Jon Elmer | The NewStandard | 10 October 2005
Gaza City -- After delaying a decision for over three years, Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled that the military's use of Palestinian "human shields" in the Occupied Territories is illegal and a violation of international law.
Documented examples of the procedure range from sending Palestinians into houses to ensure they are not booby-trapped, to forcing Palestinian ambulances to drive in front of Israeli troops, to resting rifles on the shoulders of civilians to deter fire when ground forces carry out urban operations.
"The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. .. But Silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn - or be forced - to accept. .. History is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined."
By John Buchanan and Stacey Michael | The New Hampshire Gazette | November 7, 2003
After the seizures in late 1942 of five U.S. enterprises he managed on behalf of Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen, Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, failed to divest himself of more than a dozen "enemy national" relationships that continued until as late as 1951, newly-discovered U.S. government documents reveal.
By Robert C. Koehler | Tribune Media Services | October 27, 2005
Plame, as everyone knows by now, is the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who - about the time Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” banner was beginning to sink into the quagmire - wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa.” What he didn’t find was any evidence that Saddam Hussein had purchased yellowcake uranium in Niger, which could have been used to build a nuclear bomb. Wilson’s testimony exposed the whopper justifying the invasion: Saddam’s cache of WMD.
What happened next is a case study in why we teach children not to lie.
Bush is stuck with another war he can't win. He is trying to get the Europeans to take over from US troops, but with the exception of Toady Blair, who is sending a few thousand British troops to be shot at, the Europeans are having none of it. The British were defeated three times in Afghanistan: in 1838-1842, 1878-1880 and 1919; referred to as the First, Second and Third Afghan Wars. Then the Russians were forced out of their occupation in the 1980s. The Fifth Afghan War will be another horrible legacy of Bush to his country.
Shocking images from Afghanistan have again exposed the racist barbarism of the U.S. "war on terror"....Last week, U.S. soldiers were caught on videotape burning the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters--something forbidden under Islamic law--in Gonbaz, a village in southern Afghanistan.
What is happening right now in Haiti is probably Canada's worst foreign policy crime in the last 50 years. The Canadian government helped plan and carry out the destabilization of Haiti's elected government, culminating in the February 2004 coup d'état/kidnapping of President Jean Bertrand Aristide by U.S. Marines and Canada's Joint Task Force 2. Since then, the coup-installed government and its death squad allies have waged an all-out war against Aristide's Lavalas movement and its supporters with the full and enthusiastic backing of Paul Martin's Liberal government.
To understand just how tenuous the U.S. position in Iraq is at the moment, we have only to look at the way Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the solidly Shiite South slipped out of the control of occupation forces last month.
(Ottawa, October 18) OPIRG-Carleton and OPIRG-GRIPO Ottawa, in co-sponsorship with Octopus Books, the International Socialists, Journalists for Human Rights and the Human Rights Society, present an evening of thought-provoking discussion with author, journalist and foreign-policy critic William Blum on "The War on Terrorism and the Expansion of US Empire," taking place Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre, Southam Hall at Carleton University.
Carleton University, Alumni Theatre, Southam Hall, Ottawa
Condoleezza Rice is coming and it's time to raise a little hell!!!
When: 24 October, 6 PM
Where: 24 Sussex Drive - The Prime Minister's Residence
Look for Anarchist flags and use them as a convergence point.
Rural Ontario Anarchist Development Collective
24 Sussex Drive
Mike Corde | AP
The SBS television network broadcast video footage that purportedly showed U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of the suspected Taliban fighters in the hills outside the southern village of Gonbaz, near the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
By Kirsten Anderberg (www.kirstenanderberg.com)
The trial of Saddam Hussein is the headline on all the news stations. Yet most of the things they are saying about Saddam, actually apply to GWBush, and many to his dad, George Bush, Sr., as well.
Antiwar, Anti Occupation Mobilization in Vancouver!
US/UK Out of Iraq!
Canada Out of Afghanistan!
Stop the Canadian War Drive!
Saturday October 22
Rally @ 3pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
(Georgia St. & Howe St.)
Vancouver Art Gallery
By SHAWN MCCARTHY | Globe and Mail | October 13, 2005
NEW YORK - Peace activists yesterday accused the Liberal government of buckling under U.S. pressure by dropping its sponsorship of a resolution on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at the United Nations.
In his September 14 debate with George Galloway at Baruch College, born-again neocon Christopher Hitchens laid out his four-point argument for why Iraq had surrendered its right to sovereignty. In his opening statement, the Trotskyist-turned-Bush booster contended that the American invasion of Iraq was a justifiable violation of sovereignty.