Is It Too Late to Stop World War III?

Newt Gingrich says "World War III" is upon us. Former CIA director James Woolsey calls it "World War IV." Whatever it's called, one thing is clear: these are dark times indeed.

It isn't just Lebanon that's in the War Party's sights. Syria and Iran are next on their agenda, and the thrust of their propaganda is relentlessly directed at these two latest villains in the "rogue state" sweepstakes. As the Israeli air force strikes within a few miles of the Lebanese-Syrian border, the outbreak of a wider war involving the U.S. is distinctly possible. Reports that the Pentagon is planning on using nukes in a projected assault on Iran should chill the spine of every citizen.

In this atmosphere, isn't a luxury, or something good to have around just in case: it is absolutely essential. We must expand our coverage – and our activism – and take the message of a peaceful, noninterventionist foreign policy to an even wider audience.

But we can't do it without your full support. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will help us fight the War Party on the information barricades and bring the truth about American foreign policy – and its deadly consequences – to an always growing audience.

No, it isn't too late to stop World War III (or IV, or whatever). But I wouldn't hold off donating to too much longer – so do it today.

In the first two days of our drive, 302 of you gave a total of $17,120. We need to pick up the pace to reach the $60,000 to keep running for the next quarter. Please help.
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Updated August 9, 2006 - 11:25 PM EDT

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15 Israeli Reservists Killed in Lebanon

Israeli Troops Push Deeper in South Lebanon


Israeli Cabinet Votes to Expand Operations to Litani

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Navy Officer Charged With Spying for Russia
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Three US Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

White House Fights Threat of War Crimes Prosecutions

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and Beyond
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Israel Bombs Lebanon's Bridges – and Burns Its Own  by Claude Salhani
Beyond My Lai: New Revelations of Vietnam Atrocities  by Jon Wiener
A Foolhardy War, Unleashed by Fools  by Eric Margolis
No Political Upside in Criticizing Israel  by Robert Novak
After Zarqawi: The New Thirty Years' War  by Leon Hadar

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