From an article in The Guardian:
The real cost to America of the Iraq war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion, up to 10 times more than previously thought, according to a report written by Nobel prize-winning economist and a Harvard budget expert Joseph Stiglitz.
The study, which expands on traditional estimates by including such costs as lifetime disability and healthcare for troops injured in the conflict as well as the impact on the American economy, concludes that the U.S. Government is continuing to underestimate the cost of the war....
By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer
The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents exploded a suicide car bomb and launched two mortar shells at Iraq's Interior Ministry during National Police Day celebrations Monday, killing 21 people and injuring 24, police said.
By Dogen Hannah
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Iraq, killing all 12 people aboard, and five Marines were killed in western Iraq, the U.S. military announced Sunday.
Urging Citizens To Rise Up And Take Action
MADISON, Wis. -- A group of Madison citizens wants to impeach President George W. Bush.
More than 300 people packed the Labor Temple Saturday afternoon to discuss weapons of mass destruction, wiretapping and the war in Iraq.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters,
Jeff Key (Iraq Veterans Against the War),
Erin Sikorsky-Stewart (State Political Director, California Peace Action)
More speakers TBA
Submitted by Ruth
Includes Cindy Sheehan, Sean Penn, Norman Solomon:
From a friend of Cindy Sheehan's
**WARNING** FYI.....This is pretty graphic.....
I was thrilled yesterday to wake to an email from Micah. The last
correspondence I had from him was the email on Dec. 26. Then 2 guys in his
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
US Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), US Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and US Rep. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), did not preclude the possibility of Bush’s impeachment, when asked about the topic in interviews this weekend.
From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration
TRIBUNAL INDICTS BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
INDICTMENTS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE WHITE HOUSE ON TUESDAY JAN. 10th
Date: Sunday, January 08, 2006
By: Kweisi Mfume, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com
The war in Iraq remains a grave political tragedy that has little if anything to do with finding the perpetrators of the 9-11 attacks on this nation. Thousands of troops and billions of dollars have been committed to fight a war that was based at best on questionable premises and misleading statements. Twice in the last six months, I stood with other concerned Americans in protest of the ongoing war in Iraq and in support of families whose sons and daughters have been killed and severely wounded there and in Afghanistan.
Our event was a wonderful success. Of coures, no mainstream corporate press covered it, but our indymedia were there in force. Forty folks attended, and we all went over to our local activists' hangout, the Five Points Farm Market, for a reception with Congressman Bobby Scott, and that lasted almost another 2 hours.
On January 7 The Central Colorado Coaltion on the Iraq War, based in Salida, CO, sponsored a Town Hall Meeting and Debate on the Iraq War along with 163 other town hall forums across the country. The meeting was held at the Senior Citizens Center with a capacity of 155 and filled to the walls.
Dissent of military action in Iraq encouraged at forum
BY TEHANI SCHNEIDER, DAILY RECORD (New Jersey)
MORRIS TWP. -- A panel of five peace activists who oppose the war in Iraq urged fellow anti-war activists to stay unwavering and vocal in their dissent during a forum held Saturday at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship.
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
A clandestine National Security Agency spy program code-named Echelon was likely responsible for tapping into the emails, telephone calls and facsimiles of thousands of average American citizens over the past four years in its effort to identify people suspected of communicating with al-Qaeda terrorists, according to half-a-dozen current and former intelligence officials from the NSA and FBI.
Impeach Blair over Iraq: UK general
From correspondents in London
January 08, 2006
A LEADING British Army officer believes Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for his role in the war in Iraq, the Mail on Sunday reported.
By Jonathan Schwarz
The relevant excerpts from State of War appear at the bottom of this post
After the Downing Street Memo was leaked last May, the U.S. and U.K. governments were eventually forced to admit it was genuine. However, they never revealed any background to the memo—most importantly, who did Richard Dearlove, head of British intelligence, meet with in Washington just before the July 23, 2002 high-level U.K. government meeting the memo memorialized? This would go a long way to answering why Dearlove believed "Military action was now seen as inevitable" and "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
State of War, the just-released book by New York Times reporter James Risen, sheds important new light on these issues.
Published on Sunday, January 8, 2006 by the Observer/UK
Hunger Strikers are Tied Down and Fed Through Nasal Tubes, Admits Guantánamo Bay Doctor
By David Rose
New details have emerged of how the growing number of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay are being tied down and force-fed through tubes pushed down their nasal passages into their stomachs to keep them alive.
By Jeff Richardson, Education Director, America in Solidarity
Our event in Tacoma, Washington, was totally awesome!
We had over three hundred people in this beautiful church, First United
Methodist on MLK Jr Way, great sound system, lots of enthusiasm, folks
Peace activists hit the street
JOSHUA MOLINA, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER
About 40 opponents of the war in Iraq rallied Saturday afternoon on State Street as part of a national "Out of Iraq" day of events.
LONDON, January 8, 2006 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for his role in the Iraq war, a leading British Army officer was quoted as saying by Britain's the Mail on Sunday.
By Deccan Herald, India
A documentary drama produced by a British TV channel, to be screened on Monday, has apparently revealed how British Prime Minister Tony Blair had yielded to US President George Bush’s wish that the UK should join its “war on terror
Working together, PDA organized over 150 “Out of Iraq
By Nancy Tronaas, California PDA Activist
Author and media critic Norman Solomon, mother/activist Cindy Sheehan, and actor Sean Penn.
Photo by Bill Lackemacher IV
The Westerly Sun, RI
By Emily Dupuis - The Sun Staff
WESTERLY - On her son's birthday, Stephany Kern liked to tell him how she went into labor during a snowstorm and how, in the rush to get to the hospital, his father put both legs into one pant leg.
By VOA News
A U.S. military helicopter believed to be carrying 12 Americans has crashed in northern Iraq, killing everyone on board.
The U.S. military says the Blackhawk helicopter crashed east of Tal Afar in a sparsely populated area. It says the crash is under investigation. Military personnel found the crash site Sunday - about 12 hours after losing communication with the helicopter.
BY DICK POLMAN, Knight Ridder Newspapers
PHILADELPHIA - One week into the new year, we are already mired in an acrimonious debate over whether George W. Bush - who vows to continue his warrantless domestic spying program - is crafting an imperial presidency unfettered by constitutional checks and balances or is restoring broad powers that he sees in the plain language in the Constitution.
BY Hilary Kindschuh, Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska
People driving by an anti-war protest in Lincoln Saturday showed both support and disagreement by sticking their fingers out the window.