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Bring troops home from Afghanistan

The U.S. Senate is poised to vote before Memorial Day on funds to continue the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through Sept. 30. The House of Representatives has already approved a supplemental appropriation, but we can still urge our senators to focus spending on ending both wars as soon as possible.

Red Cross says US bombs hit civilians in Afghanistan

Women and children were among the victims of a US air raid in Afghanistan, the Red Cross have confirmed. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported on Wednesday that its officials had seen women and children among dozens of bodies in two bombed villages.

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.'

Kyrgyzstan votes to shut key US air base

Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted on Thursday to close a key US air base in the country. Deputies voted 78-1 for the government-backed Bill to cancel the lease agreement on the Manas air base, a transit point for 15,000 troops and 500 tons of cargo each month to and from Afghanistan.

Not just peace but justice! teach-in draws large crowd

A teach-in organized by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC) and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) and LASC and co-sponsored by SOA Watch, CISPES, the Alliance for Global Justice and other organizations drew a crowd of over 125 people to Howard University to hear about the problems in Latin America which are caused by US militarism including US-funding of Latin American military and police as well as militarization of social problems such as drug use and immigration.

Russia still wary of US missile shield

Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov on Sunday reiterated that the planned US missile defense shield in Europe poses a threat to Russia´s security and correlation of forces worldwide.

Prague, Washington meet on anti-missile shield

Prague, (Prensa Latina) Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg traveled to the US Sunday to discuss the projected positioning of part of the anti-missile shield, encouraged by former US President George W. Bush, in the central European nation.

Russia permits US forces on territory

Reposted from Morningstar RUSSIA said on Friday that it will allow US military supplies for Afghanistan to cross its territory. Moscow has agreed to open routes for 'non-lethal' supplies. It will provide an important alternative to roads through Pakistan, where locals have frequently attacked convoys.

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