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War and Famine: America’s War on Terror and the Wasting of our Democracy

( Tomdispatch.com ) – Many war stories end with hunger wreaking havoc on significant portions of a population. In Christian theology, the Biblical “four horses of the apocalypse,” believed by many in early modern Europe to presage the end of the world, symbolized invasion, armed conflict, and famine followed by death. They suggest the degree […]

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Blinded to all but the Anglo-Saxon “Five Eyes:” The Bias of US Policy toward Asia

( Tomdispatch.com ) – Wherever he travels globally, President Biden has sought to project the United States as the rejuvenated leader of a broad coalition of democratic nations seeking to defend the “rules-based international order” against encroachments by hostile autocratic powers, especially China, Russia, and North Korea. “We established NATO, the greatest military alliance in […]

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AIPAC’s Destructive Reach in American Politics: How it made an Example of Rep. Jamal Bowman

Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – Rep. Jamal Bowman’s loss to George Latimer for the 16th District of New York in the Democratic primary illustrates the destructive reach of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israel wading into American electoral politics. Their agenda is driven by a single issue, about which […]

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US an “Open Field” for Manipulation by Israeli Propaganda: Mass Consciousness Activities

By Nasim Ahmed | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – Israel has long relied on its much-vaunted hasbara — propaganda — to obscure the brutal reality of its colonial occupation of Palestine. Essentially a sophisticated propaganda machine, the hasbara industry, as Professor Ilan Pappe demonstrates in his new book, has been instrumental in shaping […]

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Not your Father’s Israel: Extremist Israeli PM Netanyahu is Playing Biden and Blinken for Fools

Though Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries signed onto inviting Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24 in the “spirit of bi-partisanship,” many US and Israeli Jews loudly object. They plan a major demonstration in Washington to show up his address. The organization UnXeptable is organizing an effort to have […]

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Israel Threatens all-out War against Lebanon’s Hezbollah: Curve-ball for US Presidential Campaign?

By Michelle Bentley, Royal Holloway University of London | – (The Conversation) – Israel has announced that it is ready to go to war with Hezbollah – a move that is likely to undermine US president Joe Biden’s chances in the 2024 election even further. Israel says that Hezbollah – the Lebanese political party and […]