Category: Middle East

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David Swanson: Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Just Fine for U.S. to Blow Up Children

This latest story of blowing up 85 civilians in their homes has some people confused and concerned. Let me help you out

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Patrick Cockburn: Turkey coup: What’s actually happening and what does it mean for the future of the country?

What to expect in the coming weeks and months

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John Feffer: The Surprising Popularity of Military Coups

The attempted military coup in Turkey and the possibility of a President Trump may have more Americans considering the military option

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Stephen Zunes: Is anti-Zionism inherently anti-Semitic?

As the U.S. movement in support of Palestinian rights gains momentum, it has come under increasing attack by supporters of Israel’s right-wing government and defenders of its occupation and colonization of occupied territory. For example, governors, state legislatures, and members of Congress of both major parties have referred to efforts to use such tactics as Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Money talks as Trump does U-turn on Israel

It doesn’t get seamier than the battle to prove how loyal each candidate is to Israel

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Richard Falk: Narrating Turkey at a Time of National Crisis

With the crisis of the failed coup seemingly effectively resolved, there is emerging what might be described as ‘the crisis of the aftermath’

Güney Işıkara: What Happened in Turkey?

Turkey’s failed military coup wasn’t in service of democracy — but neither is Erdoğan’s countercoup

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Vijay Prashad: Cashing in on a failed coup

Turkish President Erdogan is using the botched bid to unseat him to further his authoritarian agenda

Kani Xulam: Kurdish Activist: Erdogan Should Be Pushed Out, But by the People, Not the Military

Turkey remains in a state of crisis three days after soldiers staged an attempted coup commandeering tanks, attack helicopters and fighter jets in a bid to seize power. We speak to Kurdish activist Kani Xulam, director of the American Kurdish Information Network. AMY GOODMAN: Turkey remains in a state of crisis three days after soldiers Read more…

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Richard Falk: An Unlikely AMEXIT: Pivoting Away from the Middle East

The Case for Disengagement A few years ago Barack Obama made much of an American pivot to East Asia, a recognition of China’s emergence and regional assertiveness, and the related claim that the American role in Asia-Pacific should be treated as a prime strategic interest that China needed to be made to respect. The shift Read more…

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