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Obama’s Hot War

President Barack Obama meets with Army Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, in the Oval Office at the White House, May 19, 2009. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

The deeper the US slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict.he United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any…more »

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A Global Legal Intifada

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone.

On Monday, Iran is hosting a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement urging global action to end what top Iranian officials have called the “genocide” in Gaza. Certainly meaningful action is desperately needed. And if Iran and other governments are serious about taking action and the charge of genocide, they have an avenue open to…more »

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Armed U.S. Drones Flying Over Baghdad

A picture taken on board a helicopter shows a US State Department helicopter flying over the Iraqi capital Baghdad as it transports US Secretary of State John Kerry on June 23, 2014, in Baghdad. Photo by AFP/Getyt Images

A picture taken on board a helicopter shows a US State Department helicopter flying over the Iraqi capital Baghdad as it transports US Secretary of State John Kerry on June 23, 2014, in Baghdad. Primary mission is to defend Americans on the ground Armed U.S. drones are flying over the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an…more »

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Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq

”Some atrocities are not past but present.  Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand.  Often times they do this in the belief that, if the world hears, there will be an outcry an something will be done.”                           ~ Daniel Glover

Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand. Often times they do this in the belief that,…more »

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Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’

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Exclusive: U.S. policymakers have long behaved like spoiled, destructive children treating Iraq as if it were some meaningless plaything. The game has been about who “wins” or “loses” in Washington, not who lives or dies in Iraq, a moral failure that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern addresses. When I saw the Washington Post’s banner headline, “U.S….more »

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Unthinkable Thoughts In The Debate About ISIS In Iraq

What unites marginalized Sunnis in Iraq and the hardcore ideologues within ISIS is their desperation to be rid of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, who has left them with no choice but to operate outside of the political system in order to better their lives. Photo by EPA

This week Iraq emerged from the recesses of American memory and became a hot topic of conversation. Alarming headlines about ISIS’s “takeover” of Mosul and their march towards Baghdad have elicited a number of reactions: The most conservative call for direct US military action against ISIS to ensure that the government of Prime Minister Nouri…more »

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An Uprising By Millions Or An Attack By A Terrorist Group?

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“The popular uprising in Iraq and the liberation of its cities one after the other, together with the collapse of Maliki’s forces and their mass desertion and retreat in face of the tribes, is continuing on a rapid basis. A number of facts on this development…” Uprising or Terrorists? Removal of Maliki from office, ending…more »

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Barrel Bombs In Fallujah – A Crime Against Humanity?

Barrel Bomb in Fallujah

Dr. Victoria Fontan has been spending time in Fallujah since July 2013, one of the only Westerners to do so. She wrote this piece from the ground at the date of publication. On 21 April, two barrel bombs were dropped from an Iraqi air force MI8 helicopter in the mechanic shops area of Fallujah, close…more »

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On Memorial Day, What We Choose To Remember And What We Forget

When Americans forget the stark realities of war, we do a disservice to our veterans, as well as victims whose lives were lost in U.S. military campaigns A Documentary: Fear Not the Path of Truth Ross Caputi’s film chronicles his time as a Marine in the 2nd siege of Fallujah, and investigates the legacy of…more »

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Agent Orange’s Long Legacy, For Vietnam And Veterans

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The Dark Shadow of Agent Orange

The use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War continues to cast a dark shadow over both American veterans and the Vietnamese.

The video by Retro Report tells a story of Congressional, Government, and Chemical Company deception. This dark U.S. history sheds light on recent history in Fallujah, Iraq and real time International Weather Modification Programs. Britain was the first to use defoliants as a war tactic in Southeast Asia. That was in the early 1950s in…more »

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