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Tax-Deductible Invasions

by Walter Brasch  Millions of Americans gave George W. Bush unquestioned support when he diverted personnel and resources from the war against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to invade Iraq. Several million fewer opposed the invasion, stating that the primary mission was to destroy the enemy hiding in Afghanistan that destroyed a part of America

Section 8

Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution states   Congress has the power to declare war and makes rules about captures on land and on water.   Congress also makes rules for the government and regulation of our land and naval forces. The US Congress decides. The President is denied the power to make

Revolution on the Precipice

This coming Saturday March 19 represents a major test of the Revolution’s resolve in Egypt to sustain itself and its goals.  This is the day when a referendum has been scheduled on proposed amendments to the constitution, which were submitted by a team three weeks ago, after crafting them within ten days.  Despite the promise

The Clash-of-Civilizations Scam in Brief Review

What separates the “Westerner” from the “Middle Eastern,” and more broadly the Muslim from non-Muslim is not a fissure between civilizations. Even metaphorically, the concept of a Clash of Civilizations is misleading.The separation occurs on a material field, not a metaphysical one. Christian European and Islamic culture have mixed, mutually influenced, permeated into and out of, one

Participate in the Global Day of Listening

From Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Afghans for Peace, the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, comes the Global Day of Listening: an opportunity for activists to talk to–and listen to–ordinary people from Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Yemen, and countries on every continent. The event is managed