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Mary Beaudoin/Sami Rasouli | Iraq and I$I$: Today is Better Than Tomorrow

From the article: “In Iraq, we say today will be better than tomorrow.” This is the dire pessimism with which the people of Iraq now view their circumstances, Sami Rasouli said in June when he was in Minneapolis, the city in which he had lived for so many years before returning to found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams,(5) a nonprofit organization based in Najaf that works on peace building and responding to human needs. He reported that the situation for Iraqis only continues to decline in livability and increase in danger and disaster

Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview

Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. ...Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind? Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, More

Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview

Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. ...Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind? Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, More

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 More

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