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Death To The Invaders
Thousands of angry Afghans have taken to the streets in Farah in western Afghanistan to protest civilian deaths in U.S. airstrikes. The crowd chanted "death to America, death to the invaders." "We ask the Afghan government to force the American forces to leave Afghanistan," said Haji Nangyalai. "...
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Sometimes, A Bit of Justice
Gov. Sarah Palin, who has said she doesn't believe in global warming, has had to cancel her planned attendance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner due to severe floods in Alaska caused by an usually warm spring, aka global warming. Spring temperatures were reported "a good 20 degrees higher...
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I Will Not Raise My Children to Kill Another Woman's Child
CODEPINK has planned a weekend-long series of anti-war events for Mother's Day. For a vigil schedule, news of upcoming delegations for the children of Gaza, and other ways to help end the wars, go here
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House Appropriations Committee Moves Against Iraq Mission Creep
There is good news from the House Appropriations Committee yesterday: Members voted in Congressman Sam Farr's (D-CA) amendment to the supplemental funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan. This amendment takes two important steps to push back against the disconcerting signs of mission creep in Iraq: 1...
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Call it a Massacre, Not a Mistake
Yesterday, as many as 150 people were killed by US warplanes while they were huddled in their houses in Farah, Afghanistan. So today, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with President Obama , US officials in Afghanistan are heading to the site of the latest US massacre. That's not a word we...
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It's Good to Know Somebody's Getting Free Health Care
Civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan have been getting over $1 million a month in illegal free health care from military clinics and field hospitals, according to a new audit by the Defense Department inspector general. In Baghdad, contractors made up over a third of outpatient visits,...
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Obscene
From a N.Y. TImes piece on Afghanistan – with the questionable headline, "Civiilian Deaths Imperil Support for Afghan War" – come images of villagers, "crazed with grief," collecting parts of mangled bodies in blankets and piling them on tractors. “It would scare a man if he saw it in a dream,”...
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We All Need Somebody To Lean On
Photograph: Dan Chung A year after China's worst earthquake in 30 years devastated most of the country's main panda reserve at Wolong, six panda cubs left behind have been reunited with 50 other survivors at the Bifengxia Panda breeding centre in Sichuan. Workers are diligently working to help them...
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Frankly, We Were Never That Fond of the Mice
With President Obama proposing a public health insurance plan to compete with the often-rapacious private ones, health insurance lobbyists and their Republican cohorts are protesting they wouldn't stand a chance – an option that might sit well with Americans now paying obscene premiums for...
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Protest and Help
The horrific reports of civilian deaths in U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan only reaffirm the folly of American escalation there. Besides campaigning to get our troops out, you can help the Afghan people through Afghans4Tomorrow, a humanitarian group dedicated to the country's reconstruction through...
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