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New GI Coffee House

A video about current GI resistance activities in Washington state.

July 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm 2 comments

Afghanistan Violence, War in Niger, Canada Parliament Votes to Let US War Resisters Stay, Corey Glass Appeals for Asylum

Violence Flares In Afghanistan

Human cost of war in Niger -17 July 08

Canada’s Parliament votes to let U.S. War Resisters stay

Sgt. Corey Glass appeals to Prime Minister Harper for asylum

July 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

World and National News: Election ’08 Mideast Peace Talks, Peace Poster Contest

July 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Articles on the War in Afghanistan

While it is often not on the front page, there is information available regarding the war in Afghanistan. Below are links to recently published news articles.

Afghanistan: A War That’s Still Not Won ( Time Magazine, June 26, 2008 )

Afghanistan: Marines’ Tour Extended ( Time Magazine, July 4, 2008 )

Military Death Toll Rises in Afghanistan ( NYTimes.com, July 2, 2008 )

Afghans Say New U.S. Strike Killed Civilians ( NYTimes.com, July 7, 2008 )

U.N. Warns of Food and Security Crises in Afghanistan ( NYTimes.com, July 2, 2008 )

Faces of the Fallen: Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties ( washingtonpost.com )

Bush admits to ‘tough month’ in Afghanistan ( CNN.com, July 2, 2008 )

Coalition troop deaths in Afghanistan surpass Iraq ( CNN.com July 1, 2008 )

Bush signs bill funding wars into 2009 ( CNN.com, June 30, 2008 )

July 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

Prince William County and the Liberty Wall

Liberty Wall

Tensions have been high in the community of Manassas, VA. Gaudencio Fernandez, an American citizen who immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1979, is seeking to combat issues of xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment through a piece of artwork in the form of a wall. The wall has writing comparing the anti-immigrant sentiment of today to racism, specifically that of the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crowe Laws.

Local residents have raised complaints, ranging from building code violations (for the reinforcement of the wall’s base) to claims that it detracts from the nice image the rest of the community is trying to portray.

“It’s such a negative thing,” Joanne Wunderly, president of the Manassas Old Town Business Association, said. “When you see something calling you a racist, it takes away from the positive image you’re trying to portray.”

Lawrence Buchanan, who lives across the street from Fernandez’s sign, said: “You put KKK up there and you bring blood up in my face. “Why are you trying to bring that old stuff up again?”

(Source: Washington Post)

For the complete article, click here.

July 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm 1 comment

Everyday News From Iran

Iran Drawn in Group B of World Cup 2010 Final Round Qualifiers

With the World Cup drawing nearer, there are now ten nations remaining in the fourth round of the Asia qualifiers. Group A includes the nations of Australia, Japan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, and Qatar. Group B includes the Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The match dates for 2008 will be October 15 and November 19. Match dates in 2009 will be February 11, March 28, April 1, June 6, June 10, June 17, September 5, and September 9, with play-off dates of October 10, October 14, November 14, and November 21, 2009 (dates from soccernet.espn.go.com).

While Iran got off to a rocky start, with three draws, Iran finished the third round with three wins. It remains to be seen what the future may hold.

Film “Snow” to Open 2008 Sarajevo International Film Festival

Snow, co-produced by Iran, Bosnia, Germany, and France, will officially open the 2008 Sarajevo International Film Festival. The film, directed by Aida Begic, premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. “Snow” received the Critics’ Week Grand Prix award.

Snow, co-produced by Iran, Bosnia, Germany, and France, will officially open the 2008 Sarajevo International Film Festival. The film, directed by Aida Begic, premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. “Snow” received the Critics’ Week Grand Prix award.

The film’s synopsis, quoted from cineuropa.org, is below:

“Six women, a grandfather, four girls and a young boy live in war ravaged and isolated village of Slavno. Their families and friends had been killed and their bodies had never been found. The first snow brings full isolation and risk for life in the village. It gets closer as villagers headed by Alma, a young stubborn woman who believes they can survive, tries to find their way out of poverty by selling plum jam and other fruits and vegetables their village is famous for on a deserted road. Two businessmen visit Slavno demanding residents to leave the village offering money in return. Villagers face a dilemma: should they accept the offer that could save their lives, but destroy their souls. A sudden storm traps the businessmen in Slavno, forcing them to face a problem bigger than anything they expected – the truth!”

The Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from August 15 to 23 this year. 

July 1, 2008 at 6:22 pm 2 comments

Burning Elephant Asks John McCain: How Long In Iraq?

Don’t wait for others to decide when the war in Iraq will end– choose peace NOW!

 

June 30, 2008 at 6:09 pm 1 comment

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