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David Swanson: “War is So 2014!”

David Swanson: “War is So 2014!”

By Joan Brunwasser, OpEdNews President Obama has been credited with “ending” and “drawing down” this war [in Afghanistan] not only while expanding it to triple the size but also for a longer period of time than various other major wars […]

Terrorism “Insurance” Expires

Terrorism “Insurance” Expires

By Buddy Bell In 2002, at a time when insurance providers were unwilling to provide coverage for losses resulting from acts of terrorism, and when construction and utility companies were stalling in their development projects, Congress passed the Terrorism Risk […]

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The Challenge of the Islamic State and U.S. Policy

The Challenge of the Islamic State and U.S. Policy

By Karl Meyer and Kathy Kelly What to do about the political mess in the Middle East and the rise of the Islamic State and related political movements? Shortly after the end of World War II, the Western powers and […]

Join Witness Against Torture’s Annual Fast, Rally, and Direct Action to Close Guantánamo and End Torture

Join Witness Against Torture’s Annual Fast, Rally, and Direct Action to Close Guantánamo and End Torture

The WAT community will gather together in Washington D.C. from January 5th thru January 13th. You are invited to fast with us for a day, fast with us from Jan. 5-12, and to join us in Washington! This January 11, […]

Renaming Afghan War, Renaming Murder

By David Swanson The U.S.-led NATO war on Afghanistan has lasted so long they’ve decided to rename it, declare the old war over, and announce a brand new war they’re just sure you’re going to love. The war thus far […]

Response in form of letter to the editor of the NY Times to a recent story, “China is Asked to Help Block Korea Hacking”

By Alice Slater It is ironic that the US is seeking help from China to block cyberattacks which it questionably alleges to be from North Korea in deciding how to respond to the SONY hacking following the cancelled film premiere […]

The Importance of the December 1914 Christmas Truce

The Importance of the December 1914 Christmas Truce

By Brian Willson In December 1914, an amazing outbreak of peace, though brief, occurred when as many as 100,000 of the million troops, or ten percent, stationed along the 500 mile Western Front in World War I, mutually, and spontaneously, […]

Our Christmas Schizophrenia

By Winslow Myers On Christmas Eve 1914, German and British soldiers crept out of their trenches, played soccer together, exchanged gifts of food, and joined in singing carols. Alarmed, commanders on both sides warned of the crime of “fraternizing with […]

Heralded by Human Rights Groups, Global Arms Trade Treaty Goes Into Force

Heralded by Human Rights Groups, Global Arms Trade Treaty Goes Into Force

By Common Dreams With the new law in place, ‘it will no longer be acceptable to turn a blind eye when arms are being transferred into the hands of regimes that will use them to devastate people’s lives.’ At a […]

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