Tag Archives: Iraq

ACLU | Why the U.S. War on ISIS Is Illegal

No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will.

Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”

‘Great Hunger’ by Kathy Kelly

We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Teflon Wars (Demobilizing America)

A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It

“I’m Human” by Malka Al-Haddad

I’m Human I’m from a country at war I am from a country that’s bleeding A country of anger And revolutions A country of martyrs, I’m from a country once called Mesopotamia I’m from the land of black gold I’m from the richest land on the earth I’m from the land of sunshine on a […]

Flowers and Zeese | The Propaganda Of War

 There are multiple efforts at present to strengthen and revive the peace movement in the United States, and this is a critical necessity. As we wrote several weeks ago, a crisis either manufactured or not can be used to impose greater restrictions on our civil liberties and push through unpopular policies. It is up to […]

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter | Second Issue 2017

New articles from WAMM about current issues.

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Meddling in Elections

A Palestinian perspective

Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]

Sami Rasouli | A Holiday Invitation from Iraq to Donald Trump

The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…

Marie Braun | Iraq: Forgiving the Unforgivable

[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.

Evergreene Digest | The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Neither military nor economic war on the sovereignty of nations has yielded anything close to a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world. It had delivered death, destruction, debt, market crises, tidal waves of refugees and displaced persons, and concentrated masses of wealth in a few but powerful hands. Related: You Must Be Kidding! Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch […]

Evergreene Digest | Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

June 28, 2016 |  Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS) Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016 The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate. The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible […]

Evergreene Digest | The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win. Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem James Fallows, The Atlantic <http://www.theatlantic.com&gt; January/February, 2015 | […]

Marjorie Cohn | US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.

Evergreene Digest | ‘You Cannot Use Military Force to Wipe Out Terrorism’

But the problem is, as long as you’re doing the military, the others don’t work. You can’t be bombing people and at the same time think that you’re going to succeed at, quote, “persuading” them, which is one of the great things the Obama administration has talked about wanting to do, persuading them that ISIS […]

Robert Parry | NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

…it is impermissible for any government outside of NATO to respond or even defend itself. To do so amounts to a provocation against NATO – and such hypocrisy is accepted by the West’s mainstream news media as the way that the world was meant to be.

Tomgram | Patrick Cockburn, An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

…no less crucial for being obvious: in most of these countries, where Islam is the dominant religion, … al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are essentially the only available vehicles for protest and rebellion. By now, they have completely replaced the socialist and nationalist movements that predominated in the twentieth century; these years have, that is, seen a remarkable reversion to religious, ethnic, and tribal identity, to movements that seek to establish their own exclusive territory by the persecution and expulsion of minorities.