October 2006

A documentary film by John Pilger. ICH

“Sanctions enforced by the UN on Iraq since the Gulf War have killed more people than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, including over half a million children – many of whom weren’t even born when the Gulf War began.” (more…)

Who Said Clinton Didn’t Kill Anybody?

By WILLIAM BLUM Counterpunch 10/22/06

The cartoon awfulness of the Bush crime syndicate’s foreign policy is enough to make Americans nostalgic for almost anything that came before. And as Bill Clinton parades around the country and the world (more…)

Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison but is free on bail pending appeal.

Link to Lynne Stewart’s letter to Judge Koeltl.

Stephen Lendman sjlendman.blogspot.com 10/20/06

Years from now, Lynne F. Stewart’s name will be spoken of with even greater reverence than it is today. On October 17, this courageous and redoubtable soft-spoken civil rights defense lawyer was vindicated (more…)

By Greg Grandin TomDispatch.com 10/17/06

Will the Democrats blow it again as they did in 1986?

A Republican Party on the ropes, bloodied by a mid-second-term scandal; a resurrected Democratic opposition, sure it can capitalize on public outrage to prove that it is still, in the American heart of hearts, the majority party. (more…)

By Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com 10/15/06

Here’s how the President described the enemy in Iraq at his press conference last week. “The violence is being caused by a combination of terrorists, elements of former regime criminals, and sectarian militias.” “Elements of former regime criminals,” aka “bitter-enders,” aka “Saddamists.” The “sectarian militias” may have been a relatively recent add-on, but this is essentially the same list, the same sort of terminology the President has been using for years. (more…)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Civil Liberties Union 10/12/06
CONTACT: media@aclu.org
Defense Department Tracked Quakers, Student Groups

NEW YORK — Documents released today by the American Civil Liberties Union reveal new details of Pentagon surveillance of Americans opposed to the Iraq war, including Quakers and student groups. (more…)

From Dirk Adriaensens of theBRussels Tribunal 10/17/06

“Here’s a  very  important message I received from an Iraqi citizen today:”

From Sabah Ali:

“Everything says we are facing a very difficult time in the next few months, violence is surrounding us from all sides. Movement on the high ways to and from Baghdad is becoming extremely dangerous, and of course inside Baghdad. (more…)

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