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Resolved: To Stop Imagining that Anything’s Been Resolved

Things that humans are probably stuck with: eating, drinking, breathing, sex, love, friendship, anger, fear, joy, death, hope and change. Things that some humans used to commonly claim humanity was permanently and inevitably stuck with (but have stopped thinking about […]

Asking a Whistleblower How to End War

Whistleblowers, Journalists and the Security State

Whistleblowers, Journalists and the Security State from Whistleblower Interview Project on Vimeo.

The Senate Drone Report of 2019: Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

UPDATE: New links to Senate report: here and here By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence […]

Putin Shot Down a Plane! Putin Shot Down a … What? Never Mind

Putin Shot Down a Plane! Putin Shot Down a … What? Never Mind

Search for “Malaysian Airlines Flight 17” on the New York Times website and you’ll find a page promoting three articles from July, two hyping the idea that Russia did it and one just focused on the horror of it. Below […]

The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

By Patrick Kennelly 2014 marks the deadliest year in Afghanistan for civilians, fighters, and foreigners. The situation has reached a new low as the myth of the Afghan state continues. Thirteen years into America’s longest war, the international community argues […]

Talk Nation Radio: Taif Jany on #SoccerSalam

Talk Nation Radio: Taif Jany on #SoccerSalam

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-taif-jany-on-soccersalam Taif Jany, director of #SoccerSalam, discusses the need for humanitarian aid in Iraq this winter and how people can help. See http://soccersalam.org In addition, 12-year-old Hallie Turner explains how she became a climate activist with http://imatteryouth.org Total run time: […]

The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads “Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama’s executive order. It’s time for Congress to pass a law banning torture, by all agencies, so that a future president […]

Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

By Dennis Kucinich, Truthdig   We’ve superimposed the congressional record on top of a photo of the chamber of the House of Representatives. It shows H.R. 5859 passing by unanimous consent in the span of one second. AP Photo/J. Scott […]

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