against Iraq Surge

Rice gets proposal (tags)

and said she would think about it , if Georgie-boy does not declare

Bin Laden rejoins the CIA (tags)

to fight the Shia

The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)

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

EMERGENCY INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING (tags)

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

Imperial Interventions (tags)

Interview with Gregory Elich about his new book, 'Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit'

Bush Challenges Opposition -- A Response! (tags)

In his daily radio address, George W Bush challenged those who oppose his insane route to oblivion, to ‘put up or shut up’. “To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible," he said, “offer an alternative”. In view of the fact that U.S. Democrats are unable to effectively deal with the situation, we formally and directly accept this challenge and remind Bush that we are aware that this response will be read by him and his neo-cons; indeed, we have been aware for some time that Bush is a regular reader of this site as indeed is Rice and others. There is no avoiding this response!

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

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

Hillary finds road to Damascus (tags)

and tell the AIPAC to go hike

The war in Iraq is over (tags)

but our boys are not coming home

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

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

Iraq leader's silence raising questions about Bush plan (tags)

"The Bush administration has one view of Iraqi reality in which Maliki is ... an honest broker," said W. Patrick Lang, a former head of Middle East intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency. "In my view, Maliki is one of any number of Shiite Arab activists who are seeking to consolidate Shiite control."

BTL:Peace Movement Vows to Resist Bush Escalation of Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Gordon Clark, communications director with Peace Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

REINFORCEMENTS IN COFFINS (tags)

BAGHDAD -- A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would "go home in coffins."

New Orleans police setting up overnight checkpoints (tags)

New Orleans police setting up overnight checkpoints

Imaginary enemies, lousy friends (tags)

let's get Iran

Diverse Political Views Unite in Opposition to Bush Policies and Wars (tags)

Conservative Christian anti-NWO activist and radio talk show host , Alex Jones, Meets with World Can't Wait's Sunsara Taylor to DIscuss Taking Back America from the Bush Regime

Statement On the US-Wide Anti-War Mobilization against the Bush “Iraq Troop Surge” (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - USA, a member of the national steering committee of the International A.N.S.W.E.R., stands with the American people not only in opposing all unjust wars and racism being perpetrated by the imperialist system. For the Filipino American community, all imperialist wars are not patriotic crusades and a worthy cause to die for. We vehemently oppose Bush’s new policy of the “Iraq troop surge” or the Iraq alternative, for this is just a carbon copy of the failed Nixon “ Vietnamization” during the Vietnam War. It is now called “Iraqis solving Iraq’s problem.”

A Very American Coup (tags)

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

Close Guantánamo! (tags)

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

The New Bush Plan - Same Old Shit! (tags)

The Plan. Did speech rhetoric square with facts? Same Old Shit? Congress divided over Bush war plan. Text of Bush's address

Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan (tags)

"A good case can be made that it is. The US Congress and media are focused on President Bush’s proposal for an increase of 20,000 US troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran. "

Protesters outside White House demand troop pullout from Iraq - Thu Jan 11 (tags)

Anti-war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, as President Bush was making his address to the nation about his new policy dealing with the Iraq war. Bush said he will send 21,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq to quell its near-anarchy and for the first time acknowledged he had erred by failing to order a military buildup last year.

Bush, Somalia and the Future (tags)

Bush’s impending demise is marked by frantic and desperate attempts to portray the illegal Iraq invasion and subsequent plunder of the precious oil resource, as a war of “noble” intent! Wars based on deception, lies and plunder, with over half a million civilian casualties, would be difficult to record as anything other than what they are – theft, murder and neo-colonial expansionism at any cost. Unfortunately for Bush and his neo-cons, the Truth regarding Iraq is widely known and it is that knowledge which will enter the historical record, not the drivel that issues from the mouths of imbeciles and psychopaths!

BBC: US forces storm Iranian consulate (tags)

Is this the beginning of WW 3?

Bush gets his orders (tags)

from the killers in grey suits

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

Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu

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

List of Places to Protest Escalation of the War

Daniel Ellsberg: “Bush is Dangerous. He has to Go!” (tags)

Daniel Ellsberg of “Pentagon Papers” fame was one of the riveting speakers at an event at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., held on Jan. 4, 2007. It was sponsored by the World Can’t Wait organization. Ellsberg said that President George W. Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney have to go. He labeled Bush “dangerous!” He urged activists to push for a two pronged Congressional strategy: First, to cut off all funding for the Iraqi War; and, secondly, to investigate the serial crimes of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Sorry, it was all a big mistake (tags)

and our country boys are dead.

Pfc. Steven D. Green, Golf and the Burning Bush (tags)

Golf is like life only on a larger scale.

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

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

The American ‘Think Tank’ (tags)

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

"Worse than a Civil War": Kofi Annan (tags)

The US govt sees the increasing violence in Iraq merely as a new phase. Annan is con-vinced the Iraqi question can only be solved with the cooperation of neighboring countries and the international community. The Iraqis must agree on distribution of oil revenues.

AIPAC belt for Nancy (tags)

it was delivered by Hoyer

By Definition Every American Soldier is Legally Insane (tags)

Apply the facts to the law and judge for yourself.

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

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

Vigil For Peace Pershing Square (tags)

Vigil for Peace in Iraq Tuesday January 9, 2007 5 PM to 6:45 PM at Pershing Square, 5th & Hill (across from subway entrance). Downtown Los Angeles.

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

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

US generals in revolt (tags)

Us generals refuse orders

Bungles, Ghosts and Damage Control (tags)

The Whitehouse is in damage control over the bungled execution of Saddam Hussein. The hurried execution backfired in the worst possible way; a vanquished leader should never be allowed to continue his work from the ‘grave’. Anthropologists are familiar with appeasement rituals and ceremonies for the dead, which are common to numerous cultures. In the wake of Saddam’s bungled execution these curious rituals begin to make sense.

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

Real Christians Don't Choose War

The Shortwave Report 1/5/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

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

Bush not seen Saddam execution video (tags)

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

Bush having nervous breakdown, again (tags)

He thinks Barney is President, now.

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

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

Join Chomsky, Sheehan, Zinn, etc: Out of Iraq Now! (tags)

petition: Wht we stand for immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq Now!

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

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

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

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

Bush silenced Saddam fast (tags)

SEND THIS TO OTHERS President Bush and his handlers had their puppet Iraq regime suddenly hang (execute)Iraq President Saddam Hussein, after an unfair trial which made the verdict and sentence illegitimate, late Saturday night December 30 over the New Year's weekend when Congress was closed, to silence Saddam and kill him, before the new Democrat majority Congress starts on January 2 , to prevent the new Democrat controlled Congress from possibly delaying or entirely cancelling Saddam's death sentence - and possibly obtaining information from Saddam that might make the Bush regime look bad. But Bush and his PR agebts will never admit this. The Iraq constitutuion even prohibits executions on that day, which is the most sacred holiday of Islam, The Eid. Saddam carried the Quran (Koran) Muslim Holy Book to his hanging. If Saddam was a war criminal deserving of hanging, then why not also President Bush for his war crimes in Iraq , as Commander-in-Chief, killing many thousands of Iraqis who merely tried to repel the American invasion and occupation of their country...and the thousands of Iraqi civilians who did not fight, but were killed and wouinded by American artillery, American airplane bombings, American soldiers shooting them, etc...the vast majority of this not reported by the American news media, which is owned and controllled by very wealthy people who favor the Bush regime, because it serves them, the wealthy. This unjust, war of agression was started by the Bush regime based on lies, to steal Iraq's oil and for war profits of big corporations that fund Bush's Republican Party. But the Democrats went along with it, and even ow, some of them, such as Senator Hillary Clinton still support the war. Iraq was never behind 911, did not have weapons of mass destruction, was not building a nuclear bomb, was not a terrorist state, and posed no threat to America. Iraqi's did not start killing Americans until we invaded their country to try to conquer Iraq. It is their right to defentdheir own country from American invaders. THe American government gave Saddam a lot of military support for years when he was at war with Iran, but our government was then conveniently silent about his human rights abuses, The puppet Iraq government the Bush regime controls is a poice state, which has banned news media they don;t like (government censorship) and allows government death squads to roam Iraq killin whoever they want. THe standard of living and public safety are much worse than when Saddamw as in power. At least Iraq was stable then. American never really reconstructed Iraq after the horrible damage we did by massively bombing the country for days when we started the war. America is a rogue nation, a terrorist nation, run by politiicnas who are war criminals, for the profits of the military-industrial complex that funds these corrupt, dishonest politicians. Big corporations get these war profist and banks get big money from the interest on the $2 trillion war debt. December 28 Rolling Stone magazine has a big article documenting the $2 trillion war debt we taxpayers will have to pay. Money thta should be spent instead on universal health care. Not such wars of conquest. Like the VIetnam ar when we killed about a million peole in that part of Southeast Asia, after VIetnam defeated the French invaders in 1953, then we tried to take over Vietnam and Laos and cambodia. President JOhn F. Kennedy was assassianted (apparently by the CIA, just a few months after he said he was withdrawing from VIetnam, and said he would eliminate the CIA. His bother, senator Robert Kennedy was then assassinated by the CIA (Sirhan was under hypnosis at the time so Robert Kennedy, who wa srunning for President at the time, could not become President, as then he would have the power to bring to justice the killers of his brother John F. Kennedy. Martin Luther King was killed after he publicly turned against the Vietnam war. Apparently by U.S. Government assassin. Army snipers were later revealed to have been on rooftops at the time he was shot dead. So they must have done it. Both parties, Democrats and Republicans supported the Vietnam War. Many in Congress who are Democrats and also the Republicans support this iraq war, although some Democrats in Congress oppose it. All American politiicnas know that if they oppose the military-industrial complex war machine too strongly, they too can be assassinated by it too.

Democrats Waffling On Iraq War (tags)

Only days and weeks before the November 2006 Mid-Term Elections Democrats nationwide took hard line positions against the Iraq War; many Democrats were predicting the possibility of ending America’s involvement within 4 to 6 months into the new year, others predicting by the end of 2007; now less than 60 days since the elections most Democrats are projecting that American involvement could extend well into 2008 or beyond.

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

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

Selective Justice and the Execution of Saddam Hussein (tags)

The transformation of Saddam Hussein from ally to enemy

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

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

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

So said oscar, anyway

IAC Condemns Execution of Hussein (tags)

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

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

Free Saddam Hussein!

March 17--March on Washington --and Stay there (tags)

The Decisive Battle this Spring - The Challenge for the Antiwar Movement Forcing Congress to vote to cut off further war funding is the defining issue for the antiwar movement this spring and it is a struggle that we can win if we are bold enough to take it seriously

BTL:Bush Moves Toward Increasing US Troops in Iraq (tags)

Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

five years of infamy: close Guantanamo (tags)

five years of infamy: close Guantanamo

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

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

Bush joins Al-Qaeda (tags)

He's fed up fighting and losing for Israel

Iraq no longer exists (tags)

Our boys are dying for nothing

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

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

More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006 (tags)

More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006

Aaron Burr and Dick Cheney: Two Treacherous VPs (tags)

V. P. Dick Cheney is a very powerful, but desperate individual. The idea that the Bush-Cheney Gang is planning to send 30,000 more troops into the Civil War in Iraq is insane. A planned war with Iran is also on Cheney’s agenda as a diversion to save himself and George W. Bush from impeachment. The Special Prosecutor will soon cross examine Cheney in the “Scooter” Libby case. Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon to impeach, say good-bye to the Republic!

Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)

The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.

The Only Way Out of Iraq: Troops and Teachers Stand Down (tags)

Efforts to vote the US out of Iraq, to lobby the US out of Iraq, to beg the US out of Iraq, or even to march the US out of Iraq, misinterpret the causes of the war, and the locations of power where anti-war action might matter

President Bush has his head in the sand! (tags)

U.S. should boost size of Army and Marines, Bush says

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

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

THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)

Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said America losing war (tags)

the United States is losing the "civil war" in Iraq

How Not to Interview Donald Rumsfeld (tags)

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

MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)

Good fucking luck Democrats.

YES, THE WAR NEWS FROM IRAQ IS GRIM, BUT THE WAR NEWS FROM WASHINGTON IS EVEN GRIMER (tags)

NO TO TROOP ESCALATION!

Proud to be American (tags)

Slaughter the kids

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

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

Troops in Iraq to get fire-resistant uniforms (tags)

It would be smarter to just remove the troops from Iraq! That would cut 100% of the deaths.

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

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

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

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

Mythic Figures Spooking Dubya (tags)

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

Pentagon: Up ante in Iraq (tags)

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

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

Monday, Dec. 11, 2006

Should I stay or should I go? (tags)

General war in Middle East on the cards

Stop Lying Mr. Bush (tags)

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

White House hostility to Iraq report grows (tags)

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

ON THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT (tags)

AN 80TH RECOMMENDATION

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

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

Bush flees to India (tags)

to meditate

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

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

Recruitment Center Closed for Peace (tags)

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

Seems like these American GIs don't know that THEY are the terrorists! (tags)

They [the Iraqis] blame us for all their problems. They look at us as the terrorists and then they turn around and help the terrorists who are trying to kill us."

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

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

Protesting Colin Powell’s Deception (tags)

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

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

President Ahmadinejad Blasts Bush’s Israel First Policy in Letter

Troops dead in Iraq to hit 3,000 soon (tags)

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The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

THE NEO-CON INSURGENCY (tags)

THE NEO-CONS CIRCLE THE WAGONS

U.S. leaders fail to see the folly in small wars (tags)

Americans are at a distinct disadvantage in wars against materially weaker enemies because they tend to separate war and politics, viewing military victory as an end in itself, and because the U.S. military is profoundly averse to counterinsurgency.

The Marla Ruzicka Story -- The *Real* Story (tags)

No one who was a threat -- let alone any real threat -- to the U.S. imperialist war machine would ever be gushingly and pervasively celebrated by it, the Congress, the President and the military, no less, and the political establishment's corporate media. Marla Ruzicka -- even posing for pictures on top of tanks and in group hugs with gun-posing American soldiers, let alone using the war and exploiting the misery of the Iraqi people to parlay that into a hoped-for lucrative cushy position inside the Pentagon or State Department, feathering her nest and her new career with military-industrial complex money (yet still a pittance of that spent on the bombs of war) -- served as a willing PR front for that machine. Furthermore, she was willing to collect and *give* that information directly to the US *military*, providing it with, in effect, valuable intelligence on the Iraqi people (how many males and females of which ages, including possible fighting age, in each family, and what their resources and professional/community positions were, perhaps a community critic of the US war, maybe an intellectual, a journalist, a teacher, or a doctor/nurse who could patch up Iraqi wounded resistace fighters, and who in each family might have gotten shot -- perhaps a resistance member? -- by the US military) under the guise of humanitarian relief. Here is what progressive journalist Christian Parenti had to say about the darling of the U.S. imperialist military machine:

Where is Eyerak? (tags)

and what it is

NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

NEWS FLASH: THE MASS MEDIA FINALLY GET IT-A LITTLE. IRAQ DECLARED A FULL-BLOWN CIVIL WAR (tags)

CIVIL WAR CALLED AT THE BREAKFAST HOUR

violent video game effects linger in brain (tags)

violent video game effects linger in brain

Bush visits Middle East to intensify Iraq war (tags)

The thrust of today’s talks in Jordan between George Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is clear in advance. Bush, accompanied by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will insist that the Iraqi leader bow down to US demands for a bloody crackdown against the largest faction in his own government, the anti-occupation Sadrist movement headed by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and its Mahdi Army militia. An unnamed senior US official bluntly told the New York Times: “It’s decision time and everybody knows it.”

The Downside of ‘Liberation Democracy’ (tags)

A recent study highlighting the rapid expansion of organised criminal activity in those areas where NATO and the U.S. have engaged in aggressive military intervention offers further evidence of the lasting negative social consequences of foreign occupation by neo-colonial powers. As corporate driven America attempts to assert its dominance over weaker nations, organised crime, quick to exploit traumatised societies, becomes the principal beneficiary in the 'war against terror' and the spread of ‘democracy, liberty’ and free market capitalism – what is good for capitalist America is even better for a crime boss!

The Amerikan Empire making Iraq a better place to live. (tags)

Look at how things have improved after the American Empire over threw Saddam and installed our own "democratic" puppet government. Isn't freedom and democracy American style great????

OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant (tags)

O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty?

Local Marine, Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, 20, of Aguanga, died Saturday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, according to a Department of Defense news release.

The begining of "victory" in Iraq, so we can "cut and run" and win at (tags)

I hope this is the begining of American pretending to win the war in Iraq so we can pull out with dignity and say we won. But a year seems a little too long for the silly game. I would pretend we won the war today if I was Prez. But I hope it will take the blowhards in congress 3 months or less to "pretend" we won the war before we leave with "victory" in Iraq

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII (tags)

Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII

Services Held for Local Marine, Mario D. Gonzalez , Slain While on Iraq Duty (tags)

Family, friends, and fellow Marines honored a hero Saturday with applause and a standing ovation. Services were held for Mario "Danny" Gonzalez, 21, of La Puente at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park. The Marine lance corporal was killed Nov. 14 when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in the Anbar province of Iraq. Copyright © 2006 Pasadena Star-News

U.S. military chiefs borrowing tactics from Vietnam playbook (tags)

The tactics, an influx of military advisers and a speeded-up handover to indigenous forces followed by a gradual U.S. withdrawal, resemble those in place as the U.S. effort in Vietnam reached its end. (Looks like we are going to cut and run like we did in Vietnam - The sooner the better)

Regime Change Still in the Future (tags)

With the Bush administration, there can be no improvement in bilateral relations. No detente is possible with the mad or insane.

On Sunday, Iraq war will have lasted as long as WWII (tags)

The Iraq war is about to reach a benchmark that puts it on par with World War II by one measure: Sunday, it will have lasted the same number of days - 1,347.

Do you like? (tags)

No.

161 killed in Baghdad blasts - There is NOT a civil war in Iraq! (tags)

At least thats what George W. Bush says. Everyone else knows differently

John Howard: “Horrified” Australian War Criminal (tags)

John Howard, lackey Prime Minister of Australia and member of the coalition of willing criminals, today stated that he is “horrified“ at the loss of life in Iraq. In view of the fact that Howard, Bush and Blair are DIRECTLY responsible for the illegal invasion and the hundreds of thousands of subsequent deaths in Iraq, we are horrified that these men have avoided prosecution to date!

Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)

Scientists fret over missing grey whales

Why any true Liberal should support Steve Kubby for President (tags)

Why Steve Kubby is our best bet

Kathy Kelly to James Baker: “Tell the Truth about Iraq!” (tags)

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, gave a talk at the UMBC campus, on Nov. 20, 2006. She mocked the ex-Secretary of State, James Baker, for saying he wasn’t going to “wring his hands” about past mistakes in Iraq. Baker heads up the so-called “Iraq Study Group.” Kelly roared: “We will wring our hands! One of the ways to stop this next war is to tell the truth about this war. And, it’s not going to be such a pleasant mirror to look into.”

Rudy A. Salcido, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Laid to Rest (tags)

The funeral service of Sergeant 1st Class Rudy A. Salcido at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside November 21, 2006. Salcido was killed November 9th in Iraq while serving in the war. Copyright © 2006 Los Angeles Newspaper Group

ANSWER Film Series: 'Sir, No Sir!' (tags)

Join ANSWER for a film screening, update on Iraq and discussion.

Shock and awe. (tags)

Now Bush is in shock and awe.

Rudy Salcido, a Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Returns Home (tags)

A plane-side ceremony on Friday at Ontario International Airport met the body of Sgt. 1st Class Rudy Salcido, a 31-year-old California National Guard and La Puente native who died earlier this month in Iraq.

War Monger George W. Hitler out of touch with the public. (tags)

Bush favors temporary rise in GIs in Iraq

"White House Whitewash" (tags)

Captain Eric H. May "Ghost Troop CO" has since December 10, 2003 E-mailed Soldiers,Veterans, Citizens and members of the United States Congress we retold the real truth about the Bush renegade attack on the nation of Iraq that has killed hundreds of Thousands of Iraqi civilian men women and children and contaminated the combat zones with radio active Depleted Uranium on the unconfirmed suspicion of Weapons of Mass Destruction rendering the areas uninhabitable for millions of years. It will be mutating, deforming and reducing the life span of all who have been exposed, including and especially our combat troops.

Cheney will bring us home in boxes (tags)

Of course, he was afraid to go to war himself.

Shibbolrths and Buzz Words (tags)

Th USA has wasted 21 trillion dollars since 1945 on military buildups to fight enemies that don't exist

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska

FORGET GENERAL ABIZAID, FORGET IRAQ STUDY GROUPS (tags)

ORGANIZE ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLAIDARITY COMMITTEES

Local Soldier, Jang H. Kim, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Jang H. Kim – a member of the Army's 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – died Monday from injuries suffered when a homemade bomb exploded near his vehicle during a combat operation in Baghdad.

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,

President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)

Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

Betrayed Already! (tags)

The article below makes clear that if the Dems are true to the people who just put them in power they will elect Rep Jack Murtha House Majority Leader. But Nooooo! Checking the news this afternoon you will learn that they have betrayed the American people already by selecting a pro Bush/pro war hawk. So much for the "opposition." Please spread this truth far and wide. jamie

UPDATE: AnthraxGate and MurdochGate (tags)

Anthrax case getting legs again. It can now be reported that Russian microbiologists working with rogue U.S. CIA and British Intelligence aka Gary Best Inc. had anthrax in frozen form transported to the U.K. in late Sept. 2001. The anthrax in perfume vials then found its way to none other than Pier 92 New York City, New York. Pier 92 linked to the FEMA Command and Control Center during the 9/11 Attack on America. Reference: Is it a coincidence that Bush had lunch with Putin in Moscow today on his way to Vietnam? What was the desert? Anthrax a la mode.

There is NOT a civil war in Iraq (honest! swear to god!) (tags)

There is NOT a civil war going on in Iraq! Everything is undercontrol! - Asked about his testimony in August that Iraq could fall into civil war ... , Gen. John Abizaid said that more recently the situation has improved

TAKE ACTION: War Crimes Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld (tags)

Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. Read the full article… http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243

NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)

NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Submission to Iraq Study Group (tags)

The new map of iran has been presented to the Iraq Study Group.

Local Soldier, Rudy A. Salcido, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Ex-La Puente man dies in Iraq Reservist Salcido, 31, was on 3rd tour of duty

Bush-Blair surrender (tags)

And what it will lead to.

Marijuana, the anti-drug (tags)

Marijuana, the anti-drug

"This country will not see peace unless it is under some sort of dictator" US G (tags)

Maybe we should have never invaded them! Saddam was a dandy dictator!

Murtha For Speaker? (tags)

"Nonsense. The GOP lost for three reasons: Iraq, Iraq, and Iraq. Period. End of discussion."

Iraqi official: 150,000 civilians dead (tags)

Iraq's health minister estimated at least 150,000 civilians have been killed in the war - about three times previously accepted estimates. Straight from the mouth of the Bush puppet government!

The Anti-War Movement Sourced the Democrats’ Victory! (tags)

The Democratic Party, read “The War Lite” Party, is basking in the glow of victory today. It has regained control of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 12-years. The two issues that it won on-The Iraqi War and the whacky persona of President George W. Bush-had little or nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Those two matters were actually sourced by activists in the Anti-Iraqi War Movement!

US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)

Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees

If Saddam Guilty, Rumsfeld Guilty (2) Tambien!! (tags)

Following Saddam's guilty verdict, we need to investigate Donald Rumsfeld as Saddam's acomplice as the knowing supplier of chemical weapons that fueled Saddam's genocide..

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care (tags)

Insurance companies looking to outsource health care to the developing world.

US to screen all who enter, leave country (tags)

Did she commit sucide or was she murdered by the U.S. Military? (tags)

Soldier opposed interrogations - Ariz. specialist killed herself in Iraq weeks after objection

Feeling misled by the military, families adding anger to grief (tags)

Hey don't be so negitive!!! Look at the Iraq war as a jobs program for Generals!!!! Of course we are forced to pay for it at gun point, and our kids are dying for it in Iraq and Afganistan

All Wars Are Now Nuclear Wars. (tags)

It's another government cover up. Our military has known from the very beginning that DU munitions were radioactive Weapons of Mass Destruction and they have criminally covered it up.

Saddam Hussein will be found guilty tomorrow and sentenced to die (tags)

Tomorrow an American kangaroo court will find Saddam Hussein guilty and sentence him to death. (Thats not to say Saddam Hussein isn't a corrupt thug, just that he couln't possible get a fair trial from George W. Bush. Of course George W. Hitler couldn't possiblely get a fair trial in Baghdad for murdering thousands of Iraqi citizens in an illegal unconstitutiona war, but that doesn'nt mean George W. Bush isn't a serial murderer)

Killed in Iraq, Local Sailor Charles O. Sare, Remembered (tags)

Family, friends, colleagues and supporters recalled Sare's infectious smile, compassion and friendliness during funeral services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hemet. Sare died Oct. 23 in Iraq when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He is the fourth Hemet High School alumnus killed in Iraq.

Evangelical College Student Walks Across Country To Protest War (tags)

Real Christians Don't Choose War

Gen. Sanchez Retires (tags)

RIO GRANDE CITY — Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez blamed the ghosts of Abu Ghraib for forcing him out of a military career that spanned 33 years. The 55-year-old Rio Grande City native and one-time top U.S. commander in Iraq retired in a formal ceremony at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Wednesday.

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan (tags)

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan

Why Israel invaded Iraq (tags)

What's it all about?

Local Marine, Jason Franco, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Jason Franco had been in Iraq less than a month when he died Tuesday. He was the seventh Inland man to die in one of the war's deadliest months and the second Buena Vista High School graduate to die there this year.

US nuke goes off in iraq -- VIDEO (tags)

this was to be used for yet MORE israeli false flag terror like 911 and so many others

"Iraqis were better off under Saddam" (tags)

All development inthe country point to the US failure in Iraq.. What we're witnessing is that victory for the US-whatever that may mean-is just an exaggerated dream.

Missing 500.000 American weapons were actually never shipped to Iraq? (tags)

Instead of the official allegation that those weapons went "missing" in Iraq - maybe a better explanation is that the weapons were "never" shipped to Iraq in the first place!

Bush's War Course against Iran Leads to Ruin (tags)

That a war of aggression of the US against Iran makes no sense is understood in Europe but not in the Bush administration.. No military solution is possible for the problems with Iran. Diplomacy is the only possibility.

Limiting the Catastrophe (tags)

Leslie Gelb in Time Magazine writes that admission of a defeat in Iraq is not the worst thing but rather serves to minimize the extent According to the Italian La Republica, the pyromaniac is forced to become the firefighter.

Audit: U.S. weapons missing in Iraq (tags)

Nearly one of every 25 weapons the military bought for Iraqi security forces is missing

Why did you invade Iraq, Sir? (tags)

Because......

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.

Hollywood Peace March 10-28-2006 [Part 2/2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 10-28-2006 [Part 1/2] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

images from the 10/28/06 march and rally in Hollywood. (tags)

speakers at the rally

McCain: Expand Iraq force by 20,000 (tags)

Four more years of war? Then vote for Arizona war monger Senator John McCain.

Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)

Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.

BTL:US Army Veteran Urges Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq as Violence Escalates (tags)

Interview with Iraq War veteran and former US Army Sgt Mark 'Gordie' Lachance, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

More Research on Iraq Mushroom Cloud (tags)

All manner of attempts to discredit this bit of news have arised and why not? This has the potential to be far more damaging to the Bush administration than anything that has occured on his watch yet - yes anything. We are talking about storing nuclear devices in a foreign country, in a war zone. For what?

Local Sailor, Charles O. Sare, Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Navy Corpsman Charles Otto Sare, 23, was killed Monday in Anbar province when the M1114 High Mobility Multi-Purpose vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device. He reportedly was wearing body armor and other protective gear, including the military's new Kevlar helmet.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/27/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Local Soldier, Matthew W. Creed, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Matthew Creed, a 2001 Charter Oak High School graduate, was killed by a sniper's bullet in Baghdad while on foot patrol.

Bush says we can win war in Iraq (tags)

Damn right we can win the war in Iraq!!! Just like we won the war in Vietnam! It's called win/win. We win by taking our troops out and cutting our loses to under 3,000 dead. They win by defeating the most powerful empire and police state in the history of world the USA! Just like the Viet Cong did!

McCain - Lots of mistakes made in Iraq, but don't blame me! I want to run for president! (tags)

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he's frustrated at mistakes made in the war in Iraq [but don't blame me, somebody else who we can't find made the mistakes]

118 military members to petition for Iraq pullout (tags)

How do you spell Vietnam in Arabic? Iraq. How do you spell Tet in Arabic? Baghdad.

Bush drops 'stay course' Iraq slogan (tags)

Looks like Bush has finally figured out that the American public know he is losing the war in Iraq!

Stolen election AGAIN? Help spark a general strike Nov. 8! (tags)

shut down jorge arbusto.

Stop U.S. Plans To Attack Iran (tags)

Join 60,000 people who have signed our petition: http://www.dontattackiran.org

Alberto Fernandez (tags)

Spoke the truth

Water for millions at risk (tags)

Water for millions at risk as glaciers melt faster than expected

Surrender meeting (tags)

What took so long?

GOP ad says vote Republican for more war and a bigger police state (tags)

If you want four more years of a war in Iraq and a war on the Bill of Rights vote Republican. At least that’s the message this GOP ad wants to put out.

Local Soldier, Mark C. Paine, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Capt. Paine, 32, of Rancho Cucamonga, died Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Taji, just north of Baghdad, in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Paine was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

Court-martials ordered for 8 soldiers on murder charges during Iraq service (tags)

Eight soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will be court-martialed on murder charges stemming from their service in Iraq, including two who face a death sentence for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl and killing her and her family, the military ordered Wednesday.

Time to plan for the protest when the body count hits 3,000 (tags)

I guess we won't have to wait that long to get to the 3,000 body mark for the big anti-war protest. If this keeps up we could hit the 3,000 mark in a little over a month.

Vietnam vets want you to fight in Iraq (tags)

Brave men.

655,000 Iraq War Deaths (tags)

The report on the mortality rate published in the Lancet journal last week is sound science.

Local Soldier, Kenny F. Stanton Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

A Hemet High School graduate who was a budding journalist and a youth leader at his church has become the latest Inland serviceman -- and the third from his school -- to be killed in the war in Iraq.

Local Soldier, Luis Enrique Tejeda, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Cpl. Luis Enrique Tejeda, a Bradley fighting vehicle driver with the Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, died Sept. 30 from injuries received during a roadside bomb blast in Hit, Iraq.

Bush keeps revising war justification (tags)

I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, .... George W Bush

Why is the American press silent on the report of 655,000 Iraqi deaths? (tags)

The US media is virtually silent on a new scientific study that estimates the Iraqi death toll from the US war at 655,000. The study, conducted by Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was posted Wednesday on the web site of the British medical journal, the Lancet.

Did VA Hide Figures Showing 1 in 4 US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Disabled (tags)

by Democracy Now

The Legacy of the Iraqi War Hawks (tags)

The body count goes up and up in Iraq; with more dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Chaos reigns! Yet, the man primarily responsible for this carnage, President George W. Bush, insists on “staying the course.” The evil legacy of this conflict metastasizes. The War Hawks, many in the U.S. Congress, some in the Media, along with the Neocons, bear culpability, too, in this matter. The Nov. election may be a last chance to restore sanity in Washington, D.C.

Bush & Public-deception on Number of Iraqi's Killed since His 2003 Invasion (tags)

OFFICIAL PUBLIC DECEPTION & COVERUP BY BUSH: THE HUMAN COST OF PUBLIC DECEPTION UNDER BUSH-CHEYNEY ADMINISTRATION. PENTAGON QUICKLY CONTRADICTS BUSH's PUBLIC CLAIM.

4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)

Good news for those wacky billionaries for Bush

The Coming World War (tags)

US officials spoke of the necessity of a new world war right after Sept 11, 2001.. Perhaps permanent disorder is central, not a new order in the world.. Do they only want to fill their pockets by setting the whole world on fire?

The Dow's phony new high (tags)

The Dow's phony new high

Congressional Candidate Byron De Lear Takes On Bush War Machine in Valley's 28th District (tags)

If Democrats want to end this war -- and they do -- they will need to replace every Berman in Washington with a De Lear.

Double Standards of Morality: The Age of Terror (tags)

This reluctance to confront unpleasant truths diminishes the reader or viewer for whom Middle East reporting in the US media is almost incomprehensible to anyone who does not know the region. It also has its trickle-down effects even in theatres, universities and schools in America. The case of the play about Rachel Corrie--the young US activist twice run over by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes--taken off the New York stage was one of the more deplorable of these. I was also surprised in the Bronx to find that Fieldston, a private school in Riverdale--was forced to cancel a college meeting with two Palestinian lecturers when parents objected to the absence of an Israeli on the panel. The fact that Israeli speakers were to be invited later made no difference. The school's principal later announced that the meeting would "not be appropriate given t! he sensitivity and complexity of the issue". Complex problems are supposed to be explained. But this could not be explained because, well, it was too complex and--the truth--would upset the usual Israeli lobbyists.

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras

Profiteering (tags)

Profiteering

September Iraq War Demonstrations and More (tags)

A Peace Camp in England held a month long demonstration against the movement of American arms to Israel, and "Camps" in Crawford, Tx and Wash., DC staged many actions along with workshops and conferences where many prominent anti-war activists gave inspiring speeches. Also, Bush was pronounced "Guilty" at Camp Democracy in DC of War crimes and crimes against Humanity by “The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration.”

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage (tags)

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage

On Terrorism and Mass Media (tags)

Reply to questions by Ms. Roselyn Beltran, BA Journalism student at the University of the Philippines (UP), for a paper on "Terrorism and Mass Media"

Hello Iraq, Good Bye Vietnam. Hey!!! The US Military has finally figured this out!!! (tags)

Looks like the U.S. military has finally figured out that Iraq is just like Vietnam.

Will a coup in Iraq follow the US elections? (tags)

Another comment has appeared in the American press foreshadowing a move by the Bush administration to remove the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq. In an opinion piece in the October 2 Washington Post, the newspaper’s deputy editorial editor Jackson Diehl strongly suggested that Washington may dispense with Maliki’s regime shortly after the November 7 US congressional elections.

Local Navy Seal, Michael Monsoor, Killed in Iraq (tags)

GARDEN GROVE – Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was supposed to come back home from Iraq in about two weeks, in time for Halloween, his favorite holiday. Monsoor died Friday while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Kevin Zeese Blasts "Special Interests" at Senate Debate (tags)

In an historic first, a three-way debate was held between the candidates running for the office of U.S. Senate in Maryland. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity Candidate,” blasted the Democrats and Republicans in the Congress for selling the country out “to the special interests.” Unlike his opponents, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Rep. Ben Cardin, Zeese offered specific proposals to solve the many problems facing the people of the state of Maryland.

UNHCR deeply concerned by plight of Palestinian refugees in Iraq (tags)

UNHCR is deeply concerned over the well-being of Palestinian refugees inside Iraq, as well as those who fled targeted harassment and violence in Baghdad and are now stuck at the border between Iraq and Syria and in camps in Jordan and Syria.

Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My! (tags)

If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead.

Four Years of CODEPINK Rabble-Rousing for Peace (tags)

Medea Benjamin looks back on 4 years of the CODEPINK peace movement.

Hidden Costs of the Iraqi War Exposed (tags)

As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also “hidden costs” to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill “Iraq Forum” on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.

Shaking Uncontrollably: Does Guzzling Gas Make You Piss Fire? (tags)

Bad ideas are like starfish: You can cut them up, but unless you squash them into jelly and incinerate the remains, they will multiply. I’m not really saying that we should go around murdering idiots . . . but this week’s “news” certainly made me want to beat a few people mercilessly.

A Winnable “War” (tags)

Rank capitalism the best bet for Iraq and America’s future

Journalists may run afoul of law in Iraq (tags)

So this is what bring democracy to Iraq is? It goes from a police state run by Saddam, to a police state run by an American General

Averting an American Civil War (tags)

Politics unusual in America: Debilitating country’s internal strength seen as ploy to prop up unpopular dictatorship.

Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)

Agustín Aguayo is a Conscientious Objector and War Resister who went AWOL on September 2, 2006, when his unit deployed for a second time from Germany to Iraq. Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait

Iraqi police may lose aid for human rights violations (tags)

Yea sure! We are turning Iraq into a democracy. A democracy that looks like Nazi Germany!

US Senate votes 100-0 for $70 billion more in war spending (tags)

The unanimous vote by the US Senate on Friday to approve the Bush administration’s request for an additional $70 billion to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates a basic truth of American politics: the Democratic Party, no less than the Republicans, is a party of imperialist militarism and war.

Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)

PRESS BRIEFING With HELGA AGUAYO, Wife of Army Specialist AGUSTÍN AGUAYO, and Supporters Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait to face prosecution by the Army.

AWOL SOLDIER TURNS HIMSELF IN (tags)

After refusing to return to Iraq for a second time, Army Specialist Agustin Aguayo turned himself in on Tuesday September 19, 2006 at the Fort Irwin Army Base near Barstow, California.

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

CDC's Pelican Bay abuse of prisoners, rural community (tags)

Calling for shutting down of CDC's Pelican Bay State Prison for human rights abuses of prisoners, economic exploitation of disadvantaged rural community during construction and CDC's exploitation of low income prisoners detained into coerced slave labor for corporations..

Poll: Most Iraqis support attacks on American troops (tags)

Please don’t tell this to Emperor George W. Bush. He thinks the troops are being welcomed as liberators.

Protester Arrested at U.S. Capitol Asks: What About the First Amendment? (tags)

Activists took their case for ending the Iraqi War to the party responsible for authorizing it--the U.S. Congress! On Sept. 26, 2006, 71 protesters were arrested by police on various charges. The organizing groups for the event were the “National Campaign for Nonviolence Resistance” (NCNR) and the “Declaration of Peace.” One of the protesters arrested was Max Obuszewski of the NCNR. He demanded to know: “What about the First Amendment?”

Mislabeling Iran's Pres. Ahmadinejad as "anti-Semitic" (tags)

Iran's President Ahmadinejad is incorrectly identified by US corporate media as "anti-Semitic". How does this character assassination play into GW bush regime's bloodthirsty cries for war with Iran??

Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)

Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea

BTL:Violence & Instability Worsens in Iraq While Bush Diverts Attention to... (tags)

...War on Terror~Interview with Dahr Jamail, independent journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)

HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA

Bush wants a bloodbath in Baghdad (tags)

Increasingly desperate over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the Bush administration is demanding that the US-installed government in Baghdad support a savage intensification of repression or give way to a dictatorial regime that will.

A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)

In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.

Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte Inspire Nonviolent Action in Washi (tags)

Sisters Carol Gilbert, Jackie Hudson, and Ardeth Platte, Plowshares Nuns, inspire us to take action and participate in nonviolent civil resistance against the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq. Nonviolent actions will take place in Washington, DC, on September 26 and 27, as part of the Declaration of Peace campaign, and planned by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.

The Middle East : Lethal Legacy. (tags)

'You do not die because you are created or because you have a body, you die because you are the future.'

Action In Support of National Declaration Of Peace (tags)

Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center Monday, September 25th (10 am – 1 pm) 7060 Hollywood Blvd.

Protests Increase in August (tags)

From: Protest News Website

“Good Night, and Good Luck” -- WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes (tags)

BBC1 Television, near 9/11/2001, interviewed 9/11 author and theologian, David Ray Griffin. What caught my attention was another guest (a writer for a prominent British newspaper) who scoffed at considering challenges to the official story of 9/11, because US media is so vast and free that if there were problems with the official story, he'd have heard about it via US media. There is a 9/11 cover up occurring.

ANTI-WAR VIGIL THIS THURSDAY - Downtown (tags)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 4:00-6:00 pm Downtown L.A. Vigil & Banner Display

Arrest War Criminals GW Bush/Cheney (tags)

Following 9/11/06 after nearly five years into the illegal US occupation of Iraq the world awaits the arrest and trial of war criminal GW Bush/Cheney regime..

Parallels between Nazism, Zionists striking (tags)

Take this, Bill O'Reilly! Someone had to tell you...

An Open Letter To All U.S. Military Service Men and Women (tags)

911 was an inside job.

This War on Terrorism is Bogus (tags)

"The plan shows Bush's cabinet intende3d to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power."

Bush's Speech Translation (tags)

what Bush didn't say yesterday

Local Soldier, Hannah Lee McKinney, Killed in Iraq (tags)

In pitch darkness early Monday, Army Pfc. Hannah Leah McKinney of Redlands climbed down from a guard tower at Fort Taji, Iraq, and headed across a dusty road to a latrine. She never made it. As she walked across the road, a Humvee drove out of the darkness, ran over the young soldier, then sped away, leaving her small crumpled body lying in the dirt, according to family members.

If this is what democracy is all about I can understand why the Iraqis don’t like it. (tags)

The Health Ministry planns to construct two new branch morgues in Baghdad and raise capacity to as many as 250 corpses a day.

Netanyahu Beats Drum for U.S. War with Iran (tags)

Leave it to a Far Right Likudite, Benjamin Netanyahu, to show up on 09/06/06, in Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love,” and beat the drum for a U.S. war with Iran. What a lethal irony! In his spiel, Netanyahu, an ultra Israeli Hawk, sounded like President George W. Bush, while also ignoring Israel’s many wrongs against the peoples of Palestine and Lebanon.

Propaganda Offensive (tags)

America will be more secure the sooner Rumsfeld resigns.. In an historical sense, the term "islam fascism" is absurd, a contradiction in itself..The fascism reproach is not true for any of the Moslem groups resisting Anglo-American control of the Middle East.

Local Soldier, David J. Almazan, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Almazan was killed in action Aug. 27 while on a combat patrol in this city of 30,000 in Iraq’s Al Anbar province. His platoon was on patrol to clear the city’s streets of improvised explosive devices, deadly roadside bombs used by insurgents to target coalition and Iraqi forces, the day he was killed.

Democratic Party outlines pro-war agenda for US elections (tags)

The right-wing, pro-war position of the Democratic Party was on full display Tuesday as the party leadership presented a new report that criticizes the Bush administration for failing to adequately defend the interests of American militarism.

Mass Civil Nonviolent Resistance to Confront Lawmakers at U.S. Capitol (tags)

Invitation to join nonviolent direct actions with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Tuesday, September 26th, or Declaration of Peace on Wednesday, September 27.

Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.

Military Families Speak Out 'Visit' Rep. Dana "Warbacker", Huntington Beach (tags)

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Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood (tags)

http://www.ivaw.net http://www.gsfp.org http://www.codepinkalert.org http://www.couragetoresist.org

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)

In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.

"We are United with the Other America" (tags)

The US demands the right to a preventive war. The right to defense is perverted into the right to self-defense through preventive action (In 1941 Hitler appealed to the right to preventive war against the Soviet Union). The international order is buried.

Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)

author: Paul Craig Roberts

BTL:US Peace Activists, Iraqi Parlimentarians Promote Timetable to... (tags)

...End America's Occupation of Iraq~Interview with Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink Women for Peace & Global Exchange, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)

The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.

Bush says Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11: Tell that to the Troops (tags)

While 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq." (Both False: Saddam had no ties to al-Qaeda, no role in 9/11)

Rev. Yearwood endorses Voters Pledge For Peace (tags)

Rev. Yearwoods' message: It is time for decent folks who care about the people of the Gulf Coast to come together and become Voters for Peace. Tell the politicans to bring the troops and resources home to the Gulf Coast where they are desperately needed.

With Lieberman's Loss, the Lobby Takes a Second Hit (tags)

When Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, a prime loser was the Lobby. Like the Israeli army in Lebanon, the Israel Lobby in Connecticut was exposed as a paper tiger. Joe Lieberman is AIPAC's boy; when he speaks at the yearly AIPAC convention in Washington, he elicits wild cheers, standing ovations, shouts of "Go, Joe, Go." Only the considerably less sanctimonious Dick Cheney does as well with that crowd. If the Lobby is on your side, you are supposed to win elections, and if it is not, down you go. But that did not happen in Connecticut despite the full exertion of the Lobby. In the final days of the campaign 1.5 million dollars poured into Lieberman's coffers, and virtually the entire Dem establishment was ordered into the fray on his side. Lieberman's opponent, Ned Lamont, had his name dragged through every mud puddle in Connecticut and of course was accused of being an anti-Semite. But that was all to no avail; Lamont won and Lieberman lost. A lot of politicians must now wonder whether the Lobby can deliver victories reliably any longer.

This Wednesday: Gold Star Mom to Lead Anti-war Protest March to Congressman’s Office (tags)

Gold Star and Military Families Speak Out at Congressman Dana ìWarbackerî Rohrabacherís Office. Local Military Families and Gold Star Mom to lead March from Huntington Pier to Congressman Rohrabacherís office to on August 30th

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

The Troop Question (tags)

As the shaky ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel lumbers on, the European governments expected to ‘enforce the peace’ have been stuttering and stalling in the face of actual commitment. It was France who took the initiative originally, who as head of UNISFL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), promised 3000 troops. After analyzing the situation further, an about-face occurred, and the troop level was reduced to 400 non-combatant personal. Italy saw opportunity and declared itself the replacement, promising 2000 troops; France, not to be outdone, reasserted leadership responsibilities, but with 2000 troops this time; Italy was then, thanks to its charitableness, awarded France’s old job as head of UNISFL. After all this, the seesawing attitude of the rest of Europe continues. These governments are demanding more definitive ‘rules of engagement’; they’re curious about the prospects of actual fighting, and are rightfully scared of being viewed as a foreign occupier in Hezbollahland. Bush is intent on seeing that his backfired war-effort is partially salvaged, and has insisted that Europe “hurry up” with military aide, since the U.S. has none to spare. It may be prudent to examine why Europe— who views Israel and the U.S. with apt distrust— is both eager and terrified to help them pursue their interests. Note: a working assumption will be that ‘humanitarian reasons’ is a sophistic answer, meant to lure citizens into obedience.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)

U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.

TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)

A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE RANK AND FILE TROOPS IN IRAQ (tags)

IT IS TIME TO LEAVE IRAQ

Depleted Uranium is WMD (tags)

by Leuren Moret

Will Bush use this as a lame ass excuse to invade Iran????? (tags)

Some fear Iran threat played down

A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)

Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------

US administration rejects Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations” (tags)

The Bush administration yesterday signalled its rejection of Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations,” setting the stage for punitive economic sanctions and an escalating confrontation with Tehran.

Wars are stretching Marine Corps thin (tags)

The good news is we won't be invading Iran anytime soon. (Well that's if Geogre W Hitler doesn't nuke them)

Nonviolent People Power on the Move in September 2006 (tags)

Direct Action Planned for September 26th & 27th at the U.S. Congress. Peace-loving people are moving to make nonviolent history in September 2006.

The Hidden Draft in Our Schools (tags)

With a vast majority of the US public disapproving of the quicksand war in Iraq, how can American educators continue to allow unchecked and unscrupulous recruiting in our high schools? A former Army officer takes a look at the problem of gutless school leaders who let their students be turned into Bush League cannon fodder -- then offers some suggestions on how to change things.

Tea Party at the Hague (tags)

Is the Hague court a joke or have we just lost our sense of perspective? The latest indiscriminate slaughter of children and innocent civilians in Lebanon by ‘God’s chosen’ seems not to warrant the attention of the Hague court. Carla Del Ponte’s latest remonstration against the Serbian leadership for not delivering war criminals to her court seems ‘slightly’ dissociative in view of recent events. Her obsession with Serbs now borders on the pathological. Would the civilian death toll in Iraq warrant her attention? Iraq now approaches one hundred thousand innocent civilian deaths – eighty percent directly attributable to the forces of occupation!

The Coming Repression (tags)

If one listens closely to those directing U.S. foreign policy, accusations, infighting, and panic are clearly audible. If one listens closer still, bursting seams can be heard. The U.S. corporate-ruled elite are in a crisis they can’t escape from; what this means for the public is easily discernable, if one only listens.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Know Your Bank Dick: The Federal Reserve Without Walls (tags)

Hezbollah, the armed political party in Lebanon, is now handing out fresh U.S. $100 Denomination Currency Notes all over Lebanon. Item - This U.S. Currency comes from Iraq as reported by Cloak and Dagger over a year ago.

Little Birds: A Devastating Window on the War (tags)

Powerful documentary on Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqi citizens

After defeating pro-war incumbent Lieberman, Lamont reassures Wall Street (tags)

The victory of multi-millionaire cable executive Ned Lamont in the Connecticut Democratic primary August 8 has produced paroxysms of uncritical celebration in liberal publications like the Nation and from groups like MoveOn.org, which campaigned heavily for Lamont and against incumbent senator Joseph Lieberman.

The politics of the latest terror scare (tags)

Five days after UK authorities arrested 24 British-born Muslims and announced that they and their American counterparts had thwarted a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights from London to the US, neither the British nor the American government has produced any facts to substantiate their dire claims.

What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)

Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.

Lieberman’s defeat and the state of American politics (tags)

The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman’s defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.

Neocons’ Middle East Scheme Is Backfiring (tags)

Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to “destabilize” the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons’ dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming “safer,” the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.

Make Your Voice Heard: Tell Congress to Stop the War Now!! (tags)

A Call for Nonviolent Resistance Actions to End the Occupation of Iraq Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, Washington, DC

Another Battle of Baghdad Cover Up -- It's Time for Truth (tags)

Summary: Former Army intelligence and public affairs officer Captain May argues that the Bush League infowar to hide the truth of Iraq's strategic and tactical blunders has sunk us into Middle Eastern quicksand -- and that the time for getting out is running out.

THE GENERALS SIGNAL THE RETREAT (tags)

THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IN IRAQ! FORGET TIMETABLES FOR WITHDRAWAL- CUT AND RUN NOW (JOG, TROT, CRAWL, SWIM, IF NECESSARY) THE GENERALS AND POLITICANS HAVE ABANDONED THE RANK AND FILE SOLDIERS IN IRAQ TO THEIR FATE. BROTHER AND SISTER SOLDIERS- THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT- GET THE TROOP TRANSPORTS READY

No Blood for Oil - Sign the Voter's Pledge (tags)

"No More Oil Wars-- Clean Energy Now!" This popular sentiment must find expression in government policy, and it is our job this fall to make every candidate running for Congress understand that this is what our people want. We should be circulating the VotersForPeace Pledge which declares that those signing "will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign." We must make visible this popular desire for peace, a rapid transition to clean energy and justice.

A Message to Impeachment Supporters from Ramsey Clark (tags)

Bush Making More Enemies in the Middle East

Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)

Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.

Victims and Perpetrators of Oil Imperialism (tags)

Victims can change. But the Perpetrators have remained the same for a century. Something MUST be done about the U.S.-UK international OIL CARTEL for the sake of peace,social&political justice, and to deal with doomsday Global Warming. Grassroots Public Information Campaigning is the ONLY WAY to overcome the Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis.

Oil Robbery by Law: The Economic Invasion of Iraq (tags)

The US does not rob Iraq of its oil. The emphasis is on sharing. Production Sharing Agreements are long-term agreements between oil corporations and coil states. Richard Perle once said solidarity means countries agreeing with the US.

Thousands to Take Action if Concrete Plan to End US Occupation in Iraq Not Established by (tags)

The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, including: • A prompt timetable for withdrawal of US troops and closure of bases • A post-occupation peace process for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation, and • A shift of funding from war to meeting human needs

Bush, Rice and Israel's Hack Legions: The Triumph of Crackpot Realism (tags)

Presidents announced Star Wars, Reagan's dream has come true. Behind ramparts guarded by a coalition of liars extending from Rupert Murdoch to the New York Times, from Bill O'Reilly to PBS, America is totally shielded from truth. Here we have a Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who gazes at the rubble of Lebanon, 300,000 refugees being strafed with Israel's cluster bombs, and squeaks happily that we are "witnessing the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)

Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"

Cindy Sheehan Buys 5 Acres Near Bush Ranch (tags)

Ms. Sheehan has paid over $50,000 for land just outside of Crawford, Texas for Camp Casey and the upcoming protest of the Iraq War there. She has been fasting with Code Pink and several other anti-war organizations in front of the White House for over three weeks.

Sen. McCain's son joins Marine Corps (tags)

Lets hope and Arab freedom fighter with an IED or sniper rifle gets lucky when this guy gets to Iraq!

Nightmare Scenario (tags)

Is the badly outnumbered American expeditionary force in Iraq in trouble? Is it in danger of being trapped? With all our firepower, are we looking at the possibility of some kind of a military defeat?

THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? - PART II (tags)

ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE - PART II

FILIPINAS EVERYWHERE (tags)

In the light of the profound economic and political crisis in the Philippines today, what could be the significance of celebrating the one-hundred year anniversary of the coming of Filipino contract labor to Hawaii? Are Filipinos the new compradors for the militarist U.S. Empire? Or are they harbingers of a new generation of combatants from the oppressed communities? At the turn of the century, the revolutionary organizer Rosa Luxemburg elegized the dismal plight of the subjugated natives. Today, US Special Forces are back to reconquer the neocolony, with the natives no longer smiling, now up in arms, united with people of color in Venezuela, Palestine, Hawaii, Nepal, Mexico, and other battlefronts of our beleaguered planet. Whither the Filipino diaspora?

Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Sudan: coldly premeditated neocon wars (tags)

Before emotions and disinformation gain the upper hand, consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that by late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And don't expect to hear about this from Lieberman, McCain, Pelosi, Feinstein, Howard Dean, or the Clintons.)

Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)

A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.

Iran: The Next War (tags)

Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country. Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But this time, the target was Iran.

The spirit of resistance (tags)

The practical result is that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is ever more popular all over the Arab street. Kind of like the new, 21st-century Saladin. Hezbollah's moral and political cache could not but rise among peoples and movements worldwide who keep being bombed to oblivion but never had a chance to bomb back.

What links Lieberman, McCain, Gingrich, Perle, Kristol, and Hoffa? (tags)

Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain aren't merely "hawksih"; as "Honorary Co-Chairmen" of a pre-Iraq-war spin machine called The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, they were leading cheerleaders for a war that now threatens to mushroom out of all control--unless we remove the Liebermans, McCains, and their fellow war cheerleaders from our U.S. Congress.

NO SOMOS EL U.S ARMY (tags)

Raza Students continue to say “No Somos El U.S. Army, NO to the Occupation of Iraq, and NO to troops on the border!"

"Missiles and Bombs Threaten the Future" (tags)

The spiral of vengeance is not a solution!.. Perhaps a change will come in the US; perhaps questions will be raised soon.. The attack itself was retaliation for the US policy of the "big stick," retribution for the "new world order" that creates so much poverty.

Soldiers ordered to kill all military age males (tags)

Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to "kill all military age males," according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press.

BTL:"Troops Home Fast" Hunger Strikers Demand a Quick Withdrawal of... (tags)

...U.S. Forces from Iraq ~ Interview with Diane Wilson, hunger strike activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Declaration of Peace Sets Sept. 21-28 National Actions (tags)

Peace Movement Sets Sept. 21 Deadline for US Plan to Chart New Course on Iraq – Thousands to Take Action if Plan Not Established

Local Soldier, Andres Contreras, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Staff Sgt. Andres Jonathan Contreras, 24, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Saturday, July 15, in Baghdad, Iraq. Contreras died of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

Iraq Vet and NJ Native Tells His Story (tags)

Another casualty of war speaks out about what he has witnessed.

A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (tags)

This is not a smart guy, or even a dummy fronting for a bunch of smart guys. This is an idiot who is listening to a bunch of idiots.

A Century of Oil Imperialism (tags)

The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel's way tend to meet violent ends.

"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)

The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.

Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."

Of our sins. (tags)

on the cultural diversities and the mistake of trying to impose a culture and a morals the other people

The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)

by Ruth Rosen

Lebanon, Iran, Sudan: Three more premeditated neocon wars (tags)

Before emotions get the upper hand, let's catch our breath and consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that as of late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And let's not forget that Sudan has both oil and uranium.)

June Protests - Innovative (tags)

And totally ignored by the corporate media.

The Iraq Crisis: A Moral Perspective (tags)

War destroys the lives of innocent people. This is wrong! This cannot be morally justified! We have created chaos in iraq. The trail of hatred and resentment intensifies every day.

The Second American Revolution : Capitalism, Proverbs and Parables (tags)

I will speak to them in parables (sound bites). I will reveal to them mysteries and the secret things which have been kept hidden from them for long ages past. A revolution is a propaganda war and it the decisive battles are not fought with guns.

Pfc. Chris Gorman: I refuse to go back to Iraq, because this war is illegal and unjust. (tags)

Interview with Christopher Gorman, a religious Conscientious Objector who is refusing to return to Iraq.

Diabetes and Depleted Uranium ll (tags)

Italian Embassy Cover up Continues

Krauthammer Has It Wrong: The Constitution is for Peace and War (tags)

He and the President are trying to justify dictatorship on the cheap by claiming that “everybody does it” during wartime, and then things go back to normal…except there is no war now, and the fake “war’ on terror will never end.

What If Israel Had Never Been Created? (tags)

What would the world look like, if in 1948, the state of Israel hadn’t been created? Unfortunately, President Harry S. Truman, under the “influence of the Zionists,” gave his endorsement to that violence-inspiring project. Since that time, life for the Palestinans has become a hell-on-earth under the heel of Israel’s brutal Death-Mayhem-&-Occupation Machine. John Lennon said, “Imagine there’s no countries.” Okay, let’s imagine: There is no Israel!

How US Wars are Sold (tags)

One of the oldest representative democracies of the world changed in the First World War into a controlled undemocratic form of state..Local stations eagerly accepted the free propaganda films.

glory of Washington (tags)

oped

Jason Morrow, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

Cpl. Jason Morrow proposed to his wife last year at home plate in Angel Stadium. He later threw out the first pitch at a playoff game. Now the ballclub comes to terms with his death in Iraq.

Using drones to kill people (tags)

Drones can also be used by the people against the government!

Army charges Lt. Watada with contempt towards president; Faces over seven years prison (tags)

On July 5, U.S. Army First Lt. Ehren K. Watada was formally charged with three articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: two counts of contempt towards officials (Article 88) - specifically President G. W. Bush, three counts of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman (Article 133), and one count of missing movement (Article 87).

A Soldier's View: Forgotton Sacrifice (tags)

This commentary on America today was written by U.S. Air Force Captain F. John Duresky, currently stationed in Iraq. It was published in The Washington Post on July 5, 2006.

Local Marine, Jason Morrow, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Jason W. Morrow, 27, a Marine from Riverside died of wounds he suffered in combat in Iraq. He was wounded in Al-Anbar province on Monday and died of his injuries Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

Cindy Sheehan to provoke the Second American Revolution July 4th, 2006-Hunger Strike in DC (tags)

Locals to join national fast for peace WOODBURY -- About 10 people are expected to participate in the July 4 "Troops Home Fast" -- a nationwide fast to end the war in Iraq -- by gathering outside a congressman’s Woodbury office. Participants will spend 12 hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in front of the office of U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews, D-1, of Haddon Heights, according to members of the Coalition for Peace and Justice and the South Jersey Campaign for Peace and Justice. The office is at 63 N. Broad St. Nationally known celebrities and activists, led by Cindy Sheehan and Fernando Suarez del Solar, whose sons were killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, will start their fast at 12:01 a.m. July 4. Some will continue their fast until Sept. 21, which is International Peace Day. http://www.nj.com/news/gloucester/local/index.ssf?/base/news-3

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.

Support Lt. Watada (tags)

Call out to support Lt. Watada on the 27th.

Richard Perle: A Serial Warmonger! (tags)

Richard Perle is at it again! He tossed a hizzy fit when the Bush-Cheney Gang decided to have “talks” with Iran over their disputed nuclear program. The Mother of All Neocons implied President George W. Bush was a coward. He said the President “blinked” and that the Mullahs had “glared” him down. Perle has no shame! He helped to create the disaster which is the Iraqi War. Now, he wants to set the stage for a repeat U.S. performance with Iran.

US Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35): End War in Iraq! Bring The Troops Home! (tags)

PRESS RELEASE: Waters is Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus. The group explains its plans to end the war and to bring the troops home.

Cheney Spoke of Need to Establish US Presece in Mid-East (tags)

By D. Burbeck Mike Malloy of Air America Radio said a few nights ago that in the '90s Cheney used to speak of the need to establish a U.S. presence in the Middle-East. I had never heard this before, but it came as no surprise.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend Edition (tags)

News from inside the "Bush Reich": Insurency escalates in Iraq, Suspicions grow re: murdered/tortured soldiers, Israeli arms dealers and mercenaries in No. Iraq, Halliburton investigated for human trafficking, The obscene 2007 budget...and more: Read it n' weep!

Christopher Leon, A Local Marine, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 20-year-old Marine from Lancaster has been killed in Iraq, becoming the third young Antelope Valley man to die there since the 2003 invasion. Cpl. Christopher Leon, a 2004 Lancaster High School graduate, died Tuesday from wounds suffered in combat, Marine officials said.

Michael Estrella, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Honored (tags)

Relatives, friends and supporters bid their last farewell to Marine Cpl. Michael Estrella in emotional services Friday. Estrella, 20, a 2003 Hemet High School graduate, was killed June 14 in combat in Iraq, the 2,500th member of the U.S. military to die in that country since the war began, according to Marine officials.

Dixie Chicks Headed This Way (tags)

Headed this way - - the legendary Dixie Chicks.

Killed in Iraq, Local Marine Salvador Guerrero Laid to Rest (tags)

About 400 friends and family members gathered at the funeral for Salvador Guerrero on Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, followed by his burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

The First US Army Officer to Refuse Iraq Deployment (tags)

"I am whole-heartedly opposed to the continued war in Iraq, the deception used to wage this war, and the lawlessness that has pervaded every aspect of our civilian leadership."

nternational peace conference connects struggles and unites in opposition to imperialist w (tags)

Over 150 participants from ten countries around the world shared and connected their struggles in the second day of a unique and historic international progressive peace conference. Participants of the “Towards a Just and Lasting Peace” conference heard first-hand yesterday the impacts of imperialist war, plunder and exploitation on peoples of the South and North. They also united in the need to support all forms of struggles for national and social liberation against imperialism in order to achieve a genuine, just and lasting peace.

Europe’s leaders close ranks with Bush (tags)

On Tuesday, US President George Bush touched down in Vienna for the annual summit of US and European Union (EU) leaders. After brief talks in Vienna, Bush is due to fly to Budapest on Thursday for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Bush’s trip to Europe is the first in a round of visits over the next few weeks. Next month he will return to Europe to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Stralsund, before proceeding to Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin prior to the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, to be held July 15-17.

Luis Santos, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

More than 100 family members, friends and supporters paid tribute to Spc. Luis D. Santos on Monday. Services were held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Rialto then proceeded in a police-escorted motorcade to Riverside National Cemetery, where Santos was laid to rest.

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

"Cut and Run": A Winning Slogan if Democrats are Serious about Wanting to Win (tags)

The problem of course is that the Democrats don’t seem to want to win, or are afraid of what might happen if they did win: that they’d actually have to run the place.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend edition (tags)

US Mainstream Media goes into propaganda overdrive....GOP hate crimes against blacks in 2004 election revealed by BBC and Greg Palast....

U.S. Army's Radioactive Blowback (tags)

Many will recall the haunting lyrics of "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. In the wake of the U.S. military's deployment of DU munitions in the desert regions of the Middle East, a horrifying new impication is given to the lyrics. "All we are is dust in the wind".

Bush's Baghdad Stunt (tags)

While reading about the exploits of Emperor Bush, who bravely flew in to war-torn Baghdad, Iraq and spent a whole six hours there without even providing the usual notice to, let alone securing the necessary approvals from, its so-called "sovereign" government, I was reminded of the remarkable words spoken to author Ron Suskind by a senior Bush advisor in the summer of 2002.

BTL:Zarqawi's Death Will Have Little Effect Upon War (tags)

Interview with Aaron Glantz, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

2500 Wasted Lives or "Just a Number"? (tags)

The Democratic voters of Connecticut have the right idea: If Democrats won’t oppose the war or won’t stand on principle, throw the bastards out.

"Our Military is Being Treated as Human Fodder" - Mother of Soldier (tags)

Police in Eugene, Oregon have arrested 21-year-old Army Specialist Suzanne Swift for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Swift served in Iraq for a year but decided she could not return and went AWOL. Not only did she feel the war lacked purpose, Swift said her superiors repeatedly sexually harassed her while serving in Iraq. We speak with her mother, Sara Rich.

CA Democrats ROAR Like Lions During House Iraq Debate (tags)

Just when I was ready to write Congress off as a hopeless pack of morons and sellouts, the Democrats found their voices and ROARED!!!

Unexpected Guest Drops in on Iraqi Prime Minister (tags)

Guess who’s coming to dinner? The President of the United States. But for the U.S. media, this peculiar party crashing by President Bush was a Big Moment, not an embarrassment.

senator kerry finally gets it- a little (tags)

cut and run- you bet

URGENT: Take Action to Support US Military Officer Refusing Iraq War (tags)

Bush in Bagdad (tags)

President Bush’s trip to Baghdad Tuesday has been hailed by the American media and official Washington as something of a political masterstroke. In fact, the sudden trip, conducted in secrecy even from the Iraqi government that holds nominal sovereignty in the US-occupied country, was a demonstration of both the dire state of affairs in Iraq and the political isolation and disorientation of the Bush administration.

A Pound of Flesh (tags)

Ever read "The Merchant of Venice"? Well, imagine Uncle Sam is Shylock and Iran is Antonio. And imagine Portia is the World Court.

Local Marine, Salvador Guerrero, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Salvador Guerrero, 21, died in combat in Al Anbar province, Iraq, June 9, 2006.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Luis D. Santos, of Rialto, who attended Fontana High School, died of injuries received when a bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in Buritz, Iraq, June 8, 2006.

Why Kill Zarqawi Instead of Capture Him? (tags)

Could it be the U.S. didn’t want him to talk about what he knew about the U.S. in Iraq and about the U.S. role in creating him.

New U.S. Maneuvers on Iran: Tactical Shifts, Escalating Threats, & Continued Danger of War (tags)

For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.

BTL:Haditha: Iraq's My Lai Massacre Could Be Turning Point in War (tags)

Interview with Rahul Mahajan, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

At the Turning Point: The War is Lost (tags)

In private reports to the Pentagon, military commanders in the field admit the war is lost and the American military cannot contain the growing violence in the country.

Ongoing threat of radioactive depleted uranium (tags)

The nuclear threat of depleted uranium continues to plague US soldiers and Iraqi civilians experiencing illness and/or death from exposure to radioactive DU..

ZARQAWI is an american invention (tags)

Letter from the people in Fallujah to Kofi Annan

A GLOBAL CALL FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE ACTIONS ON AUGUST 6-9 -- NOW MORE THAN EVER! (tags)

This year, as we prepare to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9), it is imperative that the global peace movement show the links between that genocide and the slaughter of innocent civilians carried out by the U.S. military in its "conventional" war in Haditha, Fallujah and throughout Iraq.

Who's Following the Money? (tags)

So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.

Kevin Zeese: “Both Parties Selling Country to Highest Bidder!” (tags)

Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, accused both parties, Democrats and Republicans, of “selling the country to the highest bidder.” He spoke at a Forum, in Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 2006. Zeese emphasized the importance of breaking the straightjacket the two parties have on the voters in order to give them a real choice. Zeese also underscored that our fragile environment is headed for a global disaster, unless serious policy changes are made within the next five to ten years.

THERE IS NO "WAR ON TERRORISM" (tags)

There is no "war on terror." The invasion and occupation of Iraq are not part of a "war on terror." Neither are the current threats and war preparations against Iran. The "war on terror" doesn't exist—no matter how many times the Bush administration cites it to justify its aggressions, no matter how often Republicans and Democrats debate how to best carry it out, and no matter how frequently it's referenced in the U.S. bourgeois media.

ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)

ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War

Confident U.S. generals commit war crimes (tags)

A force multiplier is a technological method to multiply the aggressiveness and lethality of an armed force.

BTL:Escalation of Violence in Iraq Leads to Renewed Calls for U.S. Withdrawal (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out co-founder, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Air America Interviews The God Loving Bushite Killer Johnny Wizard! (tags)

Again, it only serves the interests of the enemy neo-con. No warring faction is going to exclusively, indiscriminately murder whomever, repeatedly, but for only the dying bushite dumfuk, as Creation's justly sworn enemies.

Political Solution, Not a War on Iran! (tags)

War is the great terror. We seek de-escalation, non-aggression guarantees and renunciation of force. Nuclear weapon states should finally fulfill their obligation to disarm their nuclear arsenals.

Normalizing War (tags)

The pictures from the torture hell are the tip of the iceberg of an occupation hated nationwide.

White House: Haditha findings to be made public (tags)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The results of an investigation into the killings last year of 24 Iraqi civilians will be released to the public when the Marine Corps' investigation is complete, the White House said.

THE THREAT OF DEPLETED URANIUM EXPOSURE (tags)

THE DEADLY EFFECT OF EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM

Operation Iraqi Freedom (tags)

oped

Gold Star Mother Urges Americans to Sign the Voters Pledge (tags)

No More Pro-War Candidates, No More Wars of Choice

Army officer sues for resignation OK (tags)

I guess the US military has not heard about the 13th amendment! - Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Iraq, car bombs and US covert forces: a little known story from 2003 (tags)

With all the reports on car bombings in Iraq, the SAS covert ops uncovert in Basra, and reports of iraqi cars being wired with explosives, unbeknownst to the driversm we can add this 2003 story

Confident U.S. Generals Commit War Crimes (tags)

contact Bob Nichols DUweapons@gmail.com bob.bobnichols@gmail.com http://www.sfbayview.com/051706/warcrimes.shtml Uranium as a force multiplier

Liars’ Club Confab: Bush and Blair at White House (tags)

The prime members of the Anglo-American Liars’ Club, President George W. Bush and the UK’s Tony Blair, met at the White House on May 25, 2006. The bull session lead to more perpetual war propaganda, including an agreement to keep troops there until the new Iraqi government of occupation “takes control.” Protesters expected at the confab, include Ann Wright, who resigned her State Dept. job rather than endorse the Neocon-inspired war.

The State of War (tags)

The violent actions of the West ultimately gave birth to more suicide assassins, not peace.. In 1953, the US overthrew the iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh in a military coup because he insisted on nationalizing Iranian oil. Decades of the Shah dictatorship followed

Should Noam Chomsky Reset His Compass? (tags)

Noam Chomsky was interviewed for the 2005 book, “Imperial Ambitions.” In it, he addressed the Iraqi War, but he failed to take on the hawkish Neocons. Chomsky said the war was about the “control of oil.” He also ignored the influential Israeli Lobby’s role in agitating for the conflict. In the introduction, a colleague said that he “misses nothing.” Question: How can that be true, if Chomsky missed the six ton elephant in the room - the Israeli Lobby?

Anai Rhoads Ford Interview Part II (tags)

This interview talks about animal rights, anti-war, vaccines and other issues. Posting it here too...

Anai Rhoads Ford Interview Part II (tags)

Chow: Do you think PETA is sincere? Rhoads Ford: Far from it. They do "some" good, but their corporate style and internal undemocratic environment is disheartening. I saw people hired and fired over nothing, but more notably for not being compatible with Ingrid NewKirk's tightfisted rules.

Burning the American Flag because of What it Represents (tags)

The Senate will soon debate an amendment to ban flag-burning. As long as the U.S. flag represents a nation bent on dominating the world regardless of the human and economic costs, people both here and abroad will continue to burn it. Where there is oppressions there is always resistance.

Voters for Peace (tags)

Take a Stand by Signing the Voters Pledge!

Can I buy my son a gas mask? (tags)

US troops have no protection from America’s poisonous uranium gas in Iraq by Bob Nichols Project Censored Award Winner

The Petrodollar: America’s Achilles Heel (tags)

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The Bush Administration's Dual Loyalties (tags)

Since the long-forgotten days when the State Department's Middle East policy was run by a group of so-called Arabists, U.S. policy on Israel and the Arab world has increasingly become the purview of officials well known for tilting toward Israel. From the 1920s roughly to 1990, Arabists, who had a personal history and an educational background in the Arab world and were accused by supporters of Israel of being totally biased toward Arab interests, held sway at the State Department and, despite having limited power in the policymaking circles of any administration, helped maintain some semblance of U.S. balance by keeping policy from tipping over totally toward Israel. But Arabists have been steadily replaced by their exact opposites, what some observers are calling Israelists, and policymaking circles throughout government now no longer even make a pretense of exhibiting balance between Israeli and Arab, particularly Palestinian, interests.

US Military Uses Dirty Bombs: THAT'S Why They Hate Us, GW (tags)

Our Military Complex and the Bush Administration has pounded into our brains that "they hate us for our freedom". In foriegn countries, the news is not that the US has "freedoms" that are detrimental to other countries. Their news reports are on subjects such as the violations of the Geneva Convention by the US. Their news reports are on subjects such as "Since 1991, the United States has staged four wars using depleted uranium weaponry, illegal under all international treaties, conventions and agreements....".

BTL:Special Forces Veteran Asserts The Iraq War Has Already Been Lost (tags)

Interview with Stan Goff, retired Special Forces Master Sergeant and peace activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS (tags)

At the end of the day, the blood of the Iraqi people will demand to be heard and the voice of justice will be louder and reverberate with greater power than any so-called 'weapon of mass destruction' throughout the entire world. The only questions that remain are: Where does each and every one of us stand in this conflict and what do we intend to do about it?

Sheehan Labels Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!” (tags)

On May 18, 2006, activists attempted to deliver a “Don't Attack Iran” Petition, which was signed by over 43,000 individuals, to a White House official. The bureaucrat refused to accept it, despite the fact that the Right to Petition the government for a redress of grievances is a right older than the Constitution and a cornerstone of the First Amendment. A defiant Cindy Sheehan then labeled George W. Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!”

Bombs on Iran (tags)

The US still needs Iran as a stabilizer in the Shiite sector of Iraq.. The most important war objective in this first phase is maximization of the acceptance of war.. Be skeptical toward all war reports. Go the distance. Keep away from all war hysteria.

Wars Based on Lies (tags)

The main characteristic of the hairspliter is reversal of the burden of proof.. We are at the next stage of the suspension of international law created after 1945 and its replacement by the right of the stronger.

Code Pink Challenges White House (tags)

Code Pink activists showed up on Mother’s Day to challenge the War Party. They took their case directly to the White House. In a rally that included a mini-parade, speeches, a sing along and the waving of plenty of roses, the Ladies in Pink were in great form. Cindy Sheehan said they are “making a difference.” And, Actress Susan Sarandon read an open letter to Laura Bush, in which she mocked Laura’s husband, “The Decider,” as a warmonger.

A Perfect Mother's Day Gift:Create a Peace Movement That Ends the Iraq Occupation (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan and Ray McGovern 1pm at the White House then march to Rumsfeld's house May 18.

BTL:CIA Veteran Analyst Confronts Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq War 'Lies' (tags)

Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Third Reich Tyrants (tags)

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Video: The Invasion of Iraq - Episode VIII (tags)

The Invasion of Iraq music video with music by Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You

The US Empire Versus Reality (tags)

The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the belief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology when they are wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was surely the moral of the Vietnam War.

Why I Cannot Support The Troops In Iraq (tags)

...it is absolutely necessary that I ask who, in fact, should be held responsible for the ongoing destruction of a such a substantial portion of the infrastructure of Iraq, the death of half a million children during an earlier embargo, the killing of as many as 100,000 innocent Iraqis, the deaths of 2,500 American soldiers, and the horrible injury of at least 25,000....

RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER ZACH GOLD ANNOUNCES 'KNOW WAR' PHOTO SHOOT (tags)

Project to visually depict American death toll in Iraq

Christ Wars Bushite Enemies for the Love of our Living God (tags)

The Greatest Audio Recording Ever in the History of Our Humanity. So, don't miss it!

State Lawlessness (tags)

The Diowning Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Raymond L. Henry, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A group of nine high school friends and an Anaheim family say farewell to a soldier killed on patrol in Iraq.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Kyle A. Colnot, Killed in Iraq (tags)

More than 300 people attended the service for Kyle A. Colnot, including more than 100 members of the Patriot Guard Riders, flag-waving Vietnam vets who travel around California on motorcycles attending the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mission Impossible Again (tags)

While 1.5 million immigrants and their supporters marched throughout America on May Day, our Imperial Monarch, Dubya (or rather, his handlers), saw fit to address, not the growing immigrant rights movement, but rather the installation of the new puppet PM of Iraq.

Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)

"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/5/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for San Dimas Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot of San Dimas was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on April 22, when an improvised bomb detonated near the Humvee he was riding in with three other soldiers, who also were killed.

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for Anaheim Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A funeral will be held Saturday for Pfc. Raymond L. Henry of Anaheim, who died in Iraq last week. He was 21.

Bush's CIA Pensioners Confess Their Lies (tags)

The war against Iraq was resolved as a policy. The US government was only interested in secret service information that supported this policy..Information that did not fit the long resolved war strategy was consciously ignored.

King Would be Proud of Rep. Barbara Lee! (tags)

On April 27, 2006, a Forum was held on Capitol Hill by the House of Representatives’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” whose purpose is to end the Iraqi War and bring all the troops home. A leading Caucus members, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), also testified. She said there were no WMD in Iraq and that Osama bin Laden had no connections to 9/11, Iraq or Saddam Hussein. Lee said the Bush-Cheney Gang must answer to the people: “Why did [they] do it?”

"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)

Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."

As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)

A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”

Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error (tags)

Truly amazing audio performance called "Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error"

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Army Pfc. Raymond Henry, of Anaheim, Calif., stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, was killed Tuesday, April 25, 2006, when a roadside bomb detonated near his Stryker vehicle in Mosul, Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

The U.S. military has identified Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot, a 23-year-old Arcadia man, as one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed in an explosion Saturday in Iraq.

Marcy Winograd Campaign Gaining Momentum, Cindy Sheehan Gives Support (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2006 – Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan came to a rally to support Marcy Winograd this Tuesday.

Iraq/Afghan War Forum w/ Sonali from KPFK @ Saddleback College (tags)

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HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE! (tags)

The election cycle of 2006-2008 has started, a time for all militants to run for cover. It will not be pretty and certainly is not for the faint-hearted. The Democrats smell blood in the water. The Greens smell that the Democrats smell blood. Various parliamentary leftists and some ostensibly socialists smell that the Greens smell blood. You get the drift. Before we go to ground let me make a point.

Local Marine, Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

Services for Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse, who was killed in Iraq on April 12, were held Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Newport Mesa Christian Church in Costa Mesa.

No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)

Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.

Terrorism cannot be fought everywhere but Palestine (tags)

Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D. is editor-in-chief of Pakistan Today and Muslim World Today, California-based weekly newspapers, president of Council for Democracy and Tolerance and adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.

IN THE CASE OF ONE DONALD RUMSFELD- RESIGNATION IS NOT ENOUGH! (tags)

HERE IS A SOLUTION TO THE RUMSFELD RESIGNATION CONTROVERSY.

Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk with Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd 36th District Congressional Candidate for an Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk

Californians Rejecting One Party System (tags)

Californians reject the one party system because the new Democratic Republican Party only represents five percent of all Americans. Today people are going to the streets and there is an awaking in America for a change in leadership.

Hillary Clinton outlines Democrats’ big business agenda (tags)

New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton delivered a speech last week to the Economic Club of Chicago that served as an introduction to the right-wing economic platform upon which she and her party intend to run in the 2006 US midterm elections, as well as her own agenda in an expected bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

Tuesday April 25 - "AFGHANISTAN AS A MODEL FOR IRAQ: THE RHETORIC OF LIBERATION" (tags)

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Neil Young: "Impeach the President" (tags)

He is country rock's biggest icon, and he is angry. Recorded in secret, his forthcoming album savages the war in Iraq. One track says it all: 'Impeach the President'

Breaking the Mikulski Code! (tags)

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) voted against the Iraqi War, but she has consistently voted to fund it. She poses as a liberal, but on the Iraqi conflict, there is little or no difference between her complicity in that wrong and that of VP Dick Cheney. He was recently booed at a baseball game. When will the people of Maryland begin booing her? Another funding for the Iraqi War vote is coming up in late April. Will Mikulski again support the Bush-Cheney Gang?

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Joseph Anthony Blanco, 25, of Bloomington, was killed in a firefight in Taji, Iraq, Tuesday.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse of Huntington Beach was killed Wednesday when an improvised bomb exploded at the security checkpoint where he was deployed in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

The Iraq war and the eruption of American imperialism (tags)

In the field of politics, there are events which mark a fundamental turning point in the historical process. There is no doubt that the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which began three years ago, was one of these. In September 2002, with the decision to invade Iraq having already been made, the Bush administration published its National Security Strategy (NSS). This document set out clearly and unambiguously that the United States was now reserving to itself the right to use military force pre-emptively in pursuit of its national interests and objectives on a global scale.

Paul Wolfowitz’s Heart of Darkness (tags)

Now, War Hawks within the Bush-Cheney Gang are planning a First-Strike against Iran. It may come just before the Nov. midterm elections. The Neocon Paul Wolfowitz concocted the notion of a Pre-emptive War. His target, in 2003, was Iraq. Every time I hear Wolfowitz’s name mentioned, I curse him for all the deaths and suffering that his scheme has caused to the peoples of that unfortunate country, our brave troops and to our dwindling treasury.

liberty (tags)

liberty for all

Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.

Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

Another Surreal Day in the Age of Bush (tags)

The baseball season opened on April 3, 2006. President George W. Bush was in Cincinnati and tossed out the “ceremonial” pitch. Jay Leno said it went off to the “far right.” Meanwhile, nine brave U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on that day; one for every inning Bush was at the game. Zacarias Moussaoui, a suspected mental case, faces the death penalty for 9/11. Also, corruption-tainted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) fears a hammering from the justice system.

Stewart A. Alexander (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)

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Huge Month of Demonstrations (tags)

Not to mention the immigration bill protests, March saw massive demonstrations all over the world. Two international action days - International Woman's Day, and the Iraq War anniversary - brought hundreds of thousands out protesting the war and the Bush Administration.

My Lai - Fallujah (tags)

Same old freedom and democracy

Winograd on the March (tags)

Progressive Demo Marcy Winograd Blocks Congresswoman Jane Harman from winning endorsement by local Democratic organization.

Aparecio Izquierda.Info / Leelo online (tags)

Contenido del nuevo numero:

We are in a Chaos (tags)

American legitimacy is undermined. Hardly anyone believes in American morals any more. American credibility was shattered.. The present rests on errors of the past, lies and crimes. The Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy with the Iraq invasion.

911 – the Need for an Independent Investigation (tags)

Written by: Keith Perkins 11 September 2001, the day the world changed forever. If ever there was a time of innocence it was no longer.

the Mosque Massacre was no Accident (tags)

The U.S. has been asked by Iraqi officials to quit running security operations. If that’s not an open invitation to go home, I don’t know what is. So why aren’t US forces packing up? Because Bush doesn’t really want a stable Iraqi government run by Shi’ias.

Nader -- Bush's Divorce from Reality (tags)

author: Ralph Nader CounterPunch March 25 / 26, 2006 Impeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison

Uranium bombing in Iraq contaminates Europe (tags)

The average radioactive dose, according to official government index based calculations, was about 23 million radioactive particles for the average adult male in Britain and Europe.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/24/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

After the Fiasco (tags)

Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?

In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)

March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com

MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)

The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.

Declaration of Jury of Conscience (tags)

The jury in the World Tribunal in Istanbul concluded that the invasion of Iraq together with the continuing occupation of iraq constitutes a violation of the core obligation of the UN Charter.

BRILLIANT ACTIVISTS TAKING IT TO CONGRESSIONAL OFFICIAL'S DOORSTEPS (tags)

This past weekend saw demonstrations all around the world with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets to protest the third anniversary of the War in Iraq. But something new is happening.

Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)

Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.

Peregrinacion por la Paz (tags)

Santa Monica, Sunday, March 19, eighty people marched with Fernando Suarez Del Solar from the Federal Building in Westwood to the Arlington West Memorial at the Santa Monica Pier. There, Mr. Suarez, Mrs. Castro, and others, in front of many cameras, checked some of the 2,317 crosses set up on the beach, in honor of the U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.

Iraq War Breaks Down into Civil War (tags)

A short article about the collapse of the Iraqi War into full scale civil war.

Pentagon Gets Coffin, While Protesters Get Arrested! (tags)

Activists marched on the Pentagon, on March 20, 2006. In a direct action, a symbolic coffin was hoisted over a fence by the protesters at the facility, located in northern Virginia, just opposite Washington, D.C. About 20 demonstrators were arrested. The “Iraq Pledge of Resistance” organization sponsored the event on the third anniversary of the bloodbath in Iraq. A prayer was also offered near the Pentagon to honor all of the Iraqi dead.

An Immoral War Coalition (tags)

Waging a new war that would exceed all the wars since the Vietnam War with the reason that Iran could produce nuclear bombs in ten years is even more absurd than the lie of weapons of mass destruction with which the Iraq war was justified.

Orange County Anti-war Demo (tags)

On March 18th, protesters gathered at Hart Park in Orange County to demand the Bush administration bring the troops home from Iraq.

Report back from Anti War Strategizing Discussion (tags)

Los Angeles- This past Saturday the 18th, thousands habitually marched through Hollywood to once again condemn the War on Iraq, after 3 and a half years of failed attempts at ending it. The following is a report back from a member of the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF), seeking to further open the debate on building a long-term movement for radical social change, beyond simply ending the war on Iraq.

THOUSANDS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (tags)

Three years after the start of the war, the US military continues to occupy the nation of Iraq, despite polls which indicate that a majority of Iraqis and US citizens want the US troops to be withdrawn.

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN (tags)

BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN

THOUSANDS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (tags)

An estimated 4,000 protestors took to the streets of Hollywood to protest the war in Iraq. The demonstration, initiated By A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition-LA, brought out groups such as South Central Farmers, Veterans for Peace, the Korean Drummers, World Can’t Wait, and many others.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 6/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 5/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 4/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 3/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 2/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Hollywood Peace March 3-18-2006 [Part 1/6] (tags)

Thousands of Peace-Loving people marched through the streets of Hollywood demanding an immediate end to the US military occupation of Iraq.

Infoshop Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands and hundreds of local groups to protest locally against the third anniversary of the current phase of the U.S.-Iraq war

USA launches largest (HOT)Air Assault in Iraq since 2003 (tags)

With typical Hollywood fanfare, the Empire's Central Command announced the largest (HOT)"air assault in Iraq since the 2003 invasion." Funny thing is, the clueless "Coalition forces" cannot seem to find the Enemy...

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war

US Surrenders in Iraq (tags)

Surrender as in Vietnam

Join World Can't Wait! at this weekend's antiwar protests (tags)

A call for people to join the movement to Drive Out the Bush Regime at this weekend's antiwar protests. Featuring a statement from World Can't Wait on the 3rd anniversary of the murderous and utterly illegitamate war in Iraq.

3 YEARS IN IRAQ- Over 100,000 Kids Killed NEW CFTM VIDEO OF OUTRAGE (tags)

AMERICA, WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE?

Iraq 3rd Anniversary Call to Action! End The War in Iraq! Bring Troop Beck Home Now! (tags)

Call to Action! 3 Years Too Many! End To The War in Iraq Bring The Troops Home Now!

Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)

“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.

A World Lit by Energy Warfare (tags)

...What "Mission Accomplished" in reality achieved was an intractable quagmire of bloodletting and a nightmarish prospect of global conflict...

BTL:Poll Finds U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Overwhelmingly Favor Withdrawal Within a Year (tags)

Interview with Kelly Dougherty, cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/10/06) (tags)

More space art from the "Cassini Imaging Team"

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest (tags)

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest

Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)

Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"

Iran and the US: A Fictional Dialogue (tags)

Who threatens who is clear. In 1953, the CIA overthrew our democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh only because he dared to nationalize the oil industry.

Iran, Iraq, Palestine, War and anti-war (tags)

Anti-War teach in , and critique of "the movement"

SF City Council Joins Impeachment Movement (tags)

SF's supervisors jumped into national politics by passing a resolution asking the Democratic congressional delegation to seek the impeachment of President Bush for failing to perform his duties by leading the country into war and eroding civil liberties.

Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)

A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.

US Vice-President Threatens Iran Militarily (tags)

The UN was founded to remove the scourge of war. The UN Charter severely limits war to an absolute last means, to self-defense and approval of Security Council. Self-determina-tion and reparations are pillars of internation-al law. There is no alternative to diplomacy.

Nature of Good and Evil - Christ vs Antichrist (tags)

An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very real war senario of Christ vs. Antichrist.

Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)

With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.

3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Imperial Conquest, Torture, and a Little Matter of Genocide (tags)

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here....

From Iraq to Los Angeles: Women Resist Around the World (tags)

We will hear about women's struggles here is the US; Cuba and Venezuela and Women's role in the revolution; We will also hear about women under occupation in Iraq and Palestine. The Forum will also include an update report on March 18th anti-war organizing.

BTL:Iraq Holy Shrine Bombing Triggers Sectarian Violence;Nation Nears Civil War (tags)

Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner the Better (tags)

Forget the president and his self-serving blather about not “cutting and running.” If you want to help our soldiers, why not do what THEY want, and work to bring them home? That’s the message for the grunts in Iraq.

Happy Iraq and Yuppie Careers in Iraq (tags)

While the spread of propaganda is prohibited in the US, it returns to the homefront on the roundabout way of foreign publications.. The witty and resilient Chalabi is still indirectly on the Pentagon payroll.

UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)

Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!

Depleted Uranium Contaminates Europe - Evidence Was Hidden By Halliburton (tags)

....estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from the use of depleted uranium munitions.

Sen. Feinstein's war profiteering (tags)

We have two proud death penalty, anti-Palestinian, capitalist, millionaire US Senators from California, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is currently up for re-election and she has no Republican opponent. Instead, she has Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party and Todd Chretien of the Green Party challenging her. Feinland received 243,000 votes when she challenged Boxer in 2004. This article explains why you should vote for one of the peace candidates, Feinland or Chretien, and not for Feinstein, the war candidate.

Nobel Laureates and Religious Leaders Call on World to Resist Iraq Occupation (tags)

As the third anniversary of the United States-led invasion of Iraq approaches, Nobel Peace and Literature Laureates are joined by religious leaders, writers, human rights activists, former government officials, peace activists and others in calling for ongoing campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance to end the U.S. led occupation of Iraq. On March 20, 2006, the first of five days of action throughout 2006, there will be nonviolent civil resistance actions at US and British diplomatic missions, military bases, recruitment offices and war profiteers in at least three continents.

The Smoking Gun: Samarra bombing not by 'insurgents' (tags)

The AFP is reporting that the bombing of the Golden Domed Mosque “was the work of specialists” and that the “placing of explosives must have taken at least 12 hours.”

MARCH 18 MASS ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

Join thousands in LA on March 18 to protest the war on Iraq on the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion

Europe Failed Temporarily in Iran (tags)

Iran will need at least 3 to 5 years for producing highly enriched uranium for its first bombs and much longer to produce the necessary centrifuges. Whoevrer threatens with a preventive attack should not be surprised about proliferation.

WHAT THE PRICE OF GOLD MAY BE TELLING US (tags)

A political commentary on why gold prices are rising.

Bush's Bunker Crop of Bad News (tags)

With his supporters are slipping away as Iraq goes from horrible to worse, Bush seems to be looking for that White House bunker Nixon built.

Gore VIdal and Scott Ritter (tags)

Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter will join legendary writer-radical reformer Gore Vidal in LA on March 4.

Civil war now US policy in Iraq and Palestine (tags)

Cheney and rumsfeld now see civil war as the only solution to Iraq and Palestine.

2/23 Iraq Watch: Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos & Videos, Take Action! (tags)

Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos and Videos Confirm Need for Independent Counsel, And Criminal Charges Against U.S. Officials!

3/15 Los Angeles Peace Event to End the War on Iraq with Fernando Suarez (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Former Pasadena Mayor Runs for Congress as Green (tags)

Bill Paparian, former Mayor of Pasadena and civil rights attorney will challenge "right wing" Democrat for Congress

US orders bombing of Shrine (tags)

Iran has takenover Iraq. Cheney (the schmuck) thinks civil war is the answer.

241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)

A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.

Hello...anyone home? (tags)

Cheney, the dumb, just now sees what he has done in Iraq.

W Bush U.S. Petroleum-Trafficker-In-Chief addresses addicts (tags)

So W Bush sacrificed those of low income American soldiers and our National Guard who should have been at home protecting our shores and raising their children as well as women who should not have been on a battlefield in the first place and now he goes around Congress and the American people to make deal with United Arab Emirate Muslim fundamentalists to guard our ports,a job those dead soldiers and National Guard in Iraq should have been performing !

"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)

Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship

[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering

Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)

Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)

Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.

Winograd Runs Against Harman (tags)

An announcement of a signature gathering party for 36th District Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd, a peace activist challenging pro-war Congresswoman Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary on June 6th, 2006. Marcy's candidate statement follows the invitation announcement. After the party tonight, the candidate statement could still be posted. Please! James did an audio interview with me last night.

Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)

Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.

Land of the Puppet People (tags)

It oftentimes boggles the mind to try and understand the ease with which the Establishment can manipulate the American citizenry into another warmongering escapade..yet it is easy to comprehend this phenomenon, for we live inside the United States of Amnesia, a country where all semblance of the yesterday becomes but a haze of blatant forgetfulness and convenient whitewash.

Attacking Iran will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (tags)

It may sound tough to call for attacking Iran’s nuke facilities, but in doing so, the U.S. would open itself up to attack from Iran, and they don’t have to fight back by sending bombers over here. They can use other delivery systems.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 21-year-old U.S. Army specialist from Long Beach was killed in combat while on patrol in northern Iraq. Spc. Roberto L. Martinez Salazar died Saturday in Mosul, Iraq, after an improvised explosive blasted near the combat engineer's Humvee.

Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air (tags)

January saw a rash of demonstrations against the Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of those events.....not one word. News reports of protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however, are everywhere, every day. The corporate media continues to close it's eyes to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment even by members of Congress. Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities banged pots and pans and drums and chanted to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.

DRIVE N RUSH HOUR 3/20 (tags)

Drive into downtown of every U.S. city on March 20 during morning rush hour to remind collaborators of war anniversary.

George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita (tags)

With great power comes great responsibility, and when you’re “commander-in-chief” that means responsibility for the crimes of your troops. 60 years ago this month, American troops executed a Japanese general using precisely that argument.

Muslim-Bashing and the Power of Cartoons (tags)

Back in the late 19th century, the political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, in NYC’s “Harper’s Weekly,” viciously attacked Catholics, the Irish and the Vatican. He crossed the line with those caricatures. The same can be said about the Danish authors of the 12 cartoons vilifying the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the revered founder of Islam. The demonizing was, in effect, an attack on all of the Muslim faithful. The parties responsible should offer an apology.

America's KGB doesn't read papers & won't learn from history (tags)

America's new KGB--King George Bush--once bragged about not reading newspapers, now refuses to learn from the past. POTUS 43(Pretzeldent of the U.S.), in his SOTU(sad state of the union) rant, now tries to weasel out of his Iraq debacle by derisively rejecting 'Monday morning QBacking.'

Illuminati Part 1 (tags)

Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!

Baradei is Isareli lackey (tags)

Israel is putting itself into grave danger.

Local Marine Killed by Injuries Sustained in Iraq (tags)

LA HABRA – Marine Lance Cpl. Hugo Lopez, 20, has died of injuries he suffered more than two months ago while serving in Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan: “Bush’s Presidency Is Illegitimate!” (tags)

Cindy Sheehan is back in Washington, D.C. She appeared at a Forum, on Jan. 30, 2006, proposing the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and his vice-president-in-mayhem, Dick Cheney. Sheehan believes Bush’s election in 2000, by the Supreme Court was illegitimate and that his abrogating to himself Congress’s war making powers to invade Iraq was unconstitutional. Congress won’t do anything, Sheehan said, “unless we make them” do it.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Carlos Arellano died Friday when a suicide bomber in a car set off a blast in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

The crumpled wreckage of a U.S. military OH-58D Kiowa helicopter lies on its side, Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The reconnaissance helicopter went down in the afternoon Friday, killing its two pilots. Military officials say that there were indications the crash was due to hostile ground fire. (AP Photo/Nick Wadhams)

DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)

The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars

10 Reasons Why the U.S. Must Leave Iraq (tags)

AFSC asks that you publish this as widely as possible. http://afsc.org/iraq/activism/10-reasons.htm

Out of Iraq Forum with Maxine Waters (tags)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 - 7:30 PM Out of Iraq Forum with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)

members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005

Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)

On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org

Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)

Raul Mercado, of Monrovia, chose to enlist in the Marine Corps, hoping someday to get into West Point. On Saturday, he was killed in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. He was 21.

Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)

On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, coordinated by CodePink, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org.

Services Set For Local Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Friends, family and guests will share memories of Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel in an informal setting between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Heritage, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Graveside services are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA. 91724. For information, call (800) 204-3131.

Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)

Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025

Slave-Driving for the US War (tags)

In a luxurious room reserved for Americans and whites, the "liberators" sit at the sumptuous table and distribute Iraq's wealth among themselves.

Hitchens on War (tags)

Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win

Media under Military Control (tags)

The US buys journalists and dares to speak of freedom of the press. The gap between theory and praxis could hardly be greater.

A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)

A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 2/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 1/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

The Opposite of Good is Apathy (tags)

Hold your vigils and marches in relevant places: such as warmongering local Congressional offices. So many Senators and Congresspeople come to mind. Or in front of a recruiting station. Or Federal Buildings. Or military bases. Then instead of going home and cracking open a beer, or uncorking a bottle of wine, sit down and say "we aren’t leaving until you call for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq." Put your butt on the line for humanity.

Services set for local soldier killed in Iraq (tags)

Funeral arrangements for Army Spc. Sergio Gudino will take place this week.

Push For Peace - Disabled Vets Wishing to Protest War (tags)

There are many home-bound, or otherwise disabled, American citizens and veterans that have been unable to participate in past marches supporting the peace message.

George W. Falls (tags)

The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel had just five days left in Baghdad, 13 days before he would arrive stateside and 23 days before saying, "I do." But the life of the 23-year-old National Guard member from La Puente was cut short Saturday when he was killed in a mortar attack, authorities said.

Photographs From Iraq: December 2005 (tags)

A selection of photos taken in Iraq, mostly from December 2005, depicting everything from insurgents running a polling station to massive protests against fraud in the election to a day of riots in Kirkuk.

BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID TERRORISM (tags)

An Appeal to all Citizens of the World:

Speech to the War-Weary Nation (tags)

Bush conceded in his speech hat America's words cannot be trusted when he admitted mistakes in the justification of war.. The US itself created the terror problem that it pretends to combat.

Iraq has no gas (tags)

On top of an oil well and no petrol??

Greens Best/Worst list of 2005 (tags)

Green Party of California tabs Schwarzenegger, Bush as 2005 ‘Bad Guys,' lists Cindy Sheehan, Green activist killed in Iraq among ‘Heroes'

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq on CHRISTMAS DAY (tags)

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25

At Last, Mission Accomplished (tags)

WASHINGTON - In a Christmas Eve message American President Bush said the holidays are a time to mourn U.S. troops who have died in overseas missions. Here is the transcript of his speech

BTL:Christian Peacemaker Team Members Continue Their Work In... (tags)

...Iraq Despite Their Colleagues' Kidnappings ~ Interview with Greg Rollins, member of the Christian Peacemaker Team, living in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Difficult Test Ahead for Iraq After Parliamentary Election (tags)

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

SIGN PETITION TO IMPEACH BUSH NOW! (tags)

A New Crime Revealed: Bush's Secret War at Home: The secret presidential edict, allowed massive spying, surveillance of phone calls and peoples' homes without any evidence of criminal activity, and without court order.

Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)

This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!

Iraqis forced to vote "with their feet" today (tags)

Contrary to U.S. claims about the "free" election in Iraq today, all Iraqis are prevented by Occupation troops to use their vehicles. The only vehicles allowed on the streets are the Occupiers' military vehicles(even bicycles are banned!). Hence, Iraqis are literally forced to "vote with their feet." There is no fitter commentary on the real nature of 'freedom' in Iraq than this unilateral Executive Order made by USA proconsul Z. Khalizaid(an ex-Oil company lobbyist!)

Green Party’s Kevin Zeese Has New Approach (tags)

On Dec. 14, 2005, the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in MD, Kevin Zeese, ripped into President Bush calling his Annapolis speech, “filled with lies!” He also demanded the U.S. get out of Iraq and admit it’s a “failed policy.” He labeled the Military-Industrial Complex, the “greatest threat to our country.” Zeese also wants a “Single Payer” health care system, a “share the wealth” economy and a fair and balanced Middle East policy.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/15/05) (tags)

'Were the levees bombed in New Orleans?'

'Tis the season: hold a peace vigil at your Congressperson's house (tags)

Before the Iraq war gets any worse--or spreads to other countries--let's take a stand for peace, in the spirit of Cindy Sheehan, in front of our Congresspersons' and Senators' homes throughout the holiday season.

November Again Month of Many Demonstrations (tags)

Last month had a very diverse mixture of demonstrations from the ever growing military recruiting stations, to the annual protest for the closing of the School of the Americas where an estimated 20,000 held an all day rally.

Petition To Prosecute U.S. War Criminals (tags)

Prosecute U.S. War Criminals!

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)

UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.

Scott Ritter in Venice (tags)

Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector and author of Iraq Confidential (Nation Books), and Lila Garrett, host of KPFK's "Connect the Dots," had an incisive discussion on how to extract ourselves from the Iraq quagmire.

Death By Torture: US media ignores hard evidence (tags)

Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.

Iraq took away our innocence!- Spc. Douglas Barber OIF Vet with PTSD (tags)

Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber- OIF Vet suffering from PTSD

A Cabal of Criminality (tags)

excellent look at the Bush/neocon cabal

Video: Bomb Kills 10 Marines+ Communique [UPDATED + MIRROR] (tags)

Bomb Kills 10 Marines, Wounds 11 in Iraq

Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)

Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.

Iraq: A Rush for the Exits (tags)

With the pressure building for the US to start retreating from Iraq, and our coalition “allies” abandoning ship, what’s a soldier in Iraq to think? Déjà vu. It’s 1970 Vietnam.

BTL:In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While... (tags)

...Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" ~ Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Boondoggle (tags)

This video ties together the reconstruction of Iraq, the big dig, and Bechtel through one man appointed to reconstruct Iraq.

Ex-Rep. Findley: “It’s Time to Exit Iraq!” (tags)

On Dec. 1, 2005, at a public forum, on Capitol Hill, ex-Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL), urged President George W. Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq-promptly. He offered a four point plan to that end. Findley said that his greatest fear is that Bush “will persist in his quest for a military victory.” He praised Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for demanding an “early and complete exit from Iraq.” Findley called for ending the U.S.’ “ugly role in the killing fields of Iraq.”

Letters from Redeploying Soldiers (tags)

THE TRUTH FROM OUR OWN SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ

BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)

A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.

US Military, President Out of Control (tags)

- Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950 What Does "Mildly Radioactive" Mean, Anyway?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/30/05) (tags)

FEMA to stop paying hotel bills for 50,000 evacuees.

Where Have All the Bush/Cheney Bumper Stickers Gone? (tags)

You still see Kerry stickers, so what’s the deal? Did the GOP use cheaper glue, or is there some other reason that the once ubiquitous black-and-white decals have suddenly disappeared from the nation’s SUVs?

TRUTH FROM U.S. SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ: Letters from redeploying soldiers (tags)

Letters from redeploying soldiers

Bush Wanted to Bomb the Al Jazeera Broadcasting Center (tags)

According to the memo, Blair dissuaded Bush from the plan that would make the position of the US and Great Britian completely incredible and provoke a worldwide storm of protest.

White Phosphorus and the Double-Speak of War (tags)

In a Pentagon report, the tactical use of WP against Kurds was decried as the use of a chemical weapon. Cover-up efforts are underway in the US to limit the political damage in using white phosphorus in Iraq.

Video: US mercenaries randomly shooting Iraqi civilians (tags)

Video of Random Shootings in Iraq

Beyond Hollywood: War Weariness in the US (tags)

Hollywood scenes cannot be set up in Iraqi reality.. The question is only whether this government will ever be sovereign to make and enforce sovereign decisions. Its sovereignty is now limited to supporting the occupation.

Iraq: Turmoil Among the Warmakers, Challenge For the People (tags)

The war in Iraq, to understate the case, is not going well for the U.S. imperialists. The resistance to the U.S. occupation within Iraq has spread and grown more capable. The conflicts between the many different political, ethnic and class forces within Iraq show little sign of resolution, and the puppet Iraqi army is still not able to fight on its own. In response, the U.S. has escalated its tactics of wholesale terror directed against the Sunni Muslim population as a whole, which is the main (though not the only) base of the insurgency. Making all this worse--from the imperialist standpoint, that is--is the increasingly widespread and sharp sentiment against the war within the U.S. itself. And interplaying with that is a growing disaffection and anger within the army itself.

When Your Ostensible Ally Says Blowing Up Your Troops Isn't Terrorism, It's Time to Go (tags)

Maybe I’m missing something, but if killing our guys is patriotic resistance in the view of the people we’re supposedly “liberating,” then what are we doing sending our guys over there for? Target practice? Does this make sense to anybody besides Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice?

Why Ted Koppel Shouldn’t be Compared to Murrow (tags)

For 25 years, the boring Ted Koppel was the anchor on ABC TV’s “Nightline” program. He toed the Establishment line! Now, David Zurawik, a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, wants us to believe that Koppel is leaving behind “a legacy of innovation and integrity.” This is pure nonsense! Koppel, among other faults, failed to challenge the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang, and the Neocons, too, that led us into the Iraqi War. That is his real legacy!

An Amerikan in Pars (tags)

More than 27 years after a series of world-shaking events, another weakened and unpopular hardline regime is threatening to again cause bloodshed in the streets of Iran. Only this time there's no proxy involved, and the violent administration is located unequivocally in Washington.

Rice's words (tags)

2001 footage of Powell and Rice declaring that Iraq is not a threat.

Liars (tags)

The Lies and theTruth About the U.S. War on Iraq

Fallujah: The War Crimes Keep Piling Up (tags)

Are white phosphorus bombs chemical weapons? With the Bush administration, it depends on who’s using them, it turns out. When it’s us, the answer is no. When it’s Saddam, the answer is yes. For the victims, though, it scarcely matters.

"The Days of the US Empire are Numbered" (tags)

"I love the US but I hate the American empire.. The US cou9ld escape a sudden downfall if it recognizes economic equality, appears as one country among others and abandons its military presence in the 140 countries where it presently stations troops.:"

The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)

"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/21/05) (tags)

New revelations of US military use of white phosphorus in Iraq.

Kirsten Anderberg's Selfish Hate-Fest Against Cindy Sheehan (tags)

Why is Anderberg slandering Sheehan?

Vegetarians Between Meals: This War Cannot Be Stopped by a Loyal Opposition (tags)

The refrain of the Democrats about being misled into supporting the invasion of Iraq has become really tired. And someone other than the White House smearmongers needs to say it: The Democrats cannot be allowed to use faulty intelligence as a crutch to hold up their unforgivable support for the Iraq invasion.

Admit It: The US Has Been Defeated in Iraq (tags)

Congressman Murtha is right to call for a withdrawal from Iraq, as no amount of further combat will change the truth. This war is lost. Now it’s time to assign blame for the disaster and to punish the culprits.

War, budget cuts ignite voter rebellion (tags)

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush’s smear tactics failed to silence his growing opposition as the peace movement and defenders of the poor stepped up their fight against the Iraq war and a Republican proposal to cut $50 billion from federal programs for low-income Americans.

BTL:Mother of Slain U.S. Soldier Describes Her Grief and Opposition to Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Dolores Kesterson, mother of Army chief warrant officer Erik Kesterson killed in Iraq Nov. 15, 2003, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

LA Times Dumps Liberal Columnist (tags)

Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer was fired on November 11 after nearly 30 years at the paper, the last 13 as one of its most progressive political columnists. In a published statement announcing op-ed page changes (11/10/05), the Times insisted that it is dedicated to "provid[ing] readers with a wide range of voices and perspectives," but in dumping Scheer, the paper has gotten rid of one of the few prominent progressive columnists in the country.

THURS. 11/17: Counter-Recruitment Bake Sale at the US Army Career Center (tags)

Peace activists dressed as Bush administration officials will hold a fake bake sale for the war in Iraq, bringing to life the bumper sticker saying, "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

SUPER TERRORISTS! 'Pollywood Studios' Latest Production (tags)

The Jordan bombing publicity has Pollywood (as in Pentagon's Hollywood) written all over it. Pollywood's favorite theme, after "THE NATION AT WAR" is "TERRORIST MASTERMINDS." The favorite script always stars a single villain, who is turned into a bogey man of superhuman proportions.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/16/05) (tags)

Senate approves $500 billion war budget.

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford (tags)

Call To Action - Thanksgiving in Crawford by Crawford Peace House Sunday, Nov 13 2005, 1:54pm texas / war and peace / feature November 22-November 27, 2005

SAT 11/12 NOON: Peace Procession Led by Families of Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Peace Procession Led by California Contingent of Gold Star Families Carrying Large Photos of Loved-Ones and Joined by Iraq Vets and Veterans For Peace Including Famed Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic Followed by 400 Pallbearers Carrying 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins

Sacramento says, ‘Bring the troops home!’ (tags)

The Sacramento City Council, by an 8-1 vote on Nov. 1, called for “a humane, orderly, rapid and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel and bases from Iraq.”

Feds let Niger Forgeries (see photos) pass. What else? 9/11? (tags)

The Bush administration used FAKE intelligence to sell Congress on the Iraq war. FAKE intelligence, not faulty intelligence. We show photos of the forgeries here and point out the glaring errors in them, so you can see for yourself. The CIA and intelligence community let the forgeries slip by until after the war started. Then Joe Wilson exposed the forgeries, and his wife, Valerie Plame, got outed to pay him back and shut him up. WHAT ELSE DID THEY LET SLIP BY? 9/11 MAYBE?

Over 700 Communities Protest the Iraq War in October (tags)

Actions against military recruiting in our schools and universities are steadily increasing.

WANTED: 400 Pallbearers to Carry the Grief of the Nation - Sat. Nov. 12th (tags)

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th Through Streets of Santa Monica

SHOCKING NIGER WMD PHOTOS HERE -- The threat is REAL! (tags)

Put the words NIGER FORGERIES and these photocopies (below) into the consciousness of Mr. and Mrs. America, and it could change the course of history. These 4 graphics are worth 4 million words. These are the cause/excuse for the Iraq war. They are not real (they are forgeries), but they are a REAL threat to the nation's existence! Why? Because they came from foreign sources. FOREIGN AGENTS HAVE BEEN DRIVING US POLICY. That is a bigger threat to America than knocking down the WTC, which "only" killed 0.014% of one metropolitan area. (Reminder: Bin Laden still is at large.) The $64-Million Questions: WHAT FOREIGNERS Made the Forgeries? WHAT AMERICANS SOLD OUT AMERICA by Using the Forgeries?

Gold Star Families to Join Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

Veterans For Peace - LA Gears Up For Three-Day Veterans Day Weekend of Events at Arlington West in Santa Monica on Friday, November 11th thru Sunday, November 13th As Death Toll for US Troops Killed in Iraq Rises to 2,055 to Date Highlight of Weekend’s Event: Contingent of California Gold Star Families to Lead Procession of 100 Flag-Draped Coffins Through Streets of Santa Monica Noon on Saturday, November 12th

Impeach Bush the Unelected!!! (tags)

Join us in impeaching Bush the Unelected.

Violating International Law (tags)

The war of the US government against iraq is based on a legal model without precedent.. In the past, thr threatened party had to prove that an attack on it was unjustified..The US uses the "three strikes" maxim, cumulative crimes, to change international law.

Let Us Pray...Bush's Church Calls for U.S. Troop Withdrawal! (tags)

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The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (tags)

The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq In conversation with John Powers, Critic at Large for NPR’s Fresh Air

NOV 11-13: Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

400 Volunteers are needed at Arlington West just north of Santa Monica Pier at 9AM on Saturday, November 12th to carry 100 flag draped coffins on a procession thru Santa Monica. To volunteer call Tonia at 310.455.2688.

Harry Reid Uncovering GOP Plot to start a war based on fake WMD Intelligence (tags)

It's been four weeks since Senate Democratic Party leader Harry Reid launched his personal investigation into the Republican plot to manipulate intelligence to trick the American people into believing Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Monday, Allan Espiritu , a longtime Oxnard resident and a man of deep religious faith, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (tags)

A look at the war in Iraq. The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq

FLASH! A Majority Now Favors Impeaching Bush (tags)

Between June and October, Zogby has found that support for impeachment of the president has risen from 42 percent of the public to 53 percent. When will the Democrats act?

Youth say no to war, no to military: The movement to ‘opt out’ (tags)

CHICAGO — Youth and students here and across the country are refusing in ever greater numbers to believe the promises of U.S. military recruiters, promises like, “You can get any job you want,” and “You can try the military out for a few months and if you don’t like it you can quit.” Other favorites include, “You are guaranteed to get $50,000 for college,” and “You will never see a day of combat.”

Perfect Storm: Citizen Action against Felony Murder from Fraud that Led to War (tags)

Imagine 2024 local prosecutions in all 50 States against the criminals who fraudulently led America to war in Iraq. The charge? Felony Murder. Chance for pardon by Bush? 0

BTL:Indictment of Vice President's Former Chief of Staff Prompts Demand to... (tags)

...Investigate White House Role in Misrepresenting Rationale for Iraq War ~ Interview with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, was killed in Baghdad on Saturday.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Jonathan Tessar, 36, a Green Beret who always wanted to be a soldier was killed Monday when an bomb detonated near a Humvee carrying the Simi Valley native and three other soldiers near Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq.

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

The Threats Against Iraq and Syria and the Option of Resistance (tags)

The Threats Against Iraq and Syria and the Option of Resistance

National Stand Down Day (tags)

Call to action at recruiting stations across the country

BTL:Media Spins 'Success' of Iraqi Troops in Bush War Plan (tags)

Interview with John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper's magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

America's "War against Terror": Part II (tags)

The American attempt to dominate the Middle East inevitably produces a strong counter-reaction.. America's hegemonial foreign policy has led to a geo-strategic alliance between China and Russia.. The lights could go out over the whole world.

A Light in the Darkness: An Antiwar Vigil (tags)

A report from the Vigil for 2000 at Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave

Cindy Sheehan: Is Iraq War Another Vietnam? (tags)

On a sidewalk in front of the White House, on Oct. 26, 2005, anti-war activists, Cindy Sheehan, John Bruhns and Juan M. Torres, Sr., and others from groups, like “Veterans for Peace,” gathered at a Vigil to protest the conflict. The toll of U.S. military dead had just reached the grim 2,000 mark. Sheehan predicted the war will be another Vietnam, unless the people can bring it to an end.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

An Army Specialist from this Southern California desert town was among five soldiers killed by a powerful roadside bomb that shredded their heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a recent operation in Iraq, military officials said.

Bush: The Iraqi People As Enemy? (tags)

Fateful twists in Bush's logic

Protestas en EE.UU por dos mil muertos en Iraq (tags)

Protestas en EE.UU por dos mil muertos en Iraq

two thousand (tags)

A poem marking the 2,000th U.S. military death in Iraq

America's "War against Terror" (Part I) (tags)

?Beginning an offensive war is the most serious international crime," the 1948 Interna-tional War Crimes Tribunal declared.. The model of a peaceful world of law changes into a Hobbesian world of lawlessness in which only power conquers.

Indymedia reporter on the ground in Iraq (tags)

fantastic blog by Indymedia journalist on the ground in Iraq. Aliveinbaghdad.org

Pitstop Trial Begins: Ireland Protests Against US war planes in Shannon (tags)

(Dublin, Ireland Oct 24th). The trial began today in Dublin of five activists who took non-violent direct action against a US warplane illegally present on Irish soil two years ago. The Pitstop Ploughshares request solidarity from other anti-war activists in their fight against the Irish state.

Revolke Judith Miller's Pulitzer (tags)

Even the Times is saying she has lied and deceived in her reporting on Iraq and al Qaeda. Once that happens, it’s time to look back at her earlier work, including the 2001 articles that won her a Pulitzer.

2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!

SUN 10/30: Arlington West Marks 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq with Candlelight Vigil (tags)

On the Occasion of the 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq Veterans for Peace Invites the Public to Attend Special Candlelight Vigil Sunday October 30th at Arlington West in Santa Monica

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera; sergeant, Army. Mora was among three soldiers killed Wednesday when their Humvee was struck by enemy indirect fire while on patrol in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad.

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq. (tags)

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq.

Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq (tags)

An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost in a town north of Baghdad....

U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000 (tags)

U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000, showing human cost of conflict; Californians constitute greatest share (10.6 percent) of casualties ALMOST UNNOTICED ARE THE 15,220 WOUNDED, INCLUDING 404 AMPUTEES

CINDY SHEEHAN: They are Not Numbers (tags)

Cindy Sheehan shares letters she's received, little vignettes of pain from family members of US soldiers recently killed in Iraq. On the day that marks the 2000th soldier dead, Sheehan will be outside the White House, reminding officials that our people are not just numbers.

George Bush Visits the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California (tags)

Among the people gathered to protest Bush, was Tim, John and Aaron, three members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. I had the chance to speak with Tim, John and Aaron as well as David, Sue and Rachel. Listen to the interviews to hear all of them call for an end to the War in Iraq, and much more.

INDICTMENTS! KARL ROVE's and others' may expose fake war causes. (tags)

The Washington, DC, grand jury of US Attorney Fitzgerald will obtain indictments in the outing of CIA's Valerie Plame as early as next week, sources say, and one could be George Bush's closest advisor, Karl Rove.....In Alexandria, VA, the grand jury of Paul McNulty, investigating Israeli espionage against the US, has indicted a neocon Pentagon analyst, Larry Franklin.....With these and other probable indictments, there will be trials that will EXPOSE FIXED INTELLIGENCE and ISRAELI MANIPULATION that pushed us toward war.....Also, Italian officials promise to request soon the extradition of CIA man Bob Lady, a key figure in the IRAQ BETRAYAL. See how these events are converging.

Judy Miller, the Armstrong Williams of WMD (tags)

Miller did things a journalist should never do. She shilled for a White House disinformation campaign that was promoting an invasion of Iraq, accepted control from the Pentagon, and deceptively misidentified her sources. Yet she hasn’t been fired by her official employer, the NY Times. Was Times senior management in on the game?

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/21/05 ¡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.

Nationwide Recruiting Station Demos November 17th and 18th (tags)

“National Stand Down Day” November 18, 2005 End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T GET IT (tags)

Americans' Anger At All-Time High "More and more Americans are angry," says retired Gen. Wesley Clark

Bovine excrement meter melts (tags)

Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering some vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior US Government officials.

In the Commission of History and God (tags)

Somehow this does not add up, that there is now a fateful battle between the forces of good and evil in which there can only be one final victory. Bush's fear-mongering is a false unity threatening the planet with weapons firms profiting while the poor are abandoned. thepoor

BTL:Iraq's Draft Constitution, If Approved, Could Provoke Civil War (tags)

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Troops Don't Support the Constitution (tags)

Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution." That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take - to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.

SAT. 10/15: Iraq Vets & CodePink to Challenge Sen. Clinton Support for War (tags)

As the Death Toll of American Troops in Iraq Nears the 2000 Mark, Iraq Veterans Against the War and CodePink Join Forces to Challenge Senator Hillary Clinton on her Pro-War Record Outside 'Hollywood' Star-Studded Fundraiser on Saturday WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 12:30 PM WHERE: Outside Sen. Clinton Fundraiser at the home of Marta Kauffman 335 Rimpau (near 3rd St.) in Hancock Park section of Los Angeles

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/14/05) (tags)

White House, Congress plans for major cuts in social programs.

Ending the Spiral of Violence (tags)

The US violates human rights in the name of human rights..The Occident conquered, colonized and carried out a never-seen genocide. .With the mechanism of globalized casino capitalism, we kill as many people every year as the victims of the whole WW2.

18 year old Marine from Pasadena Killed in iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Most favored religion bill Must be stopped (tags)

MOST FAVORED RELIGION LAW MUST BE STOPPED! (tags)

Researcher Resepen@yahoo.com Sometimes referred to as the “Hate Bill”, Senate number S.1145, if passed will bring TYRANNY to America. President Bush (reacting to Mrs. Mier’s nomination) had the audacity to say, it matters not what the American people think, it matters what Congress does. Please cut and past this letter and send it to your Senators. A closer look at the Bill shows it would end political dissent, and makes jail a possibility for others with different religious beliefs.

Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar, of Pasadena, CA, was killed in Iraq on October. 9, 2005, roughly two months after he arrived in Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying that she wrote PNAC Neocon/war for Israel paragraph (tags)

Cindy Sheehan did indeed write that her son died for a PNAC Neocon agenda to benefit Israel

Impeachment Then and Now: Clinton, Bush and the Polls (tags)

Impeaching Bush may seem far-fetched but among the public, it’s a lot more popular an idea than the impeachment of Clinton was only days before the House impeached him.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/12/05) (tags)

NY subway threat a hoax, security sources admit.

Offical US dead in Iraq to soon reach 2,000 (tags)

Sadly, it appears that the offical death toll for US troops in Iraq will soon reach 2,000 and beyond.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/11/05) (tags)

"Al Qaeda" places jobs ads on Internet.

CSUN art project harrassement by CSUN ROTC (tags)

. This story below is just in from CSUN: California State University at Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley: here we find an ROTC Colonel who feels empowered to challenge art students freedom of speech in court. here is yet another sign that the new bunker mentality is being normalized in the USA with censorious repercussions on campuses both red and blue, and in the art world.

The Neo-Con Assault on Art (tags)

When the neo-cons attack civil rights, the poor, immigrants, gays - and wages war around the world, the "left" has a lot to say. But when the right attacks the arts, there is a deadening silence. Artist and blogger Mark Vallen hits the nail on the head. As Emma Goldman once said, "If I can't dance in your revolution, I want no part of it."

Judith Miller, Larry Franklin, Office of Special Plans, PNAC & WMDs (tags)

'Judith Miller & Larry Franklin, sitting in a tree...'

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)

Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.

Blood without Oil (tags)

Security is political not military, the UN has emphasized. The US strategy to secure the Iraqi oil supply with military action is an illusion.

U.S. Imperialism Creates "Hispanic Recruiting Market" for Desperate War Machine (tags)

The unexpected resistance in Iraq has not only led to a hollow “mission accomplished” but also presents a serious obstacle for keeping adequate numbers of soldiers available for the U. S. imperial war machine

News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/30/05) (tags)

The unfeasibility of rebuilding New Orleans.

What Opposition Party? (tags)

The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.

Repealing Posse Comitatus Would Mean Iraq in the US. Do We Really Want This? (tags)

After watching what the Commander in Chief does with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, do we really want to have the army going in every time there is some kind of natural disaster in America.

British prison break and blown covert operation, exposes "war on terrorism" lie (tags)

Here is some information on what’s going on in our world plus a website (www.worldcantwait.org) at the end you can go to participate in the exciting work of some young people engaged in resisting the “madness.” Be there with them November 2. Cause “the world can’t wait!”

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

BTL:Bring Them Now Bus Tour Builds Momentum Toward... (tags)

...Sept. 24 Iraq War Protest in Washington, D.C. ~ Excerpts of speeches by Cindy Sheehan and Anne Roesler, of Bring Them Home Now Bus Tour in New Haven, Conn., produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Washington March: Falsified Numbers (tags)

On our mainstream TV's and radios all over the world a different and false picture was mostly shown and heard, but it is safe to say that there were HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE marching against the US neocon government and the genocidal war in Iraq, yesterday in Washington.

British soldiers in terrorist attack? What is going on in Iraq? (tags)

"The article below points to the great likelihood that many of the bombings against civilians being blamed on the “terrorists” are actually the work of psychological warfare “specialists.” This comes as no surprise. After all that has transpired, is it not clear that this administration and the neocon cabal which drives it shares not one thread of the human decency so evident in DC today? We have no choice but to stop them."

Tired of marching in circles? Join the anti-war network (tags)

An invitation to people who are tired of wars to get involved in building a more effective alternative to meaningless marches around the White House.

Interview with an Iraq war Veteran who is against the war (tags)

A short interview with Garrett a veteran who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

SAT 9/24: National Day of Anti-War Protests in LA (tags)

Thousands to Join the National Day of Anti-War Protests in Los Angeles on Saturday Calling to ‘End the War on Iraq, Bring the Troops Home Now, andmJustice for the Hurricane Survivors’

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.

British Troops Set Loose By Violent Jailbreak Had Been Caught, Red-Handed, Engaged in St (tags)

British Troops Caught Planting Explosives in Basra? Do you remember that British Officials admitted that they drew the borders of the Middle East eighty years ago in such a way as to expressly keep the region fighting amongst themselves?

A Message to the Anti-war Demonstrators (tags)

2005, posted at revcom.us

Guantanamo. . . “shock and awe”. . . “collateral damage”. . . Fallujah. . . Abu Ghraib. Behind the words stand the cities reduced to rubble, the bodies in the streets, the hooded prisoners, the kicked-down doors, and the children—crying in terror or silently watching the humiliation of their parents. All justified by outrageous lies.

The horror grinds on, every day.

Iraq cannot wait.

Iraq cannot wait for “pendulum swings.” Iraq cannot wait for possible resolutions to set “reasonable” deadlines for hypothetical timetables. Iraq cannot wait for the 2006 U.S. elections—especially (but not only) when the major Democrats all oppose withdrawal from Iraq, and some even support more troops being sent.

Nor will Bush be swayed simply by public opinion turning against him, or the war. Bush himself seems to believe he’s on a “mission from God” and the pack of neo-conservatives, Christian fascists and kluckers who surround him have demonstrated their intent to hold on to power. What do the 2000 elections tell us, after all, if not that?

Iraq—and the world—cannot wait. We cannot tolerate three more years of slaughter and lies and madness.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/23/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Christians Damned for Iraq (tags)

Christians who support, defend, or applaud Bush are damned.

Cindy Sheehan Rips War Party in Baltimore Talk (tags)

Cindy Sheehan, and the “Bring Them Home Now Tour,” hit Baltimore City last night. The Shriver auditorium on the Johns Hopkins U. campus was packed to capacity to hear the anti-Iraqi War messages of her and others. Sheehan said, we need an “Opposition Party” and that Congress is mostly made up of cowards, who have given “a liar” and “a maniac,” - George W. Bush - the power to invade Iraq. If Congress doesn’t shape up, she said: “Fire them!”

SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)

Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War

Flaming photos in Basra show Iraq is W's Stalingrad (tags)

The graphic photos of flaming 'limeys' jumping out of burning tanks recall similar scenes of Stalingrad, when a madman also launched an ill-advised invasion on an ex-ally in order to grab some Eastern oil fields.

Join us in Washington, DC! Protest Military and Economic Violence! (tags)

Global Justice Feeder March! Saturday, September 24, 2005. 11:00 am Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.

Remembering to Remember (tags)

The times are calling for a refocus to active political movements. It would be a welcome change from the current acceptance of the war..I just hope that another celebrity doesn't change his name, pulling all our attention from the importance of dissenting patriotism.

Many Iraqis believe ’suicide’ bombings done by US to start a civil war (tags)

"I believe it is the Americans who are doing this, pretending it is the Sunni, so there will be a civil war and they can control our wealth.” Many survivors lying mangled by this morning’s bombs subscribed to a conspiracy theory according to which the US wants to rule Iraq by fomenting differences between Shia and Sunni.”

Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart. (tags)

Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.

The Big Con (tags)

Democrats Versus Republicans - The Illusion Of Democracy

“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)

On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”

CIvil War Rages in Iraq (tags)

Civil war been Sunnis and Shiites has been raging since August 31, yet the Bush administration continues to describe the situation as "pockets of insurgency" and to blame the escalating attacks on its favorite "catch-all" bogeyman: Al Qaeda. (I'm surprised he hasn't blamed Katrina on Al Qaeda)

Bush's Cheap Mercenaries (tags)

President Bush's unilateral, preemptive war against Iraq is the worst foreign policy decision in the history of our country. Even GW Bush's father said in his book "A World Transformed" the following: "I firmly believed that we should not march into Baghdad. ... To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us."

WHAT IF AMERICA WAS INVADED? (tags)

The comparisons between Iraq's past human rights violations are stunningly similar to the human rights violations practiced in the United States. How can the United States take the moral high ground on the international stage when they have never atoned for their sins against their fellow man in their own history?

George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed. (tags)

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.

Along Baltimore City’s Peace Path (tags)

On 09/11/05, demonstrators in Baltimore City turned out to protest rabid militarism and the Iraqi War. If this action also leads political hack, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), to speak out against the Iraqi War and to stop funding it, it will be a huge success! Her priority has been to give tens of billions of taxpayers’ money to Israel, while the Chesapeake Bay is dying from “dead zones,” and the levees at N.O. were in desperate need of repairs.

Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)

Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.

the newer centurions (tags)

Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans

Stand Up and Be Counted: No War and Occupation: The George Galloway US Tour (tags)

September 13-24: Boston, New York, Toronto, Madison, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes a presentation against the war in Iraq.

FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles

LESSONSFROM HELL (tags)

WHILE ROME BURNS, NOT NERO, BUT CALIGULA'S HORSE...

Katrina Open Letter to Radical/Progressive Community (tags)

Introspective call for mutual aid to victims of both Katrina and a failed system of government.

Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)

Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans

Policing the Poor amidst Flood Disaster (tags)

The official response to Louisiana's flood disaster has been dominated by policing the state's poor black population while thousands more are still waiting to be rescued.

Neocon Goldberg Mocks Victims of Katrina (tags)

While New Orleans was reeling from the first deadly effects of “Hurricane Katrina,” Neocon Jonah Goldberg mocked the idea of placing some of the city’s refugees in the Superdome. This is the same warmonger who once wrote that the U.S. should “bomb Canada!” When France refused to go along with the Bush-Cheney Gang’s scheme to invade Iraq, he smeared the French people as a nation of “liars,” who were only interested in a “desire for oil.”

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/2/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Christopher Hitchens Panders to War Parties! (tags)

Christopher Hitchens, the scourge of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is at it again! The ex-Lefty has written a rant defending the indefensible - the Iraqi War! His main point: Saddam Hussein was a thug, so therefore the Iraqi war was justified. The Straussian Neocon, however, got it wrong! Under International Law, regime change isn’t a legal cause for a war. This is why Bush and his poodle, Blair, had to “fix” the intelligence around the policy.

Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)

"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."

Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)

Repost fron Alternet.org

Bush as God's Warrior (tags)

"The religious fundamentalist gave the American superpower's mission character to the megalomaniac worldview. its soldiers bring freedom everywhere as the gift of the almighty God, not as America's gift.."

The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats (tags)

If Bush hadn't sent everyone off to war and blown the budget on the military, there'd have been stronger dykes in New Orleans and more troops and equipment to help with the rescue effort.

Nothing to report from Iraq's front, America (tags)

Here is a president who purposefully, if blindly, took his nation to war, brandishing with equal mastery ignorance and incompetence...

Military Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War (link to mp3 audio) (tags)

A conversation with Dexter Kamilewicz, a Maine father who's son is speaking out about the conditions he and the other troops are really facing in Iraq.

Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)

The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.

Another Mother for War (tags)

Whether Bush was putting words in an Idaho mother’s mouth, or whether it was her own words, there’s a big difference between supporting the stationing of your kids in a war zone and having your kid killed there.

K-Town 911 @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Sat, Sept 10 (tags)

speakers and political performers reflect on 911 and Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, speaks out against the War in Iraq.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Pfc. Ramon Romero died Monday near Fallujah while conducting combat operations.

Bush's Obscene Tirades Rattle White House Aides (tags)

"I’m not meeting with that goddamned bitch," Bush screamed at aides who suggested he meet with Cindy Sheehan, the war-protesting mother whose son died in Iraq. "She can go to hell as far as I’m concerned!"

Orange Circle: Rally to Bring the Troops Home! 8/24/05 (tags)

NO WAR!

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying writing that son died for Israel in Iraq (tags)

Cindy Sheehan disingenuous in denying writing that son died for Israel in Iraq

The UN as Stopgap by Eric Chauvistre (tags)

"First of all, the question must be raised whether Iraq is actually a military problem that could be solved with more troops. This is assumed by Bush and others.."

Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah (tags)

"In fact, political control in Iraq seems to be slipping away from Washington.. Before the 2003 Gulf invasion, so-called Middle East experts emphasized that a genuine cooperation between Iraqi and Iranian Shiites would never occur.."

War of BIG words: Anti-War activist attacked (tags)

Anti-war activist Ford Greene faces opposition from right-wing extremists

George W. Bush & Raffy Palmeiro: Birds of a Feather! (tags)

George W. Bush lied us into the Iraqi War, but remains unpunished for his wrongdoing. Meanwhile, on the sports front, Raffy Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles has tested positive for steroids and been suspended for ten days. Yet, he told Congress he had never used steroids. Rep. Chris Shays said he was “extremely disappointed” about Palmeiro. If so, what should the response of Congress be to all of Bush’s treachery? Think: Impeachment!

Emergency Protest: Donald Rumsfeld in LA - Tomorrow, Thurs, 8/4, 11 am (tags)

PROTEST WAR CRIMINAL DONALD RUMSFELD IN LA TOMORROW!

World Tribunal on Iraq : Final Declaration of the Jury of Conscience (tags)

The World Tribunal on Iraq met in Istanbul from 24-26 June 2005. The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi people. Here is the final declaration of the jury of conscience :

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Long Beach resident killed in Iraq. Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra dies in accident; U.S. tally now 1,789 dead.

Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

The Maxine Waters Out of Iraq Teach-In drew an overflow crowd to the Covenant Worship Center auditorium in Inglewood Saturday.

Maxine Waters Out -of-Iraq Teach-In in LA (tags)

INGLEWOOD -- U-S Rep. Maxine Waters led a rally today calling for the United States to withdraw from Iraq.

James Lawson Video from Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

James Lawson Video from Out of Iraq Teach-In

Video excerpts from Saturday’s Out of Iraq Teach-In (tags)

Video excerpts from Saturday’s Out of Iraq Teach-In

BTL:Rep. Barbara Lee Introduces Bill That Would Prohibit... (tags)

...Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq ~ Interview with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:The Downing Street Memos and Valerie Plame-CIA Scandal Reveal a... (tags)

...White House Bent on Misleading Public on Rationale for Iraq War ~ Interview with John Bonifaz, constitutional attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/22/05 ¡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.

Maxine Waters teaches about the Downing Street Memo (tags)

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) announced that she will be the featured speaker at a town hall meeting and teach-in on the third anniversary of the Downing Street Memo this Saturday, July 23rd at the Covenant Worship Center, 425 S. La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, California from noon until 3:00 pm.

The Divided Camp (tags)

"There is no reason for the Iraq war, Buchanan said..The neoconservative approach is everything but conservative: they bomb a pseudo-democracy in the countries of the Middle East.."

A Letter to American Troops In Iraq (BKH) (tags)

Time to support our troops by bringing them home...

Press release about 7/23 Downing Street Teachin (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Featured Speaker at Teach-In On Downing Street Memo This Saturday

Margaret Hassan - a letter to Iraq (BKH) (tags)

Will King George get brave and take the next reckless step?

Out ofIraq! Teach-in (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters & other Peace Advocates Invite Parents, Teachers, & Students & Others to Attend AnOut ofIraq!Teach-in

Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

Whose ass is Judith Miller protecting: Her source's or her own? (tags)

Is Judith Miller, now in jail on a contempt charge for refusing to name her sources in the Valerie Plame outing case, a muckraking journalistic hero, or was she a journalistic poseur who was helping the White House slime whistleblower Joe Wilson? --------------

Crying 'Wolf' tactic no longer working (tags)

After the London bombings, UK's Toady Blair tried to spin the cause of the attacks away from his Imperialist invasion of Iraq, but the British public isn't buying the Bush poodle's blame on Muslim fundamentalists.

No More Moral Relativism: The US is a Terrorist State (tags)

When Bush and Blair decry acts of terror that murder innocent people, they should look in the mirror, long and hard. ------------

Brown Men (Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians): Time to go into hiding again (tags)

The media, the liars, Israel's control of Washington

Imperialist-lackey pigs kill 10 more Iraqis (tags)

Iraqi police abuse and kill 10 Sunnis. Recent figures show ~40,000 "excess deaths" as a direct result of combat or armed violence sinced March 2003.

Bombs Kill 3 Iraqis, One US Soldier (tags)

Bombs Kill 3 Iraqis, One US Soldier

"Nine-Eleven" Retrospective (tags)

After declaring war on terrorists, an endless war, the balance sheet is rather depressing three years later-and after two wars. Many terrorism experts see America's reaction to Sept 11 as catastrophic. A gift was given to the terrorists with the iraq war.

LONDON BOMBERS REVEALED! (tags)

These things can be done, but there has to be support, and a belief that reason will ultimately win this war.

Protests Slowed But Important During June (tags)

LA, DC, Santa Cruz and Sacramento held demonstrations in front of the KTLA TV station, the Washington Post, the Santa Cruz Sentinal and the Sacramento Bee, respectively, to protest the "NO COVERAGE" of the Downing Street Minutes.

Thoughts on the London Bombings (tags)

A few thoughts about the London bombings that will undoubtedly not appear anywhere in the corporate media.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq

Jailed reporter fears terrorist reprisals (tags)

Judith Miller fears the Bush regime's reprisals if she fingers Karl Rove as the Bush traitor who violated the Intelligence Identity Act of 1986 by having the name of V. Plame to America's enemies.

Londons' Trauma (tags)

Response to the London bombings with causes and solution.

Breaking: U.S and U.K. secretly preparing to withdraw most of their troops from Iraq! (tags)

Mr Reid's memo, prepared for Mr Blair in the past few weeks, shows that in reality, plans to get them out - 'military drawdown,' as he puts it - are well advanced.

Bush and Blair to Stand Trial (tags)

These are the headlines in papers around the world, all we have to do is back the people to do it.

London bombings (tags)

People say the London bombings were "bound to happen". Why ?

Payback: The Horrors Done in Our Name Have a Price (tags)

When our own country shows utter contempt and disregard for the massive slaughter of civilians by its military, we have to expect the same thing to happen to us. It’s not right, but it’s predictable. -------------

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/8/05 ¡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, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Tigris dam damns AssurTigris dam damns AssurTigris dam dams Assur (tags)

The Iraqi government is building a dam which will obliterate the capital of the ancient Assyrian empire

Terrorist atrocity in London (tags)

Terrorism

BTL:Bush Call to 'Stay the Course in Iraq' Echoes Pronouncements Made During... (tags)

...Vietnam War ~ Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Opportunism, ANSWER and Palestine (tags)

It is so important that the movement against the war in Iraq draw the connection to all the wars the U.S. government is waging around the world. Inclusion of Palestine is a vital issue and an important part of building solidarity. But solidarity with Palestine should not be used as just a maneuver in an organizational struggle between ANSWER and UFPJ.

Parsons Corporation: War Profiteers in Pasadena (tags)

Pasadena based, Parsons Corporation, is building prisons and military bases in Iraq.

Here's What We did for the Fourth (tags)

We are a gorilla theater group founded just before the Iraq war. We were tired of our town's right-leaning Fourth of July parade. So we dicided to build the U.S.S. Constitution.

The G8 conference - a simple primer (tags)

or How to Decode that Harvard and Yale Mumbo Jumbo

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all (tags)

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

Will Ben Stein Come Clean about the Iraqi War? (tags)

Ben Stein is a Neocon, author and comedic actor. He was also an ex-speech writing hack for Richard Nixon. He recently wrote an online piece in which he praised the U.S. troops as society’s “real stars.” What he left out of his spiel, however, was that he is a War Hawk, who helped to put those same troops in harm’s way based on a pack of lies. Stein has also claimed that the horrific abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib was only “frat-boy mistreatment!”

White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

DOD numbers don't add up (tags)

Depending which documents one reads, The official US Department of Defense figures for the total number of US soldiers killed in Iraq is 1,814.

Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’ (tags)

WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.”

Local Sailor, Killed in Iraq, Honored (tags)

Ceremony honors fallen sailor. Pomona man died while serving in Iraq.

Iraq UN envoy says US Marines murdered his cousin (tags)

And if they do this to their close friends... what in god's name do they do to everyday Iraqi people?

Fascists admit decruitment efforts successful (tags)

The fascist regime admits that progressive anti-war activists -- real American patriots -- are responsible for keeping children from signing up for the fascist regime's war crime atrocities in Iraq. With recruitment numbers across all military venues down by at least one third, the fascist regime will have to either stop slaughtering innocent people with brown skin in innocent countries, else the fascists will have to instigate a draft. The revolution will then be the next day. George W. Bush and the other Republinazi fascists are the _only_ enemies America is laboring under.

Iraqi Resistance Video - The Cowboys in Iraq - A Must See - Extremely Powerful Images (tags)

June, 2005 Video Release by the Iraqi Resistance - The Cowboys in Iraq - A Must See - Extremely Powerful Images

Pew Poll - The radioactive image of the US (tags)

Anybody you know? The US and it's global War of Terror: In a group of 251 soldiers from a study in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the 1991 Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects.*

Who Was Behind The Killing Of Four Female Marines? (tags)

Was the killing of four female Marines, a case of IDF revenge?

The Fix is In - American Media Ignore Downing Street Memo (tags)

Over the last month, the American media has studiously avoided a story that has dominated the rest of the world. A leak transcript of a meeting with the British Prime Minister well before the invasion of Iraq showed that the US had decided to go to war even though it had no proof of weapons of mass destruction. Mainstream media argue that there is no news, that the American people already knew that the Bush admistration was mistaken. Conservative talk show hosts continue to deny that there are any problems. In a small, cramped room in the Capitol, Cong. Conyers held hearings on the Downing Street Memo. Ralph Nader, the Green Party and Rep. Maurice Hinchey call for impeachment.

God Begs (tags)

I beg you on behalf of myself and God, please! http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

DOWNING STREET MEMO PROTEST (tags)

One of America's leading newspapers, The Washington Post, was protested yesterday for it's failure to cover the leaked UK documents about Bush's 2002 plan for war with Iraq.

Kucinich: New Urgency to bipartisan efforts to pass "Homeward Bound" (tags)

Last night’s nationally televised speech by the President made it clear we are in Iraq for time indefinite...Withdrawal from Iraq has never been in the Administration’s plans - not when the war was being planned, nor during its execution. The occupation in "sovereign" Iraq will continue unless we stop it. We are building several permanent military bases in Iraq. "We will stay in Iraq as long as we are needed, and not a day longer," the President said last night. When the Administration ties Iraq into the "War on Terror" the war never has to end. It then becomes a steady source of cash for the 20,000 "private contractors" in Iraq

Nearly 9,000 U.S. troops dead? A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR INFO FROM SURVIVORS. (tags)

Has the Bush administration drastically understated the U.S. military death count by redefining "death"? The following article suggests that it has, and it calls for a nationwide campaign to honor deceased service members by naming and counting them.

translating Bush's speech (tags)

translating the speech from last night

Bush's Biggest Lie (tags)

It wasn’t the lie that we are winning the war in Iraq. It wasn’t the lie that we are fighting international terrorism in Iraq. It was the lie that we are bringing liberty to Iraq that was Bush’s whopper.

BTL:Progressive Activists and Legislators Challenge Corporate Media's... (tags)

..Failure to Cover Downing Street Memo ~ Interview with Danny Schechter, journalist and filmmaker, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Reactionary terror continues in Lebanon (tags)

Bombings and assassinations continue in Lebanon. The latest victim of this wave of terror was the 67-year old George Hawi, who was killed when a bomb detonated in his car; the former leader of the Lebanese Communist Party lost his life on June 21st, only a day after the so-called “anti-Syrian bloc” claimed victory in the parliamentary elections.

From Congress to union halls: Demand widens: Exit Iraq! (tags)

Lawmakers respond to public outcry WASHINGTON — "Let Conyers in!" the crowd chanted at the White House gate the evening of June 16. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and a dozen other lawmakers had come to deliver petitions signed by 566,000 people demanding that President George W. Bush answer for the so-called Downing Street Memo proving that he "fixed" intelligence to justify war on Iraq.

Five US Marines Killed In Suicide Car Bombing In Fallujah (tags)

A short article about recent car bombings in Iraq.

Ann Wright on the Follies of Bush’s War (tags)

One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.

Nat'Council of Churches calls for Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)

Nat'Council of Churches in the US calls for withdrawal from Iraq.

Voices of Resistance: Bloomington, Indiana (tags)

How many resolutions were passed against the invasion of Iraq? 100 or more? In times like these when neoconservatives and the extreme right dominate the legislature, execu-tive and judiciary, it is very important for the community to make a local comment.

TWICE FOOLED – SHAME ON US: THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT (tags)

George W. Bush stole the 2000 election and we let him get away with it. While the Democrats cried because Al Gore had won the vote, the Republicans counted their loot and planned the next heist. Crime does pay when the Justices of the Supreme Court are in on the caper, and they can’t be impeached if the crooks control the Congress.

Conference of the Middle East Policy Institute (tags)

The conduct of the western allies promotes what they wanted to prevent: the formation of a defensive worldwide Islamic front against the West. The three holiest places of Islam are now occupied by Americans or Israelis.

The U.N. is a joke. (tags)

the un isn't to be trusted.

Here we go again. (tags)

With Biden announced, Clinton a near certainty, and maybe even Kerry wanting a second try at the White House, the 2007-8 Democratic primary season looks to be grim stuff, and the likelihood of continued Republican dominance good. The one possible wrench in Democratic party hacks’ suicide plans: Russ Feingold. ------------------

Who do you think was behind Sept 11th? (tags)

author: the prim greaper now here's someone thinking along the lines of yours truly: [scroll down to post w/chimp avatar] http://www.newsnation.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=281

Is fragging yanqui goons murder? (tags)

Fragging has its purpose. After all, it helped end the war in Vietnam didn't it? Is it murder, as the US rulers and their lackies in the anti-war movement would have it? Or is it a selfless act of consern for the lives of our working class brothers and sisters in the third world?

Iraqi Union Leaders Speak (tags)

US Labor Against the War includes affiliates from Nat'L labor organizations, Central Labor Councils, Regional Labor Organizations, Large Locals, (10,000 + members), Small Locals(10,000 - members), Allied Labor Organizations, Labor Anti-war groups, and other Labor Organizations.

Bush Fires (tags)

Play with fire and you'll get burned.

Setting the Ground Rules. 2006 is coming fast. (tags)

Pork barrel-esque pet project pandering and Innane in public infighting is infecting and inflicting left liberal loss in 06 election. Eh, not quite as tacky as Wacko Jacko on Cracko, but I'm gettin closer to MSM archetypes. Oh yeah, here's a psuedo solution

Iraq War in Pictures June 1-17 (tags)

Some assorted pics from the war in Iraq from June 1 2005 to June 17, 2005

Rep. Conyers’ Spotlights Bush’s Pack of Lies (tags)

The Downing St. Memo was center stage on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2005. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) called a hearing to focus on that leaked document, which shows that President George W. Bush, Jr., and his cohorts, were looking to “cook the intelligence” on the Iraqi War. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Bush is “a liar” and it’s time to bring the troops home!

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine killed in Iraq. Muir graduate dies in roadside bomb explosion.

GI resistance today: New challenges ahead (tags)

Today’s anti-militarist GI confronts a military that has changed enormously since the first Gulf War 15 years ago. The behemoth conscript military of the Vietnam era, with 4 million-plus GIs, bears little resemblance to today’s model.

Iraq: Bush's Watergate? (tags)

The "Downing Street Memo" could be the last straw, or the spark that lights a fire, for an American public fed up with the Iraq war.

After Downing St. Rally at KTLA (Report with Pix and Video) (tags)

A rally was convened on just one day's notice to support the hearings convened by Rep. Conyers and over 100 other Members of Congress to investigate the Downing St. Minutes. These recently-leaked minutes detail Bush's illegal conspiracy with Tony Blair to invade Iraq almost one year prior to the official invasion.

Critique Of Pure Treason: (tags)

IMPEACH BUSH...NOW!!! BRING OUR TROOPS HOME...NOW!!!

Bipartisan Legislation to bring the troops home to be announced tommorow (tags)

please contact c-span and ask them to cover this press conference events@c-span.org phone 202-737-3220

Gold Star and Military Families Call for Truth Regarding Downing St. Memo (tags)

by MFSO (No verified email address) 14 Jun 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2005 Contact: Cindy Sheehan 707-365-7750 Celeste Zappala 215-570-5484 Gold Star and Military Families Call for Truth Regarding Downing St. Minutes (memo), Members to Visit Congress

Downing Street Minutes Hearing on C-span Thur. (tags)

Thursday, June 16 Democratic Members of House Judiciary Cmte. Hearing on Downing St. Memo and Iraq War On C-SPAN3 at 2:30pm ET homepage: homepage: http://www.cspan.org/

HERO - A bushite killer speaks candidly (tags)

That is a high act of treason. And it's not, "oh well, but maybe it's not true.." No, we have the two documents of question. We have the positions that were offered to the bush administration on behalf of American intelligence. [the N.I.E.] That was their position, the bush administration censored that, re-wrote CRITICAL sentences. Fixed the intel.

Convictions and Corrections (tags)

The psychologists' report concluded that people ignore corrections irrespective of the certainty that a news report was notorious. The truth is unimportant. Whether something fits and confirms the worldview is decisive.

1,400 at D.C. meet say 'Take Back America' (tags)

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands off my Social Security" and "Not wise to privatize," marched to the White House in the rain June 3.

BTL:Grassroots Movement Works to Focus Public Attention on... (tags)

...Downing Street Memo that Reveals Bush Administration's Dishonest Justification for Iraq War ~ Excerpt of speech Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Green Party: Impeach Bush Now! (tags)

author: Common Dreams The Downing Street Memo proves that invasion of Iraq wasn't the 'last resort' but Bush's intent all along, leading to cooked intelligence and other impeachable offenses; Greens note bipartisan and media complicity in overlooking evidence of deceit, urge public protest

Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans (tags)

Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.

US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference (tags)

The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would “fix” the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one. ---------------

On the "Insurgency" Myth in Iraq (tags)

The opposite is demonstrated with spectacular and brutal actions when the US media report about successes in the battle against the enemies of freedom in Iraq.

US Soldier: Dead heroes can’t pay the bills! Stop killing us and then waving the flag! I (tags)

Interview with a US soldier who was deploying for a second tour in Iraq.

The "El Salvador Option" (tags)

The US administration recognizes that its troops face a resistance firmly anchored in the population. As a result, it relies on a hidden dirty war..The model for contemporary Iraq is not Vietnam but El Salvador where 70,000 were killed in the 12-year war.

Memorial Day Week: One to Remember (tags)

We know we live in bizarre times, but this past week we’ve learned the Army is replacing Humvees with minivans, that Guantanamo prisoners were bought, not captured, and with all this, Bush wants us to “stay the course,” whatever that is. -------------------

Nader Mulls Bush Impeachment (tags)

"The I Word" author: Nader/Zeese THE IMPEACHMENT of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, should be part of mainstream political discourse.

100,000 Dead for a Heap of Lies (tags)

100,000 Iraqis paid for that with their lives; 1600 American soldiers were sent to their deaths for a heap of lies.

The Iraqi Nightmare (tags)

The truth is nothing is under control in Iraq. The number of suicide attacks, surprise assaults and car bombs has doubled since February to 70 per day.. The strategy for vic-tory is breaking down because Iraq is not going forward economically.

Local Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. First Class Randy Duane Collins, 36, died Tuesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., according to a statement from the DOD.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 10-year veteran Santa Monica police officer was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq, it was announced Friday. Officer Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, was killed Thursday in the Al-Anbar province in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, Santa Monica police Chief James T. Butts announced.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SWEEPS INTO HELL (tags)

BUT THERE'S NO WAY OUT...

USA beams "Baghdad Betty" into Iraq (tags)

A German news mag "Der Speigel" reveals that the Bush regime is providing US$120 Million funding for a TV station, Al-Hurra("the free one in Arabic"), that airs embedded American versions of "news"--from its plushy offices, fully equipped with designer furniture, flat-screen monitors in Virginia--back into Iraq. How's that for high-tech informational warfare?

Audio: HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on Election 2004 , "the biggest crime in [our history]&q (tags)

Audio: Exclusive Interview with HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on his Huffington Post firefight after blogging that Election 2004 was "the biggest crime in the history of the nation!" Plus: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript And Is Bush a Sith Lord? PLUS: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript

Muslim violence (tags)

The violence by muslims over the Newsweek thing wasn't caused by purely religious zeal or even western hate.

Blinded by America (tags)

It's far more important for us to criticize ourselves than it is to criticize others. If we want to promote democracy, freedom and peace, we should ensure that our words match our deeds-anything else is complete hypocrisy.

Bush's democratic rhetoric sets the middle east on fire (tags)

Battling the windmills while Iraq burns By RAMZY BAROUD Special to The Japan Times DOHA, Qatar -- Cast aside the nonsensical rhetoric about U.S. President George W. Bush's ostensibly successful efforts to bolster democratic tendencies "sweeping" the Middle East, and you'll discover that the facts are not so rosy, with Iraq remaining the most horrific reminder. Bush seems to reside over an entirely different world reality when he adamantly presents himself as a visionary whose uppermost concerns are freedom and democracy worldwide, with due emphasis on the Middle East.

Iraqis Endure Worse Conditions Than Under Saddam, UN Survey Finds (tags)

A major study by the UN and Iraqi officials found that life in Iraq has decayed significantly since foreign forces invaded, following a general trend seen in most sectors since the imposition of a global embargo in 1990.

BTL:British Memo Indicates Bush Administration Fixed Intelligence to... (tags)

...Justify Iraq Invasion ~ Interview with Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Is israel using the americans to start a civil war in iraq? (tags)

from Xymphora

US HOUSE MEMBERS SEEK WAR CRIMES INQUIRY! (tags)

"The public interest demands we determine who is ultimately responsible for these abuses."

More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities (tags)

As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.

IMPEACHMENT TIME - Palast (tags)

Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/13/05 ¡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. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.

War crimes in Iraq. (tags)

The use of depleted uranium weaponry in Iraq.

The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil (tags)

The government tried at first to withhold details about the advisors of the 2001 Energy Plan.. The US remains a prisoner of its energy crisis.. Iraq remains a destabilizing factor that hinders the oil flow from the Middle East to the international markets.

Interview With First Navy War Resister: Pablo Paredes (tags)

On May 11, 2005, Pablo Paredes, a U.S. Navy Petty Officer, 3rd Class, will face a court martial for refusing to fight in the Iraq war. In Dec. 2004, Pablo refused to board a Navy ship as it left San Diego, Ca., becoming the first Navy personnel to openly refuse to cooperate with the Iraq War.

USA The Movie features voices of Los Angeles Indymedia (tags)

Our voices of protest will never be forgotten...

Who dies in your place? (tags)

Republican Christians, do not enlist. They decide to allow thousands of non-American citizen-soldiers to die in their stead. 60,000 of these green-card holders have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan while born-again white citizens stay home and live off their mommies and daddies.

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!

A "Slam Dunk" case on NeoCons' Iraq Lies (tags)

After the Sunday Times leaked the minutes of British cabinet meeting held in 2002, it is clear that the USA regime decided to rid Saddam at any cost & proceeded to fix the evidence to fit the decision. As ex-CIA honcho George Tenet remarked(altho for a completely opposite psoition), "It's a Slam dunk!"

40,000 march to abolish nuclear weapons (tags)

NEW YORK — On May 1, the eve of a world meeting at the United Nations to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), tens of thousands of people from around the globe marched through the streets here under the slogan “No nukes! No wars!”

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Stephen P. Saxton, 24, of Temecula, Calif., died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Saxton was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

Minutemen 17-39 years old could have enlisted ; those 40 to 55 would already be hired to perform such security duties in Iraq by Blackwater and other corporate security firms pulling ops in hostile lands.

Human Argument Against War (tags)

It has been months since I publicly refused to assist in destroying Iraq. I did so by refusing to Board the USS Bon Homme Richard and refusing to become complicit in this illegal and morally anemic plight in Iraq. There have been moments when it seemed to me that the military would work within the rule of its own laws and grant me Conscientious Objector Status, but those moments are far behind me.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Staff Sgt. Juan De Dios Garcia-Arana died Saturday when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces in Khaladiyah, Iraq, Defense Department officials said

Tonight: Marla Ruzicka's Sister Holds Memorial in Pasadena (tags)

Vigils Throughout the U.S. Will Mourn Aid Worker Marla Ruzicka and Commemorate Civilian Victims of War Today, Tuesday, May 3 Pasadena Resident and Marla's Sister Organizes a ''Casual and Upbeat Memorial to Honor Marla and Faiz''

First "Lady" Reveals: GWB in Masturbation of Horse (tags)

03 May 2005 Laura Bush showed the other side of the Sourthern Belle Saturday night (live) when she protrayed your Dear Leader, Pres. George W. Bush, as masturbating a male horse. Doesn't say much about Laura's charms. What other kinds of animal husbandry do they practice down there on the farm? http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/03/opinion/03tierney.html?ex=1272772800&en=4477f6678fc81db6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

Lloyd Hart's Feature Docmentary "The Peace Movement" (tags)

"The Peace Movement" is a feature documentary that chronicles the landmark speeches, inspiring musical performances, from the gut poetry and breath taking scenes that rose up out of the American public against the war on Iraq.

Fri. 4/29: CodePink-LA Mourns Loss of Friend Marla Ruzicka (tags)

CodePink LA is honoring 28-year-old Marla Ruzicka and her Iraqi colleague Faiz Ali Salim with a vigil and memorial commemorating their lives and work on behalf of civilian casualties of war the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, April 29.

Host a WMD House Party! (tags)

Invite friends and neighbors for a viewing of “WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception”. This award-winning documentary takes a critical look at the war in Iraq that the mainstream media didn’t want you to see – the PR war to sway the hearts and minds of the American people.

Bush's Torture Tort Reform: Don't Sue, Don't Get Sued (tags)

So why did the Bush administration go to court and oppose a judgement ordering Iraq to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to 17 captured Americans tortured by Saddam back in the first Gulf War? He had to! If he’d gone along, hundreds of people tortured by U.S. forces in the current “War on Terror” could turn around and sue the U.S. government. ---------------------------------------

Facts? We don't need any stinkin' facts! (tags)

From Social Security to terror attacks, from pollution caps to casualties, Bush has used "fuzzy math" to cover up his financial interests. Never forget he is an oilman.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Anthony J. Davis Jr., 22, was killed Saturday afternoon when a car bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle in Mosul, about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

Stop Destroying the Mosques of Iraq (tags)

Worth reading.

Local Marine Buried with Honors (tags)

Gloomy weather settled over Simi Valley on Monday as the family and friends of Juan C. Venegas, a casualty of the war in Iraq, trickled past his tearful fiancee on their way into St. Rose of Lima Church.

Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War (tags)

U.S. TOUR OF DUTY PRESENTS WHEN RESISTANCE IS RIGHT Americans Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War 

Peace Activists! Emergency PEACE Rally in Orange Circle!! (tags)

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Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. William Dean Richardson, of Moreno Valley, enlisted after the 9/11 attacks.

US 'smuggles wounded troops home' under cover of darkness (tags)

Andrew Buncombe – The Independent April 10, 2005 The Pentagon has been accused of smuggling wounded soldiers into the US under cover of darkness to avoid bad publicity about the number of troops being injured and maimed in Iraq. The media have also been prevented from photographing wounded soldiers when they arrive at hospital.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

SIMI VALLEY -- Marine Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas was killed in combat in Iraq, officials announced Friday. He was the fourth Simi Valley serviceman killed in action since the war began.

Who's Better Off? (tags)

I don't always agree with Ron Paul (but then who always agrees with any one individual, dittoheads excepted) but I appreciate his consistency in promoting true conservative ethics. Unlike nearly all republicans these days he doesn't merely steal the rhetoric to act as a cover for his agenda. He appears to actually believes in the ideological principles that are found so often in conservative rhetoric. As the republican party continues to fracture I think it is important to focus on individuals with some measure of integrity and honesty to contrast against the corrupt aristocrats running the government whom have not given any thought to benefiting people's lives nor shown any concern for the problems facing the people of the united states. -- tc

Veterans for Peace Joins 'Impeach Bush & Dick' Campaign (tags)

This article is from the Binghamton IMC: by Bing IMC ST. LOUIS--On March 30, a national veterans’ organization called for the removal of President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney for crimes the group charges were committed during the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

George Bush is a murderer! (tags)

Lizard loyalist GW Bush and skull and bones homo erect this, is a terrorist and should be shot on site going by the laws and edicts written up since his 911 mass a cure...

News Media in Anguish Over Shiavo Death (tags)

With Terri gone, they don’t know what to do. What can they report about on the news that will keep viewers glued to the tube until Prime Time?

MEChA Protests JROTC, War (tags)

Saturday, March 26, in the San Fernando Valley, about 80 to 100 members of MECha protested against the militarization of our schools and the war in Iraq.

Giuliana Sgrena Shooting: 'Payment' for Ransom? (tags)

In media pieces and conversations with Italian sources, there's a new twist to the Iraq episode wounding journalist and former-hostage Sgrena, killing Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari. European thought exists that the incident was 'payment' for ransoming hostages.

US Iran Policy: Newton's Law of Threat and Response at Work (tags)

With the U.S. threatening an invasion, and still occupying neighboring Iraq, which it invaded two years ago, is it any surprise Iraq is trying to buy all the high-tech arms it can, or that it is trying to get the bomb? What would any government do faced with such a threat? But is this good policy on America’s part?

Widespread Protests Mark 2nd Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq (tags)

Interview with Nancy Lessin, co-founder, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

Thurs. 3/31 7pm: Brother of Slain Spanish Journalist Jose Couso Joins Amy Goodman in LA (tags)

An Evening with Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now! and author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers. Joined by Javier Cosou, brother of Spanish Journalist killed at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq

Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)

Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.

Over 75 Reports of Protests on M 19 (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world demonstrated against the War in Iraq on Mar. 19th and 20th.

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

Veterans and military familes say: 'Bring troops home now - and care for them' (tags)

ST. LOUIS - “Those in the armed services right now can speak the truth about Iraq because we've been there, we've seen with our own eyes the disaster we've created in Iraq. And we can tell you that the only way to cope with this disaster is to bring the troops home now - and care for them when they return!”

Ralph Nader's Anti-War Tour in So Cal. (tags)

Ralph Nader's END THE WAR & OCCUPATION TOUR.

Saving Schiavo While Burying the Real News (tags)

The corporate media were too busy covering a demonstration by 30 fundamentalists trying to keep Shiavo from meeting her maker to bother cover ing the global and nationwide demonstrations against the U.S. Iraq War.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg Addresses crowd at demonstration against the Iraq war at intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles on 3/19/05.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg addresses crowd at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.

Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

MP3 (audio only) version of rap against the Iraq War performed at demonstration against the war in Los Angeles on 3/19/05 by rapper Wil B.

Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

This is an MP3 version of just the audio of the rap performed by Wil B. at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war in Hollywood.

Art For A Change: Mark Vallen (tags)

2000 Mark 2nd Anniversary of Iraq Invasion (tags)

2000+ Angelenos march against the war in Iraq, marking two years since American forces invaded and occupied the country. Hollywood, March 19, 2005.

Trouble in the Ranks (tags)

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Private Jeremiah Adler wrote home on his sixth day in Army boot camp:

"’I am so fucked up right now... I feel that if I stay here much longer I am not going to be the same person anymore. I have to GO. Please help... Every minute you sit at home I am stuck in a shithole, stripped of self-respect, pride, will, hope, love, faith, worth, everything. Everything I have ever held dear has been taken away. This fucks with your head... This makes you believe you ARE worthless shit. Please help. By the time you get this, things will be worse.’"

Shortly after writing this, his unit was scheduled to ship out, and Jeremiah went AWOL (absent without leave).

VIDEO/Text: Secret Bush plans for Iraq's oil BEFORE 9/11, by Greg Palast (tags)

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.

BTL:Critics Challenge White House Claims that Iraq War Responsible for... (tags)

...Tentative Moves Toward Middle East Democracy ~ Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Remembering Rachel, Recognizing Oppression (tags)

SUMMARY:The West Coastrecently hosted a visit by Amy Goodman, spurring some debate but widespread admiration. On Wednesday March 16, Democracy now spotlights the Corrie killing, also hotly debated in these parts. Stein asks if we recognize "sowing of bitterness, suspicion and intolerance as crimes in themselves".

Nader -- Restarting the Anti-War Movement (tags)

author: RALPH NADER Political movements require momentum, they need to consistently build and aggregate. When they take a lengthy break from organizing and stop the momentum it is difficult to re-start.

Iraq War Factsheet available for upcoming protests (tags)

An 'Iraq War Factsheet', put out by the Signalfire Media Project, is available for folks to print out and distribute at upcoming anti-war actions.

Against Bush's Demagogic Foreign Policy (tags)

The security advisor under President Carter criticizes the delusional US foreign policy and urges recognizing Iran as a stability factor.

ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)

‘That’s me, a marine, a murderer of civilians’ (tags)

Italian reporter shot by US military writes for newspaper that tells raw truth about US role in Iraq.

Riverside Peace Demonstration (tags)

Peace Demonstration in Riverside

War Damages in Iraq (tags)

There is no plan, there is no discussion and there is no leadership. Didn't we go into Iraq to protect ourselves from weapons of mass destruction and because of Iraq's connections with the terrorists?

America, the Magical Kingdom (tags)

The government and the media together are trying to create for Americans the same fantasyland in America and abroad that Walt Disney created in his theme parks—and a lot of Americans are buying it.

Pentagon Threatens to Kill Independent Reporters in Iraq (tags)

Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, told a panel that the U.S. military deliberately targeted journalists in Iraq. He said he "knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank (Dem) from Massachusetts who was on the panel with Jordan. "When we hear this statement with the knowledge that 63 journalists have been killed in Iraq, in addition to the fact that in a 14-month-period, more journalists were killed in Iraq than during the entire Vietnam War, one begins to get the feeling that the military clampdown on the media is more than a myth or a conspiracy theory'', Baghdad correspondent Dahr Jamail wrote. Some time ago the BBC's Kate Adie* openly said the Pentagon c.s. was out to kill 'un american' journalists, and gave an interview concerning those 'friendly fire' killings of her colleagues.

I Cannot Support the Troops. (tags)

An open letter to all active duty U.S. Military personal.

UN calls for probe of US Proxy Colombia's Massacre of Children (tags)

U.N. calls for probe of Colombia massacre

John Negroponte, William Brownfield and Death Squads Inc. (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela

Vermont towns say ‘Bring our troops home’ (tags)

In more than 50 towns voters took a day usually reserved for decisions on school budgets and new snow plows to debate an issue of international significance — the war in Iraq.

War Damages in Iraq (tags)

Gulf War One soldiers denied justice by the courts and the Bush Administration

$9 Billion lost, Halliburton Looting, and Bush wants $82 Billion more? (tags)

The whistleblowers have provided evidence of massive, systematic (ie intentional) fraud at Halliburton. The US Inspector General just reported $9 billion is missing, the CPA lost it - no trace of it whatsoever - yet Bush and his lapdog Congress want our children to pay $82 billion more for this illegal and immoral war

"The US is Stuck in Quicksand": Arundhati Roy (tags)

This interview was given at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbia, India.

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)

This article is from the Wash. DC IMC: By: Helen Thomas Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

Plot by Islamic fundamentalist to murder anti-capitalist revolutionaries in Iraq (tags)

This is from the Worker-communist Party of Iraq, an anti-capitalist and anti-Stalinist organization. They say they have uncovered a plot to murder members of their group by the Islamic fundis associated with Mouktada Al-Sadr

UFPJ: End war, bring troops home now! (tags)

Over 450 participants from throughout the country adopted a new strategic framework setting UFPJ’s top priority as ending the war and winning a complete U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

BTL:U.S. Airstrikes Against Iran Could Trigger Backlash in Iraq (tags)

Interview with Wayne Madsen, investigative journalist and former security specialist with the National Security Agency, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes (tags)

Victims of a mammoth natural disaster are worthy victims while victims of man-made imperial catastrophes are unworthy.. The massive assistance for the tsunami victims ovvered by common people is a spectacular reemergence of public spirit.

$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)

Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.

The Bondage of Terror (tags)

The change for building a common security lies in recognizing oneself in the other.. Security based on trust is a hundred times more valuable than the most expensive defensive system.

United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)

To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.

False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)

"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"

Terror Intel Style (tags)

This is how the sheep dogs keep the sheep complaint and exploitable. Remember 911? Bali? Oklahoma? Notice that all this bullshit started around the time people were starting to stand up to parasites like the WTO? Think about it!!

Patrick Stewart Will Have His Revenge on Cyber Collectivism (tags)

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The Torture Administration (tags)

The Geneva Convention is not being followed by the Bush Administration.

Vigilant Resolve (tags)

Remembering The First Siege Of Fallujah: Excerpts From Testimony Submitted To The World Tribunal On Iraq, University of Rome (III), February 10-13, 2005

IRAQ,17 JUNE 2004: U.S.TAD, Ex-Im Bank, PMCs... (tags)

L'Irak, une journée du mois de juin 2004, une approche d'un coup d'Etat clefs en main, les moyens bancaires privés arabes et américains, les Private Military Companies, le développement économique autoritaire... la démocratie?

Killers without Borders (tags)

This probably disqualifies most of america, but this article is for smoeone with the intelligence to grasp its meaning...

Bush budget assailed as ‘war’ on people (tags)

The 2006 budget Bush sent to Capitol Hill Feb. 7 ratchets up military spending 5 percent, to $419 billion from $400 billion in the current budget.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine captain from Redondo killed in Iraq. Sean Lee Brock died after being wounded by shrapnel. . His widow calls him "just so honorable."

US HAS EVACUATED 50,000 KIA , WIA AND NON BATTLE CASUALTIES FROM IRAQ (tags)

We’ll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before Iraq holds elections presently scheduled for the end of January ’05.

Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? (tags)

Are the Bush Neo-cons setting the stage for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one that may dwarf September 11? The author of the following article thinks so. He thinks the attack is being planned to mobilize the US for ever more war and to ensure support for a military draft. And the article's footnote suggests the attack on US interests may hit a US city...and it may be nuclear.

Set the date! Time to bring the troops home (tags)

Lawmakers rejected Bush’s boast in his State of the Union address that the Jan. 30 election in Iraq vindicates his war policy.

Ward Churchill responds to attacks... (tags)

Press Release - by Ward Churchill January 31, 2005

BTL:Historically, Transition to Democracy Rare Under Military Occupation (tags)

Interview with historian Howard Zinn, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraqis vote: First step towards democracy and independence (tags)

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes, and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guard for their future security.

Freedom and Democracy (tags)

Bush jr begins his second term between fantasy and reality6. More wars threaten instead of freedom and democracy.. Permanent war also prevailed in "1984". The "Ministry for Truth" was responsible for propaganda lies and torture.

BTL:Despite Success of Iraq Vote, Anti-Occupation Insurgency Likely to Continue (tags)

Interview with Hussein Ibish, vice chairman of the Progressive Muslim Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

21-year-old private first class Stephen Castellano of Long Beach, California died January 28th in Mosul, Iraq from a non-combat related injury.

Saddam Hussein, Is, Was and Always Will Be the Genuine President of Iraq (tags)

Bush Policymakers and Sycophantic Media Forget History's Lessons in Iraq (tags)

In touting the Iraq election as a Bush “victory,” they forget that the same thing was said about an election in South Vietnam in 1967—just a few months before the Tet Offensive.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Oxnard soldier Army Pfc. Kevin M. Luna killed in Iraq accident.

Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)

In Defence of Marxism

First Brothers Profit From W. (tags)

Detailed account of financial involvement of Bush brothers in shady business deals.

How Sistani & the Shia Have KICKED BUSH'S WORMY ASS--Again (tags)

The ChickenHawk Has Another Precious MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Moment

Rice again lies about 'UN mandate' for US war in Iraq (tags)

Like all people in the US 'Coalition of the Killing', we in the Netherlands also have been made guilty* - by our collaborating industry and it's government - of the present US-zionist war crimes in Afganistan and Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Ex-Covina resident among victims of Iraqi copter crash.

RUMSFELD CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES IN GERMANY (tags)

look at what I found :>) author: Justus Leicht for the World Socialist Web Site US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may be forced to skip a major international security conference in Munich next month for fear that he could be hauled before a German court on war crimes charges, according to published reports in both the US and Germany.

Because We Could (tags)

President Bush sold himself as the "anti-Clinton". With the invasion of Iraq, the two are more alike then he knows.

Sadr's Subtle Defiance of "Demonstration Elections" in Iraq (tags)

The January 30, 2005 elections in Iraq are the textbook definition of "demonstration elections." Unlike Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who issued "a fatwa saying all Shiia men and women have an obligation to vote in the upcoming election," the Moktada al-Sadr faction "uttered not a single word about the vote" at Friday Prayers, according to the New York Times, foreshadowing "a less than overwhelming voter turnout in many parts of Iraq" (Dexter Filkins, "Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday's Election in Iraq," January 29, 2005). The Times insinuates that the Sadr faction are against democracy itself, solely by virtue of their quiet refusal to browbeat their vast following into embracing the elections tomorrow. Needless to say, the idea that it is people's right to evaluate whether or not an election is free, fair, and democratic and that boycotting an unfree, unfair, and undemocratic election is a time-honored tactic of democrats everywhere is unspeakable in the corporate media.

The Case Against Administrator Natsios (tags)

In April of 2003, President Bush's appointee to the Agency for International Development appeared on Nightline and unequivocally claimed reconstruction in Iraq would only cost American taxpayers $1.7 Billion dollars. Damn lies, all of them. Six months later the transcript disappeared from USAID.gov. Good thing I saved it.

Thousands assail Bush hypocrisy: Freedom for who? (tags)

Obscene spending at inaugural while millions go without

Photos : THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ - A Must See (tags)

I have no words.... Latest war crimes and political corruptions: http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/index.cfm?m=1&y=2005

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Simi sailor dies in Iraq crash John House leaves wife, newborn son

The Crusade for God and Global Conquest (tags)

“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

George W. Bush, second inaugural speech

“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store for...you...us...the world...our future!”

Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"

George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")

BTL:Angry U.S. Iraq War Veteran Criticizes Excesses of... (tags)

...Gala Bush Inaugural Celebrations ~ Speech by Aidan Delgado, U.S. Army reservist and Iraq war veteran, produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

130+ PROTESTS SINCE NOV. 2 -also- DC Police Found "Guilty" (tags)

Over 130 separate protest actions have taken place in the US since Nov. 2. In January alone, there have been nearly 60 demonstrations and marches protesting against the Bush Administration and the Iraq war. Inauguration day saw 43 separate actions in as many cities from coast to coast.

Tug of War (tags)

Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.

MAKING DEAD FRIENDS ? (tags)

As in all history, it is shown that it is impossible to make friends by invading, intimidating, shooting, bombing, jailing, torturing, killing, maiming, napalming or other deadly actions. It showed every time, that the only people the US could call their friends were the dead, because they couldn't protest anymore.

Building Bridges Radio - Bring the Troops Home - Cong Owens plus Dr. King on Vietnam (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 minute program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Thousands Protest Bush's Inauguration (LA Photo) (tags)

Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the nation walked out of work and school, held mock coronations, intoned the names of the Iraq war dead and held candlelight vigils to show their disapproval of President Bush as he was sworn in for his second term. PHOTO: Protesters, wearing bags on their heads, kneel as police look on during an inaugural protest Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were reported. The bags are a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)

Christian Right? Dead Wrong! (tags)

Two Vicious Iraqi Collaborators Fallujahed As They Leave US Base (tags)

Cleansing Iraq of the Foreign Filth--One Righteous Deed at a Time!

NY Times Iraq Death Chart Omits Worst Slaughter: Civilian Victims of US Military (tags)

A Brookings Institution analysis of the deaths caused in Iraq over a 2-week period is misleading. It completely omits the deaths caused by U.S. forces, which would likely have more than doubled the total, and increased the civilian death total even more dramatically.

Bearing Children Versus Bearing Arms (tags)

American Warrior Princess trashes homemaker outfit for full body armor, touting weapon in hand.

It's Official: My Brother Died in Vain (tags)

Why My Brother Died After two years, the government has called off its fruitless hunt for WMD.

BTL:Singer-Songwriter Stephan Smith Tells of His Iraqi Relatives... (tags)

...Experiences Under U.S. Occupation and War ~ Interview with Stephan Smith, singer and songwriter, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The "Iraqi Resistance" video - a must see (tags)

Reuters carried this article yesterday which discusses the Iraqi video which asks Bush, ""George W. Bush; you have asked us to 'bring it on'. And so have we, like you never expected. Do you have another challenge?" And don't miss "Tom Ridge: US 'should not rule out torture'" http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007709.htm Or: US Military Tactic: Collective Punishment http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007567.htm And: This is war http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007445.htm

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/14/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

Iraq rebels in video taunt Chickenhawk with his own Rant (tags)

Iraq rebels in video taunt Bush

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)

LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.

News on the Draft Issue (tags)

Links to a number of recent news stories on the draft issue. Includes information related to all of the drafts: poverty draft, youth draft, skilled worker draft and backdoor draft.

J20 - Not One Damn Dime Day (tags)

Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan. 20, 2005. The anti-inauguration!

Screaming Disaster (tags)

"As the U.S. “controls” so little of Iraq and has negligible support in the general population, those willing to work with the invaders (unemployment is about 75-80%) are extremely vulnerable."

High-Tech Rumsfeld under Fire (tags)

Criticismis spreading in the US media and from two of the most respected republican senators.. Rumsfeld wanted to give the world a lesson in military high-tech: that the US could quickly conquer and rule any country with a few ground troops.. He failed in Iraq.

Colin Powell's Selective Sense of Horror (tags)

The outgoing Secretary of State says he’s shaken and horrified by the tsunami’s destructive power, yet has nothing to say about the far greater destruction and death wreaked in Iraq by the U.S. military that he was so instrumental in sending over there. The difference isn’t the degree of destruction and death, it’s what caused it.

Will someone please remind me why we went to war? (tags)

I still regularly wake up thinking about the war with Iraq and feeling sick in my stomach. It's been a new experience for me and for all of us in Australia. Never before have we launched an attack on a nation that hasn't declared war on us first. Never before has an Australian Prime Minister committed the country to a course of action so diametrically opposed to the will of the majority. Never before have I had to live with the feeling of having blood on my hands. I find all of this quite hard to live with.

Art of War : Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)

Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.

Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. (tags)

Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. CIA working with “Moonies.” Ghost jets take insurgents away for “questioning.” Interesting reading. Please circulate widely.

War, racism and choice (tags)

The pain of war is so great that many Americans want to comfort those involved by supporting a form of collective denial about the choice that soldiers make when they kill in an illegal and immoral war, such as the current occupation of Iraq.

Iraq for Fun and Profiteering (tags)

Bush’s war in Iraq has brought us the Brits, the Poles, the Bulgarians, the Hondurans. Now it’s bringing us the Nigerians. Scammers that is.

$9.11 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL! (tags)

(a messaged cash-flow boycott to bring all U.S. soldiers home from the illegal war on Iraq

S. KOREA. 12.20/Last Day's Struggle Report (tags)

After MSSC (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) finished the sit-in strike the fight against exploitation and opression is continuing.

BTL:Abuse of Iraqi and Afghan Detainees Linked to US Training in Torture at... (tags)

...Army's School of the Americas ~ Interview with Kathy Kelly, founding member, Voices in the Wilderness conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The President Should Have His Ears Cleaned (tags)

How can a president who communes with God make so many wrong, dangerous and idiotic decisions? Maybe he just isn’t hearing properly.

Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (tags)

Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq Global WALKOUT for Peace, Freedom & Justice for All WALKOUT Thursday January 20 and Friday, March 18, 2005 http://www.consensus.net/walkout.html 1-800-884-1136

U.S Death Count about to Pass 1300 in Iraq (tags)

www.icasualties reports today that the "official" number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq is 1297 with three more working class "cann fodder" lost today. Make it stop! Spread this news all through the web. (Indy main page is not publishing?) Be the media and get the news out.

LA Supports War-Injured Children of Iraq - Asra'a Visits Venice (tags)

At nine years old Asra'a Mizyad lost her arm to a U.S. bomb falling on Iraq. This week she brought hope for reconciliation between our people, united in a fight for a just peace.

WITHDRAW $9.11 to WITHDRAW U.S. TROOPS FROM IRAQ! (tags)

a messaged, cash-flow boycott

American Conquest of Falluja is a Pyrrhic Victory (tags)

During the fighting in Falluja, rebels brought parts of Iraq's third largest city Mossul under their control.. War is a brutalization machine that can hardly be stopped.. This is an endless cruel game in which occupiers and occupied show their hatred more and more..

HOW ABOUT A GENERAL STRIKE JANUARY 20TH? (tags)

Shut down the city January 20th to protest the re-election of Bush and the war in Iraq. Converge en masse at the Westwood Federal building.

Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)

According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.

Like the Song Says: It's Deja Vu All Over Again (tags)

Soldiers dissing the Secretary of Defense, mutinies, desertion at record highs. Can officer fragging be far behind? Does any of this sound familiar?

Are We There Yet? (tags)

Saddam Hussein has been universally and rightly condemned for filling thousands of mass graves. Might there be a new killer kid on the block? For more details, read on.

Open Words about the Empire (tags)

Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.

Unfounded Assumptions, Elections and Propaganda (tags)

One facet of corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions in an attempt to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, so-called free elections can be used to facilitate the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.

USA's FSD more lethal than WMDs (tags)

Prior to the naked Imperial aggression on the people of Iraq in March of 2003, the Bush regime repeatedly sowed fear onto the public by falsely claiming that Iraq had thousands of terrifying WMDs and that the World couldn't afford to wait for the evidence "in the form of a mushroom cloud," a clear reference that Saddam had nukes & would unleash them to kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians. As it turned out, it was the USA's own illegal & immoral Invasion-turned-Occupation that deployed thousands of USA's WMDs which killed up to 100,000 or more of Iraqi civilians...

Psst!~ Hey buddy, did you hear how great the Iraq war is going? (tags)

Corporate mind-controllers, having taken over the media, are now going after that last bastion of free communication: the grapevine. Can the Pentagon and White House be far behind?

COUNT THE BODIES: BE ELIMINATED (tags)

"In Iraq, US forces and their Iraqi surrogates are no longer bothering to conceal attacks on civilian targets and are openly eliminating anyone - doctors, clerics, journalists - who dares to count the bodies." Of particular concern was the word "eliminating". "In Iraq, US forces and their Iraqi surrogates are no longer bothering to conceal attacks on civilian targets and are openly eliminating anyone - doctors, clerics, journalists - who dares to count the bodies." Of particular concern was the word "eliminating".

Photos of US Navy Seals' Prisoner Torture (tags)

The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.

Navy probes new Iraq prisoner photos (tags)

The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.

Outrageous! (tags)

Outrageous! That is what many are calling the war profiteering by U.S. corporations.

BTL:Charges of Corruption at UN's Oil for Food Program Ignore Washington's Role (tags)

Joy Gordon, lawyer and professor of philosophy, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Arlington West at Flor y Canto (tags)

Sally and Peter Dudar will be special guests at Flor y Canto this Friday evening at a screening of their new film Arlington West

Escalation in Iraq Follows a Campaign of Lies (tags)

After campaigning as a “peace” candidate who was about to start winding down U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Bush has seriously escalated the conflict. It was a campaign of lies. Now we need a campaign to elect an anti-war Congress in 2006.

Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)

[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]

Last Minute Alert- 'Human Shields' in Riverside Wednesday (tags)

Speaking event WEDNESDAY re: Iraq

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. George Payton, 20, Culver City, died Nov. 14 of combat wounds suffered in Iraq's Al Anbar province [Fallujah]

14,000 DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN IRAQ (tags)

Major General Safavi said that the US CASUALTIES in Iraq exceeded 10,600 DEAD, and according to some figures it stood at 14,000 dead which accounted for 10 percent of the American soldiers.

BTL:Iraq Veterans Call for an End to a War They Say Can't be Won (tags)

Interview with former Marine Cpl. Michael Hoffman, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Between the lines' Scott Harris

Hassan Death Looks Like a CIA Job (tags)

Countering the corporate spin on Hassan's death

Depleted uranium in Iraq stolen from under Dineh land (tags)

Depleted uranium used in Iraq by US military results in babies born deformed and also cancer. The source of the uranium is from native lands, also causing cancer in indigenous people living there..

God is Great (tags)

A person accused in our name(s) of a criminal offence, needs to be established somehow to be as such, and the only way to do that, is to present evidence that formed your/our conclusion. Without evidence our accused is ourselves as the innocent, being falsely imprisoned, tortured, or murdered.

Help Send Humanitarian Aid to Iraq (tags)

PLEASE HELP US GET MEDICAL AID TO THE PEOPLE OF FALLUJAH.

The B.U.S.H. Boycott, Phase I: My Experience...(correction...) (tags)

B.U.S.H. Boycott in Action... Phase I, November 22, 2004

Local Soldier's Funeral Report (tags)

Slain Marine eulogized as leader. J.P. Blecksmith killed in Iraq following September deployment.

The B.U.S.H. Boycott, Phase I: My Experience... (tags)

B.U.S.H. Boycott in Action... Phase I, November 22, 2004

Local Soldier's Funeral Report (tags)

Slain Marine eulogized as leader. J.P. Blecksmith killed in Iraq following September deployment.

Bush May Be Sneaking Into Baghdad Again This Thanksgiving (tags)

President Bush may be heading to Iraq. He cut short his news conference in Colombia. As of 7:16 p.m. Central Time, he surprisingly has not been reported as landing in Texas. Bush no doubt would consider it a real coup to repeat the surprise visit he made last Thanksgiving to the troops in Iraq. Probably he is more eager this year, after his victory and as he kicks off four more years. Also, it has been a bad year for morale in Iraq. This trip is a must. His schedule and the secret plans for last year provide clues to this year, as explained below.

TODAY! THE B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT to Bring U.S. Soldiers Home, Nov. 22!! (tags)

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America in Decline (tags)

The greatest problem I have with America is not Bush in himself. Rather it is that people no longer seem to care what their political leader tells them or how many lies are spread.. Bush completely ignores Europe and Nato..

Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 (tags)

Fred Burks of WantToKnow is fairly consistent in relevant informative articles exposure. http://www.WantToKnow.info/

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

William C. James, 24, was killed in action in the al-Anbar province in the Sunni Triangle Nov. 10.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Grandmother Dies On Way to Funeral (tags)

Army Private First Class Jose Ricardo Flores The grandmother of a local soldier killed in Iraq earlier this week died in a car crash as she traveled from Mexico to attend his funeral.

Iraq protest next year (tags)

On April 9th 2005, there will be a worldwide protest against the occupation of Iraq. Bringing together people from all countries, anyone is invited to find a location near you to protest.

The New Corporate Liberation Theology. Part 1 (tags)

The US government has privatized and sold whole sectors of the Iraqi economy. Economic policy and tax laws are rewritten. Foreign firms can now buy 100 percent of Iraqi firms and export the profits. This is a blatant violation of international law...

Prophecy Nov 18 : The bullet in Margaret's head - a call to Jihad (tags)

Arise and shine, Holy Warriors, and answer your call to Jihad, fully equipped for battle, armed with the breast plate of Righteousness, holding up the shield of Justice and Peace, and wielding the terrible swift sword of Truth.

Wizard War - Live recording broadcast - The Mission Statement of Earth - (tags)

This is your World that I wish to play servant of. As my subject; I promise a fight to return Justice through freedom for all. How? By believing in you to do as you should, demanding the immediate arrest or execution of bush, rumsfeld, and condi for the crimes of 9/11. Demanding the return of all stolen Iraqi assets, made by those who personally profited off the criminal transactions. Demand the arrest or execution of Allawi for the bombing campaign of Samara, along with bushite military commanders who organized the satanic attack.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

For Soldier, Military was ‘His Mindset’ Cole Larsen, killed in Iraq, was the latest in a long family tradition of fighting at wartime.

Who Can Stop Bush? A Coalition of Other Nations. (tags)

So, we lost here, but can we prevail elsewhere?

Join the B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT! 11/22/04 (tags)

boycott

Don't Support the Troops! Not if They are Committing War Crimes (tags)

The televised execution of Iraqi wounded in Fallujah by U.S. Marines is just the tip of an ugly iceberg. The U.S. has adopted a policy of war crimes and genocide in Fallujah and elsewhere that puts it right up there with Milosevic and his thugs.

Join the B.U.S.H. Boycott! 11/22/04 (tags)

Boycott

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Guard Sgt. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, Mission Viejo; Killed in Iraq

3 STEPS (tags)

To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.

Words of Advice (tags)

/ / Rumsfeld replied to a direct question yesterday as to whether he knew Zarqawi was in Fallujah with the answer: ``I have no idea if he is there.'' \ \ So, America! there is your reason for dying America's sons and daughters, Johnny's brothers and sisters. "No idea" rumsfeld states while his private partners cash in the blood checks for everything but the funeral services.

Heroic Fallujah (tags)

US imperialism hits a stumbling block in Fallujah and Iraq as a whole in its drive for global hegemony and corporate control.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Flintridge Prep standout dies in Iraq. J.P. Blecksmith, 24, '99 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, was part of U.S. military campaign in Fallouja.

ppalled by L.A. Times (tags)

All of us who have resisted the Bush administration’s militaristic and illegal invasions are “insurgents.” We will hold George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al., accountable for every single death that they cause, and we will continue to demand the truth from the press.

The onslaught in Fallujah: Shooting at a fly that has landed on a horse’s head (tags)

On the face of it, the siege of Fallujah seems to be going relatively well for the US troops. Most of the city has been captured and according to the mass media “Operation Phantom Fury” will be finished in a couple of days. However, things are not so simple. The war in Iraq was also supposed to be over, whereas it clearly is not. The same applies to Fallujah, where an official victory may well turn out to be a Pyrrhic one.

The King Commands (tags)

/ / Rumsfeld replied to a direct question yesterday as to whether he knew Zarqawi was in Fallujah with the answer: ``I have no idea if he is there.'' \ \ So, America! there is your reason for dying America's sons and daughters, Johnny's brothers and sisters. "No idea" rumsfeld states while his private partners cash in the blood checks for everything but the funeral services.

Falluja: Blood lust dominates mainstream media (tags)

The Falluja battle is obscenely one-sided and, on the American side, thoroughly cowardly. The US military employs the most modern and horrific weapons to eradicate a few thousand lightly armed fighters.

FORMER ATTY GENERAL SAYS "IMPEACH BUSH" (tags)

Message from Ramsey Clark "Bush can run, but he cannot hide from the Constitution" "The election does not pardon the President for past, or future "high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Anatomy of a Chomsky Smearing (tags)

Andrew Sullivan Slimes Chomsky on Real Time with Bill Maher Welcome to the world of Andrew Sullivan-- slander, slink and then hide from accountability for his own dismal, truly pathetic words.

Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)

Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW NIGHT: STOP THE FALLUJAH ATTACK! (tags)

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW NIGHT: STOP THE FALLUJAH ATTACK! U.S. Out of Iraq! Protest Bush and the U.S. war drive! WHEN:  Tues, Nov 9, 6 pm (Tomorrow night) WHERE: Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Veteran) Los Angeles

2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno

Al-Fallujah, You Will Surely Win a Great Victory! (tags)

In Support of the Iraqi Resistance

MANY AMERICANS QUIETLY SUPPORT THE COURAGEOUS IRAQI RESISTANCE! (tags)

In the Oliver Stone Vietnam War movie "Platoon", one African American soldier says that, "The U.S. has been going around kicking everybody else's ass for so long, I know that it's about time that the U.S. got its *own* ass kicked." THAT TIME HAS COME AGAIN!!

Fallujah, the Hue of Iraq (tags)

US troops are following Gen. Westmoreland’s playbook, while the Iraqi insurgents seem to be following the playbook of Ho Chi Minh. We know the ending of both books.

Antiwar Protest - Studio City - Fri. Nov. 12 (tags)

Neighbors for Peace and Justice in North Hollywood/Studio City, have been holding weekly antiwar vigils since just BEFORE the invasion of Iraq. Now that the war in Iraq is escalating... the vigils are continuing. This high visability protest takes place at a major intersection in North Hollywood/Studio City, and ALL Angelenos are encouraged to participate.

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Adolfo Perez Esquivel (tags)

"Your heart is so hardened by hatred and fear that you have neither the capacity nor the courage to open your heart and mind to sympathy..You have made the United States into a terrorist state. Was it necessary to massacre the people of Iraq?.."

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 2 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 1 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)

While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.

Who's counting the dead in Fallujah? CARE? (tags)

The killing of 100,000 innocent men, women and children in Iraq to date should be enough for others who CARE. People not sure of the legality, validity and rational for their killing should understand the alleged demon Saddam Hussain wasn't worth the sacrifice of those innocent people. Does anyone CARE about this dead baby?

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, Saugus; Killed in Humvee Rollover

Could Americans vote for a French President? (tags)

John Kerry very much sound like a French politician. He has the same superior and rather snobbish look typical of French high civil servant. Kerry is brilliant but one never knows what it means. He is flipflopping all the time. Kerry would be worst than French appeasers and French socialists.

Getting Started (tags)

Yet, it was rummy and tommy franks who TREASONOUSLY threw out the State Department's semi-thought through ORHA plan of, securing the weapon sites and preventing anarchy, and, it was the IAEA that had tabs on the weapons before the bush demon kicked them out irrationally.

Osama's Endorsement (tags)

BAD BUSH WEEK ENDS WITH KEY ENDORSEMENT

TOP 11 REASONS WE ARE SAFER W/TONS OF EXPLOSIVES MISSING (tags)

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A MOM'S FYI: THE TENET--BIN LADEN WARNINGS (tags)

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Johnny Wizard talks to America nationally broacasted! (tags)

Big deal. To the war mongering mass murdering thieves go the stolen spoils., as the bushite's devolving american new century would say.

Liberation News Voter Recommendations (tags)

No to corporate politics!

Syria-S Trouble (tags)

One key to stabilizing Iraq isn't even in the country, but next door in Syria.

GOP loves revived Know Nothing Party (tags)

In mid-October, after the $1 Billion CIA Duelfer Report that definitively concluded Iraq had neither WMDs nor even active programs, 72% of Bush supporters still believed the opposite...

Voices of Iraq video is pro-occupation propaganda (tags)

The Voices of Iraq video is being promoted as fair and balanced, but is financed by right wing organizations.

Global War Tribute (tags)

Iraqi oil is lost to the world market. Instead of the rosy promises of the neoconservatives who wanted to turn Iraq into America's private gas station, the opposite is happening.. The whole world has to pay for the disappeared oil on account of US crimes against Iraqis.

Australian Anti-War Activists Occupy Office (tags)

International News

Iraq War (Invasion) Being Lost By Americans (tags)

Americans are losing, or have lost the Iraq War (invasion).

A Bush pre-election strike on Iran 'imminent (tags)

eradicate bush

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.

CONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR KERRY (tags)

Why we should hold our noses and vote for Kerry to engage a potentially more moderate administration.

What's up in Iraq (tags)

Resistance not responsible for abduction of aid worker. Will the CIA have her beheaded and offer another grisly video to assure the American people that our enemy is pure evil and that God is on “our side? The best protection we can offer her is to understand what is going on and spread that understanding. Wake up already. It’s 1984. jamie "She had been living in Iraq for 30 years and she was a humanitarian. The resistance did not kidnap her because this would have left a bad impression of the resistance in the world," said another commander. And much more..... -----

SHOCKED N BEMUSED - NYT REPORTS NEOCONDUPLICITY (tags)

BEMUSED - NEOCON-CABAL - HOOKED ON"SNAKE OIL" FOR THE STREET - NOW FOLLY OF UTOPIAN PURSUIT OF WORLD EMPIRE

Local Soldier, Killed in Iraq, Laid to Rest (tags)

Gloria Salazar, middle, mother of Las Vegas Marine Cpl. William I. Salazar, is consoled by family member Sammy Acosta, left

Let's Boil it Down "Mr. Republican" (tags)

Are you "really" a republican?

BTL:Noam Chomsky Offers Views on Motivation for Iraq War and... (tags)

...the Choices Before Voters on Election Day ~ Interview with Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics, author and political activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran 'Imminent' (tags)

According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan. Targets of the planned U.S. attack reportedly include mosques in Tehran, Qom, and Isfahan known by the U.S. to headquarter Iran's top mullahs.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/22/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, Netherlands, and Cuba.

BEMUSED - SEIZE THE MOMENT - NOVEMBER ELECTION CRITICAL (tags)

BEMUSED - WE BEGIN AT MID STREAM WITH THE - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Iraqi child deaths : Media indifferent as unicef reports worsening catastrophe (tags)

On February 16, 2003, Tony Blair responded to the biggest protest march in Britain's history the previous day: "Yes, there are consequences of war. If we remove Saddam by force, people will die, and some will be innocent. ... But there are also consequences of 'stop the war'. There will be no march for the victims of Saddam, no protests about the thousands of children that die needlessly every year under his rule..." (Blair, 'The price of my conviction,' The Observer, February 16, 2003)

Delusions of Empire (tags)

Another great article by Raimondo, telling it like it is. The sun has set on the neo-con agenda. Time for justice.

The increase of the oil price (tags)

The increase of the oil price is essentially due to the war that George W. Bush leads in Iraq.

An act of conscience (tags)

"Your Honor," Rosemarie Jackowski addressed the court at her sentencing hearing, "How can it be that a Nation, that is itself in violation of the law, can then hope to impose the Rule of Law on its citizens?"

First the Back-Door Draft, Next the Foot-in-the-Door Draft (tags)

Beware presidents asking for a few good women to tend the troops. If they push the door open a little way, the draft will come right on through.

The Iraq War has Increased Terrorism (tags)

"The British and American population does not believe that the war against iraq has made the world safer..Only 30 percent in the US agree with the government.. The Iraq war represents a great diversion from the global struggle against terrorism.."

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/15/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia,

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.."

Who is Hamad Hamoud? (tags)

Is john batiste going to sit with the loyal troops in the carnage he ordered, and bite the bullets for the team? Hell no, he's probably commanding from Florida, basking in the sun with his personal cut of that two billion with buford blount's two timing nazi whore of a wife.

American Politics 2004 the Kusumi version (tags)

Weighing the politics, the landscape and choices of 2004

20 YEAR ! OLD SOLDIERS DIED IN IRAQ (tags)

FOR PEACE JOHN KERRY PRESIDENT

The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)

The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.

Ralph Nader & Peter Camejo in Los Angeles, Patriotic Hall, Tues. Oct. 12th, 7-9 pm (tags)

Come hear Presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Vice-Presidential Candidate Peter Miguel Camejo explain why they are running!

BTL:U.S. Veteran Returning from Iraq Speaks Out Against the War and... (tags)

...Killing of Civilians ~ Excerpts of speech by Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Shortage of Soldiers to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan Sparks Debate Over... (tags)

...Reinstitution of Military Draft ~ Interview with Tod Ensign, director of Citizen Soldier, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

What we need today — a program for working people ELECTION PLATFORM 2004, COMMUNIST PARTY (tags)

This is no ordinary election year. Across our country, people are searching for security, hope and peace.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/8/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, Netherlands, and Cuba.

Kerry the Neocon? (tags)

Despite the ways Kerry and his supporters might want to spin it, the Democratic nominee--like President Bush--is a militarist and a unilateralist quite willing to undermine the authority of the United Nations in order to assert American hegemony in that oil-rich region.

There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)

Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.

OPERATION IRAQI PLUNDER (tags)

The United States spends Iraq's money - with little accountability.

The Web: Iraqi blogs building free speech (tags)

This is a great story by Gene Koprowski about Iraqi blogs.

Kerry's Militaristic Intent (tags)

I watched the first of the Presidential Debates in Florida with amazement. Amazement, not at John Kerry's eloquence or George Bush's stuttering comments, but at the audacity of the remarks I was hearing. If I was unaware of the record of George Bush on civil rights and illegal maneuvers that he has made while in office, I would have actually thought that Bush, not Kerry was the lesser of two evils.

Propaganda Equations (tags)

A list of examples of propaganda in the US corporate media.

Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What the US Media Hides (tags)

The US media has been covering for Israel for decades...

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joselito Villanueva, 36, Los Angeles; Shot by Sniper in Ambush

Be American (tags)

I don't know about you, but I hate bushite rapists and torturers celebrated by corporate American Talk Radio news censors. As enemies of God and all that is great with this world, the bushite bombers should be called out for a man to man fight for their core beliefs, or be rightly killed as better dead than allowed to continue in our names.

A MOM'S FYI: "The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies" (tags)

The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies

Lies and Misleading Statements from the Debates (tags)

Both Kerry and Bush, in their own ways, were prevaricators in the debates. Bush lied more often and bigger, but Kerry did his share. His biggest lie may have been to say he’ll fight the war and win in Iraq.

The battle for Congress heats up (tags)

“I have never considered myself a partisan person, but the Republican Party left me behind, so I had no choice but to leave the Republican Party behind,” Steven Brozak told delegates to the Democratic Convention this summer.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/1/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, and Cuba.

Kerry and the War Issue: Seymour Hirsch (tags)

"The rapid ascent of the neoconservatives surprises him.. They thought the march to Baghdad was essentialf or the war against terror and that afterwards democracy would flow like water from a fountain!.."

Dead Soldier's Father Protests Against War (tags)

Reginald Keys, the father of British soldier Lance Corporal Thomas Richard Keys, 20, who was killed in Iraq, appears to threaten to hang himself. REUTERS/Gerry Penny

Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Kucinich calls on House to Hold Bush Accountable (tags)

"I believe that this subcommittee must excercise its oversight powers to the fullest and hold the Bush administration accountable for its decisions particularly where the use of force is concerned."

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/24/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

New Recruit (tags)

Destroying enemy bushite is a gift to Humanity, it is saying you care for the lives of the innocent a bush bitch nazi grunt freely confesses to targeting for murder. Liars are the bushite, who steal Iraqi resources, allow racists and rapists to commit their demon crimes in America's name un-challenged, and who absent mindedly bomb the innocent without just reason given.

New Recruit (tags)

Destroying enemy bushite is a gift to Humanity, it is saying you care for the lives of the innocent a bush bitch nazi grunt freely confesses to targeting for murder. Liars are the bushite, who steal Iraqi resources, allow racists and rapists to commit their demon crimes in America's name un-challenged, and who absent mindedly bomb the innocent without just reason given.

The Schizophrenic State (tags)

Why we have allowed ourselves to be dragged into wars that do not enhance our security and diminish our global standing

The Schizophrenic State (tags)

Reasons behind the world's mistrust of America's motives in the global war on terror, and Iraq

A True Patriot Warrior (tags)

They just can't allow any one of US to publicly ask: what was the just cause, if the demon bush had complete unrestricted, one hundred percent access throughout Iraq prior to the conflict beginning?, following - that the unjustified war has only done what could be expected: LOWERED our ability to do any good. (What couldn't be done before the war began but for the rob and pillaging innocent pro-Iraqis part?)

US runs low on soldiers (tags)

A radio is playing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On as the Veterans for Peace create a memorial known as Arlington West on the beach beside Santa Monica Pier. They are placing 1008 white crosses in the sand - one for each US soldier killed in Iraq as of September 12.

Yes! I’ve Killed Innocent People In Iraq! I Refuse To Go Back Again! It’s a Sin! (tags)

Interview with a Conscientiously Objecting soldier who says he will not return for a second tour of duty in Iraq

The more US troops that die the better (tags)

Some anti-imperialist words for those who really are against the US occupation of Iraq.

The Lessons of Vietnam (tags)

The lessons learned by the US military in Vietnam and their relationship to US casualty figures in Iraq.

How long can this go on? (tags)

BTL:Former CIA, State Department and Pentagon Officials Call on... (tags)

...Current Government Employees to Blow Whistle on Bush's Iraq War Deceptions ~ Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former government employee who released the "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Kucinich Calls on House to Hold Bush Accountable! (tags)

Mounting evidence points to Iraq as a collosal failure with little hope for improvement. Dennis Kucinich has called for the House Subcommittee to hold hearings in open session to investigate the lies before the war, and those affecting current policies in iraq. Make a difference- Write one email and have it faxed to the entire subcommittee. Demand accountability. Click Read More and Email them now, it only takes a second to contact 6 congresspeople today.

Kerry slams war costs (tags)

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/17/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, and Netherlands.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Local student and Army medic, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, was killed Friday Sept. 10 in Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Corps Sgt. Edgar Lopez, 27, Los Angeles; Killed in an Explosion in Iraq

DESTROY AIPAC (tags)

WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!

Who seized Simona Torretta? (tags)

The Iraqi kidnapping has the mark of an undercoverpolice operation.

About that Missing and Misspent $87 Billion: Kerry Was Right to Vote No (tags)

Most of the money was supposedly “for the troops” but reports from the front of shortages of everything from bullets to bullet-proof vests suggest it was shifted elsewhere, while the $18 billion designated for rebuilding Iraq is, for the most part, AWOL. Instead of explaining his vote, Kerry should be blasting the Bush administration for corruption and incompetence in misusing the money.

BTL:Military Families Campaign to Bring U.S. Troops Back from Iraq Now (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

THE COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ — Homepage EMBEDABLE COUNTER — + 3 Important Websites! (tags)

Now that over 1,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq and about 7,000 maimed and seriously wounded there — American soldiers who have killed about 15 *TIMES* that many Iraqis and maimed and wounded perhaps 10's of 1,000's of Iraqis — it's time to post this again. This was first posted by me, JA, July 25, 2003 (just a little over a year ago):

‘TRAGIC MILESTONE’ U.S. deaths in Iraq pass 1,000 mark (tags)

Bush policies not making us safer As George W. Bush and Dick Cheney claimed their policies were making Americans safer, the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq topped 1,000.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SANTA MONICA (tags)

This Santa Monica candlelight vigil was one of many held around the United States tonight to honor men and women, soldiers and civilians, who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq.

Iraqi Exit Strategy Plan and Analysis (tags)

I have adapted a statement that was made by the venerable Buddhist monk, scholar, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh in Washington, D.C on June 1, 1966 regarding the disasters of The Vietnam War. It is astounding how closely his insight relates to the war in Iraq today in 2004. I have juxtaposed and substituted all the Vietnam references and language with Iraqi references and language. The transposition that follows is certainly discerning. Here is my adaptation.

List of the Real Military Heroes of the Iraq war, those who Resist (tags)

A website posts a comprehensive list of those men and women who have publicly refused illegal orders to prosecute this illegal, immoral war in Iraq.

The Bush Campaign's Dirtiest Election Dirty Trick (tags)

Bush and the Pentagon have effectively hidden the Iraq War from the voters by surrendering central and eastern Iraq to the insurgency, but should he win, Americans should be prepared for massive casualties as the military inevitably will have to fight to regain the control it gave up last spring.

The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism (tags)

"America has the duty of the superpower to combat terrorism with political wisdom, not only with military superiority. Terrorism's causes must be understood and tackled.."

Beating about the Bush (tags)

If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.

Spinning 1000 Dead as Kerry Ducks (tags)

The Bush White House is in full-spin mode trying to minimize the damage as the U.S. death toll in Iraq passes the 1000-mark. Kerry, meanwhile, misses an opportunity to label Iraq “Bush’s Folly.”

9/9 Call to Local Vigil to Commemorate the 1000th U.S. Deaths in Iraq (tags)

URGENT ACTION: Vigils for 1,000 U.S. soldiers and thousands of Iraqis killed!

9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004

Dear John - (An Open Letter To One Of The Johns) (tags)

Opinion/Editorial/Commentary - An Open Letter To One Of The Johns -- I'll let you figure out which one for yourselves.

9/5 Iraq: More dead in Iraq clashes (tags)

By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 5, 2004 URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net

Massive NY march (tags)

Bush’s Acceptance Speech: True Lies and Terror , Terror, Terror (tags)

Bush offered up no surprises in his acceptance speech at the RNC, continued to pretend the invasion of Iraq was part of a War on Terror, and promised us more right-wing judges, more international military adventures, and a new attack on the foundation of Social Security.

"President Bush, You Killed My Son! I dare you to tell me the Iraq war was justified! (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer, Military Families Speak Out member, whose son Lt. Seth Dvorin was killed in Iraq on February 3rd, 2004

RNC/NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer, MFSO Anti-War Mother (tags)

An interview with Sue Niederer after the mass Anti-War march today in NYC

Iraq vet: "I’ve seen guys cut their trigger fingers so they wouldn’t have to go" (tags)

The new issue of Traveling Soldier is out!

Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad (tags)

Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad

Don't be swayed (tags)

Father Torches Van After News of Son's Death in Iraq (tags)

Flames consume this van after a father who'd just learned his son died in Iraq set it afire while inside.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, was one of four Marines from Camp Pendleton who died Saturday during fighting in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Corps Pfc. Fernando Hannon, 19, Wildomar; Killed in Explosion

55 Reasons against G. Bush (tags)

This month August saw 55 dead coalition troops up to the 22th, in still occupied Iraq. What is wrong about names like "al anbar" province, Najaf or Lance Cpl. Seth Huston(19). All these names can be found on CNN`s official casualty report. Remarkably only 241 of those sacrificed are over 30 years old, the vast majority of 664 accounts for the under 30 years old soldiers. 431 of the lost were under 24, when they gave their life for the removal of the evil saddam hussein and the great initiative of liberalization of the middle east.

Kerry's Ambiguous Position on Iraq Alienates Progressive Voters (tags)

Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris

Is Despair Spreading in the Bush Camp? (tags)

"The situation for Bush is really precarious if one considers the increasing signals that the economic system is much weaker than assumed.. Ultra-conservatives are worried about the great global instability.."

Iraqi Soccer Players Slam 'Criminal' Bush (tags)

Iraqi Soccer Players Slam 'Criminal' Bush and his imperialist war! Iraqi players Salih Sadir (R) and Mathdi Karim celebrate their fourth goal against Portugal in their match at Pampeloponissiako stadium in Athens, August 12, 2004. Photo by Nektarios Pierros/Reuters

The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public (tags)

"If Bush wins again, the attack is the best defense delusion threatens and the realiza-tion of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the American rightwing that sees a coming clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."

Neo-cons find WMDs in Iraq! (tags)

Now that the U.S. Invasion/Occupation of Iraq has turned into "Operation Enduring Failure," it is fashionable to say that the Bush League Neo-cons' pre-War predictions have all turned sour. But you'd be dead wrong.

George W. Bush and his Watergate (tags)

"Bush's famous speech of January 2002 wherfe he described Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the axis of evil was written by David Frum, a neoconservative ally of Perle. The neoconservatives were the chief authors of Bush's war on terrorism since September 11.

Bush’s Iraq Policy a Shambles, But Can Kerry Challenge It? (tags)

The fighting in Najaf exposes the fraud of the June 30 “sovereignty” handover, and represents a complete failure of Bush’s Iraq strategy, but Kerry can’t bring himself to condemn the whole thing as the colossal disaster that it is.

Antiwar Protests Rock South Korea (tags)

More than 10,000 Korean antiwar protesters marched on the US embassy in Seoul Aug. 15, 2004, demanding an end to the US occupation of Iraq. They also called for the total withdrawal of all South Korean troops from Iraq as well as the resignation of South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun for having placed them there. The South Korean President has vowed to send up to 3,000 more troops to join the 600 already in Iraq. The South Korean government has placed a total news blackout on the story of sending additional troops to Iraq, citing a law to protect military secrets as justification. The government warned it would punish any media outlet that violated the ban.

Blood Money: The Human-Capital Equation of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)

When a state is determined to pursue war, and all forms of indirect symbolic protest actions have failed to sway politicians to halt their imperialist aggression, the only remaining option is direct action by the working class. One option is a general strike by workers that can effect the production and transpiration of military capital, that is the materials essential for the war machine. The other is to deprive the military of the labor it needs to fight the war.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Roberto Abad, 22, of Los Angeles, was killed in Iraq on August 6, 2004.

New CIA chief has links with 911 terrorists (tags)

This is a repost from the Village Voice regarding the dubious actions our new CIA chief Porter Goss on the day of September 11th 2001.

"Democratic Imperialism" (tags)

"Violent democracy expeditions are in diametrical opposition. The action of the US in Iraq cannot be legitimate and does not further democratization.."

Breaking: Video:Savage Beheading Today of American CIA Hostage (tags)

The four-minute long footage showed a Western-looking man sitting on a chair surrounded by armed masked men. One of the men struck the captive's neck repeatedly with a sword, severing his head amid shouts of "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest).

Bush is his own Enemy (tags)

"In the slipstream of the Iraq war, he carried out one of the greatest tax gifts for the economic elites in the history of the country. He cut pensions and income support and promoted the privatization of schools and the health system. He cut the pay of soldiers.."

Volunteers Needed For Direct Action Campaign (tags)

Please assist us in raising awareness about the number of Americans that have died in the war in Iraq.

Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat (tags)

Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envelope of starving and desperate Nation, Salon, MoveOn, and Sierra Club coffee-coolata-warriors across America. I submit my humble contribution to this effort by offering a list of ten virtues to cultivate in your personal journey towards becoming a better Democrat.

Brilliant protest in Chicago (tags)

Portraits of U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq are displayed in the windows of the Chicago Printmakers Collective, in Chicago, Illinois August 9, 2004.

To David Cobb - Please Cede California Ballot Line To Nader (tags)

For much of your campaign, you have stated that the purpose of your run is to "build the Green Party." Up to now, despite my personal disagreement over tactics, I have had no reason to doubt that. But the moment is here - an important historical moment for both our party and the nation - to learn whether or not that is, in fact, your intent.

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.

DIE BUSHITE DIE (tags)

There is nothing so in this entire history that more makes me feel sadness for our great love stolen, than the American public's silent contempt expressed for the lives of those innocent People fallen murdered by their cowardly unjust indecision on foregoing the immediate arrest or execution of the "escaping" demon bush and rumsfeld for the crimes of 9/11.

War Crimes Tribunal: the People Judge George W. Bush (tags)

Iraq War Crimes Tribunal: The People will Judge George W. Bush www.PeopleJudgeBush.org Thursday, August 26th 3:00pm to 9:30pm Martin Luther King Auditorium 65th St. & Amsterdam New York, NY

Demo in Sofia Demands Immediate Bulgarian Withdrawal (tags)

A demonstration of many hundreds gathered in Sofia 29 July 2004 to protest the presence of 470 “allied” Bulgarian troops at Karbala in Occupied Iraq and demand their immediate withdrawal. The protest, called by Revolutionary Youth Movement Che Guevara (http://www.che-sofia.hit.bg/ ) and other groups, included a number of activists from the Bulgarian Anti-Authoritarian Group “Anarhosuprotiva” (AnarchoResistamce). This followed a similar smaller demonstration on July 16.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.

Ending Our Oil Addiction (tags)

(There Was Much Wailing And Gnashing Of Teeth)

Business Week : Role of Fiercely Pro-Israel Neocon Hawks in Convincing Bush to Go to War (tags)

"The film goes on about filial revenge and oil, but it never ventures onto really touchy turf -- namely the role of fiercely pro-Israel neocon hawks in convincing Bush to go to war. The elephantine Mr. Moore conveniently fails to mention that other pachyderm in the Democratic room. Why didn't Fahrenheit go there, Mr. Moore?"

The world bury the head in the sand (tags)

The preparation for US invasion of Iran goes according to plan

The 411 on 911 in Seoul- Michael Moore’s 911 Call to Seoul Gets an Answer (tags)

A coverage of the Seoul debut of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. 271 Words total.

Bush plan for Iraq is years of civil war (tags)

President Bush's speech of May 24, 2004 proclaimed that his solution to the Iraq problem will be to instigate a perpetual civil war. The US will train Iraqis to kill other Iraqis.

Building Bridges Radio-Ehrenreich-The Working Poor plus Unions Say-Withdraw from Iraq Now (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK BELOW

"BURN!" with Brando at Workmen's Circle (tags)

BURN! Starring Marlon Brando. Sunday, August 29, 7 pm at the Workmen's Circle in West LA.

"The pain of my son's death does not get any better, it just gets worse as time goes (tags)

Interview with Celeste Zappala, Mother of Army Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker

An Open Appeal to the Anti-war Movement (tags)

War in Iran and the Draft (tags)

Is the media desensitizing the american public toward the possibility of a draft or a war in Iran?

Welcome to the Machine (tags)

The only trouble is the lawless evil bushite child rapists, and repuglicon pension thieving war mongers, have no respect for American law, American lives, nor the God of any religion.

Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)

We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?

Bush Lied, People Died... (tags)

Bush lied. People died. Get used to the truth rather than trying desperately to cling to some fleeting notion of a justified invasion of Iraq.

Feminists Silent on Freedom for Iraqi Women (tags)

'Fire' Bush Over Iraq Invasion (tags)

Billionaire Donald Trump, America's toughest employer, would like to fire the Bush Administration for its decision to invade Iraq, according to an interview in the August edition "Esquire," due to be released on Friday.

Your Next Vote Will Kill Millions (tags)

...the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a.k.a. John Kerry — who has “recently discovered” he was half-Jewish on both his father’s and mother’s side after decades of letting people believe he was Irish — basically approves Bush’s policies of continuing preemptive strikes on selected countries...

Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)

It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?

No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)

While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.

Massive Propaganda (tags)

Isn’t this the greatest political propaganda that has ever existed?

Our Terrorism (tags)

British journalist John Pilger is one of the precious few willing to seek out the truth and follow it wherever it leads him. Sadly the cowards that spew NEWSPEAK in the United States of America must pull the company line and stand down like NORAD. Keep fighting Mr. Pilger! The truth must be heard! John Pilger Speech in Sydney Hyde Park 20 March 2004

2004: Year of the Documentary (& Hopefully, Political Reform) (tags)

(mini reviews of "The Corporation" "Control Room" "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" and "Uncovered")

A DEAFENING SILENCE OF MEANING (tags)

A DREARY CANDIDATE...

BTL:Violence and Scandals Surround Newly Appointed Iraqi Interim Government (tags)

Interview with Denis Halliday, former United Nations under-secretary general and past coordinator of Iraq's oil for food program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Death of Sgt. Van Dale Todd (tags)

Are Iraq veterans going to be treated the way Vietnam veterans were?

ANSWER LA Political Forum - Iraq, Palestine & 2004 Elections (tags)

ANSWER Political Forum on IRAQ, PALESTINE & THE 2004 ELECTIONS Featuring Richard Becker & Muna Coobtee

A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)

QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.

Unions slam war, call for Bush ouster (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO – Delegates to conventions of two of the nation’s largest unions last week cheered as their leaders blasted George W. Bush for lying to justify war on Iraq and for torture of Iraqi detainees. Both unions called for Bush’s ouster in the Nov. 2 election and urged a fight to end the Republican majority grip on the House and Senate.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/2/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

Iraqi optimists versus U.S. pessimists (tags)

US Taxpayer: Your itemized bill for the Iraq Occupation (tags)

Findings by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus: over 9,000 Iraqi civilians were killed; al-Qaeda's membership stands at 18,000; costs will exceed $3,400 for every US household.

Help Spread Justice! Your needed now! (tags)

The conservatives are meeting to plan the destruction of our country. Progressive minded people should show up in capitalist undercover ware to help liberalize their groups from within.

S. Korea: Bring Back The Troops Home! (tags)

S. Korean anti war movement is intensifying the struggle against the plan to send additional 3,000 combat troops to Iraq. Instead we demand: Bring the troops home NOW!

Fahrenheit 9/11 Turns Up the Heat (tags)

I went to Fahrenheit 9/11with a bunch of people who knew each other from work--and there was some real excitement in the air. People had been looking forward to this, talking about it, wondering what they would see, and more: hoping that this film would really help change the direction of things. And when we got to the theater, that feeling was in the long lines waiting to get in. It was a real event.

Against occupation in Palestine and Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian and Iraqi people.

EMERGENCY PROTEST – WED., JUNE 30, 5 P.M. (tags)

EMERGENCY PROTEST: No to Fake "Sovereignty" - End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! This Wed., June 30, 5 p.m. Westwood Federal Building (corner of Wilshire & Veteran) For more info. call 323-464-1636

BTL:Army Conscientious Objector Who Opposed Abuse of Iraqi Civilians and... (tags)

...Prisoners Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Desertion~ Interview with Maritza Castillo, mother of Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia Castillo, conscientious objector convicted of desertion, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Clinton first linked al Qaeda to Saddam (tags)

U.S. should face court, Annan says (tags)

"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is leading the charge agaisnt Washington's call for the UN Security Council to renew its special exemption for U.S. forces from prosecution by the UN war crimes court."

Fascist Mercenaries Come to Iraq (tags)

Previously, I posted an article about fascist mass murderers and torturers from Latin America's "dirty wars" being employed by Blackwater. Now, it seems members of South Africa's secret police, who murdered black activists during apartheid, are also mercenaries in Iraq.

GI sent back to Iraq: "I am back in this s--t hole" (tags)

The new issue of Traveling Soldier is out!

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

American Majority: The Antiwar Movement Was Right (tags)

A majority of Americans now agree with the anti-war movement that the War in Iraq was a mistake, a new poll by the mainstream media has found. During protests leading up to the war, opponents argued against troop deployment and claimed that the attacks would make the U.S. less safe.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/25/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, Germany, and Cuba.

S. Korea Fights Against New Troop Dispatch To Iraq (tags)

While Iraqi "resistance" fighters yesterday already killed their Korean hostage anti-war movement here possibly is waking up.

Against the War (tags)

"The first lesson is that war produces war. War against terrorism produces terrorist war. The second lesson is that domestic war corresponds to foreign war. The military question and the social question are closely connected.."

Putin: Russia Gave Bush Iraq Intelligence (tags)

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) - Russia gave the Bush administration intelligence after the September 11 attacks that suggested Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was preparing attacks in the United States, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

What's going on in Iraq (tags)

Ambassador of Death, Right-Wing Death Squads, Drug Smuggling: George Bush's Plan for Iraq. (tags)

Right wing death squads and a hub for drug smuggling is Bush's vision of democracy in Iraq all orchestrated by the ambassador of death, Negroponte. The old Iran Contra gang are all in place once again ready to flood the streets of America and Europe with cheap heroin from Afghanistan. The Bush administration's reluctance to hand Saddam over to the interim government of Iraq maybe based not on a fear of Saddam's military capabilities but on a fear of him telling what he knows about drug smuggling.

A childish response from the White House (tags)

We pour treasure and blood into Iraq for reasons that are less supportable everyday. And when you ask the White House to explain, out comes the flag and the proclaimation, "Because I said so!"

Yet more US troops killed in Iraq (tags)

Photos of 4 US soldiers killed Monday in an ambush by Iraqi guerrillas.

Latest picture to shock America : Slaughter on the street (tags)

This is the latest picture to shock America and pile even greater pressure on George Bush over Iraq.

The Torturers of Iraq (tags)

Fascist mass murderers and torturers that participated in the "dirty" wars against leftists in Latin America are being contracted by Blackwater to apply their disgusting techniques on the Iraqi people. The scum of the Earth are coming to Iraq!

911 Panel tells Cheney to put up or shut up (tags)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearing the end of its work, the Sept. 11 commission is inviting Vice President Dick Cheney to provide any evidence he has that would show links between al-Qaida and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, a panel member said Saturday.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/18/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)

"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."

GOP blocks war-profiteering amendment (tags)

The Leahy/Daschle amendment would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for government contractors convicted of inflating the cost of goods or services.

Loyalty to Imperialism is Treason to Humanity (tags)

Sympathy for class traitors has never shown itself to be an effective winning strategy in the class war (make no mistake, the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are but different fronts in the class war).

""Our security has been weakened" (tags)

General Merrill McPeak, Air Force chief of staff under the first President Bush, says, until recently, he considered himself a loyal Republican -- “in 2000 I was a veteran for Bush. This administration has gone away from me [departed from my beliefs], not vice-versa"

1,000 DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS (tags)

On January 11, 2004 we ran an article titled "BUSH CALCULATES Killed In Action Numbers." The article began with: This goes beyond politics. Bush and the Bush Administration have actually calculated the number of dead service men and women they believe the American public will accept. The discussions revolved around how many casualties can be incurred in the Iraqi War without a back lash that would affect Bush’s popularity and reappointment campaign.

US CAUGHT SMUGGLING NUCLEAR MATERIALS INTO IRAQ (tags)

TEHRAN (MNA) -– The UAE-based daily Al-Khaleej reported on Monday that Kuwaiti tariff officials have intercepted a truck loaded with radioactive materials in the Iraq-Kuwait border.

US Labor Against War - David Bacon (tags)

The occupation regime's war against Iraq's labour unions is yet another debunking of 'liberation' under US/UK invasion, going so far as to enforce a 1987 law of Saddam Hussein's to ban unions in state-owned plants.

Halliburton ran out of control, says audit (tags)

Marie de Young, a Halliburton logistics specialist, was discouraged from questioning exorbitant prices for laundry and five-star hotels, and was told that she was providing too much information to Pentagon auditors.

June 5th - Int’l Day of Protest U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

Los Angeles CA – June 5th is the anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza. Thousand marched downtown then rallied at the federal building demanding…

BTL:June 30th Transition of Power in Iraq Criticized as Hollow Attempt to... (tags)

...Bolster Bush Re-Election Bid~ Interview with Rahul Mahajan, author and commentator, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Freepers to crawl back in thier holes (tags)

LOS ANGELES -- A majority of American registered voters now say conditions in Iraq did not merit war, but most are reluctant to abandon efforts there, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll.

Republican Congressman Admits War is Against Islam (tags)

Darrell Issa comes out and admits it -- the Iraq war is just the start of a crusade designed to "liberate more than a billion people." Turns out the war on terror really was against Islam after all.

Beneath the Shadows of Abu Ghraib (tags)

This article examines the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in regards to current U.S. prison practices and the death of Ronald Reagan

Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)

The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.

I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)

With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.

THE COMING OF AGE OF THE ELECTORATE (tags)

this article is about our current political state of affairs, and the coming presidental elections that will be in the offing this coming November. Do we remain on this neoconic political course or shiftour weight into a new and braver course.

JUNE 30 PROTEST IN LA (tags)

PROTEST THE PHONY U.S. "TURNOVER OF POWER" IN IRAQ ON JUNE 30!

LA answer Peace and Justice - June 5 2004 (tags)

Images from the march for peace and justice from downtown LA to the Federal Building. Activists called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to occupation throughout the world. 5,000 people including Ron Kovic and Danny Glover.

March Against US Occupations (tags)

Thousands of people marched throughout the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest against US occupations in Iraq, Haiti, and everywhere else.

Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)

Becerra tells voters Rumsfeld has to go, no blank check for Iraq war, no to draft--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BTL:The Status of Iraqi Women Deteriorates Under U.S. Occupation (tags)

Interview with Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research, Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Iraqi Witness Exposes Reasons For US Targeting Village Wedding (tags)

The background to American bombing raid on a village wedding party on May 18 that killed the bridegroom along with over 40 other villagers has remained largely a mystery in the international media. After the bomb raid, which the Pentagon claimed was an attempted assault on Resistance fighters in the area of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border, the AP broadcast video of the wedding contradicted the official US storey.

White House Insiders Fear Bush has Become Mentally Ill (tags)

It appears that there is good reason to remove Bush from office immediately - his mental state is deteriorating dangerously.

The United States has become the wild card (tags)

Wars are very complicated undertakings that require very simple politics. The more complicated the politics, the more difficult it is to prosecute a war, and this war have become extraordinarily complicated -- almost mind-boggling.

Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)

Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation

In Memory: to veterans of war and peace (tags)

... I failed that young man. I should have confronted him, made him see what he must see by now -- if he is alive ...

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/4/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Cuba.

INSANITY IN AMERICA (tags)

NEW DATA EXPLAIN MUCH...

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.

Join the Emergency Protest on June 5 in LA (tags)

All out to protest war and occupation on June 5 in downtown LA! This demonstration is part of nationally coordinated demonstrations against the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and everywhere!

Guestblogger Russ Kick's MemoryHole -- banned in Iraq? (tags)

I've received email from a person with an [army.mil] address. This person is stationed in Iraq, and he/she tells me that The Memory Hole is blocked on military computers. Trying to get to the site results in the following message:

Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)

An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.

Coming Soon: The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production (tags)

Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections. Whether or not Bush wins is irrelevant. The logic of empire requires more boots on the ground, and conscription looks like the only way to get them.

Kerry calls for more troops (tags)

May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for increasing the U.S. military by 40,000 troops, probably for a decade, in order ``to match its new missions'' in the war on terror and homeland security.

US Economy as an Accelerated War Economy (tags)

"A recovery based on job losses, wage cuts, increased health care costs, an incomparable increase in student fees and growing poverty is not John Kerry's idea of an American economy that works for America's workers.."

Ignoring Iraqi Death Toll Labelled a “Holocaust Denial” (tags)

American authorities have consistently refused to quote casualties other than among Coalition troops (805 deaths, according to a current UN report). The UN puts the deaths of Iraqi soldiers at 11,000, while estimates of the collateral deaths of Iraqi civilians from the war have varied from 8,875-10,275 (UN) to 21,700-55,000 (Medact, UK, November 2003).

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."

WAR MACHINE: U.S. Casualties in Iraq Top 200 For April & May (tags)

American troops in Iraq died in May at a rate of more than two per day, pushing the combined death count for April and May beyond 200, according to Pentagon figures.

Prominent U.S. Jews, Israel blamed for start of Iraq war (tags)

WASHINGTON - As the argument in the United States over the necessity of the war in Iraq and the manner in which it was waged intensifies, and as the presidential election date draws nearer, those who have tried to accuse Israel or the U.S. Jews of pushing the administration into battle are once again sounding their voices. In the American Jewish community, they warn it could get worse.

Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war (tags)

"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this."

Who and What to Remember on Memorial Day? (tags)

In Struggle and for the Liberation of the Oppressed

Ex-Mideast Envoy Zinni Charges Neocons Pushed Iraq War For Israel (tags)

"pushing the war for Israel's benefit was 'the worst-kept secret in Washington' "

Arlington West Memorial May 30-31 Santa Monica Beach (tags)

There will be over 800 crosses placed in the sand. Each cross represents an American soldier who has died in Iraq. The names, ages, hometowns and circumstances of their deaths are there for all to read on a plaque that is placed in front of this memorial. Another sign indicates that it would take the entire beach in order to recognize all of the Iraqi’s who have been killed in this war. The crosses are not meant to be used as a religious symbol.

Mistakes and Apologies (tags)

Mistakes that are not mistakes in reality, but part of a strategy of US global domination and apologies that are insincere or ludicrous.

Politicizing the War (tags)

"On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. In my neighborhood -- I live six blocks from the World Trade Center -- the heavens were raining human beings. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever."

"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.

Military's officer corps: too political? (tags)

"There is a lot of dissension right now about the Iraq war plan, or lack of plan, within the uniformed community, both at leadership and rank and file levels. It may well be that more retired folks are speaking out because they feel that the uniformed folks cannot."

Security is Indivisible (tags)

The policy of preventive war has brought only chaos and disaster. The failure of this policy of Washington can be referred back to two errors. The first concerns the assumption that terrorism is the real sickness. The second is in overrating military weapons.

Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)

In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."

Robert Fisk: Israeli subcontractors involved in directing interrogations at Abu Ghraib (tags)

"The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel "

Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)

Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.

Goldsborough’s column Outstanding. (tags)

James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.

America's most enduring legacy to Iraqis (tags)

The White House has announced (news, wire services) that the U.S. will pay to have Abu Ghraib prison demolished and replaced with a new maximum security prison, and in addition will construct an entire system of new state of the art prisons throughout Iraq.

From Abu Graihb to LA. (tags)

When these psychotic rapist soldiers leave the military where do you think they might work next? Cop, school security, prison guard?

The media's double standard on Iraq prison abuse (tags)

Torture and Brutality, America's New World Order (tags)

After failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or identifying any connection between Saddam Hussein?s regime and al Qaeda, the US government tried to justify its bloody war on the people of Iraq by asserting that it freed Iraqi people from a brutal and fascist regime. They claimed that the world had become safer without the Baath regime and that the US would build the first democracy in the Arab world as a symbol and role model for other countries in the region.

Bush trips over Abu Ghraib pronunciation (tags)

CARLISLE, Pa., May 24 (Reuters) - Two rehearsals for his prime-time speech on Monday were not enough to keep U.S. President George W. Bush from mangling the name of the Abu Ghraib prison that brought shame to the U.S. mission in Iraq. During the half-hour televised address, Bush mispronounced Abu Ghraib each of the three times he mentioned it while announcing U.S. plans to tear down the infamous jail and replace it with a new facility.

Tom Clancy Criticizes War, Almost Punches Richard Perle (tags)

"(Perle) was saying how Colin Powell was being a wuss because he was overly concerned with the lives of the troops, And I said, 'Look..., he's supposed to think that way!' -- People like (Perle) worry me."

THURS 7PM: Sonali & Medea on Afghanistan & Iraq (tags)

Night of Resistance & Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan and Iraq WHEN: May 27th 2004 - 7:30-9:30pm WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 W. Wilshire Blvd @ Berendo, LA

Annihilation of Human Dignity (tags)

Masters and their sorcerer's apprentices

Poll: 32% of Iraqis Strongly Support 'terrorist' Moqtada al-Sadr (tags)

"Unfortunately, the multi-mistakes done in Iraq, in terms of political, economic, security, social and so on, let Moqtada Al-Sadr to be a national hero, even in Sunni areas - not just in Shiite areas."

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004

Abu Ghraib prison scandal motivates "Rummy" to implement badly needed reform! (tags)

Mobile phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in United States Army installations in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business newspaper reported on Sunday.

NIGHT OF RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ (tags)

This event is a fundraiser for Afghan Women's Mission and Global Exchange. Our speaker's, Sonali Kolhatkar and Medea Benjamin wil not only be speaking about the organization and their work, but also about the current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

JUNE 5 DAY OF PROTEST IN LA - SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (tags)

Demonstrate against the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and Everywhere on June 5 in LA! Assemble 12 Noon, Olympic & Broadway.

MORE AMERICAN HORRORS IN IRAQ (tags)

FROM LONDON'S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER...

Over 800 US fatalities in Iraq so far (tags)

The total US fatalities just passed the 800 mark today. The total for the whole coalition is over 900. For the month of May, there has been an average of 2.78 coalition fatalities per day. The average since the war began is 2.11 per day.

More Than 5,500 Iraqi Civilians Killed Since Occupation Began, According to Morgue Records (tags)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Punctured by bullets or torn by bombs, broken bodies keep coming into Baghdad's main morgue. Some are dumped on the blood-splattered concrete floor. Others lie naked on metal gurneys in a hallway, waiting for autopsies as flies buzz in the spring heat. Even before the spasm of bloodshed that began early last month, Iraqis were suffering a heavy toll from crime, tribal revenge killings, terrorist bombings and fighting between coalition troops and insurgents.

White House Establishes New PR Office - Wants Input (tags)

My fellow Americans,

Revelations Lead to Rumsfeld's Door (tags)

As we go to press, senior CIA officials, both past and present, have reportedly leaked that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld approved the extreme interrogation methods used against Iraqi detainees under U.S. control.

Syria Trains Arab Youth for Iraqi Jihad (tags)

The Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai Al-Aam reported: "Kuwaiti Islamist missionaries (Du'aat) enticed Kuwaiti teenagers with the idea of Jihad, urged them to take part in the Iraqi resistance against the Americans, and arranged their passage to Syria. There, the teenagers met clandestinely [with trainers] who prepared them for combat and secured their crossing into Iraq via the Syrian border.

Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)

The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.

Distorted editorial amplified by Limbaugh, corrected by Olbermann (tags)

Gross distortions on an Iraq column by Editor Rosenthal were amplified on-air by Rush to millions of listeners. However Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Jay Rosen of NYU weren't about to let the lies go unchallenged...

New evidence: Saddam's WMD in Lebanon (tags)

Weapons transferred to Syria before war, then to Bekaa Valley Over the last few months, the U.S. intelligence community has received new evidence a sizable amount of Iraqi WMD systems, components and platforms were transferred to Syria in the weeks leading up to the U.S.-led war in Iraq, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/21/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.

JUNE 5: Protest Massacres in Rafah (tags)

Demonstration the end the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere on June 5 in LA!

Newsletter AL BA'ATH AL IRAQI - N°34 (tags)

Message Posted by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On-line Group

Kerry "Missteps" Get Lavish Media Attention, While Bush Falsehoods Ignored (tags)

The media is being easy on Bush (again).

Death to "israel"!!! Death to US Imperialism!!! (tags)

www.geocities.com/arabsocialistcoalition http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network/

U.S. helicopter kills 40 terrorists in Iraq (tags)

"This was a wedding and the (U.S.) planes came and attacked the people at a house. Is this the democracy and freedom that (President) Bush has brought us?" said a man on the videotape, Dahham Harraj. "There was no reason."

'They should be tried by the Iraqis' (tags)

One iraqi said, "Some of the people inside (Abu Ghraib) have spent two years in prison and they are innocent ... The maximum sentence for the Americans is one year. Is that justice?"

Rumsfailed Must Go (tags)

Rumsfield's lies can no longer hide his responsiblity for what has become a disgrace for our country

URGENT Petition supporting Camilo Mejia US conscientious objector (tags)

Support Camilo Mejia, US conscientious objector, waiting court-martial for “desertion” on 19 May 2004

Brutality starts at home (tags)

US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.

Sarin Nerve Agent Bomb Explodes in Iraq (tags)

And so it goes that a roadside bomb has exploded in Iraq. It was a 155-millimeter artillery round containing the deadly nerve gas. Hmmmm -- looks like a WMD and looks like it was found in Iraq by the bad guys who used it against our military. I suppose Sheepdog will claim it was planted by the CIA.

We Are Everywhere tour joined by David Martinez and Jo Wildings tonight! (tags)

May 17 Los Angeles, CA– Arts in Action 7:30pm - 1919 west 7th Street (between Westlake and Bonnie Brae) on the fourth floor w/ David Martinez May 18 Los Angeles, CA- 7:30pm Flor y Canto - 3706 N. Figueroa Ave-in North East LA - http://florycanto.org w/ David Martinez and Jo Wildings

ABDICATED RESPONSIBILITY (tags)

We do in large part bear much responsibility for the events that are transpiring, in Iraq as well as here at home ... We have sold our souls on the marketplace in exchange for the Wal-Martization of America.

We Are Everywhere Tour-UPDATE! (tags)

This Just In: We Are Everywhere tour joined by San Francisco based filmmaker David Martinez and British activist Jo Wildings! Recently returned from Iraq where they were kidnapped by the resistance and then released unharmed, they will present video and stories from their experiences.

Operation 'Copper Green' (tags)

A senior C.I.A. official confirmed that Operation 'Copper Green' stemmed from Rumsfeld's long-standing desire to wrest control of America's clandestine and paramilitary operations from the C.I.A.

As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)

"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas

Who beheaded Berg? (tags)

Who really beheaded Berg?

BTL:Human Rights Abuses in U.S.-Run Iraq and Afghan Prisons are... (tags)

...Widespread and Systemic * Interview with Carroll Bogert, associate director, Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Latest from the front (tags)

Torture in Iraq: The buck stops with Bush (tags)

George W. Bush and his minions are toiling to contain worldwide outrage over the torture of hundreds of Iraqi detainees by U.S. occupation soldiers at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

The Arab Baath Socialist Party May 4th 2004 Statement!!! (tags)

Free President Saddam Hussein!!! Victory to Iraqi Arab and Islamic Armed Resistance!!! Death to Zionist AmeriKKKa!!! Join the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On Line News and Views Forum http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/14/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)

The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...

IRAQ ABUSE PICTURES DIDN'T HARM TROOPS; BUT, MAY HARM "AMERICANS" (tags)

The pictures of prison abuses didn't hurt "American Troops or Civilians" (in Iraq or elsewhere), they helped them; but, in some respects, they did hurt those in Iraq, presently, because they're opposing the U.S. Constitution (because they're engaged in crime)......a constitution, which all troops have oathed to support and defend, but our troops (and Administration), as those of past Administrations, don't even-know what that Constitution requires (or don't care).......

U.S. Sanctions May Hurt Syria Politically (tags)

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrians brushed aside the significance of economic sanctions imposed by the United States, but some worried Tuesday about the long-term political ramifications of an escalating confrontation with a superpower.

Meet the New Boss… (tags)

Why are Americans so oblivious to their arrogant, sometimes brutal behavior, actions that are so easily recognizable to the rest of the world? For the answer, read on.

salon.com contacts Free Republic poster over role in murder of Nick Berg (tags)

Apparently, I am in the middle of a controversy regarding the brutal murder of Nick Berg by the Islamofascist terrorist b*st*rds. I received the following FReepmail today from a salon.com reporter and spoke to him off the record. I will either call him back on the record or he can use my comments here on the record.

Crime Expansion Results From Failures To Implement Mandatory Jury Trials (tags)

IN ADDITION, ONE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THE FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT THE MANDATORY JURY TRIALS (WHICH THE LATER-MENTIONED SCIENTIFIC GOVERNMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS PROVE SUPPORT AND DEFENSE OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION REQUIRES, IN IRAQ) IS CAUSING CRIME EXPANSION (INCLUDING THE NEED TO DUALLY/FORCEFULLY RESOLVE MATTERS, AS THE ONLY FORM OF RESOLUTION AVAILABLE) AND, THEREFORE, THE FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT THESE PROGRAMS, MINIMALLY, MAKES THEM (THE ADMINISTRATION) PRINCIPALS TO THE NEWLY-REPORTED AMERICAN-MURDERS IN IRAQ (CIVILIAN AND MILITARY) AND FUTURE MURDERS, AS WELL (UNTIL THEY'RE IMPLEMENTED, AT LEAST)...

Becerra Supports Draft (tags)

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.

Most Britons Say U.K. Troops Must Leave Iraq By June 30 (tags)

Most people interviewed, or 55 percent, said British troops should withdraw by June 30, the planned date for the transfer of Iraq's sovereignty to an interim government, with 16 percent supporting an immediate withdrawal

Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)

The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.

Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)

Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/7/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

More pictures of Iraq and updates (tags)

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YET MORE PHOTOS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ (tags)

ANTIWAR.com has made some of the just released photos available on their website, at: http://www.antiwar.com/news/?articleid=2444

Happy May Day (tags)

International Workers Day

[PFMPE] the commandments of men (tags)

Requires Bush, as purported messenger of God, to provide God's message on central banking.

The Real Butchers of Baghdad: G. W. Bush and His Army of Corporate Mercenaries (tags)

Now the real reason that Bush refused to sign onto the International Court and worked so diligently to evade the Geneva Convention comes to light.

Martial Law Militarization (tags)

Tensions escalating towards martial law

French TV screens images 'of US helicopter crew killing Iraqis' DOWNLOAD HERE (tags)

PARIS, May 4 (AFP) - The French cable television station Canal Plus on Tuesday will broadcast images, stolen in Iraq, of a US army helicopter killing three Iraqis, one of them wounded, who do not appear to be posing any threat

5/15 Socialist Pres Candidate at UCLA (tags)

On May 15, 2004 at 12 p.m., a socialist presidential candidate, Bill Van Auken, will speak at UCLA, Ackerman Student Union 308 Westwood Plaza, Room 3517, Los Angeles.

'Fake' Iraqi photos remind Rush of Lincoln Center (tags)

Rush speculates that the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are faked--even so he finds them rather tame; "I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie."

Iraqis reject occupation flag (tags)

Iraq's colors are red, green, white and black... NOT blue, white, and yellow!

Torturing by order (tags)

In Iraq it's not a question to believe in US phrases of pseudo democracy, it's more the essential question to be a slave or not!

5/3: Recent Photos Shows U.S. Military Brutality in Iraq from Peace No War (tags)

Please Visits: http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/Photos-Iraq.htm

A Must See Flash Site About Iraq (tags)

Though I did not make this site (it was forwarded to me), this is a master piece about Iraq.

BTL:White House Extends Deployment of Troops Serving in Iraq as... (tags)

...Violence Shakes U.S. Occupation* Interview with Nancy Lessin and Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Pictures and story of Tortured people of Iraq (tags)

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Where's the loyal opposition to the war? (tags)

The good news for opponents of the war in Iraq is that President Bush's challenger has finally called for a rapid American withdrawal. "Every day the U.S. military remains in Iraq," he said, "we imperil U.S. security, drain our economy, ignore our nation's domestic needs and prevent democratic self-rule from developing in Iraq." The bad news is that the challenger's name is Ralph Nader.

Big Money wants Iraq nonsense to End (tags)

"US military behaviour often seems to be choosing the worst aspects of several bad options and combining them."

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.

Why Iraq Governing Council failed (tags)

The people are suffering and they're worried about the flag. The Governing Council is supposed to be fixing the security situation and creating jobs. But this seems to be all they're up to. -- Wissam al-Ekabi, Baghdad University

Iraqis stage protest against U.S. imposed flag (tags)

In the photo, Iraqi university students raise the Iraqi flag over their campus in the northern city of Mosul April 28, 2004 while demonstrating against the U.S. occupation forces attempting to introduce a new flag for the country. The unelected and U.S. hand picked Iraqi Governing Council adopted a new national flag (see inset) which consists of a pale blue crescent on a white background and has a yellow strip between two lines of blue at the bottom. Also in the photo, the Iraqi university students look up at their massive flag draped over a campus building. Critics of the new flag say it places Iraq outside of the Arab world... since all Arab flags use a combination of the colors red, green, black, and white. It has also been noted that the U.S. occupation imposed flag bares a striking simularity to the Israeli flag. The photo also shows Iraqi civilians burning the newly imposed occupation sanctioned flag (Reuters photos, Namir Noor-Eldeen)

Meet George W. Kerry (tags)

''The nightmare for Kerry is that all of his criticisms become moot, except the woulda-shoulda-coulda criticism about the war," said Walter Russell Mead, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. ''In this sense, voters are going to say to themselves: 'What's the difference? If I vote for Kerry, I will get a war in Iraq and someone who doesn't believe in the war but is going to have to fight it anyway. If I vote for Bush, I get a war in Iraq, fought by somebody who believes in the war.' "

5/2, San Francisco: Reclaim the Commons Spokescouncil (tags)

SHUT DOWN CORPORATE POWER! SHUT-DOWN THE CORPORATE/POLITICAL MACHINE on June 8! First Spokescouncil May 2nd 4-6 pm San Francisco St. Boniface Church, 133 Golden Gate Drive

U.S. Occupiers abolish Iraqi national flag (tags)

The U.S. occupation has designated a new national flag to replace Iraq's national colors as they've existed since 1921. Iraq's traditional colors of red, white, green, and black... clearly identifying the country as part of the "Uma" (the Arab nation), are to be replaced by white, blue, and yellow.

The reason for the invasion? (tags)

Pictures show evidence of the reason Iraq was invaded in March 2003?

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.

Dali Lama says Iraq War is Justified (tags)

Dali Lama

BTL:Iraqi Shiite Uprising Poses Serious Threat to U.S. Occupation (tags)

Interview with Michael Schwartz, sociology professor at the State University of New York, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Good news abounding in Iraq (tags)

“Good News Abounding in Iraq”. October 25, 2003. WorldNetDaily.com. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35266.

George Bush War Criminal (tags)

The United States is commiting war crimes right now in Iraq, meanwhile calling a popular uprising '200 guys from syria', drug dealers, thugs etc. The Iraqi governing councel has 'officially' reduced the number of Iraqis the US coalition killed in Fallujah, saying only 18% were civilians. We need to tell people what is really going on in Iraq, and hold this government accountable. This is ridiculous!

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/23/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.

Massacre in Faluja- Eyewitness Account (tags)

Members of the Seattle-based organization ‘Another World Is Possible’ traveled to Iraq last fall. Since the siege in Faluja began, we have been receiving phone calls from a Palestinian Iraqi friend who carried 16 women and children out of the besiged city of Faluja.

War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)

Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.

A Priceless Cake Walk (tags)

Psychologists have noted that young children are prone to "magical thinking" -- the belief that if one wants something to be true, it is true. The Iraq hawks have engaged in magical thinking throughout the Iraq mission.

The US Policy Reversals (tags)

This article is about the harmful reversals of US policies with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflit and critical components relating to The eventual consequences to such acts are manifesting as we speak

Now It’s the DRAFT (tags)

"A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that deteriorating security in Iraq may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft. "

Nader asks if the peace movement is going to support "two pro-war candidates?" (tags)

"The way to save U.S. and Iraqi lives and reverse the escalating spiral of violence is for the United States to go back home," Nader said. He added: "The peace movement in this country’s going to have a very interesting choice: whether they’re going to basically support two pro-war candidates or whether they’re going to support a muscular peace candidate."

We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)

In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.

Germany backs Spain 'not caving in' to Bush or Terrorism (tags)

European Union Commission President Romano Prodi also backed Spain's plans to pull its troops out of Iraq.

US repeating Britain's 1920 mistakes in Iraq (tags)

'What happened in Iraq in 1920 so closely resembles the events now that only a historical ignoramus can be surprised'

George Bush, recruiting sergeant for Bin Laden (tags)

By endorsing Ariel Sharon's plan George Bush has legitimised terrorism. What better recruiting sergeant could Bin Laden have than the President of the United States?

Hands Off Venezuela-Easter Marches in Germany (tags)

U.S. War in Venezuela

Why does Kerry sound like Bush? (tags)

According to the logic of the Democratic Party establishment and their mouthpieces, the only candidate that can beat Bush is the one that’s just as tough as Bush. As for people who actually want to see an end to Bush’s rotten reign--people who opposed the war on Iraq and Bush’s giveaways to Corporate America--they should keep quiet, while Kerry moves to the right to look for more votes.

On College Campuses, Bush Losing Stronghold (tags)

Highly independent and centrist, the college student is concerned about Iraq, Gay Marriage, and Job Opportunities -- and Bush has lost significant support.

BTL:Critic Charges Bush Administration's "Language of Lying" Transformed into.. (tags)

..."an Orwellian Artform" * Interview with Robert Scheer, syndicated columnist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Photo of anti-war activists blasting Senator Kerry for his support of Iraq war (tags)

At a question-and-answer session at City College campus in Harlem, semi-retired math teacher Walter Daum accused Kerry -- a onetime anti-war activist -- of supporting an "imperialist war" in Iraq. "You say you are a stark difference from George Bush," said the 64-year-old Daum. "People hate George Bush, but by the end of your presidency, they'll hate you for the same thing."

L.A.'s Salvadoran community protests occupation of Iraq (tags)

Members of the Salvadoran community, their organizations, and their supporters... gather at the Salvadoran Consulate in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, to protest the illegal U.S. occupation of Iraq. The protestors focused on the appalling U.S. military practice of using immigrants as soldiers... promising expedited citizenship proceedings for service. As a result many undocumented Latino workers have joined the U.S. military, and they are now doing combat duty in Iraq. Those killed in action are awarded "posthumous" U.S. citizenship!

Logic, Mythology and the Iraq War (tags)

The logical reasons why George W. Bush's rationalizations for the Iraq war are asinine and the discussions by pundits and so-called experts on corporate television are based on false assumptions and are ridiculous as well.

US tactics condemned by British officers (tags)

Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans' use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don't see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it's awful."

Behind the Smoke and Mirrors (tags)

So what did you get from Bush's speech, we are all going to die, yeah I got that too.

Today in the MidEast (tags)

briefin

Iraq Occupation Policy Under John Kerry (tags)

The anti-war activists should not harbor any illusions about John Kerry and the Democrats. The goal of anti-war activists should be the liberation of Iraq from the illegal Anglo-American occupation and its deadly consequences. It does not take a belief in determinism to figure out that the occupation can end under either Bush or Kerry if the economic and political costs become prohibitive for the financiers, the transnational corporations, the politicians and the military. These costs can rise if the Iraqi resistance grows strong, or if the anti-war movement in the West can put effective public pressure, or both

Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War (tags)

Nader urges the Congress to investigate the illegal nature of the war, and how the five falsehoods became part of the Bush Administration's drum beat for war, in a formal Inquiry of Impeachment.

Passive statement on USA Iraq war & getting fast results in re-construction (tags)

Finnish Iraq Embassy official has given very negative statement on Iraq situation. Even so, there may be a possibility to make fast progress in re-construction.

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

Italy Must Apologize, Say Captors (tags)

A previously unknown group of "mujahidien" called the Green Division of the Prophet Mohammed announced they had captured four Italian security personnel working with the U.S.-led Coalition

Today in the MidEast 12th of april (tags)

briefing

They hijacked the Pentagon (tags)

In March 2003, career military official and registered Libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski knocked heads with "the neoconservative coup" during "the hijacking of the Pentagon." Now she tells all....

Sent the American Army in Fron of the International Criminal Court as War Criminals! (tags)

Posted by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network

Neocons: Learning Disabled (tags)

The Bush administration, I fear, is severely learning-disabled.

This is Pathetic ! (tags)

US Troops In Iraq Asked To Pray For George Bush

If it’s war you want, vote Kerry (tags)

As the Bush administration comes under increasing fire for its decision to attack Iraq, the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, is profiting from his perceived status as a critic of Bush’s foreign policy. A patrician grandee with a pleasing mix of liberal and patriotic views might seem to many Americans a welcome relief from the bellicose Texan with his faux swagger and his team of men who seem to have ‘military-industrial complex’ written across their menacing foreheads. But if anti-war Americans do elect Kerry for that reason, they will have duped themselves. Warmongering will be worse under Kerry than under Bush, and real peaceniks should therefore vote for Dubya.

How GI bullies are making enemies of their Iraqi friends (tags)

Still refusing to acknowledge a rising consensus among observers that it faces a broad-based nationalist movement, President George Bush insisted in a weekend radio address that "a small faction is attempting to . . . seize power", and his Baghdad spokesman, Dan Senor, railed against "two-bit thugs . . . despised by a majority of Iraqis". But, while the Americans kill Iraqis in the numbers that they have taken to, they will have little or no support from Iraqis - no politician or religious leader can afford such an association. Personally many find it distasteful and if they were to support it publicly, they would go through their lives fearing a fate similar to that of the US security contractors in Falluja.

Looking very bad for the "coalition" (tags)

BAGHDAD, April 10 -- A battalion of the new Iraqi army refused to go to Fallujah earlier this week to support U.S. Marines battling for control of the city, senior U.S. Army officers here said, disclosing an incident that is casting new doubt on U.S. plans to transfer security matters to Iraqi forces. Anti-U.S. Outrage Unites a Growing Iraqi Resistance

FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)

FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.

Vietnam All Over Again (tags)

Like so much of humankind's history, our government will send the poor to kill the poor.

U.S. Military Fails to Advance in Falluja, Reinforcements Called (tags)

As the people of Falluja continue to appeal to the international community to come to their aid, the U.S. Military announced it was reinforcing its troops surrounding the city.

Iraqis told U.S. to go from day one (tags)

What went so wrong that the US-led war to "liberate" the Iraqi people turned into the daily slaughter of the victims of Saddam's tyranny? The answer is simple: nothing has gone wrong. Despite the mythology, most Iraqis were strongly against the invasion from the start, though it has taken 12 months for the world's media to report that.

Priority Update From Iraq (tags)

Forwarded from Women in Black List serve.

BTL:Iraq Explodes in Violence as Sunnis and Shiites Rise up to... (tags)

...Oppose U.S. Occupation* Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The $160 Billion war (tags)

In 2003, the cost of the war was put at $50 billion and now it is $160 billion and rising -- and this is an unprovoked war of choice.

The Democrats and “Bush’s war” (tags)

The war being waged against the Iraqi people is not just the criminal enterprise of the Bush administration, but a bipartisan policy. Behind all the hand-wringing by erstwhile Democratic liberals about not “abandoning” the Iraqi people lie the strategic interests of American imperialism in maintaining a military stranglehold over the oil resources of Iraq and the entire Middle East. The election of Kerry will not mean a withdrawal of American troops from the Iraq. They will continue to kill and die there in increasing numbers. Opposition to this slaughter can be advanced politically only through a decisive break with the Democratic party and the emergence of an independent political mass movement of working people determined to fight against war and social inequality.

Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire (tags)

A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis.

'This is not our war' (tags)

US Army Pfc. Roger Lewis has been in Iraq for 13 months and is backing Bush in November. However his father, a Vietnam Vet, is throwing his support behind Kerry. But the one thing they both agree on is; the US has no business fighting this war.

FOX News expert says US handling of Iraq is like Vietnam (tags)

"the American civilian leadership in Baghdad seems determined to pretend that failure is success. That's what happened before, back in 'Nam."

Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” (tags)

Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” By Peers

Costly US intel failures continue in Iraq (tags)

Two seperate reports clearly demonstrate that a "process for systematic sharing of intelligence and tactics is badly needed" -- proving that the lessons from 9/11 have not been learned

Iraqis break U.S. siege of Falluja to deliver humanitarian aid! (tags)

Iraqi volunteers drive with humanitarian supplies towards areas under military siege by U.S. occupation forces in the town of Falluja, from depots in a Baghdad suburb April 8, 2004. When masses of ordinary Iraqis defy the occupation army to travel to Falluja with the intent of delivering food and medicine to those under U.S. bombs, it should be obvious that what is occurring in Iraq is a true people's uprising. Those who call the insurgents "Saddam remnants" or "dead enders", are deluding themselves. Resistance comes in many forms (photo - Ali Jasim/Reuters). EMERGENCY IRAQ PROTEST. Friday, April 9 - 5 pm. Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Veteran)

Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

Head of Sept. 11 Commission Said Iraq War for Israel (tags)

Head of Sept. 11 Commission Said Iraq War for Israel

Bush and Blair have lit a fire which could consume them (tags)

Bush and Blair have lit a fire which could consume them The Iraqi uprising will drive home the forgotten lessons of empire

Irag:"This is George W.Bush's Viet Nam" (tags)

Irag War

Fallujah Delenda Est. (tags)

Emergency Demonstration against war in Iraq! (tags)

This weekend emergency protests demanding "U.S. Out of Iraq - Bring the Troops Home NOW!" will take place in L.A. and cities across the country and around the world.

One, two, many Iraqs (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff on the brave Iraqi people and their resistance against U.S. occupation in Iraq.

130 SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ - REPORTS (tags)

As the U.S. occupation forces encounter determined armed resistance and uprisings all across Iraq... could they be lying about their casualites?

Fedayeen as Vietcong: Iraqi Resistance is Rocking the Occupiers!!! (tags)

The Glorious Viet Cong of Our Era: Iraqi Armed Resistance Sending Occupiers Home in Coffins or Carrying One!!!

"I saw the destroyed villages, I saw lives destroyed by what happened there" (tags)

feature articles from the new Traveling Soldier, an anti-war newsletter for GIs

A Tangled Web of Lies about Iraq (tags)

The continuous succession of lies about Iraq and the ever-changing rationalizations for an immoral and illiegal war against Iraq.

Turning the tables on talk radio. (tags)

One time LA area resident is neocon talk radio host. Use your LA area knowledge and acting ability to get on and undermine his agenda.

WILL FALLUJAH BE USA'S LIDICE (town leveled by Nazis to avenge SS officer)? (tags)

Paul Bremer, the U.S. Protector of Iraq, has promised reprisals for the "murder" of four "civilian contractors" in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials have called the killings "ghoulish." Beware another Lidice -- the Czech village liquidated and leveled by the German Nazis in 1942 to pay back the killing by Czech patriots of Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the occupation of Czechoslovakia. About "ghoulish," remember that President Bush's grandfather robbed the grave of Apache chief Geronimo and took his skull to Yale's Skull and Bones Society, to which both President Bushes belonged, where it was (and still may be) used in rituals. Let's don't get too self-righteous or bloodthirsty.

GRAHAM VOTES FOR FOREHEAD (tags)

Senator Bob Graham indicated that he would rather be shot in the forehead than in the back, however I suggest an organized retreat due to the small number of troops extmated to be 150,000. This leaves us outnumbered by quite a few registered voters that support the right to bear arms.

Today in Palestine April 3rd (tags)

briefing

Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)

mass action stop war profiteering

Building Bridges Radio - Iraq Labor Under Siege & Tariq Ali (tags)

Building Bridges; Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK.

Don’t rely on the politicians (tags)

To end US military aggression, we need to rely on the power of mass, grass-roots organisation, not saviours from corporate parties.

What has gone right in Iraq (tags)

Will Clarke Provide the Spark? (tags)

Millions of us yearn for the breakthrough revelation that will finally open the eyes of those who have yet to see Bush and his administration for the scoundrels they are. Will Richard Clarke’s claims lead to that magical moment?

How 9/11 Happened (tags)

Here is a historical rundown documenting the runup to 9/11 and explaining how it happened.

THE PSYCHOPATHIC ISRAELIS/AMERICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECENT BOMBINGS IN IRAQ (tags)

If you were wondering who was responsible for the recent bombing/killing of Shiites, read this article. In it, the psychopathic Israelis/Jews, admit that the bombing and killing of Shiites, is part of their strategy for Iraq, which like their strategy for Lebanon, involves igniting a civil war.

Assaulted in Iraq (tags)

Vehicle explodes Occupants dead, or dying Insurgents look on

Today in Palestine the 31st of march (tags)

briefing

A bloody day in Iraq (tags)

"... the horror, the horror." At the Iraqi town of Fallujah resistance fighters ambushed a "coalition forces" SUV with rocket propelled grenades and small arms, killing the four riding in the vehicle. After the guerillas struck and disappeared, the people of Fallujah came out to inspect the aftermath of the attack. The passengers obviously worked for the "coalition forces"... on their bodies were found dog tags, weapons, an American passport and a U.S. Department of Defense identification card. The gathered crowd then pulled the charred corpses from the vehicle... beat and mutilated them, dragged them to the nearest bridge over the Euphrates River, and hung them from it. The masses chanted "Fallujah is the graveyard of Americans!" We can still hear Vice President Dick Cheney's words ringing in our ears, "We'll be greeted as liberators." (AP photo/Sabah Arar)

An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)

This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist

BOYCOTT FOX ! (tags)

FOX NEWS PUNDIT BRIT HUME TELLS FAMILIES OF DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS TO "JUST GET OVER IT"

9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel (tags)

It is time to start asking the question of why the US Government seems more concerned about the wishes of a foreign government than its own people. The US has commited the ultimate international sin; killing another nation. While no surprise to those of us who have been watching the war closely all along, (you know, those of us who knew there really weren't any weapons of mass destruction) Zelikow's remarks come as no surprise. A web search will show that Israel was cheering along the war all along AND providing the so-called "intelligence" about Saddam's weapons, "intelligence" which even Israel now admits was an "overestimate" (euphemism de jour for lying). Parents of our slain war-dead, aware that the Iraq war was built on lies, can no longer even console themselves with the thought that their son or daughter died for their country, misguided as the country was. Your children were killed for for a foreign nation, offered up by the US Government as a blood sacrifice to Israel, traded for "campaign donations" You think about that one for a while.

9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel (tags)

America: Israel's Proxy Military

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"

A Deserter Speaks (tags)

The young man across the table looks sad, but not as stressed as one might expect from a US Army deserter. Camilo Mejia served with a unit that crossed into Iraq just after the invasion and then, for five months, fought in the counterinsurgency war in the Sunni Triangle, where he says he was in firefights, killed people, almost got killed, helped torture prisoners and finally had his life saved by a small-scale mutiny. Now he is a declared conscientious objector who spent five months absent without leave, facing the wrath of US military justice.

BTL:International Protests Against Iraq War and... (tags)

...Occupation Mark Anniversary of U.S. Invasion* Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Resident Bu$h, jokes about WMDs. (tags)

In this photo taken from video, resident bu$hco pretends to search the Oval Office for weapons of mass destruction in a frat boy spoof shown to a dinner for White House radio and television correspondents in Washington Wednesday night March 24, 2004. Nearly 600 American troops and over 10,000 Iraqi civilians have DIED because of bu$hco's lies concerning Iraq possessing WMDs. Now the resident makes it into a comedy routine. Well guess what America... THE JOKES ON YOU! (AP Photo/ APTN Pool)

IRAQ: Low Army Morale, High Suicide Rate (tags)

New details on Army suicides have emerged; since last April, 22 male soldiers and 2 female soldiers had taken their own lives in Iraq and Kuwait.

The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)

Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.

March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)

One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

Iraq War's First Anniversary Demonstrations In Los Angeles, California (tags)

M20 demonstration photos, video Hollywood, CA, 2004 by MichaelUribe.com

Two Finnish Business Executives killed on an unscheduled trip (tags)

Clarified summary on killed Finns in Iraq based on some news articles.

The Collective Psychosis of the Hate-America Crowd (tags)

Mark Steyn, writing for the Telegraph, dissects the hate-America crowd currently having a nervous breakdown in the streets of London.

One Year Later: Iraq is in Shambles (tags)

A short article about the problems with the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq.

3.20 anti-war demo in Seoul, S. Korea (tags)

March 20 at least 5.000 people, mainly unionists, students and last but not least migrant workers protested against the ongoing occupation of Iraq and government's plan to send additional 3000 combat troops to Iraq.

March 20: Millions Demonstrate Against Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Millions of people in cities around the world hit the streets today, March 20, to protest the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. Massive demonstrations took place in London, Brussels, Seoul, Tokyo, and thousands of other cities and towns in 45 countries. Demonstrations took place in more that 250 cities across the Untied States. Many of these demonstrations also demanded an end to the U.S./Israeli occupation of Palestine and an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

BTL:After Terrorist Bombing, Spanish Election Defeat of Bush Ally Sends... (tags)

...Shock Waves Through Washington* Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Zapatero to Kerry: Back Off, Senator, Our Troops Are Coming Home (tags)

The US presidential election is shaping up as a battle over manliness, a kind of political bodybuilding contest. Kerry wants to run as senator machismo. He doesn't want to pull out US forces. He wants to top Bush by calling up 40,000 more troops and inserting more European forces to join in the bloodbath. No wonder Kerry has a hard time naming the European leaders that want him in the White House.

After Madrid attacks, Poland expects worst (tags)

The Madrid attacks have emboldened Polish critics of the war and have put an already fragile government, which has a 9 percent approval rating, on the defensive over its Iraq policy.

Bush Iraq Anniversary- March 20 Protester-Terrorists (?) (tags)

The madness of GW Bush is awakening billions. Soon people everywhere will know that it is not Bush but most US people who love their system and their garages full of simple-minded polluting junk, crap, waste, crack and suffering

Demonstrators take to the streets in S.F. March 19th (tags)

Demonstrators and San Francisco police officers march along Market Street during an anti-war protest in San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)

Grieving moms & dads: ‘End the war!’ (tags)

550+ pairs of boots, an anti-war protest (tags)

550 pairs of black boots represent the US military personnel killed in Iraq

Paul Bremer's French home occupied by peace activists! (tags)

Take to the streets for peace this saturday, hollyweird & vine. 11 o'clock.

Protest in Pasadena on Saturday night! (tags)

Protest Bush and his occupation of Iraq this Saturday.

An interesting article, considering the upcoming protests (tags)

A very interesting perspective on contemporary protesting.

ISRAEL SHOULD SUPPORT THE KURDS AGAINST SYRIA (tags)

Israel's Foreign Policy toward Syria should be built on the demands that it leave Lebanon unconditionally, end it's support for Hezbollah and "Palestinian" terror groups, dismantle it's Weapons of Mass Destruction, and keep it's hands off the Kurds. Israel's greater regional policy should be based on supporting the rights of minorities in the area. Only that way, based on democratization, liberation from oppressive regimes, and encouraging freedom, will the Middle East and North Africa be transformed into a region worthy its millennia old history.

THE REIGN IN SPAIN FALLS MAINLY ON THE LAME (tags)

After a terrorist attack by al-Qaida that left hundreds of their fellow countrymen dead, Spanish voters immediately voted to give the terrorists what they want -- a Socialist government that opposes America's war on terrorism. Al-Qaida has changed a government.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network March 20th Statement! (tags)

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March 20 Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

12 noon, Hollywood & Vine: Look for Black Flags and Banners 2:30: Anarcho-Communist meeting after march at park at Franklin and La Brea.

Witness to Occupation: Iraq and Palestine (tags)

The current state of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the links between Iraq and Palestine in the U.S.'s plans for a "new Middle East", and the resistance in Iraq and elsewhere.

Clearly Racist And Bigoted Skits On Clear Channel (tags)

In the March 10 Bill Handel show on KFI AM 640, a pretend "Muslim" allegedly reading from the new Iraqi constitution refers to "hairy Iraqi women," "lovely Japanese schoolgirls," the "infidel custom of bathing on a regular basis," and "civil unions" between Iraqis and "loving camels and goats."

March 19th L.A. K-Town Peace Vigil (tags)

Young Koreans United (YKU) of Los Angeles will hold L.A. Koreatown Vigil for Peace from Iraq to Korea on March 19, 2004.

The Lessons of Spain (tags)

Spain

Spain's PM-elect pledges withdrawal from Iraq, slams Bush (tags)

Some protesters had shouted "Aznar: your war, our dead" as he cast his vote. The spanish people have spoken. In spontaneous protest they filled the streets and spoke their hearts...all the way to the voting booth where they threw Aznar out. WE CAN DO THIS TOO. COALITION OF THE WILLING IS DOWN TO TWO. BLAIR WILL BE THROWN OUT IN JULY. BUSH/KERRY OUT IN NOVEMEBER. TELL THE DNC WE CAN ACCEPT NO ONE BUT KUCINICH. NO MORE WAR!

Iraq: Washington spinning out of control (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein reveals the Bush administration's glaring use of "spin" to substitute for facts. Some both recent and outrageous manipulations of "official information" make the story.

Socialists win Spain! Bush's man, Aznar, on the way out! (tags)

People react in the street after hearing that Spain's opposition Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) was declared victor in the Spanish general elections in Madrid. The pro-Bush, pro-war Popular Party of Prime Minister Aznar suffered total defeat at the polls. (AFP/Christophe Simon) In a stunning turn of events, the Spanish people have kicked out the ruling Popular Party of Prime Minister Aznar for his close alignment to the U.S. over the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The great majority of Spain's people were, and are, against the war... to which Aznar committed over 1,000 troops. After the terror bombings in Madrid, large crowds began to gather to protest against Aznar and his Popular Party, blaming them for Spain's subservience to Bush and making the country a target of terrorists. The crowds held signs that read: "The bombs that fell on Baghdad exploded in Madrid." The unpopular Aznar government was defeated at the polls by the Socialist Worker's Party, whose candidate Rodriguez Zapatero now becomes President!

Defend the Anti-Imperialist Camp! (tags)

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US Unloads WMB in Iraq (tags)

The Teharan Times reported sat. Mar. 13 that the US forces in southern Iraq have been unloading a large cargo of parts for constructing long range missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the southern ports of Iraq.

John Kerry is a hypocrite. John Kerry is unelectable. (tags)

open note to DNC- we will not accept John Kerry. WE WILL NOT unite behind John Kerry. You are throwing the election by forcing us to vote green.

MADRID! (tags)

"The bombs dropped in Iraq explode in Madrid"

Madrid Atrocities:Who is responsible? (tags)

NO TO TERRORISM-STATE OR INDIVIDUAL

Dissecting the Electable John Kerry (tags)

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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.

Join the March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

To Abolish War, We must Abolish Capitalism!

Free Saddam Hussein (tags)

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Republican insider spied for Saddam (tags)

Lindauer allegedly met in Iraq with several intelligence officers at the Al-Rashid Hotel, accepting cash payments of about $5,000. On her return, Lindauer allegedly met with an Iraqi officer in Manhattan.

"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)

Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.

12/03 VoteRigging insight to Pre-empt-- deleted from stories at some IMC's (tags)

Here is insight gleaned from listening to Kerry speak in early debate and written about in KucitiZeN IndyMedia story. The full comment is include at sites like Cleveland, SF and Vancouver which have the old form, but at sites like Boston,Madison and Chicago, it has been deleted-possibly through some back-door cyber window? This was even before Dean was being set-up for the fall. This is what the major players are realizing that with all the people on the Web ,doing their homework,Research and self-publishing, the bloggin' is cracking open their noggin's, Scribes not Scripts, Let the People GO! SEE for yourself!

Temecula Night of Remembrance to Reflect on Year of War (tags)

The members of Peace Works! in Temecula Valley will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Temecula Duck Pond Park to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This special Night of Remembrance begins at dusk, 6:00 p.m., and will feature reflections on the human cost of war as well as hope for a world of peace.

Kerry’s Support of Iraq Invasion & Bush Doctrine Still Unexplained (tags)

Back in October 2002, when Senator Kerry voted to grant President Bush a blank check to make war, he tried to scare the American public into thinking that such an invasion was essential to the defense of the United States. Despite a lack of credible evidence, Kerry categorically declared that “Iraq has chemical and biological weapons” and even claimed that most elements of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons programs were “larger and more advanced than they were before the Gulf War.” Furthermore, Kerry asserted that Iraq was “attempting to develop nuclear weapons,” backing up this accusation by claiming that “all U.S. intelligence experts agree” with such an assessment. He also alleged that “Iraq is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of delivering chemical and biological warfare agents, which could threaten Iraq’s neighbors as well as American forces in the Persian Gulf.” Every single one of these claims, no less than similar claims by President Bush, was false.

Nations of Periphery Have a Right to Weapons of Mass Destruction!!! (tags)

March 8th Editorial of the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network

Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)

UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside

The World a Safer Place? Yeah Right! (tags)

Democratic frontrunner declares he will be stronger "war president" than Bush (tags)

What makes Kerry’s contribution so valuable, in the eyes of the ruling elite, is that his campaign will deprive the American people of any significant choice on the most basic issue, war and peace. There will be no fundamental change in US foreign policy if Kerry wins the election.

VOTERS FOR PEACE (tags)

Greetings, We now have 30 cities and towns listed on the CPA website for M20. Please chech that all the details are there and let me know about any changes. Peace Sid Lacombe CPA

Geraldo from Baghdad (tags)

I am not a big fan of Geraldo, but I have to give him this one. He is so right about the reporters who "Report" the news.

BTL:Peace Groups Plan March 20 Worldwide Protests to Observe... (tags)

...1-Year Anniversary of Iraq War. Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

From Haiti to Iraq: Old Empires Strike Back (tags)

Old Empires Strike Back

Want to Change the World TODAY? Here's Your Chance... (tags)

While the mass media is desperately trying to make any distinctions between corporate puppets Kerry and Edwards, and with IMC disturbingly silent on the electoral process all together, the fundamental choice that looms TODAY for all Californians concerned with a better future is, will we support the movement for meaningful change that Dennis Kucinich is offering us? Vote for a CHANGE not more of the SAME! www.kucinich.us

I hate bushite (tags)

No words from the bushites who rule our communications through corporate news censorship, while Christian parents call out unheard: why has corporate america allowed forsaken soldiers to eat plutonium to murder God for a measly few dollars the bushmob will pocket for the up coming "unbiased" re-election news campaign?

Call for a March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

On March 20th, retake activism in LA! Prove that our rage over this unjust war and occupation will not be confined to permitted marches facilitated by bureaucracies that stifle real efforts towards building another world.

ART OF WAR : IRAQ (tags)

Iraq

Secrets, Spies and Cover-ups (tags)

Irag War

Building Bridges Radio-The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S. (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Interview on Labor in Occupied Iraq (tags)

Seven Oaks’ Charles Demers recently sat down with Mr. Bacon at the Canadian Autoworkers hall in New Westminster.

God or no God, I don't like that demon antiChrist, Our Mr. bush Jr. very much (tags)

By Annan not publicly addressing this very serious issue, will not be fooling me he hasn't heard it mentioned. The families of Iraq are accounted almost entirely by "comprehensive, extremely detailed" measurements. So what the hell is going on about supporting our world community by not condemning war crimes?, Just where is Annan on the issue of an international commitment kept I want asked religiously across this world. Now.

Nader's Nadir? (tags)

Nader is now publicly calling for the impeachment of the President. It is a reasonable request. Bush has led America into a war based on disinformation and lies. The Republicans attacked Clinton for a cigar and an intern, but the Democrats won't go after Bush for misleading Americans into war. Why? It's simple; the Democrats on the whole supported the illegal invasion, which was piggybacked on the Clinton and Gore Iraq Liberation Act signed back in 1998.

U.S. in Iraq: No place to hide (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Iraqi people and their resistance against U.S. occupation.

U.S. Sees Al-Qaeda Everywhere (tags)

Bush Administration twisting nature of Iraq violence to legitimate the War Hawks and mislead the public, while concurrently hiding their own shortcomings.

Words from the front-lines (Iraq) (tags)

American soldiers sound off about the occupation of Iraq.

BTL:Bush Avoids Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game (tags)

Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

'GO FIND A WAY FO ME TO DO IT' (tags)

by William Rivers Pitt on the lies that led to war

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/20/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

Perle blames CIA: no mention of OSP (tags)

in the article, the Prince of Darkness does what he does best: lies. He fails to mention the Office of Special Plans as the root of the WMD deception

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)

Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media

In Iraq and Back Home (tags)

Youth Radio – Soldier / student’s experiences in Iraq and now back home

Time Could Be Running Out for the 'Endless War' Brigade (tags)

"Sept. 11 was not caused by American foreign policy. This is complete nonsense, complete rubbish. And if that is the issue upon which you hope to remove the American administration, you are in for a huge shock." - Richard Perle

The Smirk Has Not Been Wiped From the Chimp's Face. (tags)

(Iran and Bush Regime's Pretext to War.)

200,000 in Spain protest Iraq War! (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of antiwar protesters marched in Madrid Spain to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Calls were also made for the total withdrawal of some 1,300 Spanish troops from Iraq. The anti-Imperialist protestors held banners and placards that denounced the idiot Cowboy in the Whitehouse, as well as his puppet... Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar. Protestors also carried thousands of pictures of Spanish television cameraman Jose Couso, who was murdered along with Reuters TV cameraman Taras Protsyuk when U.S. occupation soldiers fired a tank shell at the media hotel where the two were working in Baghdad. The massive anti-war protest was held to mark the first anniversary of demonstrations held around the world when nearly 15 Million people marched to oppose the U.S. oil war against Iraq (Reuters photo/Andrea Comas).

M20 : Time to prepare for the next massive demonstration (tags)

Time to prepare for the next international demo: March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War !

Iraq and Beyond (tags)

This is an inspiring article about envisioning a better, post-imperialist world, and the fight that's necessary to gain it. (reposted by imc volunteer)

Proof that Intelligence never supported of Iraq War (tags)

"global war on terrorism as presently defined and conducted is strategically unfocused, promised much more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate US military and other resources in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security"

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/13/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

South Korea fights against FTA and war (tags)

Before y’day in the South Korean capital Seoul tenth of thousands were fighting against FTA and troop dispatching bill

Impeachment Not Censure, You Morons! (tags)

Once again Liberals are showing their total lack of spine and total lack of ability to strike the iron while the iron is white hot. This is what happened when they declared their control over the peace movement that rose up against the war in Iraq by stating they were "backing away from more confrontational forms of protest like non-violent civil disobedience like blocking traffic in the streets of major cities" in the U.S. in March and April of last year.

Medea Benjamin reports on her recent trips to Iraq, Fernando Suarez del Solar speaks on he (tags)

Medea Benjamin reports on her recent trips to Iraq, Fernando Suarez del Solar speaks on her son’s death in Iraq

a sampling of this week's U.S. military rape headlines.... (tags)

around the world with the Stars and Stripes.... a few of the latest confirmed rapes, alleged rapes, attempted rapes, indecent assault, sodomy, "torture" photos, etc.. in Australia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Okinawa etc.... oh google news searches make it so easy to compile this stuff....

Iraqi sovereignty - outsourced to North Carolina (tags)

Naomi Klein: "....The appetite for democracy among Iraqis keeps racing ahead of the plodding plans for "capacity building" [Research Triangle Institute] drew up before the invasion. In November the Washington Post reported that when RTI arrived in the province of Taji, armed with flowcharts and ready to set up local councils, it discovered that "the Iraqi people formed their own representative councils in this region months ago, and many of those were elected, not selected, as the occupation is proposing." The Post quoted one man telling a RTI contractor, "We feel we are going backwards"....

Feeding the herd with an empty bucket (tags)

In my experience, you can catch a clever horse twice with an empty feed bucket. Then the animal quits trusting you. By now, the White House chicanery has grown so brazen that one would expect that even dairy cows and GOP "team leaders" would suspect that they are being had.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th Updates Plus Special Event!!! (tags)

Editorial March 19th Flier link! 1.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 2. Arab Socialist Coalition of North America:Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations 3.Iraqi Communist Party(Cadre) formally ackowledges Saddam Hussein to be the Valid President of Iraq!!! Response from the ICP-Cadre 4:Petition Endorsed by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network: Defend Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash!!! 5.DPRK News:"Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for" 6.Socialist Arab Coalition of North America-History of Communist Involvement in the Lebanese Resistance Against "israel"-æÝÇÁÇ ááãÞÇæãÉ ÇáÔíæÚíÉ ***En Español*** 7. Diario de la resistencia iraquí Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero 8. Coalición árabe socialista de Norteamérica: Abra la letra en el movimiento pacifista de los E.E.U.U. y las organizaciones árabes y musulmanas 9.El canje de prisiones entre Hizbollah e Israel: las lecciones de la resistencia

STUPIDITY IS ALL AROUND (tags)

Hit the theme from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. New lyric: stupidity is what's all around.

BTL:Many in Britain Call Hutton Inquiry Exonerating Tony Blair Over... (tags)

...Iraq Weapons Affair a 'Whitewash'. Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

A Republican's Case Against George W. Bush (tags)

"Bush is overwhelmed by the influence of religious zealots--both Zionist and fundamentalist Christian. He ignores America's own heavy guilt for the plight of Palestinians. He fails to recognize that more than a billion Muslims worldwide, along with many millions of non-Muslims, are deeply aggrieved at this complicity. " Paul Findley, former Republican Congressman speaks out about Palestine

The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)

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J.David Galland's.. Iraq Intelligence Failure Was Unavoidable (tags)

J. David Galland explains why America got hoodwinked on intelligence in Iraq and why this gross informational failure was predictable and who is responsible

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.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Feb.3rd Updates! (tags)

Editorial Column 1.Iraqi Resistance Report 2.Iraqi Resistance Data Report 3.ANSWER: Call for March 20th Demonstrations 4.Communist Martyrs Return to lebenon-Socialist Arab Coalition Webpage 5.Anti-Imperialist Camp: Mumbai Resistance paves way for anti-imperialist pole 6.An Islamic Reader Builds Solidarity With Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network 7.***A Mourning of Communist Martyrs- Touching Poem by Ziad elJishi*** ***En Espanol*** 8.:: Diario de la resistencia iraqui:

Video of 6 Dennis Kucinich Speaking Engagements (tags)

Iowa Caucus Weekend w/ Dennis Kucinich 4 Q & A's and speech from 6 stumps in Iowa

Dennis Kucinich was Right about WMDs- there were none (tags)

A new report reveals there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Bush-appointed weapons inspector, Dr. David Kay, testifying before the U.S. Senate said everyone in Washington was wrong, but Dennis Kucinich was right. He has consistently said there was no evidence of WMDs in Iraq. For more information see: MS-Word | pdf

Bush, Blair Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (tags)

"Peace" Prize?

Arundhati Roy's Speech at the WSF (tags)

In the great cities of Europe and America, where a few years ago these things would only have been whispered, now people are openly talking about the good side of Imperialism and the need for a strong Empire to police an unruly world.

The truth is a bitch (tags)

still walking at side of power and the crowd of country bumpkins still believes

Two US Soldiers ask: "When will we stop dying so senselessly?" (tags)

Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words.

Voters riled by war, health costs, economy (tags)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Health care, jobs and the Iraq war were the issues on voters’ minds as they turned out in record numbers for the Jan. 27 presidential primaries here. Over 214,000 voted in the Democratic primary, far exceeding any previous year’s total.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

U.S. Intelligence: Premature Extrapolation (tags)

Several of PNAC's most powerful advocates are now senior members of the Bush administration, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libbey, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, and Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.

The Role Of Think-tanks In Washington D.C. (tags)

Think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Project for the New American Century (PNAC) have considerable influence on US intelligence -- from data gathered in the the field on up to decisions in the Pentagon.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 27th Updates!!! (tags)

1.Association against Zionism and Racism (AZAR) Office Raided by Comprador Hashemite Normalizers with the Zionist Enemy!!! 2.Special Report from al-Arab al-Yawm on Iraqi prisons. 3.Rodong Sinmun on U.S. Aggressive Doctrine ***En Español*** 4.:: Diario de la resistencia iraquí: Titulares: 23 a 25 de enero 5.Comunicado de Ahmad Saadat, secretario general del FPLP, y de sus compañeros desde la cárcel de Jericó

Iraq Bombings Kill 6 U.S. Soldiers (tags)

On Tuesday a total of six U.S. occupation soldiers were killed in Iraq. AND FOR WHAT? Hey bu$h... YOU BIG FAT LIER... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over! In the photo, U.S. occupation soldiers seal off an area where a truck and two Humvee vehicles were afire following a guerilla attack on a U.S. convoy in central Iraq that killed three of the six (photo REUTERS/Ali Jasim)

Daniel Ellsberg on VIETNAM - IRAQ (tags)

Leak against this war US and British officials must expose their leaders' lies about Iraq - as I did over Vietnam Daniel Ellsberg Tuesday January 27, 2004

Iraq war justified even without WMD: Ashcroft (tags)

Here you go ! NO WMD and a lot of weapons of mass deception.

At least 22 US Soldiers Have Killed Themselves In Iraq (tags)

Sunday January 25, 2004 The Observer The war's over, but the suicide rate is high and the army is riddled with acute psychiatric problems. Peter Beaumont reports

Bush Planned The War In Iraq Before 9/11 (tags)

An article about Paul O'neill's allegations in regard to Iraq, and the Karl Rove connection to the war.

Americans respond to State of the Union: What about jobs? (tags)

George W. Bush delivered the 2004 State of the Union speech to Congress and the American people on Jan. 20, and afterwards many people asked: What Union and world was he talking about?

[then subverted to steal American lives with by lying] (tags)

Demon Bush replied, "No, the intelligence I operated on [then subverted to steal American lives with by lying] was good, sound intelligence."

Talking Points -- The Speech (tags)

The speech was characterized by serious omissions, denials, and lies.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/23/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

The Sparticists Are Disgusting (tags)

The Sparticist League would rather interrupt meetings than hold their own.

George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)

Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?

BTL:Troubled U.S. Timetable for Iraq's Transition to a... (tags)

...Provisional Government Linked to Bush Re-Election Campaign. Interview with Bruce St. John, author and commentator, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Creative protest - 500 pairs of Army boots stand empty in Chicago Fed. plaza (tags)

Finally... a CREATIVE ACT to engage the public and make people think. Demonstrations are fine... but what we really need are hundreds, thousands, of creative works that intervene in the mass consciousness. An anonymous public art that speaks truth to power and dares to envision a different world. Mass political struggle is one thing... but profound, insightful, and bold cultural work paves the way to a world at last inhabitable. LET A THOUSAND FLOWERS BLOOM! No more business as usual... turn the city streets into open air art galleries! In this Reuters photograph by Frank Polich, Viet Nam Veteran Eddie Randolph looks over 500 pairs of boots laid out in Chicago's Federal plaza, January 21, 2004. The boots were placed there to remember the U.S. soldiers killed in the War in Iraq.

Prosecute The Washington Post for War Crimes (tags)

"What Katharine Graham warned against 26 years ago has already come to pass. The Post has moved considerably to the right of its readership base, which finds itself alienated from and revolted by the paper's robotic echoing of the administration's war propaganda."

The Top 100 Heroes of Peace (tags)

Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 18th-20th Updates! (tags)

1.Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Downloadable Flier- Print out and Distribute to your Pro-Resistance Quarters!!! 2.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 3.Communique-Ahmed Sadaat, General Secratary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 4. *** An Islamic Voice Stands With President Hussein/ Condemns Sexist Pigs in Iraqi Zionist Proxy Government** 5. ***"You Must Know"- Excellant Essay By Ibrahim Ebeid Co-Editor of Al-Moharer Calling for Progressives To Support Iraqi Resistance*** 6. ***President Hussein And The Geneva Convention***

100,000 Iraqis march for elections (tags)

Iraqis block traffic on a Baghdad street while carrying an Iraqi flag and portraits of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani and other Shiite clerics this Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. Up to 100,000 marched peacefully to demand an elected government and an end to U.S. occupation. The second photo shows an Iraqi Christian... also in the march, holding a carpet with an image of Jesus Christ. So... where is the democracy promised to Iraq by bu$hco? (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

ART OF WAR : PEACE IN IRAQ (tags)

Peace in Iraq 2004

Producer says OK, copy his new Iraq war film (tags)

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald says that he will allow his movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" to be copied by the general public.

The Access of Evil (tags)

There's something to be said for being able to tell the difference between your friends and your enemies.

Latest deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)

TIKRIT, Iraq - The number of American service members who have died in the Iraq conflict since war started last March reached 500 Saturday after a roadside bomb exploded near Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers.

debunking neo-con lies (tags)

some neo-con lies about Iraq debunked

Political appeals to bigotry grow (tags)

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas recently questioned Howard Dean's faith because his wife is Jewish. Marrying her, Thomas opined, was "strange at best, considering the two faiths take a distinctly different view of Jesus."

BTL:Secret Pentagon Unit Churned Out Dubious 'Intelligence' Used to Justify Iraq War (tags)

Interview with journalist Robert Dreyfuss, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

1/13/04 – Santa Ana say’s No to the Iraqi War! (tags)

On Tuesday, January 13th 2004, the people of Santa Ana, the Orange County Green Party, the Not In Our Name LA Project, Our Lady of Lourdes, OC Peace Coalition, and various other human rights and anti-war groups gathered at fourth and main to march to the Federal Building and demand an end to the war in Iraq.

Bush Booed at Martin Luther King Gravesite (tags)

Protestors shout from across the street while resident Bu$h made a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr., crypt in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. Nearly 1,000 protestors booed and jeered Bu$h for his war against Iraq as well as his reactionary policies against Americans. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

Howard Dean Hype: The Pro-War Views of an "Anti-War" Candidate (tags)

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U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE BLASTS IRAQ WAR! (tags)

Those wimpy, wussie, anti-American, no good commie, unpatriotic, French loving, treasonous, pinko liberal, anarchist, peacenik America haters over at the U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE, have dared to criticize George Bush's "liberation" of Iraq! CHOCK ON THIS all of you neo-con/neo-fascists who malign those against the war as "traitors." Will you now denounce the U.S. Army War College, the army's premier academic institution, as "un-American backstabbers"?

US SOLDIERS BELIEVE WMD WILL BE PLANTED IN IRAQ. (tags)

Spending 3 weeks under armed guard as an 'Enemy Prisoner of War' in Baghdad after I was captured while in Iraq looking for my missing daughter, I had unique access to the thoughts of US Soldiers. Many suspefct that the CIA will plant WMD.

U.S. mortuary sees no let-up from Iraq war dead (tags)

Nearly a month after Saddam Hussein's capture, American war dead from Iraq continue to arrive with somber regularity at the wind-swept Air Force base in Delaware that is home to the world's largest mortuary.... There, at the U.S. military's only stateside mortuary, the remains are identified, autopsied, embalmed, clothed in dress uniforms, placed in coffins and shipped to grieving relatives in the company of military escorts.

The Barreling Bushes (tags)

In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...

Mexicans denouce U.S. occupation of Iraq (tags)

Members of the Mexican political party Partido de Trabajo (Workers Party), and thousands of their supporters join a protest against the U.S. occupation of in Iraq. During the mass march in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, the demonstrators denounced imperialism, war, and the exploitation of workers. The "Special Summit of the Americas", where more than 20 heads of state will be attending, begins in Mexico on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Kathryn Cook)

Occupation of Iraq - "There is a culture of impunity." (tags)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is negligent and callous in dealing with Iraqis seeking compensation for relatives accidentally killed or maimed by U.S. troops, a human rights group said on Saturday.

Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)

The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS

The Road to Hell (tags)

It time to share the truth with others, please spread this far and wide...

What weapons of mass destruction? (tags)

"Weapons of mass destruction? Oh that. We were just fooling! When I said that I was "confident that we will find evidence" of wmd's, I was just pulling your leg! Yeah... I know that I was telling anyone who would listen that Iraq had tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve gas... what's the harm in that? So it wasn't the truth? When I said that Iraq was pursuing an atomic weapons program... you didn't really BELIEVE me did you?! So now you know... we were just lying, er, pulling your leg. It was all a joke. Weapons of mass destruction? What weapons of mass destruction?"

BTL:2003: A Year of Reversals for White House Neo-Conservatives. (tags)

Interview with Tom Englehardt, author and columnist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

New Report Finds No WMD In Iraq (tags)

An article about the Carnegie WMD Report, Operation Rockingham, and the OSP.

U.S. Helicopter shot down in Iraq, 9 Killed (tags)

Iraqi guerillas shot down a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter on Thursday in Fallujah, killing the 9 U.S. occupation troops aboard. On Wednesday anti-occupation guerillas fired mortars at a U.S. military base near Baghdad... killing one occupation soldier and wounding 33 others. Meanwhile... The New York Times reports that the bu$h regime has quietly withdraws it's "Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Group" after finding NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION in Iraq!!!! (photo - REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

"How can we leave Iraq?" (tags)

Anti-war newsletter for soldiers explains why the U.S. should leave NOW.

Spoils of War: the Antiquities Trade and the Looting of Iraq (tags)

Archaeological destruction throughout Iraq

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th 2004 Updates! (tags)

1. Iraqi Resistance Report Jan. 1-4, 2004 2. Newsletter From the International League of People's Struggle, formed by Comrade Jose Maria Sison, former head of the New People's Army of the Philippines (PDF) 3.***A Call to Support the March 20th Demonstrations!!!*** 4. Join the Anti-Imperialist Camp Delegation to Iraq! 5. ANSWER stands against Colonialism in Palestine, Iraq, the world! 6.International Progress Organization: PROSECUTION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES IN IRAQ – LACK OF CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR WAR CRIMES TRIALS 7. The True Figures of Imperialist Casualities in Iraq! 8. Examples of online zionist hatred and racism against Palestinians

Bring Them Home NOW (tags)

Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.

NO CHRISTMAS, NO NEW YEAR, NO DAUGHTER AND NO HELP FROM BUSH. (tags)

With my daughter still missing in Iraq and my heart desparate to return there, I was alone at the holiday time. I gave not a single card, present or greeting to anyone. I love them but I could not take part in this excessiveness when my little girl still waits for me in Iraq.

30 Bulgarian troops refuse to die for oil (tags)

30 Bulgarian troops refuse to go to Iraq to die for yanqui imperialism. Yanqui goons need to follow this example.

Bush Cedes Presidency (tags)

Petulance grows in cancerous amounts

Willie Nelson's new song (tags)

Willie, like the Dixie Chicks, is speaking his mind about this president and this war.

The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)

author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!

U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq killing one soldier (tags)

A US occupation soldier was killed when an army helicopter was shot down by guerillas in the town of Fallujah. Another American dies in resident George W. Bush's war to "destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction." Hey George... as the blood continues to flow, WHERE ARE those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this invasion over? (AFP photo Ramzi Haidar)

Iraq | Pre-War Weapons Supply Syria indicated as main arms link (tags)

DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show.

Cheney Threatened Wellstone (tags)

At least, Cheney keeps his promises.

BTL:Vietnam War Era-style "Phoenix" Assassination Program Implemented in... (tags)

...U.S.-Occupied Iraq Interview with Douglas Valentine, author of "The Phoenix Program," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

U.S. dope-powered soldiers (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. Happy 2004! :)

Imperialists Gloat over Capture of Former Henchman Saddam Hussein (tags)

The American imperialist butchers made clear, yet again, the kind of “democracy” they have in mind for Iraq when U.S. troops yesterday fired into a protest in support of Hussein in a town west of Baghdad, killing three people.

Why Dennis Kucinich? (tags)

There are essentially two fundamental courses that America may take in the world, at this particular juncture: Imperialism or multilateralism.

Everything the Greedy,Right Wing Republicans TOUCH turns to CRAP!!!! (tags)

President Bush's Right Wing Republicians have the "Midas Touch" - but in "Reverse" - everything they and their Greedy Wall St. Cronies touch, rapidly turns to C-R-A-P!

Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)

2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.

American banana problem ? (tags)

one day 6 heroes dead 6 collaborators dead 43 heroes wounded to cripples And no personalized evil in sight to blame

Task Force 121 (tags)

An article about Task Force 121, and US operations during the occupation of Iraq.

dear yanqui goon (tags)

An open letter to all yanqui goons

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)

1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement

Peace Porridge #36: 24 December 2003 - Juvenile Justice In Iraq (tags)

Things were different before the invasion! Liberation? Hardly! Terrorize? Absolutely! What possible chance is there to bring about peace in Iraq with storm trooper tactics against school children and teachers? The fact that some of these children have chosen Saddam over the soldiers of the US occupational forces must tell you something! It certainly should!

The Mad Cow in Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Dennis Kucinich: Candidate of the left? (tags)

Kucinich opposed busing programs to integrate Cleveland schools. Before the issue had even taken hold locally, he made a point to introduce a resolution in the city council asking Congress to oppose busing as a means of integration. While Kucinich supported social and economic programs that would benefit the white immigrant neighborhoods that made up the majority of the district he represented, he disparaged similar improvements in Black neighborhoods. One of his campaign workers remarked in 1972 that Kucinich has "learned to play dirty pool…. It’s a racial issue. There are a lot of bigots in that district and someone has to represent them, let’s face it."9

UK plan to pressure Syria on weapons (tags)

Britain is pressing to use the combined weight of the European Union's "big three" countries to put pressure on Syria baath party over weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and Iraq, the Guardian has learned. The move follows Libya's dramatic agreement to dismantle its WMD arsenal and is designed to show that Europe, galvanised by Britain, has the clout to help the US deal peacefully with security issues in the Middle East.

12/23: Latest News from IRAQ - by PeaceNoWar (tags)

Peace No War Network Web: www.PeaceNoWar.net [To join the listserv, send e-mail to: peacenowar-subscribe@lists.riseup.net]

Media manipulations (tags)

Day three of US media coverage of Hussein's capture: no let-up in the hysteria

Does this man really deserve your vote? (tags)

At best, Dean represents the Democratic Party’s recognition that it has lost the support of many liberals--and an attempt to pull them back into the fold in 2004. But Dean is certain to move rightward once he has won the support of progressives and knows that he can count on their votes--in the hopes of appearing more "electable" to the political establishment.

Defining Terrorism (tags)

DEFINE TERRORIST And You Will Be Calling For An Israeli Accountability Act

U.S. soldiers digging their own graves in Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne, expecting certain death due to Iraq resistance attacks, are digging their own graves. Hehehehehehe!!!

Terrorist recruiters' wide reach The Syrian connection (tags)

19 Dec 03 By Lisa Myers Senior investigative correspondent NBC News NBC's Lisa Myers reports on the insurgents in Iraq and how recruiters range from Italy to Norway, finding fighters to send into the country to kill Americans. NBC Nightly News: Recruiting terrorists in Europe to kill Americans in Iraq. Network described as complex, well-organized. Since the arrest of Saddam Hussein, attacks on American troops have continued. Most of the insurgents in Iraq are Iraqi-born, but some have been foreign fighters. And many of them have been recruited from Europe. European police have arrested nine suspects recently on charges they were recruiting fighters to kill Americans in Iraq. NBC News has learned the network of recruiters spans from Italy to Norway.

Demorats (tags)

It's hard to say which was worse for Howard Dean: the capture of Saddam Hussein or Al Gore's endorsement.

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 19 Updates (tags)

1.Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 15-17 2003 2.Statement of the Arab Cause Solidarity Committee: The apprehension and incarceration of Saddam Hussein will not bring about the end of the Iraqi resistance 3.Pro-Saddam Riots Rock the World 4. Message to US Security Council: AMERICA IS WORTH NOTHING...AMERICANS ARE PIGS ON TWO LEGS 5. Iraqi town takes pride in battling U.S. army 6.Iraqi Resistance front to be proclaimed soon After the arrest of Saddam resistance will intensify and unite even more, says Jabbar al Kubaysi 7. Offical State Paper of Cuba on Resistance in Iraq 8.Rally in S. Korea against Additional Troop Dispatch to Iraq 9.U.S. Moves to Stifle Syria Accused 10."Message to the GI Mercenaries on the Further Deployment of US Troops" Published

SMACKDOWN BAGHDAD! (tags)

World Wrestling Entertainment star Don Marie (top photo) signs an autograph for a U.S. occupation soldier after a wrestling performance by wrestlers who flew to Iraq to entertain the invading troops at Baghdad International Airport, Saturday Dec. 20 2003. Ms. Marie's appearance and style of dress will be setting the pace for the new "liberated" Iraqi woman! Yes that's correct ladies and gentlemen... THIS is what the war was all about! Soon, the poor oppressed masses of Iraq will be watching SMACKDOWN! U.S. occupation troops... as dumb and infantile as the home audience for wrestling... cheer, laugh and wave for their favorite lunk head wrestlers. (AP Photos/Muhammed Muheisen)

Building Bridges Radio-Holidays Anti Sweatshop Rally & family of soldier who died in Iraq (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. To listen click on indymedia link.

how israel manipulated western intelligence agencies (tags)

WASHINGTON, 19 December 2003 - It's no secret that much of the news reported in Israel's Hebrew-language media never reaches the mainstream American press, for the simple reason that items unfavorable to Israel generally are not translated.

Medical evacuations from Iraq near 11,000 (tags)

The total number of wounded soldiers and medical evacuations from the war in Iraq is nearing 11,000, according to new Pentagon data provided in response to a request from United Press International.

A mother’s peace mission (tags)

Anabelle Valencia has a daughter stationed in Iraq. She left Tucson on Dec. 1 with two wishes. She wanted to look for her daughter and bring a message of peace to the children of Iraq.

Coming out from hiding (tags)

The image of Saddam hiding in a hole symbolizes the era of dictatorship, tyranny and totalitarianism in the history of Arabs, starting from the proclivity towards Nazism and fascism adopted by the nationalist groups as an ideology throughout the Arab word.

Call for an International Congress of the IV International (tags)

This call for an international congress of the Fourth International comes from the Movement for the Refoundation of the Fourth International.

biodiesel collectivo (tags)

transportation without petroleum is possibile when we support biodiesel collectivo for transportation, growing our own hemp and converting leftover plant oil into biodiesel..

We're glad Saddam is captured but.... (tags)

However, there is no but.

BTL:Saddam's Capture Unlikely to End Iraqi Insurgent Resistance... (tags)

...to U.S. Occupation. Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Capture of Saddam (tags)

The war is between Capitalism and Islam. These are the *only* 2 ideologies today that are competing for domination. The administration and media are (plain and simple) afraid to reveal the identity of these 2 ideologies in conflict--especially Islam.

The staircase wit of this century (tags)

The U.S. remote-controlled fake president claims fair legal proceedings and death penalty for a U.S. hellhound. He has decided for a colossal bloodbath among European and U.S. politicans, his backers and himself

The Campaign of Hate and Fear (tags)

Am I saying that critics of the war aren't patriotic? Not at all--I'm a critic of some aspects of the war. What I'm saying is that those who try to paint the bleakest, most anti-American, and most anti-Bush picture of the war, whose purpose is not criticism but deception in order to gain temporary political advantage, those people are indeed not patriotic. They have placed their own or their party's political gain ahead of the national struggle to destroy the power base of the terrorists who attacked Americans abroad and on American soil.

How to deal with irritatingly good news (tags)

Within minutes of Paul Bremer pronouncing the words "We got him" to ecstatic cheers from Iraqi journalists, there were solemn-faced experts crowding on to my television screen to proclaim that the capture was largely irrelevant, or positively counter-productive, to the present difficulties in Iraq. The very same interviewers who had once invited their interviewees to prophesy endless anarchy as a consequence of America's inability to locate this man were now asking more or less the same people if his arrest was not pretty useless after all. Or (better yet) if it might not "inflame" the situation even further.

Saddam's Capture and the Media Circus (tags)

A few thoughts on Saddam's capture, the corporate media reaction and whether or not it will diminish Iraqi resistance to colonial domination.

Web Address To Help Dean's Campaign (tags)

Web Address to Help Dean's Campaign: http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=emailSignup&s_oo=Uwnsw PoOSyePLhYs3lnipg..

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE

Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)

1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq

War In Iraq: The Punishment of Abu Hishma (tags)

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"The truth will get you in whole lot of trouble here." (tags)

Friends of truth and the recognition it brings, Well all is backslapping and smiles as the Saddam monster (of US creation) is corralled. Looks like he’s been hit with a good course of benzodiazphines already, lest he begin to jabber about his old friends in the CIA and White House betraying him.

Declassified Documents of U.S. Support for Hussein (tags)

The National Security Archive at George Washington University has published a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early 1980’s. The collection of documents, published on the Web, include briefing materials, diplomatic reports of two Rumsfeld trips to Baghdad, reports on Iraqi chemical weapons use during the Reagan administration and presidential directives that ensure U.S. access to the region's oil and military expansion.

Four pillars of Bush's critics are crumbling (tags)

CRITICISM of the U.S. effort to depose Saddam Hussein -- and the central role of Baathist Iraq in international terrorism -- has rested on four pillars.

Statement by the Iraqi Branch of the Arab Socialist Baath Party. (tags)

The heroic armed Resistance, guided by its political and strategic programs, will never stop.

The Capture of Saddam Hussein-Editorial statement (tags)

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Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. (tags)

Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get.

FRESH FROM IRAQ, STOLEN PALACE EGGS! YEAH! CAPITALSM! (tags)

Openly selling stolen goods from Iraq seems to be permissible. I found this on craigslist. Decorative Egg Recovered From Saddams Palace During OIF - $10000

Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)

"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."

Don't kill bush for me, do it for Jesus (tags)

Demon bush must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to survive from his evil onslaught he has criminally dictated against our God and Humanity as war mongering monster liar.

Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 11-13 2003 (tags)

www.geocities.com/iraqiresistancesolidarity

Saddam's checkup: Bush's misplaced priorities (tags)

The dictator is healthy, Americans are not!

When Dictator is Booted from White House America Can Rebuild. (tags)

I find it very interesting that just a few days after the American appointed governing council in Iraq votes to begin a tribunal for Iraqi war criminals even though no constitution has been ratified that could legitimize any form of Judiciary in Iraq, Saddam Hussein conveniently shows up.

Patriotic Gore and Power Vacuums (tags)

"The capture of Saddam Hussein does not mean the end of violence in Iraq." George 'Psychopath' Bush 12.14.3

Kathy Kelly at the Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Kathy Kelly speaks at the Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq

Closed War Tribunal Set up on, Saddam Captured on 12/13: Coincidence? Yeah, right (tags)

Saddam always vowed to expose the depths of his dealings with the Reagan and Bush I administrations if ever he were before a world court. But there will be no world war crimes court, thanks to hasty preplanning by Bush.

(2) Vigil to End the Occupation in Hollywood (tags)

Candlelight Vigil to end Occupation of Iraq, Saturday, December 13th, in Hollywood.

Bush's Illegal War' Questionnaire (tags)

Please answer as many of the following questions as you can, and as many with a straight face as possible. Please answer quickly as you already have all of the answers.

NDFSK: Anti-imperialist solidarity committee (USA) issued letter titled (tags)

On last November 27, the Anti-imperialist solidarity committee (USA) made public a letter titled "Message to the GI mercenaries on the further deployment of US troops".

Tariq Ali Speaks in Seattle on War (tags)

Tariq Ali, author of "Bush in Babylon," spoke in Seattle recently about Arab culture, American history in the Middle East, ways to thwart being called an anti-Semite for criticizing Israeli policy and more....

U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)

A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.

DUDE, WHERE'S MY DAUGHTER? (tags)

My half Iraqi-daughter is still missing in Iraq. Her mom was killed by the Bombs of Bush. The US Army captured and held me for 3 weeks as I looked for her. George, you still ignore me, so if it's my english you can't understand, I now plead, 'DUDE, WHERE'S MY DAUGHTER'?

Iraqi's demand real democracy not empty Bush talk. (tags)

Bush is allways running his mouth about bringing democracy to Iraq and the Middle East but it is just so much bs. The reality of Bush's democracy in Iraq is that the occupiers appoint the government and the people are getting fed up.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/12/03 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Spain, Russia, and Cuba.

It?s been a good year (tags)

The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.

Support for Bush, war going back up (tags)

WASHINGTON ? Public support for the war in Iraq, on the downswing since establishing the peace there turned messy, has climbed back to its highest level since August, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows. (Related link: Poll results)

On the Ground, Straight From the Top (tags)

U.S. military commanders throughout Iraq have been saying for months -- almost unequivocally -- that they are winning the war against Iraqi insurgents, religious extremists and foreign terrorists in their sectors. This, even as attacks against U.S. forces increased across the country and a series of high-profile bombings and helicopter shoot-downs helped create the impression in the world media that the insurgents were gaining ground. Vernon Loeb, defense correspondent for The Post, asked commanders from the four major U.S. Army divisions in Iraq why they thought they were winning, and what they used as measures of success. Responding via e-mail, they had plenty to say. Excerpts:

Iraq behind the cameras: a different reality (tags)

"We've got a lot of good things going on, but when I went home (on leave), people were just like 'We never hear that stuff,' " said Civil Affairs Pvt. Amy Schroeder. "That's what makes the families worry." What Iraq looks like on TV, and what Iraq is like for the 130,000 troops living here, sometimes feels like two different realities.

Operation Iron Hammer: Iraq: The War After The War (tags)

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KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT (tags)

After many years as a privacy advocate and author of privacy books, I now reluctantly believe that there's one citizen of the United States who is not entitled to any privacy or solitude, but should be subjected to a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and knavery. In other words, patriotic Americans who believe in fair play should -- within the bounds of the law -- make this person's life a living hell.

Governor, You're No George McGovern (tags)

Dean favored an alternative war resolution (sponsored by Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.) that differed little from the one that passed. True, Biden-Lugar called on Bush to seek a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the war, but it did not require Bush to obtain such a resolution, if the Security Council balked. In other words, Dean favored a congressional resolution authorizing exactly the course that Bush took.

Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq (tags)

Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, US intelligence and military sources said yesterday. (photo did NOT appear with original Guardian article)

Saddam Killed 61,000 in Baghdad (tags)

The survey, which the polling firm planned to release on Tuesday, asked 1,178 Baghdad residents in August and September whether a member of their household had been executed by Saddam's regime. According to Gallup, 6.6 percent said yes.

Editor of Kuwaiti Daily: Syria's Secret Service is Behind the 'Iraqi Resistance' (tags)

08 December, 2003 The Middle East Media Research Institute The November 1, 2003 conference of foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Iraq yielded numerous articles in the Arab press condemning Syria's pro-Saddam stance. Among the authors were editor of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, Ahmad Al-Jarallah, and Iraqi opposition member and political commentator Dr. Riyadh Al-Amir. The following are excerpts from the articles

193rd U.S. Soldier killed in Iraq since May 1st. (tags)

Another U.S. Soldier dies in Iraq... killed in a guerilla drive-by shooting. This death is the 193rd since resident bush declared the war over on May 1st. Hey George... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over? In the photo, U.S. occupation troops in a Humvee drive past a billboard altered by the resistance in Baghdad, Monday Dec. 8, 2003. The billboard's message had offered a reward of 2,500 USD to those providing information regarding activity of insurgents. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Dead in Iraq (tags)

Brilliant Flash by TBTM regarding the number of dead in Iraq.

The Regimes "tactical perception-management campaigns" (tags)

JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 -- Israel was a "full partner" in U.S. and British intelligence failures that exaggerated former president Saddam Hussein's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a report by an Israeli military research center has charged.

Why is the Pentagon ripping off the troops? (tags)

Explains WHY Pentagon penny-pinching budget cutters are betraying the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Ahmed Shawki in LA tomorrow: Resisting Empire (tags)

The editor of International Socialist Review ( ISR ) will speak tomorrow at the UTLA building on resistance in the Middle and perspectives on the US occupation of Iraq.

1,700 U.S. soldiers have deserted in Iraq (tags)

One thousand and seven hundred U.S. soldiers have deserted their posts in Iraq

BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)

...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/5/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Spain, and Cuba.

1,700 Proud Occupiers Go A.W.O.L. (tags)

With the High Morale Bush Supporters frequently talk about 1,700 American Soldiers have informally left Iraq. I guess they were so happy they couldn't stand it.

Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend in LA (tags)

Editor of International Socialist Review (ISR) to speak this Saturday at UTLA building in Los Angeles on anti-imperialist resistance in the Middle East.

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

White House Changes Story on Bush Plane Incident (tags)

Would you believe that maybe we thought that the British Airways might have maybe heard the rumbel of our engines? Would you believe a Seagull saw us?

The Samarra Massacre...Vietnam all over again... (tags)

It appears as if the U.S. is using Vietnam-style tactics in Iraq and portraying Vietnam-style civilian massacres as heroic battles against a fierce enemy. The U.S. corporate media is once again complicit in the covering-up of U.S. crimes and atrocities around the world. Eight Civilians are killed, two Mosques are desecrated, and the U.S. corporate media simply tells us that the U.S. forces fought off an ambush, not even mentioning the Iraqi witnesses which state that the U.S. simply opened fire, indiscriminately, into a crowd of worshippers and pilgrims.

Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend (tags)

Editor of International Socialist Review will speak on resistance in the Middle East this Saturday in L.A.

Middle East conflict escalation to nuclear hOILyocaust?? (tags)

Right wing Christian fundamentalists in the US are escalating tensions in the Middle East. The continuing hOILy war could end in nuclear holocaust when the wells run dry..

Bush Surprise Iraq trip is a fake (tags)

Politicizing War on FOX News (tags)

"FOX News exists to bludgeon even timid anti-imperialist voices, whether they emanate from the Right or Left."

SHARP, SHORT OFFENSIVE AGAINST SYRIA (tags)

SHORT, SHARP OFFENSIVE AGAINST SYRIA

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

Excellent News - More dead scumbags (tags)

U.S. Forces Kill 46 Iraqis Attempting Ambush

ART OF WAR: Postcard from Iraq (tags)

A. O. W. Postcard from Iraq

Interview with Comrade-in-Arms, Awni al Kalemji, of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance (tags)

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Multi Lateral Matters (tags)

Why 30+ Years of Appeasing Muslim Terror Got the World Nowhere But Screwed

Bush & the Democrats: Liars in the service of imperialist conquest (tags)

Despite all their bickering with Bush, the Democrats too can scarcely contain their glee about the unchallenged power of U.S. armies of world conquest. After all, the Democrats like the Republicans are in the pockets of the big capitalists who want their domination of the world defended at all costs.

Bush Delivers A Turkey (tags)

To President Bush, America's soldiers are nothing more than props for his never-ending campaign. They were props on May 1 and they were props on Thanksgiving Day. An appearance at the funeral of one of the soldiers who has died in a war that has increased the terrorist threat against America, not diminished it, would be far more meaningful. So would an appearance to greet the coffins coming back from Iraq, ending an unprecedented policy forbidding the media from filming the arrival of America's war dead. Of course, footage like that would not make for jolly White House political propaganda.

Recipe for Terror (tags)

"He also told me that he found U.S. troops covered in plastic bags in remote desert areas and he filmed them for a TV program. We are pretty sure that the American forces had killed Mazen knowingly to prevent him from airing his finding."

The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)

There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."

If You Don't Want War: Why Don't You? (tags)

Scrawled on cardboard stuck to the telephone pole it said: "Fuck Bush!" ... that day in April when the US announced there would be no 2nd UN resolution on Iraq. The First Picture is Bush hiding you from me with his crimesof war. Or who is hiding who?

On the Need for a Pro-Iraq United Front In the US (tags)

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Democrats attack Bush for not sending more U.S. troops to Iraq (tags)

I guess George W. Bush ain't bloodthirsty enough for the Democrats.

Bush Is Cutting and Running Because Karl Rove Can Count (tags)

Nothing quite says "Blow off" like a George W. Bush promise. Pick an issue, any issue. Democratizing Iraq, liberating Afghanistan, preserving Medicare, protecting the environment, honoring free trade, funding education, caring for veterans, balancing the budget, any issue except those hallowed tax cuts -- on every one Bush called what seemed a determined play and promptly ran a misdirection. BushSpeak is more than amusing malapropisms or a looking glass of mental dishevelment. It is the most cynical politics ever practiced from the Oval Office.

How British Charity Was Silenced On Iraq (tags)

One of Britain's most high-profile charities was ordered to end criticism of military action in Iraq by its powerful US wing to avoid jeopardising financial support from Washington and corporate donors, a Guardian investigation has discovered.   Internal emails reveal how Save the Children UK came under enormous pressure after it accused coalition forces of breaching the Geneva convention by blocking humanitarian aid.

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

Pleading with Americans to arrest bush for the love of children (tags)

The dumfuk bushite parasites have been PURPOSEFULLY blowing themselves up with mined cluster bombs as suicide bombers! Not dying for any noble cause, but to only further toll more American Patriot lives.

Bush... the BIG TURKEY visits Iraq! (tags)

Resident Bush grunts to U.S. occupation soldiers after secretly travelling to Baghdad to pay a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit. The actual reason for the Commando in Chief's trip was an attempt to illustrate that the U.S. is in complete control of the Arab nation. In an elaborate plan to ensure his security, Bush slipped away from his Texas ranch on Wednesday night, arrived in occupied Iraq on Thursday and spent only 2-1/2 hours with the troops. Word of Bush's visit wasn't released until after he was already in the air returning home. Photo by Reuters.

BTL:Pentagon's Operation Iron Hammer in Iraq Could Foster More Support for... (tags)

...Anti-U.S. Insurgency. Interview with Rahul Mahajan, author of "Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)

The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.

Iraquis Perceptions of "Jewish Occupation" (tags)

Iraquis believe "the Jews" or "the Jews and the Christians" are behind every ill in society, this story examines their beliefs

Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)

'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.

David Barsamian: Fighting the US propaganda machine (tags)

“I hate to disappoint your readers”, an earnest David Barsamian told Green Left Weekly on November 6, “but most Americans are not genetically ignorant. For people to believe that Iraq is about to attack them, that they are surrounded by enemies, it takes systematic use of propaganda.”

The New York Times: a proposal for ethnic cleansing in Iraq (tags)

While plans have been announced for Washington to erect a “sovereign” Iraqi regime by the middle of next year, this hollow exercise holds little prospect for ending a bitter conflict that is claiming the lives of American soldiers daily and creating growing political unrest in the US itself. Enter the New York Times with a modest proposal for a bloodbath. It advances what it terms a “three-state solution,” based on the partition of Iraq along ethnic and religious lines.

BUSH SICKNESS - NEW DISEASE DIAGNOSED IN LONDON. (tags)

I have a disease called 'Bush Sickness'. It was caught at Buckingham Palace when I saw President Bush. I have 'Bush Sickness' as he killed my finace in Iraq, refuses to help find my child there and his army in Iraq captured / held me for 3 weeks in Iraq, accusing me of terrorism.

Weapons of Mass Hysteria (tags)

     Nothing less than impeachment, with the conviction that must inexorably follow, can begin to address the damage and redress the harm this President and his amoral handlers have inflicted on America.      God help us as a country if we allow this cancer of mendacity to continue to consume us.

Americans are forbidden to know... (tags)

Here's what a bushite's granmom's tax payment is going towards, minus the 1.5 billion per month of 4 that is secretly STOLEN by the bushmob as something Americans are forbidden to know of through their corporate news censorship stealing their very own demeaned values, dying.

US Military subverts fredom of press: All the news that fits we print (tags)

Iraqis Raid Offices of Television Network from UK Guardian 11.24.3

Crowd cuts the throats of two U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)

Somalia or Iraq? These images taken from video, show the bodies of US occupation soldiers next to their vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 after resistance fighters shot the two Americans from the 101st Airborne Division as they drove through the city center to another U.S. garrison, sending their vehicle crashing into a wall according to witnesses. Then, crowds of teenagers dragged the bloody bodies of the two American soldiers from their vehicle, pummeled them with concrete blocks and slit their throats. The crowd then looted the bodies... taking whatever was available. (AP Photo/APTN)

3 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ (tags)

U.S. occupation soldiers secure the area after two US soldiers were killed in the Iraqi town of Mosul, November 23, 2003. Attackers killed two U.S. soldiers on Sunday as their car stood in traffic in the city of Mosul, and a roadside bomb killed another soldier north of Baghdad. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched the war over? (Photo REUTERS/str)

Conrad Black & Hollinger inc.: A Story You Might Want to Follow (tags)

A story you might want to follow: Conrad Black & the right-wing "Hollinger" newspapers (with Richard Perle & Killinger on the board of trustees)(!!!). Now, they all may be going to jail.

Civilian Jet Plane hit by guerilla missile in Iraq (tags)

Two masked Iraqi resistance fighters holding SA-14 surface-to-air missiles in an unidentified location south of Baghdad.

UNIVERSAL EXCLUSIVE: " WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND AT LAST IN IRAQ " (tags)

A smiling Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the world's media at the Pentagon today that it has been confirmed that a massive cache of pea shooters of the type pictured below have been unearthed near Mosul in the north of Iraq. Also, in an unpopulated region close to the Syrian border, US troops discovered large fields designed to supply the ammunition for these weapons, i..e. peas. On the right below is an example of the ammunition found at the site (picture courtesy of the US Army).

BTL:Iraqi Journalist Touring U.S. Dialogues with Americans About... (tags)

...the Reality of Her Occupied Homeland. Interview with Nermin Al-Mufti, Iraqi journalist and historian, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

George W. Bush Loves Michael Jackson (tags)

Courageously avoiding any issues of real substance, like Body Bags, the daily death toll in Iraq, the corruption of the Bush Regime, the protests in London, the toppling of the George Statue, or anything else; the mainstream Press Whores are doing their level best to bury it under the latest lurid Michael Jackson Headline. Just what we need to know: Jacko is a pervert. Gosh! Who'd a thunk.

The Hidden, Unseen War (tags)

Shielded from the reality of war -- the dead, the horribly maimed, the uranium poisoned, the psychologically devastated -- we are given a sanitized fantasy of war that shields Bush from the political consequences of this bloody, unnecessary war.

British Protest Bush and Blair’s Iraq War (tags)

An article about the London protests, the Turkish bombing, and the Miami protests.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/21/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, China, and Cuba.

200,000 MARCH AGAINST BUSH IN LONDON (tags)

An effigy of Resident George W. Bush is pulled down by the people during a massive protest in Trafalgar Square, London. The U.K. Mirror reports up to 200,000 people joined the anti-war demonstration. The protestors were mimicking the pulling down of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad by invading U.S. troops during the war to occupy Iraq (Photo by David Bebber/Reuters)

COST OF WAR COULD FEED WORLD'S POOR (tags)

Feed Starving People! F**k Your Bombs!

First no WMDs, nukes, ties to al Queda and now... (tags)

Another Bush lie (#46) hits the shitter: 'In Washington late last month, officials estimated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq at 1,000 to 3,000,' General's say no way.

Washington Post columnist discovers that Howard Dean is a warmonger like Bush (tags)

Howard Dean is no George McGovern. He opposed the Iraq war, he says, because it was "the wrong war at the wrong time," not because it was emblematic of a fundamentally misguided American foreign policy. Dean has not, in fact, challenged the reigning foreign policy paradigms of the post-9/11 era: the war on terrorism and the nexus between terrorism and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. "I support the president's war on terrorism," he told Tim Russert this summer. He supported the war in Afghanistan. He even supported Israel's strike against a terrorist camp in Syria because Israel, like the United States, has the "right" to defend itself. (European Deanophiles take note.) Dean does not call for a reduction in American military power but talks about using the "iron fist" of our "superb military." He talks tough about North Korea and at times appears to be criticizing the Bush administration for not addressing that "imminent" threat more seriously. And he especially enjoys lacerating Bush for not taking the fight more effectively to al Qaeda, a bit like John F. Kennedy criticizing Eisenhower in 1960 for not being tough enough on communism.

George W. Bush in Britain (tags)

In three years, George W. Bush and his odious regime have managed to destroy the carefully-built climate of trust between the USA and the international community, to create the most venomous anti-American feeling the planet has ever known, to drive a wedge between the USA and the British public, traditionally the country's closest friends and to tear apart the tissue which bound the international community together in a framework of international law and norms, based upon dialogue, discussion and debate, in the proper forum, the UNO.

CKUT Radio: Miami Mobilization to Defeat the FTAA (tags)

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The Tyranny of "But" (tags)

Lame pretexts left wingers, KPFK, Edward Said / Chomsky and Cockburn types and their fascist buddies use to justify attacking US policy and the US military. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let's not forget the NY Times Dowd and Friedman, the Times two apologists for Muslim terrorism.

Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House (tags)

Isn't it amazing, and sad, that the only consistent voice with any credibility when it comes to Iraq has been 20-year-old Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who has resisted efforts by the Pentagon to turn her into a Sgt. York of the Persian Gulf?

The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)

What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.

Two Black Hawks Crash Killing At Least 17 US Troops (tags)

An article about the crash of the Black Hawks, the Istanbul bombing, and Rumsfeld's plan to maintain troops in Iraq.

How We Know Bush Will "Cut and Run" from Iraq (tags)

It looks like it's official. We're going to "cut and run" from Iraq. Oh, to be sure, that's not what the standard press reports say. They say the president insists, "We will NOT cut and run from Iraq." But the media has proven singularly credulous (that's the most charitable way we can put it) regarding the administration's pronouncements on Iraq.

Walking For A Better World - Melbourne Conference Speech (tags)

MFSO representative Jeff McKenzie's speech at the International Peace Pilgrimage Toward A Nuclear Free Future, Melbourne Conference on November 16th, 2003. Highlights include MFSO history, war in Iraq, protests in America, ending the nuclear cycle and the culture of war.

Hold On to Your Humanity: An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq (tags)

When that bullshit story about weapons came apart like a two-dollar shirt, the politicians who cooked up this war told everyone, including you, that you would be greeted like great liberators. They told us that we were in Vietnam to make sure everyone there could vote.

Case Closed (tags)

I don?t usually do this, but a reader sent me the complete transcript of the secret memo published by the Weekly Standard, and since their web site is still off line I?m going to mirror the article here, because it?s incredibly important news. ____________________________ Case Closed From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. by Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11

US death weapons used in Iraq (tags)

These are some of the death weapons used by the bush nightmare clique to kill civilians in Iraq and other countries. They are probably made right down the street from you. Americans must give up their denial of complicity in the manufacturing of these weapons which cause untold grief and horror on their victims. We must recognize that life everywhere is precious and stop trying to obliterate it wherever our foreign policy descends.

'Neo-cons: the modern day Bolsheviks' (tags)

So, what has happened? In the glorious USA we've had a revolution of our own. No, it wasn't an armed rebellion but an insidious, creeping change from our former democratic government to one where an oligarchy of big businesses interests has seized control. We now have in Washington our own modern version of Bolshevism. Far out, you say? I don't think so.

Bush to veterans: Drop Dead (tags)

Some more Salt for the hypocritical "Support Our Troops Scum".

Ban sought on US Military Death Weapons (tags)

If it wasn't already bad enough for the killers in the White House now that the Afghan/Iraqui misadventure is spiralling into chaos, now the people of the planet want to stop the US Military from building and dropping cluster bombs. What's a republican war monger to do with such a disgusting life-affirming development?

Jethro Tull singer blasts false patriotism (tags)

When Ian Anderson made statements against the miserable war mongers and their rape of Iraq... the troglodyte right-wing attempts to shout him down.

'We could lose this situation' (tags)

Reality begins to set in with the NeoCONs that the Iraqi People are not going over and play dead so that Georgie and Co. can Pillage the Oilfields and cut FAT no-bid reconstruction Contracts with their their Cronies. As the Bush Sycophants circle the Wagons and start snarling now is not the time to let up on the pressure. NO CONQUEST FOR OILSRAEL.

BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)

...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Hang Up on War! A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF ANTI-WAR PHONE TAX RESISTANCE (tags)

New anti-war campaign.

petrochemical nation (tags)

The united states is a nation addicted to the needle of petrochemical industry, our occupation of Iraq feeds this constant crude oil craving..

Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)

Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.

Dreamers & Idiots (tags)

Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan

Veteran's Day truth (tags)

From Today's L.A. Times Patt Morrison column

Cannon Fodder Day? (tags)

Each year, America sets aside one day to honor and cherish its veterans. Pity about the other 364.

Soldiers Scrape Up Money To Pay For Supplies (tags)

Another example of "Support Our Troops" in action. Happy Veteran's Day Team.

50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine (tags)

Lies, damned lies, and Bush. The Bush War Machine seems to be less on Speaking Terms with the truth than Clinton was. What a memorable accomplishment.

Words from the front-lines (Iraq) (tags)

Soldiers slam the occupation.

Many Iraquis Have No Love For Palestinians, Who Were Saddam's Henchmen (tags)

a brief description of relations between Iraquis and Palestinians living in Iraq, now that the Palestinians have lost their "favored personage" status

Get bush INSTEAD (tags)

You know what is right, though you still may be blind, it's never too late to change your mind, we're all in agreement, in truth we rise, evil is just the deceived disguised

The people are the enemy (tags)

A series of shocking pictures revealing US soldiers tying up Iraqi women and children in their own home has provoked international outrage.

Don't Forget these lies. (tags)

Don't forget the lies that were used to sell the Iraq War. These were more than damned lies they were deadly lies.

More U.S. Troops killed in Iraq (tags)

Two more U.S. Soldiers killed in Iraq... and for what? Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

United States: US media subservient to the state (tags)

The Media Whores, marching lockstep (Goose Step?) with the Bush Regime's agenda has whored itself repeatedly because "War Sells". All those nice explosions and all that misery keep the Proles complacent and glued to the screen of the Programming machine.

Baghdad George (tags)

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

Another Chopper downed in Iraq, 6 U.S. Soldiers killed. (tags)

U.S. occupation forces suffered yet another attack from Iraqi nationalist guerillas when an Apache helicopter was shot down by guerillas firing a rocket propelled grenade. All six U.S. soldiers onboard were killed. The guerilla strike took place on the morning of November 7th near Tikrit. Hey George... where ARE those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launced this miserable war over? (REUTERS Photo/Ceerwan Aziz)

L.A. Times Bans 'Resistance Fighters' Term (tags)

Repost from the Reuters wire: