The US Should Stop Supporting Nuri Al-Maliki Eman Ahmed Khamas* ‘Maliki is a liar’, Iraqis have been chanting in their demos for years now, showing their displeasure with the Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki. Now he has gone to the United States asking for weapons and intelligence support, insisting that outside terrorists are jeopardizing the [...]
Help an Iraqi single mother! In the lawsuit against the Bush war criminals, Saleh v. Bush, single mother of five, Sundus Shaker Saleh alleges the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people. Sundus Saleh with her four children Here’s Yes Magazine’s account of Saleh’s story: “Prior to the arrival of U.S. forces, [...]
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 [...]
By Jodie Evans and Charles Davis George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted [...]
Marking the 10th anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq, U.S. Veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies launched the Right to Heal initiative today in front of the White House. Speakers, which included both U.S. veterans and Iraqis, focused on the rights of everyone on all sides of this conflict, especially [...]
By Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis
The U.S. occupation of Iraq is reportedly set to come to an end, with most of the roughly 40,000 soldiers currently stationed there set to be removed by year's end. But let's make no mistake: contrary to what you're likely to hear from the political and media establishment, the only thing worth celebrating is this war's end, not what it accomplished.