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Phyllis Bennis

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Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is active in the US and global Palestinian rights and peace movements, and her books include Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power and Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer.

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News and Features

Chuck Hagel is no leftist. But he has stood up to AIPAC, the defense industry and the neocons.

As with Operation Cast Lead, Washington is directly complicit—and this time, Israel can argue it’s merely channeling US drone assassination policy.

Palestinians lament the Israeli-built wall and life under occupation, and fear permanent restricted access to the holy city of Jerusalem.

David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement

Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.

The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs
Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a
clear-cut finding of success and readiness to close the

Iraq's decision to accept the United Nations Security Council
resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly
scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to return to Iraq.

As the United Nations Security Council neared approval of a resolution
on Iraq, it appeared that Council resistance was giving way to rising US
pressure.

Blogs

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise...
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.
President Obama’s speech at the UN reflected extraordinary shifts in global politics and the possibility of a new approach to US-Iran...
The threat of a reckless US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever, but politically-motivated military strikes will only...
We owe the people of Iraq an enormous debt.
The man Obama recently nominated for Secretary of Defense could alter the trajectory of the president’as center-right military policy.
Israel's air force assassinated Hamas leader Ahmad Jaabari. As the Israeli airstrikes continued today, seven more Palestinians were...
Do we really think that the rebuilding of the opulent high-rises of Manhattan’s Battery Park City will take as long as the...