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Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”

Iraqi Funeral

In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Torture Protest

Eric Lomax was captured and tortured by the Japanese during World War II. Forty years later, he tracked down the man responsible.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?

Blogs

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

Obama-bashing, yes. But on foreign policy it’s “bring the boys home.”

June 14, 2011

The GOP is getting restless on Afghanistan.

June 13, 2011

Activists in countries around the world are standing up against the US's costly, and needless, expansion of foreign military bases.

June 13, 2011

On the fortieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is getting fresh attention and using some of his face time to back Bradley Manning and other whistleblowers.

June 13, 2011

The second installment of the Keith Weissman interview.

June 11, 2011

A former AIPAC official, worried that the United States or Israel might attack Iran, decides to speak out.

June 10, 2011

US State Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks show how the US government has worked to make Haiti weak and subservient to American interests.

June 9, 2011

And drawing a bright line: the Taliban is not Al Qaeda.

June 8, 2011

Maybe you guessed it already, but the billions we're pouring into rebuilding Afghanistan aren't working.

June 8, 2011