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The Fourth Estate in Flames

Friday, October 10, 2014

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A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (Isis). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, [...]

Violation of International Law: Where is Obama’s “Authorization to Use Force” in Iraq

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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There was much enthusiasm in 2008 that President Barack Obama would bring a saner and more lawful approach to issues of foreign policy and war and peace. Six years later — with Americans still being killed in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay still in active operation, US drones killing people in several countries and even American citizens, and [...]

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Last summer, Inder Comar, Esq. filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration on behalf of Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh. It is a noble attempt to hold the Bush Administration accountable for war crimes and a case that Quiet Mike has been following from the beginning. Earlier this year, the Department of Justice, who [...]

Our Letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Monday, July 7, 2014

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By Tyra Walker On July 3rd, 2014, CODEPINK sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, urging him to take a stand for the release of Egyptian prisoner Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, who has now been detained for over 365 days. We encourage [...]

CODEPINK’s Response to U.S. Court Release of Obama Administration’s ‘Drone Memo’

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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By Tyra Walker Although CODEPINK acknowledges the motion towards some semblance of transparency with the release of the 2010 Memorandum outlining the Department of Justice’s legal reasoning for the assassination of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, we conclude that the Memorandum falls short of delivering the need for accountability required for addressing unjust action which lethally [...]

Disrupting Donald Rumsfeld, War Criminal

Monday, June 23, 2014

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By Ashley Lopez On the morning of June 12th, a muggy, sweltering morning in D.C., Dooler Campbell, Burkely Hermann and I showed up to a breakfast and book signing with the infamous war criminal Donald Rumsfeld. Our plan of action was to show up and conduct a citizen’s arrest during his speech. After all, it’s [...]

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