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Why the US is the Biggest Threat to World Peace
Like a lot of Americans, each morning in elementary and high school, I had to stand up before the U.S. flag, put my hand on my heart, and pledge allegiance to the United States of America. While it was a mindless routine for most of us, the meaning behind the ritual was clear: that the U.S. was...
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How US Prison Officials Rubberstamped a CIA Torture Chamber
The CIA's chief interrogator called it "the closest thing he has seen to a dungeon." At the agency's COBALT detention site in Afghanistan – also known as the "Salt Pit" – detainees were kept in total darkness, shackled to the floors or walls of their cells, and given buckets to dispose of their own...
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Will France Repeat US Mistakes after 9/11?
As three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre die in a shootout with French police, the cycle of violence that has engulfed the Mideast again reaches into the West, but the challenge is to learn from U.S. mistakes after 9/11 and address root causes, not react with another round of mindless...
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When Will Palestinians Learn? Turning to International Law Isn't the Answer — Just Ask America and Israel
If Palestine's request is 'entirely counterproductive', what does that make Israel's slaughtering of civilians last summer?
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CIA Torture? For the Arab World, That's No Surprise
Torture report confirms what most already knew, that the US is in denial over its hypocritical 'war on terror'.
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Whitewashing CIA Torture: "We Are [Not So] Awesome" After All
The logic that torture is a “stain” on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever “values” Washington actually stands for. “This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a...
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The National Security State as a Criminal Enterprise
It came from the top and that’s never been a secret. The president authorized the building of those CIA “black sites” and the use of what came to be known as “enhanced interrogation techniques” and has spoken of this with a certain pride. The president’s top officials essentially put in an order at...
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Torturers Are Not Patriots
Torture is a crime under both American and international law. The Bush administration repeatedly broke the law from 2002 to 2006 by unleashing a wave of torture, kidnapping, and murder, all under the banner of its faux “war on terror.” “Terror” is a wonderfully useful propaganda term developed by...
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Corporations Using Court Decision As Shield Against Human Rights Abuse Charges... And It's Working
Reuters analysis details chilling effect of a 2013 ruling which tossed out a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell for human rights abuses in Nigeria
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Ferguson Is Baghdad Is New York Is Kabul
Our wars abroad are mirror images of the war at home.
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