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Pentagon Blasted for 'Unacceptable Failure' to Reckon With Civilian Casualties

"For too long, the United States has failed to live up to its legal and moral commitments to the protection of civilians, as well as its own stated policies. This needs to change."

Brett Wilkins ·


Twenty Years After 9/11, 'The Only Way to Effectively Counter Terror Is to End War'

Anti-war voices reflect on two decades of the misguided hubris, failed policies, war profiteering, suffering, and death that resulted from the 2001 attacks.

Brett Wilkins ·


Further Blow to Press Freedoms as US Wins Appeal in Effort to Extradite Julian Assange

"This disingenuous appeal should be dismissed by the court and President Biden should take the opportunity to drop these politically motivated charges."

Brett Wilkins ·


Amnesty Follows House Dems' Letter by Imploring Biden to Close Gitmo 'Once and for All'

"This letter, signed by four House committee chairs, should send a clear message to President Biden: He has the political support to swiftly close the detention center at Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·


Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison 'For Exposing US War Crimes'

"His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by U.S. drones are bystanders, not the intended targets," said Edward Snowden. "He should have been given a medal."

Kenny Stancil ·


In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak

"I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public that it keeps us safe... I began to speak out, believing my participation in the drone program to have been deeply wrong."

Brett Wilkins ·


Dreamers, Advocates Call for Urgent Action by Congress After Judge Rules DACA Illegal

"The stakes have been raised, and futures of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients hang in the balance," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "We must move in this Congress to protect DACA and create a path to citizenship for all undocumented people."

Brett Wilkins ·


The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests

The protests should be understood in the context of a brutal economic war waged by the United States against the island nation for more than 60 years.

Medea Benjamin ·


The Failure of the Obama-Duncan "School Improvement Grants" and Its Lessons for Today

Sadly, the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top program promoted the same strategies and goals as No Child Left Behind.

Diane Ravitch ·


As the Honduran Coup Turns 12, Human Life Is No More a Priority Than It Was Then

How the events of 2009 in Honduras shaped my worldview.

Belén Fernández ·

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