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October 24th, 2005


The investigation of the White House leak hits a fever pitch as reports suggest the forged Niger documents are getting special attention. As the White House prepares to smear Fitzgerald as an untrustworthy hack with no authority (For example: "He's a vile, detestable, moralistic person with no heart and no ... continue reading

October 17th, 2005

Peaceful Day in Iraq

...a message from Cindy Sheehan I keep hearing on the news that this past Saturday was a relatively "peaceful" day in Iraq. Despite many reports already of alleged election fraud (shades of Ohio and Florida), George and his cronies are cautiously optimistic that the referendum for the constitution will pass. ... continue reading

September 9th, 2005

'Minnesota Nice' goes to war

By Richard Chin / Knight Ridder FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Here's what happens when a nice girl from Minnesota - "Minnesota Nice" is what the locals call it - gets a .50-caliber machine gun and goes to war. "I was not an aggressive person. I was the most ... continue reading

August 24th, 2005

A Madison soldier's family grieves while seething at military brass

'One wound after another' By Steven Elbow / Capital Times Every time the wound begins to heal at Ray and Diane Maida's house, something comes along to rub salt into it. First came news that their son, Mark Maida, a 22-year-old Army sergeant, was killed in Iraq by a roadside ... continue reading

August 15th, 2005

Soldier wounded in Iraq feels cynical

By Peter Carlson / Kennebec Journal WASHINGTON -- "So we're driving down the road and it's midnight, so it's pitch-black, and when you're driving at night, you don't use any lights," says Terry Rodgers, "but we can see fine because we've got night vision goggles."He's sitting in the living room ... continue reading

August 12th, 2005

General says attacks on US convoys in Iraq doubled

By Will Dunham / Reuters WASHINGTON - The number of roadside bomb attacks by insurgents against U.S. military supply convoys in Iraq has doubled in the past year, the general in charge of logistics for American military forces in Iraq said on Friday. Army Brig. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commander of ... continue reading

July 29th, 2005

Soldiers Get Extra Layer of Defense

Humvee crews are still not out of danger, but new protective plating provides a little more security on the hostile roadways of Iraq. By Carol J. Williams / Los Angeles Times CAMP VICTORY, Iraq — When Eric Giordano offers to show his war wounds, there's no need to blush. Shrapnel ... continue reading

June 30th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM The White House is exploring new ways to regain public support for the wayward war in Iraq. As with most of their strategies, the new path they've chosen is oversimplified and shortsighted. They want America to discard all reservations, to stop talking about all the past ... continue reading

June 10th, 2005

More Americans dying from roadside bombs in Iraq

By Mark Washburn / Knight Ridder CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq - Improvised explosive devices, the roadside bombs that insurgents build from castoff artillery shells and other munitions, have become the No. 1 killer of American troops in Iraq this year, despite a massive U.S. campaign to blunt their effectiveness. American commanders ... continue reading

June 10th, 2005

Recruiting Shortfalls Add Pressure on U.S. Military

June 10 (Bloomberg) -- A shortfall in recruiting is adding pressure on the U.S. military to show progress in Iraq and divert more resources toward enlistment incentives. With potential recruits opting for civilian jobs in an improving employment market, the Army is expected to report today that it missed its ... continue reading

May 19th, 2005

On patrol, dangers lurk in the dark

By Joel Rawson / Providence Journal SAMARRA, Iraq -- Soldiers appear and disappear in the darkness, the little lights they wear on their helmets flashing across five Humvees. Saturday morning at 3:50, two teams of the 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment of the Rhode Island National Guard prepare to go ... continue reading

May 16th, 2005

Rice points finger at Syria on Iraq violence

SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice revived U.S. allegations on Monday that Syria had allowed foreign fighters to cross into Iraq and fuel the Iraqi insurgency. Rice otherwise gave a relatively upbeat assessment as she returned from a brief visit to Iraq, saying she was confident the ... continue reading

May 10th, 2005

Camilo Mejia’s Long Journey of Conscience From Nicaragua, to Iraq, to Military Prison

By Ron Smith / Narco News Today events are occurring around the United States as part of the National Day of Action for GI Resisters. On March 19 of this year, my wife, and associate producer, Cindy Sousa and I had the opportunity to travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, home ... continue reading

April 21st, 2005

Horror Glimpsed From the Inside of A Humvee in Iraq

By Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post LATIFIYAH, Iraq -- Sgt. Joshua Haycox steered our Humvee forward at a slow march, carefully keeping his distance from the vehicle ahead and scanning the road for bombs as the Army convoy pushed deeper into the chaotic region known to soldiers as the ... continue reading

April 11th, 2005

How U.S. failed GIs

By Joseph Tanfani, Tom Infield, Carrie Budoff and Edward Colimore / Philadelphia Inquirer When roadside bombs began killing American soldiers in Iraq, the Pentagon promised to run factories around the clock until they had enough armored vehicles. But that didn't happen. And nearly two years and hundreds of dead and ... continue reading

March 28th, 2005

Army late with orders for armored Humvees

By Tom Squitieri / USA Today In June 2003, the U.S. Army realized that it didn't have enough armored Humvees in Iraq to protect soldiers from a growing number of attacks by insurgents. By Friday, officials expect to correct that problem by having almost 22,000 armored Humvees in Iraq - ... continue reading

March 7th, 2005

Traveling on a Highway of Dread

A reporter recalls her own wary journey on airport road hours before an ex-hostage was shot. By Alissa J. Rubin / Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — The route runs through a broad and flat landscape, bare but for a few date palms rising tall and dignified and the occasional small ... continue reading

February 16th, 2005

U.S. contractors in Iraq allege abuses

Four men say they witnessed shooting of unarmed civilians By Lisa Myers / MSNBC There are new allegations that heavily armed private security contractors in Iraq are brutalizing Iraqi civilians. In an exclusive interview, four former security contractors told NBC News that they watched as innocent Iraqi civilians were fired ... continue reading

December 30th, 2004

Army Officer Explains How Armor Adds Costs

By Robert Burns / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Bolting extra armor on Humvee utility vehicles undoubtedly saves soldiers' lives, but it also adds indirectly to operating costs, a senior Army officer said Thursday. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson was not suggesting that adding armor is not worth the expense. He was ... continue reading

December 15th, 2004

Iraq Insurgents Growing 'More Effective'-US General

By Charles Aldinger / Reuters A bold, innovative insurgency is becoming more effective against U.S. supply lines in Iraq and explosive attacks have slowed military operations there, a senior American general said on Wednesday. "They have had a growing understanding that where they can affect us is in the logistics ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2004

US army fears more violence as rebels sneak back into Fallujah

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) - US Marines keeping a tenuous peace in the battered Iraqi city of Fallujah say they expect an explosion of violence as rebels hiding among returning refugees renew their deadly campaign of bombings and ambushes. They also fear the insurgency will find increasing support from Fallujah residents ... continue reading

October 4th, 2004

"I'm in a bunker in Mosul, Iraq, getting mortared daily..."

From: Gerard E. Dolan [e-mail address omitted] Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 4:18 PM Subject: Soldiers helping the children of Mosul, Iraq Friends, I wanted to apprise you of a few things that might help you understand some of my fears and frustrations. Did you know that American citizens at ... 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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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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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...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

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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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

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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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

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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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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