America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border
“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”
Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”
Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire
“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”
Chris Hedges: War With Iran
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR
Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.
Who Calls Anyone “Civilized?” by Cathy Breen
“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency.
Young Women from Mosul Describe Life Under Terror and ISIS
The actual testimonies of young women who wrote them in the English language: They are mothers, professionals, and students whose lives were severely disrupted.
Sami Rasouli | Iraq Report: The War Never Ended
War creates profound pain and intense agony and destroys the environment. My work with Muslim Peacemaker Teams is like a drop in the ocean, but we continue to maintain water filters and plant trees. Every green tree gives birth to life. By Sami Rasouli WAMM Newsletter Vol. 35, No. 5, 2017 Sami Rasouli, founder […]
Empire of Destruction: Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble
Mary Beaudoin | White Phosphorous and U.S. Bombs on Iraqi and Syrian Cities
Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)
U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated
U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world…
Sami Rasouli | A Holiday Invitation from Iraq to Donald Trump
The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…
Marie Braun | Iraq: Forgiving the Unforgivable
[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.
Elliott Colla | A Veteran Novel That Finds No Reception in War
War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.
Sami Rasouli on Iraq (Video)
On June 11, 2016 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, spoke about current issues and problems in Iraq on his recent trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.
IARP | The Fifty Generation: A man born in Iraq the 1950s reflects on a life in exile (Video)
A man born in Iraq the 1950s reflects on a life in exile. IARP | Iraq and America | Reconciliation After the Iraq War reconciliationproject.org/ The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis. Media for the people! Bringing you the best of the alternative media […]
Tomgram | Peter Van Buren, The Snapchat Version of American Victory: Poof It’s Forgotten
Despite the estimated $26 billion the U.S. spent training and equipping that military between 2003 and 2011, whole units broke, shed their uniforms, ditched their American equipment, and fled when faced with relatively small numbers of ISIS militants in June 2014, abandoning four northern cities, including Mosul. This, of course, created the need for yet more training, the ostensible role of many of the U.S. troops now in Iraq.
Robert Parry | Neocons and Neolibs: How Dead Ideas Kill
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton wants the American voters to be very afraid of Donald Trump, but there is reason to fear as well what a neoconservative/neoliberal Clinton presidency would mean for the world, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Consortium News May 11, 2016 For centuries hereditary monarchy was the dominant way to select national leaders, […]
VIDEO | Chris Hedges, Days of Revolt: Why the Brutalized Become Brutal
Chris Hedges and two US veterans lament the brutality of the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, which fuels the conditions for terrorism, and speak out about the painful struggle of coping with PTSD in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt. Click here to read the transcript. TheRealNews Uploaded on Apr 2, 2016 Media […]