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Warning: Trump Is About to Make World's "Biggest Humanitarian Crisis" Much Worse
As tens of thousands of Yemenis mark the two years of war that have claimed the lives of over 4,000 civilians and brought the country "to the brink of famine," there are signs the United States' already tainted role in the conflict may be set for escalation. Al Jazeera reports that as many as 100,...
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Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War and Hunger in Yemen?
This week marks the beginning of year three of the Saudi-led military intervention in the civil war in Yemen, an intervention that has resulted in an epic tragedy of destruction and starvation. Tens of thousands of Yemenis marked the occasion by pouring into the streets of the capital, Sanna, to...
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An Attack On All Of Us
Women standing together. Photo by Burkegurl A moment of welcome perspective amidst our own gaudy circus: Defiant Londoners have summoned grace, strength and solidarity in the wake of last week's Westminster attack that killed four and injured 40. Hundreds of residents of a stalwart city that...
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If Aleppo Was a Crime Against Humanity, Isn’t Mosul?
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and the last major Islamic State stronghold in the country, is nearly under Iraqi government control. The Islamic State, or ISIS, has occupied the city since June 2014. Now, with the help of U.S. airpower, the entire eastern portion of the city has been retaken,...
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With 200+ Iraqi Civilians Feared Dead, Carnage Surging Under Trump
The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was expressed over the weekend as details emerged over a U.S. bombing in...
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Why Spend $54 Billion More on the Pentagon? To Start a War, Obviously.
So, let me see if I’ve got this right. North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is about to launch a preemptive attack, so it has tried to use whatever minimal amount of influence it has to persuade China to use its considerable...
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The Mosque That Disappeared
We committed a quiet little war crime the other day. Forty-plus people are dead, taken out with hellfire missiles while they were praying . Or maybe not. Maybe they were just insurgents. The women and children, if there were any, were . . . come on, you know the lingo, collateral damage. The...
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US Bombing Blamed for Killing Dozens of Civilians Sheltering in Syrian School
The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) is being blamed for an airstrike on a school where families had sought shelter near the northern Syrian town of Raqqa. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 33 people died as a result of the Tuesday strike...
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Police Say Lone Assailant Among Four People Dead After Attack Near UK Parliament
This post may be updated... Tweets about Parliament OR Attack OR London OR Westminster from:CNNbrk OR from:BBCBreaking OR from:Independent OR from:Guardian Update (2:11 PM EST): An update from Scotland Yard just after 2pm EST included news that four individuals are and approximately 20 injured...
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Words Not to Die For
By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked , “I am an incurable optimist.” In reality, Artie was an incurable narcissist. Utterly devoid of self-awareness, he never looked back, only forward. So, too, with the incurable optimists who manage...
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