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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 6th, 2010

The Afghanistan War's Tenth Year Must Be Its Last

October 10, 2010 starts year ten of the Afghanistan War. Almost a decade of war in one of the most unforgiving terrains in the world, for ends we can't define. Can anyone name a single way in which this war still serves the national interest, if it ever did? We ... continue reading

September 28th, 2010

Biden warned Obama during Afghan war review not to get 'locked into Vietnam'

On Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, as President Obama was crafting his final Afghan war strategy, Vice President Biden fired off six handwritten memos by secure fax from Nantucket island in Massachusetts, where the Biden family traditionally gathered to celebrate the November holiday. As Biden had for months, he was keeping ... continue reading

September 28th, 2010

Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan

President Obama was on edge. For two exhausting months, he had been asking military advisers to give him a range of options for the war in Afghanistan. Instead, he felt that they were steering him toward one outcome and thwarting his search for an exit plan. He would later tell ... 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 20th, 2010

Mother of Pat Tillman, Michael Moore, speak out about Gen. McChrystal's appointment to teach at Yale

The mother of Pat Tillman and filmmaker Michael Moore have something to say about Yale University’s hiring of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.Mary Tillman, whose discovery that McChrystal orchestrated the cover-up of her son’s death by friendly fire in Afghanistan, is depicted in Amir Bar-Lev's documentary "The Tillman Story" tells us the ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

Review: 'The Tillman Story' hits with force

"The Tillman Story" is a story that won't go away, won't leave you alone, won't let you feel at ease. Intensely dramatic, filled with elevated heroism, crass self-interest and blatant stupidity, it's a paradigmatic narrative of our tendentious, turbulent times.It's also a mark of how remarkable the tale of Pat ... 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 18th, 2010

VIDEO: Pat Tillman's Mom: McChrystal Helped in Cover-Up

(CBS) Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career with the Arizona Cardinals to join the U.S. Army Rangers after September 11. In 2004, Pat was shot and killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire. But the story told by the government was quite different. Mary Tillman, Pat's mother, documents her ... continue reading

August 18th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore Hosts 'The Tillman Story' Q&A at New York Premiere

Michael Moore discusses 'The Tillman Story' with (L-R) Actor Josh Brolin, former soldier Russell Baer, producer John Battsek and director Amir Bar-Lev following a special screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on August 11, 2010 in New York City.Part 1:Part 2:Part 3: continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Petraeus hedges on US exit date from Afghanistan

The new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, says he will not be bound by a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops. Speaking on NBC television, Gen Petraeus said he reserved the right to tell President Obama whether the pull-out date was too early. He ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Former US commander in Afghanistan to teach at Yale

NEW YORK — The former US commander in Afghanistan who was forced to retire after making scathing comments to a magazine about the Barack Obama administration will take a teaching position at Yale, the university announced Monday. The prestigious school announced that General Stanley McChrystal will take a position as ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Civilian death toll rises by a third in Afghanistan

More civilians were killed or injured in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than in any six-month spell since the war began, a United Nations report released yesterday said.The total number of casualties soared by 31 per cent in comparison with the same period in 2009, according to ... continue reading

August 9th, 2010

Pat Tillman's mother on Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: I told you so

Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was forced to retire because of remarks he made to a Rolling Stone reporter. Having read the article that led to his departure, I feel strangely validated. "The Runaway General" described by journalist Michael Hastings is exactly the arrogant individual I believed him to be. ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

Wikileaks vs the Pentagon: Phony Fingerpointing

Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week.  He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site. "Mr. Assange,” Mullen ... 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 15th, 2010

Afghan hunt for rogue soldier after British killings

KABUL — A renegade Afghan soldier is on the run after killing three British soldiers on a base in the troubled south of the country, adding to concerns about NATO-led efforts to help build up the Afghan army.Afghan's army chief vowed a full investigation into Tuesday's shooting but Britain, the ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Lawmakers showing rising frustration with Afghan war

WASHINGTON Democratic and Republican senators voiced deep concern Wednesday over the direction of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, questioning whether the Obama administration can begin withdrawing U.S. troops next summer and worrying that it lacks a plan for forging a political settlement. "We need a better definition of exactly what ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Gallup: Most Americans like Petraeus, but see difficulty in Afghanistan

In Iowa Monday, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich summed up in his own feelings the profile of most Americans on the thorny topic of the war in Afghanistan that emerges in the new Gallup Poll.“I like Dave a lot. I’ve known him for years. I think he’s wonderful,” Gingrich ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Vigil faithful stand for peace as wars continue

Monday, July 5, the day after the nation celebrated its independence from Great Britain, many businesses throughout Cave Junction were closed, along with the Josephine County Bldg. on Redwood Hwy. in Downtown Cave Junction.A few minutes before noon, people began to show up at the building for the silent vigil ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

Pentagon PR Strategy: More Briefings, Fewer 'Win' and 'Lose' Phrases for Afghanistan

The Pentagon has outlined a new strategy to "communicate U.S. policy objectives" in Afghanistan and "manage expectations" of the American public about the progress of the nine-year-long war.In a three-page memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Douglas Wilson, the new Assistant ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2010

The challenge of Kandahar

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan — Rahmatullah, a slender Afghan engineer who lives in Kandahar city, tried to be polite when young Shawn Adams of Digby, Nova Scotia, offered to help in his efforts to build a local school. Sgt. Adams, 23, was leading a Canadian foot patrol when he encountered ... 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

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

July 1st, 2010

Out of Afghanistan Caucus Calls for NO VOTE on War Funding

With a vote scheduled tonight on the $33 billion supplemental for the Afghan war, members of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus held a press conference today, July 1 to express their opposition to the war funding. The Caucus, chaired by Congressman John Conyers, is an informal group of 21 members ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Gen. Petraeus confirmed as new U.S. Afghan commander

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously voted on Wednesday to confirm David Petraeus as commander of the troubled Afghan war, pinning U.S. hopes on the four-star general who helped turn around the conflict in Iraq.Petraeus, seen by some analysts as President Barack Obama's last, best hope to salvage the Afghan ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Petraeus to host Biden for dinner

Gen. David Petraeus, who is slated to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, will host Vice President Joe Biden for dinner Tuesday night. Biden will visit Petraeus in Tampa, Fla., where he has been based as the head of Central Command. President Barack Obama nominated Petraeus to take over ... continue reading

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Apr 15th
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Apr 9th
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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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Apr 3rd
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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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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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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 7th
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