August 2007

By William Fisher Truthout 8/28/07

The constitutional scholars who represented extraordinary-rendition victim Maher Arar charge that America is losing the “war on terror” and the civil rights of its citizens because of Bush administration policies. (more…)

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS Counterpunch 8/24/07

No pullout from Iraq while I’m president, declares George W. Bush.

On to Iran, declares Vice President Cheney. (more…)

Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and Head of the UN Humanitarian Program in Iraq 1997-98, spoke at an evening panel discussion at Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship on Thursday, June 28th at 7p.m. The event was titled, “The Iraq Sanctions and the Case of Dr. Rafil Dhafir: Criminalizing Compassion in the ‘War on Terror.’” (more…)

We have raised the money to purchase Dr. Dhafir’s trial transcripts ($22,000) and are profoundly grateful to all who donated and helped in other ways, thank you. Unfortunately we continue to need money to cover Dr. Dhafir’s legal expenses and so will continue to accept donations to help us in our quest for justice for Dr. Dhafir. (more…)

by Norman Solomon 8/22/07

The USA’s military spending is now close to $2 billion a day. This fall, the country will begin its seventh year of continuous war, with no end in sight. On the horizon is the very real threat of a massive air assault on Iran. (more…)

By Ed Kinane Syracuse Peace Council Newsletter, September 2007

A key element of the drawdown plans, not mentioned in the President’s public statements, is that the departing American troops will be replaced by American airpower. (more…)

By John Pilger ICH 8/23/07

From a limestone hill rising above Qalandia refugee camp you can see Jerusalem. I watched a lone figure standing there in the rain, his son holding the tail of his long tattered coat. (more…)

‘The War on Democracy’ is John Pilger’s first major film for the cinema – in a career that has produced more than 55 television documentaries. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. (more…)

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