U.S. and EU Sanctions Are Punishing Ordinary Syrians and Crippling Aid Work, U.N. Report Reveals

Five years of devastating civil war and strict economic sanctions have plunged over 80 percent of Syrians into poverty, up from 28 percent in 2010. Ferdinand Arslanian, a scholar at the Center for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, says that reduction in living standards and aid dependency is empowering the regime.

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Honor the Vietnamese, Not Those Who Killed Them

It would be wonderful if the [Vietnam] war were critically studied and its glorification subjected to massive public opposition combined with teach-ins, multimedia presentations, marches, and demonstrations. These could be directly tied to the interminable and deadly war on terror and the ongoing conversion of the United States into a police state.

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US – UK Aggression against Iraq

  US – UK Aggression against Iraq An immoral, shameful, counter-productive, illegal and criminal act Statement by Elias Davidsson, Reykjavik, Iceland For immediate release. 17. Dec. 1998 Immoral: To attack an impoverished nation, unable to defend itself, knowing that such … Continue reading

American Job Loss Is Permanent

American Job Loss Is Permanent By Paul Craig Roberts October 28, 2010 “Information Clearing House” — — Now that a few Democrats and the remnants of the AFL-CIO are waking up to the destructive impact of jobs offshoring on the US economy and … Continue reading

People’s War in Vietnam

JOHN M. GATES: THE U.S. ARMY AND IRREGULAR WARFARE, CHAPTER EIGHT http://www.wooster.edu/History/jgates/book-ch8.html People’s War in Vietnam   Perhaps because I thought Timothy J. Lomperis had made some of the same errors I had found in the work of Colonel Harry … Continue reading

Competing interests divide U.S. China policy

Events this spring, however, revealed the rivalry within the Bush administration between a "business wing" that favors increased trade and investment ties with China, and a "defense wing" that is very concerned that the capital and technology flowing to China is creating a dangerous rival with global ambitions.
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