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Why Is This Real-World Samaritan Facing Prison?

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven.” So said President Donald J. Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast last Feb. 7. Trump’s Christian posturing would be laughable if his policies weren’t so cruel and often deadly. Take, for example, asylum-seekers crossing our southern border. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

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“I reject both an overly romantic and an overly cynical reading of humanitarianism. Instead I treat humanitarianism as a morally complicated creature, a flawed hero defined by the passions, politics, and power of its times even as it tries to rise above them.” Michael Barnett A recent conference examined the interplay between politics, humanitarianism, and […]

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Trump’s announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It’s the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine The post Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers appeared first on The Real News Network.

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France Denies Their Weapons Were Used Against Civilians in Yemen

April 18, 2019           |                                       

France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly issued a statement Thursday denying that any French weapons have at any time been used against civilians in the war in Yemen. This is an important point because leaked intelligence showed that French arms, including tanks, were being used in the Yemeni War by both the UAE and Saudi […]

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House on April 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images On Tuesday, Donald Trump invoked his veto power for only the second time in his presidency. Trump’s move struck down a congressional resolution to end U.S. support for […]

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Iran’s Rouhani: US Should Suspend Sanctions Because of Flooding Crisis

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Iranian state TV on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US ought to have suspended sanctions against Iran for a year because of the humanitarian crisis that severe flooding has caused in the country. Rouhani said it was “inhumane and filthy” for the US to block cash support to the Iranian […]

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Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis The post US Provides Three out of Five Weapons Saudi Arabia Used in Yemen (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real […]

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The dictionary defines academic as “educational, scholastic,” as well as “not of practical relevance; of only theoretical interest.” After spending a week at an academic conference with eminent university scholars of international relations, I find it appropriate to question the relationship between the two definitions. Were the scholars and their scholastic writings “not of practical […]

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Population Bomb, or Bomb the Population?

April 2, 2019           |                                       

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because […]

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At 9:30 in the morning of March 26, the start of the fifth year of the Saudi-led coalition war against Yemen, the entrance to a rural hospital in the northwest part of the country was teeming as patients waited to be seen and employees arrived at work. Suddenly, missiles from an airstrike hit the hospital, […]

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Capitalism is Anti-Social: Socialism is Anti-Capital

March 23, 2019           |                                       

Consciousness is… from the very beginning a social product. — Karl Marx1 Given the degree of consciousness control suffered by people under the domain of privately owned political media and its stress on individual consumption, the very notion of social behavior, let alone socialism, can provoke outbursts of fear and loathing as the current idiocy […]

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Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept, 3/10/19) exposes the media’s role in parroting the U.S. government’s pro-war propaganda against Venezuela. Readers will likely know by now, that the late February story, complete with vivid video footage, about the forces of elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro burning trucks that were trying to bring the besieged country food and […]

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Don’t you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza? Don’t you think something is really very rotten when the expert, Alfred Mauricer de Zayas, sent by the UN to Venezuela to evaluate the situation finds no […]

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This month freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Trump’s nominee for envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams. While her interrogation was somewhat tepid in regard to American imperialism (she said “no one disputes” that the US goal has always been to support democracy and defend human rights), she did bring up the role of the US in […]

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