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NYCLAW Antiwar Digest -- 12.14.08

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ont size="4">NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War

NYCLAW Antiwar Digest
December 14, 2008

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CONTENTS
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*40 DAYS AFTER
*CLASS WAR AT HOME
*AFGHANISTAN
*IRAQ
*PALESTINE
*GREECE
*DOMESTIC RACISM, REPRESSION & INJUSTICE
*NYCLAW Links



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40 DAYS AFTER

Chicago Protest: U.S. Out of Middle East Now
"This is the first speak out of this sort [that I know of] since Obama has been elected."
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Now-More-Than-Ever-The-Wo-by-Kevin-Gosztola-081214-200.html

U.S. Plans More Imperial Wars
The directive also requires the Pentagon to develop capabilities to conduct larger-scale irregular campaigns, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/03/AR2008120303495.html

"Humanitarian" Imperialism
The rhetorical frameworks may differ, but the practical results may be much the same.
http://counterpunch.org/kampmark12122008.html

Barack Obama, Honeymoon Killer?
Obama was bound to disappoint his supporters; think of the transition as the road map for how it's going to happen.
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/11/24/obama/

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CLASS WAR AT HOME

Despite Defiant Rhetoric, UAW Chief Offers More Givebacks
The two sides wound up apart only by the date when concessions might take effect.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/13/business/13union.html?hp

Illegal Activism: Moving Homeless People Into Foreclosed Houses in Miami
"There's a real need here, and there's a disconnect between the need and the law."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/06/AR2008120601968.html

Obama Retreat on Taxing the Rich
Obama is also said to be reconsidering a key campaign pledge: his proposal to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/us/politics/24transition.html?ref=us

G.I.s Re-Enlisting Because of Poor Economy
"We do benefit when things look less positive in civil society."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081202/ap_on_re_us/meltdown_choosing_war

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AFGHANISTAN

Taliban Denies Throwing Acid
"Throwing acid on any human being, whether a man or a woman, has never been the Taliban's policy and the Taliban deny their involvement in such acts".
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/12/08/rahmani-interview.html

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IRAQ

Blackwater Massacres Breed Resistance
"I hate the Americans. They killed my only son. Until now, I have seen nothing from the Americans to get my rights."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/13/AR2008121302042.html

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