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Protesters hold second day's march on Wall Street

Thousands of protesters marched in Manhattan for the second day in a row on Wall Street today, to call for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for more government aid for struggling working people.

Iraqi women suffering silent emergency, survey finds

BAGHDAD (IRIN) - Marking International Women’s Day on 8 March a new survey has painted a grim picture for Iraqi women who it says are suffering a “silent emergency” as they endure insecurity, poverty and a lack of basic services.

Obama to order the beginning of the end of U.S. war in Iraq

United For Peace and Justice statement on Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan President Obama is scheduled to announce a plan today to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by 19 months from his inauguration -- August 2010 -- three months later than his campaign promise of a 16-month pullout. During his speech before Congress on Tuesday night, Obama said that he would be announcing 'a way forward in Iraq that leaves Iraq to its people and responsibly ends this war.'

Veterans, families and unionists testify to Iraq War's true cost

CHICAGO -- Unionists, elected officials and several hundred assorted spectators gathered in downtown Chicago at the Teamster City Auditorium, recently, to hear testimony from Iraqi war veterans and others directly affected by the war. The hearing, entitled “War's Real Impact: Our Voices”, sought to bring attention to the hardship and suffering incurred on veterans, workers, military families and students.

Washington cuts Blackwater links

Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of State notified the Blackwater company in writing it will not renew the contract with the firm to protect Iraq, the media reported.


Protests mark 5th anniversary of Iraq war, 4,000th U.S. troop death

WASHINGTON — “How many more must die in vain for a lie?” That was the question asked by Joan Kosloff, whose stepson, Sgt. Sherwood Baker of the Pennsylvania National Guard, died in Iraq in 2003. “Congress should not appropriate a penny more except to bring our troops home and provide reparations for the people of Iraq,” she said.

Journalism and the truth in Iraq, U.S.-style

In Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker’s movie “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair,” the camera spends a great deal of time focused on the face of Yunis Abbas.