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Amnesty Says at Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests

Amnesty Says at Least 106 Killed in Iran ProtestsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing “credible reports.” Iran’s government, which has not made nationwide numbers available for the toll of the unrest that began Friday, did not immediately respond to the report. A request for comment to its mission at the United Nations was not immediately acknowledged. The Amnesty report comes after a U.N. agency earlier said it feared the unrest may have killed “a significant number of people.” Amnesty added that it “believes that the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.” Related Articles The U.S. Is Setting the Stage for Another Coup in Iran by Juan Cole … ….. Read…


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Ending Endless War From the Right

Ending Endless War From the RightThey sure didn’t look the part. These weren’t a bunch of stereotypical hippie peaceniks. As I surveyed the room in the beautiful DC brownstone which hosted the BringOurTroopsHome.us opening night reception, I saw well-built, well-dressed men and women, many still sporting military-style haircuts (though often with a well-groomed beard). Instead of tie-dye shirts, I spied some flag-lapel pins, a few Trump 2020 ball caps, and even a big old cowboy hat. Yet all these relatively young combat veterans were gathered in the nation’s capital last week with a common cause: ending America’s endless wars! The very wars, of course, that they had fought, the wars they could still smell, the wars that killed their friends. The entire event was remarkable, and, even a few years ago, would have seemed unthinkable. What I witnessed, and took part in, represents a profound pivot point in America’s post-9/11…


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The Folly of the Iraq War Has Never Been Clearer

The Folly of the Iraq War Has Never Been ClearerThis piece originally appeared on antiwar.com. East Baghdad, January 25, 2007. Newly minted 1st Lieutenant Danny Sjursen, all of 23-years-old, led his scout platoon – the “Ghost Riders” – on yet another meaningless presence patrol in an increasingly aimless war, at about 9:00pm local time in the Al Amin neighborhood of Shia-majority East Baghdad. We were no longer allowed to call them “presence patrols,” of course. From now on, each patrol had to – imagine that! – have a specific mission, a purpose, something, you know, worth dying for. The army, mind you, is traditionally masterful at bending language to its tactically fashionable whims. So, while the nomenclature changed, the nature of the actual patrols themselves remained remarkably consistent. From the perspective of my young privates and sergeants – laying their lives on the line for some $30,000 annually – nothing changed…not…


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Trump’s Removal Can’t Wait for Impeachment

Trump’s Removal Can’t Wait for ImpeachmentThe most powerful position in the world’s most powerful nation is occupied by a demented fascist oligarch. He demonizes and scapegoats minorities and immigrants. He provides dog-whistle cover for white supremacists. He sparks racist hate crimes with his vicious nativist words. He speaks with disdain about inner-city black communities. He tells police officers not to “be too nice” with suspects. He packs the courts with hard-right racists, classists, sexists and eco-exterminists, toxically reshaping the federal judiciary for a generation. He has cultivated and rewarded Christian fascists, one of whom (Mike Pence) is his vice president He calls African nations shithole countries. He told four nonwhite progressive U.S. Congresswomen to “go back to … the crime infested places from which they came.” He has absurdly threatened to “end birthright citizenship” (the granting of U.S. citizenship to all persons born on U.S. soil under the Constitution’s 14th…


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Six-months-pregnant woman is mauled to death by a pack of dogs as she walks through woods ...

Six-months-pregnant woman is mauled to death by a pack of dogs as she walks through woods …Pregnant Elisa Pilaski, 29, was found mauled to death by her husband on Saturday afternoon in the Forest of Retz, north of Paris, where she had been walking her own dog Curtis. ….. Read More.DAILY MAIL – World News | World News & EventsTue, November 19, 20192 days ago


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North Korean leader turns down visit to South Korea

North Korean leader turns down visit to South KoreaSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un turned down an invitation by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to participate in a regional summit next week in the southern city of Busan and has blamed the South for a deep freeze in inter-Korean relations. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said […] ….. Read More.SEATTLE TIMES – Nation-World | U.S. & World NewsThu, November 21, 20193 hours ago


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