Tag: Barack Obama

Chris Hedges: Bless the Traitors

Daniel Hale exposed widespread, indiscriminate murder of noncombatants in the global U.S. drone war. He faces ten years in prison while those who oversee these war crimes continue their killing spree.

Senator Mike Gravel Dies at 91

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, who twice ran for president as an anti-war candidate and released the Pentagon Papers in Congress in June 1971, has died at age 91.

Selling Death

William Hartung says the bombing of Gaza this month by the U.S.-financed and supplied Israeli military is just the latest example of the devastating toll exacted by American weapons transfers.

Manufacturing Consent for War

The targets of Washington’s bullets have been leaders who tried to assert their nation’s economic sovereignty, writes Jeremy Kuzmarov in this review of a new book by Vijay Prashad.

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

From the Archive: The attempted ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah, the storming of Islam’s third holiest site, a Hamas ultimatum ignored, and the renewed bombing of Gaza has brought to the fore Israeli leaders’ appalling notion of  “mowing the grass”…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: America the Innocent

The American press has been in the business of keeping readers ignorant since the Cold War—its most essential responsibility turned upside-down—and in our time it gets worse, not better.