By Juan Cole — The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has summarized an Israeli military briefing by Israeli Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi of a US congressional delegation a little over a year ago and concludes that, “The memo on the talks between Ashkenazi and [Congressman Ike] Skelton, as well as numerous other documents from the same period of time, to which Aftenposten has gained access, leave a clear message: The Israeli military is forging ahead at full speed with pre
Archive for January, 2011
Conn Hallinan — Dispatches From The Edge — In spite of a White House declaration that “progress” is being made in Afghanistan, by virtually any measure the war has deteriorated significantly since the Obama Administration surged troops into Kandahar and Helmand provinces. This past year has been the deadliest on record for U.S. and coalition troops. Civilian casualties are on the rise, and, according to the Red Cross, security has worsened throughout the country. U.S. allies are falli
By Michael Whitney — At roughly 1:00 pm [January 23], upon driving onto the base at Quantico, David House and blogger Jane Hamsher were detained by military guards. House, who is on the Quantico Brig’s visitation list, has been visiting Bradley Manning in confinement since last September. In December 2010, House came forward with testimony that he witnessed a deterioration in Manning’s physical and mental state due to the conditions of Manning’s solitary confinement. House traveled to
10 December 2010 — International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism The International Congress on the Human Right to Peace, Meeting on 9 and 10 December 2010 in Santiago de Compostela, on the occasion of the 2010 Forum or World Social Forum on Peace Education Read Full Text ...
Judge Dismisses Cases Against Military Veterans and Anti-War Activists Following Dec 16th Washington, D.C. Arrests
From Veterans for Peace – Washington, D.C. – January 4, 2011: Anti-war military veterans and other activists celebrated a breakthrough victory today in DC Superior Court, when charges were dropped, following arrests in front of the White House, on December 16, 2010. Over 131 people were arrested in a major veteran-led protest while participating in non-violent civil resistance in a driving snowstorm. US Park Police charged all 131 protesters with "Failure to Obey a Lawful Order," whe