Charles Davis

Charles Davis has covered Congress for NPR and Pacifica stations across the country, and freelanced for the international news wire Inter Press Service, primarily covering U.S. policy toward Latin America and the war on drugs in particular. He has also worked as a researcher for Michael Moore on his movie Capitalism: A Love Story. He may be contacted at davis.charles84 (at) gmail.com

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The majority of civilians who are violently killed in Afghanistan are now violently killed by the U.S. and its partners—and that’s not for a lack of competition, with the Taliban answering record-high airstrikes with atrocity after atrocity of their own. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy
An American white nationalist killed over 30 people recently. The victims, all brown, had full lives; children, loved ones, and years, full of plans, ahead of them. But then they were incinerated. Worst of all, they were murdered while Afghan. The deaths were noted in the press, and one Democrat...
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At a minimum, U.S.-led conventional airpower killed over 5,000 civilians in Iraq and Syria in the first two years of MAGA foreign policy, according to the monitoring group Airwars. (Photo: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons.) Views
Monday, July 08, 2019
Donald Trump’s Fake Isolationism
Donald Trump was never coy about how he’d Make America Great Again, abroad. He’d carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Gambit to Free Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning was an all-American patriot when she joined the U.S. military in 2007 at the height of the surge in Iraq. But when she saw what her country was actually doing abroad — handing over thousands of Iraqi Sunnis to be tortured by state-sponsored Shiite death squads, for instance — she...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Hillary the Hawk
Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Los Angeles Residents Denounce the Deportation of Migrant Youth
Dozens of people rallied on Monday outside the U.S. federal building in downtown Los Angeles to show solidarity with tens of thousands of migrant children who have sought refuge in the United States – and to denounce President Barack Obama’s efforts to send them back to the countries they fled. “I...
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Happy Mothers Day: From Guantanamo to Yemen
He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a newspaper and learned their son was being held in a military prison run by the US of A, accused of – but never charged with – being an enemy of the state.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Let George W. Bush Discuss His Legacy However He Likes... from the Hague
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.
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Sunday, July 08, 2012
Should the Democrats Be Taken Over? Can They Be?
By this fall, the two major political parties in the United States will have spent around $10bn this election cycle to persuade an increasingly skeptical US public that there is more than just a stylistic difference between a Republican and a Democrat. Naturally, this campaign will focus primarily on the superficial (is Mitt Romney too weird to be president? Is Barack Obama too cool ?
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Friday, July 06, 2012
The Santa-ization of MLK's Radical Legacy
“The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around.” – Martin Luther King’s final speech, I've Been to the Mountaintop
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In
One could be forgiven for thinking there's anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault – should they deign to mention any – was just being too darn loyal to a guy named George and his buddy Dick.
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