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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 [...]

Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]

Locked in Winter

Monday, January 6, 2014

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  By Kathy Kelly, January 6, 2014 Kabul–The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp began in Nadiai’s home shortly after noon.  She had rushed her son, who had a severe chest infection, to the hospital. She did not know that a gas bottle, used for warmth, was leaking; when the gas connected with a [...]

Outrage Over Obama’s Drone Policy Hits the Streets of San Francisco!

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Outrage Over Obama’s Drone Policy Hits the Streets of San Francisco! President Barack Obama paid a visit to lefty San Francisco where he received an earful from demonstrators. On Monday, November 25, 2013, he spoke at an immigration reform gathering and two high-roller fundraisers . Activists with CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait and other community groups [...]

Hope of Healing for Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi Mother by Alice Walker

Friday, October 4, 2013

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When the US invaded Iraq in 2003 Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of five, lost her home and her property, and was forced to flee to Jordan.  A decade later, Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration. They’re arguing that, since the war was [...]

Iraq struggle continues!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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When US Labor Against the War (USLAW) learned that Iraqi unions had been invited to attend last months AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, but were offered no financial assistance to travel, a decision was made to use USLAW Labor Solidarity Fund resources to underwrite the expenses of at least one union leader.  USLAW decided to [...]

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