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August 12th, 2010

Pakistan floods could give Taliban time to regroup

ISLAMABAD — The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. The country's already anemic economy is expected to weaken, increasing the poverty that is a factor in the militancy wracking the country. One of the hardest hit regions is the northwest, ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Fearing unrest, Pakistan seeks more U.S. flood aid

Pakistan wants the United States to supply immediately dozens more helicopters and significantly more money and supplies to help deal with the widespread flooding that has affected at least 14 million people there, senior Pakistani officials said Monday. Pakistan's plea is fueled by concerns that the government's inability to provide ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

UN launches $459m Pakistan flood appeal

The UN has launched an appeal for $459m (£290m) to help victims of Pakistan's flood disaster, which has affected at least 14 million people. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes made the announcement at UN headquarters in New York, saying the aid would cover the next 90 days. The disaster was, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Pakistan floods shows threat from warmer world-scientists

SINGAPORE/ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Floods that have devastated Pakistan could be a sign of the future as climate change brings greater extremes of weather to the region. While climate scientists say single flooding events can't be directly blamed on global warming, more intense droughts and floods could be in ... continue reading

August 9th, 2010

Taliban launch attacks on U.S., Afghan military posts

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents staged attacks on three combat posts of Afghan and U.S. forces on Monday in a southeastern Afghan province, an official for the U.S. military said.The official did not say how many militants were involved in the attacks or give any details about the type of ... continue reading

August 9th, 2010

Prisoner in Afghanistan kills two US Marines

KABUL (AFP) – A prisoner killed two US Marines in southern Afghanistan after escaping a prayer room and grabbing a rifle, NATO said Monday.The alliance said the gunman was later shot dead and that the incident on Saturday was under investigation."The prisoner escaped a room where he was observing prayer ... continue reading

August 8th, 2010

The real problem in the Afghan war is India, Pakistan and Kashmir

LAHORE -- The United States is struggling to implement a strategy for Afghanistan that will improve the lives of the Afghan people and allow U.S. troops to go home. Part of what makes it so difficult is the way Washington views the conflict: through the lens of what officials have ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

US official says coalition forces not losing war in Afghan

Islamabad: A senior American official on Friday contradicted Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's assertion that coalition forces in Afghanistan were "losing the war against the Taliban", saying the US-led troops were neither losing nor planning to pull out of the country. Asked by journalists whether the US forces were losing ... continue reading

August 4th, 2010

Assassination of key U.S. ally adds to Pakistan's crises

ISLAMABAD -- A Taliban suicide bomber assassinated a top-ranking Pakistani security official and key U.S. ally Wednesday, adding to a string of crises here that have raised alarm in recent days over whether the government can cope.Since last week, Pakistan has endured its worst air crash in history, the most ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Antiwar Left Grows in Congress With Latest War-Funding Vote

This has been a tough week for the Defense Department. WikiLeaks released thousands of government documents on the Afghanistan war, and an even bigger treasure trove on Iraq may be next, while a government audit just reported that the Pentagon cannot account for more than 95 percent of $9.1 billion ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

New details emerge surrounding Spc. Bergdahl's capture

BOISE - U.S. military commanders ordered all operations stopped in the moments after Spc. Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan June 30, 2009, new secret military documents reveal.Within hours, soldiers started looking for the Hailey, Idaho, native using various tactics including drones, a paratrooper, a tracking dog team and ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

Big war boost clears Congress, despite Afghan leak

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified documents that portray a military effort struggling between 2004 and 2009 against a strengthening insurgency.The House voted, 308-114, to ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Afghanistan war logs: Wikileaks founder rebuts White House criticism

The founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks today defended his decision to publish thousands of secret US military files about the war in Afghanistan, faced with criticism from the White House for placing troops in danger.Julian Assange said his organisation was currently working through a backlog of further secret material ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

WikiLeaks: More US documents coming on Afghan war

LONDON – The release of some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war is just the beginning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Monday, adding that he still has thousands more Afghan files to post online.The White House, Britain and Pakistan have all condemned the online whistle-blowing group's release ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 23rd, 2010

Myth America II: FREE PDF FILE

Dear Friends,Last year in January, I found myself in an awkward place -- being pro-peace in a nation that had seemed to have turned itself upside down either in questionable euphoria or abject fear because a new member of the elite class had been installed as president of the United ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

Soldier charged with killing family in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A 21-year-old soldier was indicted Thursday on charges he fatally shot his wife and infant daughter in their Anchorage apartment soon after he returned from Afghanistan.Spc. Kip Lynch is accused in the April deaths of his 19-year-old wife, Racquell Lynch, and 8-month-old daughter, Kyirsta Lynch. He was ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence

WASHINGTON—U.S. Special Operations Forces have begun venturing out with Pakistani forces on aid projects, deepening the American role in the effort to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistani territory that has been off limits to U.S. ground troops.The expansion of U.S. cooperation is significant given Pakistan's deep aversion to allowing foreign ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Afghan 'killer' of UK troops tells BBC he acted alone

A man who says he is the renegade Afghan soldier who killed three British troops in Helmand province in Afghanistan has contacted the BBC. The man said he had been angry at the conduct of British troops and that he had acted alone. He said he had joined the Taliban ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

4 NATO containers torched in Quetta, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Four NATO supply containers were completely destroyed after they were set on fire by unknown miscreants in Quetta, a capital city of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan, reported local media The News on Friday. According to the report, the attack took place late Thursday night ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

4 NATO tankers set ablaze

BALOCHISTAN — Four NATO oil tankers caught fire, after unidentified gunmen attacked the vehicles in the Mach area of Balochistan.According to Levis officials, the attackers fired bullets at the NATO oil containers, late Thursday night. The vehicles’ inflammable material caught fire, gutting the vehicles. No casualties were reported as the drivers ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Most bombs in Afghan war 'made from banned fertiliser'

KABUL — The overwhelming majority of the bombs used to devastating effect by the Taliban in Afghanistan are made from a fertiliser that has been banned by the Kabul government, the defence ministry said Monday.Ammonium nitrate is the basic ingredient of 80 percent of the crude bombs that are killing ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Seventy-six-year-old protester can't be silent about peace

For more than two years - no matter the weather - septuagenarian Joan H. Nicholson has maintained a solitary vigil along a busy stretch of Route 1 in Chester County.About 26,000 cars a day pass her outside the Old Kennett Meetinghouse. Hardly any of those motorists know the name of ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

American Beauty

Dear Mr President,Finally, I was let out of Area Three at JFK airport after spending the first three hours in your country watching hefty men and women shepherd away rather small, unarmed, confused and fearful people towards officials who sit up on an elevated bench, much like what I have ... continue reading

July 9th, 2010

Twin suicide bombs kill 62 in Pakistan tribal area

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A pair of suicide bombings killed 62 people Friday outside a government office in a region along the Afghan border where the Pakistani army and U.S. missiles have had some success in decreasing the number of such attacks.The assault, which wounded at least 111 people, was one ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 9th, 2010

Requiem for the Antiwar Movement

“When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it.”– Cindy Sheehan “I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan.”– Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a ... 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...

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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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 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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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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org 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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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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