August 22, 2011 |
Syrians opposed to the regime of President Bashar Assad on Monday found inspiration in Libyan rebels' advance into their nation's capital as they battle Moammar Kadafi's forces. The developments in Libya, where fierce clashes continued in some areas, have made many Syrian activists more intent than ever on removing Assad from power. In the minds of protesters in Syria, the fate of their movement is very much influenced by events in Libya, as Arab countries that have been distant for decades have become united in their uprisings.
June 1, 2009 |
Bombings. Butyric acid attacks. Sniper shootings. Letters filled with fake anthrax. These are some of the tactics used over the years by antiabortion extremists. The slaying of Dr. George Tiller in his Kansas church Sunday was part of a decades-long history of domestic terrorism aimed at abortion providers, carried out by a small minority of the much broader and generally peaceful movement that opposes abortion.
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January 12, 2008 |
During a solemn 10 a.m. Mass at St. John's Cathedral on Sunday, Deacon Lester Mackenzie recited the names and ages of six Americans who had lost their lives in Iraq the previous week. Pray for them, he told the congregation, and for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Then Mackenzie, who is being ordained today as an Episcopal priest, called on parishioners "to pray for the Iraqi people who have died, whose names we do not know." St.
September 27, 2007 |
After 4 1/2 years of combat and hundreds of billions of dollars in funding, the debate over the Iraq war -- at least on Wednesday -- came down to two dozen people dressed in fluorescent pink and the oldest member of the U.S. Senate. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee and turns 90 in November, denounced President Bush and vowed not to rubber-stamp the administration's request for nearly $200 billion more in war spending.
May 30, 2007 |
Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized an antiwar movement with her protests outside President Bush's ranch near Crawford, said she's had enough. "I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told the Associated Press. In what she described as a "resignation letter," Sheehan wrote in her Internet diary on the Daily Kos blog: "Good-bye America ...
March 19, 2007
Re "Their antiwar cries are no longer in the wilderness," March 15 Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) didn't just once call for a Department of Peace, she's calling for it now -- as are Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and 58 others members of Congress. All are cosponsors of a bill to create a Department of Peace, which was reintroduced in February. The Department of Peace would augment our problem-solving options by providing an institutional platform for the nation's growing wealth of expertise in nonviolent conflict resolution and the burgeoning science of peace building.