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‘OK, Fine. Shoot Him.’ Four Words That Heralded a Decade of Secret US Drone Killings
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) usually gets all the credit for the first US drone targeted killing beyond the conventional battlefield. But it was the military which gave the final go-ahead to kill on November 3 2002. Lt General Michael DeLong was at Centcom headquarters in Tampa, Florida...
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Protests in Iran Over Plummeting Currency
Sign that western-imposed sanctions are "compounding the country's economic woes"
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Why the Mideast Exploded, Really
“Why Is the Arab world so easily offended?” asks the headline atop an article by Fouad Ajami, which the Washington Post published online last Friday to give perspective to the recent anti-American violence in Muslim capitals. While the Post described Ajami simply as a “senior fellow” at Stanford’s...
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We're One Crucial Step Closer to Seeing Tony Blair at The Hague
Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former Prime Minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution
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You Were Right When You Waved That “No Blood for Oil” Sign. Iraq Was About Oil
It was never exactly rocket science. You didn’t have to be Einstein to figure it out. In early 2003, the Bush administration was visibly preparing to invade Iraq, a nation with a nasty ruler who himself hadn’t hesitated to invade another country, Iran, in the early 1980s for no purpose except self-...
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Obama Pressed on Syrian Endgame
With history of failures in Middle East, no strong options for US in a Middle East civil war
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Who Will Write the Scripts for Our Future?
A few weeks before the U.S. invaded Iraq, the late Edward Said wrote: Millions of people will be affected, [by a war with Iraq] yet America contemptuously plans for their future without consulting them. ... Will no one come out into the light of day to express a vision for our future that isn't...
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Waiting for Copernicus: On the Slow-Death of Neoliberalism
It’s happening in Buenos Aires. It’s happening in Paris and in Athens. It’s even happening at the World Bank headquarters. The global economy is finally shifting away from the model that prevailed for the last three decades. Europeans are rejecting austerity. Latin Americans are nationalizing...
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A World Bank President Who's Not a Crony or a War Criminal?
On Friday, President Obama announced that he is nominating physician and Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank. This likely appointment was greeted with approval by many long-time critics of corporate globalization. And it came after an unprecedented level of debate about...
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Change is Gonna Come? Global Health Expert Nominated by US for World Bank Presidency
For the very first time, the U.S. government has nominated a qualified candidate to be the President of the World Bank. In order to maintain control of the institution by donors, rather than those impacted by its decisions, the U.S. and EU share a tacit agreement that the World Bank president has...
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