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Rajavi called on West about Iran

By siavoshhosseini, published on Apr 14, 2014

..." stop the policy of appeasement and offering concessions to the regime” and addressing them directly said, “Do not close your eyes on the regime's crimes against Iranian people, and do not look the other way regarding the role of this regime in the genocide in Syria, the deadly invasion of Iraq, and meddling in the affairs of other countries in the region."

Representatives of some 50 Iranian youth associations took part in the gathering on Saturday.

The representatives of Iranian youth associations underscored the points accentuated by Mrs. Rajavi at the European... (more)

Tags: iraq, iran, human rights, paris, us, un, syria, rajavi, rouhani, maryam rajavi, iranian opposition, iranian youth, rudy giuliani, howard dean, michael mukasey, louis freeh

A Desolation called Democracy

By Anastasia , published on Feb 21, 2013

...out its latest nuclear test. In a way this was a greeting to the world, or at least to the United States. It was meant to convey one core message: all members of the Axis of Evil are equal, but some are more equal than others.

This test comes almost ten years after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. It’s time, I think, to recall the words of Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State – “The message out of Iraq is that if you don’t have nuclear weapons, you get invaded. If you do have nuclear weapons, you don’t get invaded.” North Korea has them, and is... (more)

Tags: iraq, tony blair, middle east, iraq war, george bush, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons

Killed for a Haircut

By Anastasia , published on Mar 11, 2012

How much do you think was spent in ‘liberating’ Iraq? Personally I have no idea but I guess it was an astronomical figure. Then there are the lives, the people that cannot be replaced. I remember a few years ago the parents of a British officer killed in one of the many terrorist incidents that followed the ‘liberation’ of 2003 comforting themselves that his death was not in vain, that he had died, as they put it, ‘helping the people of Iraq’. We helped the people of Iraq alright, Britain and America; we helped to take them from the first to the ninth circle of hell.

This brave new... (more)

Tags: iraq, fashion, intolerance, fundamentalism

Looking for Rage in All the Wrong Places

By Tom Lewis, published on Apr 20, 2010

...care insurance -- provided by private, for-profit companies -- to the poor and the sick. This offends people who describe themselves as Christian. And is described as too expensive by people who remained cheerfully silent as we spent, so far, over three trillion borrowed dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Long-term cost of the recently passed health-care reform legislation, according to the Congressional Budget Office: less that one-third the outlay required thus far by our two most recent wars of choice, and a long-term reduction in the federal deficit.)

There are... (more)

Tags: iraq, afghanistan, health care reform, tea party movement, bank regulation

WAR President IS PEACE Laureate

By Tom Lewis, published on Dec 10, 2009

...than is generally recognized.

The President quoted Martin Luther King to the effect that violence never solves any problems, nor does it ever lead to peace; and still insisted that war is necessary, and can be morally jutified.

What was the moral justification for our invasion of Iraq? Who has ever said what it was? And what kind of morality holds that once you have started killing people for no good reason, you must continue until you "win?"

The moral justification for our invasion of Afghanistan was that people who planned the attacks of 9/11 lived there. That was... (more)

Tags: iraq, obama, afghanistan, war, nobel peace prize

Obama's Healthcare Nightmare

By Christopher Wager, published on Nov 30, 2009

...will have a profound impact on the retired and elderly who already struggle on these mismanaged and inappropriate programs.

The president continued to reassure his listeners that this amount for his health care hale mary will still cost far less than the projected spending on the Iraq war. The GOP was quick to respond to what the present had to say Rep. Tom Price of Georgia a (former orthopedic surgeon) accused Obama of pushing a "government takeover" of health care. Speaking to reporters on a conference call organized by the Republican National Committee, Price contended ... (more)

Tags: iraq, healthcare, california, obama

War Hits Home

By Lady D, published on Nov 17, 2009

...ranks. It seems you can take the man away from war, but you can’t take the war away from man. It is easier to program to hate and kill than to unprogram.

This is even a more confusing incident as Maj. Hasan was in the psychiatric profession. We know how the profession has been used in Iraq (Aragrub) and Guantanamo to torture prisoners. Which could make anyone in the profession a little conflicted, in that as it is billed as a profession that is meant to help others with mental problems not provoke more.

Much of what happened will never see the light of day. However I am... (more)

Tags: iraq, war, torture, fear, hate, stress

Got Terror? Think 911, not 9/11

By Tom Lewis, published on Oct 22, 2009

In the shock of 9/11, 2001, the United States saddled up and, as the old expression goes, rode off in all directions at once, invading Afghanistan, invading Iraq, making millions take off their shoes before getting on an airplane. The invasions, of course, turned into quagmires into which sank tons of our treasure and thousands of our sons' and daughters' lives. In other words, as an exercise in terrorism, the attacks of 9/11 succeeded. The militarists argue that their global war of response has succeeded, because there has not been a similar attack on American soil since 9/11. This... (more)

Tags: iraq, 911, united states, afghanistan, 9/11, world trade centers

Resistance Then, Resist Now! @ Arlington West, Oct. 25th

By T. Conboy, published on Oct 10, 2009

...nationally in contests and a drum circle will conclude the event.   (One or two additional special music guests TBA.)

The speakers on the first 20-minute panel will focus on The Resistance, then and now.   Guests include: Joe Maizlish from The Resistance, a US Marine currently in Iraq and a speaker from Committee Against Militarism in the Schools.   The second 20 minute panel will focus on the war budget and poverty draft with historian and unionist Gordon Alexandre.   CSULA student Anitra Wetzel will speak of problems facing students in today’s skewed economy, and a... (more)

Tags: iraq, hip-hop, healthcare, california, hollywood, music, santa monica

Half Father, Half Soldier

By Lumiere, published on Oct 7, 2009

...at the corner of 29th and 5th avenue in New York City, you  cannot help but notice  the thousands of colorful- gold, blue and green ribbons hanging from the iron gates. These ribbons are symbolic prayers for peace and are significant because they each represent American service people and Iraqis who have lost their lives in the current war. When I stroll past these ribbons, I intentionally extend out my hand to touch the soft fabric, and plastic tags of the soldiers names.

Soldiers; fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, sisters, mothers, wives, daughters, who shed... (more)

Tags: iraq, los angeles, new york, religion, police, obama

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