outrage over US killing video Iraq
Al-Jazeera reports (April 7th): Families of Iraqi civilians, seen being shot and killed by US forces in a leaked video, are seeking justice for their deaths.
Earlier this week Wikileaks, a whistleblower website that publishes anonymously sourced documents, released a video showing the
Victims' relatives have told Al Jazeera they want the military personnel responsible for the deaths to be taken to court. Two young children whose father was killed in the attack could not understand why they were targeted.
IFJ demands investigation into killing of Reuters media pai
The Guardian reports (April 7th): The International Federation of Journalists has called on President Barack Obama to open a fresh investigation into the actions of the
This follows the release of a shocking video film of a 2007 helicopter gunship attack on civilians, including two media staff.
"This is evidence of calculated, cold-blooded and horrifying violence," said Jim Boumelha, IFJ's president. "The United States cannot ignore this atrocity and the killings of unarmed civilians. We insist on a completely new review of these and all the killings of journalists and media staff in the
Dahr Janail reports for Truth Out (April 7th): Truthout has spoken with several soldiers who shared equally horrific stories of the slaughtering of innocent Iraqis by US occupation forces.
"I remember one woman walking by," said Jason Washburn, a corporal in the US Marines who served three tours in
Hart Viges, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army who served one year in
Vincent Emanuele, a Marine rifleman who spent a year in the al-Qaim area of