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  1. If War Breaks Out with Iran, It Won’t Be an Accident

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 July 2019
    Article

    A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.

  2. Shrinking Space and The BDS Movement

    • Bina Ahmad, Ben White, Phyllis Bennis
    13 November 2018
    Paper

    A widening pattern of repression of social movements has taken shape around the world. Everywhere, space for dissent is shrinking rapidly. Governments and corporations alike are working to suppress and silence movements, organisations and individuals who organise against repression. This shrinking of public space threatens virtually all social movements. Around the world, the legality, physical safety, and public access of dissident movements and civil society more broadly are being threatened. This report examines the legal and political pressure exerted on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, a global campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to end human rights violations, launched in 2005 by a group of Palestinian activists.

  3. A bold foreign policy platform for the new wave of left lawmakers

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 August 2018
    Article

    Socialists and other progressives are running for U.S. office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

  4. It remains our obligation to respond

    Phyllis Bennis
    18 May 2018
    In the media

    Over the last six weeks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached its lowest point since the 2014 Gaza war. The Palestinian protests on the Gaza border that started on March 30 under the name 'Great March of Return', turned into massacre on May 14.

  5. Remembering Marc Raskin (1934-2017): A Progressive Leader Whose Legacy Outlives His Death

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 December 2017
    Article

    "We'll keep working in your name—challenging the new threats, stopping the next wars, transforming the new world, finding the new leaders."

  6. Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak and coalition forces board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after completing a village clearing operation in Mya Neshin district,

    There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars — Only Brute Force

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 May 2017
    Article

    Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.

  7. America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 January 2017
    Article

     This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.

  8. Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

    Phyllis Bennis, Kareem Faraj
    18 August 2016
    Article

    As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.

  9. Before Orlando Shooting, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusing Security Company G4S

    Phyllis Bennis
    13 June 2016
    Article

    Mateen worked as a security guard for nine years in the company that profits from both US border militarisation and the Israeli occupation.

  10. Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

    Phyllis Bennis
    10 June 2016
    Article

    With all the discussion and debate these days about intersectionality and the need for progressives to link our movements against racism and against war, the name of Muhammad Ali belongs right up in our pantheon with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Howard Zinn, and so many other women and men who fought and continue to fight those linked battles together.

  11. The Pentagon shouldn’t get to absolve itself for bombing a hospital

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 May 2016
    Article

    We need an independent investigation of the brutal U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 42 people.

  12. Russia is withdrawing from Syria - and the U.S. should follow suit

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 March 2016
    Article

    In a surprise announcement on March 14, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that the Russians were withdrawing “most of our military” from Syria beginning immediately.
     

  13. After the Paris Attacks, a Call for Justice—Not Vengeance

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 November 2015
    Article

     The years after September 11 are a powerful reminder that an “all-out war” on terror only creates more terrorism.

  14. 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.

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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.

  17. Remembering Praful

    Phyllis Bennis
    25 June 2015
    Article

    It would not have surprised anyone who knew Praful Bidwai, that the night he died he was surrounded by friends who with him represented five continents, north and south.

  18. Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 April 2015
    Article

    Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

  19. The Jim Crow Holy Land

    Phyllis Bennis
    25 March 2015
    Article

    Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

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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.

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