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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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The attempt to convene an “economic workshop” without first guaranteeing that Palestinians will have freedom and independence–is destined for failure. (Photo: Screen shot / Twitter) Views
Why the U.S. "Workshop" For Palestinians Will Fail
What the Palestinians need more than anything is freedom from Israeli control and the independence they need to grow their economy
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Sudan's Pro-Democracy Opposition Urges 'Total Civil Disobedience' After Soldiers Massacre 35 People at Peaceful Sit-In
"This is a critical point in our revolution. The military council has chosen escalation and confrontation…Now the situation is us or them; there is no other way."
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"I was an artillery officer and we fired hundreds of rounds into Fallujah, killed probably hundreds of civilians… Probably killed women and children if there were any left in the city when we invaded. So do I get judged too?" (Photo: Duncan Hunter official congressional photo) Views
Duncan Hunter Admits His Marine Unit ‘Killed Probably Hundreds of Civilians’ in Iraq
Republican congressman counts 'women and children' among his probable victims as he brushes off war crimes during interview
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