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Excessive Force With a Clean Conscience

By Kristin Christman What’s interesting about the Ferguson and NYC police incidents is that 60 years ago, any media coverage would likely have depicted the black victims as dangerous men and the police as clean-cut heroes, rescuing America from no-good […]

The Atom of Peace

By Kristin Christman People have all kinds of patience for chemists who differentiate between the elements and combine them in various ways to create helpful or harmful compounds. People respect physicists who take apart the atom and predict the behavior […]

The Religion of War

The Religion of War

By Kristin Y. Christman Secularism. Separation of Church and State. But what’s the point? What is secularism intended to keep in or out of government? Secularism developed in the US because colonists did not wish to repeat their ancestors’ experience […]

Witness Against Torture: Daily Update – Day 1 of the Fast for Justice

Witness Against Torture: Daily Update – Day 1 of the Fast for Justice

***let us know if you would like to receive daily updates from the fast by sending an e-mail with “fast updates” in the subject to witnesstorture@gmail.com – to unsubscribe, write ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line *** Dear Friends, January 11, […]

With Call to ‘End the Drone Wars,’ Activists Cut Their Way into UK Air Force Base

With Call to ‘End the Drone Wars,’ Activists Cut Their Way into UK Air Force Base

Four people arrested for aggravated trespass after entering RAF Waddington armed with banners and reports of civilian deaths By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams The four who participated in the action were (from left): Chris Cole (51) from Oxford, […]

Presidents Are Gods

A former Governor of Virginia is expected to be sentenced to a long stay in prison. The same fate has befallen governors in states across the United States, including in nearby Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia. A former governor of […]

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

By Norman Solomon The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government’s siege against whistleblowing. With its use of the Espionage Act to intimidate and […]

The Atlantic Can’t Figure Out Why U.S. Loses Wars

The Atlantic Can’t Figure Out Why U.S. Loses Wars

By David Swanson The cover of the January-February 2015 The Atlantic asks “Why Do The Best Soldiers in the World Keep Losing?” which leads to this article, which fails to answer the question. The main focus of the article is […]

The real politics behind the US war on IS

The real politics behind the US war on IS

Gareth Porter, Middle East Eye No military or counter-terrorism analyst believes that the military force applied in Iraq and Syria has even the slightest chance of defeating IS The US war on the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ […]

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 […]

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