Yemen Proves US Needs to Get a Handle on War-Making Powers

With the Yemen War fast approaching its third anniversary, Afghanistan well into its 17th year, Iraq and Syria seemingly permanent US wars, and escalations ongoing across Africa, the US has seemingly more wars than ever going on. President Trump has been giving the military increasing autonomy in those wars, and the feeling of loss of … Continue reading “Yemen Proves US Needs to Get a Handle on War-Making Powers”

BDS a Bigger Issue After Israel’s Rightward Shift

40 years after the US formally criminalized the participation of US citizens in economic boycotts of the state of Israel, Americans remain strongly divided on the question of the BDS movement, which seeks to protest Israeli behavior in the occupied territories through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. While there were some ad-hoc boycotts against Israel even … Continue reading “BDS a Bigger Issue After Israel’s Rightward Shift”

US Protects Saudis From Terror Suits, Backs Suits Against Iran

Intense debate and international diplomatic blackmail has dominated the discussion of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bipartisan bill which would open up civil lawsuits against any foreign nations if they are found to be involved in the funding of a terrorist attack occurring on US soil. It’s not totally clear what the … Continue reading “US Protects Saudis From Terror Suits, Backs Suits Against Iran”

Jason Ditz vs. Richard Perle Debate Drones in Pakistan

This week BBC hosted a short debate between our news editor Jason Ditz and prominent neocon Richard Perle, on the subject of drone strikes in Pakistan. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is the transcript: Host: Now last night we were reporting a US drone strike in Pakistan had killed Al-Qaeda’s second in … Continue reading “Jason Ditz vs. Richard Perle Debate Drones in Pakistan”