A Call from Former Military Personnel and Government Officials to Reject Nomination of John Brennan as Director of the CIA As former military personnel and government officials, we are deeply concerned about the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. As President Obama’s current counterterrorism advisor, Brennan has been the mastermind behind [...]
The "compromise" approved by the House today and expected to pass the Senate tomorrow is an atrocity. It is a rich man's coup of our democracy. Consider this: absolutely no tax increases are included in the bill. It creates a "super Congress," with authority to slash social services when the country is still reeling from
The House Appropriations Committee approved the annual military spending bill today, sending it to the full House for approval. They lamented having to shave $9 billion off of Obama’s request, but they still managed to find $17 billion more than last year’s budget for endless war. For those keeping track at home, the numbers publicized [...]
After several canceled flights, I am finally on my way to Egypt to join my CODEPINK colleagues who are already there. We were supposed to be leading a delegation to Gaza right now, traveling through the Sinai to get to Gaza's southern border. The Rafa crossing into Gaza has been closed, our delegation is unable to leave Cairo, and we have been caught up in the breath-taking people's movement that is sweeping Egypt. CODEPINK’s Tighe Barry has been out on the streets of Cairo all week long. You can hear a compelling report from him here.
Flotilla on Dipity. Israel’s attack of the peaceful flotilla bound for Gaza is nothing short of state-sponsored terrorism. Demand that President Obama act like a Nobel Peace laureate and condemn this act of violence. Related articles by Zemanta Israeli ships attack Gaza aid flotilla (cbc.ca) Israel fires on Gaza aid flotilla (washingtonmonthly.com) Update: Israel’s Despicable, [...]
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 [...]