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The bombings killed more than 100 people, making it the deadliest attack for the country this year. News
Pakistan Death Toll Soars above 100
The death toll from Friday's double suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has risen to at least 102 people, making it the deadliest attack in the country this year. Rescuers dug up bodies from the attack on a government office in the village of Yakaghund overnight, while other victims died of their...
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Will the House Approve Another Year in Afghanistan?
Roiled by the change of military leadership in Afghanistan, the House will vote today on whether to continue the course in Afghanistan for another year If Republicans vote for the $33 billion supplemental appropriation for the troop surge in Afghanistan, as expected, the measure will pass. So will...
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It's Storming in Istanbul
On January 4, 2009, tens of thousands of people gathered in Istanbul's Çağlayan Square to protest Israel's murderous Winter assault on Gaza. Organized by the Saadet (Felicity) Party, a conservative Islamic group with strong societal ties, the demonstration saw people professing solidarity with...
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The MV Rachel Corrie will carry tons of cement and other materials to Gaza. (Free Gaza) Views
A Force More Powerful
Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla. The Free Gaza Movement has sailed eight missions to Gaza in the past three years, five of them...
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One Case Against BP, Wall Street, and War
The need for greater linkages between the environmental, peace and Wall Street reform movements grow by the day in the face of the epic oil spill caused by British Petroleum, a multinational firm tied to Goldman Sachs and Halliburton in oil wars from the Gulf of Mexico to the Persian Gulf. Peter...
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The Grand Bargain of the NPT and the Rules of the Nuclear Game Today
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed in 1968 and came into force in 1970. In May 2010, both diplomats and nongovernmental leaders are gathering at the UN in New York for the 40 Year NPT Review Conference -- as mandated by the treaty itself -- to assess how the various parties are...
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Canada's Project Hero Highlights the Unsung
There has been a recent stir of controversy in Canadian media over a public letter signed by 15 Professors from the University of Regina opposing their university's participation in a scholarship program reserved exclusively for the offspring of soldiers that died in war. 46 other colleges and...
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Revealed: Jack Straw’s Secret Warning to Tony Blair on Iraq
A "secret and personal" letter from Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, to Tony Blair reveals damning doubts at the heart of government about Blair's plans for Iraq a year before war started. The letter, a copy of which is published for the first time today, warned the prime minister that the...
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The Audacity of Hype
President Obama's West Point speech was a brutal disappointment. Arguing to escalate the Afghan war, the President simply parroted the exaggerations, deceptions, and lies George Bush used so effectively in launching it. The similarity, mostly ignored by our mainstream media, was apparent to the...
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Obama’s Logic Is No Match for Afghanistan
AFTER the dramatic three-month buildup, you'd think that Barack Obama's speech announcing his policy for Afghanistan would be the most significant news story of the moment. History may take a different view. When we look back at this turning point in America's longest war, we may discover that a...
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