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Air Force Invades the Rocky Mountains: Sky Grab
Miller, Carol
Article
2012
Communities throughout rural America are fighting to stop more Air Force flights overhead. In addition to New Mexico and Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona,...
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
Defining an American State of War: Nine War Words That Define Our World
Engelhardt, tom
Article
2011
Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
Depleted Uranium: New Internationalist November 2007 - #406
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This is a special edition with 7 different articles devoted to the subject." Toxic souvenirs"-DU ammunition; Dont' look dont find-Iraqi doctors; We were expendable-US army veterans; The Facts; Who's t...
Disaster and Mental Health: The Palestinian Experience
El Sarraj, Eyad; Qouta, Samir
Article
2005
The continuing Israeli military occupation of Gaza is the cause of deep and widespread trauma for Palestinian children and adults.
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Currie, Kristine
Article
2008
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Article
1949
Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Prote...
Interview with Gilbert Achcar: Against The Current vol. 122
Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Susan Weissman interviewed Gilbert Achcar for her program, "Beneath the Surface," on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. In the following excerpt, A...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
Book
2005
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
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...
Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. ...
The Persecution of Pfc. Bardley Manning: The Leaker as American Hero
Cohn, Marjorie
Article
2010
If Manning did what he is suspected of doing, he should be honoured as an American hero for exposing war crimes.
Press for Conversion #65: December 2010
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2010
Canada's hidden involvement in the Iraq War.
The Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Remote-Controlled Killing: The Spot-and-Shoot Game
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli military is increasingly using remote-controlled weapons to kill Palestinians. Israel's remotely controlled weapons systems are in high demand from repressive regimes and the burgeoning ho...
A Secret War in 135 Countries
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
Turse discusses the U.S. global engagement strategy of covert operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
War Colleges: The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education
Girous, Henry
Article
2011
One consequence of the increasing militarization of American society can be seen in changes that have taken place in public and higher education. Schools have become the testing grounds for new modes ...
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...
War of the Killer Robots: Four Realities About Drones
Terrell, Brian
Article
2011
Drones are "killer robots," they do make war easy and game-like, and therefore likelier, drone strikes do kill too many civilians and they do violate the International Law of Armed Conflict. I am puzz...
Who is Afraid of a Real Inquiry?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2010
If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up into the Free Gaza Flotilla attack (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed.

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Machsom Watch
Israeli women's organization which monitors the behaviour of Israeli soldiers and police at checkpoints and which attempts to ensure that the human and civil rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Ter...
New Profile
A movement for the civil-ization of Israeli society. We, a group of feminist women and men, are convinced that we need not live in a soldiers' state. Today, Israel is capable of a determined peace po...

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Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...

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Canadian military explored plan to fully integrate forces with U.S.
Cudmore, James
2015
The Canadian military effort to formally create integrated forces with the US for expeditionary operations included a plan to fully integrate military forces.
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
2011
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
Sources News Release
2010
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Lockdown London
The Olympics will see the UK's biggest mobilisation of security forces since the second world war
Graham, Stephen
2012
The projected expense of security at the upcoming London Olympic Games is $867m -- part of the booming 'security industry'.
Rendition ordeal raises new questions about secret trials
Fatima Bouchar's story reveals involvement of the British government
Cobain, Ian
2012
Investigative reporting on the rendition (initiated by British intelligence officers) of Libyian Islamist militants who sought to oust Muammar Gaddafi.
'They know how it’s done': Turkey violated Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone
2015
Turkish claims that the downed Russian Su-24 jet "violated" its airspace have sparked outrage among Greeks, who took to social media to say it is a clear-cut case of double standards as Turkish jets b...

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