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  • National Clips

    June 11, 2004

    BRUNSWICK, Ga.: Protesters ‘unwelcome’ G-8 Summit Caravans of military Humvees patrolled the cobblestone streets in this coastal town starting June 5. Legions of Secret Service agents and an estimated 10,000-20,000 federal, state and local police roamed the area. The mechanical beat of helicopter blades drowned out the soothing surf. Concrete barriers, wire mesh fencing and military checkpoints replaced magnolias. This was the state of emergency declared by Gov. ‘Sonny’ Perdue....

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  • White House put itself above the law

    June 11, 2004By Susan Webb

    Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia is sitting in an Army brig at Ft. Sill, Okla., because he rejected the torture and brutality carried out by U.S. occupation forces in Iraq. Mejia served eight years in the Army National Guard and eight months in Iraq before refusing to go back to his unit there.

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  • What America stands for

    June 04, 2004

    Opinion “That isn’t what America stands for” has been the refrain of Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, et al., as the horrifying Abu Ghraib prison atrocities hit the eyes of the world. Maybe it isn’t what America should stand for, but it is very often standard practice in the U.S. prison system to deny human rights to its “own” prisoners. Capitalists are unable to control struggling human beings without the tools of...

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  • Empty boots send a plea: End Iraq war

    June 04, 2004

    WASHINGTON – George W. Bush praised the “fierce courage” of U.S. soldiers as he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day. The same weekend, he dedicated the World War II memorial, posing as the “war president” in his bid for a second term. But a Quaker vigil on Capitol Hill, May 25-27, featured hundreds of pairs of black combat boots symbolizing the 813 GIs...

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  • Stop the torture! Fire Rumsfeld! Dump Bush!

    May 28, 2004

    The National Board of the Communist Party USA released the following statement on May 23. The torture by U.S. military intelligence of Iraqi detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has ignited outrage at home and abroad.

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  • Bush Iraq speech defends the indefensible

    May 28, 2004By Susan Webb

    Longtime Philadelphia labor activist Jim Moran had little use for George W. Bush’s May 24 Iraq policy speech. “It didn’t score any points with me,” Moran said.

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  • A brutal prison culture

    May 21, 2004

    Opinion We have all seen the Abu Ghraib pictures, and steeled ourselves for worse to come. The brass are trying to fob this off as an aberration created by a few sadistic guards. Is this so? Control over the prisoners was placed in the hands of a shadowy mix of military intelligence, “civilian contractors” and the CIA. The CIA has never been called to account for decades of mayhem and...

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  • Hundreds of thousands demand: Rumsfeld must go!

    May 21, 2004

    WASHINGTON – The Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church here and a leader of United for Peace and Justice, says it is time for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to go. He is one voice in a growing chorus so outraged by the Abu Ghraib atrocities that they are demanding Rumsfeld’s ouster. Hagler told the World he was horrified when he first saw the photos of grinning U.S. military...

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  • Letters

    May 14, 2004

    Bush and Hussein George W. Bush says he was justified to invade Iraq and overthrow the villainous dictator Saddam Hussein. Bush claims he was justified regardless of the fact that no weapons of mass destruction have been found. According to Bush and his warmonger associates the war in Iraq is justified because Saddam murdered and tortured those who opposed him, he denied his people basic rights such as freedom of...

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  • Editorials

    May 14, 2004

    Gruesome days The gruesome video of the beheading of Nick Berg by alleged Islamic terrorists proves that the antiwar movement was accurate in warning that George W. Bush’s war on Iraq would breed more violence, hatred, and revenge. According to his family, Berg had been arrested and held incommunicado for two weeks by Iraqi police and then detained by the U.S. military until his parents filed a lawsuit against Defense...

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