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  1. Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet and treatment of Snowden shames European Union

    05 July 2013
    Declaration

    Over 50 international lawyers, human rights, civil rights and civil society groups and networks say the actions of certain EU member states in response to Snowden's revelations contradict the EU’s stated commitment to democracy, human rights and international law.

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

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 January 2013
    Article

    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.

  3. Pathway to Progress in Israel

    12 February 2013
    Article

    While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. Change may come from divestment campaigns, the new UN recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.

  4. The Day the World Said No to War

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 February 2013
    Article

    Our movement changed history. While we did not prevent the Iraq war, the protests proved its clear illegality, demonstrated the isolation of the Bush administration policies, helped prevent war in Iran, and inspired a generation of activists.

  5. On the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

    Walden Bello
    16 January 2013
    Article

    The Asia-Europe People’s Forum requested a delegation of ASEAN parliamentarians to visit the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic to investigate the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, the prominent Lao leader of civil society. 

  6. India’s fading regional influence: Falling between two stools

    Praful Bidwai
    08 March 2013
    Article

    India’s neighbourhood is in great turmoil, but New Delhi seems unable to fashion a coherent, balanced, mature and self-confident response to it. In particular, India has dealt with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal in confused and indecisive, if not wholly inept, ways. 

  7. Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

    John Cavanagh, Phyllis Bennis
    19 March 2013
    Article

    The US war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology grounded in the recognition of our enormous debt to the people of Iraq, a debt for which compensation and reparations are only a start.

  8. Syria: the threats, costs, claims and lives

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 May 2013
    Article

    What the civil war in Syria has exposed is that the massive political and social transformation, and real regime change under way is led by people themselves. US military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.

  9. Egyptian revolution turns sour

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 August 2013
    Article

    "Egypt today remains horrifically divided, with today's bloodbath certain to make things worse"

  10. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 August 2013
    Article

    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

  11. US drones strategy

    29 October 2013
    Article

    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.

  12. The Checkered History of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    06 September 2013
    Article

    The impending US strike on Syria is justified as necessary to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its citizens and prevent it from further employing them. The situation, says Washington, calls for “humanitarian intervention.”

  13. Optimism and Fear

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 September 2013
    Article

    If I was really optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament – and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria.

  14. Cashing in on Catastrophe book meets fundraising goal

    10 September 2013
    Article

    Thanks to your support, we met our target and raised 10,000 euros for this crucial book that tells the hidden story of the corporations and military seeking to cash in on climate chaos, and puts forward peoples' alternatives for a liveable future.

  15. After PRISM: on Power, Trust and Accountability

    Ben Hayes
    21 June 2013
    Article

    Multinational corporations who dominate large parts of the internet have provided USA’s National Security Agency with massive amounts of their users’ intimately personal data. This is simply unacceptable in any democracy worthy of the name.

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    The Syrian Civil War, Chemical Weapons, & the Rush to Regional and Global Disaster

    Tom Reifer
    28 August 2013
    Article

    The US, Saudis and Qatar who seek to take sides in fuelling sectarianism and violence in the Middle East, should remember how a similar discourse of preventative war and promotion of sectarian forces in Europe led to World War I.

     
  17. Zero Dark Thirty & the Question of Torture

    Tom Reifer
    29 January 2013
    Article

    It is high time Americans recognize that: “If torture is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

  18. How the EU subsidises Israel’s military-industrial complex

    Ben Hayes
    07 March 2013
    Article

    The EU is providing generous R&D (research and development) subsidies to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the state-owned manufacturer of Israeli ‘drones’ and other ‘battlefield solutions’. Some of the grants are for IAI to adapt its killer robots for use within the EU. 

     
     
  19. Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

    Phyllis Bennis
    04 July 2013
    Article

    Whether or not the day’s events in Egypt constitute a military coup d’etat, the removal from office of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military portends great excitement but even greater dangers.

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    Military spending and the EU crisis infographic

    Frank Slijper
    13 May 2013
    Article

    An infographic that accompanies our report, Guns, Debt and Corruption, illustrating the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

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