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The NYT’s David Sanger, the Boy Who Cried “Nukes”!

By Joseph Essertier, November 23, 2018 From Counterpunch Since the early 1990s the US mass media has consistently portrayed the government of North Korea as a “desperate rogue regime run by a paranoid dictator now threatening the world with nuclear attack,” in […]

The Dramatic Struggle for Our Planet and for Humanity in Henoko, Okinawa

Photos by Kawaguchi Mayumi Text by Joseph Essertier The political scientist and activist Douglas Lummis has written, “The reasons for abandoning construction of the new US Marine Corps Air Facility at Henoko in northern Okinawa are many.” Indeed. It is […]

Why Yemeni War Deaths are Five Times Higher Than You’ve Been Led to Believe

By Nicolas J S Davies, CounterPunch Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in America’s post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people.  I […]

A Tale of Two Marines

By David Swanson These two young men may have an infinite number of things in common, but the actions they took this week do not. One used a pro-war ceremony at a professional basketball game to reject the celebration of […]

Did A North Korean Nuclear EMP Bomb Threat Lead to Peace Talks With President Trump?

By John Lewallen, avoidingnuclearwar.com A Deadly Game of Nuclear Chicken On March 17, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood in the stark, empty building on the 38th Parallel that divides North from South Korea and touched off one […]

King-Crane Report on the Near East

Armistice Day Ended The War To End Wars. The Treaty Of Versailles Gave Us War Without End

By Mike Ferner October 29, 2018 Historians debate to what extent the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for Hitler’s march to World War II, but there can be little doubt that the treaty ending the “War to End All Wars” […]

How The Tentacles Of The US Military Are Strangling The Planet

By Vijay Prashad, October 3, 2018, Asia Times. In June this year in Itoman, a city in Okinawa prefecture, Japan, a 14-year-old girl named Rinko Sagara read out of a poem based on her great-grandmother’s experience of World War II. […]

Nurturing honest conversations and different mindsets in Afghanistan

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

By Dr Hakim, October 17, 2018 Grade 12th Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, “Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?” Iqbal Khyber answered, “No. Though it is easy to buy […]

Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran

Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran

By Alan Knight with with Shahrzad Khayatian, October 13, 2018 On August 23, 2018 the street price of 1 US$ in Iran was 110,000 Rial. Three months earlier the street price was 30,000 Rial.  In other words, the oranges you paid […]

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