US-Iran Standoff Moves From High Seas To Dry Land

By Alison Tahmizian Meuse, Asia Times. -

A simmering regional standoff between the US and Iran shifted from the high seas to dry land over the past two weeks, as street protests from Beirut to Baghdad challenge existing political orders [...]

The Test Of A Country Is Not The Number Of Millionaires It Owns…

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research -

At the edge of hope lies the gunfire from what Frantz Fanon called ‘the old granite block upon which the nation rests’. At the moment of protest, when the gunfire starts, clarity arrives. One [...]

Why Lebanon And Iraq Are At The Brink Of Further Strife

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

An imminent breakdown of the very weak economy of Lebanon, partially caused by U.S. sanctions against Lebanese banks and the end of traditional Saudi subsidies to Lebanon, also led to protests [...]

US Out Of Syria And The Middle East

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Above: US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish [...]

Crises In Iraq And Haiti Expose The Failure Of Militarized Neoliberalism

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, Codepink.org -

This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the [...]

The U.S. Led Coup Attempt In Iraq May Further Weaken That Country

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

The current unrest in Iraq began a week ago after a prominent general was removed from his post: Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi was the great Iraqi military hero of the war against Isis, [...]

New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts On Children In Iraq

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities. These cities suffered the impacts of bombs, bullets, chemical and [...]

Iraqis Prepare A Carnival For Peace As US Plans For More War

By Laura Gottesdiener, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Two Iraqi peace activists discuss their commitment to peace and undoing the violence wrought by the last two U.S. wars in their country. There’s a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof [...]

In Iraq, As US Influence Ebbs, Iran’s Flows

By Staff, Landdestroyer.blogspot.com -

March 31, 2019 (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - In the dead of Christmas night last year, to evade possibly being shot down, US President Donald Trump made a surprise, whirlwind visit to US troops in Iraq. [...]

Why Did Bush Go To War In Iraq?

By Ahsan I Butt, Aljazeera.com -

Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it [...]

US Shifts Weapons From Iraq To Syria

By Jack Detsch, Al-monitor.com -

The Pentagon rerouted millions of dollars’ worth of weapons and vehicles from Iraq to Syria in the second half of 2018, Al-Monitor has learned, as US-backed forces cornered the last remnants of [...]

Top Iraqi Scholar Rejects Trump’s Plan For ‘US base’ In Iraq

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

Iraq's most senior Shia religious scholar on Wednesday joined a chorus of criticism aimed at President Donald Trump who said US troops should stay in the country to keep an eye on neighbouring [...]

Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions And US Troop Presence

By Jim Carey, Geopoliticsalert.com -

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by [...]

A Loose Cannon For Peace

By Robert Koehler, Counterpunch. -

Apparently what’s under assault is war itself, or so the Establishment believes, in the wake of the shocking announcement by the president that he plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops now [...]

Toxic Legacy Of US Assault On Fallujah ‘Worse Than Hiroshima’

By Patrick Cockburn, Independent.co.uk -

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that [...]