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Monday, August 19, 2002

  • Washington’s Covert Support for Saddam

    For almost a year, the Bush Administration has very vocally threatened to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, labeling Iraq as a part of an Axis of evil and accusing it of posing a threat to international security. Administration officials from the president himself to Vice President Dick Cheney to War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld point to Saddam’s use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war as justification for a regime change. Last week, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said the US has no choice but to take action, citing again Saddam’s use of chemical weapons.

  • Justice Groups Organize 'Alternative Vigils' for September 11th Anniversary

    As September 11th approaches, human rights groups have formed a coalition called United for Peace to promote justice and healing on the one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Events including candlelight vigils and interfaith ceremonies are planned for several major cities to send the message that the grief of the nation is not a cry for war. In Los Angeles, civil liberties groups will hold a day of song and speeches, in New Orleans, members of the Green party are organizing a week-long peace festival, and in New York, peace activists and relatives of September 11th victims plan to gather in Washington Square Park on September 10th for a dusk to dawn vigil.

  • Mass Graves in Afghanistan: Physicians for Human Rights Demands U.S. Government Investigate Some One Thousand Taliban Fighters Allegedly Massacred and Buried By the U.S.-Backed Northern Alliance

    Newsweek reported Sunday the U.N. has gathered enough evidence to justify a full-fledged criminal investigation into the deaths in Afghanistan of close to a thousand Taliban prisoners held by the U.S.-backed northern alliance. This according to a confidential UN memo.

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