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Iraqi Voices | Iraqi Art Project: Iraqi’s in Minnesota (Short Videos)

In Their Own Voices: A series of short videos by and of Iraqi’s in Minnesota, sponsored by the Iraq and American Reconciliation Project and filmed in 2012 through 2014. Media for the people!  Bringing you the best of the alternative media and original articles and videos.  Click here to help by learning more about Rise Up Times, spreading […]

Tomgram: William Astore, “Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic”

Astore: When you define something as war, it dictates the use of the military (or militarized police forces, prisons, and other forms of coercion) as the primary instruments of policy. Violence becomes the means of decision, total victory the goal. Anyone who suggests otherwise is labeled a dreamer, an appeaser, or even a traitor.

Ann Wright: Where your conscience can take you | North Korea

Wright: My conscience is taking me now to North Korea. Today, as a citizen diplomat, I am part of a delegation of 30 international women peacemakers from around the world who will walk with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War and for a new beginning for a reunified Korea.

The Intercept | Jon Schwarz: New York Times accidentally undermines John Bolton “Bomb Iran” op-ed in own pages

Schwarz: Bolton helped force out José Bustani, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in 2002. According to Bustani and others, Bolton was infuriated that Bustani was making plans for his organization to determine whether Iraq still possessed chemical weapons, since it would undermine the Bush administration’s plans for war.

Robert Parry: ‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War

Exclusive: The armchair warriors of Official Washington are eager for a new war, this time with Russia over Ukraine, and they are operating from the same sort of mindless “group think” and hostility to dissent that proved so disastrous in Iraq, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.org  January 30, 2015 If you wonder how the […]

Gareth Porter: When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes

In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran’s WMD program. BY GARETH PORTER   ForeignPolicy.com   OCTOBER 16, 2014 The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that Iran dismantle the bulk of its capacity to […]

Margaret Sarfehjooy: Bad Chemistry, Toxic Horror, and Haunting Consequences

 The U.S. (and other countries) played a key role in Saddam’s chemical weapons program. As The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported in 1982, the CIA began giving Iraq intelligence which it used to “calibrate” its mustard gas attacks against Iranian troops. …my guide described the workshops and conferences the [Tehran] Peace Museum hosts on the […]

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, The New Oil Wars in Iraq

It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil By Michael Schwartz   TomDispatch.com   June 24, 2014. Read Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction here. Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate […]

Marianne Williamson: The Gnarly Psychology of Unnecessary War

The American people have been suckers for decades now, for serious-sounding men and women in business suits spouting nationalistic crap about the necessity of applying brute force in places where it is patently absurd to do so.    By Marianne Williamson  LAProgressive.com  June 15, 2014 We have a big problem in Iraq: We Really. Really. Really. […]

Chris Hedges: The Crucible of Iraq

By Chris Hedges  April 6, 2014  truthdig.com Iraqi civilians are seen through the broken window of an automobile destroyed in a car bomb explosion that killed more than 20 in Baghdad’s northern Qahirah neighborhood last month. AP/Khalid Mohammed “The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq,” by Hassan Blasim, is the most important book to come out of the […]

▶ Glenn Greenwald: RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT

RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  4 Mar 2014 Screenshot: RT host Abby Martin condemns the Russian military action in Crimea, March 3, 2014 (Updated below – Update II) The vast bulk of the commentary issuing from American commentators about the Russian military action in […]

William Boardman: Jumping the Shark Over Syria

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina 10/19/08. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters) By William Boardman  29 August 13  Reader Supported News resident Obama is apparently wobbling on the edge of committing an impeachable offense, specifically a military attack on Syria without the authorization of Congress, without the approval of the United Nations […]

Noam Chomsky> Presumption of Innocence

Published on Mar 6, 2013 The amazing evolutionary path of Presumption Of Innocence from year 1215 to 2013… and its even more amazing time warp back to Pre-13th century standards, explained by Mr. Chomsky in 12 minutes. This extract is from an interview shot on January 22, 2013, as part of a documentary project Tipping Point […]

Video> Voice of Art – Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pt. 1

Published on Jun 29, 2012 by iamOTHER Meet the artists: members Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Chicago chapter. Hear their stories of service and struggle. Learn why they now protest the wars they once participated in. Subscribe to i am OTHER on YouTube to stay updated on our daily releases: ‪http://www.youtube.com/iamOTHER‬ Videos, news and more: ‪http://www.iamOTHER.com‬ Like […]

Without Accountability, No Lessons Learned> Iraq troop withdrawal

With the date for U.S. forces to be fully withdrawn from Iraq fast approaching, it is important to remind ourselves how we got into that long and deadly war in the first place, and to hold accountable those who are responsible. About that Iraq withdrawal James Zogby, Huffington Post Submitted by David Culver With the […]

To Whatever Extent Libya Is a Victory, It’s a Defeat for Nuclear Nonproliferation

To Whatever Extent Libya Is a Victory, It’s a Defeat for Nuclear Nonproliferation By Russ Wellen | Sourced from Foreign Policy in Focus’ Focal Points Blog Posted at September 9, 2011, via AlterNet. However one might care to characterize the U.S.-NATO campaign in Libya, it’s another blow to worldwide nuclear nonproliferation. At the Christian Science Monitor, Reza Sanati writes: […]