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March 26th, 2009

Missile strike kills eight in Pakistan

The suspected U.S. attack reportedly hits two vehicles in the stronghold of a top Taliban commander. Associated Press Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. missile attack killed at least eight militants Wednesday, including several foreigners, in the stronghold of Pakistan's top Taliban commander, intelligence officials said. The strike ... continue reading

March 26th, 2009

Get out of Afghanistan: We can't win there without fixing Pakistan, and we can't fix Pakistan Dan Simpson

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette There is a logic inherent in the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan that says clearly to the administration of President Barack Obama, "Don't go any further with this one." It is simple. It is impossible to fix Afghanistan without fixing Pakistan. It is impossible to fix Pakistan. ... continue reading

March 18th, 2009

Some Truths About Guantanamo Bay Lawrence Wilkerson

Washington Note There are several dimensions to the debate over the U.S. prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that the media have largely missed and, thus, of which the American people are almost completely unaware. For that matter, few within the government who were not directly involved are aware either. ... continue reading

February 18th, 2009

The Hard Cases

Will Obama institute a new kind of preventive detention for terrorist suspects? By Jane Meyer / New Yorker The last "enemy combatant" being detained in America is incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina—a tan, low-slung building situated amid acres of grassy swampland. The prisoner, known ... continue reading

February 18th, 2009

Is the U.S. repeating Soviet mistakes in Afghanistan?

By Jonathan S. Landay / McClatchy KABUL, Afghanistan — Twenty years to the day after the last Soviet soldier left Afghanistan, Dastagir Arizad ticked off grievances against President Hamid Karzai and the United States that are disturbingly reminiscent of Moscow's humiliating defeat. "Day by day, we see the Karzai government ... continue reading

February 13th, 2009

Financial Crisis Called Top Security Threat to U.S.

By Walter Pincus and Joby Warrick / Washington Post Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair told Congress yesterday that instability in countries around the world caused by the current global economic crisis, rather than terrorism, is the primary near-term security threat to the United States. "Roughly a quarter of ... continue reading

February 5th, 2009

Panetta: Obama won't OK 'extraordinary rendition'

By Pamela Hess / Associated PressWASHINGTON – CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta assured senators Thursday that the Obama administration will not send prisoners to countries for torture or other treatment that violates U.S. values as he contended had occurred during the Bush presidency. Panetta, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, ... continue reading

January 28th, 2009

U.S. pays $40,000 after 15 Afghans die in raid

Commanders apologize for any civilians 'accidentally killed' in operation Associated Press TAGAB VALLEY, Afghanistan - U.S. commanders on Tuesday traveled to a poor Afghan village and distributed $40,000 to relatives of 15 people killed in a U.S. raid, including a known militant commander. The Americans also apologized for any civilians ... continue reading

January 25th, 2009

President orders air strikes on villages in tribal area

By Ewen MacAskill / Guardian Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for his first military action yesterday, missile strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan which killed at least 18 people. Four days after assuming the presidency, he was consulted by US commanders before they launched the two attacks. Although Obama has ... continue reading

January 25th, 2009

Pakistan urges Obama to halt missile attacks

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan urged President Barack Obama to halt U.S. missile strikes on al-Qaida strongholds near the Afghan border, saying Saturday that civilians were killed the previous day in the first attacks since Obama's inauguration.Pakistani security officials said eight suspected foreign militants, including an Egyptian ... continue reading

January 25th, 2009

To Combat Obama, Al-Qaeda Hurls Insults

Effort Hints at Group's Consternation By Joby Warrick / Washington Post Soon after the November election, al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader took stock of America's new president-elect and dismissed him with an insulting epithet. "A house Negro," Ayman al-Zawahiri said. That was just a warm-up. In the weeks since, the terrorist ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2009

Obama to Close Foreign Prisons and Guantánamo

By Mark Mazzetti and William Glaberson / New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama is expected to sign executive orders Thursday directing the Central Intelligence Agency to shut what remains of its network of secret prisons and ordering the closing of the Guantánamo detention camp within a year, government officials ... continue reading

January 16th, 2009

Bin Laden's message on Palestine resonates

By Shaun Waterman / UPI WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Osama bin Laden's latest public pronouncement, addressing the continuing Israeli military action in Gaza, illustrates the extent to which the globally televised suffering of the Palestinian people -- and perceptions about the American role in perpetuating it -- are undermining U.S. ... continue reading

January 16th, 2009

Bush legacy shaped by war, economic crisis

By Matt Spetalnick / Reuters WASHINGTON - Two unfinished wars, the U.S. economy deep in recession, the budget deficit about to hit $1 trillion and America's image badly tarnished abroad. Not since Herbert Hoover left Franklin Roosevelt the Great Depression has a U.S. president left his successor a litany of ... continue reading

January 15th, 2009

Progress Reported in Gaza Truce Talks; Palestinian Toll Exceeds 1,000

By Griff Witte and Craig Whitlock / Washington Post JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 -- Israeli troops backed by helicopter gunships fought their way into a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City on Thursday, signaling an expansion in the 20-day-old war even as diplomats in Cairo suggested tentative progress in their efforts to ... continue reading

January 14th, 2009

Bin Laden urges jihad against Israel

By Lee Keath / Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt — Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden urged Muslims to launch a jihad against Israel and condemned Arab governments as allies of the Jewish state in a new message aimed at harnessing anger in the Mideast over the Gaza offensive. Bin Laden spoke ... continue reading

January 12th, 2009

Fast to End Torture and Promote Peace Cindy Sheehan

On July 4th, 2006, I embarked on the "Troops Home Fast" with many fellow activists all over the country. We began the fast in front of the White House and we were planning on ending it in front of the White House on September 21st (World Peace Day), but few ... continue reading

January 9th, 2009

The Worst Pakistan Nightmare for Obama

By David E. Sanger / New York Times TO GET TO THE HEADQUARTERS of the Strategic Plans Division, the branch of the Pakistani government charged with keeping the country's growing arsenal of nuclear weapons away from insurgents trying to overrun the country, you must drive down a rutted, debris-strewn road ... continue reading

January 6th, 2009

An Ex-Detainee of the U.S. Describes a 6-Year Ordeal

By Jane Perlez, Raymond Bonner and Salman Masood / New York Times LAHORE, Pakistan — When Muhammad Saad Iqbal arrived home here in August after more than six years in American custody, including five at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, he had difficulty walking, his left ear was ... continue reading

December 15th, 2008

Two killed in suspected US missile strike in Pakistan: official

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) — A missile strike by US forces killed at least two militants and injured three others Monday in a Pakistani tribal district known to be a stronghold of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, an official said. "A missile fired by US forces killed two people outside the town ... continue reading

December 7th, 2008

More Than 160 U.S. and NATO Vehicles Burned in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen blasted their way into two transport terminals in Pakistan on Sunday and torched more than 160 vehicles destined for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, in the biggest assault yet on a vital military supply line, officials said. The U.S. military said its losses in the raid ... continue reading

December 6th, 2008

Car bombing in northwest Pakistan kills 29

By Riaz Khan / Associated Press A car bomb devastated a busy street in this northwestern Pakistani city on Friday, killing 29 people, injuring scores more and unnerving a region already dangerously on edge following the attacks on India's commercial capital. Further adding to the tension, a missile strike suspected ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2008

Georgia Sen. Chambliss wins re-election in runoff

By Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press ATLANTA – Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight. Chambliss' victory thwarted Democrats' hopes of winning a ... continue reading

December 1st, 2008

Detaining Chinese at Gitmo a Power Strategy

Uighurs Stay at Guantanamo Prison to Solidify White House Power By Daphne Eviatar / Washington Independent Pity the Uighurs. Originally known best in this country for their unusual name (pronounced WEE'-gurz), the group of 17 Chinese Muslims has been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for the past seven years. That ... continue reading

December 1st, 2008

6 years of peace protests in Rockland

By Steve Lieberman / The Journal News NANUET - Joan Rudolph of Nanuet applauds both encampments at Middletown Road and Route 59 for their activism and perseverance. For the past six years - through rain or shine, and warm or cold temperatures - Rudolph and thousands of others have seen ... 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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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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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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