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ISIS is Escalating Its Violence Against Iraqi Civilians. Why Doesn’t the World Care?
US and coalition military forces continue to attack Isis territories in Iraq, while Iraqi ground troops prepare to retake the city of Mosul from the grip of the terrorist group. As Isis loses ground in Iraq, it escalates its violent campaign against civilians. On Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked a...
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Possible War Crime: Syrian Maternity Hospital Bombed
This story may be updated. A maternity hospital in Syria's northwestern, rebel-held province of Idlib was bombed on Friday, the U.K.-based charity Save the Children said. The number of casualties is unclear at this point. According to human rights organization Amnesty International, it "appears to...
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Up to 28 Civilians Reportedly Killed in US-Led Strike in Syria
The U.S.-led coalition has been accused of killing as many as 28 civilians, including a woman and seven children, near the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Thursday—the same area where U.S.-led airstrikes last week may have killed scores of civilians. "The Manbij area," as the Associated Press...
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Hillary Clinton and Her Hawks
As Hillary Clinton begins her final charge for the White House, her advisers are already recommending air strikes and other new military measures against the Assad regime in Syria. The clear signals of Clinton’s readiness to go to war appears to be aimed at influencing the course of the war in...
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Ex-CIA Chief's Speech Disrupted by Chants of "Love Not War" at DNC
Former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta's speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Wednesday night was interrupted by chants of "No more war!" According to news reports, as Panetta dug into Hillary Clinton rival Donald Trump, delegates from Oregon, California, and...
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Slavery, Endless War, and Presidential Politics
As I watched “unity” take hold of the Democratic Party this week, the believer in me wanted to be imbibe it — bottoms up. Michelle Obama ignited the crowd. “That is the story of this country,” she said. “The story that has brought me to the stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt...
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"Most Progressive Dem Platform in History" Disturbingly Hawkish on Foreign Policy
The Democratic Party platform may indeed be, as some have proclaimed, the “most progressive” in the history of the party—at least on various important domestic issues. But some of its foreign policy planks reflect a disturbingly hawkish worldview consistent with those of Democratic nominee Hillary...
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Attacking Trump for the Few Sensible Things He Says is Bad Strategy
Donald Trump is a buffoon, a narcissist and misogynist who has offended large segments of the American population with racist comments. He has so little impulse control that he erupted with a pathetic defense of the size of his penis in the middle of a presidential debate, and retweeted an...
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'You Cannot Explain it by Chance': Climate Crises Can Fuel Armed Conflict
Climate-related disasters heighten the risk of conflict around the world, according to new research. Armed violence is likely to rise amid drought, heatwaves, and other crises, particularly in countries that are already fractured along ethnic lines, finds a new report from Germany's Potsdam...
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Deterrents to Terror that Very Rich People Can't Comprehend
As people gain in wealth, they depend less on others, and thus they have less reason to understand the feelings and needs of the less fortunate. That makes it difficult to relate to people without jobs, and without proper housing, and without prospects for the future. It makes it difficult to...
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