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    What options are there to respond to ISIS?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2015
    Multi-media

    The brutality of ISIS has led many to argue that only military action can stop them. Phyllis Bennis, fellow of Transnational Institute and a long-term observer and analyst of US foreign policy in the Middle East, argues that US occupation and military action was the principal cause of ISIS rise and therefore cannot be the solution. She outlines alternative options for constraining the advance of ISIS and bringing peace back to the troubled countries of Iraq and Syria. See also Phyllis' primer, Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror

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    The Guardian Reveals the West Ignored Russian Offer to Have Assad Step Aside in 2012

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 September 2015
    Multi-media

    Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis says the United States has a moral responsibility to address the Syrian refugee crisis after the UK Guardian reveals Russia offered to help depose Assad three years ago.

  3. Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21

    14 December 2015
    Multi-media

    With some 800 bases around the globe, it is no surprise that the U.S. military is the world's biggest consumer of petroleum. What is perhaps more surprising is that this so-called carbon bootprint has been completely exempted from international climate agreements, including the one currently being finalized at COP21 Paris Climate Change Conference. 

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    Palestinian statehood: a lost cause?

    Phyllis Bennis, Daniel Levy Nadim Shehadi
    01 January 2015
    Multi-media

    Why deals done at the United Nations Security Council undermined efforts to end Israeli occupation.

  5. Convergence assembly: trade, investment, climate change and corporate power

    09 December 2015
    Multi-media

    John Hilary, Diana Aguiar and Brid Brennan discuss how we need to move beyond reformist politics in a convergence of citizens, organised citizens, organisations social movements, trade unionists, peasants, women organisations, and indigenous peoples to reclaim sovereignty over the resources of the planet. 

  6. Soundcloud: The Secure & the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are shaping a Climate-CHanged World

    Nick Buxton, Ben Hayes
    10 December 2015
    Multi-media

    What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? In the weeks running up to the major UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), this event examined issues raised by a new book, 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World'

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    Defying U.S. & Israel

    Phyllis Bennis, Ali Abunimah
    05 January 2015
    Multi-media

    Phyllis Bennis and Ali Abunimah about the move opposed by the United States and Israel, Palestinian leaders have submitted a request to join the International Criminal Court and sign over a dozen other international treaties.

  8. Bombing Hospitals All in a Day's Work

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 October 2015
    Article

    The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far, including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of​ another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a wedding party in Yemen set up in tents far out in the desert, away from anything remotely military.

  9. No we are not all Charlie Hebdo and nor should we be

    Ben Hayes
    12 January 2015
    Article

    I respect your right to show solidarity with the victims of this horrible crime by reposting those drawings, but only if you respect my right not to do so because I happen to find them bigoted and incendiary.

  10. Storify: Wars, Military and Climate

    11 December 2015
    Infograph
  11. The Secure and the Dispossessed

    23 October 2015

    While the world’s scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the unfolding impacts of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but challenges and opportunities.

  12. UN expert raises alarm at global trend of restricting civil society space on pretext of national security and counter-terrorism

    28 October 2015
    Snapshot

    United Nations human rights expert Ben Emmerson today urged governments across the world to ensure that the NGO sector be allowed to continue to play an indispensable role in co-ordinated efforts to counter the spread of terrorism.

  13. Tax evasion and weapon production: Letterbox arms companies in the Netherlands

    • Martin Broek
    23 December 2015
    Report

    Amongst the big companies using the Dutch evasion routes are a large number of arms manufacturers and major international defence companies. Their almost empty offices or even only mailboxes in the Netherlands gives them the legal possibility pay as little tax as possible with all available legal tricks.

  14. The elephant in Paris – the military and greenhouse gas emissions

    Nick Buxton
    25 November 2015
    Opinion

    There is no shortage of words in the latest negotiating document for the UN climate negotiations taking place in Paris at the end of November – 32,731 words to be precise and counting. Yet strangely there is one word you won’t find: military. It’s a strange omission, given that the US military alone is the single largest user of petroleum in the world and has been the main enforcer of the global oil economy for decades.

  15. The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the military and corporations are shaping a climate-changed world

    25 November 2015 - Event

    What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? In the week before the UN climate talks in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new
    book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

  16. The Secure and the Dispossessed: Challenging the militarisation of climate change

    01 December 2015 - Event

    "What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? As historic UN climate talks begin in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

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    Securing the Climate of Capitalism

    Ben Hayes, Nick Buxton
    04 November 2015
    Article

    Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, editors of the forthcoming book The Secure And The Dispossessed, ask: do we really want the military and corporations to lead on how we deal with the climate crisis?

  18. Building Peace in Permanent War

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 February 2015
    Report

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.

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