Monthly Archives: July 2009

Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire

And Ten Steps to Take to Do So By Chalmers Johnson from However ambitious President Barack Obama’s domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our longstanding reliance on imperialism and militarism in our […]

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Iraq as “Actor and Stakeholder”

“If the Iraqi forces require further training and further support, we shall examine this then at that time, based on the needs of Iraq,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki recently informed President Barak Obama in Washington. While Iraqi and US government officials continue to insist the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq is currently on […]

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Flashpoints Interview

Nora Barrows-Friedman with KPFA radio interviews Dahr Jamail about his new book: The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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“Be Bold”

US Army Specialist Victor Agosto, who publicly refused to deploy with his unit to Afghanistan, was to receive the harshest court-martial possible for his decision – one that would land him in jail for up to one year, followed by a dishonorable discharge. However, within hours of the publication of a Truthout report about his […]

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