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War Related Illnesses Slowly Killing U.S. Veterans, Civilians

War Related Illnesses Slowly Killing U.S. Veterans, Civilians

“The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.” – Aldous Huxley Ever since the Persian Gulf War 15 years ago, countless spokespersons for […]

US Role in Massive Aerial Herbicide Spraying Revealed

US Role in Massive Aerial Herbicide Spraying Revealed

Despite years of ongoing, critical public health controversies in Colombia and Ecuador over the US-assisted aerial herbicide spraying of coca and poppy crops while trying to reduce illegal cocaine and heroin production, US State Department officials are pursuing that very same spraying strategy. In fact, last year, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s administration temporarily cast aside […]

Decline Of Journalism

Decline Of Journalism

If some doomsday industry analysts are to be believed, newspapers are laid out and stacked neatly inside their own future death warehouses, not only in the United States, but worldwide. “October (2006) was a pretty depressing month for national newspapers. While circulations slide, the industry news has been dominated by job cuts and staff unrest, […]

War Illnesses Fester

War Illnesses Fester

“The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.” – Aldous Huxley, English Writer Ever since the Persian Gulf War 15 years ago, countless […]

US Officials Defend Drug Spraying in Colombia

US Officials Defend Drug Spraying in Colombia

“The consequences of the fumigation are catastrophic. They do it (spraying from planes) in a hurry. They don’t care that they also fumigate corn plantations, prairies, lakes, fish, animals,” said a middle-aged, lightly bearded Colombian man wearing a blue baseball hat, designed with a green marijuana leaf. He spoke to an interviewer for the filmmaker […]

US Herbicides Have Left Thousands of Indigenous People Seriously Ill

US Herbicides Have Left Thousands of Indigenous People Seriously Ill

Despite years of ongoing, critical public health controversies in Colombia and Ecuador over the US-assisted aerial herbicide spraying of coca and poppy crops while trying to reduce illegal cocaine and heroin production, US State Department officials are pursuing that very same spraying strategy today. In fact, a couple of months ago, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s […]

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