Iraq, 15 Years On: A Toxic US Legacy

By Belen Fernandez, -

Fallout from the US assault continues to deform and kill Iraqis long after the conflict has seemingly ended. Fifteen years ago this month, the United States spearheaded a fantastically bloody war [...]

Is The U.S. Trying To Start A Hot War With Syria?

By Vijay Prashad,  -

It had appeared at the start of this year that the possibility of an American attack on Syrian government targets— a serious possibility in 2013 and 2014—was now off the table. It appeared that [...]

50 Years Later: Has US Learned From My Lai Massacre?

By Barbara Myers, -

My Lai. The images of women and children clinging together in their last living moments on that March day, a half century ago, still sear our collective memory. While we harbor no doubts that My [...]

The War On The Post Office

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. -

The U.S. banking establishment has been at war with the post office since at least 1910, when the Postal Savings Bank Act established a public savings alternative to a private banking system that [...]

AIPAC Is Suddenly Getting A Lot Of Bad Press, In Jewish Papers And ‘Washington Post’

By Philip Weiss, -

One pleasurable surprise of the AIPAC policy conference in early March — the leading Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — was how much bad press the organization [...]

Why National Security Has Nothing To Do With Security

By Noam Chomsky, -

If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of Homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The [...]

The (Largely Unrecognized) US Occupation Of Syria

By Stephen Gowans, -

Atop multiple indignities and affronts to liberty and democracy visited upon the Arab world by the West, including the plunder of Palestine by European settlers and the political oppression of [...]

Growing Apart: A Political History Of American Inequality

By Colin Gordon, -

In December 2013, a year into his second term, Barack Obama identified“dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility” as “the defining challenge of our time.” That observation — [...]

The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After US Invasion: More Than 2 Million

By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies, Common Dreams -

March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-U.K invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unleashed. The US military has refused to [...]

Politically Inspired Tariffs Will Not Solve US Economic Problems

By Daniel Cooper, Trade for People and Planet -

In the context of the tariffs on steel and aluminum that the Trump administration announced in the past weeks, a lot has happened. Exemptions were given to Canada and Mexico, the former which is [...]

Will We Ever See Al Jazeera’s Investigation Into the Israel Lobby?

By Robert Fisk, Counterpunch -

We have reported that Al Jazeera has been threatened by members of Congress because of the investigation they conducted about the lobbying of AIPAC for Israel. Robert Fisk wonders if we will ever [...]

Theresa May’s Claims Of Russian Poison Attack Fall Apart

By Moon of Alabama, Moon of Alabama -

The highly constructed drama around the alleged poisoning of a British double agent Skripal and his daughter has thus turned into a surreal play. The British government has so far given no [...]

Syria: Hell On Earth

By Vijay Prashad, Frontline -

The tragic unravelling of Syria continues as the war there enters its eighth year. The country is impoverished, its economy is in disarray and its public finances are eviscerated. When the war [...]

Russia Preventing US Global GMO Dictatorship

By Kamran Hasanov, Tsargrad TV, Translated by Sustainable Pulse -

Researchers from Iowa State University published the results of a study in which it was revealed that RT and Sputnik released more articles including the word “GMO” than the old-timers of the [...]

Why Gina Haspel’s CIA Appointment Will Spur Torture At All Levels

By Robert James Parsons, -

Trump's decision to nominate Gina Haspel -- a US intelligence officer whose direct involvement in torture has been copiously documented in the Senate torture report and beyond -- to head the CIA [...]