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Congressman Kucinich: NATO must account for Libyan deaths

WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker fiercely opposed to NATO’s role in the Libya conflict called Tuesday for the alliance’s military chiefs to be held to account under international law for the deaths of Libyan civilians. “Otherwise we will have witnessed the triumph of a new international gangsterism,” Democratic Representative Dennis…

House rejects call for Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, a war that is facing growing public opposition. The proposal was defeated by a vote of 321-93, but it showed increased opposition compared with March 2010 when a…

Kucinich to force Congress to vote on withdrawing from Afghanistan after news Obama will extend war to 2014

President Obama said he would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 2011. Now, the Administration says 2011 is still in play, but has begun floating the year 2014 as a more “reasonable” date for the war’s end. One Congressional Democrat is not happy. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) blasted President Barack…

Kucinich calls for independent probe of Israeli raid

The full text of the letter from Rep. Dennis Kucinich to President Obama follows the AFP story below A US lawmaker called Friday for an independent probe into Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship and called for Washington to impose diplomatic and financial “consequences” on its ally. “The…

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