Tom Andrews

Tom Andrews, a former Member of Congress from the first Congressional District of Maine, is President and Chief Executive Officer of United to End Genocide. Tom most recently served as National Director of Win Without War, a coalition of forty-two national membership organizations including the National Council of Churches, the NAACP, the National Organization of Women, the Sierra Club, and MoveOn.  He is also co-founder of New Security Action.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:45am
President Obama, Break the Silence in Burma: Say "Rohingya"
Making a tour of Asia President Obama has just landed in Burma. He just made headlines for a climate deal with China that can help save the planet. Now he has the chance to save 1.3 million people by bringing the world’s attention to the growing threat of genocide against Burma’s Rohingya ethnic...
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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:19am
Why Won't Obama Speak Out for the Rohingya?
Why is President Obama meeting with leaders in Burma who are systematically fomenting hatred and violence that has already claimed innocent lives, destroyed entire villages and displaced tens of thousands?
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:13pm
Like the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars? You'll LOVE This!
If you like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan then you’ll love what Senator John McCain and Congressman “Buck” McKeon, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, are proposing: Congress should give the President and the Secretary of Defense a blank check to wage war against anyone he or she declares “associated” with al-Qaeda or the Taliban – anytime, anywhere, anyhow.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:32am
Sen. Snowe Puts Mainers Out in the Cold to Win Favor from Tea Party
WASHINGTON — Sen. Olympia Snowe has apparently decided that it is better to bow to political pressure from the tea party movement than to stand up for the interests of Maine.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 1:44pm
Fire Lt. Gen. Caldwell NOW and End the "Psy-Ops" War Against Congress
Lt. General William Caldwell needs to be fired. Now. General Caldwell, a three star general in charge of training Afghanistan troops allegedly ordered that the Army’s arsenal of psychological weapons of war be trained on Members of Congress and other “VIPs” in order to manipulate them into giving the Army more money and troops for its Afghanistan operation.
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Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:16am
State of the War in Afghanistan: The Good, The Bad and The Inaccurate
Just in case you missed it, there was good news and bad news in President Obama’s State of the Union speech when it came to the war in Afghanistan: The good news is that he reaffirmed his commitment to begin the withdrawal of US troops in July. The bad news is that he made claims about the war and the fight against al Qaeda that were both misleading and inaccurate – claims that could undermine any opportunity for withdrawing significant numbers of US troops from Afghanistan in July. We don’t have to wait to July to start worrying.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:25am
What the President Won't Say About Afghanistan
Few were surprised that the Obama Administration reports "signs of progress" in Afghanistan in their assessment of strategy in Afghanistan, released today .
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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 2:41pm
General Petraeus' Catch-22
President Obama is in Lisbon today for the NATO Summit on Afghanistan where political spinmeisters will be earning every dollar in their paycheck. Things are bad and getting worse there, notwithstanding the new and improved strategy announced a year ago complete with a commitment of 30,000 more US troops. Majorities of the citizens of the participating NATO countries have turned decidedly against the war, including the United States.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 8:16am
The (Anti-War) Surge Did Work
While President Obama called on the nation Tuesday night to “move beyond our differences” on the disastrous US Iraq policy, the Congressional Republican leadership – John Boehner in the House and Mitch McConnell in the Senate- were delivering high-octane speeches attacking the president for opposing the military surge of US forces in 2007 that they claim turned the tide in the Iraq war.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 3:15pm
Gen. Petraeus's Nation-Building Media Tour
"That's why our troop commitment in Afghanistan cannot be open-ended -- because the nation that I'm most interested in building is our own."
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