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13.12.2018

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

In their talks at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo on 10 December 2018, the co-laureates, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege urged concerted global action to stop rape and sexual violence as weapons of war. Dr Denis Mukwege has become an eloquent spokesperson… »

24.05.2018

Noam Chomsky Discusses Iraq

Noam Chomsky Discusses Iraq

By Christopher Cramer Since the start of the Vietnam War, Noam Chomsky, an emeritus Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics at MIT, has become increasingly popular with time. By 1992, the Arts and Humanities Citation Index declared him the most cited living person and the eighth most cited person of… »

24.03.2018

The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced

The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced

Fifteen years have passed since President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of neoconservatives, enabled by mainstream media cheerleaders, launched the invasion of Iraq with a murderous bombardment of Baghdad they branded “shock and awe.” Far from delivering the promised freedom and democracy and exposing stockpiles… »

18.10.2017

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

By Jordan Shilton Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an offensive by Iraqi army units and pro-government Shia militias Monday to capture the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The attack, which reportedly provoked clashes in some areas between Iraqi units and Peshmerga… »

14.06.2017

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

06.08.2016

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him Paul Craig Roberts I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL… »

08.07.2016

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

The response to a major report on Britain’s role in Iraq needs to grasp how war itself is changing.  By Paul Rogers 7 July 2016 for openDemocracy The Iraq inquiry report, which took seven years to complete and was finally published on 6… »

13.06.2016

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which had been created in 1916 by the agreement of Sir… »

25.04.2016

“Horrified”: Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama’s Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special Ops Troops to Syria

“Horrified”: Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama’s Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special Ops Troops to Syria

President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the U.S. presence in the country. This comes just days after the Obama administration announced 217 more troops would be sent to Iraq to help in the fight… »

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