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Appointment in Samarra (a poem)

Appointment in Samarra by David Ray “An appointment in Samarra” meant that you could not fool Mr. Death, that you flew to Samarra to avoid him in Paris or Chicago, but ran into him there where all along he intended to find you, had planned it from day one. I find Samarra on the map […]

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Poster for Lisa Savidge

“Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war”: Phoenix Army Vet’s Last Words

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suicide on June 10 of producer and singer/guitarist Daniel Somers of the Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge has gained international attention due to the lengthy suicide note he left behind. In the note, Somers, a U.S. Army veteran from 2003 to 2006, described the suffering he has endured in the wake […]

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Black and whie photo of Pepe Escobar

The entire globe is a battlefield for Pentagon

RUSSIA TODAY Forget it; the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is not becoming more “democratic” – or even transparent. US President Barack Obama now pledges to transfer the responsibility of the shadow ‘Drone Wars’ from the CIA to the Pentagon – so the US Congress is able to monitor it. Until virtually yesterday the Obama […]

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Department of Army Photo of Private First Class Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes

THE REAL NEWS RATNER: {0:55} “Bradley Manning’s lawyer and Bradley had decided to plead guilty to certain of the charges, but really lesser included charges, not the top charges of espionage and aiding the enemy and all of that.” {1:38} “Bradley Manning pleaded guilty to many of the distribution or the transferring of documents to […]

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