Stories from 2002-10-25
"No event in years has shaken Iraq like the amnesty with which President Saddam Hussein emptied Iraq's jails on Sunday. Within minutes of the broadcast at noon, a crowd began gathering outside Abu Ghraib prison, 20 miles west of Baghdad, the grimmest in a gulag that has incarcerated tens of thousands of political prisoners. Soon, the gates were forced open and the mob stormed the cellblocks, liberating as many as 10,000 captives." [more]
"The British authorities have arrested an Islamic cleric whom authorities have alleged is an important figure in the European operations of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, according to members of the Muslim community here." [more]
"After a month of failing to reach a compromise with veto-wielding France and Russia, the US is now courting Mexico, Ireland, and the other members of the UN Security Council in an effort to win support for a tough Iraq inspection resolution." [more]
"IRAN told Washington yesterday that it would never accept an American attempt to impose military rule on Iraq if Saddam Hussein were toppled from power. " [more]
"Suburban housewives from West Chester have tickets. So do young professionals from Cherry Hill and union workers from Philadelphia." [more]
"This document presents military's estimate of U.S. forces now deployed to the Central Command area of operations and focused upon Iraq. It is quite probable that a war may be launched within the next three to six months. Currently, more than over 35,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are in the Persian Gulf area, in over half a dozen countries, and more are arriving. " [more]
"The US has formally proposed its draft resolution aimed at disarming Iraq to the United Nations Security Council." [more]
1–7 of 7 records found matching your criteria.
(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.