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War weary

By October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Patrick Dempsey, who had already left the door open […]

 

Seattle protesters tell Biden: ‘No more war!’

By October 17, 2014
Photo: Jack Smith

Demonstrators in Seattle protested the wars against Iraq and Syria when Joe Biden visited the city on Oct. 9. The U.S. vice president was speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center. Biden was also targeted for past U.S. crimes of war, occupation, sanctions, genocide and ecocide against both countries. The […]

 

In ‘war on ISIS,’ the main enemy is at home

By October 13, 2014

The Turkish government decided Oct. 12 to permit U.S. fighter-bombers to launch attacks on Syrian targets from Incirlik Air Force Base near the Turkish-Syrian border. This decision marked the latest escalation of the U.S.-led “war on ISIS.” It is a further step toward a major U.S. invasion into Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile, two key battles […]

 

Biden tells truth, apologizes

By October 9, 2014

It is rare that a U.S. politician reveals any important fact. It is especially rare to reveal one that exposes U.S. propaganda when it is being used to justify a new war of aggression. Vice President Joe Biden opened his mouth last week, let out some facts, and almost immediately had to apologize. In a […]

 

Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

By September 27, 2014

Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without U.S. “boots on the ground.” “Yes” votes came from […]

 

Top ten climates that need changing

By September 20, 2014

1. The climate of greed that says that making oodles of money is more important than keeping the environment safe for people. 2. The putrid climate in Big Oil boardrooms that allows CEOs to say that fracking is OK because drinking polluted water “tastes better than you think.” 3. The corporate climate that says that […]

 

Why Obama’s ‘war on ISIS’ must be opposed

By September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Sept.10 that the U.S. military would build an international coalition to make “war on the Islamic State.” He said there were already 10 countries in this coalition. Administration spokespeople on the Sept. 14 Sunday morning talk shows said they were still building the coalition. The next morning a conference of 30 […]

 

Freedom fighters?

By September 3, 2014

Beware the fickle nature of imperialist propaganda. The political line of the corporate media is apt to flip-flop. Consider the latest revelations in late August that up to 1,000 volunteers from Western countries, including some from the United States, have been fighting in Syria against its government. Most of these volunteers are fighting within military […]

 

Which is the real failed state, Libya or Italy?

By September 2, 2014

While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives — Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: “Beware of the outbreaks all around us,” starting with “the persistent instability and fragility of the […]

 

Stop the U.S. drive to war!

By August 27, 2014

Each day the Barack Obama administration draws closer to escalating U.S. military intervention in Iraq and extending it to Syria. Already having bombed Iraq for the first time since 2011, the Pentagon admits to sending surveillance drones into Syrian airspace. At the same time Washington and its imperialist allies are pouring weapons into the Iraqi […]

 
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