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‘Occupy Maine’ protesters paint artwork to keep occupation legal

A group of more than 60 demonstrators in Portland, Maine marched from Monument Square to the University of Southern Maine on Monday to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City and elsewhere, Bangor Daily News reported. The “Occupy Maine” protesters have been camped out…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

Ron Paul: U.S. may try to occupy Pakistan

GOP 2012 hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) thinks U.S. troops will soon be on the ground for an occupation of Pakistan — and he said so on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning. Paul called America’s relationship with Pakistan “an impossible situation,” where the U.S. hailed both its friendship with and…

Obama to name Panetta Defense Secretary, Petraeus to lead CIA: report

President Barack Obama was expected to announce that he’s appointing Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta to lead the Department of Defense, and Gen. David Petraeus, who currently leads the Afghan occupation, to replace him. News of the major shift in the administration comes from unnamed sources close to the…

New Army device pinpoints the locations of gunshots

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan will soon be receiving a fancy new toy: a computerized device that analyzes the harmonic resonance of distant gunshots, providing the wearer with a precise location of the shooter and the bullet’s direction. Created by defense technology contractor QinetiQ, the device uses four sensors worn by…

Just 35 pct. of Americans support continuing Afghan occupation, poll finds

A record number of Americans oppose the US war in Afghanistan, according to a recently released poll. A national CNN/Opinion Research poll (.pdf) Thursday revealed that a majority thought the war was going badly and 63 percent completely opposed it. Only 35 percent favored the war. That’s down from December…

Vatican demands Israel end ‘occupation’ of Arab lands

Bishops from the Middle East who were summoned to Rome by the pope demanded Saturday that Israel accept U.N. resolutions calling for an end to its “occupation” of Arab lands. In a final joint communique, the bishops also told Israel it shouldn’t use the Bible to justify “injustices” against the…

Gates: Iraq occupation could go on, if we’re asked to stay

U.S. combat operations in Iraq were supposed to end by August 31, 2010, signaling the beginning of the military’s accelerated withdrawal from the country after more than seven years of war. Since taking office President Obama has promised, repeatedly, that America’s bloody occupation would finally, truly end by the close…

Democrat: Steele is ‘right that the Afghan war is unwinnable’

WASHINGTON – A New York Congressman said anti-war Democrats would like to invite embattled RNC chief Michael Steele to join the “Out Of Afghanistan Caucus” – once he receives a history lesson. “Let’s send him for a little remedial education and then invite him to join,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler…

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