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June 22nd, 2010

British diplomat quits Afghanistan post

Britain's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has criticized elements of the U.S. war strategy, has resigned and the new government of Prime Minister David Cameron is reviewing whether to fill the job, British officials said Monday.Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British counterpart of Obama administration special representative Richard C. Holbrooke, ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

2 US troops, 11 Afghan civilians killed in south

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three international service members and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar.Violence has spiked recently in Afghanistan's volatile south as Taliban insurgents step up attacks ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

NATO goods for Afghanistan attacked in Pakistan

Suspected militants attacked trucks carrying military vehicles for foreign forces in Afghanistan early Wednesday close to the Pakistani capital, killing at least two people and wounding seven others, police and witnesses said. Insurgents have occasionally attacked the convoys over the last two years, but Wednesday's strike was the first so ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

NATO suffers deadliest days this year in Afghanistan

KABUL – Thirteen NATO soldiers have been killed in two days in Afghanistan, marking one of the deadliest bouts for the alliance this year as critics warn of increased Taliban momentum.Seven Americans, two Australians and one French soldier were killed on Monday as they pursued a nearly nine-year war against ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

Two more U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two more American troops were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the military said, extending a spike of bloodshed into a second day and pushing the NATO losses in the country to 23 in just over a week.The latest deaths came as insurgents step up bombings and ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Afghan Reconciliation Meeting Disrupted by Rockets, Gunfire

Afghan President Hamid Karzai opened a conference on national reconciliation as rockets and gunfire erupted outside the meeting venue. More than 1,600 politicians, tribal elders and members of civil groups gathered in a tent on the Kabul University campus for the National Consultative Peace Conference. The first explosion occurred as ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – A bomb favoured by the Taliban has killed a foreign soldier in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Thursday, bringing the number of international troops killed in the country this year to 219.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier, whose nationality was not revealed, "died following an ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

UK soldier shot dead in Afghanistan

LONDON – A British soldier was shot dead in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said.The soldier, from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, died from a gunshot wound sustained during a small arms fire engagement with insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj area of Helmand Province, the MoD said."He was ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Taliban insurgents attack Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

• American contractor killed and nine troops wounded• Dozen suicide bombers dead in attack on military baseSuicide bombers carrying rockets and grenades attacked one of the biggest Nato military bases in Afghanistan today, killing an American contractor and wounding nine US troops.About a dozen militants, many wearing suicide vests packed ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Taliban launch attack on US airfield at Bagram in Afghanistan

Insurgents launched a pre-dawn assault today against the giant US-run Bagram airfield in Afghanistan, the second Taliban strike at Nato forces in and around Kabul in as many days.At least 10 insurgents had been killed so far in the "ongoing attack", which started at about 3am with rockets, small arms ... continue reading

May 16th, 2010

US service member killed in Afghan insurgent attack; official's driver killed in separate attack

KABUL (AP) - NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.Alliance spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks confirmed an American died Sunday but declined to provide details, pending notification of the family of the service member.Twenty-four NATO troops, including 16 U.S. service members, have ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Protesters say NATO attack killed Afghan civilians

KABUL — Hundreds of protesters brandished sticks, threw stones and burned an American flag Friday in eastern Afghanistan as they accused NATO forces of killing civilians in an overnight raid, but the alliance said eight insurgents were killed in the attack.Also Friday, the governor of eastern Paktiya province narrowly escaped ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

President Obama, Bringing the Truthiness on Afghanistan

President Obama told reporters on May 12, 2010, that "we're beginning to reverse the momentum of the insurgency" in Afghanistan. According to his administration's own report given to Congress last week, that's not true. The insurgency is growing in size and capabilities. Simply put, the president's continued troop increases aren't ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Obama, Karzai say Afghan war to worsen

WASHINGTON — President Obama and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, appeared side by side yesterday in a stiff, choreographed effort to demonstrate they have set aside differences over how to prosecute the war in Afghanistan.Both acknowledged the war is likely to worsen in the months ahead as U.S. troops push ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

APNewsBreak: US reviewing Iraq troop pullout pace

BAGHDAD — Worries over increased violence fueled by Iraq's political instability have forced U.S. commanders to reconsider the pace of a major pullout this summer without overstepping a deadline to cut the military's presence by nearly half by the end of August.More than two months after parliamentary elections, the next ... continue reading

Derrick Crowe

Derrick Crowe is a 5-year veteran of Capitol Hill who left D.C. over his objections to Democrats’ choice in the 2008 presidential campaign to urge escalation in Afghanistan.

April 23rd, 2010

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

“I want to ask: What does apology mean? We apologize for our mistakes and repeat our mistakes again? What meaning does this have?” –Sayid Mohammed Mal, Vice Chancellor, Gardez UniversityPlease sign Rethink Afghanistan’s petition calling for an independent, U.N.-led investigation into what happened at Gardez and who tried to cover ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2010

NATO airstrike kills at least 27 civilians

KABUL – A NATO airstrike killed at least 27 Afghan civilians, officials said Monday, in the third coalition strike this month to kill noncombatants and draw a sharp rebuke from Afghanistan's government about endangering civilians.In eastern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed 15 people on Monday, including a tribal leader who ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com 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 pando.com 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 pando.com 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
2:00 PM
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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
7:38 PM
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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
8:27 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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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
5:41 PM
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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
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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
9:08 PM
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko' www.youtube.com

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com 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? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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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
6:48 PM
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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
1:08 PM
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
1:02 PM
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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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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