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Bradley Manning and the Meaning of Bravery

July 30, 2013 by

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As anticipated as a conviction was, today’s news of the federal state winning convictions against Bradley Manning on all counts except the excessive, absurd, and unjustifiable charge of “aiding the enemy,” is still very sad news. For Bradley Manning, the consequences could still be extreme, with some estimating that he could face a maximum total […]

I Died For Our War Crimes

June 23, 2013 by

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Troops are the new disposable items of a militarized consumer society that devours without care for consequences. There are always consequences. The destruction wrought by the U.S. on other nations, comes back home. This is a consistent fact of all wars, and it is especially true of imperial wars of choice. “Thank you for your […]

Obama is a War Criminal: Clare Daly Speaks for All of Us

June 22, 2013 by

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The following is the video, and transcript, of the now famous statement by Irish parliament deputy (TD) Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance, delivered in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Also see Clare Daly in Twitter and Facebook: Transcript: Deputy Clare Daly: It is important to take this opportunity to bring some […]

Bradley Manning: The U.S. on Trial for War Crimes

June 4, 2013 by

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The following statement by Julian Assange was first posted on the WikiLeaks website. In addition to this, please see the Bradley Manning Trial FAQ, the “Opening statements on Bradley Manning’s intentions: trial report, day 1” on the Bradley Manning support Network website, and “Bradley Manning’s personal statement to court martial: full text.” Assange Statement on the […]

LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency

October 21, 2012 by

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Based on my latest book, Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War On Libya and Africa (Baraka Books, Montreal, 2012), and nearly two years of extensive documentary research, this film places the 2011 US/NATO war in Libya in a more meaningful context than that of a war to “protect civilians” driven by the urgent need to “save […]

The U.S. War of Terror in Afghanistan

July 23, 2012 by

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In the words of U. S. representative Michael Honda the U.S. war of terror in Afghanistan has become the longest and “everlasting war” in the history of the United States. The vulgar asymmetry and injustice of this so called “war” has prompted its pre-industrial victims in Afghanistan and the surrounding region and their global supporters […]

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: The U.S. Government’s Crisis of Legitimacy

October 31, 2010 by

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Further to the Pentagon’s response to the Wikileaks Iraq War logs, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and senior military adviser to President Obama, apparently had no qualms about posting the following in Twitter–posted without remorse, apology, or disgrace over the release of documentation (from his own troops) of multiple U.S. war […]

Wikileaks: The Iraq War Logs Documentaries

October 26, 2010 by

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An excellent hour-long overview by Al Jazeera English, featuring details of war crimes and their cover up, killing of civilians, and torture, along with interviews with an outrageous and increasingly bizarre Pentagon spokesman (Geoff Morrell), as well as Julian Assange, Jeremy Scahill, an Iraqi MP, and others. Definitely worth seeing in full. Channel 4 UK: […]

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