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Sculpture in Iraq Immortalizes Bush

A sculpture of an enormous shoe has been erected in Iraq to honor the journalist who threw his shoes at ex-U.S. President George W. Bush. As he prepared to throw his shoes, Muntadar al-Zeidi, a TV journalist, shouted: “This is from the widows, the...   read more

Obama Orders End to Torture and Secret Prisons

President Barack Obama took a major step in closing one of the darkest chapters in American history by ordering an end to the use of torture, and the closure of secret prisons and the prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. The decision to close Guantán...   read more

And You Thought Guantánamo Was Bad

Four prisoners at the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are asking to be given the same right to a fair trial as the prisoners at Guantánamo. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Guantánamo detainees have a constitution...   read more

Obama Speech Censored in China

The Chinese Communist Party, accustomed to unqualified support from the administration of George W. Bush, was unnerved by parts of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address and censored it for domestic consumption. When Obama spoke the line, “Recall that e...   read more

Innocent Afghani Released from Guantánamo…after Almost 6 Years

Despite previous assurances that the only prisoners left at Guantánamo were hardcore terrorists, the Bush administration, in its last three months, released 24 of the 269 Guantánamo detainees. One, a 29-year-old Afghani named Haji Bismullah, was f...   read more

Making a Profit from U.S. Fears in Afghanistan

Highlighting the catastrophic failure of the U.S.’s rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Report (PDF) (page 38), shows that of $512.9 million allocated to Medical clinics from 2002-2008, o...   read more

Will Obama Release Secret Bush Torture Memos?

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), the relatively unknown arm of the Justice Department (DOJ) with the vitally important job of defining the legal limits of executive power, released a number of previously classified legal opinions regarding the w...   read more

What is Israel Trying to Hide?

Citing safety concerns, the Israeli military has barred foreign journalists’ access to Gaza, defying a mandate last week from the Israeli Supreme Court ordering that a small number of international journalists be allowed into Palestine. Yet despit...   read more

US Regains Lead as #1 Arms Supplier to Developing Countries

The U.S. has reclaimed its preeminence as the leading arms supplier to developing nations in 2007, a position Russia had occupied since 2004. Arms transfer agreements totaled $60 billion in 2007, with $42.3 billion (70%) going to the developing wo...   read more

American Jews Debate Gaza Attacks

Unequivocally hawkish Jewish organizations like the American Jewish Committee and the Zionist Organization of America no longer stand alone as the single pro-Israel school of thought in America. A rising tide of moderate Jewish voices has reacted ...   read more

Torture and Surge Success Challenged: Robert Parry

Fearing that President George W. Bush might go down in history as anything less than “the worst ever,” Robert Parry of ConsortiumNews attacks the Bush administration’s attempt to defend the efficacy of torture and the triumph of the 2007 surge in ...   read more

Top Ten Myths about Iraq, 2008: Juan Cole

Juan Cole presents his top ten myths about Iraq. Aside from debunking common misconceptions about the health and wealth of Iraqi minorities and refugees, Cole also addresses the supposed success of the troop surge. In what he numbers myth #6, Cole...   read more

Bush Administration Trades Terror Victim Families for Libyan Oil

On September 19, 1989, a terrorist bomb destroyed the French-operated flight UTA 772, flying from Chad to Paris, killing all on board. Among the 170 victims were seven Americans, including Bonnie Barnes Pugh, the wife of the U.S. ambassador to Cha...   read more

Russia to Increase Production of Nuclear Warheads

Russia has reinforced its belligerent stance by announcing that it will commission 70 new strategic nuclear warheads in the next three years as part of a $133.4 billion defense procurement.  Experts argue that the new procurement represents Russia...   read more

10 Worst Humanitarian Crises

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders has released its annual list of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Heading the list was Somalia. According to the group, “Already struggling to survive with little or no access...   read more

Afghan War Crime Covered Up…Literally

Tom Lasseter, writing for the McClatchy Newspapers, reports, “Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with a human cargo of suspected Taliban and al Qaida members who'd surrendered to Gen. Abdul Ras...   read more
1825 to 1840 of about 1850 News
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U.S. and the World

1825 to 1840 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 113 114 115 116 Next

Sculpture in Iraq Immortalizes Bush

A sculpture of an enormous shoe has been erected in Iraq to honor the journalist who threw his shoes at ex-U.S. President George W. Bush. As he prepared to throw his shoes, Muntadar al-Zeidi, a TV journalist, shouted: “This is from the widows, the...   read more

Obama Orders End to Torture and Secret Prisons

President Barack Obama took a major step in closing one of the darkest chapters in American history by ordering an end to the use of torture, and the closure of secret prisons and the prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. The decision to close Guantán...   read more

And You Thought Guantánamo Was Bad

Four prisoners at the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are asking to be given the same right to a fair trial as the prisoners at Guantánamo. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Guantánamo detainees have a constitution...   read more

Obama Speech Censored in China

The Chinese Communist Party, accustomed to unqualified support from the administration of George W. Bush, was unnerved by parts of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address and censored it for domestic consumption. When Obama spoke the line, “Recall that e...   read more

Innocent Afghani Released from Guantánamo…after Almost 6 Years

Despite previous assurances that the only prisoners left at Guantánamo were hardcore terrorists, the Bush administration, in its last three months, released 24 of the 269 Guantánamo detainees. One, a 29-year-old Afghani named Haji Bismullah, was f...   read more

Making a Profit from U.S. Fears in Afghanistan

Highlighting the catastrophic failure of the U.S.’s rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Report (PDF) (page 38), shows that of $512.9 million allocated to Medical clinics from 2002-2008, o...   read more

Will Obama Release Secret Bush Torture Memos?

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), the relatively unknown arm of the Justice Department (DOJ) with the vitally important job of defining the legal limits of executive power, released a number of previously classified legal opinions regarding the w...   read more

What is Israel Trying to Hide?

Citing safety concerns, the Israeli military has barred foreign journalists’ access to Gaza, defying a mandate last week from the Israeli Supreme Court ordering that a small number of international journalists be allowed into Palestine. Yet despit...   read more

US Regains Lead as #1 Arms Supplier to Developing Countries

The U.S. has reclaimed its preeminence as the leading arms supplier to developing nations in 2007, a position Russia had occupied since 2004. Arms transfer agreements totaled $60 billion in 2007, with $42.3 billion (70%) going to the developing wo...   read more

American Jews Debate Gaza Attacks

Unequivocally hawkish Jewish organizations like the American Jewish Committee and the Zionist Organization of America no longer stand alone as the single pro-Israel school of thought in America. A rising tide of moderate Jewish voices has reacted ...   read more

Torture and Surge Success Challenged: Robert Parry

Fearing that President George W. Bush might go down in history as anything less than “the worst ever,” Robert Parry of ConsortiumNews attacks the Bush administration’s attempt to defend the efficacy of torture and the triumph of the 2007 surge in ...   read more

Top Ten Myths about Iraq, 2008: Juan Cole

Juan Cole presents his top ten myths about Iraq. Aside from debunking common misconceptions about the health and wealth of Iraqi minorities and refugees, Cole also addresses the supposed success of the troop surge. In what he numbers myth #6, Cole...   read more

Bush Administration Trades Terror Victim Families for Libyan Oil

On September 19, 1989, a terrorist bomb destroyed the French-operated flight UTA 772, flying from Chad to Paris, killing all on board. Among the 170 victims were seven Americans, including Bonnie Barnes Pugh, the wife of the U.S. ambassador to Cha...   read more

Russia to Increase Production of Nuclear Warheads

Russia has reinforced its belligerent stance by announcing that it will commission 70 new strategic nuclear warheads in the next three years as part of a $133.4 billion defense procurement.  Experts argue that the new procurement represents Russia...   read more

10 Worst Humanitarian Crises

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders has released its annual list of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Heading the list was Somalia. According to the group, “Already struggling to survive with little or no access...   read more

Afghan War Crime Covered Up…Literally

Tom Lasseter, writing for the McClatchy Newspapers, reports, “Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with a human cargo of suspected Taliban and al Qaida members who'd surrendered to Gen. Abdul Ras...   read more
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