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Iraqi prisoners move closer to inquiry into mistreatment claims

Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor   guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 November 2011 15.38 GMT   UK military faces judge-led inquiry into detentions and interrogations after appeal court rules in favour of 140 Iraqis   More than 140 Iraqis who were imprisoned by British troops in the years following the 2003 invasion have won a court of […]

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War crimes tribunal tries Bush, Blair

Press TV Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:41PM   A War Crimes Tribunal in the Malaysian capital has begun its hearing against George W. Bush and Tony Blair, charging the former officials for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, Press TV reports.   The tribunal will determine whether the formerUSpresident and British prime minister committed war […]

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Video: Michele Bachmann Wants Iraq to Pay US for Being Invaded

ThinkProgress6 November 13, 2011   During an interview on Sunday with ‘Meet the Press’ (video below), Rep. Michele Bachmann said that the Iraqshould pay Americafor invading , occupying and destroying their country . “It’s over 800 billion dollars that we have expended [in Iraq]. I believe that Iraq should pay us back for the money […]

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Wall Street’s Wars — Fallujah Veteran: ‘I Served The 1%’

By Ross Caputi The author is a Marine Corps veteran of the second siege of Fallujah and a member of March Forward!. He is the founder of the ‘Justice for Fallujah Project’ which will host various events during the second annual ‘Remember Fallujah Week,’ Nov. 16-19. Click here for more information.   November 8, 2011 […]

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Iraq Syndrome

 by Robert C. Koehler Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. His new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound is now available. Contact him at koehlercw@gmail.com or visit his website at commonwonders.com.   Published on Thursday, October 27, 2011 by CommonDreams.org   This won’t beVietnam, exactly. No helicopter whisking the […]

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New Drone Can Be Stored in Soldiers’ Backpacks

Drone technology is advancing and their use is proliferating exponentially, as the public and the law lag behind  by John Glaser Antiwar Forum     October 19, 2011   Drone technology is advancing faster than the public or the legal system has time to catch up to their now ubiquitous use inAmerica’s many war zones. US troops inAfghanistanwill […]

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Herman Cain’s Divisive War Rhetoric

By Conor Friedersdorf Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.   The Atlantic        Oct 16 2011, 11:22 AM ET   How would a President […]

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Robert Fisk: Assad, his raids on Lebanon, and Syria’s slow slip into civil war

In Damascus, the regime presents a picture of vast rallies of support. But as tensions rise on the nation’s borders, cracks are showing. In Beirut, Robert Fisk peers behind the propaganda Independent     Monday, 17 October 2011   Cross-border tank incursions; four Syrian opponents of the Damascus regime kidnapped in Lebanon, supposedly in a vehicle belonging […]

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