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The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. – The Washington Post

The “enhanced screening” being implemented for delayed entry foreign nationals with needed skills has no exceptions and is not applied to US born troops even though they may also have a relative who worked for a foreign government or is … Continue reading

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Shocking! Federal Prosecutors Apparently Lied About Wikileaks and Chelsea Manning | Law News

Now that the documents unavailable to defense lawyers during her trial have been obtained by the fOIA, it seems all those claims by the Feds about Manning endangering US war games were lies. The U.S. government repeatedly lied about the contents … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Life during (endless) wartime

This cartoon addresses many issues of endless war as it applies to the chemical weapons attack in Syria. But it misses the major point that no one seems to think it is important to find out exactly who is responsible … Continue reading

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Syria’s humanitarian crisis: three ways Trump could help | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian outlines how the US could help Syrians and it starts with welcoming refugees and ends with more foreign humanitarian Aid. In the wake of Donald Trump’s harsh condemnation of the chemical attack in Syria this week, some of … Continue reading

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Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths

Professor Juan Cole gives a history of US involvement in chemical weapons in the middle East. Although he includes the use of nucelar weapons in Japan, he omits mention of the largely classified use of chemical weapons “tested” in the … Continue reading

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Demobilizing America: A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It

Tom Englehardts’ tale of the entanglement of America’s history with war and the question of whether we as a democracy can survive the next one. In many ways, from its founding the United States has been a nation made by … Continue reading

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Empire Watch: CENTCOM’s AOR

US empire as masterfully described by Andrew Bacevich http://www.salon.com/2017/03/26/prepare-pursue-prevail-onward-and-upward-with-u-s-central-command_partner/ General Joseph Votel, current commander of CENTCOM decribes his command area or AOR as: consisting of 20 nations, among them Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. As the CENTCOM website puts it, … Continue reading

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US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror’ | World news | The Guardian

The idea that  the US might Build a pipeline through Arlington or use a drone strike in Central Park brings home to the colonial nature of these devices. The retirement of the antiquated Predator drone MQ-1, which is to be … Continue reading

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‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardian

As we have often heard that one solution to problems in the middle East hinge on Israel and the West’s relationship with its genocidal policies with the Wet Bank and Gaza. Banksey, stree artist and activist has long been painting … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning: majority of prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama | US news | The Guardian

The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May Source: Chelsea Manning: majority of prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama | US news | The Guardian We … Continue reading

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