Category: Foreign Policy

Marjorie Cohn: US Bombing Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal

In an internal “dissent channel cable,” 51 State Department officers called for “targeted military strikes” against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, a proposal that President Barack Obama has thus far resisted. However, were he to accept the cable’s advice, he would risk a dangerous – possibly catastrophic – confrontation with Russia. And, such a use of military Read more…

Henry A. Giroux: The Violence of Forgetting

What I have called the violence of organized forgetting signals how contemporary politics are those in which emotion triumphs over reason, and spectacle over truth, thereby erasing history

Nick Turse: The Numbers Racket

AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements to Congress

Noam Chomsky: Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”

Interview on the crisis in today’s democracies, the apparent end of Pax Americana, the historical significance of Castro’s Cuba, the deadly threat of nuclear weapons, the means of exploitation under today’s capitalism, and the shape and form of a society free of oppression and exploitation

David Swanson: Orlando Killer’s Secret Shared by Other Terrorists

As with becoming a whistleblower or an activist or an artist there must be numerous reasons why any individual becomes a terrorist — whether military, contract, or independent. Various irrational hatreds and fears (and promises of paradise after death) and the ready availability of weaponry certainly play roles. But did you know that every single Read more…

John Feffer: Orlando and the Future of Terrorism

It’s tempting to use a harsh epithet like “terrorism” to describe the actions in Orlando. Perhaps “mass hate crime” would be more accurate

Andrew Cockburn: The Pentagon’s Real $trategy

Keeping the Money Flowing

Noam Chomsky: The Breakdown of American Society and a World in Transition

The US is facing uncertain times. While it remains the only global superpower, it is no longer able to influence events and outcomes to its liking, at least not for the most part. Frustration and worry about the risk of upcoming disasters seem to far outweigh US voters’ hopes for a more rational and just Read more…

Nick Turse: New Nation, Long War

Hillary Clinton’s State Department Gave South Sudan’s Military a Pass for Its Child Soldiers

Phyllis Bennis: Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

And he called them out fearlessly

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