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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Blackwater, Iraq, Erik Prince, Blackwater guilty verdicts )

Judy
- 10 hours ago - firstlook.org
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 3 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - digg.com
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
Could Iraq's Tribes Provide the Glue That Keeps the Country From Falling Apart?
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq, government, middle-east, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
Saddam Hussein tapped Iraq's tribes, which cross geographic and ethnic lines, to bolster his regime. Now some tribesmen are offering to help fend off the self-declared Islamic State.
American Blackout   video
Society & Culture  (tags: American Blackout, Cynthia McKinney, Bush, Gore, Kerry, Election 2000 Florida, Election 2004 Ohio, vote, voter disenfranchisement, Iraq, Supreme Court )

Dandelion
- 5 days ago - youtube.com
American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004. If all votes were counted we'd not have George Bush for President, Iraq War, Supreme Court would be different. Please vote be involved.
ISIS's Nightmare: Fierce Kurdish Women Fighters
World  (tags: world, war, violence, middle-east, iraq, ISIS, women in battle, politics, humanrights )

Cal
- 9 days ago - alternet.org
In the battle for Kobani, Syria, Kurdish women warriors are said to terrify ISIS.
Photos You Won't See Anywhere Else ~ A Lens to the Front (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, photos, photojournalism, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, society, sadness, humans, news, interesting, violence, culture )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - roadsandkingdoms.com
A homegrown Iraqi photo agency is telling stories no one else can. When he arrived, Ahmed was still covered in dust. He was just back from the military base in Daquq, a few miles away from the ISIS-controlled territories of Iraq.
First U.S. Soldier Killed in Fight Against ISIS Is Marine Presumed Lost at Sea After Flight Mishap
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Iraq, Syria, U.S.Marine, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, death, sadness, violence, world, news, society, safety, government, politics )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A U.S. Marine who went into the sea from a V-22 Osprey during a flight mishap over the northern Gulf this week is the first American to be killed in U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
ArmyTimes: Poll: 70% of Troops Say No More Boots on the Ground in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Military, Troops, Active Duty, Poll, No Boots on Ground, Middle East Crisis, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, War )

Brian
- 19 days ago - armytimes.com
"As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S. ground troops into combat."
Who Will Profit From the Wars in Iraq and Syria?
Business  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Iraq, Syria, War on Terror, Corporate Power )

Judy
- 21 days ago - commondreams.org
War is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon's contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse.
Would the Founders Put a Stop to War Without End?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, USA Founders, Thom Hartmann, Democracy, Iraq, Syria, Ancient Rome, War Without End )

Dandelion
- 21 days ago - youtube.com
Excellent video given by Thom Hartmann. Where are you Congress?
IVAW Veterans & CCR Human Rights Attorneys Seek Information on Toxic DU Weapons Use in Iraq
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iraq, depleted uranium, DU weapons, deployment locations, environmental poisoning, clean-up, FOIA request, illness, cancer, contamination, US vets, Iraqis, Afghans, Center for Constitutional Rights, CCR, Iraq Veterans Against the War, IVAW )

LucyKalei
- 21 days ago - truth-out.org
Center for Constitutional Rights submits FOIA request to DOD & State Department on behalf of CCR & IraqVetsAgainsttheWar seeking DU munition deployment locations in Iraq. Only way to deal with health effects & ensure clean-up is full accounting
Islamists Destroy 7th Century Church, Mosque in Tikrit, Iraq
World  (tags: Islamists, Christians, Iraq )

David
- 25 days ago - aina.org
Islamists in Tikrit have destroyed The Assyrian Green Church, built in 700 A.D., and Forty Shrine, the oldest Islamic religious shrine in Iraq. ISIS has destroyed churches, religious shrines and mosques in the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh.
Civilian Deaths Mount as US Bombing of Syria Expands
World  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Iraq, Syria, War on Terror )

Judy
- 28 days ago - commondreams.org
'We will pay with our blood,' says Abu Ibrahim, who fled his city of Raqqa ahead of US bombing. 'In big wars, the civilian will pay.'
"..But, Don't We Have to Do Something About ISIS?"
World  (tags: IS/IL, USA, Obama, obama administration, war, Syria, Iraq, war on terror, terrorists, Arab World, politics, MIC, imperialism, anti war movement )

Angelika
- 28 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The most frequently asked question I'm hearing, including among people who have been active in opposing U.S. wars, is "but, don't we have to do something about ISIS?" Yes, "we" do. We -people living in this country- do have to send a loud message >>
 

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