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October 26th, 2010

UPDATE: Tonko wants investigation into soldier's death

Congressman Paul Tonko says he expects a thorough investigation into what happened to a Montgomery County soldier who was found dead at his base in Iraq over the weekend.Army Private David Jones from St. Johnsville was found in his room with a gunshot wound to the head.The 21-year-old only had ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Area soldier found dead

A local soldier who planned to propose to his girlfriend was found dead in his room in Iraq, according to a family member.Army Pvt. David R. Jones, 21, of St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, was making plans to ask his girlfriend to marry him at an upcoming New York Giants football ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

VIDEO: Family of soldier found dead in Iraq wants answers

The air in the Bennett-Jones house in St. Johnsville is heavy with pain and sadness. On Sunday night, two uniformed military men showed up at their front door with the news that U.S. Army Private David Jones was found dead in his room on base in Baghdad, Iraq.His mother Theresa Bennett ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

St. Johnsville soldier dies in Iraq; details surrounding death probed

ST. JOHNSVILLE, NY — Friends of a 2008 St. Johnsville High School graduate remembered him as a loving, outgoing person Monday after news arrived about his death in Iraq. David Jones, who joined the U.S. Army about a year and a half ago, was killed Sunday during his first overseas ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Meet the Cartoon Character the Army is Using to Combat Wikileaks

Wikileaks has the Army totally freaked out, and it's stepping up its efforts to keep sensitive information out of unauthorized hands. This lame cartoon character it uses to train soldiers not to leak stuff doesn't seem up to the challenge.[...][Click here to read the rest of this post from Gawker] continue reading

October 25th, 2010

US rebuffs Wikileaks Iraq torture claims

The US says it did not "turn a blind eye" to torture in Iraq, in response to allegations raised in files published by whistleblower website Wikileaks.[...]But Gen Casey told reporters on Monday that the policy during the administration of President George W Bush was to report abuse."Our policy all along ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

[...]Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said the U.S. military never claimed to have an exact count of the number of civilians killed in Iraq. Lapan noted that estimates made by private organizations of civilian deaths in Iraq also have varied."Over the years, it has been impossible for the various organizations, ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

US Denies Downplaying Iraq Civilian Deaths, Condoning Prisoner Abuse

The U.S. Army general who commanded coalition forces in Iraq for 2 1/2 years denied allegations on Monday based on the WikiLeaks documents published last week that his forces undercounted Iraqi civilian casualties and condoned the abuse of prisoners by Iraqi forces.General George Casey, who is now Chief of Staff ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

'Crazy Horse' and collateral damage

In June 2007, a US army Apache helicopter fired missiles at two "bongo trucks" - flatbed pickups – allegedly transporting "multiple persons with weapons" south of Baghdad. It remained in the area for several hours, and went on to fire several more missiles, despite the obvious presence of civilians.UAV observes ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Gulf states urge US to probe Wikileaks Iraq 'crimes'

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) has urged Washington to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" in Iraq after Wikileaks published scores of war logs. The documents revealed by the whistleblower website suggest US forces turned a blind eye to widespread torture by Iraqi security forces. In a statement, the council said ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Firm failed to report Iraq shooting error

PRIVATE soldiers now guarding Australian diplomats in Baghdad shot one of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's bodyguards by mistake three years ago and then failed to report it to coalition forces, a document released by WikiLeaks reveals.[...]President Talabani's bodyguard was in a truck behind the Unity guards. When his vehicle got ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Soldiers shot President's bodyguard in error

Private soldiers now guarding Australian diplomats in Baghdad shot one of the bodyguards of the Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, by mistake nearly three years ago and failed to tell Coalition forces, a document released by WikiLeaks reveals. The accidental shooting is the latest in a series of worrying incidents involving ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Iraq war logs: Apache attack's child victims speak out

On a hot July day in 2007, taxi driver Salah Mutasher Toman swept his two young children into the passenger seat of his white minivan. He bade his brother, Sabah Toman, farewell and started making his way home, a short drive across the neighbourhood, through militia-held territory.The area had echoed ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Former Bush Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'Iraq War Based on Lies'

"There was a very strong push in those days for us to go into Iraq, and there was absolutely no intelligence, zero, that pointed toward the Iraqis." – Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton continue reading

October 25th, 2010

China paper slams US after WikiLeaks claims

[...]"The magnitude of the crimes should make every righteous person angry. It again puts a big question mark against the US self-proclaimed image as the world human rights champion," the China Daily said in a commentary."For years, the US has been wielding the banner of human rights to criticise others, ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

UK calls for US response to Iraq dossier on WikiLeaks

BRITAIN said yesterday that the allegations against US-led forces for previously unreported civilian deaths and ignoring torture carried out by Iraqi forces, contained in “leaked” military documents on whistle- blower website WikiLeaks, were “extraordinarily serious”.British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television people were waiting for an official response ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

US under pressure over WikiLeaks allegations

Washington on Sunday came under increasing pressure to investigate the allegations in the leaked Iraq war documents published by WikiLeaks, which Britain's deputy premier called "shocking".Governments and human rights organisations alike put the focus on answers to the allegations made against US, allied and Iraqi troops as the whistleblowing website ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

U.S. soldiers in Iraq restless in advisory role

AL ASAD, Iraq — Captain Jason Dupuis had to talk to a psychologist about his experiences in the heat of battle, having endured mortar bombs and gunfire from insurgents at the height of the violence after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.But since arriving back in the country three months ago, ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

Deserters hope to get more ammo from WikiLeaks

A U.S. army deserter says he’s hoping the new WikiLeaks release of thousands of pages of classified documents, containing accusations of human-rights abuses during the Iraq war, will bolster his bid to remain in Canada.Joshua Key, who fled to Canada after serving seven months in Iraq, said the latest release ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks vows more revelations

WIKILEAKS plans to release another batch of 15,000 classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan following its weekend disclosure of a ream of US army reports detailing civilian deaths and detainee abuse during the Iraq war. The new documents would be released in the near future, according to WikiLeaks' ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

Mullen condemns latest release from Wikileaks

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused Wikileaks of aiding enemies of the international coalition via Twitter.The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was among the the U.S. government officials who condemned Wikileaks latest release of almost 400,000 classified documents from the war in Iraq over the ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks Snapshot: A Week in War

While Americans were wrapping up their Thanksgiving weekend and turning towards holiday shopping in 2005, the war raged on in Iraq. Through official reports, the Pentagon announced the deaths of 22 soldiers serving in Iraq during the week of Sunday, November 27, 2005 through Saturday December 3, 2005. [...]On Tuesday ... continue reading

October 18th, 2010

Basketball Pro Entangled in Debt Collection Net

NBA star Lamar Odom is among thousands of Floridians tripped up this year when big banks and hedge funds became tax collectors. Bank of America billed Odom for overdue property taxes, plus thousands of dollars in interest and fees.Odom’s business manager says it was all a mix-up and the debt ... continue reading

October 18th, 2010

The New Tax Man: Big Banks And Hedge Funds

Nearly a dozen major banks and hedge funds, anticipating quick profits from homeowners who fall behind on property taxes, are quietly plowing hundreds of millions of dollars into businesses that collect the debts, tack on escalating fees and threaten to foreclose on the homes of those who fail to pay.The ... continue reading

October 4th, 2010

US stocks post best September since 1939

NEW YORK — Wall Street managed to wrap up its strongest September since 1939 despite underlying concerns that the US economy is recovering too slowly to sustain growth. Historically one of the slowest months of the year, September saw the Dow Jones index close 7.72 percent higher than the previous ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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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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