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U.S. Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood
When Pope Francis visited the U.S. Congress in September 2015 , he boldly posed a moral challenge to his American hosts, asking: “Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?” “Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money,” he...
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U.S.-Backed Turkish Offensive in Syria Targets U.S.-Backed Kurds
Turkey has "launched a major military intervention in Syria," the Guardian reports , dispatching tanks and warplanes to purportedly reclaim the city of Jarabulus, currently held by the Islamic State (ISIS), and to attack Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. "At 4am this morning, operations started...
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Let the Peace Games Begin
The contrast between the two games couldn’t be starker. On the one hand, the world’s most technologically advanced militaries and weapons systems are deployed to practice combat. On the other, despite tremendous nationalist pressure to beat the other, athletes from North Korea and South Korea...
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Arms Industry Donating to Hawkish Clinton Over Incoherent Trump
Employees of 25 of the nation's largest defense companies—such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Raytheon—are choosing to fill the coffers of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over those of her rival, GOP nominee Donald Trump. That's according to a new analysis by Politico ,...
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Ankara’s Climbdown on Assad
Sharp changes in the war on Syria have impacted the policy of the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Initially Mr. Erdogan believed that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would fall precipitously. It did not. Rather than overthrow Mr. Assad, the war has placed...
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Fighting Absurdity With Absurdity: Heaven Forbid the Penis
Arguing that carrying firearms on campus will be as effective against random gun violence as carrying dildos, thousands of students at the University of Texas at Austin protested the state's insane new open carry law Wednesday by gleefully hoisting "Armed With Reason" and "Guns Do Kill People"...
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Held 14 Years Without Charge, CIA Torture 'Guinea Pig' Abu Zubaydah Asks for Freedom
After 14 years of being held without charge, Guantánamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah, who was subject to brutal torture and is known as the "guinea pig" for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) "enhanced interrogation program," made his first appearance on Tuesday before the Periodic Review Board and...
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Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’
Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee...
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Lawmakers, Peace Groups Team Up to Block 'Disturbing' US-Saudi Arms Deal
Anti-war advocates are launching an 11th-hour bid to stop U.S. Congress from approving a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia in its fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen , which was announced earlier this month. Chief among them are the activist group CODEPINK and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.),...
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Such a Long Silence on Yemen
Early this August, the Pentagon announced plans to sell weapons worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia. The news itself was not surprising as the Arab kingdom is one of America’s biggest arms buyers, but the timing of the announcement was rather conspicuous. The Saudis had resumed heavy bombardment of...
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