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Washington's Ukrainian Dilemma

Roger Cohen and John Mearsheimer offer contrasting views on the decision to arm Ukraine as it continues to fight Russian-backed separatists.  The issue continues to be divisive with an increasing number of U.S. 238 more words

War & Peace

The Shame of US Journalism Is the Destruction of Iraq, Not Fake Helicopter Stories

By Christian Christensen
February 7, 2015
Common Dreams, February 5, 2015

The news that NBC’s Brian Williams was not, in fact, on a helicopter in 2003 that came under fire from an Iraqi Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) should come as a surprise to noone. 665 more words

USA

Top UN Official Says 'Global War on Terror' Is Laying Waste to Human Rights

Battling terrorism shouldn’t justify torture or mass surveillance, says Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein

By Thalif Deen, IPS News
February 6, 2015
Common Dreams

The United Nations, which is the legal guardian of scores of human rights treaties banning torture, unlawful imprisonment, degrading treatment of prisoners of war and enforced disappearances, is troubled that an increasing number of countries are justifying violations of U.N. 1,098 more words

Social Justice

An Eye for an Eye?

In retaliation to the gruesome murder of the captured Jordanian pilot, Kind Abdullah II ordered the execution of the two terrorist prisoners that were originally going to be exchanged. 167 more words

War & Peace

The Classics.

About this time every year, I force myself to read a classic novel.    I’m not sure why I foist the classics upon myself, I mean, other than the fact that it is a classic and, in theory, worthy of my time and a great excuse not to go outside.   313 more words

Ramblings

Should Governments Negotiate with Terrorists?

On Wednesday, the Jordanian government agreed to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for one of their own air force pilots that had been captured by ISIS.   199 more words

War & Peace

Ushered by US Intervention, Chaos in Yemen Threatens Wider War

Yemen in danger of splitting into two – again

By Thalif Deen, IPS News
January 28, 2015
Common Dreams

UNITED NATIONS - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: “Two poor countries have now become one poor country.” 1,070 more words

Social Justice