The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s "Great March of Return" protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee … Continue reading “Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain”
Governmental lying by omission involves intentionally leaving out important facts to foster broad popular misconceptions. In 2012 the Obama administration promulgated a gag order in the form of a secrecy classification guideline – WNP-136 (PDF) – banning all federal agency employees and contractors from discussing, writing about, or releasing government information about Israel’s nuclear weapons … Continue reading “Can the US Keep Lying About Israel’s Nukes?”
A member of Abu Ghraib’s town council was injured in a bombing.
Militants attacked security personnel and possibly a civilian family north of the capital.
The theme of today’s column is suppression – of antiwar voices, of news that doesn’t fit into preconceived narratives, and of our very ability to raise our voices in protest. If you’re paying attention, you’ve probably already heard about the banning from Twitter of anti-interventionist author and former US diplomat Peter van Buren, a whistleblower … Continue reading “Challenging the Lords of the Internet”
At a recent security conference, a panel of current and former U.S. officials discussed the possibility of extending the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan for years into the future and considered the potential to more effectively tap into the natural resources in both countries. The panelists said that the war in Afghanistan would … Continue reading “Visions of War and Wealth in the Middle East”
This week marks 73 years since the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th , ultimately resulting in the deaths of more than 200,000 people. With the dawn of the nuclear age, the term “hibakusha” formally entered our lexicon. Atomic bomb survivors are referred to in Japanese as hibakusha, which … Continue reading “Hibakusha and Hope in the Nuclear Age”
Memorandum for: The US Embassies of Ecuador and the United Kingdom, and the U.S. State Department From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Subject: Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange For six years, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has been effectively imprisoned without charges at Ecuador’s London embassy. In that time, two international courts and dozens of respected … Continue reading “Intel Professionals Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange”
With the Cold War ending in the early 1990s, some Western scholars predicted a more peaceful world with liberal democracy the only game in town. The findings of the Global Peace Index suggest otherwise. The twelfth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) reports that the global level of peace deteriorated by 0.27 per cent … Continue reading “Drifting Away From Peace”
It’s hard to identify anything that’s more uncoupled from reality than the Donald’s Trade War and reckless Fiscal Debauch. Together they will soon monkey-hammer today’s delirious Wall Street revilers and send main street’s aging and anemic recovery back into the drink. Except, except. When it comes to unreality, Trump’s crackpot economics is actually more than … Continue reading “Political War! Washington Goes Full Retard on the Russia Hoax”