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Tom Engelhardt: We’re not the good guys

Addicted to war? Not us.

July 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nick Turse: What Does War Have to Do With Me

TRIPOLI, Libya — Sometimes war sounds like the harsh crack of gunfire and sometimes like the whisper of the wind. This early morning — in al-Yarmouk on the southern edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli — it was a mix of both.

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert C. Koehler: Let the Prayer Continue

Let sanity — please, oh Lord — prevail, and the re-empowered voices of war and dominance return to shame and silence. Rev. Patrick Conroy, the chaplain of the House of … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Glenn Greenwald with Tom Engelhardt

. . In this one hour video recorded on September 27, 2017 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald talks about his work. Afterwards, … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: An Apology to Every Single American

. First published by VICE News on Jul 8, 2015: When al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Michael Morell was with … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: My War on Terror — Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Andy Piascik: Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free?

On September 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans solemnly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s 9/11 terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973 that the Chilean … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ken Silverstein: How America tortured and murdered an innocent man

In 2002, Matthew Zirbel, a junior CIA officer, was in charge of the Salt Pit, a “black site” in Afghanistan referred to in the recent Senate torture report as “Cobalt,” … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Sanitizing Evil

Like the Nazis & other evil-doers, American torture apologists use language to sanitize evil How do we know that those who are defending the American torture program under the presidency … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on the Torture Report

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
An unrepentant Dick Cheney in 2008 W.J. Astore Six years ago, Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he had approved waterboarding as one of…

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our Intelligence Agencies: Creating Havoc throughout the World

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Egyptian Students Protesting the Decision to Exonerate Mubarak of Murder b. traven and W.J. Astore It’s time to eliminate U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies.…

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture

A definitive Senate report about one of America’s darkest periods continues to be withheld – precisely because the agency behind it refuses to come clean. At this point, is there … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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