Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

July/August 2008 issue NACLA Report on the Americas, Innsikt (Norway), Common Dreams, ZNet In October, Erik Prince, the 39-year-old CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, a leading private security company operating in Iraq, went into damage-control mode. Blackwater employees in Baghdad’s Nisour Square had killed 17 Iraqi civilians the previous month, causing an uproar and the suspension … Continue reading Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

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So You Think You’re Antiwar?

October 2, 2007 Huffington Post While recent polls reveal that 60 to 70 percent of Americans have soured on the war in Iraq, most of these people should not be mistakenly labeled "antiwar." Many of those calling for the troops to come home could more properly be called "anti-this-war." "We never should have gone into … Continue reading So You Think You’re Antiwar?

Bush’s Crude Intentions in Iraq

August 31, 2007 Huffington Post, and a shorter op-ed version was published in: Topeka Capital Journal, KS; The Mirror, NV; Asheville Citizen-Times, NC; The Daily Journal, MN; Portland Observer, OR; Tri-County Press, WI. Distributed by Minuteman Media.   With the U.S. consuming a quarter of the world's petroleum, President Bush courageously admitted the obvious during … Continue reading Bush’s Crude Intentions in Iraq

King’s Prophetic Call for Peace

April 5, 2007 TomPaine.com, and a shorter op-ed version was published in: Topeka Capital Journal, KS; Hereford Brand, TX; Northwest Arkansas Times, AK; Asheville Citizen-Times, NC; Portland Observer, OR; Newberg Graphic, OR; Morris Sun Tribune, MN; Daily Globe, MN. Distributed by Minuteman Media. Forty years ago this week, on April 4, 1967, and a year … Continue reading King’s Prophetic Call for Peace

The First 9/11 Starred Gandhi

September 10, 2006 Peoria Journal Star, IL; Topeka Capital Journal, KS; Northwest Arkansas Times, AK, Daily Globe, MN, Progressive Populist, IA. Common Dreams. Distributed by Minuteman Media. While most Americans associate September 11th with violence, in one of history's great coincidences, that date also marks the centennial of one of the most significant steps in … Continue reading The First 9/11 Starred Gandhi