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  1. 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."

  2. 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.

  3. Los Estados Unidos deben anteponer la diplomacia a la guerra

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 February 2017
    Article

    Estas serían las líneas de una política exterior no imperialista y verdaderamente internacionalista.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
     

  10. Bombardear hospitales forma parte de la cotidianidad

    Phyllis Bennis
    18 November 2015
    Article

    La destrucción del hospital de Médicos sin Fronteras (MSF) en Kunduz que ocasionó 22 muertes, incluyendo a médicos, otros trabajadores y pacientes, remató una semana en la que se había bombardeado otro hospital en Afganistán y una boda en Yemen —obra de Arabia Saudí con el apoyo de los Estados Unidos— que se celebraba en unas tiendas en medio del desierto, es decir lejos de cualquier objetivo remotamente militar.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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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    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.

  20. Zes stappen om IS te verslaan zonder oorlog te voeren

    Phyllis Bennis
    25 November 2014
    Article

    Een militaire aanval kan enige onmiddellijke voldoening geven, maar we weten allemaal dat wraak een slechte basis vormt voor een buitenlands beleid. Hoe afschuwelijk de onthoofding van de twee Amerikaanse journalisten (Foley en Sotloff) ook was, wraak mag het Amerikaans buitenlands beleid niet sturen.

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