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September 23rd, 2010

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,200

As of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at least 1,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The AP count is six more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

August 17th, 2010

Japan suffers under scorcher weather

Scorching summer weather in Japan has led to at least 132 deaths and seen more than 30,000 people rushed to hospital with heatstroke, the government said on Tuesday. The mercury has repeatedly topped 37 degrees Celsius in recent days in central Tokyo and other locations in Japan, and the sun ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Afghanistan copter crash kills 2 U.S. service members

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Two U.S. service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in Helmand province, the third fatal chopper crash in the south of Afghanistan in less than two months. The Taliban claimed to have shot down the aircraft. The NATO force said an investigation was ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Record Western military deaths in Afghanistan in June

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — As the Afghan war's bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable challenge for U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the incoming commander. At least 103 coalition troops were killed ... continue reading

June 26th, 2010

NATO: US soldier dies in Afghanistan; 85th intl service member killed so far in June

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO has reported that a U.S. service member has died in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, but gave no other details.The death brought to 85 the number of international service members killed so far in June, which is already the deadliest month of the ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American service members died following bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the military said Wednesday.June is on track to becoming one of the deadliest months for U.S. and international forces in the nearly nine-year Afghan war. Including the latest deaths, 69 international forces have been killed so ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

Army passes grim Afghan milestone

Britain’s military operation in Afghanistan passed a grim milestone when the Ministry of Defence announced the death of the 300th UK soldier in the country since Nato operations began in 2001. As British troops prepare for what is likely to be another testing summer in Helmand province, Monday’s announcement is ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Suicides Now Claiming Nearly as Many Soldiers as Battlefield Deaths

Annual rates of suicide among American troops have been steadily rising since 2002, and are now so high that they rival the actual battlefield death toll. So far this year, 163 active and non-active soldiers have killed themselves. That's startlingly close to the number of troops lost fighting in Operation ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

5 NATO troops, Afghan official die as attacks rise

KABUL, Afghanistan — Five NATO troops including one American died Tuesday, continuing a grim trend that could make June among the deadliest months of the nearly 9-year-old Afghan war.Five Afghan policemen and a district governor were also killed Tuesday in separate fighting across the country, which has seen an uptick ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Mother: Please tell me my son is not dead

General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, says it is likely U.S. troop casualties will rise throughout the summer, even to fall.Those deaths aren't just numbers. They are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends of the people here at home. T.J. Holmes reports on how one family ... continue reading

May 18th, 2010

U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,000 In Afghanistan

The U.S. has reached the grim milestone of 1,000 or more dead service members killed by hostile action in Afghanistan.The deaths of five U.S. service members Tuesday from a suicide bomb attack in Kabul brought the toll from hostile fire the four digit mark, according to reports. An excerpt from ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Vigil for 1000 deaths in Afghanistan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Over the weekend, the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan hit 1000.  To mark that milestone, several people held a vigil in downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday night. They gathered at the corner of Clinton and Berry and held signs that said "U.S. Out of ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 24th, 2010

Rain-Drenched, Wind-Tossed NYC Peace Grannies Hold Memorial for 1,000 Dead G.I.s in Afghanistan

It seems as if most of our U.S. populace has forgotten that U.S. soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.  Focused on Tiger Woods' sex life and, more understandably, the seemingly endless, unresolvable health reform and jobs battles in Washington, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to be ignored. However, a ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Haiti buys 50,000 tents from China to help people made homeless by earthquake

HAITI has bought 50,000 tents from China, but needs at least 150,000 more to shelter the people made homeless by the January 12 earthquake, Haitian Prime Minister Rene Preval says. "We've purchased 50,000 tents from China for $5 million, that's $100 per unit. They'll be arriving here this week," Preval ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Toll of US dead in Afghan war hits 1,000: website

WASHINGTON — The number of US soldiers who have died in the Afghan war has reached 1,000, according to website Monday, a grim milestone in the conflict launched more than eight years ago.The independent website, which tracks military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, said 54 US soldiers have died ... continue reading

February 11th, 2010

Haiti gives conflicting numbers for quake death toll, adding to suspicion that nobody knows

TITANYEN, Haiti (AP) - Haiti has issued wildly conflicting death tolls for the Jan. 12 earthquake, adding to confusion about how many people actually died - and to suspicion that nobody really knows.A day after Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue raised the official death toll to 230,000, her office put ... continue reading

February 10th, 2010

Haitian president says government buried 270,000 bodies in mass graves

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian president says government has buried 270,000 bodies in mass graves. continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Haiti raises earthquake's death toll to 230,000

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's government has raised the death toll for the Jan. 12 earthquake to 230,000 from 212,000 and says more bodies remain uncounted.The government initially estimated 150,000 dead on Jan. 24, apparently from bodies being recovered in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, the capital that was ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

Haiti death toll tops 200,000 as aid anger mounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll in the Haiti quake has swelled to 200,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said as angry protests over the slow arrival of aid flared on the rubble-strewn streets.More than three weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Bellerive said his tiny Caribbean nation had been ravaged by "a ... continue reading

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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Mar 2nd
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