Singing In A Cage Is Possible And So Is Happiness: The Thirteenth Newsletter (2019)

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research -

Once more, punctually, Israel – with the vengeance of Zeus – has begun to bomb Gaza. The sounds and smells of war are never absent from Gaza, which has – for the past dozen years – been victim of [...]

Iran Wants Peace. Will The US Allow Peace With Iran?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

The path to those goals requires the United States to change its policies toward Iran as the US has a long history of interference in Iranian politics with disastrous results. The US must stop [...]

Giving The Bomb To Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

By Chris Hedges, -

The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. [...]

The Right May Finally Get Its War On Iran

By Gareth Porter, -

John Bolton has never made a secret of his burning desire to stoke a war between the United States and Iran. But Bolton is not the only one on Donald Trump’s national security team who dreams of [...]

Alleged “Spy” Monica Witt Is No Justification For US War On Iran

By William Boardman, -

With a coordinated offensive of public relations strikes on February 13, the US government did its best to improve the climate for war by demonizing Monica Witt and further demonizing Iran. The [...]

As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives To Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them For Target Practice

By Mnar Muhawesh and Ahmed Abdulrahman, -

HODEIDA, YEMEN —  “They told us that if we didn’t confess they would kill us and throw our bodies into the sea for the fish and birds to eat,” recalls Omar Ghalib, a Yemeni fisherman who was [...]

“Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel To Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

By Whitney Webb, -

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — According to an Israeli media report, the Israeli government has completed work on a massive, far-reaching plan that would expel an estimated 36,000 Palestinians from [...]

Who Should Negotiate Peace In Afghanistan?

By Kathy Kelly, -

In January 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a [...]

Pompeo’s Middle East Speech – A Blustering Promise Of Less U.S. Involvement

By Staff, -

In 2011 the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected to sign a Status of Force agreement that would have given U.S. troops in Iraq special rights. In consequence the U.S. had to retreat from [...]

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered On Syria Troop Withdrawal?

By Dick Black, -

The mainstream media refuses to acknowledge that the hardest fighting against ISIS and al Qaeda has been done by Syria and its allies.  Indeed, we label Iran’s fight against Syrian terrorists as [...]

Critics Of Syria Withdrawal Fueled Rise Of ISIS

By Max Blumenthal, -

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. [...]

What’s Behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced For Syria And Afghanistan?

By Sara Flounders, -

The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars [...]

Kurds Negotiating With Syria To Avoid War With Turkey

By Elijah J Magnier, -

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have for the last two days been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how [...]

A Shift: Repudiating War On Yemen

By Kathy Kelly, -

Twenty years ago, a small delegation organized by Voices in the Wilderness lived in Baghdad while U.S. cruise missiles attacked more than 100 targets in Iraq. Following four days of bombing, [...]

US Senate Resolution On Yemen Passes, But Long Road Lies Ahead

By Staff, -

The US Senate backed a resolution on Thursday to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump with a historic vote that underscored lawmakers' anger over [...]