A Tenuous ‘Peace’ in Al-Anbar

  RAMADI, Iraq, Nov 29 (IPS) - A semblance of calm belies an undercurrent of violence, detentions and fear across Iraq’s volatile al-Anbar province. The province -- which occupies one-third of Iraq’s geographic area -- has been a bane to authorities since the beginning of the occupation. "The Americans talked about our province as the... Continue Reading →

Nuke to the Future

  Nuke to the Future By Dave Maass Published: November 21, 2007 New technology takes on energy crisis. The portable nuclear reactor is the size of a hot tub. It’s shaped like a sake cup, filled with a uranium hydride core and surrounded by a hydrogen Invented by scientist Otis Peterson, Hyperion’s patent for a... Continue Reading →

Name them. Maim them. Kill them.From the beginning of the American occupation in Iraq, air strikes and attacks by the U.S. military have only killed "militants," "criminals," "suspected insurgents," "IED [Improvised Explosive Device] emplacers," "anti-American fighters," "terrorists," "military age males," "armed men," "extremists," or "al-Qaeda."The pattern for reporting on such attacks has remained the same... Continue Reading →

Arab nations decide to attend diluted U.S. peace conference The event, initially billed as a groundbreaking summit, has shrunk to a half-day event that one senior Egyptian official, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, derided as a "coffee party." As late as this week, some participants complained that they still hadn't received formal... Continue Reading →

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