Category: Cambodia

Taylor Owen: Bombs Over Cambodia: New Light on US Air War

United States bombings in Afghanistan have “given a propaganda windfall to the Taliban.” [1] Is history repeating itself? In 1975, Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge forces took power in Cambodia after a massive U.S. bombing campaign there. New information reveals that Cambodia was bombed far more heavily during the Vietnam War than previously believed — Read more…

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Mark Selden: A Forgotten Holocaust:

World War II was a landmark in the development and deployment of technologies of mass destruction associated with air power, notably the B-29 bomber, napalm and the atomic bomb. An estimated 50 to 70 million people lay dead in its wake. In a sharp reversal of the pattern of World War I and of most Read more…

Stefan Christoff: Canada’s Spies

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is conducting regular interviews and interrogations with hundreds of Arabs and Muslims across Canada at their work places, homes and in the vicinity of local mosques, say national and Montreal-based Arab and Muslim community groups. The groups are reporting major increases in the numbers of calls from distressed community Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: In Rare Joint Interview, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn on Iraq, Vietnam, Activism and History

AMY GOODMAN: Today an hour with Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky in a rare interview with them together, and I welcome you both to Democracy Now! NOAM CHOMSKY: Nice to be here. HOWARD ZINN: Thanks Amy. AMY GOODMAN: What a day to be here. This is a day of the Boston Marathon, it is raining. Read more…

David Mcneill: Dead Men Walking: Japan’s Death Penalty

Japan‘s death penalty is cruel, secretive and out of step with much of the developed world say its opponents. As a record 97 men and 5 women await the hangman’s noose, one man alive and free who knows its true horrors speaks.   After breakfast on Christmas Day, 2006, three Japanese pensioners and a middle-aged Read more…

Harold Pinter: Why George Bush is Insane

[Editors note: this article first appeared in 2002.]       Earlier this year I had a major operation for cancer. The operation and its after-effects were something of a nightmare. I felt I was a man unable to swim bobbing about under water in a deep dark endless ocean. But I did not drown and Read more…

Doug Viehmeyer: Steppin’ It Up: The New SDS

In 2006, youth and student movements around the world showed signs of life that have inspired and sharpened the focus of radical student organizers in the US. Despite the continued US imperial onslaught in the Middle East – demonstrated by the ongoing occupation of Iraq, US support for Israel’s wars against Lebanon and the Palestinians, Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: After Four Years of War, Congress Should Cut the Funds

This weekend, in hundreds of cities throughout the country, Americans commemorated the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq by participating in marches, rallies and vigils. And it wasn’t long ago, in November 2006, that Americans expressed their anti-war sentiment at the ballot box. So what have our elected officials done to comply with the Read more…

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Stephen Lendman: Fake Congressional Opposition to War

The US electorate sent a clear, unequivocal message in the November mid-term elections. End the Iraq war and bring home the troops.  Many supporting war in the 109th Congress lost out to more moderate voices taking over their seats because voters want change and expect new faces to deliver starting with the top issue on Read more…

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Andre Vltchek: ASEAN – Distant Dream of Unity

Kuala Lumpur — Small Airbus-319 of Cebu Pacific Airlines departs Manila for almost 4 hours long journey to Jakarta, but the service started only recently and it is not flying every day. Capitals of two enormous Southeast Asian countries are still effectively disconnected, Cebu Pacific -Philippine no frills airline – offers the only direct link. Read more…

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