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The Guardian Is Silent About the US Using the Paper To Jail Assange

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump’s administration … Continue reading "The Guardian Is Silent About the US Using the Paper To Jail Assange"

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US War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way

The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress – and the American people – by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The … Continue reading "US War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way"

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Redefining Anti-Semitism on Facebook

Given that Facebook has 2.7 billion users and is the world’s largest and arguably most influential media platform, it comes as no surprise that right-wing Zionist organizations have identified it as a site to promote their agenda. Several years ago, for example, the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs alongside students and professors from IDC, an … Continue reading "Redefining Anti-Semitism on Facebook"

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NATO Continues Forever as ‘North America and the Others’

The Washington foreign policy community is in permanent uproar over Donald Trump. There is no greater sacred cow than American troop deployments. Whenever the president proposes the slightest change – bring home some military personnel from Afghanistan, South Korea, Syria, or Germany – what Ben Rhodes called the Blob explodes. The hysteria surrounding the latter … Continue reading "NATO Continues Forever as ‘North America and the Others’"

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Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?

If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November’s election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition … Continue reading "Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?"

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The Syria Boondoggle: Who’s Ready to Die in Vain?

Mark my words: an American soldier will soon die for next to nothing in Syria. Here’s a mission that takes all the absurdity of America’s post-9/11 wars of choice to their logical conclusion. As such, this muddled and aimless operation must stand forever tall in the pantheon of U.S. foreign policy folly – right up … Continue reading "The Syria Boondoggle: Who’s Ready to Die in Vain?"

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Provocative US Air and Sea Maneuvers at Russia’s Borders

This past weekend, Russian state television on two major channels devoted substantial news segments of their week in review programs to the ongoing game of chicken that the U.S. is carrying on in the air and on the seas at Russia’s borders: on the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Barents and Okhotsk seas in … Continue reading "Provocative US Air and Sea Maneuvers at Russia’s Borders"

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The War on Assange Is a War on Truth

It is dangerous to reveal the truth about the illegal and immoral things our government does with our money and in our name, and the war on journalists who dare reveal such truths is very much a bipartisan affair. Just ask WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was relentlessly pursued first by the Obama Administration and … Continue reading "The War on Assange Is a War on Truth"

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Stephen F. Cohen: In Memoriam

On Friday, 18 September, professor Steve Cohen passed away in New York City and we, the "dissident" community of Americans standing for peace with Russia – and for peace with the world at large – lost a towering intellectual and skillful defender of our cause who enjoyed an audience of millions by his weekly broadcasts … Continue reading "Stephen F. Cohen: In Memoriam"

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Lebanon Slides Toward the Sectarian Brink Again

More than a month ago Beirut suffered a massive explosion at its port, killing scores of people, wounding thousands, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, and creating widespread destruction. Reconstruction will cost billions of dollars. The government did a good job selecting scapegoats but since has achieved little else. The old, discredited cabinet resigned under fire. … Continue reading "Lebanon Slides Toward the Sectarian Brink Again"

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Israel-UAE Deal Requires New US-Funded Arms Race

Fresh off of signing a peace deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel submitted a list of demands to the US for a substantial amount of arms, estimated at $8 billion in value. This is nominally to ensure Israel retains qualitative superiority after the UAE buys American F-35s. Israel’s list includes an entire squadron … Continue reading "Israel-UAE Deal Requires New US-Funded Arms Race"

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September 14, 2001: The Day America Became Israel

This article is dedicated to the memory of an activist, inspiration, and recent friend: Kevin Zeese. Its scope, sweep, and ambition are meant to match that of Kevin’s outsized influence. At that, it must inevitably fail – and its shortfalls are mine alone. That said, the piece’s attempt at a holistic critique of 19 years … Continue reading "September 14, 2001: The Day America Became Israel"

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The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead

On September 2, the Israeli government approved a proposal that allows the military to indefinitely withhold the bodies of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli army. The proposal was made by the country’s Defense Minister, Benny Gantz. Gantz is the main political rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also serves the role … Continue reading "The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead"

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Faux Peace: Israel and Arab Gulf Royals

Ascribing the euphemism, peace, for formally normalizing the relationship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the smaller Island of Bahrain with Israel, is an abysmal attempt to repackage Jarred Kushner’s string of failures and Donald Trump’s obsession for a pseudo achievement in a difficult election year. Perched behind the Resolute desk on August 13, … Continue reading "Faux Peace: Israel and Arab Gulf Royals"

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How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria With Impunity

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply Turkey has been plundering the Syrian infrastructure for years. Beginning … Continue reading "How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria With Impunity"

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A ‘Persistent Eye in the Sky’ Coming to a City Near You?

“Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we’re looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan, … Continue reading "A ‘Persistent Eye in the Sky’ Coming to a City Near You?"

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