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Acceptable Losses – Andrew Cockburn

Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year, 40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and experts…
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This is an amazingly insightful commentary by Ray McGovern

This is an amazing insightful commentary of Ray McGovern, a former analyst for the CIA...at times witty, at times dead serious. Ray McGovern is an activist who writes and lectures about, among other issues, war and the role of CIA. He holds an M.A. in Russian Studies from Fordham University, a certificate in Theological Studies…
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Desperate journeys: 3,034 refugees die in seven months

At least 3,034 refugees have died en route to Europe so far in 2016, a sharp increase from last year, says the IOM. Anealla Safdar Al Jazeera Almost as many Europe-bound asylum seekers and irregular migrants have died on desperate journeys so far this year than in all of 2015, the deadliest year on record…
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The Assassination Complex – The Intercept

These investigative pieces by The Intercept are central to understanding the US killing machine. We can't recommend them highly enough. -Ed From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration…
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Hillary Clinton and her Hawks

Exclusive: Focusing on domestic issues, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech sidestepped the deep concerns anti-war Democrats have about her hawkish foreign policy, which is already taking shape in the shadows, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter As Hillary Clinton begins her final charge for the White House, her advisers are already recommending air strikes and other…
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Mustafa flees Fallujah: PBS News Hour Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3oL3WjLLA4 PBS / News Hour reports that displaced residents of Fallujah are finding little to celebrate after Iraqi forces finally ousted Islamic State fighters this week. The city is empty — tens of thousands who were held by ISIS as human shields fled to desolate camps — and there is no electricity or water. Refugee…
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Syrian opposition urges halt to US-led airstrikes amid civilian deaths

The civilian death toll in two days of US-led airstrikes in Syria could be in the hundreds, say watchdog groups. By David Iaconangelo Christian Science Monitor A US-led coalition has boasted of strides in its military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in recent weeks, and a string of lone-wolf terrorist attacks across the globe…
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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Revolving Doors, Robust Rolodexes, and Runaway Generals

Posted by Nick Turse July 5, 2016. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Here’s an oddity: Americans recognize corruption as an endemic problem in much of the world, just not in our own. And that’s strange. After all, to take but one example, America’s twenty-first-century war zones have been notorious quagmires of corruption on a scale…
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 The United States and NATO Are Preparing for a Major War With Russia

Massive military exercises and a troop buildup on NATO’s eastern flank reflect a dangerous new strategy. By Michael Klare Nation Magazine, July 7 2016 For the first time in a quarter-century, the prospect of war—real war, war between the major powers—will be on the agenda of Western leaders when they meet at the NATO Summit…
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Mustafa’s Story: Part I

On November 3, 2004, Mustafa Ahmed Abed, a toddler still in diapers, was severely injured in a US missile strike on Fallujah. NMV brought him to Portland, Oregon for medical treatment in 2008. We just learned that he and his family fled continuing warfare in Fallujah and are now in a refugee camp. Here is…
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Help the Victims & Tell the Story

One way to oppose militarism is to take concrete action to help its victims. Noora was shot in the head by a US sniper at the ripe and menacing age of 5. As her father writes, "On October 23, 2006, at 4 in the afternoon, American snipers positioned on a rooftop in my neighborhood started…
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The Guardian View on the Chilcot Report

The reputation of Tony Blair has never recovered from the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Now the long-awaited inquiry has hung an unforgiving verdict around his neck. As always in matters of military aggression, the humane perspective has to start with the victims. Since the US-led, UK-backed invasion of Iraq in 2003, estimates of the lives…
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The Obama Administration’s Drone-Strike Dissembling

Debunking John Brennan’s claim that “the president requires near-certainty of no collateral damage” to allow a drone killing to go forward. CONOR FRIEDERSDORF, The Atlantic As a frequent critic of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, I found Jeffrey Goldberg’s excellent interview a useful reminder that, for all my misgivings about the Iraq War hawks that…
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A History of Torture

Clive Stafford Smith examines our inventive capacity for inflicting pain and terror on our fellow human. The history of torture teaches us two lessons: first, that our inventive capacity for inflicting pain and terror on our fellow human is shockingly expansive. Second, that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not…
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Hundreds Killed in US Bombing of Syria / Iraq

A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the Pentagon’s official admission of just two civilian deaths. The report, from the nonprofit group Airwars, which tracks coalition airstrikes on Iraq…
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Family of grandmother killed in US drone strike arrive for Congress visit

Family of grandmother killed in US drone strike arrive for Congress visit Rafiq ur Rehman discusses his family's journey from Pakistan to Washington DC, where they will seek answers on Capitol Hill Ryan Devereaux in Washington theguardian.com Sunday 27 October 2013 15.02 EDT Drawing on a pad of paper in a Washington DC hotel, Nabeela…
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Naming the Dead

Sarah Lazare, staff writer With most casualties unidentified, and civilian deaths denied by US, new initiative aims to track every person killed in Pakistan drone strikes A group of journalists will embark on a simple yet powerful endeavor Monday: collecting the names of people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. The new initiative of…
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The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

By Chris Hedges: I and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military facilities. Carl…
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Collateral Murder

This video features Ethan McCord, a US solider who tried to save the lives of two children fired upon by gleeful US troops aboard an Apache helicopter. The video documenting the murder of unarmed Iraqi civilians was released by whistleblower Bradley Manning, just sentenced to 35 years in prison for exposing systematic war crimes committed by the US government.

"The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him." - Nuremberg Principle IV

As Iraq War veteran Ethan McCord states based on first-hand experience, the crimes revealed by this video are not anomalous; they are committed every day in America's expanding theaters of aggression.

What a 6-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Would Ask the American Who Shot Her in the Head

TruthDig posted a video produced by NMV: "The organization No More Victims works with local communities to bring children injured in America’s wars to the U.S. for medical treatment—children like this inspirational little Iraqi girl who simply beams despite everything she has been through." Truthdig is an excellent source of information about the US warfare…
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178 Children – Brave New Films

Since the George W. Bush administration’s first use of targeted assassinations via drone strikes, aimed at Al Qaeda and associated forces, in 2002, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) reports at least 178 innocent children (up to age 17) have died directly as a result of U.S. drone policy.

TBIJ’s analysis -- called the “best currently available public aggregate data on drone strikes” by legal experts at Stanford and NYU who recently released the in-depth report Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan[2], -- finds that 176 of the 178 children killed in U.S. drones strikes were Pakistani. The two non-Pakistani children were killed in Yemen: U.S. citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, 16, and his Yemeni cousin Ahmed Abdel-Rahman al-Awlaki, 17. (To read more, visit War Costs.)

Brave New Film’s “The War on Whistle Blowers”

Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films have produced another important documentary, the War on Whistleblowers. Bradley Manning revealed war crimes, but instead of investigating and prosecuting the perpetrators, the US government subjected Manning to treatment denounced by the United Nations as "cruel and inhuman." He faces life in prison, while those who committed grave violations…
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Bureau investigation finds fresh evidence of CIA drone strikes on rescuers

Bureau of Investigative Journalism by Chris Woods Additional reporting by Mushtaq Yusufzai A field investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in Pakistan’s tribal areas appears to confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) last year briefly revived the controversial tactic of deliberately targeting rescuers at the scene of a previous drone strike. The tactic…
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Leaked Report: High Civilian Death Toll From US Drone Strikes

By Chris Woods, Salon 22 July 13 This article originally appeared at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The report describes 147 civilian deaths, much higher than the U.S. administration has admitted to. secret document obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals for the first time the Pakistan government's internal assessment of dozens of drone…
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Salee and Her Father on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman

In this video, Salee and her father pay a visit to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. NMV video opens the segment, and then they fill out of the story of the attack and the grassroots efforts that brought her here for medical care at Shriner's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.

NVM Director on Democracy Now

NMV Director talks with Amy Goodman about the grassroots project. Salee and her father also appeared on the program, and video produced by NMV was shown to her growing audience.

Noam Chomsky Comments About No More Victims

This is part of an interview taped at Noam Chomsky's office at MIT in Boston. He talks about the work of No More Victims and places it in the context of solidarity movements that began in the 80s.

Boy Injured by US Forces Treated for Severe Burns in Boston

Omar was traveling with his family by taxi from Mosul to Baghdad to celebrate Ramadan. An American convoy opened fire on the vehicle, hitting Omar’s father with three bullets — two in the back, and one in the arm. The driver and two others were killed in the hail of bullets. The car burst into flames, and Omar was severely burned. NMV brought Omar to the US for medical care in 2007.

Omar’s medical treatment continues at Children’s Hospital in Boston. The explosive injury Omar sustained after US forces opened fire on a passenger vehicle near Samarra caused severe burn injuries of the scalp, the right side of his face and his right ear. He lost the thumb and index finger on his right hand, which is also severely burned. The other burned areas include the right forearm and a severe palmar burn on the left hand that essentially fixed his left thumb to his palm. These injuries left Omar severely disfigured and with minimal, crude use of his hands and arms.

Surgeons released his fixed thumb, and Omar has recovered his use of that thumb. Doctors replaced his missing thumb with one of this toes. One of Omar’s ears had been burned off, and doctors inserted a prosthetic replacement. His burn injuries are severe and will require continuous treatment as he grows up.

Five Children Killed, Three Year Old Injured by US Forces in Al Qaim

Alaa’ Khalid Hamdan was severely injured when a U.S. tank round slammed into her family’s home in Al Qaim, Iraq. The attack occurred at three in the afternoon. The children in the home were having a tea party. Two of Alaa’s brothers and three of her cousins were killed, all children under ten. The men were at work.

NMV: End the Wars and Bring the Troops Home

This is a brief video sketch of NMV's work. Our appeal is made to all Americans. Remember: what we permit policymakers in the national security state to inflict on others, they will eventually inflict on us. The war is coming home: local police departments have been equipped with tools and tactics from battlefields abroad, and we their targets. To learn more about this ongoing menace, read this article by scholar Alfred McCoy.

Boy Deafened by US Missile Receives Cochlear Implant in San Francisco

Mustafa's hearing was destroyed when a US missile stuck Baqubah, Iraq. The missile struck a home adjacent to his and the shock waves destroyed his auditory hair cells. The cochlea was undamaged. The man who lived next door, a retired bachelor, was killed. Killed also were two children on the street and a candy vendor.

Mustafa Gets Leg – After All

In this mainstream television news story, we learn that Mustafa received a prothetic leg after all. Half of his pelvis had been ripped from his boy by a US missile, and doctors at first believed his injuries were too severe for a prosthetic leg. After discussing the case with prosthetists, the doctors reconsidered this decision and a prosthesis was specially designed and built for him.

Fallujah Boy Too Severely Injured for Prosthetic Leg

Mustafa lost his leg, hip and large section of his colon when a US missile struck Fallujah just days before the second invasion of the city. The strike also injured his mother. One side of Mustafa's pelvis had been severed from his body, and doctors at first ruled out a prosthetic leg. However, after meeting with prosthetists, the doctors reconsidered and a prosthetic leg was specially designed and built for him.

Girl Shot by US Sniper Treated in Portland

Noora was shot by an American sniper near her home in Iraq. This is a mainstream media feature about her treatment in Portland, Maine. The reporters do an excellent job of stating essential facts and covering the human side of the story.

Noora and the Work of NMV

Noora was shot in the head by and American sniper. She and her father were nearing their home in Heet, a small town near the Iraqi city of Ramadi in Anbar Province. NMV secured treatment for her in Portland, Maine, where she received a prosthetic skull plate and reconstructive surgery.

Boy Injured by US Forces in Fallujah Treated in Pittsburgh

Abdul Hakeem was disfigured when US mortars struck his home during the First Siege of Fallujah. His mother was also severely injured; eight months pregnant, she lost her child. NMV brought Abdul Hakeem to Pittsburgh, where he received facial reconstructive surgery and a prosthetic eye. Video includes Noam Chomsky commentary of the work of NMV.

Iraqi boy who lost leg to missile returns to Grand Rapids for treatment

By Sandra Chang April 20, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Hamzah Al-Daeni, a 9-year-old Iraqi boy who lost his right leg and part of his stomach after a missile struck his house in Bagdad, smiles with his big brown eyes and listens intently as his father, Imad Al-Daeni, describes the pair's return trip to Grand Rapids -…
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Salee’s Arrival and Treatment in Greenville

Salee lost both of her legs in the US missile strike that killed her brother and best friend and injured her younger sister. NMV brought her to Greenville, where she was treated at Shriner's Hospital.

Costs of War Project

This report was first broadcast by Democracy Now on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University and co-director of the Costs of War project, discusses the horrendous costs of the Iraq War on the tenth anniversary of the American invasion. The Costs of War Project is…
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Noora’s journey toward recovery continues with return trip to US

The report was carried by the Portland Press Herald in Maine. NMV Editor's Note: The sniper who shot Noora was an American solider. Noora Afif Abdulhameed, an Iraqi girl who spent almost a year in Maine undergoing surgery to repair damage to her skull inflicted by a sniper's bullet, will return to Portland later this…
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Scott Horton Interviews Cole Miller

Scott Horton has provided incisive analysis of US foreign policy for more than a decade. To say that he's "tireless" in pursuit of key information about imperial violence and its victims would be an understatement. His guests include many of the most highly-regarded critics of US actions around the world. They do not spare the…
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Iraqi Child a Portland ‘Ambassador of Peace’

When the air raid began, Nidhal Aswad gripped her child in her arms and ran, but she couldn't escape the nightmare that her boy's world would become. A U.S. missile struck a nearby building, knocking the two to the street in Fallujah, western Iraq. When Aswad regained consciousness, she heard her 2-year-old, Mustafa Ahmed Abed,…
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Scott Horton Interviews Cole Miller

Scott Horton has provided incisive analysis of US foreign policy for more than a decade. To say he is "tireless" in pursuit of key information about imperial violence and its victims would be an understatement. His guests include many of the best informed and most highly regarded critics of US actions around the world. They…
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Welcome Home, War!

How America's Wars Are Systematically Destroying Our Liberties By Alfred W. McCoy In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as CIA renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W. Bush. This bipartisan affirmation of the…
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A HELPING HAND: Teenagers brought together by pain of war

The two girls had never met before last weekend, but they already had a special connection.One is a 12-year-old Iraqi who lost her legs during an American airstrike. The other is a 15-year-old Carmel High School student. Three years ago, Salee Allawi was playing outside her home in Fallujah, Iraq, when a missile hit. The…
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Upstate friends help Iraqi girl return to Greenville

Bear hugs and welcoming smiles greeted Salee Allawe when she returned to Shriners Hospital for Children on Wednesday, two years after traveling to Greenville from Iraq to be fitted with prosthetic legs. The Iraqi girl lost both legs in a missile strike, according to No More Victims, the group that arranged her trip. She captivated…
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Mustafa Abed Arrives in Portland for Emergency Medical Treatment

Mustafa Abed was grievously injured in an air strike on the Iraqi city of Fallujah. In this news report, he arrives in Portland for urgently needed medical treatment. After his first medical examination, we learned that the US missile strike that severed his leg and hip from his body had also caused massive internal injuries…
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I Am Bradley Manning

When we stand up for Bradley Manning, we stand up for truth, decency and ourselves. I am Bradley Manning (full HD) from
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Wounded Iraqi Girl Heads Home After Treatment in Maine

A seven-year-old girl is finally enjoying a long-awaited reunion with her mother and siblings, after spending nearly a year in Maine. Noora Abdulhameed and her father traveled to Portland for medical treatment to repair injuries she suffered during the war. For the past year, NECN reporter Marnie MacLean and videographer Dave Brosemer have followed Noora's…
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Noora’s Journey

This is a chronology of Noora's first visit to Portland, ME. To see an excellent video report about her visit that was broadcast on New England Cable News, click here. The "sniper's bullet" was fired by a US soldier. OCT. 23, 2006: Noora Afif Abdulhameed is hit by a sniper's bullet in Iraq on her…
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Cole Miller Interviewed in Grand Rapids

Jeff Smith interviews Cole Miller for the Grand Rapids Institute for Media Democracy. Miller had been invited to give a presentation about the work of NMV by Bert Devries, a professor of archaeology at Calvin College. Representatives from a number of Grand Rapids organizations attended the presentation, and afterward decided to form a new organization…
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‘It’s All for Noora’

SCARBOROUGH (March 3, 2009): Harrison Tice loves to roller skate. He does it a few times a week playing street hockey in his Scarborough neighborhood. Now the 10-year-old is taking his love for his pastime and turning it into a way to help a young lady he calls “one special person.” Since late January, Harrison…
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Iraqi Boy Receives Positive Feedback After Cochlear Implant

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Great news for an Iraqi boy who had an operation at UCSF to restore his hearing. Doctors at UCSF just wrapped up his first hearing tests, and they were successful. For 3-year-old Mustafa Ghazwan, the thrill of being seven floors up at UCSF is all about what he can see. But…
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Iraqi Boy Deafened in US Airstrike Undergoes Surgery in San Francisco

Mustafa lost his hearing in an American air strike in Baquoba, Iraq. No More Victims brought Mustafa to the US for a cochlear implant and rehabilitative treatment. The surgery, performed by Dr. Larry Lustig of UCSF Medical Center, was a complete success. Local arrangements were organized by members of the Ruth Group and the Iraq…
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Soapbox Radio Interviews – Part Two

These interviews constitute the first in a two-part series with Cole Miller and the father of three-year-old Mustafa Ghazwan. Part 1.1: Ghazwan Part 1.2: Cole Miller Part 2.1: Cole Miller Part 2.2: Cole Miller
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Surgery for Baghdad Boy Deafened by US Forces in Iraq War

The last thing Mustafa Ghazwan's small ears heard was the thunderous roar of the U.S. missile that slammed into his neighbor's home in Iraq 18 months ago and left him deaf. Since then, the world has been a very quiet place for the 3-year-old boy. He has not heard the sounds of the war that…
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Iraqi Boy’s Surgery Successful

San Francisco Chronicle: Doctors say that a three-year-old Iraqi boy is on the road to getting his hearing back after undergoing a successful surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.On New Year’s Eve, young Mustafa Ghazwan was flown into San Francisco to receive treatment for his hearing loss after a U.S. missile…
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Iraqi Boy Undergoes Surgery at UCSF

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 3-year-old Iraqi boy came to San Francisco for surgery and a new chance at life Friday. He lost his hearing when a U.S. missile struck the house next door, but the boy is now recovering at UCSF. "This is like a birthday for Mustafa today. He is born again," said…
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UCSF Team Performs Surgery to Restore Iraqi Boy’s Hearing

Ghazwan Al-Nadawi hasn’t heard his elder son speak in 19 months, since the day a missile attack in their native Baquba, Iraq, robbed the 3-year-old of his hearing and abruptly halted his nascent speech development. But thanks to cochlear implant surgery performed on Friday by UCSF ear disorder specialist Lawrence Lustig, MD, the young boy,…
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Westminster Welcomes Iraqi Boy

Tears and smiles marked an emotion-filled moment at Westminster Presbyterian Church, as three-year-old Mustafa Al Nadawi and his 33-year-old father, Ghazwan, walked down the aisle at the conclusion of the church service on Sunday, January 11 to be introduced to the people who helped raise $6,200 to cover Mustafa’s speech therapy following surgery. >Mustafa was…
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Surgery Set in San Francisco for Iraqi Boy Hurt in Missile Attack

A 3-year-old Iraqi boy whose hearing was destroyed when a U.S. missile struck his next-door neighbor's house last year will arrive in San Francisco Wednesday to undergo restorative surgery. Mustafa Ghazwan lost his hearing on June 17, 2007 when a U.S. missile struck his neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, according to the Los…
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Iraq Boy Set for Surgery to Let Him Hear, Speak

A rambunctious 3-year-old boy from Iraq is happily settling into San Francisco life as he prepares for cochlear implant surgery to allow him to hear and talk again. Mustafa Ghazwan lives with his parents and younger brother in Baquba, Iraq. On June 12, 2007, a U.S. jet fired a missile into a building next door…
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Doctors at UCSF Help Victims of War from Home

The war in Iraq is spurring more Bay Area physicians and activists to help treat civilians wounded in the conflict.At the University of California, San Francisco, a three-year-old Iraqi boy was flown in New Year’s Eve to begin treatment for his hearing loss after a U.S. missile struck near his home in the Iraqi city…
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Iraqi Boy Injured in War Arrives in Bay Area For Surgery

A 3-year-old Iraqi boy whose hearing was destroyed by a missile blast in the Iraq war was greeted at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday morning by spectators, balloons, TV cameras and many of those responsible for initiating the grassroots effort that brought him to the Bay Area for reparative ear surgery and rehabilitation. Mustafa Ghazwan,…
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Injured Iraqi Boy Arrives in Bay Area for Surgery

SAN FRANCISCO - Cheers rose Wednesday morning when 3-year-old Mustafa Ghazwan came through the security gates at San Francisco airport.Mustafa didn't hear a sound. Totally deafened in a U.S. bombing raid in 2007 that killed three other children and an old man in his village near Baghdad, Mustafa is in San Francisco to receive a…
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Iraqi Boy to Have Surgery in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A little boy from Iraq got a warm welcome in San Francisco, as he arrived for surgery that will allow him to hear again. He's getting the help at UCSF, thanks to the generosity of a number of people. Little Mustafa Ghazwan arrived in the arms of his father. he smiled…
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Noora’s Journey: Healing Begins, Waiting Nears an End

In the days before doctors were scheduled to repair her shattered skull earlier this month, Noora Afif Abdulhameed occasionally talked about what was going to happen to her. The words would tumble out all at once, in one sentence, in between the games and laughs that blocked out the fear. "I think surgery Friday," the…
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Mustafa Returns Home After Treatment in Portland

KBOO Evening News _594 Mustafa Abed, a boy from Fallujah, returned to Iraq today after a tearful goodbye at the Portland airport. Mustafa's father, Ahmed, expressed his gratitude to the group No More Victims and the people of Portland for their help. Last month, Ahmed spoke at the Portland Winter Soldier event, along with local…
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Crowning Touch for Noora

Five months after arriving in Portland from Iraq, 7-year-old Noora Afif Abdulhameed had surgery at Maine Medical Center on Friday to repair her damaged skull, which was partially shattered by a sniper's bullet two years ago. In a delicate six-hour operation, Drs. James Wilson and John Atwood meticulously cut away the skin graft that Iraqi…
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Injured Iraqi boy gets new leg after all

PORTLAND, Ore. – Some two weeks ago, an injured Iraqi boy who came to Portland for a new prosthetic leg was told his injuries were too severe to be able to use one. But this past week, on Mustafa Abed's sixth birthday, he got a surprise. Doctors at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland said…
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Iraqi boy can’t get new prosthetic leg

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Iraqi boy who came to Portland for a new leg won't be getting one after all. Doctors now say 6-year-old Mustafa Abed's injuries are too severe and he won't be able to use a prosthetic leg. Mustafa's dreams of playing soccer may be gone but he is learning to love basketball…
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Iraqi child a Portland ‘ambassador of peace’

OregonianWell-wishers turn out Tuesday at Portland International Airport to welcome Mustafa Abed, 5, and his father, Ahmed Mohammed (in tan shirt). Mustafa was 2 when he lost his leg and suffered severe internal injuries during a U.S. missile attack in Iraq. Portlanders raised money to bring the child to Oregon for the medical care and…
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No More Victims Brings Human Face of ‘Collateral Damage’ to Portland

On the September 4 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter speaks with Ned Rosch of the Portland chapter of No More Victims, an organization that helps to connect American communities to children who have been maimed by U.S. military actions in Iraq, and provide them with medical care, friendship and hope. The group here is sponsoring…
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Rusul’s Life-changing Steps

A news crew captures young Rusul's first steps on a new prosthetic leg. Rusul's foot was badly mangled in an American missile strike that killed her brother and blew off both of her sister's legs. NMV brought Rusul to Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC for injuries caused by US forces in Iraq. A missile strike…
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A Great Cause

by KAB (Good Things NW) I never thought for a moment about driving my sick child to the clinic to get a shot. What could happen? But when Nidal Abed, whose family lives in Fallujah, Iraq, took her one-year-old son to a clinic and was returning home, she found herself in the middle of an…
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Rusul Recovers from Amputation

We first told you about her in July, little Rusul Jalal, whose right foot was disfigured by a missile attack in front of her home in Iraq. Doctor's at Greenville Shriners Hospital amputated her foot earlier this summer. But in 2 weeks, she'll be able to walk again, with a new prosthetic. The road to…
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Iraqi Girl Injured in War Undergoes Treatment in Maine

A six-year-old Iraqi girl is recovering from surgery in Maine hospital. We first introduced Noora Abdulhameed six weeks ago when she arrived in Portland, Maine. A group called "No More Victims" arranged for Noora to come for free medical care. Noora was shot two years ago during the war and suffered serious head injuries. Friday,…
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Initiative Bringing Injured Iraqi Children, US Communities Together

AMMAN (Jordan Times) - Within the coming week, Mustafa Abed and Mustafa Ghazwan, two Iraqi children severely injured during separate incidents in the Iraq war, are scheduled cross the Atlantic to receive free medical treatment with the help of US-based human rights organisation No More Victims (NMV). Since 2004, the organisation has been working in…
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Child Victim of Iraq War Gets Medical Care in Greenville

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Rusul received expert prosthetic treatment at Shriner's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. In this video, she walks on her new leg for the first time. Special thanks again to Ed Skewes, who fitted Rusul and her sister Salee with prostheses.

Rusul's leg was mangled in the US air strike that killed her brother and another young child. At the time the missile struck, the children were playing hopscotch outside Rusul's home.

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Iraqi Girl’s Dad Recalls U.S. Sniper Shots

PORTLAND, MAINE — Afif Abdulhameed Otaiwi sat down to lunch Friday at the StarEast Cafe on Forest Avenue with a big smile on his face, his eyes beaming. "I am very happy now," he said as he and daughter Noora dug into a plate of chicken and lamb kabobs served with basmati rice and vegetables.…
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Iraqi Child Injured In U.S. Air Strike Has Surgery

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An Iraqi girl who was left disfigured by a U.S. missile attack had surgery in Greenville Thursday. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at the Greenville Shriners Hospital amputated 7-year-old Rusul Jalal’s right foot during a two-hour surgery. Melissa Bayles, hospital public relations specialist, said that Rusul came out of the surgery in great spirits…
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Iraqi Girl in Maine for Surgery

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A six-year-old Iraqi girl injured by an American sniper more than a year ago in Iraq is in Maine for surgery to repair some of the damage. Nora Abdulhameed has had multiple surgeries since she was hit in the skull by a bullet in October 2006, but she still needs a…
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Noora’s Journey

Portland, ME: About 3,500 miles from her mother and home, Noora Afif Abdulhameed stepped off an AngelFlight plane Thursday afternoon at Portland International Jetport while clasping her father's hand. Across the tarmac, a small group was waiting to greet the girl and her dad. Among them were Claire Phillips and Meghan Cantlin, two 8-year-olds from…
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Injured Iraqi girl welcomed in Upstate

Seven-year-old Rusul Jalal happily snapped pictures of the crowd that turned out to greet her Thursday at Greenville Spartanburg Airport, going through a disposable camera in minutes. The Iraqi girl is in Greenville for treatment at Shriners Hospital for Children, the same place her cousin Salee Allawe was treated last year. Raised as Salee's sister,…
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Iraqi Girl Travels to Maine for Surgery

Portland, ME, NECN- At first glance all anyone sees is a happy and polite six year old girl, Noora Afif Abdulhameed is getting a taste of home at a middle eastern cafe in Portland. But Noora is not just a visitor from another country she is a victim of war, and hoping doctors in Maine…
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NMV Shows ‘Human Face’ of War

NECN’s Greg Wayland has the story of a young Iraq War survivor and the people who have gathered to help him. Portraits by photographer Rania Matar of a child horribly burned and broken by war. But reviving in body and spirit thanks to Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Doctors John Meara and Brian Labow, the Ray Tye…
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Omar’s Story

Listen Online: WBUR, Boston On January 9th, 2006 an Iraqi family was travelling from their home in Mosul to Baghdad for a holiday, when for a still unknown reason, U.S. soldiers fired on the family van. The father, Sabah, was shot and when the van burst into flames, his wife, Su'ad, was killed. One of…
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Chewonki Coast Semester Students Aid 6-year-old Iraqi Girl

WISCASSET -- Ten students at Chewonki's Maine Coast Semester have collaborated to create a fundraising project to help bring a young Iraqi girl to Maine Medical Center for treatment. The students have designed and are selling canvas grocery bags, sending all the proceeds to No More Victims, the nonprofit organization that will bring Nora, a…
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TruthDig Radio – with Bill Moyers, Naomi Prins and Cole Miller

Bill Moyer says "we're almost out of time." Ecological destruction, militarism and corporate rule threaten the foundations of human survival. On this week’s episode of Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: the great Bill Moyers, Nomi Prins on the scandalous IMF and Cole Miller on grass-roots human rights advocacy. To listen, click here.
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Iraqi Boy Back at Children’s Hospital for More Surgery

Before he came to Pittsburgh two years ago, Abdul-Hakeem Khalaf didn't like going to school. Now the Iraqi boy is first in his class. Abdul-Hakeem, 10, was at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Thursday for more surgery to repair the scarred left side of his face, disfigured when coalition forces shelled his Fallujah home on…
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Maine Community Works to Help Injured Iraqi Girl

Arundel, Maine - A community in Maine is working to raise money to bring an injured Iraqi girl to the United States for surgery. The 6-year-old was shot when a bullet fired by a U.S. soldier hit the car she was riding in. NECN's Marnie MacLean has the story. [Click for video] (more…)
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Help for the Victims: WNC Women Seek to Aid Iraqi children

ASHEVILLE – In September, Anne Craig went from despair to hope when she met Salee Allawe, a 9-year-old Iraqi girl who lost both legs in a U.S. bomb attack near her home. “I knew I could do something about the devastation that’s been caused in Iraq,” Craig said. “I decided then to start a chapter…
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Hillsboro Students Hold Benefit Concert for Children of Iraq

Hillsboro High School seniors Yousuf Ahmad and Hailey Simon are spearheading a citywide interfaith initiative to benefit the children of Iraq. The two are coordinating a concert to benefit No More Victims, a nonprofit organization committed to restoring the health and well being to victims of war and advocating for peace, at 6 p.m., Friday,…
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Mariposa Group Helps Pay for Iraqi Teen’s Prosthetic Eye

Noor Obaid walked the streets of Iraq with her head down because she's self-conscious and embarrassed about her lazy left eye, blinded and scarred by shrapnel three-and-a-half years ago. The U.S. military attacked 19-year-old Obaid and her family as they drove along a Fallujah highway in August 2004, she told a group of Americans --…
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Chicoans Help Young Iraqi Woman Injured in the War

The young woman's voice was hard to hear over the phone, and she spoke in her native tongue.Even so, Monica O'Neil and Mary Younan of Chico were thrilled to actually hear Noora, an injured 19-year-old Iraqi woman they've been working to help since October. Through an interpreter, O'Neil and Younan were able to communicate with…
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Mariposa Group Helps Pay for Iraqi Teen’s Prosthetic Eye

Noor Obaid walked the streets of Iraq with her head down because she's self-conscious and embarrassed about her lazy left eye, blinded and scarred by shrapnel three-and-a-half years ago. The U.S. military attacked 19-year-old Obaid and her family as they drove along a Fallujah highway in August 2004, she told a group of Americans --…
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Valentine Concert Mixes Rock with Awareness

There's no better way to tell your valentine you love them than by shouting it over some righteous jams. A benefit concert, "No More Victims," will be held on Thursday. The event is hosted by Best Heard Blind, in Association with the Mountain View Market Co-op Rocks program. No More Victims is a nonprofit organization…
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Get Real: Asra’a’s Story

CosmoGirl Magazine -‘A missile nearly killed me on my way home from school.’ Asra’a Mizyad, 17, was badly injured when her village in Iraq was attacked. Now she’s speaking out for victims like her. [PDF layout version] (more…)
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Wounded Iraqi Girl to be Treated in Maine

A 5-year-old Iraqi girl was riding with her father through the city of Heet in the fall of 2006 when an explosive bullet fired by a U.S. soldier penetrated the roof of their car and struck her head. The bullet shattered bones and ruptured her cerebral membrane. After four surgeries in Iraq, Noora Afif Abdulhameed…
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Iraqi girl takes new legs for walk around town

There's an elevator at Falls Park but Salee Allawe is determined to take the stairs from Main Street down to the bridge over the Reedy River. "I want to do it," the plucky 10-year-old Iraqi girl announces. And so she does, carefully placing her right prosthetic leg on a step and then her left, using…
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People Magazine Coverage

People Magazine spent some time with Salee, NMV and local volunteers in Greenville, SC. They got some great photographs and put together a 4-page spread for their September 14 issue. Here are scans of their pages:
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Smiles, kind gestures help heal Iraqi girl’s wounds

Eight months after an American bomb blew off her legs, 9-year-old Salee Allawy came to Greenville, S.C., for surgery, therapy and prosthetic legs. She came with her father, Hussein Allawy, sponsored by the nonprofit, No More Victims, which works to obtain medical scholarships for war-injured Iraqi children, and to forge ties between American and Iraqi…
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All the Children of the World

Salee Allawe, a ten-year-old child, was critically injured on November 7, 2006 while playing with her brother, cousin and some friends outside her uncle’s home in Haswa, Iraq. Salee said they were playing hopscotch when US jets flew overhead and fired missiles. A US missile killed her 15 year-old brother and her cousin and blew…
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Iraqi girl takes first steps on new legs

The 9-year-old Iraqi girl who lost her legs in an airstrike walked on two prosthetic legs at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville for the first time today. "She was like, ‘Look, I got my second leg. I’m walking,’ " said interpreter Ghada Saif. "She was really excited." "It was one of those moments like…
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Girl crosses war-torn land to fufill dream of new legs

Salee Allawe dreams of running with her friends, of walking to her mother with a bouquet of flowers, of finally getting out of her wheelchair. And with the help of the Upstate, her dream is about to come true. The 9-year-old Iraqi girl lost both legs below the knee in an airstrike last fall. She…
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Salee starts road to new legs

The X-ray on the light box exposes the stark reality of Salee Allawe's injuries -- jagged bone below the left knee, a healed thigh fracture on what's left of her right leg, chunks of shrapnel in the flesh. "You have a very short segment like this," says Dr. David Westberry, pointing to the X-ray before…
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Injured Iraqi girl looking forward to walking again

Salee Allawe dreams of running with her friends, of walking to her mother with a bouquet of flowers, of finally getting out of her wheelchair. And with the help of the Upstate, her dream is about to come true. The 9-year-old Iraqi girl lost both legs below the knee in an air strike last fall.…
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Iraqi girl keeps her bounce after surgery

Swatting at a yellow balloon and giggling as it bounces off her interpreter’s nose, Salee Allawe hardly presents the picture of a 9-year-old who’s just had surgery after losing her legs in a U.S. air strike that killed her brother a few months ago in Iraq. “She’s happy and excited,” Lora Alakhwan, an 18-year-old Greenville…
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Iraqi girl at Shriners Hospital today

Salee Allawe smiled shyly Sunday as her father pushed her wheelchair into the baggage claim at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. The 9-year-old Iraqi girl had finally made it to Greenville to get the medical treatment she needs, about eight months after losing her legs in a U.S. airstrike, volunteers say. A crowd of about 25 greeted…
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Iraqi Girl to Get Prostheses in U.S.

A 9-year-old Iraqi girl injured during a U.S. air strike may walk again after she receives prosthetic legs at a hospital here. Salee Allawe arrived at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on Sunday with her father, about eight months after a bomb hit her home in Hasswa, Iraq. She and her brother were playing with friends…
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Iraqi girl arrives in Greenville to receive prosthetic legs

Salee Allawe smiled shyly Sunday as her father pushed her wheelchair into the baggage claim at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. The 9-year-old Iraqi girl had finally made it to Greenville to get the medical treatment she needs, about nine months after losing her legs in a U.S. air strike, volunteers say. A crowd of about 25…
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Mother’s Day for Peace

This short film was produced by Brave New Films. In February 2006, we accompanied Omar and his father to the US after making arrangements for Omar's treatment in Boston. Robert Greenwald had produced a new video about Mother's Day that featured Gloria Steinem and a number of well-known actresses. Mother's Day was originally intended as an urgent invitation for the women of the world to stand up against war and militarism. Elizabeth Ward Howe wrote the proclamation. The day has metastasized into a tacky merchandizing bonanza, and most people don't know its origins. But they exist, and this video informed tens of thousands of viewers about the forgotten roots of Mother's Day.

NNV was working on a project to bring Salee Alawee to the US for a new pair of legs. Hers had been blown off in the US missile strike that killed her brother and best friend and seriously injured her four-year-old cousin. Brave New Foundation used Mother's Day for Peace to raise funds that helped us realize that project. Salee visited the states three times over the years for new prosthetic legs. We will always be grateful to Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation for their vital assistance with helping Salee and other war-injured children.

Brave New Films and Brave New Foundation have been tireless in efforts to inform the public about official crimes, especially war crimes. They are currently doing very important work on the infamous use of drones to terrorize entire civilian populations. We urge you to visit their websites here, here and here.

War crimes have fingerprints, and there is no statute of limitations.

No More Victims Orlando Continues to Aid Iraqi Children

By Ashley Severance Alaa’ left Florida a little over a year ago. I had full intentions of keeping a journal during her stay; however, when I found time to write, I would draw a blank. It wasn’t due to writer’s block, lack of time, or even apathy. It was because I had a mixture of…
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Project helps Iraqi children hurt by war all year round

Is there something about this time of year that makes stories featuring children more poignant? Or is it just that as we get closer to the holidays, we naturally hear more about the plight of children who have to make do with less in a can't-get-enough world? I have to confess that this has been…
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3-yr-old Iraqi girl injured by US forces arrives for treatment in US

On May 5 2005 Alaa’ Khalid Hamdan was severely injured when a U.S. tank round slammed into her family’s home in Al Qaim, Iraq. It was around three in the afternoon, and the children were having a tea party. Two of Alaa’s brothers and three of her cousins were killed, all children under ten years of age. Fourteen women and children were killed or injured in the attack, which occurred while the men were at work.

Alaa’ was peppered with shrapnel in her legs, abdomen and chest, and urgently needed an operation to save her eyesight. Micro-shrapnel from the US tank round was embedded in both eyes, her retinas detached. If the fragments were not removed soon, she faced a lifetime of blindness. We received her medical reports in June of 2005.

No medical services were provided by the US military for Alaa’ or her injured mother. Alaa’s impending blindness was of no consequence to occupation authorities.

Ashley Severance, a 22-year-old law student from Melbourne, Florida, contacted NMV and offered to help. She worked for months to set up pro-bono medical care in Orlando. Dr. Saad Shaik, a gifted retinal surgeon, agreed to provide his services free of charge. Alan Pogue traveled to meet Alaa’ and her father in Amman, Jordan, helped them the difficult process of obtaining medical visas, and accompanied them to Orlando. They arrived in November, 2005.

News Report from Iraq: Who Will Help Omar?

This report was originally broadcast in Iraq. Omar was horribly burned when US forces opened fire on a passenger vehicle as he traveled with his family to visit relatives during Eid. The obvious corollary: foreign forces opening fire on a family on its way to celebrate Christmas with relatives. Such crimes cause deep anger and expose American civilians to reprisal attacks. Those who pretend to be "protecting Americans" are in fact exposing all Americans to danger by committing international war crimes on a vast scale.

The failure of the corporate media to inform Americans about these crimes makes them complicit, and leaves Americans generally uninformed about the root causes of "terrorism" and susceptible to Pentagon propaganda. We brought Omar to Boston for treatment that was not provided by the US military. Omar got help with his horrific injuries. Americans learned about his story, and the project communicated to the world that millions of Americans are opposed to aggression and deeply sympathetic with its defenseless victims.

Project helps Iraqi children hurt by war all year round

Is there something about this time of year that makes stories featuring children more poignant? Or is it just that as we get closer to the holidays, we naturally hear more about the plight of children who have to make do with less in a can’t-get-enough world? I have to confess that this has been…
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Abdul Hakeem Hussein Prepares To Go Back To Iraq

July 24, 2006 Six months ago, people in Pittsburgh had never heard of Abdul Hakeem Hussein. (Watch Video.) Now that he’s part of the family, it will be hard to say goodbye. Wounded during a bombing in Fallujah, the seven year old came to Pittsburgh in January for life-changing surgery. Now he’s finally ready to…
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Blogging Cole Miller – Dave Ross Show

KIRO Radio, Seattle May 2006 So, at first I was going to give you some more inside scoop on what’s happening over here at KIRO, and how someone stole a bunch of my books from my desk (news scavengers)….but then we had an amazing guest on the show today, and I was touched so I…
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Matching prosthetic eye lights up the face of wounded Iraqi boy

by John Beale - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Peering around a corner of the small waiting room yesterday, Abdul Hakeem Ismael Khalaf Hussein flashed a set of virtually identical brown eyes — one of them not even minutes old — at several cameras, causing one woman to well up with tears of joy. The 7-year-old Iraqi boy…
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Injured Iraqi Boy Continues Recovery, Has Surgery

A seven year old boy whose medical problems are a result of the war in Iraq took a step closer to being made whole today. Abdul Hakeem Hussein had more surgery today. Doctors at Children’s Hospital are trying to repair the severe damage done to his face during the war in his native Iraq. Last…
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Seeking to Recover from the Wounds of War

By ELEEZA V. AGOPIAN / The Orange County Register NEWPORT BEACH – After nearly three months in the United States, 3-year-old Alaa’ Khalid Hamdan Abd still gets frightened when she hears the word “Americans.” The Iraqi toddler associates Americans with the American military. Her home in Al Qaim, Iraq, was inadvertently hit by a tank…
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Boy Injured by US Forces Treated in Pittsburgh

Seven-year-old Abdul-Hakeem Khalaf’s wide, slightly askew grin is beautiful enough, distracting from the disfiguring facial injuries left from a bombing in his hometown of Fallujah, Iraq. “I’m happy because I’m going to have a new look,” he said Sunday through an interpreter, shortly after arriving in Pittsburgh for reconstructive surgery. No More Victims, a Los…
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Injured Iraqi Child Getting Help In Pittsburgh

An Iraqi boy whose face was maimed after a U.S. air strike in 2004 is now in Pittsburgh for reconstructive surgery. (Watch Video Clip.) Abdul Hakim Ismael Hussein, 8, was blinded in one eye and suffered injuries to his jaw and cheek, after the explosion near his family’s home in Fallujah. “There are tens of…
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Is this war worth the price?

Pittsburgh Gazzette, Sally Kalson Pittsburghers were captivated this week by the 7-year-old Iraqi boy who arrived here for reconstructive facial surgery at Children’s Hospital, having been badly disfigured in an American bombing raid in 2004. On a shoestring budget, the American group No More Victims arranged for his medical care, got visas for the child…
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Orlando holds hope for young war victim

Orlando Sentinel - November 2005 Tiny shrapnel bits pepper the left side of 2-year-old Alaa’ Abd’s face, looking at first glance like black freckles. Metal slivers in her left eye have left her with little vision, and each day she sees less.In hopes of restoring her sight, Alaa’ and her father arrived Saturday in Orlando,…
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Singing out for war’s youngest victims

First, there are the children Mary Kay McNeil sings with: kids in Seattle schools and in choirs who infuse their own ideas into the lyrics of songs about peace and friendship. And now there are the children that the choirs will sing for: among them, Abdul Hakeem Ismael, age 7, and Alaa’ Khalid Hamida, age…
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Bringing the War Home

Texas Observer At the time of this writing, 2,157 Americans have died since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The number of Iraqis dead and injured, though undoubtedly much higher, is unknown. In fact, although President Bush recently offered an estimate of 30,000, both U.S. and Iraqi authorities have gone to considerable lengths…
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What War Really Looks Like

Arlington West Memorial is a field of crosses on the Santa Monica beach honoring American soldiers who have been killed in the Iraqi war. The number of crosses grows larger every week, and now numbers nearly 1300… The little girl, Asra’a Mizyad, and her father, Abdul-Ameir Salomon, visited Arlington West Memorial on Sunday, before returning…
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Prosthetic arm planned for teen injured by missile

Her picture has been around the world, but until now, Asraa Mizyad was simply a poor, injured girl in a small Iraqi village. On Sunday, she became a world traveler, and soon she will have two arms. Fourteen- year-old Mizyad arrived in Houston for medical care Sunday. The trip was the product of two years…
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James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq – Full Documentary – BBC

BBC Editor's Note: the investigation stemmed from Fago 242, an order issued from high levels of the US military. Bradley Manning did an enormous service by releasing the document to the press. A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in…
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One Family Shattered Twice by War

On January 20, 1999, Mustafa (who was four-years-old at the time) was playing outside his home with his six-year-old brother, Heider, in the Al Juramya neighborhood of Basra in southern Iraq. At 10 in the morning, an American cruise missile landed in the street in front of their home — an artifact of the no-fly…
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Boy Hit by U.S. Missile Gets Medical Help

NPR - Los Angeles 9-year-old boy wounded in a 1999 bombing attack in Iraq is now in Southern California, ending a years-long struggle by a Hollywood screenwriter and other Americans to bring the boy and his mother to the United States for much-needed medical care. As NPR’s Mandalit del Barco reports, Mostafa’s odyssey began four…
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Boy Hit by U.S. Missile Gets Medical Help

NPR-Los Angeles 9-year-old boy wounded in a 1999 bombing attack in Iraq is now in Southern California, ending a years-long struggle by a freelance writer and other Americans to bring the boy and his mother to the United States for much-needed medical care. As NPR’s Mandalit del Barco reports, Mostafa’s odyssey began four years ago,…
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Boy Injured by US Forces Arrives in Los Angeles For Medical Care

No More Victims brought Umm Haider and Mostafa, an Iraqi mother and her injured son, to the United States in early April 2003. The bombing was well underway and the corporate media dutifully celebrated US military power. Nationalistic fervor swept the country. Mustafa received medical care and his mother an opportunity to tell her story…
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Young Boy Injured by US Missile Treated in Los Angeles

No More Victims brought Umm Haider and Mostafa, an Iraqi mother and her injured son, to the United States in early April 2003. The bombing was well underway and the corporate media dutifully celebrated US military power. Nationalistic fervor swept the country.

Mustafa received medical care and his mother had the opportunity to tell her story to the American public. It is a story about the death and mutilation of children told by a mother who has lived under the American bombs. Mostafa was outside in the street near his home in Basra when a US missile struck. He was four at the time, walking with his six-year-old brother Haider to buy sweets at a nearby corner market. Haider was killed. Mostafa’s four-year-old body was riddled with more than 130 pieces of shrapnel; he lost two fingers from his dominant hand, and half of his liver. The missile strike occurred on January 25, 1999.

Mostafa was the first child we brought to the United States. Our goal has been to create a model that could be used by others, and over the years we have demonstrated its effectiveness and viability. We have shown that people in ordinary circumstances could successfully evacuate children injured by US forces from the theater of war to the United States for medical treatment. Other communities have joined in to express their opposition to the US war of aggression against Iraq and solidarity with its victims. They are organizing now to help victims as the American militarists - using ever more infernal weapons - attack countries around the world.

Meeting Iraqi Victims—and Trying to Prevent More Victims

by Ellen Barfield - A few weeks ago I traveled to Iraq to join the Voices in the Wilderness Iraq Peace Team. At the same time, a Veterans for Peace colleague of mine named Alan Pogue was also visiting Iraq. Alan, a professional photographer, was returning to try to find a little girl. As it…
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How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq’s Water Supply

Published in the September 2001 issue of The Progressive The Secret Behind the Sanctions by Thomas J. Nagy Over the last two years, I've discovered documents of the Defense Intelligence Agency proving beyond a doubt that, contrary to the Geneva Convention, the U.S. government intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the country's water supply…
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