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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 […]

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 […]