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  1. Wikileaks: Media Challenging Authority

    Ross Eventon
    14 December 2010
    Article

    Wikileaks is a threat to powerful institutions because it adheres to the principles of an independent media, challenging authority and power.

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    The US Files in the Media

    Christopher Marquis
    14 September 2000
    Article

    The White House ordered a new look at several hundred files that the CIA intends to withhold when it releases American documents about the 1973 military coup in Chile.

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    Has corporate media forgotten Iraq? (video)

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2008
    Article
  4. Israel-US Relations

    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country?

  5. Bolivia right to reject Cancun climate farce

    Simon Butler
    03 February 2011
    In the media

    Bolivia alone stood up to the world at December’s UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico; daring to reject the flawed agreement endorsed by 191 other nations.

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    Wikileaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" in US Foreign Policy

    Phyllis Bennis, Paul Jay
    02 December 2010
    Multi-media

    Wikileaks have confirmed that Obama's promise of a new kind of diplomacy in the Middle East have little signs of substance.

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    Israel discourse has changed

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The Israel discourse has changed, and Americans no longer wholeheartedly support militaristic policies in Israel. There is room for debate on these issues, and politicians should fear hiding from it more than they fear addressing the issues.

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    US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering.

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    Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

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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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    Video: The Zone of Turbulence: Afghanistan

    Praful Bidwai, Michael Warschawski, Director of the Alternative Information Centre, Jerusalem
    21 January 2011
    Multi-media

    Afghanistan is a classic instance of the political and military mess that empires leave behind.

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    Rethinking Afghanistan eight years later

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Phyllis Bennis explains in an in-depth briefing why military occupation is causing a resurgence of the Taliban and how rising popular opposition could still end this imperial war.

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    A “private” letter to President George Bush on Cuba and U.S. policy

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    11 September 2008
    Article
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    Dissidents make noise -- oops, news

    Saul Landau
    19 November 2009
    Article

    Duplicity in language of the US administration coincides with stupidity of its policy.

  15. The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the U.S.

    22 November 2015 - Event

    While recent polls have shown global public opinion turning sharply against Israeli policy, public support for Israel in the U.S. has held firm, "The Occupation of the American Mind" looks at the information wars Israel and its supporters have been waging in the U.S. for decades.

  16. 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.

  17. Poverty Rising

    Saul Landau
    16 September 2010
    Article

    As the empire flails in unsuccessful efforts to control 'strategic areas' abroad, its internal politics have devolved into 'The Unreality Game'.

  18. Understanding the Arab Spring

    Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis, Ben Hayes, Salwa Ismail, Shaheer George, Mehdi Lalou, Yao Graham
    21 June 2011
    Multi-media

    Middle East scholars join TNI fellows in a unique and fascinating discussion of the context of the democracy uprisings in the Middle East and the way it may shape the region for future generations.

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  20. Afghanistan and the Pakistan crisis

    Mariano Aguirre
    04 March 2008
    Article
    Scarce attention to poverty alleviation and blind reliance on military might has brought the western forces in Afghanistan to a standstill. Putting Pakistan into the equation is a key to any solution in Afghanistan.

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