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US drones strategy

October 2013

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Bob St. Peter, Maine

August 2013

Bob St. Peter, a landless farmer and the head of Food for Maine’s Future, knows first hand the struggles of family farms in America today.

Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

July 2013

Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

July 2013

Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

Leaked mandate for EU-US free trade deal opens floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits by corporations

June 2013

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will open the floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits from corporations challenging democratic policies to protect the environment and public health, argues a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute.

Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

January 2013

Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

Alternative Regionalisms and Struggles for Community

November 2012

"The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta (is an open wound) where the third world grates against the first and bleeds". Gloria Anzaldúa

US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

November 2012

Israel's attack on Gaza could not have happened without the strong support of US administration, but the political changes in the Middle East have left Israel and the US more isolated than ever.

Beyond the Triangle of Emancipation

August 2012

In 2009, the song Changes, by Tupac Amaru Shakur, was put on the Pope’s playlist. What is Tupac’s significance, in light of his making the Pope’s playlist and the realities facing African-Americans today in the context of the USA's overpacked prison system, the largest in world history?

The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

April 2012

The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.