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No sir the war is not over!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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No sir the war is not over! by Farah Muhsin Eleven years have passed since the historic day of the fall of Baghdad dawned on all Iraqis, marking the end of an era but the beginning of another deadly one. Eleven years have passed and over 100,000 lives were lost and millions were displaced, more [...]

Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him Former U.S. Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney is scheduled to speak at the Toronto Global Forum, October 31, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. A letter was sent [...]

Dick Cheney & Torture Team Laugh It Off!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Dick Cheney & Torture Team Laugh It Off! “They’re wrong. Waterboarding is torture,” Obama said. “Anybody who has actually read about and understands the practice of waterboarding would say that that is torture. And that’s not something we do — period.” –Laura MacInnis, Reuters In March 2008, hundreds gathered in Washington DC for the Winter [...]

Hungry for justice: an interview with CloseGitmo hunger striker Cynthia Papermaster

Monday, October 7, 2013

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by Janet Weil Cynthia Papermaster, a retired law librarian, has been a stalwart SF Bay Area organizer and local group coordinator (Golden Gate local) for nearly a decade. In June 2013, she escalated her years-long opposition to the horrors of indefinite detention and torture in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), taking on a hunger strike in solidarity [...]

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 [...]

Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Statement submitted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Statement submitted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace July 16h, 2013 Our organization, CODEPINK, recently returned from a delegation to Yemen, where we met with many family members who have loved ones in Guantanamo. We also met with government officials, from the [...]

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