Memorial Day 2010: Milestones Of Mourning by Ed Ciaccio

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by Ed Ciaccio
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May 28, 2010

Recently, it was announced that the 1,000th U.S. soldier was killed in Afghanistan.  By Memorial Day, 2010, U.S. taxpayers will have spent $1 TRILLION on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  More than one million Iraqis have been killed in our illegal, unnecessary war of lies and aggression on Iraq, and uncounted tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Afghanis and Pakistanis have been killed in the Bush-Obama Af-Pak Wars of choice and Empire in those devastated, poor lands.

In addition, more than 300,000 U.S. and NATO soldiers, and millions of Iraqis, Afghanis, and Pakistanis have been maimed in these wars.  Nearly five million Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Afghanis and Pakistanis, have been displaced by these U.S.-NATO wars.

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Video for Remembrance Day for Victims of US Empire by Cindy Sheehan

Note: Youtube pulled the video.  See: War is Unsuitable for Children: Another YouTube outrage by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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May 24, 2009

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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video no longer available (Youtube removed it)

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Day of the Dead, May 25, 2009 by Cindy Sheehan

Day of the Dead, May 25, 2009 by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
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May 23, 2009

I was on an airplane flying to Orange County from Sacramento to attend the al-Awda Conference; which is a Palestinian Right’s Conference. Al-Awda translates to “The Returning, “ when the Pilot voice filled the cabin to make an announcement that I think went unnoticed by most of my fellow passengers, but I heard it.

As the plane was on the approach to John Wayne airport, the Captain came on the intercom to remind us all to “remember our brave troops who have died for our freedom.” Even in this post 9-11 paranoid paradigm, if I wasn’t belted in for landing, I would have popped out of my seat at 13D and charged up to the cockpit to let the pilot know that my son was killed in Iraq and not one person anywhere in this world is one iota more free because he is dead.

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