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December 19th, 2008

Iraqi Held in Shoe-Tossing Reportedly Asks Maliki's Pardon

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press BAGHDAD, Dec. 18 -- The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President Bush is begging for a pardon for what he described as "an ugly act," the prime minister's spokesman said Thursday. Muntadar al-Zaidi, a correspondent for an Iraqi-owned television station based in ... continue reading

December 17th, 2008

Bush shoe-thrower appears before Iraqi judge

BAGHDAD (AFP) — The Iraqi journalist who became an instant media star for hurling his shoes at US President George W. Bush appeared on Wednesday before a judge investigating the incident, his brother said. Muntazer al-Zaidi, 29, a television reporter who relatives and colleagues said acted because he "detested" Bush ... continue reading

December 17th, 2008

Fears for shoe-throwing journalist as he fails to appear in court

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W Bush has appeared before a judge from behind bars fuelling speculation he was beaten up after the incident. By Tim Butcher / Telegraph Durgham al-Zaidi said he had been told his brother, Muntazer, 29, had appeared privately in the ... continue reading

December 14th, 2008

Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip

BBC News A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference. An Iraqi journalist was wrestled to the floor by security guards after he called Mr Bush "a dog" and threw ... continue reading

November 24th, 2008

Baghdad bombs kill 20, 1 hits Green Zone entry

By Bushra Juhi BAGHDAD (AP) — A female suicide bomber blew herself up near an entrance to the U.S.-protected Green Zone and a bomb tore through a minibus carrying Iraqi government employees in separate attacks on Monday that killed at least 20 people, Iraqi officials said. Three more people were ... continue reading

November 13th, 2008

The New Trough

By Naomi Klein / Rolling Stone Editor's note: The online version of this story has been amended to reflect developments since the publication of the print edition. On October 13th, when the U.S. Treasury Department announced the team of "seasoned financial veterans" that will be handling the $700 billion bailout ... continue reading

November 12th, 2008

A Senior Fellow at the Institute of Nonexistence

By Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times It was among the juicier post-election recriminations: Fox News Channel quoted an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent. Who would say such a thing? On Monday the answer popped up on a ... continue reading

October 9th, 2008

Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans

U.S. Officers' "Phone Sex" Intercepted; Senate Demanding Answers By Brian Ross, Vic Walter, and Anna Schecter / ABC News Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2008

Georgian exit leaves vacuum near Iranian border

By Kim Gamel / Associated Press BAGHDAD - The departure of 2,000 Georgian soldiers from Iraq leaves a question mark over the future of a series of checkpoints along smuggling routes near the Iranian border, forcing the U.S. to shuffle units to fill the vacuum. Three Georgian checkpoints on highways ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2008

Pack your bags for Baghdad? Iraq looks to tourism

By Christopher Torchia / Associated Press BAGHDAD - Someone had fun tinkering with the airline board at the old, disused terminal at Baghdad International Airport. It advertises a "special flight" on Japan Airlines from Basra to Sydney, Australia, while a flight from Baghdad to Mexico City is "delayed." In reality, ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2008

Journalist Charges Censorship by U.S. Military in Fallujah

By Dahr Jamail / IPS SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 3 - U.S. journalist Zoriah Miller says he was censored by the U.S. military in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after photographing Marines who died in a suicide bombing. On Jun. 26, a suicide bomber attacked a city council meeting in Fallujah, ... continue reading

June 9th, 2008

Suicide car bomb kills US soldier, wounds 20

By Sameer N. Yacoub / Associated Press BAGHDAD - A suicide truck bomber who concealed his explosives under tanned animal hides struck a U.S. patrol base Sunday in northern Iraq, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding 18 other Americans, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. Two Iraqi contractors working at the ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2008

In Iraq, a Surge in U.S. Airstrikes

Military Says Attacks Save Troops' Lives, but Civilian Casualties Elicit Criticism By Ernesto Londoño and Amit R. Paley / Washington Post CAMP TAJI, Iraq — From an Apache helicopter, Capt. Ben Katzenberger's battlefield resembles a vast mosaic of tiny brown boxes. "The city looks like a bucket of Legos dumped ... continue reading

May 10th, 2008

IRAQ: The elusive Iranian weapons

By Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times There was something interesting missing from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner's introductory remarks to journalists at his regular news briefing in Baghdad on Wednesday: the word "Iran," or any form of it. It was especially striking as Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman here, announced ... continue reading

May 9th, 2008

Iraqi military orders Sadr City residents to evacuate

By Leila Fadel / McClatchy Newspapers BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces, after more than 40 days of intense fighting, on Thursday told residents to evacuate their homes in the northeast Shiite slum of Sadr City and to move to temporary shelters on two soccer fields. The military's call indicated the ... continue reading

May 5th, 2008

Baghdad hospital damaged by U.S. missile, dozens injured

By Shashank Bengali / McClatchy Newspapers BAGHDAD — A major hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City slum was damaged Saturday when an American military strike targeted a militia command center just a few yards away, the U.S. military said. American troops also killed 14 people in separate incidents in and around ... continue reading

April 30th, 2008

US troop deaths push monthly toll to 7-month high in Iraq

By Slobodan Lekic / Associated Press BAGHDAD - The killings of three U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September, the military said Wednesday. One soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a ... continue reading

April 29th, 2008

Militiamen ambush drives back US patrol in Sadr City

By Kim Gamel / Associated Press BAGHDAD - Dozens of fighters ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's main Shiite militia stronghold Tuesday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun bursts as the American push into Sadr City increasingly faces pockets of close urban combat. U.S. forces struck back with 200-pound guided ... continue reading

April 28th, 2008

Militants shell Baghdad's Green Zone

Officials say an unknown number of people inside the enclave are injured. U.S. and Iraqi forces kill at least 38 gunmen in a wave of attacks. By Alexandra Zavis / Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- Suspected Shiite Muslim militants unleashed fresh rounds of rocket or mortar fire at Baghdad's fortified ... continue reading

April 28th, 2008

Iraqis see red as U.S. opens world's biggest embassy

By Howard LaFranchi / Christian Science Monitor BAGHDAD - For the average American who will never see it, the new US Embassy in Baghdad may be little more than the Big Dig of the Tigris. Like the infamous Boston highway project, the embassy is a mammoth development that is overbudget, ... continue reading

April 23rd, 2008

In Sadr City, Basic Services Are Faltering

By Michael R. Gordon / New York Times BAGHDAD — Even as American and Iraqi troops are fighting to establish control of the Sadr City section of this capital, the Iraqi government’s program to restore basic services like electricity, sewage and trash collection is lagging, jeopardizing the effort to win ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2008

Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines in Iraq

By Robert H. Reid / Associated Press BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds. At least one civilian also ... continue reading

April 18th, 2008

Al-Sadr followers denounce wall Americans are building

By Lee Keath / Associated Press BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the American military's construction of a concrete wall through their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, the scene of renewed clashes Friday between his militiamen and U.S. and Iraqi troops. The wall — a concrete ... continue reading

April 18th, 2008

Police: Iraqi troops abandon position after attack

By Slobodan Lekic / Associated Press BAGHDAD - A company of Iraqi government troops in Sadr City retreated when they came under attack from Shiite militiamen who used the cover of a sandstorm, police said Friday. The clashes overnight killed two people and wounded nine, a police commander said. The ... continue reading

April 12th, 2008

US GIs in Iraq suffer worst week of '08

By Robert H. Reid / Associated Press BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters. At least ... continue reading

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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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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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Apr 3rd
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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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Mar 24th
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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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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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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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Mar 12th
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Mar 7th
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