Americans increasingly view Muslims as a threat to their security, especially Republicans. According to a Pew Charitable Forum survey in 2017, 65 percent of Republicans believe there is a "natural conflict between Islam and democracy." Amusingly, 56 percent of Americans polled by CivicScience in 2019 said American students should not be required to learn Arabic … Continue reading "The Immigration-Bigotry-War Nexus"
In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries "Axios" on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his "Deal of the Century" was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not … Continue reading "Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the ‘Israeli Model’"
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"Liberty tends inevitably to lead to the just equivalence of services, to bring greater and greater equality, to raise all men up to the same, constantly rising standard of living, […] it is not property that we should blame for the sad spectacle of grievous inequality that the world once again offers us, but the … Continue reading "How War Created Taxation"
Casualties occured in a Baghdad grenade attack.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) found himself in hot water recently over comments he made in defense of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who faces war crimes charges over his alleged conduct while serving in combat overseas. Gallagher is charged with stabbing a 15 year old ISIS member while in custody, of taking photos posing with the … Continue reading "The War Crimes That Don’t Get Punished"
The influential Council on Foreign Relations has released a remarkable special report by longtime diplomat Robert Blackwill entitled “Trump’s Foreign Policies are Better Than They Seem.” The report singles out Trump for praise because he identified China as a threat to the United States in economic, military, and cultural terms and criticized previous presidents for … Continue reading "Getting China Wrong, Yet Again"
It’s a matter of principles over personalities. Whether one loves or hates Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is besides the point. The First Amendment freedom of the press is at stake now. In this case the government’s tool for oppression is the Espionage Act, an archaic relic from America’s repressive World War I-era legislation. Chelsea … Continue reading "A Soldier’s Defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange"
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Kurdish authorities announced civilian casualties in recent Turkish strikes.
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A series of small attacks occurred northeast of Baghdad.
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This article originally appeared at TruthDig. Just after dawn on March 16, 1968, a company of U.S. Army infantrymen, led by Capt. Ernest Medina and spearheaded by Lt. William Calley, entered the small hamlet of My Lai in Quang Ngai province, South Vietnam. The villagers, mostly women and children, had no idea what was coming … Continue reading "Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way"
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British goon cops acting at the request of the United States government entered Ecuador’s embassy in London, dragged out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and prepared to ship him across the pond. After this event last month, most of the mainstream media reacted with spiteful glee about Assange’s predicament and relief that the Department of Justice … Continue reading "Hacking Dirty Government Secrets Is Not a Crime"
More anti-PKK operations in northern Iraq.
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Originally posted at TomDispatch. How about a little round of Auld Lang Syne? After all, when it comes to war crimes, whatever he ends up doing, Donald Trump will still be a johnny-come-lately. Remember, for instance, that top officials in the administration of George W. Bush, including Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Advisor … Continue reading "Of Crimes and Pardons"
Election meddling has raised increasing alarm in U.S. politics since the election of Trump. Now, the same question racks the Philippines. Recently, in a wash of election fraud, candidates backed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte swept the country’s Senate – including Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, former police chief and architect of Duterte’s drug war. Strangely, … Continue reading "Congress: Stop Funding Duterte"
A few corporate media publications have finally come out in very halfhearted support of Julian Assange – after years of stabbing him in the back at every opportunity. These outlets, including the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times, have found their voice very belatedly, only after the Trump administration revealed last week … Continue reading "Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange"
Turkish forces are accused of civilian casualties in two separate incidents.
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The war in Yemen is still raging on with no end in sight and the Saudis are beginning to see the war come home to them. The Houthi regime has been increasing drone strikes inside of Saudi Arabia, hitting an oil pipeline and an arms depot in recent weeks. While the Saudis are beginning to … Continue reading "Can We Expect No Consequences for Killing Yemeni Children?"
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Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum from the government of Ecuador over fears that espionage charges were being prepared against him by … Continue reading "Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks?"