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With 1000 US soldiers dead in Afghanistan, Time to Revive the Anti-war Agenda

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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by Medea Benjamin U.S. Corporal Gregory S. Stultz, 22, of Brazil, Indiana, died on February 19, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to icasualties.org, Stultz’s death marks the grim milestone of 1,000 American soldiers killed in Operation Enduring Freedom. This week has also been a grim one for civilian casualties as [...]

Who can afford the human costs of war?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

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John Tirman, executive director of MIT’s Center for International Studies, posted this piece Friday on The Nation.com on the human cost of war. It’s incredibly sobering: about one million dead, 4.5 million displaced, one to two million widows, and five million orphans. Tirman writes: “By any sensible measure, it would be difficult to describe this [...]

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