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Posts Tagged ‘deaths

The human cost of war

April 13, 2012

Over 6,400 uniformed American service-members and 2,330 mercenaries have died in the Global War on Terror since 2001. 47,740 American men and women have been wounded in action since the War on Terror began. A casualty traditionally refers to anyone wounded or killed in combat, but this term doesn’t articulate the variety of war’s victims. […]

14 thousand die in US as a result of Fukushima meltdown

December 21, 2011

A peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Health Services estimates 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The article by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman is the first published in a medical journal. The authors write that that their estimate of 14,000 […]

BP Oil Spill whistleblowers and experts continue to mysteriously die

October 28, 2011

In the last year and a half at least 10 experts, whistleblowers and BP connected individuals have died under mysterious circumstances. April 2, 2011 – Tucker Mendoza, gulf truth activist, shot four times through his front door. February 17, 2011 – LSU scientist Gregory Stone, 54 – Died of Unknown Illness. Stone was an oft-quoted […]

Amnesty International urges probe of American officials after WikiLeaks release

October 24, 2010

Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified military documents from the Iraq war, the largest classified military leak in history. The New York Times says the documents disclosed “many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations” and it said there were at least four cases of […]

Surge in contractor deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

September 26, 2010

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the most privatized in American military history. Today, there are 150,000 troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. As of March 2010, there were more than 200,000 private contractors, though that number is believed to have declined since. In any case, more private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq […]

Fear Inc. and the Age of Terror

July 11, 2010

You would never know that Americans living in the United States were in vanishingly little danger from terrorism, but in significant danger driving to the mall; or that alcohol, tobacco, E. coli bacteria, fire, domestic abuse, murder, and the weather present the sort of potentially fatal problems that might be worth worrying about, or even […]

Are Foreign Lives of Equal Worth to Americans’?

June 18, 2010

When a U.S. civilian is murdered in a foreign land or in the United States, we rightfully feel angry, sad, and some of us demand vengeance. Meanwhile, Afghanistan has lost as many as 32,000 citizens since the U.S. invasion in 2001. Iraq by all accounts has suffered a few hundred thousand deaths, a million wounded, […]

U.S. launches cruise missiles into yet another country – Yemen

December 20, 2009

The US provided firepower and intelligence to help the Yemeni government launch a series of deadly raids against suspected al-Qaeda bases in the country.Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, is battling separatist unrest in the south and a separate Shi’ite rebellion in the north. On orders from President Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles […]

The Cost of conducting Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

December 3, 2009

The war in Afghanistan will cost the same as providing a comprehensive health plan for all Americans. Should we now believe that escalating the war will save more than 45,000 Americans a year, which is the number of Americans who die every year for lack of health insurance? Each American soldier in Afghanistan costs at […]