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To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.
At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.
Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.
Over 77 percent of the dead are civilians. Every day brings more stories of incomprehensible anguish and loss.
Western sanctions against Russia have done nothing to curb Putin’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, and may in fact have turned a regional dispute into an international crisis.
More than 240 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes, nearly 77 percent of them civilians, including almost fifty children.
“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”
We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.
By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.
Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.