Ryan Harvey

Ryan Harvey is a Baltimore-based organizer with the Civilian-Soldier Alliance (www.civsol.org) and a member of the Riot-Folk musician collective (www.riotfolk.org). His writings can be found on his blog, Even If Your Voice Shakes (www.voiceshakes.wordpress.com).

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Sunday, August 01, 2010
WikiLeaks in Baghdad
One by one, soldiers just arriving in Baghdad were taken into a room and questioned by their commanding officers. "All questions led up to the big question," explains former Army Spc. Josh Stieber. "If someone were to pull out a weapon in a marketplace full of unarmed civilians, would you open fire on that person, even if you knew you would hurt a lot of innocent people in the process?"
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Afghan Army Attack Shines Light on Unpopular Occupation
A member of the Afghan National Army opened fire on a group of British soldiers yesterday, killing three and wounding four others. The attack occurred on a NATO base outside of Kandahar when the soldier opened fire with a machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade launcher before fleeing.
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Is It About Independence, or Explosions?
I sat on the stone wall that lines Druid Lake on Sunday night and watched Baltimore be destroyed by bombs. I watched tracers light up the sky, followed by the deep pulse of distant explosions. I watched huge clouds of smoke rise from downtown, escaping from the flaming buildings. I saw explosions as far as Dundalk, Curtis Bay, and Morgan State. I saw light emerging from deep in the West Side, illuminating the trees that line the park.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A Relative Calm: The Occupation of Iraq in 2010
The U.S. anti-war movement, which has been stalled recently due to much organizational and political confusion and disagreement, has largely lost touch with the changing political and economic dynamics in Iraq. When we lose touch with these realities, we lose touch with our ability to organize effectively, to strategize victories, and to be the allies we want to be to the Iraqi people.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Many Different Enemies: Afghan Women Fight for Their Country
As the government of Afghanistan, under the watchful eye of Washington, prepared for its second national election since the U.S. invasion of 2001, we sat down with Shazia, a Kabul resident and member of the powerful organization RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. We wanted to ask her about the current situation in her country, and the experiences of women under the regime of Hamid Karzai and his American backers.
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