Tag Archives: War Crimes

Lamar W. Hankins :
We must act on Islamic State genocide

There should be little doubt that the Islamic State has committed genocide; its leaders regularly admit to that continuing war crime. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 “This is genocide.” Every time I read … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
We must act on Islamic State genocide

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix

Douglas Valentine’s ‘The Phoenix Program,’ gives lie to the ongoing attempts to turn the U.S. war in Vietnam into a noble effort. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 “Phoenix was far worse than the things … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Tyranny of the Manning Trial

Pfc. Bradley Manning. Graphic by DonkeyHotey / Flickr. A failure of the justice system: The tyranny of the Manning trial Pfc. Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for embarrassing the government in a trial that … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Tyranny of the Manning Trial

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Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

Front page of The Baltimore Sun, August 9, 1974. Let there be no question: Richard Nixon was a crook! He surrounded himself with men who did not believe in democracy but understood what compromise might be required to maintain and … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

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PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

From left: Genie Plamondon, Nancy Kurshan, and Judy Gumbo Albert in Viet Nam, 1970. A photo essay:Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013 Everywhere we traveled we were warmly welcomed. The Vietnamese still feel grateful to the U.S. peace movement. I came to … finish reading PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

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Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

Image from webshots.Ian McEwan:Speaking half-truths to power By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 The action In the midst of cries for freedom in the Middle East and Africa, Ian McEwan claimed the Jerusalem Prize for … finish reading Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

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Medea Benjamin : Death Marchers Haunt New Bush Library Digs

Demonstrators from March of the Dead protest in front of Dallas SWAT officers during groundbreaking at new George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU, Nov. 16, 2010. Photo by G.J. McCarthy / AP.Breaking new ground:Protests at the future siteof the … finish reading Medea Benjamin : Death Marchers Haunt New Bush Library Digs

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Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

Fog of war. Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Rules of engagement:U.S. brutality in the combat zones The chain of command gave orders to fire indiscriminately at civilians even when soldiers made efforts to refuse such orders. By Jim Turpin / The … finish reading Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Does the Flag Condone Murder?

The Pharoah’s chariot army drowned in the Red Sea.Do our ‘chariots’ impoverish us?Does the flag condone murder? By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / April 10, 2010 The end of Pesach is said to mark the anniversary of … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Does the Flag Condone Murder?

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An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP.Times quotes Afghansistan commander:American atrocities turn Afghans into insurgents “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat.” — Gen. … finish reading An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

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Marc Estrin: Hearts and Minds : A Valentine’s Day Love Offensive

Israeli school children are shown writing messages on shells meant for targets in Lebanon. The incident took place July 17, 2006, near the northern Israeli border. The messages reportedly included hearts, a star of David, and the words “From Israel … finish reading Marc Estrin: Hearts and Minds : A Valentine’s Day Love Offensive

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David McReynolds : Gaza ‘Footnotes’ and Israel’s Legacy

“The people were afraid. There was no shouting there. No screaming.” Families look for their relatives after a massacre in the Gaza Strip in 1956. Illustration from Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco.Times’ review of graphic novel suggestsshifting attitude towards … finish reading David McReynolds : Gaza ‘Footnotes’ and Israel’s Legacy

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