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War Is Anything but Sacred. Ask Those Who Fought.
Stark realities haunt our troops, even as we glorify and celebrate their regrets.
August 2, 2021
Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”
The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”
July 30, 2021
We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 28, 2021
The Trouble With ‘the LGBT Community’
Under capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.
July 19, 2021
Who Authorized America’s Endless Wars?
The string of wars in the Middle East have cost thousands of lives and countless resources. When will they end?
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July 6, 2021
Gaza Is Still Under Attack—but You Wouldn’t Know It From the Media
A young medical student speaks out about life in the besieged Strip, the persistence of Israeli attacks, and the need for real solidarity.
July 1, 2021
War Criminal Found Dead at 88
The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.
June 30, 2021
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
June 28, 2021
Low Turnout Embarrasses Hard-Liners in Iran
The religious right captured the presidency, but voters still registered their dissent.
June 15, 2021
Iran’s Incredible Shrinking Democracy
For the first time, Iran’s presidential election outcome has been predetermined.