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  • Famed architect returns to shattered Baghdad

    May 14, 2009

    ( Two decades before U.S. Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein in a Baghdad square, the dictator had destroyed a monument in the same place: the magnum opus of one of Iraq’s greatest architects. The elegant arch entitled “The Unknown Soldier” was a Baghdad landmark for more than 20 years. Now its designer, Rifat Chadirji, 82, has returned to rebuild it in the hope of resurrecting some of...

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  • High crimes charge leveled at Bush, Cheney

    July 01, 2008

    Efforts to impeach and even prosecute President Bush are gaining wider support as anger mounts over his administration’s disregard for the Constitution and what many see as its continuing gross negligence and criminal behavior. After Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) introduced 35 articles of impeachment in Congress June 9, their offices were flooded with calls from people throughout the country asking what they can do to help....

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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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  • Letters

    June 25, 2004

    Shame at Abu Ghraib Over a thousand people have been released from the Abu Ghraib prison. If these prisoners were guilty, then why were they set free? If they were innocent, then why were they detained in the first place? No prisoner, whether civilian or soldier, foreign or American, should be subjected to torture and sexual abuse. Chuck MannGreensboro NC ‘Deadline’ I am an opponent of the death penalty in...

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  • Peltiers lawyers seek hidden FBI files

    September 24, 2004

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — An attorney for imprisoned Native American Indian activist Leonard Peltier accused the government Sept. 13 of withholding documents in the case to cover up its own misconduct 30 years ago. Michael Kuzma asked a federal judge to order the release of all documents from the FBI’s Buffalo field office as part of the larger effort to free Peltier, 60, who is serving consecutive life sentences for the...

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  • Editorials

    October 29, 2004

    End the coup — vote Nov. 2 When Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist went into the hospital for thyroid cancer, Oct. 22, millions were reminded of a key presidential responsibility: appointments to the nation’s highest court. These lifetime appointments have repercussions far beyond the four-year presidential term. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision on Dec. 12, 2000, to stop Florida’s vote recount is a case in point. That infamous ruling...

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  • Memo reveals Bush OKd torture

    January 07, 2005

    WASHINGTON — During confirmation hearings on Alberto Gonzales’ nomination as Attorney General, senators should question him about a recently uncovered memo that George W. Bush “ordered” the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and other military prisons around the world, several human rights groups suggested last month. The groups, who joined in an ACLU Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit, which won release of the memo and other incriminating documents,...

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  • Peace groups assail Gonzales on torture

    January 21, 2005

    WASHINGTON — With the slogan, “Torture is not an American value,” peace groups conducted a “call-in” to senators’ offices Jan. 18, urging them to reject Alberto R. Gonzales as unfit for the post of U.S. attorney general. Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action, pointed out that Gonzales, as White House legal counsel, was the architect of George W. Bush’s torture policies that resulted in rampant torture, abuse, and even...

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  • 1,000 new pages document widespread torture

    February 25, 2005

    WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union released new Pentagon documents Feb. 18 exposing an even wider pattern of torture and abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among this new batch of 1,000 pages obtained under the Freedom of Information Act were photocopies of reports by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) on dozens of cases of torture and abuse. Many pages were heavily redacted to remove the names...

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    March 18, 2005

    VENTURA, Calif.: Stop the ‘Kindergarten Cop’ Handmade signs held up by over 500 parents, students and teachers said it all on March 10: “Liar, Liar, Promise on Fire” and “No Arnold, You Won’t Be Back.” Organized by the Ventura Education Partnership and Save Our Schools, parents spearheaded the rally to restore full state funding to their children’s public schools, threatened by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s projected state budget. “We need a...

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