PHOTO UK The Independent Independent.co.uk The delegations meet at the opening of talks between Iran and the six world powers
NOTE: Along with other planned modifications of this blogsite, I plan to improve posting of news items. (This and other posts to be updated in the post OR in COMMENTS and fewer new posts here for a few weeks unless of a positive - poetic - inspirational nature.)
WAR "Drums" - the most active and influential groups and possible breakthroughs
War Resisters League (WRL): Antiwar Groups Demand End to Afghan War, Demonstrate at White House
Norman Solomon | Starting Another Year of War in Afghanistan
White House Split on Second Afghan Troop Surge
Police Use of Acoustic Warfare Draws Ire of Civil Libertarians
Justice Dept. Ordered to Release Cheney Statements in Plame Case
Iran/West (a breakthrough or no?) What can the West do better?
here (includes today's UK's The Independent's "take" on "Half a century of mutual suspicion" with brief CHRONOLOGY - also find this at the bottom of this "One Heart..." post ***)
Cost of War in Iraq
Cost of War in Afghanistan
The cost in your community at National Priorities:
When in Doubt, Keep Killing. Starting Another Year of the War in Afghanistan
By Norman Solomon - In the White House, there's no indication of a pane that's facing the pain in Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, where the U.S. government continues to bring gifts: a dollar's worth of warfare for a dime's worth of everything else.
Karl Rove Blasts Obama for 'Outsourcing Afghanistan'
By Jeremy Scahill: There are racist astroturf loons that appear to have recently landed on earth from planet Fiction and are navigating their way through the country, speaking in tongues, led by snakeoil salesmen like Glenn Beck.
Is This What "Shielding Afghans From Violence" Looks Like?
By: Derrick Crowe: Warning: The following video contains graphic images.
No Credible Evidence' of Iranian Nuclear Weapons, says UN Inspector
By Julian Borger and Richard Norton-Taylor: The UN's chief weapons inspector, Mohamed ElBaradei, said today he had seen "no credible evidence" that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, rejecting British intelligence allegations that a weapons programme has been going on for at least four years. here
Top Things you Think You Know about Iran that are not True
By Juan Cole: Belief: Iran is a militarized society bristling with dangerous weapons and a growing threat to world peace. Reality: Iran's military budget is a little over $6 billion annually. Sweden, Singapore and Greece all have larger military budgets. - Iran spends less per capita on its military than any other country in the Persian Gulf region with the exception of the United Arab Emirates.