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A Tortured Stance on Torture
In half a century of reporting around the world, I have found that there was usually a feeling that the United States stood for standards of liberty, human rights, and the dignity of mankind. The Bush administration has taken us off that gold standard and drained away much of that reservoir of...
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The War Resisters League Bestows Its Peace Award.
Frida Berrigan, a member of the WRL's National Committee, introduced the award with these words: There are many jokes about lawyers... What do you call ten lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. Why won't sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy. This country loves to hate its...
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When Mental Healthcare Goes AWOL
America must quit treating its National Guardsmen and reserves like second-class soldiers. To an unprecedented extent, President Bush has been relying on the men and women of our National Guard to help fight his war in Iraq. Today, they make up approximately 20 percent of the force, down from a...
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Protest the War in September, and October, and ...
The remark of a friend with an abiding interest in the Holocaust was still ringing in my ears as I attended my first meeting of the San Francisco chapter of Iraq Moratorium. She had recently said that what struck her most on seeing "The Lives of Others," last year's Academy Award-winning film about...
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Welcome to the Jungle: US Military Psychological Operations and You
"...the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other." - Benjamin Franklin, 1787 They say that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it will immediately jump out, but that if you raise the pot's heat gradually, the frog won't react. The US...
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Guantánamo Man's Family Release 'Torture' Dossier
· Relatives of UK resident publicise allegations · Family of Libyan national release detailed dossier
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Build Bridges, Not Bombers
Foreign policy and bridges are not typically associated with one another, except perhaps in the metaphorical sense, as with President Clinton's "building a bridge to the twenty-first century" campaign slogan. The recent tragedy in Minneapolis, however, in which the collapse of an interstate highway...
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War is Collective Insanity
August 6th is a date that reminds us of a horrible chapter in human history. On this day 62 years ago, the U.S. launched atomic warfare when we dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan almost immediately killing an estimated 80,000 civilians and tens of thousands more who died horrible deaths...
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All's Trouble on The Central Front
The few declassified tea leaves from the brewing pot of the National Intelligence Estimate, released last week, are being studied for justifications and denunciations by both sides in the national debate about Iraq. Frances Townsend, Homeland Security adviser, told reporters that both President...
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On July 17th, The White House quietly announced an Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq." Among other developments, it gives Bush the power to "block" the property of people in the US found to "pose a significant risk of committing" an act of violence which might undermine "political reform in Iraq." Views
Under the Radar: Ten Warning Signs for Today
1. Protest war, lose your property? On July 17th, The White House quietly announced an Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq." Among other developments, it gives Bush the power to "block" the property of people in the US found to "...
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