In New York, you cannot ride a subway without being bombarded with posters about Darfur and now, Tibet. Of course I have sympathy for those killed and displaced in Darfur, though the numbers have been overblown and other specifics of the situation ha
The Pentagon is caught between the fragile security gains made in Iraq over the past few months and the need to give US soldiers weary of combat duty time to rest.
The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.
According to The Guardian, the agreement allows the United States to "conduct military operations in Iraq and to detain individuals when necessary for imperative reasons of security" without including a time limit. [UN mandate expires 2008]
Members of the U.S.Congress have as much as $196 million (€126.2 million) collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the start of the Iraq war, according to a new study by a nonpartisan resea
Too long! Weary now; even seat-squirming, the audience anticipates the election, anxious for the next act in American life, hoping it brings catharsis, redemption, change.
But soft, for the fool still struts his hour upon the stage.
40 years ago Martin Luther King was murdered. Almost a year before he delivered a less well covered speech on the evil of the Vietnam War and the need to quickly withdraw. It still rings true today.
"Yes, it was a good war," writes Richard Cohen in his column challenging the thesis of pacifist Nicholson Baker in his new book, Human Smoke, that World War II produced more evil than good. Baker's compelling work, which uses press clip
The high-tech planes and ships commissioned for trillions of dollars to defeat an enemy with no navy, air force or army, and using $3 knives as its weapons arsenal, was a gift to the military-industrial complex that will go on giving for decades to c
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday he planned to launch more security crackdowns like the one in Basra against "criminal gangs" in Baghdad. [Because the last one worked so well.]
Jonathan Schell and Bruce Falconer will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio.
"There are force requirements there [in Afghanistan] that we can't currently meet," Adm. Mike Mullen said. "Having forces in Iraq at the level they're at doesn't allow us to fill the need that we have in Afghanistan,"
Just days after ordering supporters to desist from fighting Iraqi and US troops, radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr called for 1 million Iraqis to march against the US "occupation" next week. The cleric also called for a "peaceful sit-in
The only sensible strategy is to withdraw rapidly but in good order. Only that step can break the paralysis now gripping US strategy in the region. The next step is to choose a new aim, regional stability, not a meaningless victory in Iraq.
Nick Turse, associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch.com will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show.
The biggest surprise about the raging battles that erupted last week in southern Iraq was not that the combatants were fellow Shiites, but that it took this long. Enmity has long festered between the two sides: one a ruling party that has struggle
It is comfortable to stay in denial, and President George W. Bush basks in it
Michael Schwartz, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook will be the featured guest on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio, 12:15PM Eastern, Monday, March 31.
Well, now that you’ve seen the Frontline expose, entitled "Bush’s War," based upon documentary videos and more than 400 extended interviews with major participants and media sycophants, you may yet have a few unanswered questions.
The Iraqi capital locked down by curfew. U.S. diplomats holed up their workplaces, fearing rocket attacks. Nearly every major southern city racked by turmoil. Hundreds killed in less than a week.
Yet the most important vehicle for Prince's global aspirations isn't Blackwater proper, but Greystone Limited, a company he quietly founded in 2004 as his firm's "international affiliate."
U.S. forces were drawn deeper into Iraq's four-day-old crackdown on Shi'ite militants on Friday, launching air strikes in Basra for the first time and battling militants in Baghdad in heavy clashes.
Military prosecutors dropped all charges against a Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children at Haditha in 2005, abruptly dismissing the case on the eve of trial with little explanation. He became the 5th out of 8 to see charges drop
Rustling signs, glowing candles and bowed heads illustrated the feelings of Valley protestors Tuesday night as they gathered in Phoenix to honor America's 4,000 fallen soldiers. About 100 anti-war activists gathered outside Sen. John McCain'
Gates Orders Full Inventory of US Nuclear Weapons, Related Materials After Mistaken Delivery
Iraq's parliament is due to hold an emergency session to try to end fighting between Shia militias and Iraqi security forces.
Iraqi lawmakers will hold an emergency session on Friday in an attempt to end violence in the oil city of Basra after an army crackdown on Shi'ite militia sparked fighting across the south and mass protests in Baghdad.
Viewers looked in vain for any explanation as to WHY Cheney and Bush decided to attack and occupy Iraq. Apparently, the acronym OIL (for Oil, Israel, and Logistical bases) still cannot be discussed in polite conversation, even though it is long sens