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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 Nations" Since World War II

First published in November 2015

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced ‚… The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community". Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East British Colonialism in Africa, Resistance and Liberation: Returning to The Home That is No Longer There

Wednesday's discussion on core prohibitions and positive obligations for the nuclear weapon ban treaty was fascinating, and exciting. After working to ban the bomb for so many years, it is thrilling to watch the coalescence of states' views on the ‚… The Many Victims of America's Psychiatric and Psychopharmaceutical Industries

I recently had a dialogue with a person who had emailed me about a friend of hers who had been mistreated for years by drug-prescribing psychiatrists. The psychiatrists and their alarming and illogical drugging had made him worse ‚… New World Disorder Disintegration Stage Commences

The mainstream media has a new in vogue phrase and you are sure to have heard it by now rules based international order (or system)'. The Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London, commonly known as Chatham ‚… Certainly Has A Story To Tell" Statement From Mike Flynn's Lawyer

Hot on the heels of the WSJ report that Trumpformer National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, has offered to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution, Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner of the law firm Covington , issued the ‚… Video: Syrian Government Forces Regain Large Areas in Northern Hama

Government forces have restored control over Khirbat al-Hajamah, Zawr al Bala, Bakhira, Arzeh and Balhiseen from the joint militant forces led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Hama. The advances were made because of an advantage in artillery and airpower ‚… Russia Bashing Senate Hearing. McCarthyism Back on Steroids. Dangers of Military Confrontation

Thursday's hearing on Russia was reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition a nation and its leadership on trial, spurious accusations featured, made-for-television witch-hunt proceedings.

McCarthyism is back on steroids. Intense bipartisan Russia bashing risks possible military confrontation.

Fabricated claims about ‚… Media Spin Headlines to Downplay US Responsibility for Mosul Massacre

If you read the headlines of major corporate media outlets, you'd think hundreds of Iraqi civilians coincidentally died in the same location that just so happened to be hit by a US airstrike.

A March 17 US attack in the ‚… Video: Turkey Ends Shield" Operation in Syria. What Next?

On March 29th, Turkey officially declared that its military operation in northern Syria, known as Operation Euphrates Shield, finished after achieving all its goals. The decision was announced during the meeting of the Turkish National Security Council that was attended ‚… The Russia Allegation: A Cyber-Gulf of Tonkin?

The firm that everyone is depending on to make the case for Russia's alleged of the 2016 presidential election, CrowdStrike, has just retracted a key component of its analysis but the media continues to chug along, ‚… The Surveillance State Behind Russia-Gate

Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy and further befogged by politics it appears House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was informed last week about invasive electronic surveillance of senior U.S. government officials and, in turn, ‚… Video: The Russian-Iranian Alliance: Aims, Objectives and Differences

An Iranian delegation, led by President Hassan Rouhani, arrived in Moscow on Monday for negotiations with their Russian counterparts. Russia and Iran are allies in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, and the ongoing negotiations between the Russian ‚… Stand on the Precipice of History": The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Talks. are Illegitimate, Immoral and Illegal"

Over the past two days, about 120 governments have participated in nuclear weapon ban treaty talks . The high-level segment of the conference, scheduled to end on Monday, had to continue until Tuesday lunch due to overwhelming interest. States have ‚… An American Century of Carnage

[This essay is adapted from Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War Two .]

On February 17, 1941, almost 10 months before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ‚… Growing Divisions, War Threats Loom Over EU Summit in Rome

On Saturday, European Union (EU) heads of state met in Rome, celebrating 60 years of the 1957 Treaty of Rome that founded the European Economic Community, in an exercise designed to highlight the continuing unity of continental Europe despite Britain's ‚… Did the US Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!

There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been collected" by the ‚… Human Cost" of US Sponsored (aka Terrorism): Civilians in the of Mosul

Bombs do not have a conscience, however named, blessed or created. They go, at least in a rough sense, where directed, and if the deliverer is ill disposed, confused or simply incompetent, disaster follows. Between the ideological rants and principled ‚… African Politics and the World Situation

This conference comes at a very important time in regard to the political and economic situation here in the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan, throughout the United States and indeed the world.

There has been much ruling class ‚… Video: Advance of Syrian Forces on Jirah Military Airbase Base Occupied by ISIS-Daesh

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have recaptured the villages of Jubb Madi, Zakia, and Rasm al-Khamis ash-Sharqi from ISIS terrorists in the Deir Hafer plain in the northern province of Aleppo.

The important crossroad ‚… Dangerous Crossroads: Russia Fears a US Preemptive Nuclear Attack

America's rage for endless wars is the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security. Russia fears a possible preemptive US nuclear attack on its territory.

According to Russia's General Staff deputy head of operations Gen. Viktor Poznikhir,

‚… Remembering Ahmed Kathrada, South Africa's National Liberation Icon

Funeral services were held on March 29 for Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, a longtime member of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa.

Kathrada died at the age of 87 after ‚… Video: Syrian Army Regaining Ground in Northern Hama

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the 5th Legion, and the Tiger Forces successfully counter-attacked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Izzah, and Abnaa al-Sham in northern Hama, recapturing the Samsam hill, the nearby points north of Qumhana, and the ‚…