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Syria

Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-Serving Politics on Refugees

Instead of developing a unified global strategy that places the welfare of the refugees of these conflicts as a top priority, many countries ignored them altogether, blamed them for their own misery and, at times, treated them as if they were criminals and outlaws.
Ramzy Baroud ·


Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism

The longtime war correspondent, who died earlier this month, embodied the honesty and deep humanity that makes for the very best journalists.

Norman Solomon ·


'Utterly Unacceptable and Shameful': Anger Erupts Over Biden Plan to Keep Trump-Era Refugee Cap

"Biden is turning his back on tens of thousands of refugees around the world who have been approved to come to the United States."

Jake Johnson ·


Faith Groups Part of Human Rights Coalition Urging Biden to Ease Sanctions Amid Pandemic

"For too long, the United States has reflexively relied on suffocating, broad-based sanctions with absolutely no regard for their impact on everyday people."

Brett Wilkins ·


On 18th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion, Activists Renew Calls for US Reparations

"Americans owe a debt to the people of Iraq that can never be repaid in full. However, it is incumbent and imperative that we try."

Brett Wilkins ·


Warning Biden's Syria Strikes Set 'Dangerous' Precedent, Groups Push Congress to Respond

A joint letter urges lawmakers to "defend the Constitution and Congress's exclusive authority, under Article I, to declare war and authorize the offensive use of military force."

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden's Bombing of Syria Is a Dangerous Step Backward

Latest military attack shows that the new President hasn’t broken from the failed policies of the past.

Reese Erlich ·


The US War Machine Doesn't Want Us to Take War Personally

The God of War is our ruler, and the job of the guy we elect as president is to slather our every act of war in sophisticated justification, a.k.a., public relations.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

Unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other countries on a daily basis. 

Medea Benjamin ·


Biden Is Bending Rules to Drop Bombs But Not to Raise Wages—That’s a Mistake

People overcame great challenges to put this administration, and this Senate, in power. We shouldn’t be bombing people abroad while families at home struggle to survive.

Domenica Ghanem ·


After Airstrikes in Syria, Senators Introduce Resolution to Repeal Some Presidential War Powers

The measure takes aim at 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars but not the 2001 AUMF that passed after the 9/11 attacks.

Jessica Corbett ·

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