Jul 232013
 
FREE Bradley Manning (Text of NY Times Ad)

WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING We stand with WikiLeaks whistle-blower US Army PFC Bradley Manning We are American military veterans, artists, journalists, educators, homemakers, lawyers, and citizens.  We live in red states and in blue states, in communities urban and rural.  We ask you to consider the facts, and join us in declaring:  Enough is enough.  [Read More…]

Apr 142012
 

Some of you may not be aware of a report by Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis, an active duty US Army officer who has had four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan starting in 2005. His latest was a tour in Afghanistan 2010 – 2011. He created 2 reports, one classified and one unclassified. I have read [Read More…]

Feb 012012
 
Winning Hearts & Minds?

We have all heard the euphemism “collateral damage.” To spin the carnage in this way makes the reality of dead women and children more abstract and hence more palatable to the American public. It becomes easier to avoid the fact that in the two acknowledged mideast wars, many more civilians are dead than enemy combatants. [Read More…]

Dec 222011
 
Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?

By Laura Raymond Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Cross posted from Firedoglake.   Unbelievably, in 2011 this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States. Human rights attorneys are headed back to court in the coming month to argue that, yes, victims of war crimes and [Read More…]