UN: Afghanistan Air Strikes Kill 14 Civilians

A pair of air strikes in southern Afghanistan killed 14 civilians, including five women and seven children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) tweeted that the attacks occurred in Helmand and Kunar provinces on May 20 and May 22. It did not say who carried out the attacks, … Continue reading “UN: Afghanistan Air Strikes Kill 14 Civilians”

US Corporate Media Are All-In On Venezuela Regime Change

As is all too often the case when the United States sets its sights on its next target for war or regime change, the corporate mainstream media –  which supposedly exists to speak truth to power –  is once again marching in lockstep with the government as it beats the drums of war, this time … Continue reading “US Corporate Media Are All-In On Venezuela Regime Change”

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently spoken with President … Continue reading “Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’”

Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Operation Allied Force, NATO’s 78-day air war against Yugoslavia. It was a war waged as much against Serbian civilians – hundreds of whom perished – as it was against Slobodan Milošević’s forces, and it was a campaign of breathtaking hypocrisy and selective outrage. More than anything, it was … Continue reading “Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia”

IHCHR: 11,800 Civilians Killed In US-Led Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Nearly 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights. IHCHR spokesman Dr. Ali A. Al-Bayati said on Saturday that "about 11,800 civilians, including 2,300 children and 1,130 women, were killed in addition to 8,000 wounded by … Continue reading “IHCHR: 11,800 Civilians Killed In US-Led Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq”

Why Must Ilhan Omar Apologize for Telling the Truth?

There can be no doubt among reasonable and informed observers that pro-Israel lobby groups and individuals are among the most influential players in US politics. Why, then, has Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) been forced to apologize for tweeting the truth about the outsize influence of the Zionist lobby on US foreign and domestic policy? Omar … Continue reading “Why Must Ilhan Omar Apologize for Telling the Truth?”

Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts

Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump’s special envoy to help “fully restore democracy and prosperity” to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra … Continue reading “Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts”

Former Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder for Role in Nisour Square Massacre

Former Blackwater USA guard Nicholas Slatten was found guilty of first-degree murder by a federal jury in Washington, DC on Wednesday, more than 11 years after he and other men employed by the private military contractor killed 17 innocent Iraqi civilians in a crowded square in central Baghdad, Iraq. The Associated Press reports prosecutors had … Continue reading “Former Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder for Role in Nisour Square Massacre”

Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills at Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children

Officials in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and international media are reporting at least 30 civilians, including 16 children, were killed in the latest US air strike targeting Taliban militants. Reuters reports the latest US mass casualty bombing in Afghanistan came amid a surge in aerial operations aimed at forcing the Taliban to the negotiating table after … Continue reading “Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills at Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children”

Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians

The US-led coalition against Islamic State has carried out more than 100 new air strikes targeting the militant group’s remaining strongholds in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 80 civilians – including dozens of women and children – in recent weeks. US-led bombing resumed on October 24 following a particularly deadly period in which … Continue reading “Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians”