August 2014 archive

Interview: Who is behind ISIS?

Here is a very interesting interview with Nafeez Ahmed of the Guardian, from ‘The Real News’:

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End Iraq and Syria Intervention

Here’s an excellent interview from Democracy Now! with Professor Vijay Prashad of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and the American College in Beirut. Yesterday the interview focused on Syria and Iraq.  However, I thought that the discussion today, when his focus was on Libya was more insightful and illuminating. 

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A Voice from Gaza: Living Under the Bombs

The Afghan Peace Volunteers have a Global Day of Listening call on the 21st Day of every month.  People come on the call to network with other activists and people living in troubled areas around the globe.   People participate in the call, and others join through a live-stream feed.  The idea is to form …

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Gaza, Syria and Iraq: Wars Made in the USA

Here are the videos that Al Brundage Made of mine and Scott Williams’ presentations in Rochester.   We also gave the presentation in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany.   We discuss the damage done by US Imperial wars in the Middle East.  Our discussion  is informed by our visit to Syria as Election Observers in early June.   …

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Consequences of US Neocolonial War on Iraq

On August 7, I spoke in Albany with Scott Williams on US Intervention is Gaza, Syria and Iraq.    US imperialist wars have had devastating consequences for the people of these countries and the societies they built over hundreds of years.   Of course you could include, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan . . . …

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Occasionally, Obama Tells the Truth

Occasionally President Obama tells the truth much to the chagrin of his cohorts in the war mongering business.   For instance, Business Insider has:  Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence, which leads with leads with the following quote:

“When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before …

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Barbarians at the Gate

I like to show events from the perspective of the people involved.  Hassan Nasrallah is a highly respected leader in Lebanon, as well as in other countries in the region.   And yet from the standpoint of many Americans, Nasrallah and Hizbollah are in the same class with al Baghdadi and  ISIS.   Conversely when they want …

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