Peace Events this week:
Ship of Fools: April 1 - Tuesday. Exhibit opening of the Ship of Fools - Artists reaction to War and Society - at the Blue Horse Gallery. 7:00pm - 9:30pm. 301 W. Holly
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A day to remember the US service men and women who have passed away.6 comments, most recent 2 months ago
Two photos of the same door, one taken about 2 p.m., the other six hours later at about 8 p.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.10 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Veterans appear to be paying a price for COVID-19 at double the rate of the general population.
Let’s stop calling the president “our Commander in Chief.”10 comments, most recent 9 months ago
Guess what? Nobody has a corner on the use or abuse of the U.S. flag.15 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Hong Kong freedom protestors are against Black Lives Matters protestors?? Our USA corporate media have not told us that. Ho See-wing links us to more news sources.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Senicide is a term not oft used but it is making a resurgence in this time of pandemic.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Today marks 50 years since I returned home to the U.S., from Vietnam.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham’s ban on consumer fireworks is simple. Fireworks are illegal. No time outs for holidays. And don’t forget the troops!
Veteran Television Journalist Ali Velshi talks about Culture, Identity Politics and his role in “Spotlighting the Political Circus in the United States”.14 comments, most recent 3 years ago
Myopic leadership in the NFL is the problem.
A critical analysis of our United States relations with Asian countries since WWII - and the China bashing we now hear from Trump and his supporters.
The “Alt Right” movement must be condemned for its murderous actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their movement is not about “free speech.” Could it happen here? Yes, it has.3 comments, most recent 3 years ago
The Bellingham Bells should honor the fireworks ban in Bellingham.3 comments, most recent 4 years ago
Neoliberalism: A political theory of the late 1900s holding that personal liberty is maximized by limiting government interference in the operation of free markets.5 comments, most recent 4 years ago
A dire prediction of the Trump presidency, one that hopefully will not come true. But if he does as he promised, as history suggests, then he may repeat history.
Ellen Murphy writes about the sailboat that sailed toward nuclear test site in Pacific in 1958 and will visit Bellingham August 20 - 22. Now protesting modernization of nuclear weapons.1 comment, most recent 4 years ago
This veteran, Chris Brown, deserves our deep thanks for his achievement with Growing Veterans as Executive Director, a post that he has left. He will continue as President of the non-profit, helping veterans with combat trauma.3 comments, most recent 5 years ago
Some personal thoughts on thanking our veterans for their service1 comment, most recent 5 years ago
Christopher Brown guest writes how traditional communal warrior reintegration practices could help our returning combat veterans.
Updated Nov 12. Howard Harris, the founder of the Bellingham silent peace vigil at the Federal Building in Bellingham, has died. He and Rosemary were leaders in our local peace movement.
On this Veterans Day, a note about how vets need our government to step up - as has never been done. And a personal note on the power of words.3 comments, most recent 6 years ago
The poet for the Whatcom Independent back 8 years ago, has accepted our invitation to submit occasional poems to NWCitizen.
An attempt at linking to one or more writers who can help us make sense of going to war with Syria. An alternative to Kerry-Obama.
Contacting Rick Larsen and Susan Delbene is actually a viable citizen exercise just now. Tell them to vote NO on bombing Syria.1 comment, most recent 7 years ago
Saturday afternoon - and a rally is taking place in downtown Bellingham against bombing Syria. Riley Sweeny and his Political Junkie site cover it.
Gee, can we make it any clearer? Publisher opinion. So sad that we have to write this to Obama - who got our vote in 2008 because he said we should not have optional wars.4 comments, most recent 7 years ago
Edward Snowden is a very courageous patriot, in the opinion of the publisher of NWCitizen.3 comments, most recent 8 years ago
Wikileaks founder spoke from a safe open window to the people of the world. His words are important to the future of democracy and freedoms.4 comments, most recent 8 years ago
Riley talks about the sobering reminder of our fallen soldiers at the Old Settler’s Parade2 comments, most recent 10 years ago
Egypt - just one citizen voicing his perspective on what is happening. Speaking freely.4 comments, most recent 10 years ago
Sarah Palin’s violence-laced rhetoric shares the blame for the Arizona massacre.18 comments, most recent 10 years ago
TSA puts young mother with a bag of breast milk through an illegal and unbelievable process.5 comments, most recent 10 years ago
Did you every wonder what was really going on inside the racist right?
Usually caricatured by stereotypes of bed-sheeted Klansmen and goose-stepping neo-Nazis, the racist right continu
The power of censorship and news control is on display for all who care to look around. Today, the online maps of the country of Georgia have no roads. None. And very little other information. Ju5 comments, most recent 12 years ago
Some links. Juan Cole has his first take posted regarding the killing of Bhutto. Arianna Huffington knew her well and posted a personal remeberance. CNN reports with some amazing information o
Do we Americans believe in human rights? Do we believe that “all” are equal and have rights as our Declaration of Independence says we believe - or only citizens of the United States? Wednesday this w
20,000 Iraq & Afghan veterans with brain injuries are not counted as wounded by the Pentagon. Charming. Not surprising. USA Today has the report in today’s issue. Very nice to see investigative report
The Silver Beach Neighborhood forum went well last night with about 75 people attending. It was the first public chance for citizens to compare candidates and gauge them for their potential. I could n
All part of the US push for military control of the world. If you think our building 24 military forts in Africa is a good idea, then you should also be for us Americans knowing about it. And all the
Armed Service veterans are twice as likely to commit suicide as civilians. Just another intangible cost of the insane war in Iraq. (It applies to all male vets from all our recent wars.) Counting just
Close Gitmo - this afternoon, says General Colin Powell.
The Guantanamo prison in Cuba the US Military uses for torture, illegal imprisonment and secret trials is a permanent black spot
Evan will complete his week-long vigil at the old Federal Building in downtown Bellingham tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm - during the normal weekly peace vigil. During his week there, he has brought many
Check the website about his vigil. He is demonstrating while wearing his Army uniform - and he has every constitutional right to do so. But I predict the military will try and intimidate him. More and
The generals who can’t count straight are caught again. The top generals have been loose with the facts in their effort to justify the war but his interview on Memorial Day was sad because General Pa
This writer - living in a small town in Washington State - has no ability to add value above national writers who have covered the Iraq war and politics in Washington. Only on local issues - Bellingh
Rick Larsen voted for further war spending today - with no timelines. No surprise. He has been a war supporter all along. Let’s start now to find a true Democratic candidate or Independent or anti-war
All the fuss over whether the “surge” is a credible strategy, whether or not to schedule a troop withdrawal from Iraq or continue funding the war kinda misses the main point with which Americans still
According to the Washington Post, “President Bush warned Thursday that pulling out of Iraq too soon would trigger a bloodbath akin to that of the Cambodian killing fields of the 1970s, while Senate Ma
This from Juan Cole - on Tuesday. Lest we forget the trauma we are foisting on the world.
blockquote>21 Shiites from McCain’s Market Killed
3 US Troops Killed Massive Truck Bomb at Kirkuk<b
Rick Larsen’s attitude towards those citizens who are against the war in Iraq is exposed. In the case against Ellen Murphy by US Rep. Rick Larsen and the city of Bellingham, here is a statement from t
Four years ago today the ground invasion of Iraq started. George Bush used known false claims of danger to the US to justify the war. By early April the US had won a decisive war with total conquest o
Congressman Rick Larsen has (so far) successfully avoided the process server who is waiting to hand him a subpoena to appear in the trial of war protester Ellen Murphy of Bellingham.
Ellen Murphy is now allowed to enter the Federal Building in Bellingham. With the court dismissal of the Oct. 20 trespass charge, the lifetime ban on entering the building was also dropped. (This took
Ellen Murphy’s court date has been changed. Her jury trial will be on Tuesday, March 20 ( not Feb 27 as posted below last week). It was changed - after being set by the Muni Court at the earlie
The Pentagon, after weeks of delay, finally trotted out the “irrefutable evidence” that Iran is supplying deadly weapons to Iraqi “insurgents”. Wow! They produced two tables of weaponry with Iranian m
… welcome to the correct side of the Iraq war issue. Rick spoke yesterday at Bellingham city hall and, according to the Bellingham Herald, he switched his stand and now favors a partial pullout of
The news analysts are finally realizing that Bush’s speech was a declaration of war on Iran. I posted that minutes after the speech and revisited it yesterday. We are dragging out the detention of the
Juan Cole provides an excellent if longish read on Bush’s new plan for the Iraq war. In particular he points out how many of the infiltrators and weapons are coming not from Syria or Iran but from Jor
In his speech tonight, Bush gave no specific time lines for expected results. The first words from news commentators referred to six months for results. But Bush can avoid any accountability in six mo
Freaky. There are reports - rumors? - that Israeli Air Force pilots are training for a bombing run into Iran. If Israel drops nuclear bombs on Iran then you know W asked them to do it - for they have
Why should the execution of Saddam be a concern to all of us? Because it was a lynching - and Bush and company participated. Personally I think Bush wanted Saddam dead quick out of fear that we may be
3,000 service persons killed in Iraq? Oh we are beyond that - up to 3,002 this morning - and could climb past 4,000 this year if we ‘stay the course’. More telling for me is we are approaching 50,000
As the 3,000th US service person is killed in Iraq today or tomorrow, the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center will hold a candlelight vigil at the Maritime Heritage Park this evening starting at 4:30 pm
The US - the Bush administration - had Saddam Hussein executed this evening. How sad - how stupid on several levels - and how oh so immoral. There are tyrants of several countries who murder their peo
A good historic moment is upon us today. The Iraq Study Group Report was presented this morning to our nation’s leaders and to us citizens. I think this report and its 79 recommendations provide a sup
While we’re being proud to be Americans, don’t forget that George Bush just pushed through legislation that makes it legal for our boys at Abu Ghraib to have tortured and makes it legal for them to ke
Zetta Bracher, President of the local Democratic Women’s Club, has an idea for getting consensus on our “new direction” in Iraq.
When it became apparent that there were no weapons of mass destr
The war in Iraq is widely regarded to have been the “hot button” issue of the last election. I don’t buy it. Americans seem to like a good fight. After all, we get into a lot of them. The problem with
Congratulations, Americans. That was certainly worth voting for! Voters thoroughly routing the entrenched Neo-Con administration will help restore our world image, so badly damaged since re-electing t
Heading into the last days of this election season, George Bush and his Neo-Con Republicans have been strumming a familiar tune to promote their candidates. Republicans, they say, will
The Pentagon is blocking liberal websites, such as Wonkette, from our military in Iraq. Blatant censorship and violation of free speech and press - don’t let the soldiers know there are questions abou
We will have sent over 100 young Americans to their deaths in Iraq in October. The highest in almost two years. And the 4th month of increasing deaths. And perhaps up to 1,000 to a life with injuries
Why we need to vote for Rick Larsen and win a Democratic Party majority in the House of Representatives is illustrated in this new TV ad for Democrats. The ad highlights the absurdity of Bush now sayi
Want to do something to end the war in Iraq? Then vote for Rick Larsen. And Maria Cantwell. Rick’s seat is not secure. If even a small percent - say 5% - of liberals who are strongly anti-war refuse t
Gentle reader - if you are liberal and against the war, then please please vote for Rick Larsen. Hold your nose, but vote for him. And, a bit easier, vote for Maria Cantwell. I am meeting frien
We started to see it yesterday and by next weekend it will be well known. Bush is setting a timetable for pullout from Iraq - and the “October” surprise may well be a plan for getting out of Iraq - “w
Actually, International - but not local and that is the point. AlJazeera reports on a scholarly Islamic letter to the Pope - pointing out the factual errors in that inflammatory speech of his
The “Terrorist Detainee” bill passed the US House of Representatives by 253 to 168 vote yesterday. Aka the Military Commissions Act of 2006. House Resolution 6166, passed on Roll Call 491 of the secon
Bush wants to continue torturing captives. Why are we even discussing this? The Nazis and Soviet Russia tortured people to get information - not the USA. Now here is Bush demanding the authority to t
Anti-War demonstration next Tuesday in New York will probably be big. Bush will be speaking at the UN on that day to further his Iraq war. Demonstrators are being denied permits - and we can expect a
Yes. Is there truth in what we are being told by our corporate media and the Bush administration? No. Want an example of a lie and some truths that you are not being told? Then read Juan Cole’s blog p
Especially American Jews? Does this show a prejudice against Jewish persons? Racism? Anti-Semite feelings?
Of course I say no, but then the knowing smiles greet me. It has been suggested to me
Today, Israel broke the UN cease fire agreement with a helicopter raid into northern Lebanon - along with fighter jets bombing the area. Why mention this? Because it fits the pattern over the many yea
Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog has it in a nutshell today. Check the Aug 5 post in his archive if you click this link after today. Israel is destroying Lebanon and grinding down the spirit of the p
Long but good article on how the US manipulates world events so as to go to war with other countries. Iraq and now Iran.
Did you know that for years, Israel and Hezbolah have traded prisoners a
Sec of State Rice visits Lebanon and offers $30 million to help relieve the destruction and death there that is caused by $hundreds of millions of US dollars in bombs given to Israel to destroy Lebano
Lebanese fleeing the Israelis - as ordered by Israel - are being strafed and bombed by the Israelis.
Nice war. An early October surprise. Takes the losing war in Iraq off the front pages. The
Conservative Pat Buchanan has it right in his column posted Thursday. We should not be supporting Israel in its war of destruction of Lebanon. He rips up the extreme right wing-nuts who support Israel
The USA try and stop the Mid East war? Don’t kid yourself. We are air-shipping more bombs to Israel - bombs that will help destroy the city of Beirut and kill more civilians - women and children. No m
The pogrom to prevent a Palestinian State continues. Terror and murder are the normal weapons. Again the chance to form a nation and live normally is being destroyed by Israel. This is the plan and we
Alice in Wonderland is the appropriate description of the Bush administration and how it wages incompetent war on terrorism while it wrecks the good country of Iraq and drives our beloved United State
Diego Garcia is small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Today it is a major US military base - and has no other inhabitants. But 40 years ago it was not ours and had a couple thousand inhabita
The Army announced it will court marshal a Colonel Jordan for torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. His immediate boss, a Colonel Pappas will testify against him with immunity from prosec
the 60 Minutes piece last night with Tyler Drumheller, the CIA chief in Europe during the years we prepared to invade Iraq. He blows the Bush Administration claim that the intelligence failed Bush. He
a film about our present-day United States. It won at Sundance and for good reason. For those of us who are beginning to wonder if we made a “mistake” going to war in Iraq, this film is for you. You w
and fabricated excuses for an invasion. Proof was printed today in the New York Times. In January, 2003, Bush and British PM Blair talked about how they could start the invasion even though they knew
The Pentagon - that world-renowned planning organization - is complaining that Russia tipped off Saddam to our military moves during the invasion of Iraq three years ago. How did Russia supposedly get
Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiit
Juan Cole continues to provide the best available analysis of our Iraq involvement - at least that I have found. While his stance is not supportive of the Bush imperial goals, those in support of the
Draft Dodger Dick Cheney wants to continue sending young Americans to death in Iraq. And being maimed - and being mentally unstable the rest of their lives. Dick didn’t want to go to Viet Nam to fight
I watched the US House of Representatives on C-Span last night - live. A sad display. They have now all gone home for a 2-week vacation - even before they have finished taking away the safety nets for
From the year 2000 when Bush took office, till recently, the Bush Administration has slammed the Clinton administration for not being concerned about Iraq and Saddam. Now that the lies of Bush are bei
GW Bush says we critics of his war are rewriting history. He says no one knew the intelligence was false in the spring of 2003 and going to war had broad support. Well, this common citizen in the far
A GOP memo is calculating that another terrorist attack on US soil will benefit GW and the Republicans. These are the guys who celebrate the deaths of American kids in war. So, is the party of Lincoln
2,000 US military persons have been killed on the battlefields of Iraq since the March 2003 bombing and invasion. What is more horrifying is over 15,000 have been wounded. And tens of th
Most agree - even W. Bush - that FEMA has botched the aid effort for New Orleans. Now we learn that Mike Brown, the director of FEMA, was fired in 2001 from his last private sector job of overseeing h
Latest right-wing banal humor circulating on the Internet. This from the guys who say “my country, right or wrong”. This from the folks who actually think they have a rational reason for us to be inva
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Below I suggest no local elected officials attended the vigil. I am pleased to report that city council member Terry Borneman attended. Others saw him and told me. Anyone e
is being held tomorrow evening on the Fairhaven Village Green. Cindy is the mother of the soldier killed in Iraq. She is camped outside the gates to George Bush’s ranch in Texas. He has ignored her fo
Israeli Intelligence knew of the London bombings an hour before they went off. And so did Scotland Yard. Hell, Israeli National News posted it on their website. Make of it what you will. Sigh, it seem
So much for progress against terrorism. Multiple blasts on the London transportation system are evidence of that. Maybe just killing civilians by the thousands - as we have done in Iraq - and destroyi
Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.
The British f
A modest correction to yesterday’s post below. Contrary to paragraph 3, prior to 9/11 the international terrorists could also find sanctuary in Yemen, Canada and the USA. These are in addition to Afgh
Lets see if we can state this in a way conservatives and war hawks can understand. Because 9/11 is being used as a false excuse for the war in Iraq and because Bush had no post-war plan for Iraq, we n
Very. How childish and petty? Very. How uncaring in supporting our soldiers? Very. How incompetent and wasting of lives and money while not paying attention to the basics of war? Very.
Shock and awe was the strategy of the Bush government. Maybe we are in shock now as our kids continue to be killed and maimed. 1,500 dead and thousands with blown off limbs. We may soon be in awe of t
Sinn Fein is a sham. Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein are fronts for the IRA - the Irish Republican Army and its brutal methods of torture and killing of innocent Irish.
With the Bush government in high celebration of the Iraqi election, and all the TV news reporting from the Green Zone that all is going great - even though they only know what the US Army tells them -
He embarked on a war of conquest of a foreign country for the benefit of oil companies.
Richard Cohen of the Washington Post has it right. You need to register with the Wa Post to read his column, Presidential medals of Failure. The fourth failure is, of course, Bush himself. But these t
When Al-Jazeera first went with an English version last year, they were boomed off line in the US by several never-revealed Internet companies using illegal electronic processes. The common assumption
To be concise, if we start to rationalize torture then we are lost. It is the absolute opposite direction of democracy. It is the basic tool of the tyrant - the dictator. Terror is created by torture.
The beauty of a website is you don’t force yourself on others. I got an email today from TL - and he graciously gave me the email addresses of dozens of people. And he gave them to many others. All of
The daily rate of deaths is the second highest since the war “ended”. And this is the 4th straight month of increased deaths. But daily we are told by the Bush government that things are getting better.
70 US Soldiers killed in September - so far. Another 10 of our kids may be killed by Friday, the end of the month, for a total of 80 - the fourth highest since the war “ended”. Wounded and maimed? Ver
We have passed 1,000 killed American soldiers in Iraq. 23 killed since last Wednesday when most of us were planning our Labor Day weekend. I hope you know that over 1,100 were “wounded” in August. Tha
in 13 of the 18 months we have been at war in Iraq. 66 killed and over 500 wounded - most seriously. We will hit 1,000 killed on Sept. 9 - a week from today. And the Bush government can’t wait for the
has passed July and June already. It may become the 5th-highest month total of the 18-month-old war. At the current rate of killing, we will reach 1,000 by mid September.
This doesn’t count the
Make it disappear. Never happened. The 205th Military Brigade - the outfit running the Abu Ghraib prison - has deleted the links to pages with photos of their officers and staff goofing off in Iraq. G
The military records of Kerry and Bush are relevant. Both sides have spent millions because they think the American voters care. We are in a war and personal military experience is relevant.
The Bush campaign machine’s smear of Kerry’s service record is beginning to backfire. Soon, when attention is turned to Bush’s record, watch the Republicans scream foul. None screamed as lies were tol
Fahrenheit 911, in my opinion. Dan Carpenter of the Indianapolis Star puts the movie into perspective.
He has his leering look as he leans over a podium and says the US is safer with Saddam removed from power. That’s it. And variations on that. He has it down pat. He stumbles when he speaks of anything
Seems most of my conservative friends are avoiding it. But they tell me what they think of Michael Moore and they are not nice comments. They should see the movie first.
Very good documentary. The Democrats do not get off clean. The Democrats are well documented in the movie going along with Bush’s absurd war against Iraq. They are shown as mindless suits without a bi
This from the movie revenue watch website Box Office MoJo: “In terms of raw dollars, Fahrenheit is actually the biggest opening ever for a movie playing at less than 1,000 theaters, topping Roc
No showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 in Bellingham this past week. Why not? Because Regal Cinema booked the rights to show it but waited to see if it was well attended. Regal controls all three movie
From a friend who is an enlisted person in the military - in a combat unit. The officers - the lieutenants - of his unit lectured them this week about torture. The officers said the enlisted soldiers
ABC News has an exclusive interview with a sergeant in the 302 MI Battalion, a unit of Col Pappas 205 MI Brigade. See NwCit report below of May 4 - two weeks ago. The sergeant says there was and is a
This statement was posted on the DOD website on Saturday - and I took a computer photo of it on Sunday - to catch them if they changed it. Well, they went back and doctored it - improved it - without
It is to cause extreme physical or mental pain for punishment or to extract a confession or information. Our government officials are now saying we do not torture because we follow the Geneva rules. T
A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on
Questions not being asked by the press about the abuses. At least I’ve not run across them in news reports. The reports have not gone into any more detail in three days. We see a few more photos but n
Colonel Thomas Pappas continues in command of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade - according to today’s Baltimore Sun. He is the bastard who has the most to answer for in this whole abuse mess. A
Colonel Thomas Pappas. Why have the news media not told you about this guy? They have told us a lot about General Janis Karpinski, the commander of the military police who operated the Abu Ghraib pris
is a sad development for our country. I don’t want to pile on and kick our military as we need a strong armed services to survive in this world. We can only hope that full investigations are carried o
C-130 gunships are massacring innocent people in Fallujah and Najaf. No question - we Americans have constructed horrible killing machines. The military likes to say they save “friendly” personnel. We
They wanted to help defend democracy and our country. Instead they were used as cannon fodder in a foreign war of conquest - ordered by men who avoided their own military service when they were youngs
They have chosen to stop being dupes of the US. The Spanish people overwhelmingly told their government to stop the invasion and occupation of a country that was no threat to any other country - and c
If you want to know what is happening in Iraq then you have to read the foreign press and independent websites. The major American news media are not present where the action is and are simply sanitiz
You will not learn the full truth about this week in Iraq for many years - if the US military has its way. Our troops are causing unspeakable horrors to the Iraqi people. You must read the foreign pre
To watch CNN today is to ask “what mass killing of Iraqis in a mosque”. Same on FoxNews. Not mentioned directly and you have to look elsewhere for details. Much talk about ‘test of wills’ and US milit
When some of the 24 US soldiers wounded in Iraq over the weekend die from their wounds - they will not be counted as deaths in Iraq. Only those who actually die on the battlefield are counted.<
Hell, he was a deserter. Now, now. It is quite true. I’ve been through this several times over three years now with conservative friends. They end up changing the subject or getting all excited about
We read that 35 US soldiers were “hit” in Iraq yesterday. When our Bellingham Herald does print war casualties on the front page, the choice of words seeks to minimize the tragedy. Hit. Did someone pu
I see the Bham Herald has taken to printing US war dead on the back pages. Maybe some directive came down from Gannett headquarters telling all 80-some Gannettoids to print this awkward bad news in th
May I urge you, gentle reader and patriotic American, to check the War and Peace website links on the right. Look for articles that may give you more facts and information on what our country is doing
is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for Iraq and also for the United States.
If your reaction to reading those words is “dahhh” then pause a moment and consider what you thin
about the impending attack? Enough to have stopped the attack? The widow of a fellow killed in the attack has refused the $1 million from the government and is suing George W and his advisors. And she
I urge you to visit the independent websites that report on events in Iraq. Independent being those not owned by US corporate media, such as CNN, Fox, MSNbc, etc. The independent War and Peace sites a
Here is a link to an excellent Flash-style animation about soldiers dying in Iraq.
Their intentions were to serve our country and they did as they were told and went where they were sent. Our presidents do not always use them correctly, sometimes using them for adventures that have
How many war prisoners is the USA holding? 6,000? A new website is trying to track all the foreigners the USA is holding in secret prisons or not telling us about. Amnesty International is involved. T
Did you know that US soldiers who get wounded in Iraq and are hospitalized in military hospitals - for amputation of their foot or other treatment - are then charged for the food they receive in the h
Were 8 US soldiers killed yesterday, besides the 3 being reported? We may not learn for days, weeks or months. As casualties mount, the US military appears to be playing with the numbers. The US only
Foreign Internet news sites are reporting 8 US soldiers killed in Iraq today. Nothing at the CNN, Fox and MSNBC websites. These reports are three hours old. What is happening? That would total 11 US b
So now the US is crawling to the UN asking for help in Iraq. And asking France and Germany to help. George W and his Neo-conservatives are facing the abyss - defeat and humiliation.
AlJazeera’s English language website has finally opened. This is the Arab news site that scooped the US news media on a weekly basis during the war last spring. The US Government supposedly blocked th
If you like a good read then check The Door to War and the Futurist Markets article. The author takes the concept of a Terror Futures Market and looks at how the world works.
Amazing. I can call the supposed president of our country insane and my conservative friends only object to the f word. This is an adult site. If my “credibility” rests on that, then folks know nothin
Tuesday afternoon, the Bush administration back peddled from the Terrorist Futures Market idea under fire from Senators from both sides and ridicule from news media. You should know this plan was not
They are proposing a future’s market on terrorism, assassinations, atrocities and war. These guys figure out a way to make money on most anything. So this is their vision of the future - war for profi
Welcome back. I thank you for visiting Whiner Net - as it is called around Bellingham City Hall. Even the mayor has endorsed that name in our local government corridors. Seems they check the site ofte
our government can be. Fox news isn’t telling you about how the US military will not allow a Belgium plane to fly to Iraq with medical equipment and medicines. Why? Oh, come on. Because Belgium oppose
The American media are reporting the basics of the massacre of unarmed Iraqi civilians by our US Army two days ago. Finally. But they are using the lowest reported numbers - not the higher and more re
and the US news media cooperated in the big lie. As the war ended around mid April, the truth was revealed but you probably did not read it anywhere.. About April 9, the US wounded was listed a
I can write for myself.
We have liberated Iraq. Now we should work to allow them to rule themselves. We should turn their country over to them quickly. We don’t have to teach them anything.
Reliable rumor has it that local radio news guy, Brett Bonner, might run for mayor of Bellingham. If he does, then Mayor Mark is in deep trouble with his reelection bid. Brett knows the local i
between local and national. Today, Local is down a bit.
Huge battle for Baghdad airport raging right now - yet our American “news” media are not reporting it. Our forces have been driven back f
War. The rescue of Jessica was a very slick operation. Now we learn that she fought as a true soldier before her capture. This highly technical operation is what we do so well. We applaud the rescuers
Fools for Peace: April 1 - Tuesday. Beginning at 4pm in Maritime Heritage Park. General foolishness. Costumes encouraged: Be Bush or a general, or Commander Wrongway Peachfuzz or whatever strik
flyers are being put on windshields of cars with Canadian license plates that read: “We in America are disappointed in Canadians and your government. You are not welcome in America. Go back where you
Our right to learn from different points of view what is happening? That is typically thrown out the window in war time and Americans are fed the official ‘rah rah we are winning and they are sneaky i
Hardly. We went two days without any casualty reports. Even now, they report “killed” American soldiers, but not the total wounded. A person with a life-crippling wound is worthy of all our concern an