Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: War on terror

The endless shadow of the war on terror

Is the war on terror itself over? Apparently not.

Progressives welcome ‘incredibly encouraging news’ of planned US withdrawal from Afghanistan

"Let's make sure the U.S. does not continue to fight there via other means—CIA, contractors, airwars, drones."

Cost of War: US ‘counterterrorism’ activities in 85 countries

"If the U.S. is truly to end the post-9/11 wars and related activities around the world, then the U.S. public and its leaders must take a broader view of their reach."

‘Horrifically catastrophic’: Report finds so-called US war on terror has displaced...

"The scale of the disaster the United States has inflicted on the world—through three war on terror presidencies—is staggering."

A different war: For my father on Father’s Day

The shabbier and more senseless the war...the more hollow its objectives and justifications...the more one-sided our advantage...the more distorted the news from the front...the more random the casualties on all sides.

Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America’s endless...

It’s time we as a nation gave some thought to and did some penance for all those civilian deaths and combatant deaths as we remember 9-11.

Should we fight a war on white terrorism?

Although its precise scale is hard to measure, violent white supremacy is clearly a problem in the United States. 

The alarming rise of civilian deaths in the war on terror

New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem.

The end of war is just a beginning

What President Trump is actually proposing simply removes the most visible aspect – the troops – while continuing the bombing of eight countries and secret counter terrorism operations across almost half the globe.

Mapping the American War on Terror

All told, it should be clear that another kind of grand plan is needed to deal with the threat of terrorism both globally and to Americans – one that relies on a far smaller U.S. military footprint and costs far less blood and treasure.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

The hypocrisy of the federal spending debate

We must not let our lawmakers get away with this charade of fiscal responsibility to defeat Build Back Better.