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How to Close Guantanamo

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President Barack Obama once again has made it plain that he intends to close Guantanamo. Those who doubted his previous promises on immigrant rights and Cuba should realize that he is serious about Guantanamo as well. Most of the remaining ...

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Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?

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Robert Parry A senior Ukrainian official is urging the West to risk a nuclear conflagration in support of a “full-scale war” with Russia that he says authorities in Kiev are now seeking, another sign of the extremism that pervades the ...

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Netanyahu misled UN on Iran nuclear programme

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Less than a month after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2012 warning to the UN General Assembly that Iran was 70 per cent of the way to completing its “plans to build a nuclear weapon”, Israel’s intelligence service believed that Iran ...

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Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

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The 1960s—that extraordinary decade—is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965!  How, though, do you commemorate the Vietnam War, the era’s signature catastrophe?  After all, our government prosecuted its brutal and indiscriminate war under false ...

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Netanyahu’s Phony War

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GARETH PORTER Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to the US Congress on 3 March, two weeks before the Israeli election and without any consultation with the White House, is aimed at advancing both Netanyahu’s ...

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War Is the New Normal

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It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global War on Terror, or GWOT.  Pentagon insiders called it “the long war,”  an open-ended, perhaps unending, conflict ...

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Enhanced Misinformation Techniques

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Torture supporters outnumbered opponents 2-to-1 on major news shows. When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush years about the merits of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Polls released afterward suggested that ...

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Neocons Dig in to Bomb-Bomb Iran

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Paul R. Pillar It has not been a smooth month for those who want to keep Iran in pariahdom forever and thus seek to kill any international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions bill that is the deal-killers’ principal ...

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More and War: The Tao of Washington

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When it comes to the national security state, our capital has become a thought-free zone. The airlessness of the place, the unwillingness of leading players in the corridors of power to explore new ways of approaching crucial problems is right ...

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Why America Keeps Losing Its Wars

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Walter Stewart My essay explains why America is losing its wars and offers a simple solution – one requiring nothing more than moral courage on the part of our most senior military officers. 1.  America is losing its wars because ...

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Fraudulent “War On Terror” Creates Terror

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Mark Taliano Psy Ops Inc. “Democracy” and “freedom” are two over-used words that belong to the domain of Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) Inc. Likewise for the phrase “War On Terror”. The psychological impacts of these abstractions are very powerful even ...

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Cinematic Warfare Heats Up

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NORMAN POLLACK  RINF Alternative News From Pyongyang comes the announcement that DPRK Pictures is soon scheduled to release its new film, The Teleprompter, a slapstick comedy, raunchy by Asian standards, of the assassination of US president Barack Obama, using a ...

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Torture’s Time for Accountability

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Ray McGovern I trust I was not alone in seeing irony in President Barack Obama’s public chiding of Sony on Friday for caving in to hacker demands to cancel distribution of its comedy “The Interview” – about a fictional CIA ...

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Torture and State Power

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In his book ‘Discipline and Punish’ Michel Foucault placed the relation of physical torture to subsequent non-violent strategies of social coercion, ‘scientific’ social control like Jeremy Bentham’s ‘reformist’ prison and highly structured schooling. In Foucault’s telling sovereign / state torture ...

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