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'Bravo... Now Do the Iraq War': After Hyde Reversal, 2020 Candidate Seth Moulton Reminds Biden of Other Position He May Want to Retract
Biden is the only 2020 presidential candidate who voted for the invasion of Iraq
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Washington’s nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis
The migrants that do arrive in the U.S. are fleeing situations exacerbated by decades of bad American foreign policy. Tariffs on Mexico would continue that pattern.
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Iran is a threat to US interests in the sense that Iran is a barrier to full-spectrum US domination of the Middle East. (Photo: FAIR) Views
In Media’s Looking Glass, US Doesn’t Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats
The media’s false implication that Iran is a danger to the population of the United States makes US escalations against the country appear necessary and justified
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Warnings of More Deadly Attacks on Yemen as Trump Permits Raytheon to Manufacture 'High-Tech Bomb Parts' Inside Saudi Arabia
"If Saudi Arabia is able to develop an indigenous bomb-making capability, it will undermine U.S. leverage to prevent them from engaging in indiscriminate strikes of the kind it has carried out in Yemen."
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U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) Views
Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US’s Favorite Weapon
Far from precision-guided munitions, sanctions are weapons of starvation, which target the most vulnerable civilians for slow and painful death by deprivation of food and medicine
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These exculpatory views survived even amidst the elevation of Elliott Abrams, the war criminal architect of brutal Central American policy late last century. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) Views
From Guatemala to Moscow to Washington, Neoliberalism and Privatization Driving Our Crises
Neoliberal privatization and austerity, backed by the hard fist of militarization, have an ugly track record of which we must remind citizens early and often
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If the crime is big enough—like creating or countenancing a U.S. torture archipelago that stretched from Thailand to Poland to Guantánamo Bay, or lying to the world to justify launching an aggressive war on Iraq—the risk of trial is nonexistent. No pardons required. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images) Views
Clemency for the Lowly, Free Passes for the Mighty
Of crimes and pardons in the Trump era
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Johnstone describes this debate as "fighting to control the position of an on/off switch that isn’t connected to anything." (Photo: flickr/cc) Views
The Quiet Killer at the Core of Patriotism
Doesn’t it make sense, in this land of 357 million guns, that our national glorification of war will have some unintended consequences here at home
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Shall Not Be Denied
Photos from Library of Congress After years of asserting, in the words of Susan B. Anthony, "It was we the people, not we the white male citizens," suffragists won their long and un-genteel fight 100 years ago when Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving (white) women the vote. The Senate vote on...
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The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War
The very Dark Side of US air power
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