Tag: Iraq war

War Resisters: #LetThemStay

By the War Resisters Support Campaign
Across the country, supporters of U.S. Iraq War resisters have been working hard to ensure that the Liberal government acts quickly to resolve their cases and let them stay. Your letters, emails and phone calls have had a real impact – but we aren’t there yet.
The Federal Court has given […]

Pregnant conscientious objector sentenced to prison

United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
By William Boardman, Reader Supported News
Amnesty International identifies her as a prisoner of conscience, she was the first American female conscientious objector to flee to Canada, but mainstream media mostly ignore this […]

Iraq 10 years after: Carl Ridd’s Prophetic Warning

Editor’s Note: The United States invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003, insisting that the Iraqi government possessed “weapons of mass destruction” that posed an imminent threat to world security. These claims were later shown to be bogus, but the damage was done: a shattered country in which millions became refugees and as many as 1.4 […]

Iraq 10 years after: What’s Past is Prologue

Feb. 15, 2003: Thousands of Winnipeggers joined millions worldwide in opposing the US-led invasion of Iraq. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk
by Glenn Michalchuk
February 15, 2003 marks the tenth anniversary of the largest protest in human history. As the war clouds gathered over Iraq, millions responded globally to a call for demonstrations against the impending war. The average […]

War Resister Kimberly Rivera ordered deported

United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
On Thursday, August 30th the Canadian government ordered U.S. Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and their four young children deported to the United States. Kimberly served in […]

Fallujah: Enriched uranium weapon new battlefield horror

RT, Oct. 25, 2011 – The high court in London is to hear a case over the use of uranium-enhanced weapons by U.S.-led forces during the infamous Iraqi Battle of Fallujah in 2005. This, following a number of reports alleging their use was much more widespread than originally thought. RT talks to Christopher Busby, the co-author […]

The Blood on Rupert Murdoch’s Hands

By David Swanson, Counterpunch, July 15 – 17, 2011
Nailing Rupert Murdoch for his employees’ phone tapping or bribery would be a little like bringing down Al Capone for tax fraud, or George W. Bush for torture. I’d be glad to see it happen but there’d still be something perverse about it.
I remember how outraged Americans […]

Wikileaks, Canada, Iraq & the mainstream media

In the Wake of Wikileaks:
A Media Critique of Revelations about Canadian Duplicity in Iraq
By Richard Sanders, coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade and editor of COAT’s magazine Press for Conversion!
“One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.”
Mark Twain, Vice President, American Anti-Imperialist […]

The Body Baggers of Iraq

US Marines prepare to collect bodies following a suicide bombing on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, June 26, 2008. Photo: © zoriah/www.zoriah.com
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig, March 21, 2011
Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marines immediately after she graduated from high school in 2001. She volunteered three years later to serve in the Marine Corps’ […]

Even lost wars make corporations rich

A young protester with a painted face demonstrates in central Athens during an anti-war rally back in 2007. Photo: AP / Petros Giannakouris
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Jan. 10, 2011
Power does not rest with the electorate. It does not reside with either of the two major political parties. It is not represented by the […]