Constant Killing: The Pentagon’s .00035% Problem

Originally appeared at TomDispatch. Yes, the number of deaths in Gaza in the last seven months is staggering. At least, 35,000 Gazans have reportedly perished, including significant numbers of children (and that’s without even counting the possibly 10,000 unidentified bodies still buried under the rubble that now litters that 25-mile-long stretch of land). But shocking … Continue reading “Constant Killing: The Pentagon’s .00035% Problem”

Nakba Resurrected – How the Gaza Resistance Ended Segmentation of Palestine

Inadvertently, Israel has pressed the reset button on its war with the Palestinian people, taking back the so-called conflict to square one. Save a few self-serving Palestinian officials affiliated with the Palestinian Authority (PA), most Palestinians do not seem consumed with the return to the peace process, or even engaged in discussions about two state … Continue reading “Nakba Resurrected – How the Gaza Resistance Ended Segmentation of Palestine”

Jewish Students Opposing Gaza Genocide, a Powerful Counter to Antisemitism

The many Jewish students in the campus encampments, along with other Jews protesting the Gaza phase of the Palestinian Genocide, deserve the highest praise for many reasons.  One reason is that by their deeds they are countering what might otherwise turn into a wave of antisemitism. The portrait of the encampments in much of the … Continue reading “Jewish Students Opposing Gaza Genocide, a Powerful Counter to Antisemitism”

Dr. King’s Words on Vietnam Still Ring True for Gaza

As Israeli troops continue their assault in Rafah, increasing the death toll and displacing – yet again – hundreds of thousands of Gazans, there’s much to be learned from recalling Dr. Martin Luther King’s visionary words on Vietnam 57 years ago. Breaking his silence on a war that by then had claimed over 20,000 American … Continue reading “Dr. King’s Words on Vietnam Still Ring True for Gaza”

The American Empire Is Crumbling Under Its Debt

This is part 3 of Washington DC: The Unaffordable and Unnecessary War Capital of the World.  Read part 1 and part 2. The pivot from Republic to Empire circa 1949 remains evident even today – fully one-third of a century after the Cold War ended and the Soviet Empire was swept into the dustbin of … Continue reading “The American Empire Is Crumbling Under Its Debt”

Logic of a Forgotten American Atrocity Is Alive Today

Reprinted with permission from Responsible Statecraft. In March 1906, U.S. forces attacked a group of Moros and killed more than 900 men, women, and children at the top of Mt. Dajo on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines. Even though the death toll was higher than at well-known massacres committed by American soldiers … Continue reading “Logic of a Forgotten American Atrocity Is Alive Today”

Did the U.S. Give the Go-Ahead to Strike Russia with Long Range Missiles?

There are a number of questions that could be asked about U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken singing “Rockin’ in the Free World” in a bar in Kiev. The first is regarding the appropriateness of singing a song while hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are being wounded or killed every day in a new Russian push. … Continue reading “Did the U.S. Give the Go-Ahead to Strike Russia with Long Range Missiles?”

Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

Can an idea be dangerous? Can a dangerous idea be expressed? Can the government punish ideas it deems to be dangerous? These are not questions one regularly asks in America because of our rich tradition of protecting the freedom of speech from infringement by the government. Yet, we appear to be on the cusp of … Continue reading “Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee”

The Vietnamization of Ukraine

As Ukraine’s defeat in the war moves closer, the neocons are desperate to draw the US further into the fight. Over the weekend, former US State Department official Victoria Nuland told ABC News that the US must help facilitate Ukrainian missile attacks deep inside Russian territory. The Biden Administration has to this point avoided involvement … Continue reading “The Vietnamization of Ukraine”