Another casualty in the War on People. Inmate booked on drug charges dies in custody.Read more »
A NATO air strike in Daykundi Province has left at least three members of Afghanistan’s police force dead and three others wounded, in what Afghan officials are calling a “friendly fire” incident and NATO is saying was a routine attack on “armed individuals.”Read more »
Ah, Red Dawn. It's easy to make fun of a movie about a high school football team led by Patrick Swayze single-handedly defeating the Soviet army. And we have done just that in the past. But what looks ridiculous in 2010 looked like prophecy to millions of teenagers in 1984.Read more »
"Why are you wearing that flag here?", a confused young man asked about my choice of capes last Saturday at the peace rally in Philadelphia. Since the crowd was basically left, lefter, and far left they seemed only to associate the Gadsden flag with neocon TEA Partiers. So why was this antiwar libertarian wearing it?Read more »
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago on Monday, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency's recent searches of homes and offices of anti-war activists in both cities.Read more »
10 years after 9/11 many Americans are still utterly baffled why "they" hate "us"? President Bush said they hate our freedoms. But analysts who offered more in depth answers were decried as blaming America.
To answer this question we need another approach. So, what happens if you we reverse the roles? In this thought experiment East becomes West, Muslim becomes Christian, and oil will become unobtainium, the fictional mineral from the movie Avatar.Read more »
Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war.Read more »
According to previously undisclosed estimates, the United States is planning to spend $6 billion annually on supporting Afghanistan’s military and police starting in 2011, an expense which given the weak Afghan economy will probably continue more or less forever.
But the estimate could also be unrealistically low, as the administration spent about $9 billion this year and is planning to spend $11.6 billion next year on this expense.Read more »
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