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  • September 21, 2007

    Blackwater: Hired Guns, Above the Law

    Acting with impunity and immune from prosecution, a shadow army funded by US taxpayers is fueling the spiraling violence in Iraq.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • September 19, 2007

    The Mercenary Factor

    Who elected Blackwater and other hired guns to rule the world? The banning of Blackwater in Iraq sheds more light on the checkbook imperialism fueling Bush's state of perpetual war.

    Robert Scheer

  • September 6, 2007

    Why We’re Losing the War on Terror

    Going on the offensive has only made us more vulnerable.

    David Cole and Jules Lobel

  • June 27, 2007

    Saving Iraq

    Dire predictions aside, it's not too late for a unified, nationalist Iraq to emerge from the rubble.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • March 1, 2007

    Who Will Get the Oil?

    War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.

    Christian Parenti


  • January 19, 2006

    Pity the Region

    Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive justice in the Middle East.

    Augustus Richard Norton

  • January 10, 2006

    Pacifying Iraq: Insurgent Scenarios

    In informal but politically credible ways, factions of Iraq's armed national resistance are developing scenarios for an honorable withdrawal of US troops and a shared set of demands that could lead to peace.

    Tom Hayden

  • December 29, 2005

    Language of the Heart

    We need to learn a new language of peace and love that we can speak, even shout, to our leaders who only understand the language of greed and murder.

    Cindy Sheehan

  • October 26, 2005

    The Question of Kurdistan

    The Kurds have almost no natural resources and suffer from a culture of corruption. But their call for autonomy is a serious threat to the building of a united Iraq.

    Christian Parenti

  • October 20, 2005

    Pyrrhic Victory in Iraq

    For Iraqis fed up with the violence and chaos of the occupation, passage of the new Constitution is just one more US-imposed measure that will set the stage for civil war.

    The Editors