“Ten years after promising that human rights would be protected in Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has verified “systemic torture” by Afghan security forces trained and funded by the United States.” … Read more.
I have a dream! It’s not a dream on the scale of ML King Jr.’s dream and if I try to express my dream in a speech, it won’t bring a lump to your throat the way that Martin’s dream speech will, but if you have a full bladder in downtown Olympia after hours some […]
Progressives of all stripes are converging at Westlake Center in Seattle tomorrow at noon for a big protest against corruption and injustice. Joining hundreds of similar protests around the country, activists will be saying loud and clear: We’re fed up with the out-of-control corruption, war-mongering, injustice, and lack of accountability of our political system. The […]
AlterNet is reporting that Supercommittee Co-Chair Patty Murray Accepts Award from Defense Industry As She Mulls Cuts To Pentagon Budget. “Murray’s individual take in defense industry donations since 2007 is greater than the combined total of the top four supercommittee Republican recipients.” I phoned Murray’s Seattle office and asked her aide to pass on my […]
Poll: 1 in 3 vets sees Iraq, Afghan wars as wastes
On the 10th anniversary of the Afghan invasion Vets & Soldiers Speak Out against War Friday, October 7, 7:30pm Doors open at 6:30pm Three generations of veterans and soldiers will examine the human and economic costs of the endless U.S. occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the rise of anti-war sentiment and suicide rates among […]
Second General Assembly Meeting – Portland OR — cool music, instructions for protesters, how to get arrested This facebook page lists resources for occupiers. Occupy Worldwide: http://www.occupytogether.org/ Occupy Washington (State): http://www.occupytogether.org/events/west/washington/ Occupy Seattle: http://www.occupyseattle.org/
The bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting concludes that between $31 billion and $60 billion spent on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years has been lost to waste and fraud. A new investigative report from the Center for Public Integrity says no-bid spending has ballooned from $50 billion in 2003 to $140 […]