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Iraq War Anniversary: Seven Years of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Thanks to Bush, the invasion and occupation of Iraq has been a massive waste of human life and treasure. Let's not let the Obama administration make the same mistake again in Afghanistan.

Does Hector Elizondo Look "Illegal?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Brave New's Cuéntame project is one of the leaders in the fight against Arizona's racist anti-immigrant law, which allows the targeting of anyone a police officer "reasonably suspects" is in the country without documentation.

Come Chat With the New WH Chief of Staff, Michael Moore

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

You probably have a ton of questions to ask him. I know I do. Here's your chance to ask them. Send us your questions now and then join us for the live chat with Michael Moore on Tuesday, March 16 at 3 p.m. ET.

One in Three Killed By Drones in Pakistan Is a Civilian

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

A new report from the New America Foundation states that one of every three people killed in the U.S.'s not-so-secret drone war in Pakistan is a civil...

33 Civilians Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

On Sunday, NATO forces in Uruzgan province in Afghanistan killed more than thirty civilians, including women and children, when an airstrike was ordered on three minivans. 2010-02-23-major.jpg

U.S. Forces Kill Children, Other Civilians in Marjah, Afghanistan, with "Precision" Weapons

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The hype surrounding "precision guided munitions" is one of the reasons Americans feel so free to go to war in civilian areas, and it's one of the most pernicious pieces of misinformation spread by the pro-war crowd.

Latinos, Telling our Stories and Organizing via Facebook

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Axel W. Caballero

As a bilingual college graduate, highly skilled and motivated, 'Alonzo's' story is the perfect reflection of the hardships that a new and vibrant generation of Latinos are facing.

Afghanistan War Shapes Engorged Defense Budget While Domestic Programs Freeze

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

War spending is exempt from the president's proposed spending freeze, despite President Obama's statement at West Point that, "we can't simply afford to ignore the price of these wars."

Rethink the State of the Union

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan campaign wants to make sure this State of the Union isn't just a time to sit and watch, but a time to get together with our friends and push back against the expanding Afghanistan war.

Killing Enthusiasm: President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy Turns Off Young Voters

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Obama should rethink the Afghanistan war for lots of reasons. It isn't making us more secure. It's costing us billions of dollars as well as jobs and lives. And now, the latest reason, he's losing key voters.

The Generals and Obama. With Friends Like These.....

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The military has decided it needs more troops in Afghanistan (didn't see that one coming did ya?). News flash: The military always decides it needs more troops in wartime.

Ex-CIA agent: Argument that Afghanistan War Makes Us Safer is "Bulls**t"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

We were told that we went to Afghanistan to fight the terrorists there, so we wouldn't have to fight them at home. That was eight long years ago.

Bombs will kill women in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Self immolation is a method of suicide by lighting oneself on fire and has reached epidemic levels amongst women in Afghanistan.

This Video Will Piss You Off and Break Your Heart

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Well-reasoned foreign policy results in more housing, jobs and education. When that policy consists of applying a military solution to a political problem it results in death, destruction, and suffering.

Robert Greenwald Talks Afghan Civilian Casualties on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show'

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rethink Afghanistan

It's so crucial for more people to see this exclusive footage because it puts a human face on the war, US military airstrikes and indiscriminate bombing.

Experts from Afghanistan Urge Members of Congress to Rethink the War (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

As the war escalates, as the death toll soars and the financial and moral costs spiral out of control, we are bringing in experts who can provide a more complete picture of the dire situation in Afghanistan.

Cost of War in Afghanistan: Over $172 Billion and Counting

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

When you factor in the projected costs of long-term military occupation, interest, and veterans' benefits, we're talking about a war that will cost close to $1 trillion.

Brave Afghan Vet Demands Answers from Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Rick Reyes's testimony raises critical concerns that Congress must address before approving a massive supplemental war funding bill in the next few weeks.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.

Will the War in Afghanistan Help Me Keep My Job?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

We bring you Cost of War, part three of our Rethink Afghanistan documentary, which delves into the financial costs of this broadening war.

The Cost of War in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rethink Afghanistan

Everyone has a friend or relative who just lost a job. Do we really want to spend over $1 trillion on another war? Do we really want spend our tax dollars on a war that could last a decade or more?

If David Brooks Thinks He Knows So Much About Afghanistan, He Should Debate Robert Greenwald

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

I'm curious to know what Afghanistan David Brooks visited? Either Brooks spent all his time hanging out with military leaders or there's a whole crisis he's deliberately trying to downplay.

'Rethink Afghanistan' Takes New 'Real-Time Documentary' Approach For Dialogue On Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald has tried for years to speed up the production process for his documentaries. Now, he says, he is creating one...

What Is "the Most Dangerous Country in the World Today?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Imagine a national dialogue filled with rational, thoughtful discussions on the issues surrounding Afghanistan. That is our goal.

Is Andrew Bacevich Right About Oversight Hearings for Afghanistan?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

I was surprised when Bacevich told me we wouldn't see congressional oversight hearings anytime soon.