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Wikileaks, War Crimes, and the Rise of the Fascist State

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On March 19, 2003, I was sitting at the bar of Jaks Tap in Chicago’s West Loop with a friend when the large television screen above flickered for a moment. […]

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15,000 New Civilian Deaths Uncovered in Leaked Files

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by Angus Stickler and Emma Slater At least 122,000 civilians were killed during the US-led occupation of Iraq, 15,000 more than previously thought. The civilian toll accounts for 80 per […]

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British Parliamentarians Speak Out Against Gaza Offensive 1

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British Parliamentarians Speak Out Against Gaza Offensive 2

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Propaganda Wars and the Gaza Offensive

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by Anne Holmes Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who is working to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza said yesterday that slanted coverage of the war mocks world opinion. […]

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NYC Pro and Anti-Israeli Rallies

Transcript from Democracy Now’s coverage of a counter-protest held the next day on the same spot by New York Jews: On Monday, a group called Jews Against the Occupation staged […]

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Ending the War in Gaza

International Crisis Group A war neither Israel nor Hamas truly wanted turned into a war both are willing to wage. The six-month ceasefire that expired on 19 December was far […]

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Recent Publication

© Anne Holmes My work on Gino Strada’s Emergency War Victim’s hospital in Kabul was recently published in on an on-line magazine called War Shooter. You can see the spread […]

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Not News….But Good

I wish to feature my friend Raul Gallego Abellan’s work in the Middle East. Here is a compilation of footage from Palestine and Iraq which I think merits attention: I […]

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Protest by Fire

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by Anne Holmes While I was in Afghanistan I met Hanifa, pictured above. She is nine years old. She was introduced to me by the doctor at Herat Regional Hospital […]

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Korean Hostage Crisis

I had dinner with a friend who has been covering the news here for three years. He had just come back from a story up north, and spent the last […]

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In Search of Bewaha

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By Anne Holmes While I was waiting for my Afghan visa in Delhi, a friend of mine mentioned in passing something about a widow’s village in Herat province in western […]

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Self-immolation in Afghanistan

by Anne Holmes Amine, pictured above, is 16 years old. She was forced to marry at the age of 14 but has many problems with her husband and his family. […]

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Expulsion from Iran

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© Anne Holmes I spent the day at the border with Iran near Herat in Western Afghanistan, observing the constant trickle of deportees arriving empty-handed. They were all men, mostly […]

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South Korean Hostages

The Taliban abducted 23 South Korean aid workers, 18 of whom are women, last Thursday. The group reportedly boarded a local bus in Kandahar headed for Kabul, and were kidnapped […]

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Mine Victims

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© Anne Holmes I spent the last few days in hospitals around Kabul taking a visual survey of the types of war injuries the capital city treats. Many of them […]

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Kabul

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The national Afghan football team practices at the infamous stadium where Taliban performed executions in Kabul. © Anne Holmes I arrived in Kabul two days ago. My first impressions are […]

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U.S. Military Deletes AP Photos

These are the words of Col. Victor Petrenko, chief of staff to the top U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan, as quoted in Editor and Publisher: “”When untrained people take photographs […]

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Internal Violence Erupts in Lebanon

For an excellent source of independent, on-site, up to the minute journalism in Lebanon, please visit my friend Christopher Allbritton’s site For an excellent source of independent, on-site, up to […]

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