Category: Obama Admin

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William Blum: Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again

We do have representative government. The question is: Who does our government represent?

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David Swanson: Torturer on the Ballot

The mystery of where torture came from turns out to be no mystery at all. It came from the prison industrial complex

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Nicola Nasser: The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their “regime change” campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria–Iran alliance

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David Swanson: No to Republibama Government

A case can be made that democracy worked in this month’s U.S. midterm elections, while representative democracy failed miserably

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Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

Four Months into Iraq War 3.0, the Cracks Are Showing — on the Battlefield and at the Pentagon

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Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

The latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission may be the worst of Obama’s justifications

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Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to Escalate

The Phantasmagoric World of Washington

Kate Aronoff: ‘Citizenfour’ — a real-life thriller for the Obama era

“Citizenfour” is the third in Poitras’s trilogy about post-9/11 America

Thomas Gaist: Report to UN condemns US government’s “international criminal program of torture”

A recent report to the UN concludes that the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama are responsible for far-reaching violations of international law

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Arun Gupta: How the Democrats Became The Party of Neoliberalism

The Democrats will remain devoted to managing the state for the interests of wealthy and powerful

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