Reality and the US-Made Famine in Yemen

This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby prepared a presentation for a local high school. She’ll team up with a young friend of ours, himself a refugee from Iraq, to talk about refugee crises driven by war. Sabia recently returned from Kabul where she helped document the […]

New Reports of Chemical Weapons in Mosul; 47 Killed in Iraq

Once again people in Mosul are being treated for breathing difficulties.

Inconsistencies in Trump’s National Security Policies

The recent North Korean missile tests raise questions about contradictions in President Donald Trump’s national security policies. During his campaign Trump implied that the United States should fight fewer wars overseas and demanded that US dependents, Japan and South Korea, do more for their own defense, perhaps even getting nuclear weapons. Yet a recent article […]

Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left?

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. In Monday’s Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump’s tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. […]

War Is Not an Option for Korea

“Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a news conference in Seoul, South Korea. “All options are on the table,” Tillerson continued, including “an appropriate response” to any North Korean threat. The United States and North Korea are like two “accelerating […]

117 Killed in Iraq; ISIS Captures 9 Officers in Mosul

Daesh captured nine officers in Mosul.

McCain and Montenegro: The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Just in case you thought the conspiracy theory that Russia secretly controls the US government is exclusively an affliction affecting the Democratic party, Sen. John McCain’s recent performance on the floor of the US Senate should disabuse you of this optimistic notion. Responding to Sen. Rand Paul’s blocking of a vote in favor of the […]

Civilians Flee Airstrikes in Mosul; 80 Killed in Iraq

Civilians are fleeing the fighting in Mosul and complaining that strikes targeting militants are harming them.

Another Chemical Attack in Mosul; 28 Killed in Iraq

A dozen people sought medical care after being gassed by an unknown substance in Mosul.

Did Obama Spy on Trump?

The question of whether former President Barack Obama actually spied on President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition has been tantalizing Washington since President Trump first made the allegation nearly two weeks ago. Since then, three investigations have been launched – one by the FBI, one by the House of Representatives and […]