6 thoughts on “Gates admits militarization of US foreign policy

  1. IRAQ

    SURGE “ENDS”; 150,000 TROOPS REMAIN
    The military surge into Iraq that began more than 18 months ago has ended. But 150,000 U.S. troops remain, as many as 15,000 more than before the buildup began.
    http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m45775&hd=&size=1&l=e

    RESISTANCE RESURFACES IN FALLUJAH
    The majority of Iraqis surveyed disapproved of U.S.-backed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, most disapproved of the Iraqi government, and most felt that all occupation forces should leave Iraq immediately. The police forces are particularly unpopular.
    http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m45771&hd=&size=1&l=e

    BARACK OBAMA PURGES WEB SITE CRITIQUE OF SURGE IN IRAQ
    Obama’s campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an “improved security situation” paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007. It praises G.I.s’ “hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/07/14/2008-07-14_barack_obama_purges_web_site_critique_of.html

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  2. Stop War on Iran
    Sign the Petition Now-
    Tell Congress & President Bush: Stop War on Iran!
    Labor says: “No War on Iran!”

    USW Local 8751 – District 4
    Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union
    25 Colgate Rd. • Roslindale, MA 02131
    Telephone (617) 524-7073 Fax (617) 524-1691
    http://www.BostonSchoolBusUnion.org

    Dear Sisters and Brothers:

    If bombs start falling on Iran, a world calamity will surely result. Yet this is a distinct possibility since President Bush has not taken the “military option” off the table – the exact same language he used just before the senseless attack on Iraq, hundre4des of thousands of Iraq deaths, over 4100 U.S. military deaths and $562 billion ago. Organized labor has shown its willingness to intervene to stop senseless wars, during the contra war of the 1980’s (Labor Coalition Against Intervention in El Salvador, led by then ACTWU and AFGE, and more recently, U.S. Labor Against the War

    The Stop the War on Iran campaign is a coalition that has come together to call for local and regional demonstrations from coast to coast on August 2nd. Union officers, executive boards and rank-and-file activists can play a critical role in endorsing this effort and bringing the power of labor to these demonstrations.

    Please consider endorsing and supporting this campaign anyway you can. You can go to our website (http://stopwaroniran.org) and endorse the August 2nd actions, organize one of your own, or join one of the many that are being held across the country. Together, we might help to prevent another catastrophe for the world.

    In Solidarity:

    Frantz Mendes,President,
    USW Local 8751
    Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union
    Steve Gillis, Vice-President,
    Steve Kirschbaum, Chair, Grievance Committee,
    USW Local 8751

    Edward Childs
    Chief Steward
    Local 26 UNITE-HERE
    Boston, Ma.

    Martha Grevatt, Trustee,
    UAW Local 122*
    Twinsburg, Ohio

    Minnie Bruce Pratt, Susan E. Davis
    National Writers Union,
    UAW Local 1981*

    Ignacio Meneses, UAW Local 174, U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange
    Cheryl LaBash, U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange

    Dave Sole, President
    UAW Local 2234, Detroit, Mi

    Dave Welsh, Delegate,
    San Francisco Labor Council
    NALC/AFL-CIO

    Mike Gimbel, Delegate,
    NYC Central Labor Council
    AFSCME 375*

    Reza Namdar, Unit Chairperson
    WBNG, TNG/CWA Local 32035
    CWA*

    Greg Dunkel,
    PSC-AFT*

    Sue Kelly, Secty-Treasurer
    Local 334 OPEIU*

    * For Identification Purposes

    AUGUST 2:
    An Emergency Call to Action

    Stop War on IRAN
    Troops Out of IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN!
    No to U.S. war through Israel!
    Money for Jobs, Housing & Healthcare, NOT War

    Mass March in NYC & across the U.S. –
    see growing list of actions at
    http://stopwaroniran.org/aug22008orgcents.shtml

    Endorse the Emergency Call to Action for August 2 at
    http://stopwaroniran.org/aug22008endorse.shtml

    List your local action at
    http://stopwaroniran.org/aug22008volorgcent.shtml

    Sign the Petition at http://stopwaroniran.org/petition.shtml

    Make an Emergency Donation at http://stopwaroniran.org/donate.shtml

    Tell a Friend
    http://stopwaroniran.org/friend.shtml

    Sign up for updateshttp://stopwaroniran.org/updates.shtml

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