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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
October 24, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege Has Treated Congo’s Rape Victims for 2 Decades
The doctor faced an assassination attempt and government retribution after speaking out against violence and government abuses.
October 22, 2018
The War Anniversary You Forgot to Mark
The media have forgotten about America’s longest war.
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May 17, 2018
Palestinians Engaged in Nonviolent Protest. Israel Responded With a Massacre.
The targeting of unarmed demonstrators by snipers using high-velocity weapons was methodical, precise, and lethal.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
April 13, 2018
American Air Strikes in Syria Do Nothing to Further Justice for the Victims of the Attack on Douma
There is no legal justification for the current US troop presence in Syria, let alone additional air strikes.
March 13, 2018
A Bogus ‘Compromise’ Senate Bill Would Prolong Atrocities in Yemen
The Young/Shaheen measure would allow continued US participation in Saudi war crimes. Support the Sanders/Lee/Murphy bill instead.
February 2, 2018
One Person’s Terrorist? Reflections on Zohra Drif’s Memoir of the Algerian Revolution
Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?
Bill Fletcher Jr.
December 7, 2017
In Syria, ‘Reconciliation’ Is Bleak
The people of Moadamiya and Daraya were once a legend of the resistance, but today we feel like we’ve been forgotten by the world.