Planes crashing into the Twin Towers. Bodies washing up on the shore after the Japan tsunami. Bloodied victims being rolled out of the Aurora movie theater. We watch on our TVs and computers in horror and heartache. And it may be making us sick. Researchers at UC Irvine studied ne ... More >>
There has been a lot of talk around the country about homes being illegally foreclosed upon. For instance, the word on the streets of Oakland right now is that greedy banks are specifically targeting the houses of African Americans. But such stories have gone from rumors to, well, legitimate stor ... More >>
Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>
The Washington Post is reporting that in his speech tonight to announce the end of major combat operations in Iraq, President Barack Obama will say it is time to "turn the
"Ending this war is not only in Iraq's interest-it is in our own. The United States
has paid a huge price to put t ... More >>
University of California Press hails Aaron Glantz's The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against American Veterans as the "the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's
neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan," confronting with gusto an America that deifies its s ... More >>
On the fifth anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, 500 protectors engaged in a silent, single-file march down Main Street in Huntington Beach.
Members of dozens of peace organizations under the Orange County Peace Coalition gathered near the Huntington Pier armed with folding card table ... More >>
Jim Gilliam, who we just wrote about, has the trailer up on his site for the next film he produced, Robert Greenwald's Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, which opens in mid-September.
Clockwork's insta-review of the trailer: One of the best things going for Greenwald's Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Lo ... More >>
Who knew that our political and military leaders were such a bunch of ol' sentimental softies? As a gift for the Iraqi people to mark the third invasion of their country, our leaders got them a miniature version of the invasion, Operation Swarmer. The mini-invasion has all feature that made that ful ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times reported, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune obviously picked up (it's a long story why we're using their link instead of the Times'; just got with it), the story of the U.S. government having so much trouble filling diplomat posts in Iraq (gee, wonder why?) that it may make such ... More >>