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Sociocide: Iraq Is No More

War Is A Crime, February 17, 2011 As we approach the 8th anniversary of a U.S. invasion of Iraq, and having just passed the 20th anniversary of another, it’s worth reflecting on what’s been accomplished through two wars and the intervening sanctions that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright so famously approved of even at […]

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The Shame Of Being An American

Paul Craig Roberts Prisonplanet.com Feb 17, 2011 The United States government has overestimated the amount of shame that it and American citizens can live down.  On February 15 “the indispensable people” had to suffer the hypocrisy of the U.S. Secretary of State delivering a speech about America’s commitment to Internet freedomwhile the U.S. Department of Justice (sic) brought unconstitutional […]

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More evidence of US war crimes

Patrick Martin WSWS, January 24, 2011 Military documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union after a lengthy lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act provide important new evidence of American war crimes. The documents include autopsy reports and investigative reports on the deaths of 190 prisoners held by the US military at Guantanamo Bay, […]

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Who is Behind Wikileaks?

by Michel Chossudovsky   “World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies. By controlling press releases of economic strategies that shape national trends, the power elite are able to not only tighten their stranglehold on this nation’s economic structure, but can extend that […]

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The WikiLeaks Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed

The Frago 242 War Logs by Tom Burghardt   On October 22nd, the whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified Iraq war documents, the largest leak of secret information in U.S. history. Explosive revelations contained in the Iraq War Logs provided further evidence of the Pentagon’s role in the systematic torture of Iraqi citizens by the […]

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Torture, killing, children shot – and how the US tried to keep it all quiet

Reports by Emily Dugan, Nina Lakhani, David Randall, Victoria Richards and Rachel Shields   The largest leak in history reveals the true extent of the bloodshed unleashed by the decision to go to war in Iraq – and adds at least 15,000 to its death toll October 23, 2010 So now we begin to know […]

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The Nightmare: The Iraq Invasion's Atrocities, Unearthing the Unthinkable

by Felicity Arbuthno   “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”François-Marie Arouet -“Voltaire” (1694-1778.)   I have a deeply held belief that the duty of a commentator is, to the best of one’s ability, to record, to shine light in often dark places, to act as a voice for those […]

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The Nightmare: The Iraq Invasion’s Atrocities, Unearthing the Unthinkable

by Felicity Arbuthno   “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”François-Marie Arouet -“Voltaire” (1694-1778.)   I have a deeply held belief that the duty of a commentator is, to the best of one’s ability, to record, to shine light in often dark places, to act as a voice for those […]

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Real Versus Fake Crises: Concealing The Risk of An All Out Nuclear War

by Michel Chossudovsky We have reached a turning point in our history. The US and its allies are preparing to launch a nuclear war with devastating consequences. During the Cold War, the concept of “mutual assured destruction” (MAD) was put forth. An understanding of the consequences of nuclear war largely contributed to avoiding the outbreak […]

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The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

Greg Mitchell Blogger, The Nation, “Media Fix” Posted: September 15, 2010 09:39 AM With each revelation, or court decision, on U.S. torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gitmo — or the airing this month of The Tillman Story and Lawrence Wright’s My Trip to Al-Qaeda — I am reminded of the chilling story of Alyssa Peterson, who died […]

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