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Photos: CODEPINK Peace Insurrection encampment outside Congress

CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress…See more TCHallMedia  September 13, 2013  on Flickr CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress at the corners of Independence and New Jersey avenues, calling for no military intervention in Syria. […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter – In The Midst Of A Transformational Moment

NEWSLETTER DEMOCRACY, EDUCATION, FINANCE AND THE ECONOMY, SYRIA, WARS AND MILITARISM By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org September 13th, 2013 In the last two weeks we witnessed the rise of the American people against a war in Syria. People pushed a cross-partisan coalition in Congress that created a lop-sided majority so large Obama knew he would lose a vote. This right-left coalition stopped a […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Revisiting Coleen Rowley’s article on the use of human rights and the myth of humanitarian intervention. Editor’s Note:  “Liberals still stand and salute good old liberal words like Opposition, Rebellion, Humanitarianism, and Democracy – without recognition that these labels have been controverted by neocons and […]

Arundhati Roy> Iraq War’s 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But “Psychosis” of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails & A New Intifada in Kashmir?

Arundhati Roy> Iraq War’s 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But “Psychosis” of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails & A New Intifada in Kashmir? A New Intifada in Kashmir? Arundhati Roy & Sanjay Kak on the World’s Most Densely Militarized Area Sanjay Kak,  New Delhi-based documentary filmmaker. His most recent film is Jashn-e-Azadi, or How We Celebrate Freedom. He is […]

Stephen Gowans> Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights, please be found standing idly by By Stephen Gowans  what’s left Posted in Africa, Libya by what’s left on November 9, 2012 Maximilian C. Forte’s new book Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa (released November 20) […]

Brendan O’Neill> Syria: how the West is sanctioning sectarianism

Syria: how the West is sanctioning sectarianism  Brendan O’Neill   Monday 13 August 2012   Spiked In the name of making a PR performance of their moral resolve, Western governments are meddling in Syria in an ever-more lethal way. For a textbook example of how Western meddling in other states’ affairs makes bad situations worse, look no […]

No US intervention in Syria> Statement by The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness

No US intervention in Syria> Statement by The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness There is a clear danger of yet another war in the Middle East. The United States is turning its attention to Syria, with the intention of engineering regime change in its favor. The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military […]

Coleen Rowley> Senator Webb Challenges Obama’s Humanitarian Interventionism

Senator Webb Challenges Obama’s Humanitarian Interventionism Posted on Democratic Underground by annm4peace Thank goodness that Senator Webb and House Rep. Jones are challenging Obama’s (and Samantha Power’s) “humanitarian intervention” powers. The irony is that the (former military official who is no dove) Senator Webb has to challenge the (non-military experienced) executive’s unbridled power to wage “preventive […]

Mary Beaudoin> The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention

Mary Beaudoin> The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention [Editor’s Note: This article is taken from a talk given by Mary Beaudoin at the forum, “The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention,” sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee on May 9, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota.] Leaders have always sought ways to justify wars to the public. They […]