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Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

military-spendingWhile our fiscal woes have led Congress to slash food aid this year to the world’s poor — rest assured, fellow Americans — the U.S. government will keep using your tax dollars to kill them. For while John Boehner and Barack Obama might disagree on some things, there’s one area they can agree on: War. And the need for more of it.
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Don’t Let the US Silence Malalai Joya

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd March, 2011 | No Comments

photo: AfghanKabul flickrMalalai Joya was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the world in 2010, but now the US is trying to silence her by denying her a travel visa to enter the United States, most likely due to her criticism of the US-NATO war in Afghanistan. Join a national network of activists that is calling on everyone across the country to demand that the State Department let Ms. Joya in.
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The Iraq Debacle: The Legacy of Seven Years of War

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th August, 2010 | No Comments

Iraq_DebacleLast Monday, President Obama gave a speech before the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Atlanta, Georgia stating that the US military is on target and will withdraw all its combat troops from Iraq by the end of August. Global Exchange and CODEPINK join in on a statement in hopes to get out the truth that the Iraq war was based on lies, left Iraq in tatters, drained our resources and MUST NOT be repeated for years to come in Afghanistan.
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Use Wikileaks to Flood Congress Today

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th July, 2010 | No Comments

Wikileaks_-logoNot since the Pentagon Papers have the inner workings of war been exposed to the public in such an explosive fashion as with the Wikileaks’ revelations on the Afghan war. The Afghan War Diary is composed of over 90,000 leaked military documents that expose the harrowing truth of the war in Afghanistan, revealing widespread corruption, soaring Taliban attacks, cover-ups, excessive civilian casualties and more.
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Afghan Envoy Holbrooke and Senate in La La Land

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War on 16th July, 2010 | No Comments

Holbrooke+Crocker+Testify+Before+Senate+Afghanistan+xG11oW2w80Cl“Man, those dudes are in La La Land,” a young intern said to me on the way out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan on June 14, his eyes rolling. “You can’t win in Afghanistan. Don’t they read history?”
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Declaring Our Independence from An Empire of Debt and Energy Dependency

Posted by in World News & Events on 1st July, 2010 | No Comments

T.J. Drive Through UtahThe 4th of July is a day to remember that despite the places in history where we have fallen short as a nation, the ideals on which our country was founded endure. It is our responsibility as citizens to understand our past and safeguard our future by challenging what we take for granted about the way we live. By declaring our independence from oil we prepare ourselves for the difficult but necessary policy battles that will shape our future as a proud, free and principled nation.
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Senator Carl Levin Fiddling With War While Detroit Burns

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th June, 2010 | No Comments

DSC01030General Petreaus is being confirmed today as the new commander of the war in Afghanistan. His confirmation hearing in Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, was noteworthy only because of the Senators’ refusal to ask critical questions about the 9-year-old war that has claimed the lives of over 1,000 soldiers and countless Afghans. The only debate in the hearing centered on whether there should be a timeline of July 2011 to begin the drawdown of US forces, or whether our commitment should be open-ended. There was, however, one heated exchange the media missed because it happened just after the hearing ended.
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