Yearly Archives: 2003

Rape, Kidnap, and Persecution of Women Rise in Iraq under U.S. Occupation

So This Is Liberation? All the shades are drawn in Raba’s house on a wide residential street in one of Baghdad’s more affluent neighborhoods. Small daughters and nieces streak through a well-appointed living room, leaving giggles and shrieks in their … Continue reading

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Detention of Iraqis creates hostility, resistance

BAGHDAD – U.S.-led coalition forces raided Abdul Rahman Mohammed Saleh al-Dulame’s home in northern Baghdad three times this summer, then arrested the low-level Ministry of Trade employee on a bogus tip that he had been a member of Saddam Hussein’s … Continue reading

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Bush Supports Uzbekistan Dictator Who Kills Opponents by Boiling Them to Death

Tony Blair’s New Friend Britain and the US claim a moral mandate – and back a dictator who boils victims to death The British and US governments gave three reasons for going to war with Iraq. The first was to … Continue reading

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ACLU Requests Information About Prisoners Held in Cuba

Rights Groups Seek Information on Detainees’ Treatment Several civil liberties and veterans groups plan to file a formal request with the federal government today seeking information on whether prisoners in U.S. custody in the war on terrorism have been tortured … Continue reading

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How Bush Maniuplates Using Fear; and How We Can Overcome and Prevail with Hope

A Nation of Victims George W. Bush is generally regarded as a mangler of the English language. What is overlooked is his mastery of emotional language–especially negatively charged emotional language–as a political tool. Take a closer look at his speeches … Continue reading

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Pentagon Seeks Cut in Soldiers’ Danger Pay in Iraq

The Pentagon has urged Congress not to extend recent increases in “imminent danger pay” and “family separation allowances” to U.S. troops in war zones, citing the extra $225 monthly for the two pay categories.  The action has stirred anger among … Continue reading

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U.S. Shuts Down Offending Newspaper in Iraq

Iraqi police accompanied by U.S. troops raided the offices of Al-Mustaqila newspaper, which means The Independent in Arabic. Neighbors said troops broke down the front door, ransacked the office and detained the newspaper’s manager, Abdul Sattar Shalan. According to U.S. … Continue reading

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Two UK Gulf War Veteran Suicides

Both men committed suicide after showing recognised symptoms of the illness – blamed on controversial jabs our troops were given before the war. One – Royal Engineer Eddie Hosdell, 21 – leapt to his death from the Humber Bridge in … Continue reading

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Scientists: Blair and Bush Lied about Iraq’s Mobile Bioweapons Labs

Blow to Blair over ‘mobile labs’ Saddam’s trucks were for balloons, not germs [United Kingdom’s Prime Minister] Tony Blair faces a fresh crisis over Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, as evidence emerges that two vehicles that he [and President … Continue reading

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US Soldier Killed, Four Wounded in Tikrit, Iraq

The military says an American soldier was killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire on them today near Tikrit. At least seven U.S. soldiers have been killed in attacks in Iraq over the past two weeks. Central Command … Continue reading

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