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US invasions have made the work of Muslim feminists much more difficult. The last thing they need is for women’s rights to be branded as the tool of the invaders and occupiers and cultural imperialists.
In the first four months of 2007 alone, the US Air Force has dropped more bombs and missiles than in the whole year of 2006, official figures show. The number of Iraqi civilian casualties from US airstrikes has risen sharply, with an average of more than 50 a month, according to conservative estimates. Yet, such [...]
The wars of the future may be fought just to run the machines that fight them.
Seven Afghan children have been killed during a US-led coalition air strike against a suspected al-Qaeda safe house in eastern Afghanistan that also left several fighters dead, the force said.
Though Washington’s sanctions on Sudan give the impression of a tougher stance, this Baltimore Sun article reveals that the US has “soft-pedaled the sanctions” so that Sudan will continue helping the CIA with intelligence in Iraq. Former director of African affairs for the National Security Council John Prendergast argues that the Bush administration’s cooperation with [...]
The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions went on strike in opposition to the proposed hydrocarbon law. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki responded forcefully by sending the army and issuing arrest warrants against the union’s leaders. Iraqi unions are a strong, secular voice against oil privatization and the occupation in general. (truthout)
While most observers are focused on the U.S. Congress as it continues to issue new rubber stamps to legitimize Bush’s permanent designs on Iraq, nationalists in the Iraqi parliament — now representing a majority of the body — continue to make progress toward bringing an end to their country’s occupation. The parliament today passed a [...]
Carl Bloice elucidates the failure or unwillingness of the Western media to accurately report the invasion and occupation of Somalia by a US backed Ethiopian government. He asserts that behind the US-Ethiopian political alliance lies a strategic move to secure positioning in this oil region.
Short video clip of protest at Powell’s visit in Hamilton. Ali from THAC spoke officially on behalf of CHAN against Powell’s visit, and described how Powell has betrayed the people of Haiti. About 150 people attended the demonstration.
The Bush administration’s plans to bring detainees at Guantánamo Bay to trial were thrown into chaos yesterday when military judges threw out all charges against a detainee held there since he was 15 and dismissed charges against another detainee who chauffeured Osama bin Laden.