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US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq
The U.S. military said Thursday that it intentionally bombed a hospital in Mosul, Iraq as part of its efforts to "eradicate" Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. The attack on the Al Salam hospital complex took place Wednesday at the request of Iraqi forces, with coalition aircraft using "precision-...
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The Antiwar Tour
A vibrant antiwar movement is blooming in Japan right now. Trade unions, civic groups, and an overwhelming number of young people are galvanizing the country around Article 9 of the Japanese constitution — the article that has kept Japan out of war for the last seventy years. Each weekend since...
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'Welcome to the General Billionaires Administration': Pattern Emerges in Trump Cabinet
Another day, another cabinet appointment for the incoming Donald Trump administration. On Thursday, he nominated fast-food CEO Andy Puzder to secretary of Labor while Wednesday it was former Marine General John Kelly to head Homeland Security. And, as observers are pointing out , a pattern is...
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And the World Will Live As One
Lord, what would John Lennon have made of the Trump monster? Marking Thursday's 36th anniversary of Lennon's murder, his still-grieving widow Yoko Ono called his death "a hollowing experience" and posted a plea for gun control. "Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns," she wrote. "Together,...
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In Afghanistan, See How We Live
Here in Kabul, I'm generally an early riser at the home of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, but I'm seldom alone. Facing exams, my young friends awaken early and then stay up late to study. Before sunrise this morning, eighteen year old Ghulamai sits in the kitchen, poring over his textbook. His...
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Trump, Taiwan, and the Weapons Deal
The president-elect stumbles over the protocols of geopolitics and war, tweeting all the way. It’s not just insane. It’s awkward. “Since 1979,” the Guardian points out, “the U.S. has acknowledged Beijing’s claim that Taiwan is part of China, with relations governed by the ‘One China’ set of...
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How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing
A key reason why American foreign debacles have been particularly destructive mostly to the countries attacked but also to the United States is that these interventions are always accompanied by major U.S. government investments in propaganda. So, even when officials recognize a misjudgment has...
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Groups Demand Arrest of 'War Mastermind' Kissinger at Nobel Peace Prize Forum
The Nobel Peace Prize committee last month stunned many observers by choosing Henry Kissinger—the former secretary of state behind the secret American bombing of Cambodia and who supported Argentina's "dirty wars," among other things —to speak at a forum on "The United States and World Peace after...
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Sad! Moron/Racist/Liar/Pervert/Sociopath of the Year
Seems some folks on social media are kinda peeved that TIME's Person of the Year - questionably defined as having "the greatest influence for better or worse on the events of the year" - is orange clown, rampaging toddler, textbook narcissisist and black hole of need Donald Trump , presumably...
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With Eye to Trump, Obama Outlines How Best to Wage America's Endless War
President Barack Obama this week is attempting to defend his questionable counter-terrorism strategy before handing over the vast and much-expanded presidential war powers to Donald Trump. The outgoing president on Tuesday gave his final foreign policy speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa,...
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