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Reports: ExxonMobil Evacuates U.S. Staff From Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran

May 19, 2019           |                                       

U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil has evacuated its American staff from an oil field in Iraq, according to reports. The reported evacuation of around 50 ExxonMobil employees comes amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, with concerns about a potential military conflict. Washington has ordered a beefing up of U.S. military assets in the […]

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Colonel Ann Wright reports on the life in limbo for people along the southern border who are applying for refuge in the U.S. By Ann Wright Roots Action The U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean is composed of two very tall fences, with a no man’s land of about 30 feet in between. Sensors and […]

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Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

May 17, 2019           |                                       

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 10, 2019, in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has been deployed to U.S. Central Command as tensions with Iran have recently escalated. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Here we […]

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Don’t Give John Bolton His War With Iran

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Even GOP Voters Are Applauding AOC and Sanders for Taking on Lenders Don’t Give John Bolton His War With Iran US Illegally Evicts Protectors From Venezuelan Embassy New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters Race for 2020 Democratic Nomination Israel Defense Forces Shoot 16 Palestinians at Nakba Day Protests What Have Top Trump Donors […]

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Neocons Won’t Stop Until They Get Their War With Iran

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Several recent indicators strongly suggest President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be angling for a war with Iran. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the White House has been reviewing military plans against Iran. According to sources, “Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as […]

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U.S. Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Mideast Tensions

May 15, 2019           |                                       

BAGHDAD—The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran. Recent days have seen allegations of […]

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Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright describe the collective’s encounter Tuesday with D.C. police, who refrained from evacuating the embassy. By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright Codepink An extraordinary set of events has been unfolding at the Venezuela embassy in Washington, D.C., since April 11, when the Embassy Protection Collective began living at the embassy with […]

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Jerusalem Cable Car Project Passes Over Objections from Many Quarters

May 14, 2019           |                                       

East Jerusalem has received new impetus from the rise of the Israeli far right and Washington’s decision to move its embassy to the city. But if completed, critics say, the long-running proposal would contribute to erasing the visibility of Palestinians in the city they hope to make their capital. Planning for the $55 million tourism […]

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We’re delighted to share the first of a multi-part series from the archives of photographer David Bacon. A former union organizer, Bacon’s thirty years of photographs and writing capture the courage of people struggling for social and economic justice in countries around the world. His images are now part of Special Collections in Stanford University’s […]

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During the Cold war, the major antagonists, United States and Soviet Union, faced one another at European borders. No military confrontations occurred between them. Their cooperation, in a war to end all wars, had a brief interlude, and succeeding years detected huge losses of lives in endless conflicts. The Cold War atmosphere became a testing […]

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US Officials Continue to Falsely Accuse Iran of Planned Attack

May 9, 2019           |                                       

If the United States does manage to con itself into attacking Iran, something which seems increasingly possible as days pass, the narrative seems to be that US officials are convinced that Iran is going to attack them first. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo once again warned Iran not to attack, a warning that seems particularly […]

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Is Leaked Document Trump’s “Deal of the Century”?

May 9, 2019           |                                       

A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of peace plan that might be put together by an estate agent or car salesman. But while the authenticity of the document is unproven and indeed contested, there are serious grounds […]

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Photograph by Joshua Frank ABC News carried an “America Strong”-type segment of a boy, about to celebrate his 9thbirthday, opening a large gift, with his mother, out of sight of the camera, asking him, “Who sent you this special package?” Referring to his deployed soldier- father, he replies, “The best daddy in the whole wide […]

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A market street in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the former Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, on April 14, 2019. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images Last Thursday, the Department of Defense released a report to Congress laying out its latest data for civilian casualties caused by U.S. military operations. For a Syrian American […]

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Pompeo Makes Surprise Iraq Visit Amid US Buildup Against Iran

May 7, 2019           |                                       

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad today, to talk up an ongoing US military buildup in the region, targeting neighboring Iran. The US has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region. The buildup is being justified by the US citing vague, non-specific threats against US forces. […]

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