|War Still Sucks
Just Ask the Returning Troops
Ian Gray - January
And Then Your Kids
Pay For It
January 15, 2005
A few stories related by Pulitzer-prize
winning investigative reporter Seymour
Hersh ( he broke the My Lai story in the sixties,
and more recently Abu Ghraib) highlighted for me the
things we don't hear about what's going on in Iraq.
Things like his friend, an Air Force Colonel, who's
job is to be "...an urban bombing planner, planning
urban bombing, to make urban bombing be as unobtrusive
as possible..." prior to this weekend's elections.
Or like the mother who says of her son who's returned
from Iraq: "I gave them a good boy. And they
sent me back a murderer."
Check out the links below for some items
you won't hear much about on Fox or CNN, or check out
Coming Wars: What the Pentagon can now do in Secret
at the New Yorker, or Seymour
Hersh: We've Been Taken Over by a Cult at DemocracyNow.Org
Anti-War Links -January 28, 2005
Truth: Hear It From the Troops
First-hand accounts that give a
glimpse into the life of a soldier
He lost an arm in Iraq; the Army
Returning veterans paint grim picture
of war's toll
The Iraq War - Coping with U.S.
Combat Injuries: Thanks to new body armor, many soldiers
are surviving attacks that likely would have killed
troops in previous wars.
Saddam Hussein's Former Commander
Running in Sunday's Election
Socialist Web Site
US soldiers in Iraq suffer horrific
brain and mental injuries
(Yeah yeah. They're Socialists. I Know. Maybe I am too.)
Resources On The Web
"United for Peace is an online
resource and national campaign that brings together
a broad range of organizations throughout the United
States to help coordinate our work against a U.S. war
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American Friends Service Committee
"The American Friends Service
Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes
people of various faiths who are committed to social
justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is
based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief
in the worth of every person, and faith in the power
of love to overcome violence and injustice"
"Peace Action, formerly SANE
and the Freeze, is the nation's largest grassroots peace
group. As the nation's largest grassroots peace group
we get results: from the 1963 treaty to ban above ground
nuclear testing, to the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive
Test Ban Treaty, from ending the war in Vietnam, to
blocking weapons sales to human rights abusing countries.
"An international human rights
organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political
and social justice. Since our founding in 1988, we have
increased the US public's global awareness while building
"The mission of VolunteerMatch
is to help everyone find a great place to volunteer.
The nonprofit, online service is helping thousands of
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"A nation-wide network of over
300 peace and justice, student and faith-based organizations
united to work for a common cause. Our original mission
was to end the illegal, unjust, and inhumane war being
waged against the people of Iraq by member states of
the United Nations, led by the United States in the
form of 13 years of sanctions and ongoing bombings"
More To Come....
January 15, 2005