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In Deep South Where GOP Rejected Obamacare, Tens of Thousands Die Unnecessarily Every Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 900,000 people a year die of five leading causes in the U.S., and that 20 percent to 40 percent of these deaths are preventable (i.e., 180,000 to 360,000 needn’t die).

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Tobacco Deaths 2013

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Sentencing Testimony Suggests Manning and WikiLeaks Not Responsible for Any Deaths

“For three years Bradley Manning and Julian Assange were accused of murder,” writes Matt Sledge at The Huffington Post. “Members of Congress and the administration said their WikiLeaks document dump endangered U.S. interests—and lives.”

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Inactivity Kills More Than Cigarettes

Physical inactivity—defined as less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week—kills 5.3 million people worldwide annually, more than the 5 million who succumb to the dangers of cigarette smoking, researchers at Harvard report.

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AP / Ahmed Ali

Mubarak Is Rolled Back Into Court

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shielded his face from onlookers as he was wheeled into a courtroom Wednesday to resume trial on alleged abuses of power and the killing of hundreds of protesters in the uprising that ousted him earlier this year. The trial was delayed for almost two months while the court located a suitable judge.

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2010 Bloodiest Year Yet in Mexico

Estimates now place 2010 as the bloodiest year yet in Mexico’s ongoing war against the drug cartels. Drug-related conflict led to the deaths of more than 15,000 people last year as the government and cartels continued to do battle across the country.

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Iran Covers Up Deaths and Threatens West

In Iran, it is estimated that hundreds more people than Iranian officials have admitted have died in the heavy military crackdowns on election protesters. Meanwhile, President Ahmadinejad has promised to do more cracking down, this time on the West, stating “this nation will strike you in the face so hard you will lose your way home.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 READ MORE


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AP / Matt Dunham

Brown Holds His Ground as Troops Die

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown defended his government’s policy in Afghanistan after eight British soldiers were killed over the weekend. In the past two weeks, 15 U.K. servicemen have died, making the total death toll for British military personnel in Afghanistan greater than the Iraq toll, 179. As a result, Brown and his ministers have been under increasing criticism by the MPs.

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The Deadliest Year and Counting

849 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq this year, the deadliest for U.S. troops so far. While it’s true that the last couple of months have seen lower casualties than has been typical this year, those numbers cannot satisfactorily be explained by a more stable Iraq or some newfound love for Americans, and it would be grotesque to call the deaths of only 38 troops in October “good news.”

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Parsing the Dead

Officials from Iraq’s Health, Defense and Interior ministries on Monday said 16,273 Iraqi civilians, police and soldiers died from violence in 2006. The number is higher than tabulations by the Associated Press, which put the figure at 13,738, while the U.N. has estimated casualties in the neighborhood of 36,000. Whichever number is most accurate, too many people have been killed in this war.

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From USA Today

October U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Passes 100

It’s now the fourth-deadliest month since the war began.

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655,000 Iraq War Deaths

A doctor with Physicians for Social Responsibility reports on the attempts of ideological critics to slander the good science behind a shocking new report on the death tally of the Iraq war.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Lancet Study Researchers

This week Truthdig celebrates the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and the Center for International Studies at MIT as well as The Lancet for their commitment to documenting the real number of Iraqi deaths that have resulted from the 2003 U.S. military invasion of Iraq.

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Grim New Milestones

U.S. combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan now equal the 2,973 lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks. Also, the number of civilians slain in Iraq in the last month reached an unprecedented level: 6,599 dead.

  • And, oh yeah: Not only are U.S. troop levels in Iraq unlikely to decrease any time soon, but U.S. commanders say even more troops are needed.

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    Killing As Many As Possible Before the Cease-Fire

    The brutal logic that Israel and Hezbollah are following goes like this: Inflict as many deaths on the enemy as possible in the next few days—in order to strengthen your hand before sitting down at the bargaining table.

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    California Heat Wave Kills More Than 130

    California?s recent heat wave has caused the deaths of more than 130 people, officials believe.  Though temperatures have been cooling, they hovered around 115 degrees in some parts of the state earlier in the week.

    Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Military Funeral
    From Interventionmag.com

    U.S. Death Toll Climbs Sharply in Iraq

    Just 12 days into April, 33 soldiers have been killed—a figure that surpasses American military deaths for all of March. For several months, U.S. soldiers’ deaths had been on the wane, but they now are rising quickly, especially in the heart of the Sunni Arab insurgency.

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    Bush’s Purple Heart

    What’s going on in this cartoon? Click to see a video of the heated exchange between columnist Helen Thomas and President Bush that inspired it.

    Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Withdrawal From Iraq? Not With All These Shiny U.S. Bases…

    TomDispatch warns that the presence of American “super bases” in Iraq belies the idea that the U.S. will pull out of the country any time soon.

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    Seventeen U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Over Weekend

    Twelve die in Blackhawk helicopter crash, five in other attacks | more

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    Attacks in Iraq Kill 120

    Two suicide bombs claim majority of deaths | story

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