Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies: U.S. officials and corporate media are falsely painting Kata’ib Hezbollah and the PMUs as independent, renegade Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, but they are really an official part of the Iraq security forces.
Slava Zilber: There was Iranian involvement and I think probably a mistake by the Iranians: that they thought this was the beginning of a velvet revolution, a protest that was going to destroy the status quo.
John Peeler: The fundamental problem, as with so much of Trump’s foreign policy, is incoherence: the pieces not only don’t fit together, they work against each other.
Lance Simmens: Without even a hint of contingency planning or even a thought of advising the co-equal branch of Congress, which is constitutionally responsible for declaring war, the Emperor has taken us to a place where massive loss of life is no longer a threat but virtually an assured inevitability.
Images of battered and destroyed hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of hospital personnel trying nevertheless to heal people and save lives, help me retain a basic truth about U.S. wars of choice: We don’t have to be this way.
Kevin B. Anderson: Donald Trump’s cold-blooded assassination is nothing short of an act of war. Moreover, it rivals the most reckless actions ever taken by imperialist powers in the Middle East or elsewhere.
Wim Laven: Wag the dog—Trump’s cynical act of war is so blatantly obviously meant to take attention from his historic failure, his impeachment, but all it will do in the end is give enormous reason to Senators to remove him. Will those Senators—mostly Republican—put country before Trump?
Carolyn Coe: Instead of calling for a blanket ban on child labor, they believe that if a youth is taught a trade to earn money for food and other necessities, this training may in fact enable that youth to stay in school.
Golda Velez: Reports out of Rojava of communal governance, a grassroots, bottom-up model of democracy, were so striking that even some on the progressive left have trouble believing them.
Eric A. Gordon: Israel has only “delegitimized” itself by continuing its campaign of expulsion, unequal treatment of its Palestinian citizens, annexation and occupation of Palestinian lands in the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, flouting international law.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Alison Weir describes how she learned firsthand that US media provide a false and one-sided narrative about Occupied Palestine and why she has dedicated the past twenty years to counter that.
H. Scott Prosterman: While Trump flails with apoplectic delirium on Twitter in response the impeachment hearings, Bibi faces a complex indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust
Estee Chandler and Oren Robinson: Equipped with hundreds of signs and stickers and a banner proclaiming support for Palestinians human rights, and quickly joined by dozens of supportive party members, last weekend we set out to show that California Democrats are fed up with the party’s complacency in the face of Israeli injustice.