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Veterans For Peace Now in Pakistan Opposing Drone War | VFP

Seven Members of Veterans For Peace are part of a 40-member delegation organized by Code Pink now in Pakistan through October 10th. VFP members Leah Bolger, Dave Dittemore, Bill Kelly, Jody Mackey, Rob Mulford, and Ann Wright are meeting with drone victims’ families, elected officials, tribal elders, and residents of South Waziristan, where U.S. drone strikes have killed thousands, while ...

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U.S. Scales Back Plans for Afghan Peace | NYTimes.com

KABUL, Afghanistan — With the surge of American troops over and the Taliban still a potent threat, American generals and civilian officials acknowledge that they have all but written off what was once one of the cornerstones of their strategy to end the war here: battering the Taliban into a peace deal. For more on this story, visit: U.S. Scales ...

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Veterans For Peace Meets With Ahmadinejad | Veterans for Peace

Members of Veterans For Peace, along with other U.S. peace activists, met Tuesday night with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Veterans For Peace President Leah Bolger addressed the meeting, stressing VFP’s commitment to doing everything possible to prevent a U.S. or U.S.-assisted attack on Iran. VFP hopes to send a delegation to Iran in October. For Bolger’s full prepared remarks, visit: ...

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Activist Mona Eltahawy released after arrest in New York subway protest | guardian.co.uk

Prominent Egyptian-American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy has been released from police custody after being arrested in New York on Tuesday for spray painting a subway poster that equates Muslims with “savages”. Eltahawy was charged with criminal mischief after she painted over a poster that read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man” ...

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Living Under Drones | YouTube

http://www.warcosts.com Since 2004, up to 884 innocent civilians, including at least 176 children, have died from US drone strikes in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. A new report from the Stanford and New York University law schools finds drone use has caused widespread post-tramatic stress disorder and an overall breakdown of functional society in North Waziristan. In addition, the ...

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Boykinism: Andrew Bacevich, Even Dumb Ideas Have Consequences | TomDispatch Tomgram

Joe McCarthy Would Understand By Andrew J. Bacevich First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.” Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.” Most recently, we have an American posting a slanderous anti-Muslim video on the Internet with all the ensuing turmoil. Throughout, the official U.S. position has ...

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