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Archive for April, 2009

30 Apr

US Combo of Torture and Impunity Thrives in Iraqi Prisons

New UN Report Shows the US Combo of Torture and Impunity Thrives in Iraqi Prisons Jeremy Scahill, Journalist, author, “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”,  April 30, 2009 Article UN Full Report Iraqi authorities widely use torture to interrogate prisoners and extract confessions without fear of consequence. Sadly, the US doesn’t […]

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29 Apr

The Lonely Soldier

Book tells of female U.S. soldiers raped by comrades By Christine Kearney, Thu Apr 16, 2009 Article NEW YORK (Reuters) – Female U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have more to fear than roadside bombs or enemy ambushes. They also are at risk of being raped or sexually assaulted by fellow soldiers. “The Lonely […]

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29 Apr

“The Horrible Truth”

Many Americans who voted for Barack Obama last November continue to believe he will do the right thing in Iraq by: Dahr Jamail, Friday 24 April 2009 Article The US occupation of Iraq, which has become the full responsibility of President Barack Obama, is once again a bloodbath. Not that it had ceased to be […]

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28 Apr

Arlen Specter to Switch Parties

The 60th Vote                                  Bassem Tellawi/Associated Press, April 28, 2009 Arlen Specter, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania since 1980, said on April 28, 2009 that he would switch to the Democratic party, a move that could reshape the balance of power in Washington. Mr. Specter, running to be elected to a sixth term in 2010, already […]

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