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The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa
General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa...
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Yemen: Effective Humanitarian Aid Depends on a Peace Accord
The United Nations (UN) together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland which have often led humanitarian issues in the UN system held a high-level pledging conference in Geneva on April 25, 2017 to again draw attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, currently the...
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The Shame of Killing Innocent People
On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an impending attack. One leaflet read: “Our forces of legitimacy are heading to liberate Hodeidah and end the...
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Fragrant Camouflage: In Honorable Opposition to State-Sponsored Fascism
With the often politically aware Radiohead set to play a July performance in Tel Aviv, Israel, they are facing a fierce campaign to cancel what some critics have deemed " a benefit show on behalf of Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation." The campaign stems from 2015's call from over...
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A Public Plan for Peace
The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. It remains alive deep in the underground bunker of American militarism, protected from sanity. This goes beyond the staying power of our loser generals, who...
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NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media
Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds”— New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad ( 4/24/17 ) painted a dire picture of a Trump administration forced to react to the growing and impending doom of North Korea nuclear weapons...
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From Around the World, An Urgent and Unified Plea to Avert War on Korean Peninsula
President Donald Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Secretary of Defense James Mattis H.R. McMaster, National Security Council April 26, 2017 Dear President Trump: We are women leaders from 40 countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and...
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Suffering Without Hate, Because "Tolerance, Dialogue and Patience Were Your Strongest Weapons.”
Cardiles remembers partner Jugelé. Photo by AFP/Getty Images In a luminous, heartrending eulogy, the husband of police officer and LGBTQ advocate Xavier Jugelé, 37, killed in last week's isolated ISIS-related terror attack in Paris, stressed that he suffers f rom his loss but will not hate because...
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Where Is the Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders of Foreign Policy?
When a prominent Washington peace activist was asked recently to name the leading anti-interventionists in the Senate, he responded, “Rand Paul and Mike Lee,” both Republicans. Democrats are in the midst of a furious struggle over what they stand for and who is included in their coalition, yet on...
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Blame Canada's Dairy Farmers, Our Newest Randomly Selected Enemy
Greetings from Ontario dairy farmers. From Twitter. Because Little Donny watched a Fox business story he didn't understand, needed to tell Wisconsinites something they wanted to hear, can't get Mexico or us to pay for his dumbass wall, and needs a shiny new distraction before Day 100 when someone...
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