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In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56% of Americans "say the United States should withdraw its military forces to avoid further casualties" and this has, as the Post notes, been a majority position since January 2007, the month that the surge was first announced. Imagine what might happen if the American public knew more about the actual state of affairs in Iraq -- and of thinking in Washington.
This resolution is an extremely significant landmark for the Palestinian solidarity movement in Canada. It represents the first time in North American history that a national union has passed a BDS resolution.
The entire spectrum of politicians, the mass media and, in particular, the political parties and two (and a half) of the presidential candidates raise, by their hostile reaction and the substance of their criticism, vital issues of the relation between the State and Religion.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: SPP: Negotiating with the DiabolosThis summit provides an opportunity for opponents of the SPP to evaluate the transgressions of the US administration, aided and abetted by coerced states, and by transnational corporations.
Known as Sutikalh, the St'at'imc winter spirit of the area, the camp was set up to stop government and corporate plans to build a $500 million all-season ski and recreation resort in an untouched Alpine mountain area.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Team Torture: Accounting for Bush and Co.Sands' book lays out in great detail the process by which the highest officials of the American government â€“ including the President, Vice President and the Secretary of Defense â€“ with great deliberation and malice aforethought constructed a regimen of systematic torture which they knew, to a certainty, violated existing American and international law.
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In the summer of 2002, Chertoff, then head of the Justice Departmentâ€™s Criminal Division, offered assurances to the CIA that its interrogators would not face prosecution under anti-torture laws if they followed guidelines on aggressive techniques approved by the Departmentâ€™s Office of Legal Counsel, where Yoo worked.