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Dunkirk Represents a Big Disgrace and a Great Moment in British History


Winston Churchill called the World War II battle “a colossal military disaster” and the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance.”

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The Unwomanly Face of War


Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, a harrowing oral history of women in World War II, is now available for the first time in English, almost four decades after it was written.

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Living in the Rubble: A Short History of the 21st Century


In the U.S., there is no sense of responsibility for the spread of terrorism, the crumbling of states, the tide of refugees and the destruction of some of the world’s great cities.

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Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless-War Repeal ‘in the Dead of Night’


The California Democrat’s amendment, part of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill, called for ending a measure that underlays U.S. warfare in the Mideast.

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Nuclear War Would Set Off Climate Catastrophe


The explosion of even a single warhead could chill the atmosphere and cause a “nuclear drought,” new study finds.

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The New McCarthyism Is Destroying the Democratic Party


For more than a year, the U.S. ruling class, with Democratic Party and corporate media operatives in the vanguard, has frozen the national political discourse in a McCarthyite time warp.

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U.S.-China-North Korea Tensions Increase Threat of Global Nuclear War


A potentially catastrophic endgame is playing out between bellicose North Korea and the pugnacious U.S. regime.

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The American Meaning of War: Reality or Reality Television?


There are so many wars and war rumors involving America these days that it’s starting to feel a little unreal, even for the most devoted of news watchers.

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Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia


The candidate railed against Russian involvement in Syria, and for many this raised the threat that a Clinton presidency might lead to armed conflict with the second-largest nuclear power .

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Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America Great—or Safer


The president is slashing the U.S. domestic budget and putting money into a war machine that only continues to inflame tensions around the world.

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How Two Common Medications Became One Specialty Pill Worth $455 Million


Here’s another reason Americans pay too much for health care.

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Trauma Inflicted on Children in the War on Terror Is Clouding Global Society’s Future


If the defeat of terrorist groups means the destruction of childhood and the death of dreams across much of the world, what kind of victory will that be?

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A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

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Chris Hedges on the Life of a True Revolutionary (Video)

What does it take to resist? The Truthdig columnist explained at a Veterans for Peace anti-war demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day.

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Arab American Left and Palestine: The Untold Story


Author Pamela Pennock pushes back against politically fueled stereotypes and makes a case for reframing Arab Americans’ present-day struggles.

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John F. Kennedy on World Peace in 1963: ‘No Problem of Human Destiny Is Beyond Human Beings’ (Video)

Fifty-four years after the “Peace Speech,” the 35th president’s words still inspire hope that building peace is possible.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What Did Theresa May Know About the Manchester Bomber?


Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.

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Little Big Man


Donald Trump is a messenger from the gods, teaching us just how deeply disturbed our American world is.

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Donald Trump Is Now in Sync With U.S. Imperial Policy in Syria


The United States has countered the Syrian-Russian-Iranian-Turkish de-escalation with a major escalation: “no-go” zones.

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The Artist as Prophet


Artists who tell the truth are the mortal enemies of despots, who seek to distort the past, the present and the future.

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Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Should Be a Model for All Young Victims of War


As we process the suicide bombing in England, we should brace for another wave of innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

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Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.


European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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Whistleblowers, Moral Injury and Perpetual War


If America accepts the idea of fighting endless wars, it will have to accept that the costs of war are also endless.

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Trump’s Focus in Saudi Arabia Should Be on Ending Its War With Yemen


Rather than using his position to clinch a $100 billion arms deal, the president should press for negotiations to end the 2-year-old conflict.

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Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes


A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

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‘The Coming War on China’ Discloses America’s Secret Military History in the Pacific


A new documentary by John Pilger exposes how U.S. military buildup in the Pacific has encircled China—and how local communities across Asia are resisting American nuclear and naval takeover.

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The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker


It’s a reasonable bet that never in history has a society spent more on war and gotten less bang for its copious bucks.

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From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

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Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars


The American way of recalling war has led to the populist nationalisms of today.

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Russian Explanation of the Mass Poisoning in Syria Could Be True


Evidence shows the deadly poison could have come from the bombing of an ammunition depot, not from a nerve gas attack.

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The Honeymoon of the Generals


Trump has appointed generals to crucial posts in his administration, lifted restraints on how commanders in the field can act and let the military send more personnel into the Middle East.

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How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books


To understand America’s drift into despotism over the last 40 years, we must de-encrypt the evolution of its secret “double government.”

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American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell


This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

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With Error Fixed, Evidence Against ‘Sarin Attack’ Remains Convincing


New results show even more strongly that a U.S. report on the incident in Syria was wrong. They also suggest that Donald Trump lacked information that justified a missile strike.

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Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians


The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

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How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East


The short answer: Fight it.

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North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump


The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

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The World According to Trump Is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous—and His Actions Are One Reason


As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own.

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Donald Trump Surrenders to the War Party


The president, who will pursue the imperial military offensive that Barack Obama initiated, hopes the “deep state” will have mercy on his presidency.

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A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas


The Trump administration’s official narrative—produced by the National Security Council under the oversight of national security adviser H.R. McMaster—was produced without input from the professional intelligence community, a weapons expert from MIT writes.

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The Washington Establishment Has a History of Making False Intelligence Claims in the Name of War


National security expert Theodore Postol debunked the White House report of a recent Syria chemical attack, as he did in 2013, but a comprehensive investigation into the latest propaganda is unlikely.

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Bridges, Not Bombs, Would Make Donald Trump Truly Presidential


As our institutions bend and buckle and approach the breaking point, the chief executive bombs Syria and is hailed by an obeisant media.

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The Problem With How Governments Pay for Wars (Video)

Economist Richard Wolff explains how corporate banks and politicians exploit the system of money printing to gain political capital or warrant military efforts.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan


The Massive Ordnance Air Blast—or MOAB—weapon was developed during the Iraq War but previously wasn’t used in combat. It’s the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

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The U.S. May Be Pushing Australia Into War With China


No one wants to bomb or occupy the U.S. ally. But that could change if America’s military-industrial establishment continues to assert its global dominance with force.

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Dereliction of Duty, Redux


All the evidence in Syria leads to an inescapable conclusion: The American military strike was a violation of international law.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE

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