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October 26th, 2010

VIDEO: Family of soldier found dead in Iraq wants answers

The air in the Bennett-Jones house in St. Johnsville is heavy with pain and sadness. On Sunday night, two uniformed military men showed up at their front door with the news that U.S. Army Private David Jones was found dead in his room on base in Baghdad, Iraq.His mother Theresa Bennett ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

St. Johnsville soldier dies in Iraq; details surrounding death probed

ST. JOHNSVILLE, NY — Friends of a 2008 St. Johnsville High School graduate remembered him as a loving, outgoing person Monday after news arrived about his death in Iraq. David Jones, who joined the U.S. Army about a year and a half ago, was killed Sunday during his first overseas ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

US rebuffs Wikileaks Iraq torture claims

The US says it did not "turn a blind eye" to torture in Iraq, in response to allegations raised in files published by whistleblower website Wikileaks.[...]But Gen Casey told reporters on Monday that the policy during the administration of President George W Bush was to report abuse."Our policy all along ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

[...]Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said the U.S. military never claimed to have an exact count of the number of civilians killed in Iraq. Lapan noted that estimates made by private organizations of civilian deaths in Iraq also have varied."Over the years, it has been impossible for the various organizations, ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

US Denies Downplaying Iraq Civilian Deaths, Condoning Prisoner Abuse

The U.S. Army general who commanded coalition forces in Iraq for 2 1/2 years denied allegations on Monday based on the WikiLeaks documents published last week that his forces undercounted Iraqi civilian casualties and condoned the abuse of prisoners by Iraqi forces.General George Casey, who is now Chief of Staff ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

'Crazy Horse' and collateral damage

In June 2007, a US army Apache helicopter fired missiles at two "bongo trucks" - flatbed pickups – allegedly transporting "multiple persons with weapons" south of Baghdad. It remained in the area for several hours, and went on to fire several more missiles, despite the obvious presence of civilians.UAV observes ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

9/11 Families Call for Immediate Acknowledgement of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and a Cessation of Civilian Deaths

NEW YORK – October 23 – The following statement may be attributed to Colleen Kelly, a founding member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows The information made public by Wikileaks (NY Times, A Grim Report…10/22/10) emphasizes that 9/11 families have much in common with Iraqi civilians. In the more ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Gulf states urge US to probe Wikileaks Iraq 'crimes'

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) has urged Washington to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" in Iraq after Wikileaks published scores of war logs. The documents revealed by the whistleblower website suggest US forces turned a blind eye to widespread torture by Iraqi security forces. In a statement, the council said ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Iraq war logs: Apache attack's child victims speak out

On a hot July day in 2007, taxi driver Salah Mutasher Toman swept his two young children into the passenger seat of his white minivan. He bade his brother, Sabah Toman, farewell and started making his way home, a short drive across the neighbourhood, through militia-held territory.The area had echoed ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Former Bush Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'Iraq War Based on Lies'

"There was a very strong push in those days for us to go into Iraq, and there was absolutely no intelligence, zero, that pointed toward the Iraqis." – Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton continue reading

October 25th, 2010

UK calls for US response to Iraq dossier on WikiLeaks

BRITAIN said yesterday that the allegations against US-led forces for previously unreported civilian deaths and ignoring torture carried out by Iraqi forces, contained in “leaked” military documents on whistle- blower website WikiLeaks, were “extraordinarily serious”.British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television people were waiting for an official response ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

US under pressure over WikiLeaks allegations

Washington on Sunday came under increasing pressure to investigate the allegations in the leaked Iraq war documents published by WikiLeaks, which Britain's deputy premier called "shocking".Governments and human rights organisations alike put the focus on answers to the allegations made against US, allied and Iraqi troops as the whistleblowing website ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

U.S. soldiers in Iraq restless in advisory role

AL ASAD, Iraq — Captain Jason Dupuis had to talk to a psychologist about his experiences in the heat of battle, having endured mortar bombs and gunfire from insurgents at the height of the violence after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.But since arriving back in the country three months ago, ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

Deserters hope to get more ammo from WikiLeaks

A U.S. army deserter says he’s hoping the new WikiLeaks release of thousands of pages of classified documents, containing accusations of human-rights abuses during the Iraq war, will bolster his bid to remain in Canada.Joshua Key, who fled to Canada after serving seven months in Iraq, said the latest release ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks vows more revelations

WIKILEAKS plans to release another batch of 15,000 classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan following its weekend disclosure of a ream of US army reports detailing civilian deaths and detainee abuse during the Iraq war. The new documents would be released in the near future, according to WikiLeaks' ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

Mullen condemns latest release from Wikileaks

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused Wikileaks of aiding enemies of the international coalition via Twitter.The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was among the the U.S. government officials who condemned Wikileaks latest release of almost 400,000 classified documents from the war in Iraq over the ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks Snapshot: A Week in War

While Americans were wrapping up their Thanksgiving weekend and turning towards holiday shopping in 2005, the war raged on in Iraq. Through official reports, the Pentagon announced the deaths of 22 soldiers serving in Iraq during the week of Sunday, November 27, 2005 through Saturday December 3, 2005. [...]On Tuesday ... continue reading

October 23rd, 2010

An Iraq Surge Vet on Wikileaks

Dear members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other willing parties, This is an anticipatory letter aimed to advise you on your response and responsibility for the coming Wikileaks release, expected on October 23rd. Based on the White House’s response to the last leak about Afghanistan, the ... continue reading

Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

October 13th, 2010

VIDEOS: Systematically Trained Abusive Soldiers

These are videos I took from soldiers of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry. If the name sounds familiar, it should. This was the unit I was in that was also depicted in the “collateral murder” video released by WikiLeaks.I started to “acquire” these videos and some pictures once I ... continue reading

Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

October 12th, 2010

360 Degrees of Rotational Fire

When we deployed we were told that the only way for us to effectively maintain control over our AO (area of operation) was to, in a sense, out-terrorize the terrorists. We were to make the people of Iraq fear us and the repercussions from us more so than the insurgents. ... continue reading

October 11th, 2010

VIDEO: Tenth Year of War, March to Stop Deployment of Traumatized Troops

Thursday marked the beginning of the 10th year of war in Afghanistan. There is much to protest about U.S. action there–some performed a die-in to highlight the use of drones (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/200657/us-drone-kills-7-militants-in-nw-pakistan) – and a group of veterans of The Global War on Terror used the day to launch a campaign ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 4th, 2010

New York City Super-Elderly Take a Lead in Protesting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Just because one is 80, 90 or older, don't think for one moment one doesn't still retain the power to effectively protest the wrongs committed by our Government. Many old people wished to go to Washington D.C. Saturday, October 2, to join the One Nation March to advocate an end ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 1st, 2010

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Today's OpenMike blog The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn. Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks one year of life in sanctuary

While the war in Iraq may officially be drawing to a close, former U.S. soldier Rodney Watson's battle to stay in Canada continues from a small one-bedroom suite within the First United Church in Vancouver. The 32-year-old war resister marked his one-year anniversary of sanctuary by making a public appeal ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks anniversary of sanctuary

VANCOUVER - An Iraq War resister passed an anniversary on Saturday he didn't want to celebrate.For the past year, veteran Rodney Watson has lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his wife and 21-month-old son under sanctuary provided by Vancouver's First United Church."It's been stressful, a long road," he said. "It's ... continue reading

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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
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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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com 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 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
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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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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