Monday, March 24, 2008

3/19 Iraq War Blogswarm - Blogs Starting with G

Here are links to the posts from blogs starting with the letters "G" along with brief quotes from the posts.

Time to End It

Gatwick City of Ideas:
Multiple postings

Get Your Own:
5 Years Too Many
I almost forgot about this but it is too important. This war is wrong. Anyone who hasn't figured that out by now I don't believe can have their mind changed by anything I say. War is NOT the answer. I'm not sure it every is. Imagine how many lives this war has ruined. That should give you something to think about for the at least the entire day.

Godless Liberal Homo:
Action Alert: "Why Are Winter Soldiers Not News?"
When I started the March 19 Blogswarm Against the Iraq War with the blogger who does Ten Percent, it was done in part to counter pro-war bias and censorship in the corporate media. So, it is fitting that my contribution to the Blogswarm be to publicize and add to an action alert from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting on Winter Soldier.

3/19/08 FAIR Action Alert:
Dozens of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars gathered in Silver Spring, Maryland last weekend for the Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan hearings (3/13/08-3/16/08), where they offered harrowing testimony about atrocities they had witnessed or participated in directly. The BBC predicted that the event, organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War, "could be dominating the headlines around the world this week" (3/7/08). The hearings were covered as far afield as the U.K. (Guardian, 3/17/08), Australia (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3/14/08), Croatia (Javno, 3/16/08), and Iran (Press TV, 3/14/08). Yet there has been an almost complete media blackout on this historic news event in the U.S. corporate media.

Going Green:
5 Years in Iraq
Today is the five year anniversary of the US Invasion in Iraq. Whether you support this war or not, please take a moment out of your day to give thanks to the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country.

And then bring them the fuck home.

Gold Star Mom Speaks Out:
5 Damned Long years in Iraq
Here we are again- 5 years of war in Iraq! 5 long years! 3990 dead American soldiers, 60,000 plus wounded American soldiers, millions of Iraqis displaced, and we will never know how many Iraqis have died in this war turned occupation of their country. We are spending $12 Billion dollars a month, $17 million dollars every hour and $275 million dollars a day. We know that 935 lies were told by various members of the administration that instills fear so that the citizens of this country would support this Global War on Terror in Iraq. That’s quite a lot of numbers to keep track of; but the best number of all is 307 and that is the number of days left until January 19, 2009, which means, we will be free of the dangerous, fear mongering Bush administration.

Gordian Hense:
Seit fünf Jahren tobt der Krieg im Irak
Wir möchten mit diesem Beitrag darauf aufmerksam machen, dass seit fünf Jahren ein Krieg im Irak tobt und bis jetzt ca. 1,3 Mio. Menschen dort gestorben sind. Das täglich tausende verletzt werden und schreckliches erleben müssen. Unter den Toten und Verletzten befinden sich unschuldige Frauen, Kinder und Männer. Es gibt und gab keinen Grund der einen Krieg gegen unschuldige Menschen rechtfertigt. Er muss so schnell wie möglich beendet werden.

Granny Geek:
Shock and Awe, Five Years Later
Who knew that we Americans would be the ones feeling the shock and awe of the invasion of Iraq?

We’re shocked at the number of deaths of American military and Iraqi civilians. At last count, we’ve lost 4,000 soldiers. Who knows how many Iraqis are dead: some estimates run as high as a million casualties..

Grind Chop Blend:
Happy Birthday Illegal Occupation!!!!
You’re 5 years old today. You’ve done some pretty cool stuff for such a young thing. And your daddy W and granddaddy Dick have done an amazing job of feeding you with the blood of thousands of innocent Iraqis, young American, British and other nameless countries’ soldiers, not to mention the trillions of dollars they’ve spent on you to make sure you can continue to trounce, stumble and cavort around over there, drunk from all the success. And you’re not done yet are you? Uncle McCain is gonna keep you in the money for maybe another hundred years.

Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life:
Lies, and More Lies
In the latter part of 2002, and through the first part of March of 2003, President George W. Bush and his claque of war-mongering neo-cons and fellow travelers, aided by craven, weak, lick-spittle members of the House of Representatives and Senate, conspired to send our soldiers to war. I say conspired because that is accurate.

the guy by the door:
Harvard @ Iraq Invasion + 5
This post also has pictures from the Harvard protest against the war.
We on the left should frame our opposition to the war as opposition to empire.
- Adaner Usmani

Some folks at Harvard Law School are doing just that with their event series, Confronting Empire: 5 Years of War in Iraq. The series is over, but the website has a link for each and every speaker, many of whom have freely downloadable articles. I’m told that proceedings from it, will, in time, appear. [And I’ll point you to my faves.] The series was sponsored by, Justice for Palestine at Harvard Law and:

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