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How Does Bernie Sanders' Turnout in Maine Compare to Other Democratic Rallies? It Was Epic.
With Election Day still 16 months away, Sanders draws biggest turnout for a Maine Democratic rally in 25 years
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Obama in Southeast Asia to Solidify Military, Economic Empire
President Barack Obama on Sunday kicked off a tour of three Southeast Asia countries meant to further an "Asia pivot" military and economic strategy that will solidify the US empire in that part of the world. At a meeting in Cambodia on Friday, US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta confirmed the US...
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For Jobs and Peace, It Matters if the Republicans Retake Congress
Life, as we all know, is unfair. As Bertrand Russell noted, "In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying." We were born in an unfair world, and we will almost...
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Anti-War Groups Battle for Survival
As President Barack Obama formally declared an end to combat operations in Iraq this week, the anti-war movement that helped sweep him into office - and that worked for seven years to bring U.S. troops home - finds itself struggling for survival. Several factors - war fatigue; a deep, lingering...
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Keeping An Eye On The Surge At Home and Abroad
Two reports this week have confirmed - yet again - that the Pentagon’s much touted, new and improved surge strategy in Afghanistan is failing to have the desired effect. Much like the silent-surge of 2009 that saw our troop strength increase from 34,600 to 68,000 by the end of that year, this...
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Iraq Withdrawal in Danger
Dear Mr. President: Scrap the Military's Contingency Plans for an Extended Stay in Iraq
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Another McGovern Takes On a War
Massachusetts Congressman mobilizes foes of Afghan surge
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Musicians (Finally) Say No to Music Torture
Well, that took a while. Nearly a year after George W. Bush’s Republican party was voted out of office, and at least five years after reports first surfaced that music was being used in “War on Terror” facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo as part of a package of “enhanced interrogation...
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Musicians Demand Records On Bush Administration's Use Of Music For Torture
A group of prominent musicians are joining a campaign to close Guantanamo Bay and demanding the release of records about what music was used during the potential torture of detainees there and at other facilities. Some of the more famous names in the music industry are formally lending their...
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Group Tries to Blunt Right Wing on Closing Gitmo
WASHINGTON - A group of retired generals and war veterans has launched a national campaign to rally support for White House plans to shutter the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama pledged to close the jail by January, but logistical woes and Republican roadblocks on...
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