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March 21st, 2009

Iraqi cleric's followers burn U.S. flags to mark war's anniversary

Associated Press BAGHDAD — American flags were set on fire today to chants of "no, no for occupation" as followers of an anti-U.S. Shiite cleric marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war. In five other Iraqi cities, supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr also either marched or stood in protest ... continue reading

February 6th, 2009

AP Impact: Pentagon boosts spending on PR

By Chris Tomlinson WASHINGTON (AP) — As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing money spent on winning what it calls "the human terrain" of world public opinion. In the process, concerns have been raised that this is spreading propaganda at home in violation of federal ... continue reading

January 31st, 2009

Iraqis Stream to the Polls Amid Tight Security

No Major Violence Amid Elections Seen as Test of Iraq's Stability as U.S. Role Diminishes By Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 -- Iraqis streamed passed police cordons and barbed wire as they went to the polls on Saturday to vote in their first elections in four years, ... continue reading

January 28th, 2009

Boots of fallen soldiers bring home impact of war

By John Carlson / StarPress MUNCIE -- The military boots are lined up in orderly ranks in the lobby of Ball State University's Letterman Building. Advertisement For all their similarities in appearance, however, differences abound. Among the 149 pairs, there are scuffed boots and shiny ones, black ones and camouflaged ... continue reading

January 25th, 2009

Iraq Election Highlights Ascendancy of Tribes

In Anbar, Clans Are Coddled, Cultivated By Anthony Shadid / Washington Post RAMADI, Iraq -- In rugged western Iraq, once the bastion of the insurgency against the American occupation and now a freewheeling arena of electoral politics steeped in payola, the conversation in the tribal guesthouse in Anbar province was ... continue reading

January 21st, 2009

Iraq willing to see US troops leave early

By Robert H. Reid / Associated Press BAGHDAD – Iraq is willing to have the U.S. withdraw all its troops and assume security for the country before the end of 2011, the departure date agreed to by former President George W. Bush, the spokesman of the Iraqi prime minister said. ... continue reading

January 11th, 2009

Rights group: Israel uses white phosphorus in Gaza

By Jason Keyser / Associated Press JERUSALEM — Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel's military has fired artillery shells with the incendiary agent white phosphorus into Gaza and a doctor there said the chemical was suspected in the case of 10 burn victims who had skin peeling off their ... continue reading

December 17th, 2008

Bush shoe-thrower appears before Iraqi judge

BAGHDAD (AFP) — The Iraqi journalist who became an instant media star for hurling his shoes at US President George W. Bush appeared on Wednesday before a judge investigating the incident, his brother said. Muntazer al-Zaidi, 29, a television reporter who relatives and colleagues said acted because he "detested" Bush ... continue reading

November 11th, 2008

Iraq vet says he won't return

By Theresa Hogue / Corvallis Gazette-Times When Benjamin Lewis was 17, he joined the Marine Corps’ delayed entry program, looking for a new direction in his life. He had dropped out of school and was struggling. The military seemed like a good option.After two deployments to Iraq, and an honorable ... continue reading

November 10th, 2008

Bomb attacks kill 8, wound dozens across Iraq

By Sameer N. Yacoub / Associated Press BAGHDAD – Bombs killed at least eight people Sunday across Iraq and wounded dozens of others, officials said. Syria's president blamed the U.S. military presence for Iraq's instability and called on U.S. troops to leave. In the northern city of Mosul, a roadside ... continue reading

July 14th, 2008

Suspect Soldiers: Troubled histories follow some troops to Iraq war

Bee investigation finds the military let in applicants with risky backgrounds -- with sometimes tragic results By Russell Carollo / Sacramento Bee Before Army Sgt. 1st Class Randal Ruby was accused in Iraq of beating prisoners and of conspiring to plant rifles on dead civilians, he amassed a 10-year criminal ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2008

Journalist Charges Censorship by U.S. Military in Fallujah

By Dahr Jamail / IPS SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 3 - U.S. journalist Zoriah Miller says he was censored by the U.S. military in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after photographing Marines who died in a suicide bombing. On Jun. 26, a suicide bomber attacked a city council meeting in Fallujah, ... continue reading

June 12th, 2008

'Special Weapons' Have a Fallout on Babies

By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail* / IPS FALLUJAH, Jun 12 - Babies born in Fallujah are showing illnesses and deformities on a scale never seen before, doctors and residents say. The new cases, and the number of deaths among children, have risen after "special weaponry" was used in the ... continue reading

June 11th, 2008

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

Kucinich.House.gov Washington, Jun 10 - Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio In the United States House of Representatives Monday, June 9th, 2008 A Resolution INDEX Article I Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq. Article II Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the ... continue reading

May 30th, 2008

Iraqis say Marines handed out Christian coins

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. Marine handed out coins promoting Christianity to Muslims in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, outraged Sunni officials said Friday. The U.S. military responded quickly, removing a trooper from duty pending an investigation. Tens of thousands of Shiites, meanwhile, took to the streets in Baghdad ... continue reading

May 20th, 2008

Aguirre finds fault in permits for facility

Sanders halts work at Blackwater site By Tanya Mannes / San Diego Union-Tribune OTAY MESA – Mayor Jerry Sanders yesterday ordered work to stop on Blackwater Worldwide's proposed military training facility in Otay Mesa. The mayor was prompted by a legal opinion issued earlier in the afternoon by San Diego ... continue reading

May 12th, 2008

IRAQ: Food Crisis Hits Fallujah

By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail* / IPS FALLUJAH, May 12 - Sharp increases in food prices have generated a new wave of anti-occupation and anti-U.S. sentiment in Fallujah. "This is a country that was damned by the Americans the moment they stepped on our soil," Burhan Jassim, a farmer ... continue reading

April 28th, 2008

Poverty Gets the Survivors

By Maki al-Nazzal and Dahr Jamail* / IPS DAMASCUS - More than a million Iraqis were lucky enough to flee into Syria. But in this relatively safe haven, there is no getting away from poverty. Mohammad Saleem ran a successful supermarket in Baghdad. "I was leading a comfortable life with ... continue reading

April 15th, 2008

Five Years On, Fallujah in Tatters

By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail* / IPS FALLUJAH - Fallujah remains a crippled city years after the November 2004 U.S.-led assault. Unemployment, and lack of medical care and safe drinking water in the city 60 km west of Baghdad remain a continuous problem. Freedom of movement is still curtailed. ... continue reading

April 14th, 2008

How Iraq spawned wider terrorist chaos

As experts long warned, Islamic militants steeped in urban warfare against U.S. troops in Iraq have expanded their violent campaign beyond Iraq's borders. By James Martin / Salon Apr. 14, 2008 | On the outskirts of Tripoli in northern Lebanon, the jagged ruins of Nahr el-Bared rise over the Mediterranean ... continue reading

March 19th, 2008

War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead

By Sarah Karush / Associated Press WASHINGTON — Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.In other, more somber ... continue reading

March 15th, 2008

War Stories Echo an Earlier Winter

By Steve Vogel / Washington Post Grim-faced and sorrowful, former soldiers and Marines sat before an audience of several hundred yesterday in Silver Spring and shared their recollections of their service in Iraq. The stories spilled out, sometimes haltingly, sometimes in a rush: soldiers firing indiscriminately on Iraqi vehicles, an ... continue reading

March 14th, 2008

US/IRAQ: "We Reacted Out of Fear, and With Total Destruction"

By Dahr Jamail / IPS SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Mar 14 - Hart Viges joined the U.S. Army the day after Sep. 11, 2001, in the belief that he could help make the world a safer place. The term "haji" is used by U.S. soldiers in Iraq to degrade and dehumanise ... continue reading

March 4th, 2008

IRAQ: 'Not Our Country To Return To'

By Maki al-Nazzal and Dahr Jamail / IPS DAMASCUS, Mar 3 - More Iraqis continue to flee their country than the numbers returning, despite official claims to the contrary. Thousands fleeing say security is as bad as ever, and that to return would be to accept death. "Return to Iraq?" ... continue reading

February 6th, 2008

Iraq unveils flag without Saddam's stars

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press BAGHDAD - A new Iraqi flag — stripped of the three green stars of Saddam Hussein's toppled Baath party — was hoisted over the Iraqi Cabinet building Tuesday in a symbolic break with the past nearly five years after the U.S.-led invasion. It marked ... 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...

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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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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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Mar 7th
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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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