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Anti-War Protest in March 2008

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Anti-war demonstrators march through downtown San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Demonstrations in San Francisco are part of a day of nationwide protests to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.(AP Photo/George Nikitin) Read the rest of this entry »

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March 20, 2008 at 5:02 am

For Immediate Release: Activists Face Charges for Nonviolent Expression

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Indonesia: Free Peaceful Protesters in Papua
Activists Face Charges for Nonviolent Expression

(London, March 19, 2008) – The Indonesian government should order the immediate release of nine Papua activists arrested for displaying the Papuan Morning Star flag, Human Rights Watch said today. All charges against them should be dropped. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 20, 2008 at 4:32 am

Sindikat Perdagangan Manusia ke Irak Digerebek Polisi

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KOMPAS, Minggu, 18 November 2007

Jakarta, Kompas – Tim polisi dari Badan Reserse Kriminal Mabes Polri, Jumat (16/11) pagi, menggerebek sebuah rumah yang digunakan untuk menampung tenaga kerja ilegal. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 20, 2008 at 4:04 am

Posted in Iraq Wars, Kliping, Migran

Indonesian MW employed in Iraq’s US Military Camp

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At least, 72 Indonesian Migrant Workers (IMW) illegally employed in US military camp in Iraq. Government didn’t have information on their condition.

(Jakarta, Oct 2007)—Department of Foreign Affairs tries to have consular access to 72 Indonesian Migrant Workers (IMW) that been employed by US military authorities in Camp Victoria, Baghdad, Iraq. The Indonesian government also try to call US embassy in Jakarta, Cameron R. Hume to clarify the condition of 72 IMW that reported been hold by US military in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by INDIES

March 20, 2008 at 4:00 am

Posted in Iraq Wars, Migran

Five years after the invasion, the totality of our failure is clear

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Five years on, let us take the high road. When the invasion of Iraq was conceived, it was as an experiment in the transforming force of a confident superpower; an evangelistic Tony Blair trotted on behind. Removing a dictator was only to be the start; the objective was a benign and democratic Middle East – an environment in which Israel and the Palestinians could make peace, and energy exports were plentiful and secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by INDIES

March 20, 2008 at 3:49 am

Bush defiantly defends war in Iraq

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By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
44 minutes ago

President Bush defiantly defended the Iraq war Wednesday as U.S. troops began a sixth year of combat in the long and costly conflict that has dominated his presidency. Bush conceded the war has been harder and more expensive than anticipated but insisted it has all been necessary to keep Americans safe. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by INDIES

March 20, 2008 at 3:38 am

Patrick Cockburn: This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

It has been a war of lies from the start. All governments lie in wartime but American and British propaganda in Iraq over the past five years has been more untruthful than in any conflict since the First World War. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by INDIES

March 20, 2008 at 3:36 am