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COMMENTARY | August 11, 2010 The repressive and misogynistic forces the picture depicts are the very ones that were bolstered by U.S. policy in the early 1980s, and again now. The head of Jobs for Afghans proposes an answer to 'warlordism' and its medieval attitude toward women.
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Jeremy Scahill talked to students about the practice of investigative journalism and holding officials accountable. In his remarks he focused on the war in Iraq, Blackwater contracts, and the publishing of classified ..
The soldier in a now-famous Wikileaks video who found a rocket launcher at the scene of a controversial 2007 Apache helicopter attack , in Baghdad, said in a radio interview this week that he did not believe an ambush was imminent. The video shows 12 men, including two Reuters newsmen, standing on a street corner before being fired upon with the Apache’s 30mm cannon, resulting in what appears to be an unprovoked massacre. The video caused an international outcry after it was leaked to the media by the government watchdog Wikileaks.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the site is about halfway through preparing the additional documents.
by Szandor Blestman August 13, 2010 http://www.weeklyblitz.net/936/wikileaks-exposing-the-ugly-reality-of-modern I watched a show called "Freedom Watch" with Judge Andrew Napolitano not long ago.
J eff Jarvis was the creator and founding editor of the pop-culture magazine "Entertainment Weekly" and is now a professor at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs its New Media program.
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Updated 10:06 p.m. Pentagon officials believe they have identified the 15,000 classified Afghanistan war documents that the online site WikiLeaks has obtained and not yet disclosed, and the military is now sifting through them for references that could harm troops or civilians. The records at issue contain material that is "potentially more explosive, more sensitive," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said, than the information in the 77,000 Afghanistan field reports and assessments WikiLeaks put online last month in an effort to shed light on the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan.
The War Logs, released by WikiLeaks, may contribute to the unfortunate and prevailing doctrine that wars are wrong only if they aren't successful. The War Logs–a six-year archive of classified military documents about the war in Afghanistan, released on the Internet by the organization WikiLeaks–documents a grim struggle becoming grimmer, from the U.S. perspective. And for the Afghans, a mounting horror.
Posted by ralph on August 11, 2010 Noah Shachtman writes on the always interesting WIRED’s Danger Room : Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks website, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009.
online political correspondent Emma Rodgers Updated Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:22pm AEST Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith says he has not been asked by the United States to put Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under criminal investigation. Last month the whistleblower organisation enraged the US by releasing more than 90,000 classified documents about the war in Afghanistan. The Department of Defence has set up a taskforce to investigate the potential impact of the leaks on Australian troops based in Uruzgan province. Speaking at a foreign affairs debate with his Coalition counterpart Julie Bishop, Mr Smith said there had been no request from the US to consider criminal charges or restrict his travel.
By Bill Van Auken 28 April 2010 Iraq war veteran Ethan McCord, who is seen running with an Iraqi child in his arms in the video posted by WikiLeaks of a July 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad, talked to the World Socialist Web Site about the impact of this and similar experiences in Iraq. The video, which records the shocking deaths of at least 12 individuals, including two Iraqi journalists employed by Reuters, has been viewed more than 6 million times on the Internet. Ethan McCord McCord, together with another former member of the company, Josh Stieber, have addressed an open “Letter of Reconciliation” to the Iraqi people taking responsibility for their role in this incident and other acts of violence. Both soldiers deployed to Iraq in 2007 and left the Army last year.
For antiwar campaigners from Seattle to Iceland, a new name has become a byword for anti-establishment heroism: Army Pfc.
It has been a busy couple of weeks for those with blood drenched hands who still tell themselves and anyone within hearing/reading distance that the invasion of Iraq was a totally super idea that went swimmingly.