This Can't Be Happening
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Iraq Vets Against the War
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The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie Wyoming.
When the signal was given, they picked up their weapons--at least five AK-47s were included in their arsenal--and began firing downhill into the trees. A detachment of 40 state police officers posted at a school 200 meters down the road seemed to take no notice.
An ex-girlfriend had this condition: common constipation brings it on, too. Extrapolate to human history, the zine argues -- we aren't shitting out the past fast enough: our acculturations, tribal fealties, land fetishes.
It might seem like a minor development within Iraq's notoriously insular Shiite politics, especially against the backdrop of daily bloodshed. But Sadr's decision has enormous implications for Iraqis and the United States.
The balloting creates the illusion of choice where there is none. It's become a meaningless ritual that has nothing to do with representative government.
Unmarried women make up the largest bloc of non-voters in the nation. Over 26 percent of eligible voters -- 53 million people -- are unmarried women. And for the first time in history there are as many women who are unmarried as married.
The mayor didn't attend the meeting, but later held a press conference, where he congratulated city council for its unanimous decision on a difficult problem.
Hamasâ€™ political advent in January 2006 as the first â€˜oppositionâ€™ movement in the Arab world to ascend to power using peaceful and democratic means was successfully thwarted in a brazen coup, engineered jointly by the United States, Israel and renegade Palestinian factionalists.
Beck has become a national phenom with his nightly hour of polemics on CNN Headline News -- urging war on Iran, denouncing â€œpolitical correctnessâ€ at home, trashing immigrants who donâ€™t speak English, mocking environmentalists as repressive zealots, and generally trying to denigrate progressive outlooks.
"To survive in Iraq under U.S. occupation, there are only two jobs; police and garbage collection," Baghdad journalist Mohammad al-Dulaymi told IPS. "Unemployment is leading many Iraqis to join the security forces despite the risk involved."