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May 28th, 2010

UN expert urges US to rethink use of lethal drones

GENEVA — The use of drones by U.S. intelligence agencies to target suspected militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere lacks the accountability required under international law, a U.N. human rights expert said Friday. Philip Alston, a New York University law professor, will call next week for new international rules to ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 25th, 2010

Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010

US law officially proclaims Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.”However, the US is much closer to permanent war than permanent peace. Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

US drone strike kills six in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A US drone attack on a suspected militant compound Saturday killed six militants in Pakistan's lawless northwestern tribal belt, security officials said.The target of the attack was a house used by militants in Mohammad Khel village, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Missile attacks kills 24 in Pakistan tribal area

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Two separate volleys of American missiles slammed into a Taliban sanctuary in Pakistan close to the Afghan border Tuesday, killing at least 24 alleged insurgents in the latest such strikes since a failed car bombing in New York, officials said.The first strike in North Waziristan involved up ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

May 6th, 2010

Here Come Those Chickens Again

“Chickens Coming Home to Roost:” Proverb: When one has to face the consequences of mistakes or bad deeds. As soon as I heard that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested for the so-called, “Times Square” attempted bombing (where an abandoned SUV filled with potential explosives was found in Times Square last ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Pakistan drone strategy originated with Bush, official says

Washington -- When the latest apparent U.S. drone strike was conducted this week against militants in Pakistan, the obvious question appeared to be: Did the United States get a "big fish" in the Taliban or al Qaeda organizations? But a U.S. counterterrorism official says that's now the wrong question to ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 2, 2010 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION DINNER Washington Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. May 1, 2010 10:04 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, Ed. And to all the other board members; to ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Amid outrage over civilian deaths in Pakistan, CIA turns to smaller missiles

The CIA is using new, smaller missiles and advanced surveillance techniques to minimize civilian casualties in its targeted killings of suspected insurgents in Pakistan's tribal areas, according to current and former officials in the United States and Pakistan. The technological improvements have resulted in more accurate operations that have provoked ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Sheehan turning attention to Obama, camping out at Washington Monument

Cindy Sheehan is about to start another anti-war camp. This one will be in Washington, and it could conceivably last for months. The problem?“I’m kind of over the whole camping thing,” she admits.It’s a fair enough statement for Sheehan, who gained international attention in 2005 for “Camp Casey,” a five-week ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

Bomb in Pakistan kills 3 U.S. soldiers, 3 children

TIMERGARA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb on Wednesday that killed three U.S. soldiers outside a girls school in the northwest of the country and threatened more attacks on Americans.In scenes that have become familiar in the struggle between Taliban insurgents and the state, a young ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

The Drone Surge

One moment there was the hum of a motor in the sky above.  The next, on a recent morning in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a missile blasted a home, killing 13 people.  Days later, the same increasingly familiar mechanical whine preceded a two-missile salvo that slammed into a compound in Degan village in the tribal North Waziristan district ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Suspected U.S. Drone Crashes in Pakistan

(AP)  A suspected U.S. drone crashed in Pakistan's lawless tribal area near the Afghan border Sunday, a rare mishap for a program Washington has increasingly relied on to kill Taliban and al Qaeda militants, said intelligence officials and a local resident. Local tribesman in North Waziristan were congratulating each other ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan leads drone protest in Virginia

LANGLEY, VA. — A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan rallied Saturday near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia to protest the use of unmanned drone aircraft for attacks on al-Qaida and Taliban targets.The group of about 70 people rallied along a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Protest outside CIA offices against drone strikes

WASHINGTON — Anti-war activists held a protest march in the US capital on Saturday against drone strikes in Pakistan that they said had killed hundreds of innocent people. After rallying outside the CIA’s headquarters in Virginia, the protesters plan to march to former vice president Dick Cheney’s home nearby in ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan & Others Protest Drones at CIA & Cheney's 1/16

WASHINGTON - January 15 - There is a new peace coalition in town called Peace of the Action. Peace of the Action is the brainchild of Peace Mom, Cindy Sheehan, who has been striving to make the concept of peace a reality since her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Analysts unable to digest flood of video intelligence from drones in Afghanistan, Iraq

Hampton (Virginia), Jan 11 (ANI): United States spy drones and other sources from Afghanistan and Iraq have produced so much video intelligence that analysts are reportedly finding it difficult to keep up. Every second of the footage is analyzed live as it is streamed to Langley Air Force Base, and ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Pakistani officials: Suspected US missiles kill 4

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Suspected U.S. missiles killed four people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a surge of such attacks since a suicide bomber staged a deadly assault on CIA employees just across the frontier in Afghanistan.The attack was the sixth in just over a week in North ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Suspected U.S. drones kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A former Pakistani security chief says he believes U.S. drone missile strikes over the past week are retaliation for a suicide attack against the CIA.Mahmood Shah says Pakistanis should expect more attacks.Two suspected drone strikes killed at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan today. That area near ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Officials: Suspected US drones kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 13 people in Pakistan's volatile northwest Wednesday, the latest of five such attacks in the past week targeting an area believed to be a hideout for militants involved in a suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan. The strikes highlight Washington's ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 6th, 2010

2010 the Year of Resistance

"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."Mahatma GandhiThree events over the holidays have caused me great consternation and they proved to me that I am not so cynical and jaded that my government can't still shock me, if anythingOf course, the first event has to be ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Roadside bombs kill 6 in Pakistan’s northwest

PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Roadside bombs struck two vehicles in Pakistan's volatile northwest Sunday, killing a former irrigation minister and three others in one attack and two anti-Taliban tribal elders in the other.Public officials and private citizens combating the growing Taliban-led insurgency in Pakistan have been frequent targets in a wave ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Missile Strike Kills 2 in Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan -- Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has killed at least two people in Pakistan's northwest tribal region.The officials say Sunday's strike targeted the house of a well-known tribesman near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. At least two bodies have been ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban bomber wrecks CIA’s shadowy war

A middle-aged mother of three and a warm-hearted man called Harold are a long way from the image most Americans have of their top spies in one of the wildest regions of Afghanistan. But they will be among the seven stars added this week to the 90 on the Memorial ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban: CIA Attack Was Retaliation for Drone Strikes

KABUL -- A senior commander connected to the Afghan Taliban and involved with the attack against the CIA that left eight people dead said Saturday that the bombing was retaliation for U.S. drone strikes in the Afghan-Pakistan border region."We attacked this base because the team there was organizing drone strikes ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

US B-52 bomber hovers over Fata

PESHAWAR (Agencies) - America’s B-52 heavy bomber aircraft, which can carry nuclear and conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability, was again seen hovering over Pakistan’s tribal areas on Sunday.The flights of US B-52 bomber, along other spy planes, continued over Fata for last several weeks, causing panic among the ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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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...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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