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May 26th, 2010

US to launch covert strikes on terror targets

The US has authorised a sweeping expansion of covert military operations in the Middle East and Africa, aimed at destroying terrorist networks in the region, and preparing the ground ahead of any presidential decision to attack Iran.According yesterday's The New York Times, a directive, called the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

Suspected Taliban blow up "U.S. spies" in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — Taliban militants strapped explosives to two men accused of being U.S. spies and blew them up at a public execution in northwest Pakistan, intelligence officials and residents said on Friday.The killings took place on Thursday evening in North Waziristan, a lawless al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary on ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Afghan prosecutor issues arrest warrant for US army officer over police killing

• Kabul prosecutor seeks 'outlaw militia' for killings• Hamid Karzai's brother denies link to accused groupAn Afghan prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for an American special forces commander over allegations that a police chief was murdered by a US-trained militia.Brigadier General Ghulam Ranjbar, the chief military prosecutor in Kabul, ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Missile attacks kills 24 in Pakistan tribal area

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Two separate volleys of American missiles slammed into a Taliban sanctuary in Pakistan close to the Afghan border Tuesday, killing at least 24 alleged insurgents in the latest such strikes since a failed car bombing in New York, officials said.The first strike in North Waziristan involved up ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

May 6th, 2010

Here Come Those Chickens Again

“Chickens Coming Home to Roost:” Proverb: When one has to face the consequences of mistakes or bad deeds. As soon as I heard that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested for the so-called, “Times Square” attempted bombing (where an abandoned SUV filled with potential explosives was found in Times Square last ... continue reading

April 17th, 2010

Destruction of videotapes documented in CIA e-mail

WASHINGTON – Internal CIA e-mails show the former agency head, Porter Goss, agreed with a top aide's 2005 decision to destroy videotapes of the harsh interrogation of a terror suspect, a controversial action that remains the focus of an FBI investigation.The documents show that, despite Goss' apparent agreement, CIA officials ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

CIA briefed 68 lawmakers on interrogation program

WASHINGTON – CIA officials briefed at least 68 U.S. lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on enhanced interrogation methods like simulated drowning that were being considered or used against captured al Qaeda members, according to declassified documents released on Tuesday.The once-secret CIA papers, obtained in a lawsuit by the conservative legal ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Sen. Pat Roberts denies CIA waterboard charge

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is denying a CIA claim that he gave the go-ahead to destroy tapes that showed agency officials waterboarding terror suspect Abu Zubayda, disputing a recently released CIA document that claims the former Intelligence Committee chairman knew about plans to destroy waterboarding evidence. In a Feb. 4, ... continue reading

January 30th, 2010

Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe

For weeks, the right has heckled Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for his plans to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators in New York City and his handling of the Christmas bombing plot suspect. Now the left is going to be upset: an upcoming Justice Department report from its ethics-watchdog unit, ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

The Drone Surge

One moment there was the hum of a motor in the sky above.  The next, on a recent morning in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a missile blasted a home, killing 13 people.  Days later, the same increasingly familiar mechanical whine preceded a two-missile salvo that slammed into a compound in Degan village in the tribal North Waziristan district ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan leads drone protest in Virginia

LANGLEY, VA. — A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan rallied Saturday near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia to protest the use of unmanned drone aircraft for attacks on al-Qaida and Taliban targets.The group of about 70 people rallied along a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Protest outside CIA offices against drone strikes

WASHINGTON — Anti-war activists held a protest march in the US capital on Saturday against drone strikes in Pakistan that they said had killed hundreds of innocent people. After rallying outside the CIA’s headquarters in Virginia, the protesters plan to march to former vice president Dick Cheney’s home nearby in ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan & Others Protest Drones at CIA & Cheney's 1/16

WASHINGTON - January 15 - There is a new peace coalition in town called Peace of the Action. Peace of the Action is the brainchild of Peace Mom, Cindy Sheehan, who has been striving to make the concept of peace a reality since her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq ... continue reading

H. Candace Gorman

H. Candace Gorman is a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who is representing two Guantánamo detainees.

January 11th, 2010

Eight Years Later and We Are Still Counting

January 11th, 2010 begins the ninth year of America’s Gulag at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Despite the promise made by the brand new President last January 22nd that he would close Guantánamo within a year, the Obama Administration has actually released fewer men from Guantánamo during this past year than the ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Pakistani officials: Suspected US missiles kill 4

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Suspected U.S. missiles killed four people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a surge of such attacks since a suicide bomber staged a deadly assault on CIA employees just across the frontier in Afghanistan.The attack was the sixth in just over a week in North ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Bush holdover Gates agrees to another year with Obama

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the lone holdover from the Bush administration, has decided to stay on the job for at least another year, a Pentagon spokesman said.As secretary, Gates leads the Defense Department, which is in charge of providing the military resources needed to protect the United States.In an interview ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Afghanistan blasts wound 9 Western troops

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - Two explosions in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed at least three children and an Afghan policeman and injured dozens of people, including nine Western troops, officials said. The blasts -- one outside the east's main urban hub of Jalalabad and the other in troubled Khowst ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Suspected U.S. drones kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A former Pakistani security chief says he believes U.S. drone missile strikes over the past week are retaliation for a suicide attack against the CIA.Mahmood Shah says Pakistanis should expect more attacks.Two suspected drone strikes killed at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan today. That area near ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Officials: Suspected US drones kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 13 people in Pakistan's volatile northwest Wednesday, the latest of five such attacks in the past week targeting an area believed to be a hideout for militants involved in a suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan. The strikes highlight Washington's ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

January 6th, 2010

Meet Your Boss: Robert Gates

The decisions to send us to risk life and limb around the world—today in Afghanistan and Iraq—are not decisions that we have any part of, nor do our families, nor do the vast majority of people in the United States. They are decisions for the millionaire politicians, who have the ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 6th, 2010

2010 the Year of Resistance

"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."Mahatma GandhiThree events over the holidays have caused me great consternation and they proved to me that I am not so cynical and jaded that my government can't still shock me, if anythingOf course, the first event has to be ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Missile Strike Kills 2 in Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan -- Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has killed at least two people in Pakistan's northwest tribal region.The officials say Sunday's strike targeted the house of a well-known tribesman near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. At least two bodies have been ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban bomber wrecks CIA’s shadowy war

A middle-aged mother of three and a warm-hearted man called Harold are a long way from the image most Americans have of their top spies in one of the wildest regions of Afghanistan. But they will be among the seven stars added this week to the 90 on the Memorial ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban: CIA Attack Was Retaliation for Drone Strikes

KABUL -- A senior commander connected to the Afghan Taliban and involved with the attack against the CIA that left eight people dead said Saturday that the bombing was retaliation for U.S. drone strikes in the Afghan-Pakistan border region."We attacked this base because the team there was organizing drone strikes ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Drone attacks may be expanded in Pakistan

Reporting from Washington - Senior U.S. officials are pushing to expand CIA drone strikes beyond Pakistan's tribal region and into a major city in an attempt to pressure the Pakistani government to pursue Taliban leaders based in Quetta.The proposal has opened a contentious new front in the clandestine war. The ... continue reading

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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 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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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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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 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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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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