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October 27th, 2010

Drone strikes kill 8 in northwest Pakistan

[...]In the first incident, one missile was fired on a militant hideout in the area of Mir Ali of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the two intelligence officials said. Five were killed. Later, a second suspected U.S. drone strike killed three individuals ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 5th, 2010

More B.S. Charges Against Me

In November 2009, I joined a caravan of peace activists that gathered at Travis AFB in Fairfield, Ca to head to Creech AFB in Nevada where many of the drone strikes in Afghanistan are coordinated and controlled from. We were scheduled to stop at several AFBs along the way to ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Pakistan furious over Nato cross-border Taliban raids

Pakistan reacted angrily today after Nato said US helicopters had crossed into its territory from Afghanistan to attack militants, claiming to have killed more than 50 Taliban fighters.The admission that two incursions had taken place over the weekend by helicopters from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and possibly ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Rebuke from Islamabad after NATO airstrikes kill 55 on Pakistani soil

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN - The Pakistani government on Monday strongly condemned a pair of NATO airstrikes on Pakistani soil that NATO officials said killed about 55 suspected insurgents over the weekend. "These incidents are a clear violation and breach of the U.N. mandate" that governs the conduct of the U.S.-led international ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

US official: CIA runs elite Afghan fighting force

WASHINGTON – The CIA has trained and bankrolled a well-paid force of elite Afghan paramilitaries for nearly eight years to hunt al-Qaida and the Taliban for the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.Modeled after U.S. special forces, the Counterterrorist Pursuit Team was set up in the months following ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Pakistan's Taliban threaten attacks in U.S., Europe

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistan's Taliban threatened on Friday to launch attacks in the United States and Europe "very soon."The warning came after a renewal of militant violence in Pakistan this week that is piling pressure on a U.S.-backed government overwhelmed by the flood crisis."We will launch attacks in ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

US spy chief: no more 'blabbing secrets' to the media

WASHINGTON — The chief of US intelligence has warned spy agencies against "blabbing secrets" to the media, saying employees should be "seen not heard."In a blunt memo, James Clapper, the new director of national intelligence, scolded staff members about leaks that appeared in recent news reports, saying it was a ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

US Drone strike kills 20 people in Pakistan

Pakistan, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Missiles fired from a U.S. pilotless drone aircraft killed 13 militants and 7 civilians in Pakistan's North Waziristan on Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. They said the missiles were fired at a militant hideout. Most of the militants killed were members of the Afghan Taliban. ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Facing Afghan mistrust, al-Qaeda fighters take limited role in insurgency

On Aug. 14, a U.S. airstrike in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed a Taliban commander known as Abu Baqir. In a country where insurgents are killed daily, this attack was notable for one unusual detail: Abu Baqir, the military said afterward, was also a member of al-Qaeda. Although ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

August 3rd, 2010

Why We Sued to Represent Muslim Cleric Aulaqi

Anwar Aulaqi is a US citizen and Muslim cleric living somewhere in Yemen. The US has put him on our terrorist list and is trying to assassinate him. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU filed suit today so we can be pro bono lawyers for his father, Nasser ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

July 29th, 2010

The Disappointment

Barry, things have run amokTake the blinders off your eyesDon't you see that we're stuckin a lethal, tight'ning viseYou helped us hope once moreGot us wired and inspiredWe expected there'd be no more warFear and despair were retiredBut, things didn't change as expectedWhere did the promises go?Bad policies stayed uncorrectedYour ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence

WASHINGTON—U.S. Special Operations Forces have begun venturing out with Pakistani forces on aid projects, deepening the American role in the effort to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistani territory that has been off limits to U.S. ground troops.The expansion of U.S. cooperation is significant given Pakistan's deep aversion to allowing foreign ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 7th, 2010

General Atomics Afraid of Peace of the Action

Last week I was getting ready to head out to DC for Peace of the Action’s Sizzlin’ Summer Protest when I got a call with a 202 (DC) area code. This is how the conversation went: Me: Hello, this is Cindy. Caller: Hello, my name is (I forget) from PM ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 28th, 2010

Where Have all the Peaceniks Gone?

I believe it is human nature to want to be right (as in “correct” not “conservative”). I like to be right. I also like to research my facts because being wrong to me is embarrassing. The one time I would have loved to be in error, though, was in a ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

The Perfect American Weapon

Admittedly, before George W. Bush had his fever dream, the U.S. had already put its first unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone surveillance planes in the skies over Kosovo in the late 1990s.  By November 2001, it had armed them with missiles and was flying them over Afghanistan.In November 2002, ... continue reading

June 27th, 2010

VIDEO: CIA's Panetta: Few al-Qaida are in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta says there are probably only 50 to 100 al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan, with "no question" that most of the terrorist network is operating from the western tribal region of Pakistan.That assessment comes as President Barack Obama builds up U.S. forces in Afghanistan to prop ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Whiteman lands drone assignment

Whiteman Air Force Base has been selected as a ground control station for unmanned Predator drone missions. The base in Knob Noster — about 75 miles southwest of Columbia — was one of two bases selected yesterday for the mission. The other is Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 4th, 2010

The Audacity of Israel

“Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in Iraq and I have come to prominence in the peace movement, the name I am called with the second highest frequency (behind “anti-American”) is “anti-Semitic.” ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

U.S. Drone Strikes Draw Int'l Scrutiny

NEW YORK, May 31, 2010 (IPS) - On the heels of reports that the Barack Obama administration altered a new manual on military commission rules to accommodate an illegal drone programme, a senior United Nations official is expected to call on the U.S. this week to stop Central Intelligence Agency ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Ties between the alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, and elements of the Pakistani Taliban have ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Drone crew criticized in Afghan strike

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The U.S. military slammed a drone crew Saturday for "inaccurate and unprofessional" actions behind a drone strike that killed nearly two dozen civilians in Afghanistan this year. The military has been investigating a February 21 drone strike in southern Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. The attack killed 23 ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

U.S. report faults Air Force drone crew, ground commanders in Afghan civilian deaths

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan — A U.S. military investigation has harshly criticized a Nevada-based Air Force drone crew and U.S. ground commanders in Afghanistan for misidentifying civilians as insurgents during a U.S. Army Special Forces operation in Oruzgan province that killed up to 23 civilians on Feb. 21.U.S. Army Gen. ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Human error blamed for civilian Afghan deaths

KABUL — Human error was blamed Saturday for a missile and rocket attack by US forces on vehicles in war-torn Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 23 civilians, a military statement said.The incident on February 21 sparked widespread anger at the presence of international troops in Afghanistan, and an ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

U.S. acknowledges mistaken attack on Afghan civilians

The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents.The U.S. report into the incident, which happened in Uruzgan, said the crew of a remote-controlled drone aircraft had "provided inaccurate reporting" ahead of the incident ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Suspected drone kills 12 in South Waziristan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 12 militants and wounded four others Friday afternoon in Pakistan's tribal region, intelligence officials told CNN. Two intelligence officials said the suspected drone fired a missile at a suspected militant hideout in village of Nari, 38 km west of Wana, ... continue reading

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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