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Archives: November 2017

The War on Children in Yemen: UNICEF

The War on Children in Yemen: UNICEF

Middle East Monitor | - - Millions of children are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said in a press…
The New Arab League Cold War

The New Arab League Cold War

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - The Arab League is embroiled in a new cold war among its own members, largely over Iran's role in the Middle East. Saudi…
W. Bush Still a War Criminal: Can’t Get Fooled Again

W. Bush Still a War Criminal: Can’t Get Fooled Again

By Rebecca Gordon| ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates. He published a “runaway” bestselling autobiography. Last February, a lavishly produced book…
Nuclear Apocalypse by Accident? Age of Trump

Nuclear Apocalypse by Accident? Age of Trump

By John Buell | (Informed Comment) | - - Ironically, President Trump’s frequent nuclear blustering serves to hide one aspect of the nuclear risk. Focus on his instability and possible impetuous resort…
Can a Free Internet Survive FCC End to Net Neutrality?

Can a Free Internet Survive FCC End to Net Neutrality?

TeleSur | - - The Trump administration plans to deregulate internet access, effectively handing over the ‘free internet’ to private corporations. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, Ajit Pai, an appointee…
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Just a reminder that Trump has the Nuclear Codes

By William D. Hartung | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - [This piece has been updated and adapted from William D. Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation,…
Nasrullah: Saudi has declared war on Lebanon

Nasrullah: Saudi has declared war on Lebanon

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Al Jazeera Arabic reports that Hassan Nasrullah, the secretary-general of Hizbullah accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on Lebanon and on his party.…
The GOP Plot Against America’s 99%

The GOP Plot Against America’s 99%

By Nouriel Roubini | (Project Syndicate) | - - US President Donald Trump, in partnership with congressional Republicans, is pursuing tax cuts that will blow up the fiscal deficit and add to…
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Does Religion Cause Violence?

By Maxwell Kennel | (The Conversation) | - - It’s a common question that arises when discussing religion, politics and world crises, particularly apparent terrorist attacks of the type that played out…
Iraq after ISIL: Stuck between US and Iran

Iraq after ISIL: Stuck between US and Iran

Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | (Niqash.org) | - - The US are occupiers, say some of Iraq’s militias. The militias need to disband, say US diplomats. Stuck in the middle is the…
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A Visit to Heaven and Hell: Galeano

By Eduardo Galeano | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - [The following passages are excerpted from Hunter of Stories, the last book by Eduardo Galeano, who died in 2015. Thanks for its use…