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A need - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The White House and Afghanistan are reportedly close to an agreement that would allow continued U.S. raids even after most American troops withdraw in 2014. Under the deal, the United States would continue raiding Afghan homes under "extraordinary circumstances" to save lives. In return, the Afghan government has asked President Obama to write a letter apologizing for U.S. operations that have killed or injured Afghan civilians.
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:56PM
Is Canada guilty of war crimes? - by John McNamer
This article from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association Newsletter examines the recent request to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate Canada's alleged complicity in war crimes related to Afghan detainees and to extraordinary renditions. The CCLA article can be accessed by going to the link at the bottom, where you will find hyperlinks accessing the full request to the ICC and to all documentations submitted in support. Author John ...
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:12PM
Prisoners - by Ted Rudow III, MA
With less than a year left in his final term, President Hamid Karzai insists that he is eager to leave the presidential palace and lead a quieter life. It turns out, though, he may just be moving next door, to a lavish new home yards from the complex that has been the seat of his power for more than a decade.
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2013 2:55PM
Peace and refuge - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Poor Afghanistan has really suffered, and it’s now suffering worse than ever. The poor, the women, children, and old folks suffer the most because they have so little already and are so needy, so often they don’t survive. And the men go off to fight and often they don’t make it either. War is horrible
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:19AM
Bradley Manning's Full Statement - by repost
My Goal? To "Share with World... True Cost of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2013 9:18AM
The Resurrection of Osama bin Laden - by Ken Meyercord
Did Osama bin Laden die twice: first in Tora Bora, Afghanistan in 2001 and a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011?
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:16PM
Won't mean the U.S. has won - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in a stunning decision that honored the first-year U.S. president more for promise than achievement, and drew both praise and skepticism around the world. But critics called the Nobel committee's decision premature, given that Obama has achieved few tangible gains, as he still grapples with challenges ranging from the war in Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea, and now the war on Libya. The raid...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2012 10:50AM
US Afghan Detainees Sent to Torture Prisons - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:19AM
Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:57AM
10 years after - by Ted Rudow III, MA
As the U.S. and NATO mark 10 years of war in Afghanistan on Friday, a grim picture emerges from scores of interviews over six months across the country with ordinary Afghans, government officials, soldiers, and former and current Taliban, along with recent data.
Posted: Fri Oct 7, 2011 10:50AM
Sacramento Area Peace and Justice Events Calendar - by www.sacpeace.org
To contact Sacramento Area Peace Action, please call 916-448-7157 or email email@example.com.
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:50PM
Bigotry - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Untold thousands have died in the decade since then, among them the family of Masuda Sultan, an Afghan woman living in New York at the time of the 9/11 attack. She soon got word that 19 members of her family had been killed in a U.S. bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:44AM
MR Original – Afghanistan: Endless War for Resource Control - by Abby Martin
War has always been about two things: resources and control. It seems more than coincidental that before the US invasion, the Taliban had eradicated the opium crop in the Golden Crescent. Now, 90% of the world's heroin comes from Afghanistan.
Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:19AM
Not good in history - by Ted Rudow III, MA
U.S. leaders often are just not good on history.
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:46PM
Not good in history - by Ted Rudow III, MA
President Obama is expected to announce today a withdrawal of up to 10,000 U.S. troops by the end of the year. Under the plan, the United States would still have some 67,000 troops, plus thousands of contractors, in Afghanistan at the start of 2013—the same total as before last year’s surge.
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:11AM
BTL:As Afghan War Approaches Second Decade, Activists Organize October Anti-War Protest - by Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http
Interview with David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, conducted by Scott Harris
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2011 5:26AM
Sacramento Area Peace Action June Calendar - by www.sacpeace.org
The June 2011 Sacramento Area Peace Action Newsletter is now posted on our website: http://www.sacpeace.org/PrintFriendly/newsletter.pdf
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2011 5:04PM
Sacramento Peace Calendar Update May 22 - Take Action on Afghanistan - by Sacramento Area Peace Action
Take action to stop the war in Afghanistan this week. Here is the calendar update from www.sacpeace.org.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:59PM
"The Great Game’s New Clothes" by Conn Hallinan - by repost
May 5, 2011 According to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta, the U.S. never informed Pakistan about the operation to assassinate al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin because it thought the Pakistanis could “jeopardize the mission” by tipping off the target
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:50AM
The Boogeyman Is Dead. Long Live The Boogeyman. - by Roy Batty
Unless you are a Blackwater "contractor" or an arms dealer or a Haliburton executive, you will not blindly accept that your money (or your childrens lives) should be spent chasing boogeyman after boogeyman.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:13AM