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When They Come Home – Critical Update

Sorry, we are here fighting a war in your back yard, you just happen to be in the way … and we will be here for a long time destroying our mental health. […]

McCain’s Two Step – Unemployment Consequences In Ohio

10,000 unemployed PEOPLE, their families, their homes, and the taxes they pay are nothing to sneeze at. Today the unemployment rate is the highest in 6 years. […]

Mess In The Mississippi – Consequences

Mississippi River closed to Gulf of Mexico

Workers along the Mississippi River try to contain the hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel oil from a barge and ship collision on Wednesday. The river is now closed to the Gulf of Mexico.

The massive oil spill that remains a major threat […]

Afghanistan: Sloppy Warfare, Civilian Deaths Is Wrong Message

Afghanistan dangerously off the radar

It’s hardly an anniversary many will register, but last week marked 30 years since President Jimmy Carter authorised the first covert CIA operations against the government of Afghanistan.

By backing the anti-Communist mujahideen and creating civil unrest, the plan was to provoke a Soviet invasion and thus, […]

Pakistan Is Not Bush’s Personal Toy

 

Update: March 27, 2008

Pakistan’s new leaders tell US: We are no longer your killing field

· Visiting envoys earn cold reception from coalition · PM wants new approach to fight Islamic extremism

In blunt remarks, Sharif said he told Negroponte that Pakistan was no longer a one-man show. […]

What Now Musharraf? US Crossed Your Border …

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Map, News) – A missile from a U.S. Predator drone struck a suspected terrorist safehouse in Pakistan and killed a top al-Qaida commander believed responsible for a brazen bomb attack during a visit last year by Vice President Dick Cheney to Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Thursday.

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Iraqi Children For Sale

UNICEF:

– An estimated 2 million children in Iraq continue to face threats including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.

– Many of the 220,000 displaced children of primary school age had their education interrupted.

– An estimated 760,000 children (17 per cent) did not go to primary schools in […]

Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

US Government Ignores Hunger In America

Over 1.3 million people, one in six New Yorkers, cannot afford enough food, with queues at soup kitchens getting longer, anti-poverty groups say.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says the number of people who use food pantries and soup kitchens in the city increased by 20% in 2007. … food distribution […]

Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]