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March 22, 2021
Representative Ro Khanna Explains Why He Called Out Biden’s Air Strike in Syria
“I thought it was so important that, early on, Congress take a stand.”
December 15, 2020
Letters From the December 28, 2020/January 4, 2021, Issue
No great mystery… Supreme obstacle… Paradise lost…
November 9, 2020
The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War
Since the 2003 invasion, doctors in Fallujah have been reporting a sharp rise in birth defects among the city’s children—and to this day, no one knows why.
June 5, 2019
The Dirty Truth About American Airpower
A retired Air Force officer shares 10 cautionary tenets about our overreliance on bombing campaigns.
William J. Astore
June 4, 2019
‘Blood,’ the Anthem of Sudan’s Revolution, Takes on New Meaning Amid Violent Repression
A new generation of musicians and artists has been inspired by—and is inspiring—the uprising.
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February 28, 2019
Trump’s Other ‘National Emergency’: Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue.
February 7, 2019
Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia
Since Trump took office, figuring out whom the US is killing and why has become nearly impossible.
January 17, 2019
The Forgotten Lessons of Nagasaki
Seventy-four years after an atom bomb destroyed the Japanese city, survivors hold on to its tragic memory.
December 19, 2018
We Have Entered A Dangerous Moral Universe
What futures can we imagine when we no longer trust our senses?
Patricia J. Williams
November 21, 2018
America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion
Not to mention 240,000 civilian deaths and 21 million displaced. And yet a congressional commission is urging yet more money for a bloated Pentagon.
William D. Hartung