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Gregory Djanikian: What I Can Tell You

I can tell you that the women
halfway to the olive groves one morning
must have heard a chatter of birds
and the foot soldiers coming.

August 22, 2021 · 4 Comments

Amira Hass: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose

The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza—Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings—attest that these were not mistakes. The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists.

May 20, 2021 · 7 Comments

C. Christine Fair: Myanmar’s Lady of Genocide

In 2015, Myanmar, a country controlled by militant Buddhists, began an organized process of genocide against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader who promised to protect them, has facilitated the genocide.

September 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Looking Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundred days in 1994, the U.N. created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with the goal … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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