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Warren and Khanna Introduce Bill To Increase Military Accountability for Civilian Casualties

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) this week introduced a bicameral bill meant to improve reporting, investigation and, ultimately, prevention of civilian casualties. On Wednesday, Khanna introduced the Protection of Civilians In Military Operations Act, which he said will "ensure that the Pentagon provides accurate data not only on civilians killed in … Continue reading "Warren and Khanna Introduce Bill To Increase Military Accountability for Civilian Casualties"

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Israel and the US Step Up Efforts To Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court

In the near-two decades since the International Criminal Court was set up to try the worst violations of international human rights law, it has faced harsh criticism for its highly selective approach to the question of who should be put on trial. Created in 2002, the court, it was imagined, would act as a deterrent … Continue reading "Israel and the US Step Up Efforts To Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court"

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Spain: Trial Begins for Former Salvadoran Colonel Accused of ’89 Jesuit Massacre

The trial of a former US-trained Salvadoran military officer accused of involvement in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter began Monday in Spain’s national court in Madrid. El País reports former colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, who was El Salvador’s vice minister of public security in 1989, stands charged … Continue reading "Spain: Trial Begins for Former Salvadoran Colonel Accused of ’89 Jesuit Massacre"

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AIPAC Junket Spawned ‘Project Jonah’

Tazewell County in the Southwest corner of Virginia has been hit hard by declines in formerly vibrant industries such as coal mining and furniture manufacturing. Since launching in 1988 the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority VCEDA provides grants and low interest loans to diversify the economy. Likewise, Virginia’s Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund, or TROF, has … Continue reading "AIPAC Junket Spawned ‘Project Jonah’"

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Health Professionals Show What Matters. Hint: It’s Not Health

Last week, over 1,000 health professionals signed an open letter about the recent protests over the murder of George Floyd. Here’s the first paragraph: On April 30, heavily armed and predominantly white protesters entered the State Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, protesting stay-home orders and calls for widespread public masking to prevent the spread of … Continue reading "Health Professionals Show What Matters. Hint: It’s Not Health"

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Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm

A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that … Continue reading "Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm"

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The Truth About Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Chris Wallace of Fox News has published his first book, Countdown 1945. It’s about the final days of the run-up to dropping the atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You might have hoped that it would be a bit contrarian – like some of his interviews and commentary on that network. Would he question what … Continue reading "The Truth About Hiroshima and Nagasaki"

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Time To Confess to the Bolivian Coup

To live with the belief that your government is benign while experiencing each day its malignancy requires, Orwell argued, a constant act of double think. Double think is the act of holding "simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them. . .. to forget whatever it … Continue reading "Time To Confess to the Bolivian Coup"

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How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington

Originally posted at TomDispatch. It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn’t even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it’s worth telling the … Continue reading "How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington"

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Defund the Police? Let’s Defund the Military!

On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, thousands of National Guard troops from six states … Continue reading "Defund the Police? Let’s Defund the Military!"

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FBI Launches Open Attack on ‘Foreign’ Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. The FBI has publicly justified its suppression of dissenting online views about US foreign policy if a media outlet can be somehow linked to one of its adversaries. The Bureau’s justification followed a series of instances in which Silicon Valley social media platforms banned accounts following consultations … Continue reading "FBI Launches Open Attack on ‘Foreign’ Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy"

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Alone and UnAfraid: Welcome to Chickenhawk America

"There are those who are seeking to equate dissent with disloyalty. It’s a dark day in our nation when high-level authority will seek to use every method to silence dissent. Something is happening, and people are not going to be silent." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967) Look to the language. In the last 12 … Continue reading "Alone and UnAfraid: Welcome to Chickenhawk America"

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SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic

Introducing SouthFront Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria? Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela? News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique? Original analysis of events in the US and Russia? SouthFront is the place. SouthFront is unique and influential, reaching a … Continue reading "SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic"

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General Mattis’ Troublesome Double Standards

Retired General James Mattis is in the news this week for penning a commentary in The Atlantic on June 3rd criticizing President Trump for threatening to use active-duty military personnel to stop the looting and destruction of property (including the defacing of war memorials in Washington DC) in the aftermath of the tragic killing of … Continue reading "General Mattis’ Troublesome Double Standards"

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Steve Bannon’s Bizarre Plot to Take Down the CCP

New Yorkers looked to the sky in puzzlement the night of June 3rd as a fleet of airplanes circled New York Harbor with banners that read “Congratulations New Federal State of China.” Behind the bizarre stunt was exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. The duo deemed the Chinese … Continue reading "Steve Bannon’s Bizarre Plot to Take Down the CCP"

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America’s Forever Wars Have Come Home

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Here’s a little portrait of the United States in June 2020, a passage from a New York Times report on the National Guard’s treatment of a recent protest march of people chanting "We can’t breathe!" in Washington, D.C.: "A Black Hawk helicopter, followed by a smaller medical evacuation helicopter, dropped to … Continue reading "America’s Forever Wars Have Come Home"

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