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The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S  Davies, December 24, 2019 The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public […]

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Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption

By Nicolas J S Davies, World BEYOND War, November 29, 2019 As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been […]

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South Africa Blocks Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Content hosted by iono.fmFrom the Voice of the Cape, November 26, 2019 South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspection dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs […]

Iraqi protestors

What Do Iraqi Protesters Want?

By Raed Jarrar, November 22, 2019 From Just World During the last 6 weeks, over 300 Iraqis have been killed and over 15,000 injured in a bloody uprising that has been absent from US headlines. Inspired by the uprising in […]

Protestors at Camp Schwab in Okinawa

Henoko-Oura Bay Coastal Waters: Japan’s First Hope Spot

By Hideki Yoshikawa, Director of Okinawa Environmental Justice Project, November 22, 2019 Amidst the Japanese government’s relentless push to build a new U.S. military base at Henoko-Oura Bay in Okinawa Island, Japan, Mission Blue’s designation of the Henoko Oura Bay Coastal Waters […]

Misagh Parsa on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Misagh Parsa on Protests in Iran

Misagh Parsa is a Professor of Sociology who has taught at Dartmouth since 1989. A specialist on revolutions, he is the author of States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines, as well as Social Origins […]

Castle Black from Game of Thrones

Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

By Nick Turse, November 5, 2019 From TomDispatch They called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of GoT, it’s the stronghold of the Night’s Watch, the French […]

Elizabeth Murray on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Elizabeth Murray on OPCW Covering Up War Lies

November 12, 2019 Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council (NIC), before retiring in 2010 after a 27-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. She was a political analyst focusing […]

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 13, 2019 I don’t know if somebody dumped a bottle of sanity solution into Rhode Island Sound or what the reason is, but Brown University, which has military contracts just like everywhere else, […]

Source: Informed Public Project, Okinawa. And Nakato Naofumi, August, 2019

The US Military is Poisoning Okinawa

By Pat Elder, November 12, 2019 In 1945 the Truman administration knew that the Japanese government was trying to negotiate surrender through Moscow. The U.S. completely dominated Japan militarily by August of 1945 when it destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with […]