All News Articles for 2010-12-31

Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year, Same Afghan Problems
The United States has been at war for over 9 years in Afghanistan but has yet to see major gains despite claims from the Obama Administration that there has been significant progress. Voices for Creative Nonviolence Co-coordinator Kathy Kelly says this is a land that belongs to the people of Afghanistan. A prior question should be what do Afghan people want for their country? Not what kind of designs does the United States have on their resources around their geo-political placement.
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63 Percent of Americans Oppose War in Afghanistan
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Opposition to the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time high, with 63 percent of the public now opposed to U.S. involvement there, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Just 35 percent of survey respondents say they still support U.S. involvement.
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Ivory Coast on 'Brink of Genocide', Says UN Envoy
ABIDJAN/UN - Political unrest following Ivory Coast's disputed presidential election has brought the west African country to the "brink of genocide", its new ambassador to the United Nations has said. World leaders have stepped up pressure on incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit in favour of Alassane Ouattara, widely recognised as having won the election. Youssoufou Bamba, appointed as ambassador to the United Nations by Mr Ouattara, described him as the rightful ruler of Ivory Coast.
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Research Links Rise in Falluja Birth Defects and Cancers to US Assault
• Defects in newborns 11 times higher than normal • 'War contaminants' from 2004 attack could be cause
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Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: A proposal to combine minimum wage and earned income tax credit policies to guarantee a decent living wage
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