Category: War Terrorism

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Medea Benjamin: So Obama Really Can Close Gitmo

By releasing the five Guantánamo prisoners without prior Congressional approval, President Obama has blown away the excuse that his hands are tied by Congress

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David Swanson: Why I Don’t Want to See the Drone Memo

I don’t want to see the memo that David Barron wrote “legalizing” the killing of U.S. citizens with drone strikes, after which (or is it beforehand?) I’ll decide whether he should be a federal judge

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Pratap Chatterjee: The Three Faces of Drone War

Speaking Truth From the Robotic Heavens

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David Swanson: Is a Policy a Law? Is Murder Murder?

Notice those words: “legally” and “policy.” No longer does U.S. media make a distinction between the two

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Kathy Kelly: Salt and Terror in Afghanistan

A whole generation of Afghans and other people around the developing world see the true results of Westerners’ self-righteous claim for the need to keep civilians “safe” through war

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Alfred W. McCoy: Surveillance and Scandal

Time-tested weapons for U.S. global power

: Satanic Culture: A Luciferians Wet Dream

Satanic Culture: A Luciferians Wet Dream 11 August 2013 Jonathan Gillis Being in a nearly absolutely superficial and controlled environment, with every thought, word, and movement monitored, recorded, and manipulated to certain and varying degrees, one always seems drawn to constantly re-discover the layers of dimensional consciousness. One seems to find it necessary to be Read more…

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David Peterson: Reality Denial : Steven Pinker’s Apologetics for Western-Imperial Violence

It is amusing to see how eagerly the establishment media have welcomed Steven Pinker’s 2011 tome, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,[1] which explains not only that “violence has been in decline for long stretches of time,” but that “we may be living in the most peaceful era in our species' Read more…

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Karen J. Greenberg: Ever More and Ever Less

By now, you’d think we’d be entering the end of the 9/11 era. One war over in the Greater Middle East, another hurtling disastrously to its end, and the threat of al-Qaeda so diminished that it should hardly move the needle on the national worry meter. You might think, in fact, that the moment had Read more…

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Paul Street: The Deeper Crime: the Invasion Itself

Any decent American or world citizen should be outraged at recent terrible actions by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. I am referring to the release of a YouTube video showing U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghans last January, to the burning of Muslim Korans by American troops at Bagram Air Force Base last February, and Read more…

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