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specialist barker. (no need for a link here)

my God. no matter how you look at it this is nasty. i am in tears. i know this sh*t happens in war. war, as i have grown to understand it anyway. accomplishment ? why bother. let’s just smoke ’em out of their… oops, wrong war, just break them more like it, and fu*k with them. spread Halliburton, oops i mean democracy. this war is embarrassing to me. over and over and over again. point me to the success stories. ill give the first taker $10.

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November 16, 2006 at 1:08 am

Posted in empower her, war

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Specialist Barker.

My God, no matter how you look at it, this is so sad:

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Specialist Barker said he and Sgt Paul Cortez took it in turns to rape the girl, According to Specialist Barker’s sworn statement cited by Mr Bierce,
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Guardian: Soldiers \’hit golf balls before going out to kill family\’

Specialist Barker’s signed statement was submitted in evidence. According to Specialist Barker’s statement, Private Green not only raped the girl but
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Soldiers ‘hit golf balls before going out to kill family’

According to Specialist Barker’s statement, Private Green not only raped the girl They practised hitting golf balls, Specialist Barker’s statement said.
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The American Gulag — A record of anti-Arab bigotry in America

Specialist Barker said he and Sgt Paul Cortez took it in turns to rape the Specialist Barker is accused along with Sgt Cortez, Pte Jesse Spielman and
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Investigator Recommends Courts-Martial for 4 Soldiers – New York Times

Specialist James P. Barker, Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, Pfc. Bryan L. Howard and David Sheldon, Specialist Barker’s civilian lawyer, on Sunday criticized
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November 16, 2006 at 1:05 am

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Healing Iraq

today i read the “healing Iraq” blog which i found through a bbc article about Iraqi bloggers. i have been kicking this idea around a lot and this really summed it up for me. rather than going all over the world telling other peoples stories today is the day that people can tell their own stories, they just need the tools, they have the mind, the idea, the experience and their own personal perspective. if only people had the tools, especially in places that are totally misinterpreted and covered by one-sided press, to tell their own truth.

we are beginning that with awod. i have not announced the project as there are still a few logistics to figure out, among other things. however, we plan to utilize these free tools via the internet and empower this global ear to the wall.

for years i have been working to tell stories of the underdog, via photographs, words, and now video, pod casts, all this new technology. but now he process is becoming more collaborative which is beyond exciting.

when, in 1993, i returned from Ethiopia to show my friends images of Ethiopian children, i heard over and over ‘are you SURE you were in Ethiopia? Those children are not starving!” Yes, and Americans need to travel more.

well today we can all see for ourselves. today is the day and onward. spread the good word all, spread your truth.

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November 8, 2006 at 5:46 pm

Posted in war