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Faux War
War, children, is just a shot away, it’s just a shot away. - Paul Simon, Gimme Shelter (1969) Wars can, of course, be started quite by accident. They can be started because the warriors on one side or the other are overly enthusiastic about what they are doing and their enthusiasm leads them to do...
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New Sanctions on Iran are Detrimental to an Agreement
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave instructions to his top military commander to cooperate with US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State. Khamenei’s decision comes days after the US announced new sanctions on Iran, sanctions that can hider current negotiations with that country...
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Ukraine, Rebels Declare Start of Cease-Fire
Announcement made by negotiators in Minsk
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US Forms Coalition Against ISIS
Kerry claims US will not send in troops, while airstrikes remain on the table
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Poking Russia with a Stick? NATO Approves Military "Spearhead" for Eastern Europe
Despite warnings from Russia that such a move would be interpreted as a provocation, a plan to deploy thousands of additional US and European troops closer to its border will now become a reality
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Grassroots Resistance as 'Police Militarization' Expo Descends on Oakland
While world watches US law enforcement, 'Urban Shield' brings defense contractors, law enforcement agencies, and SWAT teams for war games and arms trade
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NATO Summit Casts Shadow over Ukrainian Peace Efforts
Alliance's push for expansion of military footprint in eastern Europe threatens to provoke Russia amid fragile peace negotiations for eastern Ukraine
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'No New Wars, No to NATO': Demonstrators Challenge Role of Western Military Alliance
From Afghanistan to Syria to Ukraine, U.S. and European nations criticized for being destabilizing force
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Militarization, Surveillance, and Profit: How Grassroots Groups are Fighting Urban Shield
While all eyes are on the disturbing evidence of police militarization in Ferguson, are you paying attention to what’s happening with law enforcement in your own back yard? In the San Francisco Bay Area, the answer is yes. A coalition of community groups has come together to call attention to Urban...
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The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis
Given the high stakes of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, some analysts wonder what’s the real motive for taking this extraordinary risk over Ukraine
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