All Articles on Phyllis Bennis

Anti-war demonstrators gather outside Downing Street on 26 June, 2019 in London, England, to call on the government to publicly oppose the escalation of conflict between Donald Trump's administration and Iran and demand that military action is ruled out. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
If War Breaks Out with Iran, It Won’t Be an Accident
A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.
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Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally
The U.S.-funded Israeli military is shooting so many unarmed Palestinians that the UN is warning of an amputation crisis in Gaza.
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Denial of the scale—and in many cases, the very existence—of civilian casualties has been a feature of Washington’s global war on terror since its origins. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror
New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia—and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem
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We Welcome Asylum Seekers and Defend Their Rights
An open letter from over one hundred artists, activists, scholars, and writers
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Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
"For the sake of the Venezuelan people, the region, and for the principle of national sovereignty, these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
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An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela's Internal Politics
If the Trump administration and its allies continue to pursue their reckless course in Venezuela, the most likely result will be bloodshed, chaos, and instability.
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United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today
The refusal of the United Nations, largely because of U.S. pressure, to hold Israel to account for the horrific "Cast Lead" operation a decade ago created a dangerous precedent of impunity that has continued to this day
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Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses war in Syria. (Photo: Screenshot) News
The Bombings Will Continue: Phyllis Bennis Warns U.S. Military Role in Syria Is Not Actually Ending
“You cannot defeat terrorism militarily."
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We Have Movement Work To Do
If more registered voters—more young people, more people of color, more poor people, more women, more immigrants and students and workers and activists—had voted, things might be just a bit better. That's our real challenge.
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'You Are Not Welcome in Pittsburgh': Jewish Group Tells Trump to Stay Out After Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting
"For the past three years, your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence."
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