Category: Anti-war

Justin Podur: War Is Still Not the Answer

Antiwar sentiment may mostly have evaporated, but war is as horrible as ever

Juan Cole: Noam Chomsky slams Turkish Pres. Erdogan for Arresting Academics, supporting Extremism

Matthew Weaver of the Guardian reports retired MIT linguist Noam Chomsky’s reply to a personal attack by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan criticized Chomsky and other international scholars who signed a petition against the Turkish government’s current vendetta against Kurdish-Turkish citizens in the country’s southeast. Erdogan demanded that Chomsky come to southeast Turkey to see Read more…

Mark Harris: Barbarians of the World, Unite(d)

Drones and the Imperial Mind-Set

Mairead Maguire: Syrian Peace Groups: This is not a Civil War, it is a Set of Foreign Invasions

Syria is a light to the world as there are many people working for peace and reconciliation, dialogue and negotiations, and this is where the hopes lies and what we can all support by rejecting violence and war

Kathy Kelly: Visits and Conversations in a Kabul Winter

The path out of war seems to involve creating peace where we can, in earnest community with people whose basic needs aren’t met

Ramzy Baroud: An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

When I was a little boy, I used to dream of being reborn outside the hardship of the Refugee Camp in Gaza, in some other time and place where there were no soldiers, no military occupation, no concentration camps and no daily grind – where my father fought for our very survival, and my mother Read more…

David Swanson: Don’t Put Killers on Cereal Boxes

The thought of blood just doesn’t go with breakfast cereal

David Swanson: Trump Didn’t Vote to Kill 1 Million Muslims in Iraq, Hillary Did

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing out that the U.S. media is acting as though Donald Trump just invented bigotry this week (one of those ugly details I’m happy to miss by never watching television). But not only is explicit bigotry toward Muslims not new, implicit bigotry toward Muslims has been the foundation of the Read more…

Joris Leverink: Kurdish-Led Peace Conference Is Best Hope for Syria

Any real solution to the crisis in Syria must be initiated by the Syrian people, not any outside power

Brian Cloughley: We Had to Destroy the Hospital to Save the Town

The deaths of over twenty medical staff and patients received only minor mention in the mainstream US and other western media, which was exactly what was intended. But the facts can’t be disguised

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