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FILM / Ed Felien : Harry Potter Through the Eyes of an Afghan Child

Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Part Two. Harry Potter through the eyes of an Afghan child Understanding the lesson of Harry Potter is essential to understanding the cultural values that underpin our need for the vindication of war. By … finish reading FILM / Ed Felien : Harry Potter Through the Eyes of an Afghan Child

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Marc Estrin : Cover Ups

Photo by Donna Bister / The Rag Blog.COVER UPS By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / August 28, 2010 Dionysus reigns! Our front porch is overwhelmed with grapes red and white, leaves bristling out like mad conductor’s hair, fruit … finish reading Marc Estrin : Cover Ups

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

The picture By David Cox / Mar 2, 2010 I want you to look very closely at this picture and try and keep it in your minds eye. This was a perfectly healthy 22-year-old young man who in the service … finish reading A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

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US Generosity: $2000 per Dead Afghan Child

This photo taken by a cell phone on Aug. 22, 2008, shows an Afghan child who was allegedly killed during a US-led raid in Azizabad village of Shindand district of Herat province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Source.Calculating life for … finish reading US Generosity: $2000 per Dead Afghan Child

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Mariann G. Wizard : Ft. Holabird Haiku

Still life of toy soldiers. Photo by Margaret Bourke-White, Jan 01, 1937 / Time and Life Pictures / Getty Images Ft. Holabird Haiku See the soldiers, row on row,green leaves on trees —beware defoliant! Vietnam had soldiers too,green boys in … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard : Ft. Holabird Haiku

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Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

Graphic: Source.Is America Hooked on War?By Tom Engelhardt / September 17, 2009 “War is peace” was one of the memorable slogans on the facade of the Ministry of Truth, Minitrue in “Newspeak,” the language invented by George Orwell in 1948 … finish reading Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

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The Shoe: ‘Out of Loyalty to Every Drop of Innocent Blood That Has Been Shed’

Why I threw the shoe I am no hero. I just acted as an Iraqi who witnessed the pain and bloodshed of too many innocents By Muntazer al-Zaidi / September 17, 2009 I am free. But my country is still … finish reading The Shoe: ‘Out of Loyalty to Every Drop of Innocent Blood That Has Been Shed’

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The Afghan War Is Winnable ?

Soviet helicopter brought down by locals in Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.A question, does the following give a true picture? The Afghan War is winnable,The facts, perhaps, are spinnable,Karzai’s intent’s not sinnable,Our General now states. A Soviet Gen’ral said the same,His … finish reading The Afghan War Is Winnable ?

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The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

A huge explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday left mounds of rubble. At least 41 people were known dead. Photo: Allauddin Khan/Associated Press.Bombing Deepens Despair in a Stricken Afghan CityBy Taimoor Shah / August 26, 2009 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — This … finish reading The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

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The Army Will Increase Its Size by 22,000

I think we would call this throwing good money after bad. A million other ways to spend it, but this is what the establishment chooses. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog Iraq. Photo: Michael Kamber.Gates announces temporary increase in U.S. … finish reading The Army Will Increase Its Size by 22,000

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Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

Mental Health Problems Growing for Troops’ KidsJuly 7, 2009 Children of U.S. military troops sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war, and there was also an alarming … finish reading Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

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Pakistani Refugee Crisis Worsening

An internally displaced man holds up an identity card as he waits in line for relief supplies at a UNHCR distribution point at a makeshift camp in Mardan. Photo: Farooq Naeem.Nearly 2.4 million displaced: UNMay 25, 2009 ISLAMABAD – Nearly … finish reading Pakistani Refugee Crisis Worsening

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