All Views Articles for 2020-01-10

Friday, January 10, 2020
The U.S. has killed untold numbers of civilians by unmanned aerial drones, bombing raids, cruise missile attacks, and special operations missions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia—also in Syria and Yemen. (Photo: via EuroYankee) Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War
All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars.
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Iranian mourners attending an anti-US demonstration aftr the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airbus. 290 civilian passengers and crew members, including 66 children, died. (Photo by Barry Iverson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) Brett Wilkins
Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of US Iran Air Shootdown, Cubana Flight 455 Attack
On July 3, 1988 the US guided missile destroyer USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300 flying in Iranian airspace and carrying 290 civilians from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas, killing all aboard.
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Trump’s threats a few days ago to put sanctions on Iraq, “sanctions that would make Iran sanctions seem tame,” can only be called blasphemous. (Photo: Adrian Dennis/EPA) Cathy Breen
Why Do We Allow This Madness To Continue?
"What right does your president have to attack us, to ruin our country?"
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A demonstrator holds a banner during a rally named "No War With Iran" in Foley Square on January 9, 2020 in New York City. The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday with the aim of limiting President Donald Trumps military actions against Iran. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Robert Edwards
The Assassin's Creed in the Age of Endless War and Trump
This is the world in which we now live, one of endless war, where victory is not only impossible but undesirable, and where a mad king can run amok, and we the people just nod and go about our day. It will remain so until the American public decides that we have had enough
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"With global capitalism superimposed on the traditional nation-based political order," argues White, "the world lacks overarching governance capacity, in general, with the chartering mismatch a key case in point. The global-national contradiction suggests an important strategic prong for the redesign movement: transnational control of transnational corporations." (Image: Wikimedia Commons) Allen White
The People of the World Need a Much Better Way to Curtail the Power of Multi-National Corporations
The seeds of a transformative corporate governance redesign movement, already sown, have sprouted and are ready to spread across the world.
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The US has willfully and recklessly created an enemy for no reason other than its own misguided actions. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
America’s Dangerous Iran Obsession
The US, seemingly with no awareness of its recent history with Iran, and led by an emotionally unbalanced president who believes he may commit murder and get away with it, is still acting out a 40-year-old psychological trauma. As usual, it's others who are most at risk.
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Demonstrators protest the possibility of War with Iran from a pedestrian bridge over Lakeshore Drive during rush hour on January 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday with the aim of limiting President Donald Trump’s military actions against Iran. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies
10 Ways Trump's Actions Against Iran Hurt the US, the Region, and the World
We, the American people, must rise up to overcome the power of the military-industrial complex and take our country's destiny out of the hands of warmongers and monsters.
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Even if one is inclined, against all experience, to take US claims about an official enemy on faith, the language that Soleimani killed "hundreds of Americans" is a deliberately nebulous. (Photo: Screenshot) Alan MacLeod
From Resistance to Assistance: Corporate Media's Pathetic Pushback to Trump's Iran Assassination
While corporate media like to present themselves as holding the current administration to account, in reality they offer little meaningful resistance to its foreign policy adventures.
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Biden has been trying to rewrite his Iraq War history, with only sporadic and halfhearted media pushback. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Julie Hollar
Steady Hand Joe? Biden's Foreign Policy Instincts Are Exactly What We Don't Need
Turning Biden's support for Iraq War into foreign policy 'experience.'
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Apart from the war declaration clause, which has receded in relevance along with the global decline of formal war declarations, Congress retains its most direct constitutional instrument: money. (Photo: Shutterstock) Harry Blain
We Need More Than the Relatively Useless War Powers Resolutions
By any measure, the War Powers Act has failed to constrain presidential warmaking. A simpler step would be to stop funding wars.
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There is no question that the US government has the money to offer increased benefits through universal programs. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Ben Spielberg
On Both Politics and Policy, "For All" Beats "For Some"
On the most commonly cited rationale for each position—sustainability for universalists and resource constraints for means testers—proponents of universalism have the upper hand.
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