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October 25th, 2010

9/11 Families Call for Immediate Acknowledgement of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and a Cessation of Civilian Deaths

NEW YORK – October 23 – The following statement may be attributed to Colleen Kelly, a founding member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows The information made public by Wikileaks (NY Times, A Grim Report…10/22/10) emphasizes that 9/11 families have much in common with Iraqi civilians. In the more ... continue reading

Charles Giles

Former EMT Charles Giles responded on 9/11 and was injured when the towers collapsed.

September 30th, 2010

Senate Must Pass S.1334 for 9/11 Workers

Let me begin by saying thank you to ALL who have fought valiantly and diligently in this fight to get our elected officials to do the right thing. A fight that should have never been. Passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act should be a no-brainer. Many ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

Liberal MP wants to help AWOL soldiers stay in Canada

OTTAWA — Another controversial vote will take place in the House of Commons this week as MPs vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow war deserters to stay in Canada.Bill C-440, from Liberal MP Gerrard Kennedy, had it's final hour of debate Monday. Kennedy said he's looking to help ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

House Approves Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill

Voting for the second time on the measure, the House of Representatives approved by a 268-160 vote today a $7 billion health bill for first responders who fell ill at the World Trade Center site, more than nine years after the September 11th terrorist attacks.The bill was voted down during ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

VIDEO: Thousands of Afghans stage anti-U.S. protest in Kabul

KABUL – Police fired into the air to disperse thousands of anti-American protesters in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with one person killed and at least five wounded.Demonstrators chanted "Death to America," "Death to Christians," and "Death to Karzai," the latter referring to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in ... continue reading

September 13th, 2010

Burned Quran found outside East Lansing mosque

EAST LANSING -- A burned Quran with pages covered in feces was found early Saturday morning outside an East Lansing mosque.Members of the Islamic Center of East Lansing were celebrating Eid al-Fitr when they noticed a burned Quran at the front entrance of the center, 920 South Harrison Road, said ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 11th, 2010

If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

OpenMike 9/11/10 Michael Moore's daily blog I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice. I believe in an America ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

All Saints Episcopal Church of East Lansing will still have Quran reading Saturday

EAST LANSING – The small Gainesville, Fla. church which threatened to burn the Quran may have postponed, or even canceled, its protest, but All Saints Episcopal Church will still conduct its open reading of the Muslim holy book.All Saints Episcopal Church rector Kit Carlson posted this on Facebook:"We will still ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

September 7th, 2010

The United States of Fear – Ten Examples

Since September 11, 2001, fear has been the main engine of change in the United States. Who would have thought that across the US, where people boast that it is the home of the free and the land of the brave, people would gladly surrender their freedom and liberty because ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Charting the Emotions of 9/11 — Minute by Minute

There has always been a chilly succinctness to the way we refer to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Even before the page had turned on that shocking day — when the buildings were still smoking and the alarms were still sounding — an unspoken consensus emerged that the ... 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 31st, 2010

Obama: End of Iraq combat effort, 'no victory lap'

WASHINGTON – Closing a divisive chapter of American history, President Barack Obama marked the end of the nation's combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday without declaring victory, winding down the U.S. role in a war he considered a terrible mistake.Obama's defiant pledge to end the war helped catapult him into ... 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 19th, 2010

Tillman's parents: Army still hasn't told the truth

(CNN) -- Six years removed from the death of their son -- former NFL star Pat Tillman -- in Afghanistan, Patrick and Mary Tillman say they haven't gotten the full truth from the U.S. Army and don't expect to. "No, we don't know the whole truth," Mary Tillman said on ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

AP Exclusive: CIA flight carried secret from Gitmo

WASHINGTON – A white, unmarked Boeing 737 landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before dawn on a CIA mission so secretive, many in the nation's war on terrorism were kept in the dark.Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were aboard.They arrived at Guantanamo on Sept. 24, 2003, years ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 20th, 2010

The Casey Sheehan "End to War" Bill

My son, Casey, joined the military in 2000, shortly before his 21st birthday, to help pay for college. He had already completed everything he could take at the local JC and was eager to move on—but he had a fulltime job, and even though we (his dad and I) helped ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

FACTBOX-A look at the costs of Afghan war to U.S. taxpayers

U.S. President Barack Obama's request for more money to pay for the war in Afghanistan is working its way through Congress slowly as lawmakers concentrate on other priorities and deal with scarce budget resources. Obama has asked for $33 billion more to help fund 30,000 extra U.S. soldiers being sent ... continue reading

July 7th, 2010

Lesbian Ex-Sergeant Hopes for Repeal of Military's Policy

LAKELAND | Felicia Pecora said she hadn't yet found herself when she enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve at age 22.Eight years later, Pecora says, she had gained maturity, fortitude and self-confidence. She had also attained the rank of sergeant and been deployed on missions to Bosnia and Haiti.It was ... continue reading

July 4th, 2010

Boulder High grad Larry D. Harris Jr. dies in Afghanistan

Larry D. Harris Jr. made his friends laugh.A couple years ago, he and his hip-hop group, 2 Real 4 Da Mind, pulled an all-nighter in Las Vegas. As his friends were getting ready to fall asleep around 7 a.m., Harris started jumping on the bed doing a spot-on imitation of ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

Steele tries to clarify Afghanistan remarks

Worth noting in the controversy around Michael S. Steele’s comments about the war in Afghanistan is that he was addressing a Republican fundraiser in Connecticut. The state, home to many workers who commute to New York, lost 65 residents on Sept. 11, 2001.Maryland’s former lieutenant governor on Friday is explaining ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

At least $500 million has been spent since 9/11 on renovating Guantanamo Bay

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA -- At the U.S. naval station here, a handsome electronic sign hangs between two concrete pillars. In yellow enamel against a blue metal backdrop is a map of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles," above flashing time and temperature readings. "Welcome Aboard," the sign says. The cost ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Tombstones line 8th Avenue for war dead

GAINESVILLE, FL — The 5,473 plastic gravestones along Northwest Eighth Avenue for the Memorial Day weekend grew by several hundred from last year, reflecting the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Among the tombstones is one for Marine Lance Cpl. Philip Paul Clark, 19, of Gainesville, whose funeral was Friday at ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

'A different kind of war'

WEST POINT – In a commencement address at the storied United States Military Academy, President Barack Obama detailed a broad revision of America’s role on the international stage. Fighting terrorism is the military’s primary challenge, Obama said, but it is not a war the United States will win in the ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Oklahoma City bombing remembered amid rising tensions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The United States will mark the 15th anniversary of its deadliest domestic terrorism attack on Monday amid rising political tensions and anti-government sentiment that has terrorism experts on edge.The April 19, 1995, truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City by ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Three U.S. lawmakers sponsor Afghan pullout plan

Three U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require President Barack Obama to develop a detailed timetable to draw down U.S. forces from Afghanistan.While the legislation has a very slim chance of passing Congress, it underscores impatience over the eight-year war in Afghanistan, where the United States has more ... continue reading

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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...

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 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...

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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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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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Mar 3rd
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