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Video series: The human toll of the BP blowout

World Socialist Website

The BP blowout has devastated the economy, environment and health of the entire Gulf region. World Socialist Website (WSWS) reporters C. W. Rogers and Andre Damon interviewed residents, small businessmen and environmental and health experts on the Gulf coast and compiled this video report.
•    Part 1—The economic impact
•    Part 2—The effect on human health
•    Part 3—The social impact
•    Part 4—The environment
•    Part 5—Residents respond to the disaster<>

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Where has all the Navy money gone?

U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA)  Minnesota Chapter took $1.56 million out of Minnesota from 2004-2009 and mysteriously dissolved last May under threat of legal liabilities. Its national commander is a top contributor to Michele Bachmann and has since disappeared.

Karl Bremer

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Coleen Rowley

Out of more than $1.14 million the U.S. Navy Veterans Association Minnesota Chapter claims to have spent on charitable programs and services in Minnesota since 2004, only $26,300 can be positively accounted for: two $10,000 donations to a St. Paul Veterans Center in 2007 and one $6,300 donation to Twin Cities Public Television in 2008.

The rest of the money from the organization that went to benefit individuals was allegedly spent to provide such generic things as “direct cash assistance,” food, clothing, publications, “care packages” for service members, and “psychological counseling and comfort” for survivors of veterans. But there is little evidence or documentation of those services in records filed with the state or IRS. Furthermore, the officers for the Minnesota Chapter of the USNVA cannot be found, nor can any address for the group other than UPS drop boxes be located.

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Secret files show true Afghanistan war

  • A six-year archive of classified military documents released Sunday (July 25) by an Internet organization called WikiLeaks offers an unvarnished, ground-level picture of the Afghanistan war that in many respects is more grim than the official portrayal.
  • Afghanistan: The War Logs
  • Six Facts No War Supporter Knows

The New York Times

Accidents are tied to drones such as this MQ-9 Reaper, with laser-guided munitions and Hellfire missiles. LTC Leslie Pratt ? USAF/NYT

A six-year archive of classified military documents made public Sunday offers an unvarnished, ground-level picture of the Afghanistan war that in many respects is more grim than the official portrayal.

The secret documents, released by an Internet organization called WikiLeaks, are a daily diary of an American-led force often starved for resources and attention as it struggled against an insurgency that grew larger, better coordinated and more deadly each year.

The New York Times, the British newspaper the Guardian and the German magazine Der Spiegel were given access to the voluminous records weeks ago on the condition that they not report on the material before Sunday (July 25).

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Afghanistan: The War Logs, The Guardian | UK
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Bob Heberle
Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation

Six Facts No War Supporter Knows, David Swanson, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

  • No one who supports (The Afghan war) can be aware of any of the following six facts.
  • Secret files show true Afghanistan war

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