Silencing America as it prepares for war

Monday, May 30, 2016

John Pilger Counterpunch Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I…

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The perils and promise of wartime analysis: Lessons from Syria

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ghaleb Attrache Berkley Journal of Sociology For many, the “Syrian tragedy” is a prime example of popular aspirations gone disastrously awry, the “revolution-turned-civil-war”. Was any of this was…

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Decades on, Israel tries to bury its darkest times

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Jonathan Cook The debate about 1948 war and what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions. Israelis fear, and Palestinians crave, a clearer picture…

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Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Patrick Martin World Socialist Web Site Two attacks on a US firebase in northern Iraq, which killed one US Marine and wounded several more, have led to revelations…

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The ethics of drones

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thomas Nagel London Review of Books American philosopher Thomas Nagel attempts to lay out an ethical framework for how the rights and wrongs of drone warfare may be…

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Iran-Iraq War, Chemical Wonders: Book Review

Friday, February 12, 2016

London Review of Books Joost Hiltermann reviews a new book on the Iran-Iraq war by Pierre Razoux, translated into English by Nicholas Elliott. Hiltermann, a program director of…

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