Curfew Fails to Halt Iraq Killing

By BBC News

At least 36 people have died in violence across Iraq as the authorities fight to contain sectarian killing in which at least 165 have died this week.

The bodies of 14 Iraqi commandos were recovered in south Baghdad following a gun battle with Shia militiamen.

Huge March Planned for Eve of Katrina Evictions

By David Swanson

A march had been planned for February 28, the eve of the scheduled March 1 evictions of Hurricane Katrina victims. FEMA moved the evictions to March 15, so activists have moved the march to March 14. A press conference on Capitol Hill will be followed by a march through Washington, D.C., past FEMA, past the Department of Homeland Security, and to the White House, where a permit has been obtained to rally in Lafayette Square Park until midnight. If Bush does not meet the marchers' demands, however, many plan not to leave.

Sacramentans Say Enough Is Enough

By Gary Zimmerman

PHOTO ALBUM

(February 22, 2006 - Sacramento, CA) Over 100 concerned Sacramentans gathered for a "Constitution Vigil" in front of the Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Sacramento to protest Bush's law breaking and the eroding of our Constitutional rights.

Not One Penny More for War!

UFPJ National Call-In Day
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Call Congress: 202-224-3121

President Bush has asked Congress for another $72 billion for his illegal
war in Iraq. This will bring the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War in Austin, Texas

International Women's Day
A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War
BookWoman, Austin, TX

On March 8, 7 to 9 pm, women of the District of Columbia Poets Against the War (DC--PAW) will read from their work and the work of women poets from around the world for International Women's Day at BookWoman bookstore, 918 W. 12th Street (12th Street and Lamar), Austin, Texas. www.ebookwoman.com, phone (512) - 472-2785.

Mosque Outrage Also Brings Solidarity

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com

*Inter Press Service*
Dahr Jamail and Arkan Hamed

BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (IPS) - Widespread sectarian violence generated by the
recent bombing of the Shia Golden Mosque in Samarra has also brought

Speak for Yourself

By Cindy Sheehan

While we were camping out in hot and humid Crawford, Texas last August, trying to meet with George Bush and trying to end the war, a right-wing organization called Move America Forward (to oblivion?) started a bus tour called: Cindy, You Don't Speak for Me.

Victims of War Are Not To Be Seen Or Heard Or Mentioned

By Robert Weitzel, ICH

"The greatest dignity and respect you can give [victims of war] is to show the horror they suffered, the absolute gruesome horror." -War Photographer David Lesson

Joseph Bonham was an American soldier. He lost both of his arms and legs and all of his face to an artillery shell. He could not see or hear or speak. Other than that he was healthy and lucid. That was Joe's nightmare. He could be kept alive a long time.

Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks at SXU

February 23, 2006 Southwest News-Herald — City Edition
By YVETTE PRESBERRY

Cheers, claps, shouts and patriotic salutes took place last Thursday at St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., but not every action was for the same reason.

Judge Orders U.S. to Identify Detainees

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been held at the U.S. navy base in Cuba.

Nobel Laureates Join Call to End Iraq Occupation

Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by OneWorld US
By Niko Kyriakou

SAN FRANCISCO - Three Nobel laureates are throwing their weight behind an international coalition in demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and calling on the public to protest the occupation by taking part in nonviolent lawbreaking at U.S. military bases.

Blair Condones Amin-Style Tactics Against Terrorism, Says Archbishop

Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by the London Times / UK
By David Charter, Ruth Gledhill, and Greg Hurst

Tony Blair was accused last night by the Archbishop of York of helping the US to run “Idi Amin-style

FBI Memos Reveal Allegations of Abusive Interrogation Techniques

By Drew Brown, Knight Ridder

WASHINGTON - Military interrogators posing as FBI agents at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrapped terrorism suspects in an Israeli flag and forced them to watch homosexual pornography under strobe lights during interrogation sessions that lasted as long as 18 hours, according to one of a batch of FBI memos released Thursday.

White House 'Discovers’ 250 Emails Related to Plame Leak

By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report

The White House turned over last week 250 pages of emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003 related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.

Blogging Beyond Downing Street

Have Americans gotten in the habit yet of reading Mick Smith's blog? Remember Michael Smith, the reporter who broke the Downing Street Memo story? He's still at it, and has some great stories up recently. Mick also has on his site the full text of the Iraq Options Paper, which was missing a couple of sentences in the version we all got last Spring.

Katrina Evictions Protest Moved To Tuesday, March 14, 2006

PDF Flyer

Press Conference: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Press Conference: Rayburn House Office Building - Room #2237)

Mardi Gras Style March for Justice: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(March will start from Capitol South Metro Stop at 2:00 p.m. to the White House)

Rally & Protest at the White House: 3:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
(Rally & Protest at the White House - Lafayette Park)

FBI 'Warned Military on Guantánamo Techniques'

By Demetri Sevastopulo, The Financial Times

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at Guantánamo Bay warned military interrogators that some aggressive interrogation techniques were illegal, according to documents released on Thursday.

Bush finally unites Washington - against himself

BY BILL FERGUSON, Knight Ridder Newspapers

I've always thought that being president of the United States was probably the hardest job in the world. He has nearly unlimited responsibility and seems to get blamed for just about everything that goes wrong in the country and (it often seems) in the rest of the world, too.

Greens Lead on City Votes for Troop Withdrawal, Impeachment

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES, http://www.gp.org

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@greens.org

A Senate Candidate Urges His State Government to Send Impeachment Charges to Congress

From: Carl Sheeler [mailto:csheeler@bryant.edu]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 7:19 PM
To: rep-mccauley@rilin.state.ri.us; rep-moura@rilin.state.ri.us;
rep-ajello@rilin.state.ri.us; rep-fox@rilin.state.ri.us;

Backers pay $500 to hear Bush, while others protest

By The Associated Press

MISHAWAKA - President Bush traveled to northern Indiana on Thursday and found plenty of people willing to pay at least $500 apiece to hear him speak - and just about as many people outside eager to have their voices heard.

IRAQ: Children’s mental health affected by insecurity, say specialists

Afif Sarhan/IRIN,

Children increasingly at risk of suffering from mental illness, survey says

BAGHDAD, 7 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The Association of Psychologists of Iraq (API) has released a report stating that the US-led invasion and occupation of the country have greatly affected the psychological development of many Iraqi children.

“Children in Iraq are seriously suffering psychologically with all the insecurity, especially with the fear of kidnapping and explosions,

Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders

Julian Borger in Washington, The Guardian

Hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement, according to notes taken by one of them.

Gulf War Veteran Gets Placebos Instead Of Real Medicine

WSOCTV.com
Related To Story
Video: Congress Investigates Gulf War Veterans Getting Placebos

A Gulf War veteran undergoing medical treatment said he was given placebos -- or sugar pills -- instead of real medicine.

Afghan Parliamentarian to Tour U.S.

Malalai Joya Visits the United States!

Dear Supporters,

A couple of weeks ago we announced to you that 27 year old Afghan Parliamentarian, Malalai Joya will visit the United States in an exciting multi-city tour this March. The BBC has called Malalai Joya "the most famous woman in Afghanistan."

Who Benefits?

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com

The most important question to ask regarding the bombings of the Golden
Mosque in Samarra on the 22nd is: who benefits?

Prior to asking this question, let us note the timing of the bombing.

Protesters gather at Bethel College

Protesters of all ages and races, with a variety of agendas hoped to send a message to George W. Bush with their signs on Thursday
Story filed by NewsCenter16 Reporter Kari Huston

Mishawaka, IN - The president met some resistance outside Bethel College on Thursday.

UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports

By PAMELA HESS
UPI Pentagon Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported.

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