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October 27th, 2010

Drone strikes kill 8 in northwest Pakistan

[...]In the first incident, one missile was fired on a militant hideout in the area of Mir Ali of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the two intelligence officials said. Five were killed. Later, a second suspected U.S. drone strike killed three individuals ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

October 13th, 2010

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Susu Jeffrey and Coleen Rowley Domestic surveillance of peace groups, speech elevated to material support for state enemies, secret assassinations of American citizens — the war on terror has come home. Even publishing an op-ed or filing an amicus brief could be a criminal act. Offering training in non-violent ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 5th, 2010

More B.S. Charges Against Me

In November 2009, I joined a caravan of peace activists that gathered at Travis AFB in Fairfield, Ca to head to Creech AFB in Nevada where many of the drone strikes in Afghanistan are coordinated and controlled from. We were scheduled to stop at several AFBs along the way to ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 1st, 2010

'MR. OBAMA: END THESE F***ING WARS! WAR IS THE OBSCENITY!'

Mission accomplished. No arrests made. We even got the banner back. Here's our press release:Today at 1:00pm eastern time, U.S. military veterans hung an enormous banner on the front of the Newseum, wrapping their message around the First Amendment chiseled in five stories of limestone.Opposed to the wars and occupations ... continue reading

October 1st, 2010

NATO convoys attacked in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Assailants launched two separate attacks on tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan on Friday, showing the vulnerability of NATO supply lines a day after the Pakistani government itself shut one down.The events stand to complicate a difficult war in Afghanistan, especially if the Torkham border ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Pakistan furious over Nato cross-border Taliban raids

Pakistan reacted angrily today after Nato said US helicopters had crossed into its territory from Afghanistan to attack militants, claiming to have killed more than 50 Taliban fighters.The admission that two incursions had taken place over the weekend by helicopters from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and possibly ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

NATO airstrikes in Pakistan kill more than 50 militants; Islamabad protests

KABUL — Pakistan disputed NATO's claim Monday that its forces have the right of hot pursuit across the Afghan border after coalition helicopters launched airstrikes that killed more than 50 militants who had escaped into Pakistan following an attack on an Afghan security post.Pakistan said it had strongly protested to ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Rebuke from Islamabad after NATO airstrikes kill 55 on Pakistani soil

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN - The Pakistani government on Monday strongly condemned a pair of NATO airstrikes on Pakistani soil that NATO officials said killed about 55 suspected insurgents over the weekend. "These incidents are a clear violation and breach of the U.N. mandate" that governs the conduct of the U.S.-led international ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Pakistan protests NATO airstrikes on its territory

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has criticized a pair of NATO airstrikes on its territory that killed over 50 militants, saying they were a violation of its sovereignty. U.S. officials have said they have an agreement that allows aircraft to cross a few miles (kilometers) into Pakistani airspace if they are in ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

US official: CIA runs elite Afghan fighting force

WASHINGTON – The CIA has trained and bankrolled a well-paid force of elite Afghan paramilitaries for nearly eight years to hunt al-Qaida and the Taliban for the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.Modeled after U.S. special forces, the Counterterrorist Pursuit Team was set up in the months following ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 18th, 2010

We, Too, Saw Through the Lies

Dear Michael Moore:I applaud you for opposing the war back then when most people, including liberal big-leaguers, were so gullible and cowed that they actually supported the Bush crime syndicate's sinister plot. I know you were razzed and attacked for speaking out and I am certainly sympathetic for the hard ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Gates visits US forces in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – As the last of 30,000 U.S. reinforcements arrive in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates  on Friday got a firsthand look at operations in the dangerous south where Afghan and international troops are ramping up security.Gates traveled to Kandahar province, a region where U.S., Afghan and NATO ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Officials: US missiles kill 5 in NW Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say suspected U.S. missiles have killed five people in a tribal region near the Afghan border.Two intelligence officials say three missiles hit a house in a village near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, on Friday evening.They say the identity of the ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Pakistan's Taliban threaten attacks in U.S., Europe

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistan's Taliban threatened on Friday to launch attacks in the United States and Europe "very soon."The warning came after a renewal of militant violence in Pakistan this week that is piling pressure on a U.S.-backed government overwhelmed by the flood crisis."We will launch attacks in ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

This year's U.S. death toll in Afghanistan the highest

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures. At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Muslims donate nearly $1 billion to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Muslim countries, organizations and individuals have pledged nearly $1 billion in cash and relief supplies to help Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the nation's history, the head of a group of Islamic states said. The announcement came as floodwaters inundated a large town in Pakistan and ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

US's flood aid 'not enough' to win over Pakistan

SUKKUR, Pakistan — US aid pouring into Pakistan's flood-hit regions is helping reverse widespread anti-American sentiment but will not be enough to win hearts and minds in the long term, experts say. The United States has been the biggest and the quickest single international floods donor, committing 200 million dollars ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Coalition: Attacks in Afghanistan leave more than 30 insurgents dead

(CNN) -- Afghan and coalition soldiers killed more than 30 insurgents, including 13 would-be suicide bombers, as they fought off assaults on two military bases and government buildings in eastern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Sunday. The attacks, which happened Saturday morning, were led by ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

CIA sees increased threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen

For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, CIA analysts see one of al-Qaeda's offshoots - rather than the core group now based in Pakistan - as the most urgent threat to U.S. security, officials said. The sober new assessment of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen has helped prompt ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

US Drone strike kills 20 people in Pakistan

Pakistan, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Missiles fired from a U.S. pilotless drone aircraft killed 13 militants and 7 civilians in Pakistan's North Waziristan on Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. They said the missiles were fired at a militant hideout. Most of the militants killed were members of the Afghan Taliban. ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Facing Afghan mistrust, al-Qaeda fighters take limited role in insurgency

On Aug. 14, a U.S. airstrike in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed a Taliban commander known as Abu Baqir. In a country where insurgents are killed daily, this attack was notable for one unusual detail: Abu Baqir, the military said afterward, was also a member of al-Qaeda. Although ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

VIDEO: Local Woman Leads Support For Military Whistleblower

SAN DIEGO, CA -- A San Diego woman is leading the nationwide effort in support of the soldier accused of being behind the WikiLeaks revelations.For some, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is the face of betrayal.But for Loraine Reitman, if Manning is in fact the man behind the leaked information, she ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

UN chief: Never seen anything like Pakistan floods

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he has never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan after surveying the devastation and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance to the 20 million people affected.Ban's comments reflect the concern of the international community about the unfolding disaster ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Last Afghan WikiLeaks out in 'couple of weeks'

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed Saturday to publish the last batch of secret documents on the Afghan war in "a couple of weeks", despite Pentagon pleas they would put further lives at risk.Asked at a press conference in Stockholm when the final batch of 15,000 classified files on ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

Disease Threatens Pakistan Flood Victims

Officials overseeing relief efforts in Pakistan say an outbreak of disease is presenting a new threat to flood victims as they brace for more rain. Health officials Friday said the lack of clean drinking water and sanitation is spreading diarrhea and other diseases that could threaten lives. An estimated 1,600 ... continue reading

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