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When Will We Stop Dying Senselessly? – US Soldiers

Monday, 2 February 2004, 12:31 am | Jay Shaft

Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words. More >>

Jay Shaft: The Real State of the Union

Friday, 23 January 2004, 1:54 pm | Jay Shaft

So what’s the good news George? Homelessness increased 50% in three years, poverty increased again in 2003, and more children are going hungry. 502 soldiers died in Iraq, and 100 soldiers have now died in Afghanistan. Is there any good news? More >>

In a Police State, Fascists Will Rise to the Top

Monday, 17 November 2003, 1:51 pm | Jay Shaft

In a nation where a police state atmosphere is permitted, the fascists will rise to the top. This may sound like a crazy, radical statement, but it is going on in America right now with the current Ashcroft led Justice Department. More >>

US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 5)

Thursday, 23 October 2003, 9:41 am | Jay Shaft

The following interview is with an enlisted man who has not been in the military that long. He is not really mad at Bush or the leaders and he does not want to get out of what he sees as his duty to serve in Iraq. More >>

US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 4)

Thursday, 23 October 2003, 9:40 am | Jay Shaft

The following interview is with another Sergeant who is not really happy about the fact that he feels it is necessary to have to question his commander in chief and chain of command. More >>

US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 2)

Tuesday, 14 October 2003, 11:35 am | Jay Shaft

The following interview was with a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He has been deployed both in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq in Falujah and in Kirkuk, which have been the heart of Iraqi resistance and attacks on US forces. More >>

US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

Monday, 13 October 2003, 10:29 am | Jay Shaft

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail. More >>

Jay Shaft: Being a Poor Working Mother in America

Thursday, 9 October 2003, 10:58 am | Jay Shaft

To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers. The edge of financial disaster is becoming familiar territory for millions of women and the families they struggle to support. More >>

How the Peace Movement Has Made a Difference

Wednesday, 1 October 2003, 12:07 am | Jay Shaft

The peace movement and world wide activist community has made a difference, at least to the over 80 million world wide who organized against war, if to no one else at all. More >>

Jay Shaft: US And Terrorists Both Kill Civilians

Wednesday, 20 August 2003, 11:58 am | Jay Shaft

When the U.S. kills civilians as part of a war they excuse it with the term "Collateral Damage" or "Incidental Casualties". When a terrorist group or rebel group kills civilians in a fight or bombing, the U.S. denounces it as terrorism and atrocities. More >>

Homeless And Starving In The Land Of The Free

Friday, 1 August 2003, 9:47 pm | Jay Shaft

US Homelessness and Poverty Rates Skyrocket While Billions are Spent Overseas on Occupation By Jay Shaft Coalition For Free Thought In Media 7/31/03 More >>

Jay Shaft: Bush’s Use Of God to Justify War

Thursday, 17 July 2003, 10:41 am | Jay Shaft

By making statements about God Blessing America in the war on Iraq, did U.S. President George Bush inadvertently make it a Holy War? More >>

Some Lives Seem More Important In War on Terror

Tuesday, 24 June 2003, 3:27 pm | Jay Shaft

Many innocent lives have been lost recently in Iraq and Afghanistan due to US bombs and weapons. There has been little or no outcry over this. In this article I will examine why it seems American lives are more valued and have more importance. More >>

Major Iraqi Uprising Looming In Near Future

Monday, 16 June 2003, 10:43 am | Jay Shaft

A real resistance movement seems to be starting up in Iraq. Although the Pentagon and Donald Rumsfeld are blaming attacks against US troops on Saddam supporters and Baath Party members, it looks like a countrywide uprising is starting. More >>

Afghanistan: An Outright Humanitarian Disaster

Friday, 13 June 2003, 11:01 am | Jay Shaft

Afghanistan, the country the U.S. invaded after 9/11/01 to root out al-Qa’ida and remove the repressive regime of the Taliban. In all respects the stated intentions of U.S. policy makers and leaders have gone terribly off course. This isn’t just ... More >>

Iraq: the Children are Dying - More Now Than Ever

Thursday, 29 May 2003, 2:43 pm | Jay Shaft

According to UNICEF figures from March 2003: - Half of Iraq's population of 24.5 million are children. - 1 in 8 children die before age 8. - One in every four children under five is malnourished. - 70% of all child deaths are from diarrhea or respiratory ... More >>

US Colonel Admits 500 Tons of DU Were Used In Iraq

Thursday, 8 May 2003, 10:53 am | Jay Shaft

In three separate interviews a U.S. Special Operations Command Colonel admitted that the U.S. and Great Britain fired 500 tons of D.U. munitions into Iraq. More >>