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The Mother Ship Lands in Iraq

The Colossus of Baghdad Wonders of the Imperial World By Tom Engelhardt Of the seven wonders of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes, four were destroyed by earthquakes, two by fire. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza today remains. We no longer know who built those [...]

Canadian mercenary company in spotlight

The four kidnapped security guards were working for Canadian-owned security firm GardaWorld.The company is one of the biggest suppliers of private security in Iraq, and is mainly staffed by Britons. The kidnapped computer expert was working for BearingPoint, a US management consultancy which has worked on development projects in Iraq since 2003. Private contractors are [...]

New book, new logic, familiar theme

Heather Mallick: I have long been puzzled by accusations of being “anti-American,” in other words as though it’s an epithet. I am anti- many things: Robert Mugabe, torture, the tedious triumvirate of Roth, Bellow and DeLillo, lawn pesticides and, of course, Tony Blair.

“Good Riddance Attention Whore”

Cindy Sheehan: I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such “liberal blogs” as the Democratic Underground. Being [...]

War resisters lose refugee status bid

The Toronto Star: Two U.S Army deserters have exhausted their appeals for Canadian refugee status and now face deportation.  In a ruling released yesterday, a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeal upheld decisions by the Federal Court and the Immigration and Refugee Board that Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey are not entitled to [...]

US military sees parents as big recruiting barrier

The biggest obstacle for U.S. military recruiters is not finding young Americans willing to enlist in wartime, it’s dealing with their parents, according to the Pentagon.

Iraqi Women the Worse for War

Remember those photos of Iraqi women triumphantly raising freshly inked fingers for Western cameras after voting in their new “democracy”?  They were presented to the world by the U.S. government as an indication of a policy that would liberate Iraqi women and men.  Well, it didn’t quite work out that way, according to Iraqi women’s [...]

The Great Wall of Segregation…

…Which is the wall the current Iraqi government is building (with the support and guidance of the Americans). It’s a wall that is intended to separate and isolate what is now considered the largest ‘Sunni’ area in Baghdad- let no one say the Americans are not building anything. According to plans the Iraqi puppets and [...]

Iraqi Oil Workers Address US Congress

Just as the New York Times reports on billions in missing Iraqi Oil (see below), Hasan Jum’a Awwad, Head of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, has urged Congress “not to link withdrawal with the oil law”: Open Letter to: “The Members of the US Congress who Oppose the War on Iraq [and] Members of [...]

NATO muscle for oil majors

Al-Jazeera May 14, 2007 NATO is considering deploying sea-borne rapid-reaction forces to help private oil firms such as BP, one of its senior officials has announced. Jamie Shea, director of policy planning in the office of NATO’s secretary-general, said the proposal may mean sending NATO forces to Africa, Asia and the Middle East to protect [...]