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Neocons Call For War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, February 2018 | Article

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal and its subsequent (and current) efforts to derail it... Read More »

Why Is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time To Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, December 2017 |

National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action–as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known–and letting them air their talking points largely unchallenged... Read More »

Is the National Security Strategy Military Dominance?

by Matthew Hoh

Institute for Public Accuracy, December 2017 |

There are two ways to look at Trump’s remarks on national security, noting, of course, that his language is both more Orwellian, and less polished than we have seen before from the White House... Read More »

CIA in Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

by Matthew Hoh

AntiWar.Blog, October 2017 |

These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the death squads of Central America and the Shia torture and murder militias of Baghdad, they are the direct descendants of them... Read More »

The Divine in the Resistance

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, September 2017 |

The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad... Read More »

The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, August 2017 |

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering and destruction... Read More »

Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak

by Montana Mathieu

NY Times, July 2017 |

The next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a full inbox. Here, 20 well-known Met watchers offer their own bold ideas and expectations... Read More »

Iraq War Tribunal: Testimony on the Costs by Matthew Hoh

by Matthew Hoh

YouTube, December 2016 | Video

After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War brings the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It inspires the anti-war movement that we will need after the inauguration of the next administration in 2017... Read More »

Junger’s new book ‘Tribe’ is giving the public exactly the wrong idea about PTSD

by Matthew Hoh

Foreign Policy, June 2016 |

Sebastian Junger’s book is doing tremendous damage to the public perception of veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide... Read More »

A Marine and an Iraqi Discuss War

by Matthew Hoh

May 2016 | Video

Last week, as part of Ralph Nader’s four-day conference in Washington, DC, Breaking Through Power, my friend Raed Jarrar, a Palestinian-Iraqi-American, and I gave a talk on the horrors of war. My perspectives of combat, occupation, colonial administration and war time politics, in Afghanistan, Iraq and Washington, were set besides Raed’s experiences of living in Baghdad following the Gulf War, through the years of sanctions, into the American invasion, yes, the glory of Shock and Awe, and for the first year of occupation. Raed left Baghdad in 2004, but returned to Iraq to help rebuild, before becoming a full-time peace and anti-war activist.... Read More »

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