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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Whatever the motive, a further spike in U.S. military aid to Israel would almost certainly be controversial. (Photo: Israel Project/flickr/cc)
The United States is "likely" to significantly boost its already steep military aid to Israel, Reuters reported Thursday. Citing an anonymous U.S. official, journalist Dan Williams wrote that, after the $3 billion annual military aid package expires in 2017, this amount could be raised to $3.6 to $3.7 a year. An anonymous Israeli official pegged...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Rack up some more wins for divestment: the University of Hawaii System, the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Demonstrators stage protest in 2014 against Kagoshima prefecture assembly's vote to resume operations at the Sendai nuclear plant. (Photo: AFP: Jiji Press: Japan Out)
Despite the health and safety concerns of local residents, Japan's Sendai...

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The world's leading war maker marks another Memorial Day, ostensibly a day for peace that too often betrays those "not fallen but pushed" in our ceaseless wars. Howard Zinn used the day to urge, "Let us not set out on the same old drunken ride to death." Fiercely echoing him: Mark Twain, Siegfried Sassoon, today's veterans. Perhaps most anguished was World War One's Wilfred Owen, who warned the ardent children of his time against "the old lie... it is sweet and right to die for your country."