Our Gang of War Criminals
by Dave Lindorf, Counterpunch, March 1, 2012
If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect his family, I think we’d all agree that the police [...]
John Baird: "We believe Iran constitutes the greatest threat to peace and security in the world."
By Gerry Caplan, rabble.ca, Jan. 30, 2012
It’s unlikely that Stephen Harper, John Baird, Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have ever heard of Tamir Pardo, Meir Dagan, Amos Yadlin, Gabi Ashkenazi or Yuval Diskin. But it would probably make no difference [...]
December 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Stratton, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.
By Paul S. Graham
Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority [...]
Beating the Drums of War: Provoking Iran into “Firing the First Shot”
by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 14, 2012
While the possibility of a war with Iran is acknowledged in US news reports, its regional and global implications are barely analyzed.
Very few people in America are aware or informed [...]
By Press for Truth
The global elite wants a complete takeover of the Middle East. The situation with Iran is being manipulated in an effort to get the West behind their war of aggression in the name of peace and security.
Iran: the Neocons Are At It Again
by Ralph Nader, Counterpunch, Jan. 12, 2012
The same neocons who persuaded George W. Bush and crew to, in Ron Paul’s inimitable words, “lie their way into invading Iraq” in 2003, are beating the drums of war more loudly these days to attack Iran. It is remarkable how many of [...]
Michael T. Clare, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2012
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk. With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are, in [...]
People gather at the site of a powerful explosion that hit the Midan neighborhood in the heart of Damascus on January 6, 2012 as state media said a suicide bomb attack ripped through the Syrian capital, killing or wounding "dozens." (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A mistaken case for Syrian regime change
By Aisling Byrne, Asia Times, Jan. 5, 2012
Notes on Afghanistan: The Surge to Withdrawal
by Vijay Prashad, Counterpunch, January 6, 2012
Kabul sprawls like an injured lion. Its population has increased four-fold to 4.5 million over the past ten years. War refugees, fleeing the countryside for the relative safety of the citadel, find themselves in permanent slums (“Kabul Informal Settlements” in the bureaucratic argot). [...]
Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley
By Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, rabble.ca, January 5, 2012
On this week’s episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with musician, freelance journalist, and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL and other sports leagues in North America. The ramifications for Canadian culture and foreign policy are also [...]