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American Mom: What I Tell Them

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I started this poem a week or two into Israel’s war on Gaza. Given our country’s renewed march to war in Iraq and Syria, and all the children who will, inevitably, die in the coming weeks and months and years from our weapons, it remains all the more relevant. What I Tell Them I sit…more »

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Ken O’Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not: U.S. False Flag Operation

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People around the world are beginning again to think for themselves… Ken O’Keefe, lays it out perfectly on dinosaur mainstream media, calling out the fraud, the most recent U.S. false flag operation, and the true reason behind Obama’s proclamation of war. Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe is an Irish-Palestinian citizen and activist and former United States Marine…more »

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Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq

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The United States is headed back to war in Iraq, but it won’t be the type of war waged during President George W. Bush’s time in office. As President Barack Obama told the nation in a televised 15-minute address given on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there won’t be any…more »

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Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

”Some atrocities are not past but present.  Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand.  Often times they do this in the belief that, if the world hears, there will be an outcry an something will be done.”                           ~ Daniel Glover

Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand….more »

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Kali Rubaii’s Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Sitting with Samer on his first day outside of Iraq, fleeing threats against his father, a journalist.

Dear Friends, I am writing from Jordan (heading to Northern Iraq this week) with an urgent request for support. Below that request, you will find a more detailed update of our work over the past year. Urgent Request: Please feel free to forward to your friends. Our medical contacts in Iraq have issued an urgent…more »

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U.S. Jets And Drones Attack Militants In Iraq, Hoping To Stop Advance

The aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, in the Arabian Gulf on Friday, has been assigned to support the mission in Iraq. Credit Joshua Card/U.S. Navy, via European Pressphoto Agency

PLAY VIDEO: Airstrikes in Iraq Seen Near Erbil DOHUK, Iraq — The United States launched a series of airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, using Predator drones and Navy F-18 fighter jets to destroy rebel positions around the city of Erbil, the American military said Friday. The strikes were aimed at halting…more »

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Obama’s Hot War

President Barack Obama meets with Army Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, in the Oval Office at the White House, May 19, 2009. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

The deeper the US slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict.he United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any…more »

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A Global Legal Intifada

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone.

On Monday, Iran is hosting a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement urging global action to end what top Iranian officials have called the “genocide” in Gaza. Certainly meaningful action is desperately needed. And if Iran and other governments are serious about taking action and the charge of genocide, they have an avenue open to…more »

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Armed U.S. Drones Flying Over Baghdad

A picture taken on board a helicopter shows a US State Department helicopter flying over the Iraqi capital Baghdad as it transports US Secretary of State John Kerry on June 23, 2014, in Baghdad. Photo by AFP/Getyt Images

A picture taken on board a helicopter shows a US State Department helicopter flying over the Iraqi capital Baghdad as it transports US Secretary of State John Kerry on June 23, 2014, in Baghdad. Primary mission is to defend Americans on the ground Armed U.S. drones are flying over the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an…more »

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Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’

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Exclusive: U.S. policymakers have long behaved like spoiled, destructive children treating Iraq as if it were some meaningless plaything. The game has been about who “wins” or “loses” in Washington, not who lives or dies in Iraq, a moral failure that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern addresses. When I saw the Washington Post’s banner headline, “U.S….more »

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