Category: War and Peace

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Vijay Prashad: Paying the price of a failed Libya

Amid chaos caused by mismanagement, intervention, international rivalries and civil war, ordinary people who hoped for a better Libya are dying

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Patrick Cockburn: Private donors from Gulf oil states helping to bankroll salaries of up to 100,000 Isis fighters

IS appears to have the human and financial resources to fight a long war

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Vijay Prashad: Libya: The battlefield of the New Arab Cold War

The only way to tackle the “Islamic State” in Libya is to produce a political process

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Andrew Lichterman: Ukraine: Time to Step Back from the Brink

The deep injustices of the global economy will not be addressed until some genuinely different social and economic alternative emerges from the stagnation and decay of the neoliberal order

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Paul Street: Hollywood’s Service to Empire: Two Examples

US citizens are being more than merely entertained when they sit before the nation’s 40,000 commercial movie screens

Glen Ford: The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults

The truth is, the rulers of the United States are as much a death cult as the Islamic State, although U.S. imperialism is infinitely more dangerous

Luciana Bohne: The logic of the imperial security state

What to think of a policy that bombs countries and leaves them to their fate?

Joris Leverink: The revolution behind the headlines: autonomy in northern Syria

An important detail which is often overlooked is that the people of Rojava did not separate themselves from Syria; they declared their autonomy and not their independence

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David Swanson: Not Very Funny

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it”

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Paul Street: Tall Tales: The Moral Autism of the Brian Williams Affair

Williams never subjected the U.S. government’s blatantly bogus arguments for illegal war to remotely serious critical scrutiny

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