The Bush Administration's final verdict is that the United States attacked Iraq to help spread democracy and freedom to the Iraqi people. Throughout the length of the conflict and the slow process to select a government, the idea of democracy has been increasingly questioned.
National Intelligence Director John Negroponte's Commencement Address to the graduating class of private St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont was disrupted twice by protesters inside the auditorium where the ceremony was being held.
Dear Toward Freedom Friends:
If you've visited the website recently you know that I am writing you from a federal prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut. No, I did not abscond with TF funds, or get caught trafficking drugs. I'm here, along with 31 other protesters who self reported to federal prisons across the country on April 11, for trespassing at a military base in Colombus, Georgia, where the School of Americas is located; the school that trains Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency and state terrorism.
Charles Taylor has been indicted on 17 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in violation of international humanitarian law. However, the trial has not yet been held, and it will be of interest to see what elements of proof will be presented.
On a sun scorched May 1st, three members of the Thurainayagam family are rushing home from a temple after receiving blessings for Thulasithasan, who is supposed to be leaving for Europe in two day's time to meet up with his brothers. Thulasithasan, along with his mother and sister, are jammed tight in the back of a motor rickshaw, speeding through a residential area of Trincomalee. They pass by a navy patrol-a common site on the streets of Trincomalee-and then, no more than a couple of seconds later, there is an explosion.