Category: War and Peace

Danny Sjursen: How We Got Here

The Misuse of American Military Power and The Middle East in Chaos

Pat Elder: The US Military, Like Ancient Rome’s, Is Trying to Secure a Dying Empire

Recruiters are exceptionally charming while failing to honor clear boundaries. It is despicable public policy, and it’s time to end it

David Swanson: Understanding Robert E. Lee Supporters

A statue that symbolizes racism and war to a great many of us has an enormously negative value

Juan Cole: Netanyahu rejected offer by Kerry & Arab Leaders of Comprehensive Peace Talks

Last year this time, Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to put together a huge peace deal between Israel and the Arab world, according to Aron Heller and Matthew Lee of the Associated Press. The proposal built on the 2002 Arab peace plan, which offered Israel full recognition by its Arab neighbors, with trade Read more…

David Swanson: Can the Climate Survive Adherence to War and Partisanship?

The biggest destroyer of the natural environment is the military

Patrick Cockburn: Mosul will be completely ‘destroyed’ in battle to liberate it from Isis, senior Iraqi politician warns

The Iraqi armed forces will eventually capture west Mosul, which is still held by Isis fighters, but the city itself will be destroyed in the fighting, a senior Iraqi politician told The Independent in an interview. Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurdish leader who until last year was the Iraqi finance minister and prior to that the Read more…

Maya Evans: I was six when the Russians came

The story of Farzana, translated by her daughter Zarghuna and written up by Maya Evans. When I was six life was good, I didn’t know anything outside my mother and father’s world. In the village where I lived it was possible to see the mud houses from far away. The Baba Mountains stretched forever into the distance. Read more…

Linda Gordon: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of the Japanese American Internment

Shortly after Franklin Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese Americans in 1942, the War Location Authority hired photographer Dorothea Lange to document the process. I strongly suspect that whoever made the decision knew little about her previous work, but learned that she had worked for the federal government and that she lived in California, where Read more…

Patrick Cockburn: Donald Trump will spark a war with Iran – which is great news for Isis

A confrontation will probably come in a year or two, when previous policies conceived under Obama have run their course. Trump may feel that he has to show how much tougher he is than his predecessor

Rajan Menon: Is President Trump Headed for a War with China?

All Options Are “On The Table”

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