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America's Latest War Crime
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is ...
The Anarchists: The men who shocked an era
Kedward, Roderick
Book
1971
The history and ideology of anarchism.
Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Kelly, Kathy
Unclassified
2015
A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." ...
Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings: Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
Christoff, Stefan
Article
2014
Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies ar...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., ...
The Current Bombings: Behind the rhetoric
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1999
Noam Chomsky discusses his observations on the NATO bombing in Kosovo in relation to the "rules of world order".
Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America
Green, James
Book
2006
The story of the anarchosyndicalist militants accused of perpetrating the throwing of a bomb that killed police at a workers' rally at the Haymarket in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
Kone, Jason
Article
2015
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one ...
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime: The Experts' Verdict
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definitio...
The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
Dunt, Ian
Article
2014
Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Freedom Summer, 1964: An Overview
Oppenheimer, Marty
Article
2014
Oppenheimer provides a historical overview of the events leading up to and surrounding the 1964 Freedom Summer, when organizers worked to register Black voters in segregationist Deep South in the Unit...
Gaza: Israel bombs water and sewage systems: If this situation continues Gaza residents will be subjected to a humanitarian crisis even worse than the immediate one of trying to survive
Omer, Mohammed
Article
2014
Israel's armed forces have destroyed vital water and sewage infrastructure in their bombing campaign of the besieged territory. This constitutes a severe breach of the 1977 Protocol to the 1949 Geneva...
Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map: A VIsit to Khuza'a
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
Greenpeace
Keziere, Robert; Hunter, Robert
Book
1972
Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014: Only the Insignias Change
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the sa...
'I Would Have Refused Such An Order' - Former RAF Pilot Gives His View of US Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz
Article
2015
In our previous media alert, 'Sick Sophistry', we examined media coverage of the deliberate US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. In particular, ...
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
Israel, Lebanon and Torture: Against The Current vol. 125
Finkel, David
Article
2006
An interview with Marty Rosenbluth. Marty Rosenbluth is Amnesty International’s country specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
Israel's appalling bombing of Gaza
Tilley, Virginia
Article
2006
Destroying the only power source for a trapped and defenseless civilian population is an unprecedented step toward barbarity. It reeks, ironically, of the Warsaw Ghetto.
It's Raining Bombs and Shells: A Doctor's Notes From Gaza
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living i...
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians: The Warped Logic of the Syrian Bombing Mission
Cohn, Marjorie; Mirer,Jeanne
Article
2013
The Obama administration will reportedly launch a military strike which would invariably kill civilians for the purpose of showing the Syrian government that killing civilians is wrong
Kosovo: Where NATO Bombing Only Made the Killing Worse: The Big Lie: From Serbia to Syria
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2013
The NATO powers brandished the charge of genocide as justification for the bombing that destroyed much of Serbia’s economy and killed around 2,000 civilians, with elevated death levels predicted for y...
Kunduz Killers Go Free
Article
2016
On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens ...
Laos After the Bombs
Morris, Brett S.
Article
2015
From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt.
Leader and Vassal: Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2008
Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of t...
'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
Editor
Article
2015
If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War: The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads: Hymns to the Silence
Floyd, Chris
Article
2012
It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides ...
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Obama's Hypocritical Crusade Against Extremism: Will the Feds Soon be Targeting People With a "Bad Attitude"?
Bovard, James
Article
2014
In his speech last month to the United Nations, President Obama summoned foreign leaders to join his "campaign against extremism." Obama has repeatedly invoked the "extremist" threat to justify attack...
The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
Nunns, Alex
Article
2015
Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
The Purpose And The Pretence - Bombing Isis
Article
2014
Traditionally, claims that an Official Enemy is uniquely Evil rise to a deafening crescendo just prior to an attack on that enemy.
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, ter...
RCMP bombed oil site in 'dirty tricks' campaign
Article
1999
The Mounties bombed an oil installation as part of a dirty tricks campaign in their investigation into sabotage in the Alberta's oil patch.
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed by U.S.-Led Bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the ...
A Review of NATO's War over Kosovo
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2001
In wake of the end of the Kosovo conflict, Chomsky attempts a dispassionate analysis of the crisis, differentiating between two approaches available to the international community in such situations.
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Schwarz, Jon
Article
2015
The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
Woods, Chris
Book
2015
Traces the growing use of armed drones. Woods examines the multiple legal and ethical issues that surround the drone wars.
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time: Sources News Release
Article
2015
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual: Against The Current vol. 91
Voices in the Wilderness
Article
2001
Voices in the Wilderness decries today's bombardment of Iraq which hit sites just south of Baghdad. However, we find it instructive to recall the digest of bombings that occurred in the past week and ...
US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 2...
US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes: Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real
Ditz, Jason
Article
2015
The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to ...
War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2015
The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya. Since then, the country's wa...
War Crimes Airbrushed from History: Evidence of Israeli "Cowardly Blending" Comes to Light
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2008
A report written by a respected Israeli human rights organisation, one representing the country's Arab minority not its Jewish majority, has unearthed evidence showing that during the 2006 Lenanon war...
We Are All – Fill in the Blank
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts d...
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry...
You Can't Blow Up a Social Relationship: The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism
Article
1979
An Australian socialist-libertarian response to terrorism in the aftermath of the 1978 Sidney Hilton bombing, and a meditation on the inferior logic of terrorist-based politics.

Sources Library

Aerial bombing of cities
Wikipedia article
The aerial bombing of cities in warfare is an optional element of strategic bombing which was first seen in World War I. The bombing of cities grew to a vast scale in World War II, and is still practi...
Bombing of Guernica
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937) was an aerial attack on the Basque town of Guernica, causing widespread destruction and civilian deaths during the Spanish Civil War.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
Edmonton aircraft bombing
On January 29, 1965, a left-wing radical group bombed three American warplanes being retrofitted at an Edmonton airport.
Jörg Friedrich
Jörg Friedrich is a Berlin-based author of books on history commonly described as an "independent German Historian". Friedrich is best known for his publication Der Brand (2002) in which he portrays t...
The Gaza Platform
2015
The Gaza Platform is an interactive map of attacks by Israeli forces on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014. It enables its users to explore a vast collection of data, collected on the ground by th...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Lavon Affair
Wikipedia article
1954
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews wer...
Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
2014
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
1983 United States Senate bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The 1983 U.S. Senate bombing was a bomb explosion at the United States Senate on November 7, 1983.
1950–51 Baghdad bombings
Wikipedia article
1950
1950–1951 Baghdad bombings refers to the bombing of Jewish targets in Baghdad, Iraq, between April 1950 and June 1951. It is widely believed that the bombings were carried out by Zionist agents seekin...
1919 United States anarchist bombings
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The 1919 United States anarchist bombings were a series of bombings and attempted bombings carried out by anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani from April through June 1919. These bombings fueled the ...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
2015
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by violent racists on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turni...
Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
Sources News Release
2016
Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.