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Conflicts and Climate Change Fueling Rise in World Hunger
Armed conflicts and climate change are key factors being blamed for a rise in worldwide hunger—the first in over a decade, according to a new United Nations report. Malnutrition and food insecurity affected 815 million people around the world in 2016—up from 777 million the previous year. Many of...
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The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result
To pitch her book, Hillary Clinton is sitting down this week for a series of media interviews, mostly with supportive TV personalities, such as Rachel Maddow , to discuss her views of “What Happened,” the book’s title. Calls for Clinton to be quiet and disappear are misguided for all sorts of...
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On 9/11: How We Slighted the Real Threat, Climate Change, and Hyped Terrorism
The US is commemorating the victims of September 11 today at the same time it is mourning the serial devastation that struck Texas and Florida. Both are key moments in our history. The problem is that we over-did our response to 9/11 and have ignored the really big threat, man-made global heating...
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How 'Regime Change' Wars Led to Korea Crisis
It is a popular meme in the U.S. media to say that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “crazy” as he undertakes to develop a nuclear bomb and a missile capacity to deliver it, but he is actually working from a cold logic dictated by the U.S. government’s aggressive wars and lack of integrity. Indeed...
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The Spectre of 'Pre-Emptive' War
US President Donald Trump proclaims apocalypse. "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before." At his New Jersey golf club, he proclaimed again, "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough." In doing so, he raises the spectre of...
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The Barcelona Attack and the Vicious Redundancy of the New Normal
The Barcelona attack followed a pattern that has developed over nearly three years and stems from the start of the intense US-led air war against ISIS which began back in August 2014 . That was instigated by the United States following the taking of Mosul by ISIS and its wider control of much of...
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You Cannot Begin a Crime in Good Faith
This morning we handed out flyers on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. We encountered very few who knew why it is called that. Frank Kellogg was a hero in the sense that a whistleblower is a hero. He was a Secretary of State who had nothing but contempt for peace activism, until peace activism became...
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Court Throws Out Blackwater Guards' Sentences for 2007 Baghdad Massacre
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences of three former operatives for private mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide—and ordered a retrial for a fourth operative who had received a life sentence—for their roles in the notorious 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad,...
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The UK High Court Is Wrong
The decision by the UK High Court to block a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair for his responsibility over the Iraq War is misguided. It means, essentially, that one of the architects of a war that almost destroyed a country will...
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Is a ‘Global War on Terrorism Memorial’ an Appropriate Tribute?
The proposal for a Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, to honor the country’s post-9/11 war dead, described in Sunday’s Globe, may seem like a no-brainer. It is, in fact, premature. Before proceeding further, Americans would do well to reflect further on exactly...
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