Category: US

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

Steve Almond: We are all amoral football hypocrites

Brain injuries, billionaire tax breaks and our indefensible Super Bowl parties

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Save Us From Washington’s Visionaries

In (Modest) Praise of a Comforting Mediocrity

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Richard Falk: Viewing American Sniper

American Sniper fails to make any effort at all to understand the experience of this war from the perspective of the Iraqis

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Medea Benjamin: Take Cuba off the Terrorist List

The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles

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Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

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Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity

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Badri Raina: Obama: he came, he saw, he gave advice

Obama spent three whole days in India. He was welcomed like one of our own, complete with huggy hugs and the intimacy of first naming, even if one-sided, the erudite Indian Chief Executive going even to the extent of telling him the meaning of his first name, Barack, which now we know means “the one Read more…

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Dave Zirin: Deflated Balls for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others!

We can only work with the world we’re given, and it’s a place where the trust in institutions of power is more deflated that any damn balls

Gar Lipow: What Naomi Klein got right and wrong in her 2014 book, This Changes Everything.

Any solution involves confrontation between the capitalist class and the rest of us

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